Art by Matt Bennet
Quote: "Run, villain, run. I enjoy the hunt!"
Power Level: 9
Concept: Swashbuckling crimefighter with a precursor Star Knight sword
Real Name: Lance Williams
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Place of Birth: Freedom City
Marital Status: Single
Living Relatives: None
Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 175 lbs.
Bodycast: Matt Bomer
The Black Blade
- PL 9
Strength 2, Stamina 4, Agility 7, Dexterity 1, Fighting 6, Intellect 0, Awareness 6, Presence 0
Agile Feint, Defensive Roll 3, Evasion, Hide in Plain Sight, Improved Defense,
Improved Initiative, Improved Smash, Luck, Power Attack, Skill Mastery: Athletics, Takedown, Uncanny Dodge, Weapon Break
Acrobatics 6 (+13), Athletics 11 (+13), Close Combat: Star Shard 4 (+10), Expertise: Streetwise 8 (+8), Insight 2 (+8), Intimidation 8 (+8), Investigation 8 (+8), Perception 3 (+9), Stealth 6 (+13)
Dimensional Shift: Movement 2
(Permeate 2: speed rank -1; Extra: Affects Others: speed rank -2) · 5 points
Mind Sight: Senses 4
(Mental 4 (Accurate, Radius, Ranged); Advantage: Uncanny Dodge) · 5 points
(Advantages: Improved Defense, Weapon Break; Quirk: Can be disarmed, Move action to summon back) · 1 point
. . Weaken Toughness 8 linked to Damage 8
(Resisted by Fortitude; Extra: Affects Objects; Flaw: Limited: Weaken recovers instantly) · 16 points
. . Environmental Cascade: Cone Area Damage 8
(Alternate; Extras: Cone Area: 60 feet cone, Variable Descriptor: close group - Environmental) · 1 point
Environmental Cascade: Cone Area Damage 8 (DC 23)
Star Shard: Damage 8 linked to Weaken Toughness 8, +10 (DC Fort 18, DC 23)
Accident: Dimensional Travel is tricky even for the experienced. It's possible that Lance could end up somewhere other than he intended if something were to go awry.
Enemy: The Star Shard is a precursor Star Knight artifact, originally created by the Preservers eons ago. That Lance wields it could bring either enemies of the Star Knights to target him, or the Star Knights themselves may inquire into his possession of it.
Identity: Black Blade is Lance Williams
Motivation: Justice: From his first beginnings as a vigilante to his swearing to wield the Star Shard, Lance is driven by his desire for justice against those who perpetrate evil.
Motivation: Thrills: Lance has an adventurous spirit, and while he takes his calling of justice seriously, he enjoys the hunt and the chase of bringing criminals to justice.
Secret: The Black Blade steals from the bad guys to fund his crime fighting exploits.
Dodge 11, Parry 11, Fortitude 8, Toughness 7/4, Will 8
Abilities 52 + Powers 28 + Advantages 12 + Skills 28 (56 ranks) + Defenses 15 = 135
Background: Lance Williams was a gifted, natural athlete. He went to Freedom City University on a fencing scholarship. How he loved it! It consumed him. He began to adopt a costumed identity while on campus to avenge the wrongs he saw perpetrated against the weak and innocent.
It didn't take long for Lance to get in over his head. Stopping purse snatchers and defending vulnerable women were one thing, but when he began to take on organized crime, he became a target. He was a proficient martial artist, and an excellent swordsman, but he wasn't prepared to use an actual sword to kill...but the bad guys had no such compunction.
At first he took a beating, and when he came back redoubling his efforts to fight crime, he was targeted for death. Left for dead in an alley, Lance had a vision. An extra-dimensional vision. A disembodied figure, trapped in a dimensional limbo, had found Earth and Lance. The man--a strange bipedal humanoid--pulled Lance through and saved his life. The man, through an odd-looking device, told Lance of his mission to protect the galaxy from evil, and of his singular quest to capture an escaped prisoner bent on vast destruction. What the man wore made Lance think of the Star Knights, but it wasn't a familiar term. There had been an accident--sabotage--and a dimensional mine had exploded, overloading his pursuit craft. He'd woken to find that he'd become trapped in this unknown dimension.
It was too late for the alien, but he recognized the familiar struggle on earth--and Lance's efforts to preserve the peace--and saw in Lance a kindred spirit. That longing for justice burned bright, and he could let go knowing it would be carried into a new age. He'd been holding on for so long....
The alien bestowed upon Lance his weapon of office, the Star Shard, and with it came an expanded consciousness. The alien was wistful for his glory days, but they were not to be. The dimensional tidal forces had eroded his life force over the years and he was fading from existence. Lance would wield the Star Shard now and he would continue the never-ending fight for justice!
Due to an inexplicable dimensional accident, the Black Blade finds himself thrown back in time to World War 2 era Freedom City!