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Stilt-Man (Marvel Comics)


Wilbur Day

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • 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

Powers and Abilities

Wilbur Day wears a suit a body armor incorporating 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 strength (EV).


Wilbur Day stole his boss’ design for a new hydraulic ram and completed it 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 (although he had a moment of glory when he was 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.


See illustration.


Day is a small-time crook and geek, who 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 somewhat obsessional.

Day is not even a killer, as he proved by saving 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 the “tall” theme, his main enemy probably would have been the Atom, and he has good Flash’s Rogue Gallery potential.


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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

Connections: None

Drawbacks: Public ID


  • 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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