Broadside of Force (Guardians of the Galaxy enemy) (Marvel Comics) closeup



Broadside was part of Force, a team that clashed with the 1990s Guardians of the Galaxy.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Force.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 7’2” Weight: 450 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Orange-brown.


Powers and Abilities

Fairly strong to begin with (“Class 5”), Broadside can draw on a planets gravitational field to greatly increase her strength up to “Class 85” or so.


A native of the planet Mobius, Broadside was recruited into Force by Interface.

Quest for the shield

Interface later learned of a sacred shield which supposedly bestowed great power on its wielder. He led Force on a search for the shield. They eventually tracked it down to a planet. The computer running that world, Main Frame, forced them to compete against another team searching for the shield, the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Broadside faced Charlie-27, whom she found attractive. She came on to him, not wanting to fight him, but his response was to hit her. All he managed to hurt was her feelings, and she drew on her powers, knocking him through a few walls in response.


With the other contests resulting in draws, the final contest came down to Interface versus Vance Astro. Interface easily subdued Astro, but when he seized the shield, he didn’t understand that its power was symbolic. Interface was so caught up in trying to access the power that Astro managed to take it away from him.

Losing due to his motives rather than the contest, Interface, Force, and their ship were teleported 15 parsecs (1 parsec = 3.26 light years) away by Mainframe. Seeing no benefit in returning to challenge Mainframe or the Guardians, Interface ordered them to move on to other possibilities. Yet Broadside continued to moon over Charlie.

Chase the Devil

When Force were attacked by Malevolence, their resistance was easily dispatched. The exception was Brahl, who happily made a deal with Malevolence. She declared them her slaves, using her power to keep them in line, and assigning Brahl as their new leader.

Malevolence led them to Homeworld, centre of the Universal Church of Truth. Once there she challenged for the role of matriarch to Protégé.

When Malevolence sensed the Guardians, with her main rival, Aleta, approaching, she dispatched Force to delay them. Broadside attack the Guardians on board their vessel, where she again faced Charlie-27. This time he talked her out of fighting, admitting he reciprocated some of her feelings.


Martinex convinced Interface to call a truce. Brahl flees to tell Malevolence of their treachery. Joining forces, Force and the Guardians travel to Homeworld to confront Malevolence. She convinces Protégé that they are coming to harm him. Thus he dispatched his elite guards, forcing the invaders to use their powers in his presence.

The battle is stopped when Starhawk reabsorbs Aleta, and leaves, allowing Malevolence to win by default. Force and the Guardians are spared when the Guardian. But Replica, herself a Universalite, begs Protégé for their lives. He accedes, banishing them from Homeworld.

Force leave, looking for new opportunities for profit, but not before Broadside gives Charlie a kiss to remember her by.


Loud and flirtatious, Broadside tends to come on to men who are of similar stature to herself. She is usually friendly unless they hurt her feelings, in which case she can get violent.

She has no problem throwing her weight around when her more vicious team mates get out of hand.


“That son of an Arcturan broke my nail !”

(To Charlie-27) “Oooh, my, you are the cute one, arent you ? You know we dont have to fight big boy.”

(After Charlie-27 strikes her) “You just made a very big mistake, cupcake ! You see, my power stems from a planet’s gravitational field ! I can channel a planets gravity into my body ! Know what happens then, doll-boy !”

DC Universe Adaptation

(This section proposes ways of using this character in DC Universe stories).

Force have clashed with the Legion of Super Heroes on a couple of occasions, most recently when Brahl manoeuvred them into fighting as part of a plan to gain revenge on Phantom Girl. Brahl was expelled from the group as a result.

Writer Jim Valentino created Broadside as a reference to the LSH’s Star Boy. So a DCU version of Broadside would likely have ties with him.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 08 Bod: 09 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 014 HP: 025

Density Increase: 12, Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • APs of Density Increase Add to STR (+3, see below), do not subtract from DEX (+2), and it requires her to be within a planets gravitational field (-1).
  • Density Increase is proportional to the local G field (see below).
  • Growth is Always On and is already factored in (-1).

None demonstrated.

None demonstrated.

Force (High), Charlie-27 (Low).

Strange Appearance.

When gravity flails

The amount of Density Increase Broadside can activate depends on the gravitational field she is currently subject to.

  • At .5G she can use 09 APs.
  • At 1G she has 10 APs.
  • At 2G she has 11 APs.
  • At 4G or greater she can use the full 12 APs.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): Gamers Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Frank Murdock, Sébastien Andrivet.