White Dwarf, the

Description:

Identity: Michael Favaro
Occupation: Nostalgia Shop Owner
Other Aliases: Gravitron
Gender: Male
Height: 5’ 3"
Weight: 223 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
Known Relatives: Joshua Favaro (son), Sara Favaro (sister), Justin Deleon (nephew), Amber Reynoso (aunt), Andrea Lucero-Sumner (cousin), Mario Villegas (cousin), Anthony Wisniewski (cousin), Tom Wisniewski (cousin)
Group Affiliations: The Sentries
Status: Active

Mike Favaro is a short and muscular fireplug of a man, almost as wide across the shoulders as he is tall. He keeps his tight black curls cropped short and typically wears work shirts and jeans. As the White Dwarf, he wears a blue and white skintight uniform and full mask that leaves only his hair exposed. As he is having a bit of trouble keeping off the weight as he gets older, the Dwarf will occasionally wear a pair of dark blue fatigue pants over his costume.

Bio:

Michael Favaro grew up a member of a close-knit extended family. When Mike was eleven, his young aunt Amber Reynoso went missing. The family gathered at the home of Amber’s mother. While the grow-ups fretted and sobbed inside, Mike and his cousins Tom, Tony, and Andrea kept vigil in the back yard.

Suddenly, a dazzling light streaked across the sky and slowly descended into the Reynoso’s yard. The light transformed into a young blonde girl, and the cousins gathered around the stranger. The girl transformed yet again, this time into the missing Amber. Amber had just escaped from the laboratory of Alberta Wiser; as she collapsed into her cousins’ arms, she irradiated them all with Wiser Energy. This energy would grant each of the youths amazing powers during the coming weeks.

Michael was the first to manifest paranormal abilities during a camping trip with Tom and Tony. Mike had a nightmare while sleeping under the stars and subconsciously triggered his new density increase power. When the children awoke, they were astonished to discover Mike and his sleeping bag lay at the center of an impact crater. Later that day, Mike unknowingly used his mass decrease ability to keep up with his older cousins during a hike up a steep hillside. Unaware of the true origin of Mike’s abilities, his comic-book-loving cousin Tom suggested that a microscopic dwarf star meteor must have struck Michael in his sleep and somehow given him control over gravity.

After Mike’s other cousins developed powers of their own, the five youths decided to become full-fledged superheroes and formed history’s first super-team, the Sentries. Mike chose the nom de guerre of Gravitron and soon proved himself to be the backbone of the team.


POWERS & ABILITIES

The White Dwarf can increase or decrease the pull of gravity within a limited area. He can cause a target to be crushed under it’s own weight or be repelled from the Earth’s surface at terrific speeds. The largest gravitational field the Dwarf can create is about sixty feet in radius, and he can choose which targets in that area are affected.

Perhaps the White Dwarf’s favorite ability is his personal gravity field, which grants him near-invulnerability to physical harm and protects him from the adverse effects of hostile environments. The Dwarf has precise control over this field and can become faster and more agile by reducing his practical weight, or stronger and more durable by increasing it. The White Dwarf can also “fly” by making himself light enough to leap several stories in the air and glide on air currents.

Micheal Favaro was a champion wrestler in high school and could have competed at the collegiate level if he had chosen to continue his education. Mike is also an accomplished automotive mechanic and is in the running for best pilot of the Sentries Shuttle.


PERSONALITY & TACTICS


STATS

The White Dwarf

PL: 10 (172 pp)

ABILITIES: STR: 28 (+9/+3) DEX: 12 (+1) CON: 18 (+4) INT: 12 (+1) WIS: 14 (+2) CHA: 14 (+2)

SKILLS: Bluff 5 (+7), Computers 2 (+3), Concentration 6 (+8), Craft: Mechanical 7 (+8), Disable Device 7 (+8), Drive 3 (+4), Gather Info 8 (+10), Intimidate 10 (+12), Know: Streetwise 7 (+8), Language 1 (Spanish), Medicine 2 (+4), Notice 6 (+8), Perform: Bass 3 (+5), Pilot 7 (+8), Sense Motive 6 (+8), Stealth 4 (+5)

FEATS: Ace, All-out Attack, Chokehold, Dodge Focus 2, Equipment 1, Improved Grab, Improved Grapple, Improved Pin, Improved Trip, Interpose, Startle, Teamwork 2, Ultimate Will

POWERS:

  • Gravity Control 10 (Progression: Area 1, Selective, Reduced Range 1)
    • AP: Gravity Slam (Damaging TK 10, STR 50, 24 tons Heavy load, Up & Down Only, Split Attack 1, Reduced Range 1
    • AP: G-Throw (Gravity Blast 10, Split Attack 1, Reduced Range 1)
  • Immunity 7 (Cold, Heat, High Gravity, High Pressure, Low Gravity, Radiation, Vacuum)
  • Protection 6 (Impervious 10)
  • Lightweight
    • Boost DEX 6 (Personal, Total Fade, Increased Knockback, Slow Fade 3 (20 minutes)
    • Enhanced Feat 3 (Dodge Focus Feat 3, Linked to Boost)
    • Flight 4 (Levitation, Linked to Boost)
    • Leaping 4 (Linked to Boost)
  • Heavyweight (Alternate Power to Lightweight)
    • Density Control 6 (+12 STR, +3 Protection, Immovable 2, Super-STR 2, Distracting)
    • Immovable 5 (Linked to Density Control)

COMBAT: Attack +10, Grapple +13, Damage +10 (Gravity Blast), Defense +7, Knockback -10, Initiative +1

SAVES: Toughness 10, Fortitude 5, Reflex 5, Will 5

EQUIPMENT: Sentries Communicator, Flashlight, Mini-Binoculars, Rebreather, Zip Ties

Abilities 26 + Skills 21 (84 ranks) + Feats 16 + Powers 61 + Combat 30 + Saves 8 – Drawbacks 0 = 162 / 172


HEAVYWEIGHT STATS: Attack +10, Grapple +21, Damage +10 (Gravity Blast), Defense +3, Knockback -18, Initiative +1, Unarmed Damage +9, Toughness +13

LIGHTWEIGHT STATS: Attack +10, Grapple +13, Damage +10 (Gravity Blast), Defense +10, Knockback -10 (Double enemy attack), Initiative +4, Reflex +8, +3 to DEX skills (Stealth, Pilot, etc.)

White Dwarf, the

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