Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
14	STR	4	12-	150 kg, 2 1/2d6
18	DEX	24	13-	OCV:  6/DCV:  6
13	CON	6	12-
12	BODY	4	11-
10	INT	0	11-	PER Roll:  11-
13	EGO	6	12-	ECV:  4
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
10	COM	0	11-
5	PD	2		Total:  8 PD/3r PD
3	ED	0		Total:  6ED/3r ED
4	SPD	12		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
6	REC	0	
30	END	2	
36	STUN	10	
Total Characteristics Cost:  80

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

Cost	Powers & Skills
Combat Training:
3	Combat Skill Levels:  +1 level with Knives
6	Combat Skill Levels:  +2 levels with Thrown Weapons

Ninja Powers:
12	Damage Reduction:  50% Physical, Resistant, Activation 11- (-1), Requires 
	Interceptor's Action (-1/2)

17	Bolt Skean:  EB:  6D6, AoE:  Radius (+1), OAF (-1), 2 Charges (-1 1/2)
17	Fire Skean:  EB 6D6, AoE:  Cone (+1), OAF (-1), 2 Charges (-1 1/2)
17	Water Skean:  EB:  6D6, AoE:  Line (+1), OAF (-1), 2 Charges (-1 1/2)
10	Dagger:  HKA:  1D6-1 (1D6 w/STR), +1 OCV, Usable at Range (+1/2), 
	0 END (+1/2), OAF (-1), STR Min:  7 (-1)
7	Shuriken:  HKA:  1/2D6 (1D6+1 w/STR), Usable at Range (+1/2), OAF (-1), 
	STR Min:  5 (-1), 8 Recoverable Charges (-0)
5	Ninja Suit:  3r PD & ED, OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4)

14	Follower:  Interceptor, 68 point dog
3	Acrobatics, 13-
5	Animal handler, 12-
3	Breakfall, 13-
3	Climbing, 13-
5	Concealment, 12-
3	Disguise, 11-
2	KS:  Famous Criminals, 11-
3	Persuasion, 13-
2	PS:  Mercenary, 11-
7	Shadowing, 13-
3	Stealth, 13-
3	Streetwise, 13-
3	Survival, 11-
3	Tracking, 11-
2	WF:  Knives, Thrown Weapons
158	Total Powers & Skill Cost
238	Total Character Cost

75+	Disadvantages
10	Distinctive Features:  Black ninja suit (Easy, major)
5	Physical Limitation:  Haunted by nightmares (Infre, minor)
	Psychological Limitation:
15	Loner (Common, strong)
10	Cold and emotionless (Common, moderate)
15	Reputation:  Mercenary Killer (11-, ext)
15	Secret Identity:  Clyde, trained thief
93	Experience
238	Total Disadvantage Points

Background/History: Shadow, the self-styled ninja and feared mercenary killer began his career as a common thief known as Clyde. Working with his friend Baram, he planned for the big time: A train robbery. Clyde styled himself as a great ninja, making up the name Shadow. However, the train robbery went disastrously wrong. Clyde failed, and Baram was killed in the process.

Clyde fled the scene, running scared and hiding from the authorities. Much later, he emerged again as Shadow. Gone were all traces of the petty thief. Shadow became a loner, cold and emotionless. After much training, he hired himself out as a mercenary and assassin and attained quite a reputation.

His life changed again when he met Sabin Figaro. Lost in an unfamiliar land, Sabin hired Shadow to help him find his way back to his friends, the Returners. From there, Shadow became caught up in the Returners' fight against the empire. He would still come and go as he pleased, but he began to believe in their ideals.

Personality/Motivation: Shadow's experiences have left him burnt out. He seemingly no longer has feelings, and prefers to stay alone whenever possible. He will even leave a job or an employer when he feels he's getting to close to them. His activities have garnered him a fearsome reputation; the mere sight of his ninja suit can send some people into a panic. He is still plagued by nightmares, replaying his final mistakes as Clyde and the death of his close friend, Baram. These drive him to become more of the ninja he idealizes, and less of the man he once was.

Powers/Tactics: Shadow trained himself after the ninja he idealizes. Although lacking in martial arts skill, he uses thrown weapons, including the famous ninja shuriken and a variety of "skeans;" small weapons that cast strong attack spells when thrown.

Shadow is always accompanied by his trusty dog, Interceptor. Interceptor is trained to fight with Shadand attack his enemies. Their favorite tactic is to have Interceptor cover Shadow, attacking whoever strikes his master. Interceptor is also trained to deflect blows, and can dive in the way of an attack, deflecting some damage while remaining unharmed himself.

Appearance: Shadow is a mystery, plain and simple. He is never seen except in his ninja suit, a black, all-covering bodysuit, complete with hood and mask. All that can be seen of the man underneath is a pair of cold eyes.

(Shadow created by Squaresoft. Character sheet by Max Fauth)

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