Blowdart (Batman and the Outsiders character) (DC Comics)



Blowdart is one of the ancient warriors trapped in the Soultaker magical katana.

He and his colleagues were seen but once, in a 1984 Batman and the Outsiders storyline.

These guys were somewhat cryptic, and we only glimpsed what they can do. I thus took the liberty of speculating a bit, since a purely factual profile would be barren.



  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.
  • Height: 4’2” Weight: 85 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

He appears to be extremely quick on his feet. Blowdart is able to literally run a ring around most men before they can react.

He seems to be a master of ancient and obscure poisons. He is a crack shot with his short blowguns.


Blowdart is an ancient warrior from “the Orient”. He was slain using the cursed katana Soultaker somewhere between the XIVth and XIXth century.


His soul was imprisoned in that blade for centuries. But in 1984, the sword was stolen from Katana (Yamashiro Tatsu) of the Outsiders. The thief was none other than Yamashiro Takeo, her brother-in-law. Takeo had long since become an operative for the underworld Noguri clan.

On order of the Noguri oyabun, Takeo conducted a ceremony to summon the souls held captive in the blade – including Yamashiro Maseo, his brother. The souls would be forced by the blade’s curse to act as his servants and bodyguards.

Those resurrected from Soultaker efficiently conducted their duties against both the Outsiders and American gangsters. Yet they could not prevent Katana from reclaiming Soultaker and using it to slay Takeo.

All Soultaker resurrectees are still alive and manifest. With Soultaker safely in Katana’s possession, they likely are free to act as they want.


See illustration.


Very quick on his feet both physically and mentally. Blowdart also seemed to be flippant, like some medieval jester. Perhaps his dwarfism meant that he was forced into this role ?


“Hello, big man ! Bet you can’t catch me !”

Halo: “Hey ! I wondered what happened to you after you left Fantasy Island  !”
Blowdart: “What ? You are trying to confuse Blowdart !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: None
Init: 019 HP: 025

Acrobatics (evasion): 09, Acrobatics (athletics)*: 05, Gadgetry (poisons): 06, Weaponry (blowgun): 08

Language (Japanese), Lightning Reflexes.


MPR (Dwarfism), Misc.: body mass is 1 AP, Misc.: A person holding the Soultaker sabre and knowing the correct occult ritual can force the resurrected Blowdart to obey him entirely.


  • Short blowgun (x2) [BODY 01, Range: 02, Ammo: 01, Limitation : Long Reload Time].
  • Darts [BODY 01, various Poisons in the 07-09 APs range, Limitation : will not penetrate thick clothing (anything better than thick denim), BODY 07+ targets or any kind of Skin armor, force field or armor].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Batman and the Outsiders #11-12.