Kyo (Richard Norton in the Octagon) closeup

Kyo, master of the Octagon

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


The Octagon was a 1980 American martial arts movie. It soon became quite dated, and is mostly notable because :

  1. There weren’t a lot of US “karate movies” (as we said back then) back then.
  2. Chuck Norris would become a minor celebrity, then a meme, over the decades.

For context, you should first read our Scott James character profile.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Servant of Seikura.
  • Base Of Operations: A training camp in Latin America.
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

This masked, robed enforcer was a deadly martial artist with ninjutsu skills.

It is possible he was personally trained by Seikura, just like James trained AJ.


Kyo was the main enforcer at Seikura’s training camp.


See illustration.


Silent enforcer. He’s mostly in because he wore a cool costume. Well, for the time – it’s just a few low-budget things thrown together.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 06 Occupation: Enforcer
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 021 HP: 025

Mind over matter: 04

Acrobatics (Climbing): 05, Charisma (silent intimidation): 05, Martial artist: 07, Thief (stealth): 05, Weaponry (martial arts weapons): 07

Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes.

Seikura (Low).

None demonstrated.


  • Katana [BODY 06, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 08), Descriptor: Slashing, Piercing, Recommended STR 02].
  • Pointed sai (skilled use) [BODY 04, Enhance (EV): 01 (cap is 05), Enhance (Disarm Manoeuvre EV): 01 (cap is 06) ; Descriptors: Piercing, Blunt ; Note : OV/RV when using the Block Manoeuvre is 1 AP, Note: the OV bonus for the Shield Cover Manoeuvre is 1 AP, Limitation: Blocking bonuses can only be used against melee attacks, and the GM may rule that some weapons are too large for the sai].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Helper(s): Kal El el Vigilante.

Source of Character: The Octagon movie (1980).