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Beniamino La Rocca
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
35 STR 45 18- Lift: 12.8tons; HTH: 9d6; END: [4]
24 DEX 18 13- OCV: 6  DCV: 6
26 CON 23 14-
10 BODY 15 12-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
0 COM 10 11-
11 PD 20   Total: 35 PD (15 rPD)
15 ED 20   Total: 35 ED (15 rED)
12 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 14   Running: 6" / 12"
2 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 50  
Vesuvius | Summary
Real Name: Beniamino La Rocca Hair Color: Bald
Concept: Brick / Energy Blaster Eye Color: Orange
Affiliation: Ruin Height & Weight: 6' 8" (2.03 m) / 300 lbs (136.08 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Italian
Created By: Noah Thorp Place of Birth: Messina, Italy
GM: NPC Date of Birth: November 20, 1982
Cost Powers END
60 Lava Powers: Multipower, 75-point reserve, (75 Active Points); all slots Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)
6u 1) Destructive Field: Change Environment 4" radius, -2 to Normal Sight PER Rolls, -0 to Normal Hearing PER Rolls, +6 Temperature Level Adjustment, Long-Lasting: Permanent, Multiple Combat Effects, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (75 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4) 3
6u 2) Lava Burst: Energy Blast 10d6, Indirect ( Same origin, always fired away from attacker; +1/4), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (75 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4) 3
5u 3) Lob Lava: Energy Blast 9d6, Area Of Effect Nonselective (One Hex; +1/4), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (67 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4) 3
18 Lava Man: Elemental Control, 46-point powers, (23 Active Points); all slots Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)
22 1) Lava Avalance Tunneling 8" through 8 DEF material, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (50 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4) 2
26 2) Lava Body: Energy Blast 4d6, Damage Shield (Offensive; +3/4), Continuous (+1) (55 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4) 5
15 3) Lava Skin: Armor (15 PD/15 ED) (45 Active Points); Costs Endurance (Only Costs END to Activate; -1/4), Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4) 4
17 Lava Protection: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); Only Works Against Limited Type of Attack (Heat, Earth, Fire, or Lava Based Attacks ; -1/2), Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)
11 One with the Lava: Life Support (Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Self-Contained Breathing) (14 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)
7 Transformation: Cosmetic Transform 2d6 (into and out of Superhero costume) (10 Active Points); Limited Target (Clothes) Limited (-1/2) 1
Cost Skills
3 Deduction 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Messina, Italy 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Italian (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: 'Goodfella' 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
2 Gambling (Card Games) 12-
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
3 Language: Greek (completely fluent)
4 Mobster Package
Bribery 13-
Contact: Unassigned Criminal or Law Enforcement Contacts (6 Points)
Credential: Made Man
KS: Gambling Scams 11-
KS: Law Enforcement Agencies 11-
KS: Sicilian Criminal Underworld 12-
KS: Smuggling 11-
Psychological Limitation: Code Of Conduct (Omerta)
Streetwise 13-
WF: Small Arms
3 Security Systems 12-
3 Shadowing 12-
3 Tactics 12-
200+ Disadvantages
15 Distinctive Features: Lava Man
20 Hunted: Local Law Enforcement 8-
15 Hunted: The Brotherhood 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Powers Damage His Surroundings
10 Physical Limitation: Uncomfortable In Cold Conditions
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
15 Psychological Limitation: Bad Tempered
15 Psychological Limitation: Craves Respect
15 Psychological Limitation: Macho
15 Social Limitation: Wanted Criminal
18 Experience Points
Vesuvius | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 148 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 193 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 18
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 18
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 27 Total Points: 368

Benny “The Bull” La Rocca just couldn’t believe his luck. What had he done to make the Don so pissed at him that he’d given the Bull this job. The job being to whack some volcanologist that had stolen the Dons gal. Things couldn’t have gotten much worse than that thought Benny. In retrospect, Benny thought he would’ve done the same. No one messes with another mans woman. Word of God on that.

So now Benny was stuck with it. He had traced this scientist all the was to Naples of all places. Benny hated Naples; actually Benny hated any place that wasn’t Sicily. His sources had told him that the scientist was up on Mount Vesuvius of all places. Grunting with the effort Benny started his climb. It was exhausting work, but eventually he made his way up the side of the volcano and found the scientist at the summit.

Benny was thinking about shooting the man in the back and being done with the whole thing, but the Don was explicit in his instructions. The man had to know why he was being whacked. The man was bending over some instrument when Benny found him. Benny was about to say something when the man suddenly stood up. He didn’t know that Benny was behind him and when he stood up he swung an instrument pole that he had.

Benny let out a woof as the man accidentally knocked him into the volcano. He screamed all the way to the bottom. Oddly enough the lava didn’t kill him like it should, but instead it changed him. His body changed from normal flesh to the raging lava at the bottom of the volcano.

The transformation was extremely violent, and Mount Vesuvius erupted. Benny was rocketed into the air with the rest of the lava to only come crashing down upon Naples. After he regained consciousness, Benny was in a rage. Benny proceeded to rain destruction on Naples. He destroyed indiscriminately, his rage knew no bounds. It was the shock of the water hitting him that brought him up short.

Standing in a nearby fountain was a man with blue hair and he was wearing a smile.

“Quite impressive,” said the man. “My name is Seiche, and I could use the services of a man of your stature.”

Benny stood there in the piazza and scratched his head; sending embers flying all over the place.

“Ah sure,” said Benny. “Sounds like a blast.”

Then the two proceeded to destroy large sections of Naples before fleeing. Since that day, Benny works for a new Don, as a member of Ruin. He has also taken on the code name: Vesuvius.


Benny has lived the life of a mobster for most of his life. All this violence makes him easily angered. Especially when someone disrespects him. Those who disrespect Vesuvius are going to go to the hospital with some serious burns.

Vesuvius also thinks he’s Gods gift to women. He has hit on all the women in Ruin, but is turned off by Monsoon, and hates Tunguka’s laugh. Of course he has also hit on the women of the Elementals, except for Starfish who’s just too weird for Vesuvius. When facing female Ubers Vesuvius is always condescending to them. Vesuvius isn’t too well liked by female Uber society.


“You call that a hit. The nuns at Saint Francis hit harder than that.”


Vesuvius is an Uber whose body naturally generates lava. He can burn holes through walls just by walking into him. The lava protects Vesuvius just like armor, and those who come into contact with him will burn themselves. Vesuvius in his super-powered form generates extreme heat, and nearby objects have a tendency to burst into flames. His most dramatic attack is to create blobs of lava out of thin air. Vesuvius can throw this ball of lava causing a lot of destruction.


When Benny becomes Vesuvius he becomes a man made of lava. Flames dance across his red lumpy flesh. His eyes become pools of orangish flames. In this form, Vesuvius doesn’t wear a costume. When he returns to his natural shape, Benny is a large man who just makes a person think that he’s a mobster. Even in his natural form, Benny is bald and his eyes are still orange. He keeps this hidden by always wearing sunglasses. Benny likes to wear expensive suits when not being Vesuvius.