Ent
Ian MacGregor
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
45 STR 55 20- Lift: 51.2tons; HTH: 11d6; END: [5]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
40 CON 30 15-
20 BODY 20 13-
5 INT 15 12- PER Roll: 12-
8 EGO 14 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 8
15 PRE 25 14- PRE Attack: 5d6
0 COM 10 11-
16 PD 27   Total: 27 PD (15 rPD)
14 ED 20   Total: 20 ED (9 rED)
20 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 17   Running: 10" / 20"
0 END 60   Swimming: 2" / 4"
7 STUN 70  
 
Ent | Summary
Real Name: Ian MacGregor Hair Color: Leafy Green
Concept: Brick Eye Color: Gray
Affiliation: Denver Defenders Height & Weight: 8' 2" (2.5 m) / 827 lbs (375 kg)
Played By: Curt Graham Date of Birth: 24 July 1969
Created By: Curt Graham Place of Birth: Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK
Cost Powers END
12 Bark Skin: Damage Resistance (15 PD/9 ED)
5 Brain of Plant Matter: Mental Defense (8 points total)
11 Fast Healing: Healing 1 BODY, Can Heal Limbs, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2) (30 Active Points); Extra Time (Regeneration-Only) 1 Turn (Post-Segment 12) (-1 1/4), Self Only (-1/2)
3 Flesh of Plant Matter: Life Support (Safe in High Pressure; Safe in Intense Cold)
6 Heavy: Knockback Resistance -3"
20 Plant Control: Telekinesis (20 STR) (30 Active Points); OIF (Available Plants; -1/2) 3
7 Plant Metabolism: Life Support (Eating: Character only has to eat once per week; Extended Breathing; Immunity: Diseases That Plants Are Immune To; Longevity: 400 Years)
5 Long Arms: Stretching 2" (10 Active Points); Always Direct (-1/4), No Velocity Damage (-1/4), no Noncombat Stretching (-1/4), Limited Body Parts (Arms Only; -1/4) 1
8 Long Stride: Running +4" (10" total) 1
5 Night Vision: Nightvision
Cost Perquisites
2 Fringe Benefit: Local Police Powers
3 Team Base/Vehicle Donations
Cost Skills
5 Artistic Skill: Bagpipes 15-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Botanist 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 Interrogation 14-
7 Navigation (Air, Land) 14-
5 PS: Forest Ranger 14-
9 SS: Botany 18-
3 Survival (Arctic/Subarctic Forests, Temperate/Subtropical Forests, Tropical Forests) 12-
9 Tracking 15-
200+ Disadvantages
20 Distinctive Features: Obvious Superman (Tree Man)
5 Distinctive Features: Mystic Aura
15 Hunted: Mystery 11-
15 Physical Limitation: Tall and Heavy
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Special Medical Care
20 Psychological Limitation: Honorable
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant to Kill
15 Social Limitation: Permanent Identity
15 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x STUN Fire
15 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x BODY Fire
0 Experience Points
Ent | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 220 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 82 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 5 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 41 Total Points: 348
Background

Ian Angus MacGregor was born on July 24, 1969. His mother Erica, and his father Robert had been unable to have a child of their own for several years. Erica was the descendent of ancient Scottish druids, and was familiar with their lore. In desperation, Erica went in secret to one of the ancient places of power deep in the Trossachs. There, she performed the ancient rituals of power and fertility. However, the ancient powers had long been dormant, and Erica's request carried with it a terrible price. Erica soon found herself pregnant. She knew immediately that the child she carried was different, but she hid this from Robert, afraid he might take her to a doctor. After 21 weeks of pregnancy, Erica took violently ill. She refused to see a doctor, despite Robert's pleading. It was then that Erica revealed the secret of what she had done. She made Robert swear that he would care for the child, and allow no one to harm it.

With sorrow in his heart, agreed to do so. Robert did everything he could to care for his wife an unborn child. He called upon years of veterinarian experience and first aid knowledge, hoping against hope that his beloved wife would pull through. However, Erica's condition only deteriorated further, until after almost three weeks, she passed on.

