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Kilgore (Image Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • The MERCs are a pre-made, very generic villains group. They’re so generic, in fact, that very little is known about them and much of the info below is somewhat speculative.
  • Some of the information comes from the back of Wildstorm trading cards.


  • Real Name:Bobby DuVale
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: MERCs
  • Base Of Operations: Gamorra
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Eyes: Violet Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Kilgore is a Seedling ; his abilities seem to include enhanced strength and ferocity, and his hands now include vicious claws. He’s a fast and feral fighter, but can be handled by high-end hand-to-hand combat specialists.

His claws are envenomed with what seems to be a fast-acting neurotoxin. Though those may have been intended as a Power, one scene makes more sense if this is an artificial toxin that Kilgore uses to coat his claws in preparation for a fight. There’s no way to be sure, though.

Since Kilgore’s concept is so transparently “Wolverine… with venom !” it is possible that he had some minor (4-5 APs) Wolverine-style powers such as Regeneration and Analytical Smell/Tracking scent. Such completely hypothetical regenerative abilities might mean that he’s actually still alive.


Kilgore was a member of the MERCs, and participated in all missions before his death ; he spent two years with the group. He nearly killed Synergy at one point, when ambushing Stormwatch members.

Secondary sources mention that he was in jail (for unrevealed reasons) when the MERCs noticed him ; Deathtrap’s mercenaries managed to break him out and had him activated, presumably by Kaizen Gamorra’s staff.

Kilgore crouching

When Flashpoint started hunting down and ambushing the MERCs, he started with Kilgore, whom he eventually located in Patpong, Bangkok’s most famous red light district. Though Kilgore tried to take a dancing girl hostage, it didn’t work. Kilgore refused to talk, and Flashpoint apparently executed him.

A person looking much like Kilgore was later spotted in a New York City bar, but that presumably was just a joke about how many Wildstorm characters looked Wolverine-ish.


See illustrations.


A feral psycho, who seems to enjoy chasing and killing women. Apparently, Kilgore used to be “stepped on and kicked around” before his mutation, and now relishes being a powerful predator who makes others suffer rather than be humiliated.

He was apparently also spending a lot of time with prostitutes, with a vague implication in the text that he was into domination.


“Now, I’m going to finish you off before my claw venom does. Any last words ?”

“No one can save you today, honey !”


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Dex: 06 Str: 07 Bod: 07 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 06 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 035

Claws: 08, Jumping: 01, Poison touch: 07, Sharpness (Claws): 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Jumping is Contingent on STR
  • Poison touch can be Combined with Claws

Acrobatics: 04 , Thief (Stealth): 05

Lightning Reflexes

Mercenary scene (Low)

Creepy Appearance (Claws, hair), Serious Rage

It’s in the cards

Kilgore’s trading cards mentions a few more elements that did not quite appear in the primary sources, which GMs may want to use in their games:

  • The Claws are confirmed to be venomous (whereas the primary sources would rather hint at the venom being artificial, as discussed below)
  • Jumping is higher – perhaps 03 APs.
  • Kilgore has some APs of Thermal Vision – maybe 04

By Nicolas Lemaçon and Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Wildstorm Universe

Helper(s): Capita_Senyera, Darci, Quislet3000

Writeup completed on the 3rd of June, 2010.

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