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Pretorius by JenL Pretorius by JenL
I automatially love anyone who recognizes this guy.

And for those of you who don't recognize him this is Pretorius, the mad scientist (or "chaos theorist" as he refers to himself) in Edge City from the cartoon The Mask the Animated Series.

Quite possibly my most favorite fictional character ever. There's just something about an evil villian who made it so his head is detachable and can walk around seperatly from his body on little metal spider legs that's so irrisistable. (that or I just have weird taste in men) Either way this guy just screams "awesome".

A common misconception about Pretorius is that his body is fully robotic. It's not. He's just a cyborg. You can tell his body is still real flesh and blood because he still feels pain. (as seen in the episode "Mutany of the Bounty Hunters") And then there was that one time (in "Bride of Pretorius") when he wanted to find a wife so he could wipe out the rest of humanity and restart the human race himself. Can't do THAT without a "real" body now, could he?

But anyways, favorite character from my favorite cartoon Mask the Animated Series. I figured it was about time I posted something for it. =)




-JenL


Pretorius (c) Film Roman? New Line Cinema? Or maybe Dark Horse comics. Not sure exactly who owns this guy.

Disclaimer: Feel free to re-blog, use, display my art. Just please link back, give credit, etc.
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:iconladymortiana:
LadyMortiana Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
I loved him so f**g much when I was a kid.

Great fanart of this amazing bastard :heart:
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:iconjenl:
JenL Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You and me both.
And I like your description of Pretorius. So accurate. =P
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:iconjasonpictures:
JasonPictures Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
He's just like Mr. Freeze from the New Batman Adventures with that concept.
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:iconjenl:
JenL Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's the other way around. Mr. Freeze is just like Pretorius with that concept. (The Mask the Animated Series came before The New Batman Adventures) =)
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:iconphantomgirl:
PhantomGirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
......I'll get the jumbo fly-swatter.
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:iconm-102:
M-102 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
He's voiced by Tim Curry.
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Awesome
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:icondarkzadarprime:
DARKZADARPRIME Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i almost forgot about him loved that series i remember his "assistant " Walter too great job !
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:iconaquarianangel91ygo:
aquarianangel91YGO Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i remembered this guy before i read the desc.
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:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool one!!!
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:iconyamithetrixter:
YamitheTrixter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember him , he was awesome :3
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:iconfairygal11:
FairyGal11 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Also he was voiced by Tim Curry
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:iconm-102:
M-102 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Yup.
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:iconaceofspeed94:
AceOfSpeed94 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconthemaskplz: :iconsaysplz:**GASP** HIS HEAD... ITS GONE!!
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:iconcode-e:
Code-E Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh yeah, I remember this dude. And yes, he has got to be one of the coolest villains ever, at least for his design.
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:icontransformersg1fan:
TransformersG1fan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I remember this guy...wita detachable head... :P
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:iconneyebur:
Neyebur Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
AWESOME HEADLESS MAN
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:iconkayanne21:
kayanne21 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that's a blast from the past. XD
I haven't seen this guy in years. I completely forgot that his head come's off. That always freaked my out but for some reason I always loved it. It's such a freaky idea for a kids show.
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halloweenchild13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's one of the best reoccurring characters from the Mask Animated Series, he used to creep me out as a kid (And still kinda does)
Anywhoodle I love your drawing style. I couldn't draw like this to save my life :-/ Keep up the good work :D
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:icontonetone1224:
tonetone1224 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Best villain is a villain that does things IN THE NAME Of SCIENCE.
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:iconpeshozmiata:
PeshoZmiata Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Remember that one time he made a snot monster?
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:iconsolar-fennec:
Solar-Fennec Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooooooooo, this gave me the goosebumps!
I love how you went deep on the expressions, Jen!
And the poses. :)
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:iconokura:
Okura Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this guy from that show. He was always so creepy and awesome...
You did a fantastic job there capturing the original design of him and I like the effort you put into it all.
Very nice work!

