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: Antonio Marlucci.
- Marital Status: Single.
- Known Relatives: None.
- Group Affiliation: C.R.I.M.E..
- Base Of Operations: Mobile.
- Height: 5’11” Weight: 180lbs Age: 22
- Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Powers and Abilities
Stallion’s speed and athletic prowess have been vastly increased. In combat, Stallion will use his acrobatic skills to elude his opponent while he delivers a merciless beating. His Paralysis represents his ability to strike an opponent in various nerve centers for debilitating effects.
Any drugs taken by Stallion now will have an unknown but severe side effect on his already mutated cells.
Antonio Marlucci was a member of the Italian Gymnastics Team at the latest Olympics. Of the entire team, Antonio had been chosen as the most likely to win a gold medal. The morning of his event, Marlucci woke up with a severe leg cramp. All day the athlete worked to loosen his muscles but could not.
When a competitor from a rival country heard of the Italian’s predicament, he came forward with a “sure thing” cure. After taking the pill, Antonio’s cramp disappeared. What a sport this competitor was! If this man had ignored the Italian’s problem he surely would have won the gold.
When Marlucci stepped up to do his routine, he collapsed with pain. His opponent had given him an hallucinogenic drug that caused Antonio’s brain to ignore the pain, not eliminate it. The drawback was that once the pill’s effects ended, the pain returned at double the intensity. After Antonio was carried away, his competitor won the event.
The pain Marlucci experienced was so horrid that he was forced to swallow the remainder of the pills given him.
In the morning, the pain had subsided and Antonio felt exhilarated. It was then that he realized that his acrobatic and musculature developments had been incredibly amplified. Unknown to him, the large dosage of pills not only removed his pain but also mutated Antonio’s body and brain cells.
In a fury over his loss, the Italian hunted down and murdered his opponent. There were two witnesses to this crime, a policeman and a C.R.I.M.E. agent. The agent helped Antonio escape the pursuing cops. His fee for one rescue: Antonio’s membership in C.R.I.M.E.
After his mutation, Stallion seems to enjoy inflicting pain upon his opponents. He is even experiences (and succumbs to) murderous impulses.
“What a sport !”
DC Universe History
The pill given to him was actually a derivative of the Chemicals used to make both Deathstroke and the Ravager. It was given to him by H.I.V.E., which he joined instead of C.R.I.M.E..
Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG
|Dex: 13||Str: 04||Bod: 06||Motivation: Psychopathic|
|Int: 04||Wil: 04||Min: 03||Occupation: Villain|
|Inf: 03||Aur: 02||Spi: 06||Wealth: 006|
|Init: 038||HP: 075|
Enhanced Initiative: 08, Paralysis: 09, Superspeed: 06, Weakness Detection: 04
Bonuses and Limitations:
- Enhanced Initiative is Double Linked.
- Paralysis has No Range, but allows for Partial Paralysis.
- Paralysis is Elementally Linked with Martial Artist.
- Superspeed allows for Multiple Dice Actions
Acrobatics*: 13, Martial Artist: 09
Bonuses and Limitations:
Martial Artist is a Powered Skill.
Language [Italian], Lightning Reflexes.
Misc. Vulnerability (Chemical-based attacks affect Stallion as if he has been attacked with Scramble at an AP level equal to the original chemical attack).
CHAIN MAIL [BODY 09, Skin armour: 02, Limitation: Skin Armour has Partial Coverage (Long Coat Level) and only works vs. bladed weapons].
Source of Character: V&V’s Super Crooks and Criminals.
Helper(s): Roy Cowan.