Insecticide (Heroes for Hire enemy) (Marvel Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This random, obscure jobber  showed in a 2007 Marvel Comics story and that’s it.

On one hand he’s straightforward and easy to play. But on the other his gear is so specialised you’ll likely never need him. On the gripping hand , he was easy to research and stat up.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former employee of Ricadonna.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed, possibly New York City.
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Blond


Powers and Abilities

Insecticide is a big, muscular jock.

He’s equipped with a special system of sprays allowing him to shoot poisonous, pressured streams of yellow-greenish toxic foam. The jets come from wrist-mounted muzzles connected to two dorsal tanks. His costume *seems* to incorporate some form of jump pack and radio comms, but this is somewhat speculative.

He has an excellent throwing arm. Therefore, he likes to opens up his assault with a grenade lobbed through a window, then jump in.


Insecticide is a rookie assassin. He was hired by Ricadonna as part of a revenge plot against the version of the Heroes for Hire led by the Daughters of the Dragon.

Fittingly enough, he was detailed to kill Humbug. In fact, he may have been recruited and/or have chosen his nom de guerre specifically because of Humbug.

Despite having the advantage of surprise, he failed due to his lack of professionalism. Insecticide was taken out by a huge colony of African killer bees living in Humbug’s squalid squat.

He can easily be assumed to have survived after an hospital stay if you want to use him.



See illustration.


He’s just a hooligan and a bully, who dislikes anything he doesn’t understand (which is a lot).

While he’s a cretin, he’s not a halting Neanderthal either. More like a short-tempered and judgemental good ol‘ boy and caricature jock.

Despite his chronicled adventure being by his own admission his first hit, he was overconfident. Insecticide toyed with Humbug, not seeing how a scrawny runt like him could be a threat.


Insecticide: “Name’s Insecticide… and you are gonna be my first victim ! Think of the press I’m going to get ! Imagine my joy getting my first gig and I have to kill a guy that has sex with bugs !”
Humbug: “Sex ? Are you insane ? They’re just friends !”

“Nothing personal, dude, it’s just business. I got rent to pay just like everyone else.”

“Oh man, you really are creeping me the hell out ! Those are just bugs !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 010

Vehicles (land): 03, Weaponry (his special weapons): 04

Possibly a Familiarity with exterminator work.

Street (Low).

MIA toward shallow bullying.


  • COSTUME [BODY 06, Jumping: 03, Radio communications: 05, Shade: 02, Limitation: Jumping has Ammo: 04].
  • Gas grenades (x2) [BODY 03, Fog: 03, Chemical attack: 05, Poison touch: 02, Grenade drawback, Bonus : Chemical Attack, Poison Touch and Fog are Combined (Chemical Attack and Poison Touch are active thorough the Fog), R#03, Limitation: Poison touch has its EV reduced by one CS against targets other than arachnids and insects (-1)].
  • GAS MUZZLES (x2) [BODY 03, Chemical attack: 05, Poison touch: 04, Bonus: Poison touch is Combined With and active throughout Chemical Attack, Limitation: Poison touch has its EV reduced by one CS against targets other than arachnids and insects (-1)].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Heroes for Hire v2 #4.