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Fly (Red Circle / Archie comics)


Thomas Troy

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Thomas Troy
  • Other Aliases: Flyman
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Mighty Crusaders
  • Base Of Operations: Capital City
  • Height: 5’11”?  Weight: 175lbs?
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

As the Fly, Troy possesses a pair of insect-like wings that allow for flight. These wings are powerful enough to generate huge, buffeting winds that can send grown adults sailing. Other abilities include :

  • strength 100 times more powerful than a human
  • the ability to see in all directions at once
  • wallclimbing abilities
  • and the ability to radiate the light of “a million fireflies in one”

While gunfire has wounded him, it could not kill him. Briefly Fly also demonstrated the ability to become a giant with proportionately greater strength.

The Fly also carried the “Buzz Gun” created by Turan, which used compressed air to fire silver stingers that induce unconsciousness, and can also generate destructive sonic waves equivalent to the beating of the wings of thousands of flies. He also has used the gun to communicate with the police.


Tommy Troy lived in the Westwood Orphanage, whose superintendent, Aaron Creacher, hired him out to raise money. He worked for elderly Ben (aka Ezra), and Abigail March. Tommy learns that were wizards and, late one night, tries on a fly shaped ring he finds in the attic.

It glows and a door opens to another dimension, from which steps Turan of the Fly People. He explains that millions of years before, Fly People ruled the Earth. But they waged war with magic, reducing most of the population to common houseflies.

Only a few Fly People were able to escape, fleeing to a dimensional plane outside the Galaxy where they have waited patiently for “one person… pure of heart” to make war against greed and crime, which were their own downfall. Troy has these qualities.

Thus whenever he rubs the ring and says, “I wish I were the Fly,” he is projected into the other dimension and returns as a costumed adult called the Fly. To become his civilian identity, all the youth has to do is utter his name.

Tommy continued as the Fly into adulthood, cleaning up crime in Capital City.


A sometimes wisecracking, sometimes serious hero, the Fly is nevertheless extremely brave and devoted to the cause of the Fly People.


“Holy Hornets !‘

DC Universe History

Perhaps the Fly People are related to, or enemies of, the Wizards of Ys.


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The Fly

Dex: 08 Str: 09 Bod: 07 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Lawyer
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 023 HP: 090

Powers: Cling: 09, Flight: 08, Flash: 08, Full Vision: 08, Growth: 09, Invulnerability: 07, Super Breath: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Flight is Winged
  • Growth is a Catastrophically Marginal Power
  • Super Breath is Elementally Linked to Flight, and comes from Wings

Skills: Charisma: 06, Detective (Clue Analysis, Law, Legwork): 07, Weaponry (exotic): 08

Advantages: Area Knowledge [Capital City], Insta-Change, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye

Connections: Turan of the Fly People (High), The Mighty Crusaders (High)

Drawbacks: Alter Ego: Controllable, Loss Vulnerability (Loss of Fly Ring, Reverts back to Thomas Troy), Secret Identity


  • Buzz Gun [BODY 08, Poison Touch: 08, Radio Communication: 08, Sonic Beam: 08, Poison Touch is a Ranged power, but only inflicts Bashing damage]
  • FLY RING [BODY 10, Spirit: 15, Dimension Travel (Fly Dimension): 15]

Sidekick: Fly-girl

Dex: 07 Str: 07 Bod: 06
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 06
Init: 020 HP: 030

Cling: 07, Full Vision: 07, Flight: 07, Flash: 07, Invulnerability: 06, Super Breath: 07

Artist (Actor, Dancer): 06, Charisma (Persuasion)*: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:
Flight is Winged ; Super Breath is Elementally Linked to Flight, and comes from Wings

Insta-Change, Lightning Reflexes

Loss Vulnerability (Loss of Fly Ring forces Fly-Girl into Kim Brand), Alter Ego: Controllable (Kim Brand: DEX 02, STR 02, BODY 02)

Equipment: FLY RING [BODY 10, Spirit: 15, Dimension Travel (Fly Dimension): 15]

Alter Ego: Thomas Troy

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Lawyer
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 016 HP: 030

Charisma: 06, Detective (Clue Analysis, Law, Legwork): 07

Area Knowledge [Capital City], Insta-Change

Previous statistics

Early in his Career the Fly’s Alter Ego Tommy had Age (young), and No skills. The Fly also did not have his Sidekick Fly-Girl at this time.

By Jackson

Source of Character: Archie Comics

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