Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 15 STR 5 12- Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage  18 DEX 16 13- 18 CON 8 13- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11- 10 EGO 0 11- 18 PRE 8 13- PRE Attack: 3 ½d6 6 OCV 15 5 DCV 10 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 9 PD 1 Total: 9 PD (6 rPD) 9 ED 1 Total: 9 ED (6 rED) 8 REC 4 36 END 4 13 BODY 3 30 STUN 5 Total Characteristic Cost: 90 Movement: Running: 14m/28m Leaping: 74m/296m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 18 Exoskeleton: Resistant Protection (6 PD/6 ED) 45 Seven Foot Flea: Leaping +70m (74m forward, 37m upward) (Accurate, x4 Noncombat), END 4 2 Long Legs: Running +2m (14m total), END 1 6 Four Arms: Extra Limbs (6), Inherent (+¼) Talents 3 Ambidexterity (no Off Hand penalty) Skills 3 Acrobatics 13- 3 Acting 13- 3 Breakfall 13- 3 Charm 13- 3 Climbing 13- 3 Concealment 11- 7 Mimicry 13- 3 Stealth 13- 3 Jack of All Trades 2 1) PS: Dancing 13- 1 2) PS: Music Composition 11- 2 3) PS: Play Guitar 13- 2 4) PS: Play Piano 13- 2 5) PS: Singing 13- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 115 Total Cost: 204 175+ Matching Complications (50) 15 Distinctive Features: Seven-Foot Flea (Concealable; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 15 Hunted: Prefet Maynott, Police Commissioner Frequently (As Pow; NCI; Limited Geographical Area (Paris); Harshly Punish) 15 Negative Reputation: The Monster Of Paris, Frequently (Extreme) 15 Social Complication: Secret Identity (as a seven-foot flea) (Frequently, Major) Total Complications Points: 50 Experience Points: 29
Background/History: It is 1910 and Paris has been flooded when the Seine rises 20 feet over its banks. None of this mattered to Francoeur. who was a flea living happily in the fur of Charles the proboscis monkey, until a chance encounter with a variety of chemicals (including an unstable fertilizer and a liquid that gives one the voice of an opera singer) turns him into a seven-foot humanoid flea. Confused by the transformation, Francoeur fleas the Botanical Gardens where the accident occurs and ends up hoping around Paris, trying to make sense of his new surroundings. Eventually, he’s found by Lucille, who sings at the club L'Oiseau Rare (The Rare Bird). Although initially terrified by his appearance, she soon discovers Francoeur has a lovely singing voice and makes him part of her stage act. Meanwhile, Prefet Maynott, Paris Police Commissioner has vowed to track down and kill the “monster” terrorizing Paris, figuring such a deed will both take peoples’ minds off of the flood and make him a shoo-in for position of mayor of Paris.
Personality/Motivation: Francoeur, despite his size and appearance, is a gentle giant. He’s utterly fascinated by music, be it the dripping of water on empty bottle and cans, a door bell, or guitars and pianos. His true desire, it seems, is to be a musician and join Lucille on the stage.
Quote: None. Francoeur can chirp, but can’t speak. He can sing, but needs to hear music in order to do so.
Powers/Tactics: A a human-sized flea, Francoeur can leap hundreds of feet in a single bound. He is also somewhat bulletproof, as least from most handguns, quite agile and quick, and possess four arms. He’s also a musical prodigy, picking up instrumental skill with amazing speed. He learns the guitar in perhaps no more than fifteen minutes, and goes from hiding in a piano to composing on it in about a day.
Appearance: As mentioned, Francoeur is a seven foot tall humanoid flea. His back is covered in thick spike-like hairs, as are his arms. His skin is pale blue around the face, darker elsewhere. His large eyes are reddish-yellow, his chin small and pointed, with two mandibles or antenna poking down.
Designer's Notes: Francoeur is from the wonderful French CGI film A Monster In Paris (Un monstre à Paris). I’ll readily admit I’m not 100% sure about some of his character sheet—such as his INT (he picks up musical instruments really fast!), his STR (at 15 STR he’s twice as strong as the average 10 STR human), and certain other elements (suggestions welcome!). That said, he does make for a very strange pulp-era NPC; he could also be a Star Hero alien, or even a Fantasy Hero creature of some sort. Oh, and by-the-way, his Leaping is the correct distance for a flea the size of a six-foot human!
(Francoeur created by Bibo Bergeron and Stéphane Kazandjian, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)