Check out this new item on Aisle 2. It's going fast!Yeah, he's a douche, but he's a fun one most of the time, at least.QUICKSILVERPL:
11 (185 pts) - OPL:
11 ; DPL:
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 ptSuper Speed Movement:
Movement 3 (Wall Crawling 2 [Normal speed], Water Waling [Normal Speed], Flaw: Limited [only when moving]); 3 ptsSuper 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 ptsSuper Speed Stunts:
16 pt Array; 25 ptsTornado 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:
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 moreLegacy:
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 itPain 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 basisPrejudice:
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 / 185Build 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.  (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.