Clifford Latham
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
40 STR 50 19- Lift: 25.6tons; HTH: 10d6; END: [5]
48 DEX 26 14- OCV: 9  DCV: 9
26 CON 23 14-
20 BODY 20 13-
5 INT 15 12- PER Roll: 12-
16 EGO 18 13- ECV: 6; Mental Defense: 0
13 PRE 23 14- PRE Attack: 4 1/2d6
0 COM 10 11-
0 PD 10   Total: 24 PD (14 rPD)
5 ED 10   Total: 20 ED (10 rED)
24 SPD 6   Phases: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 15   Running: 6" / 12"
2 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
13 STUN 70  
Motte | Summary
Real Name: Clifford Latham Hair Color: Dark Brown
Concept: Brick Eye Color: Black
Affiliation: Motte & Baily; TITAN Height & Weight: 7' 11" (2.42 m) / 190 lbs (86.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: British
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: London, United Kingdom
GM: NPC Date of Birth: March 23, 1956
Cost Powers END
5 Malleable Arms: Elemental Control, 10-point powers
25 1) Extendable Finger Claws: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6 (4d6 w/STR) (30 Active Points) 3
6 2) Finger Picks: Lockpicking 18- (11 Active Points)
10 3) The Strangler: Stretching 4" (20 Active Points); Limited Body Parts (Arms and Hands Only; -1/4), no Noncombat Stretching (-1/4) 2
36 Leatherback Skin: Armor (14 PD/10 ED) 0
18 You Can't Keep Me Down For Long: Healing 2d6, Can Heal Limbs, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2) (50 Active Points); Extra Time (1 Turn (Post-Segment 12), -1 1/4), Self Only (-1/2) 0
Cost Perquisites
4 Secret Ally: Secret Ally: Contact: Unnamed Contract Agent in Marseilles, France 11-
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
15 The Strangler's Moves
Block 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
Dodge 1/2 -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
Grab 1/2 -1 -1 Grab Two Limbs, 60 STR for holding on
Strike 1/2 +0 +2 12d6 Strike
Cost Skills
20 +4 with HTH Combat
4 AK: Western Europe 13-
3 Breakfall 14-
3 Climbing 14-
5 Contortionist 15-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: London, United Kingdom 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Assassin 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 Interrogation 14-
4 KS: Assassins 13-
2 Language: French (fluent conversation)
2 Language: Italian (fluent conversation)
3 Security Systems 12-
7 Stealth 16-
3 Streetwise 14-
0 T.I.T.A.N. Package
Communicator: High Range Radio Perception, IIF (-1/4)
KS: Known European Uberhumans 11-
KS: Terrorist World 11-
Teamwork 14-
Hunted: Local Law Enforcement Agencies 8-
200+ Disadvantages
10 Distinctive Features: Exceptionally Tall and Gaunt
10 Distinctive Features: Overwhelming Aura of Self-Confidence
20 Hunted: CIA 8-
20 Hunted: EURO 8-
20 Physical Limitation: Feels No Pain
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
15 Psychological Limitation: Always Calm and Collected
15 Psychological Limitation: Casual Killer
10 Reputation: Serial Killer, 8- (Extreme)
15 Social Limitation: Wanted Criminal
40 Experience Points
Motte | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 212 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 100 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 40
Perks Cost: 4 Spent Experience: 40
Martial Arts Cost: 15 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 59 Total Points: 390

Operating under the codename the Strangler, Latham terrorised London in the 1970s and early 1980s with a series of strangulations. He moved quickly into the career of hired assassin and developed a solid reputation across Europe. After changing his name to The Butler, he spent most of the 1980s in Eastern Europe in the service of corrupt governments, but came to re-settle in England in 1993.

With a constant stream of contracts, Latham continued his career in Western Europe while becoming aware of his son's existence. Cricket Wilkinson was the result of a violent encounter in London, and nearing his retirement age Latham underwent a kind of transformation. He began to monitor his son's progress across the housing estates of inner London, and marvelled at the boy's innate ability for destruction. Never one to acquiesce to offers of partnership in the past, Latham decided to undertake the fostering of his son in the ways of the professional mercenary and assassin.

In 1997 Motte and Bailey took on their first contract: to assassinate a soccer team in Barcelona. Latham was thrilled with the opportunity and the two partners celebrated in style once their work was accomplished. It was the beginning of a successful partnership which continues to this day.


Clifford Latham is the consummate English prude: unable to smile or ever offer a compliment; having a knack for eyebrow acrobatics and drooping frowns; and possessing an insatiable appetite for tea and scones. He is sensible. He is astute. He is successful. And he is a cold-blooded killer. Latham has been in the mercenary business for twenty years and has spent only a small number of years behind bars. He knows his business, and he does not tolerate mistakes in etiquette or deliverance. It is, therefore, a wonder how he has managed to maintain a working relationship with Bailey over the past six years. Being the boy's father may have something to do with it, but there must be limits to paternal understanding - even if Motte is the only one who knows Bailey is his son.

Latham is getting old, and he knows it. After spending most of his life free he now looks forward to retirement.


"Your throat is very beautiful. Like a robin: so fragile..."


Motte possesses superhuman strength and durability, and is renowned for strangulation. His fingers are unnaturally long, and have the ability to stretch while retaining their incredible strength. As he has grown older, Motte has begun to lose his potency, so that the man he is today is but a shadow of the killer he was during the 1970s and 1980s. Latham also possesses a healing factor which has enabled him to seemingly come back from the dead on more than one occasion.


Motte is a gaunt giant. His skin is pale and his eyes seem to droop perpetually. His movements are slow but deliberate, and his great strength is complimented with an unearthly grace. Motte wears a green velvet coat and antiquated suit, which he has continuously worn for most of his career in crime.

Out of uniform, Latham enjoys comfortable and light clothing: usually drab and uninspired, much to the chagrin of Bailey.