2 levels, 1 point per level
not available to metamorphosis forms
Everyone has people in their lives about whom they care, but this defect indicates that the character will go to any length to keep a specific loved one safe from harm, even at the cost of his or her own life. The significant other should be a regular feature in the campaign, and should sometimes fall into jeopardy as part of the plot. Note that this is a permanent person in the character's life; a visiting cousin or a one-night stand is not a significant other. The character's sense of obligation towards the significant other is enough that the character will take great pains to ensure his or her safety and well-being. Examples include parents, siblings, regular lovers, spouses, close friends, and very close co-workers (such as a cop's partner). It is acceptable for one PC to take another as a significant other as long as this relationship is role-played, especially when the other PC is in danger (which should happen often). In the event that there are multiple significant others, add 1 point to the total value of the defect for each one after the first. This defect is not usually given to Flunkies, given their inability to fight for the character.
Level One: The significant other is rarely placed in danger, or appears infrequently.
Level Two: The significant other is often placed in danger, or appears frequently.