Yet, with Erica MacGregor's passing a miracle of sorts occurred. With her last breaths, she delivered her child, the child who would become Ian Angus MacGregor. Instead of the underdeveloped baby that he expected, Robert found a baby that looked as if it was full term. Its hands were strong as a full-grown man?s, and its skin was bright green. He named the child Ian Angus MacGregor.

Ian grew far faster than a normal baby, reaching a height of 4 feet by the age of 1. His skin turned from a soft green shaded skin into something more akin to tree bark. He was powerful beyond human capacity. Robert moved deep into the Trossachs to avoid his son injuring other children. He spent his days fulfilling his duties as a Ranger for the Trossachs National Park, and his evenings training young Ian how to deal with his immense strength. Luckily, Ian possessed a gentle soul, and he quickly learned to moderate his strength so as not to injury his father or the animals that frequented their small dwelling. These early years were a joy for Robert, as he could sense the gentle soul of Erica in his strange-looking son. Robert grew so confident in his son's good character that he decided that he could attend local school.

Ian's childhood grew much more difficult when he began attending school. He was constantly teased about his strange looks, but his wood-hard body, and immense strength kept anyone from actually harming him. Luckily, one of Ian's teachers took pity on the young boy, and decided to try to help. The teacher turned to J.R.R. Tolkein's tale "The Lord of the Rings" as an avenue to help the strange tree-like child. The teacher, Ms. Macgonigal, read the tale to the children of the school during reading time. When she read the parts of "The Two Towers" she made special care to point out how much Ian resembled the Ents of Tolkein's tale. From that day forward, the other children held him in much higher regard, and Ian's life took a turn for the better. This also earned him his nickname "Ent".

Ian found that as he approached puberty that his body continued to grow, and that his strength and resistance to damage grew with it. He also began to notice that his appearance now so closely mimicked a tree that he could actually fool people who didn?t know him by simply standing still. His arms had become covered with small leafy branches, and the top of his head was crowned with even more leafy branches. He also found that he could cause his arms to stretch away from his body, although they became thinner when he did so. Further, he could also "feel" the plants around him. At first, this just allowed him to increase his senses away from his body, allowing him to sense objects even in darkness. Later he discovered that he could actually manipulate the plants, causing them to move as if they were his own arms.

Ian quickly found that his affinity with plants allowed him to understand things about them that no one else could. He also found that he loved learning at school, and he voraciously read as much as he could. As he neared the end of his High School days, he had already become an incredibly dedicated history buff and botanist. He was co-inventor of over 50 hybrid plant species with his father, earning recognition in the local botanical societies. It was on a trip with his father to a plant show that Ian truly became aware of the power at his disposal. As Ian sat in the back of his father's pickup truck, he watched with horror as an oncoming car swerved into their lane. The accident smashed the car and truck, and sent Ian flying into the woods. He smashed into a barbwire fence, cleanly severing his arm. However, Ian ignored the pain and rushed back to the site of the accident. Both vehicles had just begun to burn as Ian arrived. Overcoming his natural fear of fire, Ian rushed up to the vehicles, and with his single remaining arm, he ripped both vehicles apart, pulling both his father, and the other driver from the wreckage. Shielding both of them as he moved away from the cars, Ian took the full force of the exploding vehicles. He staggered a little further down the road, and then collapsed into unconsciousness.

When he awoke, Ian was in a hospital. His father was standing next to his bed, bandaged and bruised, but otherwise unharmed. Ian's father told him that he had saved his life, and that of the other driver. Robert reached out a hand and grabbed Ian's arm. It took Ian a moment to realize that he could feel his father's touch in an arm that shouldn't have been there. Looking down, he saw that the arm he had sworn had been cut from his body was still there. The look of surprise registered on Robert's face. "Son we did not reattach it, you grew a new one."

