Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 20 STR 10 13- Lift: 400kg; 4d6 HTH Damage 18 DEX 24 13- OCV: 6/DCV: 6 18 CON 16 13- 12 BODY 4 11- 20 INT 10 13- PER Roll 13- 20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7 30 PRE 30 15- PRE Attack: 6d6 8 COM -1 11- 10 PD 6 Total: 10 PD 8 ED 4 Total: 8 ED 4 SPD 12 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 8 REC 0 36 END 0 30 STUN -1 Total Characteristics Cost: 134 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Martial Art: Boxing/Dirty Infighting Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 4 Block +2 +2 Block Abort 4 Cross +0 +2 6d6 Strike 4 Disarm -1 +1 30 STR Disarm 5 Hook/Roundhouse -2 +1 8d6 Strike 5 Jab +1 +3 4d6 Strike 4 Kidney Blow -2 +0 1/2d6 HKA (2 DC) 4 Low Blow -1 +1 2d6 NND (1) 18 Grapple Gun: Multipower, 37-Point Pool, OAF (-1) 1 1) u Grapple and Line: +5 to Climbing Roll 1 2) u Grapple: RKA, 2d6, +1 Stun (+1/4); One Recoverable Charge (-1 1/4), Reduced Penetration (-1/4) Perks 2 Contact: Happy Harry's (a bar) 11- Talents 3 Resistance: +3 to EGO (18- Total) Skills 5 Combat Skill Levels: +1 with Hand-To-Hand 6 Combat Skill Levels: +2 with Martial Arts 3 Acrobatics 13- 3 AK: New York 13- 3 Climbing 13- 3 Deduction 13- 3 Interrogation 15- 2 KS: Law 11- 3 KS: Literature 13- 2 KS: Police Procedure 11- 3 KS: Religion and Religious theory 13- 0 Language: English (native) 3 Lockpicking 13- 2 PS: Garment Worker 11- 3 Security Systems 13- 3 Stealth 13- 3 Streetwise 15- 1 TF: Hover Bike 106 Total Powers & Skills Cost 240 Total Character Cost 100+ Disadvantages 10 Distinctive Features: Monotone Voice And Awful Smell (C) 15 Hunted: New York Police (MoPow, NCI, LimGeo) 8- 20 Psychological Limitation: No Compromise, Not Even In The Face Of Armageddon (VC, T) 5 (15) Psychological Limitation: Violent Treatment Of Criminals (C, S) 0 (15) Psychological Limitation: Paranoia (C, S) 15 Reputation: Violent and crazy crimefighter (Ext) 11- 15 Social Limitation: Secret ID (Joseph Walter Kovacs) (F, M) 60 Experience 240 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Born Joseph Walter Kovacs, Rorschach is the terror of the underworld. He is the last unsanctioned masked vigilante, patrolling the streets of New York. Rorschach was born in 1940, to Sylvia Joanna Kovacs, a small time prostitute. His early environment was a violent one, which greatly influenced his world view and attitude towards women and criminals. He spent a great deal of his later childhood (ages 11 to 16) in state care, finally being released in 1956 to take employment as a garment worker. Kovacs became Rorschach in 1964 after the rape and murder of Kitty Genovese (a "real world" incident). A death witnessed by more than 40 neighbors, none of whom did anything to help. After reading about her death in the newspaper, Kovacs went home and "...made a face I could bear to look at in the mirror."
After developing the Rorschach persona, Kovacs went on to fight crime in his own, violent way. He teamed up with Nite Owl II in 1965, fighting street gangs and taking down such personalities as the Big Figure and the Underboss. In 1975, Rorschach investigated the kidnapping of six year old Blair Roche. What he discovered drove him over the edge, causing him to truly develop his Rorschach persona to the point where Rorschach spoke in a flat monotone and upped his already violent treatment of criminals. Rorschach remained active after the passage of the Keene Act in 1977 and finally met his end at the hands of Dr. Manhattan in 1985.
Personality/Motivation: Most of Rorschach's disadvantages are pretty easy to understand. He's wanted by the police for two murders (one of the man who kidnapped Blair Roche, the other of a multiple-rapist). It's Rorschach's psyche that needs a bit of explaining. The quote for this character sheet, and the quote given in his psych lims defines an important aspect of Rorschach's character. No one is above the law. Ozymandias kills 3 million people in order to save the world from nuclear armageddon. A feat so big that everyone else realizes they can't say anything or else doom the world. Rorschach, on the other hand, cannot let these deaths go unavenged and refuses to go along. He will see justice done, even if it means the end of the world.
Rorschach is very violent in his treatment of the "criminal element." His preferred method of gaining information is to go into cheap bars and start hurting people. He kills a multiple rapist, burns to death a murderer, and drops the masochistic Captain Carnage down an elevator shaft. Finally, Rorschach is more than a bit paranoid. He is suspicious of everyone and will create highly improbable motives for certain events (such as suspecting Nite Owl I of killing the Comedian).
Quote: "Because there is good and evil, and evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I shall not compromise on this."
Powers/Tactics: When dealing with Rorschach there are three things one must remember about him. He is very strong, very smart, and very scary. Records indicate he was an accomplished amateur boxer and gymnast. He is also highly intelligent and very literate. Finally, Rorschach terrifies many people, especially the underworld community. He is very hard to scare or impress and not even Dr. Manhattan can give him pause.
Most of Rorschach's skills and powers are pretty easy to understand. His only unusual item is a gas-powered grappling gun, made for him by Nite Owl II. It fires small grappling hook with a line attached, and Rorschach has used it to climb upwards of 25 story buildings. He has also used it as a weapon, shooting a police officer and fracturing the man's sternum despite the officer's armored vest.
Appearance: Rorschach is short and wiry, with reddish hair and an "ugly" freckled face. He is very strong for his size and keeps himself in excellent physical shape. It seems Rorschach doesn't bathe very much (Silk Spectre II comments on his smell) instead dousing himself with cologne every so often.
When dressed as Rorschach, Kovacs wears a dark purple pinstriped suit, a brown trench coat, long white scarf, black gloves, and a brown fedora. He also has his "face," a mask consisting of a black, viscous fluid between two layers of white laytex. This mask gives Rorschach's face the appearance of a Rorschach ink blot... hence his name.
(Rorschach created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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