DRAC DE FERRO
Rafael Montoya
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
45 STR 55 20- Lift: 51.2tons; HTH: 11d6; END: [5]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
36 CON 28 15-
24 BODY 22 13-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
2 EGO 11 11- ECV: 4; Mental Defense: 0
8 PRE 18/28 13- / 15- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6 / 5 1/2d6
-2 COM 6 10-
1 PD 12   Total: 30 PD (18 rPD)
4 ED 10   Total: 20 ED (10 rED)
10 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
2 REC 18   Running: 6" / 12"
4 END 64   Swimming: 1" / 2"
0 STUN 64  
 
DRAC DE FERRO | Summary
Real Name: Rafael Montoya Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Brick / Energy Projector Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Defensa Suprema Height & Weight: 7' 4" (2.24 m) / 2017 lbs (915.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: April 23, 1977
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Cost Powers END
48 Dragon Breath: Multipower, 60-point reserve, (60 Active Points); all slots Beam (-1/4)
5u 1) Blast of Fire: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points) 6
3u 2) Fan of Fire: Energy Blast 6d6, Area Of Effect (7" Cone; +1) (60 Active Points); No Range (-1/2) 6
5u 3) Fire Ball: Energy Blast 8d6, Explosion (+1/2) (60 Active Points) 6
3u 4) Jet of Fire: Energy Blast 6d6, Area Of Effect (12" Line; +1) (60 Active Points); No Range (-1/2) 6
 
20 The Iron Dragon: Elemental Control, 40-point powers  
20 1) Fire Resistance: Force Field (25 ED), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2) (50 Active Points); Only Versus Fire and Heat Attacks (-1/2) 0
22 2) Iron Scales: Armor (18 PD/10 ED) (42 Active Points) 0
22 3) Sealed Systems: Life Support (Eating: Character only has to eat once per week; Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Immunity: All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents; Longevity: 400 Years; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing) (42 Active Points) 0
 
8 Heavy I: Knockback Resistance -4" 0
-1 Heavy II: Swimming -1" (1" Total) 0" (2" total) 0
4 Roar: +10 PRE (10 Active Points); Only To Cause Fear (-1), Incantations (-1/4) 0
     
Cost Perquisites
5 Share Portfolio: Money: Well Off
   
Cost Skills
1 AK: Los Angeles, California, USA 8-
3 Breakfall 13-
-2 Defensa Suprema Team Package
Member of Defensa Suprema (National Police Powers)
Monitored: Mexican Government 8-
Social Limitation: Famous
Systems Operation 12-
TF: Suprema Vehicles
Team Communicator Earpiece: High Range Radio Perception (Radio Group) (12 Active Points); IIF (-1/4)
Teamwork 13-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Spanish (idiomatic)
PS: Stock Broker 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
10 Scholar
KS: Defensa Suprema (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Economics (3 Active Points) 12-
KS: Enemies Of Defensa Suprema (Known Adversaries) (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Known Uberhumans (North and South America) (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Share Market (3 Active Points) 12-
3 Trading 13-
   
200+ Disadvantages
15 Distinctive Features: Iron Dragon
10 Enraged: In Intense Magnetic Fields, Go 11-, Recover 14-
20 Hunted: Defensa Suprema Rogues' Gallery 8-
10 Physical Limitation: Heavy
15 Psychological Limitation: Constant Slow-Burning Fuse
15 Psychological Limitation: Doesn't Scare Easily
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant To Kill
15 Psychological Limitation: Stiff (Unemotional)
15 Social Limitation: Permanent Identity
10 Susceptibility: Intense Magnetic Fields, 1d6 damage per Turn
5 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x BODY Magnetic-Based Attacks
5 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x STUN Magnetic-Based Attacks
0 Experience Points
   
DRAC DE FERRO | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 167 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 159 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 5 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 18 Total Points: 350
Background

Rafael Montoya sacrificed everything to get into the United States.  He cast aside his family and friends to work long hours in a small, dim office, constantly going over the trade markets and getting the best returns for his clients.  Money was channelled into all areas of the market and Rafael made millions for some people while minimising the losses for others.  People said everything he touched turned to gold.

But it wasn't enough.

His American clients coaxed him with throw-away suggestions about helping him with a visa, but nothing came of it.  In the end he made the desperate move to cross illegally.  He knew he could rely on his trading skills to set himself up in Los Angeles and then he could work about getting a legal visa once he had earned enough to be comfortable.  He never said goodbye to his family and they didn't miss him.  To them, Rafael Montoya had disappeared a long time before.

The crossing was exciting, almost like the race to close deals before the market shut down.  He ran with a dozen other men and all of them made it with little more than a quickening of the heart rate and some moments of near-exhaustion after running for nearly ten miles.  He hitched his way up through California and his silver tongue managed to soothe any concerns the drivers may have had.  Rafael was loving his new life.

In Los Angeles things were a little less promising, and while he did manage to score a job, it wasn't as lucrative as he had hoped.  He worked at a restaurant cleaning dishes, while at night he worked through the telephone directory trying to score some of his prior clients.  The ones he contacted were mostly shocked to hear his story and hung up before he had finished his spiel, probably assuming he had tracked them down for some nefarious purpose.  One client did listen to his story, though, and although he wasn't overly enthusiastic the client did agree to meet with Rafael and discuss their future.

