Dragon-like criminal mastermind
Criminal mastermind, leader of crime syndicate
Base of Operations:
New York City
U.S. citizen with criminal record
Secret [only a few know his identity as Hydra]
Greed and power
STR: 22 [+6] DEX: 14 [+2] CON: 22 [+6] INT: 28/20 [+9] WIS: 26/18 [+8] CHA: 30/22 [+10]
Toughness +16* [+16 flat-footed] Fortitude +10 Reflex +5 Will +12
Bluff 18 [+28], Computers 15 [+24], Concentration 12 [+20], Craft [chemical] 12 [+21], Craft [electronic] 14 [+23], Craft [mechanical] 12 [+21], Craft [structural] 15 [+24], Diplomacy 15 [+25], Disable Device 11 [+20], Disguise 15 [+25], Gather Information 12 [+22], Intimidate 12 [+22], Knowledge [art] 10 [+19], Knowledge [business] 15 [+24], Knowledge [civics] 12 [+21], Knowledge [life sciences] 12 [+21], Knowledge [physical sciences] 12 [+21], Knowledge [streetwise] 18 [+27], Knowledge [tactics] 12 [+21], Knowledge [technology] 14 [+23], Medicine 8 [+16], Notice 12 [+20], Profession [crime lord] 18 [+26], Search 12 [+21], Sense Motive 12 [+20], Stealth 10 [+12]
Assessment, Benefit 7 [Alternate Identity [Kain Lector], Leader of Myth Syndicate, Wealth 5], Connected, Contacts, Diehard, Eidetic Memory, Equipment 10, Fascinate [Bluff], Inventor, Jack-of-All-Trades, Leadership, Master Plan, Skill Mastery [Bluff, Gather Information, Notice, Sense Motive], Speed of Thought, Startle, Well-Informed
[data-cane, easy-to-lose; Resistricted [20+ Intelligence to operate], Enhanced Charisma 28
[Limited: Only has access to 2 ranks per each time he is decapitated and regrows head], Enhanced Intelligence 30
[Limited: see Enhanced Charisma], Enhanced Wisdom 32
[Limited: see Enhanced Charisma], Immunity 4
[aging, disease, poison, radiation], Protection 10
[descriptor: tough scales and rapid regeneration; Impervious], Regeneration 29
[Recovery Bonus: +3; Recovery Rate: Bruised 3, Injured 5, Staggered 3, Disabled 5; Ability Damage: 3; Resurrection 7 [not if head stump is burned with fire or acid that inflicts disabled result]; Power Feats: Innate, Persistent, Regrowth], Strike 4
[tail, Mighty], Super-Senses 1
[Machine Control], Stun 5
Attack +12 Grapple +18 Damage +6 [unarmed], +10 [tail strike] Defense +12 [+6 flat-footed] Knockback -13 Init +9
Various headquarters built using the normal HQ rules. At least one is a skyscrapper, his main base in New York City. Use the stats for a skyscrapper from the main book.
Noticeable [Protection, as green scales over most of body, except face; -1 point], Power Loss [Regeneration, against fire and acid damage; -2 points]
Abilities 58 + Skills 85 [340 ranks] + Feats 31 + Powers 120 + Combat 48 + Saves 11 - Drawbacks 3=
The former Carnage, his symbiote lost to him but his mind and strength of will increased in exchanged. He is like the hydra of legend, able to regrow his head if it is cut off. Except he is far from being the animalistic brute the ancient beast was, getting smarter, stronger willed and more charismatic each time his head is cut off and grows back. Note: His equipment doesn't reflect the vehicles, weapons, etc. he has access to, only his few headquarters in the New York area. Also he doesn't have the minion feat, able to call on any number of goons, thugs and criminals as needed.
Description of Powers:
Hydra has super-human regeneration, able to heal quickly from any wound, even death. His scaled skin gives him great protection from harm, along with healing most minor wounds so fast it isn't noticeable. His vision allows him to see into the infrared now and his dragon-like tail can be used to strike with great force. He has access to great resources and countless goons he can call upon when needed. He even has gadgets as needed, including his infamous data-cane which allows him to access and control any computer or machine on the planet, as well as deliver a powerful shock.
But his most dangerous ability is what happens when his head is cut off in any way. As when it regrows back, he becomes smarter, gains a stronger will and insight and even become more charismatic. He so far has lost his head 4 times, once to a former minion turned rival, Red Dragon. The upper limits of his mental abilities are unknown and no one wishes to test them just yet.
Carnage was contained in a special cell, kept subdued by periodic burst of sonic and heat energy. But suddenly those things didn't bother him so much anymore, as he felt his form changing and the symbiote somehow disappearing from his body. Cletus was no longer a part of Carnage, but still felt powerful. Not only that, but he felt like his mind was expanded beyond what he used to know. His mind allowed him to adapt to his changed form and he broke free, smashing the cell door off its hinges with his powerful tail and making a break for it.
Hiding from the authorities, he began to find out what had happened to him and many others. This Chaos Wave was the perfect thing, especially with the Kingpin out of the way. He could set up a cover identity and be the new kingpin of crime, starting up a syndicate of his own from the broken remains of the criminal underworld. Within a month's time he was able to gather some thugs around himself, although he had no need for bodyguards. With his charisma, he was able to set up a new syndicate, drawing those who craved wealth and power to him. Even his former fellow symbiote wielder, now a beautiful black-skinned woman, joined his syndicate. Due to the nature of his changes and those changed supervillains joining him, he dubbed the group the Myth Syndicate. For they not only had the powers of mythical beings and objects on their side, but would become a modern myth, one which the authorities would have a hard time proving was real.
2 years later and Hydra has proven himself to be a better leader than the former Kingpin ever was. In fact, the title of Kingpin seemed beneath him now, as he took to calling himself the Hydra King, as he had many heads involved in the criminal underworld. With his girlfriend Drow by his side, it seems there is nothing and no one who could take down Hydra or his syndicate backing him up. And using the guise of Kain Lector to run his public enterprizes to deflect the attention of the authorities, it seems he might be right.
Cletus is almost completely non-human in appearance now, his red head on the top of his head and most of his face all that remains of the old him. He has green, scaled skin all over his body, with the exception of his face. His hands are human in form but covered in the same scales as his body. His eyes are red now and seem to glow intensely when he is angry. His legs are the most changed of his form, being reptilian in nature now and ended in 3 toed feet with talons. He has a dragon-like tail that hangs down to the floor most of the time. He tends to wear expensive business suits most of the time, although shoes are out of the question. He is rarely seen in public anymore, prefering to send time in his skyscrapper headquarters, directing the daily business of his syndicate.