Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 75 STR 65 24- Lift 819.2 tons; 15d6 HTH Damage  23 DEX 39 14- OCV: 8/DCV: 8 25 CON 30 14- 11 BODY 2 11- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 10 EGO 0 11- ECV: 3 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 16 COM 3 12- 30 PD 15 Total: 30 PD (0 rPD) 25 ED 20 Total: 25 ED (0 rED) 5 SPD 17 Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 20 REC 0 50 END 0 65 STUN 3 Total Characteristics Cost: 202 Movement: Running: 30"/120" Leaping: 30"/60" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Martial Arts: Generic Hand-To-Hand Fighting Skills Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 4 Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 4 Dodge -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 4 Escape +0 +0 90 STR vs. Grabs 5 Kick -2 +1 19d6 Strike 4 Punch +0 +2 17d6 Strike 3 Throw +0 +1 15d6 +v/5, Target Falls 1 Weapon Element: Blades 19 More Powerful Than A Locomotive: Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) for up to 75 Active Points of STR 12 I Got This Trick From Mom: Missile Deflection (Bullets & Shrapnel); IIF (armbands; -1/4) 20 Able To Leap A Tall Building: Leaping +15" (30" forward, 15" upward) (Accurate), END 2 53 Faster Than A Speeding Bullet: Running +24" (30" total), x4 Noncombat, Side Effects (Side Effect only affects the environment near the character; full speed will cause damage to the surfaces she is running on; +0), END 5 10 The Luck Of Heroes: Luck 2d6 Skills 10 +2 with HTH Combat 10 +5 with Missile Deflection 3 Acrobatics 14- 3 Breakfall 14- 2 CK: Graviton City 11- 3 Climbing 14- 3 Hoist 12- 2 KS: Current Fashions 11- 2 KS: The Martial World 11- 1 WF: Blades 178 Total Powers & Skills Cost 380 Total Character Cost 200+ Disadvantages 25 DNPC: C-ko Kotobuki 14- (Incompetent) 20 Hunted: B-ko Daitokuji 14- (As Pow, Harshly Punish) 10 Physical Limitation: STR Is Not Under Her Full Control If Arm Bands Are Removed (Infrequently, Greatly Impairing) 15 Psychological Limitation: Low Self Control (Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: Protective of C-ko (Common, Strong) 5 Rivalry: Romantic (B-ko; Rival is As Powerful; Seek to Outdo, Embarrass, or Humiliate Rival; Rival Aware of Rivalry) 10 Unluck: 2d6 80 Superman's Daughter Bonus 380 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: A-ko is the primary star of the movie Project: A-ko , a hilarious romp that parodies Western comics, Hong Kong kung fu movies, and anime in general (for example, the title is taken from Jackie Chan's Project: A). One of the more popular anime films to hit America, Project A-ko spawned 3 sequels, as well as a 2-part independent mini-series (Versus Battle). A-ko, and her arch nemesis B-ko, are perfect for Champions conversion, having the sort of powers one usually finds in American comics. Just be careful about introducing either of these characters into your campaign, since the two of them can quite easily level a city (unintentionally, of course). I based my conversions upon the material presented in the first movie, as well as background material found in Project A-ko: The Role Playing Game.
The daughter of Superman and Wonder Woman, A-ko is a superstrong, superfast, 16 year-old high school girl who is only trying to live a normal life. This desire is complicated by the fact her best friend is one Shiko (C-ko) Kotobuki. C-ko is short, cute, and insufferably irritating (well, at least to everyone else). C-ko contributes greatly to A-ko's troubles and is directly responsible for A-ko continuous arguments and fights with B-ko. It also doesn't help that C-ko has the Physical Limitation "Can't Cook" and yet proceeds to shower A-ko with 'gourmet lunches'. Is it any wonder that A-ko occasionally loses it? And when A-ko lets her temper get the better of her, the results are ... well... destructive, to say the least.
Personality/Motivation: Although A-ko tries to keep herself under control, she has been known to lose it at times. Such instances tend to result in significant amounts of property destruction. A-ko is also C-ko's self appointed guardian, which probably explains why C-ko has managed to reach age 16. C-ko herself is A-ko's best friend. C-ko is also the target of B-ko's 'affections' as well as the long lost (deep breath) Fourth Princess of the Fifth Queen of the Lepton Kingdom of Alpha Cygni. That, combined with C-ko's 'cooking' make A-ko's life interesting, to say the least.... Aside from C-ko, A-ko and B-ko are also in competition for the affections of Kei, an extremely handsome biker type. Of course, the fact that Kei fancies C-ko is totally lost on the duo.
Powers/Tactics: A-ko's powers are very basic. She is immensely strong, capable of wrecking power armor, robots, and tanks with her bare hands. Since she picked up and heaved a tank a fair distance, I determined a likely STR score based on the weight of a M-1 Abrams given in the Hero Almanac 2 article Send in the Marines. She's fast enough to out run cars and can leap incredible distances. Personally, I bailed on trying to figure out her trick of getting to an attacking space ship by leaping from incoming one missile to another.... (Acrobatics at -10 perhaps?) Although A-ko is highly resistant to normal damage, she is vulnerable to killing attacks (she was cut by a sword stroke).
A note on A-ko's running—traditionally, A-ko leaves a great deal of destruction in her wake when she starts hitting top speed. Collapsing walls, shredded pavement, and wrecked houses are all normal for her. While bought as a Minor Side Effect, it tends to be far more destructive than a -0 Limitation would indicate. Personally, I recommend using it for it's humor value.
One may note that A-ko has a distinct lack of skills. Well... she's only 16.
Appearance: A-ko stands 5' 4", with an athletic figure and thick red hair that falls past her shoulders. Typically, she is dressed in her school uniform, which is a white middy blouse with a sailor collar, red scarf, blue skirt, knee-high white socks, and black shoes. When not in school, she dresses like any other athletic 16 year old. At all times, she wears a pair of black forearm bracers.
If A-ko removes her arm bands (done once since they didn't go with her dress), her STR becomes, 'unreliable.' A-ko tends to destroy things accidentally, since she's now unable to fully control how much strength she's using to accomplish a task.
(A-ko created by Yuji Moriyama, character sheet created by Michael Surbook. Character sheet dedicated to Steve Kramer, world's biggest A-ko fan.)
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