Cupid
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Steve Robinson, Cupid - PL 10

Strength 0, Stamina 6, Agility 0, Dexterity 0, Fighting 0, Intellect 0, Awareness 0, Presence 7

Advantages

Attractive 2*, Set-Up 2*, Fearless*, Redirect*, Taunt*, All-Out Attack, Power Attack, Improved Critical 4 (Archery), Move-by Action, Luck 5, Improved Initiative, Ultimate Effort (Will), Second Chance (Mind Control), Equipment 1, Assessment
* Advantages come from Presence.

Skills

Acrobatics 6 (+6), Athletics 4 (+4), Close Combat (???) 0 (+0), Deception 13 (+20), Insight 19 (+19), Intimidation 0 (+7), Investigation 0 (+0), Perception 4 (+4), Persuasion 13 (+20), Ranged Combat (Archery) 10 (+10), Sleight of Hand 0 (+0), Stealth 0 (+0), Technology X (+X), Treatment X (+X), Vehicles 0 (+0)

Powers

Cupid's Bow Removable, Indestructible, Activation (Shift Action, only for Quiver), 36 Points, (45)
Cupid's iconic bow. While damaged from the fight with Fallout, Cupid has done his best to keep it in working condition and, if nothing else, the fight seems to have strengthened Cupid's bond with it, with it currently being almost impossible to take from the Archer of Love.
Quiver of Love - Cupid possess a large arsenal of different arrows that he may use against those that break the law! The Archer of Love rarely misses and while the majority of his magically constructed arrows are non-lethal, he can put a robot or two down if the situation calls for it. - 38 Points

  • Love Arrow - The trademark spectral pink arrows of Cupid, these allow him to put men and women alike under his control with a single shot.
    • Ranged Cumulative Affliction 10 (Dazed, Compelled, Controlled), Resisted by Will
    • Insidious
    • Homing
    • Feature (Targets are Friendly towards Cupid if at least Compelled)
  • Lovesick Arrow (AE) - A holdover from Cupid's time as the Horseman of Pestilence, this arrow spreads love for Cupid like a disease.
    • Ranged Contagious Affliction 10 (Dazed, Compelled, Controlled), Resisted by Will
    • Insidious
    • Homing
    • Feature (Targets are Friendly towards Cupid if at least Compelled)
  • Seduction Arrow (AE) - Sometimes it's difficult to simply make somebody fall in love with you. Fortunately, Cupid is a master of seduction and never misses his mark and can even use this arrow to cause people to fall in love with others.
    • Ranged Progressive Weaken Will, Limited (Weakened Ranks Only Apply to Love, Lovesick or Seduction Arrows only)
    • Insidious
    • Homing
    • Feature (If the Target is affected by this arrow, Cupid may choose who they are Compelled/Controlled by when affected by Love/Lovesick Arrows)
  • Steady Arrow (AE) - Cupid doesn't like to share, and this arrow makes sure that he never has to.
    • Sustained Effortless Nullify Mental 10, Limited (Can Only Affect Subject of an Effect or Counter)
    • Precise
    • Homing
    • Insidious
  • Golden Arrow (AE) - Cupid's only method of real offense, these arrows are imbued with love, meaning that they can cut deeper and leave bigger scars than damn near anything.
    • Ranged Secondary Effect Damage 10
    • Affects Insubstantial
    • Homing
    • Incurable
  • Matrimony Arrow (AE) - Cupid needed an arrow that nobody could escape from, so this silver arrow that cannot miss was only natural.
    • Perception Damage 10
    • Affects Insubstantial 2
    • Incurable

Love Sense - While holding the bow or bracelet, Cupid can instinctively tell where both those under his thrall are, as well as how others feel about one another almost instinctively. - 7 Points

  • Acute, Analytical, Accurate Detect Emotion 2, (Uses Insight instead of Perception)
  • Emotion Awareness

Irresistible Attraction - 2 Points
Nobody can resist Cupid's pull!

  • Luck Control, Limited (Love, Lovesick or Seduction Arrow, Rolls to Oppose Cupid's Persuasion or Deception)

Language of Love - 6 Points
Cupid can communicate with, well, anyone! It's just a perk of speaking the language of love.

  • Comprehend (Languages) 3

Cupid's Wings - 6 Points
Cupid has magnificent white wings, although one is rather charred and black at the moment.

