Johannes Steinmeier
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
-2 STR 8 11- Lift: 75.8kg; HTH: 1 1/2d6; END: [1]
3 DEX 11 11- OCV: 4  DCV: 4
10 CON 15 12-
-4 BODY 8 11-
5 INT 15 12- PER Roll: 12-
10 EGO 15 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 0
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
-1 COM 8 11-
3 PD 5   Total: 15 PD (10 rPD)
2 ED 5   Total: 15 ED (10 rED)
9 SPD 3   Phases: 4, 8, 12
0 REC 5   Running: 8" / 16"
0 END 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 20  
Real Name: Johannes Steinmeier Hair Color: Grey
Concept: Energy Blaster Eye Color: Light Green
Affiliation: GNOME Height & Weight: 4' 2" (1.28 m) / 110 lbs (50.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: November 8, 1954
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Dresden, Germany
Cost Powers END
15 Probability Powers: Elemental Control, 30-point powers
25 1) Hex Power: Energy Blast 2d6, Variable Special Effects: Any Accident or Mishap (Limited Group of SFX; +1/4), Invisible Power Effects, Source Only (Fully Invisible; +1/2), No Normal Defense: Luck or Combat Luck (+1), Autofire (3 shots; +1 1/4) (40 Active Points) 4
15 2) Lucky Little Bastard I: Armor (10 PD/10 ED) (30 Active Points) 0
15 3) Lucky Little Bastard II: (Total: 30 Active Cost, 30 Real Cost) Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25% (Real Cost: 15) plus Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25% (Real Cost: 15) 0
15 4) Unbelievable Fortune: Luck 6d6 (30 Active Points) 0
1 Older Than He Looks: Life Support (Longevity: 200 Years) 0
3 Resistant To Change: Power Defense (3 points) 0
4 Swift: Running +2" (8" total) 1
Cost Talents
3 Won't Get Lost: Bump Of Direction
Cost Perquisites
5 Gnome Leader: Fringe Benefit: Leader of the GNOMEs
10 Gnome's Treasure: Money: Wealthy
Cost Skills
10 +1 Overall
3 Bureaucratics 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Dresden, Germany 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: German (idiomatic)
PS: Accountant 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
-5 GNOME Associate
AK: Cavern City 11-
Climbing 11-
Distinctive Feature: Dwarf
Gnome Dome Base Contribution
Hunted: German Law Enforcement Agencies 8- (Mild)
Navigation (Underground) 12-
Physical Limitation: Dwarf
Reputation: Afraid Of The Surface World 8-
Shadowing 12-
Stealth 11-
Survival (Underground) 12-
1 Interrogation 8-
2 Language: English (fluent conversation)
3 Oratory 12-
2 PS: Administrator 11-
11 Scholar
KS: Accounting and Business (3 Active Points) 12-
KS: European Politics (3 Active Points) 12-
KS: German Folklore (3 Active Points) 12-
KS: Nihilism (3 Active Points) 12-
1 Tactics 8-
3 Trading 12-
100+ Disadvantages
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
10 Psychological Limitation: Loses Temper Easily (Especially With Inferiors) (Common, Moderate)
15 Psychological Limitation: Methodical Planner (Common, Strong)
5 Unluck: 1d6
32 Experience Points
Characteristics Cost: 40 Base Points: 100
Powers Cost: 93 Disadvantages: 50
Talents Cost: 3 Total Experience: 32
Perks Cost: 15 Spent Experience: 32
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 31 Total Points: 182
Rumpelstiltskin was recruited by the East German uber-team, EastGuard, but only served with them for a month before escaping and turning into a decidedly B-List Supervillain.  He plagued the EastGuard team over the following years, as well as several cases of attempted robbery in the West where he clashed with Uber Force.  He was never very successful and never really taken seriously.

One day he retired.

He began a relationship with one of his former hostages who had developed a kind of Stockholm Syndrome crush on him, and within a few years he was married and hoping to settle down into a quiet life.  That was never meant to be.  His wife, Meghan Schavan, turned out to be as brutally mercenary as he was (or hoped to be) and she was soon bullying him into a new villain caper.  His brief respite from the uberhuman world had got him thinking and he decided to turn his attention away from short-term robberies and mischief-making; and look at the bigger picture.  He never felt respected and was always the butt of jokes, just like a whole lot of other 'little people'.

He decided to make some changes in the world order, something which was a lot bigger than his previous biggest plan (an attempt to steal the Little Mermaid from Copenhagen and sell it back to the Royal Family).  He was now intent on the utter destruction of the 'normal sized' world.  Within a few years, he declared, he would be the new normal.

Rumpelstiltskin returned to Dresden where he grew up and began to construct an underground city where he and the rest of his 'associates' would be safe from the coming cataclysm.  His wife's construction company managed to supply the equipment to make this possible and by 1999 Cavern City was established, and Rumpelstiltskin had attracted nearly thirty other 'little people' to live with him.

After establishing Cavern City he decided to train his new associates in order to prepare them for the next phase.  To eradicate the surface world he would need a nuclear bomb.  It was hideously simple.  To get the bomb he would need money, and so GNOME was born and the bank robberies began.  Rumpelstiltskin has found that his new organisation has managed to string together a whole series of successes and he has never had it so good.  While he would never step down from his major goal to destroy the surface world, he is willing to send GNOME on other missions to bolster his growing reputation - he has never managed to be treated as a serious threat before, especially by the uberhuman heroes, U-Force.



Rumpelstiltskin is a little man with a grand dream.  He has always been frustrated by the restrictions imposed upon him by society so he has decided to re-write society as a whole.  Since coming up with his plan, Rumpelstiltskin has become more confident and commanding, although his temper is getting shorter the older he gets.  He spends hours pouring over his plans in his subterranean city and rarely visits the surface world anymore, happy to send his associates or else listen to his wife who still spends the majority of her time in Dresden.

As his plan nears fruition, he has become more and more demanding.  In his own mind he believes he is fulfilling a prophesy, that he is, in fact, something of a messiah.  The image makes him feel warm and wanted, and as more and more little people arrive in Cavern City the idea grows.



"Normal?!?!  I AM the new normal!  You are nothing but over-sized freaks and your days are numbered!"



Originally, Rumpelstiltskin was reported to be very, very lucky.  Apart from some fancy footwork and the capacity to seemingly avoid injury, he never really displayed any sort of super power which led to him becoming something of a joke.  He is an uberhuman, however, and affects the fields of probability around himself and those nearby.  While he is not capable of inflicting injury directly upon a target it is very likely that someone who gets in his way will suffer some kind of accident or mishap.  It doesn't seem to matter whether the person is a regular policeman or Max Uber himself, the accident is likely to slow them down and cause a little pain.



The leader of GNOME has begun wearing flowing robes and has grown his beard and moustache so that he appears as some kind of prophet.  He has dark grey hair now and is bald on the top of his head.  When he was younger he wore an elf-like outfit or bright green, yellow and red, including pointed slippers and a peaked cap.  He discarded those clothes upon his initial retirement.  No one talks about that anymore.