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The Thorpacolypse, CEO Thorporation and J-Mart EnterprisesRE:
MnM Comic Violence
On a serious matter, I would like to address the issue of violence in comics and the glorification of such in numerous threads here at ATT Roll Call. We here at J-Mart will attempt to operate a higher moral level and we plan on posting characters and stories/encounters (note that I did not say “fights”) that show that we comic fans, and the characters we love from those comics, can handle conflicts in a civilized manner. As such, we’d like our first submitted build to be encompass the ideals and demeanor of non-violence that we here at J-Mart will strive to maintain.
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special on Aisle 1!!!!Me, roaches and Keith Richards, baby! Ya can't kill us off!!!RED HOOD (JASON TODD)
10 (150 pp) – OPL:
STR: 18 (+4) DEX: 18 (+4) CON: 18 (+4) INT: 14 (+2) WIS: 12 (+1) CHA: 14 (+2) SKILLS:
Acrobatics 9 (+13) [Skill Mastery
], Bluff 11 (+13) [Improved Trick, Skill Mastery, Taunt
], Climb (+4), Concentration (+1), Diplomacy (+2), Disable Device 8 (+10), Disguise (+2), Escape Artist 6 (+10), Gather Info 8 (+10) [Contacts, Well-Informed
], Handle Animal (+2), Intimidate 11 (+13) [Forceful Intimidation, Skill Mastery, Startle
], Investigate 6 (+8), Knowledge [Streetwise] 8 (+10), Notice 10 (+11), Search 8 (+10), Sense Motive 11 (+12) [Assessment
], Stealth 9 (+13) [Skill Mastery, Vanish
], Survival (+1), Swim (+3) FEATS:
Assessment, Challenges (2) [Forceful Intimidation, Vanish
], Chokehold, Contacts, Defensive Roll (2), Dodge Focus (4), Equipment (6), Improved Critical (2) [Unarmed, Kris Knife
], Improved Initiative (1), Improved Trick, Luck (1), Master Plan, Power Attack, Precise Shot (1), Quick Draw (1), Rage (1), Skill Mastery (1) (Acrobatics, Bluff, Intimidate, Stealth
), Sneak Attack (1), Startle, Takedown Attack (2), Taunt, Uncanny Dodge [Auditory], Well-Informed POWERS:
Red Hood (Commlink, Night Vision, Gas Mask [3ep])
Costume (Protection 1 [1ep]) 
Handcuffs, Mini-Tracer, Cell Phone, GPS (4ep)
Grappling Gun (Super Movement 1 [Swinging]; 2ep) Arsenal (20ep):
Flash Bang Grenade (Dazzle 4 [Visual and Auditory, Extra: Area Burst, Range 40ft [16ep])  - DC:14/14:ref/fort
Batarangs (Slashing Blast 2, PF: Mighty, Improved Critical, Extended Range, Masterwork [+1 Hit]; 30ft range, Medium [1ep])  - DC:21:tough
Exploding Batarangs (Ballistic Blast 5, Extra: Targeted Area Explosion, Range 50 ft [1ep])  - DC:15/20:ref/tough
Kris Knife (Piercing Strike 1, PF: Mighty, Improved Critical x2, Thrown; Small [1ep])  - DC:20:tough
Twin Machine Pistols (Ballistic Blast 4, Extra: Auto-Fire, PF: Split Attack; 40 ft range, Medium [1ep])  - DC:19:toughCOMBAT:
Base Attack +13, Melee +13, Ranged +13, Batarangs +14, Grapple +17 [Unarmed +4, 19-20 Critical (Bruise); Kris Knife +5, 17-20 Critical (Lethal/Bruise); Batarangs +6, 19-20 Critical (Bruise); Exploding Batarangs +5 (Lethal/Bruise); Machine Pistol +4, Auto-Fire
(Lethal/Bruise)]; Defense 22 (14 flat-footed); Init +8; Knockback -4 SAVES:
Toughness +8 (+6 flat-footed), Fortitude +6, Reflex +9, Will +5 DRAWBACKS: Abilities 34 + Skills 26 (104 ranks) + Feats 37 + Powers 0 + Combat 42 + Saves 11 – Drawbacks 0 = 150 / 150Comments:
One of the main characters in upcoming The Thorpacoverse saga, the ever controversial Jason Todd. Don’t ask me why I am so enamored with him, but for some reason, he just fascinates me. I think it's because he just adds that level of massive disfunction to the Bat Brothers that gives it the real family feel...
This represents Jason as The Red Hood, kind of leaning towards becoming The Red Robin, trying to make a move to be more of a hero than villain. I loaded him up for him to be able to give just about anyone fits.
I plan to have him start anew in an undisclosed (as of yet) location, along with a number of other characters. Long story short, he has promised Bats that he would try to turn over a new leaf and he leaves Gotham to get a fresh start, and of course, things don't go quite as planned. Ergo, he still has the arsenal, but I don’t plan on him using anything lethal, unless things get really bad. I want to play him as a guy trying to make a new start, but having old enemies, new enemies and other situations keep getting in the way.Comments:
Continuing in my Gotham redux mode, a retooled Jason Todd. Trimmed the fat to get him back to 150pp, which wasn’t hard at all. He’s still a formidable street level threat, just not quite as good as Nightwing overall, but quite a challenge for him physically. I kept his Rage feat for those times when he loses it, but even without, he’s a very competent brawler.Earth-217 Status:
Jason is at crossroads. He is being seen as a hero thanks to his actions during the Thorpacolypse, but is still trying to live down his sordid past as the Red Hood. He is now really been trying to turn his life around and live up to the promise that Bruce originally saw in him. As such, Bruce has officially adopted him and given him the same access to the Bat “world” as Dick and Tim (hence the Gadgets), but the other two Sons of the Bat are having a hard time accepting him, especially Tim (for obvious reasons, see Teen Titans #28). Despite this, Jason continues to work at rebuilding relationships in the hero community, a task at which Bruce has been supporting him whole-heartedly, and some would say obsessively (imagine that). Superman thinks it’s because that if Jason fails, Batman would be wrong about something in the end, and he can’t ever let that occur…
At the request of his therapist, Dr. Melfi, Jason has kept the Red Hood persona and in hopes to redeem it, along with himself from what it stood for before. But Jason has secretly considered changing his crime-fighting persona to something different, something that is his own, yet something unique. Time will tell if Jason can stay on his new path and find redemption.Clean Up 9/5/08:
Some more tweaks to Jason as I go through my Gotham builds. Got this original build down to playable level and tweaked his feats a bit to make him more balanced in combat and up his interaction skills a bit to make him closer to Batman level.Clean Up 1/7/10:
Another tweak to Jason along with a new pic.