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Swashbuckler
Swashbuckler
Christian McCauley
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
0 STR 10 11- Lift: 100.0kg; HTH: 2d6; END: [1]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
16 CON 18 13-
10 BODY 15 12-
4 INT 14 12- PER Roll: 12-
20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7; Mental Defense: 0
3 PRE 13 12- PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6
4 COM 18 13-
6 PD 8   Total: 17 PD (9 rPD)
3 ED 7   Total: 16 ED (9 rED)
10 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
6 REC 9   Running: 6" / 12"
2 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
9 STUN 38  
 
Swashbuckler | Summary
Real Name: Christian McCauley Hair Color: Blonde
Concept: Weaponmaster Eye Color: Blue
Affiliation: Heroes of Filmland Height & Weight: 6' 0" (1.82 m) / 196 lbs (89.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: American
Created By: Luis Garavello Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
GM: NPC Date of Birth: November 27, 1979
Cost Powers END
10 Swashbuckling Powers: Elemental Control, 20-point powers
14 1) A Glancing Blow: Armor (9 PD/9 ED) (27 Active Points); (Must Be Aware of Attack; -1/4) 0
30 2) Am I Lucky or What?: Luck 8d6 (40 Active Points) 0
15 3) Die, Villain!: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6 (2 1/2d6 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (45 Active Points); OAF (Sword; -1), Real Weapon (-1/4) 0
4 4) My Sword Is My Shield: Missile Deflection (Any Ranged Attack) (20 Active Points); OAF (Sword; -1), Will Not Work Against Heavy Missiles (-1/4) 0
4 5) Taste My Sword: Hand-To-Hand Attack +3d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (22 Active Points); OAF (Sword; -1), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), Real Weapon (-1/4) 0
35 I Know Where to Hit You: Find Weakness 14- with with Hand-to-Hand Attacks 0
6 Just Like Tarzan: Swinging 9" (9 Active Points); OIF (Swingline or Rope of Opportunity; -1/2) 1
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
52 Fencing (French School)
Cut 1/2 +2 +1 Weapon Strike
Ballestra 1/2 +2 -2 Weapon + 2 DC Strike; 1/2 Move Required
Fleche 1/2 +1 +0 Weapon +v/5; FMove
Froissement 1/2 -1 +1 Disarm; 20 STR to Disarm roll
Parry 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
Prise de Fer 1/2 +1 +0 Bind, 20 STR
Riposte 1/2 +2 +2 Weapon +2 DC Strike, Must Follow Block
Slash 1/2 -2 +1 Weapon +4 DC Strike
Takeaway 1/2 +0 +0 Grab Weapon, 20 STR to take weapon away
Thrust 1/2 +1 +3 Weapon Strike
Void 1/2 -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
Weapon Element: Blades, Default Element
Weapon Element: Off Hand
Cost Skills
9 +3 with Fencing
10 +2 with DEX-Based Skills
3 Acrobatics 13-
5 Acting 13-
3 Breakfall 13-
3 Climbing 13-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Los Angeles, California, USA 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Actor 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
1 Heroes of Filmland Package
AK: Studio Properties 11-
Contact: Studio Staff (Contact has useful Skills or resources), Organization Contact (x3) 11-
Mind Link , Specific Group of Minds, Any distance, No LOS Needed, Number of Minds (x8) (40 Active Points); Only With Others Who Have Mind Link (-1), Flashed As Radio and Hearing Groups, Not Mental Group (-1/2), IIF (-1/4), Does Not Provide Mental Awareness (-1/4), Incantations (-1/4)
Fringe Benefit: Heroes of Filmland Team Member
KS: The Corporation 11-
KS: Media Relations 11-
TF: Airwolf
Rivalry: Hero City Heroes
Social Limitation: Subject to Orders
Watched: Media 8-
3 KS: Fencing 12-
2 Language: French (fluent conversation)
4 PS: Fencer 14-
3 Sleight Of Hand 13-
1 WF: Blades
10 Two-Weapon Fighting (HTH)
200+ Disadvantages
20 Hunted: Claymore 11-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
15 Psychological Limitation: Flamboyant
20 Psychological Limitation: Headstrong
15 Psychological Limitation: Macho
10 Psychological Limitation: Prefers Not to Kill
1 Quirk: Doesn't Like Vegetarians
1 Quirk: Likes to Be Nicknamed "Greatest Swordsman of All Time"
1 Quirk: Likes to Speak with a French Accent, But Forgets It Sometimes
1 Quirk: Made Cameo in "Pirates of the Caribbean"
1 Quirk: Named His Dog Errol Flynn
10 Rivalry: Professional (Monster Man)
20 Social Limitation: Harmful Secret
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity Frequently (11-), Major
0 Experience Points
Swashbuckler | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 123 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 118 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 52 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 57 Total Points: 350
Background

