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Dr. Fuji
フジ博士 Dr. Fuji
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Dr. Fuji
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Relatives Amber (daughter)
Game counterpart Mr. Fuji
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Scientist
Anime debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
English voice actor Philip Bartlett
Japanese voice actor Yosuke Akimoto (M01)
Minoru Inaba (M22)

Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジ博士 Dr. Fuji) is a character who appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake. He also appeared in The Birth of Mewtwo.

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In the anime

After his daughter Amber died, Dr. Fuji devoted his life to trying to bring her back through the usage of cloning. His wife was distraught and could not continue watching his endeavors, insisting that he could not bring Amber back to life. She left him, yet Fuji still worked.

Eventually, his studies gained the attention of Giovanni, who said he would fund Fuji's project if Fuji also cloned Mew. This resulted in the creation of Mewtwo.

After the original Charmandertwo, Bulbasaurtwo, and Squirtletwo died during the experiment, Ambertwo—the cloned form of Amber—died as well, eliciting a heightened emotional response from Mewtwo. Dr. Fuji panicked and administered a form of emotion-suppressing serum to Mewtwo, which may have caused its seemingly-twisted personality. Time passed and Mewtwo matured, though shortly after gaining consciousness, it destroyed the lab on New Island, presumably killing everyone—including Fuji. A record of Fuji's final words survived the explosion, which Mewtwo ended up keeping, and was later discovered by Jessie, James, and Meowth, who sneaked into New Island.

Dr. Fuji reappeared in M22, which is a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Pokémon

Cloned

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Mewtwo
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Bulbasaurtwo
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Charmandertwo
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Squirtletwo

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 秋元羊介 Yosuke Akimoto (M01)
稲葉実 Minoru Inaba (M22)
English Philip Bartlett
Finnish Arto Nieminen (M01)
Pauli Virta (Mewtwo Returns)
German Ivar Combrinck
Italian Enrico Bertorelli
Norwegian Ola Fjellvikås
Polish Mieczysław Morański (M01)
Andrzej Chudy (Mewtwo Returns)
Brazilian Portuguese Isaac Schneider
Spanish Latin America Esteban Siller
Spain Roberto Encinas

In the games

Main article: Mr. Fuji#In Pokémon Origins
Dr. Fuji in Pokémon Origins

Dr. Fuji is likely based on the game character Mr. Fuji, who was formerly known as Dr. Fuji when he founded the Cinnabar Lab.

In the manga

Dr. Fuji appeared in the manga adaptation of Mewtwo Strikes Back!. He serves the same purpose as his movie counterpart in being the scientist that created Mewtwo, although his motivations and his relationship with his creation differ vastly.

Trivia

  • In the novelization of the first movie, he was given the name of "Professor John Smith".
  • Dr. Fuji may have been inspired by Dr. Tenma from Astroboy, since both lost their child and attempt to recreate them through science, as well as share more than a passing resemblance.

See also


Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton

Carl*Sham*Will*Karen*Grey*

Trios:
 
Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)*
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B*)
Duos: Butch & Cassidy*Attila & Hun*Annie & Oakley*
Others:

 
ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji*
Domino*Iron-Masked Marauder*Dr. Namba*Sebastian*
Rocket Scout*Wendy*Tyson*Jubei*Viper*Christopher*
Matori*Pierce*Dr. Zager*Gozu*Miyamoto*Mondo*
Kaede*Blaine*

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILevi
MarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
Others
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddy
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRickRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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