X-Alt

(Dr. Martin Allcom)
Val Char Base Cost Pts. Roll Notes
13 STR 10 ×1 3 12- 150 kg; 3d6
13 DEX 10 ×3 9 12- OCV: 4 / DCV: 4
13 CON 10 ×2 6 12-
13 BODY 10 ×2 6 12-
18 INT 10 ×1 8 13- PER Roll: 13-
13 EGO 10 ×2 6 12- ECV: 4
13 PRE 10 ×1 3 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
8 COM 10 ×½ -2 11-
5 PD (STR/5) 3 ×1 2 Total: 5 PD / 0 rPD
5 ED (CON/5) 3 ×1 2 Total: 5 ED / 0 rED
3 SPD (1+DEX/10) 2.3 ×10 7 Phases: 3, 6, 12
10 REC (STR/5+CON/5) 6 ×2 8
50 END (CON×2) 26 ×½ 12
40 STUN (BODY+STR/2+CON/2) 27 ×1 13
Total 85

Pts. Power/Talent/Skill/Perk Roll
Mutant Augmentation Aura Powers
210 Augment Mutant Powers - 7d6 Aid vs. any mutant power of mutants in range (+2), area of effect - selective 28" radius (+1¼), ½ END Cost (+¼), concentrate ½ DCV (-¼), reduced by range (-¼) [16]
22 Sense Mutants - Detect Mutants, as a sense, ranged, discriminatory, 360° 13-
Special Equipment
10 X-Men CommLink - Mind Link, up to 32 people, invisible to Radio sense group (+¼), others must buy this power too (-1), OIF (-½), independent (-2)
Emergency Doctor Skills
1 Bureaucratics 8-
1 Combat Driving 8-
1 Criminology 8-
1 Forensic Medicine 8-
3 Paramedics 13-
3 Streetwise 12-
2 PS: Emergency Doctor 11-
3 KS: Emergency Medicine 13-
1 KS: Emergency Center (911) Procedures 8-
1 Perk: Licensed MD
Background Skills
0 Climbing 8-
0 Concealment 8-
2 Conversation 12-
2 Deduction 13-
0 Shadowing 8-
0 Stealth 8-
0 Transport FAM w/automobiles
2 AK: New York 13-
265 Skill Total
85 Char Cost
350 Grand Total

Disadvantage Pts.
Age: 42 5
Distinctive Features: Shows up on mutant-detectors (not concealable, detectable by unusual senses, extreme reaction) 15
Distinctive Features: Scared torso and arms (concealable, strong reaction) 15
Hunted by Various Mutant Haters (as powerful, 14-) 20
Normal Characteristic Maxima 20
Physical Limitation: Has problems with delicate tasks (all the time, greatly) 20
Psychological Limitation: Fear of fire (common, total) 20
Psychological Limitation: Hippocratic Oath (common, total) 20
Social Limitation: Secret ID (frequently, major) 15
Total 150




exalt \ik-zolt'\ -v.t.
to raise in rank, honor, power, quality, etc.

(Random House Dictionary)




Background:
Unlike most other Unlikely X-Men, Martin had a pretty normal childhood. He also had a pretty normal time as a teenager. Surprisingly enough, he even had a pretty normal adulthood. Like thousands of other normal people, Martin graduated from high-school, and found out that he didn't really know what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He toyed with the idea of becoming a doctor, but wasn't sure he was ready for the long years on training and the commitment that vocation required. Instead, he studied to become a paramedic and while his friends from high school were busy thinking of ways to climb the corporate ladder, he was out saving lives.
For the next few years he was content with a life made up of cycles of riding in the ambulance all night, sleeping all day and here and there finding the time to actually live a little. The night that would change his life for the first time started out like any other night. They responded to a routine call about a girl at a party that overdosed on something. A routine call that they carried out dozes of times a week. They arrived at the scene within minutes of the call and injected the girl with a shot of adrenaline like they had done dozens of times before. But this time was different. The girl started to spasm and contort. She was dead before they even finished dialing in for a doctor. At that point something snapped inside Martin and he started following his dream of becoming a doctor with a new found vigor.
Some long years afterwards he graduated from med-school and became a resident doctor at one of the local hospitals in his home town, Washington D.C.. The years pasted and he climbed the ranks of the hospital, saving more lives than he could remember on the way.
But this too had to end. It was a perfect sunny day and a school teacher from New York named Leonard Louis took his students on a field trip to witness first hand some of the fragments of history D.C. was known for. Unfortunately for them, they were randomly selected by the super-powered criminal Fire-Reign as hostages. Unfortunately for him, that was the time Leonard found out about his mutant ability to control anti-gravity and sent him flying forty feet right into a brick wall, breaking his skull and spine in the process. He was rushed to the hospital and even though he was a known murderer, Martin could not renounce his Hippocratic Oath and tried to save his life. He tried every trick he knew, but Fire-Reign was fading quickly. His breath was shallow and he was suffocating from the blood dripping from the wounds where his broken ribs tore his lung. And then his heart stopped beating. Martin began resuscitation, but to no avail. Frustrated, he yelled "Live, God damn you!", as he could command him to stay alive by the sheer force of his will. He couldn't. But his will did reach out to Fire-Reign in a completely different way. It jolted his mutant powers up to a level far beyond his capabilities. Martin was badly burnt and scarred on his torso and arms. Fire-Reign went out in a final blaze of glory like he always wanted to.
It took Martin months to heal from that accident. After months of physiotherapy brought him to the sad realization that he will never operate again, he began exploring his newly found powers, trying to understand what was happening to him. The only other mutant he had ever heard about (besides the deceased Fire-Reign) was Leonard, and he set out to find him, hoping someone else of his kin could shed some light on his situation. Eventually he traced him down, finding more than he had bargained for - not one mutant, but a whole group of them - The Unlikely X-Men.

Personality:
Before and above anything else, Martin is a doctor. He has sworn to use his knowledge and skills to save the lives and health of anyone at need, be it friend or foe.
Even though his 42 years of age do not make Martin old, among the other Unlikely X-Men, he is ancient, being at least a dozen years older than the rest of them. Even though he is one of the less powerful mutants of the team and usually the least trained in the use of his powers, many of them see him as a father figure - a role he happily takes up, having no family of his own.
Ever since his incident with Fire-Reign has crippled him, he has a phobia from fire.

Appearance:
Martin is a well kept man in his early forties. He usually dresses in semi-formal clothing, and everything about his look and conduct projects security and confidence. His hands, arms and torso are horribly scarred with burn marks. He is very conscious of these scars and usually hides them under long sleeved shirts buttoned up to the top button and gloves that almost, just almost, don't look out of place in New-York's cold climate.
As X-Alt, he wears a black and blue uniform with a bright red X on the chest, including gloves to hide his scared hands and a mask to hide his face.

Powers/Tactics:
X-Alt has some form of a mutant synching field, which allows him to scale up the powers of any mutant up to a certain range, and to sense other mutants at a distance. His old age, lack of combat training and non-offensive powers make him a poor combatant, and he will usually not accompany the team when they are out on combat missions. If caught in a combat situation, he will remain behind, out of sight (and fire) and augment the powers of his fellow X-Men from a distance.