- “Not the healing kind of doctor.”
- —Villain Vault
- “The Doctor is In!”
- —Dr. Krankcase's Sensei catchphrase
Dr. Krankcase is a mad scientist goblin with mechanical legs who is one of the playable Tech villains in Skylanders: Trap Team. He is a former member of a group of the most notorious villains, called the Doom Raiders.
Dr. Krankcase is polite and has a friendly disposition towards his enemies, even striking up small exchanges before and during a battle, and also makes puns referencing to his goo guns. He is still, however, a maniacal mad scientist who enjoys creating evil inventions and won't hesitate on unleashing them and his own abilities upon those who oppose him and the Doom Raiders.
After his rehabilitation in Imaginators, Krankcase still holds great pride in his inventions, but now believes that science should be used for the greater "GOO'D" of Skylands, as he puts it.
No one is really quite sure exactly what Dr. Krankcase is a doctor of... but his technical engineering achievements are legendary. The secret to his success lies in his modified concoction of glowing green goo, which causes wooden objects to come to life and turn evil. His unique skillset makes him a valuable asset to the Doom Raiders, who have plenty of nefarious uses for evil wooden creatures called Evilikins. It is also commonly known that Dr. Krankcase served as an evil inspiration to Kaos once upon a time, who had figured out how to make his own wooden creatures, the Wilikins, come to life after reading about the doctor's exploits in the Minion Monthly Catalog. Kaos also respected Dr. K's interest in world domination and doom engineering, not to mention his well-documented love of pickles.
Skylanders: Trap Team
Dr. Krankcase, and the other Doom Raiders, were freed from Cloudcracker Prison by Kaos who attempted to assume leadership over the villainous group. However the villains were more willing to follow the orders of their original leader, the Golden Queen. Dr. Krankcase created an Ultimate Weapon to harness the power of Traptanium for the Doom Raiders to use for their evil ends. When the Skylanders shut off the supply of goo needed to power the weapon, Dr. Krankcase quickly found a solution to the problem to avoid the Golden Queen's wrath. The mad scientist explained that by burying a slice of cheese, it can grow incredibly stinky 10,000 years in the future where the Doom Raiders can retrieve it and bring it back to the present.
Since a Portal Master was needed to travel through time, Dr. Krankcase and Wolfgang were assigned to retrieve Kaos. The Skylanders confronted Dr. Krankcase in his workshop and he engaged them in battle, capturing Kaos in the process. During the fight, Wolfgang arrived, and the mad scientist was left on his own when the werewolf only came to collect Kaos and take him to Time Town. Dr. Krankcase was eventually defeated despite the best of his abilities, and was captured shortly afterwards.
After his capture, the Skylanders took him to Time Town (which is where Wolfgang was holding Kaos hostage) for his Villain Quest called "Diorama Drama", provided by a Wilikin named Leyland. He wanted the mad doctor to see a diorama to see if he found it fun. However, Krankcase instead melted it with goo gun, much to Leyland's horror, though he hinted that their might be a surprise behind it. Krankcase was then awarded with the Wilikin's thanks, a new outfit, and the Bobby hat.
Light in the Dark
During the Annual Mabu Meander, Dr. Krankcase attempted to enter the race and win despite being in a clear advantage over the Mabu children. Knight Mare quickly entered the race as well and chased after the villain. Despite his efforts to slow the Dark Trap Master down, Dr. Krankcase was knocked into a tree by Knight Mare, allowing the Mabu to race fairly.
Skylanders Issue #12 (Graduation Day)
Dr. Krankcase and the other Doom Raides infiltrated Skylanders Academy by posing as a music band called "The Evil Imposters". Once they ambushed the school staff and scared off the guests, Krankcase began looking through the diplomas of the Skylander students, remarking that they don't have what it took to be evil. He was suddenly sprayed with a blast of water by the Minis, Gill Runt, Terrabite, and Thumpling, and chased after them in a fit of rage. Unknowingly, Dr. Krankcase was led into a trap set by the Minis and wound up getting himself knocked unconscious along with Wolfgang.
