Ascendant Versions of Characters from Other Universes

Ascendants! Please use this thread to present write-ups of the game stats for your characters from other comic book universes, be they Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, etc.

Use Beta Final (v36) for your write-up. At the end of July (July 31) the original Star-Spangled Squadron players will vote on which suggestion is best and the winner will get to commission a quarter-page image in the book by the Ascendant artist of their choice.

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Made Superman using Excel 2016. Making him actually legal under Ascendant rules was a bit of a challenge - and not just because he's insanely powerful. The 15% CP limit on Drawbacks made it hard to do his weaknesses, and so I could only get in the red sun & green Kryptonite in there. No Fortress of Solitude et al either, and his Spaceflight is probably too low, but... well there we go.


Edit: Text version...


Superman (2000 CP, PL 54, CR 2,048,000)

Attributes: MIG 24, AGI 15, VAL 15, RES 24, INS 10, CHA 10, Weight 3, Height 0, Running Speed 5, Jumping Speed 21, Flying speed 22, Initiative 29, Income 0, Reputation 10, Passive Spotting 23, Passive Listening 15, Health 40,960, Determination 40,960, Hero Points 84

Powers: Hover Flight 22, Spaceflight 42, Short Range (-2) Continuous Thermal Blast 24, Short Range (-3) Variable Cryogenic Cone 16, Invulnerability 28, Blockable Concentration X-Ray Vision 11, FOV-Limited Microscopic Vision 21, Telescopic Vision 15, Thermal Dark Vision 15, Ultra-Sensitive Vision 15, Ultra-Sensitive Hearing 15, Polarised Vision 15, Filtered Hearing 15, All-Frequency Hearing 20, Super-Strength 30, Lightning Reflexes 14, Regeneration 7, Immortality 28.

Skills: Martial Arts (Unarmed) 24, Marksmanship (Blasts) 20

Perks: Kryptonian Physiology (custom, Immunity to non-Kryptonian diseases) 10 CP, Multitask, Principled (Code of Honour) 4 CP, Protector, Tireless

Drawbacks: Code of Honor (Superhero) 4 CP, Dependents (Lois Lane et al) 6 CP, Duty (Daily Planet reporter) 1, Vulnerable State (Ambient red sunlight for proximity; loses all Powers, MIG/AGI/VAL reduced to 4, loses Kryptonian Physiology) 121 CP, Vulnerable State/Adverse Response (0 SPs of green Kryptonite for proximity +2 pages; loses all Powers, MIG/AGI/VAL reduced to 4, loses Kryptonian Physiology, takes 1 damage per Page, ignoring Protection) 168 CP.

Teleros - great build! Note that in v36 I upped the limit from 15% to 20%, so you do have wiggle room.

Could I ask you to please put the character stats in this thread in text in the format I'm using for the official characters? Having to refer to an external file makes it difficult for users in the future (and the file might vanish) and also harder to compare different builds

American Eagle (1040 CP, CR 1000)

Attributes: MIG 15, AGI 10, VAL 15, RES 12, INS 5, CHA 10, Weight 3, Height 0, Running Speed 5, Jumping Speed 12, Flying speed 15, Initiative 15, Income 9, Reputation 20, Passive Spotting 8, Passive Listening 0, Health 1920, Determination 640, Hero Points 38

Powers: Air Supply 18, Hovering Flight 15, Invulnerability 15, Infrared Dark Vision 12, Pressure Protection 20, Telescopic Vision 7

Skills: Aerial Combat 15, Avocation (little league coach) 8, Profession (firefighter) 8

Perks: Authority (Star-Spangled Squadron, 10 CP), Famous (22 CP), Heroic, Leadership, Principled (Code of Honor, 2 CP), Protector, Tireless, Wealthy (2 CP)

Drawbacks: Code of Honor (four-color hero, 2 CP), Dependent (wife and two children, 6 CP), Duty (Star-Spangled Squadron, 10 CP), Hunted (Exodus, 5 CP)

UPDATE: American Eagle feels that Superman is OP

Spider-Man (700 CP, PL 22, CR 60)

Attributes: MIG 10, AGI 7, VAL 7, RES 6, INS 7, CHA 6, Weight 3, Height 0, Running Speed 5, Jumping Speed 7, Carry Capacity 7, Initiative 13, Income 0, Reputation 8, Passive Spotting 8, Passive Listening 0, Health 320, Determination 160, Hero Points 20

Powers: Combat Sense: 9, Iron Will: 8, Lightning Reflexes: 5, Resilience: 5, Super Stamina: 8, Wall Crawling: 7

               Web Shooters (Power Pool - Glue, Snare, Swingline): 7 ( 35/11 cost, 112 CP)

                Invention: 40 CP of minor devices

Skills: Engineer: 8, Parkour: 9, Persuasion: 8, Power Aptitude (Web Shooters): 9, Science: 8, Smack Talk: 8, Stoicism: 8

Perks:  Famous (+2 reputation, 4CP)

Drawbacks: Code of Honor (four-color hero, 2 CP), Dependent (Aunt May, 2 CP), Duty (day job, 2CP), Duty (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, 2CP)

UPDATE: Spider-Man agrees that Superman is OP

Developer's Notes:  Some skills, such as Profession(photography) are accounted for in Spider-Man's base statistics.  List of powers is from Wikipedia, as a Spider-Fan I know these stats don't cover everything, even if a lot of stunts are accounted for by Hero Points.  In particular, Spider-Man does a lot of things that suggest Stretching should be part of his Web Shooter pool.  Because he rarely runs out of web formula or damages his web shooters, did not assign a device penalty to the Web Shooter pool.

