Helmut (Gen 13 enemy) (Image Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Helmut — yes, he just goes by “Helmut” — primarily appeared in the mid-and-late 1990s in Gen13 and WildCATs comic books.

The material was wildly popular back then, so this generic-ish villain might still have some recognition.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 320 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red Hair: Green


Powers and Abilities

Helmut is a known criminal and arms dealer. His most spectacular abilities come from his armored suit which gives him incredible strength and protection.

Outside of it, he shares features with moles. Like being able to dig his way through material and eating earthworms.


His first appearance was in the early 1970’s, in South America. Helmut was involved with German smugglers stealing archeological treasures.

He was first captured by Lynch, at this time living his own life as an adventurer. Lynch was accompanying Caroline McArthur in her search for the Peruvian Temple of Viracocha. That’s when Lynch discovered Helmut’s extreme sensitivity to loud noises.

Wildstorm Rising

25 years later, Lord Defile orchestrated Helmut’s escape from prison. In exchange; Helmut was to find one of the Daemonite’s ship keys Defile knew that a member of Team 7 had retrieved a part of a key in Nicaragua, but he didn’t knew which member.

As Defile sent hit teams against every living Team 7 member, Helmut was chosen to go against his old foe, Lynch.

Gen 13 interfered. The battle was pretty even until Lynch made Burnout use his electric guitar amplifier to neutralize Helmut using loud noises. With Helmut immobilized, Grunge managed to hit the ejection system of the armor. Outside of his armor, it was a piece of cake to take him down.

Dig out

While Helmut was held in a specially design cell preventing him from using his digging ability, Miss Poppinopolous tampered with the containment mechanism of the cell, letting him escape. Again, he owed a favor to his liberator, Mr. Luv, who wanted him to chase the Gen 13 girls.

This time, Helmut managed to capture the girls by knocking down an entire building on them. Fairchild saved them from death, but not unconsciousness. The day was saved by Lynch and the boys.

Helmut was defenestrated during the fight and hasn’t been heard from since.


Outside of his armor, Helmut looks like a big fat man with green skin and green, abundant body hair.

His armor is green with steel grey reinforced shoulders, legs, knees and arms. It as a tail and the helmet is long, like an Alien head. It has a big red circle in the middle of the chest.


Helmut is a ruthless mercenary. He can be credited with high sense of honor as he always owes one to the person who manages to free him for jail. He is a bit overconfident too.

His hearing problem caused him to be on the losing end of a fight at least twice.

DC Universe History

He certainly feels like a minor Superman villain.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 06 Occupation: Hitman
Inf: 07 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 10
Init: 018 HP: 045

Density Increase: 01, Digging: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Density Increase is Always On.

Gadgetry: 09

Genius, Scholar (Weapons).

Defile (Low).

Distinct Appearance, Loss Vulnerability (All attributes, Loud noises, 4 AP), CIA (Honouring owned favors).

SUIT [/DEX/ 07 /STR/ 11 /BODY/ 10, Extra Limb (Tail)*: 11, Jumping: 02, Skin Armor*: 10, Running: 08, Limitation: Running and Skin Armor requires the suit to be closed like a shell and forfeit Dice Actions (-2 both)].

By Nicolas Lemaçon.

Source of Character: Image Comics (Wildstorm Universe).

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet.