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PL 18 211
Strength 9, Stamina 9, Agility 2, Dexterity 2, Fighting 8, Intellect 2, Awareness 3, Presence 2
Electron Force Field Protection 5 (Sustained, Impervious Toughness 13) 18
Stunning shout Affliction 18 (Hindered/Disabled/Incapacitated, Resisted by Fortitude, Cumulative Cone Area, Increased Area 3) 57
Hyper-sonic voice Damage 18 (Cone Area, Increased Area 3) 1
Master Blow Strength-based Damage 6 (Tiring) 1
Flight Flight 8 (500 MPH, 1 mile per round) 16
Advantages Benefit 5 (King of the Inhumans), Improved Initiative 2, Languages 2 (Sign Language, English, base-Attilan), Leadership, Ranged Attack 6
Skills Close Combat (unarmed) 5 (+13), Insight 7 (+10), Perception 4 (+7) Technology 3 (+5), Vehicles 1 (+3)
Unarmed +13 Damage 9/ Damage 15 Master Blow
Dodge 9 (7), Parry 13 (5)
Toughness 14/9, Fortitude 10, Will 9 (6)
Abilities 74+ Powers 93 +Advantages 16 +Skills 10 +Defense 18=211
Accident Black Bolt's destructive voice can often cause more harm than good.
Responsibility As King, Black Bolt has a duty to all the Inhumans.
Weakness Deprived of the tuning fork he wears, many of Black Bolt's powers will cease to function as he loses fine control over his voice.
•Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans, and one of the more powerful figures in the Marvel U (excluding such Plot Device types like the Celestals, Galactus, and the like). In-U, he's considered to be about 2nd or 3rd with the Hulk and the Sentry occupying the other spots. Bottom line, he's freakin powerful by anyone's reckoning.
•So Black Bolt is a PL 18 (3 higher than Superman and 2 higher than Darkseid) but that's a little misleading. Only his Area Attacks make him a PL 18, and then only offensively. On Defense he's about a PL 13 against close attacks, and a PL 12 against ranged attacks. Still tough, but not that tough. Unarmed he's a PL 11, unless he's using the Master Blow, which is PL 14. Course, he'll probably Power Attack with that one. Bottom line, he's a kind of glass cannon, at least in design. In practice, being a PL 12 on Defense isn't 'glass' at all, but it would be against a more balanced PL 18. I'll have to test him out to see if I got him right, but there's also the fact that Black Bolt doesn't use his voice unless he really has to. Even a whisper can cause unwanted fatalities, and one early shout led to the death of his parents and the Madness of Maximus. So we get a powerful character who can stand to-to-toe with Superman with at least a 50/50 shot at victory, but also with some not inconsiderable limitations.
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