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Dr. Claw

Dr. Claw is a partially-seen character who is the main villain in the animated television series Inspector Gadget. He runs a criminal syndicate called "M.A.D." (Mean And Dirty), whose mascot is an evil cat named "MAD Cat" (which he keeps by his side). His hideout is usually in an old castle in Transylvania with a thunderstorm brewing outside. Dr. Claw's plans would be foiled in every episode, forcing him to flee in his versatile black and red vehicle called the Clawmobile - also known as the MADmobile (which could fire missiles and change into a car, jet or submarine). While escaping he would yell his catch phrase: "I'll get you next time, Gadget!... Next time!" —, or some variation, which was followed by MAD Cat's signature yowl and hiss. Image File history File links Inspector_Gadget14. ... Image File history File links Inspector_Gadget14. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... One popular concept of the villain, meant to mimic the purposely distinctive visage of villains, initially from the stage plays of the 1880s. ... Inspector Gadget is an animated television series about a clumsy, absent-minded, and oblivious detective, Inspector Gadget, who is a human being with various gadgets built into his anatomy. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... Map of Romania with Transylvania in yellow Transylvania (Romanian: or ; Hungarian: ; German: ; Serbian: / or / ) is a historical region in central and western Romania. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...

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Face

Though Dr. Claw's metallic hands and arms are often seen, his face is always just out of shot in the series. The device frequently used was to block his face by the back of a chair with the M.A.D. logo on it. This spoofs the cat-stroking James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who was initially only portrayed as fore-arms and hands, with the rest of the body obscured. (M.A.D. is also a play upon Blofeld's SPECTRE.) Flemings commissioned image of James Bond to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... Blofeld redirects here. ... Spectre, taken from the Battle for Wesnoth computer game. ...


Dr. Claw's face was ultimately revealed in non-canon sources such as licensed action figures and a Nintendo video game, which depicted him as an aging scientist with bushy whitish hair and a permanent scowl on his face. In the 1999 live-action movie remake, Dr. Claw was fully visible with the appearance of a middle-aged businessman, and portrayed by Rupert Everett. The direct-to-video sequel released in 2003 portrayed Dr. Claw as more like his cartoon counterpart, and he was played by Tony Martin. As revealed in the 1999 movie, Dr. Claw's real name is Sanford Scolex, and that Claw's cat is named Sniffy. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Inspector Gadget is a 1999 live-action film based on the popular animated cartoon series Inspector Gadget. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is an English actor and a former singer. ... Inspector Gadget 2 is a Walt Disney Pictures film released directly to VHS and DVD in March of 2003. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tony Martin (born Tamworth, New South Wales, 1955) is an Australian actor who has starred in Heartbreak High, Blue Murder, Inspector Gadget 2 and Candy. ...


Voice

In the original series, Frank Welker supplied Dr. Claw's low, ominous voice (and the MAD Cat's). Claw's voice is actually the unmodulated voice of Soundwave from the Transformers; this was revealed in a few episodes of Transformers when mistakes were made in the voice editing. In most episodes of Inspector Gadget, Dr. Claw's voice is given a lot of reverberation. This makes sense, as it gives his voice a lot of power and menace. There are certain episodes where the reverberation effect is not used — the voice, consequentially, seems to lack its impact. Usage of the effect seem to depend on the episode, rather than Dr. Claw's environment in the scene, it therefore seems most likely to be due to inconsistency rather than an intentional change. In season 2, the effect isn't used at all. Franklin Willard Welker (born February 16, 1945) is an American voice actor. ... Soundwave (Later: Soundblaster in Japan) is a character from the fictitious Transformers metaseries. ... This article is about audio effect. ...


Most of the dubbed, localized versions of the cartoon used voices similar to the original Claw's (sometimes, e.g. in the Polish version, even deeper), but in some countries, the Doctor's voice was quite different; in at least one dubbed version, he was actually speaking in a rather high pitched tone, much like a comical impotent villain.


In the episodes "Mad Trap", "Basic Training", "Gadget Goes West" and "The Coo-Coo Clock Caper", Frank Welker wasn't available to voice Doctor Claw, and was instead voiced by Don Francks. Fans of the show usually disliked Don Francks's Dr. Claw voice.


Personal life

In the 2000s follow-up cartoon series "Gadget and the Gadgetinis", more of Dr Claw's past was revealed (such as his first name being revealed as George) and the villain was given an extended family, including an equally evil brother, Dr. Thaw, and career-criminal parents - mother Marilyn and father Gordon Claw. As tradition dictated, the faces of Gordon and Thaw were kept hidden. The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Inspector Gadget is an animated series about a bumbling detective, Inspector Gadget, and his fight to stop the evil organization MAD, led by Dr. Claw. ...


Then, in 2003's follow-up cartoon series "Go Go Gadgetinis", Dr Claw was given a girlfriend (or wife; their real relationship status is still unknown, even though she is seen to kiss him on various occasions) who was seen to work along side him, called Miss Molly. Also equally evil and cunning as he was, she was given the task of keeping the agents in check. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Spoiler warning: Go Go Gadgetinis (known in some countries as Inspector Gadget and the Gadgetinis) is slightly different to all the previous Inspector Gadget series, in the fact that it follows an actual storyline. ...


Henchmen

In the series, Claw's henchmen are the MAD agents. In Inspector Gadget, Claw's henchmen are Sikes and Kramer. In Inspector Gadget 2, Claw's henchmen are McKibble and Brick. Inspector Gadget is a 1999 live-action film based on the popular animated cartoon series Inspector Gadget. ... Inspector Gadget 2 is a Walt Disney Pictures film released directly to VHS and DVD in March of 2003. ...


MAD Cat

Since the viewers never saw Dr. Claw's face (or his body) in the cartoon series, MAD Cat was another way to reinforce Dr. Claw's emotions. When Dr. Claw was happy, MAD Cat would laugh and snicker along with him, or for him. When Dr. Claw was angry, MAD Cat would follow through with his terrible yowl. Image File history File links Splitsection. ...


Dr. Claw showed great affection for MAD Cat, stroking the sinister feline often. This became a trademark of his on the show (other than his "hands" shtick, though the two are often indistinguishable). However, Dr. Claw was also sometimes an abusive pet owner, and would bully MAD Cat when he perceived the feline as annoying. In an episode that took place in the first season, Dr. Claw was depicted laughing over a triumph, and MAD Cat, in typical "copycat" manner, laughed along with him. Dr. Claw then demanded what the cat was laughing about, adding furiously, "I did all the work!" An episode or two later, Dr. Claw was engaged in tongue-lashing his minions. MAD Cat did the same. Dr. Claw again abused the cat and angrily growled out that he was that one who gave the orders. Sometimes MAD Cat didn't have to do anything at all to inspire punishment, and Dr. Claw's maltreatment was almost casual or even unnoticed and reckless on some level. In more than one episode Dr. Claw would simply slam down his fist, not caring where the cat was in his anger or if his pet would escape in time. (However, in one episode, MAD Cat was ready for him and glued his fist to the desk) Dr. Claw once broke MAD Cat's Inspector Gadget toy bank after Gadget foiled one of Dr. Claw's plots, and MAD Cat cried uncontrollably. In another, he simply caressed the feline's head until it hurt, with MAD Cat's expression betraying discomfort. MAD Cat always forgave Dr. Claw (often by the next scene).


Mad Cat does seem to understand English: in Launch Time, Mad Cat takes instructions from Dr. Claw and operates a the controls of the Mad Jet (firing a missile).


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