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Villain
Gentleman Ghost
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Information
Real name: James Craddock
AKA: Jim Craddock
Species: Ghost (formerly human)
Homeworld: Earth
Abilities: turn incorporeal
Played by: Richard Paul[1]

Gentleman Ghost is a ghost supervillain. He's one of the Super Friends' most dangerous foes. His assistant is named Gruth.


History

James Craddock was born in 1835, he came to be known as James "Gentleman Jim" Craddock, a ruthless and murderous highway man[2] who was hanged for his crimes in 1871, but not before vowing revenge on the world of the living.

One hundred years later, in 1971, he came back as an evil spirit, plotting on taking over the world, only to be stopped by Superman and Wonder Woman, who returned him to the grave in 1972. But five years later, he would return once again, and this time he was defeated by all of the Super Friends.


Powers and Abilities

Super Powers

  • Magic: His magical abilities give him the ability to turn living beings into ghosts.[3]
  • Invisibility: As a ghost, he is capable of becoming invisible to the naked eye.
  • Intangibility: He is completely untouchable, if one were to fire a gun at him, the bullets would pass through him.
  • Flight: He can float above the ground like an eerie specter.
  • Teleportation: He is capable of teleporting, even to other dimensions.
  • Phasing: He can pass through solid objects with no effort, and leave the structure completely undisturbed.

Abilities

Weaknesses

  • Nth Metal: Although he is a ghost and can become completely intangible, the Gentleman Ghost can still be affected by Nth Metal.
  • Power Limitation: He unable to touch or be touched by virgins. However, he can pick up a real weapon and can harm them with one.
  • Noble Blood: Any person of royal lineage is able to attack and banish the Gentleman Ghost to the afterlife.

Episode Appearance


Notes

  • In the comics, Gentleman Ghost started out as an enemy of Hawkman. Since Hawkman wasn't featured in the episode with him, it's unclear as to how or if they are enemies at all in the Earth-1A / SuperFriends universe.


Appearances in Other Media


Reference

  1. Some sources say that it's Alan Oppenheimer that did the voice of the character, but he wasn't credited. Because of this, it's more likely it was Richard Paul, but this is only conjecture based upon various sources.
  2. A highwayman was a robber who preyed on travelers, particularly one who traveled by horse. The word highwayman is believed to be used first in the year 1617.
  3. This power was only seen in the Super Friends series, and was never displayed in the comics.

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