Films: Puppet Master (1989), Puppet Master 2 (1990), Puppet Master 3: Toulon’s Revenge (1991), Puppet Master 4 (1993), Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994), Curse of the Puppet Master (1998), Retro Puppet Master (1999), Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003), Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys (2004), Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010), Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012), Puppet Master: Axis Termination (2017), Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)
Alias: Blade (Dr. Hess), Jester (Hans Seiderman), Pinhead (Herman Stauss), the Leech Woman (Ms. Leech, Ilsa), Tunneler (Joseph Sebastein), Gengie, Shredder Khan, Torch, Djinn the Homunculus, Mephisto, Six-Shooter, the Decapitron (Andre Toulon), Tank, Matthew Mutant, the Retro Puppets, Ninja puppet, Comb Queen, Blitzkrieg, Bombshell, Kamikaze, Weremancht
Location: Haunted home/Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of small action figures.
Affiliation: Evil, then Good (except for the Nazi/demon-created ones)
Summary: Behold, one of the most sprawling franchises we've had the (mis)fortune to come across. Seriously, we get it, Full Moon. This is supposed to be your flagship franchise. But damn, do you not know when to put it away?!
History: Argh. Years of negative continuity have confused us aplenty. But let's try our best with our favorite interpretation. Andre Toulon was a hapless puppeteer and scientist who happened to like doing anti-Nazi puppet shows...in the early 1940s. When the nefarious 3rd Reich was still around. He lost everything to evil, but there was more to his puppets than meets the eye. With the help of soul transplantation and some strange liquid, he found a way to bring some of the most violent pint-sized figures to life. Each puppet tells a story, but the most prominent are Blade, the leader and a former colleague of Toulon, Jester, a former joker killed by Nazis, Pinhead, a good Samaritan also killed by Nazis, and Tunneler, a salt mine slave who didn't last long. Together, alongside other puppets, they serve whoever has the title of Puppet Master, whether it be for good or evil.
Notable Kills: The most unsettling deaths belong to either the Leech Woman or Tunneler for how visceral they can be.
Final Fate: The puppets have been on several adventures across time. Many have died but then came back again. They have either killed innocents, or faced off against the forces of evil, such as Nazis or even the wrathful demon god Sutekh (this version of Set) and his army of Totems. In their last canon appearance, they set out to fight the immortal husks created by previous Puppet Masters.
Powers/Abilities: NoneEach puppet has a unique power and ability, be it Six-Shooter's flawless aim, Pinhead's disproportionate strength, or Leech Woman's ability to summon leeches.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 3-You'd better hope this motley crew of little killers has been sent for a decent purpose. Otherwise, your death will not be a quick one. With that said, when their targets are mostly demons and Nazis, we can safely say that they're getting the hang of this whole hero thing.
Trivia: -This franchise was the first thing ever conceived by Full Moon Entertainment, a studio that rose from the ashes of Charles Band's Empire Pictures, and has been making horror movies ever since on a level similar to Troma Pictures.
-Merchandising for this franchise includes costumes, model kits, trading cards, figures, and a couple comic series that shined light upon the little details of the franchise's world.