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Cat-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 Cat-Man I)
  • Base Of Operations: New York City
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 185lbs
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Cat-Man is an acrobatic, athletic type with a very light suit of power armor incorporating claws.


Townshend Horgan, the first Cat-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

Townshend lost his powers, like all the others, but continued to act as the Cat-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 Sebastian Patane as the new Cat-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 scouts ahead using his climbing and acrobatic ability, and helps the rest of the team in accessing the operational theater. Cat-Man seems to prefer fighting people with claws or some such ; if there isn’t any he’ll test his mettle against the person who seems to be the best fighter.

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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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Dex: 06 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: 012 HP: 020

Skills: Acrobatics: 07, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (knives)*: 06

Advantages: Not AFAIK

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

Drawbacks: Public ID

Equipment: CAT-MAN SUIT [/STR/ 04 /BODY/ 07, Claws: 06, Radio communications: 06]

Cat power !

When superpowered, Horgan was an actual cat-man, with the following abilities :

Dex: 09 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation : Henchman
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth} : 04
Init: 019 HP: 030

Powers: Claws: 06

Skills: Acrobatics: 08, Vehicles (land): 05, Weaponry (knives)*: 07

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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