Mantis (Real Name: Showa Takagi)

A Sample Character for Wearing the Cape

Masked Riders are a kind of famous pre-Event Tokusatsu (action series) where the hero was someone that, after undergone big body modifications, had turned into a kind of half-human insectoid monster, but still with a human heart and fight for justice.

Showa Takagi was an actor on an pre-Event Masked Rider show, Lotus Mantis. He was in the setting when the Event happened. The problem is that at the same time a sequence of explosion would occur. He had undergone the breakthrough during it and changed into the form of Lotus Mantis, an humanoid mantis kind of guy, with a metal body and a sword…

He had lots of time to control his transformation, but it was somewhat like what he did into the show. Now, Showa is one of the most famous Sentai in Japan, part of Heroes Without Borders and of 日本のヒーロー組織 (Nihon no hīrō soshiki, Japanese Hero Organization), being one of the founding members of the last one, and although still a civilian, he colaborates with Tokyo Police Department, the 警視庁 (Keishichō). He still has some problems with his form, but he had already developed his powers as a Sentai, and have multiple forms.


Type Aspect
Power Aspect D-Class Metamorph/ A-Class Sentai (Masked Rider)
Hero Aspect Action Actor turned Action Hero
Trouble “The limelight was easier than that”
Background The Five Elements, the Six Forms
Background Still thinking on the flashy, not in the most effective


Attribute Level
Alertness Good (+3)
Athleticism Great (+4)
Physique Great (+4)
Willpower Good (+3)
Presence Superb (+5)


Skill Level
Academics Fair (+2)
Drive Fair (+2)
Fight Average (+1)
Investigate Average (+1)
Larceny Average (+1)
Provoke Fair (+2)
Rapport Average (+1)


Attribute Level
Contacts Average (+1)
Reputation Great (+4)

Stunts [ Remaining FP: 2 ]

Stress and Consequences

Stress Bar
Physical 4
Mental 3
Resources 2
Consequences Normal Extra Physical Extra Mental Extra Resource
Mild (+2) 1      
Moderate (+4) 1      
Severe (+6) 1      

Forms (9 Stunts)

Lotus Mantis

The main form, classic Masked Rider

Attribute Level
Athleticism Legendary (+8)
Physique Fantastic (+6)
Presence Average (+1)

Flying Mantis

Can fly wiyh his Mantisglider (see Gear, below)

Attribute Level
Athleticism Legendary (+8)
Physique Fantastic (+6)
Presence Poor (-1)

Metal Mantis

Is Strong as an Ajax

Attribute Level
Physique Mythic (+9)
Presence Good (+3)

Fire Mantis

Manipulates and Projects Fire

Attribute Level
Willpower Mythic (+9)
Presence Poor (-1)

Water Mantis

Manipulates and Projects Water, can go underwater into this form

Attribute Level
Willpower Mythic (+9)
Presence Poor (-1)

Void Mantis

Can use Shadows as a way to invade places. Nicknamed Ninja Mantis

Attribute Level
Willpower Legendary (+8)
Presence Average (+1)
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