Short, feisty, fast...and a lawyer


Vieno Lipponen: Huitzil

Warrior, Altered Human


STR 5 Parry +12 Init +14 Damage
STA 8 Dodge +10 Ranged +6 (no ranged powers)
AGL 6 Toughness +8 Melee +13 +7
DEX 6 Fortitude +10  
FGT 10 Will +10  
INT 1  
AWE 4  
PRE 1  


Type Attack DC
Ranged 6 (no ranged powers)
Melee 13 +7
Initiative +14  


Parry +12
Dodge +10
Toughness +8
Fortitude +10
Will +10


Healing Factor: Enhanced Stamina 2 (permanent); Immunity 2 (disease, poison); Regeneration 15; Immortality 1 (two weeks)

Living Weapon: Strength-based Damage 2, Multiattack 7

Wings Flight 5 (Gadget, Removable: affected by psychic powers)


Accurate Attack, Agile Feint, All-Out Attack, Attractive 2, Close Attack 3, Connections, Defensive Attack, Diehard, Evasion 2, Fearless, Great Endurance, Hide in Plain Sight, Improved Initiative 2, Improved Trip, Luck, Move-by Action, Power Attack, Precise Attack (Close; Concealment), Prone Fighting, Trip, Ultimate Effort (Toughness checks), Uncanny Dodge


Acrobatics 12, Athletics 10, Insight 8, Perception 10, Expertise: Law 7, Persuasion 7/12, Stealth 8


Motivation: Justice!
Motivation: Thrill Seeker
Secret: Used to be Black Bloc anarchist
Prejudice: Cute
Disability: Small (1.5 m, 45 kg)
Disability: Overclocked metabolism
Relationship: “That’s not my Rogue’s Gallery, that’s my client list.”

XP Spent

Immortality 1, All-Out Attack, Connections, Improved Trip, Evasion, Close Attack

Cheat Sheet

Accurate Attack Trade effect DC for attack bonus
Agile Feint Feint using Acrobatics skill or Speed rank
All-out Attack Trade active defense for attack bonus
Attractive Circumstance bonus to interaction based on your looks
Defensive Attack Trade attack bonus for active defense bonus
Diehard Automatically stabilize when dying
Evasion +2 Circumstance bonus to avoid area effects.
Fearless Immune to fear effects
Great Endurance +5 on checks involving endurance
Hide in Plain Sight Hide while observed without need for a diversion
Improved Initiative +4 bonus to initiative checks per rank
Improved Trip No penalty for the trip action.
Move-By Action Move both before and after your standard action
Power Attack Trade attack bonus for effect bonus
Precise Attack Ignore attack check penalties for: close, concealment
Prone Fighting No penalties for fighting while prone
Ultimate Effort Spend a hero point, get an effective 20 on Toughness
Uncanny Dodge Not vulnerable when surprised or caught off-guard

Vieno Lipponen for various reasons has been an avid left-wing activist since they were a teen. Their desire for an equitable society combined with being an adrenalin junkie and incapacity to assess danger led her to the front lines of the Black Bloc for a couple of years, where they picked up no end of useful skills. Then they grew up, went to law school, got a degree and went to work for a socially conscious law firm whose senior partners may or may not be aware of that whole violent anarchist thing in Vieno’s past.

Happily, Vieno always managed to avoid arrest (in part because the cops tended to assume they were someone’s kid at the rally) so they don’t have an actual record as such. There is video of them leaping feet first onto riot shields, though they did have the sense to wear a mask.

None of the fighting stuff they picked up belongs to a particular school of martial arts; it’s skilled roughhousing whose distinctive style comes from the need to compensate for being cute and small.

They are about five feet tall, about 100 pounds and they look like they aren’t old enough to drive, let alone have a law degree. They live in a world where all the shelves are out of reach, where they always get carded in bars, and a surprisingly wide cross section of society assumes they must be mentally deficient in some way.

Of course, the odds of someone realizing the small person in a black balaclava using a particular style of knees and elbows and jumping up and down on people is the same person as the the small person not in a black balaclava using a particular style of knees and elbows and jumping up and down on people must be hundreds to one. It’s not like they hang out with people with superhuman investigatory skills.

As a side-effect of the inhuman vitality and regeneration, they are now perfectly symmetrical and unblemished; even the scars and marks they liked vanished. Which means they had to get all their photo ID redone. Sadly, the balaclava conceals the fact that the Black Bloc activist and the Steel City lawyer look different.


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