Before the events of Imaginators, Dr. Krankcase was responsible for the creation of Boom Bloom.
After being captured by the Trap Masters, Eon gave some of the villains a choice – either go back to a newly reformed Cloudcracker Prison or become a Skylander Sensei, teaching a new generation of Imaginators his formidable battle skills as well as how to stay clear of a life of crime. Krankcase, and few of the other Doom Raiders, accepted this deal but first had to prove themselves by helping to re-arrange all the books in the Academy’s library, a task which took almost two years, testing every ounce of will he had. And his knowledge of the alphabet. Now he uses that newfound knowledge to train Imaginators on the A, B, Cs of shooting, as the master of the Quickshot Class.
Dr. Krankcase can fire a spray of green goo from his small gun. He can also rotate his spider legs like a buzzsaw and slide them against enemies. As demonstrated during his boss fight, Dr. Krankcase can create Woodensteins in a matter of seconds from a wooden box, green goo and materials. After completing his Villain Quest, he gained the ability to melt various dioramas throughout Time Town for accessing all areas.
In Skylanders: Battlecast, his abilities are augmented with a mechanic to gradually worsen an enemy's health. His green goo now prevents healing, his Woodstein seeks out weak enemies, and he can create a Smog Machine relic whose intoxicating fumes gradually decrease max health on the enemy side. He can also drop a Barrel o' Laughs on enemies to release a Tech spell's energy as damage. Jawbreaker, also in the card game, has the ability to summon him from a trap Relic, allowing Krankcase to attack enemies for as many ranks they have.
|Smog Machine - Relic||Barrel o' Laughs||Woodstein Wallop|
|Green Goo - Special Ability|
- Health: ??? (max. 0)
- Speed: ?? (max. 48)
- Armor: ?? (max. 30)
- Critical Hit: ?? (max. 50)
- Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)
Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.
- Strength: 200
- Defense: 200
- Agility: 200
- Luck: 200
In Imaginators, he has kept his spider leg spin though with tweaked speed, and his toxic goo can now be shot from two guns much faster; he can also summon robotic hat minions to attack alongside him.
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Requires unlocking from the
Quickshot Sensei Shrine
|Goo Guns||Spin Doctor||
Shoot Goo the Heart
Goo Goo G'shoot
Press Attack 1 to shoot Goo Blobs.
Press Attack 2 to spin at your enemies.
|Hat Bots||Splats All Folks||All Spun Up||Hat-tacular|
Press Attack 3 to throw out Hat Bots to fight for you.
Spin into Goo Puddles to cause them to splatter for damage.
Spin into active Hat Bots to activate their Seek and Destroy mode.
Increases the maximum number of Hat Bots to 3.
|For the Greater Goo'd|
|Caustic Effect||Goo'ing Big||Goo'd Weather|
Goo Puddles cause damage to enemies.
Goo Guns shoot bigger blobs that create bigger puddles.
Spinning into Goo Puddles Releases a shower of Goo Blobs.
|Builder of Bots|
|Hat Bot Havoc||Goo Bots||Goo Wouldn't Believe It!|
Throw 3 Hat Bots at one time. Increase the maximum number of Hat Bots to 6.
When Hat Bots expire, they explode, leaving behind a Goo Puddle.
Hat Bots exposed to Goo become extra strong.
- "Oh splendidly, my Queen. I have constructed a weapon so it can harness the ginormous energy of Traptanium. Soon, I will have it up and running, then..."
- "Problem, my Queen. The Skylanders have cut off our supply of glowing green goo!"
- "Stinkocity to be exact, and believe it or not, it's one of the most powerful forces in Skylands."
- "Anyway, without enough stinkocity to start the reaction, our ultimate weapon simply will not work!"
- "No no no no no, wait! I have a solution! We can replace the stinky goo with this!"
