Val CHA Cost Roll Notes -8 STR -18 7- Lift 8.2 kg; 0d6 HTH Damage 12 DEX 6 11- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 7 CON -6 10- 5 BODY -10 10- 20 INT 10 13- PER Roll 16- 20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7 10 PRE 0 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 12 COM 1 11- 2 PD 2 Total: 2 PD (0 rPD) 2 ED 1 Total: 2 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 8 Phases: 4, 8, 12 3 REC 4 20 END 3 10 STUN 1 Total Characteristic Cost: 22 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 1"/2" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 5 Bite: HKA 1 point, END 1 1 Leap: Leaping +1" (1" forward, 0 1/2" upward), END 1 9 Canine Senses: +3 PER with all Sense Groups 5 Canine Nose: Tracking with Normal Smell 3 Canine Ears: Ultrasonic Perception (Hearing Group) Talents 3 Lightsleep Skills 5 Hard To Hit: +1 with DCV 14 Computer Programming (Computer Networks, Hacking and Computer Security, Personal Computers, Mainframes and Supercomputers, Military Computers) 15- 3 Concealment 13- 3 Deduction 13- 4 Language: English (understand only) (completely fluent; literate) 3 PS: Data Dog 13- 7 Stealth 13- 65 Total Powers & Skills Cost 87 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages 5 Physical Limitation: Small (no larger than about 1 meter, +3" KB) (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 95 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Ein is a Welsh Corgi with a rather unique origin. He's really a data dog, developed in secret by a firm on Mars for an unknown purpose. It's never said what a "data dog" is, or what one can do, but if Ein is a standard model, data dogs are very, very smart (and very valuable—Ein is worth an astronomical sum to anyone who cares to sell him).
Ein initially appears in Episode 2, Stray Dog Strut. He stays on as the ship's pet until Episode 24, Hard Luck Woman, where he leaves with Edward.
Personality/Motivation: Being a dog, Ein isn't exactly loaded with personality hooks. He tends to act like your average everyday dog—most of the time. However, he's very smart, and understands people perfectly, and will react to people who react negatively to him. He gets along quite well with Ed, and the two are close friends (all things considered).
Powers/Tactics: Ein is smart. Very, very smart. He is probably the smartest person on the ship, even if he doesn't show it. He's been known to answer the phone, hit needed buttons and switches, and even disconnected Faye when she started to rant over the videophone (Jet thanks him for that one). In Episode 23, Brain Scratch, we get a clue as to how smart Ein actually is. When Jet fails to hack into the Scratch website (Ein goes so far as to bite Jet's leg to keep him from being brainwashed), Ein is then hooked up to the VR interface and proceeded to hack into the website quickly and efficiently—at a speed that even Ed seems to be amazed by.
Appearance: Ein is a fairly typical brown and white Welsh Corgi. He's 25" long, 11" tall, and weighs 21 pounds. He has a red collar with a small gold medallion.
Designer's Notes: Game Masters might want to expand Ein's "data dog" capabilities. Eidetic Memory seems to fit, as well as Talents like Absolute Time Sense and Bump Of Direction.
Ein's use in a game depends on the setting. As written, he can be used in Champions, cyberpunk, and near-future games with ease. However, his intelligence probably rules about any sort of "realistic" setting. With a bit of work, he can be made into a wizard's familiar for fantasy settings (or even an intelligent companion gifted to a character by the gods or a powerful magician).
Ein is modeled after character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto's own dog (a Welsh Corgi).
(Ein created by Sunrise Inc.; character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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