Skills: Close Combat [Unarmed] 2 (+12), Expertise [Art] 3 (+5), Expertise [Civics] 5 (+7), Expertise [History] 9 (+11), Expertise [Teacher] 7 (+9), Expertise [Theology & Philosophy] 6 (+8), Insight 12 (+14), Intimidation 8 (+10), Perception 8 (+10), Persuasion 6 (+8), Technology 8 (+11)
Advantages: All-Out Attack, Close Attack 2, Extraordinary Effort, Improved Initiative, Inspire, Interpose, Languages [Base: English; Latin], Lionheart, Multilingual, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 9, Second Chance [Will Resistance vs. Mind Control effects], Ultimate Effort [Ultimate Strength Checks]
Powers: Self Propulsion: Flight 11
Immunity 8 [Aging, All Environmental Conditions, Disease, Starvation & Thirst]
Impervious Toughness 12
Senses 3 [Vision (Extended), Low-Light Vision, Ultra-Hearing]
Super Strength: 12 (Flaw: Limited [Lifting Only])
Offense: Initiative +1
Melee Attack +10 // Unarmed Attack +12
Ranged Attack +10
Defense: Dodge +10
Toughness +16* [*Impervious 12]
Costs: Abilities 104+ Skills 25+ Advantages 22+ Powers 58+ Defenses 22= 230 pts.
Real Name: Mark Leeds
Weight: 200 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Enemy: August Roman, Blackthorn, Cerberus, Queen Khana, Superior, Tom Cyprus, and of course Omega.
Relationships: Laurie Lamont (girlfriend early in career, later his wife), and his teammates in the Freedom League.
Responsibility: Centurion feels a strong sense of responsibility to use his powers for the benefit of all
Secret Identity: Mark Leeds, history professor at Freedom City University.
Background: Born on a parallel Earth where the Roman Empire never fell, a far more technologically advanced civilization than any on twentieth-century Earth, the infant that would grow up to become the Centurion was placed in an experimental life pod by his scientist father when the forces from the Terminus were on the verge of conquering their planet to save his life by sending him across dimensions. Exposure to powerful cosmic energies during the journey changed the infant, giving him the potential to develop tremendous powers.
A “shooting star” seen above Freedom City streaked westward and came quietly to rest in Wharton Forest. Tom Leeds found the capsule with the baby boy inside. Concealing the life-pod, Leeds and his wife Mabel turned the child over to the Danvers Orphanage in the city and adopted him soon thereafter, naming him Mark.
The Leeds raised Mark and, as his powers matured, taught him to use his gifts responsibly. Young Mark Leeds later learned the truth about his origins, the existence of the Terminus, and the world from which he came from a recording device in his life-pod. Fashioning a Romanesque costume to conceal his true identity, he adopted the sobriquet “Centurion” and used his powers to fight crime and injustice. In his secret identity, Mark Leeds is a grad student studying history at Freedom City University, specializing in the Roman Empire, naturally enough.
The Centurion was among the first heroes to respond to President Roosevelt’s call to form the Liberty League. He was also quick to turn down any offer to lead the team, deferring to Dr. Tomorrow and Freedom Eagle. Instead, he is a stalwart supporter of the team, looking out for those of his teammates less impervious than he, which is to say, all of them.
After the HUAC hearings the Centurion went into 'retirement', focusing more on his life as Mark Leeds; completing his studies and becoming a history teacher (with a focus on the Roman era). He also married his long time girlfriend, Laurie Lamont. Periodically there would be a natural disaster would occur which would draw Centurion out only for him to disappear as soon as the crisis had been dealt with.
In 1960 Hades invaded Freedom City which brought Centurion out of retirement and during the conflict a number of newer heroes, who had become active in the past year, marshalled their forces against the Greek God of the Underworld and eventually defeated him. Realizing they can deal with threats more effectively as a team, but legally prohibited from using the name Liberty League, band together to form the Freedom League.
Although the immortal Daedalus and Siren were both older than he, Centurion was really the mentor and leader of the team, a duty he accepted reluctantly, since he never quite felt worthy of it. Still, Centurion’s dedication to the League was never in doubt, even when the other members of the team chose to leave it, Centurion remained steadfast in his dedication to the League. He eventually disbanded the League when he could no longer be responsible for the deaths of the young heroes (Tectonic and Halogen) under his guidance, though he still remained active as a hero on his own.
It was during this time that Laurie Leeds died of old age, leaving Centurion alone and seeing no reason to continue living a double life Mark Leeds 'retired' from teaching and 'moved' out of state. The truth of the matter is that the Centurion took up living in his Sanctum full time and devoted himself to helping all the people of the world, a task made easier by his advanced monitoring technology which allowed him to learn of crisis situations as they happened.
Notes & Comments wrote:I figured that since Richard was getting a tour of his Sanctum, that a 3E build of Centurion was called for.
Nothing too fancy here really, just a pretty straightforward conversion from 2E aside.