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History of character is unknown.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Despite the fact that he wore a costume, Uncle Marvel possessed no superhuman abilities.
Uncle Marvel had a way of making his own clumsiness work towards his benefit. Craftier than he may appear, he succeeds in allowing others to underestimate him, thereby providing himself with a chance to appear truly heroic. He once even tricked Black Adam into speaking the magic word, Shazam, transforming him back into the frail, aged Egyptian, Teth-Adam.
Uncle Marvel possessed the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who avoided exercise at all costs.
He explained his lack of super-powers by claiming he suffered from "shazambago".
Uncle Marvel generally ran down the street following the rest of the Marvel Family on their adventures. Occasionally, Captain Marvel would let him ride on his back while flying.
Appearances, Images, and QuotesEdit
- Dudley is apparently his last name, as his niece is named Mary Dudley. His first name is unknown.
- According to The Marvel Family Web, C.C. Beck patterned Uncle Marvel's appearance after vaudeville comedien, W.C. Fields. In keeping with that tradition, Jerry Ordway modeled his version of Dudley after actor Charles Durning.