Ridiculous character concepts.


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Think of an absolutely ridiculous character concept that the rules of Pathfinder either just aren't meant to handle, were not the intention of the rules, or would utterly break the game. Must be at least mildly amusing.

To start:
Raptor Jesus (Awakened raptor with cleric levels.)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Awakened dire turtle with ninja levels.)


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Oh. I had some funny ones I made for Lemmy's Build Thread (a carpenter that uses the Battle Ladder to trip and beat people to death and a crazy lumberjack Ranger with a Ripsaw Glaive who has Favored Enemy: Plants because he things plants are trying to take over the world) but they're completely not OP and well within the rules.


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I feel sad when one of the first things that pops into my mind is a awakened pink pony bard that breaks the fourth wall a bit too often.
Damn my friends and their influence... Although, come to think of it, it would be a way to handle a friend who has problems staying in character...


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A baker's daughter who uses day old muffins as thrown weapons and a baking pan for melee.

She's a sweet, innocent young lady who just randomly flies off the handle and challenges people to fight.

Come to think of it, that's not too tricky to do systems wise. Still ridiculous though.


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Sir Bearington

-Nearyn


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There was one Epic game in 3.5 in which the Druid used Animal Companion and Leadership to get awakened monkey druids as a companion, a cohort and followers. Each of which also used Animal Companion and Leadership to get awakened monkey druids as companions, cohorts and followers. Each of which... you get the picture.

Aside from the hilarious legion of screaming and poop-flinging monkeys, one of the best parts was that you could make incredibly powerful Epic spells that required cooperative casting with lower level characters. While these were not completely viable in combat, you can imagine what a buff spell with >1000 casters looks like.


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A 6 foot whip master Chicken.


Scythia wrote:

A baker's daughter who uses day old muffins as thrown weapons and a baking pan for melee.

She's a sweet, innocent young lady who just randomly flies off the handle and challenges people to fight.

Come to think of it, that's not too tricky to do systems wise. Still ridiculous though.

Yup. Monk of the Empty Hand

Flaming Muffins, anyone?


This thread is doing so much better than I thought it would. It's beautiful! (sheds tear)


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I have a gnome that rides in a kangaroo pouch with a lance and shield.


BigNorseWolf wrote:
I have a gnome that rides in a kangaroo pouch with a lance and shield.

That is...awesome!


There's an old thread sort of like this, it's pretty funny too :)


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Female.

Named Nesaisquois.

The Gnome is named Joey.

Other weird characters...

My 12th level PFS druid rarely leaves batform: Rides around on his velociraptors head with blindsense going "Boood dooooool bloooop"

I have a sorcerer with str 14 dex 14 con 14 Int 7 Wis 7 Chr 19. He's Named [hairswoosh]Fabrizio [/hairswoosh]. He has "Eye for talent" just to start the bird with a 9 int. The Familiar is the brains of the outfit and will often wingthwap him on the head when he has a plan more complicated than "Charm it and seduce it"


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Old Man Kanga
Male Marsupial, Kangaroo Monk 6:

