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Red Raven
Red Raven
David Barron
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
15 STR 25 14- Lift: 800.0kg; HTH: 5d6; END: [2]
39 DEX 23 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
20 CON 20 13-
4 BODY 12 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
4 EGO 12 11- ECV: 4; Mental Defense: 0
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
-1 COM 8 11-
11 PD 16   Total: 16 PD (16 rPD)
12 ED 16   Total: 16 ED (16 rED)
17 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 9   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
5 STUN 40   Flight: 15" / 30"
 
Red Raven | Summary
Real Name: David Barron Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Metamorph Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: The Crime Boosters Height & Weight: 6' 0" (1.83 m) / 176 lbs (79.83 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: April 13, 1915
Created By: Noah Thorp Place of Birth: Independence, Missouri
Cost Powers END
3 Demonize: Cosmetic Transform 2d6 (into and out of Superhero costume) (10 Active Points); No Conscious Control (-2), Limited Target (Clothes) Limited (-1/2) 1
6 Demon Raven: Elemental Control, 16-point powers, (8 Active Points); all slots Only In Villain Identity (-1/4)
6 1) Demon Skin: Damage Resistance (16 PD/16 ED) (16 Active Points); Only In Villain Identity (-1/4)
21 2) Demonic Wings: Flight 15", No Turn Mode (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (45 Active Points); Restrainable (-1/2), Only In Villain Identity (-1/4) 2
7 3) Demon Half: Life Support (Safe in High Pressure; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing) (17 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)
14 4) Hellfire Aura: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6-1, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Damage Shield (+1/2), Penetrating (+1/2), Continuous (+1) (32 Active Points); No STR Bonus (-1/2), Only In Villain Identity (-1/4) 1
11 5) Talons: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6 (2d6 w/STR), Armor Piercing (+1/2) (22 Active Points); Only In Villain Identity (-1/4) 2
4 Demon Eyes I: Nightvision (5 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)
4 Demon Eyes II: +3 versus Range Modifier for Sight Group (5 Active Points); Only In Villain Identity (-1/4)
4 Demon Eyes III: Sight Group Flash Defense (5 points) (5 Active Points); Only In Villain Identity (-1/4)
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
30 Wing Fighting
Escape 1/2 +0 +0 50 STR vs. Grabs
Flying Strike 1/2 +1 +0 7d6 +v/5; FMove
Snare 1/2 -1 -1 Grab Four Limbs, 45 STR for holding on
Wing Edge 1/2 -2 +0 HKA 1d6
Wing Strike 1/2 +0 +2 9d6 Strike
+2 HTH Damage Class(es)
Cost Skills
10 +2 with HTH Combat
9 +3 with Wing Fighting
3 Acting 13-
1 Attorney Package
Bureaucratics 13-
Credential: License to Practise Law
Education: Juris Doctorate
KS: Criminal Law 12-
KS: Disability Law 12-
KS: Labor Law 12-
KS: Legal Analysis 12-
KS: Legal Reserach 12-
KS: Tax Law 12-
Monitored by the Appropriate Bar Association Ethics Committee 8-
PS: Attorney 11-
Psychologial Limitation: Stickler for Details
3 Breakfall 14-
3 Bribery 13-
10 Defense Maneuver I-IV
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Independence, Missouri 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Business Man 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
17 Politician Package
AK: Missouri 11-
Bureaucratics 13-
High Society 13-
KS: History 11-
KS: Law 11-
KS: Legislative Procedure 12-
KS: Legislative Research 12-
KS: Political Parties 12-
Member of the House of Represenatives
Oratory 13-
PS: Politician 11-
Persuasion 13-
Social Limitation: Oath of Office
Social Limitation: Occupation (Politician)
3 Shadowing 12-
3 Stealth 14-
3 Streetwise 13-
175+ Disadvantages
15 Accidental Change: When Facing Do-Gooders 8-
10 Distinctive Features: Demonic Raven Man
20 Hunted: Local Law Enforcement 8-
10 Monitored: Mr. Scratch 8-
15 Psychological Limitation: Must Fulfill Terms of Contract, on Pain of Eternal Damnation
15 Psychological Limitation: Overconfidence
20 Psychological Limitation: Racist
5 Reputation: Racist, 8-
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
14 Experience Points
Red Raven | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 139 Base Points: 175
Powers Cost: 80 Disadvantages: 125
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 14
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 14
Martial Arts Cost: 30 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 65 Total Points: 314
Background

The balloons in the ballroom had all fallen, all the supporters were gone, the bunting hung dejectedly to the floor, and the lights were out. Only David Barron remained. His dreams of continuing in the politics in Washington DC were quashed, thanks to the meddling of the Crimebusters, namely Barnstormer.

