(From The Black Lagoon)

Val	Char	Cost	Roll	Notes
30	STR	20	15-	Lift 1600 kg; 6d6 HTH damage [6]
14	DEX	12	12-	OCV: 5/DCV: 5
20	CON	20	13-
15	BODY	10	12-
10	INT	0	11-	PER Roll 11-
10	EGO	0	11-	ECV: 3
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack: 4d6
6	COM	-2	10-

11	PD	5		Total: 11 PD (6 rPD)
6	ED	2		Total: 6 ED (6 rED)
4	SPD	16		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
12	REC	4
40	END	0
40	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost: 96

Movement:   	Running:	5"/10"
		Leaping:	4"/8"
		Swimming:	5"/10"

Cost    Powers & Skills
10	Nasty Claws: HKA 1d6-1 (1d6+1 w/STR), END 1
6	Scaly Skin: Damage Resistance (6 PD/6 ED)	
5	Gills: Life Support  (Expanded Breathing: Underwater)	
5	Dark-Adapted Eyes: Ultraviolet Perception (Sight Group)	
7	Remarkable Regeneration: Healing 1 BODY, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2); 
	Extra Time (Regeneration-Only) 1 Minute (-1 1/2), Self Only (-1/2)	
3	Silent Understanding: Mind Link , Specific Group of Minds: Any Other Mute But Intelligent 
	Creature; Limited Power (Only To Transmit/Receive Very Basic Messages; -1 1/2), Eye Contact 
	Required (-1/2), Does Not Provide Mental Awareness (-1/4)	

10	+2 with HTH Combat
6	+3 with Concealment, Shadowing, Stealth; Limited Power (Only When Underwater; -1/2)

3	Concealment 11-
7	AK: The Black Lagoon 16-
2	AK: The Amazon River Valley 11-
4	Navigation (Marine) 12-
3	Shadowing 11-
3	Stealth 12-

Total Powers & Skills Cost: 74
Total Cost: 170

75+	Disadvantages
20	Distinctive Features:  6'7 Fish-Man (Not Concealable; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
10	Enraged:  When Territory Invaded (Uncommon), go 11-, recover 14-
15	Psychological Limitation:  Wants To Be Left In Peace (Common, Strong)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Attracted To Human Females and Prone To Bride-Stealing (Common, Strong)
10	Vulnerability:  1 1/2 x Effect Poisons and Drugs (Common)
25	Experience/Bonus

Total Disadvantage Points: 170

Background: The Creature is an evolutionary “missing link” between hominids and reptiles, and lives in the depths of the Amazon River. Apparently only one at a time ever lives in a given area, and it’s processes of reproduction remain a mystery to science (though some speculate that the creature is capable of interbreeding with humans, or at least is evolutionarily driven to try.) In 1949 an expedition into the depths of the Brazilian jungles discovered the existence of the creature in a mysterious lagoon. The creature was attracted to a female member of the party and tried several times to abduct her (and also tried to prevent the humans from leaving the lagoon with a clever trap), but failed and was driven off.

The Creature was found several months later by an agent of Cagliostro and brought to England, where he’s kept it in a large tank in preparation for his master plan. Cagliostro has managed to make rudimentary telepathic contact with the Creature, and has promised not only to release it but provide it with both a secure lagoon and a human bride if it will assist him in acquiring the Amulet of Life. It has never met any of the other PCs.

Roleplaying Notes: Although the Creature is considerably smarter and more sophisticated than most humans ever suspect, it’s desires and needs remain simple and primitive. It desires nothing more than to be left alone, preferably in a quiet, still swamp or lagoon with sufficient food and the occasional beautiful human female to mate with. Cagliostro has managed to use his remarkable scientific apparati to communicate with the Creature on a telepathic, nearly empathic level, and has convinced it that he can provide it with a protected paradise free forever from human interference, as well as an unlimited supply of comely mates, if it will only assist him in this one task. The Creature is not naturally trusting of any humans, but so far Cagliostro has been true to his “word,” and unless circumstances change it will continue to trust the strange human.

The Creature has little understanding of human activities, and is content to pass most of its time sleeping in the vat Cagliostro has constructed until called upon. It does feel more connection to beings that like itself are primitive and “close to nature.” If matters go awry, it’s first instinct will be to kill whatever’s in it’s path and make it’s way to the nearest large body of water.

Darren Watts' Return to Hero All Stars.