Vulcanus of the New Olympians (Batman & the Outsiders enemy) (DC Comics)


(New Olympians)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


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).

He’s conveniently generic and undetailed, *and* she’s part of a themed team (Antaeus, Argus, Diana, Nox, Proteus). So having notes for these guys sounds good to us.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: New Olympians.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 160 lbs.
  • 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. Batman intervened and challenged the New Olympians to compete with his Outsiders in a variety of contests.

Vulcanus and Proteus II challenged Metamorpho and Black Lightning to a sort of combat handball, but were defeated.


See illustration.


Unrevealed, he barely spoke during his appearance.


“Get out of here ! Now the field is mine !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
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) cannot be used without a blunt melee weapon (-2).

None demonstrated.

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].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Batman and the Outsiders #14-15.