anonymous asks: I'm sorry if this has been answered before, but I've been curious: I've heard Sam mumbling under his breath after rolling, like, "8". After adding up all the bonuses, he got a 24; My question is: How?
Scanlan, like Vax, has the ability to have Expertise in certain areas. This means he can add his proficiency times two to his ability score for a given skill.
Scanlan is an expert in, as far as we can tell, Deception, Intimidation, Performance, and Persuasion. Since all of those are all Cha-based skills, his mods for those rolls are +13! Now, there’s no way Scanlan could go from an 8 to a 24 on a skill roll, but perhaps he was adding something else. However, without a timestamp, it’s hard to know for sure.