FIREBIRD
Sethunya Tsholofelo
 
Cost

Characteristic

Value Roll Notes
3 STR 13/43 12- / 18- Lift: 150kg/9700kg; 2d6/8d6; [1]

9 DEX 13 12- OCV: 4    DCV: 4
10 CON 15 12-
4 BODY 12 11-
16 INT 23 14- PER Roll 14-
6 EGO 13 12- ECV: 4
0 PRE 10 11- PRE Attack: 2d6
0 COM 10 11-
3 PD 6   Total: 6/21 PD (0/15 rPD)
3 ED 6   Total: 6/18 ED (0/12 rED)
17 SPD 4   Mental Defense: 0
0 REC 6   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
1 END 32   Running: 6" / 12"
5 STUN 32   Flight: 12" / 96"
 

Cost

Powers

END

58 Flamethrower Arsenal: Multipower, 70-point reserve, all slots Reduced Endurance (END; +) (87 Active Points); OIF (-)
5u 1) Fire Blast: Energy Blast 7d6, Area Of Effect (14" Line; +1) (70 Active Points); No Range (-) 3
7u 2) Firestarter Blast: Energy Blast 11d6 plus Killing Attack - Ranged 1 point, Uncontrolled (Lasts until flammable material affected by RKA 2d6 is consumed or a Full Phase is spent putting out the flames) (+), Sticky (+), Continuous (+1) (15 Active Points) 3
7u 3) Flash Fire: (Total: 70 Active Cost, 70 Real Cost) Energy Blast 8d6 (Real Cost: 40) plus Sight Group Flash 6d6 (Real Cost: 30) 3
6u 4) Full Blast: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points) 3
13 Parhelion Bodysuit: Elemental Control, 40-point powers, (20 Active Points); all slots Battlesuit (-)
26 1) Advanced Propulsion Systems: Flight 12", x8 Noncombat, Usable Underwater (+), Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (59 Active Points) 0
12 2) Enhanced Strength: +30 STR, Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (45 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-) 0
13 3) Protective Force Field: Force Field (15 PD/12 ED), Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (40 Active Points) 0
13 4) Sealed Systems: Life Support (Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Immunity: All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing) (39 Active Points) 0
7 Flamethrower Reserves: Endurance Reserve (70 END, 5 REC) Reserve: (12 Active Points); OIF (-) REC: (5 Active Points); Slow Recovery 1 Minute (-), OIF (-) 0
21 Heat Resistant Armour: Armor (0 PD/30 ED) (45 Active Points); Only Versus Fire and Heat (-), OIF (-), Real Armor (-) plus Life Support (Safe in Intense Heat) (2 Active Points); OIF (-) 0
3 Protected Hearing: Hearing Group Flash Defense (5 points) (5 Active Points); OIF (-) 0
5 Protective Lenses: Sight Group Flash Defense (8 points) (8 Active Points); OIF (-) 0
7 Temperature Scan: Detect A Single Thing 14- (Unusual Group), Range, Sense (10 Active Points); OIF (-) 0
3 Thermal Vision: Infrared Perception (Sight Group) (5 Active Points); OIF (-) 0

Cost

Skills

9

+3 with Flamethrower Attacks

7

Africa Force

Area Knowledge: Countries of the Africa Force Accord 14-

Communicator Earpiece: High Range Radio Perception (Radio Group) (12 Active Points); IIF (-)

Communicator Signal: Detect Other AF Communicators 11- (Radio Group), 360 Degrees, Tracking (13 Active Points); IIF (-)

Hunted: Africa Force Rogue's Gallery 8-

Knowledge Skill: Africa Force 11-

Knowledge Skill: African Politics 11-

Knowledge Skill: Enemies Of Africa Force (Known Adversaries) 11-

Member of Africa Force

Monitored: Africa Force 11-

Paramedics 14-

Teamwork 12-

3

Computer Programming 14-

3

Electronics 14-

0

Everyman Skills

Area Knowledge: Gaborone, Botswana 11-

Acting 8-

Climbing 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Professional Skill: Student 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

Transport Familiarity: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles

3

Knowledge Skill: Fire and Firefighting 14-

3

Knowledge Skill: Military Of Southern African Countries 14-

11

Linguist

Language: English (completely fluent)

Language: French (completely fluent)

Language: German (completely fluent)

Language: Swahili (completely fluent)

Language: Tswana (idiomatic)

3

Mechanics 14-

14

Scientist

Science Skill: Chemistry 15-

Science Skill: Mathematics 14-

Science Skill: Mechanical Engineering 14-

Science Skill: Military Science 14-

Science Skill: Physics 14-

3

Security Systems 14-

3

Stealth 12-

3

Systems Operation 14-

3

Tactics 14-

2

Weapon Familiarity: Flamethrowers, Grenade Launchers
200+ Disadvantages

15

Hunted: Gazelle 8-

15

Monitored: Witch Doctor 8-

20

Normal Characteristic Maxima

10

Physical Limitation: Migraines

10

Physical Limitation: Near Sighted (Wears Contact Lenses)

