Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 30 STR 30 15- Lift 1600 kg; 6d6 HTH Damage  23 DEX 48 14- OCV: 8/DCV: 8 20 CON 20 13- 13 BODY 6 12- 15 INT 5 12- PER Roll 12- 15 EGO 10 12- ECV: 5 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 16 COM 3 12- 8 PD 2 Total: 8 PD (0 rPD) 8 ED 4 Total: 8 ED (0 rED) 4 SPD 7 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 10 REC 0 40 END 0 38 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 142 Movement: Running: 9"/36" Leaping: 6"/12" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 10 Battle-Hardened: +20 PRE; Only To Defend Against Presence Attacks (-1) 70 Suitcase Full Of Guns: Multipower, 105-point reserve, all slots IAF (weapons hidden in suitcase; -1/2) 6u 1) M249 SAW: RKA 2d6, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/4), Autofire (10 shots; +1), 200 Charges (+1); IAF (weapons hidden in suitcase; -1/2), Real Weapon (-1/4) plus +1 OCV; IAF (weapons hidden in suitcase; -1/2), Real Weapon (-1/4) plus Penalty Skill Levels: +1 vs. Range Modifier with All Attacks; IAF (weapons hidden in suitcase; -1/2), Real Weapon (-1/4),  2u 2) Grenade Launcher: EB 8d6, Explosion (+1/2); 2 clips of 4 Charges (-3/4), IAF (weapons hidden in suitcase; -1/2), Real Weapon (-1/4),  23 Franchi SPAS-12: RKA 2 1/2d6, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/4), Area Of Effect (One Hex; +1/2); 8 Charges (-1/2), IAF (shotgun-umbrella; -1/2), Limited Range (20"; -1/4), Real Weapon (-1/4), Reduced By Range (-1/4), Reduced Penetration (-1/4),  14 Sistema Colt Modelo 1927: RKA 2d6-1, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/4); OAF (-1), 2 clips of 7 Charges (-1/4), Real Weapon (-1/4) plus +1 OCV; OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-1/4),  5 Sistema Colt Modelo 1927: a second Sistema Colt Modelo 1927 13 Kevlar Umbrella: Armor (8 PD/8 ED), Usable Simultaneously (up to 2 people at once; self and one other person; +1/2); OAF (umbrella—this contains the SPAS-12; -1), Nonpersistent (-1/4), Real Armor (-1/4), Second Person Must Stand In Same Hex As Umbrella-Holder To Gain Its Protection (-1/4) 26 What Is She? The Terminator?: Physical Damage Reduction, 50%; STUN Only (-1/2) plus Energy Damage Reduction, 50%; STUN Only (-1/2) 11 Can Keep Up With A Car: Running +3" (9" total), x4 Noncombat, END 1 4 Not Going Anywhere!: Clinging (normal STR); Only To Remain On A Surface (such as the roof of a speeding car) (-1), Cannot Resist Knockback (-1/4) Perks 1 Roberta: False Identity Notes: Real ID: Rosarita Cisneros, a.k.a. the "Hunting Dog of Florencia" 2 Reputation: Bloodhound/Hunting Dog of Florencia (Columbia Drug Cartels) 14-, +2/+2d6 Talents 32 "She Knew What Was Going On Long Before I Did.": Danger Sense (general area, out of combat, Function as a Sense) 11- 10 Deadly Blow: +1d6 (any circumstances, any firearm) Skills 32 +4 with All Combat 8 Hard To Hit: +4 with DCV; Only if Character Makes A Half Move Or Full Move (-1), Costs Endurance (-1/2) 2 AK: Columbia (South America) 11- 2 AK: Venezuela 11- 3 Acrobatics 14- 3 Acting 11- 3 Breakfall 14- 3 Combat Driving 14- 3 Concealment 11- 10 Defense Maneuver I-IV 1 Electronics 11-; Only For Hot-Wiring Cars (-1) 3 Fast Draw (Knife) 14- 3 Fast Draw (Small Arms) 14- 6 Fast Draw Rig In Sleeves: +4 with Fast Draw; IIF (rig in her sleeves; -1/4) 0 Language: Spanish (idiomatic; literate) 3 Language: English (completely fluent; literate) 5 Precise Sprayfire II 3 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles, Carts & Carriages, Equines 10 Two-Weapon Fighting (Ranged) 6 WF: Small Arms, Blades, General Purpose/Heavy Machine Guns, Grenade Launchers, Shoulder-Fired Weapons 2 Weaponsmith (Firearms) 11- 340 Total Powers & Skills Cost 482 Total Character Cost 100+ Disadvantages 20 DNPC: Garcia Loveless 11- (Incompetent) 5 Distinctive Features: Maid's Uniform (tends to wear this most everywhere) (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 5 Distinctive Features: Very Polite Mode Of Speech (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 5 Distinctive Features: A Killer's Eyes/Eyes Of A Soldier (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable Only By Small Group) 20 Hunted: Interpol 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Capture) 15 Hunted: Colombian Drug Cartels 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Limited Geographical Area, Harshly Punish) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 25 Psychological Limitation: Loyal To And Protective Of Garcia Loveless And The Loveless Family (Very Common, Total) 10 Social Limitation: Wanted Terrorist (Occasionally, Major) 277 Experience 482 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Nominally a maid in the household of Diego Jose San Fernando Loveless, Roberta's true origins are far more sinister. In truth, she's really Rosarita Cisneros, a former solider with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (a.k.a. FARC), who was trained to be an assassin in Cuba. During her time with FARC she murdered numerous people, including women and children, and gained the moniker "The Hound of Florencia" due to her relentless nature in battle. However, once she realized she wasn't fighting for the Revolution, but instead to protect the drug cartels, she left FARC and ended up working as a maid for the Loveless family (where her cooking and cleaning skills are rather less then stellar...).
