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    Pizzazz






    PIZZAZZ (Phyllis Gabor)
    Created By:
    Christy Marx
    Role: The Villain, Rich Bitch, Drama Queen
    Voice Actor: Patricia Alice Albrecht, Ellen Bernfield (Singing)
    PL 3 (47)
    STRENGTH
    1 STAMINA 2 AGILITY 2
    FIGHTING 3 DEXTERITY 3
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 0 PRESENCE 2

    Skills:
    Deception 5 (+7)
    Expertise (Rock Star- Singer) 12 (+14)
    Intimidation 4 (+6)
    Persuasion 3 (+5)
    Stealth 2 (+4)

    Advantages:
    Benefit 2 (Daddy's Wealth), Chokehold, Daze (Intimidation), Fast Grab, Startle

    Offense:
    Unarmed +3 (+1 Damage, DC 16)
    Initiative +2

    Defenses:
    Dodge +2 (DC 12), Parry +3 (DC 13), Toughness +2, Fortitude +2, Will +2

    Complications:
    Motivation (Fame & Attention)- Pizzazz has been "uncontrollable" ever since her mother walked out on the family when Phyllis was a young girl. Craving attention from anyone and everyone (especially her mostly-distant father Harvey Gabor, or the handsome Sean Harrison & Riot), Pizzazz needs to be the centre of attention.
    Enemy (Jem and the Holograms)- As the most-famous and successful band in the world, The Holograms are standing in the way of Phyllis' fame.
    Relationship (Riot)- Pizzazz fell for Riot instantly, and he's the only man able to really tell Pizzazz what to do. She fawns over him like a lovesick fool.
    Relationship (Father, Harvey Gabor)- Phyllis' father Harvey is exceptionally wealthy, but quite emotionally distant from his daughter. Craving attention, Pizzazz always acts out and begs for things from him, especially when it involves money.
    Relationship (The Misfits)- Pizzazz mainly uses her band as a stepping-stone for fame. Though she laughs at her friends' antics, and they're general partners in crime, the girls are not really all that close.

    Total: Abilities: 28 / Skills: 26--13 / Advantages: 6 / Powers: 0 / Defenses: 2 (47)

    -Pizzazz is the main villain of the show, and the leader of The Misfits. What drives Pizzazz is her unrivaled ego and demand for attention- she wants everything the world has to offer ("I'm Taking It All"), from money to fame to men, and she's not shy about admitting it. She's extremely hostile, and has few truly loving relationships in her life- she teases her band-mates mercilessly, puts down people who were helping her the second they cease to become immediately useful, and generally drives everybody away from her. She has the Freudian Excuse, though- her mother ran out on the family years ago, and she's been "uncontrollable" ever since, according to her father, who could only show affection by showering her with whatever she wanted, creating a truly screwed-up kid (her dad ends up bonding with KIMBER BENTON more, but confesses to his own failures).

    -Pizzazz was great fun, in that she acts entirely on impulse- the most flawed characters tend to be the most fun, and the most interesting- and Pizzazz is ALL FLAW. When Techrat gives her an experimental laser and a hang-glider, Eric Raymond is astonished- "You have PIZZAZZ a LASER WEAPON??" She has practically zero good qualities- she bullies and taunts her CLOSEST FRIENDS, begs and whines to her father, and is belligerent and violent to pretty much everybody else. They didn't even make her a "Sexy Bad Girl", either- Pizzazz is straight-up SCARY, looking like a menacing freak of nature (despite having a standard "attractive female body and face", she's got harsh make-up that makes her look like an old drag queen). The only thing I think was a shame was her obsession of Riot- once The Stingers show up, the "edge" goes off Pizzazz, and she ends up following Riot around like a sad, begging puppy. Pizzazz should have FREAKED the second he turned her down.

    -Pizzazz is scary. Her stats aren't THAT great, but she's built almost entirely to be big and scary and intimidate weak-willed men into doing what she wants (one particularly-funny video has her knock some big dude off his chair, then do the universal "Take a hike!" signal, sending him scurrying off in fear). Thanks to a rich daddy who gives her what she wants to keep her out of his hair, Eric Raymond the Evil Record Executive who puts up with her crap, and her own sense of entitlement. A good musician too, as she's not one of those "angry because she can't compete" villains; the woman can SING, and Misfits songs ironically have held up about ten times better than any Holograms songs ever did. What drives her of course is her incredible ego and desire for more. She can't just be a great musician who wins awards- no, she's gotta crush Jem at every opportunity, even when it damages her OWN career in the process.

    -In fact, her ego and attitude are so out of control that I almost hesitated to give her a decent Presence score, as almost everyone in contact with her for more than ten minutes tends to go crazy and try to hide. But the fact that she still manages to fool just about everyone at least once seems to support such high statistics. What's curious is that she's no Femme Fatale either- she actively chases men away, and her vampishness comes across more as terrifying than sexy, much like Sensational Sherri from the WWF in the '80s & '90s.
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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    Yep! I was right.

