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The Graveyard Faction are an obscure, low-powered team of super-mercenaries.

They appeared in 2014 issues of The Movement, by Gail Simone  for DC Comics.

There is little material. But they’re the kind of foes needed in super-hero TTRPGs. So those tend to have writeups.org profiles. Even if that means tiny articles where the stats are mostly guesses.


Powers & Abilities

Pallas is huge, with a massive (perhaps superhuman) physique.

His strength seems to be in the “Class 25” range, with matching durability.

He carries an enormous weapon called the omni-gun. Pallas will usually use it as a combination mace/quarterstaff, but it can also emit a powerful energy ray.

Pallas seems markedly more powerful than the rest of the Graveyard Faction, though Monster Baby’s upper limits are unrevealed.

Pallas of the Graveyard Faction (DC Comics) (The Movement) challenging brandishing


The Graveyard Faction was hired by a Coral City patron. As a first job, they took down Mouse (Jayden Revell).

The next job was to raid the headquarters of the Movement, a grassroots organisation in a broken neighbourhood. The Faction was given a jammer to approach unseen, kill a few people and leave.

However, the attack was derailed by Movement member Vengeance Moth (Drew Fisher), who also destroyed their jammer. Then they ran into Burden (Christopher). This allowed other Movement members to come in.

The Graveyard Faction was forced out by Movement leader Virtue (Holly Ann Fields). They then told their employer that they were pulling out of the contract, as the opposition was considerably stronger than indicated.

Sound of da Pallas

Pallas asserted that he was the son of a god. The name presumably ties him to Ancient Greek mythology.

Though the word “Pallas” is mostly known for describing an aspect of the goddess Athena, it is actually the name of a Titan  . He and his children were war gods, a portfolio Athena and Ares took over after the Titanomachy  .

Three obscure DC characters (Zelus, Bia and Kratos) are named after children of Pallas. And several Amazons of Themyscira also have “Pallas” as their given name.

Pallas’ appearance is a series of Jack Kirby  references.

  1. His weapon is straight from the Fourth WorldA specific corner of the DC Universe created by Jack Kirby during the 1970s..
  2. Said arm’s energy beams are surrounded by Kirby dots  .
  3. His costume is that of a semi-obscure Kirby character called Atlas.

Pallas of the Graveyard Faction (DC Comics) (The Movement) fighting Mouse


Pallas seems to have a thin beard, though it’s not consistent from panel to panel.


Pallas considers himself a hero, and tends to act like one. He doesn’t seem willing to admit that Anguish (and perhaps Arson and Monster Baby) are evil.

For instance, he was reluctant to attack Vengeance Moth. Since Moth was in a wheelchair.

It seems possible that Anguish is manipulating him through peer pressure, and/or that the GF team are Pallas’ only friends.

Demons, come on, you’ve got a vision

He also has a thing about demons, and was uncharacteristically aggressive when fighting Burden.

Which doesn’t necessarily means anything. He might just consider that as an alleged hero of allegedly divine descent, fighting demons should be his thing.

He tends to act in a grand and thunderous manner. But he isn’t as collected as Monster Baby (a bunch of rats getting into his unmentionables unnerved him), and he’ll reliably follow Anguish’s orders unless they seem too evil.


“Why not face a god, demon ? Why not face Pallas ?”

DC Heroes RPG


Dex: 05 Str: 11 Bod: 08
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04
Init: 012 HP: 025


Weaponry*: 05


*Possibly* an ageing-related Advantage.


None demonstrated.


MIH of demons.








Omni-Gun [BODY 16, Energy blast: 13, Enhance (EV): 01 (cap is 16), Descriptor: Bludgeon].
I’m assuming Fourth World-level technology here. This weapon was so powerful that using it underground led to collateral landslides.

Writeups.org writer avatar Sébastien Andrivet

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Comics’ The Movement.

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham.

Writeup completed on the 12th of November, 2018.