Rahne Sinclair - Wolfsbane

Character Name: Wolfsbane
Alternate Identities: Rahne Sinclair
Player Name: NPC
Val Char Base Points Total Roll Notes
13 STR 10 3 13 12- HTH Damage 2 1/2d6 END [1]
18 DEX 10 24 18 13- OCV 6 DCV 6
23 CON 10 26 23 14-
13 BODY 10 6 13 12-
10 INT 10 0 10 11- PER Roll 11-
15 EGO 10 10 15 12- ECV: 5
10 PRE 10 0 10 11- PRE Attack: 2d6
18 COM 10 4 18 13-
6 PD 3 3 6 6 PD (0 rPD)
8 ED 5 3 8 8 ED (0 rED)
3 SPD 2.8 2 3 Phases: 4, 8, 12
8 REC 8 0 8
46 END 46 0 46
32 STUN 32 0 32
6" Running 6 0 6"
2" Swimming 2 0 2"
2" Leaping 3 0 2 1/2" 81 Total Characteristics Points
“I was sad because I had no family. But I found out later, sometimes the family ye’re born into isna as important as the one ye make with yuir friends and the people ye love.”
Total earned: 0
Spent: 0
Unspent: 0
Base Points: 200
Disad Points: 120
Total Points: 236
Type Total
Run (6) 6"
Swim (2) 2"
H. Leap (3") 2 1/2"
V. Leap (1") 1"
Type Amount
Physical Defense 6
Res. Phys. Defense 0
Energy Defense 8
Res. Energy Defense 0
Mental Defense 0
Power Defense 0
OCV: 6 DCV: 6
Combat Skill Levels: +4 with HTH Combat
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Effect
Range 0-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128
RMOD 0 -2 -4 -6 -8 -10
Cost  Disadvantage
10 Distinctive Features: Wolf (Easily Concealed; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
10 Distinctive Features: Mutant (Not Concealable; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable Only By Technology Or Major Effort)
20 Hunted: Genocide 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish)
20 Hunted: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish)
15 Psychological Limitation: Insecure (Common, Strong)
15 Psychological Limitation: Lows Self-esteem (Common, Strong)
15 Social Limitation: Secret ID (Frequently, Major)
15 Social Limitation: Subject to Anti-Mutant discrimination (Frequently, Major)
120 Total Disadvantages Cost

Character Name: Wolfsbane
Alternate Identities: Rahne Sinclair
Player Name: NPC
Cost  Name
0 AK: Scotland 8-
3 Acrobatics 13-
0 Acting 8-
3 Breakfall 13-
0 Climbing 8-
3 Concealment 11-
0 Concealment 8-
0 Conversation 8-
0 Deduction 8-
0 Language: English (Idiomatic)
0 Paramedics 8-
0 Persuasion 8-
0 PS: Player's Choice 11-
3 Shadowing 11-
3 Stealth 13-
0 TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
20 +4 with HTH Combat
35 Total Skills Cost
Cost  Name
15 Beast Speech
15 Total Talents Cost
Cost  Power END
74 Wolfoid/Wolf Froms: Multiform (345 Character Points in the most expensive form) (x2 Number Of Forms)0
31 Regeneration: Healing 5d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2); Extra Time (1 Turn (Post-Segment 12), -1 1/4), Self Only (-1/2), Only when from another form to human (-1/2)0
105 Total Powers Cost

Character Name: Wolfsbane
Alternate Identities: Rahne Sinclair
Player Name: NPC
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 107 lbs
Rahne Sinclair, known also as Wolfsbane, is a woman of intense passions. She has endured much trauma, made great personal accomplishments, and is a true illustration of the highest ideals of Xavier’s Institute.
Rahne (pronounced like “rain”) was born somewhere near the Scottish Highlands and grew up in the town of Kinross. From childhood, before her mutancy ever manifested, Rahne was hated. She never knew her mother, and was raised as a ward of the church under the strict fundamentalist Reverend Craig. When Rahne discovered that she could turn into a wolf, Craig even led a torch-carrying mob after Rahne, intent on burning her to death. As she collapsed from exhaustion, the geneticist Moira MacTaggert rescued her and became Rahne’s guardian (eventually her mother). Knowing that Rahne must have been a mutant, Moira took her to Professor Charles Xavier.

