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THUNDER
THUNDER
Ahmed Abubakar
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
10 STR 20 13- Lift: 400.0kg; HTH: 4d6; END: [2]
12 DEX 14 12- OCV: 5  DCV: 5
20 CON 20 13-
8 BODY 14 12-
1 INT 11 11- PER Roll: 13-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
0 PRE 10 11- PRE Attack: 2d6
0 COM 10 11-
4 PD 8   Total: 16 PD (8 rPD)
4 ED 8   Total: 16 ED (8 rED)
16 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
4 REC 10   Running: 6" / 12"
5 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
1 STUN 35  
 
THUNDER | Summary
Real Name: Ahmed Abubakar Hair Color: Bald (Black)
Concept: Energy Projector Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Next Gen Height & Weight: 6' 0" (1.82 m) / 198 lbs (90.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: February 4, 1975
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Abuja, Nigeria
Cost Powers END
140 The Reckoning: Multipower, 315-point reserve, (315 Active Points); all slots Extra Time (Full Phase, Delayed Phase, -3/4), Concentration (0 DCV; -1/2)
5u 1) Deafening Wave: Hearing Group Flash 15d6, Area Of Effect (20" Radius; +1 1/2), Selective (+1/4) (124 Active Points) 12
11u 2) Deterioration (Selected Target): Drain BODY 10d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Ranged (+1/2), Delayed Return Rate (points return at the rate of 5 per Hour; +1) (300 Active Points); Not Versus Organic Material (-1/2) 0
11u 3) Deterioration Wave: Drain BODY 9d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Delayed Return Rate (points return at the rate of 5 per Hour; +1), Area Of Effect (20" Radius; +1), Selective (+1/4) (315 Active Points); Not Versus Organic Material (-1/2) 14
9u 4) Obliteration Wave: Energy Blast 20d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Armor Piercing (+1/2), Area Of Effect (18" Radius; +1), Selective (+1/4) (300 Active Points); Not Versus Organic Material (-1/2), No Range (-1/2) 13
 
6 Awareness: +2 PER with all Sense Groups 0
8 Controlled Breathing: Life Support (Self-Contained Breathing) (10 Active Points); Nonpersistent (-1/4) 0
8 Ultrasonic Hearing: Ultrasonic Perception (Hearing Group), Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees) 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
2 AK: Nigeria 11-
1 AK: Northern Africa 8-
2 AK: Sub-Saharan Africa 11-
3 Combat Driving 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Abuja, Nigeria 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Truck Driver 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
2 KS: African Continental Transport Industry 11-
3 KS: Trucks 12-
7 Linguist
Language: Arabic (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
Language: English (idiomatic)
Language: French (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
Language: Hausa (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
Language: Yoruba (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
1 Lockpicking 8-
5 Mechanics 12-
3 Stealth 12-
1 Streetwise 8-
1 Systems Operation 8-
3 TF: Agricultural & Construction Vehicles, Large Motorized Ground Vehicles, Railed Vehicles
1 Trading 8-
1 WF: Handguns
   
200+ Disadvantages
10 Monitored: Africa Force 8-
15 Monitored: Nigerian Government 8-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
10 Psychological Limitation: Minimalist - Does Not Collect Material Possessions
10 Psychological Limitation: Overly Cautious
10 Psychological Limitation: Stubborn
20 Psychological Limitation: Will Not Kill
15 Reputation: Responsible For MAJOR Property Damage, 11- (Extreme)
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity
10 Social Limitation: Seen As A Danger To Public Safety
0 Experience Points
   
THUNDER | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 85 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 225 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

In the early hours of the morning, truck driver Ahmed Abubakar collided with another container truck on a remote highway. The resulting fireball could be seen for miles and when emergency services eventually arrived on the scene they expected to find nothing but carnage. However, Abubakar was alive. He had been thrown from the inferno and he lay unconscious on the road. All around him, the road was shattered, as if it had been pummelled by a sledgehammer.

He was taken to a hospital in Abuja where he slowly made a recovery, despite frequent relapses brought on by equipment failure. Doctors couldn't immediately explain why his room would be collapse around him. The bed would creak and break; the IV tubes would dissolve; the walls would collapse. Eventually a visiting scientist suggested he be tested for an active ubergene. The scientist was an expert in the field, as well as being an intelligent chimpanzee: Professor Pan. Abubakar was diagnosed as an uberhuman. Pan took him into care where he could provide effective monitoring equipment as well as dampeners to limit the man's destructive abilities.

Pan was assembling a team of super heroes and saw the potential in Abubakar. His powers were incredibly destructive, perhaps uncontrollable; but they were also unbelievably powerful. Pan was hungry to harness the man's power and decided that the potential damage to the environment was worth the risk. Abubakar was the last member of the team to join, and he was given the name Thunder to balance Lightning, another Muslim uber who had befriended Abubakar. Together Lightning and Thunder have helped each other through their emerging powers, as well as their meteoric rise to celebrity status. Neither Abubakar nor Lightning had ever had much money or influence; so with the almost limitless amount of money at their fingertips Abubakar has had quite a lot of adjusting to do.

Abubakar's powers were documented by the government from his hospital visit, and news reports quickly sprung up about his destructive nature. Pan managed to deflect much of the criticism but subsequent Next Gen adventures have shown Abubakar's powers are perhaps even more destructive than initial reports. He is embarrassed by his potential for mass destruction, but he is also bound to Next Gen and realises that the only reason he was hired was because of the destructive power at his disposal.

 

Personality

Abubakar is very aware of how much he can destroy the environment. Since his days in the hospital he has given up any desire for personal belongings. He has rightly learned that nothing lasts forever in his vicinity. He has given up much in his transformation from lonely truck driver to public hero for hire. He has embraced his Muslim faith as a way to explain the turn of events, and has become more comfortable with himself, especially without any of the trappings of his previous life.

He has developed a patience borne from the fact he can destroy the world around him if he loses his temper. He is very hesitant to use his powers and will not be bullied into doing so. He only unleashes them when he can see that there is little option, and never if it would involve hurting innocents.

 

Quote

"When they call me in, you know it is over."

 

Powers

Thunder is able to generate extremely powerful waves of disruptive energy which breaks down the atomic structure of inorganic material in a 40 metre radius. This alone is cause for mass destruction but he is also able to follow up this wave with a concussive force blast which literally obliterates inorganic matter. Used in combination there is so far nothing which can resist him. Through concentration he is able to focus his disruptive energy into a beam rather than affecting a whole area. He has also learned to choose the objects which will be affected by the waves of energy: a trick he has developed in consultation with Pan in a way to avoid mass property damage.

He is also able to control his breathing to such an extent that he no longer requires air to survive, as long as he remains conscious. His hearing is also enhanced into the ultrasonic region.

 

Appearance

Ahmed Abubakar is a man in his early thirties, with dark skin and a powerful build. He is very quiet and seems to be judging the world around him with soulful eyes. He keeps his hair shaved on his head and maintains immaculate personal hygiene, particularly with a very close shave every day. As a member of Next Gen he wears the team costume which is made from an armoured material with 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.