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->''"It's alive, it's alive, it's alive! It's '''alive!"'''''
-->-- '''Dr. Henry Frankenstein''', ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}''

An iconic product of [[MadScientist mad science]], the creature has lumbered through scores of films and TV series, [[TragicMonster monstrous yet also pitiful]].

'''*Warning: Spoilers Ahead!*'''

In [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the original 1818 book]] by Creator/MaryShelley, Victor Frankenstein creates the monster, then, repulsed by his creation, immediately throws it out. Later, it returns and demands that Victor make it a wife. He agrees, then reconsiders and destroys the half-completed bride. The monster retaliates [[RevengeByProxy by killing Victor's best friend and threatening to kill his wife, should he ever marry]]. Victor immediately [[NotBloodSiblings marries his adoptive sister]], [[KissingCousins who is also his cousin, Elizabeth]], who is promptly killed while Victor is dutifully staying away from her thinking the threat was to him. Victor then chases the monster into the Arctic, where the weather kills him. The monster then goes off and kills himself (or at least he says that's what he's going to do).

Few of this book's tropes were original -- most were commonplace in Gothic novels of the eighteenth century -- but they provide the oldest examples that are still widely read today. In it, the monster is created a blank slate, but is driven to evil by the way society mistreats it.

The book was [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1910}} first filmed in 1910]], but the 1931 [[UniversalHorror Universal Pictures]] production was the most influential version. This film added several now familiar tropes to the story, including:

* The MadScientistLaboratory
* GraveRobbing to get the parts for the monster.
* LightningCanDoAnything (Using Lightning to create life.)
* TorchesAndPitchforks (The torch-wielding mob of peasants)
* Victor's death [[HoistByHisOwnPetard at the hands of his creation]].
* HulkSpeak
* IfICantHaveYou
* TheIgor
* KillItWithFire
* The "It's Alive!" quotation above.
* The "standard" appearance of the monster, usually consisting of a square head, greenish skin, enormous proportions, a scarred [[ScaryStitches or stitched]] forehead, and bolts (actually electrodes) on either side of the neck. (To contrast, the most monstrous features of the novel's creature were his [[UncannyValley proportions and his jaundiced, soulless eyes]].) Nowadays, this is a DiscreditedTrope.
* HauntedCastle
* GoneHorriblyWrong
* {{Uberwald}} (arguably the film and its sequels codified the setting)
* CreatingLife
* MightyGlacier

In the early films, the monster is evil because a criminal or damaged brain was used. Modern films and TV series often revert to the original idea, depicting the monster as an [[GentleGiant innocent]] [[TorturedMonster trapped in a monstrous body]], [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength unaware of the damage he can do]], [[HumansAreBastards rejected by a cruel world]]. When it starts out as an {{Evil Minion|s}}, it often does a HeelFaceTurn.

The name of the monster himself is up for debate. Popular culture and even a couple of the movies just go ahead and refer to him as "Frankenstein" because he's a sort of "offspring" of the doctor. Originally, his name is ''Adam,'' at least [[AllThereInTheManual according to readings given by]] Shelley during her lifetime. In the text of the book itself, though, he is generally referred to as "the creature" or "the daemon" (Frankenstein didn't care about him enough to give him a name, and since the creature never made any friends, he didn't bother to name himself). See also DrFakenstein for cases where this naming issue is [[AvertedTrope averted]].

Part of the classic MonsterMash with {{Dracula}}, {{Mummy}}, and the WolfMan. Compare also with the FleshGolem.


* No such inventory is complete without the pastiche commercial {{Mascot}} [[UsefulNotes/GeneralMills Frankenberry]].
* Frankenstein's monster has promoted
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLQumEsxD1w Doritos and Pepsi]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFAjT8eKfKs Hardee's]]
** [[https://youtu.be/hpHocYT5Gb0?t=14s Hershey Kiss]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_-qPP1q94Y Honey Nut Cheerios]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BZNNg5I3FI Orange Soda]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W40AfbhYv8 Osteo Bi-Flex]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYFrX8Vp7ME Radio Shack]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZpLhP91hMk Reese's Peanut Butter Cups]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS0XceWlGAs Twix]]

[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Soreike! Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'' has Frankenrobo, which is a robot form of a Frankenstein's monster.
* Nobuhiro Watsuki (creator of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' and ''Manga/BusouRenkin'') made a one-shot called ''Manga/{{Embalming}}: Corpse and Bride.'' The main character is a monster called John Doe, and other monsters are the bad guys. A modified version with new main characters (but with John lurking in the background) is now running under the title ''Manga/{{Embalming}}: The Another Tale of Frankenstein.'' The premise of both is that Frankenstein's notebooks survived his death, and a thriving underground corpse-raising industry has resulted.
** Speaking of ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', that series has a character who has traits of both the good doctor and his creation- not as seen in the movies, but as presented in the original novel. The character ''Victor'' is a human alchemist-turned-hommunculus who is unstoppably destructive ([[PowerIncontinence against his control]]), and is a highly intellectual TragicMonster.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'' Dr. Franken Stein (First name Franken, last name Stein) is a (barely) good guy who literally has a giant screw loose in his head; he constantly is tightening it. Obsessed with vivisection (he has taken his own body apart and stitched it back together), the very concept of insanity, and the nature of knowledge of man in respect to God; he's an amalgamation of Frankenstein's Monster and Dr. Frankenstein himself. Being clever, the writers eventually give him a partner named Mary.
** Stein has had his own test-subject in his former Weapon, Spirit Albarn (himself descended from people experimented on by the witch Arachne). Franken also frequently expresses desire to cut up/dissect various characters, including child god Death the Kid. Which, given his issues with gods, is something that might be worth keeping an eye on. Maybe.
** ''Technically'', unless fan translations are consistently wrong, Stein's partner is named 'Marie'. Just to clarify.
*** Because "Marie" Shelley wrote ''Frankenstein'', right?
* In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[CameBackWrong attempts to revive the dead with alchemy]] results in Homunculi, Frankensteinian monsters with special powers. Several of these monsters also feature the same kind of pathologies and relationships with its master as Frankenstein's original monster.
* From the [[Creator/HiromuArakawa same creator]] is ''Raiden 18'', a recurring BlackComedy series about a girl who's favorite hobby is creating frankenstein monsters.
* The original ''Manga/DragonBall'' Goku befriends the Red Ribbon Army's Android #8, who was an obvious reference to the Monster. Strangely enough, he only plays a bit part in ''Z'', although several other androids in the same line show up and play major roles in the storyline.
** The real Frankenstein's Monster is Cell, who was created from the cells of Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Frieza, and King Cold.
* The Mariages from ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX''. Also known as Corpse Weapons, these are [[NightOfTheLivingMooks mass-produced]] [[SuperSoldier artificial soldiers]] created from corpses, [[LostTechnology courtesy of the technology from Ancient Belka]].
* ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has... well, Fran. She's what would happen if Frankenstein had made a CuteMonsterGirl and sent it to medical school. While skipping ethics class.
* There's a 1981 anime adaptation of Shelley's original novel. The monster never gets beyond inarticulate grunting, there's a poorly executed [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Christ metaphor]], and to cap it all off, the ending is pure TraumaCongaLine as [[spoiler:the monster, realizing that he's hurting people, throws himself off a cliff in front of the little girl he befriended. As she's mourning him, her father, one of the people who persecuted the monster, ''shoots himself''. Poor little girl]]. The best place to find this is the Anime Hell panel of several American conventions.
* Creator/JunjiIto has done a manga adaptation. With his signature artistic style, it's quite creepy and notable for following Shelly's original story very faithfully.
* Zombies from ''Manga/TheVoynichHotel'' tend to look like this.
* Akim Papladon from ''Manga/BloodLad'' is an artificial demon who is created by Doctor Franken who has screws in his head. Akim steals body parts he likes from other beings and attachs them on his body. [[spoiler:His heart can be transplanted into other corpses.]]
* The HalloweenEpisode from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has Ichigo Kurosaki alias Franken Ichigo who was revived by his sisters Karin (the doctor) and Yuzu (the assistant).