Old Man Kanga
Male Marsupial, Kangaroo Monk 6
LG Medium Magical Beast (augmented animal)
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11
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Defense
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AC 23, touch 21, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +2 natural, +1 dodge)
hp 55 (7d8+21)
Fort +10, Ref +10, Will +10; +2 vs. enchantment spells and effects
Defensive Abilities evasion; Immune disease
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Offense
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Speed 70 ft.
Melee Kick (Marsupial, Kangaroo) +7 (1d6+4/x2) and
. . Unarmed strike +7 (1d10+3/x2)
Special Attacks flurry of blows +4/+4/-1, ki strike, magic, trip: kick
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Statistics
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Str 14, Dex 16, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 20, Cha 10
Base Atk +4; CMB +8; CMD 27
Feats Combat Reflexes (4 AoO/round), Dodge, Improved Unarmed Strike, Ki Diversity (Zen Combatant), Mobility, Skill Focus (Acrobatics), Spring Attack, Stunning Fist (7/day) (DC 18), Vicious Stomp
Traits Spirit Sense, Wisdom in the Flesh (Acrobatics)
Skills Acrobatics +18 (+34 jump, +24 to jump, +23 to make high or long jumps), Climb +10, Escape Artist +10, Knowledge (religion) +6, Perception +11 (+13 vs. Surprise and to Detect Invisible or Incorporeal creatures), Sense Motive +11, Stealth +10, Swim +8
Languages Common
SQ ac bonus +7, acrobatics (jump) +4, fast movement (+20'), high jump, ki defense, ki pool, maneuver training, purity of body, slow fall 30', stunning fist (stun, fatigue), unarmed strike (1d10)
Other Gear Amulet of mighty fists +1, Headband of inspired wisdom +2, Monk's robe, Ring of jumping, 150 GP
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Special Abilities
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AC Bonus +7 The Monk adds his Wisdom bonus to AC and CMD, more at higher levels.
Acrobatics (Jump) +4 (Ex) You gain the specified bonus to acrobatics checks made to jump.
Combat Reflexes (4 AoO/round) Can make extra attacks of opportunity/rd, and even when flat-footed.
Evasion (Ex) If you succeed at a Reflex save for half damage, you take none instead.
Fast Movement (+20') The Monk adds 10 or more feet to his base speed.
Flurry of Blows +4/+4/-1 (Ex) Make Flurry of Blows attack as a full rd action.
High Jump (+6/+26 with Ki point) (Ex) +6 to Acrobatics checks made to jump.
Immunity to Disease You are immune to diseases.
Improved Unarmed Strike Unarmed strikes don't cause attacks of opportunity, and can be lethal.
Ki Defense (Su) A monk can spend 1 point from his ki pool to give himself a +4 dodge bonus to AC for 1 round.
Ki Diversity (Zen Combatant) You have trained at the feet of the masters of the Kusari-Gama, a secret society of monk warriors. With their secrets you have mastered new ways to apply your ki.

Prerequisites: Ki pool class feature, Wis 13, Kusari-Gama 25 Fame.

Bene
Ki Pool (Su) You have a ki pool equal to 1/2 your monk level + your Wisdom modifier.
Ki Strike, Magic (Su) If you have ki remaining, unarmed strikes count as magic to overcome DR.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in low light, distinguishing color and detail.
Maneuver Training (Ex) CMB = other BABs + Monk level
Mobility +4 to AC vs. AoO provoked by moving out of or through a threatened area.
Purity of Body (Ex) At 5th level, a monk gains immunity to all diseases, including supernatural and magical diseases.
Ring of jumping This ring continually allows the wearer to leap about, providing a +5 competence bonus on all his Acrobatics checks made to make high or long jumps.

Construction
Requirements: Forge Ring, creator must have 5 ranks in the Acrobatics skill; Cost 1,250 gp
Scent (Ex) Detect opponents within 15+ feet by sense of smell.
Slow Fall 30' (Ex) Treat a fall as shorter than normal if within arm's reach of a wall.
Spring Attack You can move - attack - move when attacking with a melee weapon.
Stunning Fist (7/day) (DC 18) You can stun an opponent with an unarmed attack.
Stunning Fist (Stun, Fatigue) (Ex) At 1st level, the monk gains Stunning Fist as a bonus feat, even if he does not meet the prerequisites. At 4th level, and every 4 levels thereafter, the monk gains the ability to apply a new condition to the target of his Stunning Fist. This conditio
Trip: Kick (Ex) You can make a trip attempt on a successful attack.
Unarmed Strike (1d10) The Monk does lethal damage with his unarmed strikes.
Vicious Stomp When opponent falls prone, it provokes an attack of opportunity from you
Wisdom in the Flesh (Acrobatics) Acrobatics becomes a Wisdom-based, class skill.

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:


Old Man Kanga

... Always pursued by a catfolk rogue who feels the need to impress his young son (cohort) with his ability to capture Old Man Kanga


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A Drow who grows up in the Underdark under his good aligned weaponmaster father, rebels against his evil society, runs away into the wilds, leaves the Underdark and befriends a motley crew of characters and proceeds to kill a 1000 orcs or something like that... Rediculous story.

System wise...

You make an effective Fighter/Barbarian/Ranger that Duel Weilds and doesn't use sneak attack. The official version was horrid.

P.S. Artemis Entreri was so much better. Build/stat wise he should have won every fight. On top of that he was a much more interesting personality and had a better story. He should have been the main character.


Superman. Ironman. Their peers.


Sentient Rice Pudding.

Intelligent toaster riding skateboard, pushing with cord. (Old Toon PC. Named "GE" because brought Good things to life.)


