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Dr. Topa Ga-Gan
Dr. Topa Ga-Gan
Dr. Topa Ga-Gan
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
0 STR 10 11- Lift: 100.0kg; HTH: 2d6; END: [1]
0 DEX 10 11- OCV: 3  DCV: 3
0 CON 10 11-
0 BODY 10 11-
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 13-
20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7; Mental Defense: 0
0 PRE 10 11- PRE Attack: 2d6
0 COM 10 11-
0 PD 2   Total: 2 PD (0 rPD)
0 ED 2   Total: 2 ED (0 rED)
0 SPD 2   Phases: 6, 12
0 REC 4   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 20   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 20  
Dr. Topa Ga-Gan | Summary
Real Name: Dr. Topa Ga-Gan Hair Color: Crimson
Concept: Expert Eye Color: Yellow
Affiliation: S.A.G.E. Height & Weight: 6' 3" (1.90 m) / 225 lbs (102.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: June 21, 1971
Created By: Neil M Place of Birth: Pi-Pol, the UCW
Cost Powers END
Pi-Pol Abilities
5 1) Pi-Pol Vision: Infrared Perception (Sight Group)
5 Good Advice: +1 Overall, 8 Continuing Charges lasting 1 Hour each (+0), Trigger (When User Encounters Target Focus-User) (+1/4), Usable Simultaneously (up to 8 people at once; +1) (22 Active Points); Extra Time (1 Hour (Briefing/Study), -3), Limited Power Only for Skills Used While Encountering Target Powered Armor User, Vehicle/Base, or Gadgeteer (-1/2), Requires An Analyze: Paranormal Technology Skill Roll by Topa Ga-Gan (Active Point penalty to Skill Roll is -1 per 20 Active Points -1/4)
Cost Perquisites
1 Fringe Benefit: Ph.D. in Engineering
Cost Skills
15 +3 with INT-based Skills
11 Analyze: Paranormal Technology 17-
3 Computer Programming 13-
3 Electronics 13-
Everyman Skills
AK: Pi-Pol, the UCW 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Computer Programming 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Scientist 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Custom Adder, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
4 Forgery (Commercial Goods, Documents) 13-
Language: Atlantean (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: English (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Mandarin (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Pi-Pol (idiomatic) (4 Active Points)
Language: Union Standard (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
3 Mechanics 13-
1 PS: Pi-Pol Glassworks 8-
S.A.G.E. High Level Personnel Package
AK: Important Paranormal Sites 13-
Criminology 13-
Fringe Benefit: Membership in S.A.G.E., Security Clearance
Fringe Benefit: Passport
Hunted: Watched by S.A.G.E.
Social Limitation: Subject To Orders
[Notes: S.A.G.E. Package]
KS: Alien Technology (7 Active Points) 17-
KS: Aliens (3 Active Points) 13-
[Notes: S.A.G.E. Package]
KS: High Technology Vehicles (3 Active Points) 13-
KS: Magic Artifacts (7 Active Points) 17-
KS: The Arcane (3 Active Points) 13-
[Notes: S.A.G.E. Package]
KS: Types of Magic (3 Active Points) 13-
KS: Ubermen (3 Active Points) 13-
[Notes: S.A.G.E. Package]
[Notes: S.A.G.E. Package]
SS: Alien Technology Engineering 13- (3 Active Points)
SS: Biology 13- (3 Active Points)
[Notes: S.A.G.E. Package]
SS: Chemistry 17- (7 Active Points)
[Notes: S.A.G.E. Package]
SS: Engineering 18- (8 Active Points)
SS: High Energy Engineering 13- (3 Active Points)
SS: Materials Science 13- (3 Active Points)
SS: Physics 17- (7 Active Points)
[Notes: S.A.G.E. Package]
SS: Robotics, Cybernetics, and Self-Powered Armor 13- (3 Active Points)
SS: Theoretical Physics 13- (3 Active Points)
3 Systems Operation 13-
2 TF: Science Fiction & Space Vehicles
7 Weaponsmith (Biological Weapons, Chemical Weapons, Energy Weapons, Firearms, Incendiary Weapons, Missiles & Rockets) 13-
100+ Disadvantages
5 Distinctive Features: Humanoid Alien (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
15 Physical Limitation: Normal Characteristics Maxima (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
15 Psychological Limitation: Committed to Safeguarding the World from Superhuman Threats (Common, Strong)
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant to Kill (Common, Strong)
Dr. Topa Ga-Gan | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 28 Base Points: 100
Powers Cost: 10 Disadvantages: 50
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 1
Perks Cost: 1 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 1
Skills Cost: 110 Total Points: 151