[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' tends to do this to the tougher zombies that you can play that aren't zombified version. Not to mention [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=1734 the monster himself]].
** The Innistrad set takes this idea and runs with it with their Blue Zombie cycle. Skaab and Stitched creatures are made from the combined corpses of various other creatures, and this is represented in-game by how you must remove a number of creatures from your graveyard as an additional cost to summoning them. To drive the point home, the card [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=Rooftop+Storm&v=card&s=cname Rooftop Storm]], which resembles a mad scientist's laboratory, makes all zombies cost 0 mana, but you still need bodies to play them.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] cartoonist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Briefer Dick Briefer]] had a noteworthy run in the 1940ís/1950ís which went through three distinct changes in style. The first incarnation, beginning in ''Prize Comics'' #7 (1940) presented the creature as a VillainProtagonist of high intellect battling first his own creator and later the superheroic Bulldog Denny. (The monster was eventually defeated by a coalition of Prize Comicsí co-stars in one of the first superhero crossover stories). The tone shifted to humor in ''Frankenstein'' #1 (1945), with stories that could be considered precursors to ''Series/TheMunsters'' and ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''. Finally, in the early 1950ís, with Creator/ECComics dominating the market, Briefer returned the monster to his more horrific roots with a memorable re-imagining of the monster as a mute wanderer. Examples of Brieferís work from all three periods can be found at these blogs: Early Horror: [[http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2010/10/frightful-frankenstein-friday.html]]; Humor: [[http://fourcolorshadows.blogspot.com/2010/10/frightful-frankenstein-friday.html]]; Later Horror: [[http://allthingsger.blogspot.com/search/label/Frankenstein]]
* The latter of the two title characters in the comic book miniseries ''Doll And Creature'' is essentially a '50s greaser version of Frankenstein's monster from a freaky future world. Doll is a human woman, but she has the classic Bride of Frankenstein two-tone beehive hairdo.
* Appears as a (titanically BadAss) hero in Creator/GrantMorrison's comic ''[[Comicbook/SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]]''. The name issue is resolved by stating that he's deliberately taken Dr. Frankenstein's name as his own. The Bride also features, not just with the classic hair-do, but also with an extra pair of arms.
** He goes on to get a ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' miniseries and a subsequent ongoing, ''Comicbook/FrankensteinAgentOfShade''. Incidentally, in the former he ends UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by ''killing Hitler''.
** "All in a day's work...for FRANKENSTEIN!"
** A teenaged version of this character, [[http://www.titanstower.com/young-frankenstein/ Young Frankenstein]], was briefly a member of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.
* The monster also featured in Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}, where he was forced by a Mexican MadScientist (who bought him) to fight Hellboy in a [[MaskedLuchador wrestling match.]] He got his own spinoff series in 2015.
* In a ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck'' comic from the '70s, Steve Gerber revived the story with two twists. One, the Dr. Frankenstein figure was a little girl. Two, the monster she created was a seven-foot walking gingerbread man.
* ''Little Gloomy'' has Frank, who is, well, the Monster. He's slightly dim (''slightly''), and parts of him occasionally fall off and need to be restitched. He's actually one of the main characters, with a crush on Gloomy herself (though eventually he gets a "bride", Shelley).
* The 'actual' Frankenstein's Monster has showed up many times over the years in comic books, but DC's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' also had The Patchwork Man, a normal man who was 'repaired' (badly) by Swamp Thing's enemy the MadScientist Anton Arcane. Adding to the tragedy, the unfortunate in question was Anton's brother, and the father of Swamp Thing's human girlfriend.
* Volume 2 of Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' comic book includes a "bonus" world almanac of fantastical places, which reveals that after jumping off the ship at the end of the original novel, the creature found his way into Toyland, and married the queen.
* Bizarro, in incarnations where he is an imperfect clone of Franchise/{{Superman}} created by ComicBook/LexLuthor, such as on ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', is pretty much Frankenstein's Monster.
* Like {{Dracula}}, Creator/DellComics turned Frankenstein's Monster into an honest to goodness SuperHero.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', Frakenstein's Monster [[StupidJetpackHitler was animated by Nazis during World War II]]. Bigby fought the monster (in a reference to the 1943 film ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfMan'') when he and a squad of Allied soldiers stormed the castle where the experiment was being performed. The Monster's [[LosingYourHead still-animated head]] is kept in the business office in the Woodlands building where Bigby chats with him from time to time. He often has phantom thirst and is given drinks by Bufkin, though the last time this happened, the bottom of his cage rusted out.
* In the Franchise/{{Batman}} {{Elseworld}}s comic ''Castle of the Bat'', set in 1819 Germany, Bruce Wayne's desire to bring back his father leads him to play out the role of Dr. Frankenstein: He constructs a patchwork body from corpses, and places Thomas Wayne's brain inside. Then he injects the reanimated Thomas with "essence of bat" to fix his brain injury, causing Thomas to mutate and gain [[MixAndMatchCritters the head of a bat]].
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}} himself'' in one of the Elseworlds titles, which retells the tale of Frankenstein, but with Lex as the doctor, Superman as the Monster, and the story is changed up a bit.
* Marvel 616 has had several analogues of Frankenstein's Creature walking about, made by in-universe scientists. One was a Hulk analogue (makes sense seeing as Hulk seems like a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde/Frankenstein's creature combi) and one led the Howling Commandos.
** In ''Comicbook/DarkReign'', [[spoiler:Comicbook/{{Daken}}, son of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, killed Frank Castle, Comicbook/ThePunisher, and he was resurrected as Franken-Castle, who led the new Monster Squad, with ComicBook/{{Morbius}} the Living Vampire, ComicBook/WerewolfByNight and Comicbook/ManThing, into combat]].
** The one and only Frankenstein's Monster is also part of the Marvel Universe, who even [[Comicbook/TheFrankensteinMonster had his own book]], and his creator's descendants have created several more.
* ''Comicbook/FantasticFour: True Story'', in which Marvel's first family was trying to save the world of fiction from [[spoiler: Nightmare]], featured the monster from the original book as one of their allies. Later, when the team had been stripped of their powers and attacked by {{Dracula}}, Ben was trying to summon him for help.
-->'''Ben Grimm:''' Actually, It's not so hard to imagine Frankenstein fighting Dracula.\\
(Doctor Frankenstein enters the room)\\
'''Frankenstein:''' Dear God, what are these monstrosities? Probably nothing ''I'' can deal with.\\
'''Ben:''' Oops, my mistake. I mean Frankenstein's '''monster''' fighting Dracula.
* There is a comparison between the monster and Marv from ''Comicbook/SinCity''. Both hulking near indestructible abominations who go to extreme lengths for love, and were 'created' in a sense.
* In a pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} story, Franchise/{{Superman}} battled the Monster (and {{Dracula}}) though they may not have been the genuine creatures but rather [[RealityWarper creations of a dead writer's mind]]. ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger helped.
* Len Wein's ''Spawn of Frankenstein'' feature that ran as a back-up feature in ''ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger''.
* Pvt. Elliot "Lucky" Taylor of the ''Creature Commandos'' in Franchise/TheDCU - Lucky barely survived stepping on a mine. He was stitched back together against his will so he resembles the Frankenstein monster and has damaged vocal cords.
* In ''ComicBook/JingleBelle: Santa Claus VS. Frankenstein,'' it turns out the monster's plan of lighting a funeral pyre for himself at the North Pole only resulted in ''melting the ice'' and getting himself frozen in it. He's later de-thawed by the heroine, and brought to help out at Santa's toy factory. Hijinks ensue.
* TOPPS Comics came out with ''The Frankenstein/Dracula War'' miniseries, which is not so much a "war" as it is a setup for Dracula and the Monster to beat the crap out of each other after the deaths of their respective lady loves. Notable for the Monster having a female companion who is not afraid of him, and who keeps the relationship platonic due to personal trauma rather than the fact that he's ugly.

