Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 25 STR 15 14- Lift 800 kg; 5d6 HTH Damage 17 DEX 14 12- 20 CON 10 13- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 14- 5 EGO -5 10- 23 PRE 13 14- PRE Attack: 4 ½d6 6 OCV 15 6 DCV 15 2 OMCV -3 2 DMCV -3 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 9 PD 4 Total: 9 PD (3 rPD) 7 ED 2 Total: 7 ED (3 rED) 10 REC 6 40 END 4 16 BODY 6 40 STUN 10 Total Characteristics Cost: 110 Movement: Running: 16m/32m Leaping: 2m/4m Swimming: 6m/12m Cost Powers & Skills 8 Tough Hide: +3 PD, Resistant (+½) plus +3 ED, Resistant (+½) 15 Bite: HKA 1d6 (2 ½d6 w/STR), END 1 12 Spider Bear Venom: RKA 1d6, NND (defense is LS [Immunity]; +1), Damage Over Time (4 increments, one every Minute for four minutes, defense only applies once, cannot be used again on the same victim until all increments accrue, can be negated by applying the proper antivenin; +1), Does BODY (+1) Personal Immunity (+¼); Extra Time (onset time begins 5 Minutes after victim is bitten; -2), 4 Charges (-1), HKA Bite Must Do BODY (-½), No Range (-½), Linked (Bite; -¼),  12 Claws: HKA 1d6 (2 ½d6 w/STR); Reduced Penetration (-¼), END 1 6 Heavy: Knockback Resistance -6m 0 Poor Leaper: Leaping -2m (2m total) 4 Faster Than It Looks: Running +4m (16m total), END 1 1 Burst Of Speed: Running 6m; Increased Endurance Cost (x8 END; -3 ½), END 8 1 Good Swimmer: Swimming +2m (6m total), END 1 9 Multiple Eyes: +3 PER with all Sense Groups Skills 8 +1 with HTH Combat 2 +1 with Bite 3 Climbing 12- 3 Concealment 12-; Self Only (-½) 3 Stealth 12- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 87 Total Cost: 197 175+ Matching Complications (50) 20 Physical Complication: Animal Intelligence (Frequently; Greatly Impairing) 10 Physical Complication: Large (4-5m long; +2 OCV to others to hit,+2 PER Rolls to others to perceive (Infrequently; Slightly Impairing) 20 Physical Complication: Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently; Greatly Impairing) Total Complications Value: 50 Experience Points: 22
Ecology: Spider-bears are native to the Auriga system where they are the largest known land predators. Solitary creatures, they only gather into large groups during mating season, after which pregnant females will isolate themselves in secluded dens to lay their eggs and watch over the newly hatched young. Active day and night, spider-bears are known to be highly aggressive and treat just about anything they encounter as a possible and/or probable food item. Reports have them going to far as to attempt to attack armored ATVs, apparently seeing them as just another herbivore.
Personality/Motivation: Typical animal motivations.
Powers/Tactics: A spider-bear is an ambush predator, lying in wait in thick stands of growth near watering holes and game trails. Very fast over short distances, a spider-bear will often attempt to bowl over its quarry (a Move-By or Move-Through) before turning around to deliver a bite and inject a deadly dose of venom. Struggling prey will usually be pinned with a paw or two, with the aim to hold the target still before the bite is delivered. As they are apex predators, spider-bears don't scare easily and tend to not run from an encounter.
Appearance: Spider-bears are massive, quadruped mammalian predators. They stand a good five feet at the shoulder and normally weigh around 800 pounds, with weights of 1,000 pounds or better not uncommon. Thick dark brown hair covers their bodies, while a scattering a glossy black eyes dot the front of the head. Two large fangs jut from the mouth and are used to deliver highly lethal doses of venom to their prey.
Designer's Notes: This creature design was inspired by a photo-manipulation I found. I simply spliced together a character sheet for a Bear with a Giant Spider (both found in the HERO System Bestiary), made a few adjustments, and then added in the color text. I made the creature a science fictional one, as I felt that fantasy chimeric creatures have been done to death and are too easy to develop a backstory for. By making it a science fiction "alien" I'd like to think it made the Spider-Bear a little more memorable and interesting.
One can easily adjust the Spider-Bear to meet different needs. Adding in different Creature Templates will get you animals found in different environments. Possible Templates include "Aquatic," "Ferocious," "Smart," or "Winter."
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