Dung is a Savage Dragon character. He first appeared in 1993 and has been returning every few years ever since.

IIRC, he came into existence after vocal curmudgeon Peter David remarked about Savage Dragon comics not being the most mature fare. I suppose the goal was to prove him right.


  • Real Name: David Peters (rumored).
  • Marital Status: Presumably single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Annihilators, The Vicious Circle.
  • Base Of Operations: Chicago.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: Unrevealed.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Dung is a super powered freak in metal armor. His arms are replaced by cannon arms that spew blasts of variable pressure of seemingly limitless amounts of steaming hot feces against his opponents. The source of his powers is not known.

Being encased in armor makes him rather resistant to most types of physical attacks, even if his head is left uncovered.

Dung is an excellent team player.


Dung is from Detroit. He was one of numerous super freaks gathered by CyberFace in order to depose the leader of the Vicious Circle, OverLord.

These Annihilators were foiled before they had a shot. They were lost in a teleportation effect, when Barbaric of the Chicago police department’s Freak Force team destroyed their device.

They spent months lost in an interdimensional  void. But a group of Detroit scientists then tested out their own matter transportation equipment, allowing the villains to get through to Earth. Maul of the WildCATS defeated the entire group on his own while the Deadly Duo watched.

Following the death of OverLord at Dragon’s hand, numerous freak factions battled for control of the Vicious Circle. One of those groups were the Annihilators. Joining forces with other criminal superhumans like the Rumble Brothers, the freaks became loyal soldiers of CyberFace once again. They accompanied him as he seized power.

Dung remained in service with the Vicious Circle for months. But he was defeated in battle with the Dragon shortly after Horde came to power. He was sent off to Stronghold Prison and remained there until shrunken members of the group broke him free.


Dung became a normal human in the wake of the Nega-Bomb explosion caused by DarkLord and the Covenant of the Sword. Later, Universo consumed Earth and everyone on it, including Dung.

However, on the alternate Savage World, history played out differently.

CyberFace’s army of disgruntled Vicious Circle members known as the Annihilators enjoyed a great deal more success in the Savage World. Due to the Chicago Police Department’s fledgling superhuman unit known as Freak Force only having two members at the time, the villains were able to brush passed both the Dragon and Horridus with no fatalities.

The Annihilators then used their teleportation technology to gain access to the Vicious Circle’s primary stronghold. CyberFace effortlessly murdered OverLord and seized his leadership position. The presence of the Annihilators prevented any of the more loyal Vicious Circle members from attempting to avenge their founder’s death.

With their position secured, the Annihilators enjoyed a role as part of CyberFace’s inner circle. They provided him with not only protection but also getting entrusted to the most important matters.

Top Annihilators

They were among the first to move into New York City when the massive city was claimed by CyberFace as their new headquarters. He slaughtered the Cosmic Cops and took their conquered land himself.

Over the next few years, the former Annihilators remained part of the security force for their leader. They were present at the White House when Dragon led a coalition of heroes and renegade Vicious Circle members on an assassination attempt. Dung was among those that ended up getting shrunken down by the newly-reformed Liberty League to prevent any further violence.

He had remained in custody but may well have escaped during a recent breakout at Stronghold Penitentiary.


Dung looks like a man encased in metallic armor. Everything, except his head, is covered by pipes, cylinders, pads and so on in silvery grey metal. His head looks cartoonish and pear-shaped, with sprouts of brown hair and a bizarre, grinning expression on his face.

Both of his arms consist of seven malleable cylinders each through which he uses his powers. Soon after he has started using his powers, there will be flies and stench surrounding him.


Dung talks like a real nutcase. His behavior is erratic and he enjoys spreading around chaos (and feces).

He is a team player and enjoys working as part of a larger criminal network. He seems happy as long as he is allowed to do various anarchistic acts of impulsiveness and use his arm weapons. He tends to call people baby and uses odd interjections.

Wherever Dung appears there will soon be a strong, debilitating stench. He enjoys humiliating opponents by drenching them in feces while shouting bizarre words of discouragement. He even makes shooting sounds while firing his arm cannons.

Surely, there will be psychological consequences fighting Dung, and Dung pushes this fact to the maximum by never-ending torrents of feces against his foes. Even the most hardened of heroes have panicked when overcome by feces, and keeping your dignity intact will be next to impossible.

He himself seems completely unaffected by the utterly disgusting effects of his weaponry; perhaps he really is a mutant and this is his natural state. Quite possibly he doesn’t even have a sense of smell.

The fact that his arms are two cannons does not seem to bother him either. It is unknown how he manages daily routines without normal arm functions; perhaps the armor can be removed to help with this.


“Brrdayy! Feel the power of Dung, you-eye !” (Brapabloortch) “Here’s some dung for your face ! For your eye ! Bdaww ! Yow baby !”

(Having drenched the enemy) “Try breathing through your mouth, baby ! B-daw !”

“Stand back, you-eye ! My high pressure hose can turn her head into tapioca, ftt—aye !”

“That’s right, baby ! Now we can take over the city — oh-dey !!”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Professional Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 012 HP: 040

Chemical Attack: 04, Glue: 04, Matter Manipulation: 09, Projectile Weapons: 08, Skin Armor: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • RAPs from Matter Manipulation are Cumulative in that they can be used to, by AP-addition, enhance the effects of any RAPs already scored by using the Glue power (i.e. completely drenching an opponent) (+1).
  • All Powers except Skin Armor are Contingent on Matter Manipulation (-1) and are projected from his arms.
  • Projectile Weapons is Diminishing (-1).
  • Skin Armor does not cover his head and may be completely ignored by attacking Dung with a standard Trick Shot (-0).
  • Matter Manipulation can only be used to produce large quantities of feces from his cannon arm (OV/RV 2) (-2).

Accuracy (Arm cannons) 07

Life Support (no need to eat or drink; assumed).

The Annihilators (High), The Vicious Circle (Low).

Creepy Appearance (stench of feces), Secret Identity, MPR (No sense of smell; assumed), SPR (Dung has no arms; instead he carries two large arm cannons).

Dung, master of feces

Dung can seemingly produce an unlimited supply of feces from his arm-mounted cannons (Chemical Attack, Glue, Matter Manipulation, Projectile Weapons). The source of all this feces is not known, although there are a number of theories.

It is assumed that Dung can transport feces from all over the world into his high-pressured suit of armor that can be discharged as blasts at various power levels through some sort of teleportation technology. The source could also be extra-dimensional.

Another theory is that the cannons are piped directly into his colon and that he has the mutant ability to produce mass quantities in microseconds.

The function of the entire armor is not known, but, in addition to its blasting capabilities, it does offer some degree of physical protection (Skin Armor).

In any case, Dung is a disgusting and humiliating foe to battle. It can, perhaps, be assumed that Dung himself has no sense of smell (a MPR) and, given that he has no useful arms, he might not need to eat or drink to survive (Life Support).

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen.

Source of Character: Savage Dragon comics.

Helper(s): (defunct).