Wayne Tucker: Network
Wayne is a paranormal, a sort of altered human who gained his powers during the White Event, an incident that forever set his world apart from our more standard reality. His powers are psionic in nature, and incredibly versatile due to extensive usage.
Natural Psionics (Psipathic Powers):
Telepathy (a): Wayne has developed into a very powerful telepath, one of the most potent on the earth, in fact. He can achieve mind to mind communication with rank value 75 power, whether he's sending thoughts to or receiving thoughts from others.
Auscultation (t): Wayne can eavesdrop on the thoughts of others with rank value 40 ability. Targets are only allowed an ACT to resist if they think Wayne - or someone else - is spying on their mind. And most of the time, why would they think so?
Charm (s): Wayne can be highly persuasive when he wants to be, and this power makes his effective Willpower +4 RS for the purpose of influencing NPC reactions - they find themselves going above and beyond to get on his good side.
Crowd Control (a): Wayne can use this power on several people at once; usually everyone within Very Near distance, with rank value 30 ability. This tends to wear him out however, and Wayne will usually get a bad headache from attempting this.
Mind Control (t): Wayne usually uses this lesser form of mental control, as he can concentrate on one person at a time much easier, doing so with rank value 40 effectiveness. Naturally, this is less stressful on him than his 'group' mind control ability is.
Mesmerism (s): Wayne can put people in a trance, and program future actions and suggestions into their minds, with rank value 40 skill. This functions above and beyond the standard hypnosis skill, but people can attempt to resist it the same way.
Mind Wipe (a): Network has the ability to erase the memories of others, though he mostly does this to make people forget he (or any of his various teammates) was ever somewhere. He can wield this psipathic art with rank value 30 ability.
Linguistics (t): Wayne has learned how to 'absorb' languages from other people, simply by talking to them for a short time. He can do so with rank value 20 skill. He seems to hang onto these languages after learning them in this fashion.
Sensory Distortion (s): Wayne can make people's very senses betray them, an act that causes them to make all action ACT rolls at a -2 RS, if they cannot pass a Willpower ACT roll against this power's rank value of 30.
Psychic Probe (a): Wayne can look for specific memories or images in the minds of other people, though they're more than aware of his doing so; this power tends to cause considerable discomfort to its target. He can attempt this at rank value 30 ability.
Psychic Invisibility (a): Wayne can make people mentally ignore himself and up to eight others. He can affect any number of people, with rank value 50 ability. This tends to wear him out, however, and Wayne will usually get a bad headache from attempting this.
Psi Bolt (a): Wayne can use this art to directly assault the mind of another. When doing so, he can inflict rank value 50 Karmic damage, if they fail a Willpower ACT versus its rank value. He can also wield this power against everyone within Very Near distance, at a -2 RS.
Natural Psionics (Superpsi Powers):
Macro Sense (a): after the death of the Psi-Hawk, Wayne's mind made a staggering leap in power, and he now has access to everything that anyone alive knows. He can make use of this staggering knowledge with rank value 40 ability.
Trained Psionics (Superpsi Powers):
Spectral Gestalt (a): Wayne can merge his psychic essence with the rest of Psi-Force's, to manifest the Psi-Hawk, their combined gestalt form. This entity was seemingly slain by the Russian paranormal known as Rodstvow, but manifested anew several years later.
Limitations / Enhancements:
Cybernetic Switchblades: these items were swiped from Spitfire 2, an armored CIA operative, shortly after Psi-Force and the Medusa Web cleaned his clock. They're of m.v. 30, and can open and close on Wayne's mental command.
Loner: Wayne used to be a loner, hating everybody and hating being around them even more. He's changed, and this quirk used to be at level 2 or even 3 in strength. Either way, he still has a minor tendency to go it alone, and must resist this urge at his Willpower -2 RS.
Temper: Wayne is also quite a hothead. However, he used to have a chip on his shoulder a mile wide, and this quirk was formerly level 2 or even 3 in its effect. He must pass a Willpower ACT at -2 RS to cool it he gets him all riled up about something or other.
Computers: one skill that Wayne picked up from the Medusa Web is an inherent understanding of computer systems, and he can operate and program such devices as though his Intellect was +1 RS higher than is listed above.
Crime / Lock Picking: Wayne is skilled in the art of breaking into things. He can mostly break into cars and such, but can also make a reasonable attempt to open other locked things. He should receive a +2 RS on any ACT roll that applies while doing so.
