Xavier, Charles Supporting Cast

Real Name: Charles Francis Xavier.
Occupation: School headmaster, geneticist, former soldier.
Identity: Charles Xavier does not use a dual identity, though he manages to keep the fact that he himself is a mutant telepath a secret.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: "Professor X" (a nickname given to him by his students).
Place of Birth: Salem, New York.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Brian Xavier (father, deceased), Sharon Xavier Marko (mother, deceased), Kurt Marko (stepfather, deceased), Cain Marko (alias Juggernaut, step-brother).
Group Affiliation: Headmaster of the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, ally and former mentor of the X-Men; formerly U.S. Army.
Base of Operations: Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #
History: Charles Xavier was born to two wealthy genetics researchers, Brian and Sharon Xavier. When Charles was still a pre-teen boy, his father was killed in a lab accident, and then his mother married one of his father's co-workers, Kurt Marko. A few months later, Charles met his new step-brother, Cain, when the latter moved into the Xavier family mansion).

Not long after, Sharon died in a car accident, leaving Dr. Marko to care for both boys. During an argument in Dr. Marko's private laboratory over money, Cain accused him of having a hand in Dr. Xavier's "accidental" death. Dr. Marko was quick to be steadfast in defending himself, taking Cain by the collar of his coat and yelling at him to "never say that again". Charles was outside the door, however, and overheard the conversation. When Cain realized Charles's presence, he intended to cause a ruckus by destroying some of his father's chemical experiments, throwing a vial of green liquid that caused similar containers to shatter, spilling the chemicals throughout the laboratory. The collision of the different substances caused a violent explosion that left the lab aflame. Though Dr. Marko managed to rescue both Cain and Charles from the fire, he himself died of smoke inhalation. In his dying words, Dr. Marko begged forgiveness for not saving Dr. Xavier when he had the chance.

At some point in his teens, Charles's hair began to thin, a side-effect of his growing telepathic power; by the time he graduated high school, he was bald. To save face, he claimed he shaved it. He obtained many athletic and scholastic achievements, earning entry to Oxford University.

After graduating Oxford with his doctorate in genetics, Charles decided to enlist in the United States Army, serving a tour in South Korea near the demilitarized zone. Cain, too, was serving a tour there as part of a mercenary unit. Separated from their respective units during an intense off-the-record firefight, the two brothers stumbled into a cave which turned out to be a lost temple dedicated to a deity or demon named Cytorrak (reports are uncertain as to which the entity really is). On a pedestal sat a giant glowing ruby, which Cain impulsively grabbed. The ruby had an inscription, enchanted to appear in the reader's native language, which read, as Cain recited it, "Whosoever touches this gem shall possess the power of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak. Henceforth, you who read these words shall become forevermore a human juggernaut." Before Charles's eyes, Cain grew about a foot taller and more muscled than ever before. At that moment, an earthquake – possibly caused by a bombing run – caused the cave the temple was in to collapse. Charles made it to safety, but Cain was trapped under tons of rubble. Charles, however, could telepathically sense that his brother was still alive but was unable to convince his superiors that anyone could have survived the cave-in where Cain was buried.

At some undisclosed point after this, Charles met and befriended a young man named Magnus, who would later become known as Magneto; the full history between the two men has yet to be revealed. Also at some undisclosed point in the past, Charles lost the use of his legs and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since.

Returning to the family mansion after being away for at least ten years, Charles decided to transform the mansion and grounds into a school for superhumans. Apparently, his experiences with Cain, Magnus, and others he met convinced him that mutants and other superhumans needed a place where they could learn to use and control their powers without the fear of harming innocent bystanders. Originally maintaining a facade of being just a normal school, a few years ago Xavier decided to go public as a school for superhumans, while managing to keep the fact of his own mutation a secret from all but his students.

