Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
13	STR	3	12-	Lift 151.6 kg; 2 1/2d6 HTH Damage [1]
23	DEX	39	14-	OCV:  8/DCV:  8
15	CON	10	12-
13	BODY	6	12-
18	INT	8	13-	PER Roll 13-
20	EGO	20	13-	ECV:  7
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
20	COM	5	13-

6	PD	3		Total:  6 PD (0 rPD)
6	ED	3		Total:  6 ED (0 rED)
5	SPD	17		Phases:  3, 5, 8, 10, 12
6	REC	0
60	END	15
30	STUN	2		Total Characteristic Cost:  141

Movement:	Running:		6"/12"
		Leaping:		2"/4"
		Swimming:		2"/4"
		Teleportation:		30"/60"

Cost	Powers & Skills
30	Snake-Like Form and Mesmerism:  Elemental Control, 60-point powers
16	1)  Eye of the Snake:  Mind Control 12d6 (Human class of minds), Telepathic (+1/4); Eye 
	Contact Required (-1/2), Set Effect (don't move; -1/2), Stops Working If Mentalist Is 
	Stunned (-1/2), Does Not Provide Mental Awareness (-1/4), END 7
13	2)  Call Of The Snake:  Mind Control 6d6 (Animal class of minds), Telepathic (+1/4), 
	Area Of Effect (4" Radius; +1); Limited Class Of Minds [snakes] (-1), No Range (-1/2), 
	Does Not Provide Mental Awareness (-1/4), END 7
13	3)  Mind of the Snake:  Mental Illusions 12d6 (Human class of minds); Stops Working If 
	Mentalist Is Stunned (-1/2), Illusions Must Relate To Benisato and/or Snakes (-1/2), 
	Does Not Provide Mental Awareness (-1/4), END 6
20	4)  Shedding The Skin:  Teleportation 30"; Must Pass Through Intervening Space (-1/4), 
	Leaves Cast Off "Skin" Behind (-1/4), END 6

20	Concealed Sword:  HKA 1d6+1 (2d6 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); IAF 
	(sword in neck of biwa [a form of lute]; -1/2)
72	Call Of The Snake:  Summon 1,024 75-point creatures, Reduced Endurance 
	(0 END; +1/2), Slavishly Devoted (+1); Arrives Under Own Power (-1/2), Summoned 
	Being Must Inhabit Locale (-1/2), Extra Time (Full Phase, Only to Activate, -1/4)

3	Climbing 14-
3	Concealment 13-
3	Contortionist 14-
3	Disguise 13-
3	High Society 13-
1	Language:  Japanese (idiomatic; literate)
3	PS: Biwa 14-
3	Seduction 13-
3	Stealth 14-
1	TF:  Equines
3	Tracking 13-
1	WF:  Blades
223	Total Powers & Skills Cost
355	Total Character Cost

200+	Disadvantages
15	Psychological Limitation:  Amoral And Ruthless (Common, Strong)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Reckless, Tends To Play With Prey (Common, Strong)
15	Reputation:  One of the Eight Devils of Kimon, 11- (Extreme)
10	Rivalry:  Romantic (with Yurimaru for Genma's affections; Rival is More Powerful; Seek 
	to Outdo, Embarrass, or Humiliate Rival; Rival Aware of Rivalry)
20	Social Limitation:  Subject To Orders (Very Frequently, Major)
80	Snakes... why'd it have to be snakes... Bonus
355	Total Disadvantage Points

Background/History: Benisato is a truly odd character. Her powers involve snakes; she can literally summon hundreds of the creatures, as well as shed her skin and mesmerize her victims. She is one of the more dangerous foes Jubei faces, and it is only the intervention of Kagero that allows him to escape her clutches.

Personality/Motivation: Benisato, as with all rest of the Eight Devils, is a cold-hearted, ruthless killer. She is also Gemma's occasional bed partner, a fact she needles Yurimaru about at one point. Since she then fails to complete the assignment given her, Yurimaru disposes of her in a rather painful manner.

Quote: "You'll be dead soon."

Powers/Tactics: First of all, Benisato can summon snakes... lots of snakes. These snakes can come from seemingly anywhere; at one point they drop from the ceiling of a temple, or untwine from around her body, or... er... well... watch the film to see where else the snakes crawl from (this is a family site after all...). Once summoned, she can easily control them to do her bidding, using the snakes to both restrain and attack foes. For the typical Benisato summoned snake, I recommend the Asp Viper from the HERO System Bestiary.

She also has several powers reminiscent of snakes, including the ability to mesmerize her opponents, freezing them in place while she prepares to finish them off. She can also generate illusions, usually relating to snakes. For example: At one point she seemed to be covered in snake tattoos which then 'came alive' and attacked Jubei. She also has an interesting escape power; the ability to vanish (i.e. Teleport), leaving a cast-off skin behind.

Appearance: Benisato is tall and slim, with an attractive face and build. She tends to dress in a long kimono and a hooded straw sunhat. Several times, however, she shows up wearing nothing at all. At one point, she is seen carrying a biwa (the Japanese lute) with a sword blade concealed in the neck.

Benisato's Hero Designer File

(Benisato created by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook based on material written by David Kuijt)

Benisato | Dakuan | Himuro Gemma | Kagero | Kibagami Jubei | Mushizo | Shijima | Tessai | Utsutsu Mujuro | Yurimaru | Zakuro

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