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Re: 582

Postby Psistrike » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:08 am

jspade wrote:
Thorpacolypse wrote:IMUS CHAMPION
PL: 13 (195 pts) - OPL: 13 ; DPL: 13

Thorp, I don't mean to nit-pick, but how is this guy PL 13?

The Variable Power allows him to reach his PL caps, by having various mystical and technological items available to him.
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Re: 582

Postby Thorpacolypse » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:25 pm

Psistrike wrote:
jspade wrote:
Thorpacolypse wrote:IMUS CHAMPION
PL: 13 (195 pts) - OPL: 13 ; DPL: 13

Thorp, I don't mean to nit-pick, but how is this guy PL 13?

The Variable Power allows him to reach his PL caps, by having various mystical and technological items available to him.


Exactamundo.

And never feel afraid to nitpick here, jspade. I have Immunity 2 (Being Offended) with a Power Loss Complication where I lose it against people that ARE easily offended. :wink:
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Re: 582

Postby jspade » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:58 pm

Thorpacolypse wrote:
Psistrike wrote:The Variable Power allows him to reach his PL caps, by having various mystical and technological items available to him.


Exactamundo.

And never feel afraid to nitpick here, jspade. I have Immunity 2 (Being Offended) with a Power Loss Complication where I lose it against people that ARE easily offended. :wink:

I swear, I read the writeup like five times and still didn't see the Variable. I'm an idiot. Fortunately you're tolerant of those too.
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Postby Thorpacolypse » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:38 pm

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I can turn everything in this room into a weapon. I can turn you into weapons. I can turn the air in your lungs into water. I could kill you all with a thought. But that would be such a waste. - Jeremy Briggs

JEREMY BRIGGS
PL: 12 (225 pts) - OPL: 12 ; DPL: 12

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 1, STAMINA 2, AGILITY 2, DEXTERITY 3, FIGHTING 5, INTELLECT 7, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 5

SKILLS: Athletics (+1), Deception 8 (+13) [Daze, Taunt], Expertise [Business] 6 (+13), Expertise [Science] 6 (+13), Insight 7 (+11), Intimidation 4 (+9), Investigation 4 (+11) [Contacts], Perception 4 (+8), Persuasion 8 (+13) [Connected], Ranged Combat [Telekinesis] 7 (+10), Sleight of Hand 2 (+5), Stealth (+2), Technology 6 (+13) [Inventor]

ADVANTAGES: Benefit (5) (Wealth 5 [Billionaire]), Connected, Contacts, Daze (1) (Deception), Eidetic Memory, Equipment (6), Improved Initiative (1), Inventor, Languages (2) (Swahili, Japanese, 3 others, Base: English), Luck (Edit Scene) (1), Taunt

POWERS:
Molecular Density: Protection 13 (Flaw: Sustained), Impervious 8 (Flaw: Sustained); 29 pts
Molecular Alteration: 61 pt array; 63 pts
Transmutation: Ranged Transform 10 (200 lbs; Anything into anything else, Extra: Reversible); 61 pts
Suffocation: Perception Ranged Affliction 12 (Resisted/Overcome by Fortitude; 1st: Dazed, 2nd: Stunned, 3rd: Incapacitated); 1 pt
Altering Others: Perception Range Affliction 12 (Resisted/Overcome by Fortitude; 1st: Dazed, 2nd: Stunned, 3rd: Transformed, Extra: Cumulative, Reversible); 1 pt


EQUIPMENT:
(30ep)
30ep for Skyscraper HQ, cars, other EQ as needed

OFFENSE:
Initiative +6
Close Attack +5 [Unarmed +1]
Ranged Attack +3
Transmutation +10 [Transmutation +12]
Special Attack [Suffocation +12, Perception; Altering Others Affliction +12, Perception]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +8 [DC18] Parry +8 [DC18]
Toughness +15 (+8 Impervious), Fortitude +8, Will +12

COMPLICATIONS:
Arrogance: He sometimes tends to underestimate his foes
Enemy: Avengers Academy
Motivation: Making a better world (or so he says) HIS way

Abilities 58 + Skills 31 (62 ranks) + Advantages 21 + Powers 92 + Defenses 23 = 225 / 225

Comments: I love the Avengers Academy’s main arch-nemesis, Jeremy Briggs. He was a former recruit of Osborn’s, like the other Academy kids, but he got out and decided to use his powers of molecular alteration to make money in the private sector and as he says, make the world a better place. What he really appears to be doing is unclear, but he sure talks a good game, has recruited several other young heroes, as well as Jocasta now, to his cause and is making a name for himself.

