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Dr. Forrester
Dr Forrester
Mad Scientist
Zone Grandville
Coordinates (2920, -344, 1167)
Level Range 40-44
Introduced by Terrence Dobbs
Arbiter Daos
Introduces Arbiter Daos
Mage-Killer Zuhkara
Vernon von Grun
Enemy groups V badge BattleDomeBadge Arachnoids

V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos
Badge villain crey Crey
Badge villain freakshow Freakshow
V badge LongbowBadge Longbow
Badge villain malta Malta Operatives

Badges V badge StatureBadge8 Party Crasher

Dr. Forrester is a City of Villains contact located in the Spider City neighborhood of Grandville at coordinates (2920, -344, 1167). His level range is 40-44. You must be at least level 42 to receive any of the story arc missions.


Contact Introduced By[]

New Contact(s)[]

Have you heard of Arbiter Daos? He's one of the highest ranking Arbiters of the Rogue Isles. He's cold, humorless, and efficient, and likely one of the most feared men in Grandville.

Whatever you do, don't get on Arbiter Daos' bad side. His word is law in Grandville, and he has the backing of Lord Recluse to enforce it.

I know a woman named Mage-Killer Zuhkara. She's an assassin from Russia who specializes in eliminating spies with magical backgrounds. She's looking for someone to help her with a few hits.

Zuhkara is very blunt and to the point, and she seems to take a personal interest in destroying those of arcane origin.

I was wondering if you might be interested in meeting one of the rising lights in the field of mad science? He's only a lab assistant at the moment, but I think Vernon von Grun will make mad scientist soon enough, and I think your unquestionable skill at harming others would be a big asset to his schemes. Interested?

Very good. Vernon currently works for Operative Grillo on a sub-section of Project: FURY involving plant/human hybrids and reverse evolution.


Mad Scientist

Dr. Forrester is a brilliant if unbalanced scientist who has come to Grandville to develop new technologies in the service of Lord Recluse. He has taken a special interest in mutation theory and the Arachnoids who lurk in the Gutter of Grandville.


Dr. Forrester is based on the mad scientist character Dr. Clayton Forrester from Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Initial Contact[]

Hello there, Villain! I'm Dr. Forrester, one of Dr. Aeon's lead scientists from AeonCorp in Cap Au Diable. I've come to Grandville to develop technologies in the service of Lord Recluse, especially in the area of applied mutation science. My other lab assistant, Dr. Geist, is otherwise busy with matters on Mercy Island, so I have need of freelancers to help me... investigate a few matters of interest. If things work out well, who knows what wonderments and atrocities we could unleash upon an unsuspecting world? Does that pique your curiousity? Good, I hoped it would!


Dr. Forrester sells the following items:

  • Inspirations
  • Level 40 Science Single-Origin Enhancements
  • Level 45 Science Single-Origin Enhancements

Badge Mission[]

Completing the mission Steal alloy from Silver Mantis awards the following badge:

V badge StatureBadge8 Party Crasher

You crashed a rave and stole a piece of the alloy which makes up Silver Mantis' armor.

Story Arcs[]

Project Fury[]

Souvenir: Venom Injector

This is a venom injector found in a Grandville Arachnos lab. You grabbed from there as a souvenir of a tale you like to call:

Project Fury

It all started when Dr. Forrester wanted to start studying the Arachnoids down in the Gutter. He sent you down to gather Arachnoid parts from the creatures. From initial research, Dr. Forrester discovered most of the creatures have had their vocal cords removed surgically!

Forrester started doing further research into the composition of the Arachnoid DNA, but needed a stronger source. He sent you into one of the Arachnoid tunnels to get a DNA sample from one of the Arachnoid leaders known as Widdershins.

