Hartly (Argus enemy) (DC Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This excruciatingly obscure character only appeared in the 1995 Argus Limited Series, by DC Comics.

He’s got a profile for when one needs a random superhuman nobody. But of course people aren’t going to search for him, since he’s a nobody. Sigh. Life. Don’t talk to me about life.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former employee of Data Highways.
  • Base Of Operations: Keystone/Central City.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 197 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Hartly can heighten the density of air until it becomes a viscous fluid, and can control it. Usually, he uses it to form obstacles or drown people into amorphous masses of dense air.


Hartly is one of the superhuman thugs working security for the affluent hi-tech society Data Highway. DH is actually a front for the d’Angelo mob.

Along with his pal Shiv, he very nearly murdered Nick Kovac. This occurred after Kovac was marked for death for having examined d’Angelo’s Argus statue.


See illustration.


Callous, middle aged hardened criminal. He’s obviously dangerous, and something of a misanthrope. He smokes cigarillos.


“No one could hear you even if you could scream.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 009 HP: 015

Ice production: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Ice Production is actually hardened air. It “melts” 1 AP after Hartly stops concentrating on it, and the maximum speed on “ice” slides is 3 APs (-1).

None demonstrated.

None demonstrated.

Underworld (Low).

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By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Argus mini-series (DC Universe).