"Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God."
Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 15 STR 5 12- Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage  23 DEX 39 14- OCV: 8/DCV: 8 20 CON 20 13- 18 BODY 16 13- 15 INT 5 12- PER Roll 12- 15 EGO 10 12- ECV: 5 30 PRE 20 15- PRE Attack: 6d6 18 COM 4 13- 8 PD 5 Total: 8 PD (0 rPD) 5 ED 1 Total: 5 ED (0 rED) 5 SPD 17 Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 8 REC 2 40 END 0 36 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 144 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 3"/6" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 48 Two Gun Fighting: Multipower, 96-point reserve, all slots OIF (weapons of opportunity; -1/2), Attacks Must Conform To Actual Weapons Used (see text; -1/2) 3u 1) Single Shot: RKA 2 1/2d6, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); OIF (weapons of opportunity; -1/2), Attacks Must Conform To Actual Weapons Used (see text; -1/2) 4u 2) Burst Fire: RKA 2d6+1, Autofire (5 shots; +1/2), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1); Cannot Use Targeting (-1/2), OIF (weapons of opportunity; -1/2), Cannot Be Spread Or Suppressed (-1/4) 5u 3) Rapid Fire: RKA 2d6+1, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Area Of Effect (5" Any Area; +1), Selective (+1/4); OIF (weapons of opportunity; -1/2), Attacks Must Conform To Actual Weapons Used (see text; -1/2) Martial Arts: Dirty Infighting Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 4 Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 4 Disarm -1 +1 Disarm; 25 STR to Disarm 4 Elbow Smash/Punch +0 +2 5d6 Strike 5 Roundhouse Punch/Low Kick -2 +1 7d6 Strike 1 Weapon Element: Blades Perks 4 Fringe Benefit: Concealed Weapon Permit (where appropriate), Local Police Powers Talents 9 Ambidexterity (no Off Hand penalty) Skills 16 +2 with All Combat 10 +2 with Ranged Combat 12 +4 with Pistols 13 +4 with DCV; Must Make A Half-Move (-1/2) 2 CK: Hong Kong 11- 3 Bureaucratics 15- 5 Deduction 13- 3 Demolitions 12- 7 Fast Draw (Firearms) 16- 3 Interrogation 15- 2 KS: Hong Kong Triads/Underworld 11- 2 KS: Firearms 11- 2 KS: Police Procedure 11- 0 Language: Cantonese (idiomatic; literate) 2 PS: Police Officer 11- 5 Shadowing 13- 3 Stealth 14- 3 Streetwise 15- 1 TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles 10 Two-Weapon Fighting (Ranged) 2 WF: Small Arms Total Powers & Skill Cost: 197 Total Cost: 341 200+ Disadvantages 5 Distinctive Features: Almost Always Has Matchstick In Mouth (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 5 Distinctive Features: Hong Kong Cop (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Hunted: Royal Hong Kong Police Department 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching) 20 Hunted: Triad mob boss or other enemy 11- (As Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish) 20 Psychological Limitation: Code of Honor (Very Common, Strong) 20 Psychological Limitation: Code of Vengeance (Very Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: Loyal To Friends (Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: Protective Of The Innocent (especially children) (Common, Strong) 15 Reputation: Hard Boiled cop, 11- (Extreme) 16 Both Guns Blazing Bonus 341 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Chow Yun-Fat is probably best known in America for his role as the cop Tequila in the movie Hard Boiled, John Woo's action epic. Interesting enough, Chow Yun-Fat doesn't care for such movies, preferring his more comedic roles (such as Once a Thief, or the God of Gamblers series). He got his start in Chinese soap operas before being picked by John Woo to star in several of the director's more... violent films, including; Hard Boiled, The Killer, and A Better Tomorrow (I, II and III). He also starred in a large number of similar films by other directors, including several of Ringo Lam's films, such as City on Fire, Prison on Fire (I and II) and the awesome Full Contact. This write-up is primarily based off of his roles in two of John Woo's films: Hard Boiled and The Killer.
Personality/Motivation: Chow Yun-Fat's three psychological limitations (which seem to carry over from one movie to another) are as follows: he is often an honorable man, even if playing a Triad gangster. This honor is usually expressed by loyalty to his friends, as well reluctance to cross and/or harm those who haven't crossed him directly (witness The Killer). As a side effect of this Code, Chow is also highly protective of noncombatants, especially small children (see The Killer, Hard Boiled, or Full Contact for a good illustration of this). Finally, like all film action heroes, he has a serious vengeful streak, and can be utterly ruthless in his quest to bring down those who have wronged him.
Most of the rest Chow's disadvantages are pretty self explanatory. His Reputation is such that he's often hassled by his superior officers (or, sometimes other officers) about being to independent or headstrong. Naturally, this Reputation has lead to his being watched by his superior officers, often leading to their interference in his work (such as yanking him off a case).
Quote: "I thought those I killed deserved to die. Now I believe everybody has the right to live."
Powers/Tactics: Chow Yun-Fat is not a martial artist per se, although he demonstrates some serious fighting skills (of the "Dirty Infighting" variety) in Ringo Lam's Full Contact. Chow Yun-Fat's primary power is the ability to mow down mooks by the bucketful, dropping bad guys in such quantities that he makes Dirty Harry look like a piker. He's the definitive movie gunfighter, capable of using just about anything he gets his hands on. Chow Yun-Fat's specialty (actually, a staple of Woo films) is his Two Gun Fighting. Carrying a pistol in each hand (usually a 9 mm Beretta) Chow Yun-Fat lays down more fire than a platoon of Marines (and to greater effect). He is often in motion while doing so, diving through doorways, windows, over seats, and so on, firing all the time. This constant movement is what keeps him from getting hit by return fire.
Chow's Multipower is meant to reflect his gun-fighting abilities. The exact value of each slot is dependent upon the type of weapon he is carrying. So, if he has a 9 mm pistol, he's only going to be doing 1d6+1 (Killing) with each slot. The fact that such as weapon isn't normally autofire capable doesn't matter, Chow can usually pump half a dozen rounds into a target in an eye-blink. The AOE slot represents his ability to hit multiple targets in small groups. However some of these slots will not work with some weapons (such as bolt-action rifles and the like). In addition, although the slots are 0 END, Chow will run out of ammunition and have to reload, although this effect is usually plot dependent.
As this character sheet is fairly old, it doesn't reflect how's I'd build such a super gunfighter these days. For a much more effective and flexible build, see the character sheet for Revy from the anime Black Lagoon, who uses various Naked Advantages to simulate her Chow Yun-Fat inspired gunfighting skills.
Appearance: Chow Yun-Fat is a reasonably tall individual, looking to stand about 6' in height. He has a trim build, although there isn't any extreme muscle definition. His hair is kept cut short. Chow Yun-Fat dresses in casual Western clothing. One his more memorable outfits was the one worn by the character of Mark Gor in "A Better Tomorrow" (and apparently adopted by Quentin Tarintino for about two weeks after he saw said movie). It consists of sunglasses, black trousers, white dress shirt, black tie, black jacket and a black overcoat. In most of his films, Chow Yun-Fat keeps a matchstick (or a cigarette) in one corner of his mouth.
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