Clive is a character from the 2000 AD strip Survival Geeks. He gave his house the ability to travel through different dimensions but didn't seem to care that this effectively involved kidnapping his two housemates, Simon and Rufus, and a girl named Sam who had been sharing Simon's bed the previous night. On the plus side, his knowledge of RPGs was essential in defeating the Dark Lord the four encountered in their first adventure, who was actually a game designer called Kevin.
Clive and his companions have now been traversing the multiverse for months, but so far Clive has been unable or unwilling to return the house to Earth. At one stage he met his female doppelgänger, Clara, and was embarrassed to discover that her technological abilities vastly exceeded his own — a fact that he tried to conceal during their brainstorming sessions.
Powers and abilities
AbilitiesBeing a genius; testing RPGs; making toast. Can speak Klingon and R'lyehian.
Twenty-fifth level light mage.
EquipmentGlasses; smartphone; control device for house; wardrobe which is bigger on the inside.
TransportationDimension-hopping suburban house; stolen Zeppelin piloted by Sam.
Cricket bat ('borrowed' from absent housemate Evan's room).
Clive and the other Survival Geeks first appeared in one of Tharg's 3rillers. Readers liked them so much that they were given their own strip.
'Clive' became popular as a first name in the nineteenth century. It was used in honour of Robert Clive, a major-general who played a key rôle in the British colonisation of India.
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