Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy
Dex:   5   Str:   3   Body:    4
Int:   8   Will:  8   Mind:    4
Infl:  9   Aura:  8   Spirit:  8
Initiative: 24  Hero Points:  55

Plant Control: 8
Plant Growth: 6
Poison Touch: 5
Systematic Antidote: 8

Acrobatics (Climbing): 8
Charisma: 10
Gadgetry: 6
Martial Artist: 5
Scientist: 6
Thief: 4

Bonuses: Poison Touch can be used for various effects (see below.)

Advantages: Attractive; Connection: Arkham Asylum (Low), Suicide Squad (Low); Scholar (Botany, Horticulture, Poisons)

Drawbacks: Serious Irrational Attraction to Batman; Serious Psychological Instability

Alter Ego: Pamela Lillian Isley, Lillian  Rose

Motivation: Psychopath
Occupation: Botanist
Wealth: 4

Various Uses of Poison Touch:
Skin Irritant: Initially Dex/PT vs. Dex/Body, then, on successive rounds, use PT/PT vs. Body/Body and continue until an attack fails. RAP's are physical damage.

Aphrodisiac: Initially Dex/PT vs Dex/Will, then PT/PT vs. Int/Will after, as long as each attack succeeds. When cumulative RAP's exceed victim's Mind, they fall madly in love with her, and will be completely devoted. To break free then must be removed from her presence and make a successful attempt of Int/Will vs. PT/PT - at least 1 RAP.

Truth Serum/Sleep Potion: Dex/PT vs Dex/Mind. RAP's are either the amount of information gained (such as with an Interrogation attempt) or the amount of time the victim sleeps for.

Source: Who's Who 3rd Edition; 2nd Edition Background/Rosterbook, page 87; Batman Sourcebook, p[age 74; Magic Sourcebook, page 109
foe of: Batman
Affiliation(s): Injustice Gang of the WorldLegion of DoomSuicide Squad

Ed's Notes: This one fleshes out her poison touch powers a bit. Perhaps a kiss acts like a Critical Attack? Lol.  The first one is really just the STANDARD use of the power. If the RAP's came off of the victim's DEX, that might make it more interesting, and more in line with the description of "Skin Irritant."  I also feel like the second one (Aphrodisiac) should have the RV of MIND not WILL. Will would still be used to BREAK the spell, but it seems unnecessary here to deviate from the standard EV/RV usage.  Also what does "madly in love" mean? Serious or Catastrophic Irrational Attraction to doing anything she says?

2nd Edition Sources omit her Thief Skill and Connection to the Suicide Squad. Some show  her initiative as 22, but this is incorrect, and the appropriate value is shown above.

First Appearance: Batman #181 (June, 1966)


  1. I think this picture is of Cyclone from the JSA, who looks a lot like Poison Ivy with the red hair and the green costume...