Hello! I know this post is old, but I'm just starting to get into M&M 1e, (I'm going to be running) and I had the same question he had. Your answer helped. Thank you. That is exactly what I'm going to do with my Talos character (bronze man form, 16 feet tall).Blackhawk wrote:Um, why not buy his Alternate Form: Solid to 8 ranks (for example), and then buy Growth to 2 ranks?Ravennus wrote:The reason I asked, is because I was building this character made entirely of organic metal (sort of like Colossus, but permanent), who also grew to about 9-10 feet tall.
So, with Alternate Form: Solid bought up at 10 ranks with immovability as an extra, I didn't need those powers from Growth. They would be completely redundent, and wouldn't stack higher than his PL of 10.
All I wanted was to actually emulate the fact that..well...he was large size. The strength, immovability, and protection stuff was already dealt with (and more).
Basically, just figure how many ranks of Growth you want him to have, and then buy the remaining ranks up to his PL in Alternate Form.
On a follow up: If I wanted Shockwave added to the Super Strength from both sources (Growth and Alt. Form Solid), would I just add the extra to each power (Growth and Alt. Form) to ensure I have Shockwave at the full Super Strength value of 10 ranks?