|“||Those blasted Planeteers will pay for this!||„|
|~ Dr. Blight|
Barbara "Babs" Blight, better known as Dr. Blight, is a major recurring antagonist in the animated TV series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
This super-scientist believes in better living through biochemistry and has experimented on herself in her efforts to produce the perfect human. Deviously demented, she misuses her scientific genius by inventing new methods to sap the environment of its health and vitality in order to supplement her own.
She was voiced by Meg Ryan and the late Mary Kay Bergman in later seasons from 1991 to 1995. In the special Captain Planet crossover episode of O.K. K.O! Let's Be Heroes! (a 2017 animated show aired 27 years later), Blight is voiced by Tessa Auberjonois.
Dr. Blight seems to have mixed feelings toward her scar. In some episodes, she has no problem showing the scar, and seems to be almost proud of it. However, in other episodes, she seems to be upset and embarrassed by it. These sort of contrasting feelings seem to be common in other areas of Dr. Blight's life as well. Another example is her relationship with MAL. Sometimes, she will be very pleasant and flirtatious towards MAL, while at other times, she will become extremely angry, violent, and aggressive when dealing with him. She also seems to display the same extreme range of emotions when dealing with the other Eco-Villains or with Captain Planet and the Planeteers. It is evident that there is great tension between the sisters. Bambi Blight was the first person to reveal that Dr. Blight will often flirt or flatter in order to get her way, though she is unafraid to stand up for herself if one of the other Eco-Villains dares to upset her. She often supplies chemicals or machinery and technology to the other Eco-Villains in exchange for cash or favors.
Blight likes to show off her figure by wearing skin-tight jumpsuits, usually colored pink. She will occasionally wear a white lab coat. She wears black gloves and black high-cut boots, as well as a utility belt slung loosely around her hips. Blight has blonde hair, which is styled to hide the scar on the left side of her face. The origin of the scar is never revealed in the show. However, it is revealed on the collectors card found on the Dr. Blight action figure that she had experimented on herself to make the perfect human and the scars are a side-effect.
Dr. Blight began her career researching biological and chemical warfare and, thus, has a host of deadly and dangerous weapons at her disposal. She represents the dark side of science, using her vast knowledge to create biological monstrosities, wipe out entire populations of plants and animals, and generally wreak havoc on Earth. She even used a time machine in order to sell an atomic bomb to Adolf Hitler himself, which was considered her most evil act by the Planeteers.
Her supercomputer, MAL, is programmed for pure evil. MAL's high level of artificial intelligence is often devoted solely to calculating new and diabolical ways to destroy Captain Planet and the Planeteers, leaving Dr. Blight to pursue more creative research.
Dr. Blight sees herself a fashion plate, often appearing in a chic long-sleeved jump suit and high-cut boots. She wears a utility belt to which various items may be attached. Her hairstyle help hide the huge scar on the left side of her face. The scar's origin has never been explained, but it was likely caused by one of her experiments.
As an Eco-Villain, her character symbolizes the dangers of uncontrolled technology and scientific experimentation.
In the two-part Captain Planet episode, Mission to Save Earth, Dr. Blight was one of the five Eco Villains who created Captain Pollution. They did this by creating and using five Anti-Elemental Rings consisting of Super Radiation, Deforestation, Smog, Toxins, and Hate. Barbara's element was Hate. Unfortunately for the Eco Villains, though, Captain Pollution was destroyed along with the rings, leading Blight and the other villains to flee.
|Captain Planet Villains|
Leader: Looten Plunder