Wolverine • PL 11Abilities
STR 3, STA 8, AGL 5, DEX 3, FGT 11, INT 2, AWE 8, PRE 1PowersAdamantium Claws:
Lethal Strength-based Damage 8, Penetrating 8, Improved Critical, Precise • 18 pointsAdamantium Skeleton:
Impervious Toughness 5, Limited to Bludgeoning & Cutting • 5 pointsBerzerker Rage:
Enhanced Advantages 1 (Diehard); Immunity 10 (Mental effects), Limited to half effect, Limited: Berzerker behavior; Regeneration 10, Limited: Berzerker behavior • 9 pointsHealing Factor:
Healing 10, Limited to Self, Move Action, Restorative; Immunity 4 (Aging, Disease, Lasting injuries, Poison); Protection 2; Regeneration 2 • 37 pointsHeightened Senses:
Senses 7 (Acute Ranged Olfaction, Extended Olfaction, Extended Hearing, Tracking 2 Smell) • 7 pointsAdvantages
All-Out Attack, Animal Empathy, Beginner’s Luck, Diehard, Hide in Plain Sight, Improved Initiative, Languages 3 (Cheyenne, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Lakota, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese), Power Attack, Ranged Attack 3, Startle, Takedown (Close)Skills
Acrobatics 6 (+11), Athletics 11 (+14), Close Combat: Unarmed 4 (+15), Deception 0 (+1), Expertise: Government Agent 2 (+4), Insight 0 (+8), Intimidation 13 (+14), Perception 7 (+15) [Tracking], Persuasion 0 (+1), Ranged Combat: Guns 2 (+8), Stealth 9 (+14) [Hide in Plain Sight], Vehicles 2 (+5).Offense
Claws +11 (Lethal Damage 11, Crit 19-20), Unarmed +15 (Damage 3)Defenses
Parry 12, Dodge 10, Fort 8, Will 9, Toughness 10Power Points
Abilities 82 + Powers 76 + Advantages 14 + Skills 28 + Defenses 12 = Total 214 pointsComplicationsPrejudice:
Wolverine gives mutants a bad name.Reputation:
The best there is at what he does, and what he does is brutally murder people with a handful of indestructible knives. He’s also a loner and a loose cannon, and likes to hang around with underage girls.Temper:
Wolverine goes berzerk and may not distinguish friends and enemies.Weakness:
Wolverine's Adamantium skeleton is susceptible to magnetic effects.Notes
Wolverine’s my least-favorite X-Man. The idea that the X-Men are defined by a casual killer is one reason I’ve not read it for years. I blame his popularity for the dark age of comics. So it’s hard for me to give him a fair shake.
Wolverine is quite the fighter, made more so by the fact that he’s basically willing to ignore the defense. I like the mechanics of Healing better than Regeneration; being injured does slow him down, but not for long, and if he has a second to catch his breath he’s basically fine.
His biggest power, in realistic terms, is a 1 point Immunity; he doesn’t take lasting injuries. Cutting someone’s legs off isn’t Damage, it’s a Complication; Logan doesn’t have those. He also has Beginner’s Luck to represent his ability to ass-pull skills from his murky past.
Wolverine blows the cost curve of the X-Men, but given how overXposed he is, that's not surprising.