As Peter Parker is noted as one of the top ten minds in Marvel Earth (sometimes ranking in the top four), I really wanted to pump his INS up higher.  But - he does a lot of bone-headed things, too, so I was tempted to lower them as well.

The precedence of the number 7 above is because a lot of Spider-Man's benchmarks are in the 3-5 times professional level.

Depending on era, Spider-Man's reputation varies wildly, and other abilities less so.  (Reference Superior Spider-Man, where Doctor Octopus' manipulations left Spider-Man rich for a time, and the sporadic appearance of suits like the Venom symbiote and Iron Spider armor).

Great contribution! American Eagle feels that he and Spider-Man could be friends and hang out.  

I like both sons of Odin, so I figured I'd build them as a set (pre-Ragnarok). If you only want one, I guess you can drop Thor.

Thor (960 CP, PL 28, CR 500) 

Attributes: MIG 14, AGI 10, VAL 14, RES 12, INS 4, CHA 8, Weight 3, Height 0, Running Speed 5, Jumping Speed 11, Carry Capacity 14, Initiative 14, Income 8, Reputation 8, Passive Spotting 8, Passive Listening 0, Health 1280, Determination 640, Hero Points 32

Powers: Mjølnir (Long Range Combat Sense 14, Flight 10, Short Range (-2) Electric Blast 14), Regeneration 7, Invulnerability 14, Immortality 15, Dark Vision 5, Super Perception 7

Skills: Avocation (Beer and Mead) 5, Avocation (Rulership) 5

Perks:  Tireless, Wealthy (2 CP), Authority (Heir to Asgard, 60 CP), Super Power Melee Attack, Leadership, Multilingual (various alien and godly languages, 4 CP)

Drawbacks: Duty (Heir to Asgard, 60 CP), Vulnerable State: Deprived of Device (Mjølnir, lost on Yellow+ Disarm or Unconscious, Prone, or Overwhelmed; also lose 3 SPs of AGI and 7 SPs of MIG, VAL, and RES if Mjølnir is lost; the refund has been decreased from 30% to 15% to account for being able to recall Mjølnir to hand as a Challenge Action, moving at Flight speed; 51 CP), Code of Honor (Pure of Heart, 2 CP), Duty (Avenger, 1 CP)

Notes: Weather Control is really expensive, so, uh, Power Stunt Gust and Instant Self-Range Fog off of Flight it you really need to.


Loki (920 CP, PL 27, CR 250)

Attributes: MIG 5, AGI 5, VAL 14, RES 12, INS 8, CHA 9, Weight 3, Height 0, Running Speed 5, Jumping Speed 11, Carry Capacity 14, Initiative 14, Income 8, Reputation 9, Passive Spotting 8, Passive Listening 0, Health 960, Determination 640, Hero Points 30

Powers: Seidr Power Pool (Insightful Illusion, Invisibility) 8, Regeneration 5, Invulnerability 11, Super Stamina 13, Immortality 15, Dark Vision 5, Knives (Long Range Combat Reflexes 14, Boomerang Cumbersome Lacerating Strike 13)

Skills: Persuasion 10, Parkour 8, Avocation (Plotting) 14

Perks: Tireless, Wealthy (2 CP), Multilingual (various alien and godly languages, 8 CP)

Drawbacks: Notorious (New York City, plus some others; 20 CP), Hunted (SHIELD, 10 CP), Compulsion (Deception, 2 CP), Vulnerable State: Deprived of Device (lose Knives and 8 SPs VAL on Yellow+ Disarm, Unconscious, Prone, or Overwhelmed, 53 CP), Vulnerable State: Damaged (lose 5 SPs of Seidr Power Pool if damaged, 23 CP)

Notes: Loki can do lots of things with Seidr that aren't in his Power Pool, but again, Power Stunts come in really handy since he usually doesn't need too many SPs. Having both a Mental and a Transformation power in the Pool should open up all the classic options pretty cheap - Skinchanging 4, Emotion Adjustment 5, Telepathy 13, and Scrying 9 all come to mind.

Defense of Said Power Stunts So That Archon Won't Bug Me About It: If you need a better justification for the PS than "it's magic", consider that all of physical reality is an illusion created by the interaction of consciousness with quantum reality. Loki, the God of Lies, makes illusions by weaving lies into the very fabric of reality. Ergo, Illusion can Power Stunt anything. ;)