You wait till Chung gets here! (New PL6 villain)

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You wait till Chung gets here! (New PL6 villain)

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Figured I'd play with a lower than normal PL to see how I could make him effective. See him as a super mook... a major obstacle to PL3/4 heroes (street level game). Would love to hear comments, ideas how to make him more effective. Even considering making him PL5, just to see if I can be more efficient with the points.

CHUNG- PL6
Quote: “You will regret interfering.”
Concept: Bruiser
Team/Employer: Chinese mafia
Occupation: Enforcer
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Height 6’4”
Weight 285 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

“You just wait until Chung gets here.” The small Chinese man nervously looked back and forth between the two men who had cornered him.

“Chung? Heard a lot about him. Bet he’s not gonna be so tough when I put a few rounds in him. Now let’s just get this straight. We want you to take a message to your bosses. Our happy little band is going to be moving in here, and when we do, we want your happy little band gone. Got it?”

“Or what?”

The other man sneered, and cocked his pistol. “I don’t think he understands, Joe.”

A shadow loomed over the pair from behind… and the small man suddenly seemed a great deal more relaxed. The two hadn’t even turned around before a voice, rumbling as if from a mountain, said: “I understand.”

The men turned around, pistols at the ready, and opened fire. At that range, they knew they couldn’t miss. Not when trying to hit somebody so massive. So why didn’t he go down? Before any reasonable explanation could be discussed, there was a sickening crunch as the large man punched one of the assailants. The other man turned to run, but was brought up in a vice-like bearhug. A short series of pops, followed by another series of soft crunches were barely audible over the cries of the man now having the life squeezed from him. When all was silent, the giant dropped his prey to the floor unceremoniously.

The smaller man wiped his brown. “Chung. Perfect timing.”
Chung barely managed a smile. “I am glad to have been able to exercise my… duties.” He looked at the two corpses. “Your father wishes to speak with you. I have been sent to retrieve you. The car is waiting outside.” Chung and his charge walked out of the storeroom of the restaurant, and off to another day of business.

After all, there really was no saying ‘No’ to Chung when he’s on orders.

STR 20
DEX 14
CON 18
INT 10
WIS 10
CHA 10

BDB +4
BAB +5
Defenses (Def/Flat/Mental) 16/14/14
Attacks (Melee/Ranged/Mental) 10/7/5
Saves (Dmg/Fort/Ref/Will) 10/10/2/3

Villain Points: 3

POWERS
Amazing Save: Damage +6 (Extra: Fortitude +6, Will +3)
Super Strength +2 (Stunt: Lifting x1)
Strike +6
Boost +4

FEATS
Power Attack
Improved Grapple
Penetrating Attack (Strike)
Improved Pin

SKILLS
Intimdiate +2
Search +3
Spot +3


WEAKNESS
Berserk
... and then the destruction began.

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Post by The Trapster »

Super Strength +2 (Stunt: Lifting x1)
Strike +6
Boost +4
Problems. PL 6 characters cant use S-Strength +2 and Strike +6 togetther. Tops out at Six. Drop Strike to +4.

Boost +4? Boost what! It can't be use to increase damage as that is already +6 from powers... .

PS: I like the story, but didn't get any idea what Chung was like (accept BIG). Does he where a nice suit? A Hawaiian shirt? A cowboy hat? Just not enough him in there.[/quote]
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Post by Iron Poet »

Thanks Trap! Yeah, I build these at work via simpson's Excel sheet without the benefit of the book. Suffice it to say, I'm not nearly well-read enough on the rules to catch the stacking limits off hand. I appreciate the input. :)

Prolly will drop him to PL5, sans Boost and Strike. As for his appearance, that's up for debate. I had two version, one in a suit, the other in nice slacks and a high-collar sweater. Essentially, he's a formal dresser... not entirely sure what I want to do with him in that regard. :)
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Post by The Trapster »

As CHUNG is a huge-gangster-Brawler I keep seeing the Marvel Kingpin. That isn't right because he's just a mook. Hum... formal is good. It should be stressed as a sharp dresser. The best suits.
How about his normal expression being stony/blank, but with any chance to commit some violence a hideous grin splits his face - like a jack-o-lantern. :mrgreen:
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With thanks to Trapster, I've given more thought to Chungs' background. Also made him into a PL5 villain... changed some skills and feats. Still the basic concept as before...

“You just wait until Chung gets here.” The small Chinese man nervously looked back and forth between the two men who had cornered him.

“Chung? Heard a lot about him. Bet he’s not gonna be so tough when I put a few rounds in him. Now let’s just get this straight. We want you to take a message to your bosses. Our happy little band is going to be moving in here, and when we do, we want your happy little band gone. Got it?”

“Or what?”

The other man sneered, and cocked his pistol. “I don’t think he understands, Joe.”

A shadow loomed over the pair from behind… and the small man suddenly seemed a great deal more relaxed. The two hadn’t even turned around before a voice, rumbling as if from a mountain, said: “I understand.”

