Vengeance (Green Arrow enemy) (DC Comics)


(Green Arrow enemy)


Vengeance is something of a generic nobody. On the other hand, he’s convenient to have.

Vengeance appeared in a 1985 Green Arrow storyline. Back then, Oliver Queen was appearing in a back-of-the-book short feature in every issue of Detective Comics. These weren’t always top-notch, but they could have a certain everyday charm.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Star City.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

Vengeance seems to be a fairly competent bounty hunter. I further assumed in the stats that he had military experience and served during the Việt Nam invasion.

He’s a good shot, carries a surprising number of weapons and doesn’t hesitate to use them. See the game stats for his arsenal.

Vengeance is an excellent hand-to-hand fighter and is presumably quite good with a knife. He actually defeated Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) in a brawl once, though that hinged on a lucky opening punch and Green Arrow not bothering to spend Hero Points .


Vengeance was, back in the mid-1980s, a professional bounty hunter. He worked with a mask, costume and guns. Whilst tracking down a wanted criminal he irrupted onto a class reunion party that Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) was attending, shooting his quarry in the leg.

Vengeance aiming a long-barrelled assault rifle

Green Arrow forced Vengeance to leave. Queen then investigated who was the other person from his old high school cohort that the bounty hunter was stalking. Green Arrow and some of his friends eventually set a trap for both Vengeance and the stalked criminal, capturing both armed men.

In 2009, Vengeance was viciously killed off-panel by Cupid. Cupid was another minor villain trying to frame Green Arrow by murdering his enemies.

Of course, it’s entirely possible that another person will decide to use the simple and effective Vengeance name and costume.


See illustrations.


Vengeance clearly uses excessive force.

Vengeance aiming through a broken window

He seems to have some weird belief that as a bounty hunter he’s serving the cause of Justice and Vengeance. Hence the grandiloquent code name. The amount of self-righteousness and blindness toward the likely consequence of his actions he exhibits is quite remarkable.

Vengeance is prone to loud speeches about how utterly in the right he is, as was the style of the day. Despite that he’s not actually stupid, and has decent planning capabilities and tactical flexibility.


“So now you want to go to the police, do you, Mr. Arnold ? You should have thought of that before you had to face me… before you had to face… Vengeance !”

“You’re obstructing justice !”

“I’ve been waiting for you to pull a stunt like this, Selby… stalking you relentlessly, till you gave me an excuse to wipe you off the map ! Turn and face… the final vengeance !” (BLAM !)

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary/Justice
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Bounty Hunter
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 014 HP: 020

Martial artist*: 05, Military science (Camouflage, cartography, demolition): 03, Vehicles (Land): 04, Weaponry (Infantry weapons): 05

Familiarity (Bounty hunting techniques, Military equipment and protocols).

Street (Low).

Minor Rage.


  • VISOR [BODY 01, Shade: 01].
  • Walter P38 [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 08, R#03]. His usual weapon for close-quarter combat.
  • M1 Bayonet [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Sharpness (EV): 01, Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing]. Vengeance insisted on how sharp and deadly this fighting knife was (even calling it a scalpel), and it indeed could impale Green Arrow’s bow in one strike.
  • Smoke grenade [BODY 01, Fog: 06, R#03, Grenade drawback]. Usually used to cover his retreat.
  • Semi-automatic Galil AR 5.56mm rifle [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 06, Ammo: 35, R#02]. His usual weapon to work outdoors.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Detective Comics (DC Universe).

Helper(s): Darci.

Writeup completed on the 16th of July, 2010.