Fray, Mutant/Symbiote Villain

Fray, Mutant/Symbiote Villain

At first, the gift of monstrous strength seemed like a godsend. Why wouldn’t it? Once, Rodney Cunningham was just a smart, put-upon nerdy kid, brainy but ordinary. Soon, Rodney Cunningham found that he could push over cars, jump hella high, and beat his classmates at wrestling every time. Until one day, when Rodney found that although his muscles were denser and more powerful, his bones were not; he tried to punch through the brick wall of an abandoned building and broke his arm in four places. As he’s grown stronger, Rodney’s life has been a living hell, as he knows he could accidentally shatter all his bones in a moment if he’s not careful. Undergoing an “experimental procedure” by a doctor associated with the Wellspring, Fray can at last live out the promise of his incredible power after years of living as a cripple. Now he’s a helpless pawn of the Wellspring, stuck doing their dirty work. If he doesn’t, they’ll remove his symbiote … forever.

Awesomeness Level: 4.
Origins: Mutant 1, Symbiote 3.
Motivations: Acceptance, Might.

Physical Attributes

  • AGI: 6
  • STR: 6 (HTH 6d6+1d3)
  • TGH: 6

Mental Attributes

  • INS: 8
  • PER: 8
  • WIL: 7


  • INIT: 14

Physical Resources

  • LIF: 24
  • VIG: 66

Mental Resources

  • DET: 23
  • REP: 10.


  • Roll: 2; Foot; HLT: 42; IPRO: 8; DPRO: 2
  • Roll: 3 to 4; Leg; HLT: 78; IPRO: 12; DPRO: 4
  • Roll: 5 to 8; Torso; HLT: 120; IPRO: 16; DPRO: 6
  • Roll: 9; Head; HLT: 54; IPRO: 12; DPRO: 4
  • Roll: 10 to 11; Arm; HLT: 60; IPRO: 12; DPRO: 4
  • Roll: 12; Hand; HLT: 42; IPRO: 8; DPRO: 2

Physical Defenses

  • CDEF: 23
  • RDEF: 19

Mental Defenses

  • MDEF: 16

Basic Talents:

  • Athletics: 2, Close Combat: 7, Dodge: 5, Driving: —, Education: 2, Endurance: 4, Intimidation: —, Metahuman Lore: 4, More Money Than God: —, Notice: —, Persuasion: —, Piloting: —, Ranged Combat: 3, Self-Control: 2, Sneak: —, Trickery: —, Tech: 3.

Advanced Talents:

  • Expert: Level 2 (Pop Culture, Survival [Forest]).
  • Hacking: Level 4.
  • Team Training: Level 1 (The Wellspring).


  • Human Weaknesses:
    • Bad Hands: Level 2.
    • Creepy Looks, Level 5.
    • Reject, Level 5.
    • Young: Level 2.
  • Metahuman Weaknesses:
    • Achilles Heel [Radiation], Level 1.
    • Sensitivity [Using Powers without Symbiote], Level 5.


  • Biological Power Source:
    • Extra Body Parts: Level 2 (New Sense [Infrared], Quills).
    • Hyper-Strength: Level 4 (Powerhouse, Super-Leaping, Thunderclap, Unavoidable Wallop). Power Modifiers: Power Overdrive.
    • Hyper-Toughness: Level 4 (Hardened Flesh, Immunity, Regeneration, Resistance [Deprivation, Disease, Temperature Extremes, Toxins], Unstoppable).


  • Equipment: Ballpoint Pen and Sticky Notes, Nanoweave Costume, Repair Kit, Spending Cash ($200).


  • Sex: Male.
  • Preference: Heterosexual.
  • Height: 5′ 6.”
  • Weight: 355 lbs.
  • Eye Color: Blue.
  • Hair Color: Blonde.
  • Hair Style: Cropped very short.
  • Skin Tone: Pale.
  • Costume/Clothes: Fray normally wears a tight suit of metal alloy threads, that helps keep his incredible musculature in check slightly.
  • Personality: Fray is sad, hesitant, and lonely. He loves the outdoors, but almost never gets to go outside because of the danger of an accident with his Hyper-Strength.
  • Goals: Fray wants to live a normal life, and maybe even enjoy being a Mutant with Hyper-Strength. He’s tired of always doing what the Wellspring wants.
  • Obstacles: Fray is hampered as a Wellspring agent by his utter reluctance to do the ruthless things they want him to do. He’s a well-meaning kid at heart.
  • Central Contradiction: Fray is incredibly strong, and would love to be a hero, but because of his Mutant frailties resulting in his brittle bones, he can barely move. It’s only with the help of an alien lifeform that he can even hope to live a normal life, let alone use his powers to their fullest potential.

Story Use/Notes: Fray makes a great sympathetic villain. The Wellspring is well aware, after their testing, of the Albionite symbiotes’ vulnerability to ionizing radiation. After giving Fray his symbiote, they blackmailed him into acting on their behalf. And if he didn’t toe the line, they’d kill his symbiote, rendering him a cripple once again.

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