Slyfox (Catwoman villain) (DC Comics)



Slyfox is a minor, useful street-level villain. He first appeared in 1996 and one of ’em Chuck Dixon villains that are so handy to have.

He mostly fought Catwoman and Robin (Tim Drake).


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Red (the tip of his queue is bleached white).


Powers and Abilities

Slyfox is a competent gunman, wheelman and athlete.

He can accomplish daring, sophisticated heists – as long as he works with a competent crew.

As a fighter he is able to engage police, thugs and the like with a clear but not overwhelming superiority.


Slyfox is an underworld mercenary, bank robber and general man of action. He operates on the East Coast – occasionally including Gotham.

Slyfox has built a reputation with the mob, and is often considered a good hire. Especially when one is looking for loud and flashy.

Slyfox seems to specialise in heists. He conducts these with his own crew of experienced, professional criminals – mostly technical types. These heists seldom are major scores, but are competently executed and have a cinematic brashness to them.

Many small furry animals

In 1996, Slyfox was hired for a big time score along with three top specialists – Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Mouse and Giz.

He was a constant nuisance with his ridiculous passes at Catwoman. But he performed ably as muscle and kept the opposition busy.

Slyfox shooting his pistol over a white background

This lucrative operation apparently wetted Slyfox’s appetite. He soon went for bigger scores than his usual fare, even including jobs in Gotham.

The first such heist, whilst competently executed, didn’t work out. The loot turned out to be a huge collection of rare baseball cards — far too many to be carried outside of its vault.

The next operation targeted an insurance company, to steal files about high-value homes and how they were protected. However, Slyfox and his men ran into Robin (Tim Drake). They were arrested despite their spectacular use of getaway vehicles built to dart within unused sewer tubing.

Heister skelter

In 1998, Slyfox attempted another Gotham job. He hired Echo and Query to help him recover a vault from a ruined building.

The three criminals were quickly defeated Nightwing and a Batman from the very far future.

Slyfox gets out of a red sports car

In 2001, Slyfox angled to swipe loot from Catwoman. Howbeit he and his crew accidentally ran into Batgirl (Cassandra Cain). While fighting in Catwoman’s apartment, Slyfox fell into a pit trap and broke a leg.

He has not been seen since – but has been undoubtedly up to no good.


Slyfox smokes from time to time, and wears too much aftershave.

And yes, the tip of his 1990s tough guy queue is bleached white to evoke a fox.


Slyfox, despite his over-the-top monicker and outfit, is a competent and experienced operator.

He knows how to conduct heists slightly below the level of what you might see in a movie, and can do quiet and smart when needed. However he prefers to go macho, loud and flashy — and thus acquired a reputation as a loose canon.

Slyfox punches a guard

Beyond cash and thrills, Slyfox’s big weakness is hot women. The more attractive they are, the more he behaves in a lowbrow, infuriating, slimy way. Being in Catwoman’s general vicinity made him downright unendurable.

For Slyfox, there’s no honour among thieves. He makes rational decisions and doesn’t gratuitously kill people. But if double-crossing and/or killing people is worth it and isn’t likely to have grave consequences (such as making hard to find a crew or an employer), he’ll make that call.


“That sounds like games, Cavanaugh. I don’t like games.”

“I know what you need, slick. You need a real man.”

“This is the kind of action you like, slick ? You’re diggin’ the rough stuff, am I right ?”

“Okay Skeeter, go for the candy.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill/Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Professional criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 015 HP: 020

Martial artist: 05, Thief (Stealth): 05, Vehicles (Land): 06, Weaponry (Firearms, Knives): 05

Familiarity (Parachuting ; Planning and casing heists).

East Coast underworld (Low), Street (Low).

Secret Identity, MIA toward Action and violence, MIA toward Women whom he finds attractive.


  • Very Flashy Sports Car [STR 04 BODY 06, Running: 07, R#02]. Usually an Italian import, and always stolen.
  • Custom Springfield high-capacity .45 pistol (x2) [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 05, Ammo: 10] and six extra magazines.
  • Sometimes one of his .45s is replaced by a Micro-Uzi [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 05, R#02, Advantage : Autofire]
  • H&K MP5 submachinegun [BODY 05, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 07, R#02, Advantage : Autofire]. This is usually kept in his car – he doesn’t normally carry it on operations.
  • Bowie knives (x2) [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing]. These are backup weapons in the unlikely case he loses his guns – or if he has to work in silence.

Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG

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Slyfox — Averaged PL 5.6

02 02 02 03 05 01 01 01

Combat Advantages

Close attack 1, Defensive Roll 2, Ranged attack 2.

Other Advantages

Contacts, Equipment 3.


Athletics 3 (+5), Close combat (Unarmed) 2 (+8), Close combat (Knives) 2 (+8), Deception 1 (+2), Expertise (Heists) 8 (+9), Insight 1 (+2), Perception 3 (+1), Persuasion 1 (+2), Ranged combat (Firearms) 2 (+8), Stealth 5 (+7), Vehicles 6 (+9) (Limited 2 to common land vehicles).


Light Pistol ● 7 points (Feature: one extra pistol).
Knife ● 3 points (Feature: one extra knife).
Occasionally uses a machine pistol instead of one of the pistols.
Occasionally keeps a submachinegun in his current vehicle.
Often steals a loud, high-performance sports car.


Initiative +2
Unarmed +8, Close, Damage 2
Light pistol +8, Ranged, Damage 3
Knife +8, Close, Damage 3 Piercing, Critical 19-20


Dodge 8 Fortitude 6
Parry 8 Toughness 4/2*
Will 4

* Without Defensive Roll


  • Temper Slyfox enjoys action and violence.
  • Identity Slyfox seems to have a civilian identity.
  • You can best believe that, he’s a macho man Slyfox is easily distracted by attractive women, and behave around them like a slimy, over-the-top macho imbecile.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack/Effect PL 6, Dodge/Toughness PL 6, Parry/Toughness PL 6, Fort/Will PL 5 .
  • Point total 74 Abilities 34, Defences 16, Skills 15, Powers 0, Devices 0, Advantages 9. Equiv. PL 5.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Universe.

Helper(s): Darci.

Writeup completed on the first of August, 2010.