Strength 12 (3)
Stamina 8 (3)
Athletics 3 (+15), Expertise [Pop Culture] 6 (+6), Expertise [Streetwise] 10 (+10), Insight 6 (+6), Intimidation 12 (+12), Perception 8 (+8), Ranged Combat [Thrown Objects] 8 (+12), Stealth 6 (+9)Advantages:
All-Out Attack, Benefit 2 [Membership (Crime Union) 2], Close Attack 8, Great Endurance, Evasion, Fast Grab, Improved Hold, Improved Critical [Unarmed] 2, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Ranged AttackPowers: Alligator-Like Physiology:
Enhanced Strength 9
Enhanced Strength 5 (Flaw: Limited [Lifting Only])
Enhanced Stamina 5
Enhanced Advantages 1 [Favored Environment (Aquatic)]
Movement 1 [Environmental Adaptation (Underwater)]
Senses 1 [Low-Light Vision]Gator Tail:
Extra Limb 1 (Feats: Improved Grab, Improved Smash, Improved Trip)Scaly Skin:
Protection 4 (Extra: Impervious 12)Offense:
Melee Attack +12 // Unarmed Damage +12
Ranged Attack +4 // Thrown Object Attack +12Defense:
Toughness +12* [*Impervious]
Will +7Costs: Abilities 32+ Skills 21+ Advantages 20+ Powers 62+ Defenses 23= 158 pts. Real Name:
Blake has always been convinced that the ‘rules’ don’t apply to him thanks to his natural athletic abilities. Now that he has super powers this attitude has actually grown to the point that he feels he is above the concerns of right and wrong and is only interested in taking what he wants whenever he wants.Quirk ~Loves a Challenge:
Blake is highly competitive and will take on any and all who are willing to try and prove they are better than he is at something (mostly this pertains to things like who is stronger, tougher or ‘more manly’ but it could be used to force a bad choice from Blake as his desire to be number one overrides his common sense.Quirk ~Carnivore:
Blake must consume large quantities of raw meat as part of his diet.Temper ~Bloodlust:
Blake sometimes gets wrapped up in fighting and can succumbs to his animal nature.Background:
The youngest child of Jack and Lisa Blake, David was born competitive. He strove to beat anyone and everyone at just about anything: pickup games in basketball; playing stickball; street fighting & slap-boxing; racing on foot, on bikes, in cars or pickup trucks—David was forever making and accepting challenges. David’s parents thought to “channel” that drive by getting him involved in team sports, and eventually David found his niche playing football. It seemed to fulfill all his personal tendencies: running, competing, grappling, and, of course, the general brutality of the sport. He excelled at football, becoming the youngest varsity player in Gainesville Union High’s history, and attracting the attention of college recruiters…and the ladies. He continued to excel throughout his high school football career: breaking multiple school defensive records, lettering every year, and leading the defense as the team captain for his entire varsity career. Specializing at middle linebacker, David drew the attention of several Division I colleges.
David Blake’s early career at college was no less spectacular, but his competitive nature and his ego began to outpace his skills. He sank into that too-common rut of alcohol, partying, and “celebrity”, of feeling untouchable and acting like it. One night, Blake drank too much and missed a mandatory practice the next day by oversleeping. The coach told him he’d be suspended for the first game of his sophomore season for team rules violations. Furious, Blake left the field, took off in his car and, still blinded by rage, ran a red light and nearly ran over a small child and her mother as they crossed the road. Swerving to avoid the two, he slammed into an oncoming delivery truck. He broke his clavicle, separated his left shoulder, ruptured his spleen, and fractured several ribs while also sustaining a concussion. The driver of the delivery truck died on the way to the hospital.
Blake’s world crumbled rapidly. The family of the delivery driver sued him and won. His injuries caused him to miss his entire sophomore season of football. Shortly before training camp for his junior season, a recruiting scandal broke out, with Blake implicated. He was further disgraced, stripped of his scholarship, and left without a career path to professional football.
After having soared so high for so long, Blake now hit bottom. While his family was supportive, he wanted nothing to do with them; his own shame and ego wouldn’t allow it. Instead he chose to live with some buddies in a rough part of town. There Blake was approached with an offer by a mysterious recruiter for arena football. What Blake didn’t know about his new employers is that they wanted to test out a new form of MAX that was supposed to be more difficult to identify through drug tests. Since Blake’s downfall they had been watching him, pegging him as a perfect test subject. His willingness to take HGH injections and other performance-enhancing drugs made him an easy target. Instead of his usual injections, David Blake unknowingly received a large dose of the newly formulated version of MAX (this version used reptilian blood as a stabilizer, specifically the blood of a common alligator). At his next game, this choice would evidence itself in horrific fashion.
Exhausted at half-time, Blake went to the locker room where he demanded to be given an adrenaline shot to push him through the second half. Within seconds of it entering his system, Blake underwent an excruciating transformation into a huge reptilian beast, complete with scales and a massive tail that began thrashing about, injuring several of the trainers and players. He then smashed through the concrete wall and stumbled onto the field before bursting through several barriers and walls and disappearing into the night.
After coming to some sort of terms with what he had become, Blake dubbed himself “Tailgator”, choosing a life of crime and extortion to make use of his newly gained powers. He ended up working as “hired muscle” for the same people who caused his transformation at first, and did various jobs for them, mostly acting as simple muscle for them when they needed a particular person dealt with or taught a lesson. Blake discovered that he liked being a metahuman and being the heavy muscle suited him just fine as it let him continue his selfish, arrogant ways.
Eventually though his employers grew tired of his personal demands and were looking to find a way to dispose of him when the criminal the Big Brain contacted Blake and revealed the fact that his employers were the ones who had been responsible for his transformation and following manipulation. Enraged, Blake intended to take bloody revenge but the Big Brain convinced him to follow a plan he’d crafted that left Blake’s handlers either serving several years worth of time in prison or killed by rivals. From there it was an easy task for the Big Brain to convince Blake to become part of his Crime Union, an underground gathering of super criminals who worked together for greater profits.