Having fun with the “Weird” character builder. Like Kerberos Club, Atomic Robo allows custom skills and modes, so you can conceivably build just about any type of character, and so here we go with one of the greatest anime villains there is: Tessai from Ninja Scroll. This is not even in the wheelhouse of what Atomic robo is about, but here we go.
Organization: 8 Devils of Kimon!
Modes and Skills
Ninja (9 points for mode) (3 Skill point upgrades)
Fair (+2) (9 Points)
Average (+1) (9 Points)
^ upgraded by cross skills
* upgraded with points
Contept: Stone bodied Ninja
NINJA: Trained by Gemma
ACTION: All strategy is deception
INTRIGUE: A dead girl might be an interesting lay
Open: I am the strongest of the Devils of Kimon
Signature aspect: Stone Bodied Ninja
Weapon return: Always have thrown weapons made of metal return by next action.
Immune to normal weapons (Armor 4, At a Cost)
Stronger than Normal humans (At a cost)
Double Edge sword
Spinning Death: Attack Effects everyone in a zone either current or one zone away (at a cost)
Massive Weapon: Weapon 4
So Tessai is a typical Brick with invulnerability to normal weapons and some armor against abnormal attacks. Both are “At a Cost” which creates a narrative difficulty or aspect when it’s used. I built a custom mode (NINJA) for him but no custom skills (didn’t seem necessary to get him to where he should be). As one of his extras, he has his double sided sword that he can throw to hit everyone within his zone or one away and does a lot of damage. One way to do the Brick style is to create a stunt where he can defend with his physique. Since it’s only +5 (nothing super human there) I wanted to go with the invulnerability extra instead.
Next up, I’m going to try something really odd, like Arakune from Blazblue and the like