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Captain Q

(Adam West)


Context

Captain Q appeared in 1965 TV commercials for powdered chocolate.

In itself, that’s nothing to write home about. But he was played by Adam West, who would soon become the idol of millions as the 1966+ TV version of Batman (Bruce Wayne).

Which retroactively makes Captain Q cool. In a camp  way.

Captain Q (Adam West Quik commercial) chocolate milk with fake colouring

Qui(c)k neural network colouring of a screenshot from an ad.

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: His Agency.
  • Base of Operations: Presumed Washington DC.
  • Height: 6’1″ (1.85m). Weight: 195 lbs. (89 Kg.). Age: 28.
  • Eyes: Brown. Hair: Brown.

Powers & Abilities

In addition to the skills required for his line of work, Captain Q has an extreme level of luck on his side.

History

Captain Q was a highly capable secret agent in the 1960s.

One of his enemies was one Dr Slump, whose ship he sunk by leading one of its own torpedoes back at it.

Slump evacuated, but Captain Q continued in hot pursuit.

Video

(If this video gets deleted because the uploader is hijacking a commercial to gain money from commercials shown before the commercial, it will be funny — ed.)

Description

Captain Q has a lithe, athletic physique.

He usually dresses in naval formal attire, complete with captain’s hat.

Personality

Perhaps due to his successes, Captain Q maintains a light-hearted attitude on the job.

Quotes

Dr Slump: “Ah, Captain Q ! Join me in a glass of delicious chocolate Quik, would you ?”
Captain Q: “Thank you, Doctor, I could use some energy.” (Switches glasses with Dr. Slump thwarting his poisoning attempt)

“Some people will do anything to get rich, Quick. À tout à l’heure.”

DC Heroes RPG

Captain Q

A 800 points Character.

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04
Init: 015 HP: 040

Powers:

Dumb Luck: 10

Skills:

Acrobatics*: 03, Charisma*: 04, Detective*: 04, Martial Artist*: 03, Thief*: 03, Vehicles (Air Vehicles, Land Vehicles, Water Vehicles)*: 03, Weaponry*: 03

Advantages:

Language (French, Spanish, German, Italian), Attractive, Lightning Reflexes, Credentials (Government, Low), Sharp Eye.

Connections:

None.

Drawbacks:

Innocent, Enemy (Dr Slump).

Genre:

Humor.

Motivation:

Thrill of Adventure.

Occupation:

Secret Agent.

Wealth:

005

Equipment:

6 AP ABCD Omni-Gadget.


Design notes

Skills and Languages reasonable for his chosen profession. Since there’s very little material, most stats are of course picked to match the archetype.


By Robert Marcum.

Source of Character: 1965 Quik Commercial, Character played by Adam West.

Helper(s): Ethan Roe.

Writeup completed on the 8th of June, 2016.