Virus
 
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes  
20 STR 30 15- Lift: 1600  Damage: 6d6  END: 3
20 DEX 20 13-  
20 CON 30 15-  
10 INT 20 13- PER Roll: 13-
10 EGO 20 13- Mental Defense: 15
20 PRE 30 15- PRE Attack: 6d6
25 OCV 8 ---  
25 DCV 8 ---  
6 OMCV 5 ---  
6 DMCV 5 ---  
20 SPD 4 --- Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
-2 PD 20 --- Resistant PD: 20
-2 ED 20 --- Resistant ED: 20
6 REC 10 ---  
11 END 75 ---  
10 BODY 20 ---  
15 STUN 50 ---  
0 Running 12m --- END: 1
0 Swimming 4m --- END: 1
0 Leaping 4m --- Forward: 4m  Upward: 2m  END: 1
 
Character Summary      
Real Name: None Played By: NPC
Concept: Energy Blaster Nationality: None
Hair/Eye Color: None/None Date of Activation: 10 May 1997
Height/Weight: 6' 0" / 200 lbs Place of Birth: Maloyaroslavets, Russia
 
Cost Powers END
33 All One Flesh: Mind Link , Only Among Host Bodies, Number of Minds (x128), Psychic Bond (50 Active Points); Always On (-1/2)  0
60 Artificial Body: Resistant Protection (20 PD/20 ED)  0
35 Artificial Body: Life Support (Eating: Character does not eat; Immunity All terrestrial poisons; Immunity: All terrestrial diseases; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing; Sleeping: Character does not sleep)  0
11 Artificial Mind: Mental Defense +11 Points (15 Points Total)  0
20 Feels Little to No Pain: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); STUN Only (-1/2)  0
20 Feels Little to No Pain: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); STUN Only (-1/2)  0
31 Infection Stingers: (Total: 84 Active Cost, 31 Real Cost) Killing Attack - Ranged 1d6, Armor Piercing (+1/4) (19 Active Points); Restrainable (-1/2), Does No STUN If It Does No BODY (-1/2), Beam (-1/4), Limited Range (10 Meters) (-1/4), No Knockback (-1/4) (Real Cost: 7) plus Major Transform 1d6 (Human Being Into One Of Virus's Duplicate Host Bodies, Chemotherapy), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Damage Over Time, Target's defenses only apply once (5-6 damage increments, damage occurs every Segment, +5) (65 Active Points); Fails If Ranged Killing Attack Did No BODY Damage To Intended Target (-1/2), Restrainable (-1/2), Beam (-1/4), Limited Range (10 Meters) (-1/4), Linked (Killing Attack - Ranged; -1/4) (Real Cost: 24)  2
 
Cost Skills
6 +3 with Infection Stingers 
3 Acting 15- 
7 Analyze: Superpowers 15- 
3 Computer Programming 13- 
3 Concealment 13- 
3 Deduction 13- 
--- Everyman Skills 
0 1) Acting 8- 
0 2) AK: The Kaluga Region, Russia 8- 
0 3) Climbing 8- 
0 4) Concealment 8- 
0 5) Conversation 8- 
0 6) Deduction 8- 
0 7) Language: Russian (idiomatic) (4 Active Points) 
0 8) Paramedics 8- 
0 9) Persuasion 8- 
0 10) PS: Super Soldier 11- 
0 11) Shadowing 8- 
0 12) Stealth 8- 
0 13) TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles 
3 Disguise 13- 
3 Electronics 13- 
6 KS: Known Superhumans 16- 
3 Mimicry 13- 
3 Security Systems 13- 
3 Shadowing 13- 
3 Stealth 13- 
3 Systems Operation 13- 
 
Cost Talents
9 +3/+3d6 Striking Appearance (Featureless Black Humanoid) (vs. all characters) 
5 Eidetic Memory 
3 Lightning Calculator 
4 Speed Reading (x10) 
22 Universal Translator 15- 
 
325+ Complications
20 Hunted: TAROT Infrequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Harshly Punish) 
30 Susceptibility: "Big Gun" Antibiotics 3d6 damage per Segment (Uncommon) 
20 Psychological Complication: Disdains and Underestimates Human Beings (Common; Total) 
5 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x STUN Cold/Ice Attacks (Uncommon) 
 
Character Point Summary      
Characteristics Cost: 220 Base Points: 325
Powers Cost: 210 Total Matching Complication Points: 75
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Total Experience Points Earned: 125
Skills Cost: 52 Experience Points Spent: 125
Talents Cost: 43 Experience Points Unspent: 0
Perquisites Cost: 0 Total Points: 525
Total Cost: 525    
 
Background:
The being called Virus came to awareness in a government-run lab in Central Russia. It was a prototype, an early version of a genetically engineered artificial person intended to be the perfect soldier. The designers of Virus intended it to be able to mimic the biological patterns of any superhuman being, and thus be able to use that being's superhuman powers. In this, Virus was a failure. The being was unable to mimic other beings. Instead, Virus infected whatever creature it touched, overriding their DNA and converting the victim into an extension of the Virus organism itself.

The generals who ran the super-soldier program for the Russian government believed that this side-effect had possibilities, so rather than destroy the prototype, the being was maintained for future study and possible further development. VIrus was deactivated and kept in a cold-storage tube, awaiting the day when its creators gained more control over the being's functions. Such a day was never to come, however. TAROT invaded the secret base, looking to steal technology anddo what damage it could to the Russian government's ability to hamper TAROT's operations in Europe and Asia. During the rolling gunfight in the base, the cold storage tube holding Virus was damaged, activating the creature and allowing it to escape confinement. Virus escaped with ease, taking over the bodies of Russian security personnel and TAROT swords equally as easily.

In the years since it has begun taking the steps it sees as necessary to continue its own existence.

 
Personality/Motivation:
In the time since its escape from the secret Russian laboratory, Virus has come to see itself as a superior being to the humans around it. Because of this, the android wants to not only to rule the world, but to literally -be- everyone in existence. This goal is mostly a result of its self-preservation programming: if it assimilates the entire human population, it cannot be shut off or destroyed. Ultimately, assimilating the human race is the only true way to ensure its survival. Much like its namesake, Virus believe infection is the only way it can survive so its goals revolve around that and extending its own personal power base and powers.

Virus is a sinister being. It is cold and calculating with no regard for any life but its own. Humans without powers are merely numbers and factors in its plans. Superhumans are merely potential tools. In the eyes of the android, there is no such thing as right or wrong, good or evil. There is merely that which benefits Virus and its plans, and that which opposes Virus and its plans. As utterly amoral as its namesake, Virus will do whatever it takes to continue its existence.
 
Quote:
"All men are not created equal, but they soon will be."
 
Powers/Tactics:
Virus is a biological android constructed of materials meant to mimic biological systems. As such it doesn't need to eat, sleep or breath and is immune to most poisons and diseases. It does have some actual biological systems, mainly its infection viruses, which are microscopic biological robots that invade and take over a living beings seizing control of its central nervous systems and making it an extension of Virus. This infection can be reversed by extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments similar to those used to treat cancer. To infect, Virus must inflict damage with its "stingers", fine hypodermic-like needles that it can fire from the palms of its hands. These function similar to a jellyfish's stingers; they are on slim, almost invivible tendrils that uncoil from Virus's hands at an amazingly swift rate to carry the stinger to its target.
 
Appearance:
Virus is a genderless, featureless jet black humanoid. It lacks hair, eyes or any other distinguishing marks. Thus, when disguise is not needed, Virus usually does not wear anything. When some discretion is needed it wears a long trench coat and hat, or some other heavy concealing clothing.
 
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