(Mark Robinson)

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

25 STR 15
25 DEX 45
25 CON 30
25 BODY 30
25 INT 15
25 EGO 30
25 PRE 15
25 COM 7
5 PD
5 ED
5 SPD 15
10 REC
50 END
Total cost 202
Skills, Perks, and Powers
costSkill, Perk, or PowerEND
18+9" Running+2
18 Total cost of Skills, Perks, and Powers
Running: 15", 30" noncombat
Swimming: 2", 4" noncombat
OCV: 8
DCV: 8
ECV: 8
     Total Points: 202 + 18 = 220
Experience Points Spent: 0

15Secret Identity
5Watched by aliens (8 or less)
20Disadvantages Total
The same aliens which gave Wo-Man his armored female body also abducted Mark Robinson and gave him a strap-on harness, which bestowed cliché comic-book superpowers that Mark could barely keep under control.

The harness gave him instructions to hunt down a villain of the same alien race who'd infiltrated human society. Mark pursued it, but in desperation the villainous alien aimed an odd device at him which increased all of his powers and abilities eightfold. Now, much to the villain's delight, Mark's powers were so overwhelming that he could no longer control them at all. His amplified, wild powers nearly caused him to destroy himself; but in a last-ditch attempt to save himself, he ripped off the harness, crushing it accidentally in his overpowered grip as he did so. The cliché comic-book superpowers were gone — but the eightfold amplification of his normal abilities still remained. And eight times a normal man's strength, agility, toughness, intellect, etc., was enough for him to soundly defeat the villain.

(The inspiration for this origin story was an episode of the Shazam! cartoon, in which an enemy amped up Captain Marvel's powers so absurdly that even pressing gently against the ground to stand up destroyed the pavement. His solution was to turn back into Billy Batson. He couldn't fly, but he could leap for miles.)

Octoplex's costume is form-fitting, with an 8-ball logo on his chest. His mask completely covers his face and slightly muffles his voice, in the same way that Spider-Man's does. He often teams up with Wo-Man, particularly when the aliens are causing trouble.

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