A paralyzed character is frozen in place and may not move or speak. He is also helplessA helpless character is vulnerable. Further, attacks targeting him within Melee Range gain a +4 bonus. Finally, he may be targeted with a Coup de Grace action., cannot make Strength- and Dexterity-based checks, and may only take actions that are purely mental (such as Knowledge checks).

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