Warhawk (Marvel Comics) in his mutated state vs. Maverick


(Mitchell Tanner) (Profile #3 - Mutated)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This profile is the third of a series, which is best read in sequence. The entries go :

  1. Warhawk — Early.
  2. .
  3. Warhawk — Mutated.



  • Real Name: Mitchell Tanner.
  • Marital Status: Widower.
  • Known Relatives: Liu Tanh Tanner (wife, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Reluctant Hellfire Club agent ; also served as an agent of S.H.I.E.LD. and possibly as an agent of the Canadian military.
  • Base Of Operations: New York City.
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 550 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blue-black.

Powers & Abilities

Post-mutation, Warhawk simply relies on his durability and fisticuffs. He forewent carrying weapons, now having about “Class 30” strength.

His blood reacts explosively to air. If his skin can be pierced Warhawk will likely disappear in an explosion.


(The History section starts right where the one in the second writeup ends).

Warhawk apparently clashed again with the X-Men under unrevealed circumstances. By his next appearance he was fixated on gaining revenge against them. During the same general era he associated with Major Barrington, the former liaison between the Canadian military and Team X. Barrington had Warhawk experimented upon, and Tanner mutated into a different form.


Warhawk was given an osmium skin, but the experiments made his body unstable. Rebelling, Tanner kidnapped a scientist named Ryking, who was working for Barrington. He fled with Ryking to a tropical island. There, he put the researcher to work to stabilize his metabolism. Barrington responded by sending his friend Maverick to eliminate Ryking.

Maverick managed to piece Warhawk’s skin, triggering an explosion of Tanner’s unstable body. Warhawk was presumed dead.

Soldiering on

Tanner actually survived, and ended up in custody of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He and other obscure supervillains struck a deal to have a few years shaved off their sentence in return for their participation to a major S.H.I.E.L.D. assault on an A.I.M. base. Warhawk was parachuted in along with S.H.I.E.L.D. troops, and the operation was successful.

Warhawk hasn’t been seen since.


See illustrations.


Warhawk was seen too briefly in this state to be sure. He seemed to be a generic evil brute and soldier.


“But killing Maverick…? I’ll do that for fun — just because he’s a friend of the X-Men !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Warhawk – post-mutation

Dex: 06 Str: 11 Bod: 09 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 06 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Merc
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 019 HP: 025

Density increase: 01, Skin armour: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Density Increase is Always On and already factored in.

Martial artist: 06, Military science (Cartography, demolition, field command): 06, Weaponry (Firearms, heavy): 06

Familiarity (Special Forces tactics), Language (Vietnamese).


Distinct Appearance, SPI (Việt Nam flashbacks), MIH of Asian men, SIH of the X-Men, SPR (if his skin is perforated, his blood will explode on contact with air. Treat as Bomb : 05 + 1d10 APs, with Warhawk taking normal damage).

Warhawk no longer uses equipment after his mutation.

Design Notes

Warhawk was only briefly seen in this state, and the stats are thus speculative.

Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG

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Warhawk (mutated) — Averaged PL 10.2

02 (11) 02 (08) 02 03 05 (06) 01 01 02


Osmium skin ● 44 points (ermanent)
– Massive — Growth 1 (Already Factored In), Feature 1 (Warhawk weights 4 Ranks).
– Super-strong — Enhanced Strength 8, Enhanced Fighting 1.
– Invulnerable — Enhanced Stamina 5, Protection 3, Impervious Toughness 10.

Combat Advantages

Chokehold, Close attack 4, Defensive Roll 2, Ranged attack 2.

Other Advantages

Diehard, Language (Vietnamese – English is native).


Expertise (Special operations) 5 (+6), Insight 3 (+4), Intimidation 3 (+5), Perception 4 (+5), Ranged combat (Firearms) 4 (+9), Technology 6 (+7) (Limited 2 to Demolitions application).


Initiative +2
Unarmed +10, Close, Damage 11


Dodge 9 Fortitude 11
Parry 11 Toughness 13/11*
Will 4

* Without Defensive Roll


  • Motivation Psychotic.
  • Disability Unstable and harmful mutation.
  • Disability His ’blood‘ explodes when in contact with the air.
  • Enemy Fixated on revenge against X-Men.
  • Temper Violently prejudiced against various groups.
  • Prejudice Inhuman appearance.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack/Effect PL 11, Dodge/Toughness PL 11, Parry/Toughness PL 12, Fort/Will PL 8.
  • Point total 122. Abilities 36, Defences 18, Skills 13, Powers 44, Devices 0, Advantages 11. Equiv. PL 9.

Design Notes

Warhawk was only briefly seen in this state, and the stats are thus speculative.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Helper(s): Roy Cowan, Darci, Patrick Sandhop, Jackson.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe (Uncanny X-Men).