Saturday, January 19, 2013

Turtles in Time - Leonardo

(The Turtles are on roughly equal footing with a starting character, though they may be a few points over the starting amount.)

Name: Leonardo
Species: Mutant Animal/Alien
Home Tech Level: 5 - 21st Century
Personal Goal: Keep his brothers safe, Lead
Story Points: 12

Awareness 3   Coordination 5
Ingenuity 3     Presence 3
Resolve 3        Strength 4

Alien,  Brave, Armour (Minor), Environmental (Aquatic), Quick Reflexes, Tough, Voice of Authority

Alien Appearance (Minor), Code of Conduct (Major)

Athletics 3, Convince (Leading) 3, Fighting  5, Knowledge 1, Marksman 2, Subterfuge 4 (Sneaking), Survival 1, Transport 1

Stuff: Twin Katana (Str + 3 Damage)

Leonardo is the eldest of the Turtles and the most calm. He is the de facto leader of the group and most "spiritual" of the brothers. He has a very close bond with his father, Splinter, and has a very strong sense of honor, ethics, and Bushido. He holds himself to a very high standard that not many live up to. In many ways, he is his own worst enemy.Of his brothers, Leo butts heads with the hot-headed Raphael the most. Leonardo tends to try to see the good in people (even potential enemies) and give them the benefit of the doubt.

The Turtles origins have always been tied to the Ooze (though Michael Bay's film is supposed to make them aliens). In some versions the Ooze was created on Earth but in a few it is of alien origin. Because of his spirituality and things Leonardo could be a latent psychic. In the first live action movie he is the first to gain psychic contact with Splinter after all. If you choose to go this route give him Psychic Training and Psychic. While not a geek to the level that Michelangelo is, Leo has been shown to love nerdy things in some incarnations (such as his love for "Space Heroes" in the newest cartoon series). Also of note, in some versions of TMNT (noticeably the 2003 Fox series), Karai, Shredder's daughter, is Leo's potential love interest.

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