Quote: "Blood will have blood!"
Power Level: 10
Concept: Mystical Martial Artist
Real Name: Hoyt Warsaw
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Place of Birth: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Marital Status: Single
Living Relatives: Jack (grandfather), June (grandmother)
Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 200 lbs.
- PL 10
Strength 7, Stamina 9, Agility 9, Dexterity 0, Fighting 11, Intellect 0, Awareness 7, Presence 0Advantages
All-out Attack, Close Attack 2, Cunning Fighter, Diehard,
Evasion, Fearless, Improved Critical: Unarmed, Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Improved Initiative, Luck, Power Attack, Takedown, Uncanny DodgeSkills
Acrobatics 4 (+13), Athletics 6 (+13), Expertise: Streetwise 8 (+8), Insight 4 (+11), Intimidation 12 (+12), Investigation 8 (+8), Perception 4 (+11), Stealth 4 (+13)PowersBlood Sense: Senses 5
(Detect Blood [mental] (Accurate, Acute, Ranged) · 5 pointsBlood-forged Vambraces Array
. . Blood Control: Cumulative Affliction 7
(biological; 1st degree: Impaired, 2nd degree: Compelled, 3rd degree: Controlled, Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Fortitude; Extra: Cumulative, Insidious; Flaw: Grab-based) · 8 points
. . Blood for Blood: Healing 7
(vampiric; Extras: Linked: Unarmed Attack, Persistent, Restorative; Flaws: Personal, Limited: A damage condition must be inflicted) · 1 point
. . First Blood: Strength Effect 7
(Extras: Incurable, Multiattack) · 1 point
. . Weeping Blood: Cumulative Affliction 7
(1st degree: Visually Impaired, 2nd degree: Visually Disabled, 3rd degree: Visually Unaware, Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Fortitude; Extra: Cumulative, Linked: Unarmed Attack, Reversible; Flaw: Limited to one sense) · 1 pointEldritch Eyes
. . Immunity 2
(Visual Sensory Affliction Effects; Flaws: Limited - Half Effect) · 1 point
. . Senses 2
(Darkvision) · 2 pointsPrestidigitation: Feature 1
· 1 pointÆternal: Immunity 2
(Aging, Sleep; Advantage: Diehard) · 3 pointsOffense
Blood Control: Cumulative Affliction 7, +13 (DC Fort 17)
Grab, +13 (DC Spec 17)
Unarmed, +13 (DC 22, Crit 19-20, Multiattack)
Weeping Blood: Cumulative Affliction 7, +13 (DC Fort 17), linked to Unarmed Attack (DC 22)Complications
Bloodlust (Temper): Nighthawk can become consumed by a powerful bloodlust when fighting particularly heinous foes
Identity: Nighthawk is Hoyt Warsaw
Motivation: Justice: Nighthawk devotes his æternal life to seeking justice and punishing those who escape itLanguages
Dodge 11, Parry 11, Fortitude 9, Toughness 9, Will 7Power Points
Abilities 86 + Powers 23 + Advantages 14 + Skills 25 (50 ranks) + Defenses 2 = 150
Background: Hoyt Warsaw grew up in Wilkes-Barre, the son of a train engineer and a schoolteacher. As a boy, Hoyt was deeply interested in all things magic (predominantly stage magic, but the occult followed soon enough). As a teenager, Hoyt put on shows for his friends and had developed quite an amazing trick: he could all but read people's minds by just watching them. He'd read some books on body language, but this was something else. It was astounding.
Hoyt came upon an old book shop who's proprietor was also a fan of magic, and the two hit it off. Hoyt spent a lot of time in there, talking with the old man, buying and discussing books on magic and the occult. It was around this time that Hoyt began to work on a stage presence. He began to become more professional about his craft and though just sixteen years old, adopt an older and wiser attitude.
For his eighteenth birthday, the old man gave Hoyt two rather dull looking leather arm wraps that he insisted belonged to a great magician. Hoyt couldn't understand what they were for, but the old man showed him how to wear them and Hoyt began to wear them all the time. Literally around the clock. They became his favorite possession and he wore them proudly, despite no one else understanding his fascination with them. To Hoyt, they were beautiful, like they were made out of gold.
It was at this time that things began to change in Hoyt's household. His father lost his job, and his parents began to argue. They got into fights all the time over the smallest of things and his father began to hit his mother. Hoyt had never seen his father like this and the more angry his father became, the more Hoyt went to defend his mother.
One night Hoyt's dad came after his mother with a kitchen knife. Without pause, Hoyt leaped to his mother's defense interposing himself between his father and mother. This didn't stop his father who attacked him with the knife. Hoyt, who had never so much as thrown a punch in his life, suddenly was able to expertly defend himself against his father's blind rage.
The fight didn't go well--for Hoyt's father. With Hoyt's new found expertise, he was able to not only defend his mother, but also himself, and in doing so, turned the knife back onto his father. Blood spilled everywhere, splashing onto the armbands which then revealed to Hoyt that they were indeed made from a golden metal. Hoyt's father died in front of him, but he wasn't even aware of it as his attention was fully devoted to the shining vambraces and the fact that he couldn't remove them.
A strange look came over Hoyt's face and when his mother realized it was the same crazed look on his father's face, his mother blindly fled--right into traffic. Hoyt was going to turn his rage not to his mother, but his father (not knowing that he was already dead). The sight of his mother being struck down by an oncoming car served to snap him out of it--just in time to see the car continue on being driven by the old man from the magic shop.
After the police investigation, Hoyt went looking for the old man only to find that the magic shop had been closed for years; everything inside was covered in layers of dust. Hoyt was thrown into a state of utter shock by the revelation (begun when he discovered he was unable to remove the vambraces).
He wandered around for days (and nights, as he no longer grew tired enough to sleep). In his wanderings he began to see another side of society, the hidden one of crime. He began to intervene, casually, without thinking of the consequences. He took out his frustration and torment on these criminals and on several occasions discovered the blade-like properties of the vambraces. And then a package came for him. Inside was the deed to the store front. And inside the store was a vast hidden arcane library.
It's been some time since his parents died, and Hoyt has studied hard trying to find a way to remove the vambraces. He even cut his arm off, but it began to grow back along with the vambraces. His studies of the occult is progressing slowly. If ever there was a high price to pay for a gift,
Hoyt is paying it. He's trying to use his abilities for the common good, to stave off the evil he feels at work in his life. Whether he ultimately succeeds or not, Hoyt seemingly has eternity to attempt it.