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Dr. Crygor
Dr. Crygor artwork for WarioWare: Get It Together!
Artwork from WarioWare: Get It Together!
Species Human (Cybernetically enhanced)
First appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Move It! (2023)
Latest portrayal Kyle Hebert[1] (2018-present)
“Hello. Dr. Crygor here. An experiment in fun is now in progress.”
Dr. Crygor, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!

Dr. Crygor is an elderly mad scientist and cyborg who performs quirky, yet harmless experiments and constructs various inventions at his private island laboratory in Diamond City. Dr. Crygor is additionally one of WarioWare, Inc.'s original employees. As such, he appears in every WarioWare installment except WarioWare: Snapped! and WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase. He is also often accompanied by his granddaughter, Penny, and his two robots, Mike and Doris 1.

As with the other WarioWare series characters, Dr. Crygor was designed by Ko Takeuchi.[2] His distinguishing attributes and traits include his red nose and angular V-shaped mustache, his cybernetic equipment and cryogenic suit, a rather stocky build, a frequent need to go to the bathroom, and high intelligence. Dr. Crygor's equipment consists of a metal helmet on his head, a visor with a glowing red eye, metal gloves, and metal boots. His name comes from the term "cryogenics" and the name "Igor", likely in reference to the character from Universal's Frankenstein film series.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

The diary of Dr. Crygor at the Japanese website for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! shares details of his everyday life. The diary revealed the events when he discovered 9-Volt's Fronk, and researched Orbulon's UFO. When Dr. Crygor went to purchase materials for his research, his jetpack ran out of fuel. He had to pick up a taxi to take him to the port. From the port, he had to swim to the island where his laboratory is located, almost drowning on the way. When he tried to dance flamenco, his leg cramped due to lack of exercise.[3]

Dr. Crygor has done numerous researches, including the heating and cooling of gummies, the results of eating chewing gum and chocolate together (which he accomplished when he was ten years old, to his friends' disbelief), what a mixture of coffee and tea tastes like, and the growth of hair. He also concocted a drink that makes Wario extremely intelligent; however, after Wario defecated, the drink's effects wore off. When Wario came to his laboratory, demanding for a spaceship, Dr. Crygor agreed and built one all night. However, when he tested the spaceship with the other WarioWare employees, the time had warped three weeks forward. From his discovery, Dr. Crygor deemed his spaceship a time machine.[3]

Dr. Crygor reluctantly attended Wario's round-table discussion, after the latter threatened to destroy his laboratory.[3] In the discussion, Dr. Crygor revealed that his microgames were inspired by his everyday life.[4]

  • While developing Berry Berry Good, he had difficulties recreating how the cake's surface crumbles if a strawberry lands on its edge.
  • When he desired to go to a beer garden, he came up with Pod Pinch.
  • After he saw a monkey eating a banana, Banana Munch was created.
  • Rough Puff was created when he wanted to eat a blowfish.
  • When he ran out of vegetables, he developed Veg Out. However, he ate too many vegetables when making the microgame, so he had to frequently relieve himself in the bathroom.

Dr. Crygor's diary stops at that point. He explains in the last entry that he would continue to study his time machine seriously and that he wanted to immerse himself in his researches. However, Dr. Crygor could not do as such, since the WarioWare employees misunderstood him as a "handyman" rather than a scientist. He then considered making his lab off-limits as well.[3]

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$![edit]

In the prologue sequence of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Dr. Crygor is shown with Orbulon as one of the friends that Wario enlists by phone to his "company", WarioWare, Inc., in order to create microgames. He, like Wario's other friends in Diamond City, accepts the invitation to the "company".

Dr. Crygor
Dr. Crygor feels the effects of the blue liquid

In his story, Dr. Crygor is in his laboratory, peering at a beaker filled with blue, effervescent liquid. He then dances around his lab, finishing off with a rose. Dr. Crygor then begins to sweat and reaches for a drink. He ends up grabbing the beaker. Upon drinking it, he suddenly comes down with stomach pains, then quickly runs for the restroom while shaking. Once finished, the toilet shoots an upward jet of water behind him, flooding his lab. The music played when this happens is the music that plays after a switch is pressed in Wario Land 4. Dr. Crygor attempts to swim away, but he is then sent rocketing into the sky. He tries to activate his jetpack, which fails, and he begins falling to the ground. Just as he is about to plummet, Don the Sparrow rescues Dr. Crygor and flies him to safety. After his stage is completed, Dr. Crygor can be seen with the rest of the WarioWare employees at the Gelateria, where he air-swims across the building.

Dr. Crygor's microgames are themed after Reality; thus, they feature photorealistic graphics. The instrumental that plays throughout his stage is his theme, Dr. Crygor's Bathroom Jam.

He also appears in the second half of the ending of Wario's second stage. While Wario is piloting his rocket, Dr. Crygor swims above the clouds. To both his and Wario's surprise, they collide with each other. The collision sends the rocket, the two, and the banknotes plunging to the sea near the harbor. In the roll credits featuring the WarioWare cast's names, voice clips of Dr. Crygor and the other WarioWare employees play off-screen. Once the credits finish, Dr. Crygor is shown being dragged by Wario as they paddle across the sea.

In the unlockable 2-player minigame VS Hurdle, Dr. Crygor appears as the character of the second player. The player has to press R Button to make him jump over the hurdles. Dr. Crygor has to compete with Orbulon in a hurdle race, and he must earn three cups to win the minigame.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$![edit]

Dr. Crygor sleeping on his toilet in a movie from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!.
Dr. Crygor sleeping on top of his toilet

In the movie "Toilet Commander" from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, Dr. Crygor is sleeping on his toilet in his lab, when a UFO suddenly crashes right in front of him, causing him to blast into above his lab. When he falls back into his lab, Dr. Crygor encounters Orbulon, Dribble, and Spitz, who greet him with "Hello! Hello!". After the scene irises out to just his legs, Dr. Crygor resumes his sleeping. In the next movie, "Yo-Ho Show Time", Dribble, Spitz, and Orbulon escort Dr. Crygor to Dribble's taxi and fly him out of his island.

