Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
25	STR	20	14-	Lift 800 kg; 5d6 HTH Damage [5]
12	DEX	6	11-	OCV:  4/DCV:  4
18	CON	16	13-
14	BODY	8	12-
8	INT	-2	11-	PER Roll 11-
8	EGO	-4	11-	ECV:  3
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
7	COM	-1	10-

8	PD	3		Total:  8 PD (1 rPD)
7	ED	3		Total:  7 ED (1 rED)
3	SPD	8		Phases:  4, 8, 12
9	REC	0
36	END	0
36	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  67

Movement:	Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	2.5"/5"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
2	Frightening Appearance:  +5 PRE, Only To Make Fear-Based Presence Attacks (-1)
10	High Pain Threshold:  Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25%; STUN Only (-1/2)
1	High Pain Threshold:  Damage Resistance (1 PD/1 ED)

6	Brawling:  +2 with Grab, Haymaker, Strike

3	Climbing 11-
0	Language:  English (idiomatic)
0	PS: Inarticulate Flunky 8-
3	Shadowing 11-
7	Stealth 13-
32	Total Powers & Skills Cost
99	Total Character Cost

50+	Disadvantages
20	Distinctive Features:  Huge, Glowering Man With Pasty White Skin (Not Concealable; 
	Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction (fear); Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
35	Enraged:  Berserk in combat (Very Common), go 11-, recover 11-
0	Normal Characteristic Maxima
15	Physical Limitation:  Mute (All the Time, Slightly Impairing)
5	Physical Limitation:  Reduced Leap, can only leap half as far as STR indicates 
	(Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Fascinated By Pretty Girls (Common, Strong)
140	Total Disadvantage Points
Tor Johnson

Designer's Notes: Tor Johnson was a Swedish professional wrestler known in the wrestling circuit as The Super Swedish Angel. A huge man, he stood 6' 4" and weighed well over 300 pounds, and although had a full head of blond hair, shaved his head to maintain his look as a villain in movies and the ring. He broke into acting in the early thirties, and was usually cast as a strongman or a weightlifter. Later, he appeared in a number of Ed Wood films, where he tended to play hulking thugs and lab assistants. Probably his most famous role was playing the part of Inspector Daniel Clay in Plan 9 from Outer Space.

While the real Tor Johnson was an intelligent and friendly man, his typical screen persona was of a glowering mute man-mountain who would inarticulately threaten the heroes and/or throttle the film's villain when things went south. He's perfect for any number of genres, including Pulp Hero, Horror Hero, Western Hero, Dark Champions, and possibly Champions or Fantasy Hero.

This character sheet is based on Tor's character sheet in GURPS Atomic Horror First Edition. As I recently picked up the Second Edition of Atomic Horror, which doesn't contain a character sheet for Tor, I decided to create this adaptation to preserve Tor for gaming posterity.

Tor has 41 points to spend. I recommend using some of the powers found in The Ultimate Brick, such as "Door-Smashing Fists" and the like.

For more on Tor Johnson, visit this Wikipedia link:

Tor Johnson's Hero Designer File

(Tor Johnson created by Karl J. Johansson and Lovissa Petersson, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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