Heinz Doofenshmirtz is one of the main protagonists in the animated series Phineas and Ferb. His company, Doofenshmirtz Evil, Inc., creates and runs evil machines with mal intentions or petty reasons. Perry, the pet platypus of the two titular characters, always thwarts Doof’s plans.
Usually, Doofenshmirtz makes machines that carry out highly-specific tasks. Altogether, he typically names them by attaching the suffix -inator at the end. While most inators don’t last long, as Perry destroys them in some way, some of his machines make sense. Below is a list of the best Doofenshmirtz Inators.
1. Blend-into-the-background-inator (Season 4, Episode 14)
Hands down one of the best Doofenshmirtz inators, this invention sounds like an item an introvert may want to have their hands on. After all, some of them are just tired of the constant need to socialize that they want to disappear. The Blend-into-the-background-inator is a perfect fit for introverts and scheming villains alike!
Doofenshmirtz created the said device to make himself appear and reappear in the scene so that he could steal the deed from the Danville City Hall. This would have been an interesting concept if the object were real. It could have been used with good and bad intentions, and who knows what things people could be capable of doing with a real Blend-into-the-background-inator?
2. Metal-unearth-inator (Season 3, Episode 8)
Losing keys is never a pleasant experience. It will always be frustrating to have plans ruined due to the lack of keys, be it an unlocked door, car, or even a machine that can perform every function. Most keys are probably nearby, but still so hard to find. So how convenient is it to have a machine that finds them easily? And no, it’s not a metal detector, but something close.
Introducing the Metal-unearth-inator. Doof conceived the idea when he finished creating his All-Purpose-inator and realized he had lost the keys. So, he had to create another inator to get them back. This buffed metal detector doesn’t just find metals but attracts them too. Altogether, this makes it a genius invention if used correctly. Imagine hunting lost treasures with this machine.
3. Key-find-inator (Season 3, Episode 45)
The Metal-unearth-inator was a good idea on its own, but it had a major flaw, as shown at least when Doofenshmirtz was introducing the inator to Perry. As the previous inator’s name suggests, it attracts all kinds of metals, and if its sole purpose is to find keys, then it is doing more than what it intends to be. There has to be an inator that attracts keys and keys alone.
Doof came back in Episode 45 of the same season with a new invention intending to find keys. However, he had a different purpose, which was to open any door. Overall, an interesting invention that would make life easier if it existed in real life. No more searching for keys in the garden, in the depths of the bag, or in hard-to-reach places.
4. De-clutter-inator (Season 4, Episode 24)
Cluttered places are always challenging to clean and fix, and how great will it be to have something to clean up the mess in one fell swoop? The De-clutter-inator can fix everyone’s problems concerning messy rooms or workspaces. The only pitfall of this invention was that Doof lost it in his clutter and needed Perry’s help to find it. How ironic.
5. Media-erase-inator (Season 1, Episode 30)
The Media-erase-inator is a novel thing that can have serious implications in the real world if it falls into the wrong hands. Doofenshmirtz created this machine to remove the image of a hero from the minds of everyone, and that was it. A Media-erase-inator in real life can be used to remove embarrassing moments on media. However, it can also remove substantial incriminating evidence.
6. Rain-inator (Season 3, Episode 1)
The Rain-inator is a good concept on paper. However, even Doofenshmirtz himself admitted that the inator uses millions of gallons of water to work. Altogether, it is not very efficient. However, if someone were to make a real-life (and efficient) version of it, it would be beneficial to areas stricken by drought and even wildfires. Imagine having the power to call rain anytime, anywhere.
7. Copy-and-paste-inator (Season 1, Episode 9)
Ctrl+Z is a keyboard combination that most people wished to be able to use in real life. However, Doofenshmirtz thought that Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V should also be available. Hence, the Copy-and-paste-inator was born. Basically, it was so that Doof could create copies of himself that he could send on errands.
Altogether, the machine is a perfect match for those who often wish they can be in two places at the same time. A real Copy-and-paste-inator can revolutionize how people work and will change how people multitask, as it will almost kill the concept of multitasking. The downside is the difficulty of finding a storage area for the clones after a task.