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Heatstroke of the Masters of Disaster (DC Comics)



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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


These are older notes, not a full profile. Yeah, I’m supposed to redo it.

What *has* been redone in the team profile for the Masters of Disaster, which you should read first for all the context and background. Trust me, it’ll be great. Just bring a bottle of water and a fan.


  • Real Name: Joanne (last name unrevealed).
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Masters of Disaster.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Red


Powers and Abilities

Heatstroke can generate impressive temperatures, fierce jets of flames and fly pretty fast. She prefers to fight airborne.


Coldsnap and Heatstroke have been lovers for years. But they somehow acquired superhuman powers that made them unable to touch each other. This may have been after Coldsnap experimented on them both. Their goal at this point became to amass enough money to reverse their condition or, ideally, keep their power but be able to touch each other.

They eventually ended up as members of the Masters of Disaster. See the Master’s team profile for their misadventures.

In 1995 or 1996, an accident happened that fused Heatstroke and Coldsnap into a hulking, baroque monstrosity. That may have been after an attempt at a cure. They called themselves Heatsnap – not a good name, but Coldstroke was even worse. They resume being mercenary criminals to raise funds to reverse the transformation.

As they were buying a super-weapon (a rifle with both a flame projector and a cold projector) from a gadgeteer called Fixit, they were apprehended by Aztek and the Batman. Batman arranged for researchers and funding from the Wayne Foundation to be made available to cure their condition. The results of this project are not known as of this writing.


See illustration.


Heatstroke doesn’t show much personality, but her teamwork with Coldsnap is excellent. They always refer to each other as “lover” and are as affectionate as they can be without touching.

If one is threatened the other is liable to react irrationally to protect them.


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Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 012 HP: 030

Flame being: 05, Flame project: 07, Flame immunity: 05, Flight: 08

Evasion (Aerial only): 05


Underworld (Low).

SIA toward Coldsnap, Attack Vulnerability (-2CS to RV vs. cold attacks), SPR (cannot stand contact with cold objects, such as Coldsnap).


The statistics for Heatsnap are almost pure speculation, as they didn’t actually do much.

Dex: 05 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 012 HP: 015

Gadgetry: 04, Scientist: 04, Weaponry (firearms): 05


Underworld (Low).

Strange Appearance.

RIFLE [BODY 04, Flame project: 06, Ice production: 06, R#03].

By Sébastien Andrivet (based on Mayfair Games).

Source of Character: DC Universe.

Helper(s): mykey3000.com (now Cosmicteams ).

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