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Ye' fooled me before brothers! But ye' shall not be foolin' ol' Captain Stingaree twice!
— Captain Stingaree

Captain Stingaree, real name Karl Courtney, is a pirate-themed supervillian that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. A minor member of Batman's rogue gallery, he is nonetheless determined to prove his worth and be the one to kill Batman.

Born one of a set of quadruplets, Karl was always the black sheep of the family. During a psychotic episode, Karl donned an old pirate outfit and cutlass and renamed himself to Captain Stingaree. During his first outing, Captain Stingaree tried to uncover Batman's true identity and became convinced that his brothers were Batman. Aware of Stingaree's plans, Batman approached the Courtney brothers and asked them to pose as Batman and act as bait for Stingaree, allowing him and the Flash to capture the Captain and bring him to Arkham Asylum.

Stingaree eventually escaped and joined the Secret Society of Super-Villains alongside Captain Boomerang and Captain Cold. He also got into a secret gay relationship with the Cavalier, which was used as leverage by Black Lightning to blackmail Stingaree into being a Justice League informant. Captain Stingaree was killed by Jeannette in Gotham City during a confrontation with the Secret Six.

After Doctor Manhattan merged the main universe with several other universes, Captain Stingaree was revived with a similar backstory. This time, however, it was Gotham Girl who aided Batman in his capture instead of the Flash.

Battle vs. Spartacus (by Battlefan237)[]

Inside the Batmobile

"You have not even the slightest idea about what I was going to accomplish, Batman. This is just the beginning. You cannot stop me, soon I will command forces beyond your comprehension. I have achieved what you could never do. Gotham City, as well as the entire world, will thank me, Hugo Strange, for my invention.....You, alongside all of them,are needlessly and irrationally retarded in a supremely great work. A work which will change the fate of our civilization and probably our universe..."

"That is not an excuse for kidnapping innocent civilians and tying them to you new toy, placing them on a rooftop in the middle of the night, Strange. " Says Batman, coldly, "Soon you will be back in your home, where you'll have plenty of time to discuss this new invention of yours with your friends. I'm sure Jervis and Pyg will be good listeners. "

"No,no, no, you don't understand, Batman. This time, my invention works. I've already done some experiments before this final test. One out of three of them I succeeded in transporting an antique shield to our world from the past...." Strange continues his attempt to convince Batman, who simply brushes it aside as more crazy talks from an Arkham patron. However, what he doesn't realize is that, this time, Strange is authentic.

A Rooftop, Gotham

With the hostage situation taken care of, the police have already left the scene, leaving Strange's device back on the top.Batman has already examined the malfunctioning device, deeming it safe, therefore they temporarily leave it unguarded, for it requires a crane to remove it from the roof.

As a result, for now, the time machine rests in silence.

However, the silence is soon broken, as five figures dressed in pirate costumes (Captain Stingaree: PurplePurplePurplePurplePurple) climb onto the roof."What's f**k is this ?" One of the pirate-themed lunatics kicks the machine randomly, turning it on.

In sheer seconds, five people dressed in clothes of ancient times, weapons in hands appear in front of the pirates. (Spartacus: BrownBrownBrownBrownBrown)

"Ahoy there !" Shouts Captain Stingaree, as he points his rapier at the Roman rebels. "Ye' are now on ol' Captain Stingaree's ship and ye'shall realize that ol' Stingaree ain't taking kindly to strangers."

Puzzled by their surroundings and the clownish Captain shouting at him, Spartacus and his men are not quite sure about what to do.

With no reply from the "enemies", Stingaree draws out his flintlock pistol and marches forward, waving at wildly in front of the eyes of one rebel."Answer Ol' Stingaree's questions and stop disrespecting me, the lord of seven seas, or else I'll feed you to sharks."

The rebel, who has absolutely no ideas about what the Captain is saying, simply stands there with a puzzled face, which further angers Stingaree, as he pulls the trigger, making a nice hole on the man's foreheadBrown.

Shocked, Spartacus signals his remaining men to back off and ready their weapons for defense, for he now deems this group of strangers hostile.

Noticing his enemies raising their gladius and spears,Stingaree orders his subordinates to march forward. The motley crew of psychos under his command instantly obeys, as they prances forward with their prop cutlasses and improvised tools, laughing maniacally.