I loved the first issue he was in where the writer used him to almost poke fun at the whole superhero/supervillain age old conflict as Jeremy asked about why there has to be roles and why things always break down to violence, so on and so forth. Then when the Academy kids did eventually jump him because they figured that he did do some things that were pretty supervillain-ish, he took them out in short order and when the security team arrived, he let them go with a smile on his face as noted in this picture.

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It was a really great read. And it was compelling because he made some really great points and like the other villains I really love, Lex Luthor and Doctor Doom at the top of the list, it's that sound reasoning amongst the juuuust over the line execution that makes him the most dangerous. As far as the build goes, they've only really showed him using his powers once, that part is mostly guesswork. And while he has shown some pretty sophisticated equipment and such, it's debatable how much he did himself and how much as done for him, so I may be off in his skills.

Now that the Academy has been disbanded in the wake of AvX, he reached out to them again and promised to cure Hazmat and Mettle (and did) but of course, he had his own reasons for doing so. I look forward to the big throwdown between his foundation and the Academy, at the end of the arc, should be a doozy.
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Postby Thorpacolypse » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:50 pm

We've got some imports from our Savage Land Location hitting the Aisle 2 shelves!

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Tarzan who?!?!?! Never heard of him...

KA-ZAR
PL: 10 (150 pts) - OPL: 10 ; DPL: 10

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 4, STAMINA 4, AGILITY 5, DEXTERITY 4, FIGHTING 11, INTELLECT 1, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 2

SKILLS: Acrobatics 8 (+13) [Agile Feint], Athletics 9 (+13), Deception (+2), Expertise [Savage Land] 10 (+11), Expertise [Survival] 7 (+8), Insight 6 (+10), Intimidation 3 (+5), Investigation 3 (+4), Perception 7 (+11), Persuasion 6 (+8), Stealth 5 (+10), Treatment 2 (+3)

ADVANTAGES: Agile Feint, Animal Empathy, Benefit (1) (Status – Protector The Savage Land), Close Attack (3), Equipment (2), Defensive Roll (2), Evasion (1), Fast Grab, Favored Environment (Jungle/Forest), Improved Hold, Improved Initiative (1), Languages (1) (Swahili, 1 other, Base: English), Move-by Action, Power Attack, Ranged Attack (6), Takedown (1), Tracking

POWERS:
Real Swinger: Movement 1 (Swinging); 2 pts
Natural Athleticism: Speed 1 (4 mph); 1 pt

EQUIPMENT:
(10ep)
Knife: Piercing Strength-Based Damage 1, Critical 19-20, Small; 2ep
8ep for other jungle weaponry, equipment, as needed

OFFENSE:
Initiative +9
Close Attack +14 [Unarmed +4; Knife +5, Critical 19-20]
Ranged Attack +10

DEFENSES:
Dodge +12 [DC22] Parry +12 [DC22]
Toughness +6, Fortitude +9, Will +9

COMPLICATIONS:
Enemy: The Savage Land Mutates, his brother The Plunderer
Relationships: His wife, Shanna the She-Devil, their son, Matthew, his companion, Zabu
Responsibility: To protect the Savage Land

Abilities 70 + Skills 33 (66 ranks) + Advantages 26 + Powers 3 + Defenses 18 = 150 / 150

Comments: The might Ka-Zar, Lord of the Jungle or Savage Land or whatever. He's been part of the Marvel U for a long time as an obvious homage to Tarzan. Since that sort of thing doesn't really sell well anymore, he only pops up from time to time when stuff goes down in the Savage Land or when one of the Marvel writers is feeling nostalgic. Still, you gotta like him and I LOVE Zabu. I got my son some of the Pet Avengers books and he loves them, and Zabu's involvement always makes them even more silly fun.

I also love that he knew how to "that Calvin and Hobbes" thing and freeze in a museum when he was in Spider-Man's care. That was funny. :wink:

ZABU
PL: 10 (118 pts) - OPL: 10 ; DPL: 10

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 7, STAMINA 7, AGILITY 4, DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 6, INTELLECT -1, AWARENESS 2, PRESENCE -1

SKILLS: Acrobatics 3 (+7), Athletics 4 (+11), Deception (-1), Expertise [Survival] 8 (+7), Insight 3 (+5), Intimidation 7 (+6/+8) [Startle], Perception 8 (+10), Persuasion (-1), Stealth 5 (+9/+5)

ADVANTAGES: All-Out Attack, Animal Empathy, Chokehold, Close Attack (5), Diehard, Fast Grab, Improved Critical (4) (Claws, Sabreteeth 3), Improved Hold, Improved Initiative (1), Startle, Takedown (1), Tracking

