Isabel a.k.a The Magician II
PL: 9STR: +2
(14), DEX: +6
(22), CON: +2
(14), INT: +4
(18), WIS: +3
(16), CHA: +4
(18)Tough: +2/+5, Fort: +8, Ref: +10, Will: +10Skills:
Acrobatics 8 (+14
), Bluff 12 (+16
), Concentration 8 (+11
), Craft (electronic) 4 (+8
), Craft (mechanical) 4 (+8
), Diplomacy 8 (+12
), Disable Device 4 (+8
), Disguise 12 (+16
), Escape Artist 12 (+18
), Gather Information 6 (+10
), Knowledge (behavioural science) 6 (+10
), Knowledge (current events) 4 (+8
), Notice 8 (+11
), Perform (acting) 7 (+11
), Profession (Magician) 13 (+16
), Search 2 (+6
), Sleight of Hand 10 (+16
), Stealth 8 (+14
Ambidexterity, Assessment, Attack Focus (ranged) 8, Attractive, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll 3, Distract (Bluff), Dodge Focus 9, Equipment 4, Evasion 2, Fascinate (Perform), Hide in Plain Sight, Improvised Tools, Master Plan, Quick Change 2, Throwing Mastery 2Powers:Disco Flash Bang (Device 6)
(Easy to lose)
. . Stun 7
(DC 17; Burst Area (35 ft. radius - General), Range (ranged))
. . . . Dazzle 8
(Alternate; affects: 2 sense types - visual, DC 18; Burst Area (40 ft. radius - General))
. . . . Nauseate 7
(Alternate; DC 17; Range (ranged), Burst Area (35 ft. radius - General))Magus Watch (Device 4)
(Easy to lose)
. . Hypnosis 9
(DC 19) (Flaw: Sense Dependent [Visual])Ruby Ring of Confusing (Device 1)
(Easy to lose)
. . Mirror Image
. . . . Blur
(Alternate; Partial concealment from all visual senses)Blast 4
(DC 21; Autofire (interval 2, max +5) [2 extra ranks]; Mighty 2 (+2 to hit))Equipment:
Throwing Cards [Blast 4, DC 21; Autofire (interval 2, max +5) [2 extra ranks]; Mighty 2 (+2 to hit)]Attack Bonus: +4
(Ranged: +12, Melee: +4, Grapple: +6)Attacks:
Blast 4, +12 (DC 21), Dazzle 8 (DC Fort/Ref 18), Nauseate 7 (DC Fort/Staged 17), Stun 7 (DC Fort/Staged 17), Unarmed Attack, +4 (DC 17)Defense: +13
(Flat-footed: +2), Knockback: -2Initiative: +6Totals:
Abilities 42 + Skills 34 (136 ranks) + Feats 39 + Powers 33 + Combat 16 + Saves 17 + Drawbacks 0 = 181Background:
Isabel Gregorovich was a little girl that grew up surrounded by magic, the only child of the great Magician Anton the Wise. Anton was a Vegas mainstay, working one stage or the other nearly seven days a week and Isabel was always by his side. She was raised behind the curtain and wanted nothing more in life then to be on that stage herself performing and amazing the revered audience. Sadly Anton was more than a little old fashioned and refused to teach Isabel even the simplest of illusion.
Isabel was forced to teach herself behind her father’s back, she learned what she could by watching him perform but she also taught herself from books and manuals. Things went like that for years until Anton finally took on an apprentice named Carmine Bloom also known as Magus the Great. Isabel was only 13 when Magus joined them but she saw in him an opportunity. Anton would teach Magus while in return Magus helped to build the illusions and develop new ones. It was easy work for Isabel to ingratiate herself to Magus, playing the role of little sister, and learn Anton’s secrets from him as they practiced together.
Magus was brilliant and it didn’t take long for Isabel to figure that out, his imagination and intelligence quickly took Anton’s act to the next level. Magus resented that he was jealous of the attention that Anton was receiving using the illusions that he had developed over the five years that they were together. The last straw in their relationship was the arrival of a new apprentice, Johnny Decker also known as The Amazing Decker. Magus left Anton’s shadow and stuck out on his own before he left though he gifted a watch to Isabel that he had designed for a Hypnotism trick.
Decker wasn’t half the magician that Magus was and in Isabel’s opinion nowhere near her level of talent either. She very quickly had the poor boy wrapped around her little finger and when her father finally retired and gifted all his illusions to the Amazing Decker Isabel had set herself up as the real force behind the show. She took the role of his assistant but she did the heavy lifting in their magic show, they left Vegas and went on tour.
Isabel began developing illusions of her own, using them to add to the prestige of Decker’s stage show. To supplement their income she also started to run cons in the cities they set up in, her crimes becoming larger and larger over time and no one was ever the wiser until they came to Freedom City.
It was the most ambitious con she had ever run. She hypnotized a series of well off couples, who visited the Theater District, and forced them to burglarize themselves. She did this for nearly a month until their show finally attracted the attention of Lt. Martin Taylor of the Freedom City Police Department. He connected the dots and began investigating their show, Decker’s connection to Magus who went on to be known as the villainous Magician to the FCPD meant that the connection was easily made.
Her plan was to hypnotize Taylor, or whichever cop came calling, and force him to rob one of Big Al Driagano’s lieutenants. What she didn’t anticipate was that Taylor would bring along Susan West, also known as Dovetail the field leader of Force Ops. She ran with it though, she hypnotized Susan and sent her off like a guided missile. While she had planned for Taylor to be killed and the police to lock up the gangsters and confiscate cash, she was going to call in a tip, she recognized Susan right away. Susan didn’t fail. She was able to steal the money and get away clean even though she regained control of herself during the escape. After turning in the money to the authorities Susan returned to the show and after a minor scuffle captured Isabel.
Isabel easily escaped from her cell and after breaking into the evidence room and liberating $178,000 of Driogano’s money she slipped away into the night.
ClassDunce, a player in a couple of my games, came up with this awesome story for Dovetail (his character in my FORCE Ops game) in the Story Hour which is totally worth the read, so go check it out
! Isabel is the mastermind villain behind it all and I felt that I just had to include her here as an official entry in my FC setting. So here she is in all her glory, I may just have to have her make a ‘comeback' in the game at some point.
She‘s just that cool.