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TABOO
TABOO
Zélyne (last name unrevealed)
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
0 STR 10 11- Lift: 100.0kg; HTH: 2d6; END: [1]
24 DEX 18 13- OCV: 6  DCV: 6
20 CON 20 13-
-2 BODY 9 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 5
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
0 COM 10 11-
2 PD 4   Total: 4/29 PD (0/25 rPD)
0 ED 4   Total: 4/27 ED (0/23 rED)
12 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 6   Running: 6" / 12"
5 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
1 STUN 25  
 
TABOO | Summary
Real Name: Zélyne (last name unrevealed) Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Energy Blaster Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Solo Height & Weight: 5' 5" (1.66 m) / 115 lbs (52.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: Unrevealed, possibly circa 1975
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Cost Powers END
30 Poltergeist Powers: Elemental Control, 60-point powers
26 1) Ectoplasmic Energy Blast: Energy Blast 10d6, Affects Desolidified Any form of Desolidification (+1/2) (75 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Limited Range 12" (-1/4) 7
17 2) Focused Poltergeist: Telekinesis (33 STR), Fine Manipulation (60 Active Points); Concentration, Must Concentrate throughout use of Constant Power (1/2 DCV; -1/2), Limited Range 12" (-1/4) 6
30 3) Protective Aura: Force Field (15 PD/15 ED/5 Mental Defense/5 Power Defense), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (60 Active Points) 0
3 Anti-Flare Goggles: Sight Group Flash Defense (5 points) (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
8 Heavy Plate Armour: Armor (10 PD/8 ED) (27 Active Points); Activation Roll 11- (-1), OIF (-1/2), Restrainable (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
     
Cost Skills
4 +2 with Energy Blast
6 +2 with PS: Street Performer, Sleight of Hand and Ventriloquism
1 Acrobatics 8-
3 Breakfall 13-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Port-au-Prince, Haiti 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Creole (idiomatic)
PS: Dancer 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
2 Gambling (Card Games) 12-
2 Language: English (fluent conversation)
3 Language: French (completely fluent)
3 PS: Street Performer 12- (14-)
3 Power: Telekinesis 13-
3 Sleight Of Hand 13- (15-)
3 Ventriloquism 12- (14-)
   
150+ Disadvantages
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
15 Psychological Limitation: Compulsive Trickster
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
17 Experience Points
   
TABOO | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 70 Base Points: 150
Powers Cost: 114 Disadvantages: 50
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 17
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 17
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 33 Total Points: 217
Background

No one can quite remember the first time Taboo made her presence felt, and she has become something of an icon in modern Haiti despite the fact that she has been responsible for countless acts of trickery and deceit over the past decade or more. Not much is known about the origin of her powers, either, except that she swears that they were given to her by a benevolent (and manipulative) Ioa when she was a young girl. Her powers appear to be quasi-spiritual, existing somewhere a little beyond magic but still a fair way from science. She does not register as an uberhuman so it is possible that her powers were granted to her as she says.

What is known, is that Taboo has spent a great deal of her life causing trouble for Haiti, although her pranks are rarely malicious or threaten life. She remains a constant thorn in the side of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti, and has been tormenting tourists for years, particularly those from the United States.

When she hangs up her costume she exists as a street performer called Zélyne (sometimes recorded as Selene), although it is not known whether this is an alias or her real name. She has never mentioned family but considers the street people of Port-au-Prince her de facto family. Zélyne is a well known attraction on the streets and has a reputation for winning money from tourists who can't keep up with her fast-moving hands.

 

Personality

Taboo has been enjoying life to the fullest ever since she can remember. Nothing brings her down for long and she travels through life with music in her head and dance steps in her feet. Her goal in life seems to be to cause a little confusion and mischief but only as a way to bring new energy to the people around her. She believes that people can become trapped in the importance of their own lives, so she causes a little chaos to bring people back to the really important things in life - which sometimes means they have to react quickly to avert major injury or death!

She has been active for a long time and is generally considered a nuisance rather than a menace.

 

Quote

"Uh-nyuh, you cannot be doin' dat now. Ruins da fun."

 

Powers

Taboo's powers appear to be a classic case of energy projection, allowing her to project energy in a focused and devastating blast, use the energy to provide a force field, and to manipulate objects at a distance using an extended energy field. However, the nature of the energy is disputed and appears to be quasi-mystical as it affects spirits and other intangible opponents. Taboo believes that her powers are the result of friendly Ioa which obey her command. She is protected by a green aura and can extend this aura to manipulate the world around her. She has performed several tricks with her telekinesis and employs it in her street acts too when she can get away unnoticed.

 

Appearance

Taboo is a well known figure in Haiti and her sweeping white skirt and enamelled white armour have given rise to a line of cheap figures which are sold to tourists. The figurines generally include her bandaged head and golden amulet but are otherwise bland. The real Taboo is an impressive woman in her early thirties and clearly confident and cocky. She continues to wear her trademark plate armour which covers her torso, and wears orange pants under a white skirt. Her hair is long and black but she ties it up in bandages when in costume and completes her costume with a pair of goggles and a series of golden amulets imbedded in her chest plate.

When calling upon the quasi-spiritual energy which seems to obey her command, Taboo's body is bathed in a soft green light. The light extends as her powers shift and seem quite hard and substantial when she focuses it into a beam of ectoplasmic energy.

As the street performer, Zélyne, she wears gaudy street clothes but otherwise appears nondescript. She is a proud woman but poor, despite being a moderately successful super villain. She doesn't appear to be overly worried about her impoverished life as she simply takes what she needs and leaves the rest to life.