Dr. Crygor appears as one of the ten playable characters in the game. As a playable character, his jumpsuit can be tinted in the player's color. He hosts the minigame Balloon Bang, whose graphics are photorealistically rendered. In the minigame, one player plays a microgame while the other players inflate a balloon by pressing A Button repeatedly until it pops, concluding the game. In another minigame, Outta My Way, he is one of the heavier characters (as with Wario, Jimmy T., Mona, and Dribble). Thus, he covers more of the screen, but moves slowly. If he loses at a microgame in any of the minigames, he clutches his stomach.

He can also be seen along with the other WarioWare, Inc. employees at Restaurant Sora Sora during the cast roll movie named "Shiner Diner". The game's options menu features him using a GameCube controller to control Jimmy T. inside a machine, which dispenses miniature versions of the characters.

As with the previous game, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! features Dr. Crygor's Reality microgames. The game also has a rearrangement of Dr. Crygor's Bathroom Jam, which plays when the player accesses his Character Intro or the menu for Balloon Bang.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

Part of Dr. Crygor's story in WarioWare: Twisted!
Dr. Crygor's Gravitator enveloping him and his belongings in bubbles
Part of Wario-Man's story in WarioWare: Twisted!
Dr. Crygor surprised at the appearance of Wario-Man

In the opening sequence of WarioWare: Twisted!, Dr. Crygor is called upon by Wario to help repair his broken Game Boy Advance. Dr. Crygor throws the system into his invention, the Gravitator, which spews out a bevy of smaller systems. Wario grabs one of the systems, only to discover that it lacks buttons. Dr. Crygor instructs him to try tilting the system, allowing Wario to pass one of his games easily. Mona and 9-Volt arrive at the lab, discovering the miniature systems. They both enjoy the tilt controls, inspiring Wario to make a new WarioWare game involving these controls for a huge profit.

Dr. Crygor and his new robot, which emerged from the Gravitator

In his stage's story, Dr. Crygor excitedly dances inside his lab to celebrate the completion of his Gravitator. Suddenly, the machine spews out bubbles, which envelop Dr. Crygor and many of his possessions. After escaping the bubble, he claims to be a genius and immediately powers up the Gravitator. Suddenly, the Gravitator dispenses a giant robot, which he rides in. While flying, Shuriken the Falcon rams into the robot and causes it to fall apart, revealing Dr. Crygor riding on a four-wheeled duck. Dr. Crygor seems doomed to fall until Shuriken returns to rescue him and fly him to Club Sugar.

Dr. Crygor's microgame set is named after his latest invention, and involves rotating the Game Boy Advance to alter the gravity of the microgames. The theme played in the prologue for his stage is "Bright Idea Boogie", which can also be found as a souvenir in Records.

Later, Dr. Crygor continues to create more systems with his Gravitator. Unbeknownst to him, Wario is on the conveyor belt leading to the machine. He goes inside the machine, then emerges as Wario-Man. Wario-Man then goes back into the Gravitator to power up, but Dr. Crygor tries to warn him that it is "too powerful to be toyed with". Despite his warning, Wario-Man takes no notice and flies up into space, with the Gravitator transforming into a robot suit encasing him. Dr. Crygor is last seen fishing as Wario-Man (now Wario) lands in the sea next to his lab.

Dr. Crygor also appears in WarioWare Twisted Marble Maze Game, where he can be seen on the Round 2 board.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

“The galaxy is my giant oyster!”
Dr. Crygor, WarioWare: Touched!
Dr. Crygor introducing the Tri-phonic Undulating Nanobot Automaton in WarioWare: Touched!.
Dr. Crygor unveiling his new invention, the Tri-phonic Undulating Nanobot Automaton
Dr. Crygor showing off his restored apple (as a result of the Tri-phonic Undulating Nanobot Automaton), from WarioWare: Touched!.Dr. Crygor squatting after being upgraded inside the Tri-phonic Undulating Nanobot Automaton, from WarioWare: Touched!.
Dr. Crygor before (left) and after (right) being affected by the Tri-phonic Undulating Nanobot Automaton

The prologue movie of Dr. Crygor's stage in WarioWare: Touched! features him, in his lab, showing off his Tri-phonic Undulating Nanobot Automaton, or TUNA, a machine capable of making objects younger than they are. Dr. Crygor tests his invention on an apple core, which is restored into an entire apple. He jumps into the compartment to see the apple, but it closes and traps him inside. The player has to spin the wheel of the TUNA to power it. When the TUNA's compartment opens, he emerges, younger and fitter and with a full helmet piece. In his epilogue movie, he notices his upgrades; then uses his jetpack to fly into outer space, approaching a group of Alien Bunnies.

In the game, Dr. Crygor's microgame set is called Slightly Unscrewed and involves sliding the Stylus in circular movements.

Subsequently, in Mike's story, Dr. Crygor has finished building a karaoke robot named as such. When Mike becomes operational, Dr. Crygor asks him to do some cleaning around the lab, then departs. In the story's epilogue, Dr. Crygor realizes that Mike has disappeared. He rides a taxi courtesy of Dribble & Spitz to find him on a planet inhabited by Alien Bunnies. When Dr. Crygor and Mike return to the lab, the former suggests that they should sing a duet. However, Mike is not impressed with his singing. After an argument, Mike leaves Dr. Crygor to go to the Hawt House.

