Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 20 STR 10 13- Lift 400 kg; 4d6 HTH Damage  30 DEX 60 15- OCV: 10/DCV: 10 23 CON 26 14- 20 BODY 20 13- 18 INT 8 13- PER Roll 13- 18 EGO 16 13- ECV: 6 25 PRE 15 14- PRE Attack: 5d6 18 COM 4 13- 9 PD 5 Total: 9 PD (0 rPD) 8 ED 3 Total: 8 ED (0 rED) 7 SPD 30 Phases: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 9 REC 0 46 END 0 45 STUN 3 Total Characteristics Cost: 200 Movement: Running: 11"/22" Leaping: 10"/20" Swimming: 6"/12" Tunneling: 1"/1" Cost Powers & Skills Martial Art: Kenjutsu Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 4 Bind +1 +0 Bind, 30 STR 4 Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 4 Disarm -1 +1 Disarm; 30 STR to Disarm roll 4 Evade -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 4 Lightning Stroke +2 +0 Weapon +2 DC Strike 5 Running Stroke +1 +0 Weapon +v/5; FMove 5 Sacrifice Stroke +1 -2 Weapon +4 DC Strike 5 Slashing Stroke -2 +1 Weapon +4 DC Strike 1 Weapon Element: Blades, Empty Hand 40 Katana: Multipower, 60-point reserve, all slots OIF (katana is attached to Jubei's wrist via a length of wire; -1/2) 3u 1) Blade: HKA 2d6 (3d6+1 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); OIF (katana is attached to Jubei's wrist via a length of wire; -1/2) 3u 2) Multi-Strike Technique: HKA 1 1/2d6 (2d6+1 w/STR), Area Of Effect (2" radius; +3/4), Selective (+1/4); OIF (katana is attached to Jubei's wrist via a length of wire; -1/2), END 5 3u 3) Cutting Wind Technique: RKA 3d6; OIF (katana is attached to Jubei's wrist via a length of wire; -1/2), No Knockback (-1/4), END 4 2 Thrown Sword: Range Based On STR (+1/4) for up to 30 Active Points of HKA; 1 Recoverable Charge (-1 1/4), OIF (katana is attached to Jubei's wrist via a length of wire; -1/2), Lockout (unable to use any slots in Multipower until sword is recovered; -1/2), [1 rc] 18 Wire Line: Stretching 5", Invisible to Sight Group, SFX Only (wire line is nearly invisible; +1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); Cannot Do Damage (-1/2), OIF (length of wire attached to Juebi's wrist and his sword; -1/2), No Noncombat Stretching (-1/4), No Velocity Damage (-1/4) 20 Physical Toughness: Physical Damage Reduction, 50% 11 Anime Leaping: Leaping +6" (10" forward, 5" upward) (Accurate), END 1 10 Swift Of Foot: Running +5" (11" total), END 1 4 Strong Swimmer: Swimming +4" (6" total), END 1 4 Dontonjutsu: Tunneling 1" through 1 DEF material, Fill In; Increased Endurance Cost (x3 END; -1), Maximum Of 1" Per Tunnel (-1), Limited Medium (earth and soil only; -1/2), No Noncombat Movement (-1/4), END 3 Talents 6 Ambidexterity (-1 Off Hand penalty) Skills 12 +4 with Kenjutsu 8 Penalty Skill Levels: +4 vs. Hit Location modifiers with swords 3 Breakfall 15- 3 Climbing 15- 3 Concealment 13- 10 Defense Maneuver I-IV 3 Fast Draw (Blades) 15- 3 KS: Kenjutsu 13- 1 Language: Japanese (idiomatic; literate) 3 Riding 15- 3 Sleight Of Hand 15- 3 Stealth 15- 3 Tracking 13- 2 WF: Blades, Thrown Sword 120 Total Powers & Skills Cost 420 Total Character Cost 200+ Disadvantages 10 Distinctive Features: Style (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Large Group) 5 Distinctive Features: Ronin (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 15 Psychological Limitation: Cynical And "World-Weary," Tries To Avoid Getting Involved (Common, Strong) 20 Psychological Limitation: Honorable (Very Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: Protective Of Allies/Friends (Common, Strong) 5 Reputation: Jubei, former ninja of the Yamashiro clan, 8- 150 Bad-Ass With A Sword Bonus 420 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Jubei is the hero of the film Ninja Scroll. A wandering ronin, Jubei would like nothing better then to not get involved with the events happening around him, but, as is typical with a film like this, it's never that easy. A former ninja of the Yamashiro clan, Jubei used to serve with Himuro Gemma, a fact that will come back to haunt him in the film. You see, Gemma, on the orders of his masters, killed everyone who knew about a new gold mine, including agents of the Shogun. When Jubei protested, Gemma had his men try and kill Jubei as well (with the emphasis on 'try'). In retaliation, Jubei lopped of Gemma's head, therefore resolving the problem once and for all... Right? (Remember what I said about it never being that easy?)
Personality/Motivation: Jubei is not exactly hero material. He has certain stand on what is right and wrong, and in his own way is an honorable person, but prefers to keep such facts hidden. In fact, he is quite the cynic and presents an attitude of noninvolvement to the world outside. Initially he saves Kagero from getting raped and murdered by Tessa, but then leaves he as soon as he can. He tries to avoid fighting Tessa later, and also tries to avoid Dakuan and his quest to eliminate the Eight Devils of Kimon. On the other hand, once involved, Jubei doesn't hold back, immersing himself fully into the situation.
Quote: "If we keep this up, one of us is going to die."
"If you're not going to finsih this... I will!"
"I hate people who don't value their own lives."
Powers/Tactics: Jubei's primary powers is his skill with the sword. Aside from his normal kenjutsu skills, he is also adapt throwing his sword, or striking in a blinding blur at every target in range (thus going through an army of enemy ninja in a manner similar to a weed whacker). His most impressive stunt, however, involves his drawing his sword and slashing at the empty air. This sets of some sort of swirling vortex that at one point cuts right through a tree limb and the leg of a guy standing on it. As a side note, Jubei has a length of wire attached to a leather bracer on his wrist and the scabbard of his sword. He uses this wire to retrieve his sword and scabbard when it is knocked away at one point, as well as to catch himself and Kagero from falling off a cliff. Jubei is also quite resistant to physical harm, withstanding several punches from Tessa and remaining standing (he wasn't feeling to well, but he could still fight...). Naturally, he also has an assortment of ninja skills, including the ability to bury himself into the ground (he used this trick to surprise Gemma and kill him... the first time).
Appearance: Jubei looks to be a pretty tall individual, nowhere near as tall as Gemma, but about equal in height to Utsutsu. He has dark skin (for a Japanese) and long wavy brownish hair. At least one person with a website devoted to Ninja Scroll speculates that Jubei's appearance (which is at odds with just about everyone else in the film) is due to his being related to the Aniu somehow (The Aniu are the race of people originally indigenous to Japan). Jubei wears a loose kimono, trousers and sandals. He carries a katana thrust through his belt.
(Kibagami Jubei created by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook based on material written by David Kuijt)
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