Recently, Charles learned that his brother had finally freed himself and was making his way towards the school. Sensing his brother's approach, Charles called upon several students and alumni of the school, including the X-Men, to assist in defending it and him. During the battle, the Juggernaut effortlessly swatted aside or ignored all attempts to stop him, until one of the X-Men, Iceman, noticed that the Juggernaut's helmet appeared to be an add-on. A concerted effort by Cyclops, Havok, and Polaris managed to remove the helmet, and Cain was knocked unconscious by Xavier and Soulfire combining their telepathy.

Charles then took custody of his brother, keeping him unconscious in the Institute's sub-basement infirmary while he tried to telepathically reason with him in his dreams. During one of these sessions, Cain was freed while leaving Charles unconscious on the floor. Charles as since recovered, and has returned to teaching and administering the school while remaining wary of his brother's plans. In addition, he has provided support and guidance to several of his alumni, including the X-Men.
Age: 40.
Height: 6'.
Weight: 190 lbs.
Eyes: Brown.
Hair: Bald, brown facial hair.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: Charles Xavier possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, build, and condition who engages in moderate exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: Charles Xavier is quite possibly the world's most powerful living telepath. He is able to scan the surface thoughts of and communicate with anyone he wishes over any distance. He can stun anyone or cause them to fall asleep, and is able to monitor and communicate with them in their dreams. He is able to project his mind and spirit into the astral plane; while in his astral form, he retains all of his telepathic power. These are just a small fraction of his abilities. . . .
Other Abilities: Xavier is one of the world's foremost experts on genetic mutations.
Limitations: Xavier is unable to walk due to an accident in his youth which crippled his legs.

1,616 points

Attributes: ST 11 [10]; DX 10 [0]; IQ 14 [80]; HT 11 [10].

Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-1/1d+1; BL 24 lbs; HP 11 [0]; Will 15 [5]; Per 14 [0]; FP 11 [0]; Basic Speed 5.25 [0]; Basic Move 0 [-25]; Dodge 9.

Languages: Arabic (Native) [4*]; Egyptian (Native) [4*]; English (Native) (Native Language) [0]; French (Native) [4*]; Hebrew (Native) [4*]; Korean (Native) [4*]; Latin (Native) [4*]; Mandarin Chinese (Native) [4*].

Cultural Familiarities: East Asian [1]; Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: Astral Armor 20 [60]; Astral Projection Talent 4 [20]; Astral Sight 3 [13]; Astral Sword 7 (1d+4) [44]; Astral Travel 6 [80]; Combat Reflexes (ESP, -10%) [14]; Emotion Control 6 [80]; Emotion Sense 4 [20]; ESP Talent 4 [20]; Fit [5]; High Manual Dexterity 3 [15]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Language Talent [10]; Mental Blow 6 [38]; Mental Surgery 5 [65]; Mind Shield 5 [20]; Mindwipe 6 [41]; Pitiable [5]; Psi Sense 4 [32]; Sensory Control 4 [45]; Sleep 8 [180]; Social Chameleon [5]; Status 2 [0†]; Suggestion 7 [100]; Telecontrol 5 [90]; Telepathy Talent 4 [20]; Telereceive 6 [75]; Telescan 5 [42]; Telesend 6 [42]; Wealth (Multimillionaire 1) [75].

Perks: Attribute Substitution (Astral Sword based off IQ) [1]; Autotrance [1]; Avatar [1]; Courtesy Military Rank 1 (Sergeant) [1]; Emeritus Professor 3 [3]; Tactical Reading [1].

Disadvantages: Chronic Pain (Severe; Interval: 1 hour) (9) [-5]; Code of Honor (Gentleman's) [-10]; Guilt Complex [-5]; Lame (Paraplegic) [-30]; Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10]; Secret (Mutant) (Utter Rejection) [-10]; Sense of Duty (Humanity) [-15].

Quirks: Attentive [-1]; Careful [-1]; Mild OCD [-1]; Responsive [-1]; Teetotaler [-1].

