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  • The Invisible Man is a character from the book of the same name by writer H.G. Wells. There is also a Marvel superhero of the same name who is adapted from him. He appeared in as the Marvel adaption in the episode Ghostesses in the Slot Machine.
  • The Invisible Man (dt. Der Unsichtbare) ist ein Roman von H. G. Wells. Wells wurde wahrscheinlich von seinen Erlebnissen auf dem Planeten Karfel mit dem Sechsten Doctor inspiriert.
  • The Invisible Man is a 1933 film starring Claude Rains based on the H. G. Wells novel. Louis Asekoff watched the movie in 1997. (TXF: "Detour")
  • The Invisible Man was a book by H. G. Wells. Indiana Jones enjoyed the work.
  • El detective Jang Soo Choi sufré de Alzheimer, decide hacer todo lo posible para que su familia viva feliz después de que él se entera de que le queda poco tiempo de vida. Oh So Young y Choi Soo Jang, representan una historia real como la vida de una pareja casada. La pareja pasa por un momento difícil cuando la administradora de fondos Huh Jun Ho, que ha amado So Young por un largo tiempo, y el ex-criminal Jo Hyun Soo, que ama a Jang Soo, aparecen en su vidas. El drama retrata la realidad cotidiana de los padres que no tienen otra opción que descuidan a sus familias para ganarse la vida y que se convierten en madres fuertes de corazón "guerreros" que pueden hacer cualquier cosa por el bien de sus familias.
  • The Invisible Man is a Tales from the TARDIS comic strip. It has been printed through various publications.
  • The Invisible Man is a single player Achievement featured in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent. It is unlocked by completing a mission without being detected.
  • Earlier in his personal timeline, however, the Third Doctor claimed to have already done experiments with Wells so that Wells could make himself invisible. (PROSE: The Ghosts of N-Space / AUDIO: The Ghosts of N-Space) The Master met Griffin, the villainous invisible man himself, in the Land of Fiction. (COMIC: Character Assassin)
  • On a snowy day in February, a stranger arrives in the English village of Iping, West Sussex. He is wearing a long coat, gloves, a broad brimmed hat and dark goggles. A bright pink nose and bits of a beard poke out of the bandages that cover his face. At the Coach and Horses Inn, he demands a room and soon sets up a small laboratory there. The stranger appears to be very reclusive because he demands to be left alone and only goes out at night. Not surprisingly, the residents of the village become very curious about the mysterious stranger.
  • (Thomas King) I’m never in the papers, I’m never on TV. Although I’m in the Cabinet, You won’t have heard of me. Try guessing what my name is… (Thomas King) T.K. are my initials… (Thomas King) No, no, no! No, Thomas King’s my moniker! (Thomas King) Employment’s my position! (Thomas King) It’s easy! Can’t you guess…? I’m the Invisible Man! (Thomas King) Come up and see me if you can! (Thomas King) The jobless ask me if I care, Well here’s my answer - I’m not there! (Thomas King) I never will be seen! I’m rare as Haley’s Comet… (Thomas King) A one-off you could call me…
  • The Invisible Man was a science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells in the 19th century. It featured a scientist who discovers the means to render himself invisible. Claude Rains played the scientist in a 1933 film adaptation. Trip Tucker was familiar with the film version. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do)
  • Real name: Hawley John Griffin Occupation: Scientist, British government agent Identity: Secret Other Aliases: The Voice, the Unseen Legal status: Citizen of the United Kingdom with a pardoned criminal record Place of birth: Sussex, England, UK Known Relatives: Robert Griffin (father; deceased), Phoebe Radcliffe Griffin (mother; deceased), three illegitimate children Group affiliation: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Base of operations: The Secret Wing of the British Museum, the Nautilus Height: 6'1" Weight: 170 lbs. Eyes: Blue (invisible) Hair: Blond (invisible)
  • One snowy winter's day, a stranger arrives at the Coach and Horses Inn in the English village of Iping, West Sussex, demanding a room. He is wearing a long coat, gloves, a broad brimmed hat and dark goggles. His face is covered with bandages, with a bright pink nose and bits of a beard poking out. The stranger soon sets up a small laboratory in his room. He appears to be very reclusive, demanding to be left alone and only going out at night. Not surprisingly, he soon attracts the attention of the locals.
