MAX Armor, Mark 4

Unlike the previous forms of Man-Amplified Experimental (MAX) armors, the Mark 4 was a highly specialized, pared down piece of equipment designed for espionage work. Furthermore, it wasn't built by either of the Swensens, but instead by government operative Willy Deere.

Lightly armed and armored, the Mark 4 suit excels in secrecy more than anything else - despite its bright red coloration. About human-sized, it is highly maneuverable, and can almost match up with previous MAX suits despite having fewer combat options or a lack of add-ons.

Since it was only used on one mission, the Mark 4 may have been viewed as a failure. Or, alternately, it may simply be held in reserve for operations more suited for its specific design - within, say, foreign territory. Either way, the Mark 4 MAX suit has these capabilities:

Ability Boost (w): the Mark 4 MAX armor drastically improves the physical ability scores of its occupant - which is sort of the point of MAX technology, after all! While wearing a MAX suit, its occupant will have a Strength of 13 and an Agility of 10.

Backup Power: the Mark 4 MAX suit is equipped with at least one reserve supply of power, in the event that its main power is lost somehow. This is especially necessary considering where the suit was meant to be used.

Body Armor (s): as a suit of armor, the Mark 4 MAX suit provides its pilot intensity 12 (+3) defense against harm. This defense replaces the pilot's standard protection against injury (unless, of course, his or hers is higher than that provided by the MAX suit).

Environmental Independence (s): the Mark 4 suit offers its pilot intensity 1 life support, limited to air, in the event that breathable atmosphere should disappear. This supply of air lasts for at least eight hours, which can come in handy in a pinch.

Flashlight (i): a light source is mounted inside the Mark 4 MAX helmet, which projects illumination through the hardened face shield. It emits light of intensity 8 strength, and can project out onto anything within near missile distance.

Flight (a): moving via a jet-pack mounted on the back of the suit, the Mark 4 MAX armor can achieve intensity 6 flight, which rates in at about 225 miles per hour. This flight produces fiery exhaust, but this can't effectively be harnessed in a fight by the pilot.

Laser Cannon (a): mounted on the back of the Mark 4 MAX suit's wrists, these weapons emit a laser beam that inflicts damage equal to the pilot's Agility +5, and can also be used to cut through materials of like or lesser strength with ease.

Onboard Computer: this voice activated computer system has the ability to monitor the MAX armor's systems to ensure peak performance, and it can also automate the Sensor Suite to save the pilot lots of time looking for things manually.

Radio Transceiver (i): the Mark 4 MAX suit can communicate with a control center with significant range. While its exact limits are unknown, the MAX suit can transmit and receive radio signals halfway around the globe; consider this intensity 11 in scope.

Sensor Suite (w): greatly augmenting the situational awareness of the MAX armor's pilot, this suite of sensors provides him or her numerous additional capabilities to perceive their environment. MAX's sensor suite has the following, intensity 12 sensors:

* Image Recognition Technology (i): incredibly powerful for their time, the computers within the Mark 4 MAX suit have the ability to identify specific targets based on their appearance alone, doing so as long as they're within one mile of the armor.

* RADAR System (i): this unit can tie into government tracking systems to follow a target with seemingly unlimited range, or it can simply work alone, spotting significant airborne targets within a fifty mile range (intensity 6).

* Thermal Scans (w): the Mark 4 MAX armor doesn't allow the pilot to actually see infrared heat sources, but it does have the ability to track them. It can detect infrared signatures within artillery distance of its location, and display them via false-color imagery.

* Transparent Vision (w): the Mark 4 MAX armor uses an x-ray system to peer right through solid materials, showing what lies beyond as a computerized, false-color image. Using the MAX suit's transparent vision, its pilot may peer through up to twelve yards of opaque matter.

* Voice Print Identification (i): the MAX armor can track a target by his or her voice print, doing so within an approximate ten mile range (it has tracked a single target through the city of Vancouver). This system works with intensity 4 effectiveness.

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