[[folder:Fan Work]]
* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[spoiler:Chrysalis]] is one long shout out, with her OriginsEpisode even beginning with a quote from the original book. [[spoiler:Chrysalis was created when Pandora, the Spirit of Imagination, found the remains of Cadence's original body (her soul having left to live a mortal life after being defeated at the dawn of time by Twilight's Alicorn while attempting [[KnightTemplar to destroy magic in a misguided attempt to help mortals]]), and proceeded to reanimate it with her own power. Chrysalis' corpse-like appearance is due to having ''been'' a corpse. Chrysalis becomes aware of her existence as this trope and loathes both herself and her creator for it.]]

* [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} The 1931 original]] (Number 27 on Bravo's ''Series/OneHundredScariestMovieMoments'') is the TropeCodifier.
** The monster goes on to appear in a series of franchise sequels, including three films of its own and four featuring [[MonsterMash other Universal monster properties]]. Four different actors would portray the monster for Universal.
* The 1987 Universal homage/pastiche film ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' features a GentleGiant version of the monster who is forced into the role of an {{Evil Minion|s}}, befriends a five-year-old girl, and does a HeelFaceTurn.
** This might be an homage to Paul Wegener's ''Film/TheGolem'' in which the titular clay being befriends a little girl [[spoiler: who, soon afterwards, accidentally kills him by removing the magic star from his chest]].
* Both Frankenstein and his Monster figure prominently in the classic 1960's Rankin-Bass stop-motion feature ''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty''. The portrayal is very much based on the earlier movie versions.
* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' spoofs the Universal films and the monster has his head attached with zippers instead of bolts.
* ''Film/VanHelsing'' featured Frankenstein's creature as a mixture of the 1930s Karloff version (his appearance, except with [[WeCanRebuildHim more mechanical parts]]) and Shelley's far more eloquent creation. He was also a sympathetic GentleGiant created as part of Dracula's EvilPlan to resurrect his born-dead vampire children. What's more, he's just called "the monster" or "the creature".
** Also, the hero (or his Detect Evil power) is GenreSavvy enough to keep an open mind when first meeting the so-called monster rather than set up the expected LetsYouAndHimFight scenario.
* Creator/TimBurton's early short film ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' is about a young boy who revives his pet dog. He also directed TheRemake.
* The title character in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' is a Charles Atlas-ified version of this.
* The {{Kaiju}} film ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld'' has the immortal heart of Frankenstein's monster get caught in the bombing of Hiroshima, growing first into a child-like body with the familiar forehead before becoming a massive giant in a caveman-ish outfit that fights the firebreathing dinosaur monster Baragon. Its sequel, ''Film/WarOfTheGargantuas,'' has the title monsters growing from pieces left behind in the forest and in the sea, resulting in the kaiju equivalent of CainAndAbel.
* ''Film/{{Saturn 3}}'' transports the whole premise of this [[RecycledInSPACE into space]] with Hector, who looks and acts like the creature right down to the mad [[strike:scientist]] handler and mute pursuit of the SatelliteLoveInterest.
* The title character of the horror film ''Film/{{May}}'', after getting picked on and rejected [[BewareTheNiceOnes one too many times]], comes to the conclusion that nobody is perfect -- only parts of them are. So she decides to build a "perfect friend" by killing people (mostly her friends and co-workers) and taking the parts of their bodies that she finds to be "perfect." [[spoiler:She names her creation Amy, and [[LoveImbuesLife she really does come to life at the end]] - unless one interprets it as being all in May's head.]]
* Creator/KennethBranagh directed and starred in ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' in 1994, [[WTHCastingAgency featuring]] Creator/RobertDeNiro [[WTHCastingAgency as the monster.]]
* ''Frankenstein Unbound'' is a 1990 movie directed by Creator/RogerCorman - and is pretty decent, in an episode-of- ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' -kind of way. The premise is that Shelley's book was an account of real events that took place ... mostly ... but with the added bonus of a weapons scientist from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture appearing in the story, whose story arc parallels that of Frankenstein himself.
* The killer in the SlasherMovie ''Film/TheFunhouse'' dresses as The Monster to hide his deformed features.
* The 1985 movie ''The Bride'' is a spinoff starring Sting... yeah the one from Music/ThePolice... and Jennifer Beals as Charles Frankenstein and a female creature Eva respectively.
* ''Film/CarryOnScreaming'' includes a pair of Frankenstein's monster style creatures who do the bidding of the resident MadScientist.
* The horror films ''Film/{{Pieces}}'' and ''Resurrection'' involve characters attempting to imbue life into a mish-mash of body parts they've collected and crudely fused together.
* ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'', a 1957 Film/HammerHorror adaptation, starring Creator/PeterCushing as Frankenstein and Creator/ChristopherLee as the monster. Here the monster has only a minor role and the film focuses primarily on the doctor. A sprawling series of sequels emerged, but the original monster appears in none of them (though Frankenstein is always cobbling something together).
* Frankenstein's Monster is one of the eight wrestlers in ''Film/MonsterBrawl''.
* Sally in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' is a ragdoll version of this trope, and can detach and reattach her limbs at will.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetFrankenstein'' has a Universal Studios-style theme park hire Dr. Frankenstein to up the scare factor in their horror show, not realizing that he's brought real body parts to decorate. He immediately creates the monster, which breaks loose and runs away. He scares the Chipmunks at first, but then Theodore realizes he wasn't attacking and teaches him to be a good friend. Once they convince everyone else and teach him to talk, he's given a job at the park, and we last see him happily driving a tour trolley.
* ''Film/FleshForFrankenstein'' is different in that it mostly focuses on Dr. Frankenstein as opposed to the monster. Or in this case, the monsters.
* ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' is a man-made creation, left lacking hands because his creator died before finishing him, hence the scissorhands of the title.
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Erik Lehnsherr invokes this when a Nazi in hiding asks him WhatTheHellAreYou
-->"Let's just say I'm Frankenstein's Monster, and I'm looking for my creator."
* ''Film/IFrankenstein'' has an intelligent and cynical Adam caught up in a war between [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]] and divinely created [[OurGargoylesRock gargoyles.]] In the same irony that the {{Trope Namer|s}} of IAmNotShazam has changed his name to Shazam, Adam takes the name "Frankenstein" in the end via TitleDrop.
* Frank and his wife Eunice in ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania''. Johnathan, the only human in the hotel, disguises himself as "Johnnystein", Frank's long lost cousin.
* The Monster makes a cameo in ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', inside one of the rooms in the Beatles' mansion. It wakes up, takes a potion and turns into John, who claims to have had the strangest dream.
* Crosses over with ArtificialZombie in the movie ''Film/FrankensteinsArmy''. The monsters are [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead cyborg super soldiers]] cooked up by the original Dr. Frankenstein's grandson.

