X-Ray of the U-Foes (Hulk enemy) (Marvel Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


X-Ray is the blaster  of the U-Foes, who are pretty much an evil version of the Fantastic Four.

The U-Foes appeared in 1980, and are primarily enemies of the Hulk.


  • Real Name: James ’Jimmy‘ Darnell.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Ann Darnell (sister).
  • Group Affiliation: U-Foes.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 0lbs (X-Ray).
  • Eyes: White Hair: None (X-Ray)


Powers and Abilities

X-ray’s body is a non-corporeal humanoid embodiment of radiation. As such, he’s immune to physical injury and constraints and able to fly.

He can also project hard radiation of any wavelength from his body.

Being composed of energy, he does not require air, food or water to survive. X-Ray absorbs anything he might need from his surrounding cosmic radiation.


The history of James Darnell, aka X-ray, prior to being recruited as a propulsion engineer by Simon Utrecht has yet to be revealed.

The U-Foes group shot on a white background

He, along with his sister, Ann Darnell, was among the small group led by Utrecht to simulate the crash that gave the Fantastic Four their powers.

After gaining their powers, they formed the super villain group named the U-Foes. X-Ray has remained with the group ever since and is currently held in custody. For more details, see Utrecht’s profile.


Jimmy Darnell is permanently changed into his X-Ray form. This form resembles a humanoid body with a strong radiating source in the middle of his chest radiating outwards. His body consists out of pure energy resembling red radiation and he is constantly surrounded by a light red force field around his entire body.

He has no apparent features except his completely white eyes and mouth.


X-Ray is the basic, bloodthirsty thug. He is quite young and sometimes behaves rather immaturely.

He has no remorse against killing, and, in fact, likes it. He readily kills on his own initiative or as willed by his leader.

He really likes to blast and has many times been tricked by his enemies into blasting his teammates.

Believing himself to be immune to damaging it is not a hard task for an opponent to defeat him once they have figured out his weaknesses.

DC Universe History

The U-Foes do not really fit in the DC Universe. Their cosmic radiation, paralleling the Fantastic Four, is important to somehow keep. In any campaign including the Hulk, the U-Foes could be used as old enemies.

With some good explaining the U-Foes could also be used as a powerful gang of mercenaries for a criminal mastermind, a mastermind superior over the proud Vector, such as… Lex Luthor. And of course X-Ray might be able to give off some weak form of Kryptonite radiation.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Engineer, Criminal
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 013 HP: 045

Self link (Energy Blast): 14, Energy Blast: 14, Energy Absorption: 08, Intangibility: 08, Sealed Systems: 20, Flight: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Energy Blast may be any kind of energy.
  • Energy Absorption can be used against any kind of energy.
  • All Powers are Elementally Linked to Self Link (Energy Blast) (-1 each).
  • Self Link (Energy Blast) and Intangibility are Always On (-1 each).

Gadgetry: 03

Rich Friend (Simon Utrecht aka Vector), Life Support (No need to eat or drink).

U-Foes (High).

Public Identity, Strange Appearance, Attack Vulnerability (various depending of current form of used energy (example: lead vs. X-Rays), Range 0 AP’s, -3CS OV/RV).

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen.

Helper(s): Paul ’Z‘ Ewande, Sébastien Andrivet, Gareth Lewis, Roy Cowan.

Source of Character: Mostly Hulk comics.