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ARENADORA
ARENADORA
Acacia Oviedo
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
30 STR 40 17- Lift: 6400.0kg; HTH: 8d6; END: [4]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
20 CON 20 13-
0 BODY 10 11-
4 INT 14 12- PER Roll: 12-
20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7; Mental Defence: 9
3 PRE 13 12- PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6
0 COM 10 11-
5 PD 13   Total: 25 PD (12 rPD)
4 ED 8   Total: 20 ED (12 rED)
20 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 12   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 40   Flight: 20" / 640"
 
ARENADORA | Summary
Real Name: Acacia Oviedo Hair Colour: Black (Blue)
Concept: Brick / Energy Projector / Mentalist Eye Colour: Brown (White and Blue)
Affiliation: None Height & Weight: 5' 11" (1.80 m) / 143 lbs (65.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Paraguayan
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Asuncion, Paraguay
GM: NPC Date of Birth: September 18, 1975
Cost Powers END
60 Electricity Powers: Multipower, 60-point reserve
4u 1) Electric Shield: Force Wall (8 PD/10 ED; 2" long and 1" tall), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (59 Active Points); No Range (-1/2) 2
6u 2) Lightning Blast: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points) 6
6u 3) Ride The Lightning: Flight 20", x32 Noncombat (60 Active Points) 6
50 Mind Powers: Multipower, 50-point reserve
3u 1) Mind Blast: Ego Attack 5d6 (50 Active Points); Normal Range (-1/4), Limited Range 12" (-1/4) 5
4u 2) Mind Domination: Mind Control 10d6 (50 Active Points); Stops Working If Mentalist Is Knocked Out (-1/4) 5
5u 3) Mind Reader: Telepathy 10d6 (50 Active Points) 5
15 Hardened Body: Elemental Control, 30-point powers
21 1) Dense Musculature I: Armour (12 PD/12 ED) (36 Active Points) 0
12 2) Energy Absorption: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); Costs Endurance (Only Costs END to Activate; -1/4) 3
5 Active Mind: Mental Defence (9 points total) 0
4 Dense Musculature II: Knockback Resistance -2" 0
     
Cost Talents
3 Living Lightning: Lightning Reflexes: +2 DEX to act first with All Actions
   
Cost Skills
4 +2 with Lightning Bolt
1 Breakfall 8-
1 Computer Programming 8-
3 Electronics 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Asuncion, Paraguay 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Spanish (idiomatic)
PS: Hydroecltric Power Plant Operator 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
2 SS: Engineering 11-
3 SS: Hydroelectric Power 12-
3 Systems Operation 12-
   
200+ Disadvantages
10 Dependent NPC: Isadora Munoz (reporter girlfriend) 11- (Normal; Useful Noncombat Position or Skills)
15 Hunted: Junta 8-
15 Hunted: Mystery 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Uberhuman Physiology Requires Specialist Medical Care
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing
10 Psychological Limitation: Has A Habit Of Revealing Too Much (Motormouth)
15 Psychological Limitation: Overconfident
10 Psychological Limitation: Religious Guilt
10 Social Limitation: Known Mentalist
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
5 Unluck: 1d6
10 Vulnerability: 2 x Effect Drains / Transfer of Powers Attacks
4 Experience Points
   
ARENADORA | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 136 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 195 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 3 Total Experience: 4
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 4
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 20 Total Points: 354
Background

For seven years, Acacia Oviedo worked almost anonymously at the hydroelectric power plant.  She served under eight supervisors and two management transitions without even aiming for promotion or recognition.  She hadn't impressed the interviewers when she first applied but there was a shortage of applicants and so she had been given the job.  She thanked them politely but they weren't listening.  She was a number and she never gave them reason to doubt it.

When the power plant was taken over by minions serving the Infinite Man in 2002, Acacia was kept hostage with her co-workers in the hastily erected communications room where the Infinite Man was able to broadcast his threats to the world at regular half hour intervals.  It was a time when the arch villain was relatively sane, or at least relatively stable.  He declared that South America would have to be severed from North America and had decided to use the power plant as his starting point.  It made no sense to the world, and even Acacia wondered what the real purpose was for taking over her workplace.

When the Sentinels arrived a massive battle erupted.  The heroes surrounded the facility and sent in their heavy-hitters.  Sitting in the communications room Acacia watched in horror as the Infinite Man picked off the heroes one by one with various death traps.  The situation became desperate for the world-class heroes, but their numbers were reinforced with the arrival of seven members of Sanctity.

When the forces of good burst into the communication room, they discovered, along with the hostages, that the Infinite Man was actually a body-double created by the real villain who was destroying large tracts of military land in North America while the heroes flocked to his diversion.  As the heroes realised their mistake a death trap was sprung in the communications room: bolts of deadly electricity arced across the room like a lethal electro-spider web.  The power plant itself was feeding the charge.

