Created by: Randal Milholland
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Real name: Unknown
Known Aliases: Skinnybutt, Fury, Fen Pegadouyk, Little Ghost
Status: Dead, but disturbingly active
First Superguy Appearance: Mr. Morbid's Thanksgiving Blow-Out
Notes: Long ago, when the world was young and the Chinese gods
often played with the fates of man, an orphan girl made a trade: she gave
her songbird for a trapped ghost. From that day forth, a tradition began
in her family's house that certain young women would be predestined to
inherit the ghost who would teach them and protect them until they felt it
was time to dismiss his services.
And time went on.
The little ghost eventually had enough names to fill several books, and
enough adventures to fill libraries. Cursed by the Chinese gods, he was
not affected by the limitations of normal ghosts. He had genie-like
unlimited magic which he could use to alter or create whatever he wished.
There was one small problem: it was boring.
He didn't want to use his magic, except for the young girls he
protected. But, occasionally, the time between girls was great, and he
spent it wandering the world and the Netherworld. At one point, he spent
two hundred years with a Siamese witch named Manivanh as her lover, but
the two parted on poor terms.
Finally, in 1974, Betty Yeh was born. She
easily became his favorite ward, and when she was old enough, he convinced
her to move to Plight Heights for college. There, he took a job he once
held as a sidekick for the Heroes Guild, and settled into a comfortable
lifestyle with the people he cared most about.
Known Powers: It would be impossible to list all his powers.
Essentially, because of his curse, Skinnybutt can do practically anything
he needs to protect the life of his ward or fulfill her wishes. The key
word is practically. Another problem is he often doesn't want to
use his magic, and when he does, it's to fulfill his own twisted sense of
humor. He spends the greater part of his days being chided by Betty for
not controlling himself. In general, because of his age of nearly
2,000 years, Skinnybutt lapses between states of childlike violent
demeanors and parental logic.
One other interesting note: Skinnybutt's rib cage contains what might
be a dimension of his own. Countless creatures have been known to pop out
and aid him when he's needed, and a few people have been pulled in and
either never returned, or were mentally unable to talk about the
Description: 6'1", 26 lbs, 4 oz. Skinnybutt wears glasses to
give the appearance of eyes, since empty sockets tend to make people feel
ill. Most of his ethnically distinguishing figures have long since rotted
or re-shaped, so it is unknown was race he really is. He usually wears a
denim jacket and pants and a baby-blanket for a superhero cape. He never
wears shirts since they get in the way of his rib cage opening and
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