Str 34 (+12) Dex 10 (+0) Con 20 (+5) Int 10 (+0) Wis 14 (+2) Cha 14 (+2)Skills:
Climb 2 (+14), Initmidate 12 (+14), Knowledge [Pop Culture] 4 (+4), Notice 8 (+10), Sense Motive 8 (+10), Swim 2 (+14)Feats:
All-Out Attack, Attack Focus (Melee) 2, Benefit 2 [Wealth 2], Chokehold, First Strike, Follow-Up Strike, Grappling Finesse, Improved Critical 2 [Unarmed], Improved Grab, Improved Grapple, Improved Initiative 2, Improved Pin, Improved Sunder, Interpose, Lionheart, Power Attack, Sweeping Strike, Takedown Attack, Withstand Damage Powers: Super Dense Physiology:
Density 6 [+12 Strength; Protection 3 (Extra: Impervious); Immovable 2; Super Strength 2] (Extra: Continuous Duration); (Power Feats: Buoyant, Environmental Adaptation [High Gravity], Innate); (Flaw: Permanent)
Shrinking 4 [+1 Attack/Defense; -4 Grapple; +4 Stealth; -2 Intimidate] (Extras: Continuous Duration, Normal Strength); (Power Feats: Innate); (Flaw: Permanent)
Enhanced Strength 12
Immunity 10 [All Environmental Effects, Critical Hits, Disease, Suffocation]
Protection 6 (Extra: Impervious 9)
Super Strength 5 (Power Feats: Bracing, Groundstrike, Shockwave)
-Alt. Power: Leaping 5Saves:
Toughness +14* [*Impervious 12]
Attack +8/+10 (Melee)
Damage +12 (Unarmed; critical 18-20)
Defense +8 (+4 flat-footed)
Grapple +23Real Name:
Maxell "Max" AndersHeight:
Black pupilsComplications:Dirty Habits:
Anvil likes to smoke cigars and is often seen with one in various stages of being smoked in his mouth.Family Issues:
Anvil is part of the Anders family; an old money family that has their fingers in several different companies and interests. Anvil's parents would like him to settle down, get his condition figured out and take his place at the head of the family interests. So like most younger adults, Anvil has no intension of doing that anytime soon. He's going to enjoy having his powers and using them.Numb:
A side effect of his mutation, Anvil has problems with his super-thick skin and his ability to feel things. This sometimes leads to him not being able to handle smaller items with the care needed not to break them; basically he makes sure not to hold anyone's baby or play video games too much.Up for anything:
Because of his body being so hard to injure, Anvil has developed something of a devil-may-care attitude. It really shows in some of his ideas of fun: like skydiving without a parachute to see if he'd feel it. If someone suggests something that sounds even remotely reckless and/or kind of dangerous he'll be leading the charge to go do it.Costs: Abilities 18+ Skills 9+ Feats 23+ Powers 81+ Saves 19+ Combat 30= 180 pts.Background:
Like many of the young children of the early 90s in Freedom City, Max Anders remembers the Terminus Invasion very well, unlike the majority of those other children though Max ended up being mutated subtly by the strange energies released during the invasion; they just didn't manifest until Max was much older and was in need of them.
That need came in the form of a car crash caused by Max being chased by agents of VIPER who were trying to capture him so they could ransom him back to his family for a five figure amount. Seconds before the impact Max felt an odd pins 'n' needles sensation all over his body combined with a feeling of being deep underwater, then the car collided with a cement-mixer truck burying Max and his car in hundreds of pounds of wet cement. It was moments later when Max reappeared and the bystanders that had gathered around the site of the crash screamed, as Max now looked like a metallic black skinned, flat-headed midget with limbs almost twice the size of a normal persons. Aside from feeling slightly numb Max was fine though he ended up having to literally run away from the crowd as they started to attack him and he couldn't understand why. It wasn't until he got halfway home that Max understood why the people reacted to him like they did, seeing his reflection in the windows of cars he was passing by. Max ended up panicking a bit at that point, yelling about what had happened to him and breaking the offending windows.
It could have went much worse for Max at that point if Psuedo hadn't arrived on the scene, alerted by the police from all the 911 calls that had been made about the monster that had just appeared. Sensing the mental duress Max was under Psuedo allowed him to vent his anger and frustration while keeping the bystanders a safe distance away and once Max had calmed somewhat he took the newly transformed young man to the Lighthouse to see what had caused him to transform. Over the next week Max went through all kinds of tests by various experts under the watchful eye of Psuedo until eventually it the specialists from the Albright Institute that made the discovery of Max having the TI gene mutation that many other children of the Terminus Invasion had and that it was it that was responsible for his powers manifesting. The only problem was that due to the intense stress that had triggered Max's powers there was no way for him to trigger a change back to his normal form.
Max's parents were practically beside themselves with their grief over what had happened to him. They had envisioned him eventually settling down, getting married and taking over the family holdings......now he was a four foot tall, metallic skinned, flat-headed ~thud~ (crap....his mother just passed out again thinking about how she's never going have grandchildren now), anyways you get the point. The problem was that Max didn't think anything was really wrong with him as he now was, in fact he kind of liked it: now he was different and he stood out and Max realized he liked the attention. You see his parents had been controlling his life since he started school, planning everything about his life for him as to where he'd go to school, college, what companies he'd start off being in charge of and so on. Now Max realized he could do things the way he wanted too.
Of course his parents constantly try to get him to agree to various experiments to change him back and even though Max loves them he simply blows off their requests. Now he uses the name Anvil, cause well.....look at his head, and if he sees a crime going down he'll step in. Be it a purse snatching, car jacking, bank robbery, or whatever. Max isn't too picky he just wants to help folks and if he does get into a bad brawl that ends up trashing parts of the town he's always more than willing to pay for the repairs himself rather than make the city pay (what normally happens is Dr. Metropolis shows up and handles the mess & Max simply takes the money he'd have paid and donates it to a local charity, that way everyone is happy). As a result Max is something of a local celebrity and is always seen at all the charity events and social gatherings in and around Freedom City and he is always sure to have a pretty girl on his arm and a cigar in his mouth.
The other thing Max is known for is doing crazy stunts just for kicks. Things like base jumping without a parachute, just to see how deep a hole he'll make when he lands or just how fast does a tractor-trailer have to be going before it's impact will force him back any? Again Max is always ready with a checkbook to cover the costs of his latest stunt and he's even managed to get some endorsement deals because of his previous stunts.