(Apologises for the belated comment. Finally catching up with myself on dA)
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:iconkuronekonick:
KuroNekoNick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
nostalgia trip
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:iconrinkusu001:
Rinkusu001 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
:iconlaplz: I love this guy!!
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:iconthedeflamingo:
TheDeflamingo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Pretorius!!! XDDDDD
you like pretorius?
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:iconrottenbastard:
RottenBastard Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
It's been long since i've seen this guy on tv... And now they started to re-run the show
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:iconjenl:
JenL Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't seen The Mask cartoon on TV since it's original run back in the 90s. (wish they would show re-runs where I live) Thank God for youtube. =P



-Jen
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:iconcadavera:
Cadavera Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Dear God I haven't seen Pretorious for years XD
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:icondoc-yoshi:
Doc-yoshi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he and N. Gin would be good buddies.

Or he'd get along with N. Torphy better since they have to spend their time with crazys.
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SarkyFancyPants Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I have blurry memories of this guy, but I can feel I do know him. It's ben ages since I watched the Mask animated series!
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:iconatomicdexter:
AtomicDexter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually remember this guy, but not so much all of the Mask animated series episodes. What I really remember Dr. Pretorius is from the toy line that came out during the mid 90s.

The thing that really blew my mind is finding out that the actual comic series that The Mask is based off from happens to be very dark.
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:iconironscorpion:
IronScorpion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I know this guy so well, this is DR. PRETORIUS! I know him because I have a "The Mask: The Animated Series" Tape, with two episodes on it, and the second episode is where Dr. Pretorius wears The Mask!
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:iconbilofontonanis:
bilofontonanis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so strange that I never found it creepy when his head ran off from his body as a child
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:iconnixx911:
Nixx911 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This is just so cool.:DI think I remember him, but I can't quite put my finger on it...
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:iconcrosserdog1:
crosserdog1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWW! I SO MIS THAT MASK SHOW, I NEED TO GET BACK INOT WATCHING IT
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:iconjenl:
JenL Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish so much that this cartoon was on DVD or bluray. Thankfully you can find most of the episodes on youtube at least. But it's surprising it doesn't have an official release considering how awesome it was. Plus the fact it was inspired by a popular movie.



-Jen
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crosserdog1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
i agree and i hope they do release it on DVD.
plus there was a crossover episode with the mask and ace ventora pet detective
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bcrbuio3tvrbvt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
where does the eyebrow end and the eyelash begin? 0.o
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:iconjenl:
JenL Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Pretorius has more eyebrows than actual hair on his head. XD

I think it's designed that way on purpose because of the lenses covering his eyes. It would probably look even stranger if his eyebrows were normal sized. O_o



-Jen
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melissaduck Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this guy all too well. He freaked me out when I was a kid. Nice job!
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:icondoomseye:
DoomsEye Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Man, how long does it take to cultivate eyebrows like that? Does he use scissors or just give them each a perm? 8P
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:iconjenl:
JenL Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! Those crazy eyebrows sort of grow on you after a while. XD



-Jen
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FierceTheBandit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ip..kiss
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:iconjenl:
JenL Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way Pretorius says Ipkiss' name. =P



-Jen
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:iconfiercethebandit:
FierceTheBandit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
same :P

Walter was awesome
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:iconthesoulcaptor:
TheSoulCaptor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ah this guy was great I remember the episode where The Mask got a Cold and he decided to make a Cold Monster out of it by capturing Peggy and draining the virus out of her nose.... What a weird episode that was also the way he kept saying Stanley's last name as well... Ipkiss ^_^
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:iconjenl:
JenL Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That snot episode is one of my favorites! =D



-Jen
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:iconthesoulcaptor:
TheSoulCaptor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Its only one of the few that I actually remember other than the one where he fights that weird blue kid from another dimension and another where The Mask becomes the Ghosts of Christmas and goes through Pretorius' life
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gaaradesert6 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Ah Nostalgia
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