Forrester wanted to know more! From his leads he was able to discern one of the main labs where something called Project Fury was going on. Hacking into the computers there, you managed to find information on the project. Apparently, the intent was to create a new breed of soldier made in the image of Lord Recluse by injecting them with a venom produced by Lord Recluse himself. It was meant to simulate the abilities granted by the Well of Furies, but unfortunately had met with dismal failure thus far. Dr. Forrester ended up ceasing investigations once he discovered this was one of Lord Recluse's pet projects!

Collect Arachnoid parts[]

  • Story Arc: Project Fury (Part 1 of 3)


Have you seen the Arachnoids who scamper about in the shadows of Grandville? These hideous creatures seem to be a mutated combination of man and spider. They are fast and strong, probably the only reason they can survive a place like Grandville! I want to know more about these monsters. Head down to the Gutters beneath Grandville and collect some Arachnoid parts for me to study!

Mission Acceptance

The Gutter area is fairly dangerous, but is your best place to hunt these creatures. I'd take a combat-worthy ally if I were you.

Mission Objectives

You collected enough Arachnoid parts.

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Arachnoid Parts
These are parts taken from the Arachnoid monsters who dwell in the Gutter area beneath Grandville. You've collected these parts on behalf of Dr. Forrester, one of Dr. Aeon's lead scientists.


Ah, these Arachnoid parts should prove VERY interesting!

Hrm... that's odd. It seems like some of the vocal centers from these creatures have been surgically removed. What purpose would that serve?

Get DNA sample from Widdershins[]

  • Story Arc: Project Fury (Part 2 of 3)


Salutations, Character! I've been starting the Arachnoid parts you've retrieved for me from the Gutter. Fascinating, simply fascinating! I've started narrowing down the substance which promotes the mutative qualities in these creates. But the substance is VERY dilute in the specimens you brought me - I need a sample from a stronger source!

There are tunnels underneath Grandville where the Arachnoids have built web-filled lairs and devour their captured prey! There is a powerful Arachnoid there named Widdershins who is the perfect source for isolating a stronger mutant DNA sample. Go in to the Arachnoid tunnels and bring me a DNA sample from Widdershins!

Mission Acceptance

The Arachnoid tunnels are very dangerous and full of traps the Arachnoids use to catch new prey. Be prepared!

Unnecessary Solicitation

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Mission Objective(s)

This dank cave smells of death. Find Widdershins!

  • Get DNA sample from Widdershins
    • Defeat Widdershins

You got the DNA sample!


V badge BattleDomeBadge Arachnoids

Notable NPCs

You have defeated Widdershins!

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Arachnoid DNA Sample
This is a DNA Sample taken from the Arachnoid leader known as Widdershins. Dr. Forrester is hoping to use the sample to find more information on the mutant strain which creates these creatures.


Ah, excellent! This should do nicely!

I've done further research into the Arachnoid parts you've brought for me thus far. It looks like all of the creatures received an injection at one point. The skin around the injection point is highly inflamed, as if from a poisonous venom. Fascinating!

Find info on Arachnoids[]

  • Story Arc: Project Fury (Part 3 of 3)


The results of my research into these Arachnoids is a bit disturbing. It looks like these creatures were manufactured - and continue to be manufactured - on a large scale! Is Arachnos doing this or are they merely harboring someone who is? And more importantly, is there a way we can profit out of the whole thing?

Let's find out the truth, shall we? I know a few scientific colleagues who have let slip information on an Arachnos facility here in Grandville which may be involved in the process of creating Arachnoids! Head into this base and find any information you can on the Arachnoids!

Mission Acceptance

Be low-key if you can. I don't want to attract too much attention from Arachnos if I can help it!

Unnecessary Solicitation

This is our chance to find the truth behind these Arachnoids. Don't screw it up!

Mission Objective(s)

You slip inside the Arachnos base. Find information on the Arachnoids!

  • Find info on Arachnoids
    • Find the research file!

You found the information on the Arachnoids!

