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* EvilDetectingDog: Ace seems to know that Dr. Markhoff is up tp no good when he enters the lab to release the KillerGorilla to murder Maxine, and starts growling at him as soon as he approaches the cage. Markoff eventually banishes him from the room.

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* EvilDetectingDog: Ace seems to know that Dr. Markhoff is up tp to no good when he enters the lab to release the KillerGorilla to murder Maxine, and starts growling at him as soon as he approaches the cage. Markoff eventually banishes him from the room.


* MadDoctor: Dr. Igor Markoff is a specialist in glandular conditions. He has developed both a means of infecting people with acromegaly (a condition that is normally caused by a pituitary disorder), and a means of curing. He plans to become rich by infecting people and then charging what he wishes for the cure. His first target is a concert pianist, with the aim of forcing the man's daughter to marry him).

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* MadDoctor: Dr. Igor Markoff is a specialist in glandular conditions. He has developed both a means of infecting people with acromegaly (a condition that is normally caused by a pituitary disorder), and a means of curing.curing it. He plans to become rich by infecting people and then charging what he wishes for the cure. His first target is a concert pianist, with the aim of forcing the man's daughter to marry him).


* GunStruggle: ends with Dr. Markoff and the now hideously disfigured Lawrence wrestling for possession of Markoff's. The scene then cuts to outside the room, where Bob, Patricia and Maxine hear a shot. [[spoiler:It is Markoff who dies]].

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* GunStruggle: ends Ends with Dr. Markoff and the now hideously disfigured Lawrence wrestling for possession of Markoff's.Markoff's pistol. The scene then cuts to outside the room, where Bob, Patricia and Maxine hear a shot. [[spoiler:It is Markoff who dies]].


* AnimalAssassin: Markhoff attempts to dispose of his assistant through use of a Killer Gorilla (which seems an odd choice for a MadDoctor with a cabinet full of deadly diseases at his disposal).

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* AnimalAssassin: Markhoff attempts to dispose of his assistant through use of a Killer Gorilla KillerGorilla (which seems an odd choice for a MadDoctor with a cabinet full of deadly diseases at his disposal).


* CureForCancer: Dr. Markoff has developed both a means of infecting people with acromegaly (condition usually caused by a defective pituitary gland and having no known cure) and a cure for it. He plans to use the serums in a PoisonAndCureGambit.

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* CureForCancer: Dr. Markoff has developed both a means of infecting people with acromegaly (condition (a condition usually caused by a defective pituitary gland and having no known cure) and a cure for it. He plans to use the serums in a PoisonAndCureGambit.

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* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: Even given he is working with bacteria and viruses, Dr. Markoff has a massive amount of glassware in his lab, much of it with Bunsen burners burning under it. One of Maxine's major tasks seems to be monitoring the burners.

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* FacialHorror: Lawrence's face becomes hideously distorted by the acromegaly Dr Markoff infects him with. Acromegaly causes distortion of the extremities (hands, feet and face), and the version created by Markoff causes to Lawrence to advance in a week to a state that would normally take two years of the disease's progression. Glimpsing her father's face in a darkened room causes Patricia to scream and faint.


* BreakingTheBonds: At the height of rage, Lawrence escapes the bed he has been strapped to by ripping his restraints out where they are attached to the floor.
* CureForCancer: Dr. Markoff has developed both a means of infecting people with acromegaly (condition usually caused by a defective pituitary gland and having no known cure) and a cure for it. He plans to use the serums in a PisonAndCureGambit.

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* BreakingTheBonds: At the height of his rage, Lawrence escapes the bed he has been strapped to by ripping his restraints out where they are attached to the floor.
* CureForCancer: Dr. Markoff has developed both a means of infecting people with acromegaly (condition usually caused by a defective pituitary gland and having no known cure) and a cure for it. He plans to use the serums in a PisonAndCureGambit.PoisonAndCureGambit.


* BreakingTheBonds: At the height of rage, Lawrence escapes the bed he has been strapped to by ripping his restraints out where they are attached to the floor

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* BreakingTheBonds: At the height of rage, Lawrence escapes the bed he has been strapped to by ripping his restraints out where they are attached to the floorfloor.
* CureForCancer: Dr. Markoff has developed both a means of infecting people with acromegaly (condition usually caused by a defective pituitary gland and having no known cure) and a cure for it. He plans to use the serums in a PisonAndCureGambit.

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* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Maxine has stayed with and assisted Dr. Markoff for years--even helping him adopt his new identity and flee Europe--because she is hopelessly in love in with him, and hopes that one day he will return her affection. However, he is still in love with his late wife, and then becomes obsessed with Patricia, who is a dead ringer for her. When she finally snaps on learning the full depths of his depravity, Markoff decides that she has to die because SheKnowsTooMuch.

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* SheKnowsTooMuch: Dr. Markoff decides that Maxine has to die after she accidentally learns the true nature of his evil scheme, as she is now the only one to know both his plan and his true identity.


* AnimalAssassin: Markhoff attempts to dispose of his assistant through use of a Killer Gorilla (which seems an odd choice for a Mad Doctor with a cabinet full of deadly diseases at his disposal).

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* AnimalAssassin: Markhoff attempts to dispose of his assistant through use of a Killer Gorilla (which seems an odd choice for a Mad Doctor MadDoctor with a cabinet full of deadly diseases at his disposal).


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* BookEnds: Begins and ends with Anthony Lawrence giving a piano recital in a concert hall.


* HeroicDog: Ace (the Wonder Dog) comes to Maxine's rescue when she is attacked by a Killer Gorilla in The Monster Maker; apparently driving it back into its cage on his own.

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* HeroicDog: Ace (the Wonder Dog) comes to Maxine's rescue when she is attacked by a Killer Gorilla in The Monster Maker; KillerGorilla: apparently driving it back into its cage on his own.



* OrderliesAreCreeps: Steve has no issue obeying every morally dubious order Dr. Markoff, and seems to take perverse delight in being ordered to tie up Maxine.

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* OrderliesAreCreeps: Steve has no issue obeying every morally dubious order Dr. Markoff, Markoff gives him, and seems to take perverse delight in being ordered to tie up Maxine.


* OdrerliesAreCreeps: Steve has no issue obeying every morally dubious order Dr. Markoff, and seems to take perverse delight in being ordered to tie up Maxine.

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* OdrerliesAreCreeps: OrderliesAreCreeps: Steve has no issue obeying every morally dubious order Dr. Markoff, and seems to take perverse delight in being ordered to tie up Maxine.


* BeakingTheBonds: At the height of rage, Lawrence escapes the bed he has been strapped to by ripping his restraints out where they are attached to the floor

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* BeakingTheBonds: BreakingTheBonds: At the height of rage, Lawrence escapes the bed he has been strapped to by ripping his restraints out where they are attached to the floor

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