How to Determine Popularity
DETERMINING POPULARITY STATUS/KARMA
|Stop or Prevent
|TOTAL||+ #||- #||- #|
|Rescue/Save-||+1 per 1-100 Victim(s)||0|
|Malicious Act-||0||-1 per 1-10 Victim(s)|
|Defeating Foe-||+1 (Monstrous & Less) to +2 (Unearthly +)||0|
|Property Destruction-||0||-1 per City Block|
|Death/Accused of Crime-||0||HALF POPULARITY LOST|
|Acquitted of Crime-||+10||0|
|TOTAL||+ #||- #|
DETERMINING MULTIPLIERS | DETERMINING POPULARITY MULTIPLIERS
|Local/County-||2 x +#||3 x -#|
|Province/State-||3 x +#||4 x -#|
|National-||4 x +#||5 x -#|
|International/Global-||5 x +#||10 x -#|
|Galaxy/Universe-||10 x +#||100 x -#|
|TOTAL||- x||– x|
POPULARITY KARMA EARNED & STATUS
|Award||Favorable Multiplier||Permit||Commit||Penalty||Negatively Multiplier||POPULARITY KARMA=||STATUS|
|0 +||0 +||x -||-0 +||-0 +||-0 +||x -||= 0||Rating|
Popularity, like Karma, is a variable ability, and may be increased or decreased according to the situation. Popularity is a measure of the character’s reputation and public Image. Popularity depends on what your character does in public, and how the press reacts to him/her. Popularity is awarded on a day-to-day basis, as it takes time for information to move through the media. As a character performs actions for the public good, and those actions are reported to the public at large, the character’s Popularity Increases. If the character is accused of evil acts, or failing to protect the populace, his/her Popularity may drop. Popularity may also reach a negative value.
All of the above are for public acts. Defeating Doctor Doom and preventing him from blowing up the world is good Karma, but unless someone reports it to the world, it won’t result in any additional Popularity.
Certain actions will be withheld from the public as they would have a disastrous effect on the general population. Defeat normal villains: Normal villains are defined as goons, thugs, young toughs. and henchmen. Heroes are assumed to be above the normal range of human capabilities, so defeating normal villains, as well as those with no ability or Power that exceeds Excellent, grants no additional Popularity.