"The Original Jigsaw"

Films: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: There is no killer more ingenious, or more wickedly clever than the man you see before you right now. The abominable Dr. Phibes is here, and he's bringing the whole world down with him if it means destroying those who slighted him.

History: Dr. Anton Phibes was an esteemed Switzerland organist and theologist who had...an unfortunate accident. In 1921, he suffered a near-fatal car crash upon hearing about his wife Victoria's apparent death during surgery. Now heavily disfigured and angry, Phibes plans on killing all the doctors through allusions to the 10 plagues of Egypt, with the help of his silent and seemingly supernatural assistant Vulnavia.

Notable Kills: Too many to count, but our personal favorite is the one where he sneaks an army of locusts onto an unconscious victim. There's only a skeleton left soon afterward.

Final Fate: After killing most of his targets, Phibes saves the last plague, darkness, for himself by entombing himself and Victoria in a sarcophagus until the planets align. Three years later, it happens, and Phibes decides to head to the Egyptian River of Life with his wife for immortality. He succeeds, singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" all the way.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-We'll be damned if this isn't the craftiest and most diabolical of killers ever. While he is somewhat pitiable, it doesn't change the fact that his ways are extremely creative and calculated to make you suffer.

Trivia: -The Plagues of Egypt, in the Bible, were the works of the Lord meant to punish Egypt for enslaving the Hebrews. They ranged from blood rivers to frog swarms to the death of every first-born child.

-There were more sequels planned, one being "The Bride of Phibes", but it never got off the ground.

Image Gallery

It's the truth!

Well, one of those plauges had to backfire.

Steam Powered Giraffe would like a word.

You don't want to stick around and find out what happens next.

Reincarnated as...whatever this is!

Every evil one should really have a bird sidekick.
Including one on himself! Spoilers, sorry.

Another burning, another body.

She'd have to be REALLY out cold to not scream from this horrendous fate.

Despite the fact that he never smiles.

We're not showing what one particular scorpion is doing down below out of respect.
At the very least, the other side is very grey. Much like this poster.

Not a problem. Here, he just looks silly.

How do you even articulate?!

Physics fail at the worst times.
Cheerful? The most we got out of here was a shriek of pain.

Now I KNOW you're not a real doctor.

Tickle rats? You wish.