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3 Tricky Novel Controllers

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3 Tricky Novel Controllers


Three of the dumbest monitors in the audiovisual world.

There are many fictional curators who have introduced us to media such as literature, comics, film or television, most of whom have a great intellect and ability to solve very complex issues. However, there is also the other side of the coin, i.e., completely wrong controllers, whose ability to solve cases is usually useless, unless they have luck on their side or some outside help, which can be confirmed by, for example, If you continue reading this article, below are the three controllers you will find:-

Inspector Closeau

If we’re talking about corrupt inspectors, we obviously can’t mention Jacques Clouseau, a police officer who never stops solving the cases he encounters. As we mentioned earlier, the character was played by Peter Sellers a total of six times: The Pink Panther (1963), A New Case of Inspector Clouseau (1964), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) and On the Trail of the Pink Panther (posthumous interpretation released in 1982).

Before the death of Peter Sellers, Alan Arkin took over with The King of Tragedy (1968), which is between the former interpreter’s second and third. Roger Moore gave it life in The Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) and Steve Martin in the remakes The Pink Panther (2006) and The Pink Panther 2 (2009).

In addition to the films mentioned in the previous paragraphs, Jacques Clouseau appeared in the animated version of the Pink Panther (1964 – 1980), although here he was known only as Inspector, although in the early eighties comics about this special breed of gum were published, it was called Inspector Riffifi.

Inspector Zenigata

Closeau, Widget, Controllers, Refifi, ZenigataCloseau, Widget, Controllers, Refifi, Zenigata

Another member of the group of tough cops is Koichi Zenigata (known as Basilio in our country) who works for Interpol whose biggest interest is to arrest a thief known as Lupine III, the grandson of the famous Arsenio Lupine. A rival who refers to the inspector by the nickname “Daddy” is only occasionally and always only briefly able to do so. However, although Zenigata always considered Lupine III to be the culprit of all the thefts, they sometimes worked together towards a common goal.

Zenigata’s first cartoon came in the Lupine III manga (1967) written and drawn by Monkey Punch, in the dashing introduction to Lupine III’s Adventures published in the first issue. However, due to his desire to capture Lupine III, he owes much of his international fame to the anime series (current since 1971), the controller appearing repeatedly in many chapters. As a special, egg and animated films, among which we can highlight El Castillo de Cagliostro (1979) and Lupine III: The First (2019).

However, Koichi Zenigata was played by real actors on two occasions: Shiro Ito played him in Lupine the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974), although his name was Heiji, and Tadanobu Asano portrayed him. In Lupine III and the Purple Heart of Cleopatra (2015).

Detective gadget

Closeau, Widget, Controllers, Refifi, ZenigataCloseau, Widget, Controllers, Refifi, Zenigata

And we conclude our review of corrupt inspectors with this particular character who starred in the cartoon series Inspector Gadget (1983 – 1986), which served as the basis for five other, television specials, all between 1992 and 1992. 2018, although the character has appeared in other media.

The series follows the adventures of this half-cyborg man, who uses bionic gadgets implanted in his body, such as the gadget copter we see in the picture accompanying this episode, to fight the MAD team led by the evil and mysterious Dr. Gang, although his level of stupor is so great that a beautiful woman with a computer book And he would not have been able to solve a case without the help of his intelligent niece Sophie. In the year In the 1980s, and his dog Sultan, who has the ability to impersonate.

Of course, if there were live-action versions of the aforementioned inspectors, the protagonist of the episode would be no less, as seen in the resulting films Inspector Gadget (1999) and Inspector Gadget 2 (2003). Matthew Broderick and French Stewart played respectively.

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