POWERS:
Mutant Smilodon Size: Growth 4 (+4 Str, +4 Sta, -2 Dodge/Parry, -4 Stealth, +2 Intimidation, Speed +0, +4 Mass, Extra: Innate, Permanent); 9 pts
Big Cat Senses: Senses 6 (Normal Hearing [Extended], Low-Light Vision, Scent [Acute, Ranged, Extended], Ultra-Hearing); 6 pts
Feline Agility: Speed 2 (8 mph), Leaping 1 (15 ft); 3 pts, Smilodon Hide: Protection 2, Concealment 2 (Visual, Flaw: Blending [limited to jungle/plains environments]); 3 pts
Natural Weapons: 3 pt array; 4 pts
Sabreteeth: Piercing Strength-Based Damage 2 (Extra: Penetrating 4, Flaw: Grab-based); 3 pts
Claws: Piercing/Slashing Strength-Based Damage 1 (Extra: Split); 1 pt


EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +8
Close Attack +11 [Unarmed +7; Claws +8, Critical 19-20; Sabreteeth +9, Critical 17-20]
Ranged Attack +0

DEFENSES:
Dodge +10 [DC20] Parry +11 [DC21]
Toughness +9, Fortitude +10, Will +7

COMPLICATIONS:
Disability: Zabu cannot speak nor use his paws to easily manipulate objects
Enemy: The Savage Land Mutates
Phobia: Like most cats, he doesn't like water at all. Consider Athletics checks for him to swim as Impaired and it will take a DC20 Persuasion check to even get him in the water
Relationships: He is the constant companion of Ka-Zar and will also defend Shanna and their son to the death

Abilities 32 + Skills 19 (38 ranks) + Advantages 19 + Powers 25 + Defenses 23 = 118 / 118

Comments: Ka-Zar’s loyal companion, Zabu.
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Re: J-Mart: Imus Champion, Jeremy Briggs, Ka-Zar and Zabu

Postby Sidious » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:00 am

Admit it, you posted Ka-Zar just so you'd have a segue into statting up the pet Avengers.
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Re: J-Mart: Imus Champion, Jeremy Briggs, Ka-Zar and Zabu

Postby scc » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:08 pm

Sidious wrote:Admit it, you posted Ka-Zar just so you'd have a segue into statting up the pet Avengers.


Fingers crossed. :lol:
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Re: J-Mart: Imus Champion, Jeremy Briggs, Ka-Zar and Zabu

Postby Thorpacolypse » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:16 pm

scc wrote:
Sidious wrote:Admit it, you posted Ka-Zar just so you'd have a segue into statting up the pet Avengers.


Fingers crossed. :lol:


If I can locate some of those Pet Avengers books in the cesspool my son calls a room, I think a little Frog Thor can grace the J-Mart shelves. :wink:
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Re: 583

Postby Kreuzritter » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:51 pm

Thorpacolypse wrote:New item to our Villains Line on Aisle 2!

JEREMY BRIGGS

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Now that the Academy has been disbanded in the wake of AvX, he reached out to them again and promised to cure Hazmat and Mettle (and did) but of course, he had his own reasons for doing so. I look forward to the big throwdown between his foundation and the Academy, at the end of the arc, should be a doozy.



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Re: J-Mart: Imus Champion, Jeremy Briggs, Ka-Zar and Zabu

Postby Libra » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:17 pm

Thorpacolypse, I saw your write-up of MING and Kleitus, then enjoyed it so much I felt a powerful urge to compliment you on producing such particularly fine work; I did little to resist it, so please allow me to say "well done, well done and extremely well done."

On a lighter note, might I ask if write-ups of a Dale, Flash and Doctor Zharkov able to keep these rogues in line will be forthcoming? (I'd add VULTAN to the list, but he'd just add to the problem of keeping the 'Defenders of the Earth/Evil Masters of Mongo' aisle in a parlous state of peace and quiet, for obvious reasons). :wink:

p.s: If I recall correctly, I remember that while your family in general was in fine fettle, your lady fair was afflicted with some manner of ailment when last we traded words, so might I ask if the lady has recovered and add my best wishes for your health and the health of all your family?
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Re: J-Mart: Imus Champion, Jeremy Briggs, Ka-Zar and Zabu

Postby Thorpacolypse » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:48 pm

Libra wrote:Thorpacolypse, I saw your write-up of MING and Kleitus, then enjoyed it so much I felt a powerful urge to compliment you on producing such particularly fine work; I did little to resist it, so please allow me to say "well done, well done and extremely well done."

On a lighter note, might I ask if write-ups of a Dale, Flash and Doctor Zharkov able to keep these rogues in line will be forthcoming? (I'd add VULTAN to the list, but he'd just add to the problem of keeping the 'Defenders of the Earth/Evil Masters of Mongo' aisle in a parlous state of peace and quiet, for obvious reasons). :wink:

p.s: If I recall correctly, I remember that while your family in general was in fine fettle, your lady fair was afflicted with some manner of ailment when last we traded words, so might I ask if the lady has recovered and add my best wishes for your health and the health of all your family?


I can put some more Flash Gordon folks on the list. I've been hopping lately at work and home which hasn't left much time for new builds, but I had about 50 on my hard drive that I hadn't finished, so as I finish those, I will work in the new ones. And come on, there is no Flash Gordon without Vultan! Peace be damned...DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!! 8)

The Missus has recovered well from her broken leg, thanks for asking. Outside of the occasional weather related or sleeping in the wrong position soreness that will be with her forever, she's had no issues, which was great. But of course, hitting the 40s does nothing but add little aches and pains for both of us so now she is dealing neck issues, a pinched nerve in her shoulder and carpal tunnel (probably all related). I told her that I was going to have trade her in and split her age for two other girls; a 25-year-old to date and an 16-year-old to babysit, but she didn't find it as funny as I did for some reason. :mrgreen:
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Postby Thorpacolypse » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:54 pm

Check out this new item on Aisle 2. It's going fast!

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Yeah, he's a douche, but he's a fun one most of the time, at least.

QUICKSILVER
PL: 11 (185 pts) - OPL: 11 ; DPL: 11

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 2, STAMINA 5, AGILITY 5, DEXTERITY 3, FIGHTING 7, INTELLECT 2, AWARENESS 2, PRESENCE 1

SKILLS: Acrobatics 3 (+8/+12) [Agile Feint], Athletics 5 (+7), Close Combat [Unarmed] 5 (+12), Deception 6 (+7), Expertise [Criminal] 6 (+8), Insight (+2), Intimidation 6 (+7), Perception 3 (+5), Persuasion (+1), Ranged Combat [Throwing] 4 (+10), Stealth 3 (+8), Technology 3 (+5), Vehicles 2 (+5)

ADVANTAGES: Agile Feint, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll (2), Evasion (1), Great Endurance, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative (5), Languages (2) (English, Russian, German, 2 others, Base: Roma), Move-by Action, Ranged Attack (3), Redirect, Seize Initiative, Set-Up (1)

POWERS:
Blur: Feature 1 (You can subtly vibrate to blur your features enough to make it difficult to recognize you even if you do not wear a mask to conceal your identity); 1 pt
Super Speed Movement: Movement 3 (Wall Crawling 2 [Normal speed], Water Waling [Normal Speed], Flaw: Limited [only when moving]); 3 pts
Super Speed: Enhanced Dodge 8, Enhanced Parry 8, Enhanced Advantages 15 (Agile Feint, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll (2), Evasion (1), Great Endurance, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative (5), Move-by Action, Redirect, Seize Initiative), Enhanced Skills 2 (Acrobatics 4 ranks), Speed 11 (4000 mph/8 mr); Quickness 11; 56 pts
b]Speedster Physiology:[/b] Immunity 2 (Friction Heat, Poisons [Limited], Diseases [Limited]), Regeneration 3 (1/every 3 rounds); 5 pts
Super Speed Stunts: 16 pt Array; 25 pts
Tornado Blast: Cone Area Move Object 8 (Extra: Cone Area [60 ft.], Flaw: Range [Close]); 16 pts
Throwback: Deflect 8 (Extra: Reflect, Redirect, Flaw: Limited [to Projectiles]); 1 pt
Air Cushion: Burst Area Movement 1 (Safe Fall, Extra: Affects Others, Burst Area [30 ft radius]); 1 pt
Cyclone: Burst Area Move Object 10 (Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius], Duration [Concentration], Side-Effect [limited fine movement and powerful winds]); 1 pt
Flattening Wake: Reaction Line Area Affliction 8 (Resisted by Dodge; 1st: Dazed, 2nd: Prone, Extra: Reaction [while moving at high speed], Instant Recovery, Flaw: Limited to two degrees, Limited [to directly behind you]); 1 pt
Lightning Disarm: Burst Area on Strength for Disarming 2, Enhanced Advantage 1 (Improved Disarm), (Extra: Burst Area 2 [60 ft radius], Selective); 1 pt
Rapid Fire Punches: Multiattack Bludgeoning Damage 6; 1 pt
Rapid Attack: Burst Area Bludgeoning Damage 5 (Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius], Selective); 1 pt
Vacuum: Burst Area Cumulative Affliction 4 (Air; Resisted by Fortitude; 1st: Fatigued, 2nd: Exhausted, 3rd: Incapacitated, Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius], Duration [Concentration]); 1 pt


EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +30
Close Attack +7
Unarmed +12 [Unarmed +2; Rapid Fire Punches +6, Multiattack],
Ranged Attack +6
Throwing +10 [Throwback +8]
Special Attack [Rapid Attack +5, Burst Area; Cyclone Move Object +10, Burst Area; Tornado Blast Move Object +8, Cone Area; Flattening Wake Affliction +8 Line Area; Vacuum Affliction +4, Area Burst; ]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +15 [DC25] Parry +15 [DC25]
Toughness +7, Fortitude +8, Will +10

COMPLICATIONS:
Daddy Issues: He and his father, Magneto, have a contentious past that doesn't seem to have any resolution on the horizon. He is often torn between trying to please him and trying to distance himself more
Legacy: As Magneto's son, there are still many in the mutant community that see him the next mutant leader, even though he wants no part of it
Pain In The Ass: Pietro is arrogant and surly and even though he fights the good fight, he has a tendency to piss people off on a regular basis
Prejudice: Mutant
Relationships: He still has feeling for his ex-wife Crystal and his daughter and he dearly loves his sister The Scarlet Witch

Abilities 54 + Skills 23 (46 ranks) + Advantages 13 + Powers 82 + Defenses 13 = 185 / 185

Build Comments: Good old surly Pietro. Son of Magneto, brother of the Scarlet Witch, ex-husband of Crystal, someone villain, sometime Avenger, sometime X-Man, full time dick. That pretty much sums him up. I have liked his recent involvement with Avengers Academy and I am surprised he hasn't been more involved with AvX, but I guess you can only have so many "main" characters in a series.

For his build, I took my Flash powerset and scaled it back a bit, made a few tweaks and there you go. He's a very effective character and sometimes gets forgotten in the Marvel U, but I've always liked him since I can understand why he might have chosen the assholic path instead of the more noble one.

Secret Origins: Pietro Maximoff was the son of the mutant called Magneto and the gypsy named Magda. Just prior to Pietro's birth, Magda fled from Magneto, terrified of the bizarre powers he suddenly manifested and his intentions of world domination. Seeking refuge in the scientific citadel of Wundagore in the Balkan Mountains of the tiny European nation of Transia, Magda was taken in by Bova, a humanoid cow evolved by the genetic engineer called the High Evolutionary. Magda gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, with Bova as her midwife, and named them Wanda and Pietro. Still afraid that her husband might find her and learn of the children, Magda left Bova a note explaining her fears and walked into the frozen mountain wilderness to perish.

Feeling that it was not right to raise two seemingly normal babies amid the evolved animal-men of Wundagore, Bova was relieved when, several nights later, an American couple, Robert and Madeline Frank, also came to Wundagore seeking assistance. The Franks were former super heroes active during World War II known as the Whizzer and Miss America; Madeline was now pregnant and about to give birth. Bova intended to give the couple the days-old twins to raise along with their own newborn. Unfortunately, the couple's child was stillborn and Madeline died from complications in giving birth. Bova presented Robert Frank with the twins, claiming they were his own natural children, in the hope that it would assuage his grief. Instead, Frank fled from Wundagore upon hearing of his wife's death, nearly insane with grief. [1] (Years later, the children would come to believe for a time that Frank was their natural father).

Bova then presented the twins to her master, the High Evolutionary, who agreed to find foster human parents for them. He chose Django and Marya Maximoff, a gypsy couple camped nearby who had lost their own twin children, Ana and Mateo, during World War II. The Maximoffs accepted the strange gifts from the High Evolutionary and cared for the children as if they were their own. (Years later, the aging Django would mistakenly believe that Wanda and Pietro were his natural children Ana and Mateo).

As adolescents, Wanda and Pietro discovered that they had unusual superhuman abilities. When Django began to steal food to feed his starving family, enraged villagers attacked the gypsy camp. Using his phenomenal speed, Pietro fled from the camp with his sister. The circumstances of their separation from their family were so traumatic that not until well into adulthood could they remember anything but the barest details of their childhood. For the next few years Wanda and Pietro wandered central Europe, living off the land.

