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Doiby Dickles (Green Lantern sidekick) (DC Comics)

Doiby Dickles


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

“Doiby” Dickles appeared in 1941. He was a taxi driver, the sidekick of Green Lantern (Alan Scott), and an over-the-top depiction of a working class New Yorker of that time.

His nickname is derived from his derby hat. With his thick accent, he pronounces “derby” as “doiby”.

These quick notes are primarily about him in the 1940s. They mostly were inspired by a RPG writeup of him in another system.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Capitol City, then Gotham City.
  • Group Affiliation: Sidekick of the Green Lantern.
  • Height: 5’4” Weight: 179 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Doiby is a non-nonsense, two fisted, tough as nails taxicab driver in the mean streets of the 1940s. He may be short, be he packs a damn punch in that package.

He’s a very brave and friendly man, and an excellent driver.


History

Capitol City cab driver “Doiby” Dickles (nicknamed for his ever-present derby hat) met the Green Lantern in 1941. That happened after saving a fare, Alan Scott’s then-girlfriend Irene Miller, from attacking gangsters. Reaching their destination, Dickles unhesitatingly moved to save the Lantern from similar danger.

In gratitude and recognition of his bravery, the Lantern asked Dickles to become his crime-fighting associate.

Doiby Dickles briefing Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Doiby continued to drive the city streets in his beloved cab “Goitrude”. But now, he signalled the Lantern with a emerald rocket signal whenever he spotted trouble. Dickles and the Lantern also quickly became best friends. Scott even entrusted Doiby with the secret of his true identity. Around 1943-44, he relocated with the Lantern to Gotham City.

Doiby remained the Lantern’s sidekick until they teamed with his successor Hal Jordan. The three of them rescued the Princess Ramia of Myrg from her evil would-be spouse Prince Peril. So impressed with Doiby’s courage was the Princess that she quickly became smitten. After Peril’s defeat she asked Doiby to become her Prince.

Dickles bade his old friend Scott a fond farewell, and left with his “Space Princeress” to rule “Moig”. On a recent visit, Scott and his wife Molly learned that Doiby has remade the entire planet in the image and culture of a 1940’s-era American big city.

Recently he was seen as part of Old Justice, a group of sidekicks from the WWII era.


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Description

See illustrations.


Personality

A lot. In a fight, Doiby usually followed “da Lantrin’s” instructions.

Doiby Dickles driving his taxi


Quotes

“Youse toiking to me ?”

“Touch me doiby and I yam not responsible for me actions ! I yam very vexed wid all o’ youse !”


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“Doiby” Dickles

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Uphold Good
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Taxicab driver
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 012 HP: 020

Skills:
Vehicles (land): 05

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Capitol City, Gotham City).

Connections:
Street (Low), Green Lantern Alan Scott (High).

Drawbacks:
MIA to protecting Goitrude.

Equipment:
GOITRUDE [STR 06 BODY 06, Flash: 04, Running: 06, R#02, Limitations : Flash only for steady illumination], Signal flares.

By Christopher McGlothlin (unpublished DC Universe writeup), adapted by Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Universe.

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