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Dr. Cranken

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Title Mad Scientist Dr. Cranken
Gender Male
Race Cranken/Human
Faction Gedow
Health Health
Level Level
Status deceased
Location Location

Mad Scientist Dr. Cranken is an antagonist who first appears in Viewtiful Joe 2. He is a squid-like mad scientist who serves Gedow as both its second-in-command and the creator of its weaponry and infantry.


Viewtiful Joe 2[]

Dr. Cranken was first seen in chapter 3. He created Cameo Leon, the boss of the chapter. After his defeat, he teleported away. Later in Chapter 6, Cranken created Bloody Rachel, which transformed into all the previous bosses (except Alastor). After her defeat, Dr. Cranken himself challenges Joe and Silvia.


To defeat Dr. Cranken easily, use Silvia. It is possible to defeat him in the first part with Joe, but it is much easier to use Silvia for the entire battle. Cranken has three main attacks. He will sprout three tentacle things from his back, and they will have one of three things on them: drills, magnets, or buzz-saws. They will also appear in that order. Drills will stab at you, magnets will pull drills from the ceiling to fall on you, and buzz-saws sweep across the floor and up in the air to hit you. On one of the tentacles will be a yellow ball. This is your target. Go Slow Mo and shoot it with Silvia (or punch with Joe). After four hits, the tentacles and Cranken's shield will break. Use this chance to run up with Silvia, go Slow Mo, then activate Replay, Zoom In, and Spin Kick all at once. You can get about three of those in. Repeat this quite a few times. When he gets to two life bars, he starts to glow red. He will use his magnets to pull down about four of the six pieces of ceiling, raises a column forcing you jump over it, and makes avoiding the ceiling difficult. He will also call out three of the flying probes. After a few of those, he will pull out a drill/buzz-saw mix. Repeat what was done before and hit the ball. After you take out his life bar, his body will explode and you will fight his head. You will have to use Silvia for this. He will be shooting drills, and balls with be around his head. Hit the one that is glowing. Once you hit it, it will start moving around his head. Use Slow Mo and shoot. When his shield disappears, do your Slow/Zoom/Replay/Kick. Keep pressing Kick and you will kill him easily, because his defense is nothing in that form.

Alternatively, immediately jump and replay kick the hp box with Silvia. Then use her guns to take out his shield. Switch out to Joe and slow zoom punch Cranken. Then switch back to Silvia, throw a shocking pink, and replay kick the bomb. Destroy the shield again, switch to Joe and slow zoom punch. For some reason Silvia's replay aura causes Cranken to take extra damage. This can be used for a fast fight. The second phase involves just slow zoom punching.



  • He is possibly a parody of Marvel Comics' Spider-Man character, Dr. Octopus.
  • His name might also be a reference to the Kraken.

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