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{{quote|They call me... "Yellow-Skinned Wacky Man!"<br /> But I prefer "the Creeper".|source=<ref name="Beware the Creeper">{{tnba}}, "[[Beware the Creeper]]"</ref>}}
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{{quote|They call me... 'Yellow-Skinned Wacky Man!'<br /> But I prefer 'the Creeper'.|source=<ref name="tnba210"/>}}
   
 
The '''Creeper''', real name '''Jack Ryder''', was formerly a news anchorman before his confrontation with The [[Joker]], and now is a [[superhero]] and member of the [[Justice League]].
 
The '''Creeper''', real name '''Jack Ryder''', was formerly a news anchorman before his confrontation with The [[Joker]], and now is a [[superhero]] and member of the [[Justice League]].
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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{{quote|Breaking news... and if you break it, you have to pay for it!|source=<ref name="tnba210"/>}}
   
{{quote|Breaking news... and if you break it, you have to pay for it!|source=<ref name="Beware the Creeper"/>}}
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Jack Ryder was the co-anchor of [[Summer Gleeson]]'s "Gotham Insider". When he did an exposé on the [[Joker]], the Clown Prince of Crime showed up and dosed Ryder and the crew with [[Joker venom|laughing gas]]. He then threw Ryder into the same vat of chemicals that transformed him.
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[[File:Jack Ryder.png|150px|left|thumb|Jack Ryder.]]
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The chemicals, mixed with the Joker's toxin, triggered a mutation in Ryder. His body became bright yellow with green hair, and dramatically enhanced his strength and agility. Furthermore, he developed an energetically maniacal personality that still is conscientious to a degree; for instance, he wildly caused a disturbance in a used clothing store looking for a costume, but also properly paid for his goods. While interrogating the Joker's henchmen, one of them spoke out against him, and called him a "creep", which inspired him to call himself "the Creeper". Having used Jack Ryder's credit card to buy his costume, Batman deduced the wild man's identity. Seeking revenge against the Joker and suddenly smitten with [[Harley Quinn]], he pursued them relentlessly, with terrifyingly wild enthusiasm. While the Creeper did not kill anyone, his methods were so frenetically deranged that the Joker eventually begged to be arrested.
   
Jack Ryder was co-anchor of [[Summer Gleeson]]'s "Gotham Insider". When Jack did an expose on the [[Joker]], the Clown Prince of Crime showed up and dosed Ryder and the crew with [[Joker venom|laughing gas]]. He then threw Ryder into the same vat of chemicals that transformed him.
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After an exhausting chase, Batman arrested the criminals and injected the Creeper with an antidote to the Joker venom. While it successfully repressed the Creeper persona and physically changed him back into Ryder, the cure was not permanent. However, Batman was able to create antidote skin patches to keep the Creeper subdued. Ryder, who actually liked his alternate form, could simply remove the patch and transform into the Creeper again.<ref name="tnba210" />
 
The chemicals, mixed with the Joker's toxin, triggered a mutation in Ryder. As a result, Ryder's body became bright yellow with green hair with dramatically enhanced strength and agility. Furthermore, he develops an energetically maniac personality that still is conscientious to a degree; for instance, he wildly causes a disturbance in a used clothing store looking for a costume, but also properly paid for his goods. While interrogating the Joker's henchmen, one of the goons spoke out against him, and called him a "creep" which inspired him to call himself "the Creeper". While Ryder was still honest enough to pay for his new costume, his use of his credit card alerted Batman to the wildman's real identity. Seeking revenge against the Joker and suddenly smitten with [[Harley Quinn]], he pursued them relentlessly with terrifyingly wild enthusiasm. While the Creeper did not kill the criminals, his methods were so frenetically deranged that the Joker eventually begged to be arrested.
 
 
After an exhausting chase, Batman arrested the criminals and injected Creeper with an antidote to the Joker venom. While it successfully repressed the Creeper persona and physically changed him back into Jack Ryder, the cure was not permanent. However, Batman was able to create antidote skin patches to keep the Creeper subdued. Ryder, who actually finds the Creeper form to his liking on some level, can simply remove the patch and transform into the Creeper again.<ref name="Beware the Creeper" />
 
   
 
Although crazy and created by the same chemicals as the Joker, the Creeper was essentially moral and heroic at heart, and later joined the extended [[Justice League]] to protect the world from evil.
 
Although crazy and created by the same chemicals as the Joker, the Creeper was essentially moral and heroic at heart, and later joined the extended [[Justice League]] to protect the world from evil.
   
 
== Powers and abilities ==
 
== Powers and abilities ==
The Creeper had enhanced strength, agility, senses and healing. He could take down Joker's thugs easily. His senses were increased as well. He could sense Joker's thugs coming at him and could even uppercut Batman from behind without turning around. He was also very durable, as seen when Harley dropped a statue on him and the Joker later tried to exterminate him with a dose of nitroglycerin, causing little to no effect.
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Before being mutated and transformed into the Creeper, Jack Ryder was a normal man who was devoted to his work as news anchorman and his successful career at the media world, without any special ability.
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After being mutated, the Creeper had superhuman strength, agility, senses and healing. He also developed an unusually high sense of his surroundings, being able to sense incoming enemies from behind and retaliate without turning around, including with a man like Batman, who was highly adept at stealth. He was also very resilient, as seen when Harley dropped a statue on him and the Joker later tried to exterminate him with a dose of nitroglycerin, causing little to no effect, causing him to acquire the [[List of characters that have cheated death#Creeper|strange ability to cheat death]].
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== Background information ==
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Plans to include the Creeper in the [[DCAU]] were originally made during the initial run of {{btas}}. However, according to [[Bruce Timm]], the writers and him never came to raise an episode with his inclusion because no one of the proposed ideas convinced them.<ref>{{Cquote|Yeah, the Creeper show just didn't gel that first time around. We went back and forth on it, and a number of writers took a stab at it. It just never got to a point where we all felt happy with it, so we just dropped it.|20px|20px|[[Bruce Timm]]|''Modern Masters'', pg. 46}}</ref> Neverthless, the Creeper ended up being used in {{tnba}}.
   
