Shocker (Villains & Vigilantes RPG)


(Johnny Shakura)


Villains & Vigilantes is an early (1979) pen-and-paper super-hero super-hero role playing game. We have a fairly large selection of characters from that game, with DCH stats.

They’re here in no small part due to nostalgia. But they also are interesting stock characters in that they can be easily inserted into stories, conveniently filling their niche.


  • Real Name: Johnny Shakura.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Crushers.
  • Base Of Operations: Central City.
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 190lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Shocker is a living battery, complete with battery acid for blood. He is able to secrete acid at will but rarely does so, preferring to throw tremendous lightning bolts instead.

His mental control over the currents he generates is so fine he is able to exercise control over some electrical devices as well.


John Shakura is a half-Japanese, half-American man who lived in Japan.

While working at a chemical plant he fell into a vat of battery acid.

Somehow this mutated his body and gave him his powers.


See illustration.


Johnny isn’t the criminal type, but was talked into it by his more charismatic cohorts.

He is madly in love with Evergreen of the Crusaders. Though he may fight her, if any of the Crushers schemes seriously endanger he will come to her aid, whatever the cost !

DC Universe History

A minor foe for starting heroes.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Crusher
Inf: 02 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 011 HP: 025

Acid: 09, Electric Being: 09, EMP: 054, Energy Absorption: 06, Interface: 04, Lightning: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • EMP and Interface only work on electronic devices (-1FC each).
  • EMP, Interface, and Lightning are all Contingent on Electric Being (-1FC each).

Martial Artist: 03

Language (Japanese).

Crushers (Low), Evergreen (Low).

Altered Anatomy, MIA (Evergreen), Misc. Physical Restriction (Blood is highly acidic. If Body damage is taken Acid will uncontrollably attack everyone in a 0 AP radius).

By Jackson.

Helper(s): Hart!, Villains & Vigilantes Comic Book, Roy Cowan.

Source of Character: Villains & Vigilantes.