Acrobatics 8 (+13), Athletics 8 (+10), Deception 7 (+9), Expertise [Computers] 3 (+5), Expertise [Current Events] 3 (+5), Expertise [History] 4 (+6), Expertise [Pop Culture] 3 (+5), Expertise [Philosophy] 3 (+5), Insight 8 (+10), Investigation 3 (+5), Perception 8 (+10), Persuasion 6 (+8), Sleight of Hand 7 (+10), Stealth 8 (+13), Vehicles [Land] 4 (+7)
Agile Feint, Beginner's Luck, Close Attack 4, Contacts, Connected, Defensive Roll 2, Equipment , Evasion 2, Improved Aim, Improved Critical [Unarmed] 2, Improved Initiative, Jack-Of-All-Trades, Luck [Recovery], Luck [Skillful] 3, Move-By Action, Multilingual, Precise Attack [ranged; cover], Ranged Attack 7, Skill Mastery [Expertise (History) Checks], Trance
Powers: Psionic Stimulation:
Immunity 6 [Fatigue Effects, Need For Sleep]
(Removable -7 pts) [28 pp]
Ranged Damage 10 (Extra: Multiattack)
Ranged Damage 10 (Extra: Penetrating)
Regeneration 2 [1/5 rounds] (Extra: Persistent)
Melee Attack +12
Ranged Attack +10
Toughness +8*/+6 [*Defensive Roll]
[use Car stats on page 172 of Hero’s Handbook]
Costs: Abilities 68+ Skills 19+ Advantages 32+ Powers 40+ Defenses 25= 182 pts.
Vincent 'Vince' Richards
Hhhmmm, That's Interesting...:
Vince has a very curious nature and will often look more into people, things, places that he finds interesting, amusing, or just plain odd.
Vince is close with his friend, Alea Reed.
Vince is known by many to be something of a smartass.
During his mid-teens, Vince Richards’ power manifested but it wasn’t anything flashy like laser vision, superhuman strength or superhuman speed; instead his body was immune to the effects of fatigue, which allowed him to push his body past the normal limits of human endurance as well as eliminating his need for sleep.
So for several years Vince spent his nights reading over various books and information sources (thank you Wikipedia) to fill his night time hours. This allowed him to easily pass high school with a 4.0 average and made college a breeze, as he was able to absorb much more information than his peers and cramming for exams were no trouble (Vince also holds his fraternity’s record for being able to drink the most amount of liquor in one night, a record he is highly proud of) and when he graduated it was with a degree in history.
During the course of his college years Vince had dabbled in the stock market, thanks to the advice of one of his frat brothers and he was able to make a sizeable profit from his efforts, enough that he was able to start up an antique business in Emerald City after he’d graduated. Of course with his lack for sleep Vince is able to do a great deal of purchasing on overseas actions that are happening during late night hours due to the time difference and he’s managed to purchase several valuable pieces for a third of the price he was able to sell them for.
Of course he’s also stilling dabbling in many various pursuits to fill his late night hours; from martial arts, to weight lifting, artistic interests and pretty much anything a person could name. As a result there are few subjects that Vince doesn’t have some kind of knowledge of and between that and his natural good looks and developed physique he’s developed a well deserved reputation as a charming, well educated, member of the historic and art communities in Emerald City. He sits on a few different boards that pertain to maintaining the historic sections of Emerald City and he knows a lot of people in all the right places.
A few years ago Vince came across a unique stone in one of the relics he’d bought; a red gem that seemed to almost hum with some kind of unseen power to it. Soon he had removed the gem from the old tiara it had been set into, despite the fact that doing do ruined the piece and cost him over a thousand dollars Vince never gave it too much thought as the gem fascinated him in a way no other antique ever had.
As he played with it between his fingers Vince could almost swear he could see tiny streaks of a dull colored energy play out across the stone’s surface and when he held the gem up overhead to get some better light on it while concentrating on the energy he unleashed a bolt of energy that vaporized the hanging light.
Realizing he had something that was pretty extraordinary, Vince decided to play around with the gem and soon had crafted a headpiece to hold it where it was still in contact with him but left his hands open. Using his basement as a makeshift targeting range, Vince practiced with the gem until he’d developed a few other tricks with it as well as a degree of control he was comfortable with.
Now whether or not he will use it to become a hero isn't clear at this point. This is mostly because Vince has been helping his friend Alea Reed deal with the changes in her life after the Silver Storm; during which her boyfriend was killed and she gained powers of her own. Vince has stayed close to the young woman, keeping her from becoming a total recluse and does his best to keep her spirits up despite the troubles she's suffered lately.
Notes & Comments wrote:This build was inspired by hs5ias’ build of the WildStorm character Vigor, from the Wildcore book.
Granted I did a few things different with him to fit him in with some of the information on Viridian Stones but I liked how it fit together overall.