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|“|| I need the money, to get more toys! I love toys! They can do all sorts of things! They can make music! They can dance! They can even eat money! Oh, boy, can they eat money - all MY money! Then I remembered an episode of the Gray Ghost. And I knew what else a toy can do. It can carry a bomb. It can hold a city for ransom. Oh the power of the toy! It can earn millions, millions for the little old toy collector...me!
|~ Ted Dymer, revealing his true nature|
|“||No! My toys! My beautiful toys!||„|
|~ Dymer's last words|
Ted Dymer a.k.a the Mad Bomber is a minor villain from Batman: The Animated Series. He is a toy-shop clerk who is obssessed with toys and imitated a bomb spree based on a television villain from an old TV show The Gray Ghost.
Dymer was an innocent owner of a toy store named Yester Toys where he purchased classic toys and things. However, business wasn't astonishingly sucessful and it didn't satisfy Dymer's obssession. He was obssessed with toys and spent lots of money on toys of different kinds. Although he had lots of toys in his collection, his funds were low. Fortunately, Simon Trent, the actor who played the Gray Ghost in the tv show was selling his old collectables to pay up his rent. Dymer remembered an episode of The Gray Ghost, he realized other purposes toys can do.
He copied the skills and tactics of The Mad Bomber from The Gray Ghost tv show and planted bombs in the remote controlled cars that were designed and modeled after the same cars used in The Gray Ghost. Some of them were even actual models from the show that he got from Trent. Ted blew up a plastics lab in Gotham. After that, he began a bomb spree and leaves threats at each scene demanding $1 million or a new area would destroyed.
His tracks were untraceable that left the bomb squads and the GDPD stumped. However, Batman figured out his tracks. He remembered an episode of The Gray Ghost named "The Mad Bomber" and put the pieces together. Batman tracked down Trent who denied the involvement but Trent recognized a sound which Dymer's cars made when they drove shortly before the Gotham Art School was destroyed. Learning from this, Batman and Simon Trent aka The Gray Ghost were able to find out Dymer's tactics and prevented Dymer's next bombing attempt. Although his attempt to bomb the Gotham Library was foiled, he wasn't finished yet.
Batman and the Gray Ghost tracked Dymer to his toy store and found his control center where he operates the remote controlled cars. He revealed his true colors and plotted to use his bombs to hold the city for ransom, for the sake of his toy obsession. He attempted to defeat the Dark Knight but he never got another toy in his life, for the Gray Ghost swung to the rescue and set fire to Dymer's lair. The Mad Bomber was stopped and his toy store and control center were destroyed. Dymer cried over the loss of all of his toys and was arrested afterwards.
Abilities and Equipments
Dymer had no superhuman powers but had lots of toys. Most of the toy cars had explosives in them.
- Not only the Mad Bomber was voiced by the series producer Bruce Timm but also resembles him as well.