  • Winged Flight 6

Body of the Gods - 6 Points
While his body isn't nearly as hardy as it used to be, Cupid is still extremely well built and has some of the magic of the bow coursing through his veins.

  • Protection 4
  • Immunity (Disease)
  • Enhanced Strength 1 (Limited to Lifting)

Equipment - 5 Equipment Points

Smartphone (Phone, Video Camera, Internet Access), Fuzzy Pink Handcuffs

Offense

Initiative +4
Unarmed: Strength-Based Damage 0, +0
Love Arrow: Ranged Cumulative Affliction 10 (Dazed, Compelled, Controlled), Resisted by Will, Homing, +10
Lovesick Arrow: Ranged Contagious Affliction 10 (Dazed, Compelled, Controlled), Resisted by Will, Homing, +10
Seduction Arrow: Ranged Progressive Weaken Will, Limited (Weakened Ranks Only Apply to Love, Lovesick or Seduction Arrows), Insidious, Homing, Feature (Can Cause Love Arrow to give other person Compelled/Controlled Command), +10
Golden Arrow: Ranged Secondary Effect Damage 10, Affects Insubstantial, Homing, Incurable, +10

Complications

Greed and Recognition Motivation
While once upon a time Steve fought for justice and doing good, now he does it to become more famous as well as land a few more commercials to add to his already considerable wealth.

Wanna Know How I Got These Scars? Quirk
Since the battle with Fallout, Cupid has a host of disfiguring burn scars over half of his body. While he does his best to hide them, some are on his face. What exactly is he supposed to do with that?

Heroin Addiction Addiction, Secret
Being a child star often has drawbacks, something that Steve knows all too well. Being hooked on heroin is difficult, and Steve isn't all that functional without his fix. While the news knows he had an addiction in the past, they think he's gone clean. Fortunately, his regeneration keeps the needle holes away, and he doesn't scar anyway, removing any visible trace of his habit.

Child Star Fame
Because he became famous so young, the media knows that Cupid is in fact Steve, and that fact, coupled with his attractiveness, makes him more than just a little famous, making it difficult for him to get out of the public eye for long.

Not a Killer Weakness
Steve, while not a hero, has a huge aversion to killing. If he can't incapacitate an enemy without killing them, he's at a huge disadvantage. This makes him hesistant about using his Golden Arrows against non-superhumans as they are so fragile.

How Much Magic is Left? Weakness
Cupid doesn't know exactly how dependent his body was on the magic that the bow provided, so knowing exactly what being cut off from it entails could be hard to discern until it's too late.

Languages

EVERYTHING

Defense

Dodge 10, Parry 8, Fortitude 9, Toughness 10, Will 11

Power Points

Abilities 26 + Powers 56 + Advantages 17 + Skills 23 (69 ranks) + Defenses 32 = 154

Description

Regular Clothing
Steve is most commonly seen in an expensive pink suit, often with expensive watches and the like. Everything about his clothing screams opulence.

Supersuit
For some unknown reason, Steve gave himself an eye mask, pink, of course. He goes shirtless, an idea suggested by some woman he was sleeping with. Fortunately, it does seem to attract the cameras, and has the added benefit of keeping his wings free. Tight pink shorts are the only real clothing he wears, as well as dark pink boots with wings running up the side.

Of course, that was his old costume. Now that he has the scars? Well, Cupid is a little more conservative, especially with the mask covering most of his face.

Character Notes

While many superheros don't begin their crusade until well into adulthood, Steve began at the young age of 12. One day while playing in the park with some friends, they found an old cave full of amazing trinkets. He and his friends assumed it was pirate treasure or something of the like, and began to look through the loot. One of these happened to be an extremely ornate, almost fragile looking gold bracelet that fashioned itself to Steve's wrist and would not come off. The group of children set out to find a wheelbarrow to cart all the treasure to their houses, but upon returning to where the cave was, it was gone.

For almost a week he kept it hidden. He didn't feel any different, but why would he? Eventually his parents found out, and tried to remove the bracelet to no avail. It seemed fashioned fast to his wrist.

Over the course of the next two years, Steve began to change, and not in the normal maturing ways. His dark hair became blonde, and his bones seemed to rearrange themselves into a more attractive structure. No matter how much he ate, hardly an ounce of fat would stick to his body. His eyes became a startling purple, confusing his parents. Doctors were clearly baffled, and the bracelet was blamed for the changes.

