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Johnny Rocket II:
Skills: Acrobatics 6 (+11), Close Combat [Unarmed] 2 (+12), Deception 9 (+12), Expertise [Current Events] 6 (+6), Expertise [Pop Culture] 6 (+6), Insight 9 (+11), Perception 9 (+11), Stealth 3 (+8.)
Advantages: Close Attack 4, Daze [Deception], Improved Trick, Luck [Determination], Luck [Inspiration], Ranged Attack, Taunt
Powers: Highspeed Physiology:
Enhanced Dodge 8
Enhanced Parry 8
Enhanced Advantages 21 [Agile Feint, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll 3, Evasion 2, Great Endurance, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 6, Move-By Action, Quick Change, Redirect, Takedown 2, Uncanny Dodge]
Fastest Man In Freedom City:
Highspeed Moves: Movement 4 [Wall Crawling 2, Water Walking] (Flaw: Limited [Only when running])
Tornado Blast: Move Object 11 (Extra: Area [Cone] 2); (Flaw: Close Range)
-Air Cushion: Burst Area Movement 1 [Safe Fall] (Extra: Affects Others, Area [Burst])
-Cyclone: Move Object 11 (Extra: Area Burst [30 ft], Duration [Concentration]); (Flaw: Side-Effect [limited fine movement and powerful winds])
-Lightning Disarm: Enhanced Advantage 1 [Improved Disarm] (Extras: Area [Burst] 2, Selective)
-Rapid Attack: Strength-Based Damage 8 (Extras: Area Burst [30 ft.], Selective)
-Rapid Fire Punches: Strength-Based Damage 8 (Extra: Multiattack)
-Wrap 'Em Up: Affliction 10 [Hindered & Vulnerable, Defenseless & Immobilized; resisted by Dodge] (Extras: Area [Burst], Selective); (Flaws: Quirk [requires material])
-Vacuum: Affliction 8 [Fatigued, Exhausted, Incapacitated ; resisted by Fortitude] (Extra: Area Burst [30ft], Cumulative, Duration [Concentration])
Offense: Initiative +29
Melee Attack +10 // Unarmed Attack +12 // Unarmed Damage +2 // Rapid Attack Damage +10 // Rapid Fire Punches Damage +10
Ranged Attack +6
Defense: Dodge +15
Toughness +7*/+4 [*Defensive Roll]
Equipment: Freedom League Communicator
Costs: Abilities 54+ Skills 17+ Advantages 10+ Powers 104+ Defense 18= 203 pts.
Fame: All of the members of the Freedom League are very well-known.
Family: A few years ago Johnny gained custody of a baby cloned from his DNA he named Jenni.
Enemies: Johnny’s got a few; the Thieves’ Guild, Doctor Simian, Downtime just to name some of them.
Identity: Johnny’s identity is public knowledge.
Motivation ~Responsibility: Johnny is strongly invested in using his powers his powers for good and not bringing shame to the heroic legacy established by his grandfather
Prejudice: Johnny is gay and sometimes faces discrimination because of it.
Responsibility: Johnny is a member of the Freedom League.
Background: The fast life of Johnny Rocket has changed a fair amount in the last few years, he’s become a single father following a plot by Doctor Simian to create a speedster that would be under his control. When everything was said and done the clone girl (because for some reason Simian thought a woman would be easier to manipulate….) had been de-aged to an infant, about four years old from what the Atom Family could tell from tests they ran, and Johnny dropped the child off to children’s services. Two days later they contacted him to see if he’d care to adopt Jenni (as Johnny had named her), as she still possessed her superspeed powers and the caretakers in children’s services were hard pressed to deal with such a child.
After much thought and a long talk with Lady Liberty, Johnny agreed to adopt Jenni. There was some public outcry, similar to when Johnny had been outed as a gay man, but the League issued a public statement supporting him as did the Sentinels and the Champions. With that kind of public support, along with the support of his family, Johnny had a special interview with Channel 5’s Charles Maxfield to talk about his new-found parenthood along with his worries, concerns and hopes for his new daughter. Between Johnny’s open and friendly manner along with a few segments of him playing with Jenni (granted they were slowed down so that the naked eye could follow them) public opinion quickly swung in his favor. Johnny has lessened some of his duties as a hero so that he can spend time with Jenni and he has the best possible baby sitters in the current generation of Danger family when Bolt and Relentless are unable to watch Jenni.