"There it is," he said. His hand lifted, index finger pointing into the night sky to a place where a faint star many parsecs distant was outshone by other more brilliant or closer stars. The night air felt thick, but Topa Ga-Gan was glad that the fog had not come in. That would have spoiled his night. The tall Earthling patted the Pi-Pol scientist on the shoulders, knowing what his alien friend was feeling - not being able to see his family.

But Lance Westin did not say anything. He allowed Topa his time and just listened as the technologist described how he had come to Earth.

Roughly 10 years earlier

"Always the fringe barbarians send out their scouts seeking worlds to dominate or plunder. Perhaps one day the barbarians will cease their attempts at expansion, but the Central Council does not see that day coming within this century. Worlds lie in peril of being overwhelmed by technology more advanced than they themselves have." Golu Ke-Kor spread his arms over the edges of known space shown in the hologram, then he brought them to his waist and slid them up and down in the typical gesture that indicated thoughts of something that must be done, but can be done only along with something that is unpleasant. "As you know, the top tier of university graduates are selected for training in positions of great responsibility to the Councils of the Union or similar positions for the Pi-Pol High Table."

Topa Ga-Gan shifted in his chair. He was among the brightest stars of his graduating class, but his abilities placed him just outside of the top tier. Still, this was Golu Ke-Kor, First Chancellor of Pi-Pol - the most important person in Pi-Pol's three worlds. It always puzzled Topa why it was that a mere member of Pi-Pol's fourteen representatives to the Councils of the Union addressed the Top Tier while the First Chancellor addressed the Second Tier. Perhaps he would be enlightened today regarding that discrepancy.

Sure enough, as Golu Ke-Kor spoke, Ga-Gan knew why, "Every year, each of the nations of the Union must send ten volunteers to the Star Service. Now, I'm quite certain that none of you have heard of it. Yet, it is one of the most important departments of the Union's External Diplomatic Council. Did any of you ever wonder why it was that the expansion of such fringe nations such as the Empire of Skellaria or the F'plrara Confederations, as powerful as they might be, was so slow?"

Having taken but a single course of History and Politics, Ga-Gan had not thought of this before. And from looking about the room at the other twenty in the room, he wasn't the only one that just realized what it was the Golu Ke-kor was about to say. Interestingly, he noticed that about half of the Second Tier graduates were, like himself, wiggling their light spots - a sign of acceptance and anticipation. The First Chancellor smiled seeing the same expressions that Pi-Pol saw.

And, as the Earthlings are so fond of saying, 'the rest was history'.

Character written by Neil M.


Dr. Ga-Gan still follows the directive given him - to assist the people of Earth that they survive and prosper to hopefully one day join the Union of Civilized Worlds. At night he can be seen outside, wistfully looking at the stars. If someone is present, he will point out his homeworld.


What have you got there? I shall take it apart."


Dr. Ga-Gan is a normal Pi-Pol without powers. He has amassed a large amount of knowledge of how things work, especially things that are used by superhumans such as weapons, vehicles, armor, sensors, and other gadgets both of technological and magical origins.


With wispy crimson hair and thin yellow eyes, Dr. Ga-Gan appears to be a typical Pi-Pol. Those who know, will look for a pair of five tiny light sensory organs, similar to those seen on spiders and certain other Earth animals, in a line where humans normally have eyebrows. The skin, under magnification lacks hair follicles and appears more scaly as well. However, under normal circumstances, it is not difficult for a Pi-Pol to blend into Earth society. Dr. Ga-Gan prefers to wear a blue jumpsuit when working, and a variety of Earth casual clothes when he is not.

Illustration by Ben Langdon.