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LIGHTNING
Farouk Nafada
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
15 DEX 25 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
20 CON 20 13-
0 BODY 10 11-
0 INT 10 11- PER Roll: 11-
10 EGO 15/24 12- / 14- ECV: 5/8; Mental Defense: 0/18
0 PRE 10/20 11- / 13- PRE Attack: 2d6 / 4d6
0 COM 10 11-
4 PD 7   Total: 15/23 PD (8/16 rPD)
3 ED 7   Total: 15/40 ED (8/33 rED)
15 SPD 6   Phases: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 7   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
12 STUN 40   Flight: 15" / 120"
 
LIGHTNING | Summary
Real Name: Farouk Nafada Hair Color: Black
Concept: Energy Projector / Weapon Master Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Next Gen Height & Weight: 6' 0" (1.84 m) / 196 lbs (89.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: December 13, 1979
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Makurdi, Nigeria
Cost Powers END
10 Lightning Spear: Elemental Control, 50-point powers, (25 Active Points); all slots OAF (-1), Requires The Use Of At Least One Hand (-1/2)
8 1) Energy Absorption: Absorption 10d6 (Energy, Stun) (50 Active Points); Only Restores To Starting Values (-1/2) 0
30 2) Grounded: Force Field (50 ED), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2) (100 Active Points); Only Versus Electricity-Based Attacks (-1/2) 0
10 3) Let The Spear Fly: Flight 15", x8 Noncombat, Usable Underwater (+1/4) (50 Active Points) 5
10 4) Protection: Armor (8 PD/25 ED) (50 Active Points) 0
9 5) Speed Of Lightning: (Total: 50 Active Cost, 18 Real Cost) +10 DEX (30 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2) plus +2 SPD (20 Active Points) 0
 
25 Lightning Powers: Multipower, 62-point reserve, (62 Active Points); OAF (-1); all slots Requires The Use Of At Least One Hand (-1/2)
4u 1) Energy Field: Force Wall (6 PD/12 ED; 3" long and 1" tall), Costs END Only To Activate (+1/4) (61 Active Points) 5
4u 2) Flash Strike: Sight Group Flash 10d6, Does Knockback (+1/4) (62 Active Points) 6
3u 3) Ground Strike: Energy Blast 6d6, Area Of Effect (7" Cone; +1) (60 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Only Versus Targets In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 6
3u 4) Lightning Spear Strike: (Total: 60 Active Cost, 35 Real Cost) Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6 (30 Active Points); No STR Bonus (-1/2) plus Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6 (3d6 w/STR) (30 Active Points)
     [Notes: 2d6 Physical and 2d6 Energy]
6
4u 5) Lightning Strike: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6, +4 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1) (60 Active Points) 6
1u 6) Normal Strike: Hand-To-Hand Attack +2d6 (10 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2) 1
 
5 Improved Charisma: +10 PRE (10 Active Points); OAF (-1) 0
9 Improved Willpower I: +9 EGO (18 Active Points); OAF (-1) 0
6 Improved Willpower II: Mental Defense (16/18 points total) (13 Active Points); OAF (-1) 0
10 Power Of The Spear: Endurance Reserve (100 END, 10 REC) (20 Active Points); OAF (-1) 0
7 Reflexive Light Absorption: Sight Group Flash Defense (9 points) (9 Active Points); Nonpersistent (-1/4) 0
 
40 Summon The Spear: Teleportation 10", x32 Noncombat, Usable As Attack (+1) (80 Active Points); Only To Summon Spear (-1) 8
1 Lightning Spear: Teleportation: Fixed Location (1 Locations) 0
 
14 Next Gen Body Armour: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
13 Next Gen Communicator: Mind Link , Any Willing Target, No LOS Needed, Number of Minds (x8) (40 Active Points); Only With Others Who Have Mind Link (-1), Sense Affected As More Than One Sense Hearing and Radio (-1/2), Does Not Provide Mental Awareness (-1/4), IIF (-1/4) 0
     
Cost Perquisites
5 Next Gen Corporation: Money: Well Off
   
Cost Skills
9 +3 with Lightning Spear Attacks
2 Animal Handler (Bovines) 11- (13-)
3 Breakfall 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Makurdi, Nigeria 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Hausa (idiomatic)
PS: Farmer 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
1 Language: Arabic (basic conversation)
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
2 Navigation (Land) 11-
3 Shadowing 11-
3 Stealth 14-
3 Survival (Desert, Temperate/Subtropical Plains) 11-
1 KS: Rural Lifestyle Of Nigeria 8-
2 WF: Common Melee Weapons
3 Weaponsmith (Muscle-Powered HTH, Muscle-Powered Ranged) 11-
   
200+ Disadvantages
10 Distinctive Features: Eyes Are Charged With Lightning When He Is Touching the Spear
5 Distinctive Features: Prominent Lightning Scare Across Chest
10 Hunted: Scarab 8-
10 Monitored: Nigerian Government 8-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
10 Psychological Limitation: Lacks Curiosity
15 Psychological Limitation: Loyal To The Next Gen
10 Psychological Limitation: Modest And Self-Effacing
10 Psychological Limitation: Not Very Good With Managing Money
10 Psychological Limitation: Will Not 'Murder'
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
15 Susceptibility: When Parted From His Lightning Spear, 8d6 damage per Day
Notes: After the first 24 hours, he suffers 1d6 of damage every three hours.]
10 Vulnerability: 2 x Effect PRE-Based Attacks (Only When Not In Contact With The Spear)
0 Experience Points
   
