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Woodprint of Javert (Les Miserables)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: French Police
  • Base Of Operations: Many, around France
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 145lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark

Powers and Abilities

A police man and quite a detective, one in the tracks of Holmes, without his geniality, or perhaps it would be better to relate him with Inspector Lestrade…


When he was a child he lived on a prison. When he was young he was a guard in a penitentiary, the one where Jean Valjean was locked in. It’s with this background that the manhunter and crimefighter personality of Javert is born. Years later, Valjean, under a false identity, was the mayor of the village of Montreuil-sur-Mer, when Javert was sent there as the new police chief. He suspected that the mayor was Valjean, but he didn’t have proof.

To save an innocent, Valjean revealed his identity and Javert went after him, knowing he would first take Cosette, Fantine’s daughter, from the Thenardiers, who “took care” of her. But neither then nor when Valjean and Cosette took refuge on an school in Paris could he catch them.

Years later, with Cosette now a grown up lovely lady (again, not on the Thenardier’s concept of “Lovely lady”…), the Revolution exploded. Cosette fell in love with a young student, Marius, and Javert tracked Valjean through them. He infiltrated the revolutionaries, only to be captured by them.


Valjean managed to free Javert and ran away with a wounded Marius through the sewers. Javert went after him and finally caught him. But when Valjean saved Javert’s life something began to swell inside the human hound, and his only exit was to leave Valjean free and commit suicide by jumping handcuffed into the Seine’s waters.


He’s before anything else a policeman, and that’s why he’s always perfectly dressed in that way. Perhaps that’s why he’s so easily captured when infiltrates the revolutionary… ^_^


“A man who totally believes that he is in the right in imposing the law on those who break it. He has taken this stance that the world is divided into two lots of people – law breakers and law abiders ; and he has no belief that a person can reform themselves or be redeemed. This is one of his demons ; because of his parentage, he lives in fear of crossing the line into criminality, from where he sees there is no way back” (From the Sony Les Miserables page)

Oh, and of course he has focused his live in catching Valjean.


“God be my witness I never shall yield till we come face to face.”

DC Universe History

Javert would fit as is in the DC Universe. Or perhaps in an Elsewords where Clark Valjean is hunted by Bruce Javert… Hmmm… Or perhaps the opposite, Clark Javert in a driven mad crusade for Law against Bruce Valjean. Some other suggest the tandem being Hal and Ollie, but that brings in some identity problems. Well, there always is the J‘Onn J’avert idea…


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Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 05 Wil: 08 Min: 04 Occupation: Police chief
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 011 HP: 040

Animal Handling (Riding): 02, Charisma: 04, Detective (except ID Systems)*: 05, Military Science (Cartography, Tracking): 06, Thief (Locks and Safes, Stealth): 05, Weaponry (Firearms, Melee): 03

Police Rank (Inspecteur), Scholar (Religion), Sharp Eye

French Police (High)

MIH (Criminals), CIA (catching Jean Valjean), Unluck


  • Gun [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 04, R#05, Ammo: 02]
  • Handcuffs [BODY 05]

By KalEl el Vigilant

Helper(s): Lord John Colagioia, Lord Vinnie, Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Les Misérables novel, musical play and 1998 movie

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