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Headhunter (X enemy) (Dark Horse comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: CIA
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 180 lbs
  • Eyes: Dark blue Hair: White

Powers and Abilities

Headhunter is a highly skilled fighter and special agent. He can trigger or negate super-powers around him. This is mostly used to power up and down his personal cadre of superpowered special agents, the Entourage.

However, he also always use his Neutralize power on any potential threat – this is a drill, a taught reflex. This is a vicious attack, as the target does not feel it at all – and thus will be very surprised when attempting to use their powers. Likewise, Headhunter does not feel anything special when he Neutralizes somebody.


Headhunter conduct various, often illegal missions for the US intelligence community, generally on domestic soil. At one point, he entered Arcadia to recover a rogue Entourage member (who had somehow kept her Powers but was attempting to live a normal life), Hothouse Rose. They had a chance encounter with X, and sent him to a hospital.

X didn’t stay there for long, however, as his recuperative abilities started working again when he left headhunter’s presence – and in the end X cut a deal with Headhunter for One-shot’s life (the one who had shot him) and killed Hothouse Rose, who had killed while on X’s turf.


See illustration.


Headhunter is a strict, by-the-book spook and badge-carrying executioner. He has all the charm and moral flexibility of a drill sergeant, and absolutely no pity for anyone, including inefficient members of his Entourage, necessary collateral targets, and so on.

His motto is almost certainly “the ends justify the means”, and he never questions the order of his superior. He undergoes his missions with strict discipline, and demands no less of his subordinates.


“Doesn’t matter if we have to tear the whole city down. We’ll find her. Who’s going to stop us ?”

“That’s enough ! Don’t you know who we are ?! We’re the government !”


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Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Power
Int: 06 Wil: 06 Min: 05 Occupation: Government special agent
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 008
Init: 018 HP: 050

Enchantment: 10, Neutralize: 15

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Enchantment has a special +10 to duration (+2)
  • Enchantment can be applied to a number of subjects equal to its APS (+4)
  • Enchantment can trigger latent power and not solely existing powers (+2)
  • Enchantment will always have the same effects on any given subject (-1)
  • When Enchanting a Skill, Headhunter can subsitute APs but not add them
  • Neutralize is not felt/noticed by its target (+2)

Charisma (interrogation, intimidation): 07, Detective*: 06, Martial artist*: 07, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 05, Weaponry (melee): 08

Leadership, Credentials (US domestic counter-intelligence, Medium), Schtick (paired swords)

His Entourage (High), CIA (High), FBI (Low)


Machetes (x2) [BODY 10, EV 04 (05 w/STR, 08 w/Martial artist)]

Headhunter’s entourage

Headhunter operate with a group of five to eight superpowered agents ; he can have their Powers appear or disappear at his whim. His agents are built on the following template :

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Special agent
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 013 HP: 010

Detective: 04, Martial artist: 05, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (firearms, heavy): 05

Low Security Clearance

CIA (Low), Headhunter (Low)

Examples of agents have included:

  • Rampant (STR +07 BODY +03 ; deceased)
  • Hothouse Rose (Plant control: 05, Plant animation: 05)
  • Roughcut (STR +02, Claws (sword or actual claws): 08)
  • One-shot (see writeup, deceased)
  • Scam (Self-Manipulation: 02, Mental illusion: 08)
  • Fluke (Telekinesis: 10, only to simulate “bad luck” events)
  • Gigo (Life sense: 04, other powers unrevealed)

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW

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