Richard Reynolds, Sandbag
NAME: Richard "Rick" Reynolds
CODE NAME: Sandbag
CONCEPT: Freak of SCIENCE!
POWER LEVEL: PL10 / 150 pp
 Personal Details
Somewhat like Thomas Hayden Church wearing a pilot's suit with the Pendragon family crest on the back and "Reynolds" on the lapel. That 'clothing' is a natural part of his sand form, but he's capable of manifesting only his body and putting on real clothing when not doing superhero stuff.
Rick grew up in the American southeast, having variously lived in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama as a teenager. His father couldn't keep a job, which was partially due to prison record stemming from a conviction for once having served as a henchman for mastermind known as "the Monarch". Other than that, the world of the supers didn't affect Rick much, though of course he saw them on television and read about local heroes and villains in the newspaper.
With no money for college and only average grades anyway, Rick joined the Army as soon as he graduated high school. He did well there, soon qualifying for helicopter pilot training as a warrant officer. However, Rick had always nursed a certain lack of respect for rules and laws that got him into trouble more than once as a teenager. He was never caught at anything terribly serious, but note operative word "caught".
Rick served in the Army for twelve years. He was "discouraged" from trying to re-up for another term after having been caught up in a court martial over a supply theft ring. No one could prove he had been anything more than negligently oblivious, but suspicions were there and he avoided a dishonorable discharge by a hair.
After leaving the Army, Rick quickly got a commercial helicopter pilot's license and went to work for a private security firm as a pilot. And that's where life got interesting. After a couple of years of good service, Rick was assigned to a contract with the famous Pendragon family. Though some of the more famous members of the family can fly under their own power, many members of that illustrious and wealthy lineage require the services of an air vehicle and helicopter. Rick met many of them.
Among the Pendragons he became most familiar with was Dorothy Pendragon, nicknamed "Scanner". About a decade younger than Rick and the middle of three daughters in her family's branch, Dorothy had manifested psychic ability at an early age. She could read minds, and she seemed to like what she saw in Rick's mind. Quite possibly she has a thing for the bad boys. The two of them began a discreet relationship.
Though not really temperamentally or physically suited for superhero type work, Dorothy's ability to probe minds was/is usually in high demand... and not only from other Pendragons. While Rick was piloting her across the city one day, their helicopter was seized by a powerful magnetic force and dragged from the sky. The perpetrator, a "Professor Forward", demanded that Dorothy read the mind of a captive of his- a visitor from the future, he claimed. Rick tried to object and was beaten down by the Professor's henchmen, then tossed into a half-full bin of radioactive sand contaminated by the Professor's experiments.
To intimidate Dorothy, Professor Forward turned his disintegrator beam on Rick while she watched. As he felt himself start to fall apart, Dorothy reached out to his mind and sustained it, lending him the force of will to continue existence. Somehow he reached out to the radioactive sand, its substance bonding with and replacing his body even as the disintegrator beam tore it apart. Moments later, he erupted from the bin as a living mass of sand, smashing the Professor and all his henchmen.
At first Rick could barely keep body together and was unable to communicate, except to Dorothy through her telepathy. Over the course of weeks she helped him develop the control to speak and even to force his sand body into a form that looked and felt like his old human one. Just in time to stand beside her and take their wedding vows, as a matter of fact. There were lots of guests from all branches of the family.
Sandbag doesn't have much respect for the rules and isn't by nature a very nice man, but he's trying to be a better person for the sake of his wife. Internally he's haunted by the loss of his humanity, despite Dorothy's insistance that it doesn't matter. He tends to get irritated easily and likes to take a direct approach to solving problems.
Particularly annoying to Rick is that while he used to be an avid swimmer and boater, he now can't get anywhere near big bodies of water without risking his sand body turning into a pile of muck. (Though when he really needs to clean the gunk out of his grit, he'll seal a drain very tightly, fill out a vat of water, and dissolve for a while before crawling out to dry.)
 Game Stats
STR: 14/34 (Effective 49 for lifting)
Total 12 pts.
Intimidate +12 (11 ranks)
Sense Motive +8 (8 ranks)
Drive +3 (2 ranks)
Notice +6 (6 ranks)
Pilot +13 (12 ranks)
Knowledge (Streetwise) +6 (6 ranks)
Diplomacy +4 (3 ranks)
Total 12 pts.
Dodge Focus 4
Attack Focus (melee) 3
Sidekick 11 (Dorothy 'Scanner' Reynolds)
Total 21 points
Insubstantial 1 (continuous, permanent) - 5 pts.
Rick's true form is now an amorphous pile of sand, and he will revert to it when unconscious, stunned, or asleep.
Morph 1 (single form) - 1 pts.
Rick can cosmetically morph back to his human appearance with mild effort, but he's still made of sand underneath.
Elongation 4 (100 ft.) - 4 pts.
Rick can stretch out long tendrils of sand, or arc himself from place to place in a geyser of sand.
Immunity 13 (Life Support, Critical Hits, Aging, Eat and drink) - 13 pts.