Although threatened, Spartacus's men are not in the best mood to counterattack, for they have witnessed the power Stingaree's pistol possesses. None of them is confident enough to go against "futuristic" tech. It doesn't take long for an Arkham patient to approach a rebel with his cutlass, swinging it directly at the man's chest in an attempt to slash him.In haste the rebel blocks the attack with his gladius. To his surprise, the prop item breaks apart the moment it comes into contact with the Roman sword.

Without a single moment of hesitation the rebel retaliates the assault with a slash across the pirate-themed psycho's stomach, letting him bite the dustPurple.

Meanwhile on the other side of the roof another pirate is engaging in a sword fight with Spartacus. The prop sword he has been provided is obviously of higher quality, for it is able to stand blows from Spartacus's own sword. Although he tries his best, Spartacus still manages to knock the sword off the pirate's arm with relative ease and finishes him off with a beheading movePurple.

Witnessing two of his stooges dying Stingaree decides to retreat."Abandon the deck, boys, the enemies are too strong !" He shouts, as he jumps off the building, landing on the top of a garbage truck, the two other pirates soon follow up.

Seeing their opponents fleeing Spartacus orders his men to pursuit,in an attempt to avenge their deceased friend. Learning from Stingaree's move, they also jump off the building, landing on another truck.

Lucky for them their truck is heading to the same destination as Stingaree's. Unlucky for them, their truck is heading to a different gate.

20 minutes later, Iceberg Lounge

"Boss, we've got reports of a group of thugs, dressed in costumes and wielding weapons of ancient Roman origin, surging chaos at the back gate. "

Hearing this, the Penguin frowns. Normally when thugs come here making a mess, he will dispatch the guards to take care of them with brute force. However, this time, the emphasis on Roman weapons signals him that this might be more than a normal disturbance. The last time someone dressed in costumes of ancient eras barged into the lounge and messed around, he utilized conventional methods to handle them, only to lose twelve of his men because those costume freaks were Joker's goons carrying new versions of the clown's gas hidden inside their costumes. There's also another incident where Batman was off fighting some cults in South America and that hacker named Oracle contacted Wonder Woman to temporarily take his place. That time the report also stated some crazy lady dressed in ancient style costumes wielding a shield and a gladius. Based on what he has learned Wonder Woman also has friends with similar dressing hobbies, maybe this time it's them ? Anyway in Gotham, if someone has the confidence to messing around on Cobblepot's property dressed like gladiators, he/she must be a force to be reckoned with.

"Let them enter the lounge, tell Lark and Ogilvy to lock up all the storage rooms and dump Sionis's drug into the sea. We're soon shutting down."

"Yes boss."

"Boss, another hostile group has entered the lounge from the front. Based on the fact that they all wear bizarre costumes I'd say that they are probably from the same group as those gladiators."Lark enters the room.

"What's the hell is going on today ? It must be the clown. Lurking somewhere in the sewers plotting a new scheme that will turn the city over yet again.Prepare the ferry, we're leaving this town for a while."

"Penguins says no deals tonight because the intervention of a certain third party."

"What third party ? The police has already known about the deal ?"

"No Sionis, I smell something fishy in this. Cobblepot is certainly playing some sort of tricks.I don't know what exactly is going on but the Penguin's definitely up to no good.My source says it that he is gathering his men at the dock."

"How come anyone know I am here ? Cobblepot promised me that this is a secret hideout that no one beside us know about." Two-face shouts in anger as he grabs Penguin's thug by his collar.

"I'm not sure boss but they say some super-powered costume freaks are barging into this place looking for someone. The banquet hall and the slot section are all in utter chaos now boss..."

"F**king useless !" Two-face delivers a punch across the poor thug's face, knocking him unconscious. Grabbing up his pistol and beloved coin, he leaves his room and marches upstairs, only to bump into Spartacus's party.

"So you are the super-powered group they talked about ?" He tosses his coin, which lands on his hand, with the tail facing the ceiling."Alright then, you die." Harvey pulls the trigger, terminating another rebelBrown,after which he immediately points his gun at Spartacus.

"Head, you shall live." After a quick toss he deems Spartacus alive. Just as he is about to determine the fate of another rebel, Spartacus grabs him by the arm and wrestles the gun out of it with his combat skills. Too shocked to fight back Two-face isn't fast enough to dodge another elbow towards his head and a swift kick towards burnt-half,pounding him unconscious on the floor.

