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Medusa (Hostess Comics)

Medusa

(Hostess Cakes advertisements)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

During the 1970s, confectioner and cakes maker Hostess advertised in major comic books. The advertisements were full-page comics starring Marvel and DC Comics characters (and Hostess products).

These comics were nonsensical and a parody of the most absurd aspects of Silver Age  comics. They’re still fondly remembered for their goofiness.


Powers and Abilities

She can turn people to stone by staring at them.


History

She appeared in “The Flash in ‘The Stony-Eyed Medusa’.”

Medusa has turned a parade into statues. Flash charges to save them, but is beginning to be slowed down by Medusa’s stare. He throws Hostess™ Fruit Pies at her and her thugs. She takes her eyes off of the Flash, who then easily ties her up (but he doesn’t blindfold her…D’oh !)

Why she wanted to turn the parade into stone is unclear.


Description

She wears a long-sleeved blue leotard, white tights, blue boots, and a purple cape with a tall collar. She has black hair with a “skunk stripe”, with two orange… things… stuck in her hair that look like little pieces of a crown. She also has heavy eye make-up which makes her look sinister.

Her thugs are dressed in brown bodysuits which also cover half of their face (the top half), green briefs, green gloves, and green boots.


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Medusa

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 04
Init: 019 HP: 030

Powers:
Petrify: 12

Advantages:
Followers.

Drawbacks:
CIA (Hostess™ Fruit Pies).

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: The DC Universe Hostess Villains.

Helper(s): Andy Nystrom, Dave Oakes, Mark Ayen, JD, Kal el Vigilante.

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