Bison
Character Name: Bison
Alternate Identities: Billy Bia, Buffalo
Player Name: NPC
CHARACTERISTICS
Val Char Base Points Total Roll Notes
14 STR 10 4 14/70 12- / 23- HTH Damage 2 1/2d6/14d6 END [1/6]
23 DEX 10 39 23 14- OCV 8 DCV 8
18 CON 10 16 18/38 13- / 17-
12 BODY 10 4 12/17 11- / 12-
15 INT 10 5 15 12- PER Roll 12-
12 EGO 10 4 12 11- ECV: 4
25 PRE 10 15 25 14- PRE Attack: 5d6
10 COM 10 0 10/6 11- / 10-
3 PD 3 0 3/29 3/29 PD (0 rPD)
4 ED 4 0 4/30 4/30 ED (0 rED)
3 SPD 3.3 0 3/5 Phases: 4, 8, 12/3, 5, 8, 10, 12
7 REC 7 0 7/21
36 END 36 0 36/76
28 STUN 28 0 28/69
6" Running 6 0 13"
2" Swimming 2 0 2"
2" Leaping 3 0 2 1/2"/13 1/2" 87 Total Characteristics Points
CHARACTER IMAGE
QUOTE
EXPERIENCE POINTS
Total earned: 187
Spent: 187
Unspent: 0
Base Points: 200
Disad Points: 150
Total Points: 537
MOVEMENT
Type Total
Run (6) 13"
Swim (2) 2"
H. Leap (3") 2 1/2"/13 1/2"
V. Leap (1") 1"/7"
DEFENSES
Type Amount
Physical Defense 3/29
Res. Phys. Defense 0
Energy Defense 4/30
Res. Energy Defense 0
Mental Defense 0
Power Defense 0
 
COMBAT INFORMATION
OCV: 8 DCV: 8
 
Combat Skill Levels: +5 with move-through , +2 with HTH Combat
COMBAT MANEUVERS
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Effect
RANGE MODIFIERS
Range 0-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128
RMOD 0 -2 -4 -6 -8 -10
DISADVANTAGES
Cost  Disadvantage
10 Distinctive Features: Large, bison-like man (Easily Concealed; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
15 Enraged: by attacks on his people (Uncommon), go 11-, recover 11-
15 Hunted: The FBI 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Wanted for questioning)
5 Money: Poor
15 Physical Limitation: Near-sighted (All the Time, Slightly Impairing)
20 Psychological Limitation: Doesn't trust the Government (Very Common, Strong)
5 Psychological Limitation: Fear of grass fires (Uncommon, Moderate)
25 Psychological Limitation: Serves the good of his people no matter the outside legality (Very Common, Total)
10 Reputation: Medicine Man, 14- (Known Only To A Small Group)
15 Social Limitation: Minority[Navajo] (Very Frequently, Minor)
15 Social Limitation: Secret ID (Frequently, Major)
150 Total Disadvantages Cost

Character Name: Bison
Alternate Identities: Billy Bia, Buffalo
Player Name: NPC
SKILLS
Cost  Name
5 AK: Home Territory 14-
3 Animal Handler (Bovines, Equines) 14-
3 Climbing 14-
3 Concealment 12-
3 Conversation 14-
5 CuK: Navajo Culture 14-
5 KS: Herbs, plants and other healing things 14-
5 KS: Native Medicine 14-
5 KS: Navajo Ceremonies 14-
5 KS: Navajo Lore 14-
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
0 Language: Navajo (idiomatic)
2 Navigation (Astral) 12-
3 Oratory 14-
3 PS: Carpenter 12-
3 PS: Handyman 12-
3 PS: Medicine Man 12-
3 Paramedics 12-
3 Persuasion 14-
3 Riding 14-
3 Seduction 14-
3 Shadowing 12-
3 Sleight Of Hand 14-
3 Stealth 14-
8 Survival (Temperate/Subtropical, Desert) 14-
2 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles, Equines
3 Tracking 12-
3 Trading 14-
1 WF: Bows
3 Weaponsmith (Arrows, Bows) 12-
10 +5 with move-through
10 +2 with HTH Combat
120 Total Skills Cost
 
