Scientist, Villain


Tim Curry

First appearance

The Mask: The Animated Series

Pretorius is the main antagonist from The Mask: The Animated Series. Being the most recurring adversary of The Mask in the cartoon having appeared in all three seasons of the series, he can be considered to be the arch-enemy.

History[edit | edit source]

Pretorius's a madman who had his own head removed from his body and placed on tiny, spider-like robotic legs, which it could attach to a larger android body.

His plans always revolved around either obtaining or controlling the Mask of Loki (Pretorius's one of the few characters in the series aware of The Mask's true identity), or as part of some increasingly insane "science experiments" which if it carried out would result in the death of thousands or even the end of mankind. He mostly pronounces Stanley Ipkiss's last name as "Ipp-kiss".

In the episode "Sister Mask", Pretorius did eventually gain the mask and as with Dorian Tyrell, he retained his own personality while wearing it (while the mask's said to release one's own inhibitions, those who have no inhibitions seem to retain full conscious control while wearing the Mask, such as the Joker in the DC crossover). Pretorius was also likely a parody of a drug dealer and mob boss Eugene Rapaz from the original comics, as both of them share the same face (though Rapaz wore small, rounded-lens dark glasses while Pretorius had round optic implants that looked similar as well) and he's also named after Doctor Septimus Pretorius from Bride of Frankenstein.

He often says "Mental note" so he remembers to learn from his mistakes after he's foiled or needs to accomplish a task. 

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Mask: The Animated Series[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

Comics[edit | edit source]

Adventures of the Mask[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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