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John Doe
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
16 CON 18 13-
0 BODY 10 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
3 PRE 13 12- PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6
0 COM 10 11-
3 PD 6/14   Total: 6/14 PD (0/8 rPD)
2 ED 6/14   Total: 6/14 ED (0/8 rED)
10 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
2 REC 8   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 36   Swimming: 2" / 4"
3 STUN 30   Teleportation: 20" / 40"
Uncertainty | Summary
Real Name: John Doe Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Teleporter/Desolidification Eye Color: Grey
Affiliation: Outsiders Height & Weight: 5' 10" (1.79 m) / 192 lbs (87.09 kg)
Played By: Dave Robinson Nationality: Estonian
Created By: Dave Robinson Place of Birth: Tallin, Estonia
GM: Noah Thorp Date of Birth: Unrevealed
Cost Powers END
40 Uncertainty: Multipower, 40-point reserve
4u 1) Uncertain Position: Desolidification (affected by Area of Effect Attacks) (40 Active Points) 4
4u 2) Out of Phase: Invisibility to Sight , Hearing , Radio , Touch and Smell/Taste Groups (40 Active Points) 4
3u 3) Phase Touch: Hand-To-Hand Attack +4d6, No Normal Defense (+1) (40 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2) 4
4u 4) Phase Strike: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2 1/2d6 (3 1/2d6 w/STR) (40 Active Points) 4
4u 5) Re-localization: Teleportation 20" (40 Active Points) 4
15 Quantum Non-locality: Elemental Control, 30-point powers
15 1) Quantum Resistance: Armor (8 PD/8 ED), Hardened (+1/4) (30 Active Points)
15 2) Uncertain Location I: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points)
15 3) Uncertain Location II: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points)
Cost Perquisites
3 John Doe: Anonymity
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
19 Unarmed Combat Training
Fast Strike 1/2 +2 +0 5d6 Strike
Killing Strike 1/2 -2 +0 HKA 1d6 +1
Legsweep 1/2 +2 -1 4d6 Strike, Target Falls
Martial Strike 1/2 +0 +2 5d6 Strike
Nerve Strike 1/2 -1 +1 2d6 NND
Cost Skills
7 Computer Programming 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Tallin, Estonia 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Computer Security Specialist 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
2 KS: Science Fiction and Fantasy 11-
11 Linguist
Language: Arabic (completely fluent)
Language: Cantonese (completely fluent)
Language: English (imitate dialects)
Language: Estonian (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
Language: Mandarin (fluent conversation)
Language: Russian (completely fluent)
3 Security Systems 12-
3 Stealth 13-
3 Streetwise 12-
4 Survival (Urban) 13-
150+ Disadvantages
5 Accidental Change: When Surprised Or Excited (Turn Desolid) 8-
10 Distinctive Features: Outline of Uncertainty Is Difficult To See
20 Hunted: The "Men in Suits" 8-
10 Money: Destitute
10 Psychological Limitation: Amnesia, Only Aware Of His Past In Flashes, Does Not Know Who He Really Is
10 Psychological Limitation: Does Not Trust Authority Figures
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant to Kill
15 Psychological Limitation: Wants To Protect The Other Outsiders
5 Social Limitation: Outsider, Not Really Part of Society
Uncertainty | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 77 Base Points: 150
Powers Cost: 119 Disadvantages: 100
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 3 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 19 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 32 Total Points: 250

The world blurred around him, was his coffee there, or there? He forced the universe back into focus, and reached for the cup, drinking the scalding liquid as quickly as he could, ignoring the drops that dripped from the thin plastic lid onto his shirt. The coffee's warmth spread slowly from his belly, carrying the heartburn of hot coffee on an empty stomach. John grimaced, then fought back the pain. He would eat later.

A flash of memory caught him by surprise, two adults (his parents?) laughing and smiling, pointing him towards a cake with five candles. Excitedly he reached out for the cake, both hands wide open. The world blurred, and he passed right through the cake. "My last happy day," he whispered. Other flashes of memory followed, the day the men in suits came, the men who took him away.

He forced the memories away, back to the fractured mirror inside his head. He had a job to do. The Outsiders had to eat, and he was the one who could get the food. It's hard to keep someone out who can walk through walls.

John Doe, aka Uncertainty, was taken from his parents shortly after his fifth birthday, when his Quantum powers started manifesting. That was sixteen years ago. He spent the next ten years under the care of the group that took him away, and to this day does not know who it was, whether they represented a government, and if so which one, a corporation, or something else. They raised him for the next ten years, teaching him languages and how to use his powers. With them he learned how to control his desolidification powers, and the terrifying amount of damage his interpenetration could do if he let it.

As he aged, his keepers realised the difficulty of keeping someone with desolidification and teleportation powers and turned to a battery of drugs to keep him under control. The results were not pretty. The drugs they used interfered with his long-term memory, turning him into a partial amnesiac. They also affected his impulse control, as they rendered him more childlike rather than simply docile as was intended. The end result was a child-like tantrum that had ended with him somewhere outside the institute with no memory of having left it.


John is just trying to survive. He can't blend in with society, so he no longer really tries. Those who accept him, he will defend to the death. He is quiet most of the time, liking very little as much as hiding out with a good book. His preference is for SF and Fantasy, especially those novels about "outsiders," people like himself who don't fit in. His favorite book is A.E. Van Vogt's "Slan" and he usually has an old paperback copy in his pocket. Given a chance he tries to "Ghost" any SF cons in the area, especially Norwescon.


"Don't fight someone with nothing to lose"


Uncertainty isn't really much of a fighter. He prefers to sneak in and out of situations with nobody the wiser. When he does have to fight he prefers to use his phase touch, as that doesn't permanently injure his opponents. Unfortunately it requires pretty fine control, as it involves almost stroking the target's body while his hand is slightly out of phase. Put hard armor on them and he has to phase more intensely to get through it and has less perception of the contours of the body behind it. Then he has to turn to his phase strike ability, which he really doesn't want to use on people due to its lethality. Normally he will sneak into position first, then try and open up with the phase touch. When dealing with humans he would rather break contact (unless there are others to protect) relying on desolidification, teleportation or invisibility to get away, rather than fight to kill.


He's a solidly built young man with longish brown hair, angular features, and cold grey eyes. He generally goes unshaven, and sports a mustache and goatee. He generally wears jeans and either a t-shirt or sweatshirt (depending on the weather) under a dark brown leather jacket. If anyone looks at him, they will notice that he looks somewhat blurred, almost like a double image, or as if he is visible with a "fringe" effect. This is the result of his powers, as when people see him they only see the highest probability location. It makes it hard for someone to describe exactly what he looks like, but still makes him easy to pick out in a crowd.