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SOUND
SOUND
Alison Cheung
 
Cost

Characteristic

Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200kg; 3d6; [1]

30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7    DCV: 7
16 CON 18 13-
6 BODY 13 12-
13 INT 23 14- PER Roll 14-
26 EGO 23 14- ECV: 8
13 PRE 23 14- PRE Attack: 4d6
0 COM 10 11-
5 PD 8   Total: 8/20 PD (8/20 rPD)
3 ED 7   Total: 7/19 ED (7/19 rED)
10 SPD 4   Mental Defense: 10
6 REC 10   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
2 END 40   Running: 16" / 64"
0 STUN 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
 

Cost

Powers

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40 Ch'i Powers (Manifests As A Low-Humming Sound): Multipower, 40-point reserve
4u 1) Ch'i Control: Healing BODY 4d6 (40 Active Points) 4
4u 2) Iron Shirt: Armor (12 PD/12 ED) (36 Active Points) 0
4u 3) Lei Kung's Fire: Energy Blast 8d6 (40 Active Points) 4
3u 4) Ox-Felling Blow: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6 (3d6 w/STR) (30 Active Points) 3
4u 5) Sublime Energy Control: Missile Deflection (Any Ranged Attack), Missile Reflection (40 Active Points) 0
1u 6) Unshakable Balance: Flight 5" (10 Active Points); Only To Stand And Move On Small, Fragile Surfaces (-), Only In Contact With A Surface (-) 1
1u 7) Wire-Fu Wall-Scaling: Clinging (normal STR) (10 Active Points); Requires Acrobatics Roll (-) 0
20 Ch'i Powered Leaping: Leaping +20" (23" forward, 11" upward) 2
8 Grounded: Knockback Resistance -4" 0
25 Runs Like The Wind: Running +10" (16" total), x4 Noncombat 2
7 Trained Toughness I: Damage Resistance (8 PD/7 ED) 0
2 Trained Toughness II: Power Defense (2 points) 0
5 Trained Toughness III: Mental Defense (10 points total) 0
 

Cost

Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
30 Kung Fu
Block +2 +2 Block, Abort
Counterstrike +2 +2 7d6 Strike, Must Follow Block
Legsweep +2 -1 6d6 Strike, Target Falls
Martial Throw +0 +1 5d6 +v/5, Target Falls
Nerve Strike -1 +1 3d6 NND
Strike +0 +2 7d6 Strike
+2 HTH Damage Classes (already added in)

Cost

Skills

9

+3 with Kung Fu

2

Area Knowledge: Charlotte, North Carolina 11-

3

Acrobatics 13-

3

Bribery 14-

3

Bugging 14-

3

Bureaucratics 14-

3

Conversation 14-

3

Criminology 14-

3

Deduction 14-

0

Everyman Skills

Area Knowledge: San Francisco, California 11-

Acting 8-

Climbing 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Language: English (idiomatic)

Professional Skill: Private Investigator 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

Transport Familiarity: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles

3

Interrogation 14-

2

Knowledge Skill: Charlotte's Criminal Underworld 11-

3

Knowledge Skill: Kung Fu 14-

3

Language: Mandarin Chinese (completely fluent)

3

Persuasion 14-

3

Shadowing 14-

3

Stealth 13-

3

Streetwise 14-

2

Weapon Familiarity: Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons
200+ Disadvantages

20

Hunted: C.L.A.W. 8-

20

Hunted: Local Law Enforcement Agencies 8-

15

Hunted: Night Watchman 11-

10

Monitored: The Press 8-

10

Psychological Limitation: Distrusts Scientists

15

Psychological Limitation: Driven To Prove Her Innocence

20

Psychological Limitation: Will Not Kill

15

Reputation: Killed The Mockingbird, 11- (Extreme)

15

Social Limitation: Secret Identity

10

Social Limitation: Seen As Cold And Unapproachable
0 Experience Points
 
Characteristics Cost 135 Base Points 200
Powers Cost 128 Disadvantages 150
Talents Cost 0 Experience Points 0
Perks Cost 0 Total Points 350
Martial Arts Cost 30
Skills Cost 57
Total Cost 350
 
Concept Martial Artist Hair Colour Black
Nationality American Eye Colour Brown
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA Height 1.68m / 5' 6"
Date of Birth May 15, 1973 Weight 50kg / 110 lbs
 
Background

Ali was the son her father always wanted, and after four daughters, James Cheung had to settle for a tomboy. Ali shunned all things feminine and embraced the teachings of her father and uncle at their San Francisco School of Kung Fu. She stayed at the school after her uncle moved away in shame, and when her father had a stroke she took control of the business side of things as well as occasionally training the students. She turned thirty before she realised it.

