Simon Blair ("Python")
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By quarkstomperquarkstomper

What does he look like? It's hard to say. He's dark-haired and handsome in an average sort of way. He likes to dress well in nice suits. But the odds are very good you'll never meet him in person. He'll contact you, as a message on your computer, or your cell phone; or maybe he'll just appear on your television one day. All you'll see is a digitally-obscured outline of a man with a deep baritone voice. He has a job for you.

Python (Simon Blair) - 449 points

ST 10 [0]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 15 [100]; HT 11 [10];
Damage 1d-2 thr/1d sw; BL 20 lbs.; HP 10 [0]; Will 15 [0]; Per 15 [0]; FP 11 [0].
Basic Speed 6.00 [5]; Basic Move [6]; Dodge 9.

Social Background

TL: TL8+1 [0].
CF: 21st Century American [0].
Languages: English (native) [0]

Advantages

Ally: Phoebe [0]; Appearance: Attractive (+1 react.) [4]; Eidetic Memory: Photographic [10]; Independent Income ($20k/mo.) [1]; Lightning Calculator: Intuitive [5]; Machine Telepathy Talent 5 [25]; Rank (in Nephilim): 5 [25]; Unfazeable [15]; Wealth: Filthy Rich [50]; Zeroed [10]
Powers: Affliction ('off switch'; electronics only) 5 [35]; Innate Attack (electrical burns) 2 [7]; Invisibility (to Machines only) [16]; Mind Control (cybernetics) [20]; Mind Probe (cybernetic only) [5]; Mind Reading (cybernetic only) [12]; Mindlink (with Phoebe) [2]; Modular Abilities: Super Memorization 3 [22]
Perks: <Perk Name>; <Perk Name>;… [<Total Perk Cost>].
Notes:
Ally: Phoebe is Python's secretary, and A.I. who frequently manifests as a hologram of a woman 8" tall. Her point value is listed as [0] assuming that Python is an NPC.
Powers: All powers are based off of Machine Telepathy and have the Psionic limitation.

Disadvantages

Callous [-5]; Duty: to Nephilim [-5]; Ememy: Watcher (rivals at Nephilim) [-5]; Loner [-5]; Megalomania [-10]; Secret (double-dealing Nephilim) [-30]
Quirks: Macheivellian; Always wears expensive suits; Prefers machines to people; (2 more quirks TBD); [-5].

Skills

Accounting (H) IQ [4]-15; Acting (A) IQ [2]-15; Administration (A) IQ [2]-15; Computer Hacking (VH) IQ [8] -20; Computer Operation (E) IQ [1] -20; Comptuter Programming (H) IQ [4] -20; Connoisseur: Clothing (A) IQ [2] -15; Connoisseur: Food (A) IQ [2] -15; Current Affairs: Science/Tech (E) IQ [1] -15; Diplomacy (H) IQ [4] -15; Driving (A) DX [2] -12; Electronics! (A!) IQ [24] -20; Electronic Repair: Computers (A) IQ [2] -20; Fast-Talk (A) IQ [2] -15; Finance (H) IQ [4] -15; Forgery (H) IQ-1 [2] -14; Games: Chess (E) IQ+2 [4] -17; Guns: Pistol (E) DX [1] -12; Hidden Lore: The Nephilim (A) IQ [2] -15; Innate Attack: Zap (E) DX+1 [2] -13; Intelligence Analysis (H) IQ [4] -15; Judo (H) DX-1 [2] -11; Mathematics: Applied (H) IQ [4] -15; Politics (A) IQ [2] -15; Research (A) IQ [2] -15; Savoir-Faire: High Society (E) IQ [1] -15
Techniques: <Technique Name> (<Base Skill>) (<Difficulty>) [<Cost>]-<level>; <Technique Name> (<Base Skill>) (<Difficulty>) [<Cost>]-<level>; …
Notes:
Computer Ops/Prog/Hacking and Electronics skills includes +5 from Machine Telepathy Talent
Electronics! is a bang skill covering all Electronics Ops skills.
Innate Attack skill is for use with his electric zap innate attack

Variants

I originally created Python as an NPC patron for a Secret Heroes campaign. He was a mysterious figure who seemed to know everything about the PCs and who contacted them via computer/cell phone/TV/whatever. His big secret was that he was actually a member of a criminal orginization of Supers called Nephilim, and that he was using the PCs as pawns in his own game against his employers.

There's no need to use the Nephilim subplot, though. Python could just be a reclusive philanthropist who wants to form a supers team for other reasons. Just eliminate the Nephilim-related disads.

Although originally concieved as a party patron, Python could also be a formidable villain.

His powers would also fit in a non-supers Psionics campaign, or possibly a supernatural one.

Adventure Ideas

  • This guy just appeared on your TV, right in the middle of Celebrety Hockey. He's on all the other channels too. He knows about your secret and says he's willing to help you… if you'll do something for him.
  • While investigating a crime, the PCs discover electronic evidence being altered, or in some cases destroyed. Who is behind it?