And Jim is saying, 'No, you're actually a sociopath'. He is a crazy surgeon who is an enemy of Batman . ", "From Demon Barber to the Musical Prof. Pyg: Michael Cerveris Teases the Theatrics of Gotham", "Batman: Arkham Knight–Original Video Game Score–Volume 2", "Comic-Con: DC Unveils Third Wave of Batman: Arkham Knights Figures", "Gotham Adds Professor Pyg to Its Roster of Season Four Baddies", "Who Is Professor Pyg? [50], In 2017, John Stephens said Professor Pyg is one of his favorite recently-created Batman villains for being demented, grotesque, and funny. Cerveris also said the Dollotrons might be a later part of Valentin's life because the show is about the origins of the Batman mythos. Dr. Bethanie Ravencroft is a psychotherapist in Gotham City. [29] He is arrested and sent to Arkham Asylum under the supervision of Dr. Achilles Milo. [70], Meg Downey said Professor Pyg is one of Batman's most disturbing villains. Lazlo Valentin (2011 - Present) Pyg is stopped and placed in Blackgate Penitentiary but medics cannot save his infected minions known as Dollotrons. The Gotham City Police Department finds Pyg's body upside down and crucified. She debuted in Secrets. [3] The name "Professor Pyg" originates from the song "Pygmalism" written by Momus for Kahimi Karie, "Pyg" being shorthand for Pygmalion. Pyg has been kidnapping people and turning them into Dollotrons. Batwoman could secretly be introducing the Arrowverse's version of Professor Pyg as the brother of villain Alice. Writer Grant Morrison stated a new Batman villain must have "a gimmick. [58], Pyg was adapted differently from the comics in the television series Beware the Batman; developer Glen Murakami said, "it's not like we're trying to change it, but we only have 22 minutes to tell that story. [49] In a story in DC's 2018 Halloween anthology Cursed Comics Cavalcade, Damian Wayne teams up with the zombie Solomon Grundy against Professor Pyg, after he kidnaps a group of children. Cash Value: $716.3 Million Pyg is also featured in a chapter of the anthology digital comic series Sensation Comics, featuring Wonder Woman. Batman (Damian) attempts to stop him from experimenting on kidnapped children but Pyg's Dollotrons expel Batman from the area. He's not really angling for pure chaos like the, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (w), Fernando Dagnino (p), Fernando Dagnino (i), Jeromy Cox (col), Rob Leigh (let), Brian Cunningham and Darren Shan (ed). Dr. Simon Hurt, commonly known simply as Doctor Hurt, is a fictional character from the DC Comics universe. [57] In the comics, Pyg has a makeshift mother constructed from boards and nails from which auditory hallucinations continuously compel him to improve his work. [60] Actor Michael Cerveris said of the faux persona, "Professor Pyg is a brilliant and chameleon-like person who has a highly developed sense of what's right and wrong—it just might not be a sense of right and wrong that corresponds with everybody else's". Pyg was first seen in Batman issue #666, a look at an alternate future in which Batman's son Damian Wayne is Batman. Pyg spells his name with a "y" as an homage to Pygmalion and because he wants to remake Gotham City in his own image. Batman (Dick Grayson) first learns about Professor Pyg when he captures his minion Mister Toad. After he took up the deranged persona of Professor … Pyg is an obsessive perfectionist who sees human beings as broken individuals; he commonly kidnaps people and uses surgery and chemicals to permanently change them into mind-controlled automatons known as Dollotrons, and sometimes into human–animal hybrids instead. Kitchen includes all appliances, and a pantry closet. Professor Pyg—arguably Batman’s strangest and creepiest rival ever created —was conjured up from the deepest darkest recesses of the mind of Grant Morrison, making his first appearance in Batman #666 (July 2007), an issue that takes place … [40] Police captain James Gordon learns "Professor Pyg" is a persona used by Valentin, a contract murderer who impersonates serial killers. That seemed more important for that to track rather than all the backstory. Professor Pyg eye to eye with the Shadow! https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Professor_Pyg?oldid=2853068, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function. Close to shopping, schools, and Ft. Bliss. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Pyg started the campaign of making people "perfect", as his minions (Dollotrons) capture Robin. Pyg retains his apron from the source material. [56] In 2015, IGN writers Jesse Schedeen and Joshua Yehl ranked Professor Pyg as the twenty-third-greatest Batman villain of all time[71] and in a separate editorial, Schedeen called Pyg "one of the crazier and more unusual" Batman villains created by Grant Morrison. Once they are all put down and you use a takedown or ground takedown to keep them down you can go up to Pyg, he will still be on the other side of the table, and use an environmental takedown to finish him. Pyg was created by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert, and debuted as a corpse in the alternate reality story Batman #666 (July 2007) before being introduced as a recurring character in the mainstream DC Universe two years later in Batman and Robin #1 (June 2009). [37], In the television series Gotham, Lazlo Valentin is portrayed as a contract killer who impersonates other serial killers. 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