Introducing a Short Collection encompassing Minor Characters of many sorts of Provenance, as presented thus:
- Two minor but semi-recent Spider-Man villains written up by Gareth – quite possibly useful as bit villains for your game :
- More Bloodstone material with an entry for Sam Eden (since her capsule section has disappeared from the revised Ulysses Bloodstone entry)
- No-Name of the Brood, from the Planet Hulk stories, concludes our Brood arc. She really likes children, but not in the sense that she eats them, which is unusual.
- Another Watchmen entry by Civafan – the original Nite Owl.
- Three Street Fighters entries by Tom, covering the Dolls of Shadoloo:
- General entry for the Twelve Dolls
- Specific entry for Juni
- Specific entry for Juli
- The Fly. Since there have been many versions of the character, let’s specify that it’s the !mpact version from the 1990s — written up by Pufnstuff.
- The Black Samson entry from the previous batch is now more fully illustrated.
- Likewise the entries for Ryo and Yuri Sakazaki, and Bob Garcia, have received their full illustrations. Ditto for Dan Hibiki.
- Other (older) entries for fighting game characters with enhanced illustrations – Geese Howard, Andy Bogard and Iori Yagami.
- And finally, a new generic stats profile (like the entries for police, thugs, soldiers, etc.) – for outlaw biker types in fiction.
For a total of 4323 entries on WORG.
More… things ! Things are… good ! Hurray for… things ! Roll call :
- The first Spitfire entry has been touched up to clarify some bits, add some new information from Marvel, fix an historical mistake about the Home Guard, etc.
- More beat ‘em up video games characters by Tom. We got the following :
- Andy Bogard has been rewritten
- Geese Howard has been rewritten
- And this batch introduces the profile for Dan Hibiki, from Street Fighters
- More Boodstone material, this time with his daughter Elsa Bloodstone. Includes lot of material from fan-favourite series NextWave.
- More Invincible material, this time with minor Guardians of the Globe member Black Samson, courtesy of Bryan.
- More Villainy Inc. material with Eviless, a vintage Wonder Woman villain.
- Ethan continues to review some classic movies with his profile of E.T., Spielberg’s extra-terrestrial creature.
- More early Luke Cage villains, with Lionfang, a somewhat strange foe.
- And a pair of writeups from Gareth, introducing other-dimensional crimefighters extraordinaires Lockdown and Rosetta Stone — from the virtual reality of Shadow City, as encountered by the Fantastic Four.
Which brings us to 4313 entries.
More stuff – most of which is obscure but interesting, useful characters filling out several of our character arcs. Roll call :
- Stargate Atlantis‘s John Sheppard was cleaned up a bit by the author for smoother reading.
- Extra ART:
- Everybody’s favourite chainsaw-wielding psychotic pumpkinheads’ entry is now illustrated. That’s the Cucurbitos, in case ya accidentally-like forgot.
- The Controllers from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video game got some extra material, including live action shots (yes, there’s a trick)
- Our beta Bane entry got two extra shots – procured at rapsheet.co.uk
- Likewise there was a much better version of our Therak illustration at rapsheet, which is now used as a banner in this entry
- The alternate take Guile entry got itself a new illustration
- Added one banner I had forgotten to the recent Cat People profile
- Plus one additional Invincible illustration in a different art style
- Continuing to bulk up our roster of early Luke Cage villains – Curtis Carr (aka High-Tech, and formerly the first Chemistro), who’s now mostly reformed.
- The big thing in this batch is Gareth’s very detailed profile of the Collector, one of the Elders of the Universe. Includes lots of game material for his exotic creatures, robots, gadgets, etc. As usual with our big writeups, it’s packed full of information (and took a lot of work).
- More Invincible material with another Viltrumite – Conquest, written up by Bryan.
- More Tigra foes, with one I had forgotten about whilst preparing the previous batch – the third Cougar, an evil Cat Person.
- More Brood-related material with Hannah Connover, a human Brood Queen who allied with the X-Men
- Three of the kyokugenryu karate champions from King of Fighters video games, from Tom :
- Ryo Sakazaki, the, ahhh, Ryu analogue
- His sister Yuri
- Yuri’s lover Robert Garcia
- More stuff from our Ulysses Bloodstone material with Lady Zawadi, a superhuman Wakandan warrior.
- We don’t have that much Superman stuff but here’s an additional obscure bit – Cory Renwald, the CIA man raised by the Kents who was seen in early 1980s stories.
This is small batch intended to keep things moving, but we nevertheless break 4.3K since WORG now has 4305 entries.
Looks like we’re vaguely catching up with the accumulated backlog — though the jillion illos for Tigra slowed things down. Roll call:
- V2s. This batch has no less than three rewrites by Tom for Fatal Fury/King of Fighters characters, namely:
- Mai Shiranui
- Joe Higashi
- Iori Yagami
- Also a sort of v2… sort of… Brad Carter, who used to have a capsule entry in the old Ulysses Bloodstone entry, now has a rewritten profile of his own to lighten Bloodstone’s entry.
- Chufru the Golden Pharaoh is a very minor Charlton villain, who fought Peacemaker in the 60s.
- HEROES. Another of Adam’s profile about this TV serial – this time with the main bad guy, Sylar.
- We also got Ms. Martian – but please note that it’s the version in Azrael’s campaign world, not the official DCU one. The AZ version of Fairchild also received two extra illustrations.
