Ted Kord

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Ted Kord (Scenesys ID: 1109)
Name: Theodore Steven Kord
Superalias: Blue Beetle
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Occupation: Industrialist
Citizenship: American
Residence: Chicago, New York City, Gotham
Education: M.S. in Engineering
Theme: DC (FC)
Apparent Age: 34 Actual Age: 34
Date of Birth 03 Nov 1985 Played By Wil Wheaton
Height: 5' 11' Weight: 180 lb
Hair Color: Auburn Eye Color: Blue
Theme Song: Bang by AJR

Character Info


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The Blue Beetle is anything but blue! A happy go lucky sort who thwarts the bad guys with an air blast, flash gun or bad joke. If the bad guys knew how much fun he has they'd kill themselves. Inactive for several years he has returned.


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2005-Attends Hudson University. Graduates in 2 years. He meets Professor Dan Garret who becomes a mentor and friend.

2007-Builds the family technology business, Kord Co. into a giant similar to the Likes of Roxxon or Lex Corp.

2008-Ted Kord enlists the aid of his former professor Dan Garrett (the original Blue Beetle) to unravel a conspiracy. Ted's uncle, Jervis Kord is building an army of robots and bent on World conquest. In the final battle Dan Garret is killed, passing his mystical Blue Scarab to Ted.

2009-The darned scarab doesn't work! Ted begins intensive training and research to become the new Blue Beetle.

2010- The Blue Beetle debuts. Bwahahaha!

2011-The Beetle fights various menaces in Chicago such as the Mad Men.

2015- Blue Beetle joins the Justice League alongside such heroes as Fire, Ice and Booster Gold.

2016-Leading his double life takes a toll. Kord Co. files Chapter 11. Ted starts several enterprises in his spare time, using technology he encountered in the Justice League.

2017-Death of Superman! In the course of battling Doomsday, Ted is severely injured and goes into a coma.

2018-After months in a coma Ted awakens. He also finds several of his firms have done incredibly well. Ted begins therapy to regain his athletic prowess.

2020-With a new Kord Co. behind him Ted begins backing several superhero teams and Mutant charities. He becomes their silent benefactor. He ponders returning to the hero game again.

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Ted loves excitement and adventure. As he once put it, "I am a man of action! ... and passion!" Everyone laughed but Ted believes it.

Whether he's probing the mysteries of technology or a murder, Ted will attack a mystery and not let up until its blood is gone. He also is prone to sticking his nose where it doesn't belong. He is the type to press that big red button to see what it does.

Ted likes setting up businesses and building stuff. While money means little to him as long as he has enough, this is just his creative side expressing itself. Some people paint, he builds force fields and stealth technology. A lot of people want Ted's work.

Nice Guy:
Ted even got along with Guy Gardner-mostly. If he has a problem with someone he will state it and work things out. He is forgiving to a fault with people, especially his friends. If argument or even a fight is impossible to avoid he will take the least aggressive path. Instead of a superhero brawl he'd ask you to step into the ring with him. this extends itself to his superheroing. His main weapon is as nonlethal as you can get.

Ted is as serious as Doomsday when doing a job. He doesn't fool around in his lab and on a mission he follows orders. Ted subdues his natural humor and has no problem playing support: flying the plane, manning the sensors and tending the injured.

Ted is a smart alec, always ready with a quip or some infuriating bit of banter. In fact he can seldom keep his mouth shut, even in dire situations. This is a defense mechanism more than anything else. He also frequently gets an advantage in a confrontation by just blathering on until the opponent makes a slip.

Character Sheet


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Ted is easily able to duplicate the feats of Olympic gymnasts and acrobats. He is not the same caliber of Batman or Daredevil but he still has some incredible moves.

The Blue Beetle is one of the best detectives in the country, easily on par with detective Chimp or Elongated Man.

Not the tuxedo'd bacarat playing kind, the analyzing intelligence, decrypting code and back engineering gadgetry kind. He is a pro and could give the CIA pointers.