When Dr. Crygor's microgame set is completed, a colorable portrait of him is unlocked in the souvenir Wario Paint. The thumbnail icon used to choose it depicts Dr. Crygor's earlier design, but the line art depicts his design from this game instead.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

Penny's prologue cutscene from WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Dr. Crygor competing against Penny in the Invent-Off
Mike and Dr. Crygor with the Kelorometer.
Dr. Crygor and Mike with the Kelorometer

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Dr. Crygor is shown to have a young granddaughter named Penny. The pre-intro cutscene of her stage has a cameo of Dr. Crygor: he is featured in a photograph, posing with a rose in his mouth. In Penny's stage, she and Dr. Crygor attend the Invent-Off competition at the Diamond Academy. They are put against each other to see who is the best inventor. Eventually, Penny produces her finished "masterpiece" (a tiny, Wario-themed motorbike), surprising and defeating Dr. Crygor. After defeating her grandfather, Penny sings to the cheering crowd. Dr. Crygor and Mike, dancing, accompany her while her motorbike rides around the wrestling ring.

After the player finishes the game's story mode, Dr. Crygor appears in his own stage. He emerges muscular and brawny from his new invention, the Kelorometer. It is capable of slimming down anything put into it. Dr. Crygor and Mike call the player, who is represented by a Mii wearing a red full-body suit. The Mii is then put inside the Kelorometer, starting the session. Dr. Crygor and Mike use stationary bicycles placed on top of conveyor belts to power the machine. After completing twenty microgames, the player's Mii is slimmed down based on their effort. The microgames featured in Dr. Crygor's stage are not his own, but are instead from the prior stages.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

An intro cutscene in WarioWare: D.I.Y.
Dr. Crygor with his latest invention, the Super MakerMatic 21

Dr. Crygor makes a short appearance in the opening cutscene of WarioWare: D.I.Y.. In his laboratory (referred to as "Crygor Labs" by the game), he plays video games on his Wii, using a controller akin to the Classic Controller. Suddenly, the game's characters start swarming out of the TV screen to attack him. He wakes up in his bed, with his nightmare inspiring him to build the Super MakerMatic 21, a machine that can instantly create microgames, records, and four-page black-and-white comics.

Dr. Crygor comic stamp from WarioWare: D.I.Y.

Later, Dr. Crygor and Penny are busy producing more Super MakerMatic 21 machines, when Wario comes in with a broken television, asking him if he could repair it. Wario sees the new machines on the conveyor belt and asks what they are. Dr. Crygor explains the machines' functions to Wario, giving Wario some ideas on making money with his new invention.

Aside from his appearance in the introduction sequence, Dr. Crygor also appears as a black-and-white stamp in the Comic MakerMatic. This game and WarioWare: Snapped! are the only games where Dr. Crygor does not have his own stage.

Game & Wario[edit]

Screenshot of Game & Wario
Dr. Crygor commenting on the two players' finished robots

In the opening cutscene of Game & Wario, Dr. Crygor, Penny, and Mike notice a new game console resembling the Wii U GamePad on the television.

Dr. Crygor hosts the Design minigame. In the minigame's prologue movie, he arises from his bed in his lab, only to suffer from a stomachache. He then goes to his bathroom and plops himself down on the toilet, only to find his bottom stuck inside it. To escape, he turns on a shower head fixed to the toilet's tank, which sends him through the drainpipe to an underground room. Dr. Crygor enters the room wearing a lab coat, with a rose between his teeth.

In Design, the player must draw accurate lines and shapes on the GamePad to build a robot. Dr. Crygor instructs the player throughout the minigame and reviews the quality of the lines that they have made. After the player has drawn the lines and built their robot, Dr. Crygor makes a verdict on their efforts.

Screenshot of Game & Wario
A bowling ball approaching a series of Dr. Crygor pins

Like most of the WarioWare, Inc. staff, Dr. Crygor is also in the Bowling minigame. He is shown dancing with the WarioWare cast inside the bowling alley, in the minigame's intro sequence. In the minigame itself, he is an animated picture on a bowling pin, moving his eye sideways when idle. If the ball knocks him down, he makes a disoriented expression. Dr. Crygor is also featured as the subject in the eleventh Mona Superscoop capsule. In the scoop, Dr. Crygor hires Mona as his assistant robot designer. However, after her first day of work, he says that her attempt was "absolute garbage". On the end of her day, Mona remarks that Dr. Crygor is "really difficult to please".

As with the other WarioWare employees, Dr. Crygor appears in Miiverse Sketch Masterpiece Collection, an online video series presenting commentaries on drawings of varying quality created in Miiverse Sketch. He is the host of the eleventh video, themed after drawings of frogs.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

“Why must fungi grow in such spooky climates? I'm all g-goose pimply.”
Dr. Crygor, WarioWare Gold
Dr. Crygor and Mike encountering Doris 1 in WarioWare Gold
Dr. Crygor and Mike encountering Doris 1

Dr. Crygor returns in WarioWare Gold alongside the rest of the series cast. In the game's prologue, he is shown as one of the employees that Wario calls to explain his newest profit scheme.

He hosts the second set of the Twist League, which has Sports-themed microgames that use gyro input similarly to WarioWare: Twisted!. In his story, Dr. Crygor and Mike are gathering fungi in Agate Forest, a location that the former considers spooky. Mike approaches Dr. Crygor from behind and scares him. After Mike tells him there may be a ghost in the forest, Dr. Crygor criticizes Mike for trying to prank him. Another robot named Doris 1 then approaches from behind and scares the two. Doris 1 recognizes Dr. Crygor as her creator who abandoned her, and proceeds to chase him. Later, Dr. Crygor takes in Doris 1 to his lab, out of generosity. Dr. Crygor then realizes that he dropped his fungi in the forest and asks Mike to return to retrieve them, but he refuses, causing him to panic.

