Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 13 STR 3 12- Lift 151.6kg; 2 1/2d6 20 DEX 30 13- OCV: 7/DCV: 7 13 CON 6 12- 10 BODY 0 11- 18 INT 8 13- PER Roll 13- 13 EGO 6 12- ECV: 4 18 PRE 8 13- PRE Attack: 3 ?d6 14 COM 2 12- 4 PD 1 Total: 7 PD (3 rPD) 4 ED 1 Total: 7 ED (3 rED) 4 SPD 10 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 6 REC 0 26 END 0 24 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 77 Movement: Running: 7"/14" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 7 Whip: Multipower, 15-point reserve; all slots OAF (-1) 1u 1) RKA 1/2d6; OAF (-1), Limited Range 3" (-1/4), Reduced Penetration (-1/4), Real Weapon (-1/4), END 1 1u 2) Stretching 3"; OAF (-1), Cannot Do Damage (-1/2), Always Direct (-1/4), No Noncombat Stretching (-1/4), END 1 Notes: Arguably Madam Rose doesn't need to buy her whip as a power. However, it came into play in a cinematic enough manner that making it a signature weapon seemed appropriate. Martial Arts: Whip Fighting Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 4 Choke -2 +0 Grab One Limb; 2d6 NND 4 Disarm -1 +1 Disarm; 23 STR to Disarm roll 5 Slash -2 +1 Weapon +4 DC Strike 5 Snap +1 +3 Weapon Strike 3 Trip +0 +1 Weapon +v/5, Target Falls User Art With Whip 12 Magic Elephant Throne: Luck 6d6; IAF Immobile (-1 1/2) Notes: From the cinematic choices made by the director, it seems that Madam Rose could not be defeated so long as her Perfect Elephant remained intact. Once it was broken, her luck was gone. Perks 5 Contact: The Mayor (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact) 8- Notes: Madam Rose had corrupted the Mayor by the end of the film. 7 Influential police lieutenant: Contact (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has useful Skills or resources, Very Good relationship with Contact) 11- 40 Endless Thug Army: Follower Notes: This estimate may be on the low side. Still, Madam Rose seemed to have a pretty much unlimited supply of thugs willing to throw themselves into a threshing machine for her, plus her major domo the Elephant Theorist. 50 Martial Arts Thugs: Follower Notes: Madam Rose also had a limited number of highly skilled Martial Artist thugs at her disposal, though she only sent them in at the end of the movie. 5 Fringe Benefit: Organized crime group overall leader 10 Money: Wealthy Talents 6 Skilled Fighter And Big Boss: Combat Luck (3 PD/3 ED) Notes: As a skilled fighter and the Big Boss, Madam Rose is a bit tougher than she seems. Skills 10 She's The Big Boss: Skill Levels: +1 Overall Notes: As the Big Boss, Madam Rose proves surprisingly tough and skilled at odd moments. 12 Skilled Whip Fighter: Combat Skill Levels: +4 with Martial Maneuvers Notes: Madam Rose wasn't much of a threat once Jaa was able to face her without interference, but was able to land some quite good shots when he was busy with other things. 3 Acrobatics 13- Notes: Reflects some of the moves she used while whip fighting and running away. 3 Acting 13- Notes: A vital skill for a seductress, and displayed when manipulating her family. 3 Bribery 13- 3 Bureaucratics 13- 3 Concealment 13- 3 Contortionist 13- 3 Fast Draw 13- 7 High Society 15- Notes: Obviously well connected at all levels of society. 3 Oratory 13- Notes: Press conferences 3 Persuasion 13- Notes: Keeps her thugs loyal, tries to use on her family but fails 3 Seduction 13- 3 SS: Poisons 13- 3 Sleight Of Hand 13- Notes: Slips poison into soup. 7 Streetwise 15- Notes: Obviously well connected in the underworld. 1 WF: Whips 3 Jack of All Trades 2 1) PS: Cook 13- 4 2) PS: Criminal Business 15- Notes: Madam heads a large criminal business. 4 3) PS: Dancing 15- Notes: Jin Xing is a world class dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor. Given her obvious athletic grace, it seems likely that Madam Rose at least shares Jin Xing's ability to dance. 