Static Shock

Static for Champions

''I put a shock to your system!'' - Static

Real name: Virgil Ovid Hawkins
Other known aliases: V, Virg
Occupation: Hero and student, former fast food server.
Current group affiliation: Partner to Gear and ally to the Justice League. Occasional ally to Rubberband Man and Shebang.
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Hotstreak, Ebon, Shiv, Talon, Slipstream, Puff, Onyx, Replay, Omnifarious and Brainiac.
First appearance: Shock to the System.
Origin: Shock to the System.
Description: Virgil is a short young black man with long hair.


 9    STR    -1
15    DEX    15
13    CON     6
10    BODY    0
13    INT     3
14    EGO     8
13    PRE     3
10    COM     0
 5    PD      3
 6    ED      3
 4    SPD    15
 8    REC     6
26    END     0
22    STUN    0
Characteristics Cost: 61

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 3    +0 Detect,"Encoded music."    
 5    Discriminatory,Detect    
 9    55/4 End Reserve    
75    MP (Electricity) (75)    
 1u   4" Change Environment,Desc: Light                             1
 6u   8D6 EB (Electricity),Damage Shield(+1/2)                      6
 5u   10D6 EB (Electricity)                                         5
 3u   10/10 Force Wall,No Range(-1/2)                               5
 5u   2D6 Flash (Electricity),Sight Group,No Range(-1/2),Area    
       Effect(+1),cone,1/2 END(+1/4)                                3
 5m   10" Flight (Magnetism),x4 Non-Combat,Requires a piece of     
       metal.(-1/4),1/2 END(+1/4)                                   1
 2u   7D6 HA (Electricity),"Taser punch."                           2
 1u   -0 Images,Hearing,Only to play sounds detected with his    
       senses.(-1),No Range(-1/2)                                   1
 1u   1D6 RKA,"Electromagnetic Pulse",Extra Time(-1/2),    
       Concentrate(-1/2),0 DCV,x4 Increased End Cost(-1 1/2),Only    
       against electronics.(-1/2),Penetrating(+1/2),Area Effect(+2    
       1/4),radius,x32 Increased Area                              24
 7u   30 STR TK (Magnetism),fine manipulation,1/2 END(+1/4)         2
 5    Radio XMIT/REC (Electricity)    
 5    +4 Telescopic Sense,Hearing Group,Requires a piece of    
 3    Breakfall 12-    
 5    Computer Programming 13-    
 3    Criminology 12-    
 3    Deduction 12-    
 3    Electronics 11-    
 3    KS: Historic figures. 12-,(INT based)    
12    4 Levels: With multipower.,tight group    
 3    Lockpicking 12-    
 4    Martial Dodge    
 3    SC: Physics 12-,(INT based)    
 3    Streetwise 12-    
 4    2/2 Armor,"Costume",OIF(-1/2)    
 2    5 Flash Defense,"Goggles",OAF(-1)    
Powers Cost: 189


Base Points: 100
20    DNPC,"People of the city.",incompetent,appear 11-
10    Distinctive,"Makes static sizzle when using powers.",easily
10    Hunted,"By evil Bang Babies.",as powerful,harsh,appear 8-
20    Normal Stats
 5    Physical Lim,"Minor",infrequently,slightly
15    Psych Lim,"Joker.",very common,moderate
20    Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
20    Psych Lim,"Protective of innocents.",very common,strong
10    Rep,"Heroic Bang Baby",occur 11-
15    Secret ID,"Virgil Ovid Hawkins"
 5    Watched,"by his father and sister.",less powerful,non-combat
       influence,harsh,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: The Electromaginetic Pulse is meant to knock out electrical equipment by doing Body to foci and therefore causing it to loose a power. The Penetrating advantage on the attack insures any non-hardened equipment will take at least one Body.

History: Virgil Hawkins was a normal teenage boy in Dakota city. He lived with his father and sister. He was among over a hundred teenagers exposed to an unknown gas, in what was later called by the media the "Big Bang". A large number of those teenagers later expressed metahuman powers, and Virgil was no exception. Virgil decided to don a mask and costume and took the name Static to protect his identity. He's fought a number of other metahumans created in the same explosion, which have come to be called Bang Babies, and has so far been successful in protecting his secret identity from all except his best friend Richie Foley.

When one of Virgil's old rivals became the metahuman known as Hotstreak he successfully defeated him.

When Adam Evans used his metahuman powers as Rubberband Man to take revenge on a record company that stole his money, Virgil stopped him, and saved Rubberband Man's life. The record executive and Rubberband Man both went to jail (They're Playing My Song).

Although Adam attempted to served his time in prison, he discovered life wasn't easy for a metahuman there. Eventually he escaped and started a new life under the identity of a musician called Stringer. After hitting it big he met and started dating Sharon Hawkins, who unknown to him was the sister to Static. Things seems to go well for Stringer until a pyrotechnic accident at a show he was giving and that Sharon and Virgil were attending. During the fire Virgil changed to the identity of Static to save people. After the fire he confronted Stringer about his carelessness in starting the fire and Static discovered Stringer was really Rubberband Man. Adam then vowed to uncover Static's secret identity as payback. During a later confrontation between Static and Rubberband Man they were attacked by the metahuman bounty hunters Puff and Onyx. Adam evaded them. Although Sharon talked Adam into turning himself in to the police and serving his time, Puff and Onyx were determined to collect his bounty and attacked him anyway. Static helped Rubberband Man defeat the pair and then Adam turned himself in (Bent Out Of Shape).

After serving his time in prison Rubberband Man was released and became a hero in Dakota, and defeated a Bang Baby known as Aquamaria, who was working for Ebon. Later when Rubberband Man ended up in direct conflict with Ebon and his gang the Metabreed, Rubberband Man let Ebon go, making others question if Rubberband Man was really reformed. Ebon took the opportunity to frame Rubberband Man for aiding in a prison break, and on the run from the law Rubberband Man joined the Metabreed. Static then proved how it was Ebon who set Rubberband Man up and together they defeated the Metabreed (Bad Stretch).

Trivia: On the Static Shock television series the voice of John is played by actor Phil LaMarr.

Powers: Virgil has enormous control over various aspects of electricity and magnetism. He can move objects at will, use them to fly, make bright flashes of static electricity and a number of more subtle tricks. He has been able to intercept radio broadcasts and use his powers simulate electronic equipment, such as a CD player or shotgun microphone. The use of his powers is accompanied by a yellow electric aura and the sound of static electricity. By focusing his power Virgil can create a wall of electromagnetic force. Probably his most impressive ability is the ability to summon an electromagnetic pulse that can destroy any electronic item in his area.

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  • Created by Dwayne McDuffie.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew (with thanks to Joe T.)-
    Last Updated - December, 2003

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