THE CREEPER

Real Name: Jack Ryder
Base of Operations: Boston, MA
Marital Status: Single
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 194 pounds
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black (as Jack Ryder)/Green (as the Creeper)
Race: Human
Tech Level: Modern (1)

Reflexes 2D (8D): Acrobatics 8D (14D), brawling 3D (9D), climbing 3D (9D), dodging 8D (14D), sneak 3D (9D)
Coordination 2D (6D): Catch 4D (8D), thrown weapons 3D (7D)
Physique 2D (6D): Leaping 5D (9D), lifting 4D (8D), resistance 6D (10D)
Knowledge 2D: Scholar (broadcast journalism) 5D
Perception 2D: Search 4D, survival 4D, tracking 4D
Presence 2D: Interrogation 5D, intimidation 10D, willpower 8D

Advantages/Disadvantages: Acute Balance, Fast Reactions, Hardiness, Intimidating Grin; Impulsiveness, Obsessive Tendencies (constant laughter), Psychological Disorder (insane), Secret Identity

PDV: 4 (7)
Unarmed BDV: 3D (5D)
P/l Bonus: +2 (+4)
Hero Points: 10
Villain Points: 4
Character Points: 65
Body Points: 45

Powers: Healing 6D (enhancement: Mastery, does not cost a character point), Immunity 4D, Superattributes: Reflexes 6D, Coordination 4D, Physique 4D. All powers have the Limitation: superhero form only. [Jack Ryder transforms into the Creeper by touching a small device implanted in his wrist. The change is instantaneous.]

History: Jack Ryder was a newspaper columnist who specialized in covering stories involving organized crime. While investigating one such story, Ryder was captured by mobsters, injected with an experimental mind altering drug, shot and left for dead. Fortunately for Ryder, his unconscious body was discovered by a scientific genius named Professor Yatz. Yatz had invented an ionized promethium plate able to restore the subatomic code of organic materials. He implanted his device in Ryder’s gunshot wound, allowing the reporter to make a quick and complete recovery. Unfortunately, however, the device interacted with the chemicals Ryder had been injected with earlier, periodically rendering him almost completely insane, but also granting him certain superhuman abilities. In his new identity of the Creeper, one of Ryder’s first tasks was to capture the mobsters who had shot him.

Over the years, the chemicals in Ryder’s body have continued to interact with the device Professor Yatz had implanted in his wound, occasionally causing him to revert to his Creeper identity. Upon these occasions, the Creeper has been pursued by both the underworld and the authorities. Ryder has gained control over his changes but remains mentally unstable when becoming the Creeper. He has worked with several different heroes, including the Justice League, but the instability that keeps his foes at a distance often does the same with other heroes, which prevents him from being able to consistently call upon them.

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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