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Disco Boys gang from the Mystery Men movie 1/2

Disco Boys


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Mystery Men was a 1999 super-hero comedy, depicting a non-team of lamentable would-be heroes attempting to rise to greater heights. It had it’s-okay-but-a-bit-chaotic movie critics, bombed commercially, and was considered awesome by many who wanted to see a super-hero comedy.

The Disco Boys were the colourfully-themed gang of enforcers for the main baddie. The lot also had two named  leaders, the Tonies.


Tony P: “Well, well, well… What do we have here ?”
Tony C: “Looks like they’re s’posed to be jive superheroes.”
Tony P: “Well they’re gonna be real sorry they came out to Casanova’s place.” (pulls and cocks his pistol)
(Shoveler, Raja and Furious start laughing)
Tony P: “What’s so funny ?”
Mr. Furious: “Guns ? That’s your power, you have GUNS ?”
The Blue Raja: “ Pardon the impertinence, chum, but what the devil does a PISTOL have to do with DISCO ? There’s no theme there at all.”
Furious: “Weak.”
Raja: “At best.” (Trades high-five with Furious)
Shoveler (pointing to a guy swinging a pipe): “Look at this guy. Who are you, ‘the Disco Plumber’ ?”
Furious: “See, If you’re gonna use a chain, at least make it a GOLD chain… See ? And that’s just off the top of my head. ”(mockingly to Tony C.) “Yo, what’s up, Tiger Lily ?”
Tony C: “The top of your head, eh ?”


Background

Tony P.

  • Real Name: Tony Pompadour
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Co-leader of the Disco Boys, Casanova’s majordomo, Casanova’s driver.
  • Base Of Operations: Casanova’s mansion, overlooking Champion City.
  • Height: 6’ 1” Weight: approx. 180 lbs Age: Mid to late 40’s.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Reddish Blond.

Tony C.

  • Real Name: Tony C (last name unrevealed)
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Co-leader of the Disco Boys.
  • Base Of Operations: Casanova’s mansion, overlooking Champion City.
  • Height: 6’ (6’ 6” including afro) Weight: approx. 180 lbs Age: Mid to late 40’s.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Disco Boys are common thugs. Yet, they are obviously more disciplined than usual thugs and are a fairly effective fighting force. There are typically seven Disco Boys, not including the two Tonys.

The Disco Boys in a disco pose

Tony P and Tony C are better than thug-level, almost appraoching the status of low-level adventurers. As such, they are more dangerous. Tony P seems to be content to use guns, while Tony C doesn’t hesitate to engage in hand-to-hand.

Tony P seems to think he leads a charmed life. He went free, after all, while Casanova went to the nut house, in spite of the fact he’s well known on the street. He thought that he was “protected by the god of hair-care”. But as the Bowler demonstrated when she killed him, he was wrong.


History

This bizarre group already existed when Casanova went to prison. That was 20 years before the events in the movie, at the height of the Disco fad. But they once were quite “in”.

The Tonies (Pras and Eddie Izzard) being intimidating

The Disco Boys were the primary motivation for the Shoveler, Mister Furious and the Blue Raja to actively recruit others to their group. Otherwise, there was no way they were going to get past the Disco Boys to find Captain Amazing (see the other Mystery Men writeups for details). They are therefore directly responsible for the formation of the Mystery Men.


Description

The Disco Boys are a bunch of nondescript thugs dressed in late 70’s disco styles. They come complete with bell-bottom pants and platform shoes. And lots of spangles.

The Tonies and their car

Tony P dresses a lot like a circa 1970’s pimp, a lot more flashy than the others, with plenty of fake fur. His hair is always immaculately coiffed in his trademark pompadour style.

Tony C is usually wearing a brightly colored leisure suit combo, quite tight to show off his muscles, and a HUGE afro hairstyle which adds around 6” to his height.


Personality

Stuck in the 1970’s. Stuck on disco. Arrogant. Intimidating. Typical thug behavior.

The Disco Boys pointing their pistols

Tony P is the more obvious leader, since he is Casanova’s right-hand man. He may be a little more full of himself than the others.

Tony C is fairly soft-spoken, and continually talks in “jive”.


DC Universe History

The Disco Boys, weird as they are in the Mystery Men setting, would be even stranger in the DCU. But, as good thugs can be hard to come by, they could be used as-is wherever you need a bit of the odd flavor.

The Tonies (Eddie Izzard and Pras) and the Disco Boys

It is also possible to make good use of them if your campaign is set in the Silver Age  or if it involves time travel.


Quotes

Tony P.

“Disco is NOT dead ! Disco is LIFE !”

Tony P: “I know you… I know I know you.”
Bowler: “You don’t know me… You knew my father.”
Blue Raja: “Sal.”
Bowler: “Carmine.”
Blue Raja: “Carmine.”
Tony P: “Carmine ? The Bowler ?”
Bowler: “Yup.”
Tony P: “You’re Baby Bowler.”
Bowler: “Is that a problem ?”
Tony P: (Laughing) “Hello. I’m the guy who gave your Daddy the SHAFT.”

Tony C.
(Fighting the Shoveler) “Yo, dig this, shovel-man !”


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Typical Disco Boy

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill Seeker
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Gang Members
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 009 HP: 005

Skills:
Martial Artist: 04, Weaponry (Firearms and Melee): 04, Artist (Dancer): 02

Connections:
Tony P and Tony C (Low).

Equipment:

  • Big-Ass Gun [BODY 04, Projectile Weapons: 04, Ammo: 08, R#3, HP Cost: 10].
  • And pick one Melee Weapon (HP Cost: 13) among:
    • Chain [BODY 05, EV 03].
    • Pipe [BODY 05, EV 03].
    • Brass Knuckles [BODY 04, EV 02 (03 w/STR)].
    • Knife [BODY 04, EV 03].

Tony P (a 250 Point Chr )

Tony P. (Eddie Izzard) in action

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill Seeker
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Majordomo
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 012 HP: 015

Skills:
Artist (Hair Care, Dancer ): 03, Weaponry (Firearms): 05, Martial Artist: 04

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Champion City).

Connections:
Casanova Frankenstein (Low), Casanova’s Underground (High).

Drawbacks:
SIA (Disco), Public ID.

Equipment:

  • Big-Ass Gun [BODY 04, Projectile Weapons: 04, Ammo: 08, R#3, HP Cost: 10].
  • Hair-spray Flamethrower: [BODY 02, Flame Project: 01, R#3 HP Cost: 6].

Tony C.

Tony C. (Pras) with his fur coat

Tony C. (a 200 Point Chr)

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill Seeker
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Disco Boy
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 012 HP: 010

Skills:
Artist (Dancer): 03, Weaponry (Melee, Firearms): 04, Martial Artist: 05

Connections:
Casanova Frankenstein (Low).

Drawbacks:
SIA (Disco), Public ID.

Equipment:
Big-Ass Gun [BODY 04, Projectile Weapons: 04, Ammo: 08, R#3, HP Cost: 10].

By Pufnstuff

Helper(s): Dr. Peter S. Piispanen, Adam Fuqua.

Source of Character: Mystery Men (Film)

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