Silvertongue

Howard Silvers - PL 8

Strength 0, Stamina 4, Agility 0, Dexterity 0, Fighting 0, Intellect 0, Awareness 6, Presence 10

Advantages

Luck 4, Daze (Presence), Startle (Presence), Taunt (Presence), Fascinate (Presence), Well-Informed (Presence), Skill Mastery (Persuasion), Skill Mastery (Deception), Skill Mastery (Intimidate), Set-Up, Equipment 1, Eidetic Memory

Skills

Acrobatics 0 (+0), Athletics 0 (+0), Close Combat (Unarmed) 0 (+0), Deception 8 (+18), Expertise (???) 0 (+0), Insight 8 (+14), Intimidation 6 (+16), Investigation 0 (+0), Perception 6 (+12), Persuasion 8 (+18), Ranged Combat (Thrown) 0 (+0), Sleight of Hand 0 (+0), Stealth 0 (+0), Technology 0 (+0), Treatment 0 (+0), Vehicles 0 (+0)

Powers

Tongue of Trickster - 8 PP
It's hard to beguile somebody that doesn't speak your language. Fortunately, Silvers has the power to both speak and read any language known to, well, anybody.

  • Speak/Read All Languages (Target hears it in their own tongue) - 8 Points

Careful Reading - 28 Points
While there are many good speakers, few are talented enough to make the words they read a reality.

  • Death of a Hero After reading off a passage where a main character dies the same happens to some unfortunate soul. Usually.
    • Perception Damage 8, Variable 1 (Physical) - 25 Points
  • (AE) Breath of the Beast Whether it be Smaug, Tiamat, Puff or some other great beast, a giant burst of flames or some other energy tends to have a negative effect on enemies.
    • Cone Area Damage 8, Secondary Effect, Variable 1 (Elements) - 25 Points
  • (AE) Unavoidable Doom While a death from a betrayal is one thing, some deaths are completely unavoidable save for the lucky.
    • Perception Damage 8, Resisted by Dodge, Variable 1 (Physical) - 25 Points
  • (AE) Object of Convenience Once again by reading, Silvers can create an object that is likely very, very useful for the task at hand.
    • Continuous Proportional Create 11, Precise, Innate, Subtle - 25 Points

Plot Armor - 2 Points
Literature is full of powerful items used by heroes to keep themselves alive and, fortunately, Howard can make these items a reality.

  • Enhanced Dodge and Parry 2, Sustained
  • Activation (Standard Action)

Skilled Reader - 1 Point
Howard reads a lot so it only makes sense that he'd be a little faster at it.

  • Quickness 3 (Limited to Reading) - 1 Point

Equipment

Smartphone (Phone, Computer, Video Camera, Camera) - 5 EP

Offense

Initiative +0
Death of a Hero: Toughness DC 23
Breath of the Beast: Dodge DC 18 for Half, Toughness DC 23
Unavoidable Doom: Dodge DC 23, Stunned, Incapacitated

Defense

Dodge 8/10* (Plot Armor), Parry 8/10* (Plot Armor), Fortitude 6, Toughness 4, Will 10

Complications

Making Things Right [Motivation]
In his years as a conman Silvers hurt a great deal of people. Now, given his powers, he wants to try to make things right. He'll still have to see how that goes.

Money Money Money [Obsession]
As well-meaning as he is, Silvers is still an extremely greedy individual. Suffice to say that, at times, it's much easier for him to set aside his powers and responsibility and just take the easy, profitable route.

Nothing to Read [Power Loss]
For whatever reason, Silvers power doesn't work with any old piece of literature. Instead, it has to be an actually published book and also must be in a text form. Fortunately, Kindle has an app for his smartphone but, should he ever be deprived of it, Silvers would have a hard time using some of his more potent powers.

Hurt a Lot of People [Enemy]
Silvers made his living taking the money from the poor and stupid. Unsurprisingly, that earned him more than a few enemies over the years.

Character Notes

Growing up, Silvers was wealthy. Extremely so. He never wanted for anything, never went hungry a day in his life. His father was some big business tycoon while his mother was just some blonde gold digger in it for the money. From the moment Silvers was born he quite literally had access to a world of opportunity. Anything he wanted could have been his for next to nothing if only he had applied himself.

Unfortunately, Howard had little interest in applying himself to anything other than doing nothing. He was always well-liked by his teachers which is likely all that saved him from failing their classes. It wasn't that he was dumb; he just was too lazy to ever put in more than the very, very bare minimum amount of work.

As Silvers grew older and older his father began to become extremely irked by his son's complete disregard for everything he had laid before him. Before long Silvers was cast out without any real education and cut off from his father's considerable assets. While honest work could easily have paid for what Silvers needed, the life of a criminal was far more appealing.

With his natural charm, Silvers was a natural conman. Before too long had passed the boy hardly out of his teens had robbed dozens of people of their life savings, hardly caring about the consequences as he blew the funds on women and booze.

That was all twelve years ago. When Howard had first been caught he'd expected his father to break him out. That hadn't happened. He went to trial with no lawyer, no friends and a stack of evidence against him. The case was open and shut. Since that day Howard has had a very long time to contemplate what he's done. While at first the man simply blamed the world, he's grown to see the error of his ways, if a bit slowly. At first it was a simple regret that he got caught, although it grew little by little. A regret for a single person he conned, feeling bad about taking from one person. Bit by bit and day by day Silvers saw that what he had been doing was wrong.

If given the chance, Howard might try to rectify what he did. Unfortunately, he's trapped in prison for a very, very long time…

Power Points

Abilities 44 + Powers 39 + Advantages 10 + Skills 18 (36 ranks) + Defenses 18 = 129

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