Balloon Man swats the Metal Men

Balloon Man

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This, uh, entity appeared in 1967 in Metal Men.

Yes, back then, the Metal Men had their own comic. In fact it held for 15 years, though it was bimensual and there were large publication gaps.


  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: Lighter than air.
  • Eyes: White Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Balloon Man is literally a living gasbag. He can:

  • Fly.
  • Change his size by inflating or deflating.
  • Expel clouds of black smoke or laughing gas to confound his enemies.


The Balloon Man simply appeared one day and began a series of daring robberies.

He managed to thwart the Metal Men on several occasions. Eventually they used intense heat to reduce him to steam, apparently killing him.


The Balloon Man looks like a man-sized dirigible. He has stubby arms and legs and a dome-shaped head. His rubbery skin is pink, with blue seams.


The Balloon Man is simply a thief, out to grab as much loot as he can.

He takes great pleasure in humiliating his opponents, and frequently taunts and laughs at them.


“I’ll show you how alive I am !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Balloon Man

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Thief
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 04
Init: 013 HP: 050

Chemical attack: 05, Flight: 06, Fog: 04, Growth: 09, Regeneration: 10, Shrinking: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Chemical attack and Fog can be Combined.
  • Chemical attack is actually laughing gas.
  • Regeneration only works on BODY, and only heals damage from slashing or piercing attacks.

Thief: 06

None demonstrated.

Strange Appearance, Attack Vulnerability (Heat, -2 CS RV).

By J. Kevin Carrier.

Source of Character: Metal Men #24.