Brimstone from the Who's Who, over a white background (DC Comics)


(Apokolips giant)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Brimstone is a very powerful creature/weapon from Apokolips, the planet ruled by Darkseid.

It primarily played a role during the 1986 Legends  DC Comics publishing event, not long after the Crisis .


  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 50’6” Weight: 2500lbs.
  • Eyes: Yellow Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

A creature of immense strength and power, Brimstone was capable of generating extraordinary heat and flame. That included the creation of a flaming sword he used to bring down buildings and slay his enemies.

His only weakness was the magnetic fields which gave shape to his fiery form.

The second and third Brimstone had noticeable fewer Hero Points  than the first.


In 1986, Darkseid, the master of the planet Apokolips, decided to destroy all of Earth’s heroic legends. He first ordered his servant DeSaad to project a futuristic techno-seed into the heart of an experimental fusion reactor being tested at the New York facilities of S.T.A.R. Labs.


Instants later, the generator exploded, to release the monstrous flaming giant called Brimstone upon the world.

Believing himself to be the fallen angel of an avenging god, sent to rid the Earth of its false gods and graven idols, Brimstone began a rampage. It ultimately brought him into conflict with such diverse costumed adventurers as :

Brimstone pretty much defeated them all.

He’s no angel

Ultimately, Brimstone was discovered to be merely a ball of artificially sentient super-heated hydrogen plasma. He was simply given form by several sophisticated magnetic fields.

Brimstone (DC Comics legends) ranting, street scene

It became the first assignment of the newly reactivated Suicide Squad to track down Brimstone and destroy him. They were issued an experimental laser rifle designed to penetrate Brimstone’s magnetic field and disintegrate the techno-seed at its core.

They found him near Mount Rushmore , where the giant was to destroy the idols carved in the mountain. Brimstone incinerated the man-monster called Blockbuster. However another member of the Squad, the renegade marksman Deadshot, pierced Brimstone’s fiery heart with one carefully placed shot. The behemoth exploded, wailing the name of his unforgiving god.

More Brimstones

For a time, it was uncertain whether Darkseid’s claim that he could create another Brimstone at his whim was a bluff or not. He did, however, easily create another Brimstone in Nevada. It was sent into the sun by Firestorm and Firehawk, where it grew even larger and attempted to destroy the Earth using the sun’s power.

A third Brimstone was fought by Superboy more recently.


See illustration.


Very little.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 27 Bod: 25 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 02 Wil: Min: Occupation: “Avenging Angel”
Inf: Aur: Spi: Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 008 HP: 075

Energy absorption (fire, heat): 10, Flame being: 15, Flame immunity: 20, Growth: 09, Power reserve (Growth): 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and already factored in.
  • Growth only add an AP of mass for every 2 full APs of Growth (+0).
  • Energy absorption (fire, heat) feeds Power Reserve (Growth).
  • Power reserve (Growth) can only be used if fed by Energy absorption (fire, heat).

None demonstrated.

Life support (full).

Darkseid (Low).

Misc: Brimstone’s body is held together by a magnetic field generated by a techno-gizmo inside him called a Techno-Seed [BODY 15, Magnetic control: 25. Lim.: Magnetic control only to hold Brimstone together]. If the seed is somehow shut down or destroyed, Brimstone disperses.

FLAMING SWORD [BODY 15, EV 08 (28 w/STR), Stretching: 02. Limitation : Growth: 08+ and STR 12+ are needed to use the sword (-0) ; Stretching only to extend melee range (-2). It cannot be Taken Away, as Brimstone can generate one at will].

Compiled by Sébastien Andrivet (using Who’s Who and Belle Reve sourcebook).

Helper(s): Sean MacDonald, Jackson.

Source of Character: Legends crossover (DCU).