Daddy Longleg (Marvel Comics) (Spider-Woman enemy)

Daddy Longleg

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This odd Marvel character primarily appeared in 1983/84 Spider-Woman issues. Then he just became a forgotten curiosity. Which is still a better fate than most of us’ll get.


  • Real Name: Ramsey Cole.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: California.
  • Height: 13’ Weight: 750 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

At 13 feet tall, Daddy Longlegs only possesses about half the mass and strength he should at that height. This has it’s advantages though for Daddy Longlegs in the forms of well distributed weight and a dramatic increase in agility and sense of balance, enabling him to vault automobiles with ease and distinct combat advantages.


An aspiring dancer, Kole is “’bout the best there is”, but is unable to get work because he’s too short. Entering the lab of Bill Foster (aka Giant-Man), he implores the superhero to lend him some of his growth formula. Foster refuses, and Kole knocks him out (“Sorry, bro, but I just gotta get tall !”).

Unfortunately, he doesn’t know which of the beakers contains the formula and drinks them all.

He starts to grow and is delighted, until he realizes that he is not only getting taller, but also increasingly more spindly. He stops around 13 feet, “a freak” with a consuming desire to avenge himself on the dance world.

He encounters Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) and proves no match for her. She captures him, but he wriggles free of his bonds and escapes.


A 13 foot tall Black man as thin as a post. He wears a tailored navy blue tuxedo at top hat.



“You have stood in the way of art. I shall kill you for that.”


Kole is an obsessed artist, who typically thinks others fail to see his grand vision and talent. Extremely bitter over his self inflicted condition, he wishes to unleash his anger at those who are successful at his former occupation. He considers himself “a freak.”

DC Universe History

How would you fit in a 13 foot tall, skinny, dancing freak ? Send him to Vertigo and let those other freaks have him !

He also sounds like an old Hawkman or Atom (Ray Palmer) villain.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Daddy Longlegs

Dex: 08 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Psychopathic
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: former Dancer
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Wealth: 002
Init: 019 HP: 030

Growth: 03, Jumping: 03

Acrobatics: 06, Artist (Dancer)*: 08, Thief (Escape Artist): 04, Weaponry (melee)*: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is always on and already factored in.
  • Jumping is Elementally Linked with Growth.

Lightning Reflexes.

SIA to avenge himself against the Dance World.

Solid Steel Cane [BODY 07, Enhance (EV): 01 (cap is 07), Descriptor: Blunt].

By Jackson.

Helper(s): Jeff Rovin’s site ; illustration from

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.