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The Final Girl Trope for CoC 7e Part 2.

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I really enjoyed writing about the Final Girl as a COC occupation, amd appreciate all the comments that I got, this is my follow up, to that post.

One complaint about my post was that final girl is not really an occupation, and that is true. Though I loved writing the post about the final girl as an occupation, with hindsight it might actually make a better option as an experience investigator as found in Players handbook.

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Experienced Survivor.

Deduct: 1D10 from sanity

Add Phobia/Mania or scar to character.

Add 60  points from the fallowing skills: Charm, Climb, Drive (Auto), Fast talk,  Fighting (Brawling), Firearms (any), Jump, Listen, Psychology, Spot hidden,  Stealth, Swim.

Note on character sheet: “Immune to seeing corpses or humans committing violence on another human.”

Here are three final girls form fiction. They are based on the character at the end of the story. Warning there are some spoilers.

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Ellen in  Incident On and Off a Mountain Road does not have a last name in either the short story or the episode of the TV show  Masters of Horror, so I gave her the authors last name, Lansdale.

I am presenting Ripley as booth seen in Alien as a regular COC character but as she was in Aliens as a pulp character. I think we can all agree that she embodied the trope ‘Took a level in bas ass’ between the two movies.

A keeper may want to change the characters names, so the players do not immediately know who they are.

Coincidentally all the characters are based on occupations that I have created, so here is a link to each one.

Final Girl.

https://davescorneroftheuniverse.wordpress.com/2019/10/29/final-girl-trope-for-coc-7e/?fbclid=IwAR0cUOjUU_N6iyM-GPBRHQogofQFBogG3iuE05qR5bfkplDVVrJh-0mI5IM

Survivalist

https://davescorneroftheuniverse.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/7th-edition-call-of-cthulhu-occupations-part-6a-cthulhu-now/

Astronaut.

https://davescorneroftheuniverse.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/7th-edition-call-of-cthulhu-occupations-part7a-mysteries-of-japan-near-future/

 

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Name: Laurie Strode

Age: 17                                      Gender: Female                            Occupation: Final Girl.

Birthplace: Haddonfield IL                                                                Residence: Haddonfield IL

Source: Halloween (Movie)

Campaign setting: CoC Modern

Strength: 60                        Dex: 60                                 Intel: 65

Con: 60                                Appearance: 60                 Power: 75

Size: 50                                 Education: 50                    Luck: 75

HP: 11   San:       Max San:   75       Move: 9

Insanity:                                               Scars and injuries: Scar on her arm where her bother stabbed her.

Skills: Charm: 40%, Dodge: 50%, Drive (Auto): 40%, Fighting (Brawling): 50%, jump; 40%, Listen: 60%, Literature: 25%, Own language (English): 50% Spot hidden: 70%, Stealth: 45%, 1970 Pop Culture: 55%.

Credit rating: 60%.

History: Born Cynthia Myers, her six-year-old brother killed her teenage sister, when she was very young, unfortunately her parents were killed in an automobile accident. She was adopted and her name was changed. Laurie barely remembered her former life.

13 years later her brother Michael escaped from a mental hospital and began to reign horror on Laurie and her friends. She was able to fight him off with improvised weapons and the timely arrival of Michael’s psychologists.

Psychology: Lauri is a quiet and introverted girl with a few friends, and an almost nonexciting dating history. She became very upset when one of her friends set her up on a blind date. She is a good student and daughter

She is a strong-willed person but didn’t know how strong she was until she encountered her deranged brother. She channels the discipline that she used in her academic and social life to a near superhero level to survive the attack of her brother.

 

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Name: Ellen Lansdale

Age: 30                                      Gender: Female                           Occupation: Survivalist

Birthplace: Unnamed Urban city                                                 Residence: Unnamed rural area.

Source: Incident on and Off a Mountain Road. (Short story and TV Series)

Campaign setting: Modern Cthulhu

Strength: 55                        Dex: 60                                 Intel: 55

Con: 65                                Appearance: 60                 Power: 75

Size: 50                                 Education: 50                    Luck: 70

HP: 11   San: 75     Max San:   75       Move: 9

Insanity: Will to survive at all costs.                          Scars and injuries: Burses and scars from boyfriend.

