Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 40 STR 30 17- Lift 6400 kg; 8d6 HTH Damage  18 DEX 24 13- OCV: 6/DCV: 6 25 CON 30 14- 22 BODY 24 13- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 11- 5 EGO -10 10- ECV: 2 25 PRE 15 14- PRE Attack: 5d6 4 COM -3 10- 13 PD 2 Total: 13 PD (3 rPD) 11 ED 3 Total: 11 ED (3 rED) 3 SPD 2 Phases: 4, 8, 12 12 REC -2 50 END 0 55 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 113 Movement: Running: 0"/0" Leaping: 4"/8" Swimming: 14"/26"/28"/52" Cost Powers & Skills 25 Titanic Piranha-Teeth: HKA 1 1/2d6 (3d6+1 w/STR), END 2 9 Scaled Hide: Armor (3 PD/3 ED) 18 Heavy: Knockback Resistance -9" -12 Only Swims: Running -6" 12 Only Swims: Swimming +12" (14"/26" total), END 1 2 Burst Of Speed: Swimming +12" (14"/26" total); Increased Endurance Cost (x10 END; -4) , END 10 35 Sensitive Barbels: Detect Physical Vibrations 11- (Touch Group), Discriminatory, Analyze, Range, Targeting Skills 4 +2 OCV with Bite 4 +2 OCV with Grab 2 Concealment 11-; Self Only (-1/2) 3 Stealth 13- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 102 Total Cost: 215 75+ Disadvantages 15 Physical Limitation: Animal Intelligence (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 10 Physical Limitation: Huge (16m, or 8"; -6 DCV, +6 to PER Rolls to perceive) (Frequently, Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Poor Eyesight, suffers -2 to all Sight PER Rolls (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 5 Physical Limitation: Reduced Leap, can only leap half as far as STR indicates (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 80 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 215
Ecology: An enormous fish, as big (or bigger) than some whales, Piranhadon is a river-dwelling hunter that specializes in taking its prey from the riverbanks when they come down to drink. Thus, they tend to remain in the open waterways, where they have sufficient room to move and the water is clean enough to breathe.
Male Piranhadon are much smaller than the females and must compete to prove their worth as mates. Young are born live in groups of around a dozen. Already five feet long at birth, a juvenile Piranhadon is already a dangerous aquatic predator, and will devour water birds, fish, amphibians, small dinosaurs, and just about anything else it can catch.
Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations.
Powers/Tactics: An ambush predator, Piranhadon tends to lie in wait near the river banks, using its sensitive barbels to detect the approach of potential prey, as its eyes are poor and can only see differences between light and dark. A surge of its enormous body, and it will lunge out of the water, taking its prey in its jaws, either killing it with a massive bite or dragging it down below the surface to drown.
Piranhadon also use their lunging ability to occasionally beach themselves on a shaded river bank. Once ashore, birds, lizards, and other scavengers will flock to the huge fish, picking it clean of innumerable parasites. They will remain there until heat, dryness, and the threat of suffocation forces them back in the water.
Appearance: Female Piranhadon can be up to 50 feet long, with a relatively narrow, eel-like body. Males rarely grow to be longer than 20 feet in length. Coloration looks to be greenish-black above and white below. A dorsal fin runs the length of the Piranhadon's back, while two huge pectoral fins serve to steer its bulk. Two barbels depend from the fish's lower jaw.
Designer's Notes: Piranhadon was supposed to appear in King Kong as part of the swamp crossing sequence. That scene was cut, but can be found on the extended version of King Kong DVD. I built Piranhadon by basing it off of the Giant Snake and Orca (Killer Whale) character sheets found in HERO System Bestiary.
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