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The Whip (Rod Gaynor el castigo) riding a black horse


Rod Gaynor, El Castigo

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • These are chiefly technical notes, not a full profile.


  • Real Name: Rodrigo “Rod / Rodney” Edwood Gaynor
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Shelly Gaynor (grand-daughter, alias Whip IV, deceased)
  • Base Of Operations: Seguro, later New York City
  • Group Affiliation: All-Star Squadron
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 174lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

The Whip was a fine hand-to-hand combatant, an adequate acrobat, a superb horseman, and a master of the whip – quite possibly the best whip wielder his century had to offer.


In the XIXth century, the wealthy Don Fernando Suarez became the masked hero called El Castigo (“the Whip”) in order to protect the poor from oppression by the wealthy Mexican landowners. The area where the el Castigo operated, including the village of Seguro, is now part of the southwestern United States.

The Whip (Rod Gaynor) aka the Golden Age Castigo

A century later, millionaire Rodrigo Gaynor (who was of Mexican descent) visited Seguro and found many of el Castigo’s belongings, then decided to become the new Whip to protect the poor from exploitation and injustice. For a time the Whip was based in Seguro, but later went to New York City to fight crime there.

The Whip was a member of the All-Star Squadron during the war, but it is not known what happened to him after 1944.


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Whip III

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Upholding the good
Int: 06 Wil: 06 Min: 05 Occupation: Millionaire socialite
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 024 HP: 040

Skills: Acrobatics: 04, Animal handling (horses): 07, Charisma: 07, Detective: 04, Martial artist*: 07, Thief (stealth): 05, Weaponry (whips): 11

Advantages: Buddy (Marissa Dillon, reporter at the Seguro Sentinel), Familiarity (desert survival), Language (Spanish), Lightning reflexes, Local Hero (American Southwest), Pet (Diablo, his stallion)

Connections: High Society (Low), All-Star Squadron (Low)

Drawbacks: Secret identity

Equipment: Whip [BODY 05, EV 03, Stretching: 02. Limitation : Stretching allows no fine manipulation (-2)]

Compiled by Sébastien Andrivet (stats based on those in World at War, history from Who’s Who) ; v0.9.5. improvements from WEG’s JSA sourcebook

Source of Character: Flash comics (DCU)

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