* The {{Trope Namer|s}} and [[TropeMakers Maker]]: Mary Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''.
* David Bischoff's novel ''Mandala'' featured similar constructs known as "helter-skelters." They differ in being quite articulate, no bigger than the human average, and in being an odd mix of buffoonery and pathos.
* Subverted in "Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Frankenstein''" novels, in that both the creature and Dr. Frankenstein have survived to modern times. Both characters have [[WalkingTheEarth lived all over]] in the interim and taken new names; the creature calls himself ''Deucalion'', while the Doctor is now known as Doctor Helios. In addition, Dr. Helios spent the intervening time figuring out what went 'wrong' with his first creation and has decided to replace all of humanity with his custom-designed 'much-better models'. Deucalion has decided to oppose him, aided by a pair of local police detectives. The only signature feature that Koontz has added to all of the synthetic beings he has made (back to and including the original) is the presence of two hearts.
** Deucalion has become TheAtoner, while Victor is a monster himself. This reversal of roles is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d.
* Creator/FredSaberhagen's novel ''The Frankenstein Papers'' reveals that [[spoiler:Frankenstein's monster was actually an alien observer who was curious about the deranged doctor's efforts, and who suffered traumatic amnesia after being shocked by the doctor's equipment while investigating the rotting patchwork Frankenstein had assembled; after destroying the original creation while convulsing, the alien passed out on the workbench and was mistaken for the newly-revived construct by the literally-mad doctor. Having no other memory, the alien accepted Frankenstein's explanation of his origins]].
* In ''Literature/TheEdgeChronicles'' "Curse of the Gloamglozer", the titular monster is revealed to be one: an unfortunately successful attempt at creating life from primal life particles.
* In ''Literature/PresidentsVampire'' the Frankenstein's Monster was [[MadDoctor Johann Konrad]]'s (based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Conrad_Dippel real life inspiration]] for Shelley's work) first attempt at creating what would eventually become ''Unmanschensoldaten'' -- restless monsters brought back to life by TheDarkArts with a singular purpose given to them by their creator and slaughtering everything that would stand in their way.
* In ''Frankensteins faster'' ("The Aunt of Frankenstein") and its sequel by Allan Rune Pettersson, the aunt of Dr Victor Frankenstein takes up residence in his old castle, determined to get rid of the shame that silly boy has attached to the family name. Her plans end up including resurrecting the Monster, but in a way that won't cause a scandal. This young adult novel is, as you can understand, an AffectionateParody of old UniversalHorror movies, including MonsterMash -- both Count Dracula and [[WolfMan Larry Talbot]] play a role.
* There's a short story about a father who tries to recreate his son by taking back the body parts the boy donated after dying.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Scraps, Igor's "mixed-breed" terrier in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' is a Frankenstein's Dog.
** Also alluded to in ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', when Jeremy Clockson comments that some people really come alive in thunderstorms, and Igor replies "Ah, that wath when I worked for Baron Finklethtein."
* Chopfyt in ''[[Literature/LandOfOz The Tin Woodsman of Oz]]'' is arguably a Frankenstein's Monster, being constructed from the detached human bits of both the title character and the Tin Soldier.
* ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' features a female version of Frankenstein's Monster, fully subject to the ''{{VisualNovel/Fate|StayNight}}'' universe's signature ArtisticLicense.
* Camus "Cam" Comprix from ''Literature/{{Unwind}}'' is a "Rewind": the first person in a series about fugitive teenagers being [[WalkingTransplant walking transplants]] to be made entirely out of parts of other teens.
* ''Mister Creecher'' by Chris Priestly takes place while the Creature is following Victor all over England, making sure Victor upholds his promise to create a bride. Along the way he befriends a street urchin, who misinterprets the word "creature" as the titular surname.
* ''Frankenstein's Monster: A Novel'' by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe is but one unofficial sequel to the novel. The story is told through the Creature's POV, with Walton as the main antagonist.
* ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'' has [[spoiler: Agent Franks]], who is ''the'' inspiration for the {{Trope Namer|s}} and {{Trope Maker|s}} and actually met Creator/MaryShelley. He disagrees with some of the novel's things though, saying it makes him sound emo. [[spoiler: Although technically, he's a FallenAngel who took over that body for himself when he found it empty.]]
* ''Literature/OldMansWar'': The [[ArtificialHuman Special Forces soldiers]] are genetically engineered to be soldiers from birth, and are used to handle the missions that the regular [[SuperSoldier Colonial Defense Forces]] troops [[SuicideMission can't]] or [[BlackAndGrayMorality won't take on.]] The Special Forces see themselves as a modern day Frankenstein's Monster, and more than a few of them harbor a hatred of the CDF for creating them as such.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheMunsters'' featured a GentleGiant version as a BumblingDad.
* ''Series/FantasyIsland'': Anne Frankenstein appeared in one episode.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Brain of Morbius" was a clear {{Homage}}.
** And a robot version of the monster appeared in one episode of ''The Chase''.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Post-Modern Prometheus" was a parody right down to its title, which was a play on the original book's subtitle.
* Adam in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Adam is also a {{cyborg}}, since he had machine and computer parts.
