Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants

Real Name
Benjamin Krupp
First Appearance
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (1997)
Dav Pilkey
Team Affliations
Mr. Krupp
Base of Operations
Piqua, Ohio
Skills and Abilities
Principal Experience
Tools and Weapons
Punch And Kick

Captain Underpants (Principal Benjamin Krupp) is a superhero who is the star of the Captain Underpants novel series aimed at young readers.


Mean and humourless Principal Benjamin Krupp is one day hypnotized into thinking he is the comic book hero created by two young students at his school.


Little is known about Prinicpal Krupp's childhood, save that his favorite book is the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, minus the part where the Grinch redeems himself.  It is known that his parents were John and Bernice Krupp and he has a younger brother named Jasper.  Eventually, Krupp became the principal for Jerome Horwitz Junior High in Piqua, Ohio, where he became noted for his cruelty, unfairness and dislike of children.  He is particularly cruel to George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two students known for their love of comic books and are aspiring comic creators in their own right.  One of their creations is a comic book called "The Amazing Captain Underpants", which they sell on the schoolyard.  When he found evidence of them pulling a number of pranks at the school, he blackmailed them into doing a number of humiliating and spirit-draining tasks.

Pushed to the brink, George orders a "3-D Hypno Ring" from the L'il Wiseguys novelty company and use it to hypnotize Krupp so they can get their hands back on the video and get out from under Krupp's thumb.

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