This Gotham themed version of LADIES' NIGHT
keeps right on rolling with this new item for Aisle 1A!
I'm new to the game but I'm good. - Batwoman
BATWOMAN (KATE KANE)
10 (200 pts) - OPL:
10 ; DPL:
STRENGTH 2, STAMINA 3, AGILITY 5, DEXTERITY 5, FIGHTING 12, INTELLECT 3, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 3
Acrobatics 9 (+14), Athletics 10 (+12), Close Combat [Unarmed] 2 (+16), Deception 8 (+11/+13) [Attractive
], Expertise [Military] 7 (+10), Expertise [Streetwise] 6 (+9), Insight 9 (+13) [Assessment
], Intimidation 7 (+10), Investigation 10 (+13) [Well-Informed
], Perception 10 (+13), Persuasion 8 (+11/+13) [Attractive
], Ranged Combat [Throwing] 5 (+14), Sleight of Hand 3 (+8), Stealth 10 (+15) [Hide in Plain Sight
], Technology 6 (+9), Treatment 3 (+6), Vehicles 6 (+11)
Assessment, Attractive (1), Benefit (4) (Wealth 4 [Multimillionaire]), Close Attack (2), Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll (3), Equipment (12), Evasion (1), Grabbing Finesse, Hide in Plain Sight, Improved Critical (1) (Unarmed), Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative (1), Improvised Tools, Martial Strike* (1), Move-by Action, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Ranged Attack (4), Redirect, Takedown (1), Tracking, Uncanny Dodge, Well-Informed
Protection 1, Immunity 2 (Critical Hits, Flaw: Limited [Ballistics only]); 2 pts
Senses 1 (Low Light Vision); 1 pt
Enhanced Skill 2 (Athletics 4 ranks, Flaw: Limited to Climbing checks); 1 pt
Utility Belt: (30 pts)
Bat Flash Bang Grenade:
Ranged Burst Area Affliction 5 (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Fortitude; 1st: Visually and Auditory Impaired, 2nd: Visually and Auditory Disabled, 3rd: Visual and Auditory Unaware; resisted by Dodge], Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius], Extra Condition, Flaw: Diminished Range [10/25/50]); 20 pts
Bludgeoning Strength-Based Ranged Damage 2; 1 pt
Bludgeoning Strength-based Damage 2, Split; 1 pt
Bat Tear Gas Grenades:
Ranged Cloud Area Affliction 5 (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Fortitude; 1st: Dazed and Visually Impaired, 2nd: Stunned and Visually Disabled, 3rd: Incapacitated, Extra: Cloud Area [15 ft], Extra Condition, Flaw: Diminished Range [10/25/50]); 1 pt
Burst Area Ballistic Damage 5, Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius]; 1 pt
Cloud Area Concealment 4 (Visual, Extra: Cloud Area [15 ft radius]); 1 pt
Movement 1 (Swinging), Ranged Trip; 1 pt
Senses 1 (Tracking, 2 Mile range); 1 pt
Immunity 2 (Flaw: Limited -20 Rounds of Oxygen); 1 pt
Feature 1 (Toughness 9, DC20 Sleight of Hand/Technology); 1 pt
Feature 1 (Illumination); 1 pt
Vehicle: (11 pts)
Size - M, Strength - 1, Speed - 6, Def - 10, Tough - 8, Features -Navigation System; 11 pts
Headquarters: (15 pts)
Size - Medium, Tough - 10, Features - Communications, Computer, Concealed, Defense System, Garage, Gym, Infirmary, Library, Living Space, Power System, Sealed, Workshop; 15 pts
Close Attack +14 [Bat-Tons +4]
Unarmed +16 [Unarmed +3, Critical 19-20]
Ranged Attack +9
Batarangs +14 [Batarangs +4; Exploding Batarangs +5, Burst Area
; Tear Gas Affliction +5, Cloud Area
; Flash Bang Affliction +5, Burst Area
Dodge +13 [DC23] Parry +13 [DC23]
Toughness +7 (+4 without Defensive Roll), Fortitude +8, Will +11
Alice Liddell, Typhoid Mary, The Religion of Crime.
