Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
20	STR	10	13-	Lift 400 kg; 4d6 HTH Damage [4]
15	DEX	15	12-	OCV:  5/DCV:  5
15	CON	10	12-
11	BODY	2	11-
23	INT	16	14-	PER Roll 14-
20	EGO	20	13-	ECV:  7
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
10	COM	0	11-

6	PD	2		Total:  6 PD (0 rPD)
4	ED	1		Total:  4 ED (0 rED)
4	SPD	15		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
7	REC	0
30	END	0
30	STUN	1		Total Characteristics Cost:  102

Movement:	Running:	7"/14"
		Leaping:	4"/8"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
16	Invisible Body:  Invisibility to Sight Group , Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), 
	Persistent (+1/2); Does Not Work On Character's Clothing, Recently Eaten Food, Or Inhaled 
	Smoke (-1), Always On (-1/2)
5	Brawling Skill:  HA +1d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2)
2	Fleet Of Foot:  Running +1" (7" total), END 1

2	CK: London 11-
3	Cryptography 14-
3	Disguise 14-
3	KS: Chemistry 14-
3	KS: Medicine 14-
0	Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)
3	Paramedics 14-
2	PS: Scientist 11-
1	WF:  Handguns
3	Scientist
2	1)  SS:  Biochemistry 14-
2	2)  SS:  Chemistry 14-
2	3)  SS:  Mathematics 14-
2	4)  SS:  Medicine 14-
2	5)  SS:  Optics 14-
2	6)  SS:  Physics 14-

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  58
Total Cost:  160

75+	Disadvantages
15	Distinctive Features:  Strange Clothing and/or Invisibility (Not Concealable; Noticed and 
	Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
25	Hunted:  London Police 14- (Mo Pow, NCI, Limited Geographical Area, Capture)
0	Normal Characteristic Maxima
20	Psychological Limitation:  Megalomania; Desires To Create An "Age of Terror" (Very Common, Strong)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Self-Centered And Amoral With Homicidal Tendencies (Common, Strong)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Short Tempered, Prone To Fits Of Rage (Common, Strong)
165	Total Disadvantage Points

Background/History: The Invisible Man is the central character of the H.G. Wells story of the same name. Having discovered a method of rendering physical matter transparent to light (and thus, invisible), the character utilizes this procedure upon himself, turning him permanently (or so it seemed) invisible.

Unable to find a cure for his condition, the Invisible Man slowly goes insane, driven mad both by his affliction and a growing megalomaniac mentality. He announces a Reign of Terror, in which he plans to extort money, food and shelter from the surrounding countryside. His plans are foiled though, by one Dr. Kemp, a former associate of the Invisible Man when both were in medical school.

Personality/Motivation: Mentally, Griffin (the only name we have for the Invisible Man) is less than stable. He is short tempered and prone to fits of rage, smashing bottles, throwing chairs, and otherwise taking his frustrations out in a destructive manner. Eventually, these rages become almost homicidal in nature. He is also very self-centered and is only concerned with how he can benefit from his discoveries. He is quite willing to steal whatever he needs to try and further his own ends. As the story progresses, he becomes more and more of a megalomaniac bent, and dreams of starting a "Rein of Terror" which will result in his controlling all of England. Naturally, this has the local police rather interested in securing his capture.

Quote: "The point is they know there is an Invisible Man—as well as we know there is an Invisible Man. And that Invisible Man, Kemp, must now establish a Reign of Terror."

Powers/Tactics: Griffin's invisibility is a mixed blessing. Unclothed, he is totally invisible to the naked eye. But, since his power doesn't affect his clothing, he can only really use his ability to full advantage when the weather is reasonably warm. If it is raining, snowing or other wise inclement, he can be detected rather easily as a dim shape. If splashed with mud, or snow, his form will be marked, at least until he can wipe the mud (or other material) away. His invisibility doesn't affect recently eaten food, it will remain somewhat visible until it has been fully assimilated. Smoke, such as from a cigar or pipe, offers similar problems.

Griffin is a very strong man, fighting off large groups of attackers several times. His is a tough, brutal fighter, severely injuring a number of opponents with only his hands and feet. Griffin is also very brilliant, and knowledge of a wide range of subjects. He has studied medicine, physics, chemistry, optics and a host of similar subjects.

Appearance: The Invisible Man' s described as being just about 6 feet in height, with a strong, muscular build. As Griffin is an albino, his hair and beard are white and his eyes pinkish. Naturally, this will only become known if Griffin is cured of his condition, or he dies.

Griffin's invisibility is a Distinctive Feature. When dressed to go out into public, he must cover himself completely, low slouch hat, high collared jacket, scarf, gloves, etc. Such an outfit will usually attract notice and comment, although most people simply speculate as to what terrible accident he must have been in to disfigure him so.

The Invisible Man's Hero Designer File

(The Invisible Man created by H G Wells. Character sheet by Michael Surbrook)

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