07-16-2014, 02:10 AM
Re: Jab's Builds!
Yaaaay! Thanks for statting Poison, Jab!
07-16-2014, 02:16 AM
Re: Jab's Builds!
No problem! I've gotten to the point with Marvel Builds that I'm largely done all of the relatively well-known characters, so weird ones like her are a bit of a treat because they're at least unique. Her and many of the others are just one-off nobodies.
07-16-2014, 03:44 PM
Seriously- they use these thing as JOBBERS, now!
Created By: Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle & Paco Medina
First Appearance: New X-Men #34 (2007)
Role: Ravenous Monster
Group Affiliations: The Weapon Plus Program
PL 8 (94)
STRENGTH 8 STAMINA 8 AGILITY 2
FIGHTING 8 DEXTERITY 2
INTELLIGENCE -3 AWARENESS 0 PRESENCE -3
Intimidation 10 (+7)
Perception 8 (+8)
Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Startle, Teamwork
Speed 6 (120 mph) 
Leaping 1 (15 feet) 
Senses 6 (Detect Mutants- Ranged 4, Tracking) 
Regeneration 8 (Feats: Regrow Limbs) 
"Acidic Saliva" Damage 2 (Extras: Secondary Effect) Linked to Weaken Toughness 4 (Extras: Affects Objects) 
"Natural Size" Growth 5 (Str & Sta +5, +5 Mass, +2 Intimidation, -2 Dodge/Parry) -- (15 feet) (Feats: Innate) (Extras: Permanent +0) 
Unarmed +8 (+8 Damage, DC 23)
Dodge +8 (DC 18), Parry +8 (DC 18), Toughness +8, Fortitude +8, Will +2
Motivation (Eating Mutants)- It's pretty much all they do. One even dug up the bodies of some of the unknown X-Bus Victims and ate them!
Total: Abilities: 24 / Skills: 18--9 / Advantages: 4 / Powers: 45 / Defenses: 12 (94)
-There were three "Predator X" monsters created by Weapon Plus to hunt down various X-people, but two were killed (one by a Sentinel O.N.E. trooper, one by X-23). The remaining one begins as a kind of Legacy Virus Incarnate, basically doing the disease's old job by killing off random background Mutants that Marvel wasn't using anymore (poor Peepers, we hardly knew ye), but was killed by Wolverine. Soon, even more are created, and they've gone on to become kind of a generic Background Jobber Monster thing.
-The Predators are naturally quite strong, fast, regenerative, and never tire, making them extremely effective hunters... but of course even WITH New Villain Stink they were never really able to kill anyone good, and the heroes are now capable of mowing them down pretty quickly- they might even settle into PL 6s one of these days!
07-16-2014, 03:46 PM
THE SORCERER (Jonathan East)
Created By: Stan Lee & Ross Andru
First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes #14 (May 1968)
Role: Forgotten Character
PL 8 (108)
STRENGTH 5 STAMINA 5 AGILITY 2
FIGHTING 5 DEXTERITY 4
INTELLIGENCE 5 AWARENESS 2 PRESENCE 0
Deception 5 (+5)
Expertise (Magic) 6 (+11)
Technology 3 (+8)
Equipment 4 (Psycho-Intensifier, Juju Dolls)
"Telepathy" Communication (Mental) 2 Linked to Mind-Reading 8 (Feats: Dynamic) (25) -- 
- Dynamic AE: "ESP" Remote Senses (Hearing & Vision) 8 (Feats: Dynamic) (25)
Dynamic AE: "Telekinesis" Move Object 8 (Feats: Dynamic) (17)
Dynamic AE: "Sympathetic Magic" Affliction 8 (Fort; Dazed/Stunned/Incapacitated) (Extras: Cumulative, Perception-Ranged +2) (Feats: Dynamic) (Flaws: Requires "Juju" Doll) (25)
Dynamic AE: Damage 4 (Extras: Perception-Ranged +2) (Feats: Dynamic) (Flaws: Requires "Juju" Doll) (13)
AE: "Clairvoyance" Senses 4 (Precognition) (4)
Unarmed +10 (+5 Damage, DC 20)
Mind-Reading -- (+8, DC 18)
Juju Doll -- (+4 Ranged Damage, DC 19)
Sympathetic Magic -- (+8 Perception-Ranged Affliction, DC 18)
Dodge +5 (DC 5), Parry +5 (DC 15), Toughness +5, Fortitude +6, Will +5
Weakness (Psycho-Intensifier)- The Sorcerer's Psycho-Intensifier is a very delicate instrument, and any variation in sound can set it off for unknown effects.
