Dr. Crygor

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Dr. Crygor
Dr. Crygor artwork for WarioWare: Get It Together!
Dr. Crygor, as he appears in WarioWare: Get It Together!
Species Human (Cyborg)
First appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest appearance Tetris 99 (24th Maximus Cup, cameo) (2021)
WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021, Mario franchise)
Latest portrayal Kyle Hebert[1] (2018-present)
“My labor of mechanical love is finally complete!
I call it the "Tri-phonic Undulating Nanobot Automaton" or TUNA! With my brilliant TUNA, I can transform an apple core back to its original deliciousness!”
Dr. Crygor, WarioWare: Touched!

Dr. Crygor is a mad scientist featured in the WarioWare series who performs wacky and mostly harmless experiments on his private island laboratory in Diamond City. He is also a cyborg, whose robotic components include a visor with a glowing, red eye, metal hands, a metal plate on his head, and metal legs. As of yet, it is never explained why Crygor has these robotic replacements. His name comes from the term "cryogenics" and the name "Igor," likely in reference to the character from Universal's Frankenstein films.

In addition to being a scientist, Dr. Crygor is a WarioWare, Inc. employee. As such, he frequently appears as one of the stage or mode hosts in the WarioWare games.


WarioWare series[edit]

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

Dr. Crygor feels the effects of the blue liquid.

Dr. Crygor can be seen in the intro of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, where he is called by Wario to join his company WarioWare, Inc. and to produce microgames for his upcoming game. Like Wario's other friends in Diamond City, Dr. Crygor agrees.

In his stage, Dr. Crygor is in his laboratory dancing. After finishing off his dance, the mad scientist reaches for something to drink and ends up grabbing a beaker filled with a blue liquid. He drinks it and suddenly comes down with food poisoning. He quickly runs for the restroom, shaking all the while. Once finished, the toilet explodes behind him, flooding his lab. Dr. Crygor attempts to swim away but is sent rocketing into the sky. He tries to activate his jetpack, but it doesn't work, and he begins falling to the ground. Luckily, Don the Sparrow catches Dr. Crygor and flies him to safety.

At the ending of the game, he accidentally hits Wario's rocket and makes it crash into the harbor. He and Wario paddle the rocket to safety.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

Dr. Crygor and his new robot in WarioWare: Twisted!

In the intro of WarioWare: Twisted!, Dr. Crygor is called upon by Wario to help fix his broken Game Boy Advance. Crygor throws the system into his latest invention, the Gravitator, which spews out hundreds of smaller systems. Wario grabs one of these, only to find that it lacks any buttons. Dr. Crygor instructs him to try tilting the system, and Wario does, allowing him to pass one of his games with ease. After showing it to Mona and 9-Volt, both of which enjoy the tilting controls, Wario gets the idea to sell the system to make a huge profit.

In his stage, Dr. Crygor excitedly dances around his lab to celebrate the completion of his newest invention, the Gravitator. Suddenly the machine spews out bubbles, which trap Crygor and many of his possessions. After escaping the bubble, the scientist claims to be a genius and immediately fires up the machine. Suddenly, the Gravitator bursts open, revealing a giant robot. Dr. Crygor jumps into the robot and flies off in it. However, while flying, Shuriken the Falcon rams into the robot, causing it to fall apart, to reveal him riding atop a mechanical duck. Dr. Crygor seems doomed until Shuriken returns to rescue him.

In Wario-Man's story, as Dr. Crygor continues to create more games with his Gravitator, Wario is on the conveyor belt and goes into the Gravitator, coming out 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 dangerous to risk it, but Wario-Man took no notice and flies up into space. Dr. Crygor is last seen fishing as Wario-Man (now Wario) lands in the sea next to his lab.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Dr. Crygor appears once again in WarioWare: Touched!, this time showing off his "Tri-phonic Undulating Nanobot Automaton", or TUNA, a machine capable of making objects younger. Crygor tests his invention on an apple core, which is transformed back into a full apple. The scientist jumps into the machine to see the apple, but the hatch closes trapping him inside. When he escapes he becomes younger and more fit. Using his jet-pack, he flies into space where he is then seen with a group of Alien Bunnies.

Later on, in the story segment of Mike, Dr. Crygor has just finished building a karaoke robot and naming him Mike. When this robot becomes operational, he announces that he is going out, and asks Mike to do some cleaning around the lab. While his master is gone, Mike's original karaoke programming is triggered by blowing a pile of dust off a windowsill, and overrides his cleaning software, making him blast out of the lab and into space to host a karaoke party on a faraway planet, and lands on the planet of the Alien Bunnies. Soon, Dr. Crygor, having realised that Mike had gone missing, hitches a taxi courtesy of Dribble & Spitz, and finds out where Mike had been. When they get home, Dr. Crygor suggests that they should sing a duet, but Mike isn't impressed with his singing and, following an argument, Mike leaves again for the Hawt House.

