Black Rhino
Fernando Delgado
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
10 STR 20 / 50 13- / 29 Lift: 400.0kg / 25tons; HTH: 4d6 / 10d6; END: [2 / 14]
24 DEX 18 13- OCV: 6  DCV: 6
16 CON 18 13-
4 BODY 12 11-
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 13-
8 EGO 14 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 0
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
1 COM 12 11-
1 PD 5   Total: 23 PD (18 rPD)
1 ED 5   Total: 23 ED (18 rED)
12 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 8   Running: 12" / 24"
1 END 38   Swimming: 6" / 12"
7 STUN 38   Swinging: 15" / 60"
 
Black Rhino | Summary
Real Name: Fernando Delgado Hair Color: Black
Concept: Gadgeteer Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Solo Height & Weight: 6' 1" (1.86 m) / 185 lbs (84.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Angolan
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Luanda, Angola
GM: NPC Date of Birth: June 24, 1979
Cost Powers END
40 Utility Harness: Multipower, 60-point reserve, (60 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
1u 1) Billy Clubs (Pair): Hand-To-Hand Attack +5d6 (25 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), OIF (-1/2) 2
1u 2) Ear Plugs: Hearing Group Flash Defense (8 points) (8 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
1u 3) Electronic Lock Pick: (Total: 21 Active Cost, 15 Real Cost) Cryptography 11-; OIF (-1/2) (Real Cost: 5) plus Lockpicking 11-; OIF (-1/2) (Real Cost: 5) plus Security Systems 11-; OIF (-1/2) (Real Cost: 5) 0
1u 4) Flare Lens For Goggles: Sight Group Flash Defense (8 points) (8 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
2u 5) Holographic Projector: Holographic Projector: Sight Group Images Increased Size (2" radius; +1/4), +/-4 to PER Rolls (27 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Draws Energy From Power Cells 3
1u 6) Infrared Lens For Goggles: Infrared Perception (Sight Group) (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
1u 7) Nightvision Lens For Goggles: Nightvision (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
1u 8) Radio and Communicators Headgear: High Range Radio Perception (Radio Group), +1 to PER Roll, Concealed (-1 with High Range Radio Perception PER Rolls) (14 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
1u 9) Self Contained Breathing Systems: Life Support (Self-Contained Breathing) (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), 4 Continuing Charges lasting 1 Hour each (-0) [4 cc]
1u 10) Spy Camera: Eidetic Memory (5 Active Points); (Images Only; -1), OIF (-1/2)
1u 11) Spy Microphone: Eidetic Memory (5 Active Points); (Sounds Only; -1), OIF (-1/2)
1u 12) Swing Line: Swinging 15", x4 Noncombat (20 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 2
1u 13) Targeting Lens For Goggles: +6 versus Range Modifier for Sight Group (9 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
1u 14) Ultrasonic Hearing Plug: Ultrasonic Perception (Hearing Group) (3 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
1u 15) Ultraviolet Lens For Goggles: Ultraviolet Perception (Sight Group) (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
40 Wrist Launcher: Multipower, 60-point reserve, (60 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
3u 1) Specialist Ammunition - Flare: Sight Group Flash 8d6, Explosion (+1/2) (60 Active Points); 6 Charges (-3/4), OIF (-1/2) [6]
3u 2) Specialist Ammunition - Horn Blades: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6, Armor Piercing (+1/2) (45 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), 16 Charges (-0) [16]
2u 3) Specialist Ammunition - Incendiary: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6, Area Of Effect (3" Radius; +1) (60 Active Points); 6 Charges (-3/4), OIF (-1/2), Limited Range (10"; -1/4) [6]
2u 4) Specialist Ammunition - Restraining Wire: Entangle 4d6, 4 DEF, Takes No Damage From Attacks All Attacks (+1/2) (60 Active Points); 6 Charges (-3/4), OIF (-1/2), Cannot Form Barriers (-1/4) [6]
3u 5) Specialist Ammunition - Smoke: Darkness to Sight Group 6" radius (60 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), 6 Continuing Charges lasting 1 Turn each (-1/4) [6 cc]
2u 6) Specialist Ammunition - Sonic Blast: Hearing Group Flash 10d6, Does Knockback (+1/4), Explosion (+1/2) (52 Active Points); 6 Charges (-3/4), OIF (-1/2) [6]
4u 7) Specialist Ammunition - Stunning Charge: Energy Blast 6d6, ([High Hardened Defences (6 rED or Higher)]; +1) (60 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), 16 Charges (-0) [16]
5 Power Exoskeleton: Elemental Control, 30-point powers, (15 Active Points); all slots Increased Endurance Cost (x4 END; -1 1/2), Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2)
5 1) Deflective Field: Deflective Field: Force Field (10 PD/10 ED/10 Power Defense) (30 Active Points); Increased Endurance Cost (x4 END; -1 1/2), Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2), Draws Energy From Power Cells 12
4 2) Enhanced Strength: Enhanced Strength: +30 STR (30 Active Points); Increased Endurance Cost (x4 END; -1 1/2), No Figured Characteristics (-1/2), Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2), Draws Energy From Power Cells 12
13 Power Cells: Endurance Reserve (90 END, 10 REC) (19 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
14 Black Rhino Body Armour: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
6 Boot Clamps: Knockback Resistance -5" (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Costs Endurance (Only Costs END to Activate; -1/4) 1
6 Insulated Suit: Life Support (Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum) (9 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
12 Peak Performance I: Running +6" (12" total) 1
4 Peak Performance II: Swimming +4" (6" total) 1
5 Peak Performance III: Leaping +5" (9" / 15" forward, 4 1/2" / 7 1/2" upward) 1
Cost Skills
12 +4 with Wrist Launcher
3 Breakfall 13-
3 Climbing 13-
3 Demolitions 13-
1 Electronics 8-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Luanda, Angola 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Interpreter 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 Inventor 13-
3 KS: Major Players In The Angolan Conflict 13-
10 Linguist
Language: English (completely fluent)
Language: French (completely fluent)
Language: Portuguese (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
Language: Spanish (fluent conversation)
Language: Umbundu (completely fluent)
3 Lockpicking 13-
3 Mechanics 13-
3 Paramedics 13-
3 SS: Military Science 13-
3 Security Systems 13-
3 Shadowing 13-
3 Stealth 13-
3 Streetwise 12-
2 Survival (Urban) 13-
3 Tracking 13-
2 WF: Small Arms
2 Weaponsmith (Wrist Launcher) 13-
175+ Disadvantages
15 Enraged: When Cornered (He Will Not Surrender Or Even Slow Down), go 11-, recover 11-
20 Hunted: Angolan Government Forces 8-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
20 Psychological Limitation: Believes The Ends Justify The Means
15 Psychological Limitation: Grim and Humorless
20 Psychological Limitation: Will Not Surrender
10 Reputation: Merciless Vigilante, 11-
15 Social Limitation: Bounty
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
25 Susceptibility: Intense Electromagnetic Fields 3d6 Drain Power Exoskeleton and Power Cells per Phase
8 Experience Points
Black Rhino | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 98 Base Points: 175
Powers Cost: 189 Disadvantages: 175
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 8
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 8
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 71 Total Points: 358
Background