David picked up the bottle of cheap rotgut at his feet and took another slug of the bourbon. It didn’t help ease the pain in his mind. He had been so close. A prominent politician from Missouri, he had made a name for himself in a town full of powerful politicians. David had strong support by the KKK; however, none of their support at the polls was enough. Their imitation of the blacks didn’t work. David had been voted out of office. This night was supposed to be his night of triumph. Instead, David sat there contemplating suicide.

The gun came up, and David thought would it be in the mouth or in the temple. In the mouth decided David. That was also when he saw the light, the light from a cigar burning brightly.

“Who there?” asked David lowering the gun.

The light came closer and David saw a man in a rumpled suit, with a porkpie hat, and a bow tie smoking a cigar.

“Who am I?” replied the man. “Ah the price of success, I guess. Allow me to present my card.”

In a jiffy the man was flashing a business card in his face. The card read: Mr. Beelzebub “Bob” Scratch-Entrepreneur.

“Okay Mr. Scratch,” said David, “what do you want?”

“What do I want?” mimicked Mr. Scratch, “My boy, it isn’t what I want, it is what you want.”

“I don’t want anything,” said David, “I lost it all. My seat in the house, my place in society, and it was all due to them Negroes. Life holds no more meaning to me. Thought I’d get out while the getting was good.”

“Ah ha,” said Mr. Scratch after taking a long pull on his cigar, “Maybe I could help you with that.” The room seemed to stink of brimstone.

“Your buddies in the clan weren’t of much of help. I know I can help you more than them. I got better connections, so to speak.”

“Why would you want to help me?” asked David suspiciously.

“Well,” drawled Mr. Scratch, “I got a little business going on in the old country, so to speak, and I got an inkling that Barnstormer and his chums might put their noses where they don’t belong. Can’t have that. No siree.”

“You’re a true politician Mr. Barron,” said Mr. Scratch, “I’m just a simple entrepreneur. So if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.”

David was certainly intrigued. If this fellow could help him regain his seat in the house, it might be worth the price for what he was asking.

“Alright,” said David, “you’ve sold me.”

“Wonderful,” said Mr. Scratch. Pulling from behind his back came a huge book bound in an odd looking cover.

“Alright then,” said Mr. Scratch, “All I need you to do is sign this book.”

With the other hand a red-feathered quill pen appeared in Mr. Scratches left hand.

Grabbing the pen, David felt a little pain. He had pricked his finger with the quill, but this didn’t stopping from signing the book. He did feel a little sorry that a drop of his blood fell on the page though.

“Now what?” asked David.

“Now what indeed,” said Mr. Scratch, “now what indeed.”

Then pain hit David like a hammer. He fell to his knees as wave after wave of pain rolled over him. The transformation didn’t take long, and Mr. Scratch watched with an amused look on his face as he smoked deeply on his cigar.

Soon David Barron was no more. Standing in his place was a parody of a man. Wings with red feathers stretched from his back, talons ended where his fingers used to be, and his face was no longer human.

Pausing for a closer look at his handiwork, Mr. Scratch said, “Now fulfill our bargain my Red Raven, and afterwards well see about getting your job back.”

Screaming in rage Red Raven fled the room by shattering a skylight. Again the room was dark as if no one had been there. No cigar burned in the darkness, but the smell of brimstone lingered.

Personality

David has sold his soul for a chance of regaining his job and his place in society. However, due to the terms of his deal with Mr. Scratch, he must fulfill the first half of the deal before Mr. Scratch will help him with the other. Failure to live up to the terms of the contract will certainly condemn his to eternal suffering.

Even though David has been transformed into Red Raven, he’s still the racist that he was before. He dislikes minorities, and his transformation into a demonic creature heightens this hatred. Minorities are the favorite victims of Red Raven.

Red Raven also revels in his powers, and the fear he generates in others. He thinks that no one could stand in his way. His talons or wings slash those who dare.

Quote

"Say boy have you had enough yet?"

Powers

Red Raven is a demon grafted upon a mortal host. David has no control over when he becomes Red Raven; the change is all up to Mr. Scratch. In the Red Raven Form, David sprouts a pair of red-feathered wings from his back. Naturally Red Raven is a great flyer, and is able to use the wings as weapons. Red Raven is so adapt at flying that he can turn on a dime.

Because of his demonic nature, most natural weapons are ineffective against Red Raven. Furthermore Red Raven is able to bring forth a fiery aura that surrounds his body. Those trying to touch him will get burned. The demons eyesight is quite keen, and Red Raven can see easily in the dark.

Appearance

When David becomes Red Raven he transforms into a half man half bird creature. A set of full articulate wings with red feathers sprout from his back, and his fingers become talons. His head as well goes into a major transformation becoming that of a terrible raptor. For a costume Red Raven wears a pair of red trunks along with red boots. When in his more human form, David is a slightly overweight politician who is slightly balding.