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Laughing Skull

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Death Battalion
  • Base Of Operations: Unknown

Powers and Abilities

He has a spooky looking mask. And he likes to kill people in cemeteries. He also has a cadre of goons.


One of several supervillains freed from jail by the Brain in America’s Greatest Comics #1, Laughing Skull was sent to kill “dollar-a-year man” Philips. After his goons capture Philips, Laughing Skull has him dragged to Potter’s Field, the local cemetery, where Laughing Skull plans to use “[his] own methods of murder”. Pinky tries to stop him, but gets clobbered and brought to the cemetery as well.

The Skull has a grave dug for Pinky, with a tombstone which reads “Here lies Pinky—he got in my way. Signed, Laughing Skull”. Mr. Scarlet arrives just in time to save both Philips and Pinky, clobbering Laughing Skull off-panel. Pinky then dresses like Laughing Skull and infiltrates the Death Battalion, all of whom are defeated by Mr. Scarlet and Pinky.


He is a guy in a robe, wearing a remarkably realistic skull mask with glowing eyes.


“Read your epitaph, Pinky, before we bury you alive !”

DC Universe History

In the post-Crisis Universe, there is no reason why he could not have existed.


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Laughing Skull

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: supervillain
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 03
Init: 016 HP: 035

Skills: Charisma (Intimidation): 06, Weaponry*: 06

Equipment: Bone Club [BODY 05, EV 03 (04 w/STR). This is just a club in the shape of a bone]

By Sean MacDonald

Source of Character: Golden Age Fawcett Comics, which might be considered DCU.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet

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