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Viper of the League of Assassins (Richard Dragon enemy) (DC Comics)


League of Assassins

Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Because the “ally is poisoned and PC must find antidote” scenario is such a classic.


  • 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: Brown

Powers and Abilities

The Viper is an excellent chemist, specializing in the concoction of poisons. Not only are they very efficient, but they are frequently unknown to most doctors, making treatment impossible beyond stabilizing the patient to slow death down.


The Viper was the master poison-crafter for the League of Assassins in the 1970s. At one point, the League shot Ben Turner with a poisoned dart – a toxin prepared by the Viper. While doctors couldn’t cure Turner, Lady Shiva recognized the style of the killers, and correctly surmised the source of the poison.

Shiva knew that the Viper was working in a League base in Mongolia, protected by fierce raiders. She and Dragon successfully found and assaulted the base, forcing the cowardly Viper to flee in a helicopter intended for this purpose.

However, due to high winds, the helicopter carrying the Viper strayed over the Soviet frontier, and was immediately shot down by a patrolling Soviet helicopter.

With the Viper apparently dead, Dragon and Shiva had to find another way to cure Turner.


See illustrations.


A nerdy, bullyish weasel who doesn’t deal well with frustration. He’ll happily hit servants to ease his nerves, but will flee if threatened.


“He died in four seconds ! Not three ! I HATE failure !”

(To an underling) “I am too valuable to be taken prisoner. Prepare to flee – immediately !”


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The Viper (League of Assassins)

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 05 Min: 03 Occupation: Criminal chemist
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 007 HP: 010

Gadgetry (chemistry/biochemistry): 06, Scientist: 05

Expertise (Poisons)

Underworld (Low), League of Assassins (Low)

Minor Rage, MPR (nearsighted)

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Richard Dragon Kung Fu Fighter

Helper(s): Roy Cowan

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