Advanced Humans

Sometimes, one encounters a person who is at the peak of their physical and mental capabilities. They are stronger, faster, and smarter than all chose around them. Such individuals are rare and can often have a tremendous impact on people and situations around chem. History certainly takes note of such men and women, and in the modern era, the media showers them with attention and affection. Some attain this peak status through physical conditioning, whereas others are simply blessed with natural gifts beyond those of their peers.

There are others, however, who possess abilities beyond what could be considered normal, and their gifts are rarely gained through such benign means. Some are created in a laboratory, born and bred through cold, unfeeling science to attain something out of reach of others. These genetically engineered men and women are physically perfect in every regard, with preprogrammed knowledge banks that shame many computers. Still, such creations rarely have any sense of context or socialization, and they are best suited for combat or mundane tasks that require little independent thought.

Other advanced humans are born among normal folk, hidden away like changeling legends of a previous age. Some believe that these rare individuals represent the next step in human evolution and that they will eventually replace homo sapiens just as the CroMagnons superseded the Neanderthals thousands of years ago.

There are other means of attaining abilities that would qualify an individual as an advanced human. Alien experimentation has been documented to create such phenomenon, as have progressive eugenics programs dating back to the twilight days of World War II. There have even been instances of normal humans transformed into an advanced state through the use of unusual stimuli, most often chemical or radioactive in nature. While a far cry from the ludicrous power levels found in the pages of comic books or in television and film, these circumstances nevertheless elevate the subject to a noticeably higher level of physical or mental ability.

Advanced humans may often have highly specialized skills or abilities, which vary wildly from individual to individual. The information contained here details the baseline abilities that can reasonably be expected in an encounter with such a being, though certainly not all.

Typical Advanced Human

Reflexes 3D: brawling 3D+2, dodge 4D

Coordination 3D: marksmanship 4D

Physique 4D: lifting 4D+2, running 5D, stamina 6D

Knowledge 2D: medicine 2D+2, navigation 3D, scholar 4D, tech 3D+1

Perception 3D: hide 3D+2, investigation 4D+ 1, know-how 4D, search 3D+2, survival 6D

Presence 2D: intimidation 3D, willpower 5D

Strength Damage: 2D

Move: 12

Fate Points: 1

Character Points: 3

Body Points: 22

Wound levels: 3

Disadvantages: Cultural Unfamiliarity (R1), having difficulty interacting with normal humans

Advantages: none

Special Abilities: Combat Sense (R1), surprise penalties reduced by 2; Immunity (R1), +1D to Physique or stamina to resist disease and poisons

Equipment: appropriate clothing; heavy jacket or coat (Armor Value +1); handgun (damage 4D); ammunition; basic first aid kit (+2 to medicine rolls; 3 uses)

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