Piledriver (Brian Calusky) boxing


(Brian Calusky)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


The Wrecking Crew is a simple, traditional team of jobber  villains. They’ve been at it since 1974, because everyone finds them so convenient.

These are just sketchy notes though. They have so many appearances that proper research would take ages.


  • Real Name: Brian Calusky.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Ricky (aka the Excavator, son).
  • Group Affiliation: Wrecking Crew. Former member of the Masters of Evil.
  • Base Of Operations: New York City.
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 310lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond


Powers and Abilities

Piledriver is a super-strong man with large hands, about the size of the head of a sledgehammer. He uses them as such, and can also clap his cupped hands once to emit a dangerous shockwave.

He’s also a superior brawler. Here again his enlarged, tough hands are an asset.


Brian Calusky is a former farmhand.

He was granted superhuman power by the Wrecker and became part of the four-men team of demolition and villainy known as the Wrecking Crew.


A huge, muscular man clad in a red and white costume, with blue boots and a blue belt.

He’s often portrayed with a thick working class New York accent and diction – perhaps Queens.


As an amateur boxer and brawling enthusiast, Calusky had a few too many knocks to the head even before a life of super-villainy beckoned. He has the dubious distinction of being the thickest member of the Wrecking Crew.

Were he even to consider having a strategy, it would be 1) Find someone to hit and 2) Start hitting.

More recently, Calusky was characterized as a movie buff. But he only likes and knows about terrible, recent “bro movies”. Bad, direct-to-DVD horror and action fare. His chit-chat about the movies he saw tends to get on the others’ nerves.

He *has* seen a few classics, though, and is very proud of that. He’ll try to fit some into wanna-be-brainy references.


“You know, I saw this teen-slasher movie once where the killer popped a guy’s head off with an axe… Blood shootin’ out like a geyser, man. It was awesome.”

“Youse is jivin’ me, buster. Youse is only one super-hero, an’ a skinny one at that ! How’s youse gonna hurt Piledriver, huh !”

DC Universe History

They’re just a bunch of bruisers…

In the DCU, their creator could be the Lord of Chaos known as the Child.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 10 Bod: 09 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 02 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation : Professional criminal
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 06
Init: 011 HP: 030

Shockwave: 04

Martial artist: 06, Vehicles (Land): 03

Familiarity (Z-list genre cinema).

Wrecking Crew (High)

None demonstrated.

Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG

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Piledriver — Averaged PL 8.4

10 8 1 1 6 0 0 0


Powerful Physique ● 4 points ● Descriptor: Wrecking Crew Empowerment
– Hand Clap — AE of Strength Damage, Damage 3, Area (burst).
– Durability — Protection 3.

Movie Buff ● 1 point ● Descriptor: Skill
– Trivia — Enhanced Skill (Expertise: Popular Culture 4), Limited 3 (Z-grade and grindhouse cinema).

Combat Advantages

Accurate Attack, All-Out Attack, Close Attack 2, Power Attack.

Other Advantages

None demonstrated.


Close Combat: Unarmed 2 (+10), Perception 1 (+1).


Initiative +1
Unarmed +10, Close, Damage 10


Dodge 8 Fortitude 11
Parry 10 Toughness 11
Will 3


  • Mercenary Piledriver is motivated by money, and commits crimes to get it.
  • Thick Piledriver is a particularly straightforward mind, even for the Crew.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack/Effect PL 10, Dodge/Toughness PL 9, Parry/Toughness PL 10, Fort/Will PL 7.
  • Point total 81. Abilities 51, Defences 17, Skills 2, Powers 4, Devices 0, Advantages 5. Equiv. PL 6.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

Helper(s): Gareth Lewis. M&M stats by Pawsplay.