Werewolf

Werewolf
Jack Russell

Fighting Remarkable
Agility Excellent
Strength Remarkable
Endurance Incredible
Reason Typical
Intuition Monstrous
Psyche Good

Health 120
Karma 91
Resources Excellent
Popularity 0

Powers

Lycanthropy: Because of a curse that affects all males in his family once they’ve passed puberty, on the nights when there is a moon present in the sky Jack transforms into the traditional, almost ape-like, half-wolf, half-man werewolf creature. Under any moon which isn’t full, Jack has complete control of his transformations, is capable of switching back and forth at will, and even keeping his personality and intelligence while in werewolf form, or temporarily delaying the transformation until well after the moon has risen in the night sky. The stats listed above and the rest of the powers listed below reflect his state when in this form.
Claws and Teeth: In both of his werewolf forms, he has Good material strength fangs and claws. The traditional werewolf can inflict Remarkable edged damage with them.
Infravision: In both of his werewolf forms, he can see in normal darkness with Excellent ranked ability.
Invulnerability: Both werewolf forms possess Amazing protection to all forms of damage except that which is inflicted with silver weapons or by Magick. Also, neither werewolf’s Endurance can be reduced by Feeble unless the damage is inflicted by magical means or silver weaponry
During the nights with a full moon, Jack uncontrollably transforms into a huge (150% of his normal height), savage, feral, and near-mindless beast, which is physically much closer to being a wolf, or even a fox, than a human. The Stats of his feral form is as follows:
Fighting Incredible
Agility Incredible
Strength Incredible
Endurance Incredible
Reason Feeble
Intuition Monstrous
Psyche Good

Health 160
Karma 87
Powers

Claws and Teeth: He has Good material strength fangs and claws. Tthe feral, humanoid, fox-wolf will use them to inflict Incredible edged damage.
Infravision: In both of his werewolf forms, he can see in normal darkness with Excellent ranked ability.
Invulnerability: Both werewolf forms possess Amazing protection to all forms of damage except that which is inflicted with silver weapons or by Magick. Also, neither werewolf’s Endurance can be reduced by Feeble unless the damage is inflicted by magical means or silver weaponry
Alter Ego: Jack’s normal human stats are as follows:
Fighting Typical
Agility Typical
Strength Typical
Endurance Good
Reason Typical
Intuition Good
Psyche Good

Health 28
Karma 26

Limitation

Vulnerability to Silver: If struck by a silver weapon, either werewolf form must make a successful Endurance FEAT roll. Either a Red or Yellow result means an additional Endurance FEAT roll must be made in the “Kill” column.

Talents

Jack Russell: Mystic Background, Occult Lore
Werewolf: Resist Domination, Martial Arts D

Contacts

Nightshift

History

Jack Russell and his sister Lissa grew up in Los Angeles where their parents settled after having emigrated from Eastern Europe. When Jack turned 18 he began to transform into a Hollywood-style werewolf on the nights of the full moon. This was due to a blood curse that affected all of the males in his family once they reached adulthood, the result of one of his ancestors, a Baron Russoff, having read a portion of the Darkhold. His parents had hoped that moving to the U.S. would prevent Jack from falling under the curse but it wasn’t to be.

Later, a troika of mystical and extradimensional beings called “The Three who are All” granted Jack the ability to change into a werewolf at will, no matter what portion of the month it was, and allowed him to keep his human intellect while doing so. However, on the nights of a full moon, his mind would still regress to that of a savage beast.

In hopes of being able to retain control of himself during the nights of a full moon, Jack sought out Dr. Karl Malus. Unknown to Jack, Malus was a criminal almost to the point of insanity and hoped to use Jack’s Werewolf form as a tool to further his criminal ends. Malus connected Jack to a machine which was supposed to subvert his will and allow Malus to control him when the werewolf manifested itself. However, Jack escaped with the help of the original Spider-Woman, someone who he had met during an earlier escapade.

However, now when the full moon arose, Jack found out the hard way that the Doctor’s “treatments” had a strange side-effect. As usual, he lost control of the change but the creature he transformed into was an even more wolf-like beast. This more savage werewolf creature was larger than his normal werewolf by at least half again as much, it also had a longer wolf-or fox-like snout and ears, and a curved spine, canine double-jointed legs and a small tail.

After this, Jack joined the Night-Shift, a gang of criminally-bent individuals who were being manipulated by the Shroud into performing heroic acts in and around the Los Angeles area.

Whether or not Jack stayed with this group once they ousted the Shroud and became true criminals is unknown but unlikely.

More recently, Jack fell victim to a scheme hatched by the Fixer and his erstwhile partner Mentallo, in his guise as Think-Tank, using a “Hypno-porter” device of their invention and was forced to help commit a series of crimes within the New York City area against his will, along with a number of other individuals. However he was able to escape once their plans were foiled.

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