Dr. Crygor also appears in Penny's stage. In her lab, Penny tests the Tonally Transformative Elixir on Dr. Crygor. Despite its horrible taste, the elixir succeeds in pitching up his voice, but gives him extreme stomach pain. To cure this, Penny takes out her Super-Special Tummy Tonic to heal the pain in his stomach. Eventually, the pain is counteracted, and Dr. Crygor then asks when the elixir's effects will wear off, as Penny giggles nervously. His appearance in this stage makes him and 9-Volt the only microgame hosts (aside from Wario himself) to have dialogue in more than one stage outside the Ultra League.

During the Dancing Team set of the Ultra League, Dr. Crygor arrives with Mona, Jimmy T, Mike, Fronk, Young Cricket, Master Mantis, Kat & Ana, and Penny to assist Joe in filling up his new nightclub, Club Joe. He unintentionally drives off almost everyone in the club with his dance moves. He is then seen dancing with the rest of the group after everyone comes back. In the epilogue of the game, Dr. Crygor and the rest of the WarioWare employees confront Wario, in order to persuade him to share his profits from the Wario Bowl. Wario tries to escape, only to be stopped by his employees. Dr. Crygor and Jimmy T agree to split the pay evenly, much to Wario's dismay.

Dr. Crygor flaunting Penny's inverted lab coat in his character trailer for WarioWare Gold.
Dr. Crygor posing while wearing Penny's jacket

Dr. Crygor appears in the secret minigame Memory Match as a stylized portrait on a pair of square character cards. In the top screen, he, Wario, Jimmy T, Mona, and 9-Volt, are on a beach, wearing grass skirts layered over their outfits.

In his character trailer, Dr. Crygor and Penny, in their respective labs, both wake up via each other's alarm clocks and do their morning routines. Dr. Crygor transitions from his original outfit to his current appearance through his invention (with it putting two rose blooms on top of his head). At the end of his routine, Dr. Crygor wears Penny's jacket and flaunts it, much to the chagrin of Penny and Doris 1.[5] He also appears in Lulu's character trailer, where he makes a cameo in one of her photographs. The photograph depicts Dr. Crygor and Mike each holding microphones, accompanied by Penny and Doris 1.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

“You see! I AM a genius!”
Dr. Crygor, WarioWare: Get It Together!

Dr. Crygor appears in WarioWare: Get It Together!. Notably, Dr. Crygor's design, excluding his swimwear, closely resembles his appearance from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! to WarioWare: Touched!. In the game's story mode, he appears in the opening cutscene, welding an object. He, along with the rest of the WarioWare, Inc. employees, gets sucked into the game world due to Wario's actions. His stage is the High Tech stage, which is available after Mona's That's Life stage is completed. In the pre-stage cutscene, Wario, Young Cricket, 18-Volt, and Mona notice Dr. Crygor in front of his stage entrance, who is distracted with his newfound ability, along with the corruption of his stage. After Wario gets Crygor's attention, Cricket explains the situation, causing Dr. Crygor to gain interest in the game bugs.

Dr. Crygor's dancing failing to impress the Flatterbots
Dr. Crygor receiving no reaction from the Flatterbots
Ice-Cream Lean from WarioWare: Get It Together!
Dr. Crygor in Ice-Cream Lean preventing the ice cream scoops from dropping

In his story, Dr. Crygor is testing a new invention in his top secret factory: Flatterbots. The robots successfully applaud Doris 1's cleaning and Mike's singing, but do not react to Dr. Crygor's dancing. Deeming the test a failure, Dr. Crygor recalls the Flatterbots. After his stage is cleared, Dr. Crygor joins Wario's crew and reassures his status as a genius.

When Dr. Crygor and the rest of the crew encounter Mike at the mine cart for the Remix stage, Dr. Crygor states he will not let Mike out of his sight again and commands him to stay with the crew. In the pre-stage cutscene for Jimmy T's stage, Dr. Crygor finds the darkness of the area to be spooky. When Mike mocks him for being afraid, he reasons his intellect makes him immune to such fear. Once the area gets even darker, he shrieks. In the pre-stage cutscene for Ashley's stages, he comments on the quantity of the corruption in the area.

After beating Anything Goes, Dr. Crygor goes back to the real world alongside most of the other WarioWare, Inc. employees, and chases after Wario after it is revealed their predicament was caused by his poor programming. However, they soon remember other people were left behind in the game world, and they immediately return to rescue them. After completing the three towers and collecting the Golden Cracked Mug, Golden Beehive, and Golden Toilet Paper Roll, he calls his granddaughter Penny to assist Wario and company in combining the objects.

As a playable character, Dr. Crygor is able to fly, but his form of control is different from other flying characters. Pressing and holding A Button makes him swim in the air and charge forward, and tilting Left Stick changes his direction. With his ability to ram into objects and free control over direction, Crygor excels in microgames where constant pressure is required (e.g. Don't Waste the Paste) and can easily use his ability to spin objects (e.g. Sanitation Station, Wind-Up Pup). However, his ability is weak in moving objects with precision as solid objects bounce off and are barely affected by Crygor's attacks. A major example of this disadvantage is Basically Water Polo, the only microgame considered a bad fit for him. Overall, Dr. Crygor has a fairly balanced amount of microgames that deem him an above-average or average fit (87 and 95 respectively).

His entrance animation consists of him diving into his inner tube and making a pose. When the player wins a microgame, Dr. Crygor dances and gyrates his hips. He sways his floating body, shocked, if the player loses at a microgame. If he gets KO'd, he loses his balance, with circling stars above his head.