Meanwhile, in the banquet hall, due to an absence of security personnel caused by the Penguin's order, Stingaree and his two remaining pirates have already disrupted the ongoing party.

"Ye' fooled me before on the deck ! But ye' shall not be foolin' ol' Captain Stingaree twice! " Stingaree shouts in sheer defiance as he kicks a table over and menacingly waves his rapier at the guests. One of his subordinates has made it onto the stage, trashing the flowers with the microphone pole while letting out psychopathic chuckles, while the other pirate man is gorging over the food reserved for the party time. However, before the man can finish another bite at the roast duck, a sharp pain strikes his body. Turning around, he finds a rebel staring at him, with the blood-stained pilum in hands.

Terrified, the man bends over his neck to check his stomach, only to notice blood gushing out of the hole on his stomach."You punctured me, you cad !" He yells, before coughing out blood and collapsing downPurple.

"Enemies approaching our deck !" Stingaree sighs, as he sees Spartacus and the two rebels emerging.

Obeying his Captain's order the last pirate hops down the stage, narrowly avoiding a rebel's sling, only to find the pilum-armed rebel blocking his way. Desperately trying to survive he tosses the fishnet at the rebel.Too late to dodge the rebel gets tangled in the net, as he hastily attempts to break away the pirate thrusts the harpoon into his chest, killing him instantlyBrown.

Bat Cave

"Master Bruce. Reports have been coming in about chaos at the Iceberg Lounge, however I don't really think it requires your attention."

"Why ?"

"According to the footage taken by guests it appears that the culprit is Karl Courtney, also known as Captain Stingaree. a lesser maniac that can be handled by the police. He's not tough enough for you to intervene."

"Alfred, for me, there is no such terms like Greater Evil or Lesser Maniac. Karl Courtney, the black sheep of Courtney family, was originally arrested for an incident of attempted murder, during which he tortured his three brothers. If I hadn't stopped him he would have drop them off the roof. It is highly dangerous to let such a psychopath running free in my city."

"So you are going to the Iceberg Lounge ?"

"Maybe not," the Batman says, as he gazes at the big scene where a new alert has just initiated, "Both Sionis and Cobblepot are mobilizing their men around the dock. It seems that a gang war is around the corner.That might account for the fact that none of Penguin's thugs showed up during Stingaree's chaos. "

"Ahoy there ! Continue fighting them till your death ! I, Captain Stingaree, the lord of seven seas and the most feared pirate of this harbor, shall never surrender and abandon my deck !" Shouts Stingaree as he sees his last man fleeing from the two remaining enemies, regardless of the fact that he ordered them to abandon the roof several minutes earlier.

Threatened by the flintlock pistol the last pirate turns back and feebly raises his cutlass in a vain attempt to defend himself from the two charging gladiators.Almost in seconds he gets torn to mincesPurple.

"Damn these sailors are tough." Stingaree thinks, as it suddenly dawns on him that these two fighters in front of him might just be the person, or persons, under the Bat cape that he has always be obsessed with.

"It makes perfect sense." He ponders over his idea in his chaotic mind," No one in the seven seas is on par with ol' Stingaree except the Batman, or the Batmans."

"I KNOWs now yur BATMAN ! All of ye's BATMAN !And yer sentence fer being Batman is to walk the plank ! Tonight, the sharks'll feast mightily out of Davy Jones' Locker !" The captain yells proudly and angrily, as he fires off the remaining rounds of his pistol,with two of them hitting random stuff and the last one puncturing the last rebel's skullBrown.

"AHOY me hearties ! Ye is to be next ! " He glares at Spartacus, raising his rapier."Ye fooled me before but ye shall not tryna fool ol' Capt Stingaree again ye' coward ! Ye' poltron ! Ye' bouffon !"

Charging forward, he clashes his rapier with Spartacus's gladius. Blocking the psycho's attack, Spartacus isn't fast enough to dodge a swift stab downward, which pierces his left thigh.

