Bibleman is a 1995-2010 American video series with an evangelical superhero character (originally played by Willie Aames then followed by Robert T. Schlipp from 2003 to 2011). The series includes videos, books and live shows, where they tour locations around North America.
Miles Peterson, a regular guy with the best the world had to offer, turned to God and the Bible in his most desperate hour and from then on pledged to fight evil with the word of God. Disguised in the full armor of God as Bibleman, Miles fights against enemies of darkness using scripture.
Miles Peterson. The first Bibleman. Miles gave his life to Christ after he read the Bible. He served as Bibleman from The Bibleman Show to The Bibleman Adventure.
Josh Carpenter. The second Bibleman after Miles retires. He never understood the Bible until his darkest day (when his parents were arguing) where he read his Bible and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
U.N.I.C.E The female computer in the BibleCave and Mobile Mission Command Center. She is one of the three sidekicks to have worked alongside with both Biblemen.
Coats. Miles Peterson's best friend who is an African-American. He first appeared dressed up as a security guard before switching to a rapper-like outfit.
Cypher. The second sidekick of Bibleman who is also African-American. He is like the Robin of the Bibleman series. He filled in the gap that Coats left after he left the show. He has worked with the first and second Bibleman.
Biblegirl. The first female human sidekick. She is like the Batgirl of the Bibleman series. She was going to be in Bibleman's live stage show (in the show), but she helped fight off the evil Luxor Spawndroth so well, that Miles and Cypher asked her to join their 'Bible Adventure Team'.
Dr. Decepto A scientist villain with green skin. He only appeared in a flashback in Big Big Book, where he defeated Bibleman, but he (Decepto) was later behind bars.
Madam Glitz A self-centered woman in Back to School. She captured Miles Peterson (Bibleman) because she wanted the fame Bibleman had. However, Bibleman tells her that it is the Word of God that everyone desires and needs to hear. She was placed inside a TV set by God.
The Fibbler A green-haired evil clown (resembling the Cesar Romero Joker from the Batman) who influenced one of the Church singing group children into lying. After she asks her friends for forgiveness, he and Bibleman fight. The Fibbler was defeated by his own sword of darkness.
The Gossip Queen A villainess queen tried to rip the Church singing group apart. She has two henchmen named Loose Lips and Blabbermouth and could fire Beams of Bitterness from her fingers.
Luxor Spawndroth (Brian Lemmons) A villain who keeps becoming a different villain after being defeated. He played as...
- The Shadow of Doubt
- Master of Misery
- Dr. Fear
- El Furioso
- The Prince of Pride
He was finally defeated in "Lead Us Not Into Temptation".
Ludicrous The sidekick of Luxor Spawndroth. He's been with him since he was The Shadow of Doubt.
L.U.C.I. (The Link to Underhanded Computer Influences) is the evil counterpart to U.N.I.C.E and computer to all the villains starting with Dr. Fear.
Professor E. Meritus Snortinskoff A green-skinned mad scientist who's in charge of Snortinskoff Industries and makes kids disrespect their authorities. His henchman is Stench. This mad scientist is played by Steven Sandsford.
2Kul 4Skul A gray-skinned villain who devised a plan to establish a TV station with the call letters WBIG (which stand for What's Bad is Good) to block the gospel from reaching the kids. He is played by Jeff Durham.
I.M. Wonderful A vain woman who wears a gold mask and a cape. She was played by two thespians, which one of which was Lisa Kent.
The Cheater The Cheater, played by Peter Vann, is a villain who influences kids to cheat. His tools are his belittler and his flying cards.
The Slacker This senior villain, played by Josh Childs, makes kids lazy with his Lasers of Laziness. He carries a staff and goons to support him in battle.
Super Pro Gamemaster 2 This villain was a cyborg who could control machines. He appeared in "Lambasting the Legions of Laziness" and made two flashbacks in the next two episodes. He is played by Henry Haggard.
