Luger from the DNAgents comics


(Thomas Hanley)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


DNAgents was one of the more notable 1980s indie super-hero comics. It started publication in 1983, with Eclipse Comics. A good part of their fame back then came from being created by writer Mark Evanier .

Luger was one of their main baddies.


  • Real Name: Thomas Gordon Hanley.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Organization.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 180lbs. Age: 36
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Gray


Powers and Abilities

Luger is a particularly skilled, professional hitman.


Thomas Gordon Hanley was a small-time hood. But one day, he was offered 10,000 dollars and the chance to make a reputation for himself. All he had to do was to kill an errand numbers runner. This man had been caught trying to steal some money that rightfully belonged to the Organization.

Hanley took the job and started on a new career – that of a professional hitman.

Sometime during the long and bloody years in which he worked, he had become the greatest hit man of all times. The number of hits he had successfully completed were beyond reckoning. His alias came from the weapon he had used on his first hit so many years ago. He was called Luger.

Luger died by his own hand during a confrontation with Surge of the DNAgents.



A muscular, 30-something man with short hair. Luger dress like a biker, and carries his weapons openly. His explosives charges are held in a harness.


Luger is a basically honorable man despite his grisly profession. He carries himself with an unemotional, almost detached manner which those around him often find chilling. He follows the Assassin’s code of honor :

  • Never kill anyone in front of their family.
  • Never kill anyone around a church.
  • Never rob or torture your victims.
  • Carry the job out as expediently as possible.

He always stakes out his victim inconspicuously before he makes his move. When on a job, he always tries to get the advantage of surprise, tries to take out his victim quickly, and then makes for his escape.

DC Universe History

Luger could easily be used if you want a professional, highly experienced human hitman who’s not a munchkin, especially in a realistic game. Few changes would need to be made, except that of course he wouldn’t be the greatest hitman ever.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 08 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation : Killer
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 007
Init: 023 HP: 030

Charisma (interrogation, intimidation): 05, Military science (demolition): 08, Thief: 07, Vehicles (land): 05, Weaponry (melee, thrown, firearms): 07

Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye.

Underworld (High).

SIA toward the Assassin’s code.


  • Handgun [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 08, R#02].
  • Machine pistol [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 06, R#03, Advantage : Autofire].
  • Trench knife [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Bonus: +1CS OV/RV to resist Disarm attempts, Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing, Blunt].
  • Explosive charge (x4) [BODY 02, Bomb: 09, Grenade drawback].

By Jack Herman for FGU (initial V&V writeup and most texts) and Sébastien Andrivet (DCH adaptation and aditional texts).

Source of Character: DNAgents comics.