Primary Enemies

V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos
V badge BattleDomeBadge Arachnoids

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Project Fury Files
These data files have been downloaded from an Arachnos lab where they are creating Arachnoids! The Arachnoids themselves were once humans, mainly Arachnos operatives who volunteered for super-soldier experiments. The goal of the project is to simulate the super-powered state endowed by the Well of Furies. The operatives are injected with a 'venom' produced by Lord Recluse himself! Although it's not clear what the end goals of the experiments are, it appears that most have been concluded as failures by the project leads.
V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! After finding the research file and completing the mission, you will be ambushed by Arachnos inside the lab.

You found something.

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Project Fury Files
These data files have been downloaded from an Arachnos lab where they are creating Arachnoids! The Arachnoids themselves were once humans, mainly Arachnos operatives who volunteered for super-soldier experiments. The goal of the project is to simulate the super-powered state endowed by the Well of Furies. The operatives are injected with a 'venom' produced by Lord Recluse in hopes of creating beings similar to himself! Although it's not clear what the end goals of the experiments are, it appears that most have been concluded as failures by the project leads.


Hooboy. This is one of Lord Recluse's pet research projects? I think it's time to abandon this line of investigation. In the name of science or not, I don't want Lord Recluse sending a team of Bane Spiders after me if they discover I'm snooping around Project Fury!


Steal Crey secrets[]


I take it you're familiar with Crey Technologies? They've been doing some fascinating work with all manner of body augmentations, from bio-genetic chemical regrowth to nanotech hyper-musculature hyper-indexing. All in all, they've produced some amazing results! AeonCorp has spoken with Crey regarding a merger of some persuasion, but Countess Crey always seems to want far more than she is willing to give.

We need to take more... creative measures in order to secure these technologies for ourselves. Head over to Crey Industries lab in Paragon City to steal what you can!

Mission Acceptance

There's a boat waiting at the docks to take you to Paragon City.

Mission Objective(s)

You make your way to the Crey offices in Paragon City. Steal all the Crey tech available!

  • Steal Crey secrets
    • 2 data files to steal
    • 2 electronic parts to steal
    • Steal last schematic

You stole the Crey secrets!

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Crey Data Files
These encrypted data files contain information on a number of the projects Crey is working on.
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Crey Electronics
These electronic components are used in Crey power armor and weapons technology.
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Crey Power Armor Schematics
These holograph schematics contain vital information on some of the more advanced power armor at Crey.


Oh, what wonderful presents! This is just like my birthday! Except there's no cake. Or guests...

Actually, it's EXACTLY like my birthday. No matter! I'll show them all!

Steal alloy from Silver Mantis[]

Important Note! - (Not true, my toon got both missions)

Characters will be offered the choice between this mission and the Collect Arachnoid parts mission. If the character begins Dr. Forrester's Project Fury story arc, this mission will no longer be available. If a player wishes to obtain the Party Crasher Badge for a character, he or she must accept this mission when it is presented!


Silver Mantis... you've heard of her, I'm assuming? Black Scorpion's shiny sidekick! She has a very interesting hard and supple silver alloy on her skin! AeonCorp would LOVE to get ahold of a piece of this alloy. Unfortunately, I doubt Mrs. Mantis would be very interested in offering up a piece of this alloy for us to study. So we'll have to take it by force!

Silver Mantis is a bit of a party girl, and loves to get down with some of the Freakshow at their raves! I happen to know of one going on right now, and can arrange to get you in there! Head over to Sharkhead Isle and steal a piece of Silver Mantis silver alloy!

You can bet that Silver Mantis is going to be quite the handful! You might want to take a few of your cohorts along for this.

Mission Acceptance

Have fun at the rave! But don't drink or smoke anything, and be back by midnight!

Mission Objective(s)

You hear loud music echoing through the warehouse. Sounds like the party is in full swing!

You stole the alloy from Silver Mantis

Notable NPCs

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Silver Alloy
This silver alloy is taken from none other than Silver Mantis, the lackey to the powerful archvillain known as Scirocco. The silver alloy seems to flow around your fingers as you hold it.
V badge StatureBadge8 Party Crasher

You crashed a rave and stole a piece of the alloy which makes up Silver Mantis' armor.


