[DCU] DCUniverse (any) Inconsequential Slice-of-Life Headcanon (nods to That Other Guy)

DarkStarling

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The Gaiman quote from Sandman about The Truly Old springs to mind. Fewer than 10,000 on the planet who remember the last ice age...

Heck, Hob Gadling is is older than Ras.
 

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Heck, Hob Gadling is is older than Ras.
Wouldn't bet on that.
Ra'sdebuted in 1971 with probably make him contemporary to hob whom we meet 1389 as a grown man.

But for Supes and Dianna are older, due spending close to thousand years fight a Ranarok like battle.

I'm actually curoius:
Has Per Megaton and Vandal had much interaction?
They're both JSA villians and their unique perspective on things has to make for interesting conversations.
 

petros

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This Vandal Savage stuff is PERFECT.

He's the world's oldest human ... and he's still basically a two-bit huckster.

His main skill is disappearing when things get too hot and heavy, and then hiding out for a few decades until his face is forgotten - his time spent as despot or warlord is a small fraction of his life.
 

RK_Striker_JK_5

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On that note, Vandal Savage and Ra's Al Gul haven't been on speaking terms since the 1920s. Neither one will speak of the incident, but when the subject of working with the other is brought up, the response is quick and to the point: "He knows what happened at Zanzibar!"

Truly, a riddle for the ages.
It's always been my headcanon that the Near-Apocalypse of '09 from the DCAU was Vandal and Ra's finally throwing down to see who was top immortal manipulator.
 

LoneWolf23

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The Gaiman quote from Sandman about The Truly Old springs to mind. Fewer than 10,000 on the planet who remember the last ice age...

Heck, Hob Gadling is is older than Ras.
This Vandal Savage stuff is PERFECT.

He's the world's oldest human ... and he's still basically a two-bit huckster.

His main skill is disappearing when things get too hot and heavy, and then hiding out for a few decades until his face is forgotten - his time spent as despot or warlord is a small fraction of his life.
Hob Gadling is the Immortal who looks at Vandal Savage, Ra's Al Ghul and other Immortal Supervillains and just laughs his head off. Given the gift of Immortality, and those suckers waste it trying to become god-kings or some other nonsense, instead of just enjoying life and seeing what the world has to offer. It sure beats living in hiding 90% of the time, and while he can't boast having the collection of priceless antique luxuries either Vandal or Ra's have collected over the years, he also doesn't have armies of enemies trying to end his existence, and he can just go out to the grocery store whenever he likes.

He wouldn't trade that for anything. The Immortal Villain life is rubbish, and he doesn't want anymore to do with it then dying altogether.
 

petros

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This also explains why Vandal Savage might step up his tempo in modern times. His face is now on record. One jerk with a smartphone can blow his whole cover. It's the superhero secret identity problem writ large.
 
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