Black Adam- 2040 A.D.
I will redeem the name of the Avenging Marvel!!!
: STR 30; DEX 22; CON 30; INT 15; WIS 17; CHA 12
: Tough 10 (impervious); Fort 10; Ref 6; Will 8
: 5 (+5 melee)
: All Out Atk; Assessment; Atk Focus (5 ranks, Melee); Chokehold; Eiditic Memory; Fearless; Improved Grab;
Improved Grapple; Improved Ini (1 ranks); Improved pin; Power Atk; Teamwork (2 ranks); Ultimate Save (2 ranks; Toughness, Reflex)
: Enhanced Str (18 Ranks)
Enhanced Dex (11 Ranks)
Enhanced Con (17 Ranks)
Enhanced Int (5 Ranks)
Enhanced Wis (7 Ranks)
Immunity (16 ranks; Life Support, own Powers, Magic Damage, Critical hits, -suffocation)
Imperv Toughness (10 Ranks)
Flight (8 ranks)
-Superspeed (2 ranks)
Super Str (14 ranks; Flaw: sustained; Feats: Counter Punch, Groundstrike)
Deflect: Energy (3 ranks; Extra: Automatic)
: Bluff 6; Notice 11; Search 8; Survival 7
: Normal ID: Marcus Addams (4 point)
Involuntary Trans: Lightning (3 pnts)
: Marcus Addams was the average highschool jock with a broken home. He was given up for adoption by his birth parents, and was placed in numerous foster homes till he was 13. He used his frustration as a driving force, determined to become better then what he was given in life. He worked out regularly, made the wrestling team at school, and even became rather well-liked after using his size to intimidate some of the school bullies. He eventually turned his gifts on the wrestling team into gifts in track and field events, excelling at events like the hammer Throw, Discus, Long jump, and 50 meter dash.
Then, everything got turned upside down when his current foster family was found murdered, their bodies placed in some kind of bloody ritualistic positions. What became worse was that Marcus became the prime suspect, simply because of his past of being moved from place to place. He was placed under arrest and spent 4 months in jail, awaiting a "speedy trail". He was assigned a public defender, who agreed with the judge, one Phyllis Bacchus, on everything, but..since it was Marcus' first time in trouble with the law, he was given a bail bond...of $64,000!!!
Marcus never thought he would be able to get out of this, when suddenly, he was told that his bail had been paid and he was free to go. Upon leaving the Jail, he was introduced to his "benefactor", wheel-chair ridden Freddy Freeman, editor in chief of the local newspaper. He said that he was simply here to full-fill a favor, and that Marcus's true benefactor wished to see him. He asked Marcus to step into the back of an awaiting limo. Marcus entered the limo, and was immeadiatly transported into a large cave, where he was standing before the figure of Captian Marvel himself!!.
Marvel told Marcus that he was the newest chosen champion of magic, as Marvel himself was getting too old to maintain the magicaly balance AND take an active role in the fighting. He said that, while Freeman himself had once taken on the mantel of champion, after the death of Mary Marvel at the hands of Sabbac, he just didn't have the right attitude. Also, it was in Marcus' blood to be the next champion, as his maternal grandfather had once born the powers of the champion, even if he didn't use them as they were supposed to be. He asked Marcus if he would accept the mantle as the newest champion, and bear it with proper standing.
Marcus was unsure, still angry over the murder of his family. Marvel said that anger is good, as long as it is used in the right course...something his grandfather had tried so hard to do and eventually was forced to divert from. Marcus agreed, as long as he was able to bring his family's killers to justice. Marvel agreed, revealing that his foster parents were killed in a ritual to hopefully turn Marcus into the Champion of Dark forces, Sabbac!!. Marvel granted the powers of the Marvel Line to Marcus Addam's, giving him the name and much of the power that his grandfather had...as BLACK ADAM!!!!
