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Man-Bull (Marvel Comics)


(William Taurens)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Man-Bull is a straightforward, basic, *useful* Marvel villain. He first appeared in 1971.

Since he’s so easy to plug in our notes about him are old and sparse, and will have to be redone. On the other hand, this character doesn’t usually need a lavish amount of details and nuance to be deployed in a story.


  • Real Name: William Taurens.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of the Death-Squad (Melter, Whiplash I, man-Bull), former associate of the Matador.
  • Base Of Operations: New York City area.
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 450 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Man-Bull is big, strong (“Class 5”) and tough. His skin is like hard callus or tough leather and, along with his muscle mass, he can take small arms fire without significant injury.

He’s almost untiring. His bull-like charge will batter down any wall that’s not seriously armoured.


William Taurens began his criminal career while he was still young. Soon, he was arrested for petty theft. His rap sheet grew to include the likes of grand larceny, arson, manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon.

Taurens was eventually hired by the crime boss known as Mister Klein. Taurens, and a number of other Klein thugs, were to kidnap people. These folks would be used as test subjects for a serum that Mister Klein had acquired.

Angry Man-Bull over a white background

The serum was created from the extracted mutated enzymes of bulls. It was supposed to increase the strength of anyone injected with it.

The hero Daredevil (Matt Murdock) stopped Taurens from taking a young couple for the experiments. When Taurens reported his failure to Klein, he was forcibly injected with the serum. It reacted strangely with Tauren’s physiology, causing him to turn into a bull-like man.

Taurens blamed Daredevil for his grotesque transformation. He tried to kill Daredevil, but was defeated.

He has tried several times since then to kill Daredevil, but he has never succeeded. He once moved to Chicago, but he was beaten by the Cat. A few years later he even squared against the Hulk, although that didn’t go very far.


See illustrations.


Personality should be obvious from the quote alone, I think.

Man-Bull psyche was badly deteriorated by Klein’s serum (although he wasn’t a genius before), and he’s highly hostile and quite likely to go into a barely-thinking rage if provoked.


“Runnin won’t help ya, smart-boy ! I’ll get ya ! An when I do I’ll crush the blamed life out of ya ! Ya hear me, smart-boy ? I’ll *crush* ya !”


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Dex: 05 Str: 08 Bod: 08 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 06 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 011 HP: 020

Growth: 01, EV: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • EV only to substitute to normal EV during a Charge attack.
  • Growth is Always On and already factored in.

Animal handling (bovines): 06, Vehicles (land): 03, Weaponry (firearms): 03

None demonstrated.

Underworld (Low).

Serious Rage, Distinct Appearance.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

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