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Medusa
Medusa
Soraya al-Shahriar
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
30 CON 25 14-
4 BODY 12 11-
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 13-
8 EGO 14 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 0
15 PRE 25 14- PRE Attack: 5d6
2 COM 14 12-
4 PD 7   Total: 17 / 37 PD (0 / 30 rPD)
2 ED 7   Total: 17 / 37 ED (0 / 30 rED)
10 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
4 REC 10   Running: 6" / 12"
10 END 70   Swimming: 2" / 4"
1 STUN 34   Flight: 10" / 20"
 
Medusa | Summary
Real Name: Soraya al-Shahriar Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Energy Blaster Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Legion Height & Weight: 5' 10" (1.79 m) / 154 lbs (70.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Tunisian
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Bizerte, Tunisia
GM: NPC Date of Birth: February 12, 1972
Cost Powers END
72 Telekinesis: Multipower, 72-point reserve
7u 1) Defensive Telekinesis: Force Wall (13 PD/10 ED; 5" long and 2" tall) (70 Active Points) 7
7u 2) Delicate Telekinesis: Telekinesis (23 STR), Fine Manipulation, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (69 Active Points) 0
4m 3) Levitation: Flight 10" (20 Active Points) 2
7u 4) Major Telekinesis: Telekinesis (45 STR) (69 Active Points) 7
7u 5) Major Telekinetic Slam: Energy Blast 14d6 (70 Active Points) 7
5u 6) Redirect The Oncoming Missile: Missile Deflection (Any Ranged Attack), Missile Reflection, Reflect At Any Target (50 Active Points) 0
33 Deflective Field: Force Field (20 PD/20 ED), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (50 Active Points); Concentration, Must Concentrate throughout use of Constant Power (1/2 DCV; -1/2) 2
3 Legion Armour: Elemental Control, 10-point powers, (5 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
14 1) Body Armour: Armor (10 PD/10 ED) (30 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
3 2) Defensive Systems I: Hearing Group Flash Defense (10 points) (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
3 3) Defensive Systems II: Sight Group Flash Defense (10 points) (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
3 4) Infrared Vision: Infrared Perception (Sight Group) (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
9 5) Legion Link: Mind Link , Specific Group of Minds, Any distance, Number of Minds (x8) (30 Active Points); Only With Others Who Have Mind Link (-1), OIF (-1/2), Does Not Provide Mental Awareness (-1/4) 0
Cost Skills
3 +1 with Telekinesis
2 AK: Paris, France 11-
3 Acting 14-
3 Breakfall 13-
3 Bribery 14-
3 Bureaucratics 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Bizerte, Tunis 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Diplomat 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 High Society 14-
3 Interrogation 14-
10 Linguist
Language: Arabic (Modern) (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
Language: English (idiomatic)
Language: French (idiomatic)
Language: Italian (fluent conversation)
3 Oratory 14-
3 Persuasion 14-
3 Power: Telekinesis 12-
3 PS: Mercenary Team Leader 13-
9 Scholar
KS: Dawnstars 13-
KS: French-African Relations 13-
KS: Known Uberhumans 13-
3 Tactics 13-
200+ Disadvantages
10 Distinctive Features: Overwhelming Aura Of Self Confidence
15 Hunted: Dawnstars 8-
20 Hunted: EURO 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
15 Psychological Limitation: Code of Conduct: Believes In (Her Own Idea Of) Justice
15 Psychological Limitation: Loyal To The Legion
15 Psychological Limitation: Refuses To Confront Her Mistakes
15 Reputation: Traitor and Murderer, 14- (Extreme; Known Only To Dawnstars)
15 Rivalry: Professional (Valkyrie; Seek to Harm or Kill Rival)
15 Social Limitation: Wanted Criminal
17 Experience Points
Medusa | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 133 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 177 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 17
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 17
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 57 Total Points: 367
Background

After discovering her telekinetic abilities whilst watching a soccer match in Tunisia, Soraya found within herself a need to fight injustice and defend those who could not properly defend themselves. As a teenager she became a crimefighter, studying and fighting crime with equal fervor. She found her dual calling in the foreign service and was assigned to Paris as part of a diplomatic attaché from Tunis. It was during her time in Paris and Brussels, Soraya came to the attention of the European Union's fledgling uberhuman team, the Dawnstars. As Medusa, Soraya became the first leader of the Dawnstars when it was publicly unveiled in Brussels.

