Doppelganger is a villain from the Scribblenauts video game series. He is the evil doppelgänger version of Maxwell from another dimension and Maxwell's rival.
Doppelganger made his first appearance in the first game of the series Scribblenauts. In this game, whenever he is created, he steals the objects that you create and keeps them for himself. Whenever you're holding something, he tries to take it from you. Whenever he comes in contact with somebody else, they run and scream from him as he chases after them and tries to attack them.
In the game Super Scribblenauts, Doppelganger returns again with a notebook of his own that he uses to create a bunch of different random objects. He does this because of all the objects he stole in the previous game. He also tries to steal your notebook whenever he doesn't have one for himself. He also serves as the final boss at the ending of the game. In the final level, Doppelganger gets into a U.F.O. and starts abducting the objects and animals of earth and you have to chase after him and destroy him with Starrites. After he id defeated, he will die and drop dead on the moon and you will take his Starrite which is the final one.
Doppelganger appears again in the game Scribblenauts Unlimited. Doppelganger has apparently come back to life in this game and he has the ability to create his own objects with his notebook again. Unlike in the previous two games, people do not react to Doppelganger as a villain or thief anymore and he never attacks anybody. You can turn him into an evil thief if you equip the adjective "evil" to him.
In the game Super Scribblenauts, Doppelganger serves as the main antagonist throughout the entire game. In this game, Doppelganger is the final and in the final boss fight, Doppelganger will work alongside Brainiac and will try to take over the world. The way to defeat him is to create a sister for him which is the evil doppelgänger version of Lily known as Doppelily. When Doppelganger gets a sister, he will become very happy and turn to the good side. He reveals that the reason he was evil before was because he felt so lonely and empty on the inside because he didn't have a sister. After this, Doppelganger will become good and then he, Maxwell, Lily, and Doppelily will all become friends.
Doppelganger is the evil twin version of Maxwell. His different appearance features are that he wears a blue rooster helmet instead of a red one. He wears a red shirt with a yellow star on it, green shorts and red shoes.
- He also sees that certain objects have higher values than others. For example, he would rather steal a CD than a toy car. The objects he sees to be the least valuable are weapons and the most valuable a radio. He also doesn't seem to value a starite more than a radio. In Super Scribblenauts, he is curious about a starite and the items he takes are reduced (eg: will not pick up a bullet).
- Strangely, the game does not consider Clone to be a humanoid object. Any character who isn't afraid of monsters will not flee from him, whilst ones who are scared of monsters will. This is because his personality is the opposite of Maxwell.
- Amazingly, the clone can catch a projectile in Scribblenauts. This is considered a glitch due to its unavailability in Super Scribblenauts.
- Maxwell's Rooster Helmet is red and his shirt his blue. Its the same thing with for the clone except its switched: His rooster helmet is blue and his shirt is red.
- Despite being evil and having its emotion, he isn't hostile. He maybe is the only creature to have this characteristic. In fact, in Super Scribblenauts if adjectives are used on him such as 'Loyal,' then he becomes a powerful ally.
- In Super Scribblenauts, Doppelgänger is a purchasable avatar at the start for 1,000 dollars.
- When typing in both Clone and Doppelganger, one will see a slight difference. Clone, unlike Doppelganger, runs around instead of walking around. Also, some synonyms of him do an 'idle dance' that involves his limbs briefly disconnecting from his torso.
- In Scribblenauts Remix, a clone and goblin both steal bullets.
- It is possible to scare a clone with a flash bomb, but the clone has a weird scared animation.
- In Scribblenauts Unlimited, "Female Clone" makes a Maxwell with pigtails and angry eyes, looking almost like an evil clone of the beta version of Lily.
- In the code, there is a separate sprite for the Clone in a UFO. It is unknown why the developers did not just put him in a UFO instead of creating an entire new sprite. Probably because when the Clone goes to the top screen it shrinks and has less evil eyes.
- In Super Scribblenauts the avatar Doppelganger is spelled Doppelgänger, yet the object is spelled the same.