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Your opinions on Karbunkle.

Yeah yeah, I know this sounds stupid, to make a topic solely based on how people feel about certain character.

But I do have a reason here. As much as I've seen, Karbunkle is probably the least liked character in the show.

So, I'm basically asking, what is [b]your[/b] opinion on Karbunkle? And please, explain why you hate/like him?

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He's entirely too whiny and subservient, and that nails-on-chalkboard voice really incites violence after a while. It's the first two mentioned that bug me though, with that brain I reckon he could do a lot better :P

But then again I think all the villains could do a lot better, but then again it has once more been relegated to land of "let's assume kids are braindead morons who need everything spelt out for them" cartoons so it makes sense that they're dumber than TV show villains (which I also don't watch because they're too bloody stupid).

I like his concept, he's a great "evil scientist", just maniacal enough without falling into the random chaotic psychosis that seems to grip the majority of mad scientists and plenty of intelligence though they could play that up a bit more too. If the bolts failed once someone that smart would be able to find a better way to anchor it :P

(and we'll ignore the physics etc involved in undoing bolts that size ;)

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After I realized that Karbunkle was a guy? XD I actually rather like him, especially in later episodes. His voice can get to me at times, but the scene that really made me like him was one episode (can't remember the title now) when Limburger's pants ripped. Karbunkle was all 'your posterior end is showing' but he used a different terminology for it. LImburger turned to him and goes "WHAT are you talking about?!" And greasepit then sees the site and laughs 'hey boss! yer rear end's showin'!' and poor Karbunkle gets snapped at by Limburger 'why didn't you tell me?!'. The poor doc's only response was 'i tried to!'. :D I loved that scene.

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I somewhat like him, he's different from other evil scientists. Yet he fails time after time again but he tries to at least. Just to think of: to imagine everything he cooked up you have to have a huge imagination and understanding of technology to create all of his evil devices? At least from all the bad guys, he has brains. Only used the wrong way. If he would have found real evil use for his overactive brain he could be really dangerous.

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I'm not sure whether I like him or if he just freaks me out. XD

I used to wonder as a kid whether he was a guy or not. I mean we had cross-dressing Limburger, so why not?

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Yeah, Karbunkle is at his best when he isn't going all 'mad scientist'. He can be pretty honest and calm during those times.

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*chuckles*
well, technically he is quite of a smart one and being creative, always coming up with new devices and plots, so that's nothing to sniff about of. Just unlucky for him that unlike all "normal" scientists his work always gets trashed by the uncalculated "mouse" factor in this case.... hmm... now if he would just count the mice busting in and blasting stuff up more as a 99% chance of solid fact in happening instead of mere chance, he might actually get somewhere.
Oh yeah.... has anyone thought that considering Freddie that he has created... and being apparently sucker for pain and his red heart boxers.... why oh why does he always wear only his lab coat and HIGH HEELED boots?

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XD WHy do you think I always thought he was a girl when I first started watching the show? XDD

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Perhaps because he's short without?

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I always thought he wore them so he could look more human. Limburger and company are more 'in-the-open' than the Biker Mice, so they HAVE to take extra measures to hide their alien looks.

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I guess so, unfortunately he does look ridicilous with them. But when having such small feet I guess it's hard to find decent shoes fit for a man.

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mwah..... and here i thought that he was a human to begin with :P

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LMAO...

It's because all cross dresser stereotypes wear high heels. Didn't you know that? ;)

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he is sadistic, a genius, yet most of his invention fails. AFTER he already worked on the mice on Mars. (Modo's arm works, Throttle's eyes.... seem to.) He needs time to perfect things and Limburger / most fish. DOn't give him enough time.

We don't know what he is. humaniod but what?

Karbunkles Voice actor Susan Blu is one of my FAV. female artists.

Karbunkle was much more dasterdly on the 1st season of BMFM and on OUATOM, but they really .... feminized.... him?... in season two, making him a whinny, snivingling... boot licker.

Although that too customized car/chopper/sub was REALLY kewl... uhm... in what episode is it that fred and Karbunkle are turned into pink ooooz? the one with the bugs?

either way.

I like Karbunkle as a sadistic evil villian, he's more intresting in the comics. BUT the toonized sissy they changed him into suits as a comic relife at time.

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Wow, completely opposite here.

I always thought the 'hey, let's have fun on Karbunkle' thing started at the fourth ep.

And I think the fact that we see him doing other stuff than the mad scientist stuff, and reacting to the wreakage more realistically, more real.

But, it's your opinion, and I respect that.

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I want to point out that men wearing heeled boots are not always cross-dressers. I'd like to point out Zorro, the Musketeers, Paul Revere, Errol Flynn, dancers wearing Cuban heeled shoes, pirates (some of them), Ben Franklin, and Adam and The Ants (pictured below).

Kishi wrote:

LMAO...

It's because all cross dresser stereotypes wear high heels. Didn't you know that? ;)

[img]http://miceinfreefall.com/photo19_files/image002.jpg[/img]

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yes but Karbunkle's are almost stiletto-like. XD Either way, I like the character. I always have. :D Shoes not withstanding. I think those shoes though are the reason his back is always hunched over. I know MINE would be after wearing those boots all the time. XDD I can't walk in heels. it's actually quite a comical sight when I try.XD

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Yeah, and the fact that he can run, jump and move in them like it wasn't a big deal.

Karbunkle's got pretty many talents, he is seen using a plane,snowmobile,ATV..if he wanted, he could ride a bike too (sorry London ^^''). Plus, he can direct a orchestra, go macguver, can roar (yes, he was in 'cat' form at that time, but cats purr not roar XD).

So, when I'm jokingly filling a character sheet for him I give him the merit: Jack of all trades.

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*laughs* i do have to point out that all of those characters you mention wearing boots, it all depends of time period.....
And Ana.... it's really fun to watch a fan rooting for him and bringing on new angles :P

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like one of my teachers said: someone is not totally a jerk, but partially jerk. Everbody got different sides you just have to see.

enough wise wase stuff, I think Carbuncle is just one of my favourite villains just because he's just so evil and loving it.

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Whipblade, it's a bit later, but the ep you were referring to is Cheeseloggers.

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The mad scientist bit is awesome, and...I think he's a dragqueen in the closet (c'mon; a voice like that AND those boots? he's GOTTA be a transvestite!)

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He has one REALLY annoying voice and is DEFINITELY a very evil mad scientist.

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I always thought Karbunkle was a human who works for Limburger for personal goals of getting rich and being the best mad scientist.

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I found him very amusing. And I myself like many of you questioned for a while rather he was male of female. The other thing that bugged me to no end was what's the deal with the plug like thing coming from a black box on his waist to his head about?