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Beef of the Hellions (New Mutants enemy) (Marvel Comics) and Tarot


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Beef was a member of the original Hellions of the White Queen (Emma Frost). If you’re not familiar with these guys, you should first read our Hellions team profile for context.

Like his colleague Bevatron, he joined the team in 1991. That was not too long before its demise. Thus, there is little material about him. But he has a fairly generic style and power, so he’s convenient for gamemasters.


  • Real Name: Buford Wilson.
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Hellions (Mass. Ac.).
  • Base Of Operations: Massachusetts Academy.
  • Height: 6’10” Weight: 445 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Beef was superhumanly strong, and had a degree of superhuman resistance.

He was a decent, but not remarkable, hand-to-hand combatant – although he could hold his own for some time against Namorita. The game stats assume that he was an experienced driver, though that wasn’t demonstrated.


See our Hellions (Massachusetts Academy) team profile.


Beef is huge and massively muscled.

As often with large characters his size is not quite coherent in the art. Our estimates for his height and weight are thus closer to averages.



Beef is a typecast jock and a boorish brute. He is chauvinistic, and has something of a paramilitary style.

His techno-organic zombie conditioning was briefly broken by Karma, but even then he stated that he served the Black Queen (Selene) willingly because of her sex appeal.


(After fighting Tai) “Yeah, so what, Roulette — why couldn’t we take care o’ one measly old woman ?”

(Holding two hostages and addressing the White Queen) “Ma’am, we still got other ways a findin’ out what we need ta know…”


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Dex: 05 Str: 10 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Student
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 012 HP: 020

Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In.

Vehicles (Land): 03

Rich friend (Hellfire Club).

Hellions (Low), White Queen (Emma Frost, Low).

MIA toward brashness, MIA toward underestimating women.

UNIFORM w/PSI-SCREEN [BODY 03, Mind blank: 02, Iron will: 02].

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Beef — Averaged PL7.2

02 (10) 02 (05) 01 (02) 01 02 (04) 00 00 00 (01)


Super-strength and physique ● 35 points (Permanent, Noticeable) ● Descriptor: Mutant
– Enhanced Strength 7, Enhanced Stamina 2, Enhanced Agility 1, Enhanced Fighting 2, Enhanced Presence 1.
– Enhanced Dodge 2, Enhanced Parry 2, Enhanced Fortitude 3.
– Protection 1.
– Growth 1 (Always On).


Frost Industries Hellion uniform ● 2 points (Removable) ● Descriptor: Built-in psi-shield
Enhanced Will 2, Second chance (Telepathic detection).

Combat Advantages

Close attack 3, Defensive Roll 2.

Other Advantages

Benefit 1 (Hellion).


Intimidation 1 (+2), Perception 2 (+2), Vehicles 2 (+3) (Limited 1 to land vehicles).


Initiative +2
Unarmed +7, Close, Damage 10


Dodge 07 Fortitude 10
Parry 08 Toughness 06*/08
Will 02/04**

* Without Defensive Roll.
** With uniform.


  • Corn-fed Beef is a huge guy and rather easy to spot even without the bright magenta costume.
  • Good ol’ boy He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, nor the one with the most decency. He also tends to act brashly.
  • Chauvinistic Beef will routinely underestimate women in anything that’s not related to sex appeal.

Powers Levels

  • Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 9, Dodge/Toughness PL 8, Parry/Toughness PL 8, Fort/Will PL 7.
  • Points total 59. Abilities 16, Defences 8, Skills 2, Powers 35, Devices 2, Advantages 6. Equiv. PL 4.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: New Warriors and X-Men comics.

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