Tar Pit (Flash enemy) (DC Comics)

Tar Pit

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Tar Pit is part of a new generation of the Flash’s rogues gallery. Which was created by Geoff Johns during his The Flash run, during the early 2000s.

Tar Pit appeared in 2001. He has continued to regularly pop up in a variety of books ever since.


  • Real Name: Joey Monteleone.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Jack Monteleone (brother).
  • Group Affiliation: Monteleone Crime Family.
  • Base Of Operations: Keystone City, Kansas.
  • Height: 7’9” Weight: 325 lbs.
  • Eyes: Flame Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

His body is composed of hot sticky tar. It is liquid enough to absorb the physical impact, and can prevent targets escaping his grasp.

He can launch adhesive clumps of his tar at targets, and usually aims for their faces, to suffocate them.

He did have the ability to project his consciousness into inanimate objects and animate them, but he lost this ability in his current body.


Joey Monteleone is the younger brother of Jack “The Candyman” Monteleone, Keystone’s drug lord. Getting involved in petty crime, he ended up in Iron Heights. After a while he discovered the ability to project his consciousness into inanimate objects.

After several “joyrides” he animated a vat of hot tar. Monteleone went on a rampage at a Keystone Combines hockey game, where he battled the Flash and Captain Cold. He was subdued by the Flash. He discovered that he could no longer return to his original body, and his new body was also incarcerated in Iron Heights.

He escaped Iron Heights during Grodd’s breakout, but his original body remains comatose and incarcerated.


Tar Pit is a punk who doesn’t seem to have any particular goals. He goes around causing trouble for the fun of it.


“The name’s Tar Pit not ‘guy’. Now bring it on, dudes.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Tar Pit

Dex: 05 Str: 12 Bod: 10 Motivation: Thrillseeker
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 011 HP: 020

Flame Being: 03; Fluid Form: 08; Glue (Self Linked): 08; Glue: 08; Growth: 01; Invulnerability: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Flame Being is always on (-1 FC).
  • Growth is always on and is already factored in (-1).
  • Glue (Self Linked) is Always On (-1 FC).
  • Glue is Derived From Glue (Self Linked) (-1 FC).

None demonstrated.

None demonstrated.

Underworld (High).

Strange Appearance.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: DC Comics (Flash) .

Helper(s): Danielle Mendus, Sébastien Andrivet, Michael Andrew, Evan May.