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Candle Jack


Real Name
First Appearance
Freakazoid, "Candle Jack"
Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Paul Rugg
Team Affliations
Freakazoid's Rogue Gallery (rarely work together, but are seen together in some crowd scenes)
The Boogeyman
Base of Operation
The Forest
Can take anyone captive with his magic rope if they say his name, flight
Skills and Abilities
Hearing his name

Candle Jack is a ghostly supervillain from the animated TV series Freakazoid. He's the the boogeyman, the "for real" one, according to one young boy who tells his tale,

Candle Jack is voiced by Jeff Bennett.


No one knows the true history of Candle Jack.


First seen in the episode "Candle Jack", not much is known as Candle Jack except that he is thought to be the boogeyman, "the for-real one" and that he is always seen with a candle and rope for tying up his victims. He waits for people to say his name and when they do, it gives him the power to take them somewhere they are never seen or heard from again. When he starts attacking children foolish enough to say his name (Candle Jack muses that he's going to need to charter a bus) at a camp that Freakazoid is looking after, Freakazoid springs into action, but is caught after he says Candle Jack's name. However, it is revealed that he had a trap set for him baited with pie, and he ended up trapped by it.

Though he had several cameos afterward, he didn't make a big return until the episode "The Island of Dr. Mystico" in which he and several of Freakazoid's friends and enemies founded themselves trapped on a mysterious island after the crash-landing of a prisoner plane of villains.

He makes a final appearance in the last episode, singing "So Long, Farewell" with the rest of a cast as part of a grand finale.


Candle Jack seems like a rather happy ghost (or ghost-like entity), though his only desire seems to be to tie up anyone who says his name and spirit them away.  His true motivations and intentions beyond capturing people (if there are any) remain unknown.


Candle Jack has several superpowers

Floating - Candlejack has the ability to hover above the ground and is never seen putting his feet on the Earth.

Able to be Summoned - People are able to summon Candle Jack simply by saying his name. By being summoned, he seems to be able to constrain his victims in rope, even the superhuman Freakazoid, though it isn't clear whether this ability to trap people is supernaturally enhanced.

Skills and Abilities[]

What abilities he has beyond his supernatural capabilities is unknown.