T.I.A. (Técnicos Investigación Aeroterráquea)
Profesor Bacterio is the mad scientist at T.I.A. He is always coming up with brilliant inventions for Mortadelo and Filemón, which are supposed to help them on their missions. They usually have some unforeseen effect, leading to disaster.
Mortadelo y Filemón
Comics: El Sulfato Atómico (1969)
Movies: La Gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón (2003)
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No secret agent can do his job properly without gadgets, James Bond has Q, and Mortadelo and Filemón has Profesor Bacterio. However where Q is a reasonable man who's gadgets work, Bacterio is a mad scientist who's gadgets rarely works as intented.
When Mortadelo y Filemón
was transferred to movies, the professor was played by Janfri Topera.
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