GHATOTKACHA
Aaditya Kandappan
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
25 STR 35 16- Lift: 3200.0kg; HTH: 7d6; END: [3]
42 DEX 24 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
20 CON 20 13-
0 BODY 10 11-
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 13-
6 EGO 13 12- ECV: 4; Mental Defense: 0
13 PRE 23 14- PRE Attack: 4 1/2d6
0 COM 10 11-
7 PD 14   Total: 20 PD (6 rPD)
3 ED 7   Total: 10 ED (3 rED)
16 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 11   Running: 15" / 30"
1 END 42   Swimming: 2" / 4"
2 STUN 40  
 
GHATOTKACHA | Summary
Real Name: Aaditya Kandappan Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Martial Artist Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: None (possibly West Asian Resistance Movement) Height & Weight: 5' 10" (1.77 m) / 176 lbs (80.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: October 16, 1984
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Dimapur, India
Cost Powers END
27 Shadow Force: Multipower, 47-point reserve, (47 Active Points); Side Effects (Enraged Go 11-, Recover 11-), occurs automatically (-1/2); all slots Conditional Power Power Does Not Work In Daylight (-1/4)
4u 1) Dark Claws: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6 (4d6 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (45 Active Points) 0
4u 2) Dark, Cold Claws: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1/2d6 (1d6+1 w/STR) (10 Active Points) plus Drain STR 3d6, Delayed Return Rate (points return at the rate of 5 per Minute; +1/4) (37 Active Points) 5
4u 3) Slip Into Shadow: Teleportation 16", x4 Noncombat, Safe Blind Teleport (+1/4) (46 Active Points) 5
12 Hoof Kick: Hand-To-Hand Attack +5d6 (25 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), Restrainable (-1/2) 2
18 Let's Beat A Path Out Of Here!: Running +9" (15" total) 2
14 Tough: Armor (6 PD/3 ED) 0
5 Tracking Scent: Tracking with Normal Smell 0
     
Cost Perquisites
5 Crime Does Pay: Money: Well Off
29 Leader of the Rakshasa Gang: Followers (30 40 Point Gangbangers 20 Base +20 Disadvantages)
3 Contact: Unassigned Member of the West Asia Resistance Movement (Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has: useful Skills or resources) 8-
3 Reputation: Crime Lord (Criminal World of South and Central America) 11-, +3/+3d6
   
Cost Skills
6 +3 with Hoof Kick
2 AK: Guyana 11-
3 Breakfall 14-
3 Bribery 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Dimapur, India 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: West Asian Resistance Fighter 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
4 Forgery (Documents, Money (Counterfeiting)) 13-
3 Gambling (Card Games, Chess) 13-
3 Interrogation 14-
8 Linguist
Language: English (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Hindustani (idiomatic)
Language: Spanish (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
Language: Urdu (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
3 Lockpicking 14-
3 Oratory 14-
3 PS: Crime Lord 14-
3 Persuasion 14-
12 Scholar
KS: CIA (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Guyana Crime World (3 Active Points) 13-
KS: Hindu Mythology (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: International Drug Trade (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Prostitution (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: The Assembly (3 Active Points) 13-
KS: West Asian Resistance Movement (2 Active Points) 11-
3 Security Systems 13-
3 Seduction 14-
3 Shadowing 13-
3 Sleight Of Hand 14-
3 Stealth 14-
3 Streetwise 14-
2 Survival (Urban) 13-
3 Trading 14-
   
200+ Disadvantages
15 Distinctive Features: Goat Legs
20 Hunted: CIA 8-
10 Hunted: The Assembly 8- (Limited Geographical Area)
5 Physical Limitation: Goat Legs
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
10 Psychological Limitation: Deceptive
15 Psychological Limitation: Loves Danger! Action! Excitement!
15 Psychological Limitation: Takes Offence Easily
10 Psychological Limitation: Womanizer
10 Reputation: Lecherous Crime Lord, 11-
10 Social Limitation: Seen As A Member Of The West-Asian Resistance
15 Social Limitation: Wanted Criminal
0 Experience Points
   
GHATOTKACHA | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 143 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 88 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 40 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 79 Total Points: 350
Background

Aaditya Kandappan was approached by Umbra and asked to join The Assembly. At the time he was making a modest living as a burglar so he refused, not realising that the offer was one of the offers that you cannot refuse. While appearing polite, Umbra summoned Naga and the Director from New Delhi and the following night Aaditya was beaten to a pulp and asked to reconsider the offer.

He fled.