Rick's sand form does not require most human needs, though he stilll sleeps and gets tired.
Supermovement 1 (Slithering) - 2 pts.
Rick can slither along the ground as a pile of sand.
Enhanced Strength 20 - 21 pts.
Alternate Power- Alternate Form (Gaseous): (Insubstantial 2, Flight 3, Suffocate 2)
This time I've done the "turn into a storm of sand and blow through the city streets" bit properly. The Alternate Form power models the effect a whole lot better, allowing him to fly at a respectable 50 mph and even try to suffocate someone with a sandstorm.
Enhanced Constitution 14 - 14 pts.
Superstrength 3 - 6 pts.
Protection 6 (6 ranks are Impervious) - 12 pts.
Many attacks such as regular handgun bullets or punches will go right through Rick's sand body without harm. Extremely powerful attacks hit hard enough to knock bits of sand out of his control, causing him actual damage.<br>
Regeneration 12 ( Partial Flaw: All uses require contact with supply of sand except Bruised/Unconscious Recovery Rate which functions as normal; Recover Rate: Bruised/Unconscious 2, Injured/Staggered 2, Disabled 2; Ability Damage 2; Ressurection 2; Power Feat: Regrowth) - 7 pts.
Rick can incorporate mundane sand into his body to repair himself, even coming back from the dead as long as a single grain of his body alights on a supply of sand. It's also very hard to knock him out without targeting one of his drawbacks.
Enhanced Feats 4: Improved Grab, Improved Grapple, Improved Pin, Chokehold - 4 pts.
All of these feats are the direct result of his sand form and would not function if Rick were somehow returned to normal.
Total 89 points.
 Base Attack/Defense
Base Attack +5 - 10 pts.
Defense +1 - 2 pts.
Attack: +8 Unarmed Strike, DC 27 Damage Save, automatic grapple check
Defense: 15 (11 flatfooted)
Toughness Save: +15
 SAVING THROWS
Reflex 7 ranks (+8 total) - 7 pts
Fortitude 0 ranks (+9 total) - 0 pts
Will 8 ranks (+8 total) - 8 pts
Weakness (Immersion in Water): Common, Moderate, Affects Each Round - 7 pts
Water turns sand into mud and muck. Each round that Rick is exposed to a sufficient quantity of water (GM's discretion) he is drained 1 point of Dexterity. When he reaches 0 dexterity, Rick becomes a pile of mud helpless to take any action. In this state he can slither approximately 5 feet per round, trying to find a spot to dry out. At the GM's discretion, a large enough amount of water with no dry area to retreat to (like being dropped in the middle of a lake) may drain his dexterity by more than 1 point per round.
Vulnerable (Air/Wind attack): Uncommon, Moderate - 2 pts.
Rick's particulate nature is very vulnerable to being damaged by attacked based off of wind or air movement. At GM's discretion, this vulnerability may also apply to non-attack powers or effects.
Involuntary Transformation (to glass statue): Uncommon, Major - 3 pts.
Whenever exposed to a power with the heat or fire descriptor that penetrates his Impervious (6 ranks or more), Rick must make a Fortitude save equal to 10 + power rank or be transformed into glass. The most efficient way to break this transformation is to smash the glass statute down until the glass shards are granular; something generally very time-consuming and that Rick cannot do for himself.
NAME: Dorothy Pendragon-Reynolds
Code Name: Scanner
CONCEPT: Pervy Shrink
POWER LEVEL: PL10 / 55 pp
Blonde woman with short cut hair.
The nicest pervert you'll ever meet. Dorothy is very likeable, but she has a filthy, filthy mind and can make double entendres out of the most innocent of comments. She is also has a medical degree and specializes as a psychiatrist, which means often taking a clinical view of folks.
What she does: Scanner generally helps coordinate the team, using her telepathy to pass word from one team member to another. She's also available for interrogations but does not generally go into the field.
Total 6 pts.
Knowledge (Behavioral Sciences) +12 (12 ranks)
Medicine +9 (7 ranks)
Gather Information +12 (10 ranks)
Profession: Psychiatrist: +5 (3 Ranks)
Total 8 pts.
Benefit (wealth) x 3
Benefit (medical license)
Equipment x4 (Skyscraper HQ + Undercover Vest)
Dodge Focus 2
Total 11 points
Telepathy 8 - 19 pts
Power Feat: Subtle
Alternate Power: Mind Control 8 (Power Feat: Mental Link)
Alternate Power: Mind Shield 8
Comprehend 1 (Be understood by all.) - 2 pts.
 Base Attack/Defense
Base Attack +0 - 0 pts.
Defense +0 - 0 pts.
Attack: Mind Control 8, DC 18 Will Save
Defense: 13 (10 flatfooted)
Toughness Save: +3
 SAVING THROWS
Reflex 0 ranks (+0 total) - 0 pts
Fortitude 0 ranks (+0 total) - 0 pts
Will 0 ranks (+8 total w/ Mind Shield) - 0 pts
9 unspent; figure out later