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Bruut (Ultraverse Comics) (Exiles enemy)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • This entry assumes that you’ve read Dr. Rachel Deming’s entry, where the context and backstory is.
  • Since there is very little material, this entry makes use secondary sources (Steve Gerber’s unpublished notes).


  • Real Name: Durward Hopkins
  • Marital Status: Unknown, presumed single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Base Of Operations: Visionary Productions Corporate HQ (Los Angeles)
  • Group Affiliation: Mercenary for Malcolm Kort
  • Height: 6’7” Weight: 450lbs
  • Eyes: Hazel Hair: Light brown

Powers and Abilities

Bruut is superhumanly strong and durable. He can be hurt by massed small arms fire or a highly competent martial artist (he will visibly be in pain and there will be small, superficial wounds), but actually taking him down is quite difficult.

Bruut also uses his immense strength to make superhuman jumps and to be a good brawler.


Bruut used to be a janitor and handyman at the Port Anthony Bus Terminal. He tried to leverage his imposing physique to become a wrestler, but couldn’t control himself in the ring. Hopkins injured a half-dozen persons during his brief wrestling career and was blacklisted throughout the entire state.

A Theta virus infectee, Hopkins was one of two persons saved and given powers by Malcolm Kort’s team using research stolen from Dr. Deming. Taking the name Bruut he worked as an enforcer for Kort, to fetch more infectees. Hopkins was often paired with Bloodbath, though Bloodbath felt no loyalty whatsoever toward the dim Bruut.

Bruut was present during Ghoul’s suicidal raid on Malcolm Kort, but was dropped several floor down before the explosion that destroyed Visionary Productions happened. He’s presumably still alive.


The writer listed Bruut at 350 lbs. ; the value above is based on the art.


Bruut is mentally retarded and his IQ is somewhere in the low eighties. He has a small vocabulary with simple words, and makes basic sentences. In his normal state he seems a bit timid, even childlike.

When he enters a rage, however, it’s a murderous tantrum where he completely loses it, until he’s so tired he needs to sleep.


“Whaddaya take me for, punk — stupid ?! C’mon ! Say it !”

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Dex: 05 Str: 10 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 02 Wil: 01 Min: 02 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 012 HP: 020

Damage capacity: 05, Density increase: 01, Jumping: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Density Increase is Always On and Already Factored In (-1)

Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 04


Max Kort (Low)

Serious Rage, SIH of being called stupid

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Ultraverse

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