Val	Char	Cost	Roll	Notes
8	STR	-2	11-	Lift 75.8 kg; 1 1/2d6 HTH Damage [2]
11	DEX	3	11-	OCV:  4/DCV:  4
8	CON	-4	11-
8	BODY	-4	11-
13	INT	3	12-	PER Roll 12-
12	EGO	4	11-	ECV:  4
13	PRE	3	12-	PRE Attack:  2 1/2d6
18	COM	4	13-

2	PD	0		Total:  2 PD (0 rPD)
2	ED	0		Total:  2 ED (0 rED)
2	SPD	0		Phases:  6, 12
4	REC	0
16	END	0
16	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  7

Movement:       Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	1"/2"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
4	"She Knows Where It's At":  Contact:  [choice] (Contact has useful Skills or resources, 
	Good relationship with Contact) 11-
1	"That Long Cool Woman Had It All":  Reputation:  excellent singer ("On The West Side ")
	11-, +1/+1d6

10	"With Just One Look I Was A Bad Mess":  +2 with Interaction Skills

2	"Downtown... On The West Side":  CK: [campaign city] 11-
3	Conversation 12-
2	"She Knows Where It's At":  KS: [campaign city] Underworld 11-
2	KS: Music and Singing 11-
0	Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)
3	High Society 12-
4	"I Heard This Woman Singing A Song":  PS: Singing 13-
3	"Just A 5'9, Beautiful Tall":  Seduction 12-
3	"She Knows Where It's At":  Streetwise 12-

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  37
Total Cost:  44

25+	Disadvantages
20	Distinctive Features:  "That Long Cool Woman Had It All" (Concealable; Extreme Reaction (lust); 
	Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
0	Normal Characteristic Maxima

Total Disadvantage Points:  45

Description: We don’t know the Long Cool Woman’s name, in fact we don’t know much about her at all, other than she’s a singer in a “Bootlegging Boozer On The West Side/Full Of People Who Are Doing Wrong.” She catches the eye of the song’s protagonist, who describes her as “a long cool woman in a black dress.” True to her name, she stands 5’9” (“Beautiful Tall”), and is said to be a “tall walking big black cat.” Needless to say, our hero is promptly smitten, and manages to save his long cool woman from being arrested when the police arrive to raid the place.

Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress was the Hollies most successful American single, reaching number 2 on the charts. The character was built around the Jazz Musician package from Pulp Hero with the addition of “Getta Aload Of Her!”. She could easily fit into either a Dark Champions or Pulp Hero setting with ease. She makes a good Contact for those into the musical scene, and might make a good DNPC for a Masked Avenger-type crimefighter.

To make the Long Cool Woman more powerful, give her more contacts, a better handle on the city’s underworld, and WF: Handguns.

Long Cool Woman's Hero Designer File

(Long Cool Woman created by The Hollies, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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