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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 (M01)
Billy Bob Thompson (M22)
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 Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. He also appeared in The Birth of Mewtwo.

Contents

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.

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 (M01)
Billy Bob Thompson (M22)
Finnish Arto Nieminen (M01, M22)
Pauli Virta (Mewtwo Returns)
German Ivar Combrinck
Indonesian Biantoro (M22)
Italian Enrico Bertorelli (M01)
Claudio Moneta (M22)
Norwegian Ola Fjellvikås
Polish Mieczysław Morański (M01, M22)
Andrzej Chudy (Mewtwo Returns)
Brazilian Portuguese Isaac Schneider (M01)
Elcio Romar (M22)
Spanish Latin America Esteban Siller
Spain Roberto Encinas (M01)
José Luis Angulo (Mewtwo Returns)
Txema Moscoso (M22)
Thai ภัคภูมิ ลิ้มมานะสถาพร Pakkapoom Limmanasathaporn (M22)
Vietnamese Trần Trọng Hiếu (M22)

In the games

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

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

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

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. In particular, Mewtwo looked up to Fuji like a father, and his death and the destruction had been deliberately arranged by Fuji in an attempt to prevent Giovanni from using Mewtwo to mass-produce weapons of mass destruction, with Mewtwo being more reluctant to participate.

Dr. Fuji appeared in the manga adaptation of Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, playing roughly the same role as he did in the movie. Notably, his expedition to Guyana is excluded from this adaptation.

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 Astro Boy, 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 SummersKimiaKokoLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILeviMarcus
MerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)GenesectGiratina
Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (M01)
Mewtwo (M16)MoltresPalkiaSpiky-eared PichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShayminSlowking
Suicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZarudeZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
Others
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolCTV news crewDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDr. Zed
DundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKai
KakoKanataKarenKatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManuke
Marcus's soldiersMauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughterMr. White
NevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavineRaymondRick
RossSchuylerShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiThe Marina GroupTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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