“...we came in?”
Val Char Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- Lift 100 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage 13 DEX 9 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 11 CON 2 11- 10 BODY 0 11- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 8 EGO -4 11- ECV: 3 13 PRE 3 12- PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6 12 COM 1 11- 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 22 END 0 21 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 14 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 8 "All In All It's Just Another Brick In The Wall": +20 PRE; Only To Defend Against PRE Attacks (-1), Only To Shield Pink From Society (-1/2) Perks 12 Contact: assorted people in the music industry (Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has useful Skills or resources), Organization Contact (x3) 11- 1 Fringe Benefit: Passport 5 "What A Fabulous Room!": Money: Well Off 2 “Rock And Roll Refugee”: Reputation: skilled musician (throughout the World) 11-, +1/+1d6 Skills 9 "Are All These Your Guitars?": +3 with all musical PSs 2 “I Need You To Beat To A Pulp”: +1 with Punch 3 "Through This Disguise": Acting 12- 3 KS: Rock And Roll Music 12- 3 KS: The Rock Music World 12- 2 "I've Got A Little Black Book With My Poems In": KS: Poetry 11- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 2 "Are All These Your Guitars?": MIF (Chordophones) 11- 3 "Ooooh, I Need A Dirty Woman": Seduction 12- 3 "Where Are All The Good Times?": Streetwise 12- 1 "In The Suitcase... You'll Find My Favorite Axe": WF: Axes 3 Jack of All Trades 2 1) "Are All These Your Guitars?": PS: Play Guitar 12- 1 2) "Take This Rock And Roll Refugee": PS: Musician 11- 2 3) “Mother Do You Think They'll Like This Song?”: PS: Songwriting 11- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 67 Total Cost: 81 50+ Disadvantages 15 Dependence: Addicted To Cocaine And Nicotine, must partake of one or the other daily; Incompetence: -1 to Skill Rolls and related rolls per time increment (Easy To Obtain [for a rock star], Addiction) Notes: I've got nicotine stains on my fingers./ I've got a silver spoon on a chain. 10 DNPC: Wife 8- (Normal) Notes: What shall we use/ To fill the empty spaces/ Where we used to talk? 5 Distinctive Features: "Cold Eyes" (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) Notes: If you wanna find out what's behind these cold eyes/ You'll just have to claw your way through this disguise. 20 Hunted: His Mother 14- (As Pow, NCI, PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find, Watching) Notes: Mother's gonna make all your nightmares come true./ Mother's gonna put all her fears into you./ Mother's gonna keep you right here under her wing./ She wont let you fly, but she might let you sing. 20 Psychological Limitation: Periodic Psychotic Episodes (Common, Total) Notes: And I can feel one of my turns coming on./ I feel cold as a razor blade,/ Tight as a tourniquet,/ Dry as a funeral drum./.../ Don't look so frightened/ This is just a passing phase,/ One of my bad days. Total Disadvantage Points: 81
Description: Pink (real name unknown) lost his father during World War II, resulting in his mother becoming highly (over) protective of her only offspring. Regulating and watching over everything Pink did, she made sure to keep her son ‘safe’, shielding him from anything bad that might possible happen to him. At the same time, he attended school, where the tyrannical teachers apparently took great delight in abusing their charges, holding up anything they did for ridicule. These various traumas all caused Pink to start to withdraw from society, isolating himself by building a metaphysical wall between himself and the rest of the world.
Curiously, this isolation didn’t prevent Pink from breaking out into the rock and roll scene, and getting married. Musically, he’s successful enough to go on tour in the USA, but at the same time his wife cheats on him with another man, resulting in Pink becoming more isolated. He attempts to strike back by taking a groupie back up to his room, but the sudden inset of a psychotic episode (in which he smashes up the hotel room) results in the groupie fleeing.
Later, having sunken into an almost catatonic state, he’s revived by a doctor, and then led out to perform. While on stage, he hallucinates that he’s a fascist dictator leading a revolution in England, were the unworthy (blacks, homosexuals, Jews, and so on) are beaten and killed. However, his conscience rebels at this imagery, resulting in a ‘trial’ (held only in his head), where he orders himself to “tear down the wall” and open himself back up to the outside world.
The preceding is a basic synopsis of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, a rock opera written by Roger Waters and based around many of his personal experiences (for example, Waters lost his father during the Second World War). This character sheet represents Pink at around the time of the song Comfortably Numb, in which he has fully built the wall, but hasn’t opened back up to the world. The wall itself is all in Pink’s head, and serves to primary shunt away bad experiences and undesired interactions. It won’t prevent certain forms of PRE Attacks (usually relating to fear, shock, and horror), although a truly catatonic Pink might be immune to even that.
Built around a Normal human character sheet (using all 10s as a base), I dropped Pink’s EGO to 8, but boosted his DEX, CON, INT, and PRE to represent his skills as a rock star. While not much use as a PC (look at his Disadvantages!), he makes an excellent catalyst for a plot (such as protecting Pink from himself or others). For Champions fans one could venture into the dreamscape of Pink’s mind (not a pleasant trip) to be part of the trial or to try and help break down the wall (either with or without Pink’s help).
(Pink created by Roger Waters and Pink Floyd, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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