Mental Mutation Drawback: Compulsive Mimic

Chris Van Deelen

Compulsive Mimic (drawback)

Type: Mental

Frequency: Uncommon

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal

Duration: 1d6 plus power score modifier in rounds.

AI Recognition: None

Damage: None

Uses: One plus the power score modifier per hour.


The mutant has an irresistible compulsion to mimic the actions of those around them. Every time the mutant is near someone who is engaged in an activity, the mutant must save versus energy or be forced to copy whatever the individual is doing – be it running, eating, scratching – it does not matter. In combat, the mutant must likewise make a saving throw versus energy or use the same type of attack or weapon its opponent is using. So if the attacker is biting, then the mutant will bite, if it is using a sword, the mutant will attempt to do the same. Once the duration has passed, the mutant can act normally again.

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