Character du Jour: The Dispassionate Man

“There are 134 violent crimes happening right now in this city of ours including 12 murders, 17 assaults and 23 hit and runs. And I see every single one.”

Mike Lacey is a detective with a gift – or perhaps a curse. He sees violent crimes as they happen in a roughly 30 mile radius. This isn’t precognition, but actual real-time visions that constantly bombard his mind.

Unaware of his secret, his colleagues nicknamed him “The Dispassionate Man” because of the unemotional and uncaring way he conducts investigations. Little do they know that he’s holding back the floodgates on a lifetime of grief and pain……….


Some of his visions contain the same people, and he has become convinced that there are numerous serial killers operating under the radar in the city. They change their MO regularly and commit murders that appear to be accidental. He has labelled them The Seventeen, and will do all he can to bring each and every one of them to justice.

Dirty little secret: Mike had a sister, Julie, who was abducted then violently abused and murdered when they were both teenagers. He saw the attacks in his mind but said nothing, fearing they were the product of an over-active imagination. The guilt of his inaction still haunts him to this day, and he swore never to ignore his visions again. This drove him to a career in the police force, and his current obsession with The Seventeen.

Notes: Gritty, nasty, dirty – this is Cop Show superheroes at it’s best. Think The Shield meets Heroes and you’re there.

Love this guy.

Mike Lacey, PL6 90pp
Str 12, Dex 12, Con 14, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 13
Tough +2/+7, Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +6
Attack +5 (Ranged +7), Defense +4, Init +1

Bluff +5, Climb +3, Drive +5, Gather Info +7, Intimidate +3, Investigate +6, KS:Behavioural Science +8, KS:Civics +4, KS:Current Events +6, KS:Streetwise +8, Medicine +3, Notice +5, Search +8, Sense Motive +9, Stealth +3, Swim +3

Attack Focus:Ranged 2, Benefit 2:Police Rank (Inspector), Connected, Defensive Roll 2, Eidetic Memory, Evasion 2, Improved Aim 2, Skill Mastery:Search, Teamwork 2, Well-Informed, Equipment 4

Violent Crime Sense (Super-Senses 7: Awareness, Extended x 1,000,000)

Brass Knuckles +5 DC17
Heavy Pistol +7 DC19, 40′

Undercover Vest, Camera, Cell Phone, Commlink, Flashlight, Handcuffs, PDA

2 Comments on “Character du Jour: The Dispassionate Man”

    1. In our campaign, The Seventeen were a group of serial killers who were unknowingly carrying out their grisly crimes because they were being mind-controlled by Eighteen, a woman with connections to them all.

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