Val Char Cost Roll Notes 18 STR 8 16- Lift 2400 kg; 6 1/2d6 HTH damage  14 DEX 12 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 16 CON 12 12- 12 BODY 4 11- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 15 EGO 10 12- ECV: 5 18 PRE 8 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6 18 COM 4 13- 7 PD 3 Total: 7/13 PD (0/6 rPD) 6 ED 3 Total: 6/12 ED (0/6 rED) 4 SPD 16 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 7 REC 0 32 END 0 29 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 125 Movement: Running: 22"/44" Leaping: 8 1/2"/17" Swimming: 10"/20" Cost Powers & Skills 11 Bionic Limbs and Chassis: +15 STR, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2), Limited Power (Only in Right Arm, Legs and Torso; -1/4), END 1 6 Reinforced Skeleton: Armor (3 PD/3 ED) (9 Active Points); Activation Roll 14- (-1/2) 4 Bionic Arm and Legs: Armor (3 PD/3 ED) (9 Active Points); Activation Roll 10- (-1 1/4) 15 Bionic Eye: +10 versus Range Modifier for Sight Group 5 Bionic Eye: Nightvision 4 Bionic Eye: Infrared Perception (Sight Group) (5 Active Points); Extra Time (Delayed Phase, -1/4) Perks 24 Contact: OSI (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has very useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact), Organization Contact (x3) 13- 11 Fringe Benefit: Colonel, Federal/National Police Powers, Passport, Security Clearance: OSI Top Secret 5 Money: Well Off 2 Reputation: Former Astronaut and Test-Pilot (A medium-sized group) 8-, +2/+2d6 Skills 10 +2 with HTH Combat 1 Acting 8- 2 Animal Handler (Equines) 13- 3 Breakfall 12- 1 Bureaucratics 8- 3 Climbing 12- 3 Combat Driving 12- 5 Combat Piloting 13- 1 Cryptography 8- 1 Electronics 8- 2 Gambling (Sports Betting) 12- 3 High Society 13- 2 KS: Sports (Track and Field) 11- 2 KS: The US Military 11- 3 KS: World Politics 12- 1 Language: Spanish (basic conversation) 3 Lipreading 12- 4 Navigation (Air, Land, Space) 12- 3 Paramedics 12- 3 PS: Test Pilot and Astronaut 12- 3 Riding 12- 3 Seduction 13- 3 Shadowing 12- 3 Stealth 12- 9 Survival (Temperate/Subtropical, Tropical, Desert, Marine Surface, Mountain) 12- 2 Systems Operation (Broadcast Communications, Communications Jamming Equipment, Radio, Satellite Communications, Telephone Communications) 12- 3 Tactics 12- 8 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles, Combat Aircraft, Early Spacecraft, Equines, Large Planes, Parachuting, Advanced, Parachuting, Basic, SCUBA, Small Planes 3 WF: Small Arms, Vehicle Weapons: Jet Fighters Total Powers & Skills Cost: 180 Total Cost: 305 100+ Disadvantages 10 Dependent NPC: Oscar Goldman 11- (Normal; Useful Noncombat Position or Skills) 10 Dependent NPC: Rudy Wells 11- (Normal; Useful Noncombat Position or Skills) 15 Dependent NPC: Michael Austin 8- (Normal; Unaware of character's adventuring career/Secret ID) 10 Distinctive Features: Bionic Parts (Easily Concealed; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 5 Distinctive Features: Unusually Heavy for Size (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 15 Hunted: Soviets and Other US Enemies 8- (As Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish) 15 Physical Limitation: Bionics Do Not Function In Extreme Cold (below 0) (Infrequently, Fully Impairing) 10 Physical Limitation: Limited Sensory Input From Bionic Limbs (Infrequently, Greatly Impairing) 15 Psychological Limitation: Sucker for a Sob Story (Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: Self-Confident Bordering on Cocky (Common, Strong) 15 Social Limitation: Secret Enhanced Government Agent (Frequently, Major) 70 We Can Rebuild Him, We Have The Bonus Total Disadvantage Points: 305
Description: Steve Austin was born in Ojai, California in 1940, and joined the Air Force at an early age. An accomplished pilot, Steve was selected to become an astronaut and was part of two moon missions in 1970 and 1971. Then he went back to working for the Air Force in 1972, where he tested top-secret jets. A horrifying crash landing later that year crippled him, destroying most of both legs and his left side. An old friend, Dr. Rudy Wells, who had worked with Steve at NASA, approacehed him as he was recovering in his hospital bed and offered him a remarkable opportunity; if he agreed to serve as a “guinea pig” for Wells’ new bionics program, the government would provide him with new, artificial limbs and organs that would not only resotre his body’s functionality, but enhance it to superhuman standards. Steve agreed, and underwent months of complicated surgery. His legs and left arm were replaced with bionic limbs, giving him superhuman strength and running speed. His entire skeleton was reinforced with steel to allow him to function, and the limbs were covered with synthetic skin so realistic that no one could tell he’d ever been injured. His left eye was rebuilt entirely, giving him incredible distance vision. In exchange, Austin became the first bionic field operative for the secretive Office of Scientific Intelligence, under the command of Oscar Goldman, who would periodically send him on missions vital to national defense.
In his personal life, Steve lives pretty much as a loner, enjoying manly hobbies like fishing and camping. He was married once, back in the Sixties, but is divorced and has one son (with whom he currently has no contact, though he keeps track of him surreptitiously.) He had a relationship throughout the mid-Seventies with fellow bionic agent Jaime Sommers, a former tennis pro injured in a skydiving accident. The two broke up fairly acrimoniously in 1980, though he still cares for her deeply.
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