J. Quiggly Bent was a 27th century scientist who invented a robot that he brought back in time to the days of the Freedom Force. He posed as a superhero so that he could con the inhabitants of the island of Borea into handing over their sacred black pearl in exchange for saving their island from an erupting volcano. The eruption was something that he had faked though. But later when the volcano really erupts, he is unable to save the islanders and only the Freedom Force are able to do so.
He learns his lesson, and he tells the Freedom Force that the next robot he builds will be a collector of knowledge and wisdom, not treasure. Then Merlin uses his magic to send him back to his own time.
Powers and Abilities
The Freedom Force (1978):
Whether intentionally or coincidentally, the character design and voice for J Quiggly Bent appears to resemble the second incarnation of the BBC science fiction character Doctor Who. This incarnation was played by actor Patrick Troughton between the years 1966 and 1969. Like Bent, The Doctor is also a "time traveller, adventurer, and hero" although unlike Bent, The Doctor, as always, is driven more by altruism than personal gain. In regards to the character's appearance,there is a noticeable resemblance to Patrick Troughton in voice and appearance, except Bent has red hair while Troughton had dark hair. This incarnation of the Doctor (as well as widespread American familiarity with Doctor Who in general) would have been mostly unknown in the U.S. at the time the Freedom Force series aired in the late seventies. However, it is possible that someone on staff working on the series may have been familiar with the British show.