When the Mainsarera Cartel kidnapped Garcia Loveless and had Lagoon Couriers bring him to Roanapura, Roberta followed. She appeared at the Yellow Flag and ended up blowing the place apart fighting with the Cartel's soldiers. She also fought with Revy, winning after a brutal knock-down drag-out fistfight, and then took Garcia safely home to Venezuela. Apparently, later in the manga she returns to Roanapura, searching for whoever killed Diego Loveless, followed by another Loveless combat maid—Fabiola Iglesias.
Roberta first arrives in Episode 8, Rasta Blasta, blows up the Yellow Flag in Episode 9, Maid To Kill, and returns home in Episode 10, the aptly-named The Unstoppable Chambermaid.
Personality/Motivation: For all her violent potential, Roberta is normally very polite and reserved, speaking in a soft voice, saying please and thank you, and generally acting in a somewhat submissive (or, at least, inoffensive) manner. She even gives a curtsey as she drops roughly a dozen hand grenades from under her dress. In fact, she only loses her cool and shows anything other than calm efficiency when Balalaika starts to tell Garcia who Roberta really is and what she did before becoming a maid for the Loveless family. Garcia for his part doesn't care about Roberta's past, and asks Roberta not to pick up her guns again—he finds this other Roberta more than a little frightening (and with good reason).
Quotes: "I am just a lonely soul who has come all the way from South America. I am in search of a place where I can find my countryman."
"I hope you'll excuse me, but I'm afraid I may have to be rude."
"I swear on the name of Santa Maria to smite the unrighteous with my hammer!"
Powers/Tactics: Where to begin? Roberta may be the most combat effective character in all of Black Lagoon. She is skilled with all manner of weapons, including small arms, knives, grenades, grenade launchers, and a light machine-gun. She's stronger than Dutch, as fast as Revy, and tougher than both of them. She can punch out a car's window, hotwire it, and drive over rooftops. She runs fast enough to catch a car, is strong enough to hold on to said car, and keeps twin Colt 45s up her sleeves. Unarmed, her sheer strength is enough to almost put Revy out with a single punch, especially since she's not above such simple tricks as telling her foe her shoe's untied (and Revy fell for it too....).
Roberta keeps most of her weapons crammed into her suitcase. There is what looks like a M249 SAW in there, and some sort of semi-auto grenade launcher. One shot from the anime shows knives, brass knuckles, and hand grenades tucked inside as well. Roberta's umbrella is has a SPAS-12 semi-auto shotgun for a shaft, while the fabric layer is made from some sort of flexible Kevlar-like material. Roberta can fire this one-handed, at arm's length.
In combat Roberta will use whatever tactics are best of the situation. In one case, she popped the umbrella, let her foes fire at the armored surface, and then opened up with the shotgun once they paused to reload. She also used the suitcase to basically spray down the Yellow Flag with bullets, ducking behind a support pillar to avoid return fire. While she won't run from a fight, she can be made to withdraw, but that only means she's gathering her strength for a fresh attack.
Appearance: Standing at 5'7", Roberta has black hair and blue eyes she hides behind a pair of fake glasses (to make her look less threatening and to symbolize her new life). She wears the classic maid's outfit (black dress, white apron, hair frill, stockings, and so on), with a fast draw rig up the sleeves for her pistols. She normally carries her shotgun-umbrella and a suitcase full of firepower in her hands.
Designer's Notes: Rock likens Roberta to the Terminator, and he's not far off. Certain scenes in the anime pay homage to the sequence in Terminator II where the T-1000 (played by Robert Patrick) chases after the car our heroes are escaping in, especially her running style (visually identical), and her use of a knife to climb up the back of Benny's car. She is also an obvious homage to Robert Rodriguez's character of "El Mariachi," especially with regards to the shootout in the Yellow Flag and her "suitcase full of guns."
Roberta was built by basically taking Dutch and Revy and mixing them together. Her weaponry is all adapted from material seen in 5th Edition Dark Champions. Benny comments that Roberta, Revy, and Balalaika are the "three scariest women in the world."
If, for some reason, you want to make Roberta more powerful give her some sort of Martial Art, such as Commando Training or Dirty Infighting. To make her less powerful, get rid of some of her specialty guns, like her suitcase or the shotgun. You also might want to give her a Physical Limitation of "Doesn't Know Her Own STR," since she nearly shatters a beer mug in the Yellow Flag while gripping it tightly, and does seem to be fairly clumsy as a maid.
(Roberta created by Rei Hiroe, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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