** There was also a one-shot version of this plot in "Some Assembly Required".
* In ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', the BigBad employed several [[TheDragon Dragons]] inspired by classic horror monsters throughout the series run. The first one is called Branken and is inspired by Frankenstein's monster. But instead of a lumbering GentleGiant TorturedMonster, he is a short tempered demonic cyborg bent on conquering the surface world.
** Likewise, the Frankenstein Monster is the MonsterOfTheWeek in the first HalloweenEpisode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Funnily enough, due to how the source material was adapted (the original 'Monster' was the first form of a monster from the original ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'' whose later forms would be adapted into completely different monsters in future episodes), the throwaway reference gives the Rangers and their Zords one of their toughest fights in Season 1.
* ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' has Dogga/Riki, the LastOfHisKind of an entire race of Frankenstein's Monster-like beings with immense strength who feed on human souls. Thanks to a [[IOweYouMyLife pact with the hero's father]], he can loan his power to Kiva, turning Wataru into a MightyGlacier who grunts rather than speaking, [[DropTheHammer swings a giant hammer]], and has a lightning theme (matching up with the method of the Monster's creation).
* Both the good doctor and his creation turned up as ghosts in ''[[WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters The Ghost Busters]]''; there, Dr. Frankenstein tried to make his idiotic monster obedient by giving it "the brain of the world's most gullible fool." And guess what? Ghostbuster Spenser fits the bill quite nicely...
* In the ''Series/WeirdScience'' episode, "In Search of Boris Karloff," Lisa takes Wyatt and Gary into the world of Frankenstein. In this version, the Creature (specifically referred to as ''not'' Frankenstein himself) lives with his creator. He is portrayed as quite dimwitted and prone to anger (the latter a result of constantly being mistreated), but he is a GentleGiant to Lisa, as she showed him nothing but kindness.
* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "There's No Place Like Home" featured a lunatic who was convinced he could bring his older brother back by making him a new body, and exposing it to a tornado (the thing that killed his brother). ''Frankenstein'' is brought up by Reid when they finally discern the motive.
* The MonsterOfTheWeek in the ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'' episode "Jockenstein" is an obvious Homage to Frankenstein's Monster.
* Dr. Frankenstein and his creation have appeared on ''Series/OnceUponATime''.
* There's the unusually-named 1970's made-for-TV movie ''Frankenstein: The True Story'', which features a very handsome Creature who is beloved by Victor, only for their relationship to disintegrate as the Creature's good looks begin to decay. As you can expect, contains varying amounts of HoYay and camp.
* In 2004, The Hallmark Channel (of all channels) produced a faithful, if dull, miniseries adaptation of the novel, starring Luke Goss as the Creature.
* ''Series/PennyDreadful'' features both Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his Creature, who within the series is named by his theatrical employer as "Caliban", and later adopts the name "John Clare" after the poet. Despite differences in the story, the characterisation and physical appearance of Caliban, played by Rory Kinnear, are among the closest of any adaptation to those of the Creature in the original novel. Even the yellow eyes are included, although they are interpreted as golden-yellow irises instead of jaundiced whites.
* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' had a series of sketches featuring 'Funkenstein' in parodies of {{Blaxploitation}} films.

* The definitive Frankensteinian pop song was, is, and will remain, Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers immortal ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0thH3qnHTbI Monster Mash]]''
* The Music/InsaneClownPosse song ''Mad Professor'' features Violent J creating Shaggy this way because he is lonely.
* There is a guy made up as Frankenstein's Monster in Music/DavidLeeRoth's "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" video.
* The musician ''Richard Campbell'' made a RockOpera album titled "Frankenstein" which tells the original story in song form.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Abra Cadaver from ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId''.
* ''{{ComicStrip/Bizarro}}'' for October 27, 2012. The monster is trapped by a mob carrying TorchesAndPitchforks, but they burst into derisive laughter when they see he's wearing a Hawaiian shirt and shorts.

[[folder: Pinball]]
* Not only is the Monster is the lead keyboard player for the band in ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', but awakening him from the slab is a requisite for getting the band back together.
-->"It's ALIVE!"
* In ''Pinball/ElviraAndThePartyMonsters,'' he's one of the guests at Elvira's midnight barbecue.

[[folder: Podcast]]
* Podcast/TheDrunkAndTheUgly: In ''Mrs. Frieda's'', one of the kid's monsters is a Frankenstein's monster with hammers for hands. [[spoiler: Aptly named Hammerstein.]]

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* The dying days of the old Los Angeles territory featured a Frankenstein's Monster gimmick called "The Monster."
** In Memphis, Eddie Marlin did the gimmick under the name "Frankenstein."
* The October 26, 1998 issue of ''New York Magazine'' contained an [[http://nancyjosales.com/stories/Wrestling2.pdf article about Vince [=McMahon=] and the then-[=WWF=]]] which described Wrestling/TheUndertaker as "the [=WWF=]'s gothic, [=Frankensteinian=] wrestler."
* Wrestling/KillerKhan was managed by Wrestling/MrFuji during his final Wrestling/{{WWE}} run, in 1987. During his {{Squash|Match}} of Rick Hunter on the May 16 (taped April 23), 1987, ''WWF Superstars'', there was an inset promo from his stablemates Wrestling/DonMuraco and "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr., in which Muraco said, "The evil genius of Mr. Fuji has reincarnated the monster of Frankenstein himself."

