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If a particular friend runs Masks again, I am planning on playing what the game calls a "Bull":

Someone changed you, made you into a perfect weapon: superhumanly tough, incredibly strong, and uniquely skilled at fighting. Decide how each of those abilities manifests.


What I thought would be funny is a Lightning Bruiser, a speedster whose shtick is

speed without any of the physics cheats characters like the Flash use. Instead they just brute-force their way up to superhuman velocities, thus the enhanced strength (needed to get up to speed) and durability (needed to survive super-speed). The downside for the character is they start having regrettable effects on their immediate environment once they break Mach One, thus their appellation: Maelstrom.

This isn't an angsty character:



From their point of view, they always have lots of time to carefully think through each situation, to consider how not to splut the squishies.

My question is, at what speed would Maelstrom be blinded by plasma as the heat of fiction with the air ionizes it?

Wait: second question: do speed limits apply to pedestrians?

Date: 2017-02-16 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Remember that unless you have access to supermaterials, Maelstrom ends up naked on many runs.

IIRC the leading edge of a perfectly spherical object will experience a 200C temperature increase at 900 meters/sec. That's pretty close to the classic Fahrenheit 451...

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