Ted Kord is an inventive genius in engineering. His primary skills are with vehicles-such as his Bug. He's also modified and built more conventional aircraft, like several League Shuttle.

Martial Artist:
As super types go Ted is a master of mixed martial arts and the equivalent of a black belt. He can hold off several thugs or guards in a hand to hand fight.

Ted can perform research in a number of fields and has an excellent general knowledge in science. He has depth of knowledge in aeronautics and physics.

If he needs to get in, odds are he'd get in. He can defeat the most advanced conventional security systems and has a good chance against WayneTech or SI state of the art equipment. Not that he would break into WayneTech or SI.

Years of flying the bug and his own shuttles have made the Beetle a master pilot. He was usually the designated pilot in his League days. He's somewhat less capable than Lady Blackhawk but not by much.

The Beetle is fast and accurate in a shootout, wielding his BB gun with great efficiency. He can easily knock over a foe or disarm them with a blast of air.


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Ted had an opportunity to observe and sometimes examine Fourth World Technology. While he couldn't duplicate many of the components and materials, he found substitutes that worked better than human technology. One of the simpler devices, that he managed to back engineer were aero-discs! Ted's discs are bulkier than Mr. Miracle's. They do not collapse when shut off. They are slower than the originals and can reach 100 mph. In addition they use miniaturized thrusters for propulsion and are noisy, as well as leaving a glowing trail. Stealth mode avoids this but the speed is limited to 30 mph. Finally, without a Mother Box to control them, Ted needs to use his body language and pedals. For anyone with less coordination or skill, using the discs could be fatal. The discs store on Ted's back on a harness.

Bb Gun:
The Blue Beetle's weapon has two weapon systems. The first is a blinding strobe beam capable of blinding and stunning a number of enemies on wide beam. The second is an air blast that can hit with the force of sledgehammer. Beetle usually is very careful with the high power setting.

The Big is Ted Kord's masterpiece. Shaped like a huge beetle it has functional legs and claws allowing it to land nearly anywhere or grab smaller vehicles. The bug is capable of mach 3 as well as hovering and is powered by advanced batteries.It can stay airborne and carry a small team for several days. The cockpit is equipped with radar, audio and video sensors. It is armed with advanced lasers and air cannons and its computers link to Kord Co.'s mainframe.

Beetle's costume holds a remote control device, allowing him to control the Bug. Hidden pouches hide a few small gadgets he changes out for trouble he anticipates. His goggles provide a heads up display of the Bug's operation. There is also a communications headset in his hood.

Ted has several drones or bots up and flying about his penthouse and making life better. For the most part they merely follow his orders. Beetle Operations Bot 01 is a special case. He has limited self awareness and initiative. He had a habit of building more bots -even helping with his final assembly.

The drones can fly and have manipulator arms. They're almost as strong as a human. B.O. B. 01 lifted a full grown woman and flew with her halfway across Manhattan but blew out his thrusters. The drones can perform search and rescue and aid in construction or lab work. They will defend humans from attacks, shielding them but are nonviolent. Ted refuses to arm them. Finally the bots have several secret compartments to hold cash and small items Ted might need (googles, BB Gun etc.).

Ted can probably appeal to former and current League members for help.

Kord Co:
Ted runs a now midsize conglomerate with nationwide branches in a variety of tech fields.


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Eating Disorder:
When he's stressed or bored, Ted eats. He actually needs a fair amount of exercise to keep in shape and rapidly can enter a downward spiral of eating and skipping exercise, resulting in a gut. Ted may have put this disorder behind him, having taken his stress and insecurities out on Guy Gardner. He still worries about his diet.

The Blue Beetle was once an overweight and lonely boy. He was constantly bullied and ridiculed. Eventually he started intensive physical training to let his body catch up to his mind but his insecurities remain. He doesn't think he's as good a detective as Batman or a martial artist as Black Canary, seeing himself as a second rater.



