Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 11 STR 1 11- Lift 114.9 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage  13 DEX 9 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 15 CON 10 12- 12 BODY 4 11- 18 INT 8 13- PER Roll 13- 18 EGO 16 13- ECV: 6 10 PRE 0 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 12 COM 1 11- 3 PD 1 Total: 3 PD (0 rPD) 3 ED 0 Total: 3 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 7 Phases: 4, 8, 12 5 REC 0 30 END 0 30 STUN 4 Total Characteristic Cost: 61 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 7 Scientific Detachment: +15 PRE; Defensive Only (-1) 65 Science Against the Entities: Variable Power Pool (Gadget Pool), 49 base + 16 control cost; all slots IAF/OIF/OAF (-1/2) Perks 6 I'm A Line Item In The XSWAT Budget: Contact: Councilman Hart (Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has very useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact) 11- 2 Fringe Benefit: XSWAT Police Powers 2 Fringe Benefit: Concealed Weapon Permit (where appropriate) Skills 9 Combat Skill Levels: +3 with invented weaponry 1 Bureaucratics 8- 2 CK: Angelus 11- 3 Computer Programming 13- 3 Criminology 13- 3 Electronics 13- 3 Inventor 13- 2 KS: Criminal Law And Procedure 11- 2 KS: Entities 11- 2 KS: The Occult World 11- 3 Mechanics 13- 3 Paramedics 13- 9 Gadgeteering: Power Skill 16- 3 Streetwise 11- (14-) 2 TF: Grav Vehicles/Hovercraft, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles 5 Weaponsmith (Anti-Entity Devices, Biological Weapons, Chemical Weapons, Energy Weapons) 13- 4 WF: Handguns, Invented Weaponry , Tonfa/Nightstick 3 Scientist 3 1) SS: Biology 14- 2 2) SS: Computer Engineering 13- 2 3) SS: Materials Science 13- 2 4) SS: Nanotechnology 13- 2 5) SS: Organic Chemistry 13- 2 6) SS: Physics 13- 2 7) SS: Psionic Technology 13- 2 8) SS: Transdimensional Physics 13- 2 9) SS: Weapon Systems 13- 3 10) SS: Xenobiology 14- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 166 Total Cost: 227 100+ Disadvantages 5 Distinctive Features: XSWAT Uniform (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 15 Hunted: Shadow Entities 8- (Mo Pow, Harshly Punish) 15 Hunted: XSWAT 11- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching) Notes: Burton's position and activities are a line item inserted into the XSWAT budget by a powerful city councilman. The XSWAT brass aren't particularly pleased to have Burton and his consumption of XSWAT resources foisted on them. Hence, the Hunted roll is raised to 11-. 20 Psychological Limitation: Committed to Discovering the Truth about the Entities (Common, Total) Notes: Burton will pursue any and all avenues of investigation of the Entities regardless of the danger to himself or others. 15 Psychological Limitation: Curious (Common, Strong) Notes: Burton cannot resist checking out anything mysterious or unusual. He will stop what he is doing and take a minute or two to examine the unusual object or occurrence, and sometimes even forget what he was doing. 5 Reputation: XSWAT Officer (not "normal" law enforcement, involved with bizarre cases and monsters), 8- 20 Social Limitation: Subject to Orders (Very Frequently, Major) 5 Unluck: 1d6 Notes: BurtonŐs family was snuffed out by Entity activity. How unlucky is that!!! 27 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 227
Background/History: Burton was 9 when his family was killed during a battle between the military and one of the first Entities to appear in Angelus. He was raised in a Catholic orphanage until he was 16, when he was admitted to UCLA on a full scholarship. Burton breezed through the undergraduate program and was a brilliant graduate student, but his professors were frustrated with his inability to focus and complete a thesis project. He was finally given an honorary doctorate in chemistry and kicked out of the UCLA graduate program.
Burton knew of X-SWAT; he knew what they really investigated, and he wanted in. He joined the LAPD and managed to secure a technical support position in X-SWAT. Servicing other officers’ C-60s was not what he had in mind, however. When Councilman Hart was touring X-SWAT central HQ, Burton fooled his secretary into arranging a private audience with him and convinced Hart of the need for a research program to study the Entities. Hart added a line item to the X-SWAT budget that created a special position for Burton within X-SWAT, with funding to set up a top-notch laboratory.
Personality/Motivation: Burton’s life has been consumed by the need to bring some meaning, some sense, some explanation for the senseless loss of his family. This need is filled by his tireless efforts to learn more about the Entities and figure out what they are, why they're here, and what they want. Fighting and destroying them are almost afterthoughts.
Powers/Tactics: Burton builds gadgets that incorporate the most advanced concepts in physics, chemistry, and biology and uses them to pursue his goals and keep himself in one piece.
Appearance: Mid-20’s; 5’10”, 175 lbs.; blond hair that flirts with X-SWAT length regulations, doesn’t look like he quite belongs in an X-SWAT uniform.
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