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Man-Bull (Marvel Comics)


William Taurens

Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • These are older technical notes, not a full profile.


  • 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 area
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 450 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Man-Bull is big, strong 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 and his bull-like charge will batter down any wall that’s not seriously armored.


William Taurens began his criminal career while he was still young, when he was arrested for petty theft. He continued to engage in numerous petty crimes, including 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 some people to be used as test subjects for a serum that Mister Klein had acquired. The serum was created from the extracted mutated enzymes of bulls. The serum was supposed to increase the strength of anyone injected with it.

Angry Man-Bull over a white background

The hero Daredevil stopped Taurens from taking a young couple for the experiments. When Taurens reported his failure to Klein, the crime boss forced Taurens to be injected with the serum. The serum 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. At one point he 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

Powers: 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

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

Advantages: None

Connections: Underworld (Low)

Drawbacks: Serious Rage, Distinct Appearance

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel Universe

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