ANGEL
Ryan Loa
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
30 STR 40 17- Lift: 6400.0kg; HTH: 8d6; END: [4]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
24 CON 22 13-
6 BODY 13 12-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defence: 0
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
3 COM 15 12-
12 PD 20   Total: 20 PD (8 rPD)
11 ED 15   Total: 15 ED (8 rED)
10 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 12   Running: 6" / 12"
3 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
1 STUN 45  
 
ANGEL | Summary
Real Name: Ryan Loa Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Brick Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: None Height & Weight: 5' 7" (1.69 m) / 176 lbs (80.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Papuan
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Papua New Guinea
GM: NPC Date of Birth: July 14, 1982
Cost Powers END
8 Dense Musculature: Damage Resistance (8 PD/8 ED) 0
10 Expert Climber: Clinging (normal STR) 0
30 Healing Touch: Healing BODY 3d6 3
     
Cost Talents
3 Angel Sense: Bump Of Direction
2 At Ease In The Wilderness: Lightsleep (3 Active Points); Only When Outdoors (-1/2)
   
Cost Perquisites
4 Angel of Port Moresby: Reputation: Super Hero (A medium-sized group) 14-, +2/+2d6
2 Position of Responsibility: Fringe Benefit: Tribal Leader
   
Cost Skills
3 Breakfall 13-
3 Bureaucratics 12-
3 Climbing 13-
3 Concealment 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Papua New Guinea 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Tribal Elder 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 KS: Mining Industry 12-
3 KS: Politics of Papua New Guinea 12-
10 Linguist
Language: English (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Indigenous Language (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Indigenous Language (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
Language: Melanesian Pidgin (idiomatic)
Language: Motu (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
3 Navigation 12-
3 Oratory 12-
3 PS: Business 12-
3 Paramedics 12-
3 Persuasion 12-
3 Shadowing 12-
3 Stealth 13-
6 Survival (Temperate/Subtropical, Tropical, Mountain) 12-
3 Teamwork 13-
3 Tracking 12-
3 Trading 12-
   
150+ Disadvantages
10 Dependent NPC: Members Of His Tribe 8-
5 Distinctive Features: White Hair
10 Monitored: Mining Companies 8-
15 Psychological Limitation: Never Leaves Anyone Behind
15 Psychological Limitation: Sees Himself As Protector Of Papua New Guinea
20 Psychological Limitation: Will Not Kill
10 Social Limitation: Occupation (Tribal Leader)
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity
11 Experience Points
   
ANGEL | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 138 Base Points: 150
Powers Cost: 48 Disadvantages: 100
Talents Cost: 5 Total Experience: 11
Perks Cost: 6 Spent Experience: 11
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 64 Total Points: 261
Background

Ryan is the grandson of Somare Loa who was one of the earliest uberhumans outside of Europe. Somare exhibited enhanced strength and durability and assisted Australian soldiers along the Kokoda Track as the eponymous Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel. Ryan shares some of these classic-Brick powers but does not register as an uberhuman, casting some doubt on earlier claims that the original Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel was an uber. While there are no definitive answers, it has been suggested that Somare Loa was actually powered by an ancient magical blessing, possibly originally cast as a curse, the powers of which seem to have been past down the line to appear every two or three generations.

Somare Loa and the other Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels became well known in Australia for the role in helping diggers. The poem by Bert Beros encapsulates the image of Somare and others like him.

Many a mother in Australia

when the busy day is done

Sends a prayer to the Almighty

for the keeping of her son

Asking that an angel guide him

and bring him safely back

Now we see those prayers are answered

on the Owen Stanley Track

For they haven't any halos

only holes slashed in their ears

And their faces worked by tattoos

with scratch pins in their hair

Bringing back the badly wounded

just as steady as a horse

Using leaves to keep the rain off

and as gentle as a nurse

Somare was a man of a lost world, though; and before the Second World War he had only seen one or two white men.

Ryan Loa is a different man in a different world. He has become the leader of his tribe despite his relatively young age and mostly due to the possession of his impressive abilities. Ryan has purposefully researched the modern world, particularly business operations and the mining industry which has spread through the mineral-rich lands of PNG. He and his tribe have rebuffed offers to cut open their land for profit, but through shrewd business deals Ryan has managed to secure finances from tourism and investments - enough to keep his tribe afloat.

His superhero career has been low-key as he has deliberately restricted his activities to PNG, working in Port Moresby as well as his own lands. He has worked in other areas in the wake of tragedies such as earthquakes and tsunamis; and has even worked in Australia alongside the Southern Knights to oppose the maniacal exploits of his compatriot Paradise.

 

Personality

Ryan is aware of the wider world but has no interest in turning his back on Papua New Guinea to exploit his powers for profit elsewhere. He knows he could make a lot of money in Australia or south-east Asia, but after securing his tribe's financial future he has decided that money is no longer important. He is staunchly opposed to the spread of mining companies in PNG and actively works to ensure any agreements struck are not biased against the landowners, many of whom are still naive in such dealings.

He has a good relationship with the Southern Knights, particularly Nostrum on account of their shared powers of healing. He is also a supporter of relations between Australians and Papuans, and has worked with the Australian government in setting up heritage sites along the Kokoda Track.

 

Quote

"No one will be left behind: not in the days of my grandfather and not in mine."

 

Powers

Angel has uberhuman level strength allowing him to bench press 6000kg, and has some resistance to injury, although the extent has not been tested beyond lab-based scenarios. He has a healing ability which makes his recovery of any attacks all that faster. It is possible that he could withstand direct firearm attacks.

His healing ability seems to work as an aura which covers his body and is able to extend itself to cover other people or creatures. The aura doesn't seem to work when he is asleep or unconscious which suggests that it is an uberhuman ability rather than a mystical power. There are no records that Ryan's grandfather or other ancestors had a healing ability.

Angel is also able to move through forests and cliff-faces with ease, able to traverse almost any wall or barrier with an unnatural finesse.

 

Appearance

Ryan is a strong and fit man in his twenties, with a shock of white hair, including rather bushy sideburns. He was born with white hair, something he shares with his grandfather Somare. As Angel, Ryan wears a black bodysuit with red and yellow bands across the top of his chest. The uniform has no sleeves and has a prominent white star in the centre of his chest.

As Ryan is proud of his public identity he never conceals his face.