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Prince Lothar


The associate of Mandrake the Magician, an adventurous prince with immense strength (so you can't say bad things about his leopard-print shirts).

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Question

(Vic Sage) (Steve Ditko take)

This profile is for the original, Steve Ditko version of The Question as published by Charlton Comics. It also covers the penumbra later versions until the character reinvents himself as the Dennis O'Neil version of The Question.

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Mummy

(Professor Hugo Drummond)

A 1966 Peter Cannon... Thunderbolt! villain. Mad scientist with a super-strong mummy body.

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Conan

(Original Howard version)

This is the version of Conan seen in R.E. Howard's original pulp stories, without later material.

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Arvin Sloane


The big mastermind and spymaster from the Alias action espionage TV show. This profile is also the one with the explanations about Rambaldi, and the SD services.

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Star-Lord

(Peter Quill)

This profile was written during the mid-2000s and Annihilation, as Star-Lord was just beginning his return to the big time. So it's still primarily about him as a late 1970s/early 1980s space adventurer.

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Cthulhu


Of course we need Cthulhu stats for DC Heroes. What a strange question. Are you a cultist ?

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Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde

(League of Extraordinary Gentlemen version)

The version of Jekyll & Hyde that appears in Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's fantastic League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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Sphinx

(Mystery Men movie)

The Sphinx is from 1999 super-hero comedy Mystery Men, as a simultaneously goofy and eerie mentor figure who inexplicable achieves great results with fortune cookie advice.

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Darkman


An action/horror hero from the Darkman movie trilogy. Pulp-ish vigilante who use to be a MD and is now a disfigured and psychotic impersonator who fights crime.

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Buckaroo Banzai


One of the great geeky heroes of the 1980s, from the cult movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!.

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Invisible Man

(Hawley Griffin) (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen version of H.G. Wells' creation.

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Monk

(Andrew "Monk" Blodgett Mayfair)

One of Doc Savage's more colourful companions, Andrew "Monk" Mayfair. Chemist, strongman, adventurer.

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Bob Morane


Bob Morane is the main, most classic post-WWII adventure dime novels hero in Francophone literature. Here's an old but stiff okay-ish primer.

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Captain Midnight


Captain Midnight was quite popular during the 1940s, as a leading radio serial. He's an heroic ace pilot, adventurer and inventor, and he's of course brought to you by Ovaltine.

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Batman

(Bruce Wayne) (Earliest version)

Batman as he appears in his very first story, and no further.

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Captain Nemo


A legendary character from early science fiction novels, as seen both in the period work of Jules Verne and much later in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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Le Tocsin


An early-1910s mastermind crime-fighter, and companion to Jimmie "the Gray Seal" Dale.

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