Batwoman sometimes has traumatic flashbacks of tragic events of her past, such as the kidnapping and murder of her mother and sister.
As an openly gay woman, she sometimes encounters prejudice.
Her father Jacob, her cousin Bette “Flamebird” Kane, her stepmother Catherine, and her former lover and friend Renee Montoya.
Kate Kane, wealthy heiress and socialite.
Abilities 74 + Skills 59 (118 ranks) + Advantages 46 + Powers 0 + Defenses 21 = 200 / 200
I’m starting to dig Kate Kane. I thought the introduction of a Batwoman was a bit much but she's been pretty good even if the lesbian angle has irked some people. I didn't see her as a PL10 since she is such a new character, so I took her down to PL9 and customized her for The Thorpacoverse.
Katherine "Kate" Kane is the daughter of prominent U.S. Army Colonel Jacob Kane and Captain Gabi Kane. Her parents were both career military and worked extensively with military intelligence services. Katherine grew up with her parents and her twin sister Elizabeth Kane. As her parents were promoted they moved to a wide variety of towns and bases. Her father was often away from home.
The Kane family moved to Brussels in Belgium, since her parents were now serving at NATO. The family however was torn apart due to a terrorist attack. While Gabi was taking her daughters for the day, they were kidnapped by heavily armed men from the Religion of Crime. Military intelligence eventually located the hostages, and Jacob was put in charge of the tactical unit that was sent to rescue them. However they were too late as Gabi had been executed along with Elizabeth. Jakob rescued Kate himself, but she was traumatized by the sight of her dead mother and sister.
Kate tried to please her father by entering the Marines. At West Point, she roomed with Cadet Captain Sophie "Gimme" Moore, with whom she also entered in a lesbian relationship. Her commander got wind of it, and enquired about it. She confirmed her sexual orientation, but protected Sophie. Per the DADT policy, she was dishonorably discharged. Her father forgave her, and found it more important that she did not lie to save herself.
Jacob Kane eventually married weapons heiress Catherine Hamilton. This new wealth established Kate as a socialite in Gotham City's upper crust. She became notorious for her partying and drinking. One night after a party, she was pulled over by GCPD officer Renee Montoya. Instead of being fined for drunk driving, the two entered in a relationship. They broke up when Renee told her she had no direction in her life, no education, and no apparent goal. She found her purpose soon enough: when she was confronted by a mugger in an alleyway, she was saved by Batman.
She decided to become a vigilante too. With her father's help, she traveled all over the planet for two years to learn how to fight. Her father used to family fortune and connections to come up with experimental weaponry and when she felt ready, Batwoman was born.
The Story so Far:
In her first mission, Kate assisted Montoya and the original Question on a mission to dismantle the criminal gang known as Intergang and saved them from some of Whisper A'Daire's shapechanging creatures, after discovering their plot to kill "twice-named daughter of Kane" . She also met Nightwing, and he grew infatuated with her, helping her learn how to use a batarang. He gave Kate her very first batarang on Christmas Eve.
Kate Kane is Jewish and celebrated Hanukkah with Renee, and the two kissed shortly before Christmas. Intergang realized that the image in the Crime Bible of Batwoman and the image of the "twice-named daughter of Cain" were one and the same. They kidnapped Kate and intended to sacrifice her. However, Renee was able to find her, but not before she was stabbed. Despite this, Kate was able to pull the knife out of her chest and used it to stab Bruno Mannheim. She fell into Renee's arms, who was able to stop the bleeding and save Kate's life.
Kate agreed to help Renée in tracking down a copy of the Crime Bible, being sold via the Penguin. The book was actually part of the Lessons that the Order of Stone was attempting to teach Renée, and she and Kate fight over the book. In the end, as Renée claims she only wants it to protect Kate. Kate tells her that Renée never asked what Kate wanted, but lets her take the book.
