Director
Hari Chakraborti
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
15 DEX 15 12- OCV: 5  DCV: 5
10 CON 15 12-
0 BODY 10 11-
5 INT 15 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
4 PRE 14 12- PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6
1 COM 12 11-
3 PD 6   Total: 39 PD (33 rPD)
3 ED 6   Total: 39 ED (33 rED)
15 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 6   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 26  
 
Director | Summary
Real Name: Hari Chakraborti Hair Color: Black
Concept: Energy Blaster / Martial Artist Eye Color: Dark Brown
Affiliation: The Assembly Height & Weight: 5' 10" (1.77 m) / 175 lbs (80 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Indian
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Goa, India
GM: NPC Date of Birth: March 9, 1972
Cost Powers END
40 Solid Light Constructs: Multipower, 60-point reserve, (60 Active Points); all slots Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2)
4u 1) Armour of Light: Force Field (25 PD/25 ED) (Protect Carried Items) (60 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 6
4u 2) Arms of Light: Telekinesis (33 STR), Fine Manipulation (60 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 6
1u 3) Aura of Light: Sight Group Images Increased Size (4" radius; +1/2) (10 Active Points); Only To Create Light (-1), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 1
4u 4) Bolt of Light: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 6
4u 5) Bonds of Light: Entangle 6d6, 6 DEF (60 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 6
2u 6) Cage of Light: Entangle 3d6, 6 DEF, Area Of Effect Nonselective (One Hex; +1/4) (56 Active Points); Does Not Prevent The Use Of Accessible Foci (-1), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 6
1u 7) Climbing Claws of Light: Clinging (35 STR) (17 Active Points); Costs Endurance (-1/2), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 2
3u 8) Cone of Light: Energy Blast 6 1/2d6, Area Of Effect Nonselective (8" Cone; +3/4) (58 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 6
3u 9) Fists of Light: Hand-To-Hand Attack +6d6, Double Knockback (+3/4) (52 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 5
4u 10) Flash of Light: Sight Group Flash 12d6 (60 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 6
4u 11) Shield of Light: Force Wall (12 PD/8 ED; 5" long and 2" tall) (60 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2) 6
60 Action!: Summon 16 200-point Solid Light Ninjas, Slavishly Devoted (+1) (120 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Increased Endurance Cost (x2 END; -1/2) 24
13 Direct The Action: Mind Link , Solid Light Ninjas class of minds, Specific Group of Minds, Number of Minds (x16), Psychic Bond (35 Active Points); OAF (-1), Costs Endurance (-1/2), Concentration (1/2 DCV; -1/4) 3
16 Power Batteries: Endurance Reserve (95 END, 10 REC) Reserve: (19 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
14 Body Armour: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4)
3 Headgear: Hearing Group Flash Defense (5 points) (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
Cost Perquisites
5 Money : Well Off
2 Reputation : Successful Action Film Director (A medium-sized group) 11-, +2/+2d6
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
35 Kung Fu
Block 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
Disarm 1/2 -1 +1 Disarm; 25 STR to Disarm
Dodge 1/2 -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
Escape 1/2 +0 +0 30 STR vs. Grabs
Flying Kick 1/2 -2 +1 7d6 Strike
Legsweep 1/2 +2 -1 4d6 Strike, Target Falls
Punch 1/2 +2 +0 5d6 Strike
Throw 1/2 +0 +1 3d6 +v/5, Target Falls
Tien-hsueh Strike 1/2 -1 +1 2d6 NND
Cost Skills
6 +2 with Kung Fu
3 AK: Hong Kong 12-
3 AK: Los Angeles 12-
3 Acting 12-
5 Assembly Team Package
AK: India and Protectorate of Pakistan 11-
AK: Mumbai, India 11-
Communicator: High Range Radio Perception (Radio Group); IIF (-¼) plus Scrambled Transmission Function: VPP (Scrambler Pool), 4 base +2 control cost; IIF (-¼), Only For One Language At A Time (-1)
Criminology 12-
KS: Police Procedure 11-
KS: Politics of India 11-
KS: The Assembly 11-
Monitored by The Assembly 11-
National Police Powers
Social Limitation: Subject to Orders
Teamwork 12-
3 Computer Programming 12-
7 Electronics 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Goa, India 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Hindi (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Film Technician 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 KS: Action Films 12-
2 KS: Kung Fu 11-
6 KS: Special Effects 15-
3 KS: The Film Industry 12-
4 Language: English (completely fluent)
4 Language: Mandarin Chinese (completely fluent)
4 PS: Film Director 13-
3 SS: Physics 12-
5 Security Systems 13-
3 Systems Operation 12-
200+ Disadvantages
10 Dependent NPC: Maya Chakraborti (wife) 8-
15 Hunted: Mystery 8-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
10 Psychological Limitation: Adventurous And Funloving
15 Psychological Limitation: Attention Seeker
10 Psychological Limitation: Easily Flattered
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant To Kill
1 Quirk: Always On The Lookout For New Acting Talent
1 Quirk: Big Fan Of Hong Kong Action Films
1 Quirk: Flirts With Women When His Wife Is Not Around
1 Quirk: Hates To Be Compared With Other Directors
1 Quirk: Uses His Solid Light Ninjas As Servants
15 Social Limitation: Constantly Scrutinized By The Media, Government and Public
20 Social Limitation: Married
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity
0 Experience Points
Director | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 61 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 180 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 7 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 35 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 67 Total Points: 350
Background

