Booster Gold

Description:

Abilities 36 points
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Strength 3 + 4 (enhanced) = 7
Stamina 2
Agility 2
Dexterity 3
Fighting 3
Intellect 0
Awareness 1
Presence 4
Defenses 22 points
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Dodge (AGI) 2 + 6 (enhanced) = 8 + 4 (ranks) = 12
Fortitude (STA) 2 + 6 (enhanced) = 8 + 4 (ranks) = 12
Parry (FIGHT) 3 = 3 + 4 (ranks) = 7
Toughness (STA) 2 + 8 (impervious, enhanced) = 10 + 4 (ranks) = 14
Will (AWE) 1 + 5 (ranks) = 6
Initiative (AGI) 2 + 8 (advantage) = 10
Advantages 12 points
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Attractive (2)
Equipment 1
Fascinate (persuasion)
Improved Initiative 2
Minion: Skeets (rank 5)
Teamwork
Skills 19 points
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Acrobatics (AGI) 2 + 7 = 9
Athletics (STR) 3 + 6 = 9
Deception (PRE) 4 + 5 = 9
Perception (AWE) 1 + 4 = 5
Persuasion (PRE) 4 + 5 = 9
Ranged Combat (DEX) 3 + 7 = 10
Close Combat (FGT) 3 + 4 = 7
Booster’s 25th Centruy Power Regalia – 113 pts, removable 22 • 91 pts
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Force Field Belt: 30-point array, removable -6, 24 points
• Immunity Variable 4 – 28 points
• Area Burst Immunity Variable 3 (Affects Others) • 1 point
• Immunity 10 (life support), Impervious Enhanced Toughness 8, subtle (undetectable) • 1 point

Enhancement Suit – 35-point Dynamic Array, removable -7, 28 pts
• Enhanced Fortitude 20, dynamic • 21 points
• Enhanced Toughness 20, dynamic • 2 points
• Enhanced Dodge 20, dynamic • 2 points
• Enhanced Will 20 • 2 points
• Enhanced Strength 10, dynamic • 2 points
• Enhanced Stamina 10, dynamic • 2 points
• Enhanced Close Combat 20, dynamic • 2 points
• Enhanced Ranged Combat 20, dynamic • 2 points
(Default Suit Mode: Enhanced Fortitude 6, Enhanced Dodge 6, Enhanced Strength 4)

Wrist Blasters (aka “Booster Shots”): 25-point Array, Removable (-5 points) – 20 points
• Ranged Damage 10, Accurate 2 • 22 points
• Ranged Damage Multiattack 7, Accurate 1 • 1 point
• Ranged Affliction 10 (Dazed, Stunned, Incapacitated), Accurate 2 • 1 point
• Ranged Affliction Multiattack 7 (Dazed, Stunned, Incapacitated), Accurate 1 • 1 point

Visor: Senses 5 (Direction Sense, Distance Sense, Infravision, Extended 2 Visual) Removable -1, • 4 points

Legion of Super-Heroes Ring: Flight 9 (1,000 mph) • 18 points, removable 3, 15 pts
Equipment
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Cell Phone 2pts
Commlink
GPS
Restraints

Complications
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Recognition: Though the public still favors him, Booster has perhaps the worst reputation among his peers. In fact, most other heroes wouldn’t call him one of their peers. Or a hero, for that matter.

Redemption: Booster has let down a lot of people in his life so far… from sports fans to Superman. This is a serious motivation for his heroics, even though he gets distracted by his own fame.

Poor Judgement: Some people learn from their mistakes. Some people take… a really long time to learn from their mistakes. Booster is definitely in the latter category. Desperate for fame and fortune, he can easily find himself knee-deep in a publicity stunt or get-rich-quick scheme that goes terribly wrong.

See Also Skeets

Bio:

Name: Michael Jon “Booster” Carter
Aliases: Booster Gold
Height: 6’ 5" (1.95m)
Weight: 215 pounds (97.52kg)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Birth: December 29, AD 2442
Chronological Age: Estimated at slightly greater than 30 years
Education: Gotham University (2-years, expelled),Metropolis University (incomplete)
Previous Affiliations: Gotham University football team (quarterback).
Current Location: Metropolis
Brief Biography: In the year 2462, Space Museum janitor and disgraced Gotham University quarterback Michael Jon Carter stole several museum exhibits and traveled back in time to the 20th Century to assume a new career as the superhero Booster Gold.