During the events of the Final Crisis, Batwoman fell prey to the global brainwashing of Darkseid and his gods. Batwoman became one of Darkseid's newest members of the Female Furies, alongside Catwoman, Wonder Woman, and Giganta. Batwoman's appearance resembled that of the original Female Fury known as Mad Harriet. When Darkseid was eventually defeated, Batwoman reverted to her normal self.
Later, Batwoman is fighting in Gotham, helping Batman (Dick Grayson) and hunting the Religion of Crime who have a new leader who goes by the name Alice. We see both Batwoman and Kate Kane struggle with the aftermath of her last excursion with the Religion of Crime, who stabbed her through the heart and still survived. Batman lets her take the case letting her know that he'll be watching if she needs him.
Kate finds the High Queen Alice and begins to question her before she has to flee because Alice poisoned her. As her investigation goes deeper there is a moment when it looks like it's the end of the road for Kate and her father and they are surrounded by Alice and the Religion of Crime, however they get saved by a group of people who were once part of the Religion of Crime, but now choose to distance themselves, saying they are the True Believers. The leader, Abbot, tells Kate that they still follow the dark faith, they just disagree with Alice's interpretation. She learns that Alice plans to destroy Gotham.
As Alice begins her plans, Kate attempts to thwart them with the help of the True Believers. She gets on the plane that Alice is trying to use to drop on Gotham and releases her father before going after Alice. In the dramatic conclusion Alice and Kate fight on the wings of the Aircraft and as Alice holds onto the wing of the plane she looks at Kate to tell her "You have our fathers’ eyes" before stabbing Kate in the arm, making her fall to her apparent death. This made Kate wonder if Alice was her sister all along.
In the events that followed, Alice's body was yet to be found and as Kate ignores her father’s pleas to open the door to the bunker, she performed a blood test on Alice and herself. She learns that the blood is the match of twins. She confronted her Father who tells her how was he supposed to tell her that the girl they found when she was rescued wasn't her sister.
Later, Batwoman is kidnapped by cultists and taken to London in order for her to once again be sacrificed. She is sealed within a coffin and taken underground to the last remaining Lazarus Pit in order for the ritual to begin. She is saved by the timely intervention of Dick Grayson and British superheroes Knight and Squire. After learning that Grayson plans on placing Bruce Wayne's corpse into the pit in order to revive him, Kate strongly protests, but he simply ignored her.
Upon her return to Gotham, Kate investigated a series of kidnappings of Hispanic children by a mysterious, seemingly metahuman adversary known only as the Weeping Woman. She had cut her father off from her life after the Religion of Crime fiasco as a response to what she perceives to be a betrayal of trust and family, and struggled with balancing her life as one of Gotham's vigilante protectors with her public image and her relationship with GCPD detective Maggie Sawyer. Kate is also training her cousin and sidekick, Bette Kane.
The Weeping Woman turns out to be part of a larger group centered around Greek mythology, culminating in Medusa summoning Ceto, the Mother of all Monsters. To defeat these supernatural foes Batwoman enlists the aid of Wonder Woman and the duo are successful. Overcome with relief at rescuing the missing children, Kate reveals her identity to Maggie, by proposing marriage and Maggie happily accepted.
Kate‘s military training and lifestyle has instilled a deep sense of discipline and leadership that is reflective in her actions as Batwoman.
Friends and Foes:
Kate is close to her former lover and ally Renee Montoya, her cousin Bette, who she is training to be Flamebird and her fiancée Maggie Sawyer. She remains estranged from her father who continues to try and make amends.
She only has a loose affiliation with the Bat family, despite her motif, mainly because she operates in different criminal circles within Gotham. She has found herself working more with the supernatural side of Gotham.
Her greatest enemies are the Religion of Crime, who continue to believe her to be the Twice Named Daughter of Cain.
Clean Up 3/14/13:
Makes some changes to Kate to get her more where I wanted her.
Clean Up 11/8/13:
OK, I cracked and brought Kate up to PL10 during my reviews. She's impressed me in some recent stuff.