|A/K/A||Professor Steven Boxleitner (Past Identity)|
|Occupation||Scientist and Cheese pillager|
|Race||Mostly human, with some mouse DNA/traits|
|Family||Unnamed niece (shown in "Rat Trap")|
Knowledge of technology and science
|Voice Actor||Tom Kenny|
Doctor Two-Brains is a villain on the series WordGirl voiced by veteran voice actor Tom Kenny. Originally known as Professor Steven Boxleitner, a kind-hearted but distracted scientist, he was turned into the evil Two-Brains as he was preparing for an experiment that would enable people to read the minds of rodents.
As Professor Steven Boxleitner
In The Amazing, Colossal Adventures of WordGirl, the Professor had created a device that would hopefully allow people to read the minds of rodents (practically and theoretically, this could possibly be used in conjunction with various medical and experimental tests on lab mice to better understand how the experiments affect them) but when he was distracted by the wafting odor of his pastrami sandwich, his vicious mouse test subject Squeaky hit the "Holy cow, don't press this button!!!" button, and their minds fused.
Boxleitner still exists mentally, but in a Jekyll and Hyde sort of manner. He will occasionally break free and argue with the personality of Dr. Two-Brains. Two-Brains has even spoken of the mouse mind as a separately thinking persona.
As Doctor Two-Brains
Due to the mouse brain having a high degree of control over the doctor, Dr. Two-Brains now has an insatiable hunger for cheese, and all of his crimes center around this. He creates a wide assortment of ray guns that vary from increasing or decreasing gravity to turning buildings or hair-gel to cheese. Most of his inventions have a mouse or cheese theme to their appearance, but do not always have a practical villainous use, e.g. his personal mouse orchestra. He is afraid of cats, as seen in several episodes, due to his mouse instincts.
He has also hired two henchmen to help him with his crimes, though they aren't very smart and mess up plans sometimes.
So due to the duality of his personalities it is possible though not certain that Professor Boxleitner could return to normal. There have been fewer "intrusions" of Boxleitner into Two-Brains' dialogue, thus possibly indicating the gaining dominance of Squeaky's personality over the original.
Two-Brains can also let Squeaky's mind completely take over his body for a certain amount of time. He actually did this once in "Mouse-Brain Take-Over". However, this ended in utter chaos, as Squeaky was more evil and rampant. He even threatened to turn WordGirl into goop, something that normally Two-Brains would have never done.
Doctor Two-Brains' character is based mostly around the myth that "mice like cheese", when in actuality they tend to favor grains and fruit over the dairy product. However, Squeaky could just have been a mouse that likes cheese.
In "A World Without WordGirl"
In the episode "A World Without WordGirl, Two-Brains used to be a scientist, but had to give up his job, as Chuck (now the king of the city in the alternate reality) wanted him to be the Sub-Junior Assistant Manager of a sandwich shop. His boss was Glen Furlblam. He still invents in his spare time, though. When he heard Becky's story, he decided to help her get back home and make the wish that would fix everything.
Personality and Traits
Boxleitner used to be kind-hearted and having a great interest in science. He also has a love for cooking and (non-cheese) food, though he has made a grilled cheese sandwich once (possibly foreshadowing his eventual accident).
Two-Brains, obviously, loves cheese. He still has an interest in science, though this "interest" consists mostly of building inventions, many for the purpose of stealing cheese.
Most of Squeaky's mouse mind remains on the exterior of Two-Brains' head, glowing green and pulsating occasionally. In addition to this cosmetic change, some of Boxleitner's DNA seems to have been altered with mouse DNA as well; in keeping up with the idea of an albino rodent, his hair has turned white and grown longer, his eyes are pink with a lack of pigmentation, and he has grown whiskers.
When Squeaky takes complete control, his hair is messier and his front teeth are longer.
WordGirlWordGirl was good friends with Two-Brains before he became a supervillain, and once encouraged him to fight the mouse brain’s control on him. In the episode “Mouse Army,” Dr. Two-Brains temporarily teamed up with her to stop an army of super-intelligent mice he had created. In the end he betrayed her, but whether this was part of his plan or if his mouse brain took control is never clearly determined.
Even though WordGirl and Dr. Two-Brains are rivals, they have respect for each other. Two-Brains, though not friends with WordGirl, still keeps some sort of affection for her in a couple of episodes. For example, offering her a comb in the episode "Becky's Birthday" and also giving her a wink in "Dr. Three-Brains". Whenever they get the chance they seem to reminisce about their friendship as well, like in the episode "Showdown in the Secret Spaceship Hideout".
Doctor Two-Brains seems to have hired the henchmen only for the sake of helping him with his many cheese crimes. In "Mecha-Mouse", he even fired them after he gained a robotic suit that would render his henchmen and their assistance useless. Two-Brains sometimes treats them like his children.
Despite his limited relationship with his henchmen, when one of them is M.I.A. (such as Charlie on vacation with his mom in "The Fill-in"), Two-Brains will feel like something is missing without that particular henchman. He even feels that saying "Henchman" is weird.
Glen FurlblamGlen Furlblam used to be Two-Brains' number one fan, and arrived at the auditions for a substitute Two-Brains when the real one was going on vacation. The Doctor didn't want him to fill the position, but Glen ended up becoming the replacement anyway. After a bit of conflict and gloating, Glen was eventually sent to jail. Since then, Two-Brains and Glen have been rivals, with Glen constantly trying to outdo him..
Lady Redundant WomanIt's possible that Two-Brains has some sort of romantic relationship with Lady Redundant Woman, though this is never confirmed. He asked Lady Redundant Woman to dinner at Chuck's house in "When Chuck's Mom Is Away". This could very likely have been an added ad-lib by Tom Kenny; "I'd love to take you and your twelve duplicates to dinner."
He also showed an interest in professional athletics in "Oh, Holiday Cheese" and brought up the subject in "Highway To Havarti" about "the teams, and the... scores..."
In the episode "Two-Brains Quartet", it is revealed that Two-Brains can sing; when that fact is taken into consideration with his creation of singing mice-rays and mouse orchestras, one can be led to believe he enjoys music on some level.
It is also revealed in "Where's Huggy?" that he enjoys the mazes in children's' activity books.
In the episode "Mr. Big's Mini-Golf", it is revealed that Two-Brains is afraid of clowns.
In "The Ballad of Steve McClean" it is also revealed that he has a swimming pool. Whether this means he enjoys (or used to enjoy) swimming is unknown.
- The character is sometimes heavily ridiculed by parents and children alike for being a so-called "albino" and insulting those with albinism. There have even been letters sent out to PBS to eliminate the character. See this for more info: http://community.albinism.org/forums/t/7094.aspx
- It was revealed in "Rat Trap" that he may have a niece that graduated. It is unknown if he actually has one or he was just making an excuse to WordGirl.
- In the episode, "A Game of Cat and Mouse", Dr. Two-Brains reveals that he doesn't know how to take stage directions; instead of acting them out, he speaks aloud, saying, "Cut! Evil laugh. And.....walk away. Oops."
- Dr. Two-Brains seems to know all of the vocabulary words so far in the series, and has even introduced and defined a few.
Amazing Rope Guy • Captain Tangent (dogs) • Chuck (Brent) • Doctor Two-Brains (henchmen • Squeaky) • Glen Furlblam (cats) • Granny May (Eugene) • Seymour Orlando Smooth (Chip • Harry) • Victoria Best (General Smoochington) •