The Terror TwinsThe Sentinels
, an Active Game
run by Millennium. This game was clearly cursed, and despite Millennium's willingness to continue, the players lacked the enthusiasm
The specifics of the build was decided with Millennium via PM. Their final point totals were ball-parked by taking the PL12, 180pp base character and "selling" a PL for 15pp. We determined that buying a side-kick, I could have a 178pp base character with a 170pp sidekick with a "feedback disadvantage." This was roughly averaged out to PL11, 175pp. Neither of the Twins is a sidekick, both are full-fledged characters under my control... but they do share their Damage Condition and also their Hero Points.
Gervais L'Hirondelle and Miriam Shapiro were two investigators that worked for the Simon Wisenthal Institute in Paris. Gervais claims a distant kinship to The Great Man (de Gaul) and more direct links to the French Resistance. Miriam is a aramaic Jew, raised in the kibbutz of Israel. Both are quite passionate about hunting Nazis. Of course, even the very youngest of the original Third Reich are now in their 90s, but the two focused their investigation on Nazi Ubermensch programs and modern-day Fourth Reich Nazis. Although from widely different backgrounds, Gervais and Miriam worked quite well together, making a well-oiled professional team.
They had followed an obscure lead regarding one of Mengele's assistants or perhaps correspondent, a Swiss man named Alphonse Mueller. On a spool of yellowed Morse Code teletype -transmissions between the two, Miriam found a reference to a project called Mjolnir VII. References to mythology in the Nazi hierarchy almost always meant super science or mysticism; likely another Ubermensch program.
A few short weeks later, Miriam and Gervais found themselves in a tiny cave in the Swiss Alps. A door concealed behind a fake snowbank lead them to a sterile vault; half natural cave and half steel construction. Inside, they found several banker's boxes full of files, and a heavy, double-walled steel canister. Miriam started on the files, sorting and translating. Gervais started on the canister, checking it for markings and booby-traps.While he was X-Raying the canister, it burst filling the cave with irradiated gas. The two Nazi Hunters were overcome, and collapsed.
Hours, or perhaps even days later they awoke. Miriam and Gervais had been transformed by the contents of the canister combined with the X-Rays. They were distraught by their new appearances, towering physically perfect forms... but blond and blue eyed "Aryan Perfection." Super Nazis. Both of them were horrified, but their feelings were magnified, as each of them could feel the others' emotions.
They spent several days in the cave, deciding what to do, and bonding. They did not want anyone thinking that they would subject themselves to, or benefit from Nazi science. A side-effect of their transformation was a certain behavioural shift towards arrogance and poor impulse control. Combined with their general sense of distress, naturally they embarked on a path of recklessness. Using their superhuman powers, and their ability to instantly know each others' thoughts they embarked on a series of daring robberies. The proceeds from their crimes they gave to various charitable causes. The only thing The Terror Twins (as they were called, as they looked so alike) gained for themselves was notoriety... and popularity. The two beautiful, charismatic, and flamboyant bankrobbers gained a massive fan-base.
Of course, it was well known that they would never harm anyone while committing their crimes. This actually lead to their capture; a determined bank guard, who knew their reputation closed a vault on them. It was too thick for them to break out of, save through the door, but the guard stood right behind the door; they could only force the door if they were willing to seriously harm the guard. They were not, and were captured. At trial, they threw themselves on the mercy of the court. A fan-funded defense provided superior lawyers and the two repentant criminals managed to get off very lightly, with only probation and community service.
The Terror Twins turned their popularity into a fairly lucrative endorsement gig, and turned their attentions and fame to supporting causes, but they missed the excitement of their adventurous first months. They spoke with their parole officer, and the probate judge, and received permission to transfer their community service and parole to The Sentinels.Personality & Motivation
The personalities of the Twins are rather similar. As normal humans, they were both dedicated researchers and dedicated Nazi hunters. Both would have been described by friends as thoughtful and practical.
Being transformed into powered individuals comes with a certain mind-shift. They are relatively certain that the process they underwent had side-effects affecting their behavioural patterns, specifically arrogance and impulse control, although no propensity towards violence such as steroids might cause. Part of their shift in emotions has to do with their mental link they have shared. Each of them is in tune with the others wants and needs, and their mental link provides a positive feedback loop. When one twin does something that makes the other twin happy, that literally makes them happy, which makes the other happy, and so on. Negative emotions are similarly shared and amplified. Not surprisingly, the Twins spend a great deal of time catering to each others wants.
