Friday, August 12, 2011

[Characters] The Great Race: Professor Fate

Professor Fate (no first name given) is the evil genius villain of The Great Race. Cruel, brilliant and always dastardly, he tries to beat Leslie both in the race and in life, but his bad luck (coupled with his klutzy sidekick Max) trip him up more than once. A gifted engineer and scientist, he develops the worlds first Weird Science vehicle, the Hannibal Twin 8 (I'll be posting on this car in the future), capable of winning the race as well as facing a variety of dangers with aplomb.

Jack Lemmon plays Fate to the T, with all the cartoon villainy that I loved as a child and still as an adult. By far my favorite character in the movie, he remains (in my opinion) the star, a dynamic character that is mercurial in his behavior and plans. He's the template for the ultimate villain in any GMs playbook.

Professor (Amadeus Wellington Vladimir) Fate (WC)
Agility d6 Smarts d12 Spirit d6 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Parry 6 Toughness 5 Pace 8 Charisma -2

Alertness, Arcane Background (Weird Science), Fleet-footed, Gadgeteer, Jack of All Trades, McGyver, Mr. Fit It, Rich, Filthy Rich, Scholar.

Enemy (The Great Leslie, minor), Mean (minor), Bad Luck (Major)

Fighting d6, Shooting d6, Weird Science! d12, Knowledge (Science!) d12+2, Knowledge (Engineering) d12+2, Driving d8, Boating d8, Piloting d8, Repair d12+2, Taunt d6, Guts d8, Notice d8+2.



    This is a hell of a great thing to see on a gaming blog. Hell, it's a great thing to see anywhere. Nicely done.

  2. We used to call that out when we watched it!

    "No, not that one. That one!"



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