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Angry Bob


If there can be writeups based on Hostess Fruit pies and songs, why not a radio voice ?

Hardware was a 1990 horror movie, taking place in an irradiated post-apocalyptic wasteland and with a killer robot. It was inspired by a story in British comics magazine 2000AD.

Iggy Pop doesn’t quite *appear* in it, since he plays a shock jock who’s heard over the radio throughout the story.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Other Aliases: “The man with the industrial dick”.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: W.A.R. radio crew.
  • Base Of Operations: Unnamed, post-apocalyptic metropolis.
  • Height: 5’9’‘ Weight: 167 lbs. Age: ~35 years
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Angry Bob has a whining, grinding, lively voice that demands attention. People seem to be inspired enough by his show to live yet another day in post-apocalyptic hell.


Nothing is known of the early, public life of Angry Bob. Considering his taken name and attitude it can be assumed that he lived through the worst the world has to offer. The world is involved in a great war and freedom is dead.

Today, he is a popular radio host and inspires the masses of an unnamed, post-apocalyptic metropolis every day with a heavy dose of sarcasm, bad news and good music!


Although the listeners do not know it, Angry Bob looks just like younger Iggy Pop. He wears jeans and a t-shirt in the broadcasting studio. Listening to the show, you can almost see him jumping around the studio.



Angry Bob is like a hyped-up, insane Iggy Pop on speed. He speaks like a bad melody, and his tough style is tremendously popular. Seemingly everybody wakes up to his show every day to listen in on today’s bad news. It seems the world is finally dying, and everybody knows it.

Angry Bob is not your friend. He’s right in your face, and he loves it. Satire and irony are big in the post-apocalyptic world and these are Angry Bob’s forté. He takes doomsday as it comes. War propaganda and news (mostly bad, because there aren’t any good news) are popular as well.

Since the only thing existing outside of the city is a vast radioactive desert, everybody (mostly unemployed) stays home with the show running in the background. Some even sleep listening to the show. There are things running on the television, but it’s so boring, depressing or insane that it is turned off. The radio gets tuned in instead to fill the house with music.

Angry Bob has a very vivid personality. He speaks in waves and stresses words in such a way that the message can’t be ignored.

Angry Bob has got the exact voice of Iggy Pop, which should be apparent when he plays some “olden goldies” (mostly music from the 1970s to the 1990s).


[On the radio] “This is Angry Bob, the man with the industrial dick… coming at you loud and clear on W.A.R. radio ! Rise and shine, folks, it’s a beautiful day… just look at that sky, it’s a work of art ! Hah, nature never knew colors like that ! And a friendly reminder: when you look at it, be sure to wear your shaaades ! The radiation count is wayyy up and the heat wave is not expected to let up either. Weather control tells us it will probably hit one hundred and ten downtown before nightfall. As for the good news… there is nooo fuckin’ good news ! So let’s rock, with one of our golden oldies !” [music starts]

[beep] “Hey, hey, folks… rise and shine ! Aaarrghhh ! I’ve got an update here on the conflict that we all know and looove… the death toll from last night’s violation of the Christmas cease-fire is still risin’. It currently stands at around 578 with the counter-attack now well under way… duhduhduh… I send this message of holiday cheer to all in range of my voice… Kill ! Kill Kill !”
[Ridiculous jingle plays] “Get on right on down to Reno’s for your radiation free reindeer steaks… hurry while stocks last !”

[beep] “This is Angry Bob, comin’ at you loud and clear on W.A.R. radio somewhere on your dial and I’m gonna wake youuu uuup ! We’ve got some good news this morning from Farell Electronics ! The deep ends department has given them the go-ahead to mass produce the new Mark thirteeen cybooorg. And as a result eight hundred wonderful new jobs will be created at the main assembly line. So get your unemployed asses down to Farell Electronics and get yourself a job, hunh !”

DC Universe History

Angry Bob is Spider Jerusalem’s great-whatever grandfather. Apparently the angriness is a family trait and civilization wasn’t as doomed as believed in Angry Bob’s time.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Angry Bob

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Psychopath?
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Radio Host
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 012 HP: 015

Charisma: 05, Weaponry (Firearms): 03

Angry Bob likely also has some thieving or military skills. It is possible that he is cool enough to have Iron Nerves.

Area Knowledge (an unnamed, post-apocalyptic metropolis), Familiarity (Broadcasting technology), Expertise (Music), Local Hero (radio celebrity of the big city).

W.A.R. radio (Low), Weather Control (Low).

Seemingly none.

Angry Bob probably carries a gun.

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen.

Source of Character: Hardware movie, Angry Bob played by Iggy Pop.

Helper(s): William Chamberlin.