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Title Date Scene Summary
Booster Gold's BILLION dollar idea January 18th, 2022 And Booster is off again on another crazy scheme...
In Pursuit of LEGOs January 17th, 2022 Joan is summoned by the promise of LEGOs. Bobo and Skeets are having a tiff. There is an erection in Ted's Penthouse. Booster watches.
An Awkward Meeting January 8th, 2022 The back engineering of a cyborg!
Warning Myself January 4th, 2022 Peter talks to himself in front of his boss. Strangely, it doesn't get him fired.
Blue Beetle: Homecoming January 3rd, 2022 Ted is back... and on his way out!
LEGOMOTION April 13th, 2021 LEGO Rollercoasters, A Pep talk, and Pizza
Bizarro Destroys Metropolis March 19th, 2021 Manipulated by Mister Mxyzpltk, The Bizarro Superman confuses the Fifth Annual Giant Robot Appreciation Day Parade for an invasion! Sweeping in to help save the day, Bizarro must be stopped before he ruins the nice day out...or gets someone killed.
Twist and Shout! March 11th, 2021 Accident prone people and dance lessons. What could go wrong?
Feeling Blue From Seeing Red February 19th, 2021 Tea, sympathy and pie!
Forgotten Children February 17th, 2021 Hero rescue children that were being auction off. Cinque stole financial and information from their servers.
Ted Kord: Private Eye February 9th, 2021 No description
Hellfire Cub Mardi Gras Party! February 6th, 2021 The Hellfire Club threw a successful Mardi Gras Party! Nobody died!
Tut for Tat February 6th, 2021 ZAP! POW!! BIFF!!! goes King Tut!
Death Train to Khandaq January 24th, 2021 The Joker's sworn to derail Big Iron, an experimental Russian mag-lev train, and murder the SKV agents who've coopted his old arms dealing racket. Can the Clown Prince of Crime be stopped? Or is this all part of a game no one's been told the rules of yet? Shell Game continues here!
Ted Kord RIP- NOT! January 11th, 2021 Ted's alive. Was there ever any doubt?
Aw Coconuts! January 9th, 2021 The rise and fall of Miss Joan Wrong. Beer is bad for you too.
This Shouldn't Take Long January 8th, 2021 Bad Ted! BAD! *spritzes with water*
Keeping Up Appearances January 5th, 2021 No description
You Want me to do What January 4th, 2021 Tabitha get a workout. Ted gets a student.
Polite Palaver January 2nd, 2021 Peter has a chat with his boss about a solution to one problem while soft-pedaling a previous one.
Delivering the job December 28th, 2020 Tabitha interviews with Ted and almost blows him up, but he appreciates it and buys pizza.
He Wore Blue... Spandex December 28th, 2020 Lois is rescued by a man in blue! Not the usual one either!
Give me my Christmas Bonus, Mr. Kord December 27th, 2020 Holiday bonuses at Kord Co.
Spiders and Insects, Working Together... December 20th, 2020 No description
Holiday Miracles December 16th, 2020 Beetle and Silk save a jumper (and Ted's gonna pay for his therapy!).
A Workday at Kord Co. December 14th, 2020 Alyx and Ted share some laughs and takeout and a drone is renamed!
Ice To See You December 11th, 2020 Ice Skating, Hot Chocolate, and Hot Dogs
Ice Skating For Dummies December 10th, 2020 Ted Kord's attempts at kindness just barely break through to Alyx. They go skating. Sort of.
Mouth: Insert Foot Here December 6th, 2020 Ted Kord sticks his foot in his mouth, repeatedly, and Alyx Vance gets fired from her Kord Co job before ever starting it!
Entrance Interview December 5th, 2020 Spider-Man brings Alyx to her interview with Ted Kord.
=The White Spires of the Cathedral December 5th, 2020 Bowling with Santas at St. Patrick's Cathedral
Soul and Tell December 4th, 2020 Ted's been busy while healing up. Joan is surprised.
Lab Tour November 18th, 2020 Ted visits the Parker residence and gets a tour of Peter's lab.
