Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 45 STR 35 18- Lift 12.8 tons; 9d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 15 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 25 CON 30 14- 20 BODY 20 13- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 13- 5 EGO -10 10- ECV: 2 25 PRE 15 14- PRE Attack: 5d6 8 COM -1 11- 10 PD 1 Total: 10 PD (6 rPD) 10 ED 5 Total: 10 ED (6 rED) 3 SPD 5 Phases: 4, 8, 12 14 REC 0 50 END 0 56 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 113 Movement: Running: 17"/34" Leaping: 9"/18" Swimming: 0" Cost Powers & Skills 4 Roaring: +10 PRE; Only For Fear-Based Presence Attacks (-1), Incantations (must roar) (-1/4) 25 Bite: HKA 1 1/2d6 (3d6+1 w/STR), END 2 13 Arm Swing: HA +4d6; Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), END 2 6 Thick Skin: Damage Resistance (6 PD/6 ED) 12 Heavy: Knockback Resistance -6" 22 Charge: Running +11" (17" total), END 2 -2 Poor Swimmer: Swimming -2" 6 Sharp Senses: +2 PER with All Sense Groups 6 Can Use Feet As Hands: Extra Limbs (2), Inherent (+1/4) 8 Long Arms: Stretching 2", Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); Always Direct (-1/4), No Noncombat Stretching (-1/4), No Velocity Damage (-1/4) Skills 10 +2 with HTH Combat 3 Acrobatics 12- 3 Breakfall 12- 3 Climbing 12- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 119 Total Cost: 232 75+ Disadvantages 10 Physical Limitation: Enormous (8m, or 4"; -4 DCV, +4 to PER Rolls to perceive) (Frequently, Slightly Impairing) 10 Physical Limitation: Near-Human Intelligence Frequently, Slightly Impairing 10 Physical Limitation: Limited Manipulation Frequently, Slightly Impairing 127 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 232
Ecology: It is unknown when the species of giant ape known as "Kong" arrived on Skull Island. Estimates place it at a few thousands years ago, most likely coming from mainland Asia. A possible ancestor for Kong would be the giant prehistoric ape known as Gigantopithecus. As Gigantopithecus grew to be around 10 feet in height, while Kong regularly grew to be twenty feet or more (based on skeletons found on Skull Island), if Kong is descended from Gigantopithecus then it must have adapted quickly to the dangers of Skull Island. Due to the nature of the gorilla/ape decorated ruins found all over the island, there is the theory that Kong's kin came over with the human civilization, and may have served as guards, gods, or something else.
Based on the habits of other great apes, it can be presumed that Kong lived in small family groups, with females and young guarded by the much larger males. They would live where food was plentiful, ranging down from the uplands into the jungle and the lush growth to be found there. Kong would feed on leaves, shoots, fruit, and (if chimpanzees are a basis), some invertebrates and small animals.
As with other apes, communication was vital among the Kong, with vocalizations a prime component, but also including posturing and certain nuances of body language. Certainly, Kong's impressive chest-pounding displays served to demonstrate his dominance as well as intimidate rivals and frighten enemies. Something a simple as a grunt may have been sufficient to discourage some predators—of which the young were in constant danger, as a even an infant Kong would make a handsome meal for a V. rex.
Kong, himself, brought back to New York with the Carl Denham expedition, was the last of his kind, and his death brought about the extinction of his species.
Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations. As with all great apes, Kong were capable of complex social behavior and would exhibit distinct personalities. Kong himself proved ot be very intelligent if understandably ill-tempered.
Powers/Tactics: A full-grown adult male Kong is an equal match for a V. rex, although the largest V. rexes would have presented quite a challenge. Kong himself was able to fight off three V. rexes, but he was an exceptional specimen. The Kong had the advantage of intelligence and gasping hands, and could use primitive tools (clubs and rocks) to batter a V. rex into leaving. Grappling, rending, and biting were also part of a Kong's combat repertoire. In any case, the young of each species were in constant danger from the adults, as killing a young Kong or V. rex eliminated a future competitor.
Appearance: Kong appears as a gorilla standing anywhere from 18 to 25 feet in height. Skin is a dark black, as is the fur. Older males will have grayish to sliver hair on the back and head.
Designer's Notes: The Kong character sheet was made by applying the "Enormous" package to the character sheet for a Gorilla in the HERO System Bestiary and then making some alterations. Please note that technically, this character sheet would fall fairly quick to the Vastatosaurus Rex (based on the character sheets), but while V. rex represents the largest size of animal, this is more of a genetic template for the Kong and should be modified as the GM sees fit. Oh, and yes, Kong appeared in King Kong.
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