A question on Strength and Blocks (or Martial Blocks)
What is the minimum a character’s Strength have to be to perform a Block or Martial Block? Specifically, how low can a character drop his or her Strength and still block an attack? This is a tactical issue in terms of Endurance use. For example, a Block using minimal Strength (and thus END) versus an attack using lots of Strength (and END).
A character who is “more powerful than a locomotive” throws a punch.
A character whose strength is “normal human” throws a punch (or a Martial Kick).
An Iron Fist type whose strength is notionally normal, but has “summoned his Chi” or whatever to launch a big attack.
In terms of special effects:
A character who uses a “soft” Martial Art shouldn’t need to use much Strength to redirect a blow. But how little, especially against someone “more powerful that a locomotive”, who doesn’t necessarily have pressure points that can be used against them? Or at least not the same ones as “normal humans”.
A character with superhuman Strength and “invulnerability” blocks an attack from someone with “normal human” Strength.
A character with superhuman Strength blocks an attack from someone else with superhuman Strength.
For the sake of this question, assume Combat Value is irrelevant. The characters involved have “enough”.