The Assembly were ready for him and blocked all exit points, but they were unaware of his teleportation ability and somehow he managed to escape through to Burma, and from there he fled further to Guyana where his maternal aunt was living. She was old and never questioned his sudden arrival. Aaditya was paranoid that the Assembly was still after him.

Guyana had become something of a haven for Indian and Pakistani residents who opposed the new Assembly-backed regime and Aaditya eventually found himself drawn into the political world of the WAR Movement. The West Asian Resistance Movement had only just surfaced in Georgetown, although it had been active in England for some time. The leader in Georgetown was Geedar the Jackal, an elderly lecturer from Hyderabad, who had opposed the actions of the Indian Government. Geedar had approached Aaditya to assist with the resistance. He revealed to Aaditya that the Assembly had catalogued information about his powers, and that Geedar had used his own secret sources within India to find the information as well. At first Aaditya was honoured and became a high profile member of the WAR Movement, but when Geedar disappeared for several months, Aaditya slid back into his criminal ways.

He had become well known amongst the younger members of the WAR Movement and it was easy to bring them across to his criminal activities, especially when he blended the actions with idealistic speeches about raising money for the 'Motherland'. When news of Geedar reached Georgetown, Aaditya was well and truly entrenched in his burgeoning criminal career. Geedar had been apprehended by agents of the Indian government in Canada and taken against his will back to New Delhi where he had gone through a show trial and was now in prison.

Aaditya had become the leader of the WAR Movement in Georgetown by default. But his dependency on crime to achieve any kind of satisfaction and the steady supply of money which came through his prostitution, armed robbery and extortion rackets was too much to throw away. Geedar never did manage to find out what Aaditya had done, but his reputation amongst other members of the WAR Movement, particularly in England, are a little tarnished by his growing reputation as a crime lord.

Aaditya maintains the support from refugees and idealists, most of whom are Pakistanis, and he does give money to the WAR Movement. In all other ways, though, he is a capable crime lord who is behind the growing crime rates in Guyana.

He is named after one of the legendary rakshasas of Hindu myth: Ghatotkacha, who was part-demon and part-hero. He feels it reflects his dual role in life quite well.

 

Personality

Ghatotkacha has become a powerful man in Georgetown and has come to enjoy the privileges such a position grants him. He is a lecherous man who indulges himself whenever he can, and expects to be given anything he wishes. Refusal often results in swift, harsh punishment so the members of the Rakshasa Gang who worship him have learned to allow him any indulgence.

He lives in two worlds, or two planes of existence. At one level he is a crime lord who gains wealth through prostitution, armed robberies and extortion. He is wanted by the local law enforcement agencies as well as the CIA but is relatively safe within his headquarters surrounded as he is by loyal retainers. On another level though, he is a freedom fighter who represents the chance for a new India. While he is not as active as some would wish, Aaditya is a symbol for the oppressed. They can see him as the face of the WAR Movement, and some of his money does make its way back to the WAR Movement coffers.

 

Quote

"You have got to be more charitable than that, kind gentleman. We are collecting for the WAR Movement, not the Salvation Army.  A pretty coin isn't going to cut the mustard, not when you've got a wallet full of notes and a big fat silver watch."

 

Powers

Ghatotkacha was born with the lower half of a goat and resembles a satyr from Greek mythology. When he was first approached by the Assembly that appeared to be his only uberhuman trait, although he was markedly stronger and faster than a regular human. After being forced to flee, however, he manifested other abilities, most notably the ability to call upon a sinewy black shadow force. The black energy envelops his hands and transforms them into sharp claws, and when needed it can shroud his whole body and allow him to teleport over short distances. The shadow force only works in twilight or at night, however, so Ghatotkacha tends to be more active after dark. Accessing the shadow force tends to make him act more erratically and he becomes more bloodthirsty when covered in the shadow.

In combat his most powerful movement is to kick with one or both of his hoofed feet, the power of which is enough to knock over even some of the strongest ubers. He has, in the past, knocked over Naga which allowed him to leap to safety.

 

Appearance

Ghatotkacha looks like a satyr: half man and half goat. He is attractive, although he tends to leer and act a little crazy. His hair is brown and longish, falling into his face, but the rest of his torso is hair-free and he has a chiselled bare chest. The lower part of his body is covered in coarse fur and his legs are bent as a goat's and end with hoofs. Although he probably doesn't need to wear a costume, Ghatotkacha tends to wear tight lycra shorts. When he manifests his shadow force the energy tends to cling to his body like a liquid.