LIGHTNING | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 84 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 226 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 5 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 35 Total Points: 350
Background

Farouk Nafada led an ordinary existence for the first twenty-eight years of his life. He was married but not blessed with any children. He worked hard with the three heads of cattle his father had left him, and managed to live from one day to the next. One day, however, his life was ripped out of its mundane trajectory. While tending his cows, Farouk was struck down by a freak lightning bolt which had formed from dark clouds overhead. It was unseasonal weather and no one expected any such disaster to befall one of their neighbours, but Farouk was laid out on the plains, seemingly dead.

On closer inspection it was discovered that Farouk was not dead. He sported a wicked-looking lightning scar on his chest and his skin was charred, but he could move and soon he could talk. The staff he had held to keep the cattle in line was transformed, as if by magic, into a powerful spear. Some of the elders believed they had seen such a weapon in the distant past, but whatever its origins, Farouk soon found that it had bonded to him and when he held it, strange powers were unleashed and his body was transformed.

Lightning crackled through his body and demanded to be released. It was certainly too much for the simple-minded Farouk and he found himself shunned from his family and neighbours. He was forced to leave and began to walk aimlessly, trying to forget about the look of fear in his wife's eyes. His own eyes were crackling with electricity.

For a while he tried to control his powers. He learned to fly and enjoyed the sensation, although he was never fully comfortable in the air. He came across Africa Force and joined them for a shot time before coming into conflict with the thief known as Scarab. Farouk's spear was of great interest to the thief and while Scarab escaped capture, the powerful spear did not escape Scarab's attention.

Farouk was convinced to return to his wife by Africa Force and he did so with relief; but when he arrived he found that Scarab had already sought him out to acquire the spear. He threatened Farouk's wife and without a moment's thought Farouk dropped the spear. His powers vanished and Scarab took up the powerful weapon, seemingly stealing away Farouk's new life even before it had really begun.

The spear had no effect in Scarab's hands and the thief was furious. In his rage he killed Farouk's wife with the spear: an accident, for sure, but Scarab never stopped to contemplate his actions. In a rage Farouk found that the spear had returned to his hands, as if by magic.

Lightning flared throughout the house, blowing its walls down and chasing the thief out of the village. Farouk followed and battled Scarab for nearly an hour before subduing him. The battered Scarab pleaded for his life and Farouk stepped away. While Farouk could easily have ended the man's life he decided against it: for no other reason than the children of the village had gathered to stare.

He warned Scarab to keep away from him or he would kill him the next time, and then he passed the thief into the custody of authorities.

Finally he attended his wife and saw that she had a decent burial. The act severed all ties with the village and Farouk felt himself drawn to the capital, although he had no idea of what lay there for him.

As it turned out Professor Pan was assembling a team of Nigerian superheroes and Farouk wandered in to the city at an opportune moment. He was snatched up by Pan and given more money that he had ever seen before. Farouk accepted the position and has since tried to establish a new life for himself in the capital, although he has had great difficulty in adjusting to his new circumstances.

 

Personality

Lightning possesses great power but looks out at life through simple eyes. He is still most comfortable by himself on the land, but with the advent of his powers he has had very little time to be so withdrawn. Pan encourages the team to be public faces, but Farouk refuses to reveal his identity to the world, partly because he is afraid that more tragedy may befall his village, but also because he wants to hold on to something of his self.

 

Quote

"The stick is a part of me, as I am a part of the stick."

 

Powers

Lightning gains his powers from the magically transformed spear. It seems to hold immense power but the power can only be released through Farouk's touch. Pan has reasoned that the spear is tied to Farouk's life force and if Farouk dies the spear will either lose its power or be released from the bond and be able to be used by another. Pan's interest in any succession plan is obvious to many on the team but Farouk doesn't seem to notice or care that Pan is planning on what to do in the event of Farouk's death.

The spear is able to generate a powerful lightning bolt which can strike at range, or be combined with the fierce spear head for a deadly attack. It enables him to fly through the air, produce an electric-field which can protect large areas or be used to encircle enemies. He has enhanced physical attributes when wielding the spear, particularly speed and durability. He also gains increased mental resistance and an iron will, which has shown to be powerful enough to stop mentalists from dominating his mind.

The bond between Farouk and the spear is very powerful. He is able to summon the spear to his hands from great distances. However, without the spear in his hands, Farouk possesses no powers and should be considered a regular human.

 

Appearance

Farouk Nafada is a farmer from a village near Makurdi. He is mostly unremarkable in appearance apart from a prominent scar on his chest which he received from the initial lightning strike. The scar is, as you would expect, in the shape of a lightning bolt. When he touches the spear his body is infused with energy, and this can be seen most clearly in his eyes. When he is in possession of the spear lightning shoots across his eyes like a storm across the prairie. As a member of Next Gen he wears an armoured costume which has a dark green band across the top covering his shoulders and upper chest, with a white band covering the rest of his torso, and dark green trunks and pants.