Blue Shield (Marvel Comics)

Blue Shield

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Blue Shield is an obscure, old (1981) Marvel minor hero. Perhaps fittingly this is an obscure, old profile for him. If I remember right, which I prolly don’t, it exists because :

  • His Marvel Advanced Super-Heroes stats were hard to find, so I had them archived separately.
  • Which led to him being an early personal conversion from one system to the other to get a sense of scale in DCH.


  • Real Name: Joe Cartelli.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Frank Cartelli (father, deceased), Anita Cartelli (mother).
  • Base Of Operations: Project : Pegasus.
  • Group Affiliation: Project : Pegasus.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 180lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Blue Shield’s bio-energy has been enhanced. As a result he’s ten times as strong, fast, durable, agile and tough than an average man.

His bio-energy also manifests has a one-inch thick, blue aura around his body. It enables him to withstand heat, punctures, concussions and extreme temperatures.


Joe Cartelli is the son of Frank Cartelli, who was gunned down by the mob. While it was never explicitly stated, it is believed that Joe was a cop, or at least received police training at some point. Thus, he infiltrated the Barrigan crime family, masquerading as a mobster.

Cartelli somehow acquired a belt with micro-circuitry of unknown origin. It gave him the Blue Shield powers, which he used to fight his own family and various other criminals. He also shortly allied with Dazzler.

Blue Shield was next seen attempting to join the Avengers. That didn’t pan out, but he was then approached to become security director for Project : Pegasus. Pegasus was a secret research project of the US Government. At that point, the abilities once conferred by the belt were somehow intrinsic for Joe. He could produce the same effects without any visible equipment.

He did a good job but resigned after he failed to protect the project from the alien life form called Omnivore. However, Cartelli later reaccepted the post.



Blue Shield wears a classic blue super-hero uniform, with white gloves and buccaneer boots. On his chest and back he has a white shield motif, with a sky-blue spark on it.


Joe Cartelli is a good, driven man who does what he can. His personality is not remarkable, and he’s not prone to a generic superheroic style.

He’s a bit unsure about his abilities, and can be overcautious or, more commonly, a bit too confident or even brutal.

DC Universe History

If for some reason you do not like the Guardian at Project Cadmus, you could always replace him by the Blue Shield. He might also serves as security at some hi-tech secret projects. There are always plenty of hi-tech secret projects laying around.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Blue Shield

Dex: 07 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Responsibility
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: Security director
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources: 004
Init: 015 HP: 025

Force field: 08, Running: 04, Sealed systems: 11

Bonuses and Limitations:
Force field is Self Only (-2).

Artist (actor): 05, Detective: 04, Weaponry (firearms): 04, Vehicles (land): 04

Lightning Reflexes, Security Clearance (Low).

Project : Pegasus (High).


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.