Total: Abilities: 56 / Skills: 14--7 / Advantages: 4 / Powers: 34 / Defenses: 7 (108)
-Sorcerer is one of Stan Lee's weaker creations- a late Silver Age dude who studied Extrasensory Perception religiously, and soon began trying to increase his own mental powers. He sought advice from Hindu, Buddhist & African "Juju" Magicians (was there not an interview process? "What are you intentions with these powers?" "To kill super-he-- I mean, to do good works"), then figured he'd test his newfound might by killing Spider-Man. Because OF COURSE. Using a "Juju Doll" to weaken Spidey (the Comics Code Authority disallowed "Voodoo"), and a Psycho-Intensifier to project his mind into a Synthetic Man, The Sorcerer nearly succeeded in killing Spider-Man, but the buzzer from his doorstep sounded off at an inopportune moment, creating a feedback that fried Sorcerer's brain. The Synthetic Man walked off a pier and disappeared forever. Stan wrote some REALLY weird stories when left to his own devices sometimes.
-Apparently a very fit guy, despite being an ugly old dude, The Sorcerer had some vague Magic powers, but mostly utilized that most dreaded of Power-Sets: "The Bathroom Psychic". Using a device of his own creation, he could project his mind into things, and his own ESP allowed him to see people from afar, which allowed him to use his Perception-Range "Juju Doll" stuff to basically mess up Spider-Man from an unknown distance away.
THE SYNTHETIC MAN
PL 8 (59)
STRENGTH 10 STAMINA -- AGILITY -1
FIGHTING 6 DEXTERITY 0
INTELLIGENCE -- AWARENESS -- PRESENCE --
Fast Grab, Improved Hold
Immunity 30 (Fortitude Effects) 
Concussive Blast 10 
Protection 10 
Unarmed +6 (+10 Damage, DC 25)
Dodge +6 (DC 16), Parry +6 (DC 16), Toughness +10, Fortitude --, Will --
Total: Abilities: -10 / Skills: 00--0 / Advantages: 2 / Powers: 60 / Defenses: 7 (59)
-The Synthetic Man is your standard Kill-O-Bot, though looks more like a Voodoo God than a robot. He's enough to REALLY hurt a 1960s Spider-Man (likely PL 8-9 at-best), especially when that Juju Magic was hampering him.
07-16-2014, 10:25 PM
REPTYL (aka Capt'n Reptyl)
Created By: Steve Englehart & Joe Staton
First Appearance: The Silver Surfer #11 (May 1988)
Role: Space Pirate
Group Affiliations: Space Pirates of Some Kind
PL 12 (191)
STRENGTH 9/13 STAMINA 9/13 AGILITY 4
FIGHTING 10 DEXTERITY 4
INTELLIGENCE 3 AWARENESS 2 PRESENCE 0
Deception 5 (+5)
Expertise (Space Pirate) 7 (+10)
Insight 2 (+4)
Intimidation 6 (+6, +8 Size)
Equipment 2 (Pirate Stuff), Ranged Attack 6
"Unfeeling Reptile" Immunity 10 (Emotion Effects) 
Regeneration 6 
"Reptyl Prime Upgrades"
"Natural Size" Growth 4 (Str & Sta +4, +4 Mass, +2 Intimidation, -2 Dodge/Parry) -- (12 feet) (Feats: Innate) (Extras: Permanent +0) 
Impervious Toughness 11 
Energy Blast 12 
Immunity 10 (Life Support) 
Flight 6 (120 mph) (Flaws: Winged) 
"Laser Sword" (Flaws: Easily Removable) 
Deflect 10 (Extras: Reflect) (Flaws: Limited to Energy) (10)
- AE: "Laser Slash" Strength-Damage +1 (1)
-- (11 points)
Unarmed +10 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
Laser Sword +10 (+10 Damage, DC 25)
Reptyl Prime Unarmed +10 (+13 Damage, DC 28)
Energy Blast +10 (+12 Ranged Damage, DC 27)
Dodge +10 (+8 Size, DC 18), Parry +10 (+8 Size, DC 18), Toughness +9 (+13 R. Prime), Fortitude +9 (+13 R. Prime), Will +6
Total: Abilities: 82 / Skills: 20--10 / Advantages: 8 / Powers: 81 / Defenses: 10 (191)
-Cap'n Reptyl is a ruthless, emotionless reptilian Space Pirate created by the uber-druggie Steve Englehart. He teamed up with the Skrulls during the Kree/Skrull War, mangled The Super-Skrull badly, but was eventually killed by him. He was later reanimated into a more monstrous form, challenging The Silver Surfer, but was beaten and escaped, soon going back to Space Piracy. He turns up later in an older, more haggard appearance (comics are WEIRD), teaming with a clone of Thanos to do some stuff, and becomes The God of Pirates (comics are... wait, I just said that), but is soon defeated. I mainly know who he is because of the ads featuring him for that GOD-AWFUL Silver Surfer NES game, one of the hardest Nintendo Hard games ever, which actually used NORRIN FREAKING RADD in a "One hit and you're dead" video game.
