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Goldigger (Hostess comics)

Goldigger

Hostess Cakes


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

During the 1970s, confectioner and cakes maker Hostess advertised in major comic books. The advertisements were full-page comics starring Marvel and DC Comics characters (and Hostess products).

These comics were nonsensical and a parody of the most absurd aspects of Silver Age  comics. They’re still fondly remembered for their goofiness.


Powers and Abilities

Goldigger has the sole ability to make himself intangible.

He also packs a funky futuristic pistol looks like a laser-gun, but fires HUGE bullets instead !


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History

He appeared in “A Passion for Gold”, which was in Avengers #192, among other places.

On a city street, Mr. Fantastic confronts Goldigger, who shoots him with his pistol. Reed’s stretching powers allow him to absorb the momentum of the bullets, and send them right back at the villain. The bullets go through Goldigger, who shouts, “Nothing can harm an intangible man, Mr. Fantastic.”.

Being the big brain he is, Mr. Fantastic realizes his dilemma. He sends his arm stretching over the city, “Instead, I’ll get my hand on something that will cause Goldigger to de-activate his intangible powers.”. His arm returns with Hostess™ Twinkies, which Goldigger turns tangible to eat.

Stretcho uses his elastic body to tie Goldigger to a street post, and the happy bad-guy excaims, “The Hostess Twinkies Cakes are worth it. They’re almost as great as you are.” Aww. Compliments from the Twinkies-stuffed Goldigger.


Description

Goldigger is bald (Hostess must have been run by a bald guy – how many bald Hostess villains does this make ?), and wears a costume that sort of makes him look like the Vision without his cape – boots, gloves, belt, and the classic “1970s collar”.

No skullcap though, but he is gold from head-to-toe, even his skin.


Personality

Goldigger has a “taste for gold”. I don’t know if I should take this literally, and assume he EATS gold, or just assume he really LIKES gold. In the case of Twinkies, first he liked ’em, then he ate ’em.


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Goldigger

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Nefarious villain
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}:
Init: 016 HP: 030

Powers:
Dispersal: 08

Skills:
Weaponry (firearms): 06

Drawbacks:
SIA (Gold), CIA (Hostess™ Twinkies).

Equipment:
Funky-Looking Pistol [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 06, R#03].

By Daryl Kuxhouse.

Source of Character: Hostess ads that appeared in Marvel comic books.

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