Iron Curtain from Russia (Marvel Comics)

Iron Curtain

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Iron Curtain first appeared in 1986.

He’s obscure and unremarkable, except for one point – there weren’t too many Russian superhumans back then who weren’t Cold Warriors, beyond Darkstar and Colossus.


  • Real Name: Simas (last name unrevealed).
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Garnoff Underground.
  • Base Of Operations: Russia.
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 280 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Grey-white


Powers and Abilities

Simas is superhumanly strong and resilient, quite big, and displayed solid hand-to-hand fighting skills.

He often spearheads the assault in order to have opposing soldiers concentrate their fire on him. In other circumstances he stays close to Garnoff so as to be able to shield him with his body whenever needed.


Iron Curtain (rarely called by his code name) was first seen as part of the group of mutant dissidents. These were working in USSR with Father Garnoff (aka Blind Faith). He likely joined after having being rescued from governmental efforts at mutant elimination, containment and study.

One of his documented missions involved attacking a concentration camp for mutants. It was run by unethical doctor Heinreich. To do so, Garnoff’s men used an ongoing conflict with the covert American mutants of X-Factor as a diversion. In the chaos, freed a number of experimental mutant subjects.

Like nearly all members of the Garnoff Underground, Simas was later murdered in a brutal assault by the dreaded mutant hunter Firefox.


Simas almost always wears blue jeans and a mauve (or green) turtleneck sweater, or something close to that.


Simas seemed to be an everyday, older Russian man. He was courageous but without superlative intellectual acumen, and very loyal toward Garnoff.


“Bah ! These puny soldiers are a waste of our time ! I haven’t even worked up a sweat !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Iron Curtain

Dex: 05 Str: 09 Bod: 06 Motivation: Uphold Father Garnoff
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Mutant dissident
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 011 HP: 015

Growth: 01, Joined: 02, Skin armour*: 06

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

None demonstrated.

Language (Russian).

Garnoff Underground (High).

Mistrust (Mutant), Misc.: Simas does not appear to speak English.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.