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7th May '17 3:33:52 PM StarTropes
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' reveals that Darth Vader has one at his evil castle on [[LethalLavaland Mustafar]].
5th May '17 9:00:44 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''ComicBook/{{Madballs}}'' comic book published by Creator/MarvelComics subsidiary Star Comics had Snivelitch, the hideous and bumbling assistant to the Madballs' archenemy Dr. Frankenbeans.
3rd May '17 3:13:24 PM MadAnthony94
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** An early Discworld book from before the first Igor was introduced invoked this trope to describe thaumaturgists, the "lab technicians" whom wizards employ to collect eye of newt or powdered tiger testicle or whatever else they need.
15th Apr '17 11:52:55 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Starting in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', the cowardly Wormtail plays this role to the EvilSorcerer Voldemort.
30th Mar '17 6:35:25 PM FrankensteinLover
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This character is [[TropeMaker completely defined]] by Fritz, a character who appears in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation]] of ''{{Frankenstein}}''. (He does not appear in the book; he was imported from an 1823 play adaptation, ''Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein''.) [[TropeNamer The name "Igor" comes from a similar character named Ygor]] (played by Creator/BelaLugosi) who appeared in the second and third sequels, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/GhostOfFrankenstein''. Most modern uses and references include at least a [[SubvertedTrope subtle twist]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for works set [[{{Steampunk}} during the Steam Age]] or earlier, as the logical choice of DumbMuscle for a MadScientist would be [[ValuesDissonance a deformed, despised and illiterate guy nobody would listen to if he decided to snitch his master]] and also who would be ''cheap''.

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This character is [[TropeMaker completely defined]] by Fritz, a character who appears in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation]] of ''{{Frankenstein}}''. (He does not appear in the book; he was imported from an 1823 play adaptation, ''Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein''.) [[TropeNamer The name "Igor" comes from a similar character named Ygor]] (played by Creator/BelaLugosi) who appeared in the second and third sequels, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/GhostOfFrankenstein''.''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein''. Most modern uses and references include at least a [[SubvertedTrope subtle twist]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for works set [[{{Steampunk}} during the Steam Age]] or earlier, as the logical choice of DumbMuscle for a MadScientist would be [[ValuesDissonance a deformed, despised and illiterate guy nobody would listen to if he decided to snitch his master]] and also who would be ''cheap''.
30th Mar '17 6:34:18 PM FrankensteinLover
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This character is [[TropeMaker completely defined]] by Fritz, a character who appears in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation]] of ''{{Frankenstein}}''. (He does not appear in the book; he was imported from an 1823 play adaptation, ''Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein''.) [[TropeNamer The name "Igor" comes from a similar character named Ygor]] (played by Creator/BelaLugosi) who appeared in the second sequel, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein''. Most modern uses and references include at least a [[SubvertedTrope subtle twist]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for works set [[{{Steampunk}} during the Steam Age]] or earlier, as the logical choice of DumbMuscle for a MadScientist would be [[ValuesDissonance a deformed, despised and illiterate guy nobody would listen to if he decided to snitch his master]] and also who would be ''cheap''.

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This character is [[TropeMaker completely defined]] by Fritz, a character who appears in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation]] of ''{{Frankenstein}}''. (He does not appear in the book; he was imported from an 1823 play adaptation, ''Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein''.) [[TropeNamer The name "Igor" comes from a similar character named Ygor]] (played by Creator/BelaLugosi) who appeared in the second sequel, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein''.and third sequels, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/GhostOfFrankenstein''. Most modern uses and references include at least a [[SubvertedTrope subtle twist]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for works set [[{{Steampunk}} during the Steam Age]] or earlier, as the logical choice of DumbMuscle for a MadScientist would be [[ValuesDissonance a deformed, despised and illiterate guy nobody would listen to if he decided to snitch his master]] and also who would be ''cheap''.
30th Mar '17 6:31:57 PM FrankensteinLover
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This character is [[TropeMaker completely defined]] by Fritz, a character who appears in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation]] of ''{{Frankenstein}}''. (He does not appear in the book; he was imported from an 1832 play adaptation, ''Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein''.) [[TropeNamer The name "Igor" comes from a similar character named Ygor]] (played by Creator/BelaLugosi) who appeared in the second sequel, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein''. Most modern uses and references include at least a [[SubvertedTrope subtle twist]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for works set [[{{Steampunk}} during the Steam Age]] or earlier, as the logical choice of DumbMuscle for a MadScientist would be [[ValuesDissonance a deformed, despised and illiterate guy nobody would listen to if he decided to snitch his master]] and also who would be ''cheap''.