    Campbell's artwork looked really familiar. Turns out that she did extensive work for Exalted.

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    Oh, yeah. Just look for all the bald or half bald characters full of piercings in Exalted books and you'll find Campbell's art (well, some of Kiyo's in there too) ^_^

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    Pizzazz is just the female version of Axl Rose, Axl was such a jerk that the heroin addicts in his own band couldn't stand him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrozen View Post
    Pizzazz is just the female version of Axl Rose, Axl was such a jerk that the heroin addicts in his own band couldn't stand him.
    and even then, he pales before the tyranny of the mistress of bitching

    "Seriously, five ancient sages of bitch gathered atop the peaks of Mt. Bitch to proclaim her birth, and 100 years later, when all the bitch stars had aligned, Pizzaz was born and made everyone's life around her a living hell, because she is SUCH A BITCH!"

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    Roxy



    Some people are just REALLY good at sneering.

    ROXY (Roxanne Pellegrini)
    Created By:
    Christy Marx
    Role: The Number Two Villain (to Pizzazz), The Hanger-On, The Delinquent
    Voice Actor: Samantha Parris
    PL 2 (42)
    STRENGTH
    0 STAMINA 1 AGILITY 2
    FIGHTING 2 DEXTERITY 4
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 0 PRESENCE 2

    Skills:
    Deception 5 (+7)
    Expertise (Rock Star- Guitar) 11 (+13)
    Expertise (Street Rat) 4 (+4)
    Intimidation 3 (+5)
    Persuasion 3 (+5)
    Stealth 2 (+4)

    Advantages:
    Benefit (Wealth) 1, Daze (Intimidation), Taunt

    Offense:
    Unarmed +2 (+0 Damage, DC 15)
    Initiative +2

    Defenses:
    Dodge +2 (DC 12), Parry +2 (DC 12), Toughness +1, Fortitude +2, Will +2

    Complications:
    Motivation (Fame & Attention)- Roxy's ego is just like Pizzazz's, though less all-consuming in it's intensity.
    Enemy (Jem and the Holograms)- As the most-famous and successful band in the world, The Holograms are standing in the way of Roxy's fame.
    Secret (Illiterate)- Roxy dropped out of High School, and thus never learned to read. Because that's where we all learned to read- High School.
    Relationship (The Misfits)- Roxy's only friends are The Misfits, and though she puts up a facade of uncaring, she is very insecure about her place in the group- she immediately rejects the notion of bringing in a new member, and she was lost without her bandmates.
    Rivalry (Jetta)- Her insecurity led her to reject the new Misfit instantly, and Jetta's bitchines didn't help matters.

    Total: Abilities: 22 / Skills: 28--14 / Advantages: 3 / Powers: 0 / Defenses: 3 (42)

    -Roxy is a pretty flat character for most of the show's run- she's effectively "Pizzazz Lite" in almost every way, being a hanger-on who simply joins in the antics while acting like a juvenile delinquent. We only really see more to her when Jetta joins the group and makes an ass of herself (showing Roxy's impatience and insecurity about her own place with the group), and the ludicrously-Aesop-heavy "Illiteracy" episode where she quits The Misfits after they openly laugh at her for her inability to read a teleprompter. It's revealed then that Roxy's an ex-street gang member who dropped out of High School- when she quits the team, she IMMEDIATELY wins the lottery and gets a huge influx of cash... but her illiteracy means she can't read the contracts she signs for some new stuff, and as a result she's taken for everything almost immediately. And Roxy still has a Pizzazz-like craving for attention.
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    Stormer






    STORMER (Mary Phillips)
    Created By:
    Christy Marx
    Role: The Villain With an "F" in Evil (defining example), The Shy One
    Voice Actor: Susan Blu
    PL 2 (31)
    STRENGTH
    0 STAMINA 0 AGILITY 2
    FIGHTING 0 DEXTERITY 1
    INTELLIGENCE 2 AWARENESS 2 PRESENCE 1

    Skills:
    Deception 4 (+5)
    Expertise (Rock Star- Keytarist & Songwriter) 12 (+13)
    Insight 4 (+6)
    Perception 2 (+4)
    Stealth 2 (+4)
    Vehicles 2 (+3)

    Advantages:
    Benefit (Wealth) 1

    Offense:
    Unarmed +0 (+0 Damage, DC 15)
    Initiative +2

    Defenses:
    Dodge +2 (DC 12), Parry +1 (DC 11), Toughness +1, Fortitude +2, Will +2

