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Diamond Lil (Alpha Flight) (Marvel Comics) in black leather

Diamond Lil

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Lilian Crawley
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed ex-husband
  • Group Affiliation: Alpha Flight reserve ; former member of Gamma Flight I and Omega Flight I
  • Base Of Operations: Canada
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 165lbs
  • Eyes: Hazel Hair: Brown, sometimes reddish brown

Powers and Abilities

Diamond Lil’s skin is diamond-hard, and she’s nearly invulnerable to physical and energy attacks – very few things short of Wolverine’s Adamantium claws can cut her skin, and she was usually defeated by mystical or mental attacks.

Her Claws may represent her diamond-hard knuckles, her nails, or her hair used as garrottes.


Diamond Lil first appeared as a Gamma Flight trainee. After it disbanded she defected from the Canadian government’s metahuman training team to the first super-villain team in Canada, the original Omega Flight (the group responsible for the death of James Hudson, the original Guardian).

She was still with them when they tried to destroy Alpha Flight – however, it was later revealed they were under the influence of a shady character called the, well, Influencer, who had manipulated their emotions.

She spent some time in prison, and then attempted to renew her relationship with Madison Jeffries. Eventually, she joined the new Gamma Flight, a government controlled team to counter Alpha Flight – which was at that point operating as an independent hero team, without governmental ties. She didn’t stay long, tagging along with Alpha Flight instead.

Last stretch of service

Lil gravitated for some time around Alpha Flight, and became part of the Flight for a few tough battles against Llan, the Peace Corpse, the Master and the Consortium. That last battle was critical for her, as she was then diagnosed with a possible breast cancer – but nothing could cut her skin in order to examine the possible tumour.

During the fight, she came across an alien who had a cybernetic gun that could actually cut her skin. She easily defeated him, but learned the gun couldn’t be removed from the alien without causing irreparable physical and mental damage ; she elected to rip the gun free of the alien anyway. The tumour was later diagnosed as benign after exams could be run.

Lil soon turned to inactive status to spend some time with her husband, fellow Alphan Madison Jeffries (a.k.a. Box).


While tall, she’s an ordinary, although somewhat athletic, woman. The black leather costume was the last one she wore as part of Alpha ; below is the more garish outfit she had as a Gamma and Omega Flight member.


“Creepy” Crawley was once bitter and aggressive, and those feelings were backed by a great amount of trust in her near-indestructibility. She rarely felt bound by morality.

Her time with Alpha Flight and her relationship with Madison Jeffries made her feel a little better and respected, but life could very quickly make her bitter again. She’s certainly no hero, as her decision to maim an alien to have her breast tumour examined revealed in one of her last significant appearances.


“Pretty gutsy move — Makin’ fun of a gal whose arms are wrapped so close to the family jewels, Juddsie.”

“Get back here, ya scrungy little alien dork !”

DC Universe History

Diamond Lil is a minor character, and could simply appear as a random Genebomb victim from Canada or Canadian government operative. If the PCs do not have a way to stop or restrain her, she can make for a very unnerving opponent.


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Diamond Lil

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 08 Motivation: Unwanted power
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 013 HP: 020

Powers: Claws: 05, Invulnerability: 10, Skin armor: 12

Bonuses and Limitations: Skin Armor also protects against Energy attacks (+1)

Skills: Vehicles (land): 03

Advantages: Credentials (Government, low – only as a Flight member)

Connections: Madison Jeffries (Low)

Drawbacks: MPR (extremely reduced sense of touch), Public ID

By Sébastien Andrivet

Helper(s): Alex Hunter, Jeanne Burch’s site, Roy Cowan

Source of Character: Alpha Flight comics (Marvel Universe)

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