Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kenzo Tenma—Neurosurgeon

Now, normally, the rule of thumb is that anime is off limits when it comes to Savaging. Monster is the exception that makes the rule. It's one of my favorite shows and it was ripe for a Savaging.

Name: Kenzo Tenma
Race: Human
Experience: 65 (Heroic)
Agility d6; Smarts d10; Spirit d8; Strength d6; Vigor d6
Pace 6; Parry 4; Charisma 0; Toughness 5
Hindrances: Code of Honor, Death Wish (m—Kill Johann), Heroic, Pacifist (m), Wanted (M)
Edges: Rich, Doctor, Common Bond, Quick Draw, Level Headed, Elan, Scholar (Medicine)
Skills: Fighting d4, Healing d12, Intimidation d4, Investigation d8, Knowledge (Medicine) d10, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Shooting d6, Stealth d6, Streetwise d6
Inventory: Taurus 845 (2d6+1, AP 1, 12/24/48, Semi-Auto)

Kenzo Tenma is a brilliant Japanese neurosurgeon that moved to Germany after reading a paper by a Doctor Heinemann, the director of a hospital in Munich, and began to work. His talent rocketed him to the top of the hospital's politics, but Tenma's idealism prevented him from really participating in the director's game. When he realized what was happening, he disobeyed an order from the director, operating on a boy with a gunshot wound to the head and was thoroughly ruined afterwards.

That is, until the murders of the three individuals that had made Tenma's life hell. Years later, this cold case came back to life and Tenma was framed, prompting him to run and end the man that had framed him and killed those four.

Over the course of his four year journey, the good Doctor learned how to wield a gun, navigate the streets of Germany undetected, and otherwise avoid capture and prepare for his final goal, but his heroism and call for peace and forgiveness never wavered in all that time.

Tenma has an Edge from Realms of Cthulhu (Doctor) that effectively functions as the Healer Edge from the core rules, as a Professional Edge makes more sense than the Weird Edge.

This is one of the few anime that has a full, vibrant, and easily Savageable cast, and it's good to get a character below Legendary in here now and again. Leave questions, comments, and Monster love below.


  1. I presume you mean your personal rule of thumb. Certainly it's one I've never followed

    1. Well damn, you've got me there.

      In my defense, I'm not a big anime watcher.