Thursday, July 29, 2010

TMNT Thursdays: Shredder and his Henchmen!







Alright! The Ninja Turtles last week were a big hit, so this week, I'm providing four foes for them to face: Bebop, Rocksteady, Hun and The Shredder.  Aside from Turtles Forever, Hun has never appeared in the same continuity as Bebop and Rocksteady, but again, I'm mashing it all together to make the ICONS Turtleverse.


The Shredder (Oroku Saki)


Origin: Trained



Prowess: 6
Coordination: 6
Strength: 4
Intellect: 5
Awareness: 4
Willpower: 6

Powers
Armor: Invulnerability 3
Armor Blades: Strike (Slashing) 4

Specialties
Acrobatics Expert
Computers
Electronics Expert
Mechanics Expert
Leadership
Martial Arts Master
Stealth Master
Weapons (Blades) Master

Qualities
"When The Evil Shredder Attacks..."
Leader of the Foot Clan
Access To Alien Technology
Connections: Hun, Krang, Bebop, Rocksteady

Challenges
Bumbling Henchmen
Enemies: Splinter and the Ninja Turtles
Blinded by Vengeance

Stamina: 10

The Shredder is an omnipresent shadow looming over The Ninja Turtles.  He's a nefarious criminal mastermind, a ruthless assassin and a gifted martial artist.  He has no honor.  He has no morals.  He will sacrifice people, use machines when people fail, or mutate new henchmen with no regard for what he's doing to them.  On his right hand is the vicious Hun and on his left is the bizarre renegade Utrom known as Krang.  Shredder will make any alliance that will further his goals and cut loose his alliances of convenience at a moment's notice.

Between The Foot Clan, Hun's Purple Dragons and Krang's twisted genius, Shredder is capable of fielding waves of cannon fodder at once if properly mobilized.  Splinter and the Turtles are always there to stop him, and Shredder has let his hatred of Splinter and The Turtles blind him more than once.  His biggest problem, however, isn't even his...but his reliance on henchmen, especially Bebop and Rocksteady.  It is not uncommon at all for a flawless master plan to fall apart because Bebop hits the wrong switch or Rocksteady accidentally destroys Shredder's new Super Device.

Note: Use Ninja and Robot stats found in the corebook for the various types of Foot Soldiers. 

Hun (Hunter Mason)
Origin: Trained




Prowess: 4
Coordination: 3
Strength: 6
Intellect: 3
Awareness: 4
Willpower: 5

Specialties
Acrobatics
Athletics
Computers
Criminology Expert
Leadership
Martial Arts Expert
Stealth Expert
Weapons (Bludgeons)
Weapons (Blades)
Wrestling Expert

Qualities
Leader of the Purple Dragons
Shredder's Right Hand
Hardcore Gamer

Challenges
Xenophobic
Always Taking A Fall
Closet Gamer
Enemy: Raphael
Online Rival: Michelangelo

Stamina: 11

Shredder's right hand man is Hun, a powerful, skilled martial artist and leader of The Purple Dragons.  He absolutely hates working with Bebop, Rocksteady, Krang, Baxter Stockman or any of Shredder's other freaks, but he respects the man himself, so he goes along with it...most of the time.  The Purple Dragons get used for Shredder's menial jobs, and the ones with the most promise enter training for the Foot Clan.  Despite not being uncoordinated, Hun does have a tendency to fall flat on his face at the worst time: If he's fighting on a roof top, it is very likely that he will take a spill off of it and to the dumpster below, for example.  Raphael and Hun have a very severe dislike for one another that flares up whenever they are near each other.  Hun is also a (closeted) gamer, loving MMORPGs.  Fate has a way of making him cross paths with Michelangelo in MMORPGs, and even though they don't realize who the other one is, they tend to rub each other the wrong way.

Note: Use Thug stats found in the corebook for the Purple Dragons.

Bebop
Origin: Transformed




Prowess: 4
Coordination: 3
Strength: 6
Intellect: 2
Awareness: 2
Willpower: 4

Powers
Invulnerability 1

Specialties
Wrestling Expert

Qualities
Mutated Warthog
Fearless
Best Friend: Rocksteady

Challenges
Too Stupid To Know Better
Not Really Evil
One Friend In The World
Pretty Much Incompetent

Stamina: 10

Bebop is a street thug who was mutated into a warthog and now serves Shredder, not out of any real sense of evil, but because he's just a follower at heart.  His one friend in the world is Rocksteady, the only person that really cares if anything happens to Bebop and vice versa.  If pushed to do anything too extreme, Bebop can be appealed to, he's easily tricked and, even if left to his own devices, is bound to screw up anyway.  Often armed with advanced technology by Shredder and Krang, Bebop usually has no skill with the weapons and devices.

Rocksteady
Origin: Transformed




Prowess: 3
Coordination: 3
Strength: 7
Intellect: 2
Awareness: 2
Willpower: 3

Powers
Horn: Strike (Slashing) 3
Tough Hide: Invulnerability 3

Qualities
Best Friend: Bebop
Rampaging Rhino

Challenges
Clumsy Oaf
One Friend In The World

Stamina
: 10

Like Bebop, Rocksteady is a mutated thug who follows Shredder's orders because he doesn't have enough initiative to do anything else.  Rocksteady is a little more cold hearted than Bebop, but if you get through to Bebop, you'll get through to Rocksteady by proxy.  Rocksteady has a tendency to rush headlong into combat which helps him out sometimes, but fails him more often than not.  If Rocksteady and Bebop were ever given something more constructive to do with their time and energy, they probably wouldn't be criminals anymore.