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Alright so this is my current version of Joker. He's built for roleplay, style, and fun. I'm not a powergamer. Still I'm interested in what people think.

Name: Lucan Bordeaux
Alias: Joker, Snooze, Snoozey
Race: Human
Sex: Male
Nationality: UCAS
Lifestyle: Low (2 Months Paid)
Karma Spent: 0

Physical Description:
Joker has unkempt, unremarkable brown hair. He’s about 5’11” with a relatively light complexion and a thin, somewhat athletic build. One might guess his age around early twenties.

“Once upon a time there was a crime syndicate and in that syndicate there was a lieutenant named Lucan. Lucan fell in love with the boss’s daughter and together they made plans to steal her father’s money to start a new life far away.
When it came time to do what they had planned, Lucan stole the boss’s stash and met with his love, but she would not go with him. So he fled to Seattle alone, escaping the life he hated, but losing the one he loved.”

Timeline Notes: Lucan was born in 2049. His parents were shadowrunners. When they disappeared in 2061, he was left to look after himself and his younger sister until she passed away in 2066. He left Montreal arrived in Seattle in 2071.

Personality Notes: Joker aka Snoozey is a lovable rogue with a penchant for tardiness. Despite his lazy nature, he is good at what he does. He’s an excellent shot, he’s clever, and he’s charming. His reputation among shadowrunners varies. Some praise him, while others question his reliability.


Body: 4(5)
Agility: 5(7)
Reaction: 3(5)
Strength: 1(3)
Charisma: 5
Intuition: 4
Logic: 2
Willpower: 4
Essence: 1.52
Initiative: 9
Init Passes: 2

Positive Qualities:
Ambidextrous (5 BP) The character can use and handle objects equally well with both hands. The character does not suffer any modifiers for using an off-hand weapon. When using two weapons at once, however, the character must still split his dice pool.

Tough as Nails (10 BP) A character with this power has formidable physical endurance
and can take much more punishment than one would expect from someone of her size. This quality adds an additional 1 boxes to the character’s Physical Condition monitor.

Martial arts: Firefight R2 (10 BP) Reduce the ranged combat “attacker in melee combat” modifier by 2.

→Two Weapon Style
A character using this maneuver has trained to wield a second
melee weapon in his off hand. In order to use two weapons, each
weapon must have a Reach of 0 or 1.
The character may choose to apply the Full Defense option
using only one of these weapons, attacking with the other weapon
as normal (and without sacrificing an action). The defense or attack
action with the off -hand weapon suffers the standard –2 off -hand
weapon modifier.

A character with Riposte who successfully parries or blocks
a melee combat attack may make an immediate attack on his attacker, even if it is not her Action Phase in the turn. Making a riposte is considered an interrupt action, however, and uses up the
character’s next available action.

This maneuver allows the character to step inside an opponent’s reach and get up close and personal. The character can choose to make a melee attack and if successful, she engages her opponent in a clinch rather than dealing damage. While clinched, both characters’ Reach bonuses are negated. To break the clinch and move away, a character must succeed at a Strength + Body Opposed Test, which costs a Complex Action.

A character with this maneuver has trained in attacking multiple targets or with two weapons at once. Apply a +1 dice pool modifier to the total dice pool (not the split dice pools) whenever the character attacks more than one opponent in the same action or attacks with two melee weapons at once.

Negative Qualities:

Enemy: Small Montreal Syndicate +10BP
Wanted: Bounty +10BP
Flashbacks: Lost Loved Ones +10BP
In Debt: Criminal +5BP

Active Skills:
Pistols 6
Clubs 4
Unarmed 2
Dodge 4
Perception 3
Stealth 4
Escape Artist 1
Locksmith 1
Influence 3

Knowledge Skills:
Firearm Design[Pistols 1
Action Trideos 2
Security Procedures 2
Security Devices 2

Language Skills:
English N
French 4

Alphaware Datajack
Alphaware Cybereyes 1
→Alphaware Flare Compensation
→Alphaware Low Light Vision
→Alphaware Vision Enhancement 2
Alphaware Plastic Bone Lacing
Alphaware Wired Reflexes 1
Alphaware Muscle Replacement 2
Alphaware Reaction Enhancers 2

Victory Globetrotter Line Jacket (6/4)
Securitech Personal Protection Piecemail: Forearm Guards, Shin Guards, Arm Casings, and Vitals Protector (1/4, Stacks with other armor.)
Form-fitting Armor: Full-body Suit (6/2, Stacks with other armor, 3/1 for purposes of encumberment.)
Fake SIN 3 (Private Life): Alexander Whitman
→Increased Cylinder License 4
→Small Firing Selection Change License 4
→Ruger Super Warhawk License 4
→Regular Ammo License 4
→Morrissey Elan License 4
→Stick-n-Shock Ammo License 4
→Lockpick Set License 4
→Thermal Smoke Grenade License 4
→Muscle Replacement License 4
→Reaction Enhancers License 4
→Wired Reflexes License 4
→Concealed Carry License 4
→Flechette Ammo License 4
Fake SIN 3 (Work Life): Luc Lebeau
→Increased Cylinder License 4
→Small Firing Selection Change License 4
→Ruger Super Warhawk License 4
→Morrissey Elan License 4
→Regular Ammo License 4
→Stick-n-Shock Ammo License 4
→Lockpick Set License 4
→Thermal Smoke Grenade License 4
→Muscle Replacement License 4
→Reaction Enhancers License 4
→Wired Reflexes License 4
→Concealed Carry License 4
→Flechette Ammo License 4
x2 Modification 6 Ruger Super Warhawks (Semi Automatic, Recoil Compensation 1, Holds 11 Shots, Don’t take damage from being used as a melee weapon. Their irregular double cylinders make it impossible to use a standard speed loader. )
→x2 Simple Firing Selection Change
→x2 Melee Hardening
→x2 Increased Cylinder
→x2 Underbarrel Weapon: Ruger Super Warhawk
→x2 Shock Pads
→x2 Quickdraw Holsters
→x66 Regular Ammo
→x10 Flechette Ammo
x2 Morrissey Elans
→x2 Hidden Gun Arm Slide
→x20 Stick-n-Shock Ammo
x4 Thermal Smoke Grenades
Survival Knife
Lighter & Smokes
Lockpick Set
Wire Clippers
Micro Transceiver 6
Novatech Airware
→Novatech Navi
→Sim Module
→Sim Recordings
→VR Games
→x4 Virtual Person

Daihatsu-Caterpillar Horseman
→Advanced Cargo Module
→Morphing License Plate
→Spoof Chip
→Smart Tires

Otto (Gearhead/Fixer): Connection 2, Loyalty 4
Maxine (Fixer) Connection 3, Loyalty 3
Amy (Doc) Connection 3 Loyalty 4
Montreal Crime Syndicate: Mod. Connection 5, Incidence 5

You seem to be missing your edge attribute. ;)
Also does your GM really require all those licenses, most GM:s don't as far as i know require you to have that big a collection of licenses for carrying a pair of pistols.
Most would propaply be content with you just having a pistols license or at most one license per pistol.

Actually, Usda, you should create your own thread for him since each thread should be to help/critique the character of the title... ;)

Usda Beph:
 :-[ opps. Done.

I don't use edge much in my experience and I had a specific idea about how I wanted this character to be, so I just didn't have the points for it.

I chose to get the licenses. I'm a face(partially) and I'll have to prove(falsely) that I'm legit occasionally. Not to mention this is a character that will not be used with just one GM most likely.


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