The X-Men, whom Xavier wrongly believed to be dead, had always defended his dream of peaceful human and mutant coexistence. Rahne became Xavier’s first recruit in a team of students that he called the New Mutants.

The worst legacy that Reverend Craig had left in Rahne was self-loathing. Xavier’s journal states that Rahne’s upbringing had left her painfully shy and insecure. She resented the fact that her hair never grew much longer than a spike cut until she was older, and generally felt unlovable. Worse than that, she had recurring guilt simply for being a mutant.

At first, Rahne’s personal code of ethics was relatively extreme, but her virtues and her flaws are what really defined her character. As she spent time with the other New Mutants, she initially projected her morals onto them, fearing Illyana (Magik) Rasputin as a witch. However, she was soon the most eager to make new friends.

Closest to Rahne was Danielle (Mirage) Moonstar. Dani shares a rapport with animals, and therefore with Rahne when she is in wolf form. Rahne also developed a long-standing crush on Sam (Cannonball) Guthrie, which was never returned, though they did become close friends. Eventually Sam unofficially “adopted” Rahne as a little sister.

Despite Rahne’s benevolent nature, she carries grudges seemingly indefinitely, is easily offended, and is ferocious when angered. Conversely, she is deeply sympathetic and frequently moved to tears.

Xavier’s intention was not to recruit a fighting team, but to offer a sanctuary for mutants like Rahne to be free from oppression and to learn how best to use their powers. However, as with Xavier’s original students, Rahne and her teammates frequently found themselves in harm’s way. Not long after Xavier formed the team, he left earth for a time, leaving his former archenemy Magneto as the school’s headmaster. Magneto had no rapport with the students, and they became involved more and more in dangerous adventures without permission. Consequently, Rahne went to lost civilizations, outer space, other dimensions, and has traveled to both the past and the future, on a career that was only the beginning of sorrows and suffering for her.

One of the earliest traumas for Rahne as a New Mutant was being caught up in an uncontrollable distortion of powers with Cloak and Dagger, an occurrence that also affected her teammate Roberto (Sunspot) DaCosta. She also suffered broken bones, collapsed lungs, and was even killed and resurrected by the being known as the Beyonder. She was kidnapped many times and saw a lot of violence, especially for someone so innocent and sweet. Sometimes Rahne would be comforted by visits with her mother, Moira MacTaggert, but most of the time, her friends were family to her.

Rahne and Doug (Cypher) Ramsey were beginning to develop a romance when Doug lost his life trying to protect Rahne. Rahne’s thoughts again turned toward Sam (Cannonball) Guthrie, but still he hardly noticed her. Not long after that, Illyana (whom Rahne had learned to love as a friend) was reduced from a teen to a toddler. Then, the New Mutants returned from space, only to find that the X-Mansion was destroyed. Magneto abandoned the students, and they were on their own.

Teaming up with Rictor and Boom Boom from X-Factor, they soon found themselves in Asgard. There, Rahne began another short relationship with Rictor. When they left Asgard, Rahne’s best friend Danielle decided to stay, which meant another sad goodbye.

Returning again to Earth, the team was soon taken in by the mutant Cable. This proved to be another ill-fated move, as she found herself saying good-bye to Roberto (Sunspot) DaCosta before long. But the worst was yet to come.

Some time while Cable led the New Mutants, Rahne suffered from an apparent mental illness and was confined to a straight jacket in a padded cell, believing herself to be Queen Rain of the land of Geshem. As if that weren’t bad enough, Cable led the team into the Mutant War in Genosha (a.k.a. X-Tinction Agenda).

Rahne’s friend, the extraterrestrial Warlock, was apparently killed. Then, Rahne was put through the Genoshan mutate process, whereby a mutant’s willpower is destroyed, and they are genetically/mentally bound to a designated master. Essentially, Rahne was made a slave with no more self-awareness than a zombie.

In the aftermath of Genosha, the New Mutants disbanded and became Cable’s X-Force, but Rahne stayed in Genosha. The mutate process had left her unable to revert to human form without becoming a mindless mutate, and soon it was discovered that the process had affected her in other ways. Her physical form was more muscular. She had a very high sexual desire, most notably for Alex (Havok) Summers, to whom she had been genetically bound. Alex, however, was only interested in his long-time love, Lorna (Polaris) Dane. Regardless, Rahne became a member of X-Factor, which Alex led, and struggled with her sanity as the bond grew more and more difficult to bear.