 
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== Appearances ==
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* "[[Cold Comfort]]"
 
* "[[Cold Comfort]]"
 
* "[[Joker's Millions]]"
 
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* "[[Chemistry]]" {{cameo}}
 
* "[[Chemistry]]" {{cameo}}
 
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* "[[Panic in the Sky]]" {{cameo}}
 
* "[[Panic in the Sky]]" {{cameo}}
 
* "[[Divided We Fall]]" {{cameo}}
 
* "[[Divided We Fall]]" {{cameo}}
* "[[Destroyer]]" (Non speaking appearnces)
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== References ==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
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[[Category:A to Z]]
 
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[[Category:Individuals with enhanced senses]]
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[[Category:Individuals with super strength]]
 
[[Category:Journalists|Ryder, Jack]]
 
[[Category:Journalists|Ryder, Jack]]
 
[[Category:Justice League members]]
 
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[[Category:Residents of Gotham City]]

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Creeper
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Real name: Jack Ryder
AKA: Yellow-Skinned Wacky Man[1]
Species: Human
Hair: Green (Creeper), Black (Ryder)
Eyes: Black
Base: Gotham City
Affiliations: Justice League
Gotham Insider
Abilities: Enhanced strength, agility, durability and senses
Voiced by: Jeff Glen Bennett

"They call me... 'Yellow-Skinned Wacky Man!'
But I prefer 'the Creeper'.
"[1]

The Creeper, real name Jack Ryder, was formerly a news anchorman before his confrontation with The Joker, and now is a superhero and member of the Justice League.

History Edit

"Breaking news... and if you break it, you have to pay for it!"[1]

Jack Ryder was the co-anchor of Summer Gleeson's "Gotham Insider". When he did an exposé on the Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime showed up and dosed Ryder and the crew with laughing gas. He then threw Ryder into the same vat of chemicals that transformed him.

Jack Ryder

Jack Ryder.

The chemicals, mixed with the Joker's toxin, triggered a mutation in Ryder. His body became bright yellow with green hair, and dramatically enhanced his strength and agility. Furthermore, he developed an energetically maniacal personality that still is conscientious to a degree; for instance, he wildly caused a disturbance in a used clothing store looking for a costume, but also properly paid for his goods. While interrogating the Joker's henchmen, one of them spoke out against him, and called him a "creep", which inspired him to call himself "the Creeper". Having used Jack Ryder's credit card to buy his costume, Batman deduced the wild man's identity. Seeking revenge against the Joker and suddenly smitten with Harley Quinn, he pursued them relentlessly, with terrifyingly wild enthusiasm. While the Creeper did not kill anyone, his methods were so frenetically deranged that the Joker eventually begged to be arrested.

After an exhausting chase, Batman arrested the criminals and injected the Creeper with an antidote to the Joker venom. While it successfully repressed the Creeper persona and physically changed him back into Ryder, the cure was not permanent. However, Batman was able to create antidote skin patches to keep the Creeper subdued. Ryder, who actually liked his alternate form, could simply remove the patch and transform into the Creeper again.[1]

Although crazy and created by the same chemicals as the Joker, the Creeper was essentially moral and heroic at heart, and later joined the extended Justice League to protect the world from evil.

Powers and abilities Edit

Before being mutated and transformed into the Creeper, Jack Ryder was a normal man who was devoted to his work as news anchorman and his successful career at the media world, without any special ability.

After being mutated, the Creeper had superhuman strength, agility, senses and healing. He also developed an unusually high sense of his surroundings, being able to sense incoming enemies from behind and retaliate without turning around, including with a man like Batman, who was highly adept at stealth. He was also very resilient, as seen when Harley dropped a statue on him and the Joker later tried to exterminate him with a dose of nitroglycerin, causing little to no effect, causing him to acquire the strange ability to cheat death.

Background information Edit

Plans to include the Creeper in the DCAU were originally made during the initial run of Batman: The Animated Series. However, according to Bruce Timm, the writers and him never came to raise an episode with his inclusion because no one of the proposed ideas convinced them.[2] Neverthless, the Creeper ended up being used in The New Batman Adventures.

Appearances Edit

The New Batman Adventures

Justice League Unlimited

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gerber, Steve (writer) & Fogel, Rich (story) & Riba, Dan (director) (November 7, 1998). "Beware the Creeper". The New Batman Adventures. Episode 10 (airdate). Episode 23 (production). Season 2. Kids WB!.
  2. Yeah, the Creeper show just didn't gel that first time around. We went back and forth on it, and a number of writers took a stab at it. It just never got to a point where we all felt happy with it, so we just dropped it.

    Bruce Timm, Modern Masters, pg. 46

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