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Flying Demons from the Vortex cursing Hero Zero

Demons from the Vortex

Power Level: ,
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Marital Status: Possibly N.A.
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Nevada desert near Cinnibar
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 200 to 300 lbs
  • Eyes: Varies Hair: Varies

Powers and Abilities

The Demons are decent warriors who fly and breathe fire. They can combine to form a genuine Chinese-style dragon.


These demons are called “Vortex” demons since they were seen after having escaped their home dimension through the Vortex. Whether they normally exist within the Vortex or just used it as a gate to Earth is unknown.

Demons from the Vortex flying over the desert

When the Seekers from the Reaver Swarm found the Vortex and started probing it, the resulting energies allowed five waiting demons, in dragon form, to reach Earth and fly away across the Nevada desert – with the apparent intention of establishing some form of power base on Earth.

However, the Zero entity had detected the intruder, and the armoured giant known as Hero Zero rushed to intercept them. He battled the dragon and quickly managed to shatter it, but the five demons escaped.

Their troubles had only begun, however. Expatriate Tibetan mystic King Tiger was waiting for them, and magically trapped them in a small area of the desert. He managed to kill two of them before they could escape.


See illustration.


Threatening goons who have only contempt for humans.


“There will be more of us in time – and we will feast on your pain !”


Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Vortex demon

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Power
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Demon
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 011 HP: 010

Powers: Flame project: 05, Flight: 05, Personality transfer: 04, Skin armor: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Personality transfer, if successful, makes the Demon’s body disappear within the new host (+1)
  • Skin armor doesn’t work against magical weapons and attacks

Skills: Weaponry (melee): 06

Advantages: Misc.: Can join four other Vortex demons with this Advantage to form a Dragon (10 pts)

Connections: Other Vortex demons (-1)

Drawbacks: Fatal vulnerability to sunlight

Equipment: Chinese sabre [BODY 10, EV 04 (05 w/STR)]

Enter the Dragon

The five Vortex demons combined their bodies to form a large Chinese-style dragon. The stats of the Dragon are :

Dex: 05 Str: 11 Bod: 08 Motivation: Power

Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Demon

Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 000

Init: 011 HP: 010

Powers: Claws: 12, Flame project: 12, Flight: 07, Fog: 08

Bonuses and Limitations: Fog also works against Thermal vision (-1)

Advantages: When the Dragon is reduced to a BODY of 00, it is not dead – it shatters into its components Demons, who have full BODY. The Demons cannot reform the Dragon until the next nightfall.

Drawbacks: Fatal vulnerability to sunlight

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW

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