Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 18 STR 8 13- Lift 303.1 kg; 3 1/2d6 HTH Damage  23 DEX 39 14- OCV: 8/DCV: 8 25 CON 30 14- 18 BODY 16 13- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11- 20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7 10 PRE 0 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 14 COM 2 12- 7 PD 3 Total: 16 PD (9 rPD) 5 ED 0 Total: 14 ED (9 rED) 4 SPD 7 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 9 REC 0 50 END 0 40 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 134 Movement: Running: 9"/18" Leaping: 9"/36" Swimming: 3"/6" Cost Powers & Skills 13 Butler Punch!: Hand-To-Hand Attack +4d6; Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), END 2 30 Nigh Indestructible: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% 30 No, Really, Nigh Indestructible: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% 14 Anime Leaping: Leaping +4" (9 1/2" forward, 4 1/2" upward) (Accurate, x4 Noncombat), END 1 4 Quick Recovery: Healing 1 BODY; Extra Time (Regeneration-Only) 1 Turn (Post-Segment 12) (-1 1/4), END 1 Perks 4 Maria: Contact (Contact has useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact) 11- 9 Sanzenin Nagi: Contact (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has extremely useful Skills or resources, Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Good relationship with Contact) 12- Talents 18 Combat Luck (9 PD/9 ED) Skills 32 +4 with All Combat 3 Acrobatics 14- 3 Breakfall 14- 3 Combat Driving 14- 10 Defense Maneuver I-IV 0 TF: Two-Wheeled Muscle-Powered Ground Vehicles 6 WF: Common Melee Weapons, Common Missile Weapons, Small Arms 3 Jack of All Trades 1 1) PS: Animation Cell Inker 11- 1 2) PS: Assorted Other Things 11- 1 3) PS: Bike Messenger 11- 3 4) PS: Butler 13- 1 5) PS: Janitor 11- 1 6) PS: More Assorted Abilities 11- 1 7) PS: Road Worker 11- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 191 Total Cost: 325 200+ Disadvantages 15 Dependent NPC: Nagi Sanzenin 14- (Normal; Useful Noncombat Position or Skills) 10 Hunted: Parents' Debt Collectors 8- (As Pow, Harshly Punish) 20 Hunted: Head Butler Klaus 14- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching) 10 Money: Destitute 15 Psychological Limitation: Kind and Helpful (Common, Strong) 20 Psychological Limitation: Protect and Serve as Nagi's Butler (Common, Total) 20 Psychological Limitation: Hard Work Pays Off in the End! (Very Common, Strong) 5 Social Limitation: Poor Face (Frequently, Minor, Not Limiting In Some Cultures) 25 Unluck: 5d6 Total Disadvantage Points: 325
Background/History: Hayate cannot seem to catch a break. His father was a slacker and his mother a compulsive "investor," with him being barely responsible enough for the entire family. Eventually one fateful holiday, his parents vanished, leaving him a present—a 156,804,000 yen debt to the Yakuza. (About 1.3 million dollars) Through a series of events and misinterpretations, he ends up saving Sanzenin Nagi, a young girl who's the lone heir to the Sanzenin corporate empire, from being kidnapped for ransom. In return, Nagi ends up paying off his debt—and Hayate serves as her butler instead.
Appearance: Yes, he's a 325 point butler without High Society. Yes, he has 5d6 Unluck. That's just the kind of guy Hayate is.
His PS skills reflect various odd jobs he had all through middle and high school. He would bluff about his age to get them, and usually be lauded by his bosses—until his debt-ridden parents came, collected his paycheck "for him," and blew his cover, causing him to get fired. I've only been watching the anime, so this is based on what's been revealed so far. he probably has a bunch more.
His Social Limitation reflects that to people in the upper-crust circles he's regularly involved in as Nagi's butler, every just seems to be able to tell he's dirt poor at a glance, and treat him with a resulting dash of disdain. Normal people seem to not notice or care, though.
Klaus keeps an eagle eye on Hayate, and is just waiting for an excuse to fire him. Any time a new challenge arises, Klaus always seems to pop up and add the increased pressure that, should Hayate fail, it'll mean his job as well.
Yes, Nagi is both a DNPC and a Contact for about the same points. I didn't really have another clean way of doing it—frankly the bulk of his existence is focused on her. Without Nagi he'd probably be dead, and he'd certainly be homeless.
As for why CSLs instead of some kind of martial art, Hayate seems to function on just naturally good reflexes instead of training.
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