  • The film opens with a mysterious stranger, his face swathed in bandages and his eyes obscured by dark spectacles, taking a room at an inn at the English village of Iping (in Sussex). Never leaving his quarters, the stranger demands that the staff leave him completely alone. However, his dark secret is slowly revealed to his suspicious landlady and the villagers: he is an invisible man. When the innkeeper (Forrester Harvey) and his semi-hysterical wife (Una O'Connor) tell him to leave after he makes a huge mess in the parlor and drives away the other patrons, he tears off the bandages, laughing maniacally, and throws the innkeeper down the stairs. He takes off the rest of his clothes, rendering himself completely invisible, and tries to strangle a police officer.
  • The Invisible Man is the title character of H.G. Wells' 1897 novel, which has spawned film adaptations and numerous derivatives, with the same concept but a different invisible protagonist. He is interviewed by Kermit the Frog for a Sesame Street Newsflash (EKA: Episode 1107). Another version of the Invisible Man appeared in the Muppet Magazine #16 comic "Little Swamp of Horrors," spoofing the closing gag from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
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  • The Invisible Man is a character from the book of the same name by writer H.G. Wells. There is also a Marvel superhero of the same name who is adapted from him. He appeared in as the Marvel adaption in the episode Ghostesses in the Slot Machine.
  • Real name: Hawley John Griffin Occupation: Scientist, British government agent Identity: Secret Other Aliases: The Voice, the Unseen Legal status: Citizen of the United Kingdom with a pardoned criminal record Place of birth: Sussex, England, UK Known Relatives: Robert Griffin (father; deceased), Phoebe Radcliffe Griffin (mother; deceased), three illegitimate children Group affiliation: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Base of operations: The Secret Wing of the British Museum, the Nautilus History: Hawley Griffin was a scientist, a graduate of University College who had won a medal for chemistry. However he became fascinated by physics, and in particular light and optical density, and at the age of twenty-two he dropped medicine to concentrate on these new obsessions. He eventually developed a theory that if one could "phase-shift" a person's atomic vibratory pattern apart from the visible light wavelengths, that person would be rendered invisible. Griffin went to work for Professor Oliver at Chesilstowe College, a provincial establishment, all the while working at night on his theories. After much trial and error, he synthesized an irradiated serum that they believed would due the job of successfully phase-shifting an organism. Deciding he could never finish his work with both his professor and students eating up his time, he moved to London and took up residence in Great Portland Street. After his funds had run out, he stole more money from his own father - but the money didn't belong to his parent, who shot himself in shame. Believing his process finally perfected, Griffin tested it on a cat, turning it invisible. Next he used the process on himself, and when his landlord proved too inquisitive, Griffin set fire to the house and fled into the night. Griffin swiftly his change was irreversible. Disguising his affliction with bandages, he moved to Iping, a small village in Sussex, where he took up residence in Mrs. Hall's boarding house. When money ran short, he used his invisibility to turn to burglary again, which attracted the attention of local police officer Mr. Bobby Jaffers. Confronted in the Coach and Horses public house, a scuffle ensued, during which his secret was uncovered (quite literally). Griffin fled into the night. Naked and hunted, he enlisted the aid of tramp Mr. Thomas Marvel, who he sent to retrieve clothes and his notebooks. When some of the villagers attempted to detain Marvel, the "Invisible Man" displayed a violent side, coming to his ally's aid with an unmatched fury. Afterwards he berated Marvel, making it clear that if Marvel failed him again, or attempted to flee, then he would die. In spite of this dire warning, Marvel did eventually flee, realizing the Invisible Man's psychosis was growing. The Invisible Man soon caught up with Marvel in the town of Port Burdock, and beat him within an inch of his life before witnesses intervened, one