Something different for a Charm concept. Instead of a "super power" or special ability, its a purchased trait that allows the character to do something impossibly epic, if not exactly practical. I haven't really nailed it down to a specific Exalt type, though a more standard and practical version would certainly fit the Abyssals and maybe even the Infernals (especially if it was unnaturally alluring instead of perfectly repulsive).
Soul-Shattering Cooking Confidence
Cost: -; Mins: Craft (Water) 0, Essence 2; Type: Permanent
The Exalted are the exemplars of humanity, embodying the best and worst of all its potential. Most Exalted magic amplifies the former catagory to carry the Exalted to untold heights of power and success. This Charm is not such an example. Because unfortunately, the Exalted are also horribly, epicly bad at some things.
An Exalt who posseses this Charm may possess dots of Craft (Water) and even specialties for cooking, but no matter how many he possesses, all rolls using the Ability to cook, bake or otherwise produce food automaticly and epically fail. Worse than simple bad cooking, the product of such an attempt is beyond bad (and is infact the production, possession or consumption of such "food" is a Severity 5 offense in the eyes of Heaven and similarly illegal in any mortal domain that is aware of its existence). Any unfortunate that manages to consume it automatically fills in every health level with aggravated damage and begins to die. Death occurs in [the victim's Essence x 2] ticks. This death is graphic, gruesome, extremely painful and in every way dramatic. Witnesses without an Essence greater than one are traumatized (entities that cannot make or fail Valor rolls and/or are immune to fear are still traumatized).
Fortunately, it is difficult to get anyone to consume the "food." It is obviously and unmistakably horrific and no one, regardless of being in their right mind or not, will identify it as something that should be ingested. Every sapient entity that can sense it obtains an additional Motivation to never consume it. Such is its horrible power that even illusion magics that seek to disguise its inherent unsuitability for consumption fail. This is a perfect defense against all illusions and disguise. Attempting to use it as a poison results in the same effects as Yozi venom, but the sight, smell and taste is impossible to disguise and thus difficult to apply.
Very few Exalts that possess this Charm realize how truely abominable their cooking is, often considering it average or sometimes even exceptionally tasty. They are not exempt from the influences not to eat it, however, though it usually takes the form of not wanting to eat alone or some similar justification.
At Essence 3, the Exalt may spend 2xp or 1 bonus point at chargen to be immune to the lethal effects of their own cooking. Its quality and edibility, for the Exalt only, is then determined normally.