CYNOSURE
Dr. Radek Vaidisova
 
Cost

Characteristic

Value Roll Notes
3 STR 23 14- Lift: 606kg; 4d6; [2]

12 DEX 24 14- OCV: 8   DCV: 8
10 CON 15 12-
0 BODY 10 11-
16 INT 23 14- PER Roll 14-
6 EGO 13 12- ECV: 4
0 PRE 10 11- PRE Attack: 2d6
2 COM 14 12-
2 PD 7   Total: 17/27 PD (10/20 rPD)
2 ED 5   Total: 15/30 ED (10/25 rED)
6 SPD 4   Mental Defense: 0
0 REC 8   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 END 30   Running: 6" / 12"
4 STUN 34   Flight: 15" / 60"
 

Cost

Powers

END

34 Offensive Light Powers: Multipower, 60-point reserve, (60 Active Points); all slots OIF (-), Beam (-)
3u 1) Laser Beam: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6, Armor Piercing (+), No Range Modifier (+) (60 Active Points) 6
3u 2) Light Burst: Sight Group Flash 12d6 (60 Active Points) 6
3u 3) Light Blast: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points) 6
17 Power Suit: Elemental Control, 50-point powers, (25 Active Points); all slots OIF (-)
18 1) Anti-Grav Belt: Flight 15", x4 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (52 Active Points) 0
20 2) Bend The Light Waves: Invisibility to Sight Group , Usable By Other (+), Costs END Only To Activate (+), Area Of Effect (3" Radius; +1), Selective (+) (55 Active Points) 5
10 3) Corona Of Light: Sight Group Images Increased Size (4" Radius; +), +/-5 to PER Rolls, Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (37 Active Points); Only To Create Light (-1) 0
17 4) Diffuse Light: Sight Group Flash Defense (20 points), Usable By Other (+), Area Of Effect (3" Radius; +1), Selective (+) (50 Active Points) 0
17 5) Expunge The Darkness: Dispel Darkness 16d6, any Darkness power one at a time (+) (60 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -) 6
26 6) Flash Field: Force Field (10 PD/15 ED) (25 Active Points) plus Sight Group Flash 4d6, Damage Shield (+), Reduced Endurance (0END; +), Continuous (+1) (60 Active Points); Activation Roll 11- (-1) 2
17 Body Armour: Armor (10 PD/10 ED) (30 Active Points); OIF (-), Real Armor (-) 0
15 Enhanced Reaction Speeds: +10 DEX (30 Active Points); OIF (-), Costs Endurance (-) 3
7 Enhanced Strength: +10 STR (10 Active Points); OIF (-) 1
3 Infrared Visor I: Infrared Perception (Sight Group) (5 Active Points); OIF (-) 0
3 Infrared Visor II: Sight Group Flash Defense (5 points) (5 Active Points); OIF (-) 0
2 Infrared Visor III: +2 versus Range Modifier for Sight Group (3 Active Points); OIF (-) 0
11 Power Suit Energy Reserves: Endurance Reserve (70 END, 7 REC) Reserve: (14 Active Points); OIF (-) REC: (7 Active Points); IIF (-) 0
 

Cost

Perks

1

Education: PhD in Physics

1

Inventor: Reputation: Inventor and Renowned Physicist (A medium-sized group) 11-, +1/+1d6

Cost

Skills

2

Area Knowledge: Praha (Prague), Czech Republic 11-

3

Combat Piloting 14-

3

Computer Programming 14-

3

Cryptography 14-

3

Deduction 14-

3

Electronics 14-

0

Everyman Skills

Area Knowledge: Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic 11-

Acting 8-

Climbing 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Professional Skill: Physicist 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

Transport Familiarity: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles

3

Inventor 14-

3

Knowledge Skill: Cynosure Power Suit 14-

10

Linguist

Language: Czechoslovakian (idiomatic)

Language: English (completely fluent)

Language: German (completely fluent)

Language: Polish (fluent conversation)

Language: Russian (completely fluent)

3

Mechanics 14-

2

Navigation (Air) 14-

1

Oratory 8-

3

Professional Skill: Inventor 14-

3

Paramedics 14-

16

Scientist

Science Skill: Anti-Grav Technology 14-

Science Skill: Electrical Engineering 15-

Science Skill: Light 15-

Science Skill: Mathematics 14-

Science Skill: Physics 15-

3

Systems Operation 14-

2

Transport Familiarity: Grav Vehicles/Hovercraft, Helicopters, Small Planes
175+ Disadvantages

15

Hunted: Night Shift 8- (USA Only)

20

Monitored: Government of the Czech Republic 11-

20

Normal Characteristic Maxima

20

Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing

15

Psychological Limitation: Scientific Curiosity

15

Psychological Limitation: Sees Himself As The Protector Of The Czech Republic

10

Rivalry: Professional - Dr Saul Numen

15

Social Limitation: Public Identity

10

Social Limitation: Seen As A Bumbling Scientist

10

Susceptibility: Electrical-Based Attacks, 2d6 Drain Random Power (Instant)

