Jack of Hearts
Johnny Hartley
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
10 STR 20 / 60 13- Lift: 400.0kg / 100tons; HTH: 4d6 / 12d6; END: [2 / 6]
24 DEX 18 / 28 13- / 15- OCV: 6 / 9  DCV: 6 / 9
16 CON 18 / 28 13- / 15-
8 BODY 14 / 24 12- / 14-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
6 EGO 13 12- ECV: 4; Mental Defense: 0
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
4 COM 18 13-
4 PD 8 / 16   Total: 8 / 31 PD (15 rPD)
4 ED 8 / 10   Total: 8 / 25 ED (15 rED)
12 SPD 4 / 5   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 / 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 8 / 18   Running: 20" / 320"
2 END 40 / 60   Swimming: 2" / 4"
7 STUN 40 / 75   Flight: 18" / 288"
 
Jack of Hearts | Summary
Real Name: Johnny Hartley Hair Color: Black
Concept: Brick Eye Color: Blue
Affiliation: Argonauts Height & Weight: 6' 4" (1.93 m) / 220 lbs (100.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: American
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Columbia, Tennessee
GM: NPC Date of Birth: August 3, 1996
Cost Powers END
24 Meteorite Powers: Elemental Control, 60-point powers, (30 Active Points); all slots (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes; -1/4)
37 1) As Fast As A Speeding Bullet: Flight 18", x16 Noncombat, Usable Underwater (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (76 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes; -1/4) 3
27 2) ... And Not Too Bad On The Ground Either: Running +14" (20" total), x16 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (64 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes; -1/4)
24 3) Resistant To Injury: (Total: 60 Active Cost, 48 Real Cost) Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes; -1/4) (Real Cost: 20) plus Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes; -1/4) (Real Cost: 20) 0
Meteorite Powers, all slots (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes ; -1/4)
16 1) Enhanced Body: +10 BODY (20 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes ; -1/4)
16 2) Enhanced Constitution: +10 CON (20 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes ; -1/4)
24 3) Enhanced Dexterity: +10 DEX (30 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes ; -1/4)
32 4) Enhanced Strength: +40 STR (40 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes ; -1/4) 4
36 5) Tough: Armor (15 PD/15 ED) (45 Active Points); (Needs To Recharge Every 24 Hours By Touching The Meteorite For At Least Five Minutes ; -1/4) 0
7 Superspeed Instant Change: Cosmetic Transform 2d6 (into and out of Superhero costume) (10 Active Points); Limited Target (Clothes) Limited (-1/2) 1
Cost Skills
-2 Argonauts Team Package
AK: Argus City, New Jersey 11-
AK: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11-
Argonauts Team Package
Argonaut Communicator Ear Piece: Radio Perception/Transmission, Concealed -5 to Radio PER Rolls (15 Active Points); Focus (IIF; -1/4), Must Talk To Communicate (-1/4)
Computer Link: "Jason"
Monitored: Local Law Enforcement Agencies 8-
Psychological Limitation: Dedicated To The Argonauts' Charter
Reputation: Heroes (large group) 11-, +2/+2d6
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Columbia, Tennessee 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Quarterback 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
2 KS: Sanction 11-
10 Professional Football Player
Breakfall 13-
KS: History of the NFL 12-
KS: NFL Rules and Regulations 12-
KS: Philadelphia Eagles Football Team 12-
KS: The Media 11-
PS: Professional Football Player 13-
Social Limitation: Celebrity
Teamwork 13-
3 Seduction 13-
200+ Disadvantages
15 Dependent NPC: Girlfriend Of The Week (Hero ID) 8-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
15 Dependent NPC: Girlfriend Of The Week (Secret ID) 8-
10 Monitored: S.A.G.E. 8-
10 Physical Limitation: Short Life Span (Will Probably Die In His Thirties Because Of The Meteorite)
15 Psychological Limitation: Civic Minded And Responsible
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing
10 Psychological Limitation: Self Assured
1 Quirk: Calls His Meteorite 'Precious' But No One Else Thinks It's Funny
1 Quirk: Die Hard Eagles Fan (Always Wears The Team Colours Out Of Costume)
1 Quirk: Doesn't See The Hypocrisy In The Duality Of His Life (Multiple Girlfriends Especially)
1 Quirk: Hero Worships Major American And Secretly Wants To Become The Next Major American
1 Quirk: Is In Denial About The Detrimental Effects The Meteorite Is Having On His Life Span
5 Rivalry: Professional (Major American)
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
10 Social Limitation: Seen As Unreliable
14 Experience Points
Jack of Hearts | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 108 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 243 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 14
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 14
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 13 Total Points: 364
Background

When his uncle's camper van was struck by a glowing red meteorite in Yellowstone National Park, thirteen year old Johnny Hartley was the only one to survive. His uncle, aunt and three cousins all perished, but parts of the meteorite embedded themselves in his body. The shards were taken out at the hospital but by that time his injuries were healed and he asked to go home. The doctors tried to stop him, but Johnny wouldn't listen, and he discovered he had uberhuman strength and the ability to fly. Within hours he was back home with his parents in Tennessee where they looked after him as his powers subsided. When the authorities caught up with him he was just a normal thirteen year old again with no trace of uberhuman abilities.

Johnny was devastated. He wanted to be a superhero more than anything, and it looked as if his fifteen seconds of fame was going to be exactly that: fifteen seconds.

Several months later, though, he came across some of the red meteorite in the clothes which he has discarded upon arriving home. They had laid under his bed all that time, unnoticed by him or his parents. When he cradled the rocks in his hands he felt the strength return. In the reddish glow his face burst into a smile. Super rocks.

While completing high school, Johnny also embarked upon a career as a teen hero. After moving to Philadelphia to play for the Eagles, Johnny quickly made friends with the Argonauts and joined their team.

Personality

Johnny is idealistic but has a simplistic view of the world. If it doesn't seem to be hurting anyone, then it's good. He loves his life as a professional football player and lives it up on and off the field. And he loves his life as a superhero and adores the attention and accolades. In fact, he makes sure he enjoys the most of both worlds, so much so that he always seems to have a new girlfriend each week in his secret and hero IDs. He is a fun-loving, harmless guy who possess great power but not much vision.

He currently obsesses about Major American and wishes to one day succeed the current hero of that name, although he means the current Major no harm and doesn't really see the rivalry he has established by his obsession.

Quote

"They don't call me The Jack Of Hearts for nothing."

Powers

The red meteorite has imbued Jack of Hearts with uberhuman strength, speed and durability, as well as the ability to fly and run at high speeds. His powers are not detectable as ubergene powers, however, and require him to recharge every 24 hours by holding the remaining shards against his skin. A side effect of the radiation that gives him his powers is that it is also robbing him of his life. Tests indicate that he will die of 'old age' in his early thirties, although Johnny refuses to admit his mortality.

Appearance

Johnny Hartley is a tall, athletic young man with jet black hair shaved very short. He is a serious fan of the Philadelphia Eagles as well as one of their senior players, the result of which is that he very rarely dresses in anything but the team colours.

As Jack of Hearts he wears a costume designed on a playing card motif, with red, blue, black and white colourings. His face is open, but his eyes are covered by blue lenses and his head is covered by a slick cowl.