Nina Ortez
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
39 DEX 23 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
20 CON 20 13-
4 BODY 12 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
4 EGO 12 11- ECV: 4; Mental Defense: 0
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
3 COM 16 12-
7 PD 10   Total: 25 PD (15 rPD)
16 ED 20   Total: 40 ED (20 rED)
17 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 7   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
5 STUN 35   Flight: 15" / 120"
Estrella | Summary
Real Name: Nina Ortez Hair Color: Black
Concept: Energy Blaster Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Solo Height & Weight: 5' 5" (1.65 m) / 110 lbs (49 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Panamanian
Created By: Noah Thorp Place of Birth: San Benjamin, Panama
GM: NPC Date of Birth: August 10, 1990
Cost Powers END
60 Star Energy Powers: Multipower, 60-point reserve
6u 1) Corona: Darkness to Sight Group 4" radius, Personal Immunity (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (60 Active Points) 2
2u 2) Lightbringer: Sight Group Images Increased Size (16" radius; +1), +/-4 to PER Rolls (22 Active Points); Only To Create Light (-1) 4
5u 3) Light Bolt I: (Total: 60 Active Cost, 53 Real Cost) Energy Blast 8d6 (Real Cost: 40) plus Sight Group Flash 4d6 (20 Active Points); Linked (Energy Blast; -1/2) (Real Cost: 13) 6
4u 4) Light Bolt II: Killing Attack - Ranged 3d6 (45 Active Points); Beam (-1/4) 4
6u 5) Light Bolt III: Sight Group Flash 6d6, Personal Immunity (+1/4), Area Of Effect Nonselective (4" Radius; +3/4) (60 Active Points) 6
6u 6) Light Bolt IV: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points) 6
30 Star Energy Field: Elemental Control, 60-point powers
24 1) Body of Light: Desolidification (affected by Light or Darkness Attacks), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (60 Active Points); Only Through Non-Opaque Objects (-1/4)
32 2) Sun Field: Force Field (15 PD/20 ED/15 Flash Defense: Sight Group), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (62 Active Points) 2
30 3) Sun Flight: Flight 15", x8 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (60 Active Points)
7 Dawn: Cosmetic Transform 2d6 (Clothing into costume and vice-versa) (10 Active Points); Limited Target Limited (-1/2) 1
5 Star Vision: Ultraviolet Perception (Sight Group)
Cost Skills
3 +1 with Light Bolt I-IV
2 AK: Panama City, Panama 11-
3 Acrobatics 14-
3 Breakfall 14-
3 Conversation 13-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: San Benjamin, Panama 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Spanish (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: University Student 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
3 Navigation (Air, Space) 12-
3 Paramedics 12-
4 Survival (Temperate/Subtropical, Mountain) 12-
200+ Disadvantages
10 Dependent NPC: Colonel Roberto Ortez 11-
10 Distinctive Features: Glows at Night
15 Hunted: Deep Six 8-
20 Hunted: El Disenador 8-
15 Hunted: Los Piratas 8-
15 Psychological Limitation: Amnesia (Common, Strong)
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing (Common, Total)
15 Psychological Limitation: Protective of Normals (Common, Strong)
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity Frequently (11-), Major
10 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Darkness Based Attacks (Uncommon)
5 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x BODY Darkness Based Attacks (Uncommon)
25 Experience Points
Estrella | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 131 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 217 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 25
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 25
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 27 Total Points: 200+150+25

The jeeps rumbled up the dirt road deep in the heart of jungle heading toward the little village of San Benjamin. In the lead jeep sat Colonel Roberto Ortez, the sunlight glinting of his sunglasses. The Colonel had been told that the people of San Benjamin hadn’t been heard from over a week, and Colonel Roberto Ortez had been sent to investigate.

There were also reports of strange lights in the night skies over the region which the National Air Service couldn’t explain. For Colonel Ortez the whole mission felt like a wild goose chase. San Benjamin wasn’t that far from the border with Columbia; maybe guerillas from Columbia had attacked; nothing really unusual when one dealt with the drug trade.

In less than a half an hour the three jeeps roared into the center of the village circling the village well. Nothing. No one came out to see the three jeeps full of soldiers, no little old mothers staring up from their daily chores, no children running in the streets. Nothing.

Colonel Ortez’s jeep came to a halt throwing up a cloud of dust. With military bearing, Roberto climbing out of his jeep and turned around the center of San Benjamin trying to figure things out. The whole village was silent; in a way the whole situation was eerie. The colonel took of his glasses as he motioned his men out. “Search everywhere,” he commanded. With an efficiency of soldiers the men spread out.

While his men searched, Colonel Ortez went to examine the well. He drew up a bucket of water from the well used a little of it to clean the road dust from his face. Feeling a little refreshed, Roberto joined the search.