Let me see it! Let me see it! Oooh, yes! This should prove most interesting!

Stop attackers in Arachnos lab[]


As you probably already know, AeonCorp has hired some of the most brilliant scientists this world has ever known! Because of such an amazing think-tank of genius, it's only natural when jealous, petty rivals endeavor to wrest away their secrets! We've gotten reports of a recent attack upon one of Dr. Aeon's Arachnos labs here in Grandville! Something about black-clad soldiers and giant robots - I don't know the details, but I'm sure you can handle it! Head over to the Arachnos lab and stop the attackers before they steal Aeon's secrets!

It's only a matter of time before they find the research data! You have only 75 minutes to complete this mission!

Mission Acceptance

Some Arachnos forces are already in there, but they need help! And bring my back any research data they tried to steal! Now that the lab has been compromised, we need to get any and all information out of there!

Mission Objective(s)

You hear the sounds of combat in the distance. Find and stop the attackers!

  • Stop attackers in Arachnos lab
    • Rescue Aeon scientist
    • Lead scientist to computer
    • Defeat Enforcer-39 and operatives

You stopped the attackers in the Arachnos lab!

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Aeon Data Slug
This small hard plastic capsule contains all of the encrypted research data from an Arachnos Aeon lab. One of Aeon's scientists gave it to you to deliver to Dr. Forrester.


You managed to recover the research data? Excellent! We've almost managed to reverse-engineer that Malta weapon! Err... forget what I just said!

Steal synthetics from Citadel[]


Synthetic humans. It's such a fascinating subject! Being able to improve upon what mother nature endowed us with, using the latest technologies to create beings which may lead us into a new age of enlightenment. Or lead us all into fiery ruin in a blood-drenched android apocalyse! But I digress..

Citadel is supposedly the first android. He possesses very advanced cognitive programming and is extremely powerful. Wouldn't it be marvelous to get ahold of part of the synthetic material used in the composition of Citadel? Ah, the wonders it would hold! Confronting Citadel directly would be dangerous, as he would quickly call in the rest of those Freedom Phalanx do-gooders! But if someone close to him were to be kidnapped, we would be able to force an immediate confrontation with the android!

I've recently discovered a DATA scientist who constantly monitors the well-being of your synthetic friend. If you capture this scientist, you can be assured that Citadel would come running to rescue him! Head over to the DATA offices in Paragon City and kidnap Dr. Norum!

Mission Acceptance

Don't worry about the kidnapping! It's all in the name of SCIENCE!

Mission Objective(s)

It looks like your arrival at DATA has not gone unnoticed! Longbow forces are everywhere!

  • Steal synthetics from Citadel
    • Kidnap Dr. Norum
    • Defeat Citadel

You've retrieved a sample of Citadel's synthetic material!

Notable NPCs


With this sample of Citadel's synthetic composition, we should be able to learn some very interesting things!

Shut down experiment[]


I don't know how to put this delicately, so I'll just say it: one of the Aeon scientific experiments has gone awry! Yes, I know it's hard to believe this coming from the AeonCorp, but occasionally even the most brilliant of scientists can make a mistake! In this case, it had to do with experimentation into transdimensional sources to power the energy conduits necessary to maintain the dimensional vortex in place... but never mind that! We need you to shut down the experiment BEFORE IT DESTROYS THE WORLD!

Mission Acceptance

Well, perhaps it wouldn't destroy the world, but it might destroy our lab, and there's some VERY expensive equipment in there!

Mission Objective(s)

The air in the lab seems highly ionized!

  • Shut down experiment
    • 3 computers to shut down

You shut down the experiment!


Whew! That was a close one! Hopefully we can get the lab up and running again soon. All we have to do is factor for dimensional shifts in the final calculations before we start it up again!

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