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/victrossus.htm Victrossus]] is definitely created with this trope in mind. It deals with the "brain" aspect a bit interestingly, as Victrossus is normally mostly brainless, with a neural "ladder" controlling its basic functions. But, it is meant to have a brain put in it, and enslaved by said neural "ladder" for their master to control it for their whims.
* In the role-playing game ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'', artificial lifeforms made from corpses are called Prometheans, after the Titan who gave mankind the gift of fire; their goal, and thus the player's goal, is ToBecomeHuman -- a possible (but exceedingly hard) task, thanks to the Divine Fire that animates them. One Lineage is called the Frankensteins, and the first of their number is explicitly identified as Victor Frankenstein's monster (aka. Adam Frankenstein, aka. [[EpilepticTrees the corebook's narrator 'Mr. Verney']]) (which still exists in this world).
** This is all derived straight from the original novel, to boot - the alternate title to Shelley's classic is ''The Modern Prometheus''.
** The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' book "Antagonists" has the imbued. Like the Prometheans, they're artificial lifeforms made from corpses, but they lack a soul, or indeed any capacity to become human.
** ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' book "Tribes of the Moon" tells the tale of a pack of World War II-era American werewolves who stumbled across a Nazi project to create Frankensteins.
* In the original Sons of Ether splatbook for ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'', the inspiration for the novel was an Etherite mage called Waldman and his creation (again from the original book, where Waldman inspired Victor Frankenstein). The creation took the name Elias Waldman, and became a mage, joining the Etherites; he apparently lives to this day. He isn't the only one, either; one of the splatbook's character templates is a modern-day construct.
** In the Revised Storytellers' Handbook, the early 19th century sees quite a few scientific mages create their own humanoid constructs, which become known as Prometheans. While they're playable, they can't become mages, unlike the splatbook.
* Creator/WhiteWolf ''really'' loves this trope. In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', the Chernozem ('Liminal Exalted') are almost-Prometheans [-IN CREATION!-]. Available starting from the Third Edition.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' have creatures known as ''Flesh {{Golem}}s'', which are effectively Frankenstein's Monsters.
** Actually, Flesh Golems are near mindless, so they don't fit this trope as well as one would think. A closer fit would be the Blasphemes, stitched together undead with full sentience.
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' making ''any'' golem is a bad idea -- but making these is easier and {{mad scientist}}s do, frequently [[ReplacementGoldfish out of desperation]]. The monster Adam is a very close copy of the concept, drawing more upon Shelley than movies. However, the monster is here explained as a case of its creator having been punished by the gods for seeking to create life, and as such the creature was AlwaysChaoticEvil, despite its vigorous claims to the contrary.
** In the setting ''TabletopGame/MasqueOfTheRedDeath'' the actual monster of Frankenstein is used as one of many villains.
* A throwaway line in the corebook for ''TabletopGame/DontRestYourHead'' indicates that the original has become one of the Nightmares.
* In ''TabletopGame/HaltEvilDoer'', Frankenstein's Monster serves as a PublicDomainCharacter CaptainErsatz of the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk ... with Victor as a sort of evil Bruce Banner.
* Cryxian Stitch Thralls from the TabletopGame/IronKingdoms.

* Frankenstein has been adapted into an Off-Broadway musical.
* There is a straight play called ''After Frankenstein'' that tells of the confrontation between the creator and the monster in the Arctic.
* "Frankenstein" was presented by The National Theatre, starring Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and Creator/JonnyLeeMiller, the leads alternating the roles of Frankenstein and "The Creature" nightly. Both versions were presented in live simulcasts to movie theaters.
* There is also a musical adaptation of ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.

