Harrier of the Supremacists (Black Panther enemy) (Marvel Comics)




This obscure Black Panther villain was seen but twice, in 1988 and 1995 – and but briefly.

But he’s part of a team of similar types. And teams of opponents are an important resources in tabletop super-hero RPGs.


  • Real Name: Johannes Haff.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Supremacists.
  • Base Of Operations: Azania.
  • Eyes: Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Harrier wears a powered suit which allows him to fly and shoot tasers. The latter are capable of easily subduing a large, physically powerful, normal human.

The suit does not protect his face or parts of his head, and some of its wiring is exposed, so attacks on the armour could potentially leave him powerless.


A native of the African country of Azania, Harrier was inducted into the national superhero team, the Supremacists. When a shadowy cat-like being began murdering government officials, suspicion fell on T’Challa, the Black Panther, head of state of the neighbouring country of Wakanda.

The Supremacists (art from the TSR gamer's handbook to the Marvel universe)

The Supremacists were sent to capture the Black Panther. They stormed the Wakandan council chambers, but T’Challa managed to evade their initial attack, and drew them into the jungle. He managed to pick them off one at a time. The Panther protected himself from Harrier’s attack using Voortrekker as a shield, and then using a thrown stone to knock Harrier out.

The Harrier suit was later worn by a female member of Azanian nationalist rebels, Katrina von Gerber, after the Azanian government was overthrown.


Harrier is a patriot, who takes pride in serving his country. He sees himself as the rookie of the group, and is constantly trying to prove himself, even if he’s not sure he’s up to it.

He will happily lead an attack, giving him a chance to impress his team mates.


“They may call Harrier the baby of the Supremacists, but I’ll be the one to bring the Panther down !”

DC Universe History

When White Avenger was expelled from the Global Guardians, the Azanian government, embarrassed by this, engineered a clash between the Supremacists and the Guardians. The Supremacists were quickly dispatched by the Guardians, beginning a long-running enmity between the two groups.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Harrier I

A 242 Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Patriotism
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: National Hero
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 011 HP: 030

None demonstrated.

None demonstrated.

Azanian Government (High), Supremacists (High).

MIA (Racism).

HARRIER SUIT [BODY 05, Flight: 06, Lightning: 08, Skin Armour: 02, Limitations: Skin Armour can be avoided with a +2CS Trick Shot (-1)].

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham, Sébastien Andrivet.