Value: 2CP per rank
You are constantly surrounded by some kind of unusual cosmetic or environmental effect that clings to you, or indeed emanates from you, as a side-effect of one or more of your powers or physical nature. This does not have to be a supernatural effect, but that’s the most common explanation. You might exude a powerful smell, be surrounded by an eerie glow, or just give the screaming willies to anyone who’s standing near you. The effect can be bright, loud, or annoying. The exact effect is the stuff of flavour text. If you take Form Shifting, then the Bizarre Area Effect, whatever it might be, only plagues in your empowered form.
For every rank in this Comp, you suffer a -4 penalty to Disguise, Gather Information, Handle Animal, and Stealth checks. You can take this Comp twice.
Reduce the CP value of this comp by half if you take it as well as Form Shifting. Having the Bizarre Area Effect ‘on’ only half the time means it’s only half as complicating to your life.
Additional Comp: Really Dramatic Activation
When Form Shifting and/or Dramatically Activating a power, your Bizarre Area Effect briefly, and spectacularly, activates. If this happens while you’re Disguised, or are trying to Gather Information, Handle and Animal, or Stealth, the check penalty for Bizarre Area Effect triples.