Wo-Man

(Steve Rorkiel)

Character sheet for 5th Edition HERO System™ (Champions)

Characteristics
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40/10 STR 24
23/11 DEX 32
23/13 CON 22
10 BODY
13 INT 3
14 EGO 8
20/10 PRE 8
20/10 COM 4
8/2 PD
8/3 ED 2
5/2 SPD 13
13/5 REC
46/26 END
42/22 STUN
Total cost 118
  
Skills, Perks, and Powers
costSkill, Perk, or PowerEND
5 ID Change, Full Phase, Gestures & Incantations
2015 PD, 15 ED Armor, OIF, 14 or less*
31 27" Flight, OIF - engine pod*5
17 4d6 energy RKA, +1 Segment, 2 charges,6
     costs END (eye blast)*
7Telescopic +6, Sight Sense Group*
4Nightvision*
16Generic Martial Arts*
 
 
 
 
 
*) Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)
100 Total cost of Skills, Perks, and Powers
The number after the slash for a characteristic represents the lower value of that characteristic when Wo-Man is in her Steve Rorkiel identity.  For Steve Rorkiel to change into his Wo-Man identity, he must sing the words "I am Wo-Man!" to a tune resembling a cross between Hellen Reddy's famous hear-me-roar song and the Roto Rooter jingle, and clap his hands together above his head (an impressive light show follows).

Running: 7", 14" noncombat
Swimming: 2", 4" noncombat
OCV: 8/4
DCV: 8/4
ECV: 5
     Total Points: 118 + 100 = 218
Experience Points Spent: 5
Mystery Points (un-"spent"): 1

100+Disdvantages
15Secret Identity
15 Hunted by Projector (11 or less)
15Obsessed with the Will to be Free
     (irrational actions)
8 Distinctive Features: triangular yellow eyes
     (concealable w/disguise, noticed)*
10DNPC: Mark (N, 8 or less)
10DNPC: Georgina (N, 8 or less)
15Hunted by aliens (8 or less)
20Hunted by V.I.L.L.A.I.N.S. (8 or less)
113Disadvantages Total
Steve Rorkiel was abducted by aliens. As he sat helpless in the thrall of a brilliant light, he saw a beautiful female silhouette approach him. A disembodied voice, presumably one of the aliens, said "Accept the body, that you may help defend your world." As the feminine figure got closer, he saw that it was partly covered in solid, form-fitting metal, shiny as chrome, with a large bullet-shaped protrusion sticking out of the back. Were her body covering black instead of metallic, she would have looked the spitting image of Ms. Marvel in her second costume. All except for ... her eyes. They weren't normal eyes. They were narrow triangles that dimly glowed a solid, even shade of yellow, and they had no pupils. And at last, the womanly shape passed directly upon him and seemed to pass right through him.

He awoke thinking it was a dream, but days later, when joking with his friend Mark and his girlfriend Georgina, he sang the opening line to Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman," and saw his hands glowing an electric yellow. His friends couldn't see it. He walked outside to clear his head and, while no one was watching, clapped his glowing hands together above his head. In that instant, with a thunder clap that only he could hear, the woman's body he'd seen during his abduction became his body.

Once the shock wore off, he — she? — began to experiment with this new identity. She discovered that she was fantastically strong, quite a bit more agile than her old Steve identity had been, and that the bullet-shaped protrusion on her back was a rocket pack that she could activate by clacking her elbows against her now-armored flanks. And that twice a day, and only with intense concentration, those triangular yellow eyes of hers could be made to shoot a brief, intense pair of yellow energy beams.

She found that she could easily change back into Steve, but had no desire to share any of this knowledge with Mark, or Georgina, or anyone else. She would continue to be plain old Steve, until the need came for a hero, and then Steve would become ... Wo-Man!

Eventually, the aliens came back. But to their dismay, Wo-Man defied their will. Steve remembered the helplessness he'd felt in their grip, and vowed never to let himself — or herself — be their puppet or lab rat again. That day, Wo-Man won. But she knew the aliens might eventually come back for their plaything, and in greater force.

... and though Steve somehow managed to keep his relationship with Georgina together, Wo-Man would eventually fall in love with Mark.


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