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Private Thomas Steven Rogers, altered human
FIGHTING: Remarkable (30)
AGILITY: Remarkable (30)
STRENGTH: Excellent (20)/Monstrous (75)
ENDURANCE: Incredible (40)
REASON: Typical (6)
INTUITION: Excellent (20)
PSYCHE: Excellent (20)
Aegis has the power to generate powerful telekinetic force-fields; all of his other powers are simply applications of this ability.
PERSONAL FORCE FIELD: Monstrous (75). Aegis' force fields are at their most powerful when drawn in tight around his body; most attacks cannot penetrate his personal force field. Aegis' strength is also raised to Monstrous (75) when his personal force field is up, as the field serves as a sort of telekinetic exoskeleton.
PROJECTED FORCE FIELD: Incredible (40). Aegis can also project his force field at range, but it loses considerable power in the process.
TELEKINESIS: Incredible (40). Aegis can use his projected force fields to manipulate objects at a distance. Again, the field loses significant strength at range.
FLIGHT: Typical (6). Recently, Aegis has developed the technique of using his personal forcefield to lift herself off the ground. This ability is still rudimentary, and takes significant concentration on his part.
Martial Arts B
Martial Arts D
Tom Rogers has always idolized Captain America. He grew up on stories told by his grandfather, a WWII vet whose unit Cap saved from a Nazi ambush. His admiration for his hero didn't wane as he grew older; instead, it pushed him to try to be as much like Cap as possible, embarking on a strict regimen of training and eventually enrolling in the military.
Cap's death left a nation stunned, but it was especially devastating for Tom. (It was at this point in his life that he had his middle name legally changed to "Steven," to honor his idol.) Both his ability and his devotion to Cap's ideals made him an ideal prospect for a clandestine research project intended to produce a new generation of super-soldiers; when he was approached by an officer with a speech about how the world still needed heroes, and about how someone was going to have to stand up for what Cap believed in, he jumped at the chance.
The attempt to recreate the super-soldier serum had mixed results. A few of the test subjects experienced moderately enhanced physical abilities; several others had severe (sometimes fatal) adverse reactions. Two subjects produced unexpected and spectacular results; apparently, the mutagens in the compound activated latent mutations in their genetic code. Tom found himself capable of generating a potent telekinetic forcefield; another soldier, who Tom only knew as "Sarah," was transformed into a malformed, rampaging, feral creature who killed two of the scientists overseeing the process and then tried to do the same to everyone else in the room. Using his newfound abilities, Tom was able to stop her from killing anyone else, but not from escaping; she vanished into the desert surrounding the base.
The project was shut down, and those in charge reassigned or incarcerated; Tom was detached from his unit and put on inactive reserve duty, training with his powers and answering to a contact from SHIELD named "Agent Smith."
Smith disappeared during the shake-up in SHIELD management and the ousting of Nick Fury; for the moment, at least, Tom is on his own...
Catherine Snyder, Geneticist
FIGHTING: Amazing (50)
AGILITY: Amazing (50)
STRENGTH: Excellent (20)
ENDURANCE: Remarkable (30)
REASON: Amazing (50)
INTUITION: Incredible (40)
PSYCHE: Good (10)
RESOURCES: Good (10)
POPULARITY: Typical (6)
Residual Absorption: Amazing (50). 'Cat's main power is the ability to analyze the residual traces of energy left behind when a power is used and then alter her own genetic structure to replicate that power. Such powers function at the Amazing (50) level. When she attempts to replicate a power, Copycat must make a Reason FEAT roll to determine the duration; on a Red FEAT, the duplication is permanent.
Hyper-Running: Incredible (40). Copycat has permanently replicated many of the powers of an enhanced cheetah, including the ability to run at Incredible speeds.
Hyper-Fighting: Incredible (40). Copycat's Fighting has been enhanced by her replication of the cheetah's abilities.
Hyper-Agility: Incredible (40). Copycat's Agility has also been enhanced.
Hyper-Intuition: Remarkable (30). Copycat has also gained the cat's keen senses, significantly boosting her Intuition.
DUPLICATED POWERS: Cat has permanently duplicated the following powers.
Extra Attacks: For purposes of making extra attacks, Copycat rolls on the Monstrous column.
Forcefield (Personal): Amazing (50) rank.
BACKGROUND: Catherine "Cat" Snyder was an extremely talented and not entirely principled geneticist whose primary field of study was genetic engineering--namely, the commercial creation of designer superpowers for wealthy clients. While the notion of becoming extremely rich certainly appealed to her, what really intrigued her was the possibility of gaining powers herself; although brilliant, Cat was also somewhat insecure, and longed to be "special."
Cat's experiments with animals were highly successful. The crowning achievement was a cheetah whose abilities had been enhanced to superhuman levels; film of the cat outrunning a sports car formed a major part of the sales pitch Catherine made to investors.
Unfortunately, while the investors were enthusiastic, the government was less so. Cat was ordered to shut down her operation pending an investigation of her business practices and the safety of her lab. Unfortunately, she knew perfectly well that she'd cut enough corners that the shutdown would be permanent.
Unwilling to let her work slip through her fingers, Cat took the ultimate gamble, subjecting herself to a treatment that was supposed to allow for short-term remapping of the genome to produce temporary superpowers. The procedure worked--in fact, it worked better than she'd anticipated. When she attempted to replicate the cheetah's speed and agility, she gained those abilities pernamently. Unfortunately, what she HADN'T anticipated was that she'd ALSO take on the appearance of the animal; where once she'd been a relatively small and ordinary-looking woman, Cat was now a rather striking cat-woman with the ability to replicate the powers of other superhumans. Thus was born Copycat.
Although Copycat has made the admirable decision to become a hero, her motives are somewhat less admirable. She's motivated mainly by the fact that she wants adulation and fame, and by the opportunity to work with other heroes and acquire more powers. She's also not particularly brave; thus, working with a group appeals to her. Duplicating the powers of a cat also seems to have brought with it some of the traits of said animal; Copycat is hedonistic and more than a bit selfish. She's not evil, by any means, and will usually do the right thing--as long as it doesn't cost her too much to do it.