History Characters / InspectorGadget

24th Mar '17 10:43:26 AM Wingnut
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* NervesOfSteel: It's amazing how she hardly gets annoyed with her uncle's antics.
7th Feb '17 2:18:26 PM MikeW
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* UnknownRival: The key comedy of the show is that it's Penny who undoes Claw's schemes but Claw is somehow convinced Gadget is his main enemy.
24th Jan '17 11:39:19 PM MikeW
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* UnknownRival: Claw is so focused on Gadget that he completely fails to realize that it's ''Penny'' who manages to undo his plans in the end.
31st Dec '16 7:40:31 PM LloydNebulon
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16th Dec '16 1:40:51 AM annette12
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* IntellectualAnimal: He displays a great deal more situational awareness and common sense than the titular character, whom he must constantly protect from harm.
16th Dec '16 12:28:44 AM annette12
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* WackyParentSeriousChild: A variant in that he is the Wacky Uncle to Penny's serious niece.



* WackyParentSeriousChild: A variant in that he is the Wacky Uncle to Penny's serious niece.
16th Dec '16 12:25:42 AM annette12
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[[folder:Gadget and Friends]]

!!Inspector Gadget

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[[folder:Gadget !Gadget and Friends]]

!!Inspector Gadget
Friends
[[folder: Inspector Gadget]]



* HatOfFlight: His hat can become a helicopter hat.



** HatOfFlight: It can become a helicopter hat.



* PapaWolf: When he ''knows'' Penny is in danger, Gadget becomes virtually unrecognizable (and unstoppable) as he becomes the superhero he is ''supposed'' to be. For what it's worth, one of his few talents seems to be acting as a guardian; when not oblivious to some villain on her tail, he raises Penny rather well and [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle gives rather intelligent life lessons]].
** This also extends to other people Gadget cares about. He's gone to similar lengths to save Brain (when he actually knows that he's dealing with Brain, as opposed to thinking the disguised Brain is a MAD agent) and Professor Von Slickenstein, the scientist who gave him his gadgets.

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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf:
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When he ''knows'' Penny is in danger, Gadget becomes virtually unrecognizable (and unstoppable) as he becomes the superhero he is ''supposed'' to be. For what it's worth, one of his few talents seems to be acting as a guardian; when not oblivious to some villain on her tail, he raises Penny rather well and [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle gives rather intelligent life lessons]].
** This also extends to other people Gadget cares about. He's gone to similar lengths to save Brain (when he actually knows that he's dealing with Brain, as opposed to thinking the disguised Brain is a MAD agent) and Professor Von Slickenstein, the scientist who gave him his gadgets.



* SpannerInTheWorks: Despite Gadget's idiocy, the chaos he causes frequently helps Penny and Brain save the day. He's also destroyed more than one MAD base by accident.

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* SmartBall: Gadget, who could show competence whenever it was necessary to advance the plot. Several of MAD's attempts to derail the train in Basic Training were thwarted by Gadget himself, while in The Ruby Gadget defeated the tigers Dr. Claw sent after him on his own.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Subverted. Despite Gadget's idiocy, the chaos he causes frequently helps Penny and Brain save the day. He's also destroyed more than one MAD base by accident.



* [[WackyParentSeriousChild Wacky Uncle]]: To Penny's [[WackyParentSeriousChild serious niece]].

!!Penny
--> Voiced by: Mona Marshall (pilot), Cree Summer (first season), Holly Berger (second season), Erica Horn (''Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas''), Tegan Moss (''Gadget and the Gadgetinis'', ''Inspector Gadget's Last Case'', ''Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever'')

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* [[WackyParentSeriousChild WackyParentSeriousChild: A variant in that he is the Wacky Uncle]]: To Uncle to Penny's [[WackyParentSeriousChild serious niece]].

!!Penny
niece.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Penny]]
--> Voiced by: Mona Marshall (pilot), Cree Summer Creator/CreeSummer (first season), Holly Berger (second season), Erica Horn (''Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas''), Tegan Moss (''Gadget and the Gadgetinis'', ''Inspector Gadget's Last Case'', ''Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever'')



* Creator/CreeSummer: Played Penny for most of the original series. It was her first role.



* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]][=/=]FriendToAllLivingThings: Penny rarely shows anger, hardly ever even gets annoyed (even with her uncle's antics), and the number of people she shows intense dislike for throughout the entire franchise can be easily counted on one hand. As a result, she has a knack for making friends and allies at the drop of a hat.

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* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]][=/=]FriendToAllLivingThings: NiceGirl: Penny rarely shows anger, hardly ever even gets annoyed (even with her uncle's antics), and the number of people she shows intense dislike for throughout the entire franchise can be easily counted on one hand. As a result, she has a knack for making friends and allies at the drop of a hat.



* [[WackyParentSeriousChild Serious Niece]]: To Gadget's [[WackyParentSeriousChild Wacky Uncle]]
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?]]: She gets over it with the help of Gadget.

!!Brain

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* [[WackyParentSeriousChild WackyParentSeriousChild: A variant in that she's the Serious Niece]]: To Niece to Gadget's [[WackyParentSeriousChild Wacky Uncle]]
Uncle.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: When it comes to ghosts. She gets over it with the help of Gadget.

!!Brain
Gadget.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Brain]]



* HeroicDog: He always stays close to Gadget to keep him safe during his missions.



* MeaningfulName: Brain is a complete subversion of the DogsAreDumb trope.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Brain's French name of "finaud" and the lyrics of the French version of his theme song both allude to his hiding his competence behind his harmless outward appearance.



