Doppelganger is a villain from the Scribblenauts videogame series. He is the evil doppelgänger version of Maxwell from another dimension and Maxwell's rival.
Doppelganger made his first appearance in the first Scribblenauts. In this game, whenever he is created, he steals the objects that you create and keeps them for himself. Whenever Maxwell is holding something, he tries to take it from him. 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 tries to steal Maxwell's notebook whenever he doesn't have one for himself. He also serves as the final boss. In the final level, Doppelganger gets into a U.F.O. and starts abducting the objects and animals of Earth, and the player must chase after him and destroy him with Starites. After he is defeated, he will die and drop dead on the moon and the player will take his Starite, which is the final one in the game.
Doppelganger appears again in the game Scribblenauts Unlimited. He 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. The player can turn him into an evil thief if you equip the adjective "evil" to him.
In the game Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Doppelganger serves as the main antagonist throughout the entire game. In this game, Doppelganger works alongside Brainiac. When he is defeated, Maxwell's next course of action is to create a sister for him, which is a doppelgänger of Lily known as Doppelily. He reveals that the reason he was evil before was because of his loneliness and emptiness from not having a family of his own. After this, Doppelganger, Maxwell, Lily, and Doppelily 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.
Unlike his counterpart, he is very mischievous and likes to chaos mayhem with his notebook. However, in the ending of Scribblenauts Unmasked, he redeemed himself after Maxwell created a sister for him to help know that Brainiac was using him.
Powers and Abilities
Doppelganger has the same powers as Maxwell as he has a notebook to help him create evil things that causes mayhem.
- He 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.
- The Clone can catch projectiles in Scribblenauts. This is considered a glitch due to its unavailability in Super Scribblenauts.
- Despite being evil and having emotions, 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.