Create The Character: Batman

I'M BATMAN!

Otherworlds Tabletop RPG - Batman Injustice 2

So! After the fun I had last week releasing "Create the Character: Rocket," I just had to design another character, and with the release of Injustice 2 that happened today, I figured it'd be the perfect time to make Batman, using the Otherworlds system!

Human...that's good at everything

As I expect with all of the characters to be featured in this series, I'm going to run into some obstacles to capture the correct feel of the character. For Batman, it was important for me to be sure he doesn't have or use any type of magic.

He needs to use his wit, technology, and fighting capabilities to gain the edge in combat. 

The Wit

Skills such as Predetermined Plan, Out Maneuver, and Exploit, allows him to out think his adversaries, to always remain on top of the game! 

The Tech

For his technology, we have a wide variety of tools that come in the form of the hunter's traps and trinkets he can make. This gives our Batman access to a plethera of fun, such as Caltrops, Blinding Bomb, Radar Jammer, Stun Net, and Tracker!

The Fighting Capabilities

I designed Batman to have access to the "Brawler" skill branch, this allows him to have some fun with, "Brawl and Beat," :"Pummel," "Fists of Fury," and more, that will make it so your Batman can WAM! and BAM! causing the bad guys to have a really bad day.  

Bringing It Back

Batman come from a wealthy family, making it so the "Fortune" background is the perfect selection here. It also allows him to have a butler that can assist him by staying back at his keep, performing tasks, or performing other errands for him.

If we go with the story that Batman trains with the League of Assassins, it makes a lot of sense to have him level in the "Assassination" skill branch. Our Batman will stick with the "no killing" conviction that we know him most for, but being able to attack from stealth, and disable his foes from the shadows is very Batman-like.

What our Batman needs

When designing Batman, I used the below abilities to determine what skills we should give him. 

Abilities: Detective Techniques, Criminal Psychology, Invention, Computers, Disguise, Escape Arts, Tracking, Acrobatics, Weapons, and Marksmanship.

Without further ado, here's the Batman..

Otherworlds Tabletop Roleplaying Game Fantasy - Batman Create The Character Injustice 2

Batman

Race: Human (Lancen) Class: Assassin (Assassinate, Bounty, Brawl) Background: Fortune Level: 7
Health: 27
Attack: 12, 12
Defense: 6 +Evade Armor: Suit
Speed: 5 Astral: 12 Discipline: 3
Strength: 6 Dexterity: 4 Toughness: 5
Intelligence: 4 Wisdom: 3 Resolve: 5

Traits: Determined, Mysterious, Not Trusting
Destiny: Order
Conviction: Hero For Justice
Connection: Family (People he takes under his wing)
Secret: Identity

Skill Proficiencices: +1 Acrobatics, +1 Athletics, +1 Engineering, +1 Influence, +2 Investigation, +1 Lore, +1 Perception, +2 Stealth, +1 Technology, Urbanwalk
Languages: Common, Nether
Equipment Proficiencies: Fists, Disguise Kits, Jet Packs

Equipment: Hardened Fists (6/--/1), Grappling Hook, First Aid Kit, Lock-picking Kit, Cape, Throwing Projectiles, Caltrops, Blinding Bomb, Radar Jammer, Stun Net, Tracker

Level 1: Brawl and Beat (Gives Batman the edge when fighting with his fists...literally!)
Level 2: Incapacitate
Level 3: Predetermined Plan
Level 4: Pummel or Blind Fighter
Level 5 -9: Grappler, Fist of Fury, Knockout Punch, Vulnerable Strike, Say Goodnight, Scout Traps, Tracker (Any of these could be taken in any order, to match Batman's lethal fighting and investigation skills)
Level 10: Craft Traps (What allows Batman to craft his tools)
Level 11: Out Maneuver (What sort of Batman wouldn't be able to out maneuver his foes?)
Level 12: Exploit
Level 13: Disable Weapon
Level 14: Disable Arm
Level 15: Disable Leg
Level 16: Sting
Level 17: Spider Grapple (Advanced grappling technique)
Level 18: Disable Guard (Removes enemies high tech protection)
Level 19: Vivacious (Grants major boost to Dexterity)
Level 20: Critical Thinking (Allows Batman to spot enemy weak spots and hit them where it matters most)

So what did you think?

Let me know in the comments below! And tell me what character you would like to see designed next in our Create The Character series! 

-Vincent

Vincent Baker

Otherworlds RPG

Hello! The name is Vincent Baker and I'm a game designer. I love video games, but my heart is in tabletop games .I've created two - Otherworlds and Spellslingers. 

 

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