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The Tick - Klutzy seven-foot tall, 400-pound superhero featured on the half-hour cartoon THE TICK/FOX/1994-96.

The Tick

The Tick dressed in a blue body stocking with little antennae on its cowl and battled criminals in a metropolis known as "The City." His sidekick was a mild-mannered accountant named Arthur, who dressed up like a moth. The Tick traveled about town on the local city bus. The Tick's catchphrase battle cry is "Spoooooon! When facing evil, our bumbling crime fighter says "Criminals, you face the sworn protector of this fair face The Tick!"

"Evil is just plain bad! You don't cotton to it! You gotta smack it in the nose with the rolled up newspaper of goodness...Bad dog! Bad dog!"

When its time to relax, The Tick hangs out at the Comet Club with his fellow superheroes:

  • Agrippa (Roman God of the Aquaduct)
  • American Maid
  • Baby Boomerangutuang
  • Big Shot
  • Bi-Polar Bear
  • Blowfish Avenger
  • Blowhole
  • Caped Chameleon
  • Captain Lemming
  • Carmelita
  • The Civic-Minded Five (Captain Mucilage, The Carpeted Man, Feral Boy, The Four-Legged Man & Jungle Janet)
  • Courderoy Cordova
  • The Decency Squad (Captain Decency, Johnny Polite, The Living Doll, Sufferage Jet, & The Visual Eye)
  • Die Fledermaus
  • Doorman, Ếclair
  • Fish Boy (Prince of Atlantis)
  • The Flying Squirrel
  • Gesundheit, Human Gullet
  • Jet Valkyrie
  • The Mole King
  • Mr. Exciting, Plungerman
  • Sarcastro
  • Sewer Urchin
  • Dr. Vahtoss
  • The Whats

Also on hand is The Tick's canine sidekick, Speak (a four-foot long South American capybara rodent) who told The Tick "You saved my life, Tick. And for that I will be your loyal pet forever. It's the law of the jungle."

Evil, gathering like lint in the navel of the body public. Evil! Making vile and hasty and dark works like termites pushing their wretched larvas through the veins of that mighty oak tree we call…Clean Living!

The Villains who battled The Tick included:

  •  The Angry Red Herring
  • Baron Violent
  • Barry the Tick (a Tick wanna-be)
  • Betty, the Queen of the Ants
  • Brainchild (Charles)
  • The Breadmaster, Buttery Pat
  • Chairface Chippendale
  • The Deadly Bulb
  • The Deadly Nose
  • Dinosaur Neil, Dynamole
  • The Eastern Bloc Robot Cowboy
  • El Seed
  • Eyebrows Mulligan
  • The Evil Midnight Bomber
  • The Fin (Mr. Smarty Pants)
  • The Guy with Ears like Little Raisins
  •  Harriet Curse
  • Headless Henderson
  • The Heys
  • The Hotel Manager
  • The Human Ton and Handy
  • The Idea Man
  • The Indigestible Man
  • Jack Tuber (The Man of a Thousand Faces)
  • Jim Rage
  • Joseph Stalin
  • Lava Man
  • Lou Salazar
  • The Sewer Czar
  • The Man-eating Cow
  • Mr, Mental and Mynda
  • The Mother of Invention
  • Multiple Santa Octo Paganini
  • Octo Raymond
  • OmniPotus (Devourer of Worlds)
  • The Ottoman Express
  • Pineapple Pokopo
  • Professor Chromedome
  • Proto Clown
  • Shiela Eel
  • Stalingrad
  • The Sub Human
  • The Swiss (Industrial Terrorists)
  • The Terror
  • Terry (Son of The Terror)
  • Thrakkorzog, Tuun-La
  • Uncle Creamy
  • Uncle Creamy II
  • Venus
  • Wally
  • The Whirling Scottish Devil.

"You know, Arthur, when Evil is afoot and you don't have any arms, you gotta use your head. And when Evil is ahead, and you're behind, you've gotta do the legwork! But, when you can't get a leg up, you gotta be hip! you gotta keep your chin up and kick some..."

TRIVIA NOTE:  A live-action spin-off of the original cartoon series THE TICK/FOX./2001-2002 starred Patrick Warburton as The Tick. The series only ran eight episodes.

The Tick
Batmanuel, Captain Liberty, The Tick, and Arthur

Other cast were:

  • David Burke as Arthur
  • Nestor Carbonell as Batmanuel
  • Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty.

Additional superheroes included:

  • The Cape (an aging superhero)
  • The Champion (aka, Steve Filbert, a lawyer and Leader of the League of Superheroes)
  • Fiery Blaze, Fish Boy (Lost Prince of Atlantis)
  • Friendly Fire (the sidekick of the Fiery Blaze)
  • The Immortal, Johnny Republic, Kid Caboose, Medusa, Metcalf, and Tiny Man.

The villains in the live-action series included Apocalypse Cow, Destroyo (Leonid Kasparov Destroyovitch), The Red Scare, and The Terror. The Tick character was originally created as a paper comic by Ben Edlund.

"Arthur, I am a citizen of the moment. I built my white picket fence around the "now" with a commanding view of the "soon to be"."

"You don't fight destiny!  And you don't eat crackers in the bed of your future or you get all...scratchy!"

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