Many heroes went down, some of them permanently.

But when the trap was neutralised and the remaining heroes staggered to their feet, there was an extra figure amongst them: a slightly surprised woman with frizzled hair and charcoal on her face.  Electricity seemed to coarse through her and she helped to return the power plant to its former state.

None of the heroes stopped to question the newcomer, they were so intent on returning to the United States to intervene with the Infinite Man.

Acacia wasn't really sure what had happened, or how it happened; but as she walked out of her workplace she realised she was walking just a little bit taller.  She could sense the people around her, their fear, their aspirations and their anxiety.  Her mind seemed to be operating at two levels: her old self as well as a newer, more confident one.  And added to that new awareness was a veritable battery of electricity running through her body.  She saw the energy lap at her fingertips.  Her arms were thicker, too.  She was stronger.  Bigger.

The media didn't manage to catch her on that afternoon, but within a few days Acacia had succumbed to her new fantasy life and donned a cape and tights.  She leapt into action with electricity exploding in front of purse snatchers, her mind stopping thieves in their tracks, and her fists knocking down those who managed to avert her other attacks.  Acacia was nervous but the journalists swarmed and she couldn't easily escape.

Among the crowd of eager reporters was Isadora Munoz: famous evening news hound and darling of the international news set in Paraguay.  Acacia answered Isadora's questions, although she didn't remember the words or the responses.  Somehow she agreed to an exclusive interview.

Her origin story was published the next week, although Isadora kept Acacia's secret identity.  A few glasses of wine and an intimate setting on top of one of the tallest buildings in Asuncion, and Acacia had told her life story.  She trusted the journalist, recklessly she supposed, but in the end it was the right thing to do.  Isadora proved to be a trustworthy confidant and over the years, in between rescuing Isadora from Junta and other uberhuman threats, the two women built up a working relationship which blossomed into a romantic one.

Now, almost six years after the incident with the Infinite Man, Acacia Oviedo continues to work at the power plant during the day and is as anonymous as ever amongst her workmates.  But after hours she and Isadora are daring heroes: Arenadora (or sometimes Blaster Girl) has become Asuncion's only known super hero, and Isadora covers the stories with the inside angles only she can uncover.

 

Personality

Acacia has always been introverted and unsure of herself.  It was a family trait shared by her parents and two sisters, all of whom took on bland occupations in the public service.  She is intelligent but not ambitious, even as a superhero.  Without the direction provided by Isadora Arenadora's career would have been over in less than a fortnight.

Ironically once Acacia begins to talk she rarely manages to keep anything secret, often spilling top secret plans to villains probably as a way of overcompensating for her natural shyness.  She wonders how long it will be before she makes a slip-up over her secret identity.  Isadora also wonders, and has managed to bury several leaks over the past few years.

Acacia is also a devout Roman Catholic, although she is constantly wracked with guilt over her sins with Isadora and her actions as Arenadora.  Her priest knows her secret and has helped guide her to work on doing good in the wider community.  He disapproves of her relationship with Isadora and constantly warns her about her sins, but realises that the good she can do is often enough for him to maintain contact with her.

Her powers arrived suddenly, and Acacia has convinced herself that they were delivered to her by God, something which fills her with a sense of invulnerability (although she is regularly reminded of her lack of invulnerability, mostly against Junta).  In battle she never really considers the opponent's abilities and always assumes she is better than they are.  It is true that the variety of her powers often leads to victory, although she has had her fair share of defeats.

 

Quote

"BLA-ZAM!"

 

Powers

Arenadora has three distinct uberhuman abilities: the generation and projection of electricity, telepathic powers and uberhuman strength.  She is most famous for her electro-powers which are generally limited to lightning bolts, a field of crackling electricity which protects her from attacks, and the ability to fly along lightning bolts she generates.  Her telepathic powers are fairly general as well, including the ability to read and control minds as well as a short-range mental blast.  Her strength is within the uberhuman range, allowing her to lift in excess of 6000kg.  She often surprises opponents with her powerful punches as they confuse her for a regular energy projector.

 

Appearance

Acacia is easy to overlook, particularly at work where she has begun to deliberately assume a bland look with the help of Isadora.  Her face is a little lumpy and her eyes are a dull brown (unless she is using her electricity and they become white with blue highlights).  She has shoulder-length brown hair which is always messy, due in part to her high levels of static electricity.

As Arenadora she cuts a more impressive figure.  She wears a form fitting blue bodysuit with a white lightning bolt across her chest.  Her hair is hidden with a dark blue wig and she wears a white domino mask.