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The Sinister Samurai (Richard Dragon enemy) (DC Comics)

Sinister samurai

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


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 180 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

This warrior is remarkably fast and strong – with surprise and generous HP spending, he proved able to put a young Ben Turner and Lady Shiva off-balance for one or two Phases. He styles himself after a medieval samurai, and is mainly a swordsman.

He seems to have excellent training in both acrobatics and rope work, and in blocking and even slapping back thrown weapons, such as shuriken, toward the thrower.


The Sinister Samurai is actually a mystical solid light duplicate of an intelligence agent named Telegram Sam, about whom very little is known. He was a GOOD contact in China, until he was kidnapped by Madame Sun. Another intelligence agent with his own agenda, Blodwyn, replaced him.

Madame Sun used both technology and mysticism to create duplicates based on Telegram Sam through the power of a Chinese artefact, the Tiger Tally. Apparently, Sam possessed considerable skill in the Japanese martial traditions, and was a powerful warrior.

Learning that Richard Dragon and his friends would sooner or later be sent by GOOD to find the Tally, Sun sent a hologram of Sam to kill them in Dragon’s hospital room, where he rappeled through the window. He was defeated and defenestrated by Dragon, but dissipated before hitting the pavement.

He later located Dragon and his local contact, a young woman named Sun Ling Po (Madame Sun’s sister), in northern China, where they were infiltrating an ancient Chinese structure to recover an artefact known as the tiger tally. Lunging from the shadows, the samurai killed Sun Ling as she took the tally from its dais.

Furious over the death of the young woman, with whom he was flirting, Dragon coldly defeated and killed the sinister samurai ; this in turn, through feedback, killed Telegram Sam.


The Tally-created hologram is fully solid and seems undistinguishable from a real human being, to any of the senses.


This efficient, savage killer was entirely silent – except when punctuating his attacks with a kiai.


“Aaaahhi !!”


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Sinister Samurai

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 018 HP: 010

Reflection/deflection: 05, Teleportation: 14

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Reflection/deflection only works against thrown weapons (-2) – although the Deflection aspect can also be used against arrows and the like
  • Teleportation takes an entire Phase to take effect. If the Samurai is away from the machines powering the Tiger Tally, it can only be used to teleport him back to the machines.

Acrobatics: 04, Charisma (intimidation): 05, Martial artist*: 07, Thief (stealth): 05, Weaponry (swords): 07

Language (Japanese, at least one Chinese), Lightning Reflexes

Underworld (Low)

Minor Rage


  • Katana [BODY 08, EV 04 (05 w/STR, 08 w/Martial artist). Note that, as often in the 1970s, his katana looks more like a sort of scimitar]
  • SAMURAI LAMELLAR ARMOR [/BODY/ 06, Skin armour: 01, Limitations : Skin armour only vs cutting and piercing attacks, Drawback : Real armour. He will not wear this if he needs to be stealthy]
  • Any appropriate equipment, even modern ones – for instance, rappelling equipment.

By Sébastien Andrivet

Helper(s): Roy Cowan

Source of Character: Richard Dragon Kung Fu Fighter

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