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PARHELION
PARHELION
Dr Katlego Tsholofelo
 
Cost

Characteristic

Value Roll Notes
4 STR 14/44 12-/18- Lift: 175kg/11tons; 2d6/8d6; [1]

12 DEX 14/24 12-/14- OCV: 5/8    DCV: 5/8
8 CON 14 12-
0 BODY 10 11-
20 INT 25 14- PER Roll 14-
10 EGO 15 12- ECV: 5
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
1 COM 12 11-
2 PD 5   Total: 5/25 PD (0/20 rPD)
2 ED 5   Total: 5/20 ED (0/15 rED)
16 SPD 4/5   Mental Defense: 0
0 REC 6   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 / 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
2 END 32   Running: 6" / 12"
8 STUN 32   Flight: 12" / 96"
 

Cost

Powers

END

13 Parhelion Bodysuit: Elemental Control, 40-point powers, (20 Active Points); all slots Battlesuit (-)
12 1) Enhanced Strength: +30 STR, Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (45 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-) 0
24 2) Groundstrike: Energy Blast 8d6, Personal Immunity (+), Area Of Effect Nonselective (11" Cone; +3/4) (80 Active Points); No Range (-), Extra Time (Full Phase, -), Concentration (DCV; -), Only Versus Targets On The Ground (-) 8
15 3) Limited Propulsion Systems: Flight 12", x8 Noncombat, Usable Underwater (+) (42 Active Points) 4
13 4) Parhelion Force Restraints: Entangle 4d6, 4 DEF (40 Active Points) 4
15 5) Parhelion Force Walls: Force Wall (8 PD/8 ED; 2" long and 1" tall) (42 Active Points) 4
13 6) Sealed Systems: Life Support (Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Immunity: All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing) (39 Active Points) 0
21 7) Protective Force Field: Force Field (20 PD/15 ED), Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (52 Active Points) 0
20 Enhanced Reaction Speed: +10 DEX (30 Active Points); Battlesuit (-) 0
22 Parhelion Power Batteries: Endurance Reserve (180 END, 10 REC) (28 Active Points); IIF (-) 0
 

Cost

Perks

1

Education: PhD in Mechanical Engineering

1

Education: PhD in Physics

Cost

Skills

10

+1 Overall

2

Area Knowledge: Azambia 11-

2

Area Knowledge: London, United Kingdom 11-

6

Africa Force

Area Knowledge: Countries of the Africa Force Accord 11-

Communicator Earpiece: High Range Radio Perception (Radio Group) (12 Active Points); IIF (-)

Communicator Signal: Detect Other AF Communicators 11- (Radio Group), 360 Degrees, Tracking (13 Active Points); IIF (-)

Hunted: Africa Force Rogue's Gallery 8-

Knowledge Skill: Africa Force 11-

Knowledge Skill: African Politics 11-

Knowledge Skill: Enemies Of Africa Force (Known Adversaries) 11-

Member of Africa Force

Monitored: Africa Force 11-

Paramedics 14-

Teamwork 12- (14-)

3

Computer Programming 14-

5

Cramming

3

Deduction 14-

3

Electronics 14-

0

Everyman Skills

Area Knowledge: Gaborone, Botswana 11-

Acting 8-

Climbing 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Professional Skill: Mechanical Engineer 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

Transport Familiarity: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles

3

Inventor 14-

6

Knowledge Skill: Parhelion Bodysuit 17-

2

Knowledge Skill: Witch Doctor 11-

10

Linguist

Language: English (completely fluent)

Language: French (completely fluent)

Language: Greek (completely fluent)

Language: Latin (fluent conversation)

Language: Tswana (idiomatic)

3

Mechanics 14-

3

Professional Skill: Inventor 14-

20

Scientist

Science Skill: Biophysics 16-

Science Skill: Electrical Engineering 14-

Science Skill: Mathematics 15-

Science Skill: Mechanical Engineering 16-

Science Skill: Physics 16-

3

Security Systems 14-

3

Systems Operation 14-

3

Transport Familiarity: Combat Aircraft, Helicopters, Small Planes
200+ Disadvantages

15

Monitored: Witch Doctor 8-

20

Normal Characteristic Maxima

10

Physical Limitation: Airhead

10

Physical Limitation: Near Sighted

10

Psychological Limitation: Prefers To Stay At Headquarters Rather Than Go Into Battle

15

Psychological Limitation: Scientific Curiosity

20

Psychological Limitation: Will Not Kill

10

Rivalry: Professional: Witch Doctor

15

Social Limitation: Married

15

Social Limitation: Public Identity

10

Social Limitation: Seen As An Absent Minded Professor
0 Experience Points
 
Characteristics Cost 90 Base Points 200
Powers Cost 168 Disadvantages 150
Talents Cost 0 Experience Points 0
Perks Cost 2 Total Points 350
Martial Arts Cost 0
Skills Cost 90
Total Cost 350
 