Aliens and Bugs November 7th, 2020 No description
Deus ex Machina November 4th, 2020 No description
Demon Heart Part 3 November 3rd, 2020 The Blue Beetle is down but never out.
Demon Heart Part 2 October 30th, 2020 The robot revolution is coming! Also the zombified super hero revolution
Alterations October 25th, 2020 The Huntress is back, baby!
Return of an old friend October 24th, 2020 Spoiler, Blue Beetle and Huntress fight back against the mob's tricks and send em packing.
Trap for a toyman October 22nd, 2020 =A trap for the Toyman is set... with Toys.
Sleepover October 20th, 2020 Ted Spars with Huntress and gets his bug handed to him.
Demon's Heart October 19th, 2020 Exposition Followed by Robot Attack!
High Water Mark October 19th, 2020 It's not a loss it's a tie!
Black Bart's Holdup October 16th, 2020 Toyman and the Blue Beetle clash with Toyman showing off his robotics genius
Chop it up October 15th, 2020 Choped the chop shop by Mr Kord.
Transltations October 15th, 2020 Vic is making tea when Ted comes home and they dsicuss Kingpin
Connecting the Pins October 15th, 2020 Spider-Man visits Ted at the office and compares notes on the Kingpin.
Park Time October 14th, 2020 Wonder Woman meets the Blue Beetle.
Ninjas are a myth October 12th, 2020 Ted Kord and duz_machines_84 discuss the finer points of mind control.
What the Hey October 10th, 2020 Blue Beetle... caught in a Downward Spiral?
Caturday Night Fever October 8th, 2020 Greer and Ted swap stories and have potato skins.
AAAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHhhhhhh October 7th, 2020 Conversation Confusion. Was something Boosted or Boostered? Who was wearing the kilt? Also a cat being a cat
Welcome Back! October 3rd, 2020 Booster Gold throws a welcome back party for... himself, at Blue Beetle's penthouse. Huntress literally drops in on the party, and hilarity ensues.
Like A Boss October 1st, 2020 Ted Kord and Peter Parker have a heart-to-heart over the finer points of synthetic spider-silk.
Not Your Dad's Pirates September 26th, 2020 Arr we be kicking pirate booty! Actually more like smugglers but who knows how a smuggler talks?
Sneaks and Geeks September 20th, 2020 Ted builds a boat. Huntress moves his stuff.
Motorcycle Maintenance September 14th, 2020 Huntress gets her bike and Blue Beetle gets a mission!
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Pimping September 12th, 2020 Ted tries to save the life of an innocent motorbike! Huntress tries to stay dry!
An Internet Encounter September 11th, 2020 Donatello meets Ted Kord. Ted Kord meets duz_machines_84. To be continued?
The Dumplings Are A Lie September 8th, 2020 Breakaway tuxes, Super sleuth huntresses and a hungry hungry architect
Fixing up a Dumpy Dumpling Restaurant September 7th, 2020 The Hot Dumpling Restaurant is in disrepair and some fish are now homeless. It's up to Joan and Blue Beetle to save the day!
Quick, follow that stolen tech! September 6th, 2020 The Blue Beetle loses some fancy ass tech and Huntress helps him track it down.
=Another Brick in the Wall September 2nd, 2020 Brickhead is thwarted yet again!
=They're my Consultants... Really! August 28th, 2020 Wisdom is shared, and dumplings.
It CAME from the LEGO Room August 22nd, 2020 Some work lunches are just doomed from the start.
A Joyful Reunion (or Grey Goo Scenario Avoided!) August 20th, 2020 Swath is back!
Watchtower Unveiling August 17th, 2020 A crowd of dignitaries, journalists, and superheroes gather at the Justice League's moon base to celebrate the inauguration of the Watchtower.
Lego Out to the Lobby August 15th, 2020 The rise and fall of the menace of Brickhead!
BLEEP August 15th, 2020 Not Everyone's a Fan.
Drinking a Toast to Absent Friends (Instead of These Comedians) August 8th, 2020 Secrets are exchanged. Deals are struck.
