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Bird-Man of the Ani-Men (Marvel Comics)



Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Ani-Men (also Unholy Three for Bird-Man I)
  • Base Of Operations: New York City
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 195lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Unrevealed

Powers and Abilities

Bird-Man is an athletic type with a very light suit of power armor incorporating wings. He’s got a blaster, too.


Henry Hawk (possibly an alias), the first Bird-Man, was recruited and outfitted by the Organizer for a terrorist campaign against NYC’s mayor, but was beaten by Daredevil.

He continued to act as a small-time mercenary ; at one point he was employed by Count Nefaria, who enhanced his abilities without his consent in order to support his assault on NORAD, which was stopped by the X-Men.

Ani-Men group shot from the Official Handbook

Hawk lost his powers, like all the others, but continued to act as the Bird-Man. During a contract on Anthony Stark financed by Madame Masque, however, he was killed by a bomb planted by the Spymaster and intended for Stark.

Some time later, the Exterminator, now called Death-Stalker, recruited Achille DiBacco as the new Bird-Man ; however all of the new Ani-Men were killed by Death-Stalker after they had completed their mission.


See illustrations.


He’s a thug. On an operation, he acts as close air support if there are no flying opponents ; if there are, he’ll engage them. The Ani-Men do not work too badly as a team (in fact, they weren’t too bad against the X-Men during the NORAD fight).

DC Universe History

Just drop the Ani-Men in as his, perhaps working for the Terrible Trio. They are an excellent bunch of low-level henchmen with very basic abilities, but can teach a few tricks to beginning players when it comes to basic group tactics and coordination.


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Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation : Henchman
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth} : 004
Init: 011 HP: 020

Skills: Acrobatics: 05, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (firearms): 05

Advantages: Not AFAIK

Connections: Underworld (Low), Ani-Men (Low)

Drawbacks: Public ID


  • BIRD-MAN SUIT [/STR/ 04 /BODY/ 06, Flight: 04, Radio communications: 06]
  • Plasma pistol [BODY 03, Energy blast: 06, R#2]

Bird power !

When superpowered, Hawk was an actual bird-man hybrid, with the following abilities :

Dex: 08 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation : Henchman
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth} : 04
Init: 017 HP: 030

Powers: Flight: 06

Skills: Acrobatics: 07, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (firearms): 08

Advantages: Lightning Reflexes

Connections: Underworld (Low), Ani-Men (Low)

Drawbacks: Public ID, Strange Appearance

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Daredevil and X-Men comics (Marvel Universe)

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