Death Angel of the Extremists (JLA enemy) (DC Comics)

Death Angel

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This article assumes that you’ve read our main article about the Overmaster’s Cadre. The New Extremists have but capsule entries with speculative stats, since there’s so little material about them.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: New Extremists ; Cadre.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Eyes: Solid white Hair: Magenta


Powers and Abilities

Death Angel might be some sort of demon or succubus, as Bloodwynd stated that her abilities are magical. Her main attack is to transfix her target with a mesmerising vision of a loved one.

She then closes in, manifests shadow-like fangs and drains the desires and spirit of her target until death ensues.

Death Angel was also seen hurling eldritch bolts. Thus, it is possible that she has other magic skills such as illusions-casting and mind-probing.


See the Cadre entry for context about the New Extremists.

Group shot of the New Extremists


Death Angel is often crouched, moving in stances reminiscent of Nightcrawler’s.


Very little was apparent in the department for the New Extremists. They seem to be professional killers.


“Such simple, pathetic desires. They will be your undoing. My first bite was just enough to make you sick. My next bite kills !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Death Angel

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 06 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 016 HP: 025

Magic blast: 08, Mental freeze (ML): 10, Spirit drain: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • All Powers are their own AV (+0 or +1 dep. on house rules).
  • Mental freeze must be maintained – if she takes any sort of Dice Action while it’s up, it’ll break right after her Dice Action takes effect.
  • Spirit drain has No Range.

Acrobatics: 05

None demonstrated.

None demonstrated.

Distinct Appearance, Minor Rage.

The best defence

Most New Extremists will spend their HPs offensively, spending everything on a mix of AV and OV within the first three Phases or so.

This allowed them to credibly engage the JLA, since the League doesn’t generally spend HPs on a bunch of nobodies. But the tide turned as the New Extremists ran dry – and their more powerful opponents regrouped, started two-teaming them, shook off the Stuns, etc.

Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG

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Death Angel — Averaged PL 7.6

01 02 04 01 03 00 01 02


Magic powers ● 37 points ● Descriptor: Magic, and possibly something like Succubus
– Transfixing vision — Ranged Affliction 10 (resisted by Will, entranced & hindered, defenseless & immobile, Instant Recovery Flaw)
– Soul-draining shadow fangs — Close Spiritual Damage 8 (resisted by Will) Linked with Persistent Regeneration 8 (Limited 3 to damage with spiritual, psychic, necromancy and other paranormal or semi-paranormal mental Descriptors)
– Eldritch bolts — Ranged Magic Damage 7

Combat Advantages

Close Attack 1.

Other Advantages

None demonstrated.


Acrobatics 4 (+8), Athletics 5 (+6), Close combat (Unarmed) 3 (+7), Deception 3 (+5), Insight 4 (+5), Perception 4 (+5), Persuasion 2 (+4), Ranged combat (Eldritch bolts) 7 (+8)


Initiative +4
Unarmed +7, Close, Damage 1
Shadow fangs +7, Close, Damage 8
Eldritch bolts +8, Ranged, Damage 8
Transfixing vision +10, Ranged, Affliction 10


Dodge 9 Fortitude 6
Parry 7 Toughness 4/2*
Will 9

* Without Defensive Roll


  • Temper Violent thug.
  • Distinct appearance Succubusian looks.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack & Effect PL 10, Dodge/Toughness PL 7, Parry/Toughness PL 6, Fort & Will PL 8.
  • Point total 102. Abilities 28, Defences 20, Skills 16, Powers 37, Devices 0, Advantages 1. Equiv. PL 7.


The New Extremists normally front-load their assaults. They’ll spend any Hero Points they have in the first round to raise mediocre and poor dice rolls, concentrating on the offensive but leaving little for defense. Thus, they’ll hit quite hard at first, but then run dry and be easier to mop up than you’d expect.

They also prefer offensive tactics – for instance Cloudburst normallly uses All-Out Attack, especially early in the fight.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Universe.

Helper(s): Darci.

Writeup completed on the 25th of May, 2010.