Lightning-Fist (Villains & Vigilantes RPG)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Villains & Vigilantes is an early (1979) pen-and-paper super-hero super-hero role playing game. We have a fairly large selection of characters from that game, with DCH stats.

They’re here in no small part due to nostalgia. But they also are interesting stock characters in that they can be easily inserted into stories, conveniently filling their niche.


  • Real Name: Danny Heldt.
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Campaign City.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 130lbs Age: 19
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

Lightning-Fist possesses sufficient strength, speed and skill, to defeat twelve armed men in less than 30 seconds.


Was taught martial arts secrets by an ancient karate master he saved while helping roust a gang of thugs.


Lightning-Fist is somewhat irreverent and mysterious. He seems to blend Western attitudes with Eastern philosophies.


“Ancient Chinese secret.”


Lightning Fist was, AFAIK, never described in a published supplement. Our illustration is but a possible look.

DC Universe History

Of course the ancient karate master was none other than the O-Sensei.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 07 Str: 05 Bod: 05 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 07 Min: 05 Occupation: Karate-Master
Inf: 04 Aur: 06 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 019 HP: 035

Danger Sense (ML): 08, Detect (lies) (ML): 06, Super Hearing (ML): 06, Ultra Vision (ML): 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Danger Sense: RAPs added to next Initiative.
  • Detect (lies) is elementally linked to Super Hearing.

Martial Artist: 08, Military Science (Camouflage, Tracking): 07, Thief (Stealth)*: 07, Weaponry (Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons): 08

Lightning Reflexes.

Arch Enemy (Lucky Strike and the Nicotines), Secret ID.

Police (Low).


  • Katana [BODY 06, EV 04 (06 w/STR, 09 w/Martial Artist)].
  • Nunchaku [BODY 04, EV 04 (06 w/STR, 09 w/Martial Artist), Lightning Reflexes].
  • Jitte (x2) [BODY 06, EV 03 (06 w/STR, 09 w/Martial Artist), can Block melee weapons like a shield].
  • Tanto [BODY 06, EV 03 (06 w/STR, 09 w/Martial Artist)].
  • Shuriken (x15) [BODY 03, EV 02, Dart Bonus : up to 4 may be thrown in a same round adding 1 to the final die roll for each additional Shuriken thrown past the first].

By Jackson (funky drawing by Sébastien Andrivet using the Hero Machine ).

Source of Character: Villains & Vigilantes rulebook.