Age: 25, Appearance: 5' 9”, average build, dark brown hair, blue eyes Strength
3 Powers Advantages
Benefit (Alternate Identities...multiple, but legal paperwork has holes on deeper scrutiny), Connected, Ultimate Effort (Deception skill) Skills
Athletics 2 (+4), Deception 8 (+11), Expertise (scam artist) 8 (+10), Insight 4 (+6), Perception 4 (+6), Persuasion 8 (+11), Technology 2 (+4) Offense
Unarmed +1, Tough DC17 Defense
Dodge 2, Parry 3
Toughness 2, Fortitude 2, Will 2 Power Points
Abilities 28 + Powers 0 + Advantages 3 + Skills 18 + Defenses 3 = Total 52pts Complications
Secret: Criminal history from various cons and scams Background
Jimmer and Jacob Trudy, identical twins, were born in upstate New York in the mid-80's. They enjoyed a middle-class upbringing, both doing well in sports and academics, as well as charming the girls. Jacob, the older by a scant five minutes, always seemed to be just a half a step ahead of Jimmer, but it wasn't enough to affect either of their lives until it came time to select a college.
College planning came at a time when their grandmother in Albany, a good 90 miles away, was starting to have health issues. Jacob was accepting an offer to go to Stanford, while Jimmer felt pressure from the family to consider going to SUNY in Albany where he could live with his grandmother “rent free!” and help take care of her while attending school. Everyone insisted that he didn't have to take that route, but he knew they expected him to so as not to impose upon their own careers or Jacob's good fortune of being accepted to a top notch school.
Albany, and living with grandma, wasn't all bad, but Jimmer resented most of the rest of his family for guilting him into it. While there, he befriended a fellow student Vince who was in a situation not too dissimilar to his own – living with an aging grandmother, but in his case one who'd also raised him. Vince was not above “gaming the system” or “sticking it to the Man” whenever opportunity presented, and he showed Jimmer how to exploit several federal and state assistance programs that his grandmother was involved with so as to get extra money sent their way. Jimmer initially felt guilty about such deception, but Vince eventually rubbed off on him and he found it as an outlet through which to vent some of his frustration at the hand he was dealt in life.
Scamming the system with Vince soon evolved into perpetrating cons on individuals as well. They usually preyed upon the wealthy, or at the very least those who were unlikely to go after them for fear of embarrassment at having been scammed. They collected up front payments for repairing roofs after storms and took money for sure-fire investment opportunities that didn't exist. The scams were generally small enough to stay under the authorities' radar, but more than sufficient to keep them living well.
While Jimmer's life was mired deeper in scams, his brother Jacob graduated with a business degree, married his college sweetheart Rebecca, took an assignment with a banking firm in (Paris?) and fathered a son, Wes. Though identical twins, their lives had taken dramatically different paths, and Jimmer quietly resented Jacob all the more for it.
Vince started a con that would be their biggest score yet, though it involved some local dope smugglers. Jimmer got cold feet over that job and bowed out. Three days later, Vince was found dead of a gunshot wound. Jimmer was relieved at being alive, but felt a mix of guilt over having let his friend down and now endangering his own grandmother by letting his criminal escapades get increasingly close to home. Knowing the investigation into Vince's death would likely reveal some of their shared cons, Jimmer put responsibility for grandma back on his parents and went underground with one of many fake identities.
He spent the next couple years doing the only thing he knew well – running small cons and staying on the move through the greater New York City area. His only contact with his family was with his younger sister, and only to see how things were going back home and to let them know he was “okay.” The family had a pretty good idea of the trouble he was in and they were none too happy about it.
His world was turned upside down when his sister got word to him that Jacob had been stricken with a fast-moving Leukemia and was in desperate need for a bone marrow transplant. Their father, the only suitable match in the family, was discovered to have a medical complication that excluded him from consideration. They needed Jimmer to go to Europe and quickly.