of whom managed to shoot Griffin, winging him. The wounded Invisible Man stumbled into the house of Dr. Kemp, who by chance he knew as a fellow alumni of University College. He appealed to Kemp for aid, who acquiesced. However it soon became clear to Kemp that Griffin was becoming increasingly insane. He told Kemp of his origins, and his plan to use his invisibility to engage in a "Reign of Terror", using fear of his unseen approach and the threat of invisible murder to take control of a town of his choice. But Kemp had sent a message to Colonel Adye, the chief of the Burdock police, who arrived in time to save Kemp from murder at the hands of his guest. Kemp told Adye how to hunt his prey, with dogs and with powdered glass on the roads to cut his feet. Hunted and pursued, the fugitive apparently committed his first deliberate murder, slaying Mr. Wicksteed on the edge of a gravel pit. Emboldened by this, Griffin sent a letter to Kemp, declaring himself the new ruler of the area, Invisible Man the First, and stating that he would make an example of Kemp by killing him to prove that none could stand against him. Even though the police immediately put Kemp under guard, the Invisible Man got passed them, murdering Adye with his own revolver in the process. Kemp fled the house, with Griffin in close pursuit. The tables turned when Kemp ran into a group of navvies, who managed to trap their unseen opponent, and beaten unconsciousness. His blood loss and momentary shock triggered a body-wide complex biochemical response that temporarily phase-shifted his body back to the frequency of visible light wavelengths, making him visible again. Griffin was covered with a sheet and carried to a house. Although Griffin's vital signs had fallen to dangerously low levels he was not dead. He was still comatose when his body was dumped into a hastily dug grave in a field. Just a couple of hours after being buried, his body phase-shifted back into invisibility, which woke Griffin up. He clawed his way out of the grave washed off the dirt in a nearby stream and watched as the grime washed away to reveal nothingness. After he recovered from his wounds, Griffin hid in Miss Rosa Coote's Correctional Academy for Wayward Gentlewomen. There he impregnated at least three of the girls while claiming to be the Holy Spirit. These "immaculate conceptions" attracted the attention of the British Government. So Campion Bond of the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" dispatched Mina Murray, Allan Quartermain, and Captain Nemo to the school. They stayed the night, and Mina managed to capture him while he was raping a student named Pollyanna Whittier. The three League members managed to subdue and capture Griffin. They then returned him to the League headquarters at the Secret Annexe of the British Museum, where in exchange for a pardon for his crimes, a search for a cure to his invisibility, and a large sum of money, Griffin agreed to join the League. He first worked for them during a mission to recover a stolen mineral called Cavorite, which allowed objects to fly. Griffin proved instrumental in the League's victory, tracking down the villain behind the theft - Professor James Moriarty. He participated in the fight against the Devil Doctor and Professor Moriarty; it was by his shadowing of Campion Bond back to MI5 that he learned that Moriarty was "M" - the head of MI5. During that adventure, Griffin often stated his low view of the rest of humanity (even murdering an innocent police officer because he was cold and wanted the man's clothing) and nearly abandoned the rest of the team by trying to take the Victoria when Moriarty's airship began to fall, but remained a member of the team. On the League's second mission, they were sent to stop an archcriminal known as the "Fantom" from starting a world war. Not trusted by any of his team mates because of his evil ways and because he had skulked through the cabins of the Nautilus in order to spy on his fellow League members, when the team was betrayed they all believed Griffin was the traitor. However the true villain was Dorian Gray, who was in the employ of their enemy. Realizing no one trusted him, Griffin went undercover. When Gray fled with the team's stolen secrets, Griffin hid away in his vessel, and was thus able to lead the League to the Fantom's hideout. While waiting for his fellows to arrive, Griffin scouted the enemy base, discovering the Fantom was intending to