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The Red Queen of the Crazy Gang (Excalibur enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Red Queen

(Crazy Gang)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The Alice-in-Wonderland-gone-wrong Crazy Gang are Captain Britain enemies. They first appeared in 1984, when Alan Moore — back then an obscure writer — started his landmark Jim Jaspers story arc.


Powers and Abilities

The Red Queen possesses very limited combat ability, except for:

  1. Her sceptre, which she constantly carries around with her.
  2. The Executioner, who obeys her every word (which are fairly limited!).

The Queen will also shout out her war cry of “orf wiv ’is ’ead”, which rallies the Crazy Gang to combat, while her foes are normally left looking stunned and confused.

She is quite possibly the least intelligent member of the Crazy Gang, the Red Queen brings very little to the team, aside from her command of the Executioner.


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History

See, say, the Jester’s character profile.


Description

The Red Queen resembles a small, rather ugly man in drag. If you’ve seen Charlie Drake  in pantomime, you have it spot on.

She wears a red dress, with a red heart adorning her chest, and a gold tiara on her head. She has a piggy nose, crossed eyes, and wears far too much make up.


Personality

Doesn’t really have a personality. Her role is stand around shouting, and occasionally hitting people with her sceptre.

Her only method of communicating is by saying “orf wiv its ’ead” which is an extremely harsh drawback!


Quotes

“Orf wiv ’is ’ead !”


DC Universe History

Crazy villains, they could be used by any number of bat foes to give the Batman some headaches.


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Red Queen of the Crazy Gang

Dex: 02 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Psychopathic
Int: 02 Wil: 01 Min: 02 Occupation: Would-be Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 01 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 08 HP: 010

Powers:
Shouting: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Shouting is limited to the Red Queens normal phrase “orf wiv ’is/‘er/its ’ead”. As such, it must be done at the start of a battle, at which point any foe she scores RAPs against will automatically lose initiative against the Crazy Gang. The Crazy Gang are immune to this, and as soon as it’s announced the Executioner will enter Killing Combat.

Skills:
Weaponry (Melee): 04

Advantages:
Iron Nerves.

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance; Innocent; Socially Inept; Catastrophic Irrational Attraction to committing crimes; Catastrophic Physical Restriction (can only communicate with the words “Orf wiv ’is/‘er/its ’ead”).

Connections:
The Executioner (High).

Equipment:
Sceptre [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 07), Descriptor: Bludgeon].


Queen of Hearts (Earth 238)

The original Red Queen was known as the Queen of Hearts, and was created by Mad Jim Jaspers of Earth 238. They share similar statistics, however.

By Nick Yankovec.

Source of Character: Marvel UK.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Pufnstuff, and Michael Andrew.

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