Dr. Lazlo Valentin (ラズロ・ヴァレンティン, Razuro Varentein), or Professor Pyg (プロフェッサー・ピッグ, Purofessā Piggu), is both a fictional character and antagonist of the M.D.C series created by C. B. Cebulski and Jim Lee. He is one of Batman's enemies.
He is both a gifted surgeon and an eco-terrorist, transforming his victims into human–animal hybrids. He and his partner Mister Toad hunt people for what they deem to be crimes against the animal kingdom.
Some of hiss eco-terrorism ranges from targeting businesspeople who did shady environment deals, capturing models and fashion designers that use parts of different animals (like feathers and pelts), and creating mutations.
"We've been meaning to invite you over for tea...and a good, ol'-fashioned pummeling. Unfortunately, we're all out of tea."
- —Professor Pyg.
- 1 Appearance & Biography
- 2 Background
- 3 Personality
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Abilities and Powers
- 6 History
- 7 Synopsis
- 8 Battles
- 9 Events
- 10 Anime and Manga Differences
- 11 Translation and Dub Issues
- 12 Theme songs
- 13 Merchandise
- 14 See also
- 15 Etymology
- 16 External links
- 17 Notes & Trivia
Appearance & Biography
- Voice Actor: Brian George (English), Not Known (Japanese), Not Known (Albanian), Not Known (Arabic), Not Known (Basque), Not Known (Brazilian), Not Known (Cantonese), Not Known (Catalan), Not Known (Chinese), Not Known (Dutch), Not Known (Finnish), Not Known (French), Not Known (Galician), Not Known (German), Not Known (Greek), Not Known (Hebrew), Not Known (Hong Kong), Not Known (Hungarian), Not Known (Indonesian), Not Known (Isralian), Not Known (Italian), Not Known (Korean), Not Known (Mandarin), Not Known (Norwegian), Not Known (Polish), Not Known (Portuguese), Not Known (Romanian), Not Known (Russian), Not Known (Serbian), Not Known (Spanish), Not Known (Swedish), Not Known (Tagalog), Not Known (Thai), Not Known (Valencian), Not Known (Brazilian Portuguese), Not Known (European Spanish), Not Known (European Portuguese), Not Known (Latin American Spanish), Not Known (Latin Spanish)
As Lazlo Valentin
He speaks with a thick British accent and quasi-elegant air. His frame is very tall and obese yet he possesses prodigious strength.
As Professor Pyg
As Pyg, he dresses in a large purple greatcoat and a pig mask.
- Hair Color: Black
- Skin Color: Not Known
- Eye Color: Blue
- Age: Not Known
- Birthday: Not Known
- Height: 6' 5"
- Weight: Not Known
- Unnamed mother
- Janosz Valentin (son)
- Vandal Savage
Abilities and Powers
- Medical Science: Lazlo Valentin is skilled in both surgery and medication.
- Opera Singing: Lazlo Valentin can sing opera, albeit poorly due to his lisp.
- Throwing: Lazlo Valentin is capable for throws butcher's knives with great precision.
- Charisma: As the ringleader of the Circus of Strange, Professor Pyg is able to draw in crowds.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic):
- Swordsmanship: Professor Pyg seems to have had training in how to handle a sword. He uses his surgical saw as a blade in combat.
- Mental Illness: Lazlo Valentin is extremely unhinged, even for Gotham City.
- Medical Bag: Professor Pyg carries an old-fashioned medical bag he uses to carry his weapons.
- Professor Pyg's Car: A seemingly old-fashioned motorcar that conceals a small arsenal of weaponry and equipment and can easily keep pace with modern sports cars and even the Batmobile.
Plot in the Series
Anime and Manga Differences
Translation and Dub Issues
- Pyg is based off of the Greek mythology character, Pygmalion.
Notes & Trivia
- Professor Pyg first appeared in Batman #666 (July, 2007).
- Professor Pyg's thing in eco-terrorism, is thematically inspired by The Wind in the Willows.