Name: Katana
True Name: Douglass Mantoon
Alignment: Anarchist (Selfish)
Hit Points: 80 S.D.C.: 369
Attributes: I.Q.: 11, M.E.: 11, M.A.: 13, P.S.: 35 (+20), P.P.: 31 (+8), P.E.: 28 (+26% / +7), P.B.: 18 (40%), SPD: 88Weight: 175 lbs (79.4 kg) Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 meters)
Age: 20 years (3 years as juicer) Race: Human Sex: Male P.P.E.: 8
As a child, Katana was raised in extreme poverty. This is the reason he became a Juicer in the first place. As a result, the only things which became important was living comfortably and making money. Still, he is smart enough to realize that backstabbing or betraying an employer creates too many problems.
Since he fell in with Lilly, she has been careful to make him more and more loyal to her including the use of hypnotic suggestion to further this goal. As a result of this long term magic, she is likely the only individual which he would lay down his life for. Even his family does not qualify on that. As well, with her magic, she allows him to extend his life beyond what would be possible otherwise. That gives him a purely practical reason besides being in love with her.
Being more selfish than anything else, he has no real word of honor. As well, he will use tools which many others would never use. He does not really hate any of them but just considers it part of business. Torture and killing unarmed foes are both activities which he will do even though he does not particularly care for. He tends to be fairly direct with his dealings and not extremely subtle. Katana has no real dislike for practitioners of magic, psychics, or monsters in general. They are either an asset or an impediment.
OCC: Juicer Experience Level: Seventh (7)
Combat Skill: Hand to Hand; Expert, Boxing, plus two attacks
Attacks per Melee: Eight (8)
Bonuses, Combat: Automatic Dodge, Paired Weapons, +10 to Strike, +14 to Parry, +14 to Dodge, +20 damage, +11 to Roll with punch, fall, or impact, +4 to Initiative, Knock-Out Stun on Nat 20, Critical Strike on Natural 18, 19, or 20.
Bonus; Save: Lethal Poison [14] +16, Non-Lethal Poison [16] +16, Harmful Drugs [15] +16, Insanity [12] +1, Psionics [15] +5, Magic [12 / 16] +8, Horror Factor [Varies] +3. Has +6 vs all forms of Mind Control
Juicer Powers:
Super Endurance: Can lift and carry four times normal, Can last ten times longer than normal and can remain at full efficiency for five days without sleep, only needs three hours sleep a day, enhanced healing.
Super Speed: Can leap 30 ft (9.1 m) across and 20 ft (6 m) up with a short run (Half distances from dead stop)
Super Reflexes: +4 to Roll with punch, fall, or impact; +4 on initiative; Gets an automatic parry or dodge on all attacks, even from behind/surprise; Add two attacks per melee.
Saving Throw Bonuses: +4 save vs psionics, +6 save vs mind control (chemical or psionic), +8 save vs toxic gasses, poison, and other drugs. System will also slow down to reduce the effects of drugs, can inject chemicals to counteract drugs, and can enter a trance state to reduce oxygen.
Enhanced Healing: Heals four times faster than normal, has +20% to save vs coma and death, virtually impervious to pain, and no amount of physical pain will impair the juicer down to 5 hit points or less. At this point the character collapses and goes into an accelerated healing state
OCC Skills: Communication: Radio - Basic (+10%) 85%, Espionage: Wilderness Survival (+5%) 65%, Physical: Hand to Hand - Expert, Pilot: Pilot Hovercraft (+10%) 90%, Pilot Motorcycle (+10%) 94%, Technical: Language: American (+10%) 90%, Language: Euro (+10%) 90%, Language: Japanese (+10%) 90%, Wilderness: Land Navigation (+5%) 65%, Weapon Proficiencies, Ancient: W.P. Knife (+2 [+12] strike / +2 [+16] parry / +2 [+12] throw), W.P. Sword (+3 [+13] strike / +3 [+17] parry), Weapon Proficiencies, Modern: W.P. Energy Rifle (+5 aimed / +3 burst), W.P. Heavy Energy (+5 aimed / +3 burst).
OCC Related Skills: Domestic: Cooking [Gained at Sixth Level] 40%, Fishing [Gained at Third Level] 60%, Espionage: Detect Ambush (+5%) 65%, Military: Demolitions (+10%) 88%, Demolition Disposal (+10%) 88%, Physical: Boxing, Pilot: Pilot Jet Pack (+5%) 76%, Technical: Computer Operation [Gained at Third Level] 60%, Weapon Proficiencies, Modern: Sharpshooting - Energy Rifle (+1 attack / +3 [+8] aimed / +4 Initiative)
Secondary Skills: Physical: General Athletics, Gymnastics, Running, Swimming 80%, Wrestling, Rogue: Streetwise 44%, Technical: Literacy: American 60%
Skills From Acrobatics and Gymnastics: Sense of Balance 90%, Walk Tightrope or High Wire 78%, Work Parallel Bars & Rings 78%, Climb 77%, Climb Rope 92%, Back Flip 98%, Prowl 65%
Katana is quite handsome like most of Lilly's male lovers. He is quite tall with an muscular yet slim body. His face is slim as well and fits quite well in the stereotype "Tall, Dark, and Handsome." There is a darkness about his appearance but his green eyes prevent him from being truly villainous. He has raven black hair with clear blue highlights in his hair which he wears slightly below his collar. He keeps his face completely smooth shaven.
Of course he always wears his Juicer harness. Otherwise, he seems to prefer is grey with a somber appearance to them. A simple set of grey fatigue still pants with a grey long sleeve shirt. When not in uniform, his clothing almost appears to be a uniform although he does not wear any badges or other symbols which would truly make it a uniform. He wears black boots and gloves with the outfit and his Katana is worn in a scabbard over his shoulder.
Weapons, Normal:
JA-12 Pulse Laser Rifle: Weight: 14 lbs (6.4 kg)
Mega-Damage: Laser, 4D6 for Single Shot and 1D6x10+10 for 3 simultaneous blasts. Grenade, 3D6 to 10 ft (3 m) radius. Rate of Fire: Standard Effective Range: Laser, 4000 ft (1220 m). Grenade, 2000 ft (610 m). Payload: 10 Shots short E-Clip, 30 Shots long E-Clip, has built in energy Canister (Cannot be removed but can be recharged) that holds an additional 30 Energy shots, and has a 4 shot pump magazine for grenade launcher. Bonus: +1 on Aimed Shots with laser only.
Triax TX-5 Pump Pistol: Weight: 5 lbs (2.25 Kg)
Mega-Damage: 4D6 Rate of Fire: Standard Effective Range: 500 ft (152 m) Payload: 5 shots, uses explosive shells. Load individually or with speed loaders of 5. Has five speed loaders for weapon.
Paired Vibro-Claws: Mega-Damage: 2D6 Range: Hand to Hand
3 Throwing Knife: Damage: 1D6 S.D.C. + Strength Bonus Weight: 1 lbs (.5 kg)
5 Heavy Fusion Blocks: Mega-Damage: 4D6 X 10 with a 10 ft (3 m) blast radius with a 30 second delay built in.
Ammunition: 16 Long E-clips
Weapons, Magical:
Pre Rifts Samurai Rune Katana: Weight: 3 lbs (1.4 kg).
Captured in a duel from an individual claiming to be a samurai. Missing its mate blade so damage is reduced. Damage: 9D6 S.D.C. + Strength Bonus to mortal foes, 9D6 M.D.C. to creatures of magic or Supernatural beings. Has 600 M.D.C., impervious to all attacks except attacks of a god, rune sword, or living legend sword maker directed at the sword or a living sword maker braking it in their hands. The M.D.C. recharges at the rate of 10 M.D.C. per hour. Can be used to parry energy blasts at -5. Anarchist alignment, IQ 10. Gives +1 on all saving throws.
Fang Sword: Weight: 5 lbs (2.2 kg)
Weapon is styled to look like a sabre. Mega-Damage: 4D6 physical, M.D.C. of Weapon: 100 (regenerates 2D6 M.D.C. per day and only effective if opponent is trying to destroy weapon)
Armor, Normal:
Juicer Body Armor: M.D.C.: 45 / Weight: 28 lbs (12.5 kg) / -5% Prowl Penalty
Has built in N-F20 Medium Force Field (75 M.D.C.)
NE-C20 Camouflage Armor: M.D.C.: 80 / Weight: 23 lbs (10.3 kg) / -5% Prowl Penalty
Has built in N-F20 Medium Force Field (75 M.D.C.) Give -20% to other to detect ambush and detect concealment, +5% to prowl skill, 40% even if no prowl skill if not moving, also only has 21% chance of showing up on thermal equipment
Other Equipment: Normal Equipment for OCC, 500,000 credits, Wilks Jet Pack (Nuclear), Sky King Hover Vehicle

