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Stanley Dover

Stanley Dover

Real Name
Stanley Dover
First Appearance
Fox and the Crow #95 (January, 1966)
Creators
Arnold Drake, Win Mortimer
Team Affliations
None
Aliases
None
Base of Operations
Star City
Powers
None
Skills and Abilities
Problem solving
Paraphernalia
None

Stanley Dover is a character in the DC Universe and appeared in the humour comic Stanley and His Monster.

OriginEdit

When he was six, Stanley Dover discovered a monster in the sewer that he learned was as scared of our world as our world was of him. Soon, the two became close friends, having many humourous adventures.

BiographyEdit

Stanley was born to and raised by Mitch and Sheila Dover in Star City. One day, while chasing a ball that fell into the sewer, he discovered a strange, large monster living in the dark. He discovered that the monster was actually more scared him (and everything else) than he and ended up befriending him. Stanley brought the monster home and kept it in his closet, naming it Spot.

Stanley and Spot became best friends and had many adventures together. Things changed when Stanley's grandfather (also named Stanley) re-entered the picture. Unbeknowest to him and his family, Stanley Sr. had taken part in many Satanic activities and was interested in capturing a demon. When the elder Stanley learned that younger Stanley was keeping a "monster" in his closet in secret, he decided to steal it away. Realizing what the elder Stanley was up to, Spot decided it was time for him to leave before the old man could enact his evil plan. The man, who was obsessed with trapping a demon of his own to control, went to extreme measures, such as trying to sacrifice the younger Stanley) to try to capture a monster, only to be defeated by the superhero Green Arrow.  The monster returned to the younger Stanley, and exacted revenge on the elder Stanley.  The abuse afflicted on the younger Stanley was erased from his mind and the two lived together happily once again.

Not much has been heard from Stanley since, though he and Spot did appear with many other characters with ties to magic when the superhero The Spectre went rogue and attacked the world's magic and magic users.

PersonalityEdit

In his original appearances, Stanley was a very sweet, naive child who had a close relationship with his monster.  As an older child, he is somewhat more mature, though still kind and good-hearted.

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

Stanley doesn't have many skills or abilities but he does have some problem solving skills he's used in his adventures.

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