Tortured psychic on the run

Quotation "Stop thinking at me!"
First Appearance Forgotten Tales #19, 2001
Real Name Ryan Joseph Beisley
Identity Secret ID
Player NPC
Origin Gifted
Archetype Mirror
Team Affiliation Solo
Base Of Operations Portland, OR, USA
Range Of Operations National


Age 36 Nationality American
Height 191 cm (6' 3") Hair Blonde
Weight 84 kg (185 lbs) Eyes Grey
Gender Cis Male Sexuality Homosexual

Scanner is a gaunt Caucasian man with ashen beige skin, close-cropped blonde hair, and grey eyes. Scanner usually wears a black suit and tie. He seems uncomfortable at the best of times, and nervous or irritable the rest of the time.


Agility 2
Brawn 1
Endurance 4
Presence 8
Reason 3
Power Level 8
  • Normal Lift: 25 kg (medium dog)
  • Max Lift: 55 kg (pony keg of beer)
  • Throws (25 kg): 1 m
  • Max Range: 1 km
  • Max Area: 100 m radius


  • Deception
  • Diplomacy
  • Hand-to-hand Combat
  • Manipulation
  • Medicine
  • Mental Combat (+)
  • Ranged Combat


  • Tenacious
  • Unsettling


Danger Sense
Free action, Self-only
Force Field
Quick action, Self-only
Mental Resistance
Constant, Self-only
Mind Blast
Standard action, Ranged, Mental
Mind Control
Standard action, Ranged, Mental
Standard action, Ranged, Special
Standard action, Ranged, Mental
Varies, Self-only

Ultra-power: Mental Powers

Constant, Self-only
Bulletproof Force Field
Standard action, Self-only
Mass Mind Blast
Standard action, Ranged, Area, Mental
Mass Mind Control
Standard action, Ranged, Area, Mental
Mind Hold
Standard action, Ranged, Mental
Constant, Self-only
Mass Telepathy
Standard action, Ranged, Area, Mental


"Burner" Phone (PL 1)
Multi-tool (PL 1)


Base Move Double Move All-out Move
Run 4 m 8 m 24 m (14 km/h)
Swim 2 m 4 m 12 m (7 km/h)
Jump 1 m


Scanner is uncomfortable around other people, and prefers to be alone. He isn’t deliberately unpleasant, but he finds the dichotomy between what other people think and what they say almost physically painful. He is more likely to reply to what people are thinking at him rather than to what they have said. Most of the time, this makes his behaviour socially unacceptable.


The character seeks to avoid any emotional entanglements on a personal or professional level.
The character doesn't fit into the larger society.


Uncontrolled Power
Scanner is unable to completely block out the thoughts of those around him.


Ryan never fit in with the other children. He always seemed strange and aloof, and he seemed to like it that way. It was not until he was in his early teens that his telepathic abilities began to surface. Disturbed by the “voices” Ryan said he heard, his parents had him committed to a mental institution for treatment. He was freed from this institution a decade later when two posthumans broke into the facility to rescue another patient. Since then, Scanner has been on the run and on his own.

Powers and Abilities

Scanner is one of the most powerful telepaths on Earth. Unfortunately, he does not have complete control over his telepathy. He is unable to completely screen out others’ thoughts, making it uncomfortable for him to be near crowds. Scanner is fluent in American English, but his telepathy usually makes any language barrier moot.


Character Points Spent: 60
Unspent Experience: 0
Attributes 41 + Skills 8 + Gifts 2 + Powers 8 + Modifiers 1 = 60 / 60