Christian always lived inside the world of movies, magic, and dreams. His father, Charlie, was a top executive with a major studio, so Christian was always in contact with the actors, directors, stuntpeople, and even superheroes (and supervillians) who made their presence there.

At school, things were not so magic for him. Because he had such a famous father, the other kids treated him as "daddy’s little prince.” As years passed, Chris was more and more victim of punches, pushes, and jokes.

But one day it ended. Trevor was one of the biggest guys in school and loved to punch Chris after class. But that proved to be an impossible task for him that day. Every punch or kick he threw ended hitting nothing but air. And the fight was over when a falling brick from the top of a wall hit Trevor’s head.

The following days, Chris noticed that good things started to happen for him: finding money on the street, avoiding small accidents just by stopping to tie his shoes, guessing right on multiple choice quizzes. At sports, he started to became more and more accurate in everything he tried. At football, he soon became a quarterback who missed no passes. At basketball, his throws were always perfect. At baseball, he got the “No Strike” nickname.

But that wasn’t enough for him. He decided to became a superhero like the ones he saw either in real life or portrayed by famous actors. So he trained with some retired superheroes and stars who had strong ties with the studio.

There were some people inside the studio who planned to turn Christian into its answer to Doctor Tomorrow. When Monster Man was selected for that role first, Christian was disappointed. He thought that his good look and his charisma would help him to get the job, but Monster Man’s more obvious abilities gave him an edge. And when the studio was sold, Christian thought his hero career was over before it had a chance to begin.

It was only the next day when he had a meeting with representatives of the new owner of the studios. In that meeting, Christian was forced to sign a deal under mysterious circumstances. He’d realized his dream of becoming a superhero, but not the way he wanted.

Created by Luis Garavello

Personality

Christian appears to the public as an energetic, optimistic person. But inside, Chris is doing something against his wishes, which makes him bitter and angry about the world. He treats his teammates with respect, but he doesn’t plan to stay among them if he has a chance to leave.

Christian has never denied that he doesn’t like Monster Man, although they were placed together on the same team. He believes firmly that he would be a better leader for the Heroes of Filmland.

Also, he believes himself to be the best in the world with a sword in his hands. This leads to a rivalry with every swordsman in the world. A battle with Claymore led to a particular enmity between the two.

Quote

“Oh, just missed me? Try again.”

Powers

Swashbuckler is a mix of an efficient acrobat, sword-wielder, and lucky man. He could be an Olympic champion if he wanted to. Although he doesn’t show any uberhuman abilities, some say that his fencing abilities are beyond human limits.

Appearance

Christian could easily be a model if he wanted to. After his powers started to develop, he started training and working on his body until he met the perfection a superhero possesses. But most of his face is covered with a black and crimson mask, covering his eyes and nose. His long, blond hair makes women suspire, as do as his open white shirt; black, skintight spandex pants; and black combat boots. His fake mustache also helps creating an image of someone who has just jumped out of old pirates B-movie.

Art by Ben Langdon