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Kid Zoom
Kid Zoom
Daniel Richardson
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
42 DEX 24 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
20 CON 20 13-
0 BODY 10 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
2 EGO 11 11- ECV: 4; Mental Defense: 0
5 PRE 25 12- / 14- PRE Attack: 3d6 / 5d6
3 COM 16 12-
3 PD 6   Total: 14 PD (8 rPD)
2 ED 6   Total: 14 ED (8 rED)
26 SPD 6   Phases: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
8 REC 11   Running: 6" / 12"
10 END 60   Swimming: 2" / 4"
7 STUN 35   Hyper-Running: 24" or 14" / 448"
Kid Zoom | Summary
Real Name: Daniel Richardson Hair Color: Black
Concept: Speedster Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Dawnstars Height & Weight: 5' 3" (1.60 m) / 134 lbs (61.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: American
Created By: John Daly Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
GM: Ben Langdon Date of Birth: May 21, 1991
Cost Powers END
30 Movement: Multipower, 60-point reserve, (60 Active Points); all slots Side Effects (-1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4), Activation Roll 15- (-1/4)
3u 1) Hyper-Running I: Flight 24", Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (60 Active Points); Side Effects (-1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4), Activation Roll 15- (-1/4) 2
3u 2) Hyper-Running II: Flight 14", x32 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (60 Active Points); Side Effects (-1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4), Activation Roll 15- (-1/4) 2
23 Hyper Throwing: Multipower, 40-point reserve, (40 Active Points); all slots OIF (Objects Of Opportunity; -1/2), Range Based On Strength (-1/4)
1u 1) Blinding Objects: Sight Group Flash 4d6 (20 Active Points); OIF (Objects Of Opportunity; -1/2), Does Not Work Against Desolidified Characters (-1/4), Range Based On Strength (-1/4) 2
2u 2) Blunt Objects: Energy Blast 8d6 (40 Active Points); OIF (Objects Of Opportunity; -1/2), Range Based On Strength (-1/4) 4
2u 3) Enveloping/Enmeshing Objects: Entangle 4d6, 4 DEF (40 Active Points); OIF (Objects Of Opportunity; -1/2), Range Based On Strength (-1/4) 4
2u 4) Sharp Objects: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6 (30 Active Points); OIF (Objects Of Opportunity; -1/2), Range Based On Strength (-1/4) 3
5 "He's Sooooo Dreamy!": +10 PRE (10 Active Points); (Only Versus Teenaged Girls; -1)
19 Speed Protection: Force Field (8 PD/8 ED), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (24 Active Points); (Only When Moving; -1/4)
Cost Talents
4 Speed Reading (x10)
Cost Perquisites
9 Former Team Mate: Contact: Dawnstars (Good relationship with Contact), Organization Contact (x3) (9 Active Points) 11-
Cost Skills
1 Acrobatics 8-
2 Athletic Skill: Track and Field 11-
1 Bureaucratics 8-
5 Cramming
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Baltimore, Maryland 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Student 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
1 KS: English 8-
1 KS: History 8-
2 KS: Known Superheroes 11-
1 KS: Known Supervillains 8-
2 Language: French (fluent conversation)
2 Language: Italian (fluent conversation)
1 SS: Biology 8-
1 SS: Chemistry 8-
1 SS: Mathematics 8-
1 Systems Operation 8-
100+ Disadvantages
20 Dependent NPC: Young Friends Of The Week 8-
15 Hunted: Mystery 8-
5 Monitored: Paparazzi 8-
10 Physical Limitation: Requires Twice The Normal Food Intake
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing
15 Psychological Limitation: Driven To Follow in His Mother's Footsteps
15 Psychological Limitation: Naive
15 Social Limitation: Minor
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
5 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x STUN 1 1/2 x STUN "Slippery" Special Effects
11 Experience Points
Kid Zoom | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 136 Base Points: 100
Powers Cost: 90 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 4 Total Experience: 11
Perks Cost: 9 Spent Experience: 11
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 22 Total Points: 261

Danny Richardsonís birth was relatively boring, even though his parents werenít. Sally Louis Richardson was the African-American super-heroine known as Dr. Zoom. Sally had gotten her powers when she was almost killed by a drunk driver in a car accident. As her legs healed, they healed to superhuman levels of muscular tension. Prior to Dannyís birth, Sally had been active as Dr. Zoom in both the Americas and Europe. There had been incidents when she had acted to save fellow heroes and there were opportunities to save her from certain death. During one incident, Sallyís life had been saved when the French hero Renard had disabled a strength sapping death ray which Sally had been caught in. After that, Sally and Renard began a periodic correspondence during which they became good friends.

When Danny was born, Sally was concerned about whether he would have any superpowers. He didnít. Sally and her husband, Michael, thought they had dodged a bullet. They hadnít. Dannyís powers would begin to manifest in puberty.

But fate had other things in store for the Richardson family. When Danny was eight, his mother was killed fighting the monster Toxico. Michael broke the news to his son that his mother had been a super-heroine and had died protecting people from evil. It took Danny several years, but he began to come to grips with his motherís death. During this time, Michael Richardson moved his family to the Chicago area and began drinking.

During this time, Dannyís powers began to manifest. His began manifesting powers at age eleven, and they continued to grow over time. Danny began using his speed to help people around his school and his neighborhood. During this time, Michael witnessed his sonís powers and how similar they were to his dead wifeís. It took this revelation to shake the hold alcohol had on Michael. He entered a treatment center and spent three months getting clean.

Danny spent those three months with his maternal grandparents, revealing his speed powers to his grandparents and their daughterís super-heroine identity. After his father exited the treatment program, Dannyís father and maternal grandparents moved to Philadelphia. There the family helped Danny contact a few organizations, which specialize in training and hiring superhumans. It was then that Danny and the family heard about the death of Renard.

Danny talked with his family, and the entire family, grandparents and all, moved to Italy to give Danny a chance to be a superhero and honor the memory of his mother and her friend.

After working with the Dawnstars for several months, Danny was convinced by Nordkapp Man to return to the United States and attend school. He enrolled at the Numen-Kami Institute in Los Angeles where he is beginning to learn to control his powers among other young ubers his age.


Danny is an enthusiastic teenaged black man driven by his motherís legacy to fight crime. He may be characterized as naÔve, but he does mean well. His rise to fame has caused some unexpected side effects Ė namely money and girls, but Danny has tried to take things in stride.

He was unprepared to become a teen heartthrob, especially when he still attends high school for a half-day. Danny tends to be someone who has a black and white view of the world, either itís good or itís evil. Eventually, Danny plans to go to college and become known only as Zoom.


"Dodge this! And this! Ooh! And this BIG one!"


Kid Zoom is a speedster whose powers are still maturing. He can achieve supersonic speeds, but has problems with turning quickly. He can run on the surface of water and up vertical surfaces. Unlike his mother, his speed powers appear to not be connected with any particular part of his body, so he can whip his arms around to cause minor whirlwinds, a useful distraction. Additionally, he has problems with shoes Ė namely, they tend to melt under the conditions he tends to put them under. As his speed is still based on traction, this has lead to an unusual Ďslippingí problem.

His powers initially appeared to be based on a type of super-human muscle tone, except the muscle tone began dissipating ten months ago, and is now totally gone. Yet Danny still has his speed powers. Which raises a very good question: how does the kid run so darned fast?


Kid Zoom is a young black man still in his teens. He is 5í6" and only weighs 135 lbs. His costume is a dark purple with silver lightning bolts. He wears gloves, a full-face mask, and white sneakers.