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Captain Caveman

Captain Caveman


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels was one of these late 1970s goofy Hanna-Barbera cartoons we old people grew up with. It ran from 1977 to 1980, though he also appeared in a few specials.

Like Hong Kong Phooey or Mighty Mightor it didn’t necessarily make much sense. But it was funny, provided you were a kid.


Background

  • Other Aliases: “Cavey”
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: Cavey Jr. (son)
  • Group Affiliation: Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
  • Base Of Operations: Back of a van, mobile
  • Height: Approx. 4’ Weight: Approx 200 lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Brown fur aplenty


Powers and Abilities

Captain Caveman is furry, so he has that going for him. He also seems extremely proficient in wielding a gigantic club which contains any gadget that happens to be handy at the time. The club also allows Cavey to fly.

Cavey’s voice is capable of projecting in a manner powerful enough to break glass and other surrounding fragile objects – this is generally a problem only when Cavey sounds his “battlecry” and hollers his own name.


Video

The intro sequence of the cartoon in 1080p.


Personality

Kind hearted and stupid. He is lovable and friendly, but his inability to grasp modern conveniences and social customs makes him something of a bull in a china shop at times.


History

Captain Caveman was a prehistoric superhero (apparently in Bedrock) and interacted on occasion with the Flintstones. During this period, he had a son named “Cavey Jr.” At some point, he became frozen in a glacier. He was unfrozen by three teenage beauties.

They took him around in their van, solving mysteries across the country. And he could fly. Young boys of the world, set your envy-meters to “overload.”

The captain’s powers of flight came from his multi-purpose club, which could pop open to produce any gadget necessary to defeat the villain. Sidekick Cave Bird was also on hand to keep his master’s devices straight.

The girls, known collectively as the “Teen Angels,” were brainy Brenda, scaredy pants Taffy and easygoing Dee Dee. Sometime after the girls revived Captain Caveman, but before they began their cross-country adventures together, Cavey competed in the Laff-a-lympics with varying degrees of success.


Description

He looks like a hairy potato with skinny arms and legs and a face not unlike one might have if one were a prehistoric Mr. Potato Head. He wears a leopard print cape and carries a huge club.


Quotes

“Captain CAAAAAAAAVEMAAAAAAAN!”


DC Universe History

One half of the amazing crimefighting duo, Captain Caveman and ’Mazing Man. Prior to his freezing, Cavey battled Vandal Savage to a standstill and briefly teamed up with Anthro the Cave Boy.


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Captain Caveman

Dex: 04 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 02 Wil: 06 Min: 04 Occupation: Solver of Mysteries
Inf: 02 Aur: 08 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: NA
Init: 008 HP: 040

Powers:
Adaptation: 10, Cold Immunity: 03, Dumb Luck: 03, Fabricate: 10, Power Reserve (STR, Weaponry): 02, Sonic Beam: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Adaptation can only be used on STR and BODY, but those can be Adapted from inanimate objects as well as Characters
  • Power Reserve only works when he shouts his name

Skills:
Detective (clue analysis): 02, Weaponry (club): 06

Advantages:
Buddies (“Teen Angels” Brenda Chance, Taffy Dare, and Dee Dee Sykes), Sidekick (Cave Bird)

Drawbacks:
Miscellaneous: Cavey has yet to grasp the concept of modern conveniences, like doors, and therefore will leave and enter all rooms with a Charging Attack on the wall.

Equipment:
Club [BODY 15, EV 12, Flash: 01, Flight: 08, 8 AP ABCD Omni Gadget (x6), R#5. Notes : Failure due to the Reliability # is repaired by Cave Bird, who lives within the Club. Flight has Catastrophic Power Burnout]

By Andrew Lee

Source of Character: Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympic, Captain Caveman cartoons

Helper(s): Popopedia , Sean MacDonald, John Colagioia, William Chamberlin, Max Grind, Jay Myers, Adam Fuqua

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