The Navigator
Kikuta Makoto (or Kikuta Genro)
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
0 STR 10 11- Lift: 100.0kg; HTH: 2d6; END: [1]
3 DEX 11 11- OCV: 4  DCV: 4
0 CON 10 11-
0 BODY 10 11-
13 INT 23 14- PER Roll: 14-/16-
26 EGO 23 14- ECV: 8; Mental Defense: 15
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
0 COM 10 11-
2 PD 9   Total: 14 PD (5 rPD)
2 ED 9   Total: 14 ED (5 rED)
9 SPD 3   Phases: 4, 8, 12
0 REC 4   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 20   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 20  
Makoto, Kikuta | Summary
Real Name: Kikuta Makoto (or Kikuta Genro) Hair Color: Gray
Concept: Mastermind Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: New Empire Height & Weight: 5' 8" (1.73 m) / 176 lbs (80.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Japanese
Created By: Neil Ma Place of Birth: Nagasaki, Japan
GM: NPC Date of Birth: February 19, 1939
Cost Powers END
1 Biometrics Scanner: Detect Lie A Single Thing 9- (Sight Group) (3 Active Points); Requires A PER Roll (RSR Skill is subject to Skill vs. Skill contests; -3/4), Linked (Heads-up Display Glasses; -1/2), IIF (-1/4) 0
16 Dragon Banzai Driver Suit: (Total: 25 Active Cost, 16 Real Cost) Armor (5 PD/5 ED) (15 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) (Real Cost: 10) plus +5 PD (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) (Real Cost: 3) plus +5 ED (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) (Real Cost: 3) 0
16 Heads-up Display Glasses: (Total: 20 Active Cost, 16 Real Cost) +2 PER with Sight Group (4 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) (Real Cost: 3) plus +4 versus Range Modifier for Sight Group (6 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) (Real Cost: 5) plus +2 with Ranged Combat (10 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) (Real Cost: 8) 0
10 His Own Agenda: Mental Defense (15 points total) 0
Cost Talents
5 Embrace, Extend, Extinguish: Resistance (+5 to roll)
5 Instant Recall: Eidetic Memory
Cost Perquisites
20 Big Deal: Universal Contact 11-
Cost Skills
10 +1 Overall
16 +2 with all non-combat Skills
3 Analyze: Plans 14-
23 Billionaire Industrialist Package
Contact: Daitatsu Transportation 11-
Fringe Benefit: Corporate CEO
Money: Filthy Rich
Monitored By The Business Press 8-
Monitored by the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (Japan), 8-
PS: Corporate C.E.O. 17-
3 Bureaucratics 13-
3 Combat Piloting 11-
1 Computer Programming 8-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Nagasaki, Japan 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Businessman 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
17 Expert: Strategist
KS: Logistics 14-
KS: Operations Management 14-
KS: Strategy 14-
PS: Strategist 16-
Science Skill: Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 14-
3 High Society 13-
3 KS: Japanese Politics 14-
3 KS: Transportation Industry 14-
12 Linguist
Language: English (completely fluent)
Language: Japanese (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
Language: Korean (completely fluent)
Language: Mandarin (idiomatic)
Language: Tagalog (completely fluent)
2 Navigation (Land) 14-
4 New Empire Package
Headset Radio: High Range Radio Perception (Radio Group), Concealed (-6 with High Range Radio Perception PER Rolls) (18 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
Hunted: Japanese Law Enforcement 8-
KS: Japanese History 11-
KS: The New Empire 14-
PS: Terrorist 11-
7 Persuasion 15-
3 Systems Operation 14-
9 TF: Mecha, Combat Aircraft, Grav Vehicles/Hovercraft, Helicopters, Large Military Ships, Large Planes, Small Military Ships, Small Planes, Submarines
1 WF: Vehicle Weapons (Dragon Banzai)
100+ Disadvantages
20 Hunted: S.A.G.E. 8-
20 Hunted: Senshudan One 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Diabetes (Type 1)
20 Psychological Limitation: Avoids Publicity
15 Psychological Limitation: Cautious Long-Term Thinker
20 Psychological Limitation: Wants To Make the World a Better Place (In His Vision, That Means an Imperial Japan Ruling the World)
15 Social Limitation: Held to a Higher Standard
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
19 Experience Points
Makoto, Kikuta | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 63 Base Points: 100
Powers Cost: 43 Disadvantages: 140
Talents Cost: 10 Total Experience: 19
Perks Cost: 20 Spent Experience: 19
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 123 Total Points: 259

Kikuta Makoto was born to a peasant family with a strong military background. His ancestors gained prowess by serving the Emperor begining with the Boshin War and ending with his father serving in the army as a pilot during the Sino-Japanese War and World War II.

With a father who was regarded as a hero, a kamikaze pilot who sunk an American destroyer, and growing up in an era of a severely weakened Japanese military, Makoto dreamed of the day when he would not only serve in the Emperor's army, but become one of its generals.

Eventually, Makoto matured. He graduated as one of the brightest students of Industrial Engineering. After working for Mitsubishi for three years, he founded his own company, Daitatsu Transportation, developing innovative vehicles for special purposes. An average engineer, he found a talent as a savvy businessman. He was adept at finding and keeping good engineers and salespeople. And he formulated thoughtful business strategies.

With the decline of the Japanese dominance in transportation, he became involved in the New Empire movement and quickly established himself as one of its leaders. He formulated strategies that were designed to topple foreign competitors. And, as part of the New Empire, felt no compunctions that his strategies be legal. To him, the results were what really counted.

The New Empire toppled, its leadership either having disappeared or imprisoned. But, Kikuta Makoto remained. He gathered together resources once again and planned and waited until the day that the pieces would once again fit together so that the goal of the New Empire could once again be realized.

He recruited Okami Hishou, a member of the Royal Family with a claim to the throne who was also an accomplished kenjutsu master and shared the vision of the New Empire. He recruited Ooarashi and Dance Dance Boom Boom and he organized the rest of the New Empire into cells that could effectively carry out clandestine operations.

In the last year, the final two pieces to his plan fell in place. Breakthroughs in cybertechnology allowed Issan Electronics, a key financial supporter of the New Empire, to create Cyberninja. And, Makoto convinced Nakamoto Hiroshi, leader of the superteam, MECHA-Tai Japan, and driver of Black Dragon, to join the New Empire. Now Makoto guides I-shinkigen Koukoku, navigating the group through economic, political, legal, and, most importantly, public perception obstacles.


If any of the members of the New Empire could be said to be most firm in their beliefs and goals, it is Kikuta Makoto. He does not desire fame or fortune, merely that his nation become strong once again and dominate the world. He works towards this goal by planning and organizing, by advising the others and letting them take credit or become wealthy themselves from his plans.


"A true empire is not built within a single night."


Kikuta Makoto is a normal human with a degree of fanaticism. On occasion, he will direct operations from a jetcopter or from the Navigator's seat in Dragon Banzai. Yet, he'd rather leave the tactics to the field commanders as his strength is not tactics, but strategy. He also wears specialized glasses that provide data and enhanced visual clarity as well as scan biometrics of anyone he is looking at.


Makoto wears a business suit when doing business or sweat clothes when he is not. He is slightly heavy set from his enjoyment of sweets, which he has been trying to cut down due to his recent diagnosis of diabetes.