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?]]: Unlike Penny, Brain stays afraid of ghosts through the whole series.

!!Chief Quimby

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Unlike Penny, Brain stays afraid of ghosts through the whole series.

!!Chief Quimby
series.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Chief Quimby]]




!!Corporal Capeman

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\n!!Corporal Capeman[[/folder]]

[[folder: Corporal Capeman]]






[[folder:Dr. Claw and M.A.D. Agents]]

!!Dr. Edward Claw

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[[folder:Dr.!Dr. Claw and M.A.D. Agents]]

!!Dr.
Agents
[[folder:Dr.
Edward ClawClaw]]



* TheFaceless: Not only faceless, but also bodiless as only his hands and arms are ever shown to the viewers. Luckily, in the movie, his whole appearance is [[MrFanservice Rupert]] [[HamAndCheese Everett]].

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* TheFaceless: TheFaceless:
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Not only faceless, but also bodiless as only his hands and arms are ever shown to the viewers. Luckily, in the movie, his whole appearance is [[MrFanservice Rupert]] [[HamAndCheese Everett]].




!!MAD Cat

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\n!!MAD Cat\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:MAD Cat]]




!!The Great Wambini and the Lesser Wambini

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\n!!The [[/folder]]

[[folder:The
Great Wambini and the Lesser WambiniWambini]]




!!Professor Dummkopf

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\n!!Professor Dummkopf[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professor Dummkopf]]




!!Dr. Spectrum

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\n!!Dr. Spectrum[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Spectrum]]




!!Dr. Null and Dr. Void

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\n!!Dr.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr.
Null and Dr. VoidVoid]]




!!Thelma Botkin

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\n!!Thelma Botkin[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thelma Botkin]]




!!Les Renown

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\n!!Les Renown[[/folder]]

[[folder:Les Renown]]






5th Sep '16 7:31:32 AM erforce
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* {{Expy}}: Of [[ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] and [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]].

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* {{Expy}}: Of [[ThePinkPanther [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] and [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]].
4th Aug '16 11:25:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Flanderization}}: In the pilot, Gadget was bumbling, but not nearly as oblivious, and managed to fend off most of MAD's schemes via competence. Early episodes [[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally flip flopped]] between this depiction and his iconic AccidentalHero persona before finally settling for the latter. This was taken UpToEleven where most spin offs such as ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' are concerned.

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* {{Flanderization}}: In the pilot, Gadget was bumbling, but not nearly as oblivious, and managed to fend off most of MAD's schemes via competence. Early episodes [[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally flip flopped]] between this depiction and his iconic AccidentalHero persona before finally settling for the latter. This was taken UpToEleven where most spin offs such as ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' ''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' are concerned.



* NonStandardCharacterDesign: In comparison to the other very cartoony designs in the show, Penny's is noticably more anime inspired and realistically proportioned. ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' gives her a somewhat wackier design, though still slightly more subtle than the rest of the cast.

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: In comparison to the other very cartoony designs in the show, Penny's is noticably more anime inspired and realistically proportioned. ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' ''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' gives her a somewhat wackier design, though still slightly more subtle than the rest of the cast.
23rd Jul '16 2:48:45 AM CaptainTedium
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-->Voiced by: Gary Owens (original pilot), Jesse White (first revision of pilot), Don Adams (second revision of pilot and remainder of original series), Creator/MauriceLaMarche (''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'', ''Inspector Gadget's Last Case'', ''Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever'')




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--> Voiced by: Mona Marshall (pilot), Cree Summer (first season), Holly Berger (second season), Erica Horn (''Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas''), Tegan Moss (''Gadget and the Gadgetinis'', ''Inspector Gadget's Last Case'', ''Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever'')




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--> Voiced by: Creator/FrankWelker (original series), Lee Tockar (''Inspector Gadget's Last Case'', ''Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever''), Maurice [=LaMarche=] (''Gadget and the Gadgetinis'')




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--> Voiced by: John Stephenson (pilot), Dan Hennessey (first season), Maurice [=LaMarche=] (second season), Jim Byrnes (''Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever'')



* GenreSavvy: Freaks out whenever Gadget tosses the secret message back to him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In TheMovie.
** {{Jerkass}}: In the direct-to-video sequel to TheMovie.

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* GenreSavvy: Freaks out whenever {{Jerkass}}: He's a complete jerk to Gadget tosses in the secret message back sequel to him.
the live-action film.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In TheMovie.
** {{Jerkass}}: In
the direct-to-video sequel to TheMovie.first live-action film, he dismisses Gadget as being useless but later congratulates him for bringing down Dr. Claw.




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--> Voiced by: Townsend Coleman




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--> Voiced by: Frank Welker (original series), Don Francks (original series, some lines in "Race to the Finish", "M.A.D. Trap", "Basic Training"), Brian Drummond (''Gadget and the Gadgetinis'', ''Inspeotor Gadget's Last Case'', ''Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever'')




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--> Voiced by: Louis Nye (Great Wambini), Frank Welker (Lesser Wambini)




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--> Voiced by: Louis Nye




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--> Voiced by: Louis Nye




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--> Voiced by: Andy Goldberg (Dr. Null), Frank Welker (Dr. Void)




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--> Voiced by: Rita Taggart




* BiggerBad: He is Dr. Claw's mentor and therefore is indirectly responsible for the existence of Claw's crime organization M.A.D.

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\n--> Voiced by: Ronald E. House

* BiggerBad: GreaterScopeVillain: He is Dr. Claw's mentor and therefore is indirectly responsible for the existence of Claw's crime organization M.A.D.
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