Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
45	STR	35	18-	Lift 12.8 tons; 9d6 HTH Damage [4]
21	DEX	33	13-	OCV:  7/DCV:  7
28	CON	36	15-
23	BODY	26	14-
13	INT	3	12-	PER Roll 12-
13	EGO	6	12-	ECV:  4
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
8	COM	-1	11-

9/22	PD	0		Total:  9/22 PD (0/13 rPD)
7/20	ED	1		Total:  7/20 ED (0/13 rED)
5	SPD	19		Phases:  3, 5, 8, 10, 12
15	REC	0
60	END	2
60	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  170

Movement:	Running:	9"/18"
		Leaping:	9"/18"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
60	Throwing Blade:  Multipower, 120-point reserve, all slots OAF (-1)
3u	1)  Swung Blade:  HKA 2 1/2d6 (5d6+1 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); OAF (-1)
3u	2)  Thrown Blade:  RKA 4d6, Area Of Effect Nonselective (12" Any Area; +1); 1 Recoverable Charge 
	(weapon will return to its owner, but can be blocked along its path of attack; -1 1/4), OAF (-1), 
	Lockout (cannot use Slot 1 until blade has returned; -1/2), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), 
	Range Based On STR (-1/4), [1 rc]
54	Armored Body:  Armor (13 PD/13 ED), Hardened (+1/4); Extra Time (Full Phase, Only to 
	Activate, -1/4), Visible (skin becomes rocklike in appearance; -1/4) plus Lack Of Weakness (-10) 
	for Resistant Defenses; Linked (Armor; -1/2) plus Power Defense (10 points); Linked (Armor; -1/2) 
	plus +10 PRE; Linked (Armor; -1/2)
4	Great Size And Weight:  Knockback Resistance -2"
6	Long Legs:  Running +3" (9" total), END 1

12	+4 with Grab, Haymaker, Punch
12	+4 with Throwing Blade Multipower

3	Breakfall 13-
3	Climbing 13-
1	Language:  Japanese (idiomatic; literate)
3	Riding 13-
5	Stealth 14-
3	Tracking 12-
6	WF:  Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons, Common Melee Weapons, Common Missile Weapons
178	Total Powers & Skills Cost
348	Total Character Cost

200+	Disadvantages
5	Physical Limitation:  Large, character is always 8' tall and well over 200 kg  (-2 DCV, +2 to PER Rolls) 
	(Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Casual Killer (Common, Strong)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Misogynist (Common, Strong)
20	Psychological Limitation:  Overconfidence (Very Common, Strong)
15	Reputation:  One of the Eight Devils of Kimon, 11- (Extreme)
20	Social Limitation:  Subject To Orders (Very Frequently, Major)
58	Made of Iron Bonus
348	Total Disadvantage Points

Background/History: Tessai is the largest of the Eight Devils, with the power to transform into a rocklike state that is resistant to swords, shuriken, and similar attacks. He carries an enormous throwing blade capable of cutting through entire trees with ease. He is quite violent, even for a Devil of Kimon. As an interesting side note, Tessai means "made from iron."

Personality/Motivation: Tessai's disadvantages are pretty self explanatory. He kills without a second thought, believes his armored body is impervious to just about everything, and tells Kagero "A dead girl might make an interesting lay....".Interestingly enough, he seems rather obedient to orders from his superiors (Himuro Gemma and Yurimaru).

Quote: "Just be quiet and you'll live a little longer."

Powers/Tactics: Aside from his massive strength and sheer size, Tessai possesses the ability to make his skin impervious to weapons of all sorts. It takes about a Phase to do this, as his skin darkens and hardens into a rocklike texture. Tessai's strength also allows him to use an most unusual weapon, a throwing blade resembling an airplane's propeller, consisting of two blades joined by a handle in the middle. Although Tessai can use this weapon in hand-to-hand combat, it's true power is revealed when he throws it, as it's size and speed allows him to mow down entire groups of people in seconds. He must roll to hit each target when he does this.

Appearance: Tessai is huge. He looks to be easily 8' tall and is massive, his body bulging with muscles. A good idea of his size is shown by the fact that his hand is large enough to cover Kagero's face. Tessai is bald, with a thin beard along the bottom of his jaw. His skin is dark but not exceptionally so. When transformed to rock-form, his skin becomes dark gray, as well as gaining a "pinched" look as his body develops ridges and sharp points. Originally, Tessai is shown wearing hakama (trousers), with a short-sleeved kimono (robe) and a kataginu (sideless vest). Later, he is dressed only in green hakama.

Tessai's Hero Designer File

(Tessai 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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