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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Prime Movers ; her own gang
  • Base Of Operations: Steel Harbor
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 135 lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Deadlight can emit an unnatural luminosity from the inside of her skull, that she shines upon living beings to kill and wither. Apparently this chiefly damages what she’s looking at, perhaps because the strongest light is emitted through her eyes.

Deadlight kills a rat to pass the time

This is a chiefly physical — rather than mental or mystical — attack and failed against specimens with a high Physical RV such as Mace Blitzkrieg or the second Ignition. She did manage to Stun Breaker – but she was enjoying the benefit of surprise as she attacked him from behind.

The “dead light” has been described in a secondary source as a drain of life force, hence the choice of Vampirism as the exact Power. Whether Deadlight can use the RAPs to refill her BODY and/or sustain herself is unknown.


Little is known about Deadlight beyond the general history of the gangs of Steel Harbor.


When Deadlight uses her power, her face is essentially backlit through her skull by a dark, sick, greenish radiance, which looks rather unsettling. She also wears a necklace of human ears.



A cold, slightly psychotic, quiet, cruel killer. She likes to kill random small things, such as rats, to pass the time – or possibly to snack. She’s a bit vampire-like and seems to cultivate that aspect, though without theatrics.

Deadlight is confident in the power of her attack, and always seems very surprised when it doesn’t work.


“Confused ? Let me throw some deadlight on the problem ! You’re going to die – and it’s going to hurt !”

“Wake up and die !”

“Even my deadlight doesn’t faze him ! This is futile !”

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Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Prime Movers OG
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 012 HP: 025

Vampirism: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Vampirism is its own AV (+0 or +1 depending on house rules)
  • Vampirism can have the Scattershot Advantage if desired
  • Vampirism has a Limited Range (2 APs)
  • Whether Vampirism allows her to regain BODY is unrevealed

None demonstrated

None demonstrated

Prime Movers (High), Street (Low)

Minor Rage, Creepy Appearance (Chalk-white skin)

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW

Helper(s): Darci

Writeup completed on the 7th of June, 2010.

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