Black Spider II

Submitted by Andy Spieldenner

I was a fan of the original Black Spider. The second one is not so interesting: he’s a straight villain, mob assassin with some skills that make him dangerous, even for Gotham’s vigilante set. I see him as using more Spider-oriented gadgets (like the suction boots) as he puts himself against the Bat. He’s a reflection of the Huntress in some ways, and the two of them would probably hate each other passionately.

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Real Name: Johnny Lamonica
Base of Operations: Gotham
Marital Status: Single
Race: Human
Advantages: Acting Ability, Acute Balance, Contact (Mob)
Disadvantages: Enemy (Batman, Black Mask), Extremely Competitive, Fugitive, Nightmares (Scarred by actions of Black Mask and Batman), Obsessive Tendencies (Vain), Sworn Enemy (Black Mask), Unattractive Appearance
Reflexes: 4D
Acrobatics 6D, Brawling 6D, Climbing 6D, Dodge 6D, Driving 5D, Escape Artist 5D, Martial Arts 9D (Flying Kick, Instant Stand, Leg Sweep, Weapon Parry +1D each), Melee Weapons 5D (Knife +1D), Sneak 6D
Coordination: 3D
Lockpicking 4D, Marksmanship 5D, Thievery 4D, Thrown Weapons 4D (Knives +1D)
Physique: 3D
Leap 5D, Lifting 4D, Running 5D
Knowledge: 2D
Demolitions 4D, Forgery 3D, Languages 3D (Spanish +2D), Security 5D
Perception: 2D
Hide 4D, Search 4D, Shadowing 5D, Streetwise 6D (Gotham +2D), Survival 3D (Urban +2D), Surveillance 4D
Presence: 2D
Bluff 4D, Charm 5D, Disguise 3D, Intimidation 5D, Interrogation 4D, Persuasion 5D, Willpower 5D
PDV: 3
Unarmed BDV: 4D/1D
P/l Bonus: +2
Villain Points: 10 Body Points: 35
Character Points: 90

Equipment:

  • Gun BDV 5Dx2
  • Knives BDV BDV 2D
  • Grappling Hook and Line (150 feet of cable, +2 to climbing roll)
  • Suction Boots: Clinging 4D
History: (from Fanzing 32 “The Racial Justice Experience: Diversity in the DC Universe 1979-today” http://www.fanzing.com/mag/fanzing32/feature2.shtml)

The Black Spider’s name was now in the hands of a mob assassin named Johnny LaMonica, an egomaniac who hated to cover his beautiful face with a mask. After infiltrating the Black Mask’s mob with the intention of killing the crimelord, the new Black Spider was brought down by Batman. Having smashed into a broken mirror, his handsome face was now a “web of scars”.

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