QUIGLEY J. WARMFLASH

Real Name: (presumably) Quigley J. Warmflash

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Owner of the Blue Parrot club, exporter of rare antiques

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Rufus T. Hackstabber, Shang-Chi, Dinah Warmflash

Enemies: Tiger-Claw

Known Relatives: Rufus T. Hackstabber (second cousin twice removed by girth), Dinah Warmflash (daughter)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Blue Parrot club, Casablanca, Morocco

First Appearance: Master of Kung Fu I#52 (May, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Quigley J. Warmflash is an especially loquacious man, fond of employing large words.

History: (Master of Kung Fu I#52 (fb, BTS))- Quigley had his daughter Dinah sell 69 antiques to the 1001 Nights Curio Shop while he was avoiding the authorities, unaware that among them was an elephant statue once possessed by Fu Manchu, believed to contain his Elixir Vitae, and that the buyer was the former Si-Fan member Tiger-Claw.

(Master of Kung Fu I#52)- Other parties interested in the elephant confronted Warmflash, but he never a sucker an even break-- "Nor do I tamper with the mellifluous harmoniousness of the iridescent cosmos by cheating an honest man." He called upon his cousin Rufus T. Hackstabber for assistance. Hackstabber came to his aid alongside Shang-Chi, plowing a hole through the wall of the Blue Parrot with his taxi. Glad that Rufus had not brought any "brats or dogs" with him, Warmflash explained his problem to them. Shang-Chi set out alone to the 1001 Nights Curio Shop, but Hackstabber drove Quigley and Dinah to the scene to aid him. While Shang-Chi fought Tiger-Claw and his men, Quigley located the elephant, and fought over it with Hackstabber. The statue fell from them in the struggle and broke open, revealing itself to be hollow. Warmflash was deeply disturbed: "A pity. Such a colossal pity, to lose an elephant's longevity at my age."

Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Keith Pollard.

Quigley J. Warmflash was based upon comedian W.C. Fields, and his name was similiar to character names used by Fields in films such as Cuthbert J. Twillie (My Little Chickadee), Larson E. Whipsnade (You Can't Cheat an Honest Man) and Eustace P. McGargle (Poppy).

The elephant containing the Elixir Vitae had previously been found in Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu#3, unknown to Tiger-Claw.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Quigley J. Warmflash should not be confused with:


Dinah Warmflash is the daughter of Quigley J. Warmflash, and serves as a belly dancer at the Blue Parrot club, using her position to transfer hot items to her father's customers. She dealt 69 items to Tiger-Claw at the 1001 Nights Curio Shop, leading to her father's problems from Tiger-Claw's men and other parties after the elephant. Rufus T. Hackstabber was quite taken with Dinah, chasing her at every possible opportunity.

--Master of Kung Fu I#52














Images taken from:
Master of Kung Fu I#52, page 11, panel 2
Master of Kung Fu I#52, page 14, panel 1


Last updated: 08/11/04

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