Blimp of the Inferior Five (DC Comics)


(Inferior Five)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Pathetic, parody 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.


The son of Freedom Brigade member Captain Swift, the Blimp inherited the captain’s ability to fly, but not his speed. Captain Swift looks like the Flash without a chest symbol or any of the lightning bolt bands for a belt or around the arms.

He owns Herman’s Diner.


He wears a green skintight outfit. The costume covers his head but not his face. He also has things sticking out of the head-covering to make his head look more like a blimp. His chest symbol is a picture of a blimp.

He’s quite fat.


“With a strong headwind, about all I can manage to do is hover !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Blimp

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Restaurant owner
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 02
Init: 006 HP: 015

Flight: 00 (yes, zero !)

Bonuses and Limitations:
None really, but a Flight speed of 0 is not very useful. Note that a strong tailwind can help push him forward while a headwind might reduce his speed greatly (or even push him backwards). Also, he is effectively weightless while flying, much as any other flying hero would be.

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: DC Comics.