Two days later Mr. David Perkins arrived at the hospital that Ent was recovering at. Mr. Perkins brought with him the offer of a job in Denver for Ian. Mr. Perkins explained that super-powered criminals were overrunning the city of Denver, and that the city had retained him to assist in the development of a city based superhero team, the Denver Defenders. The salary was not exceptional, but nonetheless Mr. Perkins offered a compelling case for Ian to join the super-hero team. When Ian seemed unconvinced, Mr. Perkins even offered him a research grant at a local Denver university so that he could continue his study of plants. What Mr. Perkins didn?t know was that although Ian was keenly interested in the offer, he felt too deep an obligation to his father to accept the position. Needless to say, Ian's father could not understand why his son was so reluctant to take the American up on his offer.

From that day forward, Ian stuck close to his father, fearing deep inside that if he didn't, he might loose his only remaining family. He took correspondence courses on history, botany, and a wide variety of other courses through the Internet. He was even invited to speak at Edinburgh about his latest discoveries with plants on more than one occasion. Still, Ian spent most of his time accompanying his father on his Ranger duties, and stalking the Trossachs watching for poachers or vandals. It didn't take long for the Trossachs National Park to have the lowest crime rate of any park in Scotland. Ian also became a master of the bagpipe, playing them often as he stalked the wilderness of the Trossachs, and yearly at his mother's grave.

As it ended up, the Denver Defenders were more than happy to hear from the strange woodsman known to the general populace of Scotland as the Ent. His application was immediately approved, along with the previously promised research grant. Ian was originally very concerned about the distance his new job took him from his Father, but he quickly found that the Denver Defneders provided him with more friends than he had ever had before. It was in the first few weeks of serving with the Denver Defenders that he finally realized that his teammates, and indeed much of Denver's population, saw him as a person instead of something more like a mythical creature. Ian Angus MacGregor had found a second home.

Personality

Ian is a quiet, gentle man who is most at home in the wilds of nature. He is loyal to a fault, and takes his heritage as a descendant of Rob Roy MacGregor very seriously. Though slow to anger, Ian's is a veritable fury in battle, harkening back to the days of the Scottish Highlanders. Like some ancient Scottish hero, Ian is generally short on words and long on action. His word is his bond, and he expects the same of others.

Quote

"By Highland's Code!"

Powers

Ian's powers are all derived from his mutant tree-like physiology. Almost all of Ian's cells have been replaced with plant analogs. A small portion of his original human form still is buried deep inside his body, consisting mostly of his central nervous system. However, his nerves no long function to allow movement, as his body would be far too ridged to allow for animal movement. Instead, he appears to have developed a psionic ability to manipulate individual plant cells. This allows him to reform his tree-like body to allow for movement. The transferring of water into and out of his plant cell walls is the primary mechanism that allows this manipulation. Since this power allows for hydraulic generation of movement, it gives him incredible strength. In addition, the psionic energies seem to also be able to reinforce and strengthen his cells, making them even stronger than normal plant matter. In addition, Ian seems to be able to generate this psionic field beyond the confines of his body, allowing him to manipulate nearby plant matter, thus allowing him a form of telekinesis through them. This same energy field also appears to allow him "night vision", even though his near-human eyes should not be able to see without light.

Ian's plant body allows him to withstand massive punishment, and also protects him from a wide variety of possible ailments. His body has the same resistance to toxins and disease that a tree would, and he needs minimal food due to photosynthesis. His plant metabolism allows him to breathe both carbon dioxide and oxygen, and also allows him to go long periods without respiration if necessary. His large size and wooden body structure make him resistant to knockback, but also make him rather heavy. Finally, his plant body seems to have reduced his rate of aging significantly, and also allows him to regenerate lost body parts.

Appearance

Ian looks very much like a short squatty Birchwood tree. However, his eyes are those of a human, and they radiate emotion that is unmistakable. Ian's head is about 8 feet tall, although if he raises his arms, his height can go up to around 15 feet, and even more if he uses his stretching ability. Thus, if he wants to, he can fool almost anyone into thinking he is a normal tree. Clearly though, his appearance is rather distinctive, and if not mistaken for a tree, he is rather hard to miss in a crowd.