Iron Heart
Doctor Rosetta McLuhan
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
0 STR 50 19- Lift: 25.6tons; HTH: 10d6; END: [1]
6 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
8 CON 14 12-
0 BODY 10 11-
14 INT 24 14- PER Roll: 14-
10 EGO 15 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 0
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
0 COM 10 11-
3 PD 5   Total: 25 PD (20 rPD)
2 ED 5   Total: 25 ED (20 rED)
8 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
10 REC 10   Running: 6" / 12"
1 END 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
18 STUN 40   Flight: 18" / 1152"
Iron Heart | Summary
Real Name: Doctor Rosetta McLuhan Hair Color: Black and Silver
Concept: Powered Armor Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Solo Height & Weight: 5' 9" (1.74 m) / 123 lbs (56.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Canadian
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Vancouver, Canada
GM: NPC Date of Birth: October 9, 1962
Cost Powers END
32 Robot Army: Duplication (creates 60 420-point Duplicates) (114 Active Points); Extra Time (1 Week, Only to Activate, -2 1/4), Physical Manifestation (De-Powered Armour Shells Are Left Behind After Absorption) (-1/4) 0
43 Fission Blaster Gauntlets and Chest Beam: Multipower, 65-point reserve, (65 Active Points); all slots Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2)
4u 1) Fission Blaster: Energy Blast 13d6 (65 Active Points); Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2) 6
4u 2) High Powered Fission Beam: Killing Attack - Ranged 4d6+1 (65 Active Points); Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2) 6
3u 3) Wide Beam: Energy Blast 7d6+1, Area Of Effect Nonselective (8" Cone; +3/4) (65 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2) 6
30 Armour Systems: Elemental Control, 60-point powers
13 1) Boot Blasters: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points); Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2), Restrainable (-1/2), Limited Range 3" (-1/4) 6
30 2) Carborundium-Matrix Alloy Armour: Armor (20 PD/20 ED) (60 Active Points) 0
20 3) Enhanced Strength: +40 STR, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (60 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2)
61 4) Miniature Missile Rack: Energy Blast 10d6, Explosion (+1/2), Autofire (3 shots; +1 1/4) (137 Active Points); 6 Charges (-3/4) [6]
21 5) Turbo Fan Jet Boots: Flight 18", x64 Noncombat (61 Active Points); Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2) 6
12 Coordinating Computer: +8 DEX (24 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2), Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2)
13 Enhanced Response Systems: +2 SPD (20 Active Points); Cyberware Battlesuit (-1/2)
31 Internal Power Batteries: Endurance Reserve (185 END, 20 REC) (39 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) 0
Cost Skills
6 +2 with Fission Blaster Attacks
3 Computer Programming 14-
3 Electronics 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Vancouver, Canada 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Inventor 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
7 Inventor 16-
3 Mechanics 14-
-7 Professor Package
Deduction 14-
Doctorate in Robotic Engineering
Language: Spanish (completely fluent)
PS: Academic Researcher 14-
Psychological Limitation: Oblivious to "Unimportant Data"
Social Limitation: Occupation (Professor)
Unassigned Contact: Similar Field 8-
11 Scholar
KS: Artificial Intelligence 14-
KS: International Conflicts 14-
KS: Research Methods 14-
KS: The Mercenary World 14-
15 Scientist
SS: Engineering 14-
SS: Mathematics 14-
SS: Powered Armour Suits 16-
SS: Robotics 14-
SS: Weapons Systems 14-
-13 Scientist Package
Doctorate in Physics
PS: Weapons Designer 14-
Social Limitation: Occupation
Social Limitation: Publish or Perish
3 Security Systems 14-
3 Systems Operation 14-
3 Tactics 14-
3 Teamwork 13-
4 WF: Small Arms, Beam Weapons, Energy Weapons
4 Weaponsmith (Energy Weapons, Firearms, Missiles & Rockets) 14-
300+ Disadvantages
10 Hunted: 07-734 8-
20 Hunted: EURO 8-
15 Hunted: Sanction 8-
10 Physical Limitation: Stutters
15 Psychological Limitation: Cynical
15 Psychological Limitation: Driven To Be The Best
15 Psychological Limitation: Mercenary Attitude
10 Reputation: One-Person Invasion Force, 11-
5 Rivalry: Professional (Other High Profile Scientists)
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
20 Social Limitation: Supervillain
0 Experience Points
Iron Heart | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 85 Base Points: 300
Powers Cost: 317 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 48 Total Points: 450

Doctor Rosetta McLuhan felt the laughter cut through her tenuous emotional shields. She had always prepared herself for derision, but the laughter of dozens of her peers seemed to break her apart piece by piece. She stumbled back from the stage, clutching her clipboard to her chest, head down and eyes brimming with embarrassed tears.

The scientific community had laughed at her for the last time.

They wouldn't listen to her theories, mocked her schematics. Her sponsors had fled to more media-friendly and popular alternatives, leaving McLuhan with no funding and no tenure. There was no alternative but to make the prototype, to put everything she had and more into the act of creating the battlesuit which would vindicate the years of agonising research and development.

It took her nearly six months, but in the end she had it. She called it the Iron Heart and allowed herself to fully test its systems, flying out into the world in search of situations which would test the firepower and resilience of her armour. McLuhan was obsessed with proving her theories were feasible, that her battlesuit was worth backing. She saw a semitrailer travelling down the highway, but instead of seeing it as a vehicle driven by a human being, she only saw an object which was heavy and moving fast. Target practice.

She destroyed the truck. Then she destroyed a light airplane, followed by a cargo ship in the harbour.

Within the armour she was ecstatic.

She returned to her laboratory and began to build more. She financed her continued production with bank heists, and after two years she had nearly built 50 suits. On a trip to garner more funds she was opposed by Sanction and solidly beaten by Major American. She lost consciousness and woke up in her laboratory, inside another of her battlesuits. The discovery sent her to the brink. She had physically transferred across space.

She sent her armoured suits into battle, able to control them from a central point, but just as easily to move her physical body between them.

Sanction didn't know what had hit them.

Iron Heart scattered them like bowling pins and then fled back to Canada.

Since discovering that she was an uberhuman as well as a master builder of lethal battlesuits, McLuhan decided that she could establish a reputation outside of the scientific world. She began to formulate ways she could offer her services as a one-person army to the highest bidder.

Witch Doctor needed such an army as he planned to take over Azambia. McLuhan was hired, and the rest is history. McLuhan, as Iron Heart, is known across the world as a powerful invasion force, offering her services to the highest bidder.


McLuhan is an obsessive woman who will never get used to the scorn from her peers. She is constantly frustrated and embarrassed by poor reviews of her work or derision from colleagues. The only way she can balance the public humiliation is through Iron Heart. When she dons the armour she becomes a ruthless mercenary, capable of destroying governments and small countries. When she steps out of the armour she reverts to her meek and unassertive self.


"The contents of my contract are clear. This land no longer belongs to you."


McLuhan is an uber with the unusual ability to transfer her physical body across any of her battlesuits, which probably manifested itself during her obsessive months of working on the prototype. While she is able to transfer her physical body across any distance, she is also able to control each of her battlesuits from a central point. This gives her the power to control a veritable army of battlesuits, although each suit takes at least a week to manufacture.

The suits themselves are made of a Carborundium-matrix compound and powered by a combination of solar and nuclear fusion. She has developed powerful weapons and flight systems.


In her civilian guise, McLuhan is an ordinary looking woman with a rather long thin nose and squinting eyes hidden behind large owl-like glasses. Her battlesuits, on the other hand, are menacing and faceless; dominated by black, dark red and greys.