Tick portrait
Real Name: Nick (last name unknown)
Alias: I.P. Daley (on his Superhero ID card), Mr. Nedd (when he worked at the Weekly World Planet)
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown, possibly somewhere in his 40's
Hometown: The City
Sidekick: Arthur
Former Sidekick:
Sidekick To:
Former Sidekick To: Super Pilgrim, El Flamingo, Captain Academia
Group: Unnamed Supergroup
Former Group: The Justly Compensated League, The League of Superheroes
Headquarters: Arthur's Apartment, Barry's Headquarters, Unnamed Supergroup's Headquarters
Superpowers: Nigh-invulnerable, super strength, reality denial, "Drama-Power"
Weaknesses: Shiny objects, not especially bright, easily manipulated, can't hold balance without antennae, sensitive to pain, random hallucinations, repeated brain damage due to blows to the head
Weapons: Fists
Gadgets: Crime-finder, Hypnotic tie, blood-sucking straw
Costume: Blue with antennae, pockets containing two-dollar bills
Clothing: A rose patterned "Hypnotic Tie" (as seen in Issue #2: "Hi-Rise Hijinx")
Relationship Status: Divorced: Cloris
Dating: ___
Relatives: Boophilus annulatus, Araneae, Scorpionida (based on the "Who's Who Tick bio- Early background info by Edlund evolved into "The Tick's Circus of The Mighty" and "The Tick's Circus Maximus" series)
First Appearance: New England Comics Newsletter #14 & #15 The Tick 1: The Tick! (comics)
The Tick vs. The Idea Men (Animated)
The Tick vs. The Red Scare (Live-Action)
Former Occupation:
Appears In:
Voiced By: Townsend Coleman
Played By: Patrick Warburton (2001 tv series) ; Peter Serafinowicz (2017 tv series)
Status: Alive
Parody of:

The Tick is the main protagonist of the Tick franchise.

Background Edit

Comics Edit

In the comic series, the Tick is a wacky hero who escaped from a mental hospital and started fighting crime in the City. Not much is known about The Tick's past because he is amnesiac. However, in one comic it is revealed that The Tick had a wife and children, but this may have been his imagination.

Animated Series Edit

In the 1994 cartoon, the Tick's origin was considerably changed to be more appropriate for children. In an interview, the Tick recalls crashing the National Super Institute in Reno by demonstrating his nigh invulnerability in a dangerous device which explodes, destroying the entire building and leaving the judges astonished. The Tick is then assigned to the City.

Like in the comics, not much is known about the Tick. He doesn't recall his own past and assumes he has always been a hero stating that he doesn't know much else.

During the series, The Tick is never seen without his costume on, even when off duty. 

Live Action Series Edit

In the Live Action series, the Tick is found patrolling a gas station. After receiving a bus ticket to the city, it is suggested he leave because he defeated his archenemy, the coffee machine. Doing so, he meets Arthur and inadvertently causes the activation of a killer robot.


  • Arthur
  • The Sultan
  • Die Fledermaus
  • American Maid


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