Wednesday, July 13, 2011

V&V Vednesday: Honey Badger

Character Name: Honey Badger     Real Name: unknown     Side: Neutral
Gender: Female     Height: 5'2""     Weight: 120 lbs     Age: ??? (maybe mid-20's)

Physical Description: A petite woman of unknown nationality, wearing a full bodysuit costume that was stitched together from different fabrics of different colors, in a seemingly random pattern.  A wig adorns the skull part of her costume, but she changes wigs from day to day.

STR: 20     END: 26      INT: 9     AGL: 25     CHA: 11

Level: 4th     XP: 9,724     Basic Hits: 3     Hit Points: 36      Healing Rate: 2.1/day
Movement: 71”      Power: 80      Carrying Capacity: 636 lbs     HTH Damage: 1d8
Damage Modifier: +3     Accuracy: +4    Detect Hidden: 8%     Detect Danger: 12%
Inventing: 27%     Inventing Points: 3.6     Reaction Modifier: -/-      
Training: randomly rolled

Animal (Mammal) Powers
     Heightened Agility A +11
     Heightened Endurance A +13
     Heightened Senses: Enhanced Smell (x4 to detect rolls when relevant)
     Heightened Strength A +9
Heightened Defense: -4 to be hit with all attacks
Heightened Expertise: +4 to hit with melee attacks 
Invulnerability 16pt
Teleportation (PR=5, range = 10,000 x current power score in game inches - at full power, can teleport a little over 750 miles)
Willpower A (functions automatically against any mental powers, due to her non-standard mental processes)

Diminished Senses: Poor Eyesight - all range penalties are doubled, and detect scores are halved past 30" (derived from Animal Power subset)  
Psychosis - seems to lack a full understanding of cause-and-effect, has sporadic short and long-term memory loss, is subject to rapid mood swings, and lacks the ability to form any long-term significant emotional attachment to any person, item, place, or idea

Areas of Knowledge

Character Notes/Origin/Personality:  No one knows who Honey Badger is.  Even Honey Badger herself isn't really too clear on who she once might have been.  Some people say that she was once bitten by a radioactive honey badger (duh).  Some say that she was chosen by cosmic forces to be a living avatar of chaos.  Some say that she was the result of a secret government operation that experimented on runaways, giving her powers but driving her insane in the process.  Some say that she developed mutant powers as a teenager, and has knowingly embraced a philosophy of chaos.  The only thing that people can seem to agree on is that she is, by pretty much any definition of the word, crazy.

Although not truly evil in a moral sense (she may not be capable of truly understanding concepts of right and wrong), her willingness to simply take what she wants, assault anyone who displeases her, and bypass any lock, wall, or door has made her a wanted criminal.  Her past criminal actions have included stealing gold bars from Fort Knox (leaving behind tubs of ice cream in compensation), kidnapping parents who put their pre-teen children in child beauty pageants and forcing them to fight in gladiator pits with kitchen cutlery, stealing a crop-duster and skywriting 'Surrender Dorothy' above a major city, beating Paris Hilton senseless for crimes against humanity, kidnapping genetic scientists and forcing them to try to breed a new strain of pigs with wings, stealing the President's private notes and taping them to the ladies' room at Grand Central Station, and kidnapping celebrity tv chefs and forcing them to eat potted meat sandwiches.

When facing superpowered opponents she is savage and brutal, but not cruel.  In the past she has, after defeating such foes, dropped them off at a children's hospital to receive medical care, hung them upside down from a flag pole with Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby' blaring loudly from a nearby speaker, has stuffed one dollar bills into their shorts, and has spray-painted 'FINK' in day-go orange on their chest.

Occasionally, various supervillains and criminal organizations have tried to recruit her for her admittedly useful abilities.  Her responses in the past have included challenging such people to a simultaneous ping-pong/chess match, offering them baked brownies filled with laxatives, and pummeling them mercilessly and then dropping them off at a police station while demanding that they (and their sexy, sexy costumes) be arrested for their fashionista ways.

In combat, Honey Badger is a whirlwind of destruction and mayhem.  Her Heightened Defense and Heightened Expertise talents do not indicate any sort of training, but rather an opponent's difficulty in either targeting or striking her due to her completely random movements.  Likewise, her Invulnerability does not represent any sort of superhuman toughness, but rather her simple ability to ignore any damage one might do, because, quite simply, Honey Badger doesn't give a damn about your attacks or whether you've hurt her or not.

Campaign Use: Every superhero campaign can use a foe who is, to put it nicely, nucking futs.  Honey Badger fits that requirement, and then some. Virtually any random act of mayhem, larceny, or social disruption might be committed by her.

(inspired partially by this)

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