Thursday, April 23, 2015

Steve Rogers—Captain America

Important edit: I have recompiled and minorly tweaked Cap's stats and powers, as well as completing his outfits and gear from his entire movie catalog thus far. This will be the definitive Captain America moving forward and I'm pretty much leaving this old thing up for posterity.


After the Jolly Green Giant, I kinda wanted to tone back the crazy just a tad with our next hero. Blazing through on his motorcycle is Steve Rogers, defender of freedom and liberty! I again have to stress that this is the Cap from the movies, and who he is in the comics has no bearing on these stats.

Name: Steve Rogers
Race: Human
Experience: 140 (Legendary)
Agility d12+1; Smarts d8; Spirit d10; Strength d12+2; Vigor d12
Pace 6; Parry 10 (1); Charisma 2; Toughness 14 (4)
Hindrances: Code of Honor, Heroic, Out of My League, Overconfident, Loyal
Edges: Arcane Background (Super Powers), Brave, Elan, Brawny, Dodge, Improved First Strike, Improved Frenzy, Steady Hands, Charismatic, Command, Martial Artist, Level Headed, Trademark Weapon (Vibranium Shield), Quick Draw, Tactician, Block, Counterattack, Combat Sense, Take the Hit, Dynamic Duo (Thor).
Skills: Climbing d8, Driving d8, Fighting d12+1, Knowledge (Battle) d8, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Shooting d8, Stealth d8, Swimming d10, Throwing d12
Inventory: Specialized Body Armor (Armor +4, Negates 4 AP from ballistics), Blue Steel Pot (Armor +4), Vibranium Shield, Comm Link
Super Powers:
  • Attack, Melee (5): Damage Str+2d6, Heavy Weapon, Multiple Attacks, One Arm. Device (–2, Shield).
  • Attack, Ranged (12): Range 6/12/24, Str+2d6, RoF 3, Heavy Weapon, Thrown, Limitation (–1, bounces off of targets). Device (–2, Shield). Switchable (primary with melee attack, deflection, and parry as a set.)
  • Deflection (2): –3 to hit with ranged attacks. Protector (Adjacent ally). Device (–2, Shield).
  • Heightened Senses (1): Super Sight.
  • Leaping (1): Can leap 2" vertically or 4" horizontally.  
  • Parry +1 (3): Deflect. Device (–2, Shield).
  • Regeneration (5): Level 2, rolls to heal every hour. Recovery.
  • Speed (4): Pace 24, –1 to hit.
  • Super Attribute (20): Agility +4, Strength +5, Vigor +3.
  • Super Edges (12): Brawny, Dodge, First Strike, Frenzy, Quick Draw, Steady Hands
  • Super Skills (10): Climbing +2, Fighting +2, Swimming +3, Throwing +3.
  • Toughness +1 (1): Reinforced skeleton.

Steve Rogers was a small, scrawny boy in 1940s America that wanted to join the fight in the European theater. He enlisted—multiple times—but during the screening process he would have been discharged due to ineptitude if not for a helpful doctor that saw just how determined the young man was. Rogers was allowed to join and fought his way through boot camp. His health issues and less-than-stellar stamina pushing him to his limits, the doctor selected him as the candidate for a top secret supersoldier program called Project Rebirth. The serum he was given boosted his strength, speed, balance, coordination, healing, senses, and durability to peak human conditions. Coupled with his already astounding force of will, Captain America was born.

This Heavy Hitter (with Super Karma) was not immediately allowed service, but proved himself by single-handedly breaking into a HYDRA R&D facility to free almost 500 U.S. POWs, as well as destroying the base. After this, he was given his own elite unit, the now-legendary Howling Commandos, and a Vibranium shield able to absorb the kinetic impact from almost anything. The shield is incredibly light and can be thrown or bounced with relative ease.

Captain America is a brutal fighter and tactician. While he did train extensively with firearms, he generally prefers to stick with his shield and hands to deal out the death to his enemies. His improved reflexes and strength make him fast with his hands, and he trained in jiu jitsu, boxing, and taekwondo for the extra oomph it affords him. The captain is also an accomplished driver, making extensive use of a chopper with the Commandos.

Captain America went down foiling a HYDRA plan in 1942, but was recently found in the wreckage and revived just before the Battle of New York. After the fall of SHIELD, Captain America appears to have gone his own way, with Samuel Wilson to try and find out more about what happened to his Howling Commandos.

Rogers has a custom modifier for attack, ranged that makes the projectile thrown; its range is shortened significantly but it instead does the user's Strength damage+d6/level, and its limitation is that it must bounce between targets; the same target cannot be hit all three times.

Well, folks, that is the original superhero! Leave questions, comments, and 'muricas below!

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