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MASTERMIND
MASTERMIND
Dr Song Hyun-ki
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
-2 STR 8 11- Lift: 75.8kg; HTH: 1 1/2d6; END: [1]
12 DEX 14 12- OCV: 5  DCV: 5
-4 CON 8 11-
-4 BODY 8 11-
20 INT 25 14- PER Roll: 14-
16 EGO 18 13- ECV: 6; Mental Defense: 0
-2 PRE 8 11- PRE Attack: 1 1/2d6
-1 COM 8 11-
1 PD 3   Total: 11/31 PD (8/28 rPD)
1 ED 3   Total: 11/31 ED (8/28 rED)
16 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 4   Running: 6" / 12"
1 END 18   Swimming: 2" / 4"
4 STUN 20   Flight: 12" / 48"
 
MASTERMIND | Summary
Real Name: Dr Song Hyun-ki Hair Color: Bald
Concept: Gadgeteer Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: None Height & Weight: 5' 9" (1.75 m) / 110 lbs (50.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: November 27, 1965
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Cost Powers END
120 Force Field Generator: Multipower, 150-point reserve, (150 Active Points); all slots IIF (-1/4)
9u 1) Artificial Environment: (Total: 110 Active Cost, 88 Real Cost) Force Wall (5 PD/5 ED; 2" long and 2" tall) (29 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) (Real Cost: 23) plus Life Support (Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Immunity: All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing) (39 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) (Real Cost: 31) plus Change Environment 2" radius, +5 Temperature Level Adjustment, -5 Temperature Level Adjustment, Multiple Combat Effects (42 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) (Real Cost: 34) 7
1u 2) Enhanced Strength: +20 STR, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (25 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2), IIF (-1/4) 1
6u 3) Expanded Field: Force Wall (18 PD/18 ED; 4" long and 3" tall) (100 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), IIF (-1/4) 10
3u 4) Force Blast: Energy Blast 10d6 (50 Active Points); Limited Range 10" (-1/4), IIF (-1/4) 5
5u 5) Force Capsules: Force Wall (10 PD/10 ED; 2" long and 2" tall), Costs END Only To Activate (+1/4) (67 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) 5
3u 6) Force Field Generator: Force Field (20 PD/20 ED) (40 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) 4
3u 7) Force Field Slice: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6, Armor Piercing (+1/2), Penetrating (+1/2) (60 Active Points); No STR Bonus (-1/2), IIF (-1/4) 6
2u 8) Force Flight: Flight 12", x4 Noncombat (29 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) 3
9u 9) Heat Blast: Energy Blast 15d6, Area Of Effect (8" Radius; +1) (150 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), IIF (-1/4) 15
 
37 Tools Of The Mastermind: Variable Power Pool (Gadget Pool (Uses Inventor Skill Roll)), 30 base + 7 control cost, (45 Active Points); all slots OAF (-1)  
0 1) Communicator: High Range Radio Perception (Radio Group) (12 Active Points); OAF (-1) Real Cost: 6 0
 
14 Body Armour: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
28 Power Reserves: Endurance Reserve (200 END, 15 REC) (35 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) 0
     
Cost Perquisites
1 Mad Scientist: Education: PhD in Bioengineering
   
Cost Skills
10 +2 with INT-Based Skills
3 Computer Programming 14-
3 Cryptography 14-
3 Deduction 14-
3 Electronics 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Seoul, South Korea 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Korean (idiomatic)
PS: Mad Scientist 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 Forensic Medicine 14-
5 Inventor 15-
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
3 Language: Mandarin Chinese (completely fluent)
3 Mechanics 14-
3 Paramedics 14-
9 Scholar
KS: American Military Science Community (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: CIA (3 Active Points) 14-
KS: Chinese Military Science Community (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: The Scientific Community (3 Active Points) 14-
17 Scientist
SS: Bioengineering 15- (4 Active Points)
SS: Biophysics 14- (3 Active Points)
SS: Medicine 14- (3 Active Points)
SS: Physics 15- (4 Active Points)
SS: Surgery 14- (3 Active Points)
SS: Ubergetics 14- (3 Active Points)
3 Security Systems 14-
3 Systems Operation 14-
3 Tactics 14-
   
200+ Disadvantages
5 Distinctive Features: Bald Evil Genius
10 Enraged: When He Thinks He Has Been Cheated (Uncommon), Go 8-, Recover 11-
15 Hunted: Dawnstars 8-
20 Hunted: International Law Enforcement Agencies 8-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
10 Physical Limitation: Short Sighted
10 Psychological Limitation: Contemptuous Of Normal People
15 Psychological Limitation: Greedy And Unsatisfied (Always Wants More)
15 Psychological Limitation: Scientific Curiosity
1 Quirk: Cannot Help But 'Tinker' With His Creations (They Just Need That One Last Adjustment...)
1 Quirk: Effeminate Behaviour
1 Quirk: Only Shows His Frustrations When He Is Alone (Unless he Becomes Enraged)
1 Quirk: Skinny And Awkward Looking (His Body Is All Angles)
1 Quirk: Spends A Lot Of Time Alone In His Sanctum
15 Social Limitation: Known Supervillain
10 Social Limitation: Seen As A Know It All
26 Experience Points
   