It wasn't until Steve was 14 that he saw the first super power appear. While playing flag football, he jumped up for a pass… And just kept going up, soaring on wings. That got the media's attention, and Steve began to become a local celebrity. Superpowers weren't unheard of, but they were uncommon enough to make Steve famous.

Famous enough, in fact, that kidnappers targeted him on his way home from school. Steve was fairly adept at controlling his wings at this point, but a quick net put him to the ground. That was when the bracelet glowed brightly, searing his wrist, and turned into an elegant golden bow. It almost came naturally, and Steve shot one of the men, who suddenly refused to hurt the boy and beat the other kidnappers into submission when they tried to finish the job. Strangely, after the fight was over the bow returned once again to a bracelet, although now it could be removed.

Steve's parents soon learned of the deed, as did the media. The news played him up as a big hero, and Steve's mother gave him a speech about how those gifted with powers had great responsibility, and, over the course of a year, managed to convince Steve to fight crime.

By then Steve was 16, and incredibly handsome. At night he would roam the city, using his Arrows of Love to convince criminals to turn themselves into the police, and swiftly became a national celebrity. His pacifist ways, unnatural beauty, and his relative youngness caused the media to focus on him almost to a fault, and soon enough Steve was more famous than he had ever dreamed of. He never had a chance to establish a secret identity or anything of the like.

As he fought crime, his fame grew and grew. Companies paid through the nose for him to star in commercials, and Steve amassed a lump sum of cash. His fame got him invited to Hollywood parties with real celebrities, and that was the beginning of the end.

At the parties he drank, smoked, and participated in all manner of illicit activities, and soon enough the sterling reputation of the hero was dragged through the mud. The news focused on him, but not for his heroism. If he stopped a criminal, the news would focus on the party he was seen at. If he defeated some monster, the media would focus on how he had weaseled out of minor in possession charges. As time went by, he took the road of every other child celebrity gone wild, and fell into infamy. Stars stopped inviting him to parties, and even his parents kicked him out. All he had left was a big stack of money and a crippling heroin addiction, a holdover from his partying days.

For years Steve lived a life of vice and gluttony, partying, having sex, and throwing money at every issue he saw, hardly ever bothering to use his powers for what they were intended. That is, until his money began to run out. Steve didn't worry at first, but as the numbers in his account got smaller and smaller, he began to worry, and began a long trek to clean up his act. He didn't have the stomach for killing, and remained just virtuous to avoid a life of crime.

It started with small things; stopping small time criminals, defeating minor villains, making a new costume. Doing things for the public good. Small time acts. At first, the media assumed Steve was trying to simply regain the public's favor. After a time, that concern slowly went away, and Steve instead became a story of redemption. Once again he was viewed with respect, not only for fighting crime, but for pulling himself out of a lifestyle few can. Soon enough the endorsements and commercials came, and Steve began to get his money back.

The public facade is of course, simply that. Steve still is addicted to heroin, but is very careful about keeping it secret. He mostly stopped his parties, but he still returns to his penthouse with at least a few girls every night. Even though he fights villains, it isn't for those they hurt. It's for himself.

While he may act the hero, he isn't a real one.

Since being part of the Vanguard, Cupid has changed a great deal. Losing close friends in the zombie assault was one thing and accidentally killing one of Jackanapes goons nearly broke him, but it was the final straw came in the battle against Fallout and his radioactive companions. In the battle Cupid's bow has hit dead on by one of Fallout's blasts, nearly splitting the bow in two and searing nearly half of The Archer of Love's body. While Cupid was able to finish the battle, his wounds didn't regenerate like they used to and, after his wounds had healed normally, Cupid had to shave for the first time ever. Whatever magic had existed that kept him eternally perfect had clearly been broken. Cupid was slower, weaker and even his bow, mangled as it was, didn't possess nearly the same power it had before. Cupid doesn't know how long he can function with the bow in its current state, but he gets the feeling it isn't long.

Following his bow being damage, Cupid was approached by a mysterious figure, offering to help him return back to his fully-powered form in exchange for work. After successfully completing his first mission for said benefactor (and briefly becoming the Horseman of Pestilence), Cupid returned home from the mission, collapsing into his custom king-sized bed, only to be yanked right out of it and through some strange portal…

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