Skills: Administration (A) IQ-1 [1] – 13; Astral Armor (H) Will+5 [8] – 20‡; Astral Sight (H) Per+6 [12] – 20‡; Astral Sword (H) IQ+6 [12] – 20‡; Astral Travel (H) IQ+6 [12] – 20‡; Bioengineering/TL8 (Genetic Engineering) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 14; Biology/TL8 (Genetics) (H) IQ+4 [20] – 18; Current Affairs/TL8 (Headline News) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 15; Current Affairs/TL8 (Politics) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 15; Current Affairs/TL8 (Science & Technology) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 15; Detect Lies (H) Per+0 [4] – 14; Diagnosis/TL8 (Human) (H) IQ-2 [1] – 12; Diplomacy (H) IQ+0 [4] – 14; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Medical) (A) IQ-1 [1] – 13; Emotion Sense (H) IQ+6 [12] – 20§; First Aid/TL8 (Human) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 14; Games (Chess) (E) IQ+2 [4] – 16; Guns/TL8 (Rifle) (E) DX+1 [2] – 11; Literature (H) IQ+1 [8] – 15; Mental Blow (H) Will+5 [8] – 20§; Mental Surgery (H) IQ+6 [12] – 20§; Mind Shield (H) Will+5 [8] – 20§; Mindwipe (H) Will+5 [8] – 20§; Observation (A) Per+0 [2] – 14; Physiology/TL8 (Human) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 14; Psi Sense (H) Per+6 [12] – 20#; Psychology (Human) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 14; Public Speaking (A) IQ+0 [2] – 14; Research/TL8 (A) IQ+1 [4] – 15; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 14; Savoir-Faire (Military) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 14; Sensory Control (H) Will+5 [8] – 20§; Sleep (H) Will+5 [8] – 20§; Suggestion (H) IQ+6 [12] – 20§; Swimming (E) HT+1 [2] – 12; Teaching (A) IQ+1 [4] – 15; Telecontrol (H) IQ+6 [12] – 20§; Telereceive (H) IQ+6 [12] – 20§; Telescan (H) Per+6 [12] – 20§; Telesend (H) IQ+6 [12] – 20§; Writing (A) IQ+0 [2] – 14.

Techniques: Animalism (Emotion Sense) (H) def+4 [5] – 20; Broadcast (Telesend) (H) def+7 [8] – 20; Deep Probe (Telereceive) (H) def+8 [9] – 20; Deep Sleep (Sleep) (H) def+5 [6] – 20; Distant Use (Telecontrol) (H) def+5 [6] – 20; Exclusion (Psi Sense) (H) def+2 [3] – 20; Lasting Blow (Mental Blow) (H) def+4 [5] – 20; Mass Wipe (Mindwipe) (H) def+2 [3] – 15; Multiplicity (Telereceive) (H) def+5 [6] – 20; Neurological Damage (Mental Blow) (H) def+4 [5] -20; Penetrating Blow (Astral Sword) (H) def+5 [6] – 20; Pressed Attack (Suggestion) def+5 [6] – 20; Secure (Telesend) (H) def+2 [3] – 20; Send Senses (Telesend) (H) def+4 [5] – 20.

Starting Spending Money: $4,000,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +1 level from Language Talent.

† Includes +2 levels from Wealth.

‡ Includes +4 from Astral Projection Talent.

§ Includes +4 from Telepathy Talent.

# Includes +4 from ESP Talent.

Role-Playing Notes:

Charles Xavier is a man of infinite patience when it comes to his students. He is driven by a desire to provide mutants the training in their abilities they could not find elsewhere as well as to instill in them a moral compass so they do not become the menaces to society they are often portrayed as by bigots. Deep inside, though, he fears that one day he'll train another Magneto.

Xavier is always willing to lend advice and support to his former students. He's also willing to care for his stepbrother, the Juggernaut, and constantly tries to rehabilitate or at least redirect Cain's destructive impulses to something more constructive.

Design Notes:

1. All of Charles Xavier's Astral Projection, ESP, and Telepathy powers are built with the source modifier "Mutant Psionic, -10%".

2. I seem to have abused Psionic Powers for Chuck, haven't I? :)