Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 30 STR 20 15- Lift 1600 kg; 6d6 HTH Damage  28 DEX 36 15- 23 CON 13 14- 20 INT 10 13- PER Roll 13- 18 EGO 8 13- 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 9 OCV 30 9 DCV 30 6 OMCV 9 6 DMCV 9 7 SPD 50 Phases: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 14 PD 9 Total: 14 PD (3 rPD) 10 ED 5 Total: 10 ED (3 rED) 11 REC 7 46 END 6 12 BODY 2 40 STUN 10 Total Characteristics Cost: 264 Movement: Running: 20m/40m Leaping: 24m/48m Swimming: 12m/24m Cost Powers & Skills Martial Arts: Shaolin Dragon Kung Fu Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 4 Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 4 Disarm -1 +1 Disarm; 50 STR to Disarm roll 4 Dodge -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 4 Dragon Claw +0 +0 12d6 Crush, Must Follow Grab 4 Escape +0 +0 55 STR vs. Grabs 3 Joint Lock/Grab -1 -1 Grab Two Limbs, 50 STR for holding on 5 Kick -2 +1 12d6 Strike 3 Legsweep +2 -1 9d6 Strike, Target Falls 4 Punch +0 +2 10d6 Strike 8 +2 HTH Damage Classes (already added in) 5 Weapon Element: Blades, Chain & Rope Weapons, Clubs, Polearms and Spears, Staffs 60 Tail Of The Dragon: Multipower, 90-point reserve, all slots Must Follow Grab (-½) 4f 1) Choking Grasp: Blast 6d6, Constant (+½), NND (defense is Life Support (Self-Contained Breathing) or rigid neck armor; +1); No Range (-½), Must Follow Grab (-½), END 7 3f 2) Neck-Breaking Hold: HKA 2d6, NND (defense is lack of neck, lack of hit locations, or not being 'alive' in the first place; +1), Does BODY (+1); Must Target The Head (-1), No STR Bonus (-½), Requires A STR Roll (14- roll; No Active Point penalty to Skill Roll; -¼), END 9 27 Eyes Of The Dragon: Entangle 3d6, 3 PD/3 ED, ACV (uses OMCV against DMCV; +¼), Works Against EGO, Not STR (+¼), Takes No Damage From Physical Attacks (see 6E1 p217; +¾); Mental Defense Adds To EGO (-½), No Range (-½), Eye Contact Required (-½), END 7 8 Scales Of The Dragon: +3 PD/ED, Resistant (+½) 10 Dragon's Leap: Leaping +20m (24m forward, 12m upward), END 1 8 Dragon's Swiftness: Running +8m (20m total), END 1 4 At Home In The Water: Swimming +8m (12m total), END 1 6 Dragon's Tail: Extra Limb (1), Inherent (+¼) Perks 12 Contacts (12 points' worth, might include Well Connected) 5 Fringe Benefit: Triad Dai Lo ("big brother") 10 Money: Wealthy Talents 6 +2/+2d6 Striking Appearance (vs. all characters) Skills 16 +2 with HTH Combat 10 +2 with Shaolin Dragon Kung Fu 3 Acrobatics 15- 3 Breakfall 15- 3 Bribery 13- 3 Bureaucratics 13- 3 CK: Hong Kong 13- 3 Conversation 13- 2 Gambling (Go-Moku, Hasami Shogi, Mahjongg, Siang K'i, Wei-Ch'i) 13- 3 High Society 13- 0 Language: Cantonese (idiomatic; literate) 2 Language: English (fluent conversation) 2 PS: Triad Crime Boss 11- 3 Stealth 15- 3 Streetwise 13- 2 WF: Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons 3 Scholar 1 1) KS: Chinese History 11- 1 2) KS: Chinese Legends And Lore 11- 2 3) KS: Chinese Philosophy 13- 1 4) KS: Chinese Theology 11- 2 5) KS: Shaolin Dragon Kung Fu 13- 2 6) KS: The Hong Kong Underworld 13- 2 7) KS: Tongs And Triads Of Hong Kong 13- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 257 Total Cost: 550 400+ Matching Complications (75) 10 Distinctive Features: Style (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Large Group) 15 Distinctive Features: daughter of the Dragon King; dragon's tail, physically perfect body, brilliant green eyes (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Enraged: when opponents behave in a 'uncivilized' manner and/or if she is patronized (Uncommon), go 11-, recover 14- 15 Hunted: Asian/Hong Kong superhero or heroes Frequently (As Pow; Harshly Punish) 10 Psychological Complication: Disdainful Of All That is Not Chinese (Common; Moderate) 15 Psychological Complication: Ruthless In Pursuit Of Her Goals (part causal killer, part sadist) (Common; Strong) Total Complications Points: 75 Experience Points: 150
Background/History: There’s quite a bit of debate as to why Szu Ling Fong possess a long dragon-like tail. The most common explanation is she’s a mutant or has been genetically augmented, but there are those, especially those versed in knowledge of Chinese myth and legend who say she’s the daughter of the Dragon King, hence her perfect form and figure and brilliant green eyes. As for Szu Ling Fong, she could care less, and is far more concerned with running her recently-slain father’s Triad gang. People can gossip all they want about her origins and even make as many absurd claims as they wish, but they’d better respect her when they ever meet her in person and fear her afterwards. Otherwise she’ll teach them a highly painful lesson the proper way to give face and the right manners to use when addressing your superiors.