Since their inception, including their incarceration and subsequent parole and counseling the Twins have learned to better deal with their co-dependant emotional feedback, and dampen the effects... at least to more socially appropriate and moderate degrees.Complications
: The Twins feel it is of paramount importance that their previous identities remain "dead." They also feel a great deal of shame that Nazi super-science has turned them into superhumans. It's not just bitter irony, their powers came from the subjugation of France and the deaths of six million Jews.Forbidden Love
: Because of their similar features, Media coverage of their first criminal exploits dubbed them twins, and later made Terror Twins a title. Since they were dedicated to hiding their true origins, they did not correct this assumption. However, they worked closely as normal humans, and their shared experiences (not to mention their mental link) has made them extremely close. Lovers in fact. They try to keep their relationship on the down-low, but comments have already been made noting how "close" the Twins seem. During their trial they reluctantly admitted their new identities weren't the ones they were born with, but they refused to identify their actual names and countries of origin.Conviction
Their legal defense was exceptional, the jury was extremely sympathetic... but they are still the perpetrators of a massive (benign) crime spree. They do have a parole officer Sergeant Stronghold (a potent superhuman who works as an international Marshal with ties to Interpol and The Hague). Their movements my be restricted, and they may be called to give accounts of their where-abouts and activities at any given time. At the Hip
Bicep and Torrid have a continuous mental link, which cannot be turned off. In that context, they can be "used against" each other.Description
Gervais was a stocky, bearded frenchman, just starting to go grey. Miriam was a petite, olive-skinned girl with the look of eagles (which is a polite way of saying she had a prodigious shnozz). After their transformation (a similar process to Casanova Frankenstein's psychofraculation) they are both tall, blond, blue-eyed... essentially, mega-Aryans.
Their new appearance initially filled them both with a certain amount of loathing, and they both dyed their hair, and adopted punk looks. Since their arrest and parole, they've toned their looks down slightly... less Mad Max, more "euro trash." They both have mastered something of a generic European
accent.Bicep Van Boom
Alternate Identity: Gervais L'Hirondelle
Hair: Blonde (but dyed something else)
Benefit 2 (Wealth, Fame)
Languages 3 (English, French, Hebrew, Finnish, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish)
Combat: Unarmed 5 (+9)
Insight: 8 (+10)
Intimidation: 8 (+10)
Knowledge: Civics 1 (+5)
Knowledge: Current Events 1 (+5)
Knowledge: Theology and Mythology 6 (+10)
Perform: Sing 4 (+6)
Perform: Keyboard 4 (+6)
Perception: 8 (+10)
Technology: 6 (+10)
Treatment: 1 (+5)Powers
Communication Link (Torrid, Extra: Sensory Link) 
Invulnerability: Impervious 11
Super Strength 
Power Lifting 11
AP: Leaping 11
AP: Shockwave (Affliction 11; Resisted by Fortitude, Extra: Cone Area, Flaw: Limited Degree)
AP: Ground Stomp (Apply Burst Area to Strength Damage 11 of 13)
Electricity & Weather Control 
Environment 8 (Storm Control, Extra: Selective)
AP: Flight 8
AP: Flight 4 (Extra: Effects Others, Shapable Area)
AP: Chain Lightning (Damage 8, Extra: Shapable Area)Torrid Van Boom
Alternate Identity: Miriam Shapiro
Height: 6'4" (Torrid usually wears 4" heals)
Hair: Blonde (but dyed something else)
Will 13 Advantages
Benefit 2 (Wealth, Fame)
Languages 3 (English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Italian, Russian)
Combat: Unarmed 3 (+14)
Insight 3 (+5)
Investigation 6 (+10)
Knowledge: History 6 (+10)
Knowledge: Cryptography 6 (+10)
Knowledge: Science 6 (+10)
Perception 3 (+5)
Persuasion 3 (+5)
Perform: Guitar 4 (+6)Powers
Communication Link (Bicep Van Boom, Extra: Sensory Link) 
Speed 11; Super Movement: Run on Water, Wall-Crawling 2 (Only while moving)
Speed Feats: Agile Feint, Evasion 2, Improved Improved Initiative 4, Move-By Action, Redirect, Uncanny Dodge
Super Sense: Rapid Vision
AP: Apply Multi-Attack to Strength Damage 8 of 8
AP: Apply Shapable Area to Strength Damage 8 of 8
Earth & Gravity Control 
Earth Shapes (Create 6; Flaw: Proportional, Feats: Precise, Tether)
AP: Burrowing 8
AP: Move Object 8 (Flaw: Levitation Only)
AP: Anti-Gravity (Power Lifting 8)