Her leadership ended when the team moved to Italy and Medusa left without warning, severing ties with her close friends. Although she never explained her actions, Soraya had been warned by her lover, an Italian businessman, that the Dawnstars were being set up for a fall. Soraya decided that she could better serve the team by quitting the public eye and working from behind the scenes.

This plan would have worked, had it not been for the fact that her Italian lover was the crime lord, Remus. As soon as she had left the Dawnstars, Remus had Soraya kidnapped and taken to a hidden complex in Spain where she was tortured and conditioned over several months.

Although her spirit was strong, eventually Soraya broke down and was remodelled as a fierce and vengeful woman. When Medusa returned to the Dawnstars it was as their adversary, leading a band of killers known as Gauntlet to attack the Dawnstars in a series of assassinations. Medusa was not in full control of her actions, although she can still relish the feelings of power she had during the time under Remus' power. During this time she confronted and murdered her best friend, the German hero Shriek. The murder was high profile and occurred during an opera performance.

The Dawnstars reformed after the attempts on their lives, and their anger towards Medusa helped forged them into Europe's greatest hero groups.

Medusa, on the other hand, realised that she could never regain her role as a hero. Her conditioning was never fully shaken off and she still maintained a colder, harder edge to her personality. She watched as Remus' Empire collapsed around them and took the initiative by rescuing a number of young ubers under Remus' protection. She took these young misguided villains to Tunisia where she hid them. Whilst in her home country, Soraya met with Revenant who led a group of soldiers-for-hire known as The Legion.

After some consideration Soraya offered her services as well as the services of her young charges. Since joining the team, Soraya has managed to take command of the unit and created a tight band of mercenaries. While she will never again be a hero, Medusa operates in her own moral environment where she still fights for justice on behalf of those who cannot fight on their own. Only this time she fights for money.

Personality

In private and out of uniform, Soraya is a well-educated, well-mannered young woman. She has learned not to judge other people’s beliefs or aspirations, and comes across as a very open and accommodating individual – if not a little headstrong. She has a soft laugh backed by an stimulating sense of humour, and finds pleasure in conversation and the pursuit of knowledge.

As a mercenary, Soraya operates with consummate professionalism. She strongly believes in protecting the world and is still a super-hero at heart, although she can no longer operate as one and finds it difficult to actually articulate her beliefs. She will never betray her team, and feels a great sense of guilt for the deaths of her former team. She spends a lot of her time balancing factors and repercussions, and is sometimes caught in an apparent conversation with herself, or an imaginary ghost of her friend, Kristin.

Quote

"Do not go looking for answers you do not want to hear."

Powers

Medusa is a powerful telekinetic although her powers have not returned to the level she had attained during her time with Gauntlet. She is able to lift in excess of 12 tons with the power of her mind and erect very powerful telekinetic walls of pure force. One of the most formidable aspects of her power is her ability to maintain her powers over a very long time without tiring.

Appearance

Soraya is descended from Arabic and French heritage. Her hair is dark brown with reddish-brown highlights, and she wears her hair in two long braids. Her eyes are dark and penetrating. She prefers to wear simple black clothes out of uniform, and does not allow herself to waste time or money on expensive attire.

Like all members of Legion, Medusa wears a highly resistant black body armour with dark grey pads on the legs, shoulders, boots and gloves. Her mask has a stylised skull motif with green eyes (infrared visor), and this symbol is repeated on the shoulder pads. There is a Legion symbol on the left side of her chest: a lightning-like 'L' in yellow.