- "Ah, but it will be, in a couple thousand years! The older cheese gets, the worse it smells, you know."
- "Don't you see? All we need to do is bury this now and go to the future to get it. A-And by then, the stinkocity factor will be off the charts! But, uh, naturally, to travel through time... we're gonna need a Portal Master."
- "Well hello there! My name is Dr. Krankcase, and you, you must the Skylanders I've heard so much about, yes? No really, I'm asking. Just wanna make sure I'm talking to the right guy here. Oh great great, alright! Well let's do this then." - Before fighting the Skylander
- "Let's see what you got, pal! In terms of combat skill."
- "Filling the vats with goo~! Filling the vats with goo~! I'm filling the vats with goo~!"
- "Hey I hate having to do this to ya. I really do. But I'm a pretty bad guy so uh... you know."
- "Oh, that reminds me! Speaking of bad guys, check this out!"
- "Hahahahaha! He demands, that's a good one."
- "Well if you can't trust an undead werewolf, who can you trust, right?"
- "Well I know you have a tough decision to make here, so I'll just leave you to your thoughts."
- "A vortex! I've really been trying to stay out of those things lately!"
- "Oh that hat only had two weeks 'till retiremeeeennnnnttt....!!"
- "Captured?? Me?? That doesn't sound like something that would happen to me! Although that would explain the vortex."
- "Okay okay I see, do good stuff instead of bad stuff. Got it."
- "HERE WE GOO-OOOOOOOO!!!" - entering the game
- "I'm Dr. Krankcase. Who are you?"
- "Nice to meet goo!"
- "Doctor in the house!"
- "Wow. This situation sure escalated fast!"
- "May the goo be with you!"
- "Peek a goo!"
- "Paging Dr. Krankcase!"
- "Dr. Krankcase is on the case!"
- "(laughs) That's rich!"
- "Heheheh... See what I did there?"
- "Do you guys need any professors at this academy? 'Cause, I am a doctor, you know. Though I can't remember exactly what I'm a doctor of..."
- "Did you know I and Mags went to the same inventor's school? Except I majored in evil."
- "You know what would look good here? A goo fountain! ...Just something to keep in mind."
- "Just saying that your Academy is dangerously low on goo."
- "My favorite band? The Skaletones! Then again, the only other option is the Gecko Chorus, right? We could probably use some more variety."
- "You're low on health and should bring me in! Listen to your doctor, here."
- "Phew! Pretty wild ride out there, huh? We should do that again sometime." - Time Out
- "I'm just going to take a little rest here but good times pal, good times."
- "I'll need to recharge here, buddy." - No Timer
- "Hit me up again on the next mission."
- "Bring me in! I'm supercharged!" - Full Timer
- "Cranked up and ready!"
- "That seems like a pretty good Skylander, if you want my professional opinion." - Soul Gem
- "Well, it looks like duty calls Portal Master. I think you know what to do." - Quest
- "As you can see, I have solid credentials!" - checking stats
- "The Doctor is in!" - Battle Introduction
- "Somebody call a doctor?"
- "Ha ha! Time for a professional opinion!" - swapping in
- "The doctor is here!"
- "I will return!" - swapping out
- "Goodbye for now!"
- "K-ranking it up!" - rank up
- "My genious grows!"
- "Tools of the trade!" - Summoning a Gear
- "The perfect instrument!"
- "Mixing it up!" - Summoning a Relic
- "True genius, I must say!" - Smog Machine
- "The smell of sucess!"
- "A barrel of laughs! And pain!" - Barrel o' Laughs
- "Ooh, I wonder what's inside...?"
- "Having fun yet?" - Woodstein Wallop
- "Dance, dance!"
- "Another blow for science!" - KOed an enemy
- "Just what the doctor ordered!"
- "Is there a doctor in the house...?" - when defeated
- "The doctor is out...!"
- "Not my best moment." - defeat at the end of battle
- "Just a temporary setback, really!"
- "Surely, you saw that coming!" - Victory
- "Thank you and good night."
