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Pico
Pico
Joseph Graves
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
-15 STR -5 8- Lift: 12.5kg; HTH: -1d6; END: [0]
39 DEX 23 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 14
20 CON 20 13-
10 BODY 15 12-
5 INT 15 12- PER Roll: 12-
10 EGO 15 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 0
-10 PRE 10 11- PRE Attack: 2d6
0 COM 10 11-
3 PD 3/23   Total: 3/23 PD (0/20 rPD)
0 ED 4/24   Total: 4/24 ED (0/20 rED)
37 SPD 7   Phases: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
0 REC 4   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 25   Flight: 15" / 120"
 
Pico | Summary
Real Name: Joseph Graves Hair Color: Light Brown
Concept: Energy Blaster/Metamorph Eye Color: Blue
Affiliation: Denver Defenders Height & Weight: 1' 0" (0.30 m) / 2 lbs (1.00 kg)
Played By: Eric Stradling Nationality: American
Created By: Eric Stradling Place of Birth: Gilbert, Arizona, USA
GM: Joe Senecal Date of Birth: March 3, 1975
Cost Powers END
120 Telekinetic Powers: Multipower, 120-point reserve
8m 1) Any Big Object That's Handy And Can Be Thrown: Energy Blast 12d6 (60 Active Points); OIF (Any Handy Object That Can Be Picked Up With 30 Strength Telekinesis; -1/2) 6
19m 2) Telekinesis: Telekinesis (30 STR), Affects Porous, Fine Manipulation, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (97 Active Points)
12m 3) Telekinetic Flight: Flight 15", x8 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (60 Active Points)
12m 4) Telekinetic Shield: Force Field (20 PD/20 ED), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (60 Active Points)
12m 5) Telekinetic Wall: Force Wall (12 PD/12 ED) (60 Active Points) 6
12m 6) Tireless Telekinetic Wall: Force Wall (6 PD/6 ED), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Uncontrolled (+1/2) (60 Active Points)
10 Brave For Such A Little Man: +10 PRE
Cost Perquisites
3 Team Base and Vehicle Contribution: Vehicles & Bases
Cost Skills
15 +5 with Telekinetic Powers Multipower
3 Breakfall 14-
3 Computer Programming 12-
3 Concealment 12-
0 Everyman Skills
Acting 8-
Area Knowledge: Gilbert, Arizona 11-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (idiomatic)
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Professional Skill: Engineer 11-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 SS: Microengineering 12-
3 Security Systems 12-
3 Shadowing 12-
3 Stealth 14-
40 Tiny Creature Package
+6 with Concealment; Self Only (-1/2)
+6 with DCV
+6 with Stealth
Physical Limitation: Tiny
200+ Disadvantages
20 Distinctive Features: Obvious Superhuman (Tiny Little Man)
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Special Medical Care
15 Psychological Limitation: Always Tries To Control His Environment
10 Psychological Limitation: Bitter
10 Psychological Limitation: Cannot Resist Tinkering With Machines
15 Psychological Limitation: Feels He Must Prove Himself
20 Psychological Limitation: WIll Not Kill
15 Social Limitation: Permenent Identity
30 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Physical Attacks (All)
Pico | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 99 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 205 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 33
Perks Cost: 3 Spent Experience: 33
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 76 Total Points: 383
Background

Joseph was born in Gilbert Arizona to a middle class family. His life was that of most normal kids while growing up. During his teenage years two things happened. First he discovered that he really liked electronics. He would spend hours, taking things apart just to see how they worked. Second his telekinetic power first manifested. He viewed his new power as a toy and he used it for pranks and games, and he didn't try to develop it to its full extent.

He went to college at Arizona State University where he graduated with a bachelors degree in electromechanical engineering. On graduation he was hired by the Global Genetic Research to design and maintain genetic research equipment. Life was going good for Joseph he had a job that he liked and that paid well and he was dating a beautiful lady by the name of Erin Caliber.

He didn't know that there was illegal research going on in the lab. Dr. Richardson was using the labs for a side project that he hoped would make him wealthy. He was developing a virus that would greatly increase the strength and speed of who ever was exposed to it. He hoped to sell it to various governments and other organization that wanted to make a super powered team that would be able to pass screening for the ubergene.

Dr. Richardson project was progressing well. The test animals showed increased speed, strength and stamina, however, there were still some side effects, disfigurement, discoloration, and even some deaths. It was only a matter of time until Dr. Richardson would perfect it. He didn't get the time. CLAW heard about his successes and decided to raid the labs to steal Dr. Richardson?s work.

Both Dr. Richardson and Joseph were working the night of the CLAW raid. Dr. Richardson was having Joseph fix a piece of test equipment that he felt was vital to his work. While Joseph was fixing the equipment, Dr. Richardson was going around injecting his latest batch into the test subjects. CLAW attacked by blowing down the outside wall. The force of the blast knocked Dr. Richardson into Joseph causing the doctor to accidentally inject him with the virus. Joseph quickly succumbed to the virus and was knocked out.

After two weeks the virus had finished it work and Joseph woke up. He found himself altered he felt stronger, he moved quicker and he was a lot smaller. The virus had worked with only one side effect it had shrunk him to one-sixth his normal height. When he asked, he found out that the Guardians had arrived in time to stop CLAW and while most of the lab was destroyed in the fight enough evidence was found to prove what Dr. Richardson was doing. The Doctor had managed to escape, but his career was ruined and there was a warrant out of his arrest.

This was of little consolation to Joseph because he found that his entire life was in ruins. At first there was nothing he could do on his own. His work put him on disability and forgot about him. Erin, his girlfriend tried to help but found it to be too much for her to handle so after two months she left him. This left him angry, hurt, frustrated, and on his own. He came to rely more and more on his TK. This forced him to develop it to help him move other objects and himself, as well as to protect himself from the countless things that could harm a person his size.

It took six months of hard work before Joseph had adjusted to his new condition and mastered the new skills needed for day to day living. Once had adjusted he began looking for work. He resume got him several interviews, but when they saw him they quickly found a reason not to hire him. He was being discriminated against because of his size but he could not prove it.

One day, while in Denver following up on a job leads his was headed home after yet another fruitless day of job searching. He heard a scream from an alleyway and investigated. He found a lady being mugged. Without a second though Joseph used his TK to knock the gun out of the muggers hand and then grabbed him and held him several feet off the ground until the police arrived. When the police arrived he turned the mugger over and answered all the questions they asked. This was the turning point for him, even though he didn't know about it at the time.

A copy of the police report ended up on David Perkin’s desk while he was looking to form up a team of super-heroic crime fighters for the city of Denver. At first Joseph wasn't really interested, but lack of any other options and a shrinking bank account were more persuasive then Perkin's sales pitch. The irony of building a life on the very things that had destroyed his old one was not lost on him either.

Joseph chose the name Pico and was one of the original nine members of the Denver Defenders.

Personality

Before the accident Joseph was a very friendly and open guy. After the accident he saw the people he considered friends abandon him and he felt like the whole world turned against him. This caused him to not be as open and friendly. Now while his still friendly he is a lot more careful about whom he allows close.

Quote

“I would recommend that you don’t underestimate me because of my size.”

Powers

The accident in the lab that brought Pico to his current size also increased his speed, coordination, stamina, and strength. He can now lift several times his own weight and withstand damage that would severally hurt others. However being only 12 inches tall, things tend to be more damaging. If a normal person gets punched he most likely will not be seriously hurt. If Pico gets hit he is likely to be knock across the room.

The trauma of the change also unlocked his telekinetic power. Pico has been able to use his telekinetic power to overcome some of the disadvantages of being so small. He moves by telekinetically flying, he protects himself with a telekinetic force field, and of course he can move objects much larger than himself with just raw telekinetic power.

Appearance

The most striking part of Joe’s appearance is his size. At only a foot tall he could easily be mistaken for a child’s toy. Once past the differences in size it can be seen that the young man has a friendly face and is in great shape. Pico’s size had also meant that all his clothes have to be custom made, however he has never really given any thought to a uniform or costume. Whenever he is called into action he simply grabs his customized cell phone harness (assuming he doesn't already have it) and goes.