WarioWare: Move It![edit]

Dr. Crygor, Penny and Mike's cutscene in WarioWare: Move It!
Dr. Crygor, Penny and Mike deducing what the mysterious creature may be

Returning to his design from WarioWare Gold, Dr. Crygor joins Wario and the rest of the crew to Caresaway Island in WarioWare: Move It!. On the cruise ship, Crygor is seen with Penny looking worriedly at a seasick Mike.

Dr. Crygor's level, titled "A Curious Case of Cave Art", is shared by Penny and Mike. It utilizes the forms "Massage" and "Big Cheese". In the prologue, they explore the rock art of Underarm Jungle, and discover art depicting a mysterious creature. Dr. Crygor believes that the drawing was inspired by an octopus. Dr. Crygor reveals his Time Obliterator 5.0, a stopwatch-like device, to transport them to the past in order to find out the source of the artwork. In the past, a caveman is seen engraving the art, using the creature as a reference. He discovers the three, and orders them to stand in order to draw them. In the epilogue, the caveman is finished and shows them the rock art, who are then amazed by it. Wario in the present-day notices the finished rock art of Dr. Crygor, Penny and Mike, confused.

Part of the Not-So-Relaxing Rapids intro cutscene
Penny, Ashley and Dr. Crygor prepare to add in their ingredients

Dr. Crygor also appears in Remix 1, where he helps Ashley with making a potion inside a vacation home. When he, Ashley, and Penny put the final touches on the potion, it causes an explosion which detaches the home from its foundation. The home is transported into a waterfall, which spills him, Ashley, Red, Lulu, Orbulon, Mike, Mona, and Penny onto the top of a jeepney. He also has his own extra stage, "Megagame Muscles", which is similar to Kelorometer.

Wario World[edit]

Dr. Crygor's icon from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! found in Wario World

In Wario World, an icon of Dr. Crygor can be found in Treasure Square. It is used to represent a demo of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! consisting of an infinite version of Repellion.

Made in Wario manga[edit]

Dr. Crygor and Yoshi as they appear in the one-shot Made in Wario manga.Yoshi: It so smells like my favorite fruit!! (What a great game...!)Dr. Crygor: But if you lose the microgame... stinks!!
Dr. Crygor demonstrating Niō Made in Wario, a scent-focused game, to Yoshi

In the one-shot manga Made in Wario, Dr. Crygor first appears alongside Mona, both holding Nintendo DS systems as they rush to Wario's office. They present their games to Yoshi and Luigi for play-testing, respectively. While Mona shows Luigi a WarioWare game that makes snarky comments at the player, Dr. Crygor shows Yoshi a WarioWare game (Niō Made in Wario) with built-in microchips that dispense pleasant scents when the player wins at a microgame. If the player loses at a microgame, the game stinks of feces instead; Yoshi encounters a microgame loss and is knocked unconscious by the noxious smell emanating from the system.

Later, at Sakebu Made in Wario, a game in the form of a rollercoaster, Dr. Crygor, Mona, Dribble, and Spitz witness Wario, Luigi, and Yoshi on a moving capsule-shaped ride. When Wario turns off the ride's power to dodge the mucus ball rolling towards him, Luigi, and Yoshi, the three are ejected from the capsule and are thrown into the goal signboard. Soon, Dr. Crygor, Mona, and Wario celebrate the success of the rollercoaster park.

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Dr. Crygor appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, depicted in his artwork from WarioWare: Touched!. When it is used in The Subspace Emissary, it increases the fighter's arm- and leg-based attacks by two increments.

Dr. Crygor also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that uses his artwork from Game & Wario. It can be obtained through purchasing in the Trophy Shop. When rotating the trophy to its backside, it depicts alternate art of him with a rose between his teeth, standing on one leg. Said art was drawn by Ko Takeuchi, as with the other WarioWare trophies.[6] The trophy's description states "Rumor has it he's even working on a time machine.". This is a reference to "Dr. Crygor no Kenkyū Nisshi", located in the Japanese WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! website; which has a series of entries where Dr. Crygor writes down his progress on building a rocket that turned out to be a time machine.[3]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dr. Crygor appears as an Advanced-class Spirit which depicts his WarioWare Gold appearance. When equipped on a fighter, it increases the strength of electric attacks. In World of Light, it is located on the Light Realm; outside, it can also be obtained from the Spirit Board. The spirit's corresponding battle sees the player facing against Dr. Mario, Wario, and R.O.B. in WarioWare, Inc., with Mike's Song playing in the background.

Nintendo Badge Arcade[edit]

WarioWare-series badge from Nintendo Badge Arcade

Dr. Crygor appears as a badge in Nintendo Badge Arcade in the WarioWare panel, which features the series cast. The badge uses his Game & Wario artwork from the opening cutscene of Design when he is stuck in his toilet, though the toilet itself is not depicted in the badge.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix[edit]

Rhythm Heaven Wiki article: Dr. Crygor
Miiverse capture of the Rhythmware set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix.
Dr. Crygor in the Wario... Where? variation of Freeze Frame
Dr. Crygor getting Perfect, from the Wario... Where? version of Freeze Frame from Rhythm Heaven MegamixDr. Crygor getting almost Perfect, from the Wario... Where? version of Freeze Frame from Rhythm Heaven MegamixDr. Crygor getting Miss, from the Wario... Where? version of Freeze Frame from Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Dr. Crygor's reactions after taking a perfect shot (left), a near-perfect shot (center), or a failed shot (right)

Dr. Crygor features in the Wario... Where? Challenge Trains of Rhythm Heaven Megamix, keeping his appearance from Game & Wario like other WarioWare characters. He appears in the background alongside Penny in the version of Fillbots 2 found in "Wario... Where?", which has Mike having the role of the ROBO M model robots being filled with liquid.

