Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 20 STR 10 13- Lift 400 kg; 4d6 HTH Damage  21 DEX 36 13- OCV: 7/DCV: 7 20 CON 20 13- 13 BODY 6 12- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11- 13 EGO 6 12- ECV: 4 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 16 COM 3 12- 8 PD 4 Total: 8 PD (0 rPD) 8 ED 4 Total: 8 ED (0 rED) 4 SPD 9 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 8 REC 0 40 END 0 33 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 108 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 4"/8" Swimming: 2"/4" Swinging: 12"/24" Cost Powers & Skills Martial Arts: Classic Comic Book/Crimefighter Training Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 5 Block +1 +3 Block, Abort 4 Dodge -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 5 Flying Kick +1 -2 8d6 Strike 5 Kick -2 +1 8d6 Strike 4 Punch +2 +0 6d6 Strike 6 Swing Staff: Swinging 12"; OAF (-1), END 1 20 Aggravatingly Lucky: Luck 4d6 Perks 2 Deep Cover (at least one, probably 2-3) Skills 15 +3 with HTH Combat 3 Acrobatics 13- 3 Acting 13- 3 Breakfall 13- 2 CK: Astro City 11- 3 Climbing 13- 5 Disguise 12- 2 KS: Astro City Superhero Scene 11- 2 KS: Music 11- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 0 PS: Dancer 8- 5 Rapid Attack (HTH) 3 Shadowing 11- 3 Stealth 13- 0 TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles 100 Total Powers & Skills Cost 208 Total Character Cost 100+ Disadvantages 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 15 Psychological Limitation: Braggart And Showoff (Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: Gloryhound (Common, Strong) 10 Reputation: Braggart and a bit of a jerk, 14- (Astro City Superheroes) 15 Social Limitation: Secret ID (Frequently, Major) 5 Unluck: 1d6 48 Arrogant Jerk Bonus 208 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: We know next to nothing about the origins of the masked adventurer who calls himself Crackerjack. Not even his real name ("Eugene Wallace" is just a cover identity). What we do know is that he is very strong, agile, can handle himself in combat, and all around physically impressive. Although not a superhuman, he certainty is at or near the peak of human conditioning.
Personality/Motivation: Simply put, Crackerjack is full of himself. He likes to be in the spot light, and actively seems to try and be where the action is. This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for his habit of taking the credit for any successes, regardless of who actually did the work. He also will utterly ignore his own failings, often blaming others (even if he doesn't seem totally serious about it). So, although his heart is in the right place, his demeanor is more than enough to turn people off of the idea of working with him.
Quote: Ha! Another daring triumph for Crackerjack - the acme of adventurers! Not bad work, if I do say so myself..."
Powers/Tactics: Aside from his physical skills and martial arts training, Crackerjack has no real powers (except for an astonishing level of luck). He gets around Astro City via a swing line attached to a long staff or cane. The end of the staff is a large silver sphere which will detach and wrap around objects, allowing Crackerjack to swing above the city streets. Although it looks to make an excellent weapon, Crackerjack is never shown using it as one. You might wish to change this in your game.
Appearance: Crackerjack is a tall man with broad shoulders, short curly brown hair, and a carefully trimmed mustache. His costume has red boots, green legs, a wide red belt with a white star in the front, a long sleeved white top with a high red collar, and red gloves. The top is decorated with green stars and is open to his navel (exposing a lot of hairy chest), and trimmed in red. He also wears a green mask that overs his eyes and ears, but leaves the top of his head and the lower half of his face bare.
As Eugene Wallace, he is clean shaven, with long blondish hair and a muscular build.
Designer's Notes: If Jack-In-The-Box is Spiderman, than I'd peg Crackerjack as Daredevil (The Confessor and Altar Boy have taken the Batman and Robin spot). He is only loosely based on Matt Murdock, of course, keeping the swing staff and martial skill, but not much else. As he's not really had an origin story, this character sheet is mostly guesswork, based on what he's been seen to do in the pages of Astro City. Naturally, being pretty much a blank slate origin wise, you can easily adapt him to whatever use you wish.
(Crackerjack created by Kurt Busiek, Brent Eric Anderson and Alex Ross, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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