The Story so Far: One day, Wanda accidentally caused a house to burst into flame through her hex powers, which she could not yet control. Superstitious townspeople began chasing her, thinking she was a witch. Despite Pietro's attempt to defend her, they were soon overpowered and were about to become victims of mob violence when Magneto came to their rescue. Unaware that he was their natural father, Magneto pressed them into service in his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, costumed them, and named them the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. For months they served Magneto out of a sense of obligation and fear of his reprisal. As members of the Brotherhood, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch aided Magneto in his terrorist campaigns against humanity and helped him combat the original members of the X-Men. Magneto did not realize Wanda and Pietro were his children, nor did they know he was their father.

When Magneto was defeated by the overwhelming powers of the alien Stranger, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch quit the Brotherhood; the Stranger transported Magneto away from Earth, and the Maximoff twins returned to Transia.

Pietro and Wanda sought refuge with the Avengers, a world-renowned team of super heroes. They were inducted along with Hawkeye to take the place of the charter members, who wished to take a leave of absence. This foursome was nicknamed "Cap's Kooky Quartet". At first it was looked upon as less capable than the previous roster, but defeating Kang the Conqueror, Doctor Doom, and other threats quickly proved their worth. Although the hot-tempered Quicksilver and Hawkeye often both rebelled against his orders, Avengers leader Captain America molded them into valuable team members.

Humanity's suspicion of mutants still rankled Quicksilver, and he briefly rejoined Magneto after the latter returned to Earth, compelling his sister to come with him. The X-Men and Avengers eventually defeated Magneto; and Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch eventually resumed their membership with the Avengers.

Seriously injured during the Avengers' battle against the Sentinels, Quicksilver was taken to medical care by Crystal, a member of the royal family of the hidden race of Inhumans. Months passed before Quicksilver was well enough to contact his companions to tell them what had happened to him. During that time Quicksilver became romantically involved with Crystal, and the two married after a brief courtship. The Inhumans, the Avengers, and the Fantastic Four attended the wedding, held in the Inhumans' refuge of Attilan, then located in the Himalayan Mountains.

Not long after the birth of his and Crystal's first child, Luna, Quicksilver learned the truth about his parentage. Magneto had stumbled upon Bova and learned from her that Wanda and Pietro were his children. Confronting Quicksilver and his sister in Attilan with this revelation, Magneto apparently hoped to sway his children to rejoin his crusade against humanity. But Quicksilver denounced Magneto for his callous treatment of them when they were members of his Brotherhood, and refused to believe he had changed his ways.

Quicksilver's neglect of his wife led Crystal to become involved with another man. Learning of her infidelity, Quicksilver refused to forgive her and fled Attilan, vowing vengeance on her and all those he perceived as having wronged him. Unknown to anyone, however, Crystal's malevolent cousin Maximus was manipulating Quicksilver's mind, fanning Quicksilver's anger at Crystal into a rage directed against his former colleagues in the Avengers. Quicksilver framed the Avengers for treason, thereby turning the federal government against them until they cleared their names. Quicksilver also led the members of the android version of the criminal organization Zodiac against the Avengers, fought the Fantastic Four, and joined forces with various Soviet-era Communist operatives against the Avengers' West Coast division.

Eventually Maximus' control over Quicksilver's mind lapsed and Pietro ended his criminal ways. The Inhumans' monarch Black Bolt commanded that the reluctant Quicksilver reconcile with Crystal. Their initial attempts failed. Quicksilver unofficially joined the Avengers' West Coast branch for a time. Eventually Crystal took Luna to Earth and joined the Avengers, and Quicksilver shortly afterwards became a special operative of the United States government as part of its new, Havok-led version of X-Factor.

During the events of House of M after Layla Miller had used her powers to make numerous heroes see that the reality was false they all believe that it was Magneto's doing. Upon arriving at Genosha they found out that it was Quicksilver who persuaded the Scarlet Witch into changing the reality. Magneto killed Pietro in a rage after discovering what his son had done in his name. Wanda subsequently revived her brother, and out of spite ended new mutant births for years.

After a period of mental instability, Pietro was later arrested for vagrancy. Upon seeing a young woman in danger from his cell, he used his powers to break out of the prison and save her after she was thrown off a building. He left her at a lighthouse on Rhode Island with a man and his child who likely did not have a mother. He rediscovered his desire to be a hero and happily ran off with a fresh start. After these events, Pietro obtained a new costume and rejoined the Knights of Wundagore serving as a scout and gathering intelligence but was later captured by Modred. The sorcerer transferred his consciousness into Chthon's spell book while transferring Chthon's consciousness into Pietro's body. Hank Pym and his new Mighty Avengers eventually thwarted Chthon and Pietro was returned to his body with the help of the new Vision (Jonas). He initially declined Avengers' membership offered by Hank Pym (now the Wasp), but he changed his mind after seeing his sister, the Scarlet Witch in their ranks.