MASTERMIND | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 58 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 240 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 26
Perks Cost: 1 Spent Experience: 26
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 77 Total Points: 376
Background
Born to relative obscurity in Korea, the man who would become known as Mastermind was the son of a former military aide and close ally of the Americans.  Hyun-ki grew up around Americans and through the encouragement of his Korean father and American mother, he studied in the United States after high school.  At University he was approached and drafted by the CIA and taken to Pittsburgh where he began work within a small military research think-tank.  The US military were attempting to control the ubergene, particularly with military applications, and the Pittsburgh Project was one of many which had been initiated since after the Second World War.

During his work with the combined CIA and US military he was contacted, and seduced, by a Chinese agent.  The agent appealed to his greed and vanity, and even Hyun-ki himself was surprised at how quickly he was willing to betray the United States and his fellow researchers.  His greed was fed, but he has found that nothing is able to completely satiate it and the pursuit and coveting of unobtainable wealth and knowledge has been a driven force ever since.

Hyun-ki became a double agent and worked for the CIA and the Chinese government, exchanging secrets like a collectible card game.  He was discovered shortly before the Pittsburgh Project was closed down, but when Hyun-ki fled the States, the CIA decided not to pursue him.  The Pittsburgh Project hadn't really developed anything or worth, and in the eyes of the government it had been a complete financial failure.

He fled first to Majorca and then shortly after to Malta.  The CIA did look for him but didn't use many of their resources, content to let him fade away and cease being one of their problems.  Nearly a decade later, Mastermind is one of the world's most dangerous scientists and is actively wanted by the CIA and a half dozen other international law enforcement agencies.

From his base in Malta, Mastermind began perfecting his bio-engineering expertise and applications.  He turned his obsessive attention to a local Maltese girl and transformed her like Pygmalion into the blue-skinned power-house, Manta.  He attempted to create the perfect woman and used her to advertise his abilities which worked so well that very quickly he was in high demand across Europe's criminal networks.  He has helped to enhance dozens of men and women, some of whom have gone on to become major adversaries for superhero teams like the Dawnstars and the Brotherhood.

 

Personality

Hyun-ki is consumed by greed.  There is always something just beyond his reach which he is determined to possess, whether it be material like gold or insubstantial like a world-wide reputation.  He is, in fact, a snivelling little man whose desperation for 'things' is clear to anyone who meets him.  He is quite effeminate and pretentious; quick to transform from a cold scientist into a bickering snob.

He is a frustrated man, twisted by his greed and the inability to really connect with other people.  When it comes to social situations he is truly lost and shows his incompetence, so to combat this possibility he deliberately avoids public appearances and generally deals with clients via the internet or through an agent.  Despite his weaknesses, Mastermind is a ruthless and obsessed adversary.  He has pursued enemies into the ground with a steely and vindictive passion, and more than a few times he has extended this vendetta to eradicating family members or friends of his target.

 

Quote

"You fool!  My raw genius will always triumph over your simple parlour tricks!"

 

Powers

Mastermind is, as you would expect, a genius, particularly in the fields of bioengineering and physics.  He has developed a friction-based force field generator on his own with the assistance of the CIA think tank and various other organisations around the world he has infiltrated and pilfered parts or theories.  It is a work in progress and Mastermind most likely wouldn't be able to create a duplicate model given the tinkering that has gone in to the prototype.  It is able to generate incredible force fields as well as 'life support' pods which provide a stable atmosphere within force fields and enable him to travel into hostile environments such as space and the deep sea.  The field is able to be extended and can provide protection for a large area, as well as inflict injuries as force spikes, or project Mastermind through the air in a kind of self-propelled flight.  The field generates heat and if he deliberately channels enough energy into the projector he is able to release a powerful pulse of heat, although doing so often leaves the generator drained, at least for a few moments.

Mastermind also possesses a wide range of tools which include any gadget he is currently working on.

 

Appearance

Hyun-ki has always been skinny and awkward.  He appears to be all angles with knobbly knees and elbows, and pinched cheek bones and long gangling fingers.  He has been bald since his mid-twenties and any clothes he wears inevitably appear to be baggy and shapeless.

In costume he wears ultra tight armoured fabric to compensate for this, which tends to accentuate his effeminate nature and has led to numerous insults and insinuations.  Mastermind absolutely hates this but has not found a solution, apart from the possibility of wearing bulky exo-skeleton or powered armour.  At the present he has hesitated in pursuing these options, but in future he may decide to concentrate on developing the 'Mastermind Armour'.

Force field appears like a shimmering field with sparks intermittently coming off the edge, generally only on one side as if the energy is flowing away like a comet tail.