create an army based upon Griffin, Mina and Edward Hyde's unique conditions, and augmented by technology stolen from Captan Nemo. In the final battle Griffin proved his worth, planting explosives throughout the enemy complex, however it was only because he'd lose a franchise if there were more invisible men. With the bombs planted, he then aided Tom Sawyer and Quatermain in fighting an armored man with a flamethrower and another invisible man, Sanderson Reed. Upon killing Reed, Griffin was once more the sole invisible man. He has since proven himself to be a valuable member of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen despite his malevolence. Height: 6'1" Weight: 170 lbs. Eyes: Blue (invisible) Hair: Blond (invisible) Known Superhuman Powers: Hawley Griffin has been rendered permanently invisible as a result of his entire cellular structure being phased out of quantum sync with the mutually interactive frequency of the visible universe. Simply put, all the particles of his body vibrate at a different frequency pattern than normal matter. Because of that, when visible light particles contact Griffin's body, they are not reflected, but instead pass directly through him without any distortion. This is because the photons pass through the spaces between the atoms of his body without physically interacting with them in any way. The result is total invisibility from the visible spectrum, as Griffin's cells now posses the refractive index of air. Because visible light passes through him and therefore cannot be perceived by his eyes, Griffin can no longer see along the visible light spectrum. However, he has not been rendered blind as one might expect. Instead, the altered quantum frequency of the rods and cones of his retinas, enables Griffin's eyes to perceive ultraviolet and infrared light wavelengths. As a result, he is able to see in a higher spectrum of light, in which depth perception and surface detail are clearly rendered. However, his vision is monochromatic, allowing him only to see in shades of black, gray, and white.
  • (Thomas King) I’m never in the papers, I’m never on TV. Although I’m in the Cabinet, You won’t have heard of me. Try guessing what my name is… (Thomas King) T.K. are my initials… (Thomas King) No, no, no! No, Thomas King’s my moniker! (Thomas King) Employment’s my position! (Thomas King) It’s easy! Can’t you guess…? I’m the Invisible Man! (Thomas King) Come up and see me if you can! (Thomas King) The jobless ask me if I care, Well here’s my answer - I’m not there! (Thomas King) I never will be seen! I’m rare as Haley’s Comet… (Thomas King) A one-off you could call me… (Thomas King) Like a British win at Wimbledon, Like a nun who likes a grind, Like a junkie with some furniture, I’m very hard to find!There’s just a big fat empty space, Underneath my hat, I’m rarer than a UFO… (Thomas King) I’m the Invisible Man! (The Cabinet) (He’s In-vis-ib-le Man…) (Thomas King) Do you want to hear my unemployment plan? I’m going to take the three-point-nine, And give them faces just… like… mine!
  • The Invisible Man is the title character of H.G. Wells' 1897 novel, which has spawned film adaptations and numerous derivatives, with the same concept but a different invisible protagonist. He is interviewed by Kermit the Frog for a Sesame Street Newsflash (EKA: Episode 1107). Kermit notes that his guest is world-famous for his invisibility. The Invisible Man is garrulous and friendly, with a vaudevillian manner, though he briefly baffles Kermit when he takes his straw hat off. When quizzed as to his profession, the Invisible Man proudly explains that he's a tap dancer. With very little cajoling, he performs a buck and wing for the cameras (as Kermit asks the cameraman for a close-up). In this depiction, invisibility is not the result of scientific experimentation. Rather, it appears to be a hereditary trait, as evidenced by the Invisible Man's large family. His wife is Cynthia (voiced by Frank Oz, in a conical hat). At the interview's end, Kermit pauses to wonder whether the Invisible Clan is wearing any other clothing. Another version of the Invisible Man appeared in the Muppet Magazine #16 comic "Little Swamp of Horrors," spoofing the closing gag from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
  • The Invisible Man (dt. Der Unsichtbare) ist ein Roman von H. G. Wells. Wells wurde wahrscheinlich von seinen Erlebnissen auf dem Planeten Karfel mit dem Sechsten Doctor inspiriert.
