- What's the matter, afraid of the light?!
- — Doctor Light (to Raven)[src]
|Real Name||Dr. Arthur Light|
|Aliases||Sad little man (Raven), Skinny Dude (Beast Boy)|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
|Affiliations||(formerly) Brotherhood of Evil, and Punk Rocket|
|Partners||Psimon, Punk Rocket|
|Powers & Abilities|| Photokinesis, |
Gifted Intellect in the Fields of Technology and Science,
|Weapon|| His Suit, |
|Goal||To defeat the Teen Titans and light up the night|
|Voiced By|| Rodger Bumpass
Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go! shorts)
Doctor Light is a supervillain and enemy of the Teen Titans. Though not truely evil, Light is a powerful and inteligent villain who is able to take on each and every titan. His weakness was Raven's darkness, however, he manages to overcome it in later episodes.
In his first appearance, Doctor Light attempted to rob a gold transport. He ended up fighting the Teen Titans, where he easily defeated Cyborg, Robin, Starfire, and Beast Boy. Raven, however, became so enraged at him that her dark side manifested; she almost killed him when she attempted to drag him into the darkness under her cloak. Once Robin stopped her before any fatal damage could be inflicted, the event left Doctor Light severely traumatized in deep state of shock.
However, even this trauma did not stop him from continuing his criminal career, although it did seem to reduce his ability to be an effective villain. In his next scheme, he attempted to drain the oil reserves on an abandoned drilling platform to supercharge his suit, overlooking the fact that the platform was in direct line of sight of Titans Tower. The Titans promptly responded, and when Raven chose to confront him again with the appearance of this form ( "Remember me?"), and Doctor Light meekly surrendered ("I'd like to go to jail now, please").
Months later, Light attempted to steal money from the bank vault in the Bank of Perez, but was stopped just in time by the efforts of Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven, Bumblebee, and Aqualad.
Doctor Light later appeared as one of the recruits of the Brotherhood of Evil, but did not participate in any of the Brotherhood's plans, instead deciding to work on his own. He retreated to the Arctic Circle where he build an amplifying device to channel the power of the Northern Lights into his suit. When the Titans destroyed the synthetic diamond serving as the machine's collector, Doctor Light subsequently kidnapped Kole and used her crystal body as a replacement. While the machine did increase his powers to previously unmeasured magnitudes, he was defeated by the combined efforts of Gnarrk, Kole and Starfire, who damaged his suit critically, shedding its power.Doctor Light made another appearance in the episode Revved Up, where he was one of the villainous competitors in Ding Dong Daddy's race for Robin's most secret possession, but was taken out of the race by the mass crash triggered by Red X.
Just before the Titans' final confrontation with the Brotherhood of Evil, Doctor Light went off on his own again and robbed the Bank of Perez after the Teen Titans have returned from their battle. When he emerged from the bank, all the Titans and Honorary Titans were already waiting for him to take him down on masse.
Teen Titans Go!
Due to what happened to him in Identity Crisis, he did not make an appearance in Teen Titans Go! until Issue #30, where his plan is to steal Cyborg's battery to recharge his own power.
PersonalityDoctor Light is a villain who likes to talk, and he considers himself the most accomplished, clever and mightiest bad guy around. He is always ready to prove his wit by teasing his opponents with idioms or puns relating to light. However, he usually fails to live up to his boasts, mostly because of his inherent overconfidence and a sheer lack of common sense. He is also scared by Raven since Nevermore . Doctor Light could somehow be afraid of bats as seen in Birthmark.
Light appears to be your stereotypical comical mad scientist. His inventions are brilliant, and his technology is great, but he's lacks the brightness to create a master plan, making him easy to outsmart. He's powerful enough to take all of the Teen Titans with relative ease, however, his fear of the dark is the only real thing that leads to his defeat.
Powers and abilities
Doctor Light's supersuit serves as a collecting, focusing, and amplification device for the visible frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum, i.e. light. He is able to project light in various forms and even control it to a certain extend for the following effects:
- Photokinesis-The ability to manipulate the surrounding light to form any possible thing, imaginable.
- Invisibility- The ability to make one self disappear from sight but still be in the area physically.
- Solid light weapons such as blades, whips and shields
He also has Photokinesis and Invisibility. Doctor Light also carries odd technological devices with him, most notably force field generators and flash grenades. However, he is physically very frail and poses little to no threat when his suit gets critically damaged.
- Fractured (cameo)
- Wavelength (cameo)
Teen Titans Go!
- Apparently, he was not recruited by the Brotherhood of Evil, despite being in the line-up in Homecoming - Part 2. They probably considered him a lesser villain, or perhaps he prefers petty theft over organizations such as the Brotherhood.
- Doctor Light's second suit bears a similar appearance to the suit of the villain Shriek in Batman Beyond.
- Like Dr. Light, Professor Membrane, a character from Invader ZIM, is also voiced by Rodger Bumpass.
- The name "Dr. Light" is shared by one of the main portagonists in the Megaman franchise. Dr. Light was the creator of Megaman, Megaman X, Protoman, Roll, and various other characters in the series.
- Dr. Light appears to be extremely afraid of Raven following his ordeal with her demonic form in Nevermore, as he swiftly surrenders in Birthmark after seeing her.