Fernando Delgado spent most of his adolescence building the Black Rhino armour, scavenging components from the scenes of the latest conflicts between government and insurgents. He displayed an inventive flare which was never fully cultivated in the war-torn country. Delgado was never really concerned with education though. He was driven from a very young age to fight against the government. His uncle was a well-placed rebel and Delgado grew to idolise him. After his uncle's death at the hands of government troops, Delgado stepped up his inventions, determined to emulate the super heroes from Europe and the USA and bring about a lasting peace for his country.

While working his way through the shadows, Delgado also began to work with foreign news agencies during the day, helping to highlight atrocities and corruption in his homeland. Although he wasn't optimistic about the possibility, there was always the chance that the United Nations or America would be moved by the plight of his people and do something about it. His work with the journalists allowed him to help shape the view of the outsiders. He took them to places where his message would be found, whether it was to those who were suffering or to those who were perpetuating the suffering. His work with the journalists allowed him some kind of comradeship, but Delgado knew that his life was meant to be solitary, and that he would be most effective as Black Rhino - hunting the corruption at night.

He never really believed his fight would be easy. He began by targeting corrupt government troops and agencies, but soon realised that the corruption went deeper. The rebels were also rife with corruption and it seemed sometimes that both sides of the conflict had more in common than they had differences. Delgado became a little jaded, but even as the proof of corruption expanded, his resolve to never give up intensified.

He withdrew further into the shadows, operating with ruthlessness at night, while working with international news agencies during the day. He helped expose corruption by feeding the journalists tips, as well as leading them to places where he would later strike as Black Rhino. His reputation seemed to spread like a disease... people were either excited or terrified by the thought of a vigilante operating in Luanda.

His methods and ruthlessness brought wide condemnation from within his country as well as from international reporters, who were not impressed with his large body count. Delgado viewed this backlash as naive.

No one knew what happened on the streets except those who were on the streets.

Personality

Delgado has grown up in a war zone. He views every moment as a struggle between life and death and feels those who have succumbed to corruption are not worthy of life. He rarely feels guilt for killing his opponents, although he does try to distinguish between the 'foot soldiers' and the 'masterminds'. He is more likely to use lethal force on the powers behind the crime.

He wants to end the fighting in Angola but has no idea of how to do that except to take out the corrupt people one by one. He knows in his heart that it is an impossible task but Black Rhino possesses an inordinate level of stubbornness. He will never give up and feeds off the cockiness of his opponents. If it looks as if he is being beaten or cornered, Black Rhino actually taps into further reserves of that stubbornness and seems to gather a second wind.

Black Rhino is ruthless and has killed dozens of opponents. If he believes a person is evil then that person will never be given mercy. If he believes a person is a victim, however, he can show great tenderness which hints at his inner turmoil. He is a man who has been unable to really enjoy the life experience, and even his secret identity seems drawn to danger, death and atrocity in the company of international news agencies.

Quote

"Luanda has become a hive of corruption, fed by two equally repugnant adversaries. My life is dedicated to cutting these tumors out of the heart of my country, one at a time."

Powers

Black Rhino wears a specially designed suit of body armour reinforced by an intricate web of energy conduits which form an energy exoskeleton. He complements his armour with a utility belt and wrist blasters, which allows him access to a wide variety of offensive, defensive and investigative devices.

Appearance

The Black Rhino armour has seen a lot of action. There are chips in the armour and other dents which hint at lethal frays. The armour itself is standard, but is overlaid with an intricate (and sensitive) array of receptors and conduits which channel energy from the power cells located around his body, into a strong energy exoskeleton. The exoskeleton appears as a shimmering orange force field and occasionally crackles (due to the patch-jobs undertaken on the system over the years). The helmet has a distinctive 'rhino' look with a short, but dense, horn which contains the suit's enhanced sensor suites and several power cells.

Out of costume, Delgado wears lightweight clothing which enables him to move around the city quickly and without raising much attention. Because of his vigilante lifestyle, Delgado rarely spends much time in his civilian guise, although he forces himself to turn up at work as an interpreter for various news agencies. He is soft spoken in the company of foreign journalists but warms up when he knows he can trust them.