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Skills: Arts/Crafts; (Gunsmithing): 25%, Arts/Crafts (Traps): 33%, Charm: 40%, Conspiracy theory: 25%, Drive (Auto): 45%,Fighting (Brawling): 70%, Firearms (Handguns): 60%, Firearms (Rifle & shotguns): 55%, Jump: 33%, Spot hidden: 50%, Stealth: 60%, Survival (Forest): 30%,.

Credit rating: 35%.

History: Ellen fell in love at first sight with her boyfriend Bruce. She gave up her job and left her friends to live with him in this cabins in the woods. He was a survivalist who believed the world was doomed and that only they and people like them, that live away from society would survive. Bruce trained her how to survive but became more and more deranged and began to abuse her physically and sexually.

On her way down off the mountain her car broke down, and she became persuded by a slasher named Moon Face. She used the survival techniques that Bruce had taught her to escape and eventually slay the kiler. When she returned to get her car working, it is revealed that in the trunk she has Bruce’s body, having had to kill him earlier that day to escape his brutal treatment.

Psychology: She has transformed from a meek and mild woman to the ultimate survivor. She will do whatever she must not to become a victim again. She has a tactical mind and can use it to trick and trap those who are trying to prey on her. Most her opponents make the mistake of underestimating her.

 

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Name: Ellen Ripley (Warrant Officer)

 

Age: 36                                 Gender: Female                    Occupation: Astronaut

Birthplace: Olympia, Lunar Colony                                   Residence: El Salvador Earth

Source: Alien (Movie)

Campaign setting: Future Cthulhu

Strength: 60                        Dex: 60                                 Intel: 75

Con: 60                                Appearance: 60                 Power: 80

Size: 55                                 Education: 75                    Luck: 75

HP: 11   San: 80       Max San: 80         Move: 9

Insanity: NA                                                 Scars and injuries: NA

Skills: Computer operation: 60%, Company policies and procedures: 60%, Electrical repair: 40%, Navigation (Space)L 40%, Other language (Spanish) 45%, Own language (English) 75% , Persuasion: 35%, Pilot (Spaceship: 55% Pilot (Loader): 66% Repair: 50% Science (Astrophysics) 25%. Science (Engineering):65%, Survival; (Space): 50%

Credit rating: 50%.

History: Born on a lunar colony, Ellen attended New York Aeronautical University, where she received a master’s degree in engineering. Joining the US Merchant Navy, with her first job as co-pilot of The USS Zelazny, eventually she was transferred to the USS Nostromo as Third officer, with primary responsibility being in charge of the cargo (Petroleum, to be taken to Earth to be refined into plastics).

The ship was redirected by the company to a planetoid that held an alien xenomorph. Wayland Yutani Corp new enough about the alien life form that they planned to sacrifice the crew of the Nostromo to get a sample that they could weaponize. Ripley’s shear will to survive allowed her to become the Nostromo’s only human survivor.

Psychology: She is a natural survivor and will limit the risks that her crew is exposed to. She doesn’t follow rules blindly. When she became pregnant, she called the corporate rules and gave birth. But she will do all she can to enforce rules that will keep her crew and ship safe.

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Name: Ellen Ripley (1st Lieutenant )

Age: 125 (Including time in stasis)                    Gender: Female                           Occupation: Astronaut

Birthplace: Olympia, Lunar Colony                                   Residence: El Salvador Earth

Source: Alien (Movie)

Pulp Archetype: Explorer.

Pulp traits: Alert, Fleet footed

Campaign setting: Future Cthulhu

Strength: 60                        Dex: 60                                 Intel: 75

Con: 60                                Appearance: 60                 Power: 90

Size: 55                                 Education: 75                    Luck: 75

HP: 22   San: 80       Max San: 90         Move: 9

Insanity: NA                                                 Scars and injuries: NA

Skills: Computer operation: 60%, Company policies and procedures: 65%, Electrical repair: 40%, Fighting (Brawl): 40%, Firearms (Assault Rifle): 40%, Firearms (Flamethrower): 40%, Navigation (Space) 40%, Other language (Spanish) 45%, Own language (English) 75% , Persuasion: 35%, Pilot (Spaceship: 55% Pilot (Loader): 66% Repair: 50% Science (Astrophysics) 25%. Science (Engineering): 75%, Stealth: 45%, Survival; (Space): 50%

Credit rating: 50%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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