"Stingaree will make you feel pain ! Nobody ever challenges Stingaree's superiority in this harbor.Ye shall never deceive me again Batman, for I am the overlord, I am the ol' and glorious Captain Stingaree !" He shouts, proudly as he yells laughs in pride. However, his pride turns out to be short-lived,as Spartacus takes the chance quickly retrieving his sword and thrusting it into the captain's chest,interrupting his cringe monologue.

"What... Impossible ! You can't defeat the invincible ol' capt Stingaree !! ARRRRRRRRRR ! I am the overlord of the seven seas......I am C-A-P-T-A-I-N S-T-I-N-G-A-R-E-E ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!" Stingaree groans as he kneels down, succumbing to his woundsPurple.

Snatching the victory Spartacus raises his sword and lets out a classic DW shout. His short feud with the most fearsome man at sea in Gotham has caused a total of nine lives, and will cetainly be causing more in the upcoming gang war.

Winner: Spartacus

Expert's Opinion[]

In this battle of losers, despite having more modern weapons, Stingaree is the ultimate loser due to his little training, poor experience, unstable mental state and motley crew of subordinates.

To see the original battle, weapons, and votes, click here.

Battle vs. Turner D. Century (by Battlefan237)[]

Right Outside Dark Side Club, DFederal

"WATCH IT, YOU CREDIN ! " Shouts the man who calls himself Turner D Century, as he cycles into the pub on his flying bike, almost crashing into a man.

"You're the one who's riding a bike inside a bar, you frigging moron. And now you're ordering me to watch out ? Let me tell you something, pal, you've just made the fearsome Captain Stingaree your enemy ! I, the king of seven seas, will not sit back and allow an idiot like you to walk out of this bar alive, after you have insulted me. " The man, who reveals himself to be Captain Stingaree, shouts back in defiance, as he raises his pistol, quickly firing three shot at the man on the bike. Century doesn't even need to dodge aside, as Stingaree's unique aiming skill has made sure that none of the shot hit the target.

"Guns don't scare me, son, for I have a flamethrower !" Century yells, raising the umbrella and pulling the trigger. A burst of flames emerge from the tip, but Stingaree manages to avoid getting hit on the chest swiftly by quickly stepping aside. "DIE ! And take your rum-favored, stingray-faced narcissim with you !" Century continues to shout relentlessly, as he adjusts the position of his umbrella to land a direct hit on Stingaree, who has also lifted up the pistol to retaliate.

Before he can open fire, the flame from the umbrella surrounds his arm, forcing Stingaree to groan in great pain as he drops the firearm. Hopping back, the self-styled pirate presses his arm onto the ground to put out the fire while drawing out his rapier to counterattack. Before he can react, Turner has already closed the distance with the help of his bike.

Elevating himself above the captain, Turner halts the flames and whacks the captain's bald head with his umbrella. "Hope this will teach you a lesson !" He yells, only to have the captain responds by drawing out the cutlass, blocking the umbrella and chopping it apart in the middle with the blade.

"Who's laughing now ?Nobody gets away with insulting the mighty Captain Stingaree !" The captain chuckles deviously, as he drags the still shocked Century down from the bike by grabbing the man by his leg. "I'm going to rip you apart, limb by limb. Then I'm going to feed you to sharks ! " Stingaree roars in rage, as he pierces Century's chest with the rapier, ending the man's rampage. "Captain Stingaree is never to be fooled ! " He screams, raising the blade for more cuts, but before he can do so, a voice from behind interrupts him.

"Big D, pay attention. Stingaree has gotten into yet another fight. " Says the Joker, as he signals the bartender about the event above. Taking a deep sigh, Darkseid emerges from the counter, mildly annoyed. "Can I at least take a good nap ? " The evil new god wonders, as he opens his eyes, unleashing the Omega Beam once again, reducing the captain and the body of Century into ashes in a millisecond. Normally, he would have made Stingaree suffer instead of sending him straight to resurrection. However, today he is not in the mood for torture. His family are coming, and they will be helping him to accomplish something major, something beyond everything Luthor and Octavius have ever attempted, something that may actually break him out of this realm.

Winner : Captain Stingaree

To see the original battle and vote, click here.

Expert's opinions[]

Although Turner is carrying better weapons, his bombastic fighting style, poor mental health and extreme level of arrogance result in his loss. Captain Stingaree is also a joke, but he is practical and somewhat skilled in using his weapons. Therefore, in this battle between joke characters, Captain Stingaree is the winner.