  • The Invisible Man is a 1933 film starring Claude Rains based on the H. G. Wells novel. Louis Asekoff watched the movie in 1997. (TXF: "Detour")
  • On a snowy day in February, a stranger arrives in the English village of Iping, West Sussex. He is wearing a long coat, gloves, a broad brimmed hat and dark goggles. A bright pink nose and bits of a beard poke out of the bandages that cover his face. At the Coach and Horses Inn, he demands a room and soon sets up a small laboratory there. The stranger appears to be very reclusive because he demands to be left alone and only goes out at night. Not surprisingly, the residents of the village become very curious about the mysterious stranger. After the stranger's arrival, a series of burglaries take place in the village but the thief is never seen. The proprietors of the Coach and Horses Inn, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, enter the stranger's room one day out of curiosity. They see his clothes scattered on the floor but can not see the man himself. Some pieces of furniture then seem to come to life and drive Mr. and Mrs. Hall out of the room. When Mrs. Hall confronts the stranger, he tells her that he is invisible. He removes his false nose, false beard and bandages to prove it. A terrified Mrs. Hall flees from the room. Police officers arrive at the inn to arrest the man but he has removed his clothes, making him completely invisible, and escaped. Heading into the countryside, the Invisible Man comes across, and frightens, a homeless man named Thomas Maxwell. The Invisible Man forces Maxwell to become his assistant. Maxwell accompanies the Invisible Man back to Iping. While the Invisible Man steals some clothes, Maxwell is sent to get the man's scientific notes from the Coach and Horses Inn. Maxwell tries to alert the police to the presence of the Invisible Man but the man overhears him and chases after him, threatening to kill him. The Invisible Man follows Maxwell to the seaside town of Burdock. he finds Maxwell at an inn which he tries to break into. In the process, he is overheard, a gun is fired at him and he is wounded. He breaks into a nearby house to treat his wound. By coincidence, the house belongs to Dr. Kemp, an old acquaintance of his from university. The Invisible Man tells Kemp that he is Griffin. He reveals that he was very poor after he left university and became determined to make a name for himself in science, financing his experiments with money he stole from his father. His father took his own life after he found out what his son had done. While living in a boarding house, Griffin managed to make another boarder's cat invisible. After the boarder complained to the landlord about the loss of his cat, Griffin made himself invisible in order to escape. To hide what he had done, Griffin burned down the boarding house and found that doing so gave him a sense of invincibility. However, the naked Griffin found that he could not survive long in the open so he stole some clothes and headed to the inn in Iping, intending to work on becoming visible again. Griffin asks for Kemp's help in starting a reign of terror, Year One of Invisible Man the First. Kemp has no intention of helping the obviously insame Griffin and informs the police instead. After he finds out that Kemp has betrayed him, Griffin leaves a note saying that the first person to be murdered in the Invisible Man's reign of terror will be Kemp. Kemp's maid is sent to the police station with a note for the chief of police. The Invisible Man attacks her on the way and steals the note. The police take the maid back to kemp's house and at that moment Griffin breaks in. he chases Kemp out into the street. Kemp cries out to a laborer that he is being chased by the Invisible Man. A group of laborers gather and start to beat the Invisible Man. Although Kemp tells them to stop, they continue until Griffin has been beaten to death. The novel ends with an epilogue which reveals that Thomas Maxwell has become the owner of a pub called The Invisible Man, the sign of whic shows a hat and a pair of boots with nothing inbetween. Maxwell has kept hold of Griffin's scientific notes that explain how he became invisible. Every Sunday morning, Maxwell looks at the notes. They are partially damaged as result of the time that Griffin spent homeless and Maxwell is unable to read them because they are written in a mixture of Greek and Russian. Nevertheless, Maxwell enjoys looking at them and wondering about their secrets.
  • The Invisible Man was a book by H. G. Wells. Indiana Jones enjoyed the work.