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A dwarven barbarain that had a pachycephalosaurus mount. When they weren't adventuring for fun the dwarf would engage in headbutting contests with the dinosaur (both butting heads like rams in the center of town). His overall personality was a action before thought kind of thing and would be itching for a good fight.

Liberty's Edge

Any Summoner.
3 + years down the line and people STILL can't get the Eidolons right. If THAT doesn't show the rules cant handle the concept I don't know what would....
:D


Nikolaus Athas wrote:

Any Summoner.

3 + years down the line and people STILL can't get the Eidolons right. If THAT doesn't show the rules cant handle the concept I don't know what would....
:D

I have yet to put in paper so it's just a concept but I wanted to make a Summoner that summoned the pokemon Gible. As the Summoner levels up the Gible would eventually go through the evolutionary steps.

I imagine that this has been done to death, but still it makes me smile.


Here's my contribution:

Ronaldo the nude monk. He's a completely naked dwarven monk that's hairy enough not to show the improper bits. I've got a whole build made to maximise defensive power/AC so that he doesnt get too wounded, though he would never break the game.


Admiral Boomsplat

Gun-toting Goblin Cavalier, mounting a medium sized double-hackbut on the back of an animal companion giant snapping turtle.


A Commoner in an otherwise normal adventuring party.

My Halfling Druid who stays in bat form... and almost always used Flame Blade. Imagine a bat the size of your hand flying at you with three feet of fire sword aimed at your face!

Dark Archive

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LizardMage wrote:
A dwarven barbarain that had a pachycephalosaurus mount. When they weren't adventuring for fun the dwarf would engage in headbutting contests with the dinosaur (both butting heads like rams in the center of town). His overall personality was a action before thought kind of thing and would be itching for a good fight.

I have an 80 year old human female witch who wears platemail and towershield. She is missing her cod piece which she covers with a skirt. She specializes in non somatic spells and her hex of choice is the misfortune hex that she utilizes by lifting her skirt and showing off her glory. She has a 7 charisma for added effect. She isn't that healthy with her pustules and things.

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:
I have run into people that have the mistaken belief that both male and female marsupials have pouches.

Blame Warner Bros cartoons for that.

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Summoner whose eidolon is the Kool Aid man. Obviously he is summoned by bursting through a wall "Oh yeah!"

My friends and I once figured out a way (in 3.5) to have a medium character wield a Colossal longsword. So imagine this 6 foot tall guy using a sword that's 20 feet long. He had 5 foot reach.

I had a friend that wanted to make a desert themed witch for Legacy of Fire. A sand witch, if you will.

Grand Lodge

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Titania, the Summer Queen wrote:
LizardMage wrote:
A dwarven barbarain that had a pachycephalosaurus mount. When they weren't adventuring for fun the dwarf would engage in headbutting contests with the dinosaur (both butting heads like rams in the center of town). His overall personality was a action before thought kind of thing and would be itching for a good fight.
I have an 80 year old human female witch who wears platemail and towershield. She is missing her cod piece which she covers with a skirt. She specializes in non somatic spells and her hex of choice is the misfortune hex that she utilizes by lifting her skirt and showing off her glory. She has a 7 charisma for added effect. She isn't that healthy with her pustules and things.

Brain Bleach! Aisle Three!


Nikolaus Athas wrote:

Any Summoner.

3 + years down the line and people STILL can't get the Eidolons right. If THAT doesn't show the rules cant handle the concept I don't know what would....
:D

More along the lines of the rules, literally, requiring FAQ entries to be clarified, as there is nothing written down that explicitly tells you what the correct ruling is since RAI isn't obvious.

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Removed a couple posts. Please avoid graphic comments about anatomy (marsupial or otherwise) and keep it on topic.

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In a superhero game, I played a hero who was a cross between Mighty Atom + Morpheus + Power Man + Phantom Stranger. I called him the "Mighty Morpheus Power Stranger." (I stole the joke from an old issue of Wizard magazine, but had fun with the concept).

Silver Crusade

Female Halfling Ranger with a trait for linguistics. Animal companion is a monkey. Cohort is an intelligent handy haversack classed as a conjuration specialist wizard.


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The Upper Class Barbarian...

a.k.a. Lord Hissyfit

Wild Rager archetype.
Str and Con very high. Everything else low.
Maxed diplomacy, appraise, knowledge: nobility
He fights with a rapier and challenges people to duels on a regular basis.
Any time he suffers an injury, he rages, dropping the rapier and picking up whatever improvised 2 handed weapon he can find.

