ACHILLES
Loukas Dimosthenis
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
40 STR 50 19- Lift: 25.6tons; HTH: 10d6; END: [5]
39 DEX 23 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
30 CON 25 14-
30 BODY 25 14-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
2 COM 14 12-
0 PD 10   Total: 30 PD (20 rPD)
5 ED 10   Total: 20 ED (10 rED)
17 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
10 REC 20   Running: 12" / 24"
15 END 80   Swimming: 4" / 8"
7 STUN 70  
 
ACHILLES | Summary
Real Name: Loukas Dimosthenis Hair Color: Black
Concept: Brick Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Myrmidons Height & Weight: 6' 8" (2.04 m) / 364 lbs (165.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: May 26, 1974
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Athens, Greece
Cost Powers END
20 Mythic Strength: Elemental Control, 40-point powers
20 1) It's Like Punching A Mountain: Physical Damage Reduction, 75% (40 Active Points) 0
25 2) Bulletproof: Armor (20 PD/10 ED) (45 Active Points) 0
16 3) Strike To Disrupt: Dispel Force Fields or Force Walls (Within Reason) 20d6 (60 Active Points); Activation Roll 11- (-1), No Range (-1/2) 6
6 Grounded: Knockback Resistance -3" 0
12 Peak Performance I: Running +6" (12" total) 1
2 Peak Performance II: Swimming +2" (4" total) 1
20 Penetrating Attack: Strength (50STR) Is Bought With Penetrating, Penetrating (+1/2) (25 Active Points); Only Against Targets He Has Hit Twice Before (Comes Into Effect On The Third Strike And Every Strike After That) (-1/4) 2
     
Cost Perquisites
2 Myrmidon: Reputation: Myrmidons (Heroes For Hire) (A large group) 11-, +1/+1d6
   
Cost Skills
10 +2 with HTH Combat
3 Breakfall 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Athens, Greece 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Greek (idiomatic)
PS: Bodyguard 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
2 KS: Known Uberhuman Criminals 11-
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
1 Language: Macedonian (basic conversation)
3 Oratory 13-
1 Security Systems 8-
3 Tactics 12-
3 Teamwork 14-
   
200+ Disadvantages
5 Hunted: Agon 8-
15 Hunted: TITAN 8-
20 Monitored: Europol 11-
10 Monitored: Greek Police 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
15 Psychological Limitation: Feels The Need To Prove Himself To The Public
15 Psychological Limitation: His Word Is His Bond
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant To Kill
5 Rivalry: Professional: Other Bricks
15 Social Limitation: Known (Reformed) Criminal
10 Vulnerability: 2 x BODY Armour Piercing Attacks
10 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Armour Piercing Attacks
10 Experience Points
   
ACHILLES | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 208 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 121 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 10
Perks Cost: 2 Spent Experience: 10
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 29 Total Points: 360
Background

The eighteen year old Loukas Dimosthenis found himself at a cross-roads. He came from a poor family, his father was unemployed and his older brothers had all left home and travelled away from Athens. Loukas couldn't find a job, but he had developed uberhuman abilities which granted him incredible strength. He had a choice to make.

In retrospect he made the wrong choice. He used his powers to commit petty thefts, scrounging enough money to keep his family going. Eventually he moved into the bodyguard business, hiring his muscle out to criminals. After a few years of this low-level thug life he was arrested and sent to prison. It was in prison that he started to meditate on his choice and think about the alternative. His strength enabled him to live a relatively calm life behind bars and he became a model inmate.

When Maximum Force attacked the prison to free Undertow (who had gotten himself arrested while on a drunken tour of Greece) their devastating, but undisciplined, attack led to a massive outbreak.

Loukas found himself at another cross-roads.

This time he decided to be the 'hero'. Rather than fleeing he worked with the prison guards to round up the unruly inmates and prevented a dozen or so from escaping. When the emergency was over Loukas walked calmly back into his cell. The government investigated his background and sentence. Short of official heroes, they decided to offer him a pardon in exchange for an undertaking to defend Greece from threats in the manner of a patriotic hero. Loukas agreed and was released after serving six years of his sentence.

He began his new career working closely with the Greek law enforcement agencies, but he became uncomfortable under their very close and cynical scrutiny. The police distrusted him. The public viewed him as a tool for the government and didn't fully trust him either. Since he wasn't actually in the employ of the government, just in their debt; he took the name Achilles and decided to form a superhero team, the Myrmidons.

The team was set up as 'heroes for hire', willing to take on a variety of assignments for the right amount of cash. Achilles attracted several other heroes to his team including the leading physicist and inventor, Dr Melina Demokritos, and the former Dawnstar Aeolus (although Aeolus later travelled to Los Angeles to start a new career and was subsequently assassinated by Triune in London).

Achilles has been working as a hero now for five years and has developed a solid reputation as a hero for hire. While people still remember him as a criminal, they often see him as an example of the power of redemption. His reputation has even extended into Europe where he has worked on occasion with the Brotherhood and the Dawnstars.

 

Personality

Achilles has served his time and now exemplifies the life of an honourable hero. He is very aware of his public profile and will never deliberately threaten it with inappropriate behaviour. He is honourable, bound by his word and yet maintains a gregarious personality often greeting fans and appearing in public.

As the founder and leader of the Myrmidons he expects the same level of commitment and heroic ideals from his team, and has been known to lecture those who don't meet his expectations.

 

Quote

"The Myrmidons are ready to stand against anything."

 

Powers

Achilles possesses uberhuman strength, endurance and durability; as well as possessing high levels of physical dexterity and speed. He has developed powerful hand strikes which can deliver such a resounding blow that they are able to penetrate any defence as well as disrupt most forms of force fields (at least for a short term).

He wears a Myrmidon costume which is made of a protective microweave fibre developed by Dr Demokritos.

 

Appearance

Standing at 6'8" Achilles is an imposing man with rippling muscles, a handsome chiselled face and flowing black hair. His public profile has led to many designers providing him with tailored suits and attire when out of costume and he has developed a reputation as a clothes horse.

In costume, Achilles wears the black, gold and red armour of the Myrmidons which includes a stylised red M across the chest, gloves and boots.