Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 18 STR 11 13- Lift 303.1 kg; 3 1/2d6 HTH Damage  12 DEX 6 11- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 11 CON 2 11- 10 BODY 0 11- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 18 EGO 16 13- ECV: 6 18 PRE 8 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6 10 COM 0 11- 4 PD 0 Total: 4 PD (0 rPD) 3 ED 1 Total: 3 ED (0 rED) 2 SPD 0 Phases: 6, 12 6 REC 0 22 END 0 25 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 47 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 3"/6" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 5 "Differently Constituted": +10 PRE; Only To Protect Against Presence Attacks (-1) 7 The Bath Of Pain: Major Transform 2d6 (animals into beast-men, heals back if target stops repeating the Laws), Requires A Surgical Skill Roll (No Active Point penalty to Skill Roll; +0), Partial Transform (+1/2); Extra Time (minimum of 8 hours of surgery, -3 1/2), Only Works Against Stationary Targets (-1), No Range (-1/2), OIF (surgical tools and supplies; -1/2), Requires Multiple Foci or functions at reduced effectiveness (+1/4), Limited Target (animals; -1/4), END 4 Perks 5 Follower: Montgomery (25 point base) Skills 2 AK: England 11- 3 AK: The Island 12- 5 KS: Medicine 14- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 3 Language: Latin (fluent conversation; literate) 3 Oratory 13- 3 Paramedics 12- 5 PS: Surgeon 14- 5 PS: Vivisectionist 14- 2 WF: Handguns, Whips 3 Scientist 4 1) SS: Anatomy 14- 4 2) SS: Biology 14- 4 3) SS: Medicine 14- 4 4) SS: Physiology 14- 4 5) SS: Zoology 14- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 71 Total Cost: 118 50+ Disadvantages 5 Age: 40+ 0 Hunted: the beast-men 8- (Less Pow, Limited Geographical Area, Harshly Punish) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 15 Psychological Limitation: Untroubled By Ethics (Uncommon, Total) 10 Reputation: doctor with questionable research practices, 11- 10 Social Limitation: outcast from (English) society (Occasionally, Major) 28 The Experience Of Dr. Moreau 118 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: At one time, Dr. Moreau was a celebrated physiologist in England, known for his work in blood transfusions and "morbid growths." However, a scandal-seeking journalist managed to gain work in Moreau's laboratory as an assistant, and promptly published a pamphlet entitled "The Moreau Horrors," which resulted in Moreau being forced to leave the country in disgrace. Undaunted, he sailed to the south Pacific, eventually setting up shop in an isolated island, where he went to work on perfecting his techniques for surgically modifying animals into humanoid forms. There he remains, alone but for his assistant Montgomery (also former doctor), surrounded by scores of humanoid beast-men, who look upon Moreau like some form of god.
Personality/Motivation: Moreau is a man who has let his passion for his research overcome his sense of ethics—if he ever hand any in the first place. His primary desire is to be able to create a sentient man by surgically rebuilding an animal into a humanoid shape. He is rather single-minded in his goal, and thinks little of what "regular" society thinks of his efforts and is only slightly more considerate of how painful his process is for his subjects. In addition, he has no real desire for contact with the outside world, and sends his assistant, Montgomery, out to procure supplies and specimens. At the same time, he looks up himself a god to his beast-men, and is responsible for the Laws they all live by. When he goes out among the beast-men, he demands (and receives) their respect and adulation (for a time anyway).
Quote: "But I will conquer yet. Each time I dip a living creature into the bath of pain, I say: this time I will burn out all the animal, this time I will make a rational creature of my own."
Powers/Tactics: Dr. Moreau has combined his skill surgical skills with his knowledge of vivisection to create humanoid beast men. His "Bath of Pain" is a multi-day process, involving cutting, grafting, and rebuilding of a living body into something approximating the human form. However, few of his creations can really pass for human, any most (if not all) have such physical abnormalities as the wrong number of fingers, pointed ears, or excessive body hair. However, all of the beast-men walk upright, have (mostly) functional hands, and can speak (and reason) to some degree. Of course, the process is no where near perfect, and the beast-men tend to retain certain bestial urges, especially those who were built from carnivore stock. Interestingly, Moreau's "humanization process" is not exactly permanent—beast-men who stop repeating the Laws (a long list of behaviors the beast-men are supposed to either avoid or emulate), will lose the ability to speak, revert to moving on all fours, and regrow much of their former body hair.
Moreau himself is quite strong and healthy, despite his advanced age (which is in his 60s). He easily tosses around the narrator of the story, "lifting [the narrator] as though [he] was a little child," and thinks nothing of traipsing all over his small island for hours on end.
Appearance: Dr. Moreau stands a good six feet tall, with broad shoulders and a powerful build. He has a high forehead, heavy features, white hair, and brilliant black eyes. A rough estimate of his age is around 60 years old.
Designer's Notes: Initially I thought of making the "Bath of Pain" a result of Moreau's surgical techniques, but after reading about how Moreau basically rebuilds an animal (not to mention his skill at grafting animals together), I decided a Transform worked better. Besides, a Transform allows Moreau to remove Physical Limitations from an animal, something mere surgical skill (probably) wouldn't.
Any animal who is dipped into the "Bath of Pain" loses the following Physical Limitations (if they have them): Animal Intelligence, Limited Manipulation, Near-Human Intelligence, and Very Limited Manipulation. They also should lose the Psychological Limitation of "Domesticated." Powers such as Running and HKAs defined as claws should be reduced and/or removed. At the same time, the animal gains the ability to speak, walks upright, can manipulate most tools, and receives the Distinctive Feature of "beast-man" (worth 0 points unless the beast-man is brought out into human society).
(Dr. Moreau created by H. G. Wells, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)