Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- Lift 100 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage 14 DEX 12 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 12 CON 4 11- 10 BODY 0 11- 16 INT 6 12- PER Roll 12- 12 EGO 4 11- ECV: 4 13 PRE 3 12- PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6 12 COM 1 11- 3 PD 1 Total: 3 PD (0 rPD) 3 ED 1 Total: 3 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 6 Phases: 4, 8, 12 4 REC 0 24 END 0 21 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 38 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 2"/4"" Cost Powers & Skills Perks 30 Benny's Hardware: Computer system built on 150 points. 0 '69 Plymouth Road Runner: Vehicle Skills 6 Hacker: +2 with Computer Programming, Cryptography, Security Systems 3 CK: Roanapura, Thailand 12- 3 Combat Driving 12- Notes: Used when driving his '69 Plymouth Road Runner. 10 Computer Programming (Computer Networks, Hacking and Computer Security, Personal Computers) 14- 3 Cryptography 12- 3 Electronics 12- 3 Inventor 12- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 3 Mechanics 12- 2 Navigation (Marine) 12- 3 PS: Computer Systems Analyst 12- 3 Research 12- 3 SS: Computer Science 12- 1 SS: Software Engineering 8- 1 SS: Computer Engineering 8- 2 Security Systems 12-; Only Versus Computer Security Systems (-1/2) 3 Streetwise 12- 4 Systems Operation (Communications Systems, Radar, Sonar) 12- 1 TF: Small Military Ships, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles 87 Total Powers & Skills Cost 125 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages 15 Hunted: FBI/Mafia—only in America 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Limited Geographical Area, Harshly Punish) 10 Physical Limitation: Wears Glasses (Infrequently, Greatly Impairing) 15 Psychological Limitation: Protective Of His Equipment (only Benny can use Benny's computers) (Uncommon, Total) 15 Psychological Limitation: "Not The Type To Shoot At Human Beings" (Common, Strong) 5 Social Limitation: Criminal Record (in America) (Occasionally, Minor) 135 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: What little we know about Benny's origins comes from Episode 1, The Black Lagoon, where he mentions living in Florida. There, he "...pissed off the FBI and the mafia," and would have been killed if Revy hadn't rescued him. Presumably, his skill with electronics and computers netted him a job offer from Dutch, and he's been with Lagoon Couriers for the last two years. After Episode 18, Mr. Benny's Good Fortune, he gains a long-distance girlfriend, in the form of Janet Bhai.
Benny first appears in Episode 1, The Black Lagoon, and appears in most episodes after that, except for Episodes 19-24 (the Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise story arc), where's he's virtually nonexistent.
Personality/Motivation: For the most part, Benny is rather easy-going. He's not much of a fighter, and readily admits to Rock that the two of them are not gunfighters in any way, shape, or form. On the other hand, being Jewish, he can't stand Nazis, and tells Dutch that "[fighting] the Nazis" is a family motto. About the only other thing he feels strongly about are his computers—he won't let anyone else touch them.
Quote: "Either way, we're not the type to shoot at human beings. That's why we stay with the fort."
Powers/Tactics: Although not a physical combatant, Benny is a whiz with machines and usually can be found manning the Black Lagoon's electronics gear. He's also a skilled hacker (or 'cracker') and rather ably recovers Janet Bhai's data in Episode 18, Mr. Benny's Good Fortune. On top of all that, he can drive his '69 Plymouth Road Runner like a madman, and can even handle the Black Lagoon in a pinch.
Appearance: Standing 5' 11", with a lanky build, Benny has long shaggy blond hair he keeps tied up in a pony tail. He wears glasses, is often in need of a shave, and wears Hawaiian shirts most everywhere.
Designer's Notes: Benny was built using the Hacker Package found in 5th Edition Dark Champions. He is otherwise fairly normal and can be used in most any modern setting.
(Benny created by Rei Hiroe, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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