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The Tick
Real Name: Nick
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Nigh-Invulnerability, super strength. Other powers seem to occasionally manifest themselves at will, or when needed.

Shiny things, relatively low intelligence. Disoriented when antenae are missing.

A square-jawed, muscular, bright blue-costumed figure with antennae sticking up from his head, The Tick is a surreal parody of superheroes. He is high-spirited, frequently obtuse, and prone to quipping odd, dim remarks and "inspirational" speeches filled with bizarre metaphors. His superpowers are nigh-invulnerability, which allows him to crash and bang about without injury (though not necessarily without pain); super strength (he can bend a steel girder with ease); and something referred to as "drama power," or basically a tendency for the Tick's powers to increase as the situation becomes more dramatic.

He can also survive out in space without a suit and underwater without oxygen. Despite his nigh-invulnerability, in the animated series, the Tick is portrayed as being vulnerable to blows to the head, which often cause temporary brain damage. He is known for his nonsensical battle cry, "Spoooooon!," which he decided upon one day while eating breakfast (specifically, the cereal Drama Flakes).


First Appearance: The Tick (1988) #1

Favorite Characters:
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Issue Appearances:
Dream Team (1995)
Flying Colors 10th Anniversary Special (1998)
Fox Kids Funhouse: The Tick (1997)
Introducing The Tick (2002)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Man-Eating Cow (1992)
Paul the Samurai (1992)
Paul the Samurai: The Complete Works (2009)
San Diego Comic Con Comics (1992)
Shi/Cyblade: The Battle for Independents (1995)
Tales Too Terrible To Tell (1989)
The Chroma-Tick (1992)
The Mangalicious Tick: The Rise of the Setting Sun (2009)
The Tick (1988)
The Tick 2017 (2017)
The Tick and Arthur (1999)
The Tick Big Summer Annual (1999)
The Tick Black And Red Promo Comic (1990)
The Tick CD-ROM Comic (1996)
The Tick Color (2001)
The Tick Color Series (2010)
The Tick Incredible Internet Comic (2001)
The Tick New Series (2009)
The Tick Omnibus (1990)
The Tick: Big Blue Destiny (1997)
The Tick: Days of Drama (2005)
The Tick: Free Comic Book Day 2011 (2011)
The Tick: Free Comic Book Day 2013 (2013)
The Tick: Free Comic Book Day 2014 (2014)
The Tick: Free Comic Book Day 2016 (2016)
The Tick: Free Comic Book Day 2018 (2018)
The Tick: Halloween ComicFest 2017 (2017)
The Tick: Heroes of the City (1999)
The Tick: Karma Tornado (1993)
The Tick: The Edlund Epic! (2010)
The Tick: The Luny Bin Trilogy (1998)
The Tick's 20th Anniversary Special Edition (2007)
The Tick's Back (1997)
The Tick's Big Back to School Special (1998)
The Tick's Big Cruise Ship Vacation Special (2000)
The Tick's Big Father's Day Special (2000)
The Tick's Big Halloween Special (1999)
The Tick's Big Halloween Special 2000 (2000)
The Tick's Big Halloween Special 2001 (2001)
The Tick's Big Mother's Day Special (2000)
The Tick's Big Romantic Adventure (1998)
The Tick's Big Summer Fun Special (1998)
The Tick's Big Tax Time Terror (2000)
The Tick's Big Xmas Trilogy (2002)
The Tick's Big Year 2000 Spectacle (2000)
The Tick's Big Yule Log Special 1997 (1997)
The Tick's Big Yule Log Special 1999 (1998)
The Tick's Big Yule Log Special 2000 (1999)
The Tick's Big Yule Log Special 2001 (2000)
The Tick's Comic Con Extravaganza (2007)
The Tick's Free Comic Book Day Special Edition (2010)
The Tick's Giant Christmas Cavalcade (2010)
The Tick's Giant Circus of the Mighty (1992)
The Tick's Golden Age Comic (2002)
The Tick's Massive Summer Double Spectacle (2000)
Tick Specials: The Complete Works (2009)
War of the Independents (2011)

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Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"Gravity is a harsh mistress."

"I don't know the meaning of the word "surrender". I mean, I know it, I'm not dumb... just not in this context."

"Why am I here? Why does my mind have wings? Why do blue midgets hit me with fish?! "

"Don't make us bite you in hard-to-reach places! "

" I hate broccoli, and yet, in a certain sense, I am broccoli. "

"Sanity, you're a madman! "

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