(Creature from the Black Lagoon)

Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
25	STR	15	14-	Lift 800 kg; 5d6 HTH Damage [2]
12	DEX	6	11-	OCV:  4/DCV:  4
20	CON	20	13-
12	BODY	4	11-
8	INT	-2	11-	PER Roll 11-
8	EGO	-4	11-	ECV:  3
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
6	COM	-2	10-

11	PD	0		Total:  11 PD (6 rPD)
10	ED	0		Total:  10 ED (6 rED)
3	SPD	8		Phases:  4, 8, 12
9	REC	0
40	END	0
35	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  55

Movement:	Running:	5"/10"
		Leaping:	2 1/2"/5"
		Swimming:	6"/12"

Cost	Powers & Skills
10	Agile In The Water:  +5 DEX; Only While In The Water (-1/2)
8	Clawed Fingers:  HKA 1/2d6 (1d6+1 w/STR); Reduced Penetration (-1/4), END 1
18	Thickly Armored Hide:  Armor (6 PD/6 ED)
20	Movie Monster Toughness:  Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50%; STUN Only (-1/2)
-2	Shuffling Walk:  Running -1" (5" total)
4	Webbed Hands And Feet:  Swimming +4" (6" total), END 1
8	Aquatic:  LS  (Expanded Breathing:  Underwater; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in Intense Cold)

3	Aquatic:  Environmental Movement (no penalties underwater)

4	+2 with Grab

2	AK: The Black Lagoon 11-
3	Climbing 11-
3	Concealment 12-; Self Only (-1/2)
3	Shadowing 11-
3	Stealth 11-

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  87
Total Cost:  142

75+	Disadvantages
0	Physical Limitation:  Human-Sized
10	Physical Limitation:  Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Slightly Impairing)
10	Physical Limitation:  Near-Human Intelligence (Frequently, Slightly Impairing)
5	Physical Limitation:  Reduced Leap, can only leap half as far as STR indicates (Infrequently, 
	Slightly Impairing)
10	Psychological Limitation:  Aggressively Territorial (Common, Moderate)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Fascination With Human Women (Common, Strong)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Fear Of Fire And Extreme Heat (Common, Strong)
2	Creature From The Black Lagoon Bonus
142	Total Disadvantage Points

Cost	Powers
+2	"Strong As Any Ten Men":  +2 STR (27 STR total)
+2	Remove Shuffling Walk
20	Can Find The Female Lead Anywhere:  Detect Movie Heroine (No Sense Group), 360 Degree 
	Perception, Range, Sense, Tracking
15	Dependence:  must immerse itself in water every 5 Minutes or 1d6 damage (VC)
10	Psychological Limitation:  Doesn't Like Bright Lights (C, M)
10	Vulnerability:  2 x STUN from Explosions (Uncommon)
Notes: In this film, the creature is brought into a Florida-based marine park. It seems to walk faster and is said to be even stronger then the original. The comment about the Dependence is made in this film, which doesn't exactly contradict the first film. It also doesn't seem to like bright lights, but is kept in a open water tank under the Florida sun.... The Detect and Vulnerability are listed due to the consideration of the plot. The creature is in a days(?), weeks(?)-long coma after dynamite is used to stun everything in the Black Lagoon, and manages to track the female lead to her motel on the Florida coast, miles from the water park where he was kept.
Cost	Powers
+3	Can Tip Over A Boatfull of Men:  +3 STR (30 STR total)
+2	Smart:  +2 INT (10 INT total)
+4	Self Control:  +2 EGO (10 EGO total)
-18	Remove Thickly Armored Hide
3	Movie Monster Toughness:  Damage Resistance (3 PD/3 ED)
-2	Reduce Webbed Hands And Feet to Swimming +2" (3" total)
-5	Remove Life Support (Expanded Breathing: Underwater)
	Remove Dependence:  Water
	Remove Psychological Limitation:  Doesn't Like Bright Lights
Notes: Tracking the creature in the Everglades, a team of scientists manage to capture it, but not after nearly burning it alive. Then then perform a little surgery, opening up its lungs (seems the creature is like a lungfish, with both gills and lungs), at which point the Gillman looses his gills, his outer layer of skin, and becomes more like a man in appearance. He seems even stronger, though, and takes several rounds from pistols and a rifle without falling.
The Creature From the Black Lagoon

Ecology: Found in a remote tributary of the Amazon River, the Gillman is said to be a relic of the Devonian age, a hybrid between man and fish. It tends to lurk at the bottom, hiding among the weeds, rising up to snatch fish, shore birds, small reptiles, and amphibians. It can come up out of the water for extended periods, but must keep its skin and gills wet, and never strays far from its aquatic home.

Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations. The Gillman seems to be aggressively territorial, and is known to violently attack anyone who strays into its pool. It's possible the species is solitary, each having its own territory, and only coming together at mating season. Curiously, the Gillman seems to have a fascination with human women, specifically blondes, and has been known to approach them without attacking violently (although there are reports of Gillmen carrying off women into the depths of their pools).

Powers/Tactics: The Gillman seems to be an ambush predator, lurking amid concealing weeds and plant growth before rising up to snatch its prey. It typically Grabs a prey item, using its great strength to crush its victim into submission. In encounters with humans, the Gillman has used its claws to savage its foes, often inflicting deep (and lethal) wounds. If injured or frightened, the Gillman is quick to leap back into the water, escaping into the depths.

Appearance: Standing roughly six to seven feet in height and weighing in at around 300 pounds, a Gillman has the appearance of a humanoid banded in thick plates. The hands and feet are webbed, while large gills around the neck. The coloration is greenish, with red and black markings. When angry, the Gillman is known to utter deep grating growls and roars.

Designer's Notes: The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of the classic Universal movie monsters, along with Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Wolfman. It first appeared in The Creature From the Black Lagoon, then in the sequel Revenge of the Creature, and finally in The Creature Walks Among Us. Personally, I found all three to be lacking in story and terribly dated. I mean, everyone smokes (everyone), and the scientists (and others) kill animals with impunity. There's also the fact most of the lead characters are amazingly stupid (for being doctors and the like), and in the third film, one not only feels sorry for the creature, you actually want it to attack (and hopefully kill) the chief scientist, the "big game hunter," and the female lead—who likes shooting sharks for fun..... Oh, and lets not even get into the totally whacked science given in the series of films... I mean, the Gillman dates from the Devonian Age? However, none of this should stop you from using the Gillman in a Pulp-era adventure.

(The Gillman created by Arthur A. Ross, Harry Essex, Maurice Zimm (writers), and Milicent Patrick (designer), character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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