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PUNCH LINE
PUNCH LINE
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Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
10 CON 15 12-
0 BODY 10 11-  
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 13-
14 EGO 17 12- ECV: 6; Mental Defense: 0
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
-1 COM 8 11-
4 PD 7   Total: 7/15 PD (0/8 rPD)
4 ED 7   Total: 7/15 ED (0/8 rED)
10 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
2 REC 7   Running: 10" / 20"
0 END 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
9 STUN 35   Swingline: 15" / 60"
 
PUNCH LINE | Summary
Real Name: Unrevealed Hair Color: Black with Purple, Yellow, Green and White Streaks
Concept: Gadgeteer Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: None Height & Weight: 5' 7" (1.71 m) / 168 lbs (76.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: Unrevealed
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Unrevealed, possibly New Delhi, India
Cost Powers END
37 Grapple Guns: Multipower, 75-point reserve, (75 Active Points); all slots OAF (-1)
2u 1) The Explosive Punch: Energy Blast 10d6, Explosion (+1/2) (75 Active Points); 4 Charges (-1), Limited Range 10" (-1/4) 0
1u 2) The Getaway: Swinging 15", x4 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (30 Active Points) 0
3u 3) The Nerve Of That Guy: Killing Attack - Ranged 1d6, Uncontrolled (+1/2), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), No Normal Defense: Self-Contained Breathing of LS: Immune To Neurotoxins (+1), Does BODY (+1), Continuous (+1) (75 Active Points); Limited Range 10" (-1/4) 0
3u 4) The Power Punch: Energy Blast 6d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Double Knockback (+3/4) (67 Active Points); Limited Range 10" (-1/4) 0
3u 5) The Punch: Energy Blast 5d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Area Of Effect (14" Line; +1), Selective (+1/4) (69 Active Points); No Range (-1/2) 0
3u 6) The Stunning Blow: Drain DEX 4d6, Limited Range 10" (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (70 Active Points) 0
 
22 Electric Handshake: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 4d6 (60 Active Points); 6 Charges (-3/4), No STR Bonus (-1/2), Reduced Penetration (-1/4), IIF (-1/4) 0
6 Gas Mask: Life Support (Self-Contained Breathing) (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), 1 Continuing Charge lasting 1 Hour (-1/4) 0
8 Quick On His Feet: Running +4" (10" total) 1
11 Reinforced Coat: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Activation Roll 14- (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
     
Cost Talents
12 Comic Timing: Combat Luck (6 PD/6 ED)
   
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
31 Crazy Man Fighting
Block (With A Crazy Smile) 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
Cartwheel Dodge 1/2 -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
Eye Gouge 1/2 -1 -1 Flash 6d6
Have A Nice Trip, See You Next Fall 1/2 +2 -1 6d6 Strike, Target Falls
The Knuckle Sandwich 1/2 +0 +2 7d6 Strike
The Low Blow (Ouch!) 1/2 -1 +1 3d6 NND
+2 HTH Damage Classes (already added in)
   
Cost Skills
3 +1 with Crazy Man Fighting
9 +3 with Grapple Gun Attacks
2 AK: London, United Kingdom 11-
1 AK: Major European Cities 8-
3 Acrobatics 13-
3 Acting 13-
3 Breakfall 13-
1 Bugging 8-
1 Contortionist 8-
1 Criminology 8-
3 Cryptography 13-
3 Deduction 13-
3 Demolitions 13-
3 Disguise 13-
3 Electronics 13-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: New Delhi, India 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Assassin 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
1 Interrogation 8-
3 Inventor 13-
2 KS: Art and Culture 11-
2 KS: Comedy Films 11-
12 Linguist
Language: Arabic (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
Language: English (idiomatic)
Language: French (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: German (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Hindustani (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Italian (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
3 Lipreading 13-
3 Lockpicking 13-
3 Mimicry 13-
3 Oratory 13-
3 PS: Stand Up Comedian 13-
3 Persuasion 13-
3 Security Systems 13-
3 Shadowing 13-
3 Sleight Of Hand 13-
3 Stealth 13-
3 Tactics 13-
4 WF: Common Melee Weapons, Small Arms
4 Weaponsmith (Biological Weapons, Chemical Weapons, Firearms) 13-
   
