Pinball Wizard (Green Arrow enemy) (Detective DC Comics)

Pinball Wizard

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This character dates from the time when Green Arrow had a short feature in the back of Detective Comics, which… wasn’t always memorable. He appeared in 1984.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Star City.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

The Pinball wizard carries mechanisms that shoot a stream of ball bearings. These are metallic spheres similar to those used in pinballs. He’s a pretty good shot, and the barrage of steel balls can be as devastating as a full-auto firearm. He apparently carries a large store of balls in a container on his back.

Our game stats assume that he built his own equipment, and possibly that of the Printer’s Devil. This is an hypothetical, though.


The Pinball Wizard was a manufacturer of pinball games. He was driven to bankruptcy when the large World’s Fair happening in Star City bought video game arcades instead of pinball machines.

Pinball Wizard firing steel balls

Along with two other persons whose livelihood had recently been ruined by technological progress — Bad Penny and the second Printer’s Devil — he attacked the World’s Fair. Their acts of amateur terrorism aiming to draw attention to their problems and those posed by technological progress in general.

They were stopped by Green Arrow and never seen again.


See illustrations.


The Pinball Wizard was bitter, bitter, bitter. He was lashing out at all sorts of automated and robotised technologies to convey the message that they cost jobs and livelihoods.


“Yeah ! They put us out of business, and I’m ready to return the favour – as only the Pinball Wizard can !” (opens fire)

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Pinball Wizard

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Not quite
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Pinball maker
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 009 HP: 015

Accuracy (Pinball launchers): 05, Gadgetry: 04

Expertise (Pinball machines).

None demonstrated.

None demonstrated.

PINBALL LAUNCHERS [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 05, Advantage: Autofire].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Detective Comics (DC Universe).

Writeup completed on the 29th of June, 2010.