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This character is [[TropeMaker completely defined]] by Fritz, a character who appears in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation]] of ''{{Frankenstein}}''. (He does not appear in the book; he was imported from an 1832 1823 play adaptation, ''Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein''.) [[TropeNamer The name "Igor" comes from a similar character named Ygor]] (played by Creator/BelaLugosi) who appeared in the second sequel, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein''. Most modern uses and references include at least a [[SubvertedTrope subtle twist]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for works set [[{{Steampunk}} during the Steam Age]] or earlier, as the logical choice of DumbMuscle for a MadScientist would be [[ValuesDissonance a deformed, despised and illiterate guy nobody would listen to if he decided to snitch his master]] and also who would be ''cheap''.
3rd Mar '17 12:25:15 PM Vox
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This character is completely defined by Fritz, a character who appears in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation]] of ''{{Frankenstein}}''. (He does not appear in the book; he was imported from an 1832 play adaptation, ''Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein''.) [[TropeNamer The name "Igor" comes from a similar character named Ygor]] (played by Creator/BelaLugosi) who appeared in the second sequel, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein''. Most modern uses and references include at least a [[SubvertedTrope subtle twist]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for works set [[{{Steampunk}} during the Steam Age]] or earlier, as the logical choice of DumbMuscle for a MadScientist would be [[ValuesDissonance a deformed, despised and illiterate guy nobody would listen to if he decided to snitch his master]] and also who would be ''cheap''.

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This character is [[TropeMaker completely defined defined]] by Fritz, a character who appears in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation]] of ''{{Frankenstein}}''. (He does not appear in the book; he was imported from an 1832 play adaptation, ''Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein''.) [[TropeNamer The name "Igor" comes from a similar character named Ygor]] (played by Creator/BelaLugosi) who appeared in the second sequel, ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein''. Most modern uses and references include at least a [[SubvertedTrope subtle twist]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for works set [[{{Steampunk}} during the Steam Age]] or earlier, as the logical choice of DumbMuscle for a MadScientist would be [[ValuesDissonance a deformed, despised and illiterate guy nobody would listen to if he decided to snitch his master]] and also who would be ''cheap''.
28th Feb '17 1:38:34 PM Vox
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** In a later review, he gives Z-grade movie ''[[http://thecinemasnob.com/geek-maggot-bingo Geek Maggot Bingo]]'' props for explaining how they met, which actually ''does'' show TheIgor finding the job in a classified ad.

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** In a later review, he gives Z-grade movie ''[[http://thecinemasnob.com/geek-maggot-bingo ''[[http://www.thecinemasnob.com/the-cinema-snob/geek-maggot-bingo Geek Maggot Bingo]]'' props for explaining how they met, which actually ''does'' show TheIgor finding the job in a classified ad.
10th Feb '17 1:39:36 AM eroock
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Igor is the {{Sidekick}} and manservant to a MadScientist. He's an absolute toady, loyal to a fault, and has no problem doing unsanitary scut-work (such as GraveRobbing) for his genius master, who is always addressed as "[[TheMaster Master]]," sometimes with an impressive lisp. He'll typically be a hunchback, dwarf, or even some small variety of monster. {{Evil Sorcerer}}s can substitute a tiny imp or demon. A [[{{Main/Uberwald}} vague European accent]] and/or a Creator/PeterLorre impression (despite Lorre's not having played that sort of role until late in his dotage) round out the vocal category.

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Igor is the {{Sidekick}} and manservant to a MadScientist. He's an absolute [[SycophanticServant toady, loyal to a fault, fault]], and has no problem doing unsanitary scut-work (such as GraveRobbing) for his genius master, who is always addressed as "[[TheMaster Master]]," sometimes with an impressive lisp. He'll typically be a hunchback, dwarf, or even some small variety of monster. {{Evil Sorcerer}}s can substitute a tiny imp or demon. A [[{{Main/Uberwald}} vague European accent]] and/or a Creator/PeterLorre impression (despite Lorre's not having played that sort of role until late in his dotage) round out the vocal category.
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