* Frankie Stein is the daughter of Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride in Mattel's franchise, Franchise/MonsterHigh.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/FableII'' the quest "Love Hurts" is an allusion to Victor Frankenstein, as the gravekeeper, Victor, is trying to bring Lady Grey back to life; this is further reinforced by the name of the dungeon in the proximity of the mansion. The name of the dungeon is "Shelley Crypt"; Mary Shelley was the author of Frankenstein.
* Victor von Gerdenheim from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is the monster with a different name and story, as well as the ability to generate electricity. Victor sets out to resurrect his creator's daughter Emily, and in the end does so by sacrificing his own life to "power" her. His name could be considered an inversion of the IAmNotShazam issue the monster often faces.
* A common boss (later on a DegradedBoss) in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games is the Creature. He usually has electricity based powers and brute strength, although the ''Portrait of Ruin'' version has one with a machine gun and rocket launcher hidden in his arms. Interestingly enough, while he was called Frankenstein in a number of games including the original, the later games had been consistent in using the name "The Creature," even to the point that his incarnation based on ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'' in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair'' is called "R. The Creature" when every other enemy in the game had reverted to their name from the original game including Dracula being called "R. The Count."
** It gets confusing when you note the dates of some of the games he's appeared in: for instance, ''Castlevania'' is set in 1691, ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' in 1797, and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Portrait of Ruin]]'' in 1944.
*** You know except for the fact that Victor 'discovered' how to animate corpses, and did not invent, which makes it sort of a brilliant moment considering that the 'discovered' secret could easily have been possessed by Dracula, explaining his undead armies.
* In ''VideoGame/OperationDarkness'' [[spoiler: one of your squad members, Frank Gaunt, ''is'' the creature himself. He's intelligent, well-spoken, and can summon giant fists of lightning to come out of the sky to blow up Panzer tanks. Oh and the Doctor's not left out either, his descendant is helping the Nazis develop an atomic bomb]].
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has an entire ''enemy faction'' styled after Dr. Frankenstein and his creation -- The Vahzilok, followers of the [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate surgeon turned evil]] MadScientist, complete with butcher-like followers, horrifying technologically reanimated monsters made of corpses (the bigger ones are made with parts from fallen superheroes), and custom model leather-clad intelligent zombies with supernatural powers. And you fight these guys from level one...
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', [[OptionalPartyMember Vincent Valentine's]] second LimitBreak Death Gigas transforms him into a form strongly resembling Frankenstein's monster, which fights with strong physical blows and a lightning-based attack.
** Three installments ago, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' had Barnabas, a towering Frankestein-esque creature created by the evil Dr. Lugae.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe has undead abominations. They're huge lumbering creatures made from stitched up corpses and reanimated with dark magic. In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' there are other similar creatures as well. One particularly noteworthy is Thaddius, a boss in the necropolis Naxxramas, who looks a lot like an enormous Frankenstein's monster and has lightning-based powers (the gimmick of the fight is his ability to "polarise" the raid, giving half of the players a positive charge and the other half a negative charge. Going too close to an opposite charge results in heavy damages to the players). Other types include more techno-chemical monstruosities fond of spewing disease at enemies, and even gigantic undead monster dogs.
* A Frankenstein's Monster is the boss of the Dungeon level in ''VideoGame/MadWorld''. Frank, as he's called, tends to be ThatOneBoss -- he's huge, can electrify himself, is a LightningBruiser, the ground level is covered in water, you have to manually unscrew five huge bolts in his back to beat him, the timing to pull that off is damn tricky, and he can heal himself repeatedly.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s Shivering Isles expansion introduces the Gatekeeper, a monster made of stitched together body parts given life through magic, with its "mother" Relmyna Verenim playing the role of Frankenstein.
* The Magician in the ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' series. In the third installment, Curien himself becomes one.
* Arisen from ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline''. Corpses reanimated by inserting cyborg implants in them (their arms from slightly above the elbows down to the hands, their legs from slightly above their knees down to the feet and possibly the head too since they use a mask (and there must be a way to carry their soul in a dead corpse, as they have presumably still have the soul of the person the corpse belonged to). These aren't outright evil (apart from the Tep), as they basically have human souls, but on dead + cyborg bodies.
* ''Frankenstein: Through The Eyes Of The Monster'', a first person adventure game that puts you in the shoes of the monster itself. The monster is established as having the brain of a brilliant doctor whom Frankenstein admired and who was hanged after being wrongfully accused of murdering his daughter. The game has you exploring Castle Frankenstein, learning about the Doctor's sinister activities, attempting to escape the castle, and- ultimately- recreating the doctor's process of creating life to [[spoiler: resurrect your daughter, who was kidnapped and then killed by a bomb]]
* The monster is one of the two protagonists of the Franchise/MonsterInMyPocket LicensedGame.
* ''VideoGame/{{Elvira}} II: Jaws of Cerberus'', full of horror homages, has the haunted house basement with an inanimate Frankenstein's Monster in the basement. You even have to animate it for sake of solving a puzzle, and do it the classic way by summoning a thunderstorm. Upon coming to life, however, the monster just kills you if you don't stop it in time.
* Frank Jr., the final boss of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' spinoff ''Arm Wrestling''.
* The Super Mutants in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series. In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', Three Dog occasionally refers to them as "the Frankensteins". The BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Frank Horrigan]], is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cyber Super Mutant]].
* ''Spear of Destiny'', the sequel to ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', has Dr. Schabbs's Uber-Mutant, a [[MultiArmedAndDangerous four-armed]] Frankenstein-type monster with a [[GatlingGood minigun]] [[ChestBlaster implanted in its chest]].
* The Uber Soldat in ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein''.
* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', two possible character backgrounds are "Frankenstein's Monster" and "Bride of Frankenstein". With both backgrounds, you can take more damage than normal people, have a dexterity penalty, and talk in HulkSpeak. The difference between the backgrounds is that the male version gives you a bonus to strength and the female version gives you a bonus to beauty.
* In the ''KingdomHearts'' series, whenever he is in [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Halloween Town]], WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} will take on an appearance similar to Frankenstein's Monster, including a screw coming out of his head. This fits the tune of [[MonsterMash popular monsters]] that the trio become, since in this world, Sora is a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] and Donald is wrapped like a {{mummy}}.
* The arcade fighter ''Daraku Tenshi'' has Taro, who resembles a short, stout Frankenstein's Monster in overalls.
* ''VideoGame/EverybodyEdits'' has the Frankenstein [[DigitalAvatar Smiley]] added in the [[HolidayMode Halloween]] of 2011, along with the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]].
* Kanji's Halloween outfit in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' resembles this trope.
* ''VideoGame/TheUltimateHauntedHouse'' has one, also referred to as The Ultimate Monster. You can create him in the monster laboratory in the basement using the right parts. Unusually, this version of the Frankenstein monster speaks in complete sentences. If you create him, he will be friendly, though if Gahan creates him instead, he won't be.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has the entire class of artificial people made by {{Mad Scientist}}s sometimes from scratch or corpses and sometimes by modifying normal humans and/or other animals, called "constructs", with most of them having at least a passing, and sometimes a very close, resemblance to the original Frankenstein's creation.
** The two constructs that raised Agatha were named Adam and Lilith Clay (in reality, [[spoiler: Punch and Judy]]). (In case you don't get it, in some versions of the creation myth, Lilith was the first wife of created-out-of-''clay'' Adam, deposed because she preferred the female superior position. It seems that "Lilith" in this case refers to Lilith being the equal of her husband rather than submissive as Eve was).
** Some of the Jägermonsters (a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} of "modified human" constructs) resemble The Creature closely, with greenish skin and intimidating proportions. Others sport claws, fangs, horns, and varying degrees of hair, and [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation an assortment of skin tones]].
** Krosp, a [[TalkingAnimal talking cat]] with the brain of a general... or most of it, anyway.
** Klaus Wulfenbach himself has [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041206 a lot of nasty stitches]]. Implied to have been both brought back after being messed up and heavily modified (nearly impossible to kill or incapacitate, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070119 superhumanly]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110525 strong]]).
* In [[http://www.flashbackuniverse.com/ the Flashback Universe]], the monster's "son," Victor, is part of the League of Monsters. [[spoiler:And the monster himself ended up becoming Paladin, an AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Captain America. No, really.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a classic setup of this, complete with TheIgor, the lightning (provided by Celia), and the "IT'S ALIVE!" quote, with the exception that the MadScientist is [[spoiler:turning Roy into a bone golem]]. He also has a standard Frankenstein's Monster. (Which is a golem. Not an undead, honest.)
