"Baxter's Thunder-Lizard"

Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
65	STR	55	22-	Lift 204.8 tons; 13d6 HTH Damage [6]
9	DEX	-3	11-	OCV:  3/DCV:  3
45	CON	70	18-
45	BODY	70	18-
8	INT	-2	11-	PER Roll 12-
5	EGO	-10	10-	ECV:  2
25	PRE	15	14-	PRE Attack:  5d6
8	COM	-1	11-

26	PD	13		Total:  26 PD (6 rPD)
22	ED	13		Total:  22 ED (4 rED)
2	SPD	1		Phases:  6, 12
22	REC	0
90	END	0
100	STUN	-1		Total Characteristics Cost:  220

Movement:	Running:	12"/24"
		Leaping:	0"/0"
		Swimming:	0"/0"

Cost	Powers & Skills
13	Rear And Stomp:  HA +4d6; Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), END 2
7	Tail Lash:  HA +3d6; Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), Only With Extra Limb (-1/2), END 1
5	Thick Hide:  Damage Resistance (6 PD/4 ED)
28	Heavy:  Knockback Resistance -14"
12	Long Legs:  Running +6" (12" total), END 1
-2	Can't Swim:  Swimming -2"
3	Sharp Senses:  +1 PER with all Sense Groups
5	Tail:  Extra Limb (1), Inherent (+1/4); Limited Manipulation (-1/4)

2	+1 OCV with Tail Bash

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  73
Total Cost:  293

75+	Disadvantages
15	Physical Limitation:  Animal Intelligence (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
15	Physical Limitation:  Gigantic (32m, or 16"; -8 DCV, +8 to PER Rolls to perceive) (Frequently, 
	Greatly Impairing)
5	Physical Limitation:  Reduced Leap, cannot leap (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)
15	Physical Limitation:  Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
168	Experience Points

Total Disadvantage Points:  293

Ecology: The largest animal on Skull Island, and possible the largest living land animal ever, Brontosaurus is a herd-dwelling herbivore. Living in group of six to twenty animals, Brontosaurus grazes the upper layers of trees, often creating new paths through the dense jungle simply pushing aside thick stands of plant growth and trees.

Herds are led by a mature male, while immature males are kept from reaching full growth by pheromones released by the male. The females give birth to live young, which are able to walk within a few hours and are protected by the entire herd. Mature females leave the herd to join another, while maturing males remain with their herd, assisting in defense and eventually replacing the adult bull when he dies.

Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations. Brontosaurus are known to be skittish, and are quick to run away from a perceived threat.

Powers/Tactics: The main defense of the Brontosaurus is its sheer size. At one hundred plus feet in length, there is little that can challenge a full-grown adult. However, the young are more prone to be taken by predators, and the adults will defend them—either by rearing back and stomping with their massive forelegs, or by whipping their tails around to bash an attacking foe.

Appearance: Brontosaurus is a huge lizard-like dinosaur, with a long narrow neck, a long slender tail, a small head, and four column-like legs. Its skin is grayish and has the same general appearance as an elephant's hide.

Designer's Notes: The Skull Island Brontosaurus is based off of the Brontosaurus seen in the HERO System Bestiary, scaled up to account for the Skull Island version being around 50' longer (although most of that is neck and tail). The Brontosaurus showed up in King Kong, and was the first dinosaur our heroes saw. The Brontosaurus also showed up in the 1933 King Kong. Apparently the only carnivorous Brontosaurus known to man, the 1933 version attacked and ate a crewman who'd chosen to climb a tree to escape.

Brontosaurus Hero Designer File

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