Original Character Defects
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Original Character Defects


Ego
Character Type: Any
Sometimes, a person has such a strong ego that it affects others and how they relate to him or her. While most characters will have an ego, this defect applies specifically to those situations when a character's ego is strong enough to upset others or to cause others to react negatively. 1BP: The character's ego is strong enough to annoy or irritate others.
2BP: The character's ego is so powerful that others become quite angry or upset, or may be prone to become verbally violent toward the character to counteract the powerful ego.
Immortal
Character Type: Any
In some anime series and films, one or more characters are immortal. This defect reflects a character's immortality. At the discretion of the GM, this may be a neutral attribute. Immortal as an attribute is based on the character's belief that immortality is a benefit or an advantage; Immortal as a defect is based on the character's belief that immortality is a detriment. 1BP: The character is "immortal," but actually can die or be killed if one or two specific conditions are met. These conditions must be set before any significant threat occurs to the player in the campaign.
2BP: The character truly is immortal, and cannot be killed under any circumstances. This is best used for characters (primarily NPCs) who are deities, demons, or other supernatural beings. An opponent with Immortal at 2BP must have the possibility of being rendered non-threatening: banished to another dimension, transported to a far-off location, sealed inside a special object, etc.
Living in the Past
Character Type: Any
Some people tend to "live in the past," constantly reminiscing about the way things were or mentally hanging on to events or people from the past. Living in the past does not necessarily involve people or events which others might consider "significant." 1BP: This defect refers to only one or two events or people in the character’s past.
2BP: Concerning a number of people or events, the character tends to live in the past a lot. The character’s comments about past persons and happenings can tend to annoy others.
Loner
Character Type: Any
Some people tend to keep to themselves, while some people tend to completely avoid being around others. While not particularly a "good" defect to have as a senshi or a knight, a (good) character with this defect can add some interesting role-playing opportunities. 1BP: The character prefers not to be around other people, but will tolerate them and continue (reluctantly) to work with the team.
2BP: The character refuses to be around other people and works alone at all times. Only severe threat of harm (to the character or to someone the character cares for deeply) can force the character to work with the team.
[Image of Sailor Jupiter's head]Lovestruck (a.k.a. "The Lita Syndrome")
Character Type: Any
Sometimes, people remind us of significant others (or even just crushes) from the past. This defect, attributed in the TV series primarily to Lita ("He looks just like my old boyfriend!!!"), is a reflection of how often a character is reminded of these past crushes and relationships. Lita would have this defect at 2BP. 1BP: Only those persons with a few specific triggers remind the character of past crushes and relationships.
2BP: A vast array of people remind the character of past crushes and relationships.

Target of Discrimination
Character Type: Any
This defect is designed to reflect a social reality of the location(s) in which a campaign or adventure is situated. Discrimination can take many forms, including but not limited to: sexism, racism, ageism (separate from the Ageism defect, and often specific to senior citizens), lineage/clan/family (likely based on symbol and/or name), one's religion, and financial situation (or the appearance of one's financial situation; think of Pretty Woman, when Julia Robets' character first tried to buy a dress). Discrimination can be overt or covert. Whether a character is the target of discrimination may be situational and may depend on the specific individuals involved and/or in the area.

1BP: The character has one or two specific traits or qualities for which others may feel discrimination is justified.
2BP: The character has three or more specific traits or qualities for which others may feel discrimination is justified.
[Image of Ami holding a book and a pencil]Too Much Studying (a.k.a. "The Amy Syndrome")
Character Type: Any
While some students are naturally good at school work, sometimes they will go "too far" and spend most of their time studying. Amy would have this defect at 1BP. 1BP: Studying takes up a lot of the character's "free time," but does not really interfere with non-academic activities (including perhaps fighting evil).
2BP: Studying takes up so much of the character's time that others often complain that the character is "unavailable" and/or "doesn't know how to have fun."

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