Emote Gifts (Action Powers)

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Charm Monsters

Basic Action

You are supernaturally enchanting to certain creatures. You master whatever form of communication they use, even if you are normally unable to communicate with them at all.

Enchanting someone requires an opposed Charm roll. On an Outcome equal to the target's Mind, the target falls for your enchantment. On a lesser success you gain an advantage.

Once someone has been enchanted, they will willingly follow and help you out. They seek to avoid conflict with their old allies, but if push comes to shove you cannot guarantee how they will react; they will try to avoid seeing you harmed, but they might make you a captive to save you later or even to have you at their mercy, or they might decide to throw in their lot with you and abandon their former allies.

Someone who you have enchanted expects trust and help from you, but the enchantment breaks automatically only in the most blatant cases of maltreatment. If you are openly callous and disregard their interests they can make opposed Charm rolls against you to see through the enchantment. The same applies if a friend points out they have been charmed, but in this case it is an opposed roll against the friend's Charm skill and takes a Limit Break to do.

Enchantment normally wears off in about a weeks time, but can be maintained through continuous use of the power; it will last indefinitely if reapplied once per day. You leave your targets with fond memories of you unless you mistreated them. Someone who realizes they have been enchanted and used can become vindictive or even downright hostile, but this is not the normal result.

This power only works on Gifted creatures such as mutants, supers, and monsters.


Limit Break

You get a bonus of +1 to all your skill values until the end of the scene. This bonus stacks with itself up to a maximum of +3.

Gifted Companion

Basic Action

You have a Gifted companion, a Henchman Extra with a maximum skill equal to your Charm who looks out for your interest and will accompany you on adventures. Companions are very varied and form and function, they often take on the role of sidekicks, mounts, or war beasts. Some companions serve out of a sense of loyalty, others serve to work off a debt or because you have a hold on them.

You can communicate with your companion as a Basic Action, and the companion can do the same with you, regardless of distance or language barriers.

Spirit Friends

Limit Break

You have the ability to befriend and gain help from minor spirits and supernatural creatures you encounter. These spirits hang around you, check up on you, and otherwise perform small services and friendly gestures. If you get involved in a conflict while these spirits are around, they will try to help you. They are minor spirits, but can help in small ways by keeping track of foes, keeping you updated on what's going on or haunting your enemies keeping them awake at night. In a pinch they may fight for you, but that is not their normal behavior.

Your Spirit Friends collectively is a Swarm of Minion Extras with a skill based on your Charm. Its exact composition is highly mutable; you can summon or change the composition of your spirit swarm as a Limit Break, allowing you to change it for a specific situation. Most often, it is simplest to just make a Charm check to see if your spirit friends can accomplish their objective, with the assumption that they have whatever powers and skills are needed for minor tasks such as spying, haunting an area, and the like.