PL: 9 (135 pp)ABILITIES
: STR: 11 (0) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 12 (+1) INT: 11 (0) WIS: 12 (+1) CHA: 14 (+2)SKILLS
: Acrobatics 1 (+3), Bluff 2 (+4), Climb 4 (+4), Computers 2 (+2), Concentration (+1), Diplomacy (+2), Disguise (+2), Drive 2 (+4), Escape Artist (+2), Gather Info 4 (+6), Handle Animal (+2), Intimidate 2 (+4), Investigate 2 (+2), Popular Culture 4 (+4), Streetwise 3 (+3), Notice 4 (+5), Search 3 (+3), Sense Motive 3 (+4), Stealth 2 (+4), Survival (+1), Swim 3 (+3) FEATS
: Assessment, Benefit (2), Connected, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll (2), Evasion (2), Improved Defense (1), Improved Initiative (1), Leadership, Luck (3), Move-by Action, Taunt, Teamwork (2), Ultimate Effort (1)
DEVICE "Bio-Matrix" (Hard to Lose) 
[Flaw] Action -2
[FLAW] Preset Humanoid Bio-Forms
> Bruised / Unconscious (1 round)
> Injured / Staggered (1 round)
> Disabled / Ability (1 round)
> Resurrection (1 day)
* Warlord (Base Operations)
* Dansheen (Heavy Armor)
* Neptanus (Aquatic Operations)
* Velotis (High Speed)
* Zarmett (Ranged Weapon), COMBAT
: Attack 4 [Unarmed +0 (Bruise)] Defense 14 (12 flat-footed) Init 6SAVES
: Toughness 3 (1 flat-footed) Fortitude 4 Reflex 6 Will 4
DRAWBACKS: Normal Identity -Normal man with secret [Freq DC 10] [Sev DC 10] COSTS:
Abilities 14 + Skills 11 (41 ranks) + Feats 20 + Powers 64 + Combat 16 + Saves 10 – Drawbacks 0 = 135 / 135
Here is the start of a character design that I have been toying with since my son became interested in Ben 10. I saw some pictures of Zoanoids from the Bio-Booster Armor Guyver anime. It struck me that if you were going to create a character that can change forms, then the the Zoanoids would be more 'realistic'.
Bryan Carson, aka.. Legion started out his life in a hospital bed and continued to spend many of his first years there. Bryan was born with an extremely rare form of a genetic disorder. His D.N.A. was unstable and was prone to break-down when his immune system became stressed. This disorder made him extremely susceptible to illness and made the slightest illness potentially fatal. His father, an Air Force General, Jeffrey Carson, could only stand by and watch his son slowly die. Bryan’s mother spent every day by her son’s side. General Carson was desperate to help his son.
One day, an opportunity presented itself to General Carson. He was given the position to head up a secret research division that was given the task to take “discovered” tech and reverse-engineer it to use… potentially as a weapon. General Carson started to review the catalog of tech and discovered a device that was sitting, unused and forgotten. The device was marked as a “biological medical interface” and the research up to that point indicated that it managed genetic material, possibly for battlefield healing. General Carson saw this as a potential treatment or cure for his son. He assigned a unit of scientists to re-start work on the device and to stabilize it for human interface. Three (3) years passed and finally the device was ready. General Carson had taken this time to make contacts with other agencies that would work with him to help his son.
Once the device was ready, General Carson’s plans were put into action. His son was transferred to a private medical facility and the device was implanted. Almost immediately the device synchronized with the D.N.A. of Bryan’s body. Within 48 hrs, his D.N.A. had fully stabilized and he was quickly recovering. His father was ecstatic, as was his mother even though she questioned the use of alien tech. For the first time in many years, Bryan was healthy and the questions and concerns seemed to fall to the wayside. The device looked like a small crystalline gem, a little smaller than a fist, that was implanted into the skin on his left pectoral. As the years passed, the skin around the device healed and soon the it appeared as if the device had grown out of his body. Inside the changes were more drastic and would be unknown for many years. Bryan lived out his adolescents as a normal teen. His high school years flew by and soon he found himself going away to college. This would be a major change in his life in several different and some quite literal ways.
Bryan opted to move away from home to go to school. He wanted to prove himself strong enough to stand on his own. Bryan moved into the school’s dorms and started his academic studies. One evening he went out to get dinner. He was walking down the street we he suddenly heard squealing tires and somebody yelling. This was seconds before the drunk driver struck him. He was struck full-on by a large pick-up truck. His body suffered severe injuries. As he was lying on the ground he felt his consciousness slipping. This is when the device that was implanted in him all those years ago showed it’s real nature. All those years ago, it had been determined to be a medical implant. In truth, it did not just repair DNA, it stored examples of DNA and also had the ability to manipulate the host’s DNA. Bryan felt the device start to hum and then he felt a rush of energy pulse through his body. His body started to change. Massive streams of energy pulsed through his body as it grew and changed. His body changed into the form of Dansheen. He stood up and walked over to the car that had just struck him. He effortlessly tore the door off of the car. He pulled the driver out and put him down on the ground. He then started to tear the car apart. Dansheen’s powerful muscles tore the metal like it was paper. Bryan then left the area. A few blocks away, Bryan reached up and touched the device in his chest. Almost instantly, his form reverted back to his normal human form.
Over the next few months, Bryan played with his new ability and was able to find five distinctive forms in the system.
1) Dansheen (Heavily armored and super strong)
2) Neptanus (Amphibious creature that can swim incredibly fast underwater)
3) Velotis (Creature able to move at very high rates of speed)
4) Warlord (Hand to Hand combat and cloaking)
5) Zarmett (Ranged Energy Weapon)
Bryan suspects that this device was once designed to be some sort of an alien combat system. Bryan has not told his father about the device’s true nature and instead has opted to use the device to be a super-hero.