Personality/Motivation: As a woman, even a super-humanly strong and fast women, in a man’s world, Szu Ling Fong has to be even more brutal and ruthless than any of her male underlings or equals. Fortunately for her, her father brought her up to do just that. While she can be quite hospitable and charming, and is rather physically attractive, make no bones about it, Szu Ling Fong can and will kill without a second thought. Most often, she tends to eliminate those who can’t show the proper respect or manners in her presence, or Westerns, who never seem to understand Chinese ways and constantly (and arrogantly) assume that just because they’re from the West, their ways are automatically superior. And if especially annoyed and angered, she’ll take her time before administering the finishing blow, as certain rival crime bosses have found out.
Quote: “Once again it seems I must teach another rude foreigner a lesson in manners. Come, I shall make your lesson quick… and painful, so you will not forget.”
Powers/Tactics: Normally, Long Liu (lit. “Dragon’s Daughter”, the name she goes by in Triad circles) doesn’t get involved in fights (she’s a gang boss after all) but will if she feels the need calls for it. As she doesn’t use guns, she’ll do her best to close to hand-to-hand range, then use her kung fu skills to put down anyone foolish enough to fight her. If she wishes to make an example of someone, she’ll use her Eyes of the Dragon power to immobilize them, then use her tail to render them unconscious or out-right kill them. if pressed, she will flee from an encounter gone bad, but will them start to Hunt whoever caused her to retreat, as she knows she can’t afford to show weakness in any form.
Appearance: Long Liu stands 5'6" and weighs a well-muscled 130 lbs. Her body is lean yet both well-proportioned and well defined, with fairly dark skin, long fingers and brilliant green eyes. Her features are very beautiful with nigh perfect proportions, while her glossy black hair falls well down her back. Long Liu's most notable feature is her tail, which is thin and supple and covered with brilliant gold scales. As for dress, Long Liu normally wears various forms of traditional Chinese clothing but might don a man’s business suit for certain formal meetings and occasions.
Designer’s Notes: Long Liu started out as a mutant named “Snapdragon,” found on page 30 of Enemies: The International File. Her origin, such as it was, dealt with girl born with a reptilian tail to a wealthy mainland Chinese family and sent off to live in a remote monastery. Some time later, after learning the required kung fu skills, she ran away from the monastery to seek revenge on her family, only to discover her father was involved in the black market. He offered her a place in his organization, and she took over after he was killed.
This version moves the action to Hong Kong and makes the father a Triad gangster. Long Liu is no longer shipped off to a monastery, but remains part of the family, learning both combat skills and the family ‘business’ as she grows up. When her father is killed, she steps in, and rather ruthlessly asserts herself as the new boss. The other change was to redo her origin from mutant to something else. As her name infers, she might be the daughter of a lung, or Chinese dragon, taken human form. She certainly looks like it (she has green eyes, do you know how rare that is?) and that might explain why her father kept her so close while she was growing up.
I also altered her personality (as expressed in her Psychological Complications). The original was quiet and shy yet capable of great violence, a sort of stereotypical “submissive Oriental.” This version is far more self-assured and more out-spoken, although somewhat bad tempered (see her Enraged). However, I also feel she’s less insulting to anyone who happens to be of Chinese ancestry.
The original name of “Snapdragon” was taken from her ability to make deafening ‘pops’ by snapping her fingers. As I can’t stand characters from other countries with punny American/English names, I dumped that power and gave her some improved tail-based attacks.
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