Real Name: Vlad Kashuygin

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Scientist

Group Membership: Russian government

Affiliations: KGB bodyguard (see comments), Russian government

Enemies: Viper (Ophelia Sarkissian)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Russia (see comments)

First Appearance: Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: Pit of the Viper (1984)

Powers/Abilities: Vlad Kashuygin was a brilliant nuclear physicist and presumably had the strength and stamina of a man lacking in superhuman abilities.

Height: Unrevealed (see comments)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History: (Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: Pit of the Viper - BTS) - Vlad Kashuygin was a top ranked scientist from Russia. Attending a month long multinational convention at the United Nations alongside his KGB-appointed bodyguard, Vlad became aware of a recent kidnapping and murder spree affecting attendees of the convention. Staying at the Midtown Plaza Hotel on the 33rd floor, Vlad was taken under unrevealed circumstances on orders from the nihilist Viper and his bodyguard killed, although there were clear signs of a struggle. Both the New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were notified. After the Avengers and Fantastic Four were possibly notified (see comments), it was discovered that all of Vlad's personal effects were still in his hotel room.

Comments: Created by Kim Eastland and Ray Silbersdorf.

Given this is a role-playing game, what heroes Kashuygin deals with is up to the players. Suggested characters include Reed Richards, Walter Langkowski, or even Hank McCoy. There is no official description of Kashuygin, so the player is invited to come up with what he looks like (though there are several tokens labeled "Scientist" that came with the Game Adventure so one might assume Vlad looks like one of them-see image at right. --Proto-Man). The game includes several scientist fold-up pieces, but those could be him or Viper’s minions. 

The Game Adventure's references to the Soviet Union would also be considered topical due to Marvel’s sliding time scale (and therefore, they are listed as only "Russia" in this profile. --Proto-Man).

Yes, I know the Game Adventure's story is all set up and no pay off, but that's what the players were for.
True. The ending of Vlad's story is dependent on what directions the players take the RPG story. I like to think Mr. Kashuygin is still out there somewhere, sciencing. --Proto-Man

Profile by David Lawrence.

Vlad Kashuygin has no known connections to:

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Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: Pit of the Viper, game accessory building sheets (Various scientists, main image)

Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: Pit of the Viper (1984) - Kim Eastland (designer), Ray Silbersdorf (layouts), Ed Carmien (editor)

First Posted: 03/09/2021
Last updated: 03/09/2021

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