Monstrous Physique — Ant-Man

Howdy! PaizoCon is just a week away and I’m excited to be there! I hope to see many of you while I’m there. In the meanwhile, I had just one more small Marvel itch to scratch this week. The Ant-Man films are fun little romps that serve as good breathers between all of the big action and drama of the other MCU films. I think they’re pretty entertaining and I’m particularly a fan of Luis’s stories. So, as a tribute to these fun films, I’ve statted up Ant-Man!

Also, with PaizoCon next week, Monstrous Physique will be taking a break. If you happen to be at the convention, come say hi or even give me a request!

Ant-Man                           CR 10
XP 9,600
N Medium humanoid (human)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +19
DEFENSE
HP 165
EAC 23; KAC 25
Fort +12, Ref +12, Will +11
Defensive Abilities ant-man suit; DR 5/—
OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee punch +22 (2d10+15)
Special Attacks Pym Particle disk
STATISTICS
Str +5, Dex +8, Con +3, Int +2, Wis +0, Cha +6
Skills Acrobatics +24, Athletics +24, Bluff +19, Engineering +19
Languages Common
Other Abilities ant control
ECOLOGY
Environment any
Organization solitary
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Ant Control (Ex) Ant-Man can directly communicate with ants as if he shared a language with them. He can issue orders to them and they will follow simple commands.
Ant-Man Suit (Ex) Ant-Man’s unique suit allows him to alter his size at will. He can choose to alter his size as a swift action. When he does, he chooses to either grow or shrink. If he grows, his size becomes Huge and he gains a +8 bonus to damage rolls. If he shrinks, his size becomes Diminutive and he gains a +4 bonus to AC. In either state, his speed drops to 20 feet. Ant-Man can return to his original size as a swift action and must do so before changing to a different size; he can’t change from Huge and shrink to Fine with a single swift action, for example. He can choose to alter his size as part of movement to propel himself a great distance, allowing him to travel up to twice his current speed in a single move action and changing his size in the process. As a full action, he can make an attack in his current size as he changes to a new size, if he does, he gains a +4 bonus to the attack roll. Regardless of how he changes, Ant-Man can only change size once per round.
Pym Particle Disk (Ex) Ant-Man can throw a disk at a target within 60 feet. This attack targets KAC. A creature struck by the a disk will have its size drastically altered, determined by what type of disk is thrown. Regardless of which disk is used, the effects wear off after 1 minute. Ant-Man can only maintain the effects of one disk at a time. If he uses a second disk on another target, the effects on any previous targets immediately end.

  • Red: The target shrinks in size by two size categories. The creature takes a –2 penalty to attack rolls and a –8 penalty to damage rolls. The target also reduces its speed by 10 feet. The target gains a +2 bonus to AC and Reflex saves.
  • Blue: The target grows in size by two size categories. The creature gains a +2 penalty to attack rolls and a  +8 penalty to damage rolls. The target also reduces its speed by 10 feet. The target takes a –2 penalty to AC and Reflex saves.

Former criminal Scott Lang who took on the mantle of Ant-Man from claimed scientist Hank Pym. Pym’s amazing invention, the Pym Particle, allowed him to manipulate the space between atoms to shrink or expand objects by enormous magnitudes. With this invention, he created a unique suit that allowed him to manipulate his own size and becoming the original Ant-Man in the process. When Scott Lang took on the title, he was able to use the suit to now only shrink himself, but eventually cause himself to grow to a tremendous size. The suit also features a communication device that allows Lang to communicate with ants and issues commands to them telepathically. Scott makes use of the suit’s abilities and his natural skill at planning and electrical engineering to undertake great heists and other endeavors.

That’s it for this week! If you end up introducing Ant-Man into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at KnowDirection@hotmail.com.

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder World Guide line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova the cat, and walks with heather the wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos.

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