-Cap'n Reptyl is at first a PL 10 Space Pirate dude who feels no emotions (rendering him Immune to interaction effects or Starfox's Emotion Control ability), but later turns into both Reptyl Prime and The God of Pirates, both of which make him a PL 11.5 Powerhouse with an Energy Blast. Note that his upgraded version doesn't generally use the Laser Sword, to my knowledge.
Last edited by Jabroniville; 07-17-2014 at 02:43 AM.
07-17-2014, 02:06 AM
Re: Jab's Builds!
Big fan of classic Reptyl, great to see him statted. I missed all the Prime stuff, but I'm glad of that, from everything I've heard it sounds like it missed the entire appeal of the character.
07-17-2014, 02:52 AM
Re: Jab's Builds!
NEW YORK (Part Three- The End):
* I also saw the glorious Idina Menzel in If/Then, which was an experience, let me tell you. The show itself is... alright, but even Idina's biggest fans find some flaws with it. The whole deal is that it shows two different potential "lives" for the main character Elizabeth- one becomes a mom and lives a family life, while the other is all business. They switch scenes between "Liz" and "Beth" generally by putting glasses on Idina and somebody walking onstage calling out her current name. This provokes a lot of confusion in people, and is a bit disarming in person, as you have to take a few seconds to wrap your head around which version you're watching. It doesn't help that many characters are in both versions of her life. Really, the core "Big Concept" of the play is its weakest attribute, which is odd.
There are bright spots, of course. Idina is REALLY great in person- even ignoring her singing, she's actually a tremendous actress, and gives off emotions very well. She's FUNNY, too- some of the highlights are the dialogue of an angry, pregnant Liz ("Now, I know that pregnant women can get emotional-" "I'm not emotional. F*ck you. I'll kill you."). A big surprise was in the two Love Interests of the Friend Characters- these are like third-tier characters, and the actors made them some of the best stuff. The guy playing the gay doctor/boyfriend of the bisexual guy (played by Rent's Anthony Rapp, but I got the Understudy) actually had a GREAT moment reacting in grief and I dug the character, while the Lesbian Girlfriend of Liz's OTHER friend (LaChanze, who gets a lot of hype for playing a Sassy Black Woman, but I find that character pretty generic. She IS good in the role, though) is HILARIOUS, doing this thick Noo Yawker accent and ripping on everyone with raspy charm.
And odd thing- much of the Ensemble is actually rather distinctive-looking, which is off-putting. See, most of these guys tend to be Up & Coming Actors or "Swings" (guys who take any role), and are thus pretty interchangeable physically. But in THIS play, there were odd cases of "tall darker-skinned maybe Middle Eastern guy" and "chubby blonde girl", making it very weird when they play one-shot characters repeatedly in the show- I mean, the chubby girl was good, but she played three or four different people that were clearly supposed to be DIFFERENT. It takes you back for a second. Anthony Rapp's Understudy was decent, but totally forgettable- he looks WAY younger than 40-something, and didn't have the chemistry with Idina that Rapp would (they co-starred in Rent in the early '90s), so they were an odd pairing in the version of the story where they'd hooked up romantically.
