Tough Love of the Rising Sons (Marvel Comics)

Tough Love

(Rising Sons)


The Rising Sons are a small, mostly low-powered mercenary super-gang. They only appeared in one Generation X storyline, in 1999.

But they sure look like convenient opponents.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Rising Sons.
  • Base Of Operations: Madripoor.
  • Height: About 6’8” Weight: About 415 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Probably black


Powers and Abilities

Tough Love is the mandatory big, strong guy on the team.


The Rising Sons are a Madripoor street gang composed of mutants. Lacking direction, they decided that if the world around them hated and feared them it might as well be for a good reason. They thus became super-criminals, tailoring costumes and codenames for themselves.

The gang graduated to minor mercenary work. Though they have a good track record and act professional, their youth means that they aren’t major league yet. It is unclear how those amoral truants fit into Madripoor’s criminal turfs and hierarchies.

During one documented case, they worked for the criminal business man known as Mister Noy. They clashed with Paladin and Gen X, who were after an object stolen by Noy.


See illustrations.


Tough Love is a genial, smiling, polite young man. He defines himself as an intellectual, and is interested in the arts.

He’s very confident in his abilities, and did not realize before facing Paladin that he was vulnerable to some energy and nervous system-scrambling attacks.


“Well, you’re quite lovely, do you know that ? It’s days like this that I hate my job. We’d start with a four-star meal. Then perhaps take in a show. Then I’d read you poetry under the moonlight. But, alas, life gets in the way. I’m afraid I’ll now have to punch you extremely hard in the face.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Tough Love

Dex: 05 Str: 11 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Gangbanger, mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 016 HP: 020

Growth: 01, Skin armor: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and already factored in (-1).

Artist (writing, poetry): 04, Martial artist: 06

Connoisseur, Language (Cantonese Chinese).

Rising Sons (High), Street (Low), Underworld (Low).


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Generation X #53-54.