Johnny has gotten serious about settling down now that he‘s got a family, not wanting to raise a child on his own and perhaps due to the influence of his married teammates showing what a solid relationship can do for a person in his line of work. So far he’s been traveling all around the country for dates set up online or through friends and while he’s met some nice people he’s still looking.
During all this Johnny organized the first ever Dash for Charity; bringing together Rush from Bay City, Speed Demon from New York and local speedsters Relentless and Bolt to compete in a race across the country, with stopping points in New York, Chicago, Arcadia, and Bay City with the end point being in Freedom City the winner would be able to donate the proceeds raised by the race to the charity of their choice.
Of course with such highly publicized event problems were going to happen; Downtime, Trailblaze, Overrun from the Order of Chaos, and Fullbore of the Masters of Speed all crashed the event. Rather than start a fight and ruin the event entirely, it was decided to allow them to compete, despite the fast moving criminals statements that they would keep the money for themselves. Ultimately, the villains proved to be more of hassle to one another as Fullbore and Trailblaze’s efforts to eliminate Johnny, Speed Demon and Rush were countered or redirected and eventually ended up keeping them both and Overrun from finishing the race. Downtime on the other hand ran a fair race for the most part, even going as far as to give Johnny a one-time bit of assistance in dealing with Fullbore, for which Johnny invited him to the victory party that followed the race (they might be long-time enemies but Johnny was willing to reward the one bit of good behavior Downtime had done, and Downtime isn’t one to turn away free alcohol). Unfortunately Fullbore, Trailblaze, and Overrun got away before AEGIS could catch up to them none the worse for wear aside from a few bruises and in some cases minor burns.
So even though things have changed in Johnny’s life some things haven’t changed that much at all.
Skills: Deception 9 (+9), Expertise [Criminal] 9 (+9), Insight 9 (+10), Sleight of Hand 12 (+14), Stealth 9 (+11), Technology 9 (+9)
Advantages: Close Combat 3, Defensive Roll 5, Luck [Determination], Luck [Inspiration], Power Attack, Uncanny Dodge
Powers: Time-Belt: (Removable -20 pts) [80 pp]
Enhanced Dodge 10
Enhanced Parry 8
Enhanced Advantages 8 [Close Attack 3, Evasion 2, Improved Defense, Move-By Action, Seize Initiative]
Concealment 4 [all visual senses]
Immunity 5 [Time Effects]
Senses 1 [Time Sense]
Time Stop: Affliction 10 [Hindered & Impaired, Vulnerable & Defenseless, Paralyzed; resisted by Will] (Extra: Area [Burst] 2, Extra Condition)
Offense: Initiative +40
Melee Attack +12 // Unarmed Damage +3
Ranged Attack +12
Defense: Dodge +14
Toughness +6*/+1 [*Defensive Roll]
Costs: Abilities 26+ Skills 19+ Advantages 12+ Powers 80+ Defense 20= 157 pts.
Enemy: Johnny Rocket
Little Fish In The Big Pond: Downtime has serious potential as a villain but for right now his way of thinking keeps him acting as hired muscle for others or pulling simple robberies for himself.
Background: In the works....
Arthur Eld wrote:Its always interesting to see your takes on the Freedomverse characters, T-Man. I like seeing how they contrast with the few official 3E builds of those characters we've seen so far.
For example, your Johnny Rocket is a PL higher than theirs, but with 4 ranks less Speed. Most everything else is pretty similar, though they gave him a neat little mechanic that lowers his attack against characters ahead of him in initiative order. The thing I like most about M&M is seeing how two different people can build varied, but equally valid, interpretations of the same character.
catsi563 wrote:I know it was probably coincidence, but theres some hillarious Irony in following one of the most virulaently racist and homphobic villains in the freedomverse with one of its most public and popular openly gay heroes.
Shock wrote:catsi563 wrote:I know it was probably coincidence, but theres some hillarious Irony in following one of the most virulaently racist and homphobic villains in the freedomverse with one of its most public and popular openly gay heroes.
Not to mention how similar their names are.
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