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Midnight Ladies (Hostess Comics)

Midnight Ladies


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

They can sneak around and steal stuff.


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History

They appeared in “Batman in Hearts of Darkness”, which appeared in Superman #359.

The cops are having difficulty with the thefts committed by the Midnight Ladies who steal black pearls, furs, and caviar. Batman & Robin are discussing the problem with Gordon, when Batman considers the possibility that they might rob the city oil supply.

The dynamic duo speeds off to stop the Ladies. They find them about to “drain the tanks one by one until Gotham falls to its knees.” Batman & Robin, however, provide a decoy, namely Hostess™ Cupcakes. This distracts the Ladies long enough for the police to arrive and surround them.

“Sometimes good taste proves to be a fatal flaw,” comments Batman.


Description

Four beautiful ladies wearing red skin-tight body-suits with small holes down each leg and sleeve. Their hands are bare. The top of their bodysuits consist of what looks like a red ski-mask, with small white details. The bodysuits also have a white stripe down the front.


Personality

They will steal anything dark and valuable. They also sign their crimes by drawing a big heart and writing inside it something like “Midnight Ladies love Mink !”


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The Midnight Ladies

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04
Init: 015 HP: 030

Skills:
Thief: 08

Drawbacks:
SIA (Anything dark and valuable), CIA (Hostess™ Cupcakes), SIA (Leaving behind their “calling card”).

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: The DC Universe Hostess Villains.

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

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