The Whip (Rod Gaynor el castigo) riding a black horse


(Rod Gaynor) (A.k.a. el Castigo)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


The Whip (Rod Gaynor) is a Golden Age  character. Though he wasn’t that distinctive he debuted in 1940, in the first issue of Flash Comics. That helps with visibility and memorability.

This entry isn’t a full profile. It was a part of a small series done using Mayfair stats in World at War during a specific span. Namely, the years when finding the book had become arduous and online used books procurement wasn’t a thing yet.


  • Real Name: Rodrigo “Rod / Rodney” Edwood Gaynor.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Shelly Gaynor (grand-daughter, alias Whip IV, deceased).
  • Base Of Operations: Seguro, later New York City.
  • Group Affiliation: All-Star Squadron.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 174lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Whip was :

  • A fine hand-to-hand combatant.
  • An adequate acrobat.
  • A superb horseman.
  • A master of the whip – quite possibly the best whip wielder his century had to offer.


During the XIXth century, the wealthy Don Fernando Suarez became the masked hero called El Castigo (“the Whip”). His goal was to protect the poor from oppression by the wealthy Mexican landowners. The area where the el Castigo operated, including the village of Seguro, is now part of the southwestern United States.

(In other words, he was a Zorro expy .)

The Whip (Rod Gaynor) aka the Golden Age Castigo

A century later, Mexican-American millionaire Rodrigo Gaynor visited Seguro. He found many of el Castigo’s belongings, then decided to become the new Whip to protect the poor from exploitation and injustice. For a time the Whip was based in Seguro, but later went to New York City to fight crime there.

The Whip was a member of the All-Star Squadron during the war, but it is not known what happened to him after 1944. The Whip identity was much later used by a descendant of his, Shelly Gaynor.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Whip III

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Upholding the good
Int: 06 Wil: 06 Min: 05 Occupation: Millionaire socialite
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 024 HP: 040

Acrobatics: 04, Animal handling (horses): 07, Charisma: 07, Detective: 04, Martial artist*: 07, Thief (stealth): 05, Weaponry (whips): 11

Buddy (Marissa Dillon, reporter at the Seguro Sentinel), Familiarity (desert survival), Language (Spanish), Lightning reflexes, Local Hero (American Southwest), Pet (Diablo, his stallion).

High Society (Low), All-Star Squadron (Low).

Secret identity.

Whip [BODY 05, EV 03, Stretching: 02. Limitation : Stretching allows no fine manipulation (-2)].

Compiled by Sébastien Andrivet (stats based on those in World at War, history from Who’s Who) ; v0.9.5. improvements from WEG’s JSA sourcebook.

Source of Character: Flash comics (DCU).