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John the Quick

Justice League of Kildar

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character is part of a Dungeons & Dragons-style version of the Justice League.


  • Real Name: John Garrickson Dilby
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Patrice Garrickson (wife), Ralph (son)
  • Group Affiliation: Justice Guild of Kildar
  • Base Of Operations: Hall of Justice, Kildar city
  • Height: 5’ 5” Weight: 170 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Race: Half-Elf

Powers and Abilities

John is curious, John is quick. He was an accomplished detective at Kildar city before the day he discovered a magic ring on the buried fountain of an old palace. When he slipped it into his finger he was surrounded by electricity and felt the need of running : and how he ran !

That moment on, John was the quickest half-elf alive, and also the powerful master of the Wild Lightning, the legacy of the great wizard Nahal on his journey to the Genie Lands.


After the discovery of the Ring of Lightning, John though it was going to bring him too many problems, and hid it. But he discovered that the power of becoming an speed being was now his own, despite not having the ring on him. To save his wife, kidnapped by a mob gang in revenge of having discovered too many of their piracy acts, John picked again the ring and accepted his destiny as a hero.

When Amazon arrived to the city, he investigated her at request of the Emperor himself, to know if she was a force of Order or Chaos. On his investigation, John saw that the amazon was clearly in favour of Justice, and agreed to found, with her, a new guild, one devoted to bring Justice to the hearts of men.


John is a short half elf of somehow pointy ears, normal build and extraordinary agility, in part due to his double joint. He’s usually dressed with a white chemise, brown trousers and purple dust coat. As John The Quick he looks nude, but being made of golden lightning energy.

Whenever John is excited by a mystery, he tingles the finger where he has the ring and rubs it.


The main trait of John’s personality are curiosity and humour. He can be bold and fight when it’s needed, but he prefers to discover thieves and to catch a cat burglar, or finish a curse over a house, that crushing orc skulls with his Guild mates.


“Thinking fast is a blessing, when you can do most anything.”

DC Universe History

John the Quick could fit in one of the AD&D dimensions as a City guard consultant: don’t forget that TSR comic books were published by DC ^_^ He could very well fit the Forgotten Realms, and entering the House of Mysteries could bring him to the DCU, where he could meet Ralph, Johnny and Jessie. And the Thunderbolt, of course ^_^


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John the Quick

A 1076 Point Character

Dex: 06 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 06 Min: 06 Occupation: Detective
Inf: 06 Aur: 07 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 026 HP: 075

Lightning Being: 10, Superspeed: 10, Thermal Vision: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:
Lightning Being: Always On with Superspeed (-0.5); Adds to RV against High Speed damage (+1)

Acrobatics: 05, Detective: 06, Thief*: 06, Weaponry (Missile Weapons): 05

Luck, Popularity, Misc: Double Jointed

Justice Guild of Kildar (High)

Arch Enemy, Married (early), SIF (Snakes), Secret Identity

Ring of Lightning [BODY 08, Flight (Mystic Linked): 06, Omni-Power (Mystic Linked): 06, R#05, HP Cost: 167]

By KalEl el Vigilant

Source of Character: Homemade “AD&D/DC Heroes” crossover / Justice Guild of Kildar

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