Teresa 'Terry' Roberts
Like the rest of the Troubleshooters, Teresa 'Terry' Roberts is a normal human - at least, when you only consider her physicality. Mentally, she's quite adept where computer hardware is concerned, which allowed her to build her direct neural interface, the Think-Tank!
Limitations / Enhancements:
Think-Tank: this revolutionary device, stretching MAX technology to its utter limit, allows a human mind to interface with machines on a cognitive level. In essence, it let the human mind to perceive electronic data from computers as a sort of cyber space.
The convenient thing about the Think-Tank, where brain-computer interfaces are concerned, is that it didn't need to be physically wired into its wearer - it operated via something akin to a neural induction field. In other words, you put it on, and your mind links to computers.
In game terms, this provides the wearer of the Think-Tank (usually Terry, of course) the cyberspatial projection power, functioning at their Reason rank +3 CS (with an upper limit of Amazing (50)). Which allows them relatively unfettered access to global computer networks.
Jealousy: Terry is hopelessly in love with Giotti - much as he, himself, was with Jenny Swensen. In order to avoid becoming hostile to anyone she feels is competing with her for Giotti's affections, Terry must first pass a Psyche FEAT roll at a -2 CS.
Computers: like Eric, Terry is a computer whiz. Though not as much in love with the machines as Eric is, Terry can make them jump through hoops that have not yet been repeated on her world. As such, her Reason rank in computer matters should be considered +1 CS.
Engineering: Terry, like the other four Troubleshooters, was an engineering student in Jenny Swensen's advanced MIT course. As such, she can add a +1 CS to all FEAT rolls required of her when attempting to build anything, mechanical or otherwise.
Student: an MIT collegiate, Terry was still learning her final Talents. This thus reduces the final Karma cost of any other talents she attempts to learn while in school to 800 points, which is quite the generous discount!
Terry could easily rely upon the surviving Troubleshooters for aid should she find herself needing any. Furthermore, even though she hates Jenny Swensen with a jealous passion, Terry could get help from her former instructor if she had to.
When she was adventuring about with her fellow Troubleshooters, Terry didn't really wear much in the way of a costume. She did carry her Think-Tank with her, of course, but it's not like it was all that handy in, say, a firefight.
Terry was an incredibly intelligent young woman, able to do miraculous things with computers and other technology. However, she was somewhat thick regarding social interaction with others, developing a strong disdain for her engineering teacher since Terry's crush had a crush on her.
But hey, that's romance for you.
Real Name: Teresa 'Terry' Roberts
Occupation: student, former adventurer
Legal Status: American citizen with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Troubleshooters (defunct)
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none
Like several other top scoring engineering students at MIT, Teresa 'Terry' Roberts managed to find herself drawn into a weird collection of people, the notorious group of high tech campus pranksters and technophiles known as the Troubleshooters. She and these techno-goons went out of their way to play odd pranks on their fellow students, making good grades all the while.
As a Troubleshooter then, Terry ended up joining the group's beloved instructor, Jenny Swensen, on a special mission one fateful night. Her father, Doctor Karl Swensen, died recently, and Jenny believed that his employer was behind the deed. Needing proof, she decided to break into his former company, Krotze International, and the Troubleshooters went along to help.
For kicks, you see. And, they felt that they had to help their favorite, beloved teacher.
At any rate, the students discovered Doctor Swensen's Mark 2 MAX suit on the premises, along with the suit's mobile laboratory. Deciding that her father was trying to hide all this from his evil employer, Fritz Krotze, Jenny booked with all the goods, taking the Troubleshooters with her, and the engineering students started breaking down the MAX technology.
Over time, Terry decided that she was in love with another Troubleshooter, Eduardo Giotti, but the fool had eyes for only one woman: Jenny Swensen. Though Terry was amicable at first, helping Jenny's missions against Krotze with her new MAX partial exoskeleton, Think-Tank, Terry slowly grew more and more jealous of her totally unaware rival.
This totally colored her future behavior towards her teacher, though it didn't matter much, as Jenny would soon drop out of their lives - when the Troubleshooters needed her most. You see, the Troubleshooters interrupted the planned assassination of the British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, while she was visiting Boston during the Christmas holiday.
The thug who attempted to perpetrate the crime, the assassin known as Steel Hawk, found out who the Troubleshooters were, and decided to eliminate them. He killed Andy and maimed poor Ferris, but Terry and Giotti managed to ward him off. After that, the two remaining Troubleshooters, those with MAX tech, tracked him down and put the beat down on him.
In fact, Giotti savaged the vile Steel Hawk so bad that he was permanently brain damaged, and most of his bones were broken, some in multiple places. With that madman out of the picture, Terry and Giotti managed to finally get together, and pretty much forgot about poor Jenny Swensen, who'd apparently abandoned them to their fate. In the end, then, Terry got what she wanted.
The further exploits of the Troubleshooters have yet to be revealed.
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