Dr. Fuji (anime)
| Dr. Fuji|
フジ博士 Dr. Fuji
|Game counterpart||Mr. Fuji|
|Member of||Team Rocket|
|Anime debut||Mewtwo Strikes Back|
|English voice actor||Philip Bartlett|
|Japanese voice actor||Yōsuke Akimoto|
After his daughter, Amber, died, Dr. Fuji devoted his life to trying to bring her back through the usage of cloning. His wife was distraught and could not continue watching his endeavors, insisting that he could not bring Amber back to life. She left him, yet Fuji still worked.
After the original Charmandertwo, Bulbasaurtwo, and Squirtletwo died during the experiment, Ambertwo—the cloned form of Amber—died as well, eliciting a heightened emotional response from Mewtwo. Dr. Fuji panicked and administered a form of emotion-suppressing serum to Mewtwo, which may have caused its seemingly-twisted personality. Time passed and Mewtwo matured, though shortly after gaining consciousness, it destroyed the lab on New Island, presumably killing everyone—including Fuji. A record of Fuji's final words survived the explosion, which Mewtwo ended up keeping, and was later discovered by Jessie, James, and Meowth, who had snuck into New Island.
Dr. Fuji was in charge of a team of scientists, however, whether they were his team before he was hired by Team Rocket or were provided by them remains unknown.
In the games
- Main article: Mr. Fuji
- In the novelization of the first movie, he was given the name of "Professor John Smith".
- Dr. Fuji may have been inspired by Dr. Tenma from Astroboy, since both lost their child and attempt to recreate them through science, as well as share more than a passing resemblance.
|Members of Team Rocket|
|Bosses:|| Giovanni (anime • Adventures • Pocket Monsters)|
|Executives:|| Archer • Ariana • Petrel • Proton|
|| Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)|
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird, & Orm (T3B)
|Duos:||Butch & Cassidy • Attila & Hun • Annie & Oakley*|
|| Executives • Scientists • Grunts • Rocket Brothers • Gideon • Dr. Fuji|
Domino • Iron-Masked Marauder • Tyson • Wendy • Dr. Namba
Sebastian • Viper • Mondo • Pierce • Dr. Zager • Christopher
Miyamoto • Rocket Scout • Matori • Kaede • Blaine*
|This movie article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|