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Old 05-25-2016, 01:00 AM   #1
Capt Lucky
Join Date: May 2016
Default Armor of Electricity/Lightning

Greetings all! I joined up to ask for some help in creating something for a GURPS superhero campaign. The character I'm planning is essentially a lightning elemental. The two characters that are the inspiration for this is a electrical version of Johnny Storm, and (a bit to my shame) the Raikage from Naruto. While the first is essentially an Alternate Form using the Elemental Meta-Trait, the second is more difficult.

The Raikage's shtick is surrounding himself with lightning armor that allows him to move and incredible speeds while giving him a pretty damn good DR.

So what I'm asking help is figuring out how to blend those ideas into an advantage/meta-trait/something for the character.

Thanks for the help, my fellow nerds.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:14 AM   #2
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Default Re: Armor of Electricity/Lightning

Linked DR, Enhanced Move, and anything else you feel the lightning armor should give him, all with Limited Use/Requires Recharge/Costs FP/whatever time limiter you want to put on it. From what I know of Naruto, going with Costs FP (assuming chakra is built as ER) is closest to the show.
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Old 05-25-2016, 06:35 AM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Default Re: Armor of Electricity/Lightning

A Link probably isn't needed in this case. See the uFAQ entry titled "I want an ability that costs FP or HP to use, but the ability consists of several Advantages; how do I allocate the FP/HP cost limitation?" You need Link to simultaneously activate more than one transient ability in one turn. Always-on components of the ability like DR or Enhanced Move just take a -10% Accessibility ("Only while Lightning Armor is up").

"Incredible speed" might be Altered Time Rate. Do you mean attacking twice as fast as a normal person, a la D&D Haste or a comic-book speedster like the Flash? That's ATR. If it's just getting around the battlefield, Enhanced Move will do. You might think high speed also suggests increased defenses (Enhanced Dodge, etc); those are bought separately if desired.

Does the lightning armor damage opponents that hit or touch him? See Aura and Innate Attack.
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