In Chris's room in Family Guy we see some posters of superheroes. I could identify one of them as Triton from Marvel comics

green Triton

But I'm not able to recognize the three other characters (marked in red boxes in images below)

three unknown Characters

Are these actual fictional characters that appear somewhere? If yes, who are they?

Some closer-up pictures:

Poster #1:
Poster #1

Poster #2:
Poster #2

Poster #3:
Poster #3

Bonus, Triton poster:
Triton poster

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    Hawkman? cartoonscrapbook.com/cartoonscrapbooksupersite/wp-content/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Aug 10, 2019 at 14:31
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    Godzilla next to the fish tank makes me wonder if the posters show Japanese heroes and villains.
    – Gaultheria
    Commented Aug 10, 2019 at 20:17
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    Uh... What is going on in the last picture? Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 16:11
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    @Yksisarvinen asked and answered on Movies.SE. Basically it's a reference to Jurassic Park, with the "folding cowl" dino spitting goo at the villain.
    – Jenayah
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 16:16
  • The blue chap appears to have a wrecking ball for a hand. Did Spider-Man or Daredevil have an opponent like that? Commented Sep 11, 2020 at 2:42

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The creators of Family Guy probably didn't invest too much money and effort into small pieces of background props like these. Therefore, I'd assume that they didn't use any actual characters, for which they would have needed to pay licensing fees, negotiate how the characters may and may be not be used and so forth.

I'd assume they rather drew up some "superhero-y" figures who have the typical attributes many "real" superheros have. The first one seems to pick up the "bird prototype" like for example Hawk Man or the Winged Bird-Men from Flash Gordon.

The second one goes for the "animalistic/force of nature plus muscles, and more muscles" variant, like Beast (especially how he looked in the 90s), Hulk or Thing. The third one is probably a Silver Surfer with a different color scheme. The one you connected to Triton might also have a bit of Swamp Thing in its line of ancestors.

So, they're probably no actual characters, but generic figures that transport the idea "Chris is into superheroes".


1) Follows the general appearance of a sea creature that appears in various media. I'm not aware if that is a specific character. e.g. Creature from the Black Lagoon, Scooby Doo - Sea Demon

Sea Demon

2) Could be a Birdman costume variant. Although there are other similar heroes like Hawkman, as commented by Valorum.


3) Appears to be Beast, from the X-men. Definitely not with the close up picture. Keeping for posterity. Beast

4) Seems familiar, but I can't place them.

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    Uh, never noticed that Beast and Machoke had the same outline: purple-blue, all muscle, black briefs and gold belt. In hindsight I guess it's tropey though
    – Jenayah
    Commented Aug 10, 2019 at 15:02
  • @Jenayah Indeed. My first gut reaction was actually Panthro from Thundercats, who also looks similar.
    – M_the_C
    Commented Aug 10, 2019 at 15:08
  • 4) Looks very much like Space Ghost riding a surfboard SilverSurfer style. Commented Aug 10, 2019 at 15:33
  • Either Beast or a blue Hulk, yes.
    – Mast
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 12:48

Partial answer: the second one certainly looks like the Pokémon Machoke. Bulky, purple skin, black underwear with golden belt.


  • Is it underwear if it's worn that way?
    – Peter M
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 22:47
  • @PeterM that's the underwear paradox: you never know what color it is until it's not "under"wear anymore.
    – Jenayah
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 22:51
  • But has Machoke ever been seen wearing pants or a dress or anything?!?!?!
    – Peter M
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 22:53
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    @PeterM so I googled "Machoke pants" and found out that... My premise is flawed. Machoke doesn't wear underwear/pants, those are skin color patterns. No, really, it's official. You learn something new everyday...
    – Jenayah
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 23:01
  • LOL which also makes my question flawed!
    – Peter M
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 23:24

The Blue Dude is A-Bomb, a Marvel Character from the Hulk Comics.

Seth Green does his voice for "Hulk and the agents of Smash"

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    An image would improve this answer
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 10, 2020 at 6:40

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