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Growing Man

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Marital Status: NA
  • Known Relatives: NA
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Chronopolis
  • Height: Var Weight: Var
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Unrevealed, probably none

Powers and Abilities

The Growing Man is a stimuloid, which absorbs most forms of kinetic energy directed against it ; hence, the energy (and most forms of concussive impact) cause it no physical harm.

Moreover, the absorption of energy stimulates the rapid multiplication of his artificial cells (heavily supplemented by a mass gained from an extradimensional source), causing it to grow significantly in size with proportionate increase in strength and resistance to damage.

The Growing Man vs. the Avengers

The Growing Man’s original size is that of a child’s doll, but it can achieve the height of a building ten stories tall (presumably there is an upper limit to the size it can achieve, since its legs cannot support an unlimited weight).

Two sharp blows, or several days of ambient kinetic energy, are sufficient for the Growing Man to grow from doll-sized to man-sized, where he has the stats above.


The Growing Man is a form of android, called a stimuloid, built for Kang by captive Kosmosians. Kang has dispatched the Growing Man against the likes of Thor, Iron Man or the assembled Avengers – and later the Thunderbolts. At one point, he was salvaged by the Colonizers of Rigel, but Kang has either reclaimed it, or has rebuilt one.


See illustration.


None. He just fights, rarely speaks, and is absolutely loyal to Kang.

DC Universe History

Kang is certainly not the only one who could get a stimuloid ; feel free to use a Growing Man-like android to equip any evil scientific genius. After all, the players will most likely have to think to overcome him, which is a good thing. Unless they’re quite proficient at mental or spiritual attacks (and you may wish to make the Growing Man immune to those), a brute force approach cannot work.


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Growing Man

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: None
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 10 Occupation : Warrior servant of Kang
Inf: 02 Aur: 01 Spi: 10 Resources {or Wealth} : 01
Init: 008 HP: 020

Powers: Damage absorption (Growth): 12, Growth: -5 (consider it Shrinking: 05), Systemic antidote: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Damage absorption does not work against attacks which have no kinetic component whatsoever, such as radiation or extreme of temperature (-1)
  • Shrinking is Always On, but is not factored in the stats above (-1)

Advantages: Iron Nerves

Drawbacks: SIA to upholding Kang

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel Universe

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