Awkward Man (DC Comics) from the Who's Who

Awkward Man


Pathetic, parodic super-heroes the Inferior Five were mostly seen from 1966 to 1968. They even had their own 12-issues fab series !

They made a number of cameos later on, but our profiles are about the older material.


His parents were Mr. Might and the Mermaid. Mr. Might looks like Superman with red gloves and the Flash’s chest symbol. The Mermaid looks a bit like a female Aquaman.

He has all the agility of a hippopotamus with St. Vitus dance.

No one suspects that clumsy, oafish Leander Brent is really clumsy, oafish Awkwardman.


Awkward Man wears a skin-tight blue costume with an A superimposed over an M inside an oval on his chest. His head is covered by the costume, in the style of the Flash, with little “ears” sticking out the top. He also either has webbed feet or wears swimming fins.

On his first adventure, the “AM” was on his belt instead of his chest.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Awkward Man

Dex: 01 Str: 11 Bod: 07 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Beachcomber
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 005 HP: 015

Water Freedom: 01, Skin Armor: 06


  • Fatal Vulnerability: lack of contact with water. This is similar to Aquaman’s drawback, but the exact time limit was never stated
  • SIA (clumsiness). This SIA is handled in the following way: whenever Awkward Man is in any situation in which he undertakes any quick, physical activity (such as fighting or running), he must make a roll against the SIA. If he fails, then his clumsiness manifests itself in some way, possibly up to the GM.
    Examples include sticking his foot through the floor, slipping and falling, falling on his teammates, etc. The clumsiness effect might still be useful, but it never accomplishes what was desired. Think Disney’s Goofy.

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: DC Comics.