Freedom Star is from The Freedom Ring sourcebook.
At the end of this one, Crossbones had 1d remaining in all four resistances! Freedom Star had about 7d of resistance remaining. The disadvantage for Crossbones was that he is offense-oriented, so his better abilities didn't help him in defense. However, when it came to going toe-to-toe, Crossbones was more than a match. Interesting stuff! This combat had a totally different feel from the high-powered Thor-Megalon battle and appropriately so! The dice were friendlier to Freedom Star also. He had some huge 4d Energy rolls!
Freedom Star's Tough Defense boost was huge. It makes me wonder if there should be "Deadly Attack" boost to match it. Yes, I realize Armor Piercing partially compensates, but that only applies to Armor as a defense.