The process had also caused Rahne to slowly become more vicious when angered. While in Trans-Sabal, a religious zealot took Rahne captive. Her violent captor beat his own sister to death, and when Rahne saw this, she reacted with pure rage. It is believed that she killed the man, and this issue has not been dealt with since the incident.

Of the friends Rahne made while a member of X-Factor, the closest was without a doubt Guido (Strong Guy) Carosella, who could relate all too well to struggling day to day with intense pressures.

Rahne lamented being trapped in wolf form, wondering if anyone would ever find her attractive. Worse than that, as time wore on, Alex burned in her mind until it was all she could do not to force herself on him or attack Lorna in a jealous rage. She also hit on her teammate Jamie (Multiple) Madrox, effectively scaring him off. Eventually, Rahne was completely cured by the mysterious mutant known as Haven.

Not long after, the fallout of a terrible battle with the extraterrestrial race known as the Phalanx left a being that bore uncanny similarities to Doug Ramsey and Warlock. The being called himself Douglock, and took up with the UK team Excalibur. Rahne soon followed him, happy to be with her mother Moira who had contracted the deadly Legacy Virus.

One thing Rahne accomplished in her time with Excalibur was to confront Reverend Craig as an adult. Rahne suggested that she discovered that Craig was actually her father, and that her mother had been a prostitute.

By that time Rahne had changed much. She still occasionally revealed very conservative thinking, but was not the timid little girl who wore a tee shirt over her swimsuit anymore. She still prayed, but not out of fear of eternal damnation. She still sought a relationship, but had enough self-respect not to let her peace of mind depend on it. And for some reason, her hair finally grew long.
Wolfsbane is a mutant metamorph who can, through mental concentration, transform herself into a wolf, while retaining most of her human intelligence, or into a transitional form which combines both human and lupine aspects. She cannot adopt any other form but these, nor can she take the form of different kinds of wolves. Her wolf form always has the same physical characteristics, which are those of a wolf a few months short of adulthood. Presumably when Wolfsbane herself becomes an adult, her lupine form will be that of an adult wolf. Although Wolfsbane can transform herself into a wolf, she is not a werewolf; in other words, there is nothing supernatural about her power. Her transformations are not dependent on the phases of the moon, and she has the same vulnerabilities to injury, as does a normal wolf when she is in lupine form. Wolfsbane's transformations are brought about only as a conscious act of will on her part, although it is possible that she might turn into a wolf without willing to do so if she were sufficiently frightened. In lupine form, Wolfsbane's strength, speed, reflexes and senses are similar to those of a wolf's, but are also heightened beyond those possessed by a real wolf. In lupine form Wolfsbane can see into the ultraviolet and infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. As a result, as a wolf she perceives things as patterns of heat. Thus, she can see things even in absolute darkness (in terms of what is "visible light" to ordinary humans). As a wolf she can hear sounds that are beyond the range of human hearing. When she is in lupine form she can also detect scents that ordinary humans cannot, and therefore, she can trail someone by scent just as a wolf or dog can. As a wolf Wolfsbane can judge a person's emotional state and detect any changes in that state as they occur through observing the heat patterns and scents that person gives off. Wolfsbane retains virtually all of her human intelligence when she is in lupine form. However, as a wolf she might have difficulty at pattern recognition, or in comprehending particularly complicated concepts which she could understand somewhat more easily as a human. She does not possess a wolf's instincts, and therefore must learn how to use her lupine abilities. However, when she is in lupine form, since she then has a wolf's vocal organs, she cannot speak. But as a wolf she can achieve a degree of telepathic communication with her fellow ex-New Mutant Moonstar, Dani Moonstar. Wolfsbane's "transitional form" combines elements of her human and lupine forms. In it she retains her full intelligence and is capable of speech. In transitional form Wolfsbane is less agile than she is as a wolf, but she is stronger than she is as a human being. She can stand erect and use her front "paws" as hands. She is still covered with fur in her transitional form, but the coat is thinner. At least some of her senses in transitional form are more acute than they are in her human form. Wolfsbane's lupine and transitional forms are more massive than her human form. The source of this additional mass is unknown.
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