Detective / Espionage: another skill Wayne gained through Medusa Web training is basic surveillance principles, being able to keep tabs on a target as if his Awareness was +1 RS higher - even if he lacks access to his telepathy!
Guns: the Medusa Web has trained Network extensively in combat action, part of which included the use of guns, both regular, semi-automatic, and fully automatic. Wayne may wield most conventional firearms as if his Coordination was +1 RS in value.
Leadership: Wayne was always a persuasive guy, even before he developed his vast telepathic powers. He can effectively coordinate just about any group, no matter how rowdy they are, and adds 100 'bonus' Fortune points to any pool he is in charge of.
Martial Arts styles A, B, and E: Wayne is good in a fight these days - even more so than he used to be. He gains a +1 to initiative in unarmed melee, a +1 RS to unarmed attacks, and may Pound or Concuss a foe regardless of comparative Brawn or Fortitude traits.
Military: thanks to the Medusa Web, Wayne has received basic military training, in that he's competent at understanding military protocol, orders, and plans. This allows him to seamlessly function in a fighting group should the need arise.
Skill / Knives: Wayne can effectively use knives in combat, having learned how to as a youth, and then being trained by the Medusa Web in their use. When wielding any short blade, Wayne may do so at his Melee score +1 RS.Contacts:
As the leader of Psi-Force, Wayne can probably rely on any team member for whatever help he could need. The Medusa Web should also be considered a reliable contact, as they went to great lengths to recruit the Psi-Force, and would not like to lose them.
Eugene Proudhawk, Emmett Proudhawk's brother, would also help Wayne if he were to ask for it.
While active with Psi-Force, Wayne usually didn't wear a specific uniform to speak of, but has flirted with such designs in the past. His ideal 'look' would include black pants, a black leather jacket with a stylized red hawk head on front and a spiky right shoulder pad, and gray gloves.
Wayne used to be a very angry youth, thanks to the physical abuses of his father. Wayne eventually grew to like the members of Psi-Force, however, and truly became a team player over time, particularly after meeting (and eventually marrying) Lindsey Falmon (Overtime).
Real Name: Wayne Tucker
Occupation: vigilante, former student, former gang member
Legal Status: US citizen wanted by most authorities
Marital Status: married
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: Psi-Force, the Medusa Web
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: scar on right side of face, 1.5" under his eye
Wayne Tucker came from a damaged family, his mother having died six years ago, and his father beating him ever since. To get back at his policeman dad, Wayne became the leader of a Chicago street gang, until one fateful night. The night of the White Event.
After another fight with his father, Wayne felt compelled to leave home and head west, all thanks to Emmett Proudhawk's psychic manipulations. Once there, he met up with the rest of Psi-Force, but didn't like them or Emmett's ideas for a team all that much.
However, Proudhawk taught him and the rest of the psionic youths how to combine their psychic essences into a singular being, which they did to avenge his death soon after. After trying to leave the group several times, Wayne eventually decided to stick with them.
The group remained together until the Russian paranormal known as Rodstvow destroyed Psi-Force's home. Scarred and wounded in the explosion, Wayne fled to Seattle, only to be followed by Tyrone Jessup's 'astral' form, whose body was severely burned in the incident.
There, they met up with Lindsey Falmon, who Wayne got involved with... a lot. The two became inseparable after several encounters with the Medusa Web, an organization that first tried to capture them for the US government, and then tried to recruit them after saving them from Spitfire.
In time, Wayne, Tyrone, and Lindsey found out that the rest of Psi-Force had been captured by the government, and went to the east coast to save 'em. They broke out Boyd first, and then the others, though tragedy struck afterwards.
After freeing Anastasia and Kathy from a military hospital, Psi-Force was gunned down by the Army, and Anastasia died healing the damage caused by their assault. The team then ran afoul of Rodstvow again, and was forced to form the Psi-Hawk to fight this genocidal terror.
Rodstvow and Psi-Hawk then fought over Washington DC, and the resulting battle utterly devastated the city. In the end, Psi-Hawk lost his fight with the Russian paranormal, who quickly destroyed him and most American monuments and historical artifacts of note (like the Constitution).
The Psi-Force woke up in the Siberian Project, taken there by Rodstvow, and stayed there until rescued by the Medusa Web. The mercenaries, who were joined by Justice, teamed up with Psi-Force and Red Sun (a Russian group of paranormals) to defeat Rodstvow once and for all.
The group then made for France, and joined up with the Medusa Web on a contract basis, performing various helpful jobs for the subversive organization. Wayne eventually married Lindsey, and the group survived the third World War (waged at the 'end' of the New Universe line).
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