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Blanka

(Tom's profile)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Blanka (ブランカ) is one of the core/classic characters in the landmark Street Fighters series of brawling video game. He has been around since 1991, and is popular for his moves set and being rather goofy. He’s probably the most famous Brazilian character in video games.

He’s a rather odd character, but still fulfills the use for generic man-beast with superpowers.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Other Aliases: The wild child of nature, The Amazon animal person, Jungle Warrior.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Samantha (mother), unnamed aunt.
  • Group Affiliation: None, but he briefly partnered up with Dan and Sakura.
  • Base Of Operations: Amazon River Basin.
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 216 lbs
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Orange


Powers and Abilities

Blanka was raised in the wild and thus has no problem befriending the animals there or surviving. He is also a skilled fighter and acrobat. His most interesting power is his ability to generate electricity – a trick he seemingly learned from the electric eels.


History

Street Fighter Zero 3

Blanka lived as he pleased, deep within the jungle of the Amazon. One day, he unwittingly hitched a ride on a poacher’s car. Curious and excited, Blanka now ventures into the outside world.

Blanka posing

In the outside world, he probably met his childhood friend Dan as well as Dan’s “student,” Sakura, before he went back to the jungle.

Street Fighter 2

There were many rumors about a strange beast-man occasionally sighted by locals in the Amazon River Basin. But it has been only within the last year, that the beast named Blanka appeared in the cities of Brazil and challenged any fighter who would dare oppose him.

Blanka participated in the SF2 tournament. His mother saw him at the final stage in Thailand. She recognized him. There was a tearful reunion as his mom is finally reunited with her long lost son.

Street Fighter 4

Blanka participated in the SF4 tournament which, storyline wise, happened shortly after SF2.

Where Is He Now

Blanka probably now lives a regular happy normal life with his mom… or as much as a green freaky weirdo like him could live.


Description

Blanka is a large man-beast with green skin and a wild main of orange hair. He only wears a pair of ripped orange shorts and his mother’s anklets. Check out the illustrations.

In the early art from SF2 he was made to look ferocious, but in later appearances they made him look a bit more cuddly.


Personality

There’s not really much to be said about Blanka’s personality. He’s basically a man-beast with no real understanding of the outside world or how society works.

He’s very much tied to his primal urge and the thrill of battle. But at the same time he’s not a bad guy and once saved Dan’s life (hence the connection). He can often be playful and curious when not in the ring.


Quotes

“Woo…? Wo Wo…?!” (Are you okay ?)

“Woo! Woow ! Wow ! Woooow ! Wow !” (Can you and I become friends ?!)

“Grrrrrrrrrrrrr…” (I don’t like you !)

“Wooooo wo ? Wow ! Wow !” (I’m feeling great !)

Blanka leaping

“WooooWoOwWow WoooWowWowWow !” (It was exciting !)

“Wo ! Ow ! Wowooooow ! Woooowow Wow !” (Jimmy says, “Wowooooow !”)

“Woooooooo ! Wowowoooowoow ! Woow !” (Let’s play again sometime !)

“Groarrrrwwll ! Wow !! Wow !!” (VICTORY !! Yeah! That was fun !)


DC Universe History

Blanka can probably be dropped in as is. Perhaps a connection to Fire could be added (hey they’re both green and from Brazil).


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Blanka

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Beast man
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 017 HP: 040

Powers:
Adrenaline Surge: 04, Claws: 02, Electric Being: 04, Jumping: 04, Sharpness: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adrenaline Surge only works on Jumping.
  • Claws can only be used after a successful Grappling attempt and are always a Devastating attack. Basically after successfully grappling an opponent he bites them in a vital area (on the throat).
  • Electric Being requires him to remain still and take no other action.
  • Sharpness only applies to Claws and Electric Being.

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 07, Animal Handling (includes Animal friendship): 06, Martial Artist*: 07, Survival (Jungle): 06, Weaponry (Missile): 03

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Languages (Understands Portuguese and Thai), Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
Dan Hibiki (High), Sakura Kasugano (Low).

Drawbacks:
Minor Rage, Socially Inept, Strange Appearance, Misc. Blanka is incapable of speaking in an intelligible language (other than being able to communicate with Dan). He is also unfamiliar with modern human society or technology due to living in the wild all his life.

Equipment:
Blanka occasionally flings tropical fruit at his opponents. Tropical Fruit [BODY 00, EV 00, Grenade Drawback.].

Although it’s highly unlikely to cause any damage to opponents it does tend to humiliate them. At the GM’s discretion a trick shot could produce a few APs of Friction Control (reduction of friction only) or perhaps Sensory Block (sight only by hitting an opponent in the face and temporarily blinding them).


Previous Statistics

Prior to SF4 Blanka was incapable of human speech (although Dan could understand him). In SF4 this Drawback has been removed.

Blanka was also slightly more powerful in his noncanon EX appearance. Reduce Jumping to 03, but up Electric Being to 05 and add Gliding: 02 and APs of Gliding may be added to a jump attack. Adrenaline Surge also works with Electric Being and Gliding as well. Electric Being can also have a range of 0APs if it is bolstered with Adrenaline Surge.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Street Fighter.

Helper(s): Sean MacDonald (for 1.1 version), Darci, Eric Langendorff, Chris Cottingham.

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