GROOT, The Monster from Planet X (PL 15)
Strength 14, Stamina 12, Agility 3, Dexterity 1,
Fighting 4, Intellect 10, Awareness 6, Presence 9
Absorb Wood: Enhanced Growth 8 – 16 points
Body Armor: Impervious Toughness 6 – 6 points
Huge Size: Growth 8 (Innate, Permanent; -4 active defenses included) – 17 points
Plant Control: Array (40 points)
• Animate Trees: Summon 5 (Active, Controlled, Multiple Minions 2) – 40 points
• Entangle: Ranged Burst Area Entangle 13 (Medium [plants and wood]) – 1 point
• Move Wood: Perception Range Move Objects 13 (Limited to wood) – 1 point
• Project Thorns: Ranged Multifire Damage 4 (Accurate 2) – 1 point
Resist Fire: Immunity 6 (Fire Damage, Heat; Limited to half-effect) – 3 points
Space Flight: Movement 3 (Space Travel 3) – 6 points
Support Field: Immunity 10 (Life Support; Noticeable [yellow-glowing force field]) – 9 points
Languages 1 (English [Planet X Common is native])
Close Combat (Unarmed) 4 (+8), Expertise (Biology) 8 (+18), Expertise (Physics) 8 (+18), Perception 4 (+10)
Entangle Area (Ranged, Affliction 13)
Thorns +5 (Ranged, Multifire Damage 4)
Unarmed +8 (Close, Damage 14)
Dodge 3, Fortitude 12, Parry 4, Toughness 12 (Impervious 6), Will 14
Abilities 86 + Advantages 1 + Defenses 16 + Powers 99 + Skills 12 = 214 Total
Arrogant: Groot is confident in his abilities, to the point of being smug and reckless. He will reveal his plans, if given the chance and won’t shy away from direct conflict.
Power Loss: Enhanced Growth; Groot must absorb tremendous amounts of wood to increase his size. This often takes several hours to perform.
Power Loss: Impervious Toughness; not vs. Fine-sized creatures.Returning home from a party, Alice and Leslie Evans witnessed a strange glowing object crash on the outskirts of the small town in which they lived. Because it was late, they decided not to investigate. For the next few days, though, the weird occurrence plagued Leslie, despite his efforts to throw himself into his work as a research biologist.
Only when trees, fences, and other wooden objects began to disappear around town did Leslie give in to his suspicions and go out to investigate the crash site. In the forest, he discovered a glowing wooden giant, 20-ft. tall and shaped roughly like a huge tree. This monstrous creature was absorbing all the wood he could gather: the trees, the missing fence, barrels, brooms, and even doghouses. And with each bit of wood he absorbed, the creature grew larger.
Evans rushed to warn the town, but it wasn’t long before the alien, now 50-ft. tall, lumbered out of the forest. He announced himself as Groot, monarch of Planet X and overlord of all timber in the galaxy. The plan he had come to institute was simple, but astounding: Groot would command the nearby trees to form a wall around the town, then expand their roots to weave a net beneath it. When that root-net was complete, Groot would order the trees to carry the town into space, out of the solar system, and into the waiting labs on Planet X, where the earthlings would provide ample test subjects for the alien scientists.
Though Groot never revealed how he could make the trees fly into space, the power he exhibited over the local pines and oaks seemed to prove he wasn’t bluffing. Under the overlord’s command, the trees surrounded the town and their roots started to grow into a net. The town tried to stop Groot – with bullets and even fire – but nothing worked.
Fortunately, Evans thought to confront Groot with a less obvious weapon. Whereas bullets could not penetrate the alien’s bark and fire had no effect upon him whatsoever, the special termites Evans bred in his lab made short work of the 50-ft. tree. With Groot gone, the town hailed Evans as a hero and started the long process of cleaning up after the rampaging flora.
A monstrosity from classic Marvel comics.
None of his current history as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy?