BLACK PANTHER

Submitted by Michael Bayer
Real Name: T’Challa
Base of Operations: Wakanda
Marital Status: Single
Race: Human

Advantages: Acute Balance, Acute Sense of Direction, Acute Senses, Courage, Fast Reactions, Gifted in Learning, hardiness, Leadership Ability, Mechanical Aptitude, Obscure Knowledge, Observant, Speed Draw (Energy Daggers), Technologically Advanced (Post-Modern), Wealth
Disadvantages: Delusions of Grandeur, Enemies (Eric Killmonger, Ulysses Klaw), Fanatic, Hides Emotions, Obsessive Tendencies

Reflexes: 5D (6D) Acrobatics 8D (9D), Boating 6D (7D), Brawling 7D (8D), Climbing 7D (8D), Dodge 9D (10D), Driving 6D (7D), Escape Artist 8D (9D), Martial Arts 11D (12D) [All Maneuvers +2D], Melee Weapons 6D (7D) [Knives +3D], Piloting 6D (7D), Riding 6D (7D), Sneak 10D (11D) [16D with Boots]
Coordination: 4D (5D) Catch 6D (7D), Lockpicking 5D (6D), Sleight of Hand 5D (6D), Thievery 5D (6D), Thrown Weapons 6D (7D) [Knives + 3D]
Physique: 4D (5D) Leap 7D (8D), Lifting 6D (7D), Resistance 6D (7D), Running 6D (7D), Swimming 6D (7D)
Knowledge: 4D Arcane Lore 8D, Computer Ops 7D, Criminology 6D, Languages 5D, Medicine (First Aid) 5D, Navigation 7D, Research 6D, Scholar 6D, Science 9D, Security 8D
Perception: 5D Engineering 8D, Hide 9D, Invent 8D, Repair 8D, Search 7D, Shadowing 10D, Streetwise 7D, Surveillance 7D, Survival 9D, Tracking 10D
Presence: 4D Animal Handling 9D, Bluff 5D, Charm 7D, Command 8D, Disguise 5D, Interrogation 8D, Intimidation 10D, Persuasion 9D, Willpower 10D

PDV: 5
Unarmed BDV: 4D
P/l Bonus : + 3
Hero Points: 15 Body Points: 44
Character Points: 120

Powers: Superattributes [Reflexes, Coordination, Physique] 1D

Equipment: Vibranium Claws [Retractable] 3D; Energy Daggers [Unlimited – A new one appears in boot sheath at the beginning of each round] 4D; “Kimoyo” Communications Device [ESP 200 – For purpose of global tracking of targets hit my Energy Daggers only]; Lenses [Infravision 5D – For purpose of tracking targets hit my Energy Daggers only]; Vibranium Boots [Clinging 8D, Jump (Landing Only) 1D, Superattributes: Reflexes (Sneak) 5D]

History: (From the Official Marvel Website)
T’Challa is the son of T’Chaka, late king of the African nation Wakanda. When lawless ivory hunter Ulysses Klaw murdered T’Chaka in an attempt to possess the country’s rare Vibranium deposit, a grief-stricken T’Challa swore vengeance and succeeded in thwarting the butcher’s raid. In the process, the young prince destroyed Klaw’s hand.

Educated at the finest schools in Europe and America, T’Challa returned to his homeland bearing a degree in physics and ready to assume the mantle of leadership. To do so, he was required to pass two tests: defeat six of Wakanda’s greatest warriors in unarmed combat, and obtain the secret heart-shaped herb that grants the country’s chieftains their powers. Successfully carrying out the dual challenge, T’Challa donned the ceremonial garb of the Black Panther, totem of the Wakandan people.

Under T’Challa, Wakanda has become one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations on the planet. After meeting the legendary super hero known as Captain America, the Panther was offered membership in the Avengers. Taking a leave of absence from his royal duties, he served among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for a lengthy interval, acquainting himself with American methods of crimefighting. During his time with the Avengers, T’Challa met and fell in love with social worker Monica Lynne. Through the years, their on-again, off-again romance continually has complicated her life.

Inevitably, T’Challa returned to Wakanda, only to find the country in turmoil due to his prolonged absence. Even his throne was fair game: The Panther was forced to put down an uprising led by Killmonger, a revolutionary intent on assuming power. After regaining his people’s respect, T’Challa worked to bring his country out of isolation from the rest of the world. Since that time, he has made several trips to the United States. The Panther joined Earth’s other great heroes in battle against the sentient psionic being known as Onslaught, and consequently was shunted into an alternate dimension for one year.

The Panther returned only to have his throne taken from him through manipulation by factions within his own political system. While he was in New York investigating a scandal involving a local charity largely funded by Wakandan grants, T’Challa’s government was toppled by a psychotic cleric named Achebe. After the fact, T’Challa discovered the scandal had been a ruse to lure him away from Wakanda. Achebe had struck a deal with Mephisto, a demon who craved the Panther’s pure soul. Taking the fight to Mephisto, the Panther challenged the demon in his own realm. There, T’Challa was forced to re-live his past before ultimately defeating Mephisto. However, he was stalemated by Achebe, who temporarily gained power over Wakanda. The Panther eventually bested the cleric, as well.

Accustomed to operating solo, T’Challa now finds himself partnered with Everett K. Ross, a cynical New York lawyer assigned by the U.S. State Department to facilitate the monarch’s four-day state visit. Their partnership has lasted considerably longer. A highly skilled attorney, Ross’ shark-like prowess is typically rendered moot in the wake of the Panther’s larger-than-life adventures.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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