Dr. Death was originally a rod puppet created by Andre Toulon in Paris, France during the early 1900's.

Physical appearance

He wears a mint green surgeon's shirt, pants and reflector hat and long brown leather boots. His head resembles a brown skull with black holes for eyes and an evil grin. His hands are also those of a skeleton. He is often seen carrying a silver scalpel.


Dr. Death was to be used for a famous puppet show about six damned mortals who are trapped in Hell. Duval, a French puppeteer did the voice for him on stage. When the Egyptian sorcerer Afzel passed the secret of life onto Toulon, he was pursued by three of Sutekh's Mummy Servants who wanted to steal it back from him. They killed all of Toulon's friends and he avenged them by putting their souls into the puppets and bringing them to life. Dr. Death had the spirit of Duval, who was a student of medicine so the puppet has knowledge of healing wounds. It also is smart and knows how to pick locks with it's scalpel, the scalpel also comes in handy when it fights the mummies.


  • The Dr. Death action figure from Full Moon Toys includes a First Aid Kit and a different reflector hat as an accessory, not just a scalpel. However, Dr. Death never used a First Aid Kit and a different reflector hat in any of the films.