Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 15 STR 5 12- Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage  16 DEX 18 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 20 CON 20 13- 14 BODY 8 12- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 18 EGO 16 13- ECV: 6 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 8 COM -1 11- 8 PD 5 Total: 8 PD (1 rPD) 8 ED 4 Total: 8 ED (1 rED) 4 SPD 14 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 8 REC 2 40 END 0 32 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 99 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 3"/6" Swimming: 9"/18" Cost Powers & Skills 5 Used To The Strange And Unusual: +10 PRE; Only To Protect Against Presence Attacks (-1) 17 Colt M1911 Automatic: RKA 2d6-1, 4 clips of 7 Charges (+0), +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/4); OAF (-1) plus +1 OCV; OAF (-1)  10 Flak Vest: Armor (9 PD/9 ED); Activation Roll 10- (or Locations 10-13; -1 1/4), OIF (-1/2) 1 Scaled Skin: Damage Resistance (1 PD/1 ED) 30 Hard To Kill: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% 7 Webbed Fingers And Toes: Swimming +7" (9" total), END 1 3 Sharp Eyed: +3 PER with Normal Sight 6 Belt Transponder: Radio Perception, Transmit, MegaScale (1" = 10 km; +1/2); Transmit Signal Only (-1), OIF (-1/2) 9 Icthyo Sapien: LS (Expanded Breathing (breathe underwater); Longevity: (estimated) 200 Years; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in Intense Cold) Perks 1 Fringe Benefit: Passport 1 Fringe Benefit: Weapon Permit (where appropriate) 1 Fringe Benefit: Membership: BPRD Agent Talents 3 Icthyo Sapien: Environmental Movement (Aquatic Movement (No penalties while in water)) Skills 10 +2 with HTH Combat 4 +2 with Colt M1911 Automatic 3 Acrobatics 12- 2 AK: BPRD Grounds 11- 3 Climbing 12- 3 Deduction 12- 3 Disguise 12- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 2 PS: BPRD Agent 11- 3 Stealth 12- 2 Systems Operation (Communications Systems) 12- 2 TF: BPRD Jetpack 3 WF: Blades, Handguns, Thrown Grenades 3 Scholar 2 1) Well Read: KS: A Little Bit Of Everything 12- 2 2) KS: History Of The Occult 12- 2 3) KS: Magical And Supernatural Artifacts 12- 2 4) KS: Supernatural Beings And Their Habits 12- 2 5) KS: The Occult World 12- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 147 Total Cost: 246 150+ Disadvantages 0 Dependence: Water Weakness: -3 To Characteristic Rolls and related rolls per time increment (Very Common, 1 Day) 10 Distinctive Features: Fairly Unique Fish-Man (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Hunted: BPRD 11- (Mo Pow, Watching) 20 Normal Characteristic Maxima 15 Psychological Limitation: Loyal To His Friends (Common, Strong) 10 Psychological Limitation: Romantically Attracted To Liz Sherman (Common, Moderate) 5 Unluck: 1d6 26 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 246
Background/History: In 1978 two plumbers broke through a sealed door in the basement of St. Trinian's hospital in Washington, D.C. and discovered a some sort of laboratory. Inside was a great deal of scientific machinery, including two large life-support tubes. One was broken and empty, the other contained the cross between a man and a fish. Pinned up near the tube was a scrap of paper with the words: "Icthyo Sapien April 14, 1865." As the date was the same as the day Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, the plumbers dubbed the creature they found "Abe Sapien."
Abe ended up at the BPRD, where he was the subject of an endless number of tests, until Hellboy stepped in and stopped them. In fact, Abe was almost dissected, as he was comatose when initially discovered and didn't respond to any form of stimulation until an electrical charge was tried.
After being freed, Abe became a BPRD agent, mainly because he had nowhere else to go. He has worked with the BPRD for over twenty years and has seen plenty in that time. He often works with Hellboy and the two make a good team.
Personality/Motivation: Abe is Hellboy's opposite in many ways. He tends to be the quiet one, the one who keeps his temper and cool, and has often led missions in the field when Hellboy wasn't around. Simply put, Abe is a decent and kind being. Naturally, this means he doesn't have a lot of psychological hang ups, although he does have to deal with being the only one of his kind in the world (that we know of...).
Scenes of Abe's quarters at the BPRD show him to be an avid reader of books, with a large library (relatively speaking). In addition, he seems to be romantically attracted to Elizabeth Sherman, and certainly cares for her a great deal. He also has developed a strong friendship with Roger, if for no other reason than he's much like Abe in many respects.
Quote: "I'm starting to think all those legends about the Earth being hollow are true. It's just one big parking garage."
Powers/Tactics: Fishlike characteristics aside, Abe is pretty much fairly normal from a physical standpoint. He’s in excellent physical shape and hasn't aged appreciably (or even at all) in the twenty years since he was released from his tube. He's fairly strong and fit, and Hellboy has commented on how hard it is to kill Abe (Three shots to the chest from a .38 didn't do it and neither did Ogopogo tossing him 800 feet onto some rocks!). Abe can also breathe water with ease, swim faster than any human, dive to great depths, and is apparently unaffected by the cold (he goes out into a snowstorm in Hollow Earth dressed in just shorts and a flack vest).
Abe carries a .45 Colt automatic on most missions. He has been known to add a knife to the mix and recently has started wearing a heavy kevlar vest (see the part about getting shot three times with a .38). He also carries grenades from time to time, but only on the more dangerous missions.
Appearance: Abe stands around 6'1" in height with a lean build. His skin is is blue-green in color, while his eyes are bright blue, and there are black stripes along the top of his head. He has fins along his arms and legs and more fins (or gills) along his neck. Abe normally dresses in long shorts that come to just above his knee and an equipment belt.
Designer's Notes: Abe's origins are a complete and total mystery. He has no idea where he is from and so far Mignola hasn't touched on them one bit. Abe powers are also a bit of a mystery. He's pretty much a normal human, albeit one who can breathe water. However, he's also dived around 40-50 feet from an open window into water, swam to the bottom of the ocean at one point (the depth is never stated, but it could be miles), and lives through everything thrown at him. So, at the very least, he's pretty tough.
The Dependency listed under Disadvantages is based on guess work and the presence of a water-filled tank in Abe's room. Abe's Unluck usually results in harm being directed at him. If (for example) there is a choice of targets between Abe and someone else, he's the one!
(Abe Sapien created by Mike Mignola, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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