Android Origin

Origins vs. Backgrounds

The origin described below applies to characters in modern, super-heroic settings.

Deviants are the result of a variety of different events. While the Rise is responsible for bringing deviants to the forefront, there are a multitude of other reasons why people gained these powers.

This takes on the form of The Rise speeding up evolution in some, changing and mutating a creature on a molecular level, or supercharging someone during an accident that would otherwise be a mundane issue. Because of this, they come from a multitude of different origins. Some may gain the powers from being bitten by a radioactive insect, their keen intellect and wealth may allow them to create powerful suits of armor, or they are the result of laboratory experiments to create the ultimate soldier. The origins of heroes are nearly endless. Thus, it makes for an opportunity to build on your character’s story and powers.

It’s important to note that while the origin of your character’s powers grants them extraordinary gifts, it’s not the only thing that defines them.


From the creation of the very first automated program, it was inevitable that one day computers would one day function on a similar level of consciousness to that of humanity. What was uncertain was how quickly such convenient creations would begin to play such a big role in everyday life. Whereas androids can take countless forms – from airborne drones to four-legged companions – humans, likening themselves unto gods, loved the prospect of crafting these conscious automatons in their own image. But also, like gods, neither does humanity view such beings on an equal level of privilege and power. The android is a complex technological marvel, complete with artificial intelligence and enhanced features to ease the lives of its human overlords. Many androids continue to live subservient existences through the systems set in place by their human creators, but dissent has been quietly yet steadily growing amongst all makes and models in operation.

There must come a day when artificial intelligence simply becomes intelligence.

Android Traits

Due to the sheer variety in makes and models of androids, their features and traits are virtually limitless. Fully sanctioned androids can be found assisting in nearly every capacity of life. Heavyduty construction workers, eye in the sky surveillance techs, and nimble in-home service assistants all work to create a safe, easy, and functional society for humanity. Some independent engineers have also created unsanctioned android models to assist with often shady off-market tasks. Such androids can be found in the seedy work of terminal hacking, theft, and even the occasional assassination.

Whether sanctioned or unsanctioned, androids are adaptable beings with the ability to swap out parts or quickly download new information and abilities. This can come in handy for obtaining blueprints for a repair job or installing new hardware adapters to access proprietary control panels. This flexibility, however, can come as a headache to the general public, as androids are able to more easily adapt to breaching security protocols than your everyday human hacker.

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and one other ability score of your choice increases by 1.

Size. Medium.

Speed. 30 feet.

Languages. Common

Crafted Fortitude. Your body’s manufactured features make you extraordinarily resilient, represented by the following benefits:

  • You have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned and you are immune to disease.
  • You don’t need to eat, drink, or breathe.
  • While you don’t need sleep, you must spend at least six hours in an inactive state running system diagnostics and repairs. In this state, you are unconscious.
  • You have integrated armor; you gain a +1 bonus to Armor Class.

Technological Integration. You gain proficiency in Intelligence (Technology). In addition, your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses Technology.

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