The Spirit (Icons Writeup)

The Spiritspirit_bolland
aka Denny Colt

Prowess 5
Coordination 4
Strength 5
Intellect 5
Awareness 5
Willpower 6

Stamina 11

Athletics (Expert + 2 bonus), Drive (+1 bonus), Investigation (Master +3 bonus), Law (+1 bonus), Boxing (Expert +2 bonus), Sleight of Hand (Expert + 2 bonus), Stealth (Expert + 2 bonus)

Woman Magnet (Limit: The Spirit’s Willpower drops to 4 in cases involving attractive women. This also means that in fights involving women, his Stamina drops to 9 to reflect how often women capture and bind him)
Consistently cheats death.
Always the optimist.

Part of this comes from the Fandom Wiki:

Denny Colt’s early life remains largely unknown, though it is known his father was the wealthy Denny Colt, Sr.  Denny was a young detective who was seemingly murdered by criminals looking to silence him. In fact, Denny was put into suspended animation as part of the experiments of a supervillain named Dr. Cobra.  When he was re-awakened, he found that the world thought he was dead.  Afterward, Denny went to see his friend, Police Commissioner Dolan and revealed that he was still alive.  However, Denny decided not to reveal the truth to anyone else, believing that he could fight crime in secret so he wouldn’t be targeted again. As The Spirit, Denny is in an on-again, off-again romantic relationship with Dolan’s daughter Ellen.

Denny then began wearing a blue suit with a red tie and a domino mask and referred to himself as “The Spirit”.  He gained an assistant in the youth Ebony White and funded his campaign against crime with an inheritance from his wealthy father.



  1. One of my favorite characters EVER! Great write-up as always, but I’d use that “Woman Magnet” Quality to lower his Willpower whenever Femme Fatales are involved 🙂 Boy, do I ever have an homage to him that figures LARGE in my own little universe, too! Do the Phantom next!! 🙂

      1. Right on! I love me some Spirit! I really enjoyed the Darwyn Cooke / Sergio Aragones series by DC a while back, too. Shame they couldn’t keep it going….

      2. That is perfect! Great note about the Stamina drop, too, and it so works with all of his stories! Oh, and is Ebony something you want to even consider, as a Quality or a separate character? Rough waters there, I know.

      3. Indeed! Thanks again for this great project! It’s always fun to see the next one. I am 20% through Steel Ring 2, and will then dice back into the Reese Unlimited universe!

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