Headlong

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Sentinel Comics RPG: Headlong

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Hero Name Alias
Headlong Brandon Bradley
Physical Attributes
Gender Male Age Late Teens Height 5'10"
Eyes Brown Hair Dark Brown Skin Dark
Build Athletic
Costume/Equipement Headlong's sleeveless red bodysuit with blue energy arrows is made to fit under his work clothes. He always keeps his red gloves, dark red domino mask, and grey kneepads in his grey messenger bag, ready to change into costume at any time.
Characteristics
Background Struggling Power Source Relic
Archetype Transporter Personality Fast Talking
Principle of the Mask
Principle of Speed
During Roleplaying During Roleplaying
It is vitally important that you hide your true identity. You have a career that allows you to slip between identities when necessary. You're fast, but you don't like to waste time. You like to be on your way to your destinations as quickly as possible.
Minor Twist Minor Twist
What clue did you leave behind towards your real identity? What physical drawbacks do you suffer from going too fast?
Major Twist Major Twist
Who from your civilian life is now in imminent danger? What critical detail did you speed by earlier that is now coming back to haunt you?
Powers Die Type Qualities Die Type
Agility (d8) Acrobatics (d8)
Awareness (d6) Banter (d6)
Intuition (d8) Criminal Underworld Info (d6)
Momentum (d10) Hustlin' (d8)
Speed (d6) Persuasion (d10)
 
Status Dice Health Range
Green D6.png 28-22
Yellow D8.png 21-11
Red D10.png 10-1
Abilities
Icon Name Type Game Text
(rpgBoost) Get Moving A Boost yourself using Momentum. That bonus is persistent and exclusive.
(rpgAttack)(rpgDefend) Slip & Slide A Attack using Agility. Defend against all attacks against you until your next turn with your Min die.
(rpgAttack)(rpgHinder) Frictionless Shove A Attack using Momentum. Either Hinder your target with your Min die or move them somewhere else in the scene.
(rpgOvercome) Principle of the Mask A Overcome using knowledge from your civilian life and use your Max die. You and each of your allies gain a hero point.
(rpgOvercome) Principle of Speed I Whenever you successfully Overcome, you may end up anywhere in the current environment. Then, you and each of your allies gain a hero point.
       
Icon Name Type Game Text
(rpgBoost)(rpgHinder) Friction Transfer A Boost yourself using Momentum. Use your Max die. Hinder a nearby opponent with your Min die.
(rpgDefend) Smooth Move R When another hero in the Yellow or Red zone would take damage, you may Defend them by rolling your single Intuition die.
(rpgAttack) Bowl Over A Attack multiple targets using Momentum.
       
Icon Name Type Game Text
(rpgAttack)(rpgHinder) Spin Out A Attack using Momentum. Use your Max die. Hinder that target with your Mid+Min die.
(rpgHinder) Slippery Surface A Hinder multiple nearby targets using Acrobatics. Use your Max die. End your turn elsewhere in the scene.
(rpgDefend) Wheelin' & Dealin' R When an enemy Attacks an ally you can see, you may become the target of that Attack and Defend against that Attack by rolling your single Red status die.

Hinder a minion or lieutenant using Persuasion. Increase that penalty by 1.

Meta: Headlong


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Confirmed

  • Brandon Bradley doesn't appear in the Mist Storm Universe.

Questions Answered on The Letters Page

  • From Podcast Episode 74
  • Is Headlong a cyborg or just in a super suit of some sort (or are the blue lines just an aesthetic thing)? The suit doesn't do anything for him. The blue lines are made to glow when he's using his powers as an aesthetic element. The power is all him (because he got accidentally cursed by something he picked up).

Sources


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Comic Books: Headlong

Small note: Items that are in bullets are from the Podcasts, so their form may not make sense, or feel like they are missing a part - its probably on another tab

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This information is from the Sentinel Comics Universe, one of two branching universes. Products in this timeline are: Sentinel Comics RPG.


