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Quote1.png No what in blazes is wrong with both of you! It's not murder and it's not torture! I just collect them and that's different! Quote2.png
Roger Worth

Appearing in "The Man With The Net"

Featured Characters:

  • Roger Worth (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Tommy Worth
  • Helen Worth

Antagonists:

  • Giant Butterflies

Other Characters:

  • Numerous unnamed entomologists
  • Expedition Crew
    • Gunther
    • Numerous unnamed Argentinian natives
  • Collected Collectors
    • Unnamed East Dutch Collector
    • Unnamed Russian Collector
    • Unnamed English Collector
    • Unnamed German Collector

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Synopsis for "The Man With The Net"

Little Tommy is horrified witnessing his father Mr. Worth add another butterfly to his collection. Later showing off what he believes to be a complete collection, he is told he is missing one rare breed: A breed of giant butterflies that originate in Argentina. Determined to get one of these creatures for his collection, Mr. Worth spends a fortune to go out and hunt for them. In an ironic twist, the butterflies end up capturing him and taking him to their home, where they have a collection of their own: different breeds of human, foolish enough to venture in their territory.

Appearing in "The Tragic Train"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "The Tragic Train"

  • Synopsis not yet written

Appearing in "My Name Is Death!"

Featured Characters:

  • Sigmund Graasp (First and only known appearance; dies)

Antagonists:

  • Unnamed Governor

Other Characters:

  • Spanish Inquisition (Referenced)
  • Numerous unnamed scientists
  • Leon (First and only known appearance; dies)

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Items:

  • Iron Maiden

Synopsis for "My Name Is Death!"

A story narrated by the Iron Maiden describing the events surrounding her creation.

Appearing in "One Must Die!"

Featured Characters:

  • Millie (First appearance)
  • Jim (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Doctor Zorg (First appearance) (Apparent death)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Earth
    • Doctor Zorg's Zoo (First appearance)
    • Doctor Zorg's Mountain Estate (First appearance)

Synopsis for "One Must Die!"

A scientist theorizes that if one animal can save its life by killing its mate, it will do so. He tests this theory on gorillas by suspending bananas out of their reach and the male does in fact strangle his mate in order to use her body as a ladder to reach the fruit. When he discovers his wife is cheating on him, he stitches the two lover's shoulders together and dumps them in a cave filled with hungry hyenas and an exit wide enough for only one to fit through and leaves them ...an ax.

Appearing in "The Executioner!"

Featured Characters:

  • Tourneau (First and only known appearance; dies)

Supporting Characters:

  • Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Numerous unnamed French Revolutionaries

Other Characters:

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Synopsis for "The Executioner!"

Tourneau is an executioner to King Louis XVI of France in the year 1789. He labors to find a more efficient means of executing prisoners. A physician named Joseph-Ignace Guillotin provides him designs for a mechanized decapitation device. The device (dubbed the guillotine) is put into use, but a revolution takes place and the prisoners storm the Bastille. They capture Tourneau who subsequently becomes the guillotine's first victim.

Appearing in "It Can't Be Done"

Featured Characters:

  • Jed Dorish (Death)

Supporting Characters:

  • Mr. Gerrity (Circus Manager)

Other Characters:

  • Unnamed Circus
    • Tightrope Walkers
      • Smith
      • Matthews
    • Nick
    • Numerous unnamed circus employees
  • Numerous unnamed audience members

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Synopsis for "It Can't Be Done"

A clown wants desperately to be the center of attention on the highwire and practices until he can cross it. The circus manager is unimpressed, however, claiming that he doesn't bring anything new to the performance and fires him for being a lousy clown. He tells him that if he can come up with something sensational he'll let him write his own ticket but doesn't think he'll ever see the man again. When the guy shows up again the manager threatens to have him thrown out, but he pleads with him to take in his act. When he ascends the highwire, he detaches it and walks on air before the startled manager. He thinks it must be a trick but can't see how it's done. He puts on a sensational show before a huge audience and is a smash hit. Several people want to sign his act but the clown declines saying this evening will be his only performance. He leaves the tent and stares for a moment at the promotional poster before his ghost returns to his grave as he had committed suicide the night he was fired.

Notes

Trivia

  • Contrary to popular belief, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin did not actually invent the guillotine. He lobbied for its widespread adoption as a humane alternative to hanging despite his opposition to death penalty. Tourneau did not exist, and Louis XIV's chief-executioner Charles-Henri Sanson became High Executioner of the First French Republic.

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