Cape City Character
Power Level 8 ( 150 PP )
ABILITIESWilliam Shakespeare, 'Macbeth,' Act I, Scene 3 wrote:Present fears
Are less than horrible imaginings.
Close Combat [Unarmed] 4 (+7), Deception 4 (+7), Expertise [Psychology] 10 (+12), Intimidate 15 (+18), Ranged Combat [Firearms] 4 (+8), Sleight of Hand 8 (+12), Stealth 3 (+5), Technology 5 (+7), Treatment 3 (+5)
Assessment, Defensive Roll (3), Diehard, Equipment (2), Fascinate [Intimidate], Improved Defense, Skill Mastery [Intimidate, Psychology; 2], Startle, Well-Informed
• Extreme Sociopath Immunity 10 (Emotion Effects, Interaction Skills; E: Innate ) [ 11 PP ]
► Jack O'Lantern Gas Bombs (50 PP Base; F: Easily Removable [–2]) [ 30 PP Total ]
• Affliction 8 (Resist/Recover: Will; Conditions: Dazed and Vulnerable, Stunned and Defenseless, Paralyzed and Unaware; E: Area [Cloud, 15'], Cumulative, Extra Condition, Indirect , Ranged); Damage 3 (E: Area [Burst, 15'], Indirect , Ranged; F: Diminished Area ) [
► Jack O'Lantern Frag Bombs (16 PP Base; F: Easily Removable [–2]) [ 9 PP Total ]
• Damage 5 (E: Area [Burst, 30'], Indirect , Ranged)
EQUIPMENT ( 10 EP )
• Colt M1911A1 Damage 4 (E: Ranged) [ 8 EP ]
• Undercover Vest Protection 2 (E: Subtle ; F: Limited to Ballistic) [ 2 EP ]
Dodge (10) Base 8
Parry: (6) Base 3
Fortitude: (8) Base 7
Toughness: (1/4/6) ——
Will: (6) Base 2
Attack: 7 Effect: 1 Total: 8 (Unarmed)
Attack: —— Effect: 8 Total: 8 (Gas Bomb)
Attack: —— Effect: 5 Total: 5 (Frag Bomb)
Dodge: 10 Tough: 1/4/6 Total: 11/14/16
Parry: 6 Tough: 1/4/6 Total: 7/10/12
Fort: 8 Will: 6 Total: 14
ABILITIES [ 40 pp ] +
SKILLS [ 28 pp ] +
ADVANTAGES [ 13 pp ] +
POWERS [ 49 pp ] +
DEFENSES [ 20 pp ] =
150 PP TOTAL
Nemesis: The only person Jackie O'Lantern fears (or shows any emotional response to at all) is "Cannibal Caine."
Serial Killer: Jackie O'Lantern is a serial killer dedicated to “helping” others "discover the truth" about the pointlessness of existance.
Real Name: Jonathan "Jack" Vivant
Occupation: Serial Killer
Education: High School Graduate
Date of Birth: October 31, 1981 (Age 36)
Base of Operations: Cape City, NJ
Height: 6'3" (1.91 m)
Weight: 155 lbs. (70.3 kg)
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with criminal record.
Jonathan "Jack" Vivant was a down-on-his-luck, blue-collar guy who was struggling his way through an undergrad psychology major at Cape City's Pym University Extension. Looking for some extra credits and a steady paycheck to make ends met, he took a job as an assistant to the psychologist at Castle Valley Penitentiary.
This was shortly before the arrival of Phobos. In her scheme to destroy Astarte, the mad woman engineered a mass breakout from the Castle Valley Penitentiary's super-max block. In the ensuing chaos, Jack Vivant found himself trapped, buried deep inside the rubble of the prison in a conference room with "Cannibal Caine" and a young nurse, Amelia Belle. "Cannibal Caine" had been a prisoner of Castle Valley Penitentiary for thirty-some years at that point... The grisly nature of Caine's crime should be self-evident.
Over the fourteen days the trio was trapped down there, no one besides Jack can say. But, only partial remains of Caine or Belle were recovered and Jack Vivant had gone utterly mad. Not even telepathic probes from the Golem or the para-psychological expertise of the Red Professor have been able to find a cure for his extreme sociopathy.
Jackie O'Lantern is a spree killer and opportunistic foe of the super-hero community. Jackie O'Lantern kills with no pattern, motivation, or specific target. Jackie O'Lantern shows a preference for panicked or terrified victims, often working to engineer mass hysteria during every "performance," but only goal seems to be an ever higher body-count.
Yep, its a Fear-causing, Halloween-themed psychopath. Not the most original of villains, I know, but it is a niche that I think every superhero setting needs to fill. Jackie O'Lantern can be played in a lot of ways, when I use him, its to terrorize street-level heroes with a cat-and-mouse game. I play him as a kind of cross between Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter and Jack Nicholson's Joker. Put him up against heroes more powerful than that and he becomes a bit of a "jobber" and should probably be played more for humor than for fear.