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Stilt-Man (Marvel Comics)

Stilt-Man

(Wilbur Day)


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

Context

Stilt-Man was a surprisingly early enemy of Daredevil, who appeared in 1965. He made regular returns, becoming part of the New York City Walk-On Villains set. Part of his popularity is because cool kids like to make fun of him.

These here notes are very, very old. I think they were part of a series of quick, experimental jobs using TSR Marvel Heroes game stats . So yes, they should eventually get upgraded to more modern standards.


Background

  • Real Name: Wilbur Day.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of Emissaries of Evil I (Electro, Matador, Gladiator, Leap-Frog).
  • Base Of Operations: New York City.
  • Height: 5’11” (296’ w/stilts). Weight: 150lbs (400 lbs w/ suit).
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Grey


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Powers and Abilities

Wilbur Day wears a suit a body armour. It comes with telescoping, hydraulic stilts allowing him to reach the 30th floor under his own power. He can even walk or run using these stilts due to powerful gyroscopes.

It incorporates stun gas spray nozzles in the fore and middle finger. While the suit is not very powerful, it can kick with much force.


History

Wilbur Day stole his boss’ design for a new hydraulic ram. He then combined this with a suit of body armor of his own invention to create the Stilt-Man battlesuit.

His numerous attempts at becoming a reputed super-villain have all met with failure. His highest achievement is to have been beaten by Thor, whom he fought using an Adamantium  Stilt-Man battlesuit forged by Blastaar).

More recently, he even was defeated by the construction workers reconstructing the Avengers’ Mansion.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Day is a small-time crook and geek. He thinks the Stilt-Man battlesuit and associated gadgets can make him rich and powerful. Given his constant returns despite numerous defeats, this might even be an obsession.

Day is not even a killer. For instance, he saved an unconscious Spider-Man’s life after the later jumped in front of a blast that would have killed Day.


DC Universe History

The DCU is full of somewhat ludicrous villains, so I guess Stilt-Man wouldn’t be much of a change.

Given his “tall” theme, his main enemy probably would have been the Atom, and he has good Flash’s Rogue Gallery potential.


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Stilt-Man

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Power
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation : Criminal
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth} : 05
Init: 011 HP: 030

Skills:
Artist (actor): 05, Gadgetry: 07, Vehicles (land): 03

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
None demonstrated.

Drawbacks:
Public ID.

Equipment:

  • BATTLESUIT [/DEX/ 05 /STR/ 05 /BODY/ 11, EV 09, Grappling immunity: 12, Stretching: 05, Fog: 08, Poison touch: 10, Running: 06, Sealed systems: 11, Advantage : Poison touch is active through the Fog, Limitation : Stretching only works on his legs (-3), Note : Grappling Immunity works against grappling, entangling, Snare, Glue, etc.].
  • Gas grenades (x3) [BODY 03, Fog: 08, Poison touch: 10, Advantages: Poison touch and Fog can be Combined, Grenade drawback].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

Helper(s): Sean MacDonald.

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