Doc Cancer (Capes) (Image Comics)

Doc Cancer

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Capes was a 2003 mini-series, by a then semi-obscure Robert Kirkman. Invincible had just started publication, so at this point the bulk of his work was Battle Pope.

This short series was mostly a deconstructionist one, showing super-hero work as banal salaried fare.

This material was eventually established as taking place in the same universe as Invincible (though back then, my impression was that it took place in the “Larsenverse“).

The characters in Capes were generic ones. This goes double for Doc Cancer, who is but briefly seen. But this can be useful.


  • Real Name: Dr. Thomas Winters.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Holly Winters (High).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 243 lbs.
  • Eyes: Green Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Doc Cancer is superstrong, ferocious and might be immortal.


Decades ago, scientist Holly Winters was accidentally made immortal and eternally young in a freak laboratory accident. Her husband managed to cope with that for decades. But when people started assuming his wife was his daughter he went over the edge. He tried to replicate the original accident.

While it may have succeeded, it also turned him into an inhuman creature with very limited mental capabilities. The main problem is that he’s insanely jealous and will kill any man that even look at Holly Winters.

He spends most of his time in prison.


See illustrations.


Very limited and predictable. Bolt once easily tricked him into battling a nearby super-villain by reassuring the surprised villain, telling him loudly it was alright, that he would soon have neutralized Doc Cancer and that the villain could soon spend time with Holly. The consequences were immediate.

Doc Cancer is basically just a rampaging monster.


“Holly mine !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Doc Cancer

Dex: 05 Str: 12 Bod: 10 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 03 Wil: 01 Min: 02 Occupation: None
Inf: 04 Aur: 01 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 012 HP: 030

Jumping: 02


None demonstrated.

Holly Winters (High).

Strange Appearance, CIA toward Holly and jealousy, Dependant (Holly).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Capes mini-series.