Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Vandal Savage

Voiced By: Clancy Brown

Classification: Power Character

Biography: Vandal Savage has, for thousands of years, plagued the earth with crime and violence since before the beginning of recorded human history. As a caveman during the Prehistoric Era, he was exposed to a meteorite that enhanced his physiology along with his strength, stamina, and speed.

Intro: A group of three Regime soldiers lead Savage to the arena, who looks to be under arrest, but then Savage breaks his bonds, killing the soldiers and takes one of the guard's handguns, saying to the opponent "Now... Shall we begin?...", ready to fight.

Post-Round Taunt: Simply cracks his neck a bit, taking a step back, saying "Pitiful..." or gives a small, but evil laugh...

Outro: Savage says "Evolution has not been kind to you..." as he puts his foot on the dazed opponent's neck, then he raises his foot up before slamming it down, but cuts to Savage shown from the waist up, grinning evily as we hear bone and flesh being smashed, before saying "But it has been kind to me...".

Special Moves:

Savage Spear: Savage charges at the opponent, spearing them to the ground. (Meter Burn: After tackling the opponent, he grabs them by the neck and throws them into the air, open for a free hit or combo.)
Handgun: Savage fires two shots from his handgun. (Meter Burn: Savage three extra shots.)
Hammer Blow: Savage does a brutal hammer strike with his fists, driving the opponent to ground. (Meter Burst: Instead of hitting the opponent to the ground, Savage puts the opponent on their knees before doing a running sitdown powerbomb to them.)
Years Of Practice: Savage puts his arms up a bit. If he is hit with a High or medium attack, he'll parry the move before throat punching the opponent, kneeing them in the stomach and throwing them over his shoulder.
Ragdoll: Savage grabs the opponent by the leg and starts slams them on the ground two times. (Meter Burn: After the two slams, he throws the opponent in the air, making them open for a free hit or a combo.)
Stranglehold: Savage grabs the opponent by the neck, shaking them around hard before dropping them to the ground.

Forward: Slams the butt of his handgun three times into the opponent's face before shooting their kneecap, then kicks them away from him.
Back: Slams the butt of his handgun three times into the opponent's face before shooting their kneecap, then gets behind them and pistol whips the back of their head to the ground.

Character Trait:
Perks of Immortality: Savage puts his arms out, giving a bit of a roar as he heals up, regenerating health. The longer the button is held, the more health Savage regenerates.

Super Move:
Savage Beatdown: Savage charges at the opponent, grabbing them by the head. If it connects, he'll start slowly crushing their head before dropping them with a brutal chokeslam, smashing them into ground, then he starts savagely beating their face with his fists mutliple times before stepping hard on their head, kicking them away, saying "Pathetic trash!"

Ending: Forced into a dark hole, under constant watch, Vandal Savage had been forced to Stryker's Island due to the Regime's failed attempts of killing him. Savage wasn't bothered, simply waiting for the right moment to escape. It came after the Insurgency attacked the island to save the other universe's Batman. Freed, he went and killed those behind his imprisonment before putting in his new world order...

Clash Quotes:

Standard Quotes:
"You think you got what it takes?"
"I am immortal!"
"I committed the first murder!"
"You are nothing!"
"My foot will crush your throat!"
"Foolish mortal, you die!"


Vandal Savage- "How must i greet your appearance?"
Ares- "With your death!"

Vandal Savage- "A pawn in my escape..."
Batman- "Funny, don't remember seeing you."

Vandal Savage- "You can't beat an immortal!"
Batman- "Let's prove it..."

Vandal Savage- "I must thank you for my escape..."
Batman (Insurgency)- "You're going back..."

Vandal Savage- "Time to play 'Skin The Cat'!"
Catwoman (Regime)- "Sorry, hate that game!"

Vandal Savage- "Ah, more machine that human..."
Cyborg (Regime)- "Like you were ever human..."

Vandal Savage- "Funny, heard Superman killed you."
Green Arrow- "That's what people here told me."

Vandal Savage- "Deluded mortals with your armor..."
Lex Luthor- "This armor helped me hurt Superman!"

Vandal Savage- "Was hoping to see your Luthor."
Lex Luthor (Insurgency)- "I warned Clark about you..."

Vandal Savage- "It's the boy who killed Nightwing..."
Nightwing (Regime)- "I am Nightwing!"

Vandal Savage- "Ah, the son of Ra's whore of a daughter..."
Nightwing (Regime)- "Dare you to say that again!"

Vandal Savage- "You're not from this universe..."
Scorpion- "I admit, you're observant..."

Vandal Savage- "Your doppelganger couldn't kill me."
Superman- "Well, at least we got that in common."

Vandal Savage- "I been waiting 5 years for this."
Superman (Regime)- "You die, now!"

Vandal Savage- "You can never kill me..."
Superman (Regime)- "Give me enough time and i will..."

Vandal Savage- "Even more of a bitch than usual..."
Wonder Woman (Regime)- "You watch your mouth..."

Vandal Savage- "Lying in his bed, knew you were a slut..."
Wonder Woman (Regime)- "Liar!"

Vandal Savage- "Try using fear without fingers..."
Yellow Lantern- "Try dying."