He also appears in the version of Freeze Frame found in "Wario... Where? 2: The Sequel". In it, Dr. Crygor takes on the role of T.J. Snapper as the playable character. At the Rhythm Kart race track, he has to take photos of Tiny Warios in cars and Dribble & Spitz in their taxi, as they pass by him.

Dr. Crygor is given only two lives, so he cannot miss more than once. Whenever Dr. Crygor successfully gets a shot of a vehicle at the exact moment it passes by, he smiles, with his eye dilating. If he times his shot earlier or later, he tilts his head to one side, with a single tear rolling from his visor. However, if Dr. Crygor fails to take photos of any of the moving vehicles, he bursts into tears, costing a life.

Tetris 99[edit]

From September 17th to September 21st, 2021, Tetris 99 ran the 24th Maximus Cup which featured a WarioWare: Get It Together! theme, where Dr. Crygor appears in the background.

General information[edit]

Physical description[edit]

Dr. Crygor's original appearance
Dr. Crygor's redesign
Some of Dr. Crygor's appearances throughout the WarioWare games

Dr. Crygor is a cyborg, with his parts being a metal helmet on his head, a visor, and metal gloves and boots. He is bald, and has an elongated, fair-skinned face with a flat chin, a large and round red (pinkish-red in some cases) nose, a pointy and thin brown mustache of a similar style to Waluigi's, and defined lips. Dr. Crygor has a plump build; his body is hunchbacked, and has a protruding stomach and pronounced posterior. In WarioWare Gold and later installments, he is redesigned to look more elderly; he is given wrinkles around his mouth, a shorter face with a flatter chin, and a skinny build. He is also noticeably smaller in said games, being only as tall as Ashley. One of his character cards from WarioWare Gold states his age as being "over 100 years old".

Unlike most WarioWare characters, Dr. Crygor's outfit varies in between games, similarly to Mona. In most of his appearances, he wears a green oval-shaped visor with a black screen that has one glowing red dot for an eye, obscuring his normal eyes; and a yellow full-body cryogenic jumpsuit with a narrow stripe. In earlier games, his eye is normally situated on the right side of his visor; after those games, his eye is shown usually centered. His metal helmet, which covers the upper half of his head, is studded and has ear coverings which resemble headphones. The prologue to WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! shows that he uses an antenna hidden inside his right ear covering when calling Wario. Both of his gloves have jointed fingers, and on the middle of each forearm, an orange dome.

In installments before WarioWare: Touched!, and in WarioWare: Get It Together!, Dr. Crygor has a blue color scheme. His metal helmet piece only covers the right side of his head, exposing his scalp. Only his left arm and right leg are covered by metal implements. He also wears this outfit when retiring into bed, as shown in his and Penny's character trailer in WarioWare Gold.[5] In WarioWare: Get It Together!, his visor is bigger, and the previously-exposed opposite limbs are covered with a yellow rubber glove and a yellow boot. Due to his design being simplified, his single glove in that game completely lacks joints. The blue jetpack he carries on his back has a design which is mostly oval, with a green dome on the front.

After Dr. Crygor's TUNA upgrade in WarioWare: Touched!, the left side of his head is also covered with another metal helmet piece. He has his gloves and boots on both of his arms and legs. He also gains a red, if not pink, color scheme. His jetpack this time is mostly metal rods with spheres on each tip, and has red accents. Dr. Crygor's red outfit is kept in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, mostly in Penny's stage, until the Kelorometer stage, when he is upgraded further, gaining a muscular build. His suit in the latter stage is yellow with gray accents, and has a blue cloak. He has pointed ear coverings, and has his mask cover the majority of his head except his nose and mouth. WarioWare: D.I.Y. gives Dr. Crygor a unique design with a gray color scheme. He also has a tapering green stripe in between his visor and metal helmet, which has a yellow round antenna on top. However, he no longer carries his jetpack, starting from this game to so on.

In Game & Wario and Rhythm Heaven Megamix, Dr. Crygor wears a black jumpsuit, layered with a white lab coat. He has a bigger and arched visor which overlaps with his nose. He has grayish-blue accents on his metal helmet and gloves. He is rendered in a more realistic art style in Design's title screen; his visor has a red screen, and he has a less angular mustache. In the latter game's Freeze Frame variation, Dr. Crygor does not wear his lab coat. WarioWare Gold keeps his metal helmet, visor, and gloves from Game & Wario. In that game, he wears a white shorts jumpsuit with a wide gray stripe, and grayish-blue boots. His ear coverings are also simplified, with each one having one segment instead of two. In art for WarioWare: Move It!, which retains his Gold design, Dr. Crygor's vacation attire features short sleeves on his white jumpsuit; this is the first game in the series to feature him wearing such sleeves.

WarioWare: Get It Together! adds a green polka-dot inner tube and similarly-colored flippers to his original outfit as his swimwear. Like Design's title screen, Dr. Crygor is depicted realistically (albeit somewhat stylized) in the title screen for the minigame Frenemy Frenzy, as with most of the WarioWare cast.

Personality and traits[edit]

The alternate pose for the Dr. Crygor trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Dr. Crygor is often shown holding a rose when dancing.

Being a mad scientist, Dr. Crygor has an eccentric, curious disposition and is intelligent; thus, he can immediately come up with creative ideas. He is also convinced about his skills and has a large ego; after he builds and finishes one of his inventions, he presents it boastfully. According to Mona in one of her Superscoops, he is difficult to be pleased, and takes priority in the quality of his inventions. In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Dr. Crygor dismisses the quality of the microgames of other WarioWare employees as being unrealistic, compared to his photorealistic microgames. Despite his critical judgment, he is interested in hiring the player as assistant, as shown in his profile page in the Japanese website for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, and in the completion screen for Design in Game & Wario.[7] Dr. Crygor's Rank B character card in WarioWare Gold reveals that he has built many inventions for the WarioWare employees. He frequently uses complex and science-related words in his speech; this is best demonstrated in the descriptions for his microgames in WarioWare Gold and WarioWare: Get It Together!.

