Dr. Henry Killinger

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Character
Dr. Henry Killinger

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"Silly billy..."
Other Names
Real Name: Unknown
1st appearance: I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills
Voice Artist: Christopher McCulloch


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[edit] Biography

Dr. Henry Killinger is a mysterious figure dressed in a black doctor's uniform and accompanied by a medical bag that he affectionately calls his "Magic Murder Bag". Killinger's Modus Operandi is to show up out of the sky and use his uncanny organizational skills to help others. His motivations remain suspiciously ambiguous.

The doctor first appeared to help The Monarch whip the Horde into shape. He was shown to be very insightful and quickly became The Monarch's second in command. By the end he had brought Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch back together.

He later married The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend, wished them the best of luck, and fled the wedding in order to escape the assault Phantom Limb had organized.

By using an Oni demon, who seems to be in his employ, he attempted to reunite Dr. Venture with former bodyguard Myra Brandish. Though he failed in this task, he took comfort in the fact that the Oni's actions saved Hank and Dean's lives.

Dr. Killinger later came to Dr. Venture's aide and helped make Venture Industries once again into a booming business. The only catch was that in order to do so Rusty had unknowingly become a villain.

Dr. Killinger's next began to reinvent the Revenge Society while the group lives in The Monarch's childhood home. His success in rehabilitating them lead Killinger to propose that they attempt to rob the casino vaults on Gargantua-2 as their first appearance on the world's stage, planning to supervise them from Meteor Majeure. During the chaos on Gargantua-2, The Investors approach Killinger and he refers to them as his "brothers." The three Investors attack Killinger but he is able to overcome and kill them. At the end of it all, Killinger welcomes Watch, Ward, The Monarch, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, Henchman 21, Phantom Limb, and Radical Left to the Meteor base, noting that there are 13 chairs in the room and suggesting that they can rebuild the Council of 13 following the assassination of the rest of the membership by The Sovereign.

[edit] Inspiration

  • Killinger is an obvious likeness and reference to the famed Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor during the Nixon and Ford administrations.
  • Mary Poppins, including his carpet bag and umbrella as well as his sudden appearance and ability to bring everybody together.
  • Dr. Henry Killinger is also looked at as the devil from the episode The Doctor is Sin. He interprets acts of the Bible and acts as the devil in these metaphors. As Dr. Orpheus says, "his is the way of the serpent and the apple." Killinger, when giving Dr. Venture his new supervillain costume, also claims to have given Richard Nixon his first power tie. His strange and awesome powers appear to be beyond any others in the show, with the possible exception of The Master.
  • Apeliotes, sometimes known to the Romans as Apeliotus, was the Greek deity of the southeast wind. As this wind was thought to cause a refreshing rain particularly beneficial to farmers, he is often depicted wearing gumboots and carrying fruit, draped in a light cloth concealing some flowers or grain. He is cleanshaven, with curly hair and a friendly expression. Because Apeliotes was a minor god, he was often synthesized with Eurus, the east wind. Vulturnus, Apeliotes' Roman counterpart, was also sometimes considered the east wind, in Subsolanus' place.

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