POWERS
Cost  Power END
Bison Form, all slots Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)
41
1) +51 STR
5
32
2) +20 CON
6
3) +4 BODY
2
4) -4 COM
13
5) +16 PD
18
6) +22 ED
16
7) +2 SPD
4
8) Lack Of Weakness (-5) for Normal Defense (5 Active Points)
0
8
9) Growth (+5 STR, +1 BODY, +1 STUN, -1" KB, 365 kg, +0 DCV, +0 PER Rolls to perceive character, 2 m tall, 1 m wide), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2)
0
48 Bison Form: Shape Shift (Sight, Smell/Taste, Touch and Mystic Groups), Instant Change, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2)0
43 Call the Lightning: Killing Attack - Ranged 5d6; Must be under the open sky (-1/4), No Knockback (-1/4), Only In Heroic Identity (-1/4)7
34 Runs Forever: Running +7" (13" total), x4 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2)
25 Commune with Nature: Telepathy 5d6 (Animal class of minds), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Continuous (+1); No Range (-1/2), Must Speak To The Animal Verbally (throughout; -1/2), Communication Only (-1/4), Audible (-1/4)0
14 Regeneration: Healing 2d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2) (40 Active Points); Extra Time (1 Turn (Post-Segment 12), -1 1/4), Self Only (-1/2)0
10 Sharp Sense of Smell: Discriminatory with Smell/Taste Group0
9 Herbal Healing: Healing BODY 2d6; OAF Expendable (Focus: Various Herbs; Difficult to obtain new Focus; -1 1/4)2
7 Poison Cure: Aid Body 2d6; OAF Expendable (Focus: Various Herbs; Difficult to obtain new Focus; -1 1/4), Only Restores to Starting Values (-1/2)0
330 Total Powers Cost

Character Name: Bison
Alternate Identities: Billy Bia, Buffalo
Player Name: NPC
APPEARANCE
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Yellow
Height: 7' 8"
Weight: 402 lbs
Description:
BACKGROUND
They said his real name was classified. They said he would help to save the lives of other soldiers if he volunteered for the project. Did he really have any other choice? The explosion had torn his arms and legs from his body. All he was now was a lump of flesh that was no good to anyone. He told them he would do it.
He got his arms back. He got his legs back. He also lost his humanity. With the strength of his new body, he escaped the military hospital and went on a rampage through the streets of Chicago. It was only be luck that he didn't kill anyone. The Chicago press dubbed him 'The Buffalo' because of his thick body hair and the horns protruding from the sides of his head.
That was twenty-four years ago.
Billy Bia sat in the sweat lodge and chanted the Blessing Prayer, his mind recalling those early days. The days before the white bison came to him and gave him back his humanity. Buffalo had disappeared into the desert of Arizona but Billy Bia emerged, with the Bison now within him.
He returned to his people, the Navajo, and returned to what was left of his family. It had been many years and only his elderly aunt and uncle remained on the Res. They did not question his return with new arms and legs, but took him in and he began his quest for peace.
His uncle, a medicine man, helped his Spirit heal and taught him the lore he had tried to deny when he had gone into the army. His aunt taught him the plants and herbs that could heal and the way of the animals. She passed along her greatest gift, the gift of 'Communing with nature' and he could speak to all living things. He worked hard to rebuild their rundown home and his skills with carpentry became known. All over the Res he would appear and make repairs, never asking for anything but a cup of water and perhaps a sandwich. When his healing powers became known, he would be called to help the sick and wounded and his people began to rely on him. There was no riches to be had on the Res, but they gave him what they could and he never refused a request.
One night in the spring, a late snow storm caught him miles from shelter. It was here the white bison appeared again and gave him the power of the bison, the power to return to his hated 'Buffalo' form but without the loss of his humanity. He knew he would have to take up the mantle for his people and so, Bison was reborn.
POWERS/TACTICS
Bison is not quite a straight forward brick. The Call the Lightning comes as a complete surprise most of the time. He hesitates to use it unless the situation is extremely dire. As a brick, his primary attack is the Move-Through as one would expect from a bison.
PERSONALITY/MOTIVATION
Billy Bia went from a lost young man with no future, caught up in the despair of the Reservation to a soldier. As a solder he had a purpose but the purpose was lost when the explosion nearly killed him. His willingness to be a test subject was a combination of despair and a real hope that his personal tragedy could be changed into something good. The Buffalo that emerged was a mindless, raging creature that was manipulated by those with a stronger will but inside, Billy Bia was trapped. When the white bison came to the lost Buffalo, Billy's humanity returned and then some. Ashamed by his actions as Buffalo, Billy Bia works hard to help the people he felt he had once abandon. Now with the Bison free, Billy plans to right many wrongs.

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