The men turned around, pistols at the ready, and opened fire. At that range, they knew they couldn’t miss. Not when trying to hit somebody so massive. So why didn’t he go down? Before any reasonable explanation could be discussed, there was a sickening crunch as the large man punched one of the assailants. The other man turned to run, but was brought up in a vice-like bearhug. A short series of pops, followed by another series of soft crunches were barely audible over the cries of the man now having the life squeezed from him. When all was silent, the giant dropped his prey to the floor unceremoniously.

The smaller man wiped his brown. “Chung. Perfect timing.”

Chung barely managed a smile. “I am glad to have been able to exercise my… duties.” He looked at the two corpses. “Your father wishes to speak with you. I have been sent to retrieve you. The car is waiting outside.” Chung and his charge walked out of the storeroom of the restaurant, and off to another day of business.

After all, there really was no saying “No” to Chung when he’s on orders.

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Thanks to chemical engineering (financed by his employer, of course) and an absurdly thorough training regimen, Chung has been granted superhuman strength and durability. He is utterly loyal to his boss, whom he sees as both a father figure (having grown up on the streets of Beijing) and a fair employer. Chung is often put in charge of hit squads, interrogations, or is sent to retrieve problematic individuals for ‘discussions’ with his boss. He is, of course, a bodyguard as needed.

He is extraordinarily hard to ‘get to know’ on a personal basis- Chung has little in the way of social skills. His expression is almost comically straight-faced, were it not for the fact he seems to almost glow with glee when he is exercising his 'duties'. Most of his free time is spent escorting VIPs for his employer, or working out. Surprisingly, however, he is well versed in Chinese classical poetry- the only allowance he makes for personal joy outside of work. His apartment, a small studio in Chinatown, is spartan in décor, with little more than the basic amenities.

If Chung has a weakness, it is his temper. Having his time wasted, or his intelligence insulted, will result in a very angry, very large man with a great deal of experience in killing people with his bare hands.

In appearance, Chung is an intimidating Asian man, massive in stature and build. He is extremely well built, his large, well-defined musculature often stretching the expensive high-collared sweaters and formal slacks he is so fond of wearing. His hair is often worn close-cropped (not quite military length), but he has been known to let it grow out enough to wear in a short ponytail.


Chung- PL5
Real Name: Chung Xin
Team: Chinese mafia
Occupation: Enforcer
Quote: “You will regret interfering.”
Base of Ops: Freedom City’s Chinatown
Specs: 30 year old Chinese male. 6’3”, 285 lbs. Brown eyes; short, well groomed black hair.

STR 18
DEX 14
CON 18
INT 10
WIS 10
CHA 10

Saves (Dmg/Fort/Ref/Will) +9/+9/+2/+3
Initiative +2
BDB: +4
BAB: +5
Defenses (Def/Flat/Mental) 16/14/14
Attacks (Melee/Rng/Mental) +9/+7/+5

Villain Points: 3

POWERS
Amazing Save: Damage +5 (Extras: Fortitude +5, Will +3)
Super Strength +2 (Stunts: Lifting x1, Lethal)

FEATS
Power Attack
Improved Grapple
Improved Pin
Stoic

SKILLS
Intimidate +1
Search +2
Spot +3
Knowledge: Chinese poetry +2
Speak/Read/Write Chinese; Speak English

WEAKNESSES
Berserk
... and then the destruction began.

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Post by Dannyalcatraz »

As I read your description of Chung, I recalled these characters:

I think it was DC that had a self-contained miniseries called PSYCHO or some such, in which many of the superhumans were bioengineered super secret agents in the FCO organization.

One of the elites of the bunch was known only as "The Man." He was one part MIB, one part wetworks operative.

As I recall, The Man's powers were essentially super speed (about 70mph), super strength (10x normal), incredible toughness (jumped out of a plane without parachute), coupled with G-man training.

Sense of style- G-man standard: Buzz cut hair; black sunglasses suit, ties & shoes; white shirt.

I was also reminded of Oddjob, the steel-rimmed hat throwing muscle from Thunderball.

Chung seems cast in an analogous role, and I think he could be quite the iconic PC in your campaign.

One thing I might suggest is this: "Lung" (pronounced "Loong") is a Chinese word that means "Dragon." A limited use firebreathing power (1 - 4/day), either mystical, bioengineered or some kind of gadget would be a neato bit of flavor. It could even give him a "Big Trouble in Little China" kind of vibe.

"Chung Lung" the Tong's Dragon.

Perhaps, over time, as he gains in power, he becomes even more draconic?

Just sharing ideas!

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Post by Iron Poet »

Hey, I certainly appreciate it! When I pictured Chung, I also kind of had him cast as a Batman kind of villain... so the firebreathing bit could go either way. :) Odd Job (Random Task? :lol:) isn't far off... imagine that guy with about 30 pounds and pure muscle.

Yeah, I was trying to think of a meaningful surname for Chung (trying to learn Chinese, and I've found it has a very poetic sense about it).

Hadn't ever heard of the series you mentioned, but it really sounds interesting!
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Post by Dannyalcatraz »

Glad to help!

I can't find my copy, but through other means, I did ascertain that it was indeed DC comics' PSYCHO.

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