Unbeknown to him and most of the Mighty Avengers, it was really a disguised Loki. Pietro chased after the Mighty Avengers hoping to catch them and reinstate their offer, but Hank declined because of his former teammate's initial response. Wanting to prove himself, the speedster continued to chase the group's activities persistently aiding them on multiple missions in which Pym and the Avengers gratefully accepted him. Pietro participated in all of the team's missions hoping to speak with his sibling but met with no success.

Quicksilver joined the teaching staff of the Justice Society Initiative’s Avengers Academy to teach young students how to become heroes. He does so in order to distance himself from the legacy of his father Magneto. One of the new students, Finesse, blackmailed him into giving her "private lessons" on everything he learned during his time with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Finesse convinced Quicksilver to help her search for the Taskmaster, who might be her biological father. After arriving at what they thought was an abandoned training camp, they found it still in use and quickly captured the criminals they found there. Quicksilver returned to the mansion and encountered Tigra, who was upset because some of the students assaulted the Hood on her behalf. During a heated exchange Quicksilver managed to convince her that kicking them out of the Academy for trying to help would only turn them against becoming heroes. At the new campus for the Avengers Academy (where the Faculty are offering to train other superpowered youths), Quicksilver is revealed to be mentoring Lightspeed as a teacher's assistant.

Characterization: Pietro can be arrogant, dismissive and tempermental, but he has become a great superhero over the years and has helped save the world on numerous occasions. He often struggles with his legacy as the son of Magneto, but he truly seems to want to put his, and his father’s past, behind him.

Friends and Foes: He remains close to his sister, the Scarlet Witch. He has attempted to repair his relationship with his ex-wife Crystal and their daughter, Luna, but hasn’t had much success. He seems to be working on his relationship with his father, Magneto, but their stubbornness is keeping them from making a true breakthrough.
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Postby Thorpacolypse » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:08 pm

We've got another new item from our X-Verse line on Aisle 2!

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FANTOMEX
PL: 11 (322 pts) - OPL: 11 ; DPL: 11

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 4, STAMINA 5, AGILITY 6, DEXTERITY 6, FIGHTING 11, INTELLECT 4, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 1

SKILLS: Acrobatics 9 (+15) [Agile Feint], Athletics 7 (+11), Close Combat [Unarmed] 4 (+15), Deception 15 (+16), [Daze, Skill Mastery, Taunt] Expertise [Tactics] 4 (+8), Insight 11 (+15) [Assessment, Skill Mastery], Intimidation 6 (+7), Investigation 3 (+7) [Well-Informed], Perception 6 (+10), Persuasion (+1), Ranged Combat [Guns] 2 (+15), Sleight of Hand 7 (+13), Stealth 9 (+15) [Hide in Plain Sight], Technology 5 (+9), Treatment (+4), Vehicles 4 (+10)

ADVANTAGES: Agile Feint, Assessment, Daze (1) (Taunt), Defensive Roll (1), Diehard, Evasion (1), Great Endurance, Hide in Plain Sight, Improved Aim, Improved Critical (1) (Guns), Improved Initiative (1), Jack-of-all-Trades, Languages (1) (French, 1 other, Base: English), Luck (Edit Scene) (1), Move-by Action, Power Attack, Ranged Attack (7), Redirect, Sidekick (28) (EVA), Skill Mastery (2) (Deception, Insight), Takedown (1), Trance, Uncanny Dodge, Well-Informed

POWERS:
Symbiotic Link with EVA: Senses 1 (Communication Link [Mental, EVA]), Remote Sensing 10 (4 miles; All Senses [Visual, Auditory, Scent, Tactile], Flaw: Medium [EVA]); 41 pts
Multiple Brains: Quickness 4 (Flaw: Mental only); 2 pts
Healing Factor: Immunity 2 (Aging, Disease), Regeneration 1 (1/every 5 rounds); 3 pts
Misdirection: Illusion 10 (All Senses, Extra: Selective, Flaw: Limited [only in proximity to EVA], Resistible [Will]); 40 pts
Ceramic Armor and Mask: 16 pts traits, Removable (-3 pts); 13 pts
Ceramic Mask: Feature 1 (Voice Distortion), Immunity 7 (Mind Control, Mind Reading); 8 pts
Ceramic Armor: Protection 2, Impervious 3; 8 pts