The Bill Comes Due July 31st, 2020 Booster Gold searches for some way to get back on top of the super-hero popularity game. The Blue Beetle comes through in the clutch ... but with unanticipated twists!
A Simple Misunderstanding July 29th, 2020 Ted Kord is visited by a social media super-fan. Vic Sage does yoga and gets a bloody nose for his trouble. Booster Gold sears everyone's eyeballs showing off an exciting new superhero-wear product.
Blue and Gold in: Cruise Control (but it's not Speed 2) July 26th, 2020 Blue Beetle and Booster Gold somehow manage to actually save a cruise ship full of reality show contestants ... but it's from the clutches of Captain Stingaree and the Shocker, so is it THAT impressive a feat?
Another Uncanny Valley Sunday July 19th, 2020 Siobhan has some gigs! Booster and Ted have a misunderstanding!
Showing Up is Ninety Percent July 18th, 2020 Peter gets called to the boss to explain himself...while someone uses the pool in a non-traditional way. It's that kind of night.
Another Hire for Kord Co! July 15th, 2020 Kord Co has a new hire: Doug Ramsey!
A Little Surf, A Little Sun, A Little Sub July 13th, 2020 Atlanteans being smuggled are rescued from a sinking ship.
Reaching an AcKord July 10th, 2020 Damage Control to the rescue and a soiree is mentioned.
Mad About You July 7th, 2020 The Mad Men become Sad Men
Insects and Spiders July 4th, 2020 Peter finds a large Beetle in his house...with a job offer.
Interview at KordCo July 3rd, 2020 Elliot has revealed her secret to Ted and been hired t o work at Kord Co. Hijinx await!
Love Life of the Lone Dork June 27th, 2020 Ted and Starfire watch a silly movie and decide to go after Brainiac.
Mutant Town: Sexy Charity Car-Wash June 24th, 2020 Wherein there is charity and fanservice.
Are There Bagels on Tamaran June 20th, 2020 Why is Ted Lonely? Hard to answer.
Flowers and Sympathy June 19th, 2020 Dinah quit. Scene is finished. Period.
Hospitality June 18th, 2020 Cassandra draw a line and Ted respects it for once. Ted gets to live.
Tech Support June 17th, 2020 Dinah comes to Ted with a technical problem. He comes through in spades!
I Am Not a SPIDER! June 16th, 2020 The Blue Beetle meets Starfire! Booster Gold helps! Many conclusions are jumped to.
A Blue Swath June 11th, 2020 Beetle makes arrangements with Swath in case he... you know.
The Goal Sublime June 9th, 2020 The Blue and the Gold and... ?
New School, New Life... June 9th, 2020 Strangers meet and lives are discussed.
Harley Sessions: Ted Kord June 4th, 2020 Ted comes by to get a confidence injection from Dr. Quinn. He only has one cookie.
Lego Land(ing)! June 2nd, 2020 Win Win!
=A New Hire May 31st, 2020 Ted comes clean with Kyani.
Brothers and Keepers May 29th, 2020 Vic and Ted begin to get answers and more questions!!
What is the Crime is the Question! May 28th, 2020 Ted is nearly blown up. Disaster is averted by Kyani. Pizza is sent for.
Care and Dressing of AIs May 26th, 2020 Ted gets breakfast, Swath gets a dress and Kyani gets a job offer!
Cutting a Swath! May 25th, 2020 Introducing Swath
Drawn Together May 24th, 2020 Mori has a job!
First Day of Work May 17th, 2020 Felicity's first day of work doesn't go well.
Caffination Fixation April 2nd, 2020 Ted shows up with apologies and gifts
=Bugs and Marvels April 1st, 2020 =Lady Shazam goes to check on Blue Beetle after his meltdown, finds him dancing.
Did You Want Fries With That April 1st, 2020 Lunch!
Because Even Superheroes Need Coffee April 1st, 2020 Coffee is served! Mary got a crazy amount of tips!


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We Should Have Known April 1st, 2021 It's Time! Rejoice!


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