This is the first game where the left half of Crygor's head is also covered by a metal plate.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

Mike and Dr. Crygor with the Kelorometer.
Dr. Crygor competing against Penny

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Dr. Crygor is shown to have a granddaughter, a young inventor named Penny. In her stage, she attends a competition called the "Invent-Off" at Diamond Academy and is put against her grandfather to see who is the best inventor. After what appears to be a mental fight between the two, Penny pulls her winning invention (a motorcycle) out of thin air, surprising Dr. Crygor. After defeating her grandfather, Penny sings a song to the cheering crowd.

Later, Dr. Crygor stars in a stage. Here he reveals his latest invention, the large machine known as the Kelorometer, capable of slimming down anything put into it. After completing twenty microgames, the player's Mii is slimmed down and their performance is graded.

WarioWare: D.I.Y.[edit]

Dr. Crygor with his latest invention, the Super MakerMatic 21.

In WarioWare: D.I.Y., Dr. Crygor appears in the introduction scene, where he is in his laboratory playing video games on his Wii. Suddenly, the game's characters start swarming out of the TV screen to attack him, until it turns out that he was having a bad dream. This weird dream then gives him an idea for a new invention, and eventually he builds the Super MakerMatic 21, a machine that can create microgames, records and four-page black and white comics in a near-instant.

Deep in his laboratory, Dr. Crygor and his granddaughter, Penny, are busy building more Super MakerMatic 21 machines, when Wario comes in with a broken television, asking him if he could fix it. Wario sees the new machines on the conveyor belt, asking what those are. Dr. Crygor explains to Wario about the machines' functions, giving Wario some ideas on making money with his new invention.

Although Dr. Crygor does not have a microgame stage of his own in this game, the player can enter his laboratory after it has been unlocked and create microgames, music records and comics using his invention.

Game & Wario[edit]

Dr. Crygor also appears in Game & Wario, where he hosts the Design minigame. In the minigame's introduction, he is seen getting up from his bed in his laboratory, and going to his toilet (which has a shower installed on it). He has trouble getting off of the toilet and ends up inside it, moving through pipes until he reaches another room.

In the minigame, the player must draw lines and shapes of certain sizes to build a robot. Dr. Crygor gives the player instructions throughout the minigame.

He is also in the Bowling minigame, depicted on a pin like most other characters in the game.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

Dr. Crygor and Mike encountering Doris 1.

Dr. Crygor returns in WarioWare Gold, hosting the second set of the Twist League. In his story, he and Mike are stuck in Agate Forest, a location filled with “paranormal frequencies” when they run into a robot named Doris 1. Doris 1 recognizes Dr. Crygor as her creator, who abandoned her for reasons undisclosed and proceeds to chase him. Later, after the confusion is cleared, Dr. Crygor takes in Doris 1 out of generosity, and Doris 1 contradicts Mike's claims that there is no paranormal activity, claiming that it walked right through her. Dr. Crygor then realizes that he dropped the fungi in the forest, and asks Mike to go back there, but he refuses.

Dr. Crygor also appears in Penny's stage. Penny tests the Tonally Transformative Elixir on Dr. Crygor, only for him to have extreme stomach pain. To cure this, Penny whips out her Super-Special Tummy Tonic to cure 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.

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.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

Dr. Crygor receiving no reaction from the Flatterbots

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 in 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 Crygor to gain interest in the game bugs.

In his story, Dr. Crygor is testing a new invention in a 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 the gang, reassuring his status as a genius.

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 co. 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 will bounce off Crygor's attacks, which also have little effect on moving the objects. A major example of this disadvantage is Basically Water Polo, the only microgame considered a bad fit. Overall, Dr. Crygor has a fairly balanced amount of microgames that deem him an above-average or average fit (87 and 95 respectively).

Rhythm Heaven Megamix[edit]

Crygor's appearance in the Freeze Frame remake.

Dr. Crygor makes several appearances in the Wario... Where? challenge set of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. He first appears in the background alongside Penny in the set's version of Fillbots 2, which now features Mike as one of the models of robots being filled with liquid. He later stars as the player character in the set's version of Freeze Frame, which has him taking photos of racing Tiny Warios and Dribble & Spitz.

Other appearances[edit]

Dr. Crygor appears as a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The trophy's description states "Rumor has it he's even working on a time machine."; this is a reference to the "diary" section of the Japanese WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! official site, which has a page where Dr. Crygor writes down his progress on building a time machine [2] Dr. Crygor also appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Spirit.


Dr. Crygor has his own set of microgames in each of the WarioWare titles, except for WarioWare D.I.Y. and Warioware: Smooth Moves.

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Crygor's collection is of the Reality genre, which means that sprites or backgrounds used in his games are ripped from photographs. His games include putting a cat to sleep and defending a fish from predators.

