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MEDEA
MEDEA
Dr Melina Demokritos
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
-2 STR 8 11- Lift: 75.8kg; HTH: 1 1/2d6; END: [1]
21 DEX 17 12- OCV: 6  DCV: 6
10 CON 15 12-
-4 BODY 8 11-
26 INT 28 15- PER Roll: 15-
8 EGO 14 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 0
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
1 COM 12 11-
5 PD 7   Total: 20 PD (13 rPD)
4 ED 7   Total: 30 ED (23 rED)
13 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
4 REC 7   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
5 STUN 25   Flight: 15" / 60"
 
MEDEA | Summary
Real Name: Dr Melina Demokritos Hair Color: Black
Concept: Energy Blaster / Powered Armour Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Myrmidons Height & Weight: 5' 8" (1.72 m) / 115 lbs (52.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: October 8, 1969
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Athens, Greece
Cost Powers END
45 Medea Power Suit: Multipower, 67-point reserve, (67 Active Points); all slots Battlesuit (-1/2)
4u 1) Extended Heat Field: (Total: 65 Active Cost, 43 Real Cost) Energy Blast 4d6, Damage Shield (+1/2), Continuous (+1) (50 Active Points); Battlesuit (-1/2) (Real Cost: 25) plus Force Wall (1 PD/5 ED) (15 Active Points); Battlesuit (-1/2) (Real Cost: 7) 6
4u 2) Heat Blast: Energy Blast 10d6, Autofire (3 shots; +1/4) (62 Active Points); Battlesuit (-1/2) 6
4u 3) Invisible Heat Waves: Energy Blast 8 1/2d6, Invisible to Sight Group (+1/2) (64 Active Points); Battlesuit (-1/2) 6
4u 4) Mega Blast: Energy Blast 13d6 (65 Active Points); Battlesuit (-1/2) 6
3u 5) Slow, Concentrated Beam of the Sun's Heat: Killing Attack - Ranged 3d6, Armor Piercing (+1/2) (67 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Battlesuit (-1/2), Beam (-1/4), No Knockback (-1/4) 7
7 Power Suit Absorption Panels: Elemental Control, 20-point powers, (10 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
13 1) Energy Redistribution Systems I: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
5 2) Energy Redistribution Systems II: Missile Deflection (Any Ranged Attack) (20 Active Points); Energy Attacks Only (-1/2), OIF (-1/2) 0
7 3) Heat Field: Force Field (5 PD/15 ED) (20 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 2
17 4) Riding The Heat Waves: Flight 15", x4 Noncombat (35 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 3
7 5) Solar Panels: Absorption 4d6 (Energy, END Reserve) (20 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
16 Solar-Powered Battery: Endurance Reserve (90 END, 15 REC) Reserve: (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) REC: (15 Active Points); Only In Direct Sunlight (-1/2) 0
14 Armoured Costume: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
     
Cost Perquisites
1 Leader in Solar Technology I: Education: PhD in Astrophysics
3 Leader in Solar Technology II: Reputation (A medium-sized group) 11-, +3/+3d6
2 Myrmidon: Reputation: Myrmidons (Heroes For Hire) (A large group) 11-, +1/+1d6
5 Patents On Inventions: Money: Well Off
   
Cost Skills
9 +3 with Medea Powersuit Weapons
3 Bureaucratics 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Athens, Greece 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Astrophysicist 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 Computer Programming 15-
5 Cramming
3 Cryptography 15-
3 Deduction 15-
3 Demolitions 15-
3 Electronics 15-
3 Inventor 15-
3 KS: European Scientific Community 15-
14 Linguist
Language: Arabic (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
Language: English (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: French (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: German (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Greek (idiomatic)
Language: Italian (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Latin (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
3 Lockpicking 12-
3 Mechanics 15-
3 PS: Inventor 15-
15 Scientist
SS: Astrophysics 15- (3 Active Points)
SS: Electrical Engineering 15- (3 Active Points)
SS: Mathematics 15- (3 Active Points)
SS: Mechanical Engineering 15- (3 Active Points)
SS: Physics 15- (3 Active Points)
SS: Solar Technology 15- (3 Active Points)
3 Security Systems 15-
3 Stealth 12-
3 Systems Operation 15-
3 Teamwork 12-
3 Trading 12-
2 Weaponsmith (Energy Weapons) 15-
   
