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Ivana Baiul

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Ivana Baiul
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: I.O., DV8
  • Base Of Operations: I.O. H.Q. in McLean, Virginia, Caballito island
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 120 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Ivana is a former top KGB spy and as such is well trained in all this job’s ways. Her best ability may be her superior intelligence and her motivation to climb the steps of power.

Then she had her body completely replaced by cybernetics parts, making her bullet proof, able to deviate gun shots (a la Wonder Woman), transform her finger in deadly blades or razor sharp steel coils. The side effect is that body can only be repaired.

Later on, when she has been defeated because of mental powers, she had a psi helmet incorporated in her skull plating.


Ivana was a top KGB agent that defected to the CIA by the end of the Cold War. Her ruthlessness and ambition led her to Craven’s I.O. rapidly. Building a network of informants, accumulating favors and digging dust, she quickly made her way to the top of I.O., through blackmail, seduction, assassination… Until she was appointed Director of Sci-Tech (Science and Technology) Division, where she was in charge of the Project: Genesis.

Her own personal agenda was to form an unstoppable force of teenage SPBs, powerful enough to defeat I.O. and young enough to be manipulated. This teenagers were the offsprings of the survivors of Team 7 (including Lynch). With the help of her boy toy, Threshold, she almost succeeded.

The problem was that Caitlin Fairchild was far from stupid and felt the sucker play behind Calahan’s ways. Lynch, feeling that Ivana was up to something wrong, interfered in her plan. Fairchild blasted her way in the compound, while the other Gen 13 were blasting their way out past Threshold. After a final confrontation with Lynch, Ivana went rogue from I.O., keeping with her the other 6 Gen 13 still cryonized.

It is, indeed, not clear if she went rogue at this time, as she took refuge in Caballito Island and could still use I.O.’s human resources. Anyway, she trained her own Gen 13 team, the Deviants, to fulfill her private agenda.

This agenda was going through the elimination of Lynch and his Gen 13. Indeed, she pursued the Project: Genesis on her own, testing various combinations of booster drugs, nanotechnology … on her guinea pigs, the DV8, and particularly her “lover” Threshold, nearly driving him mad.

Thanks to the suicide missions of DV8, she managed to gain enough leverage within the US institutions (Senate, Government…) to finally reach her goal, the Directorship of I.O.. As she could never achieve popularity, she ruled the place with an iron fist, enforced by her personal praetorian guard, DV8. The story ends when some I.O. executives, headed by Ben Santini, are blackmailing her with a video footage of an assault of DV8 in a CIA building.

Some time later, during the Team Achilles series, Ivana Baiul was shown to have avoided any dire consequences from her manipulations, and was now the head of Homeland Security.


She is of Caucasian type. She wears her hair in a classic fashion : tied in buns or pony tail. She has a beauty spot on the left cheek just above the mouth. She has deep brown eyes and obvious breast implants.

She always, always dress in the sexiest outfits available. Short tight dress, stockings, high heels… no problem at all as long as it is vulgar.


She’s a ruthless megalomaniac. She would go to any extent to achieve her goals, sex being the least. Coming to the point, she’s a kind of sex addict, or gives this image. She’s so hot that even the tough Black Razors are dreaming of her leading them naked on a dog leash. And we can assume she does select her sex toys in the herd of strong men she has under her ruthless command.

But most of all, she is ambitious. Fueled by her hatred of those who stand in her way, her ambition is boundless. She sponsors murder, blackmail, abduction, mass destruction, experiments on human beings… as long as it makes her goal closer. She in fact seems to relish in being overtly, outrageously evil.


Ivana : “Now Matthew. Just because I use you for sex, does not mean I love you.”
Matthew : “But… But I love you… I do… ”
Ivana : “I know you do. It’d be no fun otherwise, would it ? But don’t worry. There’s a hypnotic in the chemical mix. You won’t remember this.” (punches 7 needles in his belly) “


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Ivana Baiul

Dex: 08 Str: 05 Bod: 08 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 08 Wil: 09 Min: 07 Occupation: I.O. Director
Inf: 07 Aur: 07 Spi: 09 Resources {or Wealth}: 16
Init: 027 HP: 060

Powers: Claws: 12, Invulnerability: 09, Skin Armor: 05, Stretching: 03, Mind Field: 06, Iron Will: 06, Self-link (Gadgetry): 12

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Invulnerability is for physical damages only (+0)
  • Mind Field affects only herself (-2)
  • Mind Field and Iron Will are elementally linked and appear late in her career, after she first suffered from any form of mental attack.

Skills: Artist (Actor): 05, Charisma: 09, Detective: 06, Martial Artist*: 08, Military Science: 06, Scientist: 05, Thief: 05, Weaponry*: 08

Advantages: Attractive, Buddy (Sideways Bob), Credentials (US Intelligence, High), Genius, Gift of Gab, Language (Russian), Leadership, Omni-Connection, Expertise (Gen Factor, Drugs)

Connections: I.O. (High), DV8 (High)

Drawbacks: SIA (Sex), SIA (Power)

Equipment: Sunglasses [BODY 02, Shades: 02, Lightning: 06] ; any I.O. equipment

By Nicolas Lemaçon

Source of Character: Images Comics (Wildstorm Universe)

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet

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