The Devil
 
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes  
50 STR 60 21- Lift: 100 tons  Damage: 12d6  END: 6
26 DEX 23 14-  
13 CON 23 14-  
5 INT 15 12- PER Roll: 12-
8 EGO 18 13- Mental Defense: 4
15 PRE 25 14- PRE Attack: 5d6
25 OCV 8 ---  
25 DCV 8 ---  
0 OMCV 3 ---  
9 DMCV 6 ---  
30 SPD 5 --- Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
-2 PD 20 --- Resistant PD: 25
-2 ED 20 --- Resistant ED: 25
16 REC 20 ---  
9 END 65 ---  
16 BODY 20 ---  
20 STUN 60 ---  
0 Running 12m --- END: 1
0 Swimming 4m --- END: 1
6 Leaping 15m --- Forward: 15m  Upward: 8 1/2m  END: 2
 
Character Summary      
Real Name: Hadeon Popik Played By: NPC
Concept: Brick Nationality: Ukrainian
Hair/Eye Color: None/Red Date of Birth: 26 February 1965
Height/Weight: 6' 7" / 220 lbs Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine
 
Cost Powers END
15 Claws and Fangs: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6 (5d6 w/STR)  1
5 A Devil's Eyes: Nightvision  0
12 A Devil's Body: Life Support (Immunity All terrestrial diseases; Immunity: All terrestrial poisons; Safe in Intense Heat)  0
40 Human Form: Multiform: Hadeon Popik (200 Character Points in the most expensive form)  0
40 A Taste of Hell: Killing Attack - Ranged 4d6 (60 Active Points); Restrainable (-1/2)  6
60 Tough Hide: Resistant Protection (20 PD/20 ED)  0
10 Wings: Flight 15m (15 Active Points); Restrainable (-1/2)  1
 
Cost Skills
3 Bribery 14- 
3 Bureaucratics 14- 
3 Conversation 14- 
3 Criminology 12- 
3 Deduction 12- 
5 Defense Maneuver I-II  
--- Champions Everyman Skills 
0 1) Acting 8- 
0 2) AK: Kiev, Ukraine 8- 
0 3) Climbing 8- 
0 4) Concealment 8- 
0 5) Conversation 8- 
0 6) Deduction 8- 
0 7) Language: Ukrainian (idiomatic) (4 Active Points) 
0 8) Paramedics 8- 
0 9) Persuasion 8- 
0 10) PS: Business 11- 
0 11) Shadowing 8- 
0 12) Stealth 8- 
0 13) TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles 
3 Forgery 12- 
3 Gambling 12- 
3 High Society 14- 
3 Interrogation 14- 
3 KS: Russian Mafia 12- 
2 KS: The International Drug Trade 11- 
3 Language: English (completely fluent) 
3 Language: Russian (completely fluent) 
3 Persuasion 14- 
2 PS: Gangster 11- 
3 Stealth 14- 
3 Streetwise 14- 
2 WF: Handguns, Rifles 
 
Cost Perks
3 Access: Russian Mafia 
11 Money: Filthy Rich 
 
425+ Complications
20 Distinctive Features: Obvious and Dangerous-Looking Superhuman (He's a Demon!) (Not Concealable; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 
20 Hunted: Checkmate Infrequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Harshly Punish) 
15 Psychological Complication: Believes He Must Be Utterly Brutal To Those Who Disrespect Him (Common; Strong) 
5 Unluck: 1d6 
15 Watched: The Emperor Infrequently (Mo Pow; NCI; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find; Watching) 
 
Character Point Summary      
Characteristics Cost: 263 Base Points: 425
Powers Cost: 182 Total Matching Complication Points: 75
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Total Experience Points Earned: 15
Skills Cost: 56 Experience Points Spent: 15
Talents Cost: 0 Experience Points Unspent: 0
Perquisites Cost: 14 Total Points: 515
Total Cost: 515    
 
Background:
Hadeon Popik was born to a proletariat family. His father and his grandfather and his great-grandfather had all worked in the same heavy equipment factory that he was employed at. There they had produced the tractors, trains, mining equipment, and trucks that so much of Eastern Europe depended upon. There they had produced the tanks that rolled back the Nazi assault and dominated Eastern Europe with. The end of the Soviet Union brought about change. To some, it meant a loss of a steady, if meager existence. To others, it meant opportunity to those who would seize it.

With the de-nationalization of industries, many factories were sold to consortiums of investors or to unions. It was not Hadeon Popik's idea to buy the heavy equipment factory, but it caused a spark within him as the possibility to be an owner rather than a factory cog dawned on him. He put all of his money and his family's money into the endeavor, pooled with 23 others.

Under his considerable self-taught management abilities, the factory was more productive than before. But he wanted more and found that many markets were difficult to break into. Seeing a solution, he approached the Russian Mafia's Ukrainian branch. It was, after all, the only large organization in the former Soviet Union that could actually get things done. He made deals and soon found himself part of the organization. The factory flourished and so did Popik.

In another three years, he found himself sole owner of that factories, and five others spread across the Ukraine. He also found himself the boss of the Ukrainian branch of the Russian Mafia. He enforced deals, both legal and illegal, whether oral or written. He found that the verbal contract was his favorite.

It was early during this period of time that he realized his metahuman powers. Angered that the boss of the Ukrainian branch of the Russian Mafia had reneged on a deal he slammed his fists on the boss's desk repeatedly, not knowing that he was growing larger, growing horns and a tail, and sprouting wings. That boss did not last longer than three seconds in his grip; it wasn't the asphyxiation caused by Hadeon's grip on his throat that killed the boss, it was the liters of blood that had spilled from his spurting jugular veins.

Once Hadeon Popik was firmly entrenched as boss of the Ukrainian branch of the Russian Mafia and his business empire expanded to encompass most of Eastern Europe, he received a visit from a man who simply called himself The Emperor. After a long talk over hot piroshki and vodka, he agreed to become part of Tarot. After all it did fit in his vision that he should have a stake in ruling the world.
 
Personality/Motivation:
Wise people will tell you that there are two rules when dealing with Hadeon Popik. The first is to never accept a deal that he proposes. The second is to never break any deals that you make with him. Both are equally hard. Popik will use every guile he knows to make deals whether by charm, blackmail, or simply knowledge of what his target wants. He is often successful. If anyone ever breaks a deal or even if he perceives that someone is disrespecting him, that person will never forget it - if he survives. He is a hard-charging entrepreneur that probably would have still been involved with Tarot even if he had no powers.
 
Quote:
"Shall we make a deal now?"
 
Powers/Tactics:
Hadeon is a metahuman with extended life, lung capacity, and resistance to many things that would bother other people. But he also has the ability to morph himself into a living, breathing demon with increased size, strength, and toughness as well as the ability to breath fire in various ways.
 
Appearance:
Of approximately average height and build, he is nevertheless, a rather handsome Devil. Hadeon Popik prefers to wear business suits the majority of the time, favoring gray, black, or white, often with pinstripes and a trendy tie. He accessorizes with Swiss watches and fashionable belts and shoes to complete the image. When not trying to charm you into making a deal, he can be quite imposing. He is equally imposing, although a tad bit less handsome, when he changes to his demon form. As The Devil he looks like a large demon with wings, fangs, and horns. Pity to the human being that meets him in this form.
 
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