Electro: Marvel of the Age
Electro, the Marvel of the Age, is a robot. Built by Professor Philo Zogolowski, Electro has a neural network that is based on its creator's, but is utterly incapable of acting on its own. When driven by an operator via electra-waves, however, Electro is virtually unstoppable!
Body Armor: Electro is tough... very tough. It is highly resistant to damage of various types, above and beyond its specific resistances noted below. Possessing Amazing (50) body armor, it has the following defenses against assault:
Am 50 / Rm 30 / Gd 10 / Pr 4 / Sh 0
Electra-Wave Transceiver: thanks to this revolutionary technology, Electro can send and receive electra-wave signals, which allow a remote operator to pilot Electro no matter where in the world it is. This neuropathic link functions with Amazing (50) range and power.
Flight: thanks to twin rocket thrusters mounted in its feet, Electro has the ability to soar through the skies. While it is somewhat slow, Electro can nonetheless maneuver in three dimensions with Typical (6) ability, moving at approximately 90 miles per hour.
Knife: in its right wrist, Electro has a secret compartment that contains a glistening dagger. This bladed implement, made from the same material that Electro itself is, allows the robot to inflict Edged Attack damage in melee whenever it is released.
Machine Guns: a recent upgrade to Electro saw the robot having two machine guns added to it. The smaller of the two is mounted beneath Electro's left hand, while the second seems to have replaced its right hand entirely. Both are rotary barreled chain guns.
The left hand gun can be fired to inflict Good (10) Shooting damage in a short burst, raised to Excellent (20) in a continuous stream of lead. The right handed gun inflicts the previous damage +1 CS, while if both are fired, the base damage of Electro's guns is increased by +2 CS.
Resistances to Corrosion, Fire, Heat, and Pressure Variance: possibly built from the same nigh-invulnerable materials that comprise Professor Zog's zello shields, Electro possess similar, Unearthly (100) resistance to these common forms of physical peril.
Rocket Launchers: another modernization the United States Army inflicted upon Electro is the addition of rocket launchers. The robot now has three distinct launchers, two of which are mounted on its back, while a third can fire projectiles mounted under its left hand.
The back-mounted units are primarily designed as longer ranged weapons, usable against vehicles or structures, while the hand-mounted rockets are instead short-range, anti-personnel weapons. Either way, these missiles behave in the following fashion:
Remarkable (30) Edged Attack (fragmentary)
Limitations / Enhancements:
Driven: without a remote operator, Electro cannot act under its own initiative. It cannot be given instructions to be carried out conditionally, or repetitively. No, Electro only acts while linked to the mind of another, one who is specifically directing its behavior.
While Electro itself does not seem to have sentience, or Karma to speak of, the operator of this Marvel of the Age may use his or her Karma through Electro when attempting actions. This because while driving it, Electro is truly an extension of their very being.
Electra-Wave Transceivers: Electro is not a minion, it does not respond solely to verbal commands. No, in order to operate Electro, someone (usually Laughing Mask, of late) must man an electra-wave transceiver, which links their mind with that of Electro's.
These devices are usually somewhat bulky, and most often take the form of either a large console, but can also be shaped into an oversized, bulky vest. Either way, electra-wave transceivers are covered in various knobs, dials, and indicator readouts.
These devices, like Electro's own electra-wave transceivers, function at Amazing (50) rank.
Electro is big! This Marvel of the age is built from a durable metal that is primarily red in hue, with yellow pauldrons and a yellow lower torso, a green faulds, gray knee, elbow and wrist guards, and a large television monitor on its 'face' that displays its pilot's image.
Though of late, its current operator has placed a large, golden laughing mask over this display. So you know who's coming for you.
Electro has no personality to speak of. Though based on Professor Zog's neural patterns, the mind of Electro is passive and incomplete without someone to drive it remotely. If separated from the Professor or any of its Operators, Electro will usually 'ping' for them incessantly.
Real Name: Electro
Occupation: instrument of justice
Legal Status: Electro is viewed as a piece of equipment by the United States government
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: Marvel of the Age
Group Affiliation: Team Electro, the Twelve (after a fashion)
Height: 8' 2"
Eyes: instead of eyes, Electro originally had a simple video pickup on its head. Later, this was replaced with a face screen that not only allowed it to see the world outside, but showed the face and immediate surroundings of its pilot.
Weight: 1225 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: It is an eight foot tall red robot, whose face displays the image of its operator - or is covered with a golden, laughing mask, if the Laughing Mask is operating it.