|“||I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I'm strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.||„|
|“||I yam what I yam and dats all what I yam. I'm Popeye the sailor man!||„|
First introduced Dice Island, a story arc in the comic strip Thimble Theater in 1928, Popeye the Sailor Man would later become the main focus of the strip, as well becoming as one of the most iconic comic and cartoon characters of all time. "Borned to the sea" near the bay of Santa Monica, Popeyes childhood was hard. The ship he was born on was rocked by a massive typhoon just moments after his birth, though his family was ultimately unharmed by the event. Growing up, both his father, "Poopdeck Pappy" and his unnamed mother left his life at a young age. Eventually, Popeye decided to join the military. Despite his rough and gruff appearance, Popeye was a good guy who hated bullies and defended the weak.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-B, likely higher | At least High 4-C
Origin: Popeye the Sailor Man
Age: 40 years old
Classification: Human, Sailor
Attack Potency: At least Wall level (As a young man, he hit Brutus so hard he bent metal walls. Defeated an entire buildings worth of armed men, causing walls to blast open. Punched out the Mongolian Monster, without any issue. Killed a shark with his bare hands, uprooted a tree. Sunk a pirate ship, bent a gun with his raw strength), likely higher (Sunk a whaling ship with the "force of a torpedo" and was compared to a tsunami. Easily defeated Ogbert. Stronger than Brutus and Bluto who can harm him) | At least Large Star level (Hit Bluto so hard that he destroyed stellar constellations, although this was done by letting him bounce between different stars, not at once. Lassoed the sun and pulled it up just so morning would come quicker and also blew it out to get private time with Olive Oyl)
Speed: At least Superhuman (Pushed a truck fast enough to where it caused a dust trail), likely higher (While critically injured, he caught bullets. Faster than Brutus who reacted rifle fire during "Double Trouble Down Under") | Relativistic+ (In "Popeye meets Hercules" Popeye turns into a rocket after eating spinach, and flies from the moon to earth in about 2-2.4 seconds. The time it takes for light to reach the moon from earth is 1.2 seconds. Also built 8 Navy battleships in 5 seconds.)
Lifting Strength: At least Class 5 (Lifted a cow and a tree. Pushed a truck at superhuan speeds, lifted part of an 18-wheeler) | Stellar (Pulled the sun)
Striking Strength: At least Wall Class, likely higher (Stronger than Kid Kabbage who punched a tree in half) | At least Large Star Class
Durability: At least Wall level (Tanked 50 rounds of bullets while already heavily injured with no added injuries), likely higher (Survived the explosion of an etire factory's worth of bombs and tanked multiple Scuds at once) | At least Large Star level
Standard Equipment: Cans of spinach and an anchor, a pipe he can use to shoot flames.
Intelligence: Average. He is an extremely skilled and experienced sailor from the beginning of the 20th Century, however. | With spinach Popeye has been able to lead a twenty man band, where he was the band himself, to become a master musician, a master sculptor, a brilliant scientist, and a master magician.
Weaknesses: Despite his gruff exterior, Popeye is very soft-hearted and doesn't enjoy hurting innocents, claiming he "haz a heart like no onez bizniz". He hates fighting animals and when he does, it's only to beat sense into them. He can be hurt and weakened if he doesn't eat his spinach | His spinach effect has a time limit, otherwise none notable.
Key: Popeye without spinach effect | Popeye with spinach effect