* SociopathicHero Unity from ''Webcomic/SkinHorse''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Bibliography}}'', one of the five Main Chapters is mentioned in passing to be the Frankenstein Codex, in charge of surgeries at St. Jerome's hospital.
* Apparently Dr. Frankenstein [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5092717/ was]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5151206/ quite]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5155249/ busy]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5156246/ in]] ''Webcomic/{{The KAMics}}''
* One of the main characters of ''Webcomic/FrankieAndStein'' is one of these, created by the other.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-15 Slick thinks, from God's puppets, that he's this.]]
* ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'' brings us Eric Lastname, a parody of this trope, he's a marketing exec/medical Frankenstinian creature with two left hands, Lego teeth, a hunchback and one eye that's a golf ball.
* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Why a Gorilla?", a young Dr. [=McNinja=] acting travels to a jungle village called Gagibuzo to [[VampireHunter hunt]] a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire gorilla]]. It turns out that the whole village is inhabited by gorillas. It also turns out that [[spoiler: the gorilla vampire was destroyed long ago, and the SerialKiller pretending to be him is a gorilla doctor who steals parts of gorilla bodies in an effort to keep his dead wife alive. The result is a creature with all too many body parts that Dr. [=McNinja=] refers to as "a Frankenstein"; she's supposedly powered by a car battery, but Dr. [=McNinja=] heavily suspects she only lives because of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/VoidDomain'', the necromancer Sawyer is fond of this trope. He stitches together demon parts with human parts in a mass of BodyHorror. His own daughter is a patchwork of flesh and organs that don't quite fit together properly, leading one character to liken her to someone that had a fight with a blender.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In "The WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Meet Frankenstein", Dr. Frankenstein [[PowersAsPrograms transferred the powers]] of Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, and Franchise/WonderWoman to a "featureless target body". Even though Batman's abilities can hardly be called "powers".
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Demona and Xanatos use a set-up much like the classic MadScientistLaboratory where they use both [[{{Magitek}} magic and technology]] to create the cyborg Coldstone out of the parts of three Gargoyles. When it moves, [[NerdInEvilsHelmet Xanatos screams]]: "It's alive, ALIVE!" then calmly turns to Demona and says: "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat".
* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' revealed that Frankenstein's monster, along with werewolves, mummies, and ghosts were actually species of alien that sometimes visit earth -- with Frankenstein's monsters being a species of extra-terrestrial cyborg. The titular character later gains the ability to transform into one.
** The alien in question, incidentally, is very true to Shelley's original portrayal, looks aside. [[LightningBruiser He's fast and dexterous in addition to being strong and resilient]], and he's extremely intelligent as well, being the chief organizer of the BigBad's plot.
* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', the character of Rampage doesn't fall far from the smarter and more vengeful incarnations of this monster, vengeful against those who cursed him with his freakish existence, against those who caged him like a beast, and driven by a cruel and sadistic nature, he frightens in a very Shelleyan way.
** This explains Rampage up to a point, but he seems to also just be a psychopathic sadist in his own right.
*** He is vengeful and sadistic towards the main characters but he befriended Transmutate and was in mental anguish when it was destroyed. [[WildMassGuessing His comment to Blackarachnea ("I regret ''everything'', my sweet") and his welcoming of death at the hands of Depthcharge (knowing it would kill both of them) also indicate that he isn't exactly happy with what he is and reacts to that with sadistic violence.]]
** Done more traditionally with the creation of Dinobot II, with Megatron playing the part of the Doctor and Waspinator as his Igor.
--> From the tempest fury, the spark ignites! To sire new life! Transmetal 2 life!
* Also, in the original 80s ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' show, there was an early 2nd season episode where [[TheScrappy Spike]] was mortally wounded, and his father Sparkplug and Autobot MadScientist Wheeljack decided the logical solution was to build a robot body out of spare parts and transfer Spike's mind to it. This eventually led to Spike {{wangst}}ing out about being a "freak," and he went berserk and started shooting everyone. Just in case you didn't get it, the episode began with Spike watching a black-and-white version of ''Frankenstein'', and referenced it several more times throughout.
* ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinsCat'' is an animated series about Dr Frankenstein's first creation: a cat named Nine, stitched together out of nine different cats.
* Frankenstein's Monster is one of the good guys in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterForce'', referred to as "Franky". This is evidently sort of a family nickname, as the granddaughter of Dr. Frankenstein (Shelly Frankenstein) is also part of the team.
* Frankie, one of the members of ''WesternAnimation/DrakPack'', was a descendant of the Frankenstein monster.
* Frankie from ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies''.
* A Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' actually had Frankenstein's monster fight a Wolfman. Bonus points for them ACTUALLY calling it "Frankenstein's ''monster''", and not just "''Frankenstein''", [[IAmNotShazam like many other people...]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Dr. Venture resurrects on of the Monarch's [[RedShirtArmy fallen minions]] and names the result "Venturestein". Venturestein is actually kind of scrawny, but he's got the requisite HulkSpeak, stitched-together head, and neck bolts.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimewarpTrio'' had the eponymous trio travel back to Lake Geneva in 1818, where they not only encountered Mary and Percy Shelley, Lord Byron and John Palidori, but also the Frankenstein's Monster himself (ItMakesSenseInContext).
* The champion of Monster Truck Wrestling as revealed at the end of ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Monster Truck Mater]]'' is actually Doctor Frankenwagen's Monster.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "Castle High" has Dodgers doing everything by the book.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' fell for a Film/BrideOfFrankenstein-esque female in "Frankenbravo". By the end of the episode he's a Frankenstein monster too.
* The Emmy nominated "[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbTheMonsterOfPhineasNFerbenstein The Monster Of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein]]" has WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb's ancestors creating a Frankenstein version of [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi Perry.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'' has the [[TheIgor title character]] create a giant female Frankenstein monster named Eva. Unfortunately for him she turns out to be good and wants to be an actress.
* ''WesternAnimation/MaryShelleysFrankenhole'' has one that's fairly close to the book's version (not the Creator/BorisKarloff one though, as many characters point out). He's more like a mopey teenager than a monster though.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' has Elsa Frankenteen, the daughter of Frankenteen Senior.
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf'' had the Frankenstein Monster and his wife racing together in the movie's [[WackyRacing monster race.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' fell into the IAmNotShazam predicament when a father had to deal with his daughter being in a relationship with Frankenstein. The father finally comes to terms with the pairing until he realizes she married Franken''stein'' and chased after the monster because he's Jewish.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Hollywood Capers", Beans accidentally awakens and is chased by a Frankenstein monster in the film studio.
** The Monster has also apapeared in such shorts as "Have You Any Castles?", "Sniffles and the Bookworm", and "Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare", the later having him being created by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. Bugs briefly impersonates him in "Hare Tonic".
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', Goofy inherits a castle from a distant relative called Dr. [=FrankenGoof=], who had a created a monster that bore a striking resemblance to Pete. The episode also portrays the monster as a good-natured and helpful being, with Peg even [[WhatTheHellTownspeople calling out the]] [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob that was chasing him]], demanding to know what it ever did to them, which [[HeelRealization they realized was nothing]].