Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 8 STR -2 11- Lift 75.8 kg; 1 1/2d6 HTH Damage  16 DEX 18 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 13 CON 6 12- 9 BODY -2 11- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 14 EGO 8 12- ECV: 5 10 PRE 0 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 14 COM 2 12- 3 PD 1 Total: 3 PD (0 rPD) 3 ED 0 Total: 3 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 4 Phases: 4, 8, 12 5 REC 0 26 END 0 20 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 38 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 1"/2" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Skills 2 CK: Chicago 11- 5 Demolitions 13- 5 KS: Grenades, Bombs, and Explosives 14- 5 KS: Sexual Techniques 14- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 5 PS: Prostitute 14- 2 SS: Explosives 11- 9 Seduction 14- 2 WF: Handguns, Submachine Guns 35 Total Powers & Skills Cost 73 Total Character Cost 25+ Disadvantages 15 Psychological Limitation: Loves Ken Tucky (Common, Strong) 10 Psychological Limitation: Wants To Prove Herself (Common, Moderate) 10 Psychological Limitation: Explosives Freak (Common, Moderate) 13 Experience Points 73 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: May Hopkins (Minnie May to her friends - her nickname comes from being called "as cute as Minnie Mouse") is Rally Vincent's business partner and bomb expert. A runaway at the age of 13, Minnie originally made her way as a petty thief, disguising herself as a boy named Mel. At one point she was caught trying to steal the car radio of one Ken Takizawa (a.k.a. Ken Tucky), a 29 year-old Japanese-American. Falling for May's "Mel" act, Ken took her in and taught her his personal area of expertise: explosives.
Eventually, Minnie dropped her "Mel" act, having discovered Ken's Lolita Complex (and his videotape collection). They became lovers in very short order. Unfortunately, Ken had to disappear when enemies came after him, and May was forced to flee from the Mafia. She hid in a very high-class Chinatown brothel called "The House of the Purple Cat" (or in the Dark Horse version: "The House of the Purple Pussy"). It turns out that she was one of the top prostitutes at this exclusive house, serving as an instructor to women twice her age. It should also be pointed out that Minnie seems to be quite the nymphomaniac....
Minnie May quit the "Purple Cat" about a year and a half before the beginning of Gunsmith Cats. I can only presume she hooked up with Rally soon after.
Personality/Motivation: Minnie May is totally in love with "her Kenny". She is totally devoted to him, and has gone running off to find him at the drop of a hat. At one point her relationship with Ken resulted in a screaming argument between her and Rally. The fact that his mere presence gets Minnie all "hot and bothered" doesn't help either.
Despite (or more likely because of) her small size, Minnie hates being treated like a small kid. She wants to be accepted as a responsible adult, although her occasional bouts of immaturity (especially regarding Ken) haven't helped her cause.
Quote: "Two-second fuse, H.E. frag... sounds about right. Do a good job my baby!"
Powers/Tactics: Minnie is an explosives expert, taught the ins and outs of demolitions by Ken Takizawa. She is quite capable of building an effective homemade bomb out of materials as simple as a blasting fuse and a bottle of pepper. She is usually armed with an assortment of explosives (i.e. grenades), including smoke, HE, fragmentation, and "flash-bangs," as well as primer cord, caps, and tools.
Appearance: Minnie May is short, standing 4' 6" tops. Although 17, she looks to be no older than 14 (in fact, 12 would be a better age). This due to her taking a drug that retards her normal growth (The better to look right for her "Kenny."). She usually dresses in typical skirt and blouse outfits, and wears a light jacket over that. Naturally, the jacket is stuffed with grenades, primer cord, explosive caps, wire cutters, and pliers.
(Minnie May created by Kenichi Sonoda, character sheet written by Michael Surbrook, additional material supplied by Michael House)
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