Dr. Crygor artwork for WarioWare: Get It Together!
Dr. Crygor sitting on a toilet while being surrounded by roses

Despite having high intelligence, Dr. Crygor is also easily frightened. The opening sequence for WarioWare: D.I.Y. begins with him having a nightmare wherein video game characters close in on him from his TV, much to his surprise. In WarioWare Gold, he screams whenever something approaches him from behind. When Doris 1 lashes out at him for abandoning her in Agate Forest, he runs away from her in extreme fear as she chases him. As pointed out by his robot Mike in WarioWare: Get It Together!, he is scared of the dark. Dr. Crygor initially denies the fear, but when Jimmy T's stage becomes dark, he screams, terrified. Mike then mocks Dr. Crygor, calling him a "scaredy-cat".

Another interest of Dr. Crygor, aside from science, is his romance; when shown dancing or celebrating, he either produces a single rose or is surrounded by roses. As shown in WarioWare: Get It Together!, Dr. Crygor loves the Rose Prezzy as well as liking the Wedding Dress, indicating this trait. His Rank A character card in Gold claims that he was a "dashing romantic" when he was a young man. In Game & Wario, his character card mentions that he is interested in celebrity gossip. The card also states that he is taking flamenco dance lessons. His dance movements are fluid and involve limb contortion; but they repel people away, as demonstrated when he dances in Club Joe, and when his Flatterbots in his secret factory fail to laud his dance moves. He is also terrible in singing; when challenging Mike to a duet in WarioWare: Touched!, the latter comments on the former's singing as "99.78% awful".

Toilets are associated with Dr. Crygor, as shown by the toilet paper motifs seen in some WarioWare games. Even the entrance to Dr. Crygor's underground lab is a toilet, as depicted in Game & Wario. In WarioWare: Get It Together!, he also greatly appreciates the Toilet Paper, Super-Fancy Toilet, and Golden Toilet Prezzies, furthering this preference. When hit with stomach pains, Dr. Crygor immediately goes to his lab's restroom in order to relieve himself of them. So far, the only voluntary cause of his stomach illnesses is the chemicals mixed in the fluids that he consumes, such as the Tonally Transformative Elixir, or the blue liquid in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.

Voice[edit]

From WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! to Game & Wario, Dr. Crygor was voiced by Tim O'Leary.[8] His voice in these games is of a deep baritone, and is also robotic and filtered. This voice was tweaked for WarioWare: Smooth Moves, where it has less filter applied. In WarioWare Gold and later titles, Dr. Crygor is given a new voice, which was provided by Kyle Hebert.[1] Instead of a deep pitch, Dr. Crygor's next voice is of higher pitch, has a nasal quality, and is more comical. His appearance in WarioWare: Get It Together! has Kyle Hebert portray Dr. Crygor's voice more subtly. However, in the Japanese versions of said games, his voice, provided by Kensuke Matsui, has a pitch which is closer to his prior voice.

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Powers and abilities[edit]

Dr. Crygor swimming in mid-air, in the epilogue for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.

Dr. Crygor has the ability to swim in mid-air as demonstrated in the ending cutscene of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! when he swims in the sky and inadvertently hits Wario's rocket. In WarioWare: Get It Together!, air-swimming is shown as his main ability. Despite having a jetpack, it sometimes fails on him. The epilogue for his story in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! shows his jetpack failing to work, making him fall down. However, in WarioWare: Touched! after Dr. Crygor has been upgraded, he can use his improved jetpack to soar into outer space.

Relationships[edit]

Penny's first blog post image on the Japanese website for WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Dr. Crygor hanging out with Penny on the beach, as shown on the latter's first blog post in the Odoru Made in Wario website

Wario, Dr. Crygor's employer, always relies on the latter whenever he needs to get one of his possessions repaired. When Wario accidentally destroys his Game Boy Advance in WarioWare: Twisted!, he went to his lab so that he can get it fixed. After the system went through the Gravitator, Dr. Crygor even teaches him how to use one of the resulting buttonless systems. In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Wario went again to the lab to have his television repaired. However, Dr. Crygor is also responsible for causing the demise of Wario's getaway rocket in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, despite the other employees failing to stop the latter. Wario is shown annoyed as Dr. Crygor paddles him to the coast.

Despite being a creation of Dr. Crygor, Mike shows contempt for the former. He is shown to criticize Dr. Crygor's singing in WarioWare: Touched!, even leaving him after an argument. In WarioWare Gold, Mike makes dry comments to Dr. Crygor when the latter tells him that he is worried about him. He even falls for Mike's claim that Agate Forest has "paranormal frequencies". Later, when Dr. Crygor enlists Mike to return to the forest and retrieve the mushrooms which he had left, he refuses. In Dr. Crygor's character trailer, Mike shows no reaction when the former poses wearing a pink jacket; unlike Penny and Doris 1.

Penny is Dr. Crygor's granddaughter. Her blog from the Japanese website for WarioWare: Smooth Moves reveals that Dr. Crygor has a bad reputation, being called names such as "abnormal" and "weirdo". Despite being a target of ridicule, he is still loved dearly by Penny for his intelligence.[9] In turn, Dr. Crygor has great affection for his granddaughter, and is often seen helping Penny test out her inventions. He even submits to Penny when she defeats him in the Invent-Off. In WarioWare Gold, he reluctantly states that he supports her ambition of being a famous singer, regardless of how her experiments turn out. His character trailer from WarioWare Gold reveals that he and Penny share identical morning routines.[5] Dr. Crygor is also overprotective of Penny; as shown in one of his character artworks in WarioWare: Get It Together!, he was chasing her when she was still a baby.

