Flaws are advantages that cost bonus points during character generation for the player, as well as ready-made plothooks for the Storyteller. Storytellers may restrict the amount of points of Merits a character may have. A Storyteller can veto a merit for any reason for any character, period. There are several types of advantages:
- Physical - Things such as an enchanting feature or large size.
- Social - Natural charisma or a debt owed your character.
- Mental - Extra sharp perceptions or obscure knowledge.
- Supernatural - Prophetic dreams, knowledge of a past life, or maybe you're just lucky.