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Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz | Phineas and Ferb

[personal profile] doofenstrudel 2012-08-03 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
Name: Lampdevil
Personal Journal: [personal profile] lampdevil
Contact Info: AIM: geenacorbell | Plurk: [ profile] lampdevil
Other Characters Played: Picky Minch, Nyanpire, Dakki Sigal, Natalie Waters
Preferred Housing: "N/A".

Character Name: Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz
Character Series: Phineas and Ferb
Character Age: 49 years old
Background: Doofenshmirtz on Wikipedia || Doofenshmirtz on the Phineas and Ferb wiki

Dr. Doofenshmirtz is a humorously inept mad scientist, whose goal in life is to take over the Entire Tri-State Area! His childhood was harsh and his parents were mentally abusive and neglectful, lavishing all of their love upon his brother Roger. Most of his plots, when not involving outright trying to take over the Entire Tri-State Area, are based around petty vengeance or evil solutions to mundane things that irritate him. He is the owner, operator, CEO, and head of R&D for Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, the headquarters for all of his evil operations. His arch nemesis is a secret agent platypus, Agent P, who thwarts all of his schemes... and who is, frankly, the only thing he has that even approaches being a friend.

Personality: The universe at large has it out for Heinz Doofenshmirtz. His parents never loved him, his brother got all the attention, his peers taunted and bullied him, and he generally fails horribly at anything that he attempts. Life has done everything that it can to try and crush him, but he defies it all and rises again, always willing to try to assert his fundamental superiority and awesomeness. He has the willpower (and the alimony checks) to recover from enormous setbacks. He also has a general, free-range, cartoonishly petty hatred for pretty much everything and everyone, everywhere.

He is evil. Absolutely evil! After all, he has the evil doctorate and the evil tattoo to prove it. Not to mention his own evil company, a variety of evil bases, and enough attempted evil deeds to earn himself a secret agent platypus nemesis. But his evil is also cartoonish and petty. He would much rather humiliate, horrify, or inconvenience a foe than seriously harm them. There are certain lines that, though he hasn't been canonically presented with, he is highly unlikely to cross. There is a "good" side to him, small and atrophied and disused.

When one has this much "evil" in him, it leaks out in entertainingly bombastic ways. Doofenshmirtz is off-kilter, prone to odd turns of phrase and long rambling rants. He can monologue with the best of them, and will purposely restrain people, set up a stage, and even prepare a song-and-dance musical number to better help get his point across. He can't carry a tune in a bucket, but it's his passion. If he hadn't been drawn to mad science, he might have taken up a career in music production or art or at least busking. But hey, that ship has long since sailed. Once you've bought the evil lair and mounted some lasers on it, a career change is just too much trouble to be worth it.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz is divorced, and maintains a reasonably-civil relationship with his ex, Charlene. They have a daughter, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, who he genuinely loves and cares for. Much of that love is overcompensation for his horrible childhood, and he genuinely wants his daughter to be happy and to have all of the things that he never did. That his daughter doesn't much appreciate this doting doesn't dissuade him. Once Heinz Doofenshmirtz gets an idea into his head, there's little chance of getting it back out. Similarly, although he has been terminally unlucky in love, he will go to great lengths to impress and woo a woman that he takes an interest in. Many -inators will be built. Many building codes will be broken. Much dignity will be shelved.

Being a mad scientist leaves little chance for friendship, as well. Evil science is a cut-throat competitive field, and Doofenshmirtz is often more concerned with outperforming his peers than befriending them. While he would truly enjoy having someone to share projects with, in his experience, it never works out. He's been burnt far too many times to open his lab up easily. He considers average citizens of Danville to be below him... and they mostly annoy the heck out of him, anyway. His most common "social" contact is with Agent P, the platypus secret agent from OWCA. Agent P is his nemesis, the one who thwarts all of his schemes and ruins all of his plans... but he's one of the few constants in the doctor's life. If P doesn't show up to give him a hard time, he starts to be concerned... but will still loudly express that he hopes something horrible has happened to him to cause the delay. He has an evil reputation to maintain, after all.

Abilities: Other than his mad science, Heinz Doofenshmirtz is an average (if cartoonish) human being. Absurd physics-defying, budget-busting gadgets are commonplace in his world, and he can construct them out of bits and bobs and spare parts and things ordered off the Internet. He also has a knack for choreography and music composition.

Sample Entry: Doofenshmirtz was previously played at Mayfield. His journal ([personal profile] doofenstrudel) has an archive of previous play within game... but here is a specific thread that I think has a good sampling of his personality.

Note: As Doof here is a re-application, I'd like to keep his previous memories and regains, if I could.
Edited 2012-08-03 07:21 (UTC)