Flaws are disadvantages that provide bonus points during character generation for the player, as well as ready-made plothooks to use against the player for the Storyteller. A character can only have a maximum of ten bonus points from Flaws. A Storyteller can veto a flaw for any reason for any character, period. There are several types of disadvantages:
- Physical - Things such as a physical disfigurement, albinism, a missing limb, a weakened immune system.
- Social - Issues such as secrets that will get the character in trouble, being much younger than most, and being just damn creepy.
- Mental - Problems such as a diminished or lost sense, an addiction, being a pacifist, nightmares.
- Supernatural - Fun stuff including limit breaking more often, having a horrible fate, and your shard having a mind of its own.