Chakraborti films had an unorthodox mix of classic Bollywood and cutting edge Hong Kong action flicks, so the audience response was always a little unbalanced. Critics lined up to hand out abuse to Chakraborti but the young director didn't seem to care. He was invited to Hollywood by a big film studio who wanted him to co-direct a remake of a Hong Kong action film. Chakraborti and the American co-director clashed, but amazingly it was the American who left the set. With little time to find a replacement, Chakraborti found himself as the sole director. The film made modest returns although it wasn't a blockbuster, and Chakraborti found himself on the B-List which was more than he had ever imagined possible.

On a trip back to India, he married one of his former leading ladies and decided to settle back in his homeland. An old friend of his, Rajendra Jaishankar, took the opportunity to show him a prototype solid-light projector. Rajendra and Hari had studied together at university and had once talked about the possibility of becoming self-made superheroes. Hari had shrugged off the conversation as fantasy but apparently Rajendra had devoted the next ten years of his life to the project. Now that Hari had returned, Rajendra felt his solid-light projector was ready for the second phase.

Hari loved the idea of becoming a superhero, but he also saw the problems with convincing the public. There needed to be publicity and interest, and Hari realised that he would be responsible for making or breaking the project. Rajendra seemed so enthusiastic that Hari couldn't refuse. He began to modify Rajendra's projector into a more accessible and useful device, utilising his own expertise in special effects and the film industry.

But Rajendra was more than enthusiastic. He took the projector with him one night and decided to confront criminals in their element. He was a scientist and had no real idea of what criminals were capable of. He had read comic books and devoured scores of films, but he hadn't paid attention to the reality of the city around him. Rajendra Jaishankar announced his arrival in a seedy club and was promptly shot - five times, from three different guns. It seemed that Rajendra's announcement didn't fetch much respect in a place like the Ekagrah Club.

Hari felt compelled to avenge his friend's death, and spent another month on his new design before returning to the Club and wreaking absolute havoc. Miraculously he avoided killing anyone, and even more miraculously he managed to apprehend one of the killers. The media loved the story and soon The Director was national news.

The Assembly had only just formed, and The Director became the first recruit after the initial team of four.

Personality

The Director is egotistical and enjoys pulling strings, whether it be the solid-light ninjas he is able to create or the people around him. He manages to continue life as both a hero and a film director and uses his fame and contacts to scour the cities for talent. He enjoys flirtatious adventures when out of his wife's presence, but is somewhat browbeaten when she is by his side. There have been some humorous observations about the marriage reported in some of the more tabloid media.

Quote

“AAAANND... Action!”

Powers

The Director possesses an advanced solid-light projector, designed by the late Rajendra Jaishankar, and modified by Chakraborti and a vast fortune. The gauntlets provide both the housing for the projectors and calibrators for manipulating the light. He is able to produce a wide variety of effects including beams of light, objects of light and his trademark solid-light ninjas which are able to act semi-independently, although they maintain contact with The Director at all times.

Chakraborti is also an accomplished practitioner of kung fu, and has a vast knowledge of special effects and the film industry.

Appearance

The Director wears a hard armour suit which is silver-grey and black. He wears a headpiece which provides him with protection as well as communication with his solid-light ninjas. On each arm is a gauntlet which includes a solid-light projector and a variety of gauges and calibrating instruments.

Out of uniform, Hari Chakraborti is a flashy dresser. He tends to wears bright silk and wears his black hair slicked back.