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Character Notes for "A Way to Make Right"
These are the character notes for "A Way to Make Right."


Rizal Bagong-gahasa -- He has golden skin, black eyes, and short black hair. He has an oval face and a sturdy body. He is left-handed. He has thin white scars around both wrists from trying to break free of restraints before his superpowers manifested. His parents are Filipino but he was born in Las Vegas, America. Rizal is bilingual in English and Tagalog, then took Spanish in school. He is amorplatonic, capable of romantic attraction but only wanting queerplatonic relationships. His early experiences with romance were not satisfying enough for him to keep pursuing it, but he still wants to find deep, long-term relationships.
After Rizal's superpowers manifested, his SPOON mentor urged him to become a superhero because of his formidable power. The boy refused because he dislikes violence and doesn't see fighting as a helpful activity. So he bailed out and found his own ways to develop skills, which gave him exceptional finesse. He also discovered an interest in health care. Rizal is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He wants to go for a master's degree, but none of the medical colleges teach how to use superpowers in health care. Currently he works as a cutter for Skink.
Origin: As a teen, someone kidnapped Rizal for human trafficking. He manifested superpowers, cut himself free, cut the other captives free ... and then cut out the side of the truck they were in. But he didn't want to be a superhero.
Uniform: At work, Rizal wears scrubs. Originally they were the hospital's white over light blue, but specialists are allowed input into their uniforms, so he switched to gray over black after teaming up with Skink. Off-duty, he likes smart casual to casual clothes, often chinos with a polo or t-shirt. For formal occasions he favors the barong tagalog, a transparent white shirt worn by Filipino men.
Qualities: Master (+6) Big Happy Family, Expert (+4) Registered Nurse, Expert (+4) Soothing Presence, Good (+2) Cheerful, Good (+2) Clear Head in a Crisis, Good (+2) Fast
Poor (-2) Fatalistic
Powers: Good (+2) Cutting
Motivation: To help people.

Amorplatonic: experiencing romantic attraction but only wanting to be in queerplatonic/quasiplatonic relationships

Read about traits commonly associated with Filipino people.

Kamayan is a Filipino feast often shared by large famlies.


Codee Rowland -- She has fair skin, blue eyes, and long straight blonde hair that bleaches lighter in the sun. She is tall and sturdy. Codee is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with a particular knack for alternative pain control methods. She works at the Dr. Mary Fulstone Visionary Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She provides patient support for the people Skink is helping.
Qualities: Good (+2) Gentle, Good (+2) Holistic Thinking, Good (+2) Nonanxious Presence, Good (+2) Registered Nurse, Good (+2) Stamina
Poor (-2) Too Much Month Left at the End of the Money

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