Dr. Who

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Dr. Who
Dr. Who in King Kong Escapes
Subtitle(s) Mysterious Scientist
(謎の科学者,   Nazo no Kagakusha)KKE[1]
Species Human
Occupation Scientist, international terrorist
First appearance Latest appearance
The King Kong Show King Kong Escapes
Played by Hideyo AmamotoKKE
Paul Frees (KKE English dub)

Dr. Who (ドクター・フー,   Dokutā Fū) is a recurring villain in The King Kong Show, as well as the human antagonist in the 1967 Toho and Rankin/Bass film King Kong Escapes.

A mad scientific genius and international criminal, Dr. Who stole schematics his former colleague Carl Nelson had been developing for a robotic duplicate of King Kong. Using them, he constructed his ultimate creation: Mechani-Kong. Who intended to use the robot to mine the highly-radioactive Element X for the country of his financier Madame Piranha; however, the radiation caused Mechani-Kong to malfunction, forcing Who to kidnap the real Kong from Mondo Island to dig in its place. However, Kong was able to resist Who's mind control and escaped, prompting Who to pursue Kong to Tokyo and unleash Mechani-Kong to subdue him. Madame Piranha, having a change of heart after seeing how ruthless Dr. Who really was, turned on him and disabled Mechani-Kong's controls, causing the robot to plummet from the Tokyo Tower to the ground below, break into pieces and explode. Before Dr. Who could escape on his ship, Kong hunted him down and destroyed the ship, killing Who and all of his henchmen aboard.

History[edit | edit source]

The King Kong Show[edit | edit source]

Dr. Who built Mechani-Kong to defeat King Kong. He piloted Mechani-Kong from inside it. At first, Mechani-Kong gained the upper hand, but King Kong soon overpowered Mechani-Kong and threw him into the ocean. After that, Dr. Who's helicopters arrived and rescued him before retreating.

King Kong Escapes[edit | edit source]

Dr. Who ran a nondescript criminal enterprise at the North Pole. After being approached by the mysterious benefactor Madame Piranha and hired to mine the powerful Element X for her country, Who constructed Mechani-Kong, a mechanical copy of the legendary giant ape King Kong, in order to mine the element. However, the powerful radiation given off by Element X caused Mechani-Kong to short circuit and break down. Who began to rebuild Mechani-Kong until he learned of the real Kong's discovery on Mondo Island, and decided to kidnap him instead and use him to mine Element X. When Kong was in custody, Who implemented hypnosis to control the gargantuan ape. For a short time all went as planned, but the rays emitted by Element X caused the control apparatuses to malfunction, and Kong to awaken. After this, Who captured his former colleague Carl Nelson and his team. After initial noncooperation, Who locked them in a cell in his base in the Arctic. Who began to torture his captives, but they were saved by King Kong's escape from captivity, which caused the base to collapse. Who spared no time in relocating to his boat. Who decided to chase King Kong, who had gone to Tokyo, with the repaired Mechani-Kong to either capture or destroy him. Controlling Mechani-Kong from his ship in Tokyo Bay, Who ordered the robot to kidnap Kong's human love interest, Susan Watson, and climb to the top of the Tokyo Tower with her. Who, speaking through Mechani-Kong, threatened to drop Susan if Kong did not return to Who's ship, but Kong followed his mechanical double up the tower. Mechani-Kong dropped Susan, but Kong caught her and set her down safely on a platform. Kong then battled Mechani-Kong atop the tower, threatening to cause it to collapse. On board Who's ship, Madame Piranha decided to turn against Who and destroy the remote controls for Mechani-Kong, causing the mecha to fall off the tower, then break into pieces and explode on the streets below. Who killed Piranha for her treachery by shooting her three times in the chest, then prepared to retreat. The next day, Kong found Who's ship before it could leave and destroyed it, killing Who and his minions.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the 2022 IDW Publishing comic Godzilla Rivals: Vs. King Ghidorah, a Dr. Who-inspired character named Dr. Ogilvy Hu appears: a mad scientist supervillain who has entered a truce with the governments of the world to formulate a plan to defeat the Xilien invasion of Earth. Besides building the P-1 X spacecraft used to bring an Electro-bomb to the Xilien capital on Mars, Hu is also responsible for the construction of Jet Jaguar and also has Mechani-Kong and Mechagodzilla in his base.

References[edit | edit source]

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