Kilgore (Image Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Kilgore is generic clawed dude from a generic super-mercenary team, the MERCs. These were primarily seen in early Image Comics – 1993/1995, mostly.

It’s a handy lot for a random fight. Or to develop into better characters, if there’s a need.

Some of the information in this profile comes from the back of Wildstorm trading cards rather than the comics proper.


  • 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 sport 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. It seems to be an artificial toxin that Kilgore uses to coat his claws, but it’s possible it’s a power.

Kilgore’s concept is so transparently “Wolverine… with venom !”. Therefore, 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 still alive.


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

Secondary sources mention that he was in jail when the MERCs noticed him. Deathtrap’s mercenaries broke him out and had his powers activated, presumably by Kaizen Gamorra’s staff.

Kilgore crouching

When Flashpoint started hunting down and ambushing the MERCs, he started with Kilgore. Flashpoint eventually located his target 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 it may just have been a joke about how many Wildstorm characters looked Wolverine-ish.


Wolverine and Beast (Henry McCoy)’s love child, but with light grey skin.


A feral psycho, who seems to enjoy chasing and killing women. Kilgore said he used to be “stepped on and kicked around” before his mutation. So he now relishes in 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 !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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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:

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.

  • The Claws are confirmed to be venomous. In primary sources , it made more sense if it were artificial but there was no clear statement.
  • Jumping is higher – perhaps 03 APs.
  • Kilgore has some APs of Thermal Vision – maybe 04.

The stuff in these cards can be… random. But given the lack of material, this can be useful data.

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.