    Complications:
    Motivation (Fame)- Though far less so than her bandmates.
    Enemy (Jem and the Holograms)- As she's a Misfit, Stormer is honor-bound to fight against The Holograms, however nice they are.
    Responsibility (The Nice One)- Stormer is the only kind-hearted Misfit, and genuinely wants to help those in need, and feels sympathy for others. The other Misfits pester her endlessly about it, and she has been known to betray them in secret to help out a Starlight Girl or a Hologram.
    Relationship (The Misfits)- Stormer's only friends are the other Misfits. Even when they mercilessly tease her to the point of quitting, she feels she has to stick by them in the end, because they're hopeless without her.
    Relationship (Brother, Craig)- Stormer is very close to her brother. When he starts dating Aja

    Total: Abilities: 16 / Skills: 26--13 / Advantages: 1 / Powers: 0 / Defenses: 1 (31)

    -Stormer is a pretty sure bet for almost everybody's favourite character of the show. I can think of NOBODY who better defines the "Villain Who is Actually Good" trope. See, while The Misfits were conniving tricksters who craved fame and attention, and nearly killed The Holograms several times over it, Stormer was ACTUALLY NICE, and often wanted to make friends, talk about problems, or help people. But she was always bullied by the other girls into toeing the line, and couldn't speak up for herself. This made her a GREAT character, and she ended up being one of the most dynamic personality types on the show- you can get a lot of mileage out of a person acting against their own true nature. It can be both funny AND heartbreakingly-sad. Eventually, it's revealed that she's the TRUE genius of the band, and most of The Misfits' songs come from HER head.

    -And I would be remiss in not once-again mentioning The Bands Break Up, the infamous episode in which Kimber & Stormer dump their respective bands at the same time, and do an unanticipated jam session at a club in which they both JUST HAPPEN to be hanging out. The session turns into a terrific song (Kimber had been working on one, and Stormer was just making stuff up), and the girls form their OWN band, complete with Kimber adopting some Misfit-type fashions and the girls being all super-palsy and stuff. And that's pretty much the DEFINING way to set off all those guys who love it when chicks make out (if you're not one of them, then YOU CAN NEVER BE MY FRIEND), and it's since known as "Kimber & Stormer's Lesbian Adventure". There's some chicanery (Eric Raymond gives them a contract promising him Kimber's shares in Starlight Music if they don't produce a Gold Record), some attempted reconciliations and more. The girls DO make their hit record after all, but they both end up back in their respective groups. A totally great, lesbariffic episode.

    -Susan Blu, a really iconic voice for 1980s cartoons (you can still hear her once in a while in some things), did her best work as Stormer. She was also Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe (much better and more fun that Scarlett), and Arcee in The Transformers, making her an '80s Goddess. She's gone on to become a respected Voice Director in various animated series, as well. In the comic book series, Stormer is authentically-fat (not just curvy), but in a way that kind of makes her look like a BBW archetype (ie. fat, but actually kinda makes it work). This is partially due to the artist's obvious sexual fetish for rolls of flesh, but I'll be dipped if it doesn't fit the character quite a bit- it justifies her easily-led, wallflower personality compared to her bold, svelter bandmates.
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    yep. stormer's big moment in the original 5 part pilot was how she went behind Pizzaz's back and got the holograms out of a frame-up job that Raymond's goon had stuck on them

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    Just saw Jurassic World- The trailers looked like goofy "LOL WE HAVE NO IDEA SO WE'LL JUST THROW SOME DINOSAURS OUT THERE" crap, so I was expecting nothing.

    Movie ended up kicking ass. I liked all the "how did you NOT see this coming?" stuff with how they built the Indominus Rex. Part of what I enjoy the most is how PLAUSIBLE it is that corporations and the army would get involved and do a ton of stupid things- it's just so cynical.

    The self-conscious Product Placement was kind of funny. They joke about it once with Verizon, but they make EXTRA careful to show the logo on the fronts of the jeeps, the glass Coke bottle Pratt takes a long, LONG sip out of, and you can see the "_____ Centre For Paleontology" or whatever.

    At least I HOPE it was self-conscious.

    The CGI was pretty bad in a lot of parts. CGI in movies has really gone downhill- my brother points out that HD cameras have made the PEOPLE look too good, and so the CGI now stands out. The dinos look too "fuzzy", don't move right, and are a little too "smooth" going over land. This is why the first movie used it SPARINGLY. And why that injured Apatosaurus looked so good in THIS movie- it was an actual physical THING Pratt was touching, and you could tell.

    But HELLZ YEAH to Giant Dinosaur Fights, and the mass dogpile on the Indominus. And LOL to the funny, old-school Sexist Hollywood Cliché of the virtuous Action-Star He-Man and the Comically-Worthless Female - I liked how people (like Whedon) were bitching about it, and the movie is STILL a smash hit. Cuz guess what? Not that many people care at the box office.

    Better than Avengers: Age of Ultron, so I'm happy it's doing so well.
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    Thanks for the comments on CGI overdose an worthless women. Now I know I can give this one a pass as I suspected.

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