15

Physical Limitation: Type Two Diabetes

20

Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing

10

Psychological Limitation: Hard Working

10

Psychological Limitation: Unassertive

10

Social Limitation: Not Living Up To Her Reputation

15

Social Limitation: Public Identity
3 Experience Points
 
Characteristics Cost 77 Base Points 200
Powers Cost 206 Disadvantages 150
Talents Cost 0 Experience Points 3
Perks Cost 0 Total Points 353
Martial Arts Cost 0
Skills Cost 70
Total Cost 353
 
Concept Energy Blaster / Powered Armour Hair Colour Black
Nationality Tswana Eye Colour Brown
Place of Birth Gaborone, Botswana Height 1.7m / 5' 7"
Date of Birth May 9, 1986 Weight 83kg / 183 lbs
 
Background

Sethunya and Neo are the younger children of Katlego and Kagiso Tsholofelo and were brought up in a household full of gadgets and stories of heroic adventures. Neo blossomed under his mother's tutelage, but Sethunya shrunk away from the family tradition of superheroics. She shunned the intensive physical training programme set up by her mother and did everything she could to get her mother to forget about her. In truth, she craved her mother's attention but didn't feel worthy of it, especially after she began to put on weight as a child.

Her older brother died and the family were shocked. But the shock soon gave way to a renewed interest in saving the world, so that others wouldn't have to suffer the same tragedies as they had. Kagiso shot to the forefront of African uberhuman activity again, as she had in her youth. She became Peacemaker and brought her family along with her... up into the bright lights of the media.

She joined her family using one of her father's parhelion bodysuits and travelled across central and southern Africa as adventurers and goodwill ambassadors, although Sethunya hated the spotlight which was thrust on her family. She always stood at the back of promo photographs and never managed to say much apart from a few mumbled words to reporters. Her brother Neo was always the one with the voice and the looks. Sethunya preferred her books and the use of her father's science laboratory.

After her brother was transformed by the evil priestess, Nepythys, Sethunya felt even more inadequate. Now her attractive and gregarious twin brother had super powers. She decided to make herself more than just a body in one of her father's bodysuits, and designed malleable fire tubes which she used to create a flame throwing unit. She dubbed herself Firebird and managed to reclaim a little of her confidence.

Not long after she was attacked by Gazelle, who was working for The Hunt. The two young women fought a vicious battle which left Sethunya with a broken leg and concussion, while Gazelle was forced to retreat a little singed. Since that time the two have fostered bad feelings towards each other and they are more than ready for a rematch. Sethunya has never felt such anger towards another person, but Gazelle's cutting words combined with her bone-breaking attacks has brought Sethunya into a new world: the world of the superhero where people actually do get hurt and sometimes even die.

Personality
Sethunya has always been shy which has been hard for her as her family has continually found itself thrust on to the world stage, particularly since the death of her brother. Sethunya is sensitive about her weight, the fact that her twin brother is so much more attractive and friendly than she is, and the constant reminders she gets about how wonderful her mother is. She finds herself perpetually in the shadows, and in that dimness, away from the attention of her family little Sethunya has developed a few dark interests. She has an obsessive interest in the military especially military hardware; and she is also something of a mild pyromaniac, fascinated by the power and passion of flames.
Quote
"It's not that I hate my mother or my brother, but why do they have to be so good at ... at ... everything?!"
Powers

Like the rest of the Africa Force 5 team, Sethunya wears one of her father's parhelion bodysuits. The bodysuit increases the wearer's strength, provides limited flight capabilities and a protective force field. Since the onset of her twin brother's powers Sethunya has been driven to give herself something unique as a member of the team. She has developed a set of malleable fire tubes and a flamethrower unit so that she now has access to intense flames which she is careful to use only against adversaries and not the environment around her (when she can help it). Her costume is made of fire resistant material and she has outfitted herself with advanced sensory equipment.

Appearance

As Firebird, Sethunya wears the parhelion bodysuit which is a skintight blue costume with light grey panels on the sides of the legs and arms, a darker grey for their gloves, boots and mask; and a black belt which displays the team logo. Each member also carries a concealed communicator in their ear. Sethunya is heavy set and has thick black hair which she tries to control by pushing back behind her into a ponytail. It usually looks like dreadlocks tied back by a hair tie.

Sethunya is currently a student at a Pretoria university in South Africa. She is studying for her doctorate in chemistry, and usually wears dark rimmed glasses and oversized shirts when studying.