  • The film opens with a mysterious stranger, his face swathed in bandages and his eyes obscured by dark spectacles, taking a room at an inn at the English village of Iping (in Sussex). Never leaving his quarters, the stranger demands that the staff leave him completely alone. However, his dark secret is slowly revealed to his suspicious landlady and the villagers: he is an invisible man. When the innkeeper (Forrester Harvey) and his semi-hysterical wife (Una O'Connor) tell him to leave after he makes a huge mess in the parlor and drives away the other patrons, he tears off the bandages, laughing maniacally, and throws the innkeeper down the stairs. He takes off the rest of his clothes, rendering himself completely invisible, and tries to strangle a police officer. The invisible stranger is revealed as Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains), a scientist who has discovered the secret of invisibility while conducting a series of tests with a strange new drug called "monocane". He returns to the laboratory of his mentor, Dr. Cranley (Henry Travers), where he reveals his secret to his fiancee Flora Cranley (Gloria Stuart), Dr. Cranley's daughter, and to his one-time partner Dr. Kemp (William Harrigan). Monocane has rendered Griffin's entire body undetectable to the human eye; alas, it also has the side-effect of driving Griffin insane. Cranley has investigated and discovered a single note about monocane (Griffin has burnt all his other papers to cover his tracks) in a now empty cupboard in Griffin's empty laboratory, and realizes that Griffin has recently used it. On the evening of his escape from the inn, Griffin turns up in Kemp's living room and imprisons him in his own house. He forces Kemp to be his partner again, and together they go back to the inn where Griffin stayed and retrieve his notebooks on the invisibility process. While there, he picks up a wooden stool and cracks the police officer over the head, killing him. Kemp calls Cranley, asking for help, and then secretly calls the police. Flora comes to him and they talk for only a minute, until the police show up. Their conversation reveals that the two are completely devoted to each other, and she is as infatuated with him as he her. In Flora's presence, Griffin becomes more placid, and calls her "darling". He rants about power, but when he realises Kemp betrayed him to the police through the window, his first reaction is getting Flora to flee, and out of danger. She begs to let her stay, but he insists she has nothing to do but leave. After promising Kemp that at 10:00 PM the next night he will murder him, Griffin escapes again and goes on a spree of terror, running down the streets killing, robbing, and reciting nursery rhymes in a malicious voice. The police offer a monetary award for anyone who can think of a way to catch the Invisible Man. They disguise Kemp as a police officer and lead him away from his house to protect him, but Griffin has been following them all along. He forces Kemp into the front seat of his car with his hands tied and releases the emergency brake. The car rolls down a steep hill, over a cliff, and explodes. Finally, after derailing a train and throwing off a cliff two men who are searching for him with the police as volunteers, Griffin rests in a barn. The owner of the barn hears the sleeping Griffin stirring and sees the hay in which Griffin is sleeping inexplicably moving. The farmer goes to the police and tells them that "there's breathing" his barn. The police surround and set fire to the barn. When Griffin comes out, the police sight his footprints in the snow and open fire, mortally wounding him. Griffin is taken to hospital where, on his deathbed, he admits to Flora that he has tampered with a type of science that was meant to be left alone. The effects of the monocane wear off the moment he dies, and he becomes visible once again.
  • El detective Jang Soo Choi sufré de Alzheimer, decide hacer todo lo posible para que su familia viva feliz después de que él se entera de que le queda poco tiempo de vida. Oh So Young y Choi Soo Jang, representan una historia real como la vida de una pareja casada. La pareja pasa por un momento difícil cuando la administradora de fondos Huh Jun Ho, que ha amado So Young por un largo tiempo, y el ex-criminal Jo Hyun Soo, que ama a Jang Soo, aparecen en su vidas. El drama retrata la realidad cotidiana de los padres que no tienen otra opción que descuidan a sus familias para ganarse la vida y que se convierten en madres fuertes de corazón "guerreros" que pueden hacer cualquier cosa por el bien de sus familias.
  • The Invisible Man is a Tales from the TARDIS comic strip. It has been printed through various publications.
  • The Invisible Man is a single player Achievement featured in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent. It is unlocked by completing a mission without being detected.
