Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka

(Gene Wilder movie version)


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964) is a famous and sinister children’s literature classic. It had many adaptations. The most well-known likely is the 1971 movie version with Gene Wilder.

Our contributor Sean felt that there should be DC Heroes RPG stats for this version of Willy Wonka and his retinue.


  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: His candy factory in England.



Apparently the most successful candymaker in the world, Willy Wonka sent out five golden tickets in his candybars. These earned the recipients to tour his factory, which has been off-limits to visitors for quite some time. Finding a ticket also meant winning a year’s supply of chocolate.

This was really just a cover story. Wonka really sought out a worthy child to take over the factory for him after he retires. Only one of the children, Charlie, proves worthy.


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Eccentric to the extreme. He is fond of misdirection and temptation, allowing young children to doom themselves, despite his mild warnings.

He also enjoys quoting various literary sources.


“This is going to be such an exciting day. I hope you enjoy it … I think you will.”

“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination.”

“Come along ! Come along ! So little to do and so much time !… (pauses) Wait. Strike that… Reverse it.”

“The suspense is terrible. I hope it lasts.”

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Willy Wonka

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: (Ir-)Responsibility of Power
Int: 08 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation: Candy maker
Inf: 09 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 012
Init: 021 HP: 055

Acrobatics*: 04, Artist: 04, Gadgetry: 04

Genius, Scholar (candy).

CIA toward Eccentricity.


  • Everlasting Gobstoppers [BODY 01, Regeneration: 10, Invulnerability: 08, Limitations: Regeneration and Invulnerability only heal the candy after it has taken damage from being eaten]. This candy lasts forever, so that you only need one ever.
  • Special Gum [BODY 01, Fabricate: 06, Ammo: 01, Limits: Fabricate is only used to create a full meal in the mouth of the chewer. Misc Drawback: anyone who chews this gum will turn blue and swell up (from blueberry juice) into a round shape: reduce DEX by 02].
  • Flavored Wallpaper [BODY 01, Illusion: 01, Illusion only simulates the sense of taste, and only to simulate the flavor of whatever fruit image is licked]. Even the snozzberries taste like snozzberries.
  • Eggdicator [BODY 01, Detect (good eggs): 02]. Anything which is not a good egg is dropped into the furnace… though the furnace is only turned on every other day.
  • Fizzy Lifting Drink [BODY 01, Gravity Decrease: 02]. Anyone who drinks this fizzy lifting drink floats off the ground, moving in the direction of any winds, if any, and can not control this power. To float back to the ground, one must belch repeatedly.
  • TELEVISION TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER [BODY 03, Teleportation: 01, Shrinking: 10, Limit: Anyone or anything which is teleported is automatically shrunk at full APs of Shrinking permanently (or until stretched by a taffy-pulling machine)].
  • BOAT [BODY 04 STR 06, Swimming: 04]. The tunnel this boat travels down subjects the riders to various alarming images; treat this as Mind Blast: 01.
  • WONKAMOBILE [BODY 05 STR 06, Running: 01, R#: 2. If the car fails its R#, it can be refueled with any sort of soda. Misc Drawback: anyone riding in this vehicle is coated with foam].
  • HSAWAKNOW (cleaning mechanism) [BODY 03, Matter Manipulation: 05]. Anyone or anything traveling through the extra-dimensional space inside this mechanism is completely cleaned, especially if previously covered in foam.
  • WONKA-VATOR [BODY 05 STR 05, Flight: 06]. This vehicle is much like a normal elevator, except that it can go in any direction. It has multiple buttons, each used to travel to a different location in the factory. One special button sends it flying up through the ceiling, to travel over the city.


Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02
Init: 006 HPs: 005

Shrinking: 02 (always on)

Artist*: 02

SIA to singing moral lessons after a child has died a grisly death (or at least appeared to die), Creepy Appearance.

Golden-Egg Laying Geese

Dex: 01 Str: 01 Bod: 02
Int: 00 Wil: 01 Min: 01
Inf: 01 Aur: 00 Spi: 01
Init: 002

Growth: 00 (they’re as large as a person), Matter Manipulation: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:
Matter Manipulation may only be used to create (“Lay”) golden chocolate eggs… and even so, not all the eggs are “good” eggs.

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie (not the books).

Helper(s): Pufnstuff.