2 4) PS: Dominatrix (3 Active Points) 13- 3 Linguist 1 1) Language: Cantonese (completely fluent) 3 2) Language: English (completely fluent; literate) 0 3) Language: Korean (idiomatic; literate) Notes: Arguably, Madam Rose's native language could be Mandarin rather than Korean, but due to the nature of organized crime in Asia she almost certainly speaks both, as does Jin Xing. 4 4) Language: Mandarin (idiomatic; literate) 3 Scholar 1 1) KS: Australian Politics 11- 1 2) KS: Australian Underworld 11- 2 3) KS: Chinese Underworld Politics and Traditions (3 Active Points) 13- 1 4) KS: Makeup and Fashion 11- 1 5) KS: Sexual Techniques and Positions 11- 273 Total Powers & Skills Cost 350 Total Character Cost 200+ Disadvantages 10 Enraged: When frustrated (Common), go 8-, recover 14- 10 Hunted: Tony Jaa 8- (As Pow, Harshly Punish) 15 Psychological Limitation: Borderline Sociopath (Common, Strong) 20 Psychological Limitation: Overwhelmingly Ambitious (Common, Total) 15 Psychological Limitation: Superstitious (Common, Strong) 10 Rivalry: Professional (Other Crime Bosses and potential heirs to her father's throne; Rival is As Powerful; Seek to Harm or Kill Rival; Rival Aware of Rivalry) 15 Social Limitation: Secret: Major Criminal (Occasionally, Severe) 5 Social Limitation: Woman in a man's world (Occasionally, Minor) 50 Experience 350 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Madam Rose is the female crime boss in Tom Yum Goong. Daughter of the old boss, she rises to the top of her father's criminal empire, killing her uncle and two of her cousins to do it. In the process she corrupts a police lieutenant and the mayor. Unfortunately, she reaches the top just in time to have her entire organization torn apart by Tony Jaa, who's looking for some elephants.
Jin Xing is a Chinese (ethnic Korean) dancer and actress, a former colonel in the Chinese military, the current owner of the Shanghai Ballet, and the first male to female transsexual formally recognized as "Female" by the Chinese government. This has given her a certain level of notoriety in Asia, enhancing her celebrity status. Her exceptional skill as a dancer won her considerable fame and wealth even before her gender reassignment surgery. "Madam Rose", a woman trying to win power in a traditionally masculine profession, was a particularly appropriate role for her to take.
Personality/Motivation: Madam Rose is power hungry, manipulative, murderous, seductive, and superstitious. She showed no hesitation in killing family members (including one child) to gain her position. She shows little concern over the lives of her followers, and no hint of tender emotions beyond those she must feign to get what she wants. She also displays a desperate need for recognition, going so far as to call a press conference to announce her alliance with the mayor. She is the perfect Dragon Lady, in an Asian film aimed at an Asian audience.
The one humanizing aspect of Madam Rose is her obvious frustration over the unwillingness of her family to take her seriously. She responds to this sexist treatment by killing most of them off, which will certainly appeal to those of us who've had family problems in the past.
Quote: Hey! Watch out for my elephant!
Powers/Tactics: Madam Rose will remain far behind the scenes as long as possible, manipulating influential men and issuing orders to her thugs rather than risking personal involvement. If worse comes to worse, she will step forward and use her whip while her best thugs try to take out a threat. If that fails, she'll run away.
From the cinematic choices of the film makers, it is clear that Madam Rose's Elephant Throne does give her "the power of Kings". So long as it remains hers and intact, she remains lucky. If it is damaged, her luck fails.
Appearance: Madam Rose is an attractive Chinese woman in her late thirties with an athletic dancer's build. She favors traditional Chinese clothing in most situations.
Campaign Use: A pretty good crime boss in the Dragon Lady mode for a Dark Champions game. Upgrade her with some powers and a better class of thug, and she'll work well in a Champions game.
Madam Rose by Prachya Pinkaew, Jin Xing by Jin Xing, Character Sheet by Robert Dorf, 2006.
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