  • The Invisible Man was a science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells in the 19th century. It featured a scientist who discovers the means to render himself invisible. Claude Rains played the scientist in a 1933 film adaptation. Trip Tucker was familiar with the film version. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do) Jake Sisko owned a printed version of the novel. In the year 2376, it was one of several of his novels looked at by the Starfleet forensic behavioral specialists from Starfleet Headquarters who investigated his disappearance. Kira Nerys also looked at the books Jake was reading at the time to assess his frame of mind, but noted The Invisible Man wasn't much help in doing so. (DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: This Gray Spirit)
  • One snowy winter's day, a stranger arrives at the Coach and Horses Inn in the English village of Iping, West Sussex, demanding a room. He is wearing a long coat, gloves, a broad brimmed hat and dark goggles. His face is covered with bandages, with a bright pink nose and bits of a beard poking out. The stranger soon sets up a small laboratory in his room. He appears to be very reclusive, demanding to be left alone and only going out at night. Not surprisingly, he soon attracts the attention of the locals. Shortly after the stranger arrives, there is a series of burglaries in the village but no thief is ever seen. One day, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, the owners of the Coach and Horses Inn, enter the stranger's room out of curiosity. They find his clothes scattered on the floor but no sight of the man himself. Some of the furniture then seems to come alive and forces the couple out of the room. Mrs. Hall later confronts the man about this. He tells her that he is invisible and removes his false nose and beard and takes off his bandages to prove it. Mrs. Hall runs away in terror. The police try to arrest the man but he takes off his clothes, to become completely invisible, and escapes. The Invisible Man heads into the countryside. He frightens a vagrant called Thomas Maxwell and forces him to become his assistant. The Invisible Man goes back to the village with Maxwell. Maxwell breaks into the Coach and Horses to retrieve the Invisible Man's scientific notes while the Invisible Man steals some clothes. However, Maxwell tries to betray the Invisible Man to the police. The Invisible Man overhears him and chases after him, threatening to kill him. Maxwell runs away to the seaside town of Burdock. The Invisible Man follows him there and finds him at an inn. He tries to break in but is heard and shot. He breaks into a nearby house to dress his wound. The house turns out to belong to his old acquaintance from university, Dr. Kemp. The Invisible Man reveals to Kemp that he is Griffin. After he left university he was very poor and became determined to make a name for himself in science. He stole money from his father to finance experiments in invisibility. His father killed himself after he found out what his son had done. While staying in a boarding house, Griffin succeeded in making another boarder's cat invisible. When the boarder complained to the landlord about the missing cat, Griffin made himself invisible to escape. He burned down the boarding house to cover his tracks, which gave him a feeling of invincibility. However, he found that he could not survive long in the open, stole some clothes, moved into the Coach and Horses and began experimenting on becoming visible again. Griffin tells Kemp that he needs his help to begin a reign of terror, Year One of Invisible Man the First. Kemp realises that Griffin has gone mad. He has no intention of helping him but tells the police instead. When Griffin finds out that Kemp has betrayed him he leaves a note saying that Kemp will be the first to die in the Invisible Man's reign of terror. Kemp sends his maid to the police station with a note for the chief of police. The Invisible Man attacks her on the way and steals the note. The police accompany the maid back to Kemp's house. At that moment the Invisible Man breaks in. He chases Kemp out into the street. Kemp shouts out to a laborer that the Invisible Man is chasing him. A crowd of laborers gather and begin to beat the Invisible Man. Kemp tells them to stop but they continue to beat Griffin to death. When he dies, his naked body becomes visible again. The novel ends with an epilogue in which Thomas Maxwell has become the landlord of the Invisible Man pub, the sign of which shows a hat and a pair of boots with nothing in between. Maxwell still has Griffin's scientific notes which explain how he became invisible. Maxwell looks at the notes every Sunday morning. He is not able to read them, they are written in a mixture of Russian and Greek and partially damaged from the time that Griffin spent living in the rough, but Maxwell enjoys pondering their secrets.
  • Earlier in his personal timeline, however, the Third Doctor claimed to have already done experiments with Wells so that Wells could make himself invisible. (PROSE: The Ghosts of N-Space / AUDIO: The Ghosts of N-Space) The Master met Griffin, the villainous invisible man himself, in the Land of Fiction. (COMIC: Character Assassin)
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