200+ Disadvantages
15 Hunted: Majestic 8-
20 Hunted: European Law Enforcement Agencies 8-
15 Hunted: The Brotherhood 8-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
15 Psychological Limitation: Cruel Streak
15 Psychological Limitation: Irrational Attraction To Jokes And Riddles
20 Psychological Limitation: Sociopath
15 Reputation: Homicidal Comedian, 14-
15 Social Limitation: Wanted Criminal
0 Experience Points
   
PUNCH LINE | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 105 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 99 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 12 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 31 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 103 Total Points: 350
Background

Punchline first appeared during the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2004, ostensibly as a participant but he never lodged any official application.  During his stand-up routine he systematically killed his audience, and it wasn't until a dozen people were killed that the majority of the audience realised what was happening.  They spilled into the streets amidst screams, and Punchline followed.  He met the police with a daring attack at the central Edinburgh Police Department where he swung through a window and detonated enough explosives to destroy half of the building.

He fled but was soon tracked down by Majestic and members of Knightwatch.  He was attempting to escape through Liverpool but was cornered in a disused brewery.  During the siege, Punchline was severely injured and caught in one of his own explosions.  He was presumed dead, but actually escaped via an aqueduct connecting to the Mersey.  He fled to Ireland and then to Europe where he resurfaced on the streets of Paris during a cultural festival.  He killed an Englishman, an Irishman and an Australian as part of an elaborate joke that no one actually heard the answer to.

Since making his home in Continental Europe, Punchline has appeared in as many as twelve countries but tends to focus his activities across France, Germany, the Lowlands and Luxembourg.  He generally targets comedy or cultural festivals and tends to follow his own internal logic.  At times he appears to be killing indiscriminately, while at others he follows a 'recipe' requiring certain victims for his sick, twisted jokes.

The closest he has come to being captured was in Denmark when he was cornered by Holger Danske and the vigilante Man Killer.  He escaped in another explosion (something of a calling card) but not before he lost one of his guns which was examined and catalogued by the French inventor, Armstrong.  Since gaining knowledge on Punchline's unique weaponry, it has come to light that the components needed for such a weapon are manufactured by Unger Munitions.  Armstrong has suggested that Punchline may have been a former employee of the company, although no concrete information has been found.

 

Personality

Punchline is a homicidal maniac.  He is solely concerned with killing in the name of comedy, and has so far created a new modus operandi for each of his attacks.  Sometimes he has attacked an audience at a comedy festival like in Edinburgh.  Other times he has killed through the distribution of booby-trapped toys during pre-Christmas sales in Copenhagen, or through bogus dating companies in Monaco.  The only thread between his attacks has been a joke which is usually sent to the authorities before his crime is fully committed.  At other times the joke is implied or half-given, and no solution is found.

 

Quote

"Wait for it... wait for it..."

 

Powers

Apart from being a sadistic sociopath, Punchline appears to be extraordinary lucky when it comes to avoiding capture or serious injury.  While he sometimes wears a long black coat which is lined with kevlar, he usually skips around in a tight red costume, relying on his natural agility to avoid capture.  His chief weapons are his grapple guns which fire miniature boxing glove projectiles, generally attached to a chain or cord.  These attacks are limited to about 15m.  Some of his projectiles include a deadly neurotoxin or explosive tips, while others simply bludgeon a target to death.  The gun also includes a grappling hook which allows Punchline to swing away to safety at high speeds.

He also uses an electric handshake device capable of frying a human, as well as extensive use of explosives.

 

Appearance

The man who calls himself Punchline appears to be of Indian ancestry, with olive skin and thick black hair, although he has dyed (and wrapped) some strands of his dreadlocked hair purple, green, white and white.  He wears a red domino mask and a skin-tight red costume with grey sleeves, white trunks, boots and gloves.  He has an exclamation mark and stars on his shoulders, as well as a large white exploding star motif on his chest with another exclamation mark inside it.  Sometimes he will wear a dark trench coat, while other times he will appear in civilian clothes and blend in to crowds.

His face usually looks hard and cruel, and his sneer is distinctive because of his crooked teeth.