Inventions[edit]

Portrayals[edit]

  • Tim O'Leary (2003-2006, 2013)[8]
  • Kyle Hebert (2018-present)[1]
  • Kensuke Matsui (2018-present, Japanese)
  • Alberto Castillo (2018-present, Latin American Spanish)[10]
  • David Jenner (2018-present, European Spanish)[11]
  • Martial Le Minoux (2018-present, French)[12]
  • Giorgio Bonino (2018-present, Italian)[13]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Dr. Crygor bio from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!.
In-game profile of Dr. Crygor from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
Main article: List of Dr. Crygor profiles and statistics

Game & Wario character card[edit]

  • Genius scientist
  • Loves celebrity gossip
  • Taking flamenco lessons
  • Prefers two-ply toilet paper

WarioWare Gold character card[edit]

  • Rank CDr. Crygor has reengineered many things—including himself! He might not look it, but he's over 100 years old.
  • Rank BDr. Crygor might be a bit eccentric, but he's very smart. He's built tools and robots for his friends.
  • Rank ADr. Crygor was said to be quite the dashing romantic when he was a young man. Or so he keeps saying...

List of appearances[edit]

Title Description Original release date System/format
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Microgame host Japan:
March 26, 2003
Game Boy Advance
Wario World Icon cameo at Treasure Square Japan:
June 23, 2003
Nintendo GameCube
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! Microgame host, playable character Japan:
October 17, 2003
Nintendo GameCube
WarioWare: Twisted! Microgame host Japan:
October 14, 2004
Game Boy Advance
WarioWare: Touched! Microgame host Japan:
December 2, 2004
Nintendo DS
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Microgame host Japan:
December 2, 2006
Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker cameo Japan:
January 31, 2008
Wii
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Cameo Japan:
April 29, 2009
Nintendo DS
Game & Wario Minigame host Japan:
March 28, 2013
Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Trophy North America:
November 21, 2014
Wii U
Nintendo Badge Arcade Badge cameo Japan:
December 17, 2014
Nintendo 3DS
Rhythm Heaven Megamix Wario... Where? host, playable character Japan:
June 11, 2015
Nintendo 3DS
WarioWare Gold Microgame host Europe:
July 27, 2018
Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Japan:
December 7, 2018
Nintendo Switch
Tetris 99 Cameo Worldwide:
February 13, 2019
Nintendo Switch
WarioWare: Get It Together! Microgame host, unlockable playable character Worldwide:
September 10, 2021
Nintendo Switch
WarioWare: Move It! Microgame host, playable character Worldwide:
November 3, 2023
Nintendo Switch

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Dr. Crygor.

Quotes[edit]

Main article: List of Dr. Crygor quotes
  • "Very good, indeed. My <player's name> Theory was valid. Yes." — WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
  • "Impressive! You cleared my stage! Did you enjoy my new invention?" — WarioWare: Twisted!
  • "Insert the remains of an apple... Turn... Recycled! Ha! It works! And... Wha?!" — WarioWare: Touched!
  • "Excellent! Prepare for liftoff!" — WarioWare: Touched!
  • "Be my robot-building assistant." — Game & Wario website
  • "It looks OK but seems really inefficient. Total waste of energy!" — Game & Wario
  • "What? A pop star?! Of course I support you no matter what, but..." — WarioWare Gold
  • "Game bugs? Glitches? Wonderful! I shall be sure to study them in my laboratory!" — WarioWare: Get It Together!
  • "I am not! My superior intellect is incapable of such an irrational fear." — WarioWare: Get It Together!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Dr.クライゴア[14]
Dokutā Kuraigoa
Dr. Crygor

Chinese (simplified) 克莱格博士[15]
Kèláigé Bóshì
Dr. Crygor

Chinese (traditional) 克萊格博士
Kèláigé Bóshì
Dr. Crygor

Dutch Dr. Crygor
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French Dr. Crygor
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German Dr. Crygor
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Italian Dr. Crygor
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Korean Dr. 크라이고어[16]
Dr. Keuraigoeo
Dr. Crygor

Portuguese Dr. Crygor
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Russian Доктор Крайгор[17]
Doktor Kraygor
Doctor Crygor

Spanish Dr. Crygor
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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Iwata Asks: Nintendo DSi: Big One-off Performance
  3. ^ a b c d e Nintendo. Dr.クライゴアの『研究日誌』その2. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Nintendo. 『メイド イン ワリオ スタッフスペシャル座談会』. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
  5. ^ a b c Nintendo UK (November 8, 2018). WarioWare Gold - Penny & Dr. Crygor Character Trailer (Nintendo 3DS). YouTube. Retrieved March 17, 2023.
  6. ^ Ko Takeuchi's answer to a question on Twitter
  7. ^ Nintendo. Dr.クライゴアの『自己研究報告書』. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  8. ^ a b @GhostofTim (June 23, 2016). "If memory serves, I did voices for the doc and Orbulon, but that's it for the WarioWare franchise." Twitter. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  9. ^ Nintendo. おどる メイド イン ワリオ. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  10. ^ 31 Horas México (January 15, 2019). Characters and Voice Actors - WarioWare Gold (Latin America Spanish). YouTube. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  11. ^ doblajevideojuegos.es. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  12. ^ doublanim.fr. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  13. ^ antoniogenna.net Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  14. ^ Nintendo. さわるメイドインワリオ. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  15. ^ iQue. WarioWare Touched! for Nintendo DS. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  16. ^ Nintendo. 만져라 메이드 인 와리오. nintendo.co.kr. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  17. ^ NintendoRU. (November 8, 2018). WarioWare Gold — трейлер Пенни и доктора Крайгора (Nintendo 3DS). Retrieved November 8, 2018.