Monolith

The Man Mountain

Monolith
Quotation "I think you should give up now."
First Appearance Renegades #1, 1986
Real Name Wayne Hill
Identity Public ID
Player NPC
Origin Altered
Archetype Tank
Team Affiliation Renegades
Base Of Operations Los Angeles, CA, USA
Range Of Operations Local/National with team

Description

Age 32 Nationality American
Height 260 cm (8' 6") Hair Blonde
Weight 283 kg (625 lbs) Eyes Green
Gender Cis Male Sexuality Heterosexual

Monolith lives up to his name. At eight and a half feet tall, and extraordinarily muscled, he is an impressively massive individual. In contrast to his fearsome build, Monolith has a kind, boyish face. He doesn’t have a set uniform other than having a stylized “M” on his shirts. In all kinds of weather he typically wears a white tank top or t-shirt, weight lifting gloves, jeans, and specially-made high-top sneakers or combat boots.

Attributes

Agility 3
Brawn 5
Endurance 6
Presence 5
Reason 2
Power Level 5
Plot Points: 1
Character Points Spent: 50
Unspent Experience: 0

Skills

  • Athletics
  • Close Combat
  • Culture
  • Diplomacy
  • Ranged Combat

Gifts

  • Connected
  • Hard Target
  • Headquarters
  • Team Player

Powers

Alteration Resistance
Constant
Damage Resistance
Constant
Environmental Immunity
Constant
Strike
Standard action
Super-jumping
Move action
Super-lifting
Constant

Equipment

Commlink (PL 1)

Movement

Base Move Double Move All-out Move
Run 7 m 14 m 42 m (25 km/h)
Swim 3 m 6 m 18 m (11 km/h)
Jump 3,500 m

Personality

Monolith is good-natured and easy going, but he takes his responsibilities as a role model seriously. He volunteers for many children’s charities and lends his name and likeness to fund raising campaigns. People who spend time with Monolith are surprised that he is, in spite of his fame and his enormous size, just a regular guy who likes sports, movies, and popular music. He is also a talented public speaker who connects with audiences through stories about his superhero exploits, anecdotes about the difficulties he has due to his size and weight, and self-deprecating humor.

Motivations

Compassion
The character wants to protect others and alleviate their suffering, particularly the innocent and the helpless.
Justice
The character seeks to ensure that misdeeds are met with appropriate punishment.

Complications

Enemy
Monolith has made many enemies, but Cesspool is the most vile and persistent.
Uncontrolled Power
Monolith's size and weight make it impossible for him to have a normal life.

History

Wayne Hill was born in an abandoned worksite trailer deep in the backwoods of Oklahoma. His parents had committed a series of armed robberies crossing three states and were hiding from the FBI and state authorities. The trailer was left behind after an industrial company dumped experimental toxic chemicals at the site. The chemicals dramatically altered Wayne's physiology while he was in the womb. Due to Wayne's size and the absence of medical care, his mother died in childbirth. Wayne's father never forgave him, and the boy's early years were marked by abuse and neglect. When he was 10 years old, his father was killed in a shoot-out with authorities, so Wayne became a ward of the court and was placed in a federal orphanage for "special" children.

As Wayne grew to maturity, he vowed to use his special abilities to help the less fortunate and downtrodden. When he turned 18, Wayne took the superhero name Monolith, moved to Los Angeles, joined the Renegades (a state-sponsored team of posthumans), and became sanctioned by the state of California as a state police officer. When not fighting evil, he makes frequent charity campaign appearances, especially for organizations that help children.

Powers and Abilities

Monolith is strong enough to lift locomotives and punch through all but the most resilient synthetic materials, and he is tough enough to withstand an attack from any conventional weapon. He can survive in nearly any environment, and his posthuman biology is immune to virtually all toxins and diseases. Monolith's speed and agility are greater than his size might lead one to assume, but still well within human norms. However, his massive leg muscles allow him to jump extraordinary distances: his longest measured leap is well over two miles.

Summary

Attributes 35 + Skills 5 + Gifts 4 + Powers 6 = 50 / 50