Vulcanus is an obscure opponent of Batman & the Outsiders.
He was only seen in one 1984 story. Perhaps because he breaks one of my Extremely Wise Rules (avoid creating characters whose name ends in -anus).
- Real Name: Unrevealed.
- Known Relatives: None.
- Group Affiliation: New Olympians.
- Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.
- Height: 5’8” (1.72m). Weight: 160 lbs. (72 Kg.).
- Eyes: Red. Hair: None.
Powers and Abilities
Vulcanus can throw fireballs, and wields a powerful hammer.
The New Olympians is a group of mortal supervillains who were given their abilities by the Monitor.
They were assembled by Maxie Zeus to assault the 1984 Olympic Games in L.A., with President Reagan in attendance.
Vulcanus and Proteus II challenged Metamorpho and Black Lightning to a sort of combat handball. They were defeated.
In 2008, the New Olympians were seemingly slaughtered off-panelNot directly shown in the comic. Off-screen., from ambush.
Unrevealed. He barely spoke during his appearance.
“Get out of here ! Now the field is mine !”
DC Heroes RPG
|Dex: 05||Str: 04||Bod: 05|
|Int: 04||Wil: 04||Min: 04|
|Inf: 04||Aur: 03||Spi: 05|
|Init: 013||HP: 020|
Flame being: 02, Flame immunity: 05, Flame project: 09
Bonuses and Limitations:
Flame project has the Scattershot modifier.
Martial artist (EV): 07
Bonuses and Limitations:
Martial artist (EV) can only be used when wielding a blunt melee weapon (-2).
Maxie Zeus (Low).
Distinct Appearance, Attack Vulnerability (-1 CS OV/RV vs water, sand, fire-fighting chemicals).
Hammer [BODY 10, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 07), Descriptor: Bludgeon].
DC Adventures RPG
Vulcanus (New Olympians) — Averaged PL 6.6
Hammer in hand ● 1 points ● Descriptor: Skill
Enhanced Advantages (All-Out Attack, Power Attack) Limited 1 (only when wileding a blunt melee weapon).
Flamesmith ● 18 points ● Descriptor: Fire
– Fireball — Ranged fire Damage 8, Quirk (splash damage over a small radius).
– Shrouded in some flame — Reaction Close fire Damage 1.
Close Attack 2, Defensive Roll 2, Ranged Damage 2. All-Out Attack, Power Attack with his hammer.
Athletics 2 (+5), Close combat (Unarmed) 2 (+7), Close combat (Blunt weapons) 3 (+8), Deception 1 (+2), Insight 2 (+3), Perception 3 (+4), Ranged combat (Fireball) 5 (+8).
Hammer ● Strength-based blunt Damage 3 ● 3 points
|Unarmed +7, Close, Damage 3.|
|Hammer +8, Close, Damage 6.|
|Fireball +8, Ranged, Damage 8.|
* Without Defensive Roll. All scores assuming that his Power is active.
- Merc for Money Vulcanus works for dangerous people – and some, like Maxie Zeus, are unstable.
- Appearance He looks like a goblinoid who’s a bit on fire.
- Put him out take him down Vulcanus has an unclear Weakness Complication toward fire-fighting materials (water, sand, foam, etc.).
- Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 07, Dodge/Toughness PL 07, Parry/Toughness PL 07, Fort/Will PL 06.
- Points total 84. Abilities 30, Defences 19, Skills 09, Powers 19, Devices 00, Advantages 07. Equiv. PL 6.
Source of Character: Batman and the Outsiders #14-15.