Jimmer found himself greatly conflicted. He still resented his brother and family, but admitted that much of those feelings were his own fault. Helping his brother was the right thing to do and it might even patch things up with the rest of the family, in spite of his extensive criminal background. The catch, however, was that same criminal record and trying to get a passport. He finally managed to get one under an assumed name and booked the flight. He told his sister to pass it along that he'd be in Paris in two days.
He didn't tell them what flight he was taking. They don't know he was using an assumed name. And he didn't make it in time...or at all.
Plot hooks -
Jimmer will feel an immense amount of guilt over his brother's death. He'll feel especially obligated to the widow Rebecca (who he only met at the wedding) and baby nephew Wes (whom he had never met). His father also has medical problems of his own, but may be unwilling to let Jimmer perform his “voodoo” on him.
He has plenty of past baggage that could catch up to him at some point, landing him in legal trouble.
Jimmer knows how to make money scamming people, but he can also see the route to making a fortune off his powers. His conscience is catching up to him, though, and he may be ready to put something above money.
If and when his healing powers become known, especially if he brings someone back to life, the religious groups of the world will make him out to be everything from the second coming of Christ to the devil himself. Again, how would he react to the attention and adoration?Jimmer Trudy
Age: 25, Appearance: 5' 10”, athletic build, dark brown hair, blue eyes Strength
3/5 Powers Brimming With Life:
Enhanced Abilities (Str +2, Sta +6, Agil +2, Fight +4, Presence +2) (32pts)
Immunity (aging, disease, poison) (3pts)
Regeneration 10 (extra: Persistent) (20pts) Touch of Life:
Healing Hands (Healing 11, Persistent, Restorative) (34pts)
+Alt. Aura of Health (Healing 6, Area: Burst, Selective, Affects User) (1pt)
+Alt. Resurrection (Healing 5, Resurrection) (1pt)
+Alt. Disrupt Biological Processes (Affliction 11 – Fort save, fatigued, exhausted, incapacitated – Cumulative, Reversible) (1pt)
+Alt. Disrupt Brain Chemistry (Affliction 11 – Will save, dazed, disabled, unaware – Cumulative, Reversible) (1pt)
+Alt. Finger of Death (Damage 11, Alt Save Fort, Penetrating 11, Reversible) (1pt) Life Sense:
Senses (Detect Life [ranged, mental] – Accurate, Acute, Extended 1, Penetrates Concealment, Radius) (11pts)
Reading Biological Response (Deception +4, Insight +8, Persuasion +4) (8pts) Advantages
Accurate Attack, Assessment, Benefit (Alternate Identities...multiple, but legal paperwork has holes on deeper scrutiny), Connected, Diehard, Great Endurance, Power Attack, Ultimate Effort (Deception skill) Skills
Athletics 2 (+6), Close Combat (Touch of Life) 6 (+11), Deception 8 (+17), Expertise (scam artist) 8 (+10), Insight 4 (+14), Perception 6 (+8), Persuasion 8 (+17), Technology 2 (+4) Offense
Unarmed +6, Tough DC19
Disrupt Biological Process +11, Fort DC21
Disrupt Brain Chemistry +11, Will DC21
Finger of Death +11, Fort DC26 Defense
Dodge 8, Parry 11
Toughness 8, Fortitude 11, Will 8 Power Points
Abilities 28 + Powers 113 + Advantages 8 + Skills 22 + Defenses 19 = Total 190pts Complications
Secret: Criminal history from various cons and scams
Responsibility: To sister-in-law Rebecca and nephew Wes, stemming from guilt over Jacob's death.
More likely, pending on how things go on acquisition of his powers. Background
See above. Design notes:
Jimmer has a powerful ability to affect biological processes, primarily through touch. He can heal nearly any injury, disease, or condition, and can even bring someone back from the dead (not easily and not very long dead). His own body is brimming with life – strong, healthy, and constantly healing. With some effort, he can even heal people in a small area around himself...though this works best on light injury rather than major trauma or disease.
On the flip side, Jimmer can equally disrupt biological processes. With a touch, he can inflict massive damage to tissue and organs, trigger cascading systemic failures, or muck up someone's brain chemistry.
He's slightly under-capped on defenses, relying on his regeneration and healing abilities to keep going.