Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 25 STR 20 14- Lift 800 kg; 5d6 HTH Damage  14 DEX 12 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 23 CON 32 14- 20 BODY 20 13- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11- 15 EGO 10 12- ECV: 5 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 10 COM 0 11- 8 PD 3 Total: 8 PD (4 rPD) 4 ED -1 Total: 4 ED (0 rED) 4 SPD 16 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 10 REC 0 46 END 0 45 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 122 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 5"/10" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 8 Like Punching A Vault Door: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 1/4, Must Be Aware Of Attack (-1/4), STUN Only (-1/2) 2 Six Slugs Didn't Stop Him: Damage Resistance (3 PD), Doesn't Stop Penetration (-1/4) 2 Huge: Knockback Resistance (-1) Perks 10 Contact: The Colonel (Contact has extremely useful Skills or resources, Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Good relationship with Contact) 14- Skills 10 +2 with HTH Combat 3 CK: Basin City 11- 3 High Society 13- 3 KS: Basin City Underworld 12- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 2 PS: Chauffeur 11- 5 Shadowing 12- 3 Stealth 12- 3 Streetwise 13- 10 Two-Weapon Fighting (Ranged) 2 WF: Small Arms Total Powers & Skill Cost: 66 Total Cost: 188 100+ Disadvantages 15 Distinctive Features: Huge Size (easily 7' tall) and Missing Eye (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Hunted: The Colonel 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 10 Physical Limitation: One Eye (Infrequently, Greatly Impairing) 20 Psychological Limitation: Loyal To His "Master" (Originally Ava Lord, now The Colonel) (Common, Total) 33 Experience Points 188 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Manute originally was a chauffeur and/or security chief for Damien and Ava Lord. After they were killed, he became an operative for The Colonel and Wallenquist, working as an enforcer. Eventually, he tangled with Dwight McCarthy one to many times, and ended up dying in a hail of gunfire at the end of The Big Fat Kill.
Personality/Motivation: Manute is an odd one. He is very, very polite; both his employers and those he is about to kill. He doesn't use your typical insults, and calls Wallace a "peasant" for daring to stand up to him. He's also a bit whacked in the head, telling Dwight that Ava is "the Goddess" and that Ava "makes slaves of men." Apparently, he served her all along, while she was setting up the death of Damien Lord. However, he is almost fanatically loyal to those he does serve, and does what is required of him without complaint.
Quote: "Young lady, you are coming with me. And you sir, are simply going to die."
Powers/Tactics: As with Marv, Manute's man power is sheer size and toughness. Dwight describes punching him as akin to punching "a vault door." Getting punched by Manute was described as like being hit by a freight train, or a wrecking ball. He is nigh-impossible to kill, as Dwight empties 6 rounds from a .25 into him, followed by a .45 from Ava, and he still didn't die. However, for all his size and power, he gets beat on regularly (see Designer's Notes below), which is why I gave him such a low DEX and only 2 HTH levels.
Appearance: Manute is a huge black man, standing seven feet tall or even taller (He's at least as tall as Marv). He's also very solid, with broad shoulders, thick features, and no hair. After A Dame To Kill For, he's missing his right eye. Manute is always seen in a classical chauffeur's uniform, complete with cap.
Designer's Notes: I based Manute off of Marv's character sheet, since the two are physically identical in many ways. However, for such a big guy, Manute ends up the Sin City punching bag. I mean, really. When he first shows up he tosses Dwight around, but then Marv punches him out, Dwight fills him with bullets, Ava shoots him, Miho drives her swords into him, Wallace kicks the snerd out of him, and finally, he gets gunned down by the girls of Old Town. Not exactly a stellar record. Still, bump up his DEX, give him some more levels, and a nice gun or two, he can be dangerous.
(Manute created by Frank Miller, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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