NEVER takes any of the feats or rage powers relating to improvised weapons.


Once partied with a barbarian from the butterfly tribe who used to exclaim. "Oh my ancestors" at every opportunity.

Silver Crusade

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A halfling bard who says the greatest perk of his race is "Being able to stare at everyone's crotch."

A halfling barbarian who's extremely angry for the same reason.


Goblin Samurai and his horse companion.

The Goblin Samurai used to be a human samurai, and the horse used to be his druid lover. The druid used a resurection spell which brought the samurai back as a goblin. The druid used wild shape to turn into a mount for the goblin, but then found himself stuck in pony form. The goblin samurai often finds his new-goblin nature getting the better of him and bites the druid pony (a percentage die roll). The pony puts up with it because he still loves the samurai.


Halfling Druid Ape Shaman who rides in a basket on the back of his Dire Ape companion, shape changed into a monkey so that he can fling poo at enemies.

Guy in my group was actually planning to use this one for Serpent Skull.

or

Goblin Ninjas


Karnov wrote:

Goblin Samurai and his horse companion.

The Goblin Samurai used to be a human samurai, and the horse used to be his druid lover. The druid used a resurection spell which brought the samurai back as a goblin. The druid used wild shape to turn into a mount for the goblin, but then found himself stuck in pony form. The goblin samurai often finds his new-goblin nature getting the better of him and bites the druid pony (a percentage die roll). The pony puts up with it because he still loves the samurai.

Battered druid syndrome?

baby.. why do you make me bite you?


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Although it's similar to a number of mine, this one isn't.

Here it is anyway!

Ridiculous, fun, but technically within the rules.

Certainly not the intention, though. Definitely game-breaking. (The planar thing has already been debunked.)

King Bowser (a lot of options here!):

Land Walker Dragon Turtle (if you add the giant and advanced simple templates, you can get a decent Gamorrah-like creature, too)

Bipedal Dragon Turtle
(you may or may not need the Land Walker template)

Amalgam of a Dragon Turtle and a Fire Giant

A Fire Giant with the half dragon (dragon turtle*) template.

His kids just have the young simple template applied until they're the correct size.

Magikoopa is an adapt with a wisdom score too low to cast any spells, but a UMD that's high enough to use a specialized artifact-rod/wand that allows Enlarge Person to affect Bowser, and to conjure various foes for Mario.

As for Mario: he's a fat second level human ninja or fifth level human monk with maximum ranks in acrobatics, the rough and ready trait (using carpenter and plumber as his skills), and the catch off guard and throw anything feats. Luigi is similar. Their unarmed strike of choice is, of course, their feet. They specialize in disarming things with their feet as well.

All of the enemies in the game are wights (which hints that Mario may be a second level ninja, given that their touch insta-kills him), possibly with the toxic flesh special ability of a poisonous creature template (allowing him to be a fifth level monk instead). All of them have the mythic weakness (even if they're not mythic creatures) of "head stomp", "hammer", as well as "energy vulnerability: fire", except, of course, for the bosses, like Bowser. Dry Bones also have "cold" vulnerability (and very high fire resistance) and a variant of the mythic immortal ability that activates every few seconds instead of however long that one takes.

If his foes are poisonous, Mario's shoes, then, are likely poison-proof or poison-resistant or something.

Donkey Kong is an Awakened Giant Dire Ape. "Jr." has the Young template applied once or twice. Repeat for the rest of the cast. Vulnerable to hammers.

Princess Peach is a witch with the Fly hex and a Toad familiar. (GET IT?!?! Ohohohohoho! I slay me!)

The Toads are almost all commoners, probably plant-creatures. Maybe.

Goombas are flightless owls.

Koopas are kobolds with heavy plate armor in the shape of a turtle shell. Some come with special abilities (such as flight, complete with wings) or special defenses.

Spikies are advanced porcupines as noted above.

Laketus are a variant Giant template kobold with clouds as mounts (I dunno, I've lost enthusiasm for looking and linking, now) and the ability to conjure spikies from those clouds (it's a special ability that only works for Laketus).

Bullet Bills are sentient enormous bullets conjured into existence by the immobile, armless Canon Golems they're fired from.

And so on. :)

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