Concept Brick / Powered Armour Hair Colour Black
Nationality Tswanan Eye Colour Brown
Place of Birth Gaborone, Botswana Height 1.82m / 6' 0"
Date of Birth March 10, 1958 Weight 90kg / 198 lbs
 
Background

Educated in London at King's College, Katlego Tsholofelo was headhunted by the Witch Doctor to come and work in Azambia on a military grade exoskeleton which was a slight deviation on the subject of Tsholofelo's doctoral thesis. He worked in Azambia for months before realising that the dictator was planning to use the bodysuit to create an army of super-powered soldiers, but when he attempted to leave the Witch Doctor incarcerated him.

He was forced to work for Azambia and did so until the CIA sent a covert team of agents to free another scientist who was also working under duress. The CIA agents freed their American scientist as well as Tsholofelo and brought him back to the United States where a thankful Tsholofelo assisted the government with exoskeleton design. He had originally planned to use his design to assist his home country's development of a more efficient and safer diamond mining operation, but the United States were also more interested in military uses.

After creating a prototype in Botswana and testing it at one of the diamond mines, the plans were stolen by The Hunt: a mercenary group of ubers who worked for the Witch Doctor. Tsholofelo knew that he had to stop the plans from falling into Azambia's hands and enlisted the aid of Botswana's unofficial hero, a young woman by the name of Kagiso. Together they intercepted The Hunt and managed to destroy the plans rather than allow them to be used by the Witch Doctor.

Tsholofelo and Kagiso continued their relationship in a professional and personal manner, falling in love and eventually marrying. Tsholofelo pursued his research and developed the parhelion bodysuit while Kagiso became Peacemaker and fought crime in the major cities. After the birth of their first child, Kagiso retired from the 'hero game' and concentrated on being a mother. And soon they were blessed by twins.

But tragedy returned to the Tsholofelo family. At twenty-two, their eldest son contracted HIV and died within two years leaving behind a South African wife who was also infected. Kagiso organised the family back into the public arena where she once again became Peacemaker and campaigned for more information and assistance with HIV and AIDS. Tsholofelo began to create more parhelion suits for his family and they soon became known across Africa as a superhero family.

In 2003 the Tsholofelo family organised a conference on uberhuman affairs in Africa which led to the formation of Africa Force. Tsholofelo is the unofficial brains of the various Forces and provides them with technology and equipment with which they can provide security and assistance to the African people.

Personality
Dr Tsholofelo isn't as outgoing as his wife, who is known across the world as an influential figure in the superhero world. He is studious and slips easily into obsession when it comes to his laboratory. He prefers to spend time solving problems in theoretical situations rather than facing uberhuman threats in the field which has meant that he often finds himself outclassed when he is forced to venture out into the world, if only because he thinks too much and doesn't always act.

He loves his wife and their children, often marveling at his accomplishments in that arena. He continues to have an uneasy truce with the Witch Doctor although he does not, and will not, trust the dictator.
Quote
"Yes, yes, I understand that the giant lion-headed serpent is destroying downtown, but do you think it might be possible if I finish my zero-energy propulsion upgrades first? I've been working on them for the past twenty-eight hours and... what? This is important work."
Powers

Dr Katlego Tsholofelo invented the Parhelion Bodysuit with finances from the United States to be used in the development of new mining practices for Botswana's growing diamond industry. He has adapted his original design for use by the Africa Force Five team, including himself. The bodysuit increases the wearer's strength, provides limited flight capabilities and a protective force field. Tsholofelo has further adapted his own suit so that it also increases his reaction time and is able to project a force field to grasp opponents, create force walls and even deliver an earth-shattering groundstrike.

Without his bodysuit, Dr Katlego Tsholofelo is a regular human, although he is a genius.

Appearance

Members of Africa Force Five all wear a standard uniform which is a skintight blue costume with light grey panels on the sides of the legs and arms, a darker grey for their gloves, boots and mask; and a black belt which displays the team logo. Each member also carries a concealed communicator in their ear.  Tsholofelo tends to wear his lab coat while in his Parhelion identity as a reminder that there are probably better things that he should be doing rather than gallivanting across the country fighting 'villains'.

Out of costume, Dr Tsholofelo can usually be found wearing a long white lab coat over casual clothes. He almost always carries a pen or two behind his ears and wears thick-rimmed glasses. He is always busy and seems distracted even when he is directly talking to someone.