Plenty of swearing, sex and adult stuff in here, which is kind of funny, given that Idina, at 43, is now more famous than she's ever been, and the idol to thousands of little girls for being both Elphaba AND Queen Elsa. You can tell that it's creating some angst with her, as she's doing the occasional singing concert or interview and just goes "I see these girls come to my show in their little Elsa costumes, but I just want to say 'Motherf*cker!' every once in a while, you know? I'm 43 years old!"
AND THE SINGING- half of the songs come across as filler (generally, anything not by Idina is just there so she doesn't have to sing EVERYTHING), but HOLY HELL does Idina have a voice! When she hits the "Power Belt", it actually hits you square in the chest- like an actual physical impact. It won't even hurt your ears. She is AMAZING- I've heard she can be "spotty" at times (mainly as Elphaba, where she was known for occasionally gasping for air during big songs), but she was utterly flawless here. Most of her songs were chosen specifically for her natural belt, though some come across as more "showy", like they KNOW she can belt, so it's like a version of the wrestling "Spotfest"- ie. "How many times can we get her to scream out the note?" instead of things that fit appropriately into the songs. Having seen three Elphebas perform, and many other musicals, I can easily say that she's got the biggest voice I've ever heard.
And yeah, Idina's hot in person. The stage lighting wasn't really doing anyone any favors (they create massive contrast on the skin), but she's got a terrific body (I kept staring at her shapely legs, actually, which is odd since I'm not a leg guy. But she was wearing TIGHT-ASS JEANS for most of the show, and she hasn't much of a butt, so it was notable). She's a weird combination of shapely and thin (you can see her collarbone pretty sharply, but she's got hips and bust, too), but looks REALLY good in person. I was close enough to make out all the veins in her hands and feet (fifth row!), and she totally holds up. She's actually MORE attractive off the stage, coming out of the stage door.
That's a bit of a fun thing- I skipped out on seeing Neil Patrick Harris (since it was gonna take FOREVER due to some party backstage and the show had just let out), but here the whole "Autograph Mob" thing was quite concentrated. Pretty much everyone gathers around a cordoned-off area by the stage door, wait for all the actors (Idina is usually last), and then freak out when the star shows up. Right after the show, it took an HOUR for her to come out, but she stuck around and signed for everybody (I thought about getting a program signed, but it's too busy to actually TALK to the person, and I've never really been... autograph-y, so I skipped out) until she REALLY had to leave in her special van-thing. I walked by after Wicked the next day and saw her come out only a half-hour after the show ended, and she did the same. Her stand-out features REALLY hold up in person, even after she probably took an after-show shower or whatever. I mean, she was dressed in sweats and had her hair in a bun, and STILL looked stunning.
Also you totally see her bare legs when she crawls out of bed once, and I might have seen part of her butt. HOORAY FOR BUTTS!!!
* All in all, New York is still a blast, but I've now seen enough of it that I don't feel the need to run back anytime soon (on my last trip, I wanted to head back like IMMEDIATELY). If I come back, it'd probably be to see some insanely awesome new show (and Wicked again, naturally), and maybe just some walking-around stuff. This is EASILY the best city I've seen to just walk around in, with so many fascinating old buildings. I'd like to check out Greenwich & East Village, and SoHo or something. The famous "little neighborhoods" of Manhattan.
07-17-2014, 05:35 AM
Re: Jab's Builds!
"I was dead but I got better."
Wow, not even trying to hide it with that one are we?
Bart: I thought you were dead.
07-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Re: Jab's Builds!
The best way of doing that is in Pearls Before Swine.
"But I thought you died?"
07-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Re: Jab's Builds!
from national Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (which includes ham-to ham combat between Samuel L Jackson and William shatner)
jon lovitz as expy of Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon franchise: Am I gonna make it?
Emilio Estevez as expy of Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon franchise: You're gonna be just fine
*lovitz is then zipped up in a body bag*
the VERY NEXT scene, during an interrogation, lovitz walks in
Estevez: Wait, didn't you die last scene?
Lovitz: I thought this was the sequel?