*I really do love this character, and while he can be used as a tank, in the game I use him more like a very powerful set of hand-cuffs. He is a grappling monster, able to hold even some of the strongest of the enemies in game in grapples and pins. He works well with the PC character of Powerman my friend uses: I hold the characters in submission and he beats on them.
My Black Adam uses grapples to aid many of his attacks, simpley because it lowers the defense of any character I am holding and makes it so much easier to hit them. I love hitting them, using my Improved Grab to instantly get a grapple oppertunity, grapple them with one hand, then pummel my opponent. choking an opponent out is another favorite tactic. All the other characters in the game have a ranged atk, which my Black Adam doesn't have...unless you count picking up a chunk of wall, opponent, etc..and tossing them at villians.
I also gave my Black Adam an ability boost when he is in the presence of other magic users. This means that his STR, CON, Dex..all of that, goes up by 5 ranks when he is close to other magic users in the game...which the GM only uses about 1 out of 5 gaming sessions average. It does give me that little "oomph" against characters like Sabbac, Wonder Woman, even Captian Marvel (we had to fight an evil captian Marvel robot who had a magical powersource...which gave me a boost).
He doesn't use the word Shazam to transform. He is still on a "trial" basis as the Champion, and because of his family's bloodline, Captian Marvel grants the power of Black Adam to Marcus when he needs it, though if Marcus is struck by lightning, he changes back to his normal form, and has no way to call back the power by his-self (something I am so happy my GM hasn't used against me yet...might fix that later).
Also, you will notice that I took the suffocation out of Life support...you can choke out my Black Adam (if you can win a grapple against him...fat chance), and he isn't good in space, underwater, etc..because while he can hold his breath decently, he can't breathe in space, underwater, etc like ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS IN THE GAME. The guys laugh about it, but I think it adds a good bit of character development to him.
Edit- Feb. 04, 2008: More points reshuffling...somehow the math came out really ackward, and I'm not sure why...but I want to keep the character consistant with what I am currently RP'ing with.
Took out the Attractive feat....haven't been using it. Lowered his ATK to 5, giving me 2 pp's back, and raised his ATK focus on melee by one...simple trade, because the only ranged thing that this BA does is toss chunks of whatever at opponents...I play him as a super strong grappler!!.
UPDATE: FATE OF BA 2040!!!
So...to put some things into play, I would like to first let everyone know that in the DC-based MM 2ed game I was playing on Sundays, my GM found a nifty way to end the current "story arc" by adding a nice twist at the end.
We were playing a story arc in a "Batman Beyond" setting where all the JLA were slowly being replaced with robots that acted and performed EXACTLY like the real ppl, including weakness's, biology, etc.
Well...Black Adam 2040 had to go up against a robot of himself...and I thought I had defeated him, but I was seperated from the group for a couple minutes (NEVER SPLIT THE GROUP!!! WHEN WILL I EVER LEARN)
and at the end of the story arc, the GM reveals that I AM the Robot duplicate, and I now have to fight my team-mates.
Well...you've all seen Black Adam 2040....he's a grappling BEAST...so I get a surprise round on my nearest teammate...and boom...grappled.
My grapple check alone, without rolling a die, is higher then what he can get even by rolling a natural 20....I just beat him out in grapples.
Well...one of the other players, who is playing a buffed up PL 11 Power Boy (Power Man) character, has a Father Box....opens a boom tube, and slams into both our characters, sending everyone into space.
Though I would be fine, as a robot, because I have no Con score as a robot....nope...cuz the GM said that the Robots have all the EXACT weakness's that the real characters have...so I still can't breath in space.
I ask what happened to the REAL me...and he says the robot broke my neck when I was fighting him...Damn!!!
So yes...currently...this Black Adam is dead...but I got a plan...I plan on asking the GM if I can be Ressurrected by "Billy" (we use Captian Marvel as an NPC guide for my character..and he is the guardian of magic as well) or maybe the Egyptian gods that give me my power!....we'll see how that goes in the next Story arc...whenever that is, as we are taking a break to advance our D&D characters and finish that game before 4.0 comes out....