200+ Disadvantages
10 Accidental Change: Mega Blast Is Activated If END Reserve 'Overflows' 11- (Uncommon)
10 Dependent NPC: Edmond d'Archiac (Assistant and Sometime Lover) 11- (Normal; Useful Noncombat Position or Skills)
20 Hunted: TITAN 8- (Mo Pow, PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find, Harshly Punish)
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
10 Physical Limitation: Short Sighted (Wears Contact Lenses) (Infrequently, Greatly Impairing)
15 Psychological Limitation: Driven To Hire Her Services To Secure Funding For Future Projects ('Scientific Mercenary Attitude') (Common, Strong)
10 Psychological Limitation: Environmentalist (Common, Moderate)
15 Psychological Limitation: Overconfident (Common, Strong)
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant To Kill (Common, Strong)
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity (Frequently, Major)
10 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Darkness-Based Attacks (Only In Costume) (Uncommon)
0 Experience Points
   
MEDEA | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 96 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 150 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 11 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 93 Total Points: 350
Background

Dr Melina Demokritos never really thought about using her innovative solar panel technology to create a powersuit and fight crime, but when her government funding dried up in 2002 she was given two choices: sell her technology to the United States or raise the funds herself. If she was honest with herself she would admit that she considered robbing a few banks to raise the money, but after inadvertedly explaining her situation to Professor Grak (an advisor to the Dawnstars hero group) she was convinced to use her technology to assist Greece and at the same time raise money through the collection of rewards.

When she started to adapt her technology to create a powersuit, Demokritos found herself getting excited. She was always interested in probing the scientific fields on an intellectual level, but the adventure and excitement which her new role offered seemed to give her a new lease on life. Her associates were worried about her change in direction and warned her against wasting her life on superheroics.

Things turned worse when TITAN targeted her for abduction. Sterling wanted to use her technology to create a powersuit for one of his operatives. Demokritos was taken by surprise and overpowered. After suffering a severe beating she was held captive for a month while Sterling plundered her prototype powersuit. It took her a month to escape and she only managed to do so by tricking Partisan into thinking she was ill (and he still holds a grudge). Once free again, she returned to Athens and opened a new lab with her assistant, Edmond d'Archiac.

Her first powersuit had managed to absorb solar energy and use the energy to create defensive force fields.

Her second powersuit included more offensive capabilities. Once completed she donned the suit and publicly challenged Sterling to a rematch in Athens. He complied but brought the full force of TITAN with him. Demokritos had overestimated her own abilities and would have been sorely beaten for a second time, except that she was assisted by the Brotherhood who arrived on a tip-off from Edmond d'Archiac who worked previously with the hero, Armstrong.

Demokritos was forced to acknowledge her limitations but rather than retire, she areed to work with the government of Greece in exchange for securing future funding for her research. This agreement continued for several years until a new government was brought in and she once again found herself cast adrift.

By this time Achilles had formed his hero-for-hire team, the Myrmidons, and Demokritos became his first recruit. She serves the team as the scientific mind as well as the heavy hitting artillery.

 

Personality

Dr Demokritos is brilliant but doesn't really know her limitations. She is a scientist first and foremost, but also enjoys flaunting her technology as Medea. In both situations she believes she is infallible. Her reputation in the lab is pristine, although her reputation as a hero is fraught with mishaps.

She is a member of the Myrmidons because it allows her to continue to fund her research without having to rely on the haphazard government system. She will accept jobs of any kind as long as the money is good, although she will not condone violence.

 

Quote

"There are two types of people in this world. The regular types. And me."

 

Powers

Medea is a genius and has developed a series of gadgets which draw upon the power of the sun. She wears a powersuit which absorbs solar energy and can transform this energy into offensive and defensive capabilities. She can emit powerful blasts of energy, tight heat beams capable of burning through most materials, an invisible heat wave and powerful heat fields which can keep opponents out of reach. Defensively she is able to produce a protective force field, absorb energy attacks and divert most energy attacks harmlessly away. She is also able to fly by using heat waves.

 

Appearance

Dr Melina Demokritos is in her late thirties. She is a thin woman with high cheekbones and a sometimes harried look in her eyes. Her hair is dark but has a grey lock which usually falls across her forehead. In the lab she wears a white lab coat over dark sweater and pants. As Medea she wears a modified Myrmidon costume which is primarily black with golden highlights and a stylised red M. There are gold-rimmed solar panels on her costume and these panels can be moved around to produce different effects.