- The other big thing in this batch is about Tigra, specifically :
- A writeup for early Tigra, starting where our Cat writeup stopped and ending early in the main West Coast Avengers run.
- An entry about the Cat People – since this stuff is actually pretty involved and some people might want this obscure bit of Marvel lore in their campaign (because cats are cool)
- And a profile a Tabur, one of Tigra’s few specific villains (and one of Wundagore’s New Men). The three writeups reference each other to avoid rehashing the same information, so publishing all three at once is necessary.
And with that we got 4295 entries.
Next ten-pack…. Roll call:
- ART. Detoured the current Destroyer images, added a shot for Kitty Pryde (Early) which I had forgotten. Plus two more bits of Mike Foust fan art (for the pre-Crisis Huntress and Thundra).
- Gearhead is a minor, obscure DCU villain and automobile.
- BRIGADE. Sloooooooowly continuing this with minor (but impressive-looking, in a very 1990s way) anti-hero Warcry.
- J.R. Ewing. Yes, from the iconic 1980s TV series Dallas, as unlikely as it may sound. Profile by Peter.
- SPYBOY. Two more entries by Gareth will close that arc:
- Takematsea, the telescopic assassin
- Annie Mae, a mastermind villain
- We had Kitty Pryde last batch, so here’s an entry for the new Pryde – Hisako Ichiki aka Armor of the X-Men. So that’s another current and fairly high profile we have going for us. Which is good.
- The Dweller from the Depths is an obscure giant humanoid sea monster who fought Bloodstone. Generic giant monsters are always useful, just in case.
- TRESE. Now that you’re familiar with the boys, here’s Alexandra Trese, from the eponymous Filipino noir occult comic book.
- Also from the 1980s, Iron Man villain Firepower – a huge suit of armed-to-the-teeth power armour written up by Capita_Senyera.
- V2s. Tom continues to revise prior video fighting games entries ; in this batch a rewrite of Terry Bogard.
And that’s 4288 entries.
Another lil’ batch that thrived in the gaps of my schedule :
- SPYBOY. More entries from Gareth ; in this batch we got :
- Slackjaw the shark man and slaver
- Barbie Q, an assassin for S.K.I.N.S. (and yes, their enemies are called S.H.I.R.T.S)
- Bombshell, one of Spyboy’s close allies
- Roy has written up another Serious Sam weirdo opponent – the cucurbitos – years after you thought that arc was over !
- REWRITTEN MINOR THUGS. In this batch:
- Another Hell’s Belles gets the modernisation treatment – Flambé .
- Janus of the Derangers never actually had an entry on WORG, but since we’re redoing the Derangers… here he comes.
- MORE V2s. K’ has been rewritten by the author. Which would be Tom. The author, not K’.
- The big entry for this batch – early Kitty Pryde, from the very beginnings to the Kitty Pryde & Wolverine Limited Series. This is a particularly detailed entry, but it doesn’t replace our generic notes since it covers such a specific era of the character.
- The Destroyer — the version from Kirkman’s Marvel MAX story, as chronicled by Bryan.
- ART. The Starjammers got a new banner shot of the ship. The Big N’Garai Demon got an extra inset too. Our friends the kambal (from the previous batch) got their illustrations.
- And finally there’s a cat, because cats are cool. A super-hero cat, in fact — Niels aka Hairball, a member of the Pet Avengers.
That right here be 4279 entries, since I’m sticking with short batches. Speaking of which, onward to the next one.
Hoped I could cram that one back in late February (so there would have been 20 entry for the month, which is a good pace), but heh. Too many illustrations to prepare. Roll call:
- ART. Very small tweaks and improvements:
- The Marine (from the foundational video game Doom) received very minor improvements
- Our big Thanos entry now has a slightly longer illo column with a recent promotional painting
- RAPSHEET.CO.UK DETOURINGS. Another small series of those since this site’s work is practically indistinguishable from the way we do our own illustrations, and we’re often interested in the same characters. Shots have been borrowed for the following entries:
- Blackout II (pre-resurrection)
- Cobra I (Classic)
- Lady Vic
- The Living Laser
- Silver Slasher
- Another Sabretooth banner illustration
- REWRITTEN ENTRIES (V2s). This batch got three:
- Fatal Fury/King of Fighters video games character Billy Kane has been revised by the author.
- Ulysses Bloodstone. The text had already been entirely redone a few weeks back so we could review it, but now it’s all done and a slew of new illustrations have been added.
- Another Deranger (the minor Alpha Flight opponents) got overhauled – namely Breakdown
- Gareth wrote up Tracer, a somewhat recent Spider-Man villain who can control machines.
- The second biggest entry for the batch is the bio of Dr. Kate Waynesboro, a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist and 1980s Incredible Hulk supporting cast who was recently brought back with interesting results.
- Continuing Gareth’s Spyboy arc, this batch has an entry for Spygirl.
- There’s also a profile for Jinx – not the animated version which has been online for a while, but the comic book version. She’s a longtime C-list DCU villain who has some interesting potential and visuals.
- We’re starting Adam’s coverage of comic book Trese, a noir story taking place in Manila, with two heavies – the kambal. Oo, bossing !
- One of those obscure, kitsch, decades-old character – Mister Blaze, one of the foes featured in the… unique adventures of the Peacemaker back in 1967.
- And there’s a second excerpt from our Villainy, Incorporated work in this batch – Zara, Priestess of the Crimson Flame, an old, obscure Wonder Woman foe which could actually be useful.
The site now clocks in at 4271 entries.