In WarioWare: Twisted!, Dr. Crygor's games involve changing the direction of gravity by tilting the Game Boy Advance system in the stage The Gravitator. Here his games include making doors open and flipping a man upside down.

WarioWare: Touched! has players spinning the stylus in circles to complete Dr. Crygor's microgame selection, entitled Slightly Unscrewed.

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves!, Dr. Crygor's stage involves completing microgames taken from other characters' stages to slim down the player's Mii with the Kelorometer.

In WarioWare Gold, his games are part of the Twist League and have a Sports theme.


Profiles and statistics[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

Profile page from the WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! manual[edit]

I am Dr. Crygor, the genius scholar. The others have said a "dangerous" scholar, but I pay no mind to their opinions. My laboratory is set up to further my experiments in reality games. Feel free to stop by and contribute to my research. It is quite fun. Did you know that I was the one who created Wario's car? What? You do not know? Do your research!

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

  • Age: Unknown
  • Occupation: Genius Scientist
  • Equipment: Cryogenic Suit
  • This odd genius lives in seclusion. He built Wario's bike, Mona's moped, Kat's sword, and Jimmy's cell phone. He wears a cryogenic suit that doesn't protect his head.

WarioWare: Touched! website bio[edit]

Diamond City's resident mad scientist is on permanent spin cycle. You can even whirl a planet into a black hole. Won't that look cool on your resume?

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 reenginereered 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...

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

European website bio[edit]
  • "Part robot, part mad scientist, Dr. Crygor can swim in any direction to nail those microgames."
Character description[edit]
  • Intro description: "This genius scientist is so good at making mechanical marvels, he made a cyborg out of himself!"
  • Break Room description: "This genius scientist is so good at making mechanical marvels, he made a cyborg out of himself. These self-improvements have not solved his terrible tummy troubles."

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
A sticker of Dr. Crygor WarioWare: Touched! [Arm, Leg] - Attack +2

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears In American English description British English description
Dr. Crygor Dr. Crygor trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GBA WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (05/2003)
DS WarioWare: Touched! (02/2005)
This technological genius (or perhaps mad scientist would be more accurate) has created many interesting inventions. Besides the life-support suit that Crygor himself wears, he's also made vehicles, such as the Wario Car. Rumor has it he's even working on a time machine. Quite the valuable employee of WarioWare, Inc. This technological genius (or perhaps "mad scientist" would be more accurate) has created many interesting inventions. Besides the life-support suit that Crygor himself wears, he's also made vehicles, such as the Wario Car, and rumour has it he's even working on a time machine. A valuable employee of WarioWare, Inc.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Dr. Crygor Artwork of Dr. Crygor for WarioWare Gold WarioWare Series Primary (2) Advanced Grab
Electric Attack ↑
World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board Dr. Mario, Wario, R.O.B.
  • Defeat the main fighter to win
WarioWare, Inc. Mike's Song


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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Dr.クライゴア[4]
Dokutā Kuraigoa
Dr. Crygor
Chinese (Simplified) 克莱格博士[5]
Kèláigé Bóshì
Dr. Crygor
Chinese (Traditional) 克萊格博士
Kèláigé Bóshì
Dr. Crygor
Korean Dr. 크라이고어[6]
Dr. Keuraigoeo
Dr. Crygor
Russian Доктор Крайгор[7]
Doktor Kraygor
Doctor Crygor
Spanish Dr. Crygor Dr. Crygor


  • The music in Dr. Crygor's epilogue in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! is the hurry up music from Wario Land 4.
  • The character trailer for Penny and Dr. Crygor for WarioWare Gold seems to indicate that Dr. Crygor's original lopsided metal plate still exists under his larger one and that the latter is removable, as it seems he sleeps without it on. Dr. Crygor also still wears his yellow outfit from the games prior to WarioWare: Smooth Moves when he goes to sleep.[8]
  • 9-Volt and Dr. Crygor are the only microgame hosts in WarioWare Gold (aside from Wario himself) to have dialogue in more than one stage outside the Ultra League. In addition to his own stage, he speaks during Penny's stage.
  • From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Crygor was voiced by Tim O'Leary, an employee at Nintendo of America.[9]


  1. ^ Twitter account
  2. ^ Dr. Crygor's diary at the official Japanese WarioWare, Inc. website. Retrieved December 19, 2014
  3. ^ Dr. Crygor's profile at the official Japanese WarioWare, Inc. website. Retrieved March 27, 2018
  4. ^ Nintendo. さわるメイドインワリオ. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  5. ^ iQue. WarioWare Touched! for Nintendo DS. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Nintendo. 만져라 메이드 인 와리오. nintendo.co.kr. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ NintendoRU. (November 8, 2018). WarioWare Gold — трейлер Пенни и доктора Крайгора (Nintendo 3DS). Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Nintendo of Japan, Twitter
  9. ^ @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.