Meet Dr. Dirt
Dr. Dirt is behind all the grime on the Earth that ShowerMan fights against. But Dr. Dirt was not always a villain.
Dr. Ian Dir-Taneous started as a robotics engineer. He was working on the Ultimate Dirt Eliminator. This invention was supposed to make cleanup fast and easy.
Unfortunately, he got sucked into and trapped inside his own creation! He came out as Dr. Dirt. Now, he is dedicated to spreading dirt and grime all over the planet.
Dr. Dirt lives underground, in a lab he created, with his tag team, Icky & Sticky.
The Adventures of ShowerMan:
Dr. Dirt Origins
The tallest building in bright, clean Skylar City is where it all began for Dr. Dirt. Skylar Robotics was the place where he thought all his dreams would come true.
Years ago, Dr. Ian Dir-Taneous gave a talk about alternate energy at Skylar City’s annual robotics convention. Company founder James Skylar heard the talk. Impressed by the doctor’s genius, Skylar convinced him to work for Skylar Robotics.
Dr. Ian jumped at this chance of a lifetime. Finally he could put robotics ideas to good use and help the good people of Skylar City.
Dr. Ian: I’m honored to work for you, Mr. Skylar. I will not let you down.
James Skylar: Thank you, Ian. I have big plans for you. You and I will make a great team!
Dr. Ian: Well, then, let me get right to work. What exactly would you like me to create?
James Skylar: Our company is about to create the Ultimate Dirt Eliminator for the citizens of Skylar City. That’s where you come in, Ian. Let me show you around.
James Skylar leads him through halls full of past inventions. Ian liked James and felt excited about the future. They stopped at two tall shiny double doors. Above them, in bright yellow, was the word CAUTION! One push of that big red button and those doors opened. Dr. Ian’s journey to his ultimate creation began.
James Skylar: Welcome to Skylar Lab! Here, you will have all you need for your work and studies.
Dr. Ian: Incredible! This is by far the biggest lab I’ve ever seen. I can certainly build your
Ultimate Dirt Eliminator here.
Many days and many nights passed in the lab. Dr. Ian struggled on the Ultimate Dirt Eliminator’s design. He just couldn’t get it right. He never gave up, though. He tried one final time and was happy to show this last design to James Skylar.
James Skylar: What do we have here, Ian?
Dr. Ian: Mr. Skylar, I present to you the final design for the Ultimate Dirt Eliminator! Using toxic waste as an alternate energy source, it can generate its own power.
James Skylar: Very impressive, Ian. This will surely be Skylar Robotics’ top invention yet.
Dr. Ian: Since you approve of these designs, I will build a model for further testing.
James Skylar: Fantastic! Have it ready in four days for the reveal.
Dr. Ian: Four days? Uh...uh...OK, no problem.
Dr. Ian worked tirelessly to perfect his model. But he grew exhausted and bitterly annoyed to have to rush to complete his greatest creation in just four days. Just then, James Skylar came to check his progress.
James Skylar: Ian, is it complete?
Dr. Ian: No, sir, it’s not quite there yet. I need a few more days to get it right.
James Skylar: I’m very disappointed, Ian. Have it completed by tomorrow afternoon for the reveal, or you’re fired!
Dr. Ian: Yes, sir.
James Skylar walked out of the lab. Dr. Ian’s anger and bitterness grew stronger than ever.
Dr. Ian: This is foolish! You can’t rush genius!
The next morning, Dr. Ian stared at his completed masterpiece. Feeling drained and dirty from working all night, he decided to test the Ultimate Dirt Eliminator before Mr. Skylar
Dr. Ian: Here goes nothing. Just a flip of the switch, and dirt shall be gone.
(sounds of the machine turning on and detecting dirt)
Dr. Ian: It works! It actually works! No, no, no, no, no, NO! Ahhh!
(Sound of the machine trapping Dr. Ian inside because he himself is covered in dirt)
Dr. Ian was captured by his own creation! His machine couldn’t detect the difference between unclean people nearby and a room that needed cleaning. But the doctor was not destroyed by his machine. He was reborn! The
unfortunate accident gave him a different mission in life.
When James Skylar walked into the lab, he got a big surprise.
James Skylar: What’s going on here? What happened to my Ultimate Dirt Eliminator?
Dr. Dirt: Your Ultimate Dirt Eliminator! What part of it was yours, James?
James Skylar: Who are you? Where is Dr. Ian?
Dr. Dirt: You can call me Dr. Dirt now. And you are going to wish you had never asked me to work for you. Now that your precious machine is broken, good luck trying to fix it without my expertise!
Dr. Dirt whisked off to create his own lab far underground. Here, he made the rules and set the deadlines. At least, he did until...
ShowerMan arrived on the scene.
ShowerMan: Dirt! You have nowhere left to go. You are not the boss now. Back to the underground with you!
Dr. Dirt: Ha! I have just begun, ShowerMan... Just wait and see. Until next time, my watery rival.
Dr. Dirt sunk back down to his
underground lab to hatch a new plan.
Showerman was stumped. Why would Dr. Dirt go back underground? Still, he would keep his eyes open for Dr. Dirt’s next plot against the citizens of Skylar City.
Showerman was ready to leap off to the falls to rest and recharge for his next mission, But something held him back. He looked down at his boots and noticed something strange.
Showerman: Huh! What’s this?
(Showerman reached down to see what it was.)
Showerman: Is this… mold?
To Be Continued…