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Atara Barazani


Value Roll Notes
45 STR 55 20- Lift: 50 tons; 11d6; [5]

30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7   DCV: 7
36 CON 28 15-
10 BODY 15 12-
0 INT 10 11- PER Roll 11-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
1 COM 12 11-
1 PD 12   Total: 30 PD (18 rPD)
2 ED 8   Total: 20 ED (12 rED)
20 SPD 5   Mental Defence: 0
0 REC 17   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
2 END 60   Running: 16" / 32"
3 STUN 60   Swimming: 2" / 4"




100 Energy Spheres: Multipower, 120-point reserve, all slots Personal Immunity (+) (150 Active Points); all slots Extra Time (Full Phase, -)
5u 1) Explosive Spheres: Energy Blast 12d6, Time Delay (+), Explosion (+) (105 Active Points); No Range (-) 10
3u 2) Thrown Spheres: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points); Range Based On Strength (-) 6
10 Built Like A Tank: Elemental Control, 20-point powers 0
35 1) Armoured: Armor (18 PD/12 ED) (45 Active Points) 0
10 2) Fast: Running +10" (16" total) (20 Active Points) 2
10 3) Well Grounded: Knockback Resistance -10" (20 Active Points) 0
10 Resistant: Power Defense (10 points) (10 Active Points) 0




Police Officer: Federal/National Police Powers




+3 with Mechanics, KS: Engines and KS: Military Vehicles


Area Knowledge: Gaza, Left Bank 11-


Area Knowledge: Israel 11-


Breakfall 13-


Combat Driving 13-


Everyman Skills (0 Points)

Area Knowledge: Kingston, Rhode Island, USA 11-

Acting 8-

Climbing 8-

Computer Programming 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Language: Hebrew (idiomatic)

Professional Skill: Mechanic 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

Transport Familiarity: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 Knowledge Skill: Engines 12-
2 Knowledge Skill: Islamic Uberhumans 11-
3 Knowledge Skill: Military Vehicles 12-


Language Skill: Arabic (basic conversation)


Language Skill: English (completely fluent)


Mechanics 11-


Military Package

Climbing 13-

Demolitions 11-

Knowledge Skill: Israeli Army Customs and History 11-

Knowledge Skill: The Military World 11-

Navigation (Land) 11-

Professional Skill: Member of the Israeli Army 11-

Social Limitation: Civilians Just Don't Get It

Stealth 13-

Tactics 11-

Weapon Familiarity: Small Arms, Blades


Survival (Desert, Mountain) 11-


Systems Operation 11-


Transport Familiarity: Large Motorized Ground Vehicles, Tracked Military Vehicles, Wheeled Military Vehicles


Weapon Familiarity: Emplaced Weapons, Vehicle Weapons
250+ Disadvantages


Hunted: Fatwa 8-


Hunted: Zodiac Agency 8-


Monitored: Israeli Government 14-


Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care


Psychological Limitation: Fervent Patriot


Psychological Limitation: Reluctant To Kill


Rivalry: Iron Amir


Social Limitation: Secret Identity


Social Limitation: Subject To Orders


Vulnerability: 2x STUN Armour Piercing Energy Attacks
0 Experience Points
Characteristics Cost 155 Base Points 250
Powers Cost 183 Disadvantages 150
Talents Cost 0 Experience Points 0
Perks Cost 3 Total Points 400
Martial Arts Cost 0
Skills Cost 59
Total Cost 400
Concept Brick / Energy Blaster Hair Colour Brown
Nationality American / Israeli Duel Citizenship Eye Colour Brown
Place of Birth Kingston, Rhode Island, USA Height 1.81m
Date of Birth September 29, 1974 Weight 96kg

Atara was always a very proud and idealistic woman, so even though she was brought up in a comfortable family environment on Rhode Island, her thoughts were drawn to the conflict in the Middle East and particularly Israel.  Her parents were nominally interested but Atara soon realised that her passions transcended those of her friends and family.  She joined a hard-line Jewish youth group in New York after graduating from high school and from that association she decided to travel to Israel, the homeland, and help defend her boundaries.  She arrived in Israel in 1992 and enlisted as a volunteer in the armed services.

She felt like she had truly come home.

Over the next decade Atara underwent several key changes in her life, the first of which was the activation of her ubergene.  The transformation was painful for her and only came after she narrowly survived a bomb attack, unfortunately her fellow officers weren't so lucky.  She was emotionally scarred but found herself on the fast track in to the Israeli superhero team, Cabala.  The next change was love, something which Atara was even less ready to face.

Unfortunately for Atara the subject of her love was the leader, Solomon 9.  Worse than that, Solomon 9 was a telepath.

Her embarrassment and denial led to her making some mistakes in the field, including a disastrous run-in with the Zodiac Agency.  She was captured and the scientists at Zodiac temporarily neutralised her powers, rendering her human.  Her team mates rescued her, of course, but she was asked to leave.  Atara took this rejection to extremes and returned to the United States where she tried to assume a normal life.

For two years she lived a half-life, but then Solomon 9 arrived on her doorstep one day.  Atara couldn't believe it, but he had discovered a way to unlock the restraints on her uberhuman powers.  Within a few weeks, Merkava had returned, and she was even more powerful than before.

Atara saw Solomon's intervention as a sign of his love for her, although she realises that he is not in a position to take such feelings any further.  She is willing to bide her time.

Merkava is a super-patriot who has been raised on the ideals of Israel and who will never believe that her homeland is anything but true and virtuous.  She gets agitated when people criticize the government and has even sent several people into hospital because of their slander.  Her team mates call her the 'American' although they love her and appreciate her talents.  She is in love with Solomon Bloom and has been for several years.  Although he has shown her little affection, Atara truly believes they will be together one day.  She just wishes he would make a move ... soon.
"Ooh-boy, this place is gonna ex-plode!"

Merkava has uberhuman strength, which has been augmented since her powers have been restored.  She can lift in excess of 50 tons and is impervious to most weapons.  Her body is also able to produce explosive energy spheres which she tosses at opponents, usually as a way to begin battles.  Her explosions have been used by the team as signals as well, so that they can co-ordinate actions.  Merkava is named after a tank and when she builds up enough momentum through running she is difficult to stop.


Atara has a toned physique from extensive training and has a confidence which her team mates say comes from her American heritage.  She is bold and does not cower from confrontation.  She wears a dark blue armoured costume which is sleeveless and fastened by a steel belt.  She wears silver combat boots and mask.  When she creates her energy spheres they usually appear as sparkling balls of energy, although she has been known to create spheres of white light.  The effects of both spheres are the same so it is assumed that the colour change has no impact on their effectiveness or explosiveness.