15

Unluck: 3d6

10

Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Electrical-Based Attacks
7 Experience Points
 
Characteristics Cost 63 Base Points 175
Powers Cost 226 Disadvantages 175
Talents Cost 0 Experience Points 7
Perks Cost 2 Total Points 357
Martial Arts Cost 0
Skills Cost 66
Total Cost 357
 
Concept Powered Armour Hair Colour White
Nationality Czech Eye Colour Blue
Place of Birth Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic Height 1.7m / 5' 7"
Date of Birth October 2, 1975 Weight 70kg / 154 lbs
 
Background

The Cynosure Power Suit was initially developed by the Numen-Kami Institute in the 1990s but was never completed. As part of the team, and Saul Numen's second cousin, Dr. Radek Vaidisova managed to purchase the blueprints and rights for a reasonable payment and returned to his home in the Czech Republic to tinker with the design which he knew would produce a viable product. Vaidisova pursued the power suit designs mostly out of jealousy. His cousin and the Numen family had been transformed into super heroes and Radek couldn't help but feel jealous of their world-wide fame and accomplishments. The Czech Republic offered Radek assistance and within a few months he had, indeed, managed to produce a prototype.

Saul Numen was impressed and allocated Radek more funding to further refine the suit. Radek committed his whole life to producing the Cynosure suit and in 2003 he was asked by Saul Numen to attend a conference in Washington DC which would showcase alternative power sources and associated technology. Saul wanted Radek to demonstrate the power suit's abilities. Radek agreed thinking that his cousin also planned on asking him to join the New Men.

In America, Radek found himself amongst other inventors all of whom had designed prototype power suits. Rather than standing out as a potential hero, Radek found himself among other second-stringers. During the conference a group of three super villains attempted to steal a negative-light power generator. Night Shift had waited until the New Men had left the conference after the first day and seized the opportunity to plunder the advanced technology on display.

Radek and another inventor suited up in their prototype suits and attempted to stop the robbery. The other inventor found himself smashed through several walls only to end up head first in the back of a mini-van, while Radek fared a little better. While he was unable to stop the theft he did manage to disrupt their attack. His light powers were able to negate the majority of Night Shift's attacks.

When the media reported on the robbery they mentioned Cynosure, although not in a completely flattering light. Saul thanked him for attempting to stop the theft, but Radek saw it as another failure and returned to Prague. Rather than continue to look to Saul for inspiration, Radek was convinced by the government to work for them as the Czech Republic's number one hero. Radek accepted, if only because he had little other option. Initially he only went along with the government for further funding, but after representing them and the people and assisting with several disasters, Radek realised that he really could find a satisfying life in the Czech Republic.

Cynosure has been a national hero for the past three years and although he is still seen as a bumbling fool by many, he is loved by the people and embraced by the government who have benefited from having their own hero, especially against attacks from the Russian terrorist group, Oktober.

Personality
Radek tries really, really hard. He wants to be a hero and to command the respect of everyone around him, but somewhere along the way he always manages to do something foolish or else events conspire against him and he ends up in an embarrassing situation. Regardless of his haphazard approach to heroics, Cynosure has managed to secure a role amongst the European heroes. While he doesn't travel much beyond Eastern Europe he has managed to attend some conferences held by the European Union, and did try out for membership with the Dawnstars (only to end up destroying part of the Miranda in an accident).
Quote
"Look at me! I am powerful and... er... what is that burning smell?" (Seconds later a part of his power suit explodes, sending his anti-grav belt flying up into the ceiling and covering him in concrete dust and pieces of the second floor.)
Powers

The Cynosure power suit utilises light and antigrav technology. The suit itself provides protection from conventional injury, enhanced physical strength and reaction times, as well as a visor which provides the wearer with infrared vision capabilities, some telescopic enhancers and protection against flares. When powered on the suit is capable of producing a range of light beams ranging from a concussive photon bolt through to a deadly laser beam. The suit is also able to manipulate light waves to reduce the effects of flashes, to render the wearer and others invisible, and to counter the effects of darkness (which includes the generation of light). Another of Radek's enhancements has been to install a flare field which provides protection from attacks as well as delivering a blinding flash to attackers.

He has developed an anti-grav belt which enables him to fly.

While the power suit boasts incredible powers it is quite vulnerable to electricity-based attacks which disrupt the power suit's cells and can render some of his powers inert. Radek hasn't been able to rectify this problem without losing potency of the suit itself. He has decided that power is more important at this time than reliability - which really goes to show the kind of bumbling hero he is.

Appearance

The Cynosure power suit is primarily yellow with white piping down the sides and white gloves, belt and boots. The suit has a green infrared visor and a yellow cowl, although the wearer's face is exposed. Radek wears a black cape over the suit which is lined in white.  He is a healthy man in his thirties with prematurely white hair, bright blue eyes and a creased forehead which makes him look worried or confused all of the time. He isn't very tall and can often seem less imposing than other heroes, although when his powers are being effectively used he is quite a competent hero.