Hi there! Juts today we played (I gmed) "Cell divison" from "Hard Helix". During the fight against the terrorists one of my players had one cunning idea: After on eof the villaisn attacked him with Induce Fear, he retaliated with Read Mind - normally an invetigative power.
He figured: Induce Fear ia waaaaay faaaaar away from Empathy, Read Minds and Telepathy - powers you can used to detect the use of Read Minds directed against someone. Since most people without "Mind Powers" or exceptional willpower and mental strength have a lot of Stability and crazed terrorists certainly aren't of that type if they are not "mentalist" the villain has maybe 2 to 4 point. So if you "mind drill" him for 5 points you not only get some useful information but also force the victimized villain to make a Stability test against his Reda MInds Pool of 10 (in his case). Fat chance.
Of cours ethe viallian failed and I ruled that he developed an instant Stage 2 Panic Disorder, putting him out of the fight immidiately.
So far, i have no problme with that. Good thinking, good (if exploitive) (mis-)use of a power.
Yes, it was highly illegal for the Detective to do so (felony with up to 20 years) but the victim is a terrorist and killer who slaughtered civilians and police in front of hundreds of cameras on Time Square AND can't really tell who "mind-raped" him! Only knows the fact, not the perpetrator - and honestly: Who is going to really investigate the complains of such a person to any lengths. So, I am entertaining the idea of throwing the book at the SC (probaly with no result other than to make the player sweat), but did I rule correctly or did I overlook something?