Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Sidekicks Origin Generator!

Another repost from back in the day.
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Because I'm always most creative when I'm avoiding something else, here's something I whipped up.

Special ICONS Origin Generator for Sidekicks

Instructions: Roll a d6 once for each parent on the appropriate table for the character. (Roll for the correct number of donating entities if the character's origin is Unearthly.) Mentor refers to the primary hero; roll once on the Mentor table to determine identity.

Mentor:

RollMentor is...
1The real or adopted parent
2Actually younger than the sidekick
3Actually a group of heroes, such as a team
4A close personal friend
5The biological or adopted parent
6Entirely ignorant of the sidekick right until they show up at the same place and time

Birthright:

RollOriginal Parent is...
1Captured by evil people
2Absent, back home
3Willingly gave up child to die
4Has somehow misplaced the kid
5Objects to this crimefighting lifestyle
6Is the character's main foe

Gimmick:

RollBiological Parent is...
1Conveniently absent or comatose
2Wishing he or she could operate the device but these brittle bones...
3Is actually an agent charged with finding the sidekick and mentor
4Inconveniently absent and the sidekick is covering up
5Dead
6Is the character's main foe

Transformed:

RollBiological Parent is...
1Worries so about this dangerous lifestyle
2Gave his or her life so that child would have a motivation to fight crime
3Has no idea that this kid does that stuff
4Conveniently absent (out of the country, etc)
5Coma
6Dead

Artificial:

RollCreator is...
1Mentor
2Friend of Mentor
3Missing
4Dead
5Dead
6Dead

Unearthly:

RollParent Is...
1In another dimension
2On another world
3On another continent
4Forbidden to be involved
5Approves of this
6Character's archfoe

Trained:


RollOriginal Parent is...
1Comatose
2Dead by fire or explosion
3Dead by flood
4Dead by disease
5Dead by criminal action
6Dead of causes to be specified later