The Chrome Fighter

(Maxwell Howzer)

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

25 STR 15
20 DEX 30
18 CON 16
11 BODY 2
10 INT
11 EGO 2
15 PRE 5
14 COM 2
8 PD 3
8 ED 4
4 SPD 10
36 END
Total cost 89
Skills, Perks, and Powers
costSkill, Perk, or PowerEND
1412" Flight touching-a-surface*2
2211 PD, 11 ED Armor*
37 2d6 AP RKA, 5-shot AF (OAF - rifle) 64 shots
4+2 OCV with rifle
3Stealth (13 or less)
20Generic Martial Arts
5 +2d6 HA, OIF - chrome-plated knuckles1
*) OIF - rocket-propelled chrome-plated armor
105 Total cost of Skills, Perks, and Powers
Running: 6", 12" noncombat
Swimming: 2", 4" noncombat
OCV: 7
DCV: 7
ECV: 4
     Total Points: 89 + 105 = 194
Experience Points Spent: 0

15Secret Identity
102d6 Unluck
20Hunted by police (8 or less)
20Hunted by Tesla Coil (8 or less)
95Disadvantages Total

Young Max Howzer had a childhood dream of becoming a mercenary, fighting wars for a profit.  As early as fifth grade, he was drafting possible designs for a suit of body armor that would protect the wearer from any antipersonnel fire (or melee) while allowing for full, unrestricted movement.  The design he eventually decided on involved individual pieces of armor for the torso, thighs, legs, and backarms.

He trained a little with weights and took lessons in karate, the most offensive martial art he knew about, and revised his body-armor plans even further, adding decorative metal overlays and bracelets on the forearms, an awkward-looking metal helmet, and his most ambitious addition, a horizontally-firing propulsion rocket built into the back.

As he entered service as an actual mercenary, though, his childhood dream began to shatter.  A soldier of fortune was neither a fighter nor a liberator, merely a cold-blooded killer.  Soon enough, he quit — and had to fight his way out practically all the way.  He turned in his gun for chrome knuckles and chrome-plated the body-armor he'd finally managed to build, going from mercenary to vigilante.  In earlier designs, his armor caused excess heat to affect him more harshly than normal, but he has since corrected that problem.

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