Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes  
0 STR 10 11- Lift: 100  Damage: 2d6  END: 1
26 DEX 23 14-  
13 CON 26 14-  
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 13-
8 EGO 18 13- Mental Defense: 13-
13 PRE 23 14- PRE Attack: 14-
20 OCV 7 ---  
25 DCV 8 ---  
0 OMCV 3 ---  
9 DMCV 6 ---  
40 SPD 6 --- Phases: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
6 PD 8 --- Resistant PD: 8/28
6 ED 8 --- Resistant ED: 8/28
4 REC 8 ---  
6 END 50 ---  
0 BODY 10 ---  
8 STUN 35 ---  
-4 Running 8m --- END: 1
-2 Swimming 0m --- END: 1
2 Leaping 8m --- Forward: 8m  Upward: 4m  END: 1
Character Summary      
Real Name: Nantua Shvoda Played By: NPC
Concept: Energy Blaster Nationality: Citizen of Gorilla City
Hair/Eye Color: Black/Brown Date of Birth: 18 March 1971
Height/Weight: 5' 9" / 242 lbs Place of Birth: Gorilla City
Cost Powers END
75 Light Powers: Multipower, 75-point reserve  ---
4f 1) Body of Light: Desolidification (affected by Light and Darkness Powers), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (60 Active Points); Cannot Pass Through Opaque Solid Objects (-1/2)  0
7f 2) Flare Blast: Sight Group Flash 12d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (75 Active Points)  3
5f 3) Flare Cone: Sight Group Flash 10d6, Area Of Effect (9m Cone; +1/2) (75 Active Points); No Range (-1/2)  7
7f 4) Flare Field: Sight Group Flash 10d6, Area Of Effect (8m Radius; +1/2) (75 Active Points)  7
2f 5) Laser Beam: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6, Armor Piercing (+1/4) (37 Active Points); Beam (-1/4), No Knockback (-1/4)  4
6f 6) Light Blast: Blast 12d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (75 Active Points); No Knockback (-1/4)  3
7f 7) Ultra-Flare: Sight Group Flash 12d6, Armor Piercing (+1/4) (75 Active Points)  7
45 Light Moves as Particles and Waves: Multipower, 45-point reserve  ---
4f 1) Lightflight: Flight 30m, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (45 Active Points)  0
3f 2) Lightflight: Teleportation 10m, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), MegaScale (1m = 10,000 km; +2) (35 Active Points)  0
5 Ape Feet: Extra Limbs (Feet Can Be Used As Hands) (2)  0
5 Bite: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1 point (1d6 w/STR)  1
2 Life Extension Treatment: Life Support (Longevity: 400 Years)  0
60 Prism Field: Resistant Protection (20 PD/20 ED)  0
Cost Skills
12 +4 with Light Powers Multipower 
3 Breakfall 14- 
3 Bureaucratics 14- 
3 Climbing 14- 
3 Computer Programming 13- 
3 Deduction 13- 


Everyman Skills 
0 1) Acting 8- 
0 2) AK: Gorilla City 8- 
0 3) Climbing 8- 
0 4) Concealment 8- 
0 5) Conversation 8- 
0 6) Deduction 8- 
0 7) Language: Mangani (Idiomatic) (4 Active Points) 
0 8) Paramedics 8- 
0 9) Persuasion 8- 
0 10) PS: Terrorist 11- 
0 11) Shadowing 8- 
0 12) Stealth 8- 
0 13) TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles 
3 KS: History of Human/Ape Relations 13- 
3 KS: Prime 8 13- 
3 Language: English (Completely Fluent) 
2 Language: Latin (Completely Fluent) (3 Active Points) 
3 Paramedics 13- 
3 PS: Academic Researcher 13- 
3 PS: Astronomer 13- 
3 PS: The Superhuman World 13- 
3 Scientist 
2 1) Science Skill: Astronomy 13- (3 Active Points) 
2 2) Science Skill: Astrophysics 13- (3 Active Points) 
2 3) Science Skill: Mathematics 13- (3 Active Points) 
2 4) Science Skill: Orbital Mechanics 13- (3 Active Points) 
2 5) Science Skill: Physics 13- (3 Active Points) 
3 Systems Operation 13- 
3 Tactics 13- 
3 Teamwork 14- 
Cost Talents


Ambidexterity (No Off Hand Penalty) 
425+ Complications
20 Physical Complication: Nearsighted (Frequently; Greatly Impairing) 
15 Psychological Complication: Amoral (Common; Strong) 
15 Psychological Complication: Scientific Curiosity (Common; Strong) 
10 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Darkness Attacks (Uncommon) 
5 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x BODY Darkness Powers (Uncommon) 
10 Wanted: Lord Doom Infrequently (Mo Pow; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find; Watching) 
Character Point Summary      
Characteristics Cost: 188 Base Points: 425
Powers Cost: 237 Total Matching Complication Points: 75
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Total Experience Points Earned: 0
Skills Cost: 72 Experience Points Spent: 0
Talents Cost: 3 Experience Points Unspent: 0
Perquisites Cost: 0 Total Points: 500
Total Cost: 500    
Nantua Shvoda began his professional career as an esteemed scientist and astronomer in Gorilla City, at the early age of 23. Despite not having much contact with the outside world, he did manage to get a hold of a few books written by a scholar of ancient texts, by the name of Zechariah Sitchin. The complete content of what Dr. Sitchin postulated is not important, but it is important that the basis of his hypotheses influenced Nantua's cosmological studies and research.

