Flux AKA Robert West AKA Danny Dobson AKA Bobby
Power Level: Classic
No one expects an high school math teacher and a failing student from one of the worst schools in America to develop a theory that would allow matter to be instantly moved between two places, much less the language required. The pair worked together as a thought experiment at first Dr. Robert West hoping to help bring up Danny Dobson’s grades by engaging him in, well, anything. This slow research turned to a fever pitch as the two recognized the potential. The results however were rather unexpected.
As the two worked, they believed their Apportation Theory would require significant resources to develop the equipment required. What the pair did not know is that all that was required was the language and formula as they had tapped into the underlying language of the universe. Known to some as arcanum and to others as sorcery for the two it was science.
The pair did not realize they had begun working in tandem, completing each other’s sentences, even thoughts. The Arcanum Apportation was binding them as they worked together. It was as if the lost language wanted to be rediscovered.
The small math room ceased to exist in normal space, being both in the physical realm and in the potential realm. to the outside world, Robert West and Danny Dobson went missing on the same day. After a three days, a statewide manhunt began with parents and authorities assuming Danny had been kidnapped. In reality, the pair had never left the classroom. After a year people began to lose hope. After three years even Danny’s parents began to move on.
Twenty six years passed while in the Apportation Flux. The school was demolished and a office park built in it’s place. So, it was a surprise to everyone when West and Dobson completed their research initiating an Apportation back into the material world. The classroom merged with the an office meeting room and the student and teacher became one, the Arcanum merging them.
Their bodies and memories fuzing into a new entity capable of tapping into the Arcanum Flux. To them, the merger had been seamless, having begun decades ago. Returned to the physical world the new entity was forced to reconcile their last remaining memories.
In a state of shock this new entity teleported away, leaving a stunned boardroom to wonder what exactly just happened and why a number of desks from the early eighties had just appeared with a blackboard.
The newly merged entity had a strange, almost intuitive understanding that the collapsing quantum field recombined like matter to create what they now were. Taking the name Bobby as an honorific to the men he had been before he tried to come to grips with his new life. Despite wanting to scare his discovery with the world it was clear that the potential for destruction was too great. Instead Bobby turned inward to try and understand the full ramifications of the Apportation Arcanum.
It did not take much time for Bobby to realize he could do a lot more than just teleport. Which, wasn’t really teleporting but rather being in both places at the same time and then not being in two places. With practice Bobby was able to be in many places at once but the more spread out he became the harder it was to concentrate meaning he would have to keep himself relatively close unless making a single jump.
Bobby could sense significant events in flux. While he lacked understanding of their temporal weight he did have a strange feeling that he could tip the scales towards the better by taking the right actions. From that point it was no great leap to crime fighting. Although, part of him thought about going the other way.
Taking the name Flux Bobby swore that he would aid mankind in anyway he could until they were ready to accept the Arcanum.
When not using the Arcanum Bobby’s appearance is a perfect blending of Robert and Danny’s features. Somewhere in his mid-twenties with one blue and one brown eye with dirty blonde hair. When tapping into the Arcanum Apportation, Flux’s body turns to nothingness, as if there is a hole in reality where Flux should be.
As Bobby explored his powers for the first time he found himself drawn to a strange chateau in France. He learned soon enough that he had in fact been summoned there by a coven of Mages attempting to tap into the Apportation Arcanum. The mages attempted to capture Flux to use him as a tool to further their arcane rituals.
Barely able to escape, he found that he was particularly susceptible to their magic. To escape Flux had to outwit the mages without using his powers as they were able to track him in such close range.
Origin & Catalyst
Exposure to the Apportation Arcanum (Experiment)
The Weight of the Future
Out of Time
Exposure to the Apportation Arcanum 12
The Weight of the Future 8
Out of Time 5
Know when not to use your powers 2
Sassy Duo 3
Background: Dual Memories 3
Cryptography 12 (3 AP)
Distraction 6 (TO)
Engineering 4 (1 AP)
Research 7 (2 AP)
(S) Formal Science 10
(S) Physical Science 10
Study: 1972 – 1983 pop culture 1
No Need For: Breathing, Eyes MA
Sealed Body TY
Science Supports Offense with Power Tricks TY
Tools: Escape Clause, Smart Device TY
Waypoints (The In Between Classroom) TY
Cost: 5 AP
Apportation Arcanum 12
Backup (More Backup, Meddling Backup, Skilled Backup) MA4
New Sense: Spatial Awareness & Temporal Weight TY
New Movement: Teleportation (Boost Speed, Rapid Acceleration) MA3
Secondary Role: Defense (Full Role) MA2
Defends Against: All MA
Passive Defense MA
Secondary Role: Offense (Full Role) MA2
(S) Refocused 1
Able to shift his position in space and time Flux is able to be multiple places at once or move great distances almost instantly. When splitting his body across multiple places Flux’ does not create clones but rather is in all of these places simultaneously acting under a single consciousness.
Cost: 1 Power + 12 Boons + 22 AP
Willpower Current: 10 Max: 12
Starting AP 30
Attributes + Talents 6 + Boons 5 + Powers 22 – Drawbacks 3
Initiative: 37 (Intelligence 16 + Intuition 8 + Perception 8 + Out of Time 5) Dice 4
Surprised Defense: 17 (Fortune 5 + Apportation 12) Dice 3 Armor 2
Normal Defense: 28 (Intelligence 16 + Apportation 12) Dice 3 Armor 2
Mental Defense: 28 (Intelligence 16 + Apportation 12) Dice 3 Armor 5 (Research, Science)
Cryptography: Gains 4 free levels of Armor whenever an Opponent repeats an attack.
Intuition: Once per Session use Intuition (8) with Surprised Defense.
Perception: Once per Session use Perception (8) as a Supporting Characteristic for Normal Defense.
Repair: Once per Session Repair may be to Heal Gear, this Heals 1 Wound.
Physical Science: Gain 4 Free level of Armor when dealing with Drug, Poison, or Toxin attacks.
Tracking: Once per Session use Normal Defense instead of Surprised Defense in any Combat where the Character has already seen their Opponent.
Favored Attack: Phased Strikes 28 (Intelligence 16 + Apportation 12) Dice 3 Range Close Damage 8
Secondary Attack: Refocused Strike 29 (Intelligence 16 + Apportation 12 + Refocused 1) Dice 4 Range Close Damage 10 Notes May only be used after Doubles are gone
Additional Attack: Dissociative Disorder 27 (Intelligence 15 + Apportation 12) Dice 3 Range Close Damage 8 Notes
Forensics: Once per Session use Forensics (3) as a Supporting Characteristic for Bypass Armor and a follow up Attack.
Formal Science: Once per Session add either 2 Free Levels of Armor, or 2 additional Wounds.
Distraction: Attempt an Expression (5) + Distraction (6) roll against an Opponent’s Defense + 10 or Mental + 10 whichever is higher. On a Successful roll the Character may make their next Attack against the Opponent’s Surprised Defense. Repeated attempts increase the Difficulty by 10.
Basic Roll 18 + 2d6
Defense 18 Dice 2 Armor 4
Offense 18 Dice 2 Damage 8
Flux Minor Gang
Basic Roll 18 + 2d6
Stamina 12 – 8
Defense 18 Dice 2 Armor 6
Offense 23 Dice 2 Damage 8
Meddling – 9 to Targets in same Range Increment