Presence is force of personality, persuasiveness, leadership ability and (to a lesser degree) attractiveness. Presence is useful for heroes who intend to be leaders as well as those who strike fear into the hearts of criminals with their presence. Your Presence modifier applies to:
- Deception, Intimidation, and Persuasion skill checks.
- Presence checks to influence others through force of personality when a specific skill doesn’t apply.
- Debilitated Intellect, Awareness, or Presence means the hero is unaware and remains so until restored to at least a –5 rank in the ability
Creatures without Presence are unable to interact and immune to interaction skills. They have no Will defense.
Mutants & Masterminds Hero’s Handbook, Copyright 2011, Green Ronin Publishing; Author Steve Kenson. Chapter-3 Abilities, Pg 54-59
D20Hero SRD Ability Article- http://www.d20herosrd.com/3-abilities