Skeets suggests the biography of Booster entitled: “The Man Of Gold”, now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Seriously, please buy it. He barely broke even on that little venture. Okay, so it lost money. He can handle going back to being not very rich. Okay, moderately well off at best. He can handle eating Ramen for a while. Again.

For those of you who don’t know the story that you should…

The past of Booster Gold begins in the future. How many heroes can say that? Michael Jon Carter and his fraternal twin sister Michelle Carter were born in the year 2442. At a young age, their father, a compulsive gambler, abandoned the family. Their mother raised the twins as best she could in the poor slums of Gotham City. Unfortunately the delicious, nutritious and economically-sensible food products such as Booster-O’s Breakfast Cereal and Instant Skeetles had ceased to be in production for over three hundred years. But seriously, just try to imagine the slums of the future Gotham City. Booster Gold, friend to all, has seen it. And his new book “10 Simple Steps To A Better Gotham City” has received critical acclaim from local politicians and law enforcement officials. Not vigilantes, but let’s be reasonable here.

By the year 2462, Michael had become the star quarterback for Gotham University as just a sophomore. As it turns out, American Football happened to make a comeback in the 25th century. Who coulda thunk it? Michael’s spectacular performances earned him his nickname, “Booster.” Ask about Goldstar Gear in the sports section of your favorite retail outlets. The media compared Booster to the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game (As one commentator said, “like Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Bret Favre and John Elway rolled into one, only extremely handsomer”. Okay maybe he didn’t say it, but he meant it.), and it seemed inevitable that he would make a fortune as a professional player.

However, before Michael could graduate and make aforementioned cash monies, his mother fell gravely ill and required expensive medical care. In desperation, Michael turned to a childhood friend, the bookie Snake-Eyes, for help… and the beloved Booster began throwing games. A very special episode of Booster’s afterschool special series “The Golden Rule”, dealt with this very subject. It was only a matter of time before the public found out, and Michael was arrested. He had unfortunately taken after his father’s worst habit.

Michael made a plea bargain in the federal case against his participation in illegal gambling. While this kept him out of jail, it also guaranteed that he would never play professional football. Expelled from Gotham University, Michael relocated to Metropolis, where he found work as a night watchman at the Space Museum. Inspired by the museum’s displays of past heroics, Michael enrolled at Metropolis University where he studied Earth’s past, especially the legendary superheroes. Look for Superhero Lifestyle, Booster and Skeets’ syndicated guest column in the Society section of Sunday’s Daily Planet or your local newspaper.

Combining his desire to redeem himself to his family and the public with the profitable opportunity provided by super heroics in the twentieth century, Booster for some reason decided that the best course of action was to steal several of the museum’s displays and journey to the past to start his life over.

First, however, he deactivated and kidnapped Skeets, a museum security/valet model robot containing an extensive historical database. Their early misundertandings that lead to a friendship between man and machine are featured in the Goldstar Youg Reader’s book, “My Robot Friend”. Stealing a power-suit, energy bands, energy rods, flight ring, force field belt, and a twentieth-century Visa credit card, Michael misused yet another piece of technology to travel to the late twentieth century.

Seeking to bring himself to instant fame, Booster made his arrival to coinincide with a presidential assassination attempt… which he foiled and rose to celebrity status almost instantly. Within two months, Booster Gold will founded the company Goldstar, Inc. in order to promote his image and business assets. Though unfortunately Booster has moved on to other opportunities to share his success, collections of his Biz Boosters motivational seminars can be found on CD and MP3. Also, Skeets’ knowledge of the future was of great help in rapidly developing the company into a very profitable business enterprise. I don’t think he mentioned that in his seminars.

Unfortunately, things happen when you mess with time. It becomes a bit more difficult to predict… and almost as soon as it rose, Goldstar Inc. was bankrupt, and exists almost in name only.

This newfound celebrity status led Booster Gold to his first meeting with his idol, Superman, when a young boy and an alien sought assistance for a galactic civil war. Booster was disappointed, but not surprised, when Superman openly disapproved of his for-profit approach to heroics.

But now, the Man of Steel is sadly no more. Can Booster find redemption by becoming the hero of Metropolis? Well… you can’t really redeem yourself to a dead guy. Maybe he could feel better about it? Or at least get another book deal, maybe even with a movie option this time.

See Also Skeets

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