Shiv (Argus enemy) (DC Comics)


(Data Highways)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Shiv briefly appeared in the 1995 Argus series, wot followed the so-so Bloodlines annual event at DC .

You can check the Argus character profile for more context. But the idea behind a Shiv profile is just to have a nearly-faceless super-enforcer who’s little more than an extra.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former employee of Data Highways.
  • Base Of Operations: Keystone/Central City.
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Shiv can morph[gloss) his hands and forearms into a variety of aggressive shapes : huge claws, sword-arm, spiked baseball bat, etc.

When infuriated he can morph other parts of his body, especially his head, to become more bestial and aggressive. But this seems to be cosmetic.


Shiv is one of the superhuman thugs that was used as security by the affluent hi-tech society Data Highway. These were actually a front for the D’angelo mob.

Along with his pal Hartly, he very nearly murdered Nick Kovac after Kovac was marked for death for having examined D’Angelo’s Argus statue. Shiv even managed to gouge out Kovac’s eyes.


See illustration.


A callous, nervous punk with an antisocial attitude. The antisocial attitude make him pathetically lonely, however, and he thus great valued his friendship with Hartly.


“And no weapon for the cops to find, see ?”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 009 HP: 015

Claws: 08

Martial artist (AV): 05

None demonstrated.

Underworld (Low).

None demonstrated.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Argus mini-series (DC Universe).