Super Pro Gamemaster 3 This robotic leader of the Evildoers Club, played by Eric Pasto-Crosby, was Super Pro Gamemaster 2's successor. He has powers similar to his predecessor and developed the video game Big Bad Bully.
Baron Ulysses Tantamont von Braggart A sheriff-like pig villain with a golden head cap who lives in a castle. His weapons are his electric staff that he uses to battle Bibleman, and his electric chair that he uses to shoot at Bibleman and Cypher.
The Commandant of Confusion A grey skinned heavyweight villain who is very technical and has an evil sidekick named Chaos, who is dressed up in a black and red jumpsuit.
Chaos Man in a black and red suit and mask. Sidekick to many villains, but only seen with The Commandant of Confusion.
The live show has been described as falling between "a high budget Sunday school pageant, a Batman movie, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to even Power Rangers in how it comes across." The production borrows heavily from popular culture, including films, popular music and video games.
The videos and live show have been well received by children of evangelical parents. The series has been described as dogmatically evangelical. In 1998, sales made up less than one percent of the Christian children's video market. Three years later, sales climbed to eleven percent of that market. It held third place behind first place Veggietales and second place 3-2-1 Penguins! The Dove Foundation gave the series its "Family-Approved" Seal for "this energetic battle against evil."
However, several adults have criticized the show's fight scenes as promoting violence, despite the fact one show ("Conquering The Wrath Of Rage"), and its live counterpart, addressed the violence issue.
Of Bibleman, Marc Peyser of Newsweek writes,
Much of Christian entertainment, like the "Bibleman" videos featuring a Scripture-quoting superhero, is designed as a kinder, gentler yet more searching alternative for an audience that has long felt overlooked by the prevailing media and entertainment culture. But as those products have become more successful-and the people in those industries have become savvier-the category has edged closer to the mainstream. Pop music that never mentions the word Jesus. Movies that spend as much time blowing up buildings as saving souls. As with other groups that have created their own subcultures-women, African-Americans, gays and lesbians-Christian entertainment has emerged from its sheltered infancy and has begun to straddle two worlds: the religious one that created it and the secular one it was designed to avoid.
The series first began as The Bibleman Show and later The Bibleman Adventure. When Thomas Nelson took over the series (from Pamplin Entertainment), the series was renamed Bibleman: Genesis, possibly to distinguish it from their own series, Bibleman: Powersource. The Powersource series followed the Josh Carpenter version of the hero and his sidekicks Cypher, Biblegirl, and Melody.
- The Bibleman Show (1995)
- Big Big Book
- Back To School
- The Six Lies of the Fibbler
- Silencing the Gossip Queen
- The Bibleman Adventure
- Defeating the Shadow of Doubt (1998)
- The Incredible Force of Joy (1999)
- The Fiendish Works of Dr. Fear (1999)
- The Incredible Force of Joy Live (1999)
- Conquering the Wrath of Rage (2000)
- Shattering the Prince of Pride (2000)
- Conquering the Wrath of Rage Live (2000)
- Breaking the Bonds of Disobedience (2001)
- Lead us not into temptation (2001)
- Breaking the Bonds of Disobedience Live (2001)
- Jesus Our Savior Part 1
- Jesus Our Savior Part 2
- A Light in the Darkness
- Divided We Fall
- A Light in the Darkness Live
- A Fight For Faith
- A Fight For Faith Live
- Terminating the Toxic Tonic of Disrespect
- Tuning Out The Unholy Hero
- Crushing the Conspiracy of the Cheater
- Lambasting the Legions of the Laziness
- In the Presence of Enemies
- Blasting The Big Gamemaster Bully
- Combating The Commandant of Confusion: A Bibleman Live Adventure
A Bibleman computer game was released in 2005 by Covenant Studios entitled The Bibleman Video Game Adventure: A Fight for Faith. It received generally negative reviews, though it was praised by some evangelical Christian gaming sites for "family-friendly" and "Christ-centered" gameplay.    
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