- "Watch the hat!" - when poked
- "I say!"
- "What is it now?"
- "Can I help you?"
- "This is no way to treat a doctor."
- "You should stop that now."
- "The Doctor is in!"
- "Somebody call a doctor? Well I've got the prescription for all your Imaginators." - Sensei Training Bonus
- "And I've got a PhD in teaching Secret Techniques to the Quickshot Class." - Secret Technique Bonus
- "K-crankin' up the Sky-Chi!" - Sky-Chi - (Goo Goo G'shoot)
- "I'd say that procedure went well." - End of Sky-Chi
- "Did somebody call a doctor?" - Quickshot Sensei Shrine
- "As you can see, I have excellent credentials." - When checking stats
- "I went over your test results-Wait, these are my stats. And they are great!" - When checking stats
- "I am a maker of mayhem, an engineer of fear, an inventor of... uh... whatever rhymes with inventor." - Meet the Villains: Dr. Krankcase Trailer
- "They call me Dr. Krankcase. 'Cause I got a PHD in B-A-D!"
- "When I was just a boy I loved to make things... evil!"
- "Uh-oh, a trap?! Wish I invented that! NOOOOOOO!!!!!"
- "Let me out! Doctor's orders!"
Villain Theme ♫
Krankcase's theme is Catch Me If You Can. Additionally, parts of his boss battle theme use the theme Wonkstep; both from APM Music.
- Despite being shown as white in his art and clips, his eyes are yellow in-game.
- In the Skylander Boom Bloom's backstory, it was revealed that Dr. Krankcase created her as a result of his plant mutation experiments.
- The official Skylanders website originally misspelled his name as "Dr. Crankcase." This has since been changed.
- Dr. Krankcase is similar to Spy Rise in the following ways.
- Both are Tech elemental characters:
- Both have spider-like legs.
- Both have goggles on their heads.
- Both used ranged weapons.
- According to one of his trap crystal quotes, he and Mags went to the same inventor school together. The only difference was that Krankcase majored in evil.
- One of his quotes is a reference to the Star Wars quote, "May the force be with you."
- After losing his legs in his usual habit of misplacing things, Dr. Krankcase attempted in building a new set of legs. Eventually, after designing badly-springed legs that gave him concussion and ruined his hat, the mad doctor went back to the drawing board and built the wooden, spiderlike legs that he now scuttles around to this day.
- Dr. Krankcase replaces the Dragon Hunter in Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing.
- Dr. Krankcase is susceptible to his own Smog Machine in Battlecast.
- Dr. Krankcase is the only character to jump from frontline to the back manually, using a grappling hook instead of portalling out.
- However, as a Sensei of the Quickshot Class, Dr. Krankcase now uses two guns instead of only one.
- In Skylanders: Trap Team, Dr. Krankcase is voiced by Quinton Flynn, best known as the voice of Axel from the Kingdom Hearts series, Sheldon Lee from My Life as a Teenage Robot and the second voice of Timon from the Timon and Pumbaa TV series. He has also lent his voice to Robot Chicken.
- Quinton Flynn is the one of the two voice actors of Timon to have a role in Skylanders (another being Kevin Schon who also voices Lob-Star).
- His Sky-Chi move is a reference to Goo Goo G'joob from the Beatles' "I Am The Walrus".
- This makes him the second playable character to make a reference to I Am The Walrus, with Brawlrus being the first.
- Coincidentally, they are both Tech Elemental characters who first appeared in Trap Team and use ranged weapons.
- This makes him the second playable character to make a reference to I Am The Walrus, with Brawlrus being the first.
- Krankcase was a character planned for Skylanders Academy's second Season, but he was cut due to budget reasons.
- Dr. Krankcase and Dr. Neo Cortex are the only playable characters labeled as doctors.
- The name of one of his basic upgrades "Splats All Folks" is a pun of the famous Looney Tunes cathphrase "That's all Folks".
- Skylanders: The Book of Kaos page 16