  • Brandon Bradley loves his family (dad, older brother by a few years Max, and younger sister by close to a decade Delia - his mom had been sick for some time and died during Delia's birth). Lacking medical insurance, the mom's illness and the birth of Delia had caused the family to incur a significant amount of debt and everyone's trying their best to keep the family going (dad had been an electrician, but the debt eventually caused him to let his union dues lapse at which point he had trouble getting work - just a bad spiraling situation all around).
  • The electrical work dad could still get was from shady people (they're in one of the numerous suburbs of Rook City, which are still not terribly great places), but work was work. Max, in his early teens, would help out as best he could on the jobs. One such job was to help some people set up a drug production/distribution thing in their basement (setting up lights and whatnot - basically turning a blind-eye to whatever it was actually going to be used for as a job's a job). During this process, one of the clients offers Max $50 to run this bag over to this guy down the street, which he does. This becomes an ongoing job for him and as he gets older realizes what he's really doing, but figures they need the money and it's relatively low-risk.
  • He does eventually get busted, though. The local cop is an old college friend of his dad, though - he tells Max to go home, cut it out, and he won't write him up/take him in this time. He will come by the house as part of his daily beat, though, to make sure he's staying out of trouble. This is a blow to the family, though, as without Max's extra income they're not able to make headway on their debts as they had been.
  • Brandon had looked up to his brother, but was also aware of the trouble he'd gotten into. He looked into how he could help and found a job doing courier work (legitimate rather than illicit as Max had). One job, just after OblivAeon, was transporting a package that we know contains the extra-dimensional insect demon thing mentioned in the NightMist's Little Black Book of Monsters episode. He's oblivious to this, however, as he's just the delivery guy. Unfortunately, during this delivery he's hit by an exterminator truck (which drives off in a hit and run).
  • Brandon does survive, though. When he comes around he sees that the box he'd been carrying has been smashed to pieces. He shuffles through the debris, hoping that if the job was just to deliver whatever was in the box, maybe it's still around and he could just take that instead, despite the box being broken. What he finds is an oval seal. As he picks it up he slips and falls and just can not get back to his feet. It's like he's standing on ice (insert a hilarious 2-page montage of him trying to move around and eventually realizing the frictionless-surface thing that the seal causes [the interior of the box being made so by NightMist as part of the trap for the insect demon]). He finds he can control the friction power - adjusting how he interacts with things, making a surface frictionless instead of himself, etc.
  • He loses the courier gig (after the box fiasco), but he makes a big decision. He'll move to Megalopolis and start a business, Momentum Courier Services, sending money home to the family. He also figures that the whole "training people with powers" thing could be useful as well, even if he's not into the whole hero thing.
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This information is from the Sentinel Comics Universe, one of two branching universes. Products in this timeline are: Sentinel Comics RPG.


So, Brandon Bradley is doing his Momentum Courier Services thing in Megalopolis and has managed to get things well established (sending money home, etc.). One day he decides that he needs to step up his game and finally goes to Freedom Plaza to see what they can teach him. While he's on the way there, he gets attacks by this giant bug man (like, 6-7 feet tall and made of bugs rather than being one giant bug). It's noticed that Brandon is "made of the stuff" that kept it prisoner for so long.

As the fight goes on against the bug creature, other heroes (young heroes) start showing up to help (a girl with crystal/rock fists, some robot-looking guy, a girl who seems to give him more confidence with a touch, and some weird girl who's blasting the thing with blue energy, but doesn't really look like she knows what she's doing). These heroes weren't working together, they just came together in this situation - they're not doing particularly well against the bug monster, Myriad [mentioned in a few places in previous episodes], but they're doing their best to work together and come up with tactics to use against it. Eventually some energy beams hit Myriad from the sky, at which point the bugs all fly off and disperse.

This is Legacy (Felicia at this point, remember), who flies down and says that they were doing well for some kids who were getting their butts kicked. See you in class on Monday. The new arrivals seem to know what's up, but Brandon is confused as to what just happened. Legacy flies off but the others stick around - the conversation revolving around them thinking that he was already a student and he explains that he was on his way, figuring that he'd get in. "Looks like you just did." Usually Freedom Plaza will assign the newbies to a team to work together. These four had not yet been so assigned, they just happened to come across the fight. Legacy saw them working together well and had wanted to have a group to train, and so Daybreak is formed.

As Described in The Letters Page Episode #74

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