Ares- "Still fueling my power with war?"
Vandal Savage- "Someone has to."

Batman- "Still alive?.
Vandal Savage- "Always..."

Batman- "Give Ra's al Ghul a run for his money."
Vandal Savage- "He is nothing compared to me!"

Batman (Insurgency)- "Not surprised they locked you up."
Vandal Savage- "They couldn't finish the job."

Catwoman (Regime)- "Gonna scratch that ancient face of yours!"
Vandal Savage- "Try as much as you like..."

Cyborg (Regime)- "Gonna make you scream for death..."
Vandal Savage- "Then sorry to disappoint."

Green Arrow- "Man, prison hasn't been nice to you."
Vandal Savage- "It didn't bother me as much."

Lex Luthor- "My, have the mighty fallen..."
Vandal Savage- "I will rip your tounge off for that!"

Lex Luthor (Regime)- "You're going back into your hole."
Vandal Savage- "Give me time, i'll escape again.."

Nightwing (Regime)- "Gonna make sure you don't come back!"
Vandal Savage- "Try, i'll always come back!"

Nightwing (Regime)- "You're cancer of this Earth!"
Vandal Savage- "Said the same about your grandfather..."

Scorpion- "Let us fight in Mortal Kombat!"
Vandal Savage- "You can't kill me, i'm immortal!"

Superman- "Look worse than my universe's Savage."
Vandal Savage- "Five years in prison will do that."

Superman (Regime)- "You will burn!"
Vandal Savage- "Already happened, doesn't work."

Superman (Regime)- "I will find a way to kill you!"
Vandal Savage- "You'll be dead by then!"

Wonder Woman (Regime)- "Let me try to kill you..."
Vandal Savage- "Try being the key word..."

Wonder Woman (Regime)- "Superman will enjoy this."
Vandal Savage- "Bet you say that every night to him..."

Yellow Lantern- "Fear me!"
Vandal Savage- "Nothing scares me these days."

- Clancy Brown has voiced Lex Luthor in most cartoon appearances of the character along with voicing Mr. Krabs in "Spongebob Squarepants" and playing the Hrugan in "Highlander"
- Vandal Savage's backstory and appearance here is influenced mostly from The New 52 "DC Universe Presents" serial killer version of him. Basically think him wearing Superman's Lockdown costume, but more suited for him, with his name on it and such.
- While only having one projectle attack, Vandal Savage is primarily a close-range fighter.
Things just got "Savage" :Cue Rimshot:

Oh and before i'm asked, the clash quotes to Regime Wonder Woman, yeah, expect that ALOT. Just... Fucking hate her.

Try to look for references!
Add a Comment:
DestinyDecade Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be perfect. THey should have brought Vandal Savage into the game. It would really be cool.
MnMichael Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Maybe not the moveset I would have come up with, but I'll be damned if it doesn't capture his personality about perfectly.
And I love the numerous nods to Savage being a superior immortal to Ras XD
jc013 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
True, but I tried mixing both his Pre and Post New 52 styles to him, hence the more brutal fighting style and personality.
MagicDetective Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
After watching a marathon of Justice League episodes, Vandal has made a spot on one of my favorite villains.

You do him justice.
jc013 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Well, thanks. Just a mixture of different versions of him.
JellybeanPimp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
:Thinks: Knockout... Send me link to said character! (Kinda don't know who she/he is.) XD

Oh and day off?
JellybeanPimp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, my shift is from 2-11 tonight. :>…
She is the one in the Green.…
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Sucks. So, we still good for Saturday?
JellybeanPimp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We should be.
Can you come over at one? I have to do something quick before hand.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Kay girl! Plus, since you'll be home alone for the night, we don't have to worry about showtimes!
JellybeanPimp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! :D
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Word. Oh and what you gotta do on saturday before 1?
(1 Reply)
sprite-genius Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Another great one.

And yeah, that Regime Wonder Woman is a real bitch, unlike Prime Earth Wonder Woman, who at least gives a damn.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013

MrAsh96 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I hate the regime Wonder Woman too 
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Yeah, when she was first announced, i thought to myself "Okay, a evil alternative Wonder Woman, okay, has been done, but let's see how she is.", then i read her in the Injustice comics before playing the game and DEAR CHRIST, they made her into... Well, a huge "C U Next Thursday."

But how you liked this Injustice version of Vandal Savage?
MrAsh96 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
He seems badass as usual and I like his backstory I can`t see him bowing down to the regime and I doubt Batman would want him in the Insurgency  plus Clancy Brown voicing him would be a terrific idea 
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Yeah, Savage would be in on it for himself, but still personally goes after the Regime for what they did to him. And damnit, i wanted Clancy in the game, this makes up for it. XD
OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I like his backstory here. I wouldn't have minded any of his previous voices, but Clancy Brown voicing him makes a nice touch even having a little bit of actor allusion involved.
jc013 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thanks, i thought that there had to be Clancy in it, so here he is.
Add a Comment:

:iconjc013: More from jc013

Featured in Collections

DC Comics by MagicDetective

Based on games I like by sprite-genius

comic by gilster262

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
August 1, 2013
File Size
8.3 KB


20 (who?)