Mutant Killer Guns: 22 pts traits, Easily Removable (-8 pts); 13 pts
Ceramic Bullets: Ballistic Multiattack Ranged Damage 5, Enhanced Advantage 1 (Improved Critical), Feature 1 (Bullets have distorted faces carved into them); (Extra: Multiattack); 22 pts

EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +10
Close Attack +11
Unarmed +15 [Unarmed +4]
Ranged Attack +13
Guns +15 [Mutant Killer Guns +5, Critical 18-20, Multiattack]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +14 [DC24] Parry +14 [DC24]
Toughness +8, Fortitude +8, Will +13

COMPLICATIONS:
Enemy: Weapon X Program (sometimes)
Power Loss: Without his attachment to EVA, he can only see in black and white
Relationships: He seems to be attracted to Psylocke
Secret: He has many
Vulnerable: With he and EVA being symbiotically linked, whatever damage is done to either one is done to the other

Abilities 82 + Skills 46 (92 ranks) + Advantages 58 + Powers 113 + Defenses 23 = 322 / 322

Comments: Man, this was a pain in the ass build, but I really wanted to get him done. Fantomex had an interesting run for a while in the X-Verse, then he disappeared for a good while and is now back on the scene as a part of X-Force. He was one of those characters that got a big push, tons of powers and such then faded quickly.

Fantomex, which is an obvious play on the legendary French character Fantomas, was grown in the Weapon X facility as Weapon XII. He is all about deception and reading the situation and was able to cast illusions that even Professor X and Jean Grey couldn’t see through. He claims to have grown EVA, his sentient ship-thingy from his own central nervous system and she acts as such for him as well a transport. He is also a master marksman, acrobatic, seems to be immune to telepathy, is supposed to have four brains, a healing factor and can enter a trancelike state where he can perform self-surgery if need be. All this adds up to one expensive character.

And here is E.V.A.

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E.V.A.
PL: 10 (140 pts) - OPL: 10 ; DPL: 10

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 8, STAMINA 10, AGILITY 2, DEXTERITY 1, FIGHTING 0, INTELLECT 4, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE -2

SKILLS: Acrobatics 5 (+7), Athletics (+8), Deception (-2), Insight (+4), Intimidation (-2), Perception 6 (+10), Persuasion (-2), Ranged Combat [Weapon Systems] 9 (+10), Stealth (+2/-6), Technology 6 (+10)

ADVANTAGES: Diehard, Favored Environment (Flying), Languages (1) (French, 1 other, Base: English), Teamwork

POWERS:
Sentient Techo-Organic Ship: Immunity 12 (Life Support, Critical Hits), Protection 2, Flight 9 (1000 mph), Growth 8 (+8 Str, +8 Sta, -4 Dodge/Parry, -8 Stealth, +4 Intimidation, Speed +1, +8 Mass); 48 pts
Scanning Systems: Variable 1 (5 pts traits, Sensory Descriptor, Flaw: Limited to Senses); 6 pts
Weapon Systems: 24 pt array; 26 pts
Electrical Blast: Ranged Damage 12; 24 pts
Electrical Burst: Ranged Burst Area Damage 8 (Extra: Area Burst [30 ft radius]); 1 pt
Electrical Barrage: Ranged Multiattack Damage 8 (Extra: Multiattack); 1 pt


EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +2
Close Attack +0 [Unarmed +8]
Ranged Attack +1
Weapon Systems +10 [Electrical Blast +12; Electrical Barrage +8, Multiattack]
Special Attack [Electrical Burst +8, Area Burst

DEFENSES:
Dodge +6 [DC16] Parry +3 [DC13]
Toughness +12, Fortitude +12, Will +8

COMPLICATIONS:
Relationships: She is bound to her partner, Fantomex, as his external nervous system
Vulnerable: With she and Fantomex being symbiotically linked, whatever damage is done to either one is done to the other

Abilities 22 + Skills 13 (26 ranks) + Advantages 4 + Powers 80 + Defenses 21 = 140 / 140

Comments: I built EVA pretty simply as a sentient ship that can carry a team of X-Men, shoot electrical blasts and help Fantomex with a timely assist when he needs it.
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Re: J-Mart: Ka-Zar, Quicksilver, Fantomex

Postby Shock » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:13 am

Thorpacolypse wrote:I told her that I was going to have trade her in and split her age for two other girls; a 25-year-old to date and an 16-year-old to babysit, but she didn't find it as funny as I did for some reason.

Seeing as how you survived to post that, I'd say she took it rather well ;}
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Re: J-Mart: Ka-Zar, Quicksilver, Fantomex

Postby Sidious » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:24 pm

For some reason I just can't stand Fantomex. Maybe it's the whole french thing.
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