Kaiden Alenko, Alliance Commando

This is the first in a series converting characters from the first Mass Effect game to be used in the hack of the Marvel Heroic RPG for the Mass Effect setting.

When you first start the game, Shepard is sent on a mission to the planet Eden Prime in response to a Reaper attack. Kaiden Alenko is the first permanent companion to join Shepard on his quest to save the galaxy. His history is pretty rough. As one of the first human biotics, he spent his childhood at a training station called Jump Zero. The training methods were brutal, if effective. Kaiden’s first taste of violence was an accident during training in which he lost control of his biotic powers and killed a turian instructor. The turian instructor was bullying one of the other students, a girl Kaiden was involved with romantically. Jump Zero was shut down in the resulting political firestorm. Alenko enlisted with the Alliance Marines when he came of age and rose to the rank of lieutenant prior to the mission on Eden Prime.

In combat, Alenko uses a combination of biotics and technological weapons in addition to his firearms. He has an L2 biotic implant, which is very powerful but causes migraines as a side effect. Kaiden’s established biotic talents include barrier, lift, and throw. His most notable tech power is overload, though he is fully capable of hacking and bypassing electronic security systems.

Kaiden Alenko, Alliance Commando

Relationships: Shepard D10 – Ashley D8 – Garrus D8 – Wrex D6 – Tali D6 – Liara D6

Distinctions: L2 Biotic – Loyal Alliance Officer – Covert Operative

Barrier (Durability) D10 – Enhanced Strength D8 – Telekinesis Control D8
SFX. Biotic Boost: Shutdown your highest-rated BIOTIC COMMANDO power to step up Enhanced Strength by +1. Recover power by activating an opportunity or during a Transition Scene.
SFX. Impenetrable Barrier: Spend 1 PP to ignore physical stress or trauma unless caused by a biotic attack.
Limit. Dark Energy Interference: Gain +1 PP and shut down Barrier when you take physical stress caused by a biotic attack. Recover power by activating an opportunity or during a transition scene.
Limit. L2 Flare Up: Shut down any BIOTIC COMMANDO power to gain 1 PP. Recover power during a transition scene.

Heavy Pistol D6 – Omni-Tool (Technology Control) D8
SFX. Area Overload: Spend a PP. Step up or double Omni-Tool and target multiple enemies. Add a D6 and keep an additional effect die for each additional target.
SFX. Focus: If a dice pool includes an ALLIANCE KIT power, you may replace two dice of equal size with one die +1 step larger.
Limit. Gear: Shutdown ALLIANCE KIT and gain 1 PP. Take an action against the Doom Pool to recover.

Combat Expert D8, Covert Expert D8, Science Expert D8, Tech Expert D8,

Outlook: Paragon D8 – Renegade D8

Milestone: Jump Zero Kid
1xp when the harsh training on Jump Zero helps you.
3xp when you activate the L2 Flare Up limit.
10xp when you start training a new generation of biotics or you rekindle a teenage romance.

Milestone: Alliance Officer
1xp when you give orders to an Alliance soldier.
3xp when you complete a mission for the Alliance or intentionally disobey orders to satisfy your conscience.
10xp when you are promoted to a higher rank or when you resign your commission.

Be sure to come back tomorrow when I round out the human element of Shepard’s crew.

About PK

PK Sullivan is a game designer and writer living in Chicago.
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