Doors in San Benjamin mostly consisted of hanging sheets, so it was easy for Roberto to enter a nearby house. The smell of rotting food greeted the colonel, but no people. The evening meal still sat at the table, but none of it had been eaten. From the looks of things the food had sat there for at least a week. It didn’t take Roberto long to search the house, and he joined his soldiers back at the well.

Corporal Maderas was the first to rush up to the colonel. With a quick salute to his commanding officer, the young corporal explained that the entire village had been searched and no one had been found and even the livestock and the dogs were missing. Colonel Ortez scratched his beard in thought. This whole mission was getting stranger by the moment.

Turning to his private, Colonel Ortez commanded, “Search the area around the village. A whole village cannot just disappear without a trace. I’ll set up my command post at the mayor’s home. Report back within the hour. Dismissed!”

The men rushed to follow the colonel’s command. None of them thought they’d find anyone This was the third village this year where the entire population had gone missing.

Thousands of miles over the country of Panama a huge alien spacecraft orbited. The people of Earth were totally oblivious to the alien spacecraft, as the aliens had intended. Even the powerful sensors of S.A.G.E. didn't even detect the alien spacecraft.

Within the walls of the alien spacecraft, the aliens performed experiments on their captive humans. Most didn’t survive. However, one female proved to be the perfect test subject, or at least so the aliens originally thought.

Things were going well. The female was injected with the sun crystals and her skin started to glow with the crystals as the grew. The aliens watched intently; this was their tenth subject, all the rest had failed to assimilate with the alien sun crystals. The female survived the first phase, and the aliens moved to the second, which was exposing the sun crystals to solar radiation, or sunlight.

With a flick of a tentacle, a section of the spacecraft raised bathing the female with the light of the sun. Readings from the probes in the female started flooding in. However, something was wrong. The readings were climbing too high, and too fast. The female arched her back off of the examine table as a scream burst from her lips.

The spacecraft bucked with the explosion that quickly followed. For a brief moment the alien spacecraft was quite visible from Earth. Soon the Sentinels were alerted to their presence. Knowing that they stood no chance against the Sentinels, the aliens quickly retreated. They didn’t notice that the female test subject was missing.

That night in San Benjamin, a star fell to Earth. Colonel Ortez was watching the strange lights up in the night sky trying to figure out what was going on. When one of the lights was coming closer and closer he called to all his men, and they ran away as fast as they could. Colonel Ortez was expecting an explosion, but there wasn’t one. Curious he and his men returned to San Benjamin only to find a young girl at the well crying. All the soldiers were in awe. The girl glowed with an inner light that was almost painful to look upon. Being a brave man Colonel Ortez approached the girl.

Ten years have passed since Colonel Ortez found Nina. Nina was the name the colonel gave her, as Nina didn’t remember anything of her past. Panamanian doctors explained to the Colonel that the girl was repressing her memories. Roberto was the only person that the young girl would trust and he was given Nina as a ward, and later Roberto adopted Nina. The Colonel helped Nina deal with her powers as best he could, and even encouraged her to take on a super-heroic identity. Nina took the code-name: Estrella or Star. As Estrella, Nina has strived to protect the Panama Canal and the Colon Free Trade Zone from dangers like Deep Six or Los Piratas.


The abduction by aliens when Nina was young had an extreme traumatic effect on her. She doesn’t remember anything of her past from the point where she met Colonel Ortez. The doctors assured the colonel that eventually she would regain her lost memories. However, it has been ten years and so far no memories of her previous life have surfaced.

Estrella isn’t exactly sure where her need to protect normal people came from. She believes that it comes from her association with Colonel Ortez, as he’s quite the humanitarian. However, it might also stem from a feeling of being unable to protect herself and the other people from San Benjamin. Regardless, Estrella always throws herself into the thick of a battle in which normal people are threatened by super-villains.


"Time to throw a little light on the subject."


Estrella’s body is impregnated with millions upon millions of an extraterrestrial crystal known as sun crystals. The exact purpose of the aliens placing the sun crystals in Estrella’s body is unknown. However, the effects of the sun crystals has granted Estrella with powers similar to an uberhuman.

Through the sun crystals, Estrella is able to project a variety of photonic energy from a blinding light field that is almost impossible for anyone to see through, to a variety of damaging light bolts. With a mere thought Estrella is able to transform her body into light itself, passing through most objects, and becoming invincible to certain attacks. Naturally Estrella is able to fly and project a force field around herself.


Estrella is a dark skinned woman with long straight dark hair. Her costume consists of a white leotard with a golden centerpiece that has a white star emblazoned over it, along with a golden belt. On her arms, Estrella wears silver bracelets, and on her feet she wears fashionable white boots. Estrella also wears a white cape with a golden lining. To hide her identity, Estrella wears a small domino mask that is also golden. With her powers, Estrella can change back and forth between her costume and her regular closes.

When not in her Estrella guise, Nina is an university student, where she’s studying to become a nurse. Her favorite clothing to where are tank tops and jeans with the knees cut out. On her feet Nina likes to wear comfortable shoes.