On a road trip to the East Coast to clear her mind and plan her future, Ali found herself drawn into a kidnapping ring orchestrated by C.L.A.W. which had grabbed her cousin. She could have turned around and headed back to San Francisco, but she convinced herself that she could make a difference, especially after the police refused to investigate. Ali infiltrated a university laboratory and found the place crawling with agents. She couldn't believe it, but she had been thrust into a martial arts film. She slipped through the security net and watched over one of C.L.A.W.'s experiments from an air conditioner vent.

The experiment involved what looked like medical equipment, she thought, like a catscan chamber. The kid strapped to the bench was screaming. Scientists were taking notes, looking smug.

Ali kicked open the grill and leapt into the room, taking a defensive stance even as the grill crashed into a console sending sparks into the room. The experiment was in meltdown, the magnetic fields began to spike to uncontrollable levels and the room exploded. Ali took cover just before the explosion reached her and felt the stirrings of what she later learned was the ch'i force.

When the debris settled she moved quickly to grab the kid and run for the air vent.

Ali never did find her cousin, but the police found his body and the bodies of twenty four other teenagers at the science facility. She found that she had picked up a stray, though, as the kid she rescued wouldn't leave her side. Worse luck, she thought, the kid was a martial arts fan boy.

C.L.A.W. didn't forget Ali Cheung, either.

While Ali and her new found 'puppy', Jesse Balsman, started an uneasy partnership as amateur crime fighters in Charlotte, C.L.A.W. was planning its revenge. They had a local hero killed on television and framed Ali for the murder. Mockingbird's death was broadcast into the homes of Charlotte residents and became the catalyst for a crackdown on vigilantism in the city. Alison Cheung was labelled the City's Most Wanted.

Ali almost fled the city but Jesse held her back and convinced her to stay and fight to clear her name. Her christened the duo The Sound and the Fury, taking the Fury name for himself. Ali didn't particularly like the name Sound, but did realise Jesse was right about staying to clear her name.

Together they continued to fight crime in the streets of Charlotte while also searching for evidence to clear Ali's name.

Personality
Ali grew up in the family business and never really lived her own life until she travelled to Charlotte. Since arriving in the thick of a C.L.A.W. operation she has found a new direction for her life: becoming a hero. She continues to operate as Sound because she feels that everyone needs heroes, even those who vote for a mayor who wants to ban vigilantes. And she also fights to clear her name and bring C.L.A.W. down once and for all.

She is relatively new to the hero game, but she has trained in martial arts since she was very young and now commands her body as a thirty-three year old. She pursues her connection with the ch'i and realises that as she relaxes she is able to tap further into the source.
Quote
"I'll be happy even if I get to knock that smile off of your face."
Powers

Sound is a trained kung fu black belt who has recently discovered the powers of ch'i, which she has begun to explore withy a variety of effects. The experiment which drew Sound and Fury together may have also affected her body and granted her the potential to reach uberhuman physical abilities.

When she channels her ch'i, Sound emits a low humming sound which led Fury to come up with her super hero name. Ali refuses to refer to herself as Sound, however, although she is growing accustomed to its use.

Appearance

Ali Cheung always had a presence about her: a calmness which was never broken even in the heat of high school bitchiness. She was considered the Ice Princess and she still has the unshakable coolness about her. She is also a no-nonsense woman who does not tolerate the regular trappings of super heroes such as spandex and bright costumes. She accepts that Fury loves the glamour, but she is more concerned with getting the job done.

As Sound, she wears a black bodysuit and domino mask which enables her to move unencumbered.