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Slasher / Razorblade / Buzzsaw (Marvel Comics) hitting a police officer

Razorblade aka Buzzsaw aka Slasher

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unknown
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Fangs (the other members being Bludgeon, Slither and Blockbuster (aka Heat-ray))
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 130 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Razorblade is a competent hand-to-hand combatant, presumably trained in a Vietnamese martial art style – perhaps one of the Viet Vo Dao styles. His reflexes are sharp, and he’s strong and fit enough to run around in heavy armour.

His distinctive suit of armour is covered with sharp blades. This makes his blows deadly to normal persons, and will likely cut anythign that strikes him.

Between his first and his second appearance, he became a decent henchman type, familiar with high-tech guns, jet boots, advanced jet transports, etc. Perhaps he trained at Taskmaster’s academy.


It is unclear whether Razorblade is a Vietnamese criminal who learned English from GIs, or an Asian-American GI who went criminal. The second hypothesis seems more likely.

The Slasher fleeing with his loot in an alley

He first appeared in Saigon in 1974, using the name Slasher. Back then he was but a thief, and had just stolen a bag full of diamonds. As he fled he spotted the Avengers in the street, and incorrectly assumed that they were there to catch him.

The Slasher ran to a nearby group of Communist operatives, the Titanic Three (Titanium Man, Crimson Dynamo, Radioactive Man), telling them that he was innocent and that the Avengers were after him for political reasons. The Titanic Three defended their comrade until they discovered what was in the bag – at which point they let the Avengers hand the Slasher over to the police.

Fangs of the Viper

Twenty years later, Razorblade had become a member of the Fangs, a small team of super-agents working as the Viper II’s Prætorian guard.

They rescued her from the Iron Monger, a Red Skull agent – but were then defeated by Captain America (Steve Rogers), Silver Sable and Battlestar.


See illustration.


Slasher seemed to be a violent street thug speaking in 1970s GI patois. Most distinctively, he called all men “Joe”. He had little education, but evidenced a certain cunning.

In 1993 he seemed to be a professional, reliable mercenary but still had a rough, thuggish edge to him.


“I said nobody moves, Joe… and when a guy wears a suit covered with razor-sharp blades, people oughta listen to him !”

“Hokay, Joes ! Nobody moves, or I’ll do ya dirt ! The Slasher is here for all yer goodies !”

DC Universe History

He feels like a Green Arrow villain, from a backup Detective Comics adventure.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Professional criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 015 HP: 015

Skills: Martial artist*: 05, Weaponry (Firearms): 04

Advantages: Possibly Language (Vietnamese)

Connections: Street (Low)

Drawbacks: None


  • RAZORBLADE SUIT [/BODY/ 08, Claws: 07, Claws being: 05].
  • Later, as a member of the Fangs, he was equipped with:
    • High-tech assault rifle firing flechette ammunition [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 07, Ammo: 12, Advantage: Autofire, R#02]
    • Jet boots [BODY 03, Flight: 06].

Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG Print Friendly

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Razorblade aka Slasher — Averaged PL 7

01 02 02 01 05 00 01 01


Bladed suit ● 27 points ● Descriptor: Steel blades
– Bladed blows — Strength-Based Close Slashing Damage 5
– Don’t hit him with your bare hands ! — Close Slashing Reaction Damage 4
– Body armour — Protection 6

Combat Advantages

Close attack 1, Defensive Roll 2, Ranged attack 1

Other Advantages

Possibly Language (Vietnamese). As a Fangs member, Equipment 6.


Athletics 3 (+4), Close combat (Unarmed) 1 (+7), Expertise (Military) 6 (+6), Insight 1 (+2), Perception 3 (+4), Ranged attack (Firearms) 3 (+5)


– Assault rifle with flechette rounds — Ranged Multiattack Piercing Damage 6 ● 18 points
– Jet boots — Flight 5 ● 10 points


Initiative +2
Unarmed +7, Close, Damage 1
Unarmed w/bladed suit +7, Close, Damage 6
Flechettes rifle +5, Ranged, Multiattack Damage 6


Dodge 7 Fortitude 6
Parry 8 Toughness 10**/4/2*
Will 2

* Without Defensive Roll
** With Bladed Suit and Defensive Roll


  • Nothing notable.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack & Effect PL 7, Dodge/Toughness PL 9, Parry/Toughness PL 9, Fort & Will PL 4
  • Point total 84 Abilities 26,Defences 12,Skills 9, Powers 00 Devices 27,Advantages 10.emsp;Equiv. PL 6.

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel universe

Helper(s): Marvunapp.org for locating his second appearance ; Roy Cowan, Nick Yankovec

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