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Series / Captain Nice

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Captain Nice was a 1967 NBC show starring William Daniels. It centered around a police chemist named Carter Nash who invented a chemical that, when he drank it, gave him super strength, the ability to fly, and invulnerability. Under the guise of "Captain Nice" he protected the citizens of Big Town.

This series provides examples of:

  • Captain Geographic: A little bit—Carter did have a very...uh...truer than the red, white and blue costume.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Carter comes up with the name "Captain Nice" because of the initials "CN" (Carter Nash) on his belt buckle.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: In an interesting flip, Sergeant Kane is actually in love with Carter, and tells Captain Nice that she doesn't go for "muscle men."
  • Punny Name: Candy Kane (candy cane).
  • Super Zeroes: Captain Nice's superpowers include superhuman strength, invulnerability and the ability to fly. However, Carter's fear of heights makes using the lattermost power nerve-wracking for him, and his natural clumsiness is amplified whenever he drinks his super serum.