Velocity
 
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes  
10 STR 20 13- Lift: 400  Damage: 4d6  END: 2
36 DEX 28 15-  
18 CON 28 15-  
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
3 EGO 13 12- Mental Defense: 3
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
25 OCV 8 ---  
25 DCV 8 ---  
0 OMCV 3 ---  
3 DMCV 4 ---  
60 SPD 8 --- Phases: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12
6 PD 8/16 --- Resistant PD: 8
6 ED 8/16 --- Resistant ED: 8
6 REC 10 ---  
12 END 80 ---  
2 BODY 12 ---  
10 STUN 40 ---  
0 Running 12m --- END: 1
0 Swimming 4m --- END: 1
0 Leaping 4m --- Forward: 4m  Upward: 2m  END: 1
 
Character Summary      
Real Name: Rafael Ortega Played By: NPC
Concept: Speedster/Blaster Nationality: American
Hair/Eye Color: Brown/Brown Date of Birth: 2 May 1980
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/176 lbs Place of Birth: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
 
Cost Powers END
48 Vibro-Attacks: Multipower, 60-point reserve, (60 Active Points); all slots Unified Power (-1/4)  ---
5f 1) Concentrated Vibrations: Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points); Unified Power (-1/4)  6
5f 2) Expanded Vibrations: Blast 8d6, Area Of Effect (15m Cone; +1/2) (60 Active Points); Unified Power (-1/4)  6
3f 3) Vibrational Assault: Blast 6d6, No Normal Defense (Power Defense; All Or Nothing; +1) (60 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Only vs. Grabbed Targets (-1/2), Unified Power (-1/4)  6
3f 4) Vibrational Phasing: Desolidification (affected by Sonic-, Vibrational- and Gas-/Air-Based Attacks) (40 Active Points); Unified Power (-1/4)  4
4f 5) Vibrational Punch: Hand-To-Hand Attack +9d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (56 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/4), Unified Power (-1/4)  2
3f 6) Vibrational Slicing: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 3d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (56 Active Points); No STR Bonus (-1/2), Unified Power (-1/4)  2
    
13 Afterimages: +6 DCV (30 Active Points); Costs Endurance (-1/2), Requires A Roll (14- roll; -1/4), Do Not Apply Against Attackers With Physical Targeting Senses (-1/4), Unified Power (-1/4)  3
16 Reinforced Costume: Resistant Protection (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (Body Armor; -1/2)  0
21 Super-Speed: Flight 20m, x4 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (31 Active Points); Only In Contact With A Surface (-1/4), Unified Power (-1/4)  1
3 Wraparound Shades: Sight Group Flash Defense (5 points) (5 Active Points); OIF (Wraparound Sunglasses; -1/2)  0
 
Cost Skills
6 +2 with Vibro-Attacks Multipower 
3 Breakfall 15- 
3 Climbing 15- 
3 Concealment 12- 
10 Defense Maneuver I-IV  
--- Everyman Skills 
0 1) Acting 8- 
0 2) AK: Rio Rancho, New Mexico 8- 
0 3) Climbing 8- 
0 4) Concealment 8- 
0 5) Conversation 8- 
0 6) Deduction 8- 
0 7) Language: Spanish (idiomatic) (4 Active Points) 
0 8) Paramedics 8- 
0 9) Persuasion 8- 
0 10) PS: House Painter 11- 
0 11) Shadowing 8- 
0 12) Stealth 8- 
0 13) TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles 
4 Language: English (Idiomatic) 
3 Sleight Of Hand 15- 
3 Stealth 15- 
3 Streetwise 13- 
3 Teamwork 15- 
 
325+ Complications
20 Hunted: Checkmate Infrequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Harshly Punish) 
20 Physical Complication: Weird Biochemistry Requires Special Medical Care (Frequently; Greatly Impairing) 
20 Psychological Complication: Code vs. Killing (Common; Total) 
15 Social Complication: Public Identity (Rafael Ortega) Frequently, Major 
 
Character Point Summary      
Characteristics Cost: 235 Base Points: 325
Powers Cost: 124 Total Matching Complication Points: 75
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Total Experience Points Earned: 0
Skills Cost: 41 Experience Points Spent: 0
Talents Cost: 0 Experience Points Unspent: 0
Perquisites Cost: 0 Total Points: 400
Total Cost: 400    
 
Background:
It wasn't that Rafael Ortega hated working on a sheep ranch, precisely. It was just that he hated sheep. And he hated ranching. It was far too much work for one person to handle, and his father (who owned the ranch) insisted that Rafael and his brothers learn it. But Rafael didn't want to learn it. He wanted to be rich and famous and have girls paw all over him, not stink of sheep and always be dirty and sweaty.

Okay, so he hated working on a sheep ranch.

He was out repairing one of the fences when it happened. A rattlesnake bit him in the leg, and in his panic Rafael scrambled back right into a fire-ant nest. Poisoned and covered in biting insects, Rafael stumbled for the truck where his oldest brother was sitting in the shade. His brothers got Rafael to the hospital, but his leg was already turning purple and he was covered in tiny welts from the ants. The boy went into shock from the multitudinous venoms flowing in his system as doctors tried to save his life. The antivenom for the rattlesnake bite combined with the cortizone shot for the ant bites and the adrenalin shot to keep his heart going... and Rafael Ortega changed. The hospital sent Rafael home after a couple of days, where he faced a lecture on being careful and getting his work done from his father.

It would be months before Rafael discovered his new powers, but once he did, it was all he could do to not jump up and down in the air right then. He left the ranch and never looked back, immediately deciding that if the world wasn't ready to just hand over everything he wanted out of life, he'd take it.
 
Personality/Motivation:
Velocity is relatively smart, but he's not overly perceptive, and he has a bad habit of racing into situations before he really knows what is going on. Luckily for him, he's capable of rushing right back out again if things don't go his way. While an unashamed criminal, Velocity is not a killer, and has even opposed those criminals who have shown a disregard for human life. (He tends to call himself "a thief with a conscience" when questioned about this attitude.) He supports his team to the utmost, and if things look like they are going down the drain, they have an unspoken agreement under which Velocity will try his best to get away while they get captured, because he can walk through walls and help them escape later.
 
Quote:
"It's time to shake things up! (pause) Yeah, that one sucked. Sorry..."
 
Powers/Tactics:
In addition to his great speed and agility, Velocity has the power to vibrate his body for offensive effect. He can project micro-shockwaves through the air as a concentrated blast, or he can expand the shockwave field to damage targets in a cone-shaped area. If he concentrates the vibrations in his fists, he can cause them to do greater damage than they would otherwise, and vibrating his palms flat-handed turns it into a powerful cutting weapon.  He is so attuned to his own personal vibrations that he can move through solid matter while vibrating. He does this rarely, as the effect still freaks him out somewhat, but if its absolutely necessary, he won't hesitate.
 
Appearance:
Rafael Ortega is a light-skinned Hispanic male with Brown hair and eyes. While working as Velocity, he wears a dark green bodysuit with white racing stripes. More stripes, this time in a "lightning" pattern, circle his wrists and just below his knee. On either shoulder, the racing stripes are interrupted with the letter V. He wears silver wraparound sunglasses while in costume in a token attempt to hide his identity, despite the fact that his real name is a matter of public record.
 
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