Str: 18, Sta: 15, Agl: 3, Dex: 2, Fgt: 7, Int: 1, Awe: 3, Pre: 3Powers:
Flight: Flight 15 (30),
Alternate Effect - Speed 15 (1),
Movement 1 (Space Travel 1) (1),
Invulnerable: Immunity 5 (Cold, Heat, Pressure, Radiation, Vacuum),
Protection 5 (Extra: 20 Impervious Toughness) (30),
Alternate Effect of Strength - Super Breath: Cone Area Affliction 8 (Resisted by
Fortitude, Hindered, Immobile, Paralyzed) (1),
Cone Area Move Object 8 (Flaw: Close Range, Limited to pushing or pulling) (1),
Super Senses: Senses 5 (Extended Hearing 2, Extended Vision 2, Ultra Hearing) (5),
SuperSpeed: Quickness 15 (15),
SuperStrength: Enhanced Strength 3 (Flaw: Limited to lifting) (3)Advantages:
Attractive 1, Chokehold, Connected, Diehard, Equipment 4,
Extraordinary Effort, Inspire 1, Interpose, Leadership, Ultimate (Toughness)Equipment:
Optional - Motorcycle (20)Skills:
Close Combat: Grab 5 (+12), Close Combat: Unarmed 5 (+12),
Expertise: Delivery Boy 4 (+5), Perception 6 (+9), Persuasion 6 (+9),
Stealth 4 (+7)Offense:
Initiative: +3, Unarmed: +12 (Damage 18), Grab: +12 (Damage 18 ),Defense:
Dodge: 10, Parry: 10, Fortitude: 14, Toughness: 20, Will: 15
Abilities: 104, Powers: 87, Advantages: 10, Skills: 15, Defense: 21 = Total: 240Complications:
Captain Barbell!: Must have his magic Barbell and say
Captain Barbell to gain the use of his powers.
Relationships: His adopted daughter Lelay. His friend General Armando.
Weakness: Loses Strength and powers if exposed to the element Askobar.Notes:
Teng Mangtanggol in the comics was always bullied when he was a young
child. Then one day he came upon a magical Barbell which turned him into a powerful
superhero. Captain Barbell's origins may be different in the TV series but I missed
the 2009 season. So I don't know much of his background except he may be from the
future. His wife Leah was killed by the criminal mastermind known as Nero.
He soon adopted a orphaned girl whose mother had died and named her Lelay after his
His friend General Armando tried to set up a League of Supeheroes. Captain Barbell
was reluctant to join such a venture since he felt he could go at it alone. It
wasn't until his nemesis MetalMan started to recruit his own band of criminal
metahumans did the Captain relent.
Captain Barbell is nearly identical to Captain Marvel in terms of stats. He's a bit
weaker but much tougher. I can't tell if it's because of that bulky armored costume
or because everyone else is much weaker when compared to him. I don't remember if
Captain Barbell was ever injured on the show. The closest was him being staggered by
a combined assault by Black Angel and MetalMan.
He has the attractive advantage because on the show he has a lot of female admirers
in both his public and secret identity. Captain Barbell surprisingly chokeholds his
enemies (particularly MetalMan and Nero) a lot. In the comics he has X-Ray vision
similar to Superman. I don't think he ever used this power on the show so I didn't
Captain Barbell and all metahumans in his world have a weakness to the element Askobar.
Askobar looks like a glowing pink meteor rock. It saps the strength and powers to
any metahuman exposed to its radiation. I don't think it can kill Captain Barbell but
it may weaken him enough in order for him to be damaged. Thankfully for him Askobar
is a rare element that only comes from meteors from space.
Captain Barbell is an expy of Captain Marvel and Superman. The element Askobar is the
kryptonite to Captain Barbell.