Aleksander Baranov
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
30 STR 40 17- Lift: 6400.0kg; HTH: 8d6; END: [4]
33 DEX 21 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
30 CON 25 14-
20 BODY 20 13-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
2 COM 14 12-
9 PD 25   Total: 25 PD (8 rPD)
12 ED 25   Total: 25 ED (8 rED)
9 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
2 REC 14   Running: 10" / 20"
0 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
2 STUN 55  
Cossack | Summary
Real Name: Aleksander Baranov Hair Color: Black
Concept: Brick Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Oktober Height & Weight: 6' 2" (1.88 m) / 300 lbs (136.08 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Ukrainian
Created By: Noah Thorp Place of Birth: Chernobyl, Ukraine
GM: NPC Date of Birth: August 24, 1971
Cost Powers END
25 Bearhug: Energy Blast 5d6, No Normal Defense (Life Support: Self-Contained Breathing; +1) (50 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Must Follow Grab (-1/2) 5
12 Hard to Move: Knockback Resistance -6"
8 Increased Running: Running +4" (10" total) 1
2 Immunized: Life Support (Safe in High Radiation)
14 Overcoat: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4)
80 Power Absorbtion: Absorption 12d6 (physical, Strength), Can Absorb Maximum Of 80 Points' Worth Of Physical Damage, Delayed Return Rate (5 Points per Minute; +1/4) (80 Active Points)
5 Supertough Form I: Lack Of Weakness (-5) for Normal Defense
5 Supertough Form II: Power Defense (5 points)
Cost Talents
3 I Can Drunk Just As Good Fight: Environmental Movement (no penalties when drunk)
Cost Skills
2 AK: Russia 11-
3 Breakfall 13-
3 Climbing 13-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Chernobyl, Ukraine 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Ukranian (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Construction Worker 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
2 Gambling (Card Games) 12-
3 Language: English (Completely Fluent, w/Accent)
3 Language: Russian (Completely Fluent, w/Accent)
7 Mechanics 14-
3 Stealth 13-
3 Streetwise 13-
2 Survival (Arctic/Subarctic) 12-
3 Teamwork 13-
200+ Disadvantages
20 Hunted: Russian Dawn 8-
15 Hunted: The Brotherhood 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry, Requires Special Medical Attention
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Versus Killing
15 Psychological Limitation: Recovering Alcholic
15 Psychological Limitation: Sense of Duty
5 Reputation: Former Hero of the Soviet Union, 8-
10 Social Limitation: Obnoxious Drunk
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity
20 Social Limitation: Ruined/Fallen From Grace
0 Experience Points
Cossack | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 162 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 151 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 3 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 34 Total Points: 350

Aleksander Baranov was construction workers at the Chernobylnuclear power plant. When the nuclear plant meltd down Aleksander was exposed to a massive amount of radiation, which would have killed most people. He was laid up in a hospital in Kiev for almost a week before he was released with a clean bill of health. Aleksander didn't think anything was unusual until he was struck by a runaway bus on his way home. Instead of killing him outright, the blow from the bus instead made Aleksander super-humanly strong. With a heave, he threw the bus off of him. Aleksander was dumbfounded and just stood in the street staring at his bulging arms. However, the added strength lasted just a short while, and afterwards Aleksander passed out.

He awoke later in a KGB ran hospital in Moscow. They had taken him in for extensive examinations. It was decided that

Aleksander would be trained in the use of his powers. After a little training, he was made to join Oktober. As a member of Oktober, Aleksander was given the code-name: Cossack, and was also given a special overcoat made for him by Professor.

As a member of Oktober, Aleksander fit perfectly. He tried to promote Oktober was a worthwhile group, but when the Soviet Union broke up and Oktober was disbanded, Aleksander was at loose ends. He enjoyed being a hero, and he took the disbanding very hard. Aleksander returned to Ukraine, but found himself reviled by his fellow Ukrainians as a Soviet thug. He took to drinking, lost himself in oblivion.

Baba Natasha found Aleksander in a dive in Yalta. It was her who brought him back from the brink of destruction. Using her magic, she was able to purge the alchohol from his body. Revived Aleksander was glad to rejoin Baba Natasha in Oktober. However, the drink still calls to him occasionally.


Aleksander has fallen on hard times, and is now a recovering alcholic. He strives against the thirst. Sometimes he wins, and sometimes he looses. When Aleksander is drunk he has been known to cause a lot of destruction. His drunkenness and his association with the Soviet Union has cause serious problems with his reputation. However, Aleksander is still a hero at heart. He'll go out of his way to prevent needless bloodshed, and actually doesn't like some of the more brutal members of Oktober.

One of the main reasons Aleksander stays with Oktober is that he feels that he has a sense of duty to the group; to possibly reform the group from the inside. He's very loyal to the group as a whole, especially Baba Natasha because she has helped him with his alcholism.


"Ha, Ha, you call that a hit. How about trying one of mine?"


Aleksander is an Uber whose powers were activated at the Chernobyl meltdown. Now he's able to absorb a portion of a physical blow and turn it into pure strength. Aleksander is unable to absorb from energy or mental based attacks. At his maximum strength Aleksander becomes one of the strongest Ubers in the world. Over time the increased to strength from physical blows will fade, unless Aleskander were struck again. Do to his physical condition, Aleksander can run really fast.

Since his powers don't actually protect him from the damage of a physical blow nor the effects of an energy based attack, Aleksander wears special overcoat that protects him from most attacks. A side effect of his Uber abilities is that it is difficult to move Aleksander went he doesn't want to be moved.


Aleksander doesn't try to maintain a secret identity. For a costume, he wears a large red overcoat that was specially designed for him by Professor. On his head he wears an ushanka to cover up his balding head. Under his overcoat, Aleksander wears a white long sleeved shirt with the sleeves rolled up, along with slacks and leather shoes. Aleksander, himself, is a bear of a man with a bushy black beard and eyebrows. He's alway been a very hairy man, but always with a quick smile on his lips.