Did 'Captain Amazing' have any real powers in Mystery Men? (Spoilers possible).

I know most of the Mystery Men were just well-meaning ordinary people, perhaps with highly developed skills, (like flinging forks with great accuracy). But did Captain Amazing have any extra powers or was he just in really good shape and trained in hand to hand combat/martial arts? Plus, he had a really good publicist. :slight_smile:

Also, what about the other heroes. Which had real powers and which didn’t. I don’t know if we need spoiler boxes or not. I’m trying not to spoil anything in the mouse-over area.

Not an answer but somewhat related.

Mr Furious - eventually - and Invisible Boy did; I’m not sure if you’d count The Spleen’s farting as a power or not. The Shoveller, The Bowler and Blue Rajah didn’t.

I think we have to count the bowler, too. She had a ‘magic’ levitating bowling ball, inhabited by her dead father’s spirit. Not a power like ‘super speed’, but more like starman’s rod. Also, the Sphinx could cut guns in half with his mind. Besides being ‘terribly’ mysterious.

I thought Mr. Furious’s power was simply that he got upset.

We saw Captain Amazing flying via rocketpack at one point, and he had endorsement patches all over his uniform, so I surmised his super power was he was too rich for his own good.

But he became superstrong when angry.
His problem was that he didn’t have anything to become righteously furious about, and instead lived in a state of perpetual annoyance. That’s not how it works.

Powers and Abilities:

He also had the Yoda-like ability to spout spurious wisdom by inverting his sentences:

Sphinx, sententiously: He who cannot master his anger…

Mr Furious, irritatedly: …will be mastered by his anger. That was what you were going to say, wasn’t it?

Sphinx, caught off-balance: Not…necessarily.

{Quote from memory, and probably rather inaccurate}

You try shovelling that fast or throwing cutlery with such accuracy, OK?

So get forked!

Cutlery? No, the Blue Raja didn’t throw knives. He’s not Stab Man or Knifey Boy.

“Why am I balancing a tack hammer on my head?”
“When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you can head off your foes with a balanced attack.”
“But why do I have watermelons on my feet?”
“I don’t remember telling you to do that.”

Out of curiousity, does anyone else think that Mystery Men would make a lot more money now (after eleventy comic-book movies) than it did at the time it was originally released?

Yes, however I greatly enjoy the movie partly because I’m almost the only person within any given city who’s seen it.

I liked Waffle Man.

Not really. Mystery Men was always destined to be a cult classic.

I think the OP’s been answered. I loved “Mystery Men”!!! A lot of great lines in that movie. My favorites:

The Shoveler, to his buddies: “We’ve got a date with Destiny, and it looks like she just ordered the lobster.”

The Bowler, talking to her dad’s head (encased in the bowling ball) near the end of the movie: “OK, I’ve avenged you. Now I’m going back to graduate school. That was the deal.”

Blue Rajah, to his mom: “I’m a superhero, Mom. An effete British superhero.”

The Shoveller: We struck down evil with the mighty sword of teamwork and the hammer of not bickering.

The Blue Raja: … and yes, I know I don’t wear much blue and I speak in a British accent, but if you know your history it really does make perfect sense.

The Blue Raja: Am I to understand that you have inserted your father’s skull in that ball for bowling?
The Bowler: No, the guy at the pro shop did it.

The true powers of the PMS Avenger will forever remain a mystery.

We’re number one. All others are number two or lower.


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