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Public Enemy

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

Powers and Abilities

Public enemy is an abrasive young man who has (the habit of making threats to get what he wants and his Boom box to make good on them. The Disco or Heavy Metal tunes cranked out are loud enough to liquefy concrete.

On the occasions where PE has been defeated he has the uncanny ability to run like mad to escape detention by the ‘proper authorities’ (It has been suggested but never proved that Wayne Newton music causes him to sit down and have a good cry).


Public Enemy is a muscular young man who is always (dressed in some music industry cliché but never the same way twice. He has appeared in black leather with a clock around his neck. Once he had skin tight leather pants and a billowy shirt. He once made the cover of Time magazine (a bad Bad-man) dressed as Elvis.


Public Enemy is abrasive even when he is trying to grovel. He can grate on the nerves of a saint. When about his normal activities of bank robbing and destruction of public property he has the attitude of spoiling for a fight.

Public enemy always used denatured song quotes, usually 70’s acid rock (or early 80s rap) before attacking.


“You’ll be climbing the stairway to heaven when I’m done with you.”“No stop signs, or speed limits ! Super heroes won’t slow me down !”


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Public Enemy

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Anarchist
Int: 02 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Public Enemy
Inf: 03 Aur: 01 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 015

Running: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:
Running can only be used to escape defeat

Charisma (intimidation): 05

Scholar (song lyrics)

Malefactors and Evil Doers (Low)

CIA (using fractured song quotes before attacking)

Humor. Furthermore, Public Enemy lives in a world where no on can interrupt a speech, rant or harangue. As long as someone blathers on all action stops. Counter blather is an allowed tactic.


  • Boom Box [BODY 04; Sonic Beam: 09. Public enemy’s boom box is of the super-large variety and is constantly balanced on one shoulder. Bonus: if PE quotes any song from the Village people movie “Can’t stop the music” then the sonic beam is at full effectiveness even through vacuum (or water)]
  • There is unconfirmed rumors of him having a guitar with similar powers.

By Mike Winkler

Source of Character: My twisted imagination

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