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STAMPEDE
STAMPEDE
Kondwani Mpasu
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
3 STR 13 12- Lift: 151.6kg; HTH: 2 1/2d6; END: [1]
39 DEX 23 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
10 CON 15 12-
0 BODY 10 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
-4 EGO 8 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
0 PRE 10 11- PRE Attack: 2d6
1 COM 12 11-
4 PD 7   Total: 7/34 PD (0/27 rPD)
4 ED 7   Total: 7 ED (0 rED)
17 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 6   Running: 30" / 120"
0 END 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 25  
 
STAMPEDE | Summary
Real Name: Kondwani Mpasu Hair Color: Black
Concept: Energy Blaster / Speedster Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: None Height & Weight: 6' 0" (1.82 m) / 165 lbs (75.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: May 12, 1989
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Monkey Bay, Malawi
Cost Powers END
42 Seismic Powers: Multipower, 53-point reserve, (53 Active Points); Does Not Work In A Vacuum (-1/4)
3u 1) Quake Blast: Energy Blast 7d6, Only Does Knockdown Not Knockback (+0), Explosion (+1/2) (52 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only Against Targets On The Ground (-1/4) 5
5u 2) Super Speed: Running +24" (30" total), x4 Noncombat (53 Active Points) 5
5u 3) The Shake Up: Dispel Technological Object 14d6, any Technological power one at a time (+1/4) (52 Active Points) 5
4u 4) Vibro-Phasing: Desolidification (Affected by Sonic-, Vibro- and Air-Based Attacks) (40 Active Points) 4
 
8 Super Vibration: Elemental Control, 20-point powers, (10 Active Points); all slots Does Not Work In A Vacuum (-1/4)
4 1) Blur: +4 with DCV (20 Active Points); Costs Endurance (-1/2), Side Effects: -2 to all DEX Rolls to hold onto things and for related purposes, Side Effect occurs automatically whenever Power is used (-1/2) 20
7 2) Sensitive Touch: (Total: 18 Active Cost, 14 Real Cost) +4 PER with Touch Group (8 Active Points); plus Discriminatory with Normal Touch (5 Active Points) plus +1 with a DEX-Based Skills (5 Active Points) 0
12 3) Vibro-Sense: Detect Physical Vibrations A Single Thing 12- (Touch Group), Discriminatory, Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees), Range, Targeting (28 Active Points); Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 0
 
13 (Unstable) Shock Absorber Field: Force Field (27 PD), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (40 Active Points); Activation Roll 11- (-1), Only To Reduce Damage From Move-Through And Move-By Attacks (-1/2), Linked (Super Speed; -1/2) 0
     
Cost Skills
3 Breakfall 14-
3 Combat Driving 14-
3 Electronics 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Monkey Bay, Malawi 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Chichewa (idiomatic)
PS: Mechanic 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 KS: Engines 12-
2 KS: Trucks 11-
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
3 Mechanics 12-
0 TF: Large Motorized Ground Vehicles
   
150+ Disadvantages
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing (Common, Total)
1 Quirk: Doesn't Want To Get Involved With The World's Problems (Local Hero)
1 Quirk: Irresistible Urge To Check Out Engines
1 Quirk: Never Wears Shoes Or Gloves
1 Quirk: Sees Himself As The Protector Of Monkey Bay (Local Hero)
1 Quirk: Speaks Before He Thinks (Motormouth)
10 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Sonic-Based Attacks (Uncommon)
0 Experience Points
   
STAMPEDE | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 77 Base Points: 150
Powers Cost: 103 Disadvantages: 50
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 20 Total Points: 200
Background

When Kondwani Mpasu was doused in gasoline during a routine maintenance check on a big rig in Monkey Bay he thought he was going to die. The liquid ignited and he was soon alight, although the flames seemed to extinguish themselves as quickly as they had ignited. It was all over in a matter of seconds and Mpasu was sent home to recover after it was clear that he had no burns. He was probably in a bit of shock so Mpasu agreed with his workmates and went home.

When he woke from a sleep he went about his normal routine, but soon realised that he was doing everything at breakneck speed. He tried to slow everything down but ended up blowing up his mother's kitchen and sending the kitchen table through the wall into the neighbour's house. His parents were concerned and called the local doctor who examined Mpasu. The doctor noticed changes in Mpasu's body but couldn't find any reason for those changes. The gasoline accident was the most obvious cause, but when the doctor arrived at the garage to check up the story the rig was long gone. No one knew the details of the driver or the rig itself, although someone thought it was headed towards Azambia.

By the time the doctor returned to the Mpasu household, young Kondwani had already taken greater control of his nascent powers. He showed the doctor what he could do as well as what he now sensed through his fingertips. Shaking his head, the doctor suggested calling Africa Force.

Mpasu shrugged and said it was probably not a big deal. He went back to work and life returned to normal, although he continued to use his powers in an everyday manner. His friends grew to feel comfortable around the new Mpasu, and the family doctor gave up trying to get him to find help. It was apparent that he didn't need any help. Mpasu was a natural learner.

Over the months Mpasu used his growing powers to fight crime in the city of Monkey Bay, as well as assist with emergencies such as house fires and minor flooding. He became a local hero: and it was just enough for him. He didn't want anymore but he certainly did enjoy the sense of accomplishment and the thrill of pushing his new body to its limits.

So far Stampede (as Mpasu calls himself) has limited his activities to Monkey Bay. He has met with Africa Force but the meeting was more of a casual lunch than any serious investigation into his powers or outlook. He has made it quite clear that he is a mechanic and that his 'super powers' just make him an unusual mechanic, not a super hero.

 

Personality

Stampede is a modest man with an altruistic streak which has made him a local hero in the Monkey Bay area. He will go out of his way to protect his neighbours from crime or disaster, but when it comes to the world beyond his home town he just doesn't have the desire to go and fight crime. He doesn't believe his powers put him in the same league as other public heroes such as the Sentinels or Africa Force, and so he doesn't concern himself with the major movements on the world stage. There is simply too much to do on a local level.

He has remained in touch with his regular life and continues to work as a mechanic. A few people know of his powers and he is well respected both as a mechanic and a hero, however, his actions haven't been overly public so his Stampede profile is still relatively unknown.

 

Quote

"I can feel it in my bones."

 

Powers

Mpasu is able to create vibrations within his body as well as within the local area. He uses these vibrations to make him incredibly fast as they boost his natural running ability. He is also able to generate vibration blasts with can rupture technology, such as engines or television sets, or act as a concussive force blast. The vibrations originate within his body and through a bit of concentration he is able to vibrate his entire body so that he can pass through solid objects, or blur himself to such an extent that it is difficult for others to see him clearly (particularly in a combat situation).

A more subtle use of his powers is to 'feel' the area around him. He is able to sense the vibrations of others, such as footfalls or moving vehicles, and he is also able to extend his sensitive sense of touch to feel at a distance.

 

Appearance

Kondwani Mpasu is nineteen years old and has a lithe sprinter's body with long legs and strong arms. His body keeps body fat to an absolute minimum despite the fact that he doesn't train regularly and is prone to poor diet when his work commitments increase. He is laid back and friendly, with an open face and short black hair. Overall Mpasu looks young and idealistic, which sums him up well.

He never wears shoes or gloves because he uses his palms and the soles of his feet to feel the world around him. If he covers them up he feels a little cut-off from the world, almost as if he has lost one of his senses. When he knows he is going to utilise his vibration powers he generally wears lycra running shorts and a tank top, but he is just as capable of saving the day in his stained work overalls.