Iron Cross of the Cadre / Aryan Brigade (JLA enemy) (DC Comics)

Iron Cross

(Aryan Brigade)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This profile is meant to be read after our profile for the Overmaster’s Cadre. Which is where all the context and backstory are.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Aryan Nation, Aryan Brigade, “Judgement Day” version of the Cadre.
  • Base Of Operations: Aryan Nation compound Pine Heights, southwestern Nebraska ; later the Overmaster’s spaceship embedded in Mount Everest.
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 265 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown, later dyed blond.


Powers and Abilities

Iron Cross is superhumanly strong and resilient – “Class 60” or so.

He seemed to be hurt to a small degree by unarmed attacks from highly competent martial artists such as Black Canary, but still could go a few Phases mano-a-marciano with the Martian Manhunter. In DC Heroes RPG terms, he reserves all of his Hero Points  for LDD.


Iron Cross might be European. Or he might be a German-American interested in the most disastrous historical segment of his ancestry.

He clashed with the Justice League Task Force at the Aryan Nation compound. Iron Cross later joined the greater Cadre assembled by the Overmaster at Mount Everest.

A dozen years later, he was seen fighting heroes during the Infinite Crisis. He was then recruited by the Joker, Luthor and the Cheetah as part of a large task force that attacked the Justice League.

In 2008, Iron Cross was among those villains who were kidnapped and deported to an alien planet by the government. When the Joker and Gorilla Grodd started a mutiny against Lex Luthor, Iron Cross tried to stop the Joker. The madman shot him in the head point-blank. Whether he survived is unknown.



Like most of the others, he has an angry and uneducated vibe.

Iron Cross sometimes use German words and slang in his speech. Whether he’s bilingual, natively Germanophone or just showing off with a little bit of German he knows is unrevealed.


A big, not impressively bright, racist thug. He seems brutal and will fight dirty, but does not seem as actively evil as the rest.

He seemed to be fond of the first Blind Faith, and was in a relationship with the second Blind Faith.


“Wake up and go to sleep, green skin !”

“Nobody hurts Blind Faith !”

“For the Overmaster !”

“Hey ! Why don’t you Frauen get your pretty little hands dirty and help out ? Giganta, you could put this thing together sitting on your Fettarsch !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Iron Cross

Dex: 05 Str: 13 Bod: 08 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 013 HP: 025

Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already factored In.

None demonstrated.

Conditional Soaking (Unarmed and blunt attacks), Language (German), Misc.: Iron Cross has a psi-link with Blind Faith II.

White supremacist US militias (Low), Overmaster (Low).

Minor Rage, SIA toward hating non-Whites, Partial Attack Vulnerability (-1CS RV vs. blades, bullets and penetrating energy attacks).

Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG

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Iron Cross — Averaged PL 8.2

02 (13) 02 (07) 01 01 02 (04) 00 00 01


Super-strength ● 46 points ● Descriptor: Overmaster enhancements
– Enhanced Strength 11, Enhanced Stamina 5, Enhanced Fighting 2
– Protection 4 (Limited 2 – only vs. Blunt Impact)
– Luck 4 (Limited 3 – only on Toughness saves vs. Blunt Impact)
– Growth 1 (Always On and already factored in)

Psychic link ● 1 points ● Descriptor: Psychic
Senses 1 (Mind Link with Blind Faith II)

Combat Advantages

Close Attack.

Other Advantages

Language (German).


Close combat (Unarmed) 2 (+8), Insight 1 (+1), Perception 3 (+3), Persuasion 1 (+2).


Initiative +1
Unarmed +8, Close, Damage 13


Dodge 7 Fortitude 10
Parry 9 Toughness 11*/7
Will 4

* Blunt Impact Descriptors only


  • Temper Violent brute.
  • Obsession Thoroughly racist.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack & Effect PL 11, Dodge/Toughness PL 8, Parry/Toughness PL 9, Fort & Will PL 7.
  • Point total 89. Abilities 18, Defences 17, Skills 4, Powers 47, Devices 0, Advantages 3. Equiv. PL 6.


For PL computations his Toughness was considered a 9.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC comics.

Helper(s): Roy Cowan, Darci, Ethan Roe.