Hope O'Dare sitting and smiling

Hope O’Dare

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


The O’Dare clan of police officers appeared in the 1994-2001 DC Comics series Starman.

I took notes early on as I liked the series, but eventually found it too self-indulgent. Still, the original idea was to have notes about a colourful cop who can be of use in many street-level adventures.


  • Real Name: Hope O’Dare.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: O’Dare clan.
  • Group Affiliation: O’Dare clan, OCPD.
  • Base Of Operations: Opal City.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 130lbs.
  • Eyes: Gray Hair: Red (with blonde highlights).


Powers and Abilities

While she’s the youngest O’Dare, she’s perhaps the best symbol of the clan. Hope is as reckless as her brother Mason, as hot-headed as her brother Matt, and as good-looking as her brother Barry.

She’s an excellent markswoman, and highly acrobatic, as well as a good police detective.


Opal City, a city with a retro look and an ambience like no other, is home to the O’Dare clan. It is a large family of Irish descent.

Everyone born a O’Dare has been a cop since they settled in Opal City. The father of the current batch of O’Dares was a close ally of the Golden Age  Starman, and the O’Dares have protected Starman ever since the costumed hero saved his life.

The clan has had many chances to use their “special brand of something” during recent troubles in Opal City. These events included two crime waves launched by the Mist and a fighting alongside the Shade against an immortal demonologist.


Hope mostly wears casual, everyday clothes.


An charismatic firebrand and dynamic young woman. Hope is the most gaelocentric of the clan, and is very proud of the O’Dare history and their Irish roots.

Like the rest of her kin, she’s very courageous (having fought in numerous and heavy gunfights with distinction). Always considered as the youngest by her brothers, she’s determined to match them deed for deed.


“But when dad lived he was a cop. In fact there’s been an O’Dare in uniform serving Opal City since we first landed here. 1898 that was, when the bastard English… (blah blah blah)

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Hope O’Dare

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Responsibility
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Cop
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 05
Init: 016 HP: 020

Acrobatics*: 06, Detective*: 05, Thief (stealth): 04, Vehicles (land): 05, Weaponry (firearms)*: 06

Area Knowledge (Opal City), Credentials (OCPD, Medium), Language (some French), Expertise (Irish lore).

Starman I (Low), Starman VII (Low), Opal City Police Dept(High), O’Dare clan (High).

Public ID, MIA to all things Irish.


  • Short-barrelled .357 revolver [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 06, R#02].
  • 9mm [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 15, R#02].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Starman comics (DCU).