Shrew (Villains & Vigilantes RPG)


(Sheila Brewster)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


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.

The Crushers are low-powered, as befits opponents featured in an adventure designed to start a campaign. They’re very useful to fight beginning heroes, or when you need to assemble a small army of low-powered lackeys.



  • Real Name: Sheila Brewster.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Crushers.
  • Base Of Operations: Los Angeles.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

The Shrew is an excellent boxer and street fighter. Her mutant abilities allow her to enhance her speed, durability, power and accuracy.


Sheila Brewster was expelled from the North American Female Boxing Association when it was discovered that she had ties with mobsters and several of her fights had been fixed.

Hitting the skids, she became a thug for a Chicago mob leader – and, in time, a feared enforcer. Yet she remained despondent over her ruined boxing career and started doing drugs to cope.


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Shrew is a bad cat with a street rep of hitting hard and fast. She concentrates on single opponents, preferably hand-to-hand fighters, and uses her Weakness Detection liberally. She fights like a boxer.

Brewster finds illusions of all kinds very unnerving, and goes out of her way to avoid them.

DC Universe History

The Crushers could have been minor opponents of the Titans during their 1980s heydays – perhaps they were assembled by Brother Blood or an insane Steve Dayton.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Crusher
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 019 HP: 020

Damage capacity*: 05, Running: 05, Power reserve (DEX, STR, BOD): 02, Weakness detection: 05

Charisma (Intimidation, interrogation): 05, Detective (Legwork): 04, Martial artist*: 06, Vehicles (Land): 03

Lightning Reflexes.

Mocker (High), Crushers (Low), Street (Low).

CIA toward Cocaine, MID of Illusions.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Villains & Vigilantes RPG.

Helper(s): Jackson.