In all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Gencon I totally forgot to do a Make Mine a Hero installment for July, so you’ll be getting a second one this month. This time around I felt like doing one of the characters from the X-Men, and who better than one of the greatest X-Men of all time? The amazing Nightcrawler himself!
Surprisingly I spent more points on skills and abilities than I did on powers. Kurt’s teleporting range is awfully limited, and carrying others along with him wears him out pretty quickly so even with all of the additions to allow to perform a few tricks each time he BAMFS I had plenty left over. I hope you all enjoy it.
Kurt Wagner “Nightcrawler”
“In the Munich Circus they called me the Amazing Nightcrawler.”
Acrobatics 2 (+12)
Athletics 5 (+8)
Close Combat (Unarmed) 5 (+10)
Close Combat (Sword) 5 (+10)
Deception 2 (+7)
Intimidation 2 (+7)
Expertise (Religion) 8 (+10)
Expertise (Teleportation) 8 (+10)
Perception 2 (+6)
Persuasion 5 (+10)
Sleight of Hand 2 (+12)
Stealth 2 (+12)
Technology 4 (+6)
Treatment 2 (+4)
Vehicles 2 (+12)
Concealment 4 [Visual] Limited [Shadows]*4 Points
Extra Limb [Tail] 1*1 Point
Feature (Fur) 1* 1 point
Senses 2 Night-Vision* 2 points
BAMF!- Teleportation 1[Extras: Accurate, Change Direction, Change Velocity, Extended Teleport, Increased Mass 4, Turnabout] 11 points
Movement Wall-Crawling 1* 2 points
Benefit 2(Priest, Member of the X-Men), Defensive Roll 2, Equipment 1, Improved Initiative 2, Languages (German, Latin) 2
Sword (Damage 3 Slashing Critical 19-20)
Close Combat (Unarmed) +10, Toughness DC 18
Close Combat (Sword) +10, Toughness DC 18
Dodge 10, Fortitude 5, Toughness 7*/5 (*With Defensive Roll), Parry 7, Will 6
Flirt: Kurt would like nothing better than to rescue a damsel in distress, and sweep her off her feet. He flirts more than Iceman and the Human Torch combined.
Trickster: After years of pulling pranks and practical jokes on them Nightcrawler is considered something of a trickster by many of his teammates.
Swashbuckler: Kurt considers himself something of a swashbuckler and sometimes this perception causes him to showoff.
Background: Circus Brat: Kurt spent years as a performer in a traveling circus where spectators assumed that his appearance was just part of the act.
Demonic Appearance: Part of Kurt’s mutation is his decidedly inhuman appearance, a feature which many view as monstrous which drives them to flee from him or attack on sight.
Mutant of God: Nightcrawler is a devout Catholic, and his beliefs sometimes come into conflict with his role as a member of the X-Men.
Honor Thy Mother and Father: Nightcrawler’s mother is the mutant terrorist Mystique, and his father is a demonic mutant named Azazel. Despite his parent’s less than respectable reputations he has chosen to defend the world, and works to make it a better place for human’s and mutants.
If you enjoyed this month’s Make Mine a Hero and there’s a character that you’d like to see in a future installment leave a comment and I’ll put them on the list.