Rafael threw away his job at the restaurant and went to meet with the client, Owen Stone.  Stone turned out to be quite familiar with illicit activities and hired Rafael to act as a phoney trader.  Rafael was to buy and sell on Stone's command so that his stocks would benefit.  Rafael accepted even though he knew it was illegal.  At that point he didn't really see the difference between what Stone was offering and what Rafael had originally hoped for, especially since he had thrown away his job.

Stone set Rafael up in a small office in Riverside.  It was on the third floor of a telecommunications hub and Rafael began to get headaches as soon as he started work there.  The other tenants only stayed in the building for short periods of time, and one of them mentioned to Rafael that the whole place was a death trap, that several people had developed cancer in the past two years.  Rafael mentioned it to Stone but was yelled at to keep quiet and do his job.  The sudden change in Stone's demeanour shocked Rafael but upon reflection he realised he had nothing to complain about.  He was an illegal immigrant.  He had no rights.

And so Rafael worked from 6am until midnight every day, managing to sleep a few hours in the office rather than having to pay for a place of his own.  One night there was a surge in the hub and Rafael was bathed in radiation.  His body had been absorbing it in small doses over the weeks he had worked at the office, but the surge managed to trigger his ubergene, and his body expanded painfully.

When he recovered he saw that he was now a seven foot tall bull-like creature.  He couldn't believe it and tried to run away but his sudden appearance in the early morning streets led to a police stand-off.  He was deathly afraid of being killed by policemen, by being deported as an illegal alien, and by being seen as a monster.  He charged and the police fired at him, although their bullets ricocheted in all directions.  He tossed the patrol cars away and escaped.

Stone hunted him down and captured him, but by that time Rafael had lost the will to flee.  Stone brought him to another warehouse where he locked him in a cage while he decided the best way he could use his new 'toy'.  Rafael felt his American Dream drift further and further away.  When Stone demanded that Rafael begin robbing armoured cars Rafael shook his head.  It was over.  There would be no American visa for Rafael and he knew it.  Stone insulted him, tortured him from behind the bars, and tried to get Rafael to at least try armed robbery.  Rafael got fed up and felt a fire grow in his belly.  When it erupted from his mouth he realised that he wasn't a bull at all.

He was a dragon.

Somehow that helped clear his mind (and his conscience).  Rafael felt the need to get right out of America and he did so.  It wasn't difficult to break through Stone's restraints and once he was on the road Rafael jumped on the roof of a passing semi-trailer truck.  He made several more jumps and arrived at the Mexican border where he showed himself to the authorities.  His appearance was so sudden and intimidating that the guards backed away long enough for Rafael to walk through to Mexico (although he would not be welcomed back to the States.).

Taking the name Drac de Ferro, or Iron Dragon, Rafael created a new life for himself in Mexico City.  He was welcomed as a hero because that is what he told everyone he was.  He stopped a few robberies and assisted with a few emergencies, but while the people were convinced he was a hero, Rafael had doubts.  Every time he looked in the mirror he saw a monster.  He couldn't remember what his human face had looked like.

He tried to reconnect with his family but they refused to acknowledge him.  He had no friends apart from a few on the internet, but with his large fingers and heavy body it became too difficult to maintain contact using a computer.

It was lucky then that Apocalypto decided to destroy Mexico City at that time.  Drac de Ferro found himself drawn into the battle alongside other heroes from Mexico and beyond.  The camaraderie he felt during those testing times prompted him to join the fledgling Defensa Suprema alongside Yohualli Eecatl and La Bruma Azul.  He found himself amongst other people with incredible powers and decided that his past was now well and truly in the past.  He looked steadily to the future as one of Mexico's super heroes.

And it was enough.  He is still prone to bouts of self-hate and despondency, but generally Rafael feels like he has found a place where he fits in.

 

Personality

Rafael began life with a thirst for money.  He was the ultimate trader, always shifting his possessions around the neighbourhood, always trading up.  He was the first to have a mobile phone, the first to move into stocks, the first to make a million (although it was only for six hours).  When he transformed into an iron dragon, his zest for the ultimate trade was dealt a severe blow.  Certainly his time down and out in Los Angeles dampened his enthusiasm, but transforming into a monster seemed to end his career as a flash stock broker.

He has a fiery temper, matched only by his actual fire breathing ability.  Even when he seems cool enough, there is always a burning fury just underneath, and this constant emotional stress has led Rafael to feel like he is trapped inside a monster's body and no longer fully in control of his body or mind.  He has been seeing Doctor Difusion as a patient for a year now, and together they have come up with ways to control the fury and sense of dislocation.  Still, Rafael is a loner and prone to depression.

 

Quote

"This is your last chance, punk.  Drop the crowbar or I turn you in to Kentucky Fried Chicken."

 

Powers

Drac de Ferro has many of the abilities of the classic dragon, from his enhanced strength which enables him to lift in excess of 50 tons, to his nigh-impenetrable armour and his fiery dragon breath.  He is comfortable in almost every environment and no longer needs to breathe.  He is especially resistant to heat and fire, something he has yet to test the upper limits of, although it is on his to-do list.

The origin of his powers and the metallic nature of his gift lends itself to a vulnerability to magnetic-based attacks as well as intense magnetic fields.  Drac de Ferro also has something of a temper which has heightened his fighting ability in the past - much to detriment of his adversaries.

 

Appearance

Drac de Ferro is a large and heavy humanoid dragon, although he has no tail or wings.  He has a long snout with ornamental scales along the ridge and very sharp teeth.  He has two very prominent horns on the side of his head as well as two smaller ones just beneath.  His entire body is covered in iron-grey scales.  He generally wears trousers, motorcycle boots and a steel belt, although he doesn't consider it a costume.