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Old 01-12-2019, 12:45 PM   #1499
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Default Re: [Supers] GURPS Unofficial Handbook to the Marvel Universe, Reboot Edition


Real Name: Robert Hunter.
Occupation: Professional criminal, former electrical engineer.
Identity: Publicly known.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Marital Status: Married.
Known Relatives: Mary (wife), Virginia (daughter).
Group Affiliation: Pawn of Colonel Yon-Rogg and Doctor Minerva; formerly NASA.
Base of Operations: Mobile; formerly Cape Canaveral, Florida.
History: Robert Hunter was an electrical engineer working for NASA on a few long-range interstellar probes when he was abducted by forces commanded by the Kree Colonel Yon-Rogg and taken to the Colonel's cloaked spy ship in orbit (see Kree; Yon-Rogg). Rogg ordered his science officer, Minn-Erva, to turn Hunter into a suicide bomber to use in a plot to embarrass the spy Mar-Vell, who at the time operated on Earth as a superhero (see Captain Marvel; Doctor Minerva).

Given the power to explode at will, Hunter was given post-hypnotic commands to destroy the hangar containing a probe awaiting launch. While he was successful in destroying the probe and the hangar, he surprised everyone (except maybe Minn-Erva) by reconstituting himself to explode again, releasing a cloud of toxic gas from a group of nearby canisters. Calling himself Nitro, he fought Mar-Vell to a standstill until Vell trapped part of Nitro's gaseous state in a container separate from the rest of him, preventing him from reconstituting.

Months later, Nitro was freed by a court order filed by his wife and daughter ordering his reconstitution so he could stand trial. Despite precautions taken by the authorities to contain him, Nitro used his powers to escape custody, trouncing the government's own super-team, Freedom Force, and destroying a number of SHIELD Sentinels in the process (see Freedom Force; Sentinels; SHIELD).

Nitro's current whereabouts are unknown. At present he has yet to stand trial or even be officially arrested for his midseeds.
Height: 6' 3".
Weight: 235 lbs.
Eyes: Brown.
Hair: White.
Uniform: A dark purple bodysuit with lighter purple on the sleeves and sides, purple gloves, black boots, gold bracers, and an oval gold medallion on his chest.
Strength Level: Nitro possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: Nitro possesses the superhuman ability to explode and reconstitute himself at will. The explosion can occur with the force of approximately his body weight in TNT, though he is able to regulate the explosive force to produce lesser explosions. Most notably, his punches explode with the relative force of ten pounds of TNT. It takes him time to reconstitute himself once he fully explodes, but he can explode himself multiple times in succession without tiring; the larger the explosion, the longer it takes to fully reform.

2,136 points
Attributes: ST 12 [20]; DX 12 [40]; IQ 12 [40]; HT 12 [20].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-1/1d+2; BL 29 lbs.; HP 12 [0]; Will 12 [0]; Per 12 [0]; FP 12 [0]; Basic Speed 6.00 [0]; Basic Move 6 [0]; Dodge 9.
Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) [0].
Cultural Familiarities: Western [0].
Advantages: Alternate Form (Body of Air w/ Regen (Extreme; Super, -10%)) (Difference in Point Cost: 171; Maximum Duration: 30 seconds, -75%; Minimum Duration: 10 seconds, -0%; Reduced Time: Instant, +100%; Trigger: Self-Explosion, -10%; Super, -10%) [170]; Artificer 2 [20]; Crushing Attack (Explosive Punch) 6d×6 (Damage Modifier: Explosive (/3×Yards), +50%; Melee Attack: Destructive Parry, +10%; Melee Attack: Dual, +10%; Melee Attack: Reach C, -30%; Variable, +5%; Super, -10%; Alternative Attack, ×1/5) [49]; Crushing Attack (Self-Explosion) 6d×30 (Area Effect: 2 yards, +50%; Damage Modifier: Explosive (/2×Yards), +100%; Emanation, -20%; Uncontrollable Trigger: Crushing Damage That Exceeds DR, -30%; Variable, +5%; Super, -10%) [1,755]; Damage Resistance 10 (Limited: Crushing Damage, -40%; Tough Skin, -40%) [10]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Regeneration (Extreme: 10 HP/sec) (Accessibility: Only in Alternate Form, -10%; Super, -10%) [120]; Wealth (Comfortable) [10].
Perks: Supersuit.
Disadvantages: Code of Honor (Pirate's) [-5]; Enemy (Law Enforcement; Medium-Sized Group) (12) [-40]; Overconfidence (9) [-7].
Quirks: Dual Identity [-1]; Hold Grudges [-1]; Not Until My First Cup! [-1]; Uncongenial [-1].
Skills: Boxing (A) DX+2 [8] – 14; Electrician/TL8 (A) IQ+2 [2] – 14*; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Communications) (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Sensors) (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Electronics Repair/TL8 (Communications) (A) IQ+2 [2] – 14*; Electronics Repair/TL8 (Scientific) (A) IQ+2 [2] – 14*; Electronics Repair/TL8 (Sensors) (A) IQ+2 [2] – 14*; Engineer/TL8 (Electronics) (H) IQ+1 [2] – 13*; Mathematics/TL8 (Applied) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 12; Wrestling (A) DX+2 [8] – 14.
Starting Spending Money: $8,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +2 from Artificer.

Role-Playing Notes:
While Nitro was originally essentially brainwashed into being a suicide bomber, he has come to love his power. At present he desires vengeance on Captain Marvel for his initial defeat. Barring that, he will likely hire himself out as muscle for anyone who needs something destroyed. In the back of his head, he also wants revenge on the Kree who gave him his powers for messing with his mind, though that's tempered by the thought he'd also thank them for the powers.
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Last edited by Phantasm; 03-26-2020 at 10:25 AM. Reason: Altered his powers; removed Fragile
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