Flying Demons from the Vortex cursing Hero Zero

Demons from the Vortex


These were early opponents of King Tiger.

For full context, you’ll want to read the King Tiger character profile and the Man from the Vortex character profile.


  • 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 experienced combatants who fly and breathe fire.

They also 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 unrevealed.

Demons from the Vortex flying over the desert

In 1993, Seekers from the Reaver Swarm found the Vortex. Their probing beams allowed five waiting demons, in dragon form, to reach Earth and fly away across the Nevada desert. Their apparent intention was to establish some form of power base on Earth.

However, the armoured giant Hero Zero rushed to intercept them. He shattered the dragon into its component individuals, 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

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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

Flame project: 05, Flight: 05, Personality transfer: 04, Skin armour: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

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

Weaponry (melee): 06

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

Other Vortex demons.

Fatal vulnerability to sunlight.

Chinese sabre [BODY 06, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Slashing].

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

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

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

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

Fatal vulnerability to sunlight.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW.