Well, it’s been a week or so since a post…been busy since the last update with training and other geekery. Thought I’d post up a quick Heroes Accelerated character from my play-by-post game…The Revenant courtesy of his player, Frank Hampshire.
The Revenant aka Amos Klein
High Concept: An Unsleeping Street Vigilante Driven By Revenge
Secret Identity: Enigmatic Loner of Cortez Heights
Trouble: Driven By My Own Private Demons
Aspects: I Can Fix It But I Can Also Break It, I Know Pacific City’s Darkest Secrets, Veteran Vigilante
Careful: +2 | Clever: +3 | Flashy: +0 | Forceful: +1 | Quick: +1 | Sneaky: +2
Because I Never Sleep, I’ve trained myself as an expert in combat, science, investigation and gadgetry…but, Because I Never Dream, I Experience Unpleasant Flashbacks.
• Special Effects: Inflict a Condition, Scene Effect
• Power Facts: polymath, expert investigator and gadgeteer, cannot be rendered unconscious
• Because I have a Gadget for Every Occasion, I get +2 to Cleverly Overcome an obstacle if I can describe an item I might have on my person.
• Because my Gadgets are Very Useful In a Fight, I get +2 to Cleverly Create an Advantage, in a conflict, if one of my gadgets would help.
• Because I Know Pacific City, once per session I can appear anywhere in the city, as long as that would be possible.
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The Revenant, a man who cannot sleep, stalks the night streets of Pacific City. He seeks out criminal, corrupt police and politicians, determined to rid Pacific City of these “sinners”. He’s ruthless, and driven by revenge for his parents, murdered when he was a child.
He uses his intellect and self-taught skills, to solve crimes, track the culprits, and bring them to justice. He’s a fearsome combatant and uses a wide array of gadgets when fighting.
Amos Klein has never slept a wink in his life; it’s just how he was born. His parents were deeply religious and believed that seeking medical attention a deeply sinful act. As a baby he never cried, complained or seemed tired, and so his parents accepted his odd condition.
He learned very quickly, he was reading at the age of three, and never sleeping, spent his time devouring whatever reading material he could.
When Amos was five, poverty and successive bad seasons drove the Klein’s off their Midwest farm to Pacific City in search of a living. The family remained poor and were isolated by their ultra-conservative religious beliefs. His parents hated the city, its noise, sin and decadence, but Amos loved it, and was soon sneaking out and night whenever he could exploring the darkest corners of Pacific City.
One night, at three in the morning, someone broke into the Klein’s house, brutally murdered his father and mother and abducted his four year old sister. Amos was absent from his family’s Cortez Heights apartment. The police had little to go on, the family being so isolated from the rest of the community, meant that no in the area could say anything useful about the horrible incident.
Amos was twelve years old. He was taken to Juvenile hall. He lasted three days before he escaped to the streets.
Klein raised himself, scraping by with jobs, living in squats. He dedicated himself to exacting vengeance on the criminals of the city that so cruelly disposed of his parents.
He learned from the teachers of obscure forms of combat. All the strange martial arts from the varied cultures of Pacific City
He used his sleepless nights to become an expert in Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Pathology
He shadowed police detective, watched and learned how to solve crimes, also learned about the deep, incurable corruption of the city’s law enforcement.
He took a job an a repair shop, learning how to work with electronics and mechanics, and how to put together ingenious gadgets.
Amos Klein doesn’t need to work, he made enough money in the stock market a decade ago. Although, he could live comfortably, he lives in a rundown apartment that has seen better days. The apartment is above an old garage that serves as his workshop in Cortez Heights.
Although most people avoid him, there are some people that can’t seem to take a hint and understand the “loner” part of “enigmatic loner”.
Celia Yang is a young psych student and works with the underprivileged in Cortez. No amount of Klein’s surliness has been enough to deter her from becoming friendly. She’s drawn to Klein as a case study and also out of sympathy. Celia is the same age his lost sister would be, and is a constant reminder of her abduction and his parents murder.
Oscar Rodriguez owns a corner store on Chance Avenue and remembers Klein’s family. He feels sorry that Amos never got over their deaths. The shared history of growing up and living in the area makes Oscar the closest Klein has to genuine friend.