Black Steel

The Hidden Blade

Black Steel
Quotation   "The fruits of your corruption have come to take their due."
First Appearance   Black Steel #1, 2014
Real Name   Tommy Lee
Identity   Secret ID
Player   NPC
Team Affiliation   Solo
Base Of Operations   San Francisco, CA, USA
Range Of Operations   Global
Origin   Gifted
Archetype   Shadow

Description

Age   26 Nationality   Korean-American
Height   6' 0” Hair   Black
Weight   187 lbs. Eyes   Green
Gender   Cis Male Sexuality   Heterosexual

Tommy is bi-racial: half Korean and half African-American, with striking facial features. His sculpted profile gives him model-like looks, but his features are rounded enough to make him inviting rather than intimidating, although his physicality and green eyes are arresting. He is always impeccably dressed when not wearing dressed as his alter ego. When going out as Black Steel, he wears a black gi paired with a deep hood and a domino mask.

Attributes

Brawn 3
Agility 5
Reason 3
Perception 3
Willpower 3
Prowess 5
Accuracy 6

Endurance: 6
Plot Points: 1

Character Points Spent: 61
Unspent Experience: 0

Advantages

  • Connected
  • Exceptional Beauty
  • Linguist
  • Master Plan
  • Wealthy

Skills

  • Athletics
  • Combat
    • Kinetic Impartation +3
    • Throwing +3
  • Computing
  • Culture
    • Philosophy +3
  • Investigation
    • Analyzing Evidence +3
  • Manipulation
    • Conversation +3
  • Social
  • Stealth
    • Sneaking +3
  • Survival

Powers

Kinetic Control (Absorption) 5
Kinetic Energy, Delayed Depletion (+1)
Kinetic Impartation (Blast) 5
Uses knife or other object (+0)
Super Senses 2
Detect Assassin's Mark, Expertise w/Detect (+1) (Detect [Element], Hyperacuity)
Teleportation 4

Equipment

  • An assortment of knives
    • Strike 1
  • M18 Smoke Grenade
    • Blindness 2, Exploding (lasts 10 rounds)
  • M84 "Flash-Bang" Grenade
    • Blindness 4 + Blindness (vs. hearing) 4, Exploding

Movement

  Base Move     Double Move     All-out Move  
Run   50 feet 100 feet 300 feet (34 mph)
Swim   10 feet 20 feet 60 feet (7 mph)
Jump   9 feet 9 feet 9 feet
Teleport   1,600 feet 3,200 feet 2 miles (1,000 mph)

Personality

Tommy is a modern day sophist, and he loves rhetoric, philosophy, and debate. His nature is to be quite laid back and zen-like under most circumstances. However, when the weight of his family's misdeeds lay upon him, he is driven to make recompense, and all grace leaves his tongue. He becomes pragmatic and stoic, enabling him to make the hard choices that give his life meaning. If there is no place for him in the light, he will embrace the darkness to remove those that justice cannot reach.

Motivations

  • Serenity: The character seeks freedom from the mistakes or tragedies of their past.
  • Justice: The character seeks to ensure that misdeeds are met with appropriate punishment.

Complications

  • Outsider: Tommy is a loner, accepted neither by the law nor by the criminal underworld on which he preys.

History

Tommy's mother was a US Diplomat stationed in South Korea, and his father was... complicated. The assassin Shindo infiltrated the party only to get a lay of the land and information, not for a liason with a diplomat. But that interlude resulted in a son. His mother, ever pragmatic, did not tell Tommy who his father was. One of his enemies did, after killing her. It was then that Tommy's powers manifested, enabling him to escape. From then on, he lived life on the run, with one goal other than survival -- not to end up like his father.

But his powers were more fit to follow his sire than rebel against him -- tailor made for an assassin. Heroes didn't accept him, and villains... well, his father had made enemies on both sides of the law. So Tommy found another use for his abilities: to bring to justice those villains that the system couldn't touch, and do what the other heroes couldn't... or wouldn't.

Powers and Abilities

With his strength, speed, and skills, Tommy would be a deadly foe even without his powers. His ability to teleport, control kinetic energy, and “mark” targets makes him an implacable hunter, able to reach targets where they think they are safest. Tommy's “Assassin's Mark” is a quasi-psychic “tag” that he can place on a single person or object by touching them, and then find later (with a successful Perception roll). His Assassin's Mark does not last forever, of course: it fades over the course of a few days.

Tommy's usual tactics are to gather his own evidence to come to a judgment on the target, scout them out and discover their weaknesses, use his connections to get close enough to “mark” them, and then kill them when they least expect it.

Summary

Attributes 28 + Skills 6 + Advantages 5 + Powers 22 = 61 / 61