In short, Zechariah Sitchen retranslated the Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gnostic Texts, and many of the Old Sumerian texts. What he found was that the Ancients had a much better grasp of astronomy than even we do today, as they had plotted our entire solar system out to Pluto and beyond, without any of the technological instruments necessary to detect these orbital bodies. He also formulated theories on how the asteroid belt was formed, how our moon was formed, and how Mankind was created. Basically, where the missing link was.

In conclusion, his theories state that there was a large, inhabited planet that orbited our sun in a 3,000 earth-year elliptical, and that eventually during one of the close passes near Earth, they found gold. Every 3,000 years these aliens would send ships to Earth to mine this gold, and because their technology was incredibly advanced, they also genetically created the human race out of Neanderthal stock and their own DNA. They created humans as a slave race to mine gold for them.

Well this theory at first sounded ludicrous to Zechariah, but it intrigued him. So he went about trying to either prove, or disprove Sitchen's assertion. After several years of study, and access to the best Observatories in Gorilla City possession, he found several strange anomalies in the infrared spectrographs. The speed things were moving away from Earth, and the colors representing various elemental compounds, did not jive with all the latest scientific texts. Sure, the anomalies were so small, that they could easily be ignored and passed off as an allowable differentiation, but Nantua wanted to figure out what they meant.

He figured it had to be something relatively large-at least planetoid in size-out there, moving toward Earth's solar system, but what exactly it was, he could not tell. So he decided to take his research and findings to several international scientific communities. Most of them politely told him that his documentation was interesting but of no consequence. What really bugged him, though, was the last visit he had with several senior officials at the SETI Institute in California.

Now it has to be stated, that ever since his youth, Nantua was known for his blistering temper, and the tantrums he would throw when it inevitably exploded. As he grew older, he became better able to control it or rather he chose to control his temper instead of letting it get the better of him. But with the continuing rebuffs by his colleagues, despite how polite they were, and finding a group of young scientists in a hallway just outside the conference room, where he had given his presentation at the SETI Institute, making fun of him in a very derogatory way toward intelligent apes, he exploded.
For a gorilla, Nantua was not a strong person, nor especially large. But something snapped when he let his anger take over. As he exited the conference room, he pointed at the group of scientists, the targets of his tantrum, and much to his surprise, laser beams shot from his fingertips. He actually killed three of the scientists before he truly realized what had happened.

In the confusion that ensued, Nantua Shvoda managed to escape the SETI Institute, as he transformed into pure light, and flashed away quicker than the eye could follow. Soon after his return to Gorilla City, he was approached by the local police force, and arrested for murder, awaiting extradition to the United States of America. Nantua was understandably upset, as he didn't mean to kill those men, and they had no right to speak ill of him and his ideas, simply because he was an ape.

Meanwhile, Dr. Simian had been following Nantua's studies, and found some merit to having someone with the fugitive astronomer's obvious scientific acumen on his team. So it was the Doctor that gathered the rest of his Prime 8 team together to bust the media dubbed, Monkeyshines, from prison. Nantua immediately took to his rescuer, and vowed to help Dr. Simian in his exploits against the humans. It was their fault he had gotten in his predicament after all.

It still is unclear whether his research was correct or not, and whether the scholar Zechariah Sitchen was correct or not, but what is sure, is that Monkeyshines has made a valuable addition to Dr. Simian's team of terrorists. Fortunately for his other teammates, Nantua's transformation burned his temper from him.
Nantua Shvoda is a typical geek. He loves science, astronomy, and plotting stars and orbital patterns for several hours at a time, every day, every week, and every month of a year. That is when his aching desire to get back at the humans for the slur's he endured while at his professional crowning moment-or unthroning moment as the case may be-doesn't lead him into truly horrific acts of terrorism. See, when he is Monkeyshines, he can finally use brute force, for the first time in his life, to fry all the bullies into crispy critters, and he likes it. He likes it a lot!
"Starlight, star bright, may you burn in Hell tonight, human!"
Monkeyshines is a master manipulator of light, and light energy. He is capable of blinding or searing attacks that can bring the most prepared combatant to their knees. Monkeyshines is also able to transform into pure light, and move through the universe at the speed of light.
Nantua Shvoda, or Monkeyshines as he is popularly known, is a small specimen for a male gorilla. He has the silver hair across his back and shoulders that is typical of a male "silverback". One unique aspect of his appearance, other than his size, is his eyes. Frequently, his crystal blue eyes will flash with the bright light he so easily manipulates. Monkeyshines typically wears a silver and gold outfit when he's performing tasks for Dr. Simian and Prime 8.