Katana's Background:

Katana was born Douglass Mantoon. His parents were absolutely dirt poor living in the roughest part of the Burbs of Chi-Town. The family always hoped to get accepted to move into the city itself. He has six other brothers and sisters growing up with their existence being extremely precarious. There was never enough to eat with several of his brothers and sisters dying while they were still children. He himself came near death and his mother died when he was only twelve.

The family collapsed completely after that and he ended up drifting around the desolate city for the next few years. When he was sixteen, he decided to run away and join a mercenary company. The stories he was told about them were extremely glamorous and he fantasized about all the wealth which could be his. Unfortunately, he found out that much of it was just stories although life was much better as a mercenary than it had been in the Burbs of Chi-Town

Even growing up, he had heard about Juicers as well. Virtually all children do. The Juicer augmentation made them incredible fighters and able to earn what seemed like a kings ransom to him. The penalty was that you would simply burn out after a few years. So when he was offered the opportunity to become a Juicer, he accepted the offer. He saw living just a few years in glory and wealth to be better than living in poverty.

Over the next few years, he traveled between several mercenary companies. As a Juicer, he was considered quite valuable. Never able to become truly rich, he was still able to gain some wealth. He gained a reputation for being willing to do virtually whatever it took to complete a goal. He tended to always be more action oriented and less stealth oriented although he does not how to use both.

While from the Coalition originally, he never really had any hatred of magic. He would work with magic users, psychics, and even most monsters. It is likely that he would not even care too much about working with demons if he saw an advantage to it. He fought a duel with a being claiming to be a Samurai. There was no real reason behind it, it seemed like the Samurai just wanted to prove how great warrior he was. Unfortunately for him, he was not the equal of a juicer and found himself without a head. Douglass claimed the mans sword, which was a powerful enchanted blade, and began going by the name of Katana from the name of the blade.

He found himself drifting several more times and eventually joined up with a newly forming mercenary company going by the name of "Black Scorpions." In many ways, he met his match. The person providing the credits for the company was a powerful sorceress who went by the name of Lilly. Even though she already had several lovers, she quickly took him on as yet another lover. Lilly is virtually unsatiable and his Juicer abilities also made him incredible at sex and she found she greatly enjoyed him.

Lilly decided she wanted to keep him as her own "toy" and began using Hypnotic Suggestion from a rune item of hers to bend him to her will. She wanted him completely loyal to her. He is extremely resistant but she was careful and was able to slowly make him completely hers. She also offered him that she could keep him alive virtually forever to further cement him to her. It was an offer that he could almost not refuse. At that point, she added the offer to become one of her husbands.

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