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Tele-Villain (DC Comics) ( Flash enemy)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: James Lawton (Hmmm. I wonder if he’s any relationship to Deadshot.)


This villain has had only one appearance, reprinted in Flash #232 ; note that during this story, he was never called the Tele-Villain, but Iris West suggests it as a possible name for him in the framing sequence of the reprint.

James Lawton had been known as the master second-story man, that is, a thief who robs people who live on the second floor of a building. Caught by the Flash, he swears revenge upon everyone responsible for sending him to jail : the Flash, the judge, the jury, etc.

To this end, he invents the Psi-Helmet. “By means of the PSI radiation, I can step up my brain waves and transmit them back along the television channel toward the image on the screen !” He proceeds to wreak his revenge ; however, the Flash tricks him by pretending to be live on TV, when actually it is a prerecorded show. This causes Lawton to believe that Flash is under his control when he is not. This allows Flash to find Lawton’s headquarters and capture him.

Using the Tele-Villain in an adventure

Presumably he may still want revenge on Flash II, but may settle for revenge on Flash I or Flash III. For a criminal with similar motives, see Atomic-Man.

He might return to ordinary crime. He might also alter his helmet to be more powerful, but this would ruin his whole conception. Perhaps, allow PCs to be welcomed on TV, only to be attacked by his Control power in order to commit crimes, or even to fight a Flash.


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The Tele-Villain

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary/Psychopath
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation:
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: ?
Init: 014 HP: 040

Skills: Acrobatics (Climbing): 09, Gadgetry: 05, Thief: 03

Advantages: Stroke of Genius

By Sean MacDonald

Source of Character: Flash #232

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