Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz is a formerly-evil scientist who is revealed to be the past identity of Professor Time; the scientist famous for inventing time travel in the future. After his building is destroyed in the aftermath of the Pistachion invasion, he crashes on Milo's couch.
He is voiced by Dan Povenmire.
Doofenshmirtz doesn't initially believe he's destined to become professor Time and becomes a little overwhelmed by the amount of pressure he's under to save the world and follow his destiny.
After making himself a house guest at the Murphy's, Doofenshmirtz shows himself to be quite inconsiderate towards his hosts and their home. Having recently finished a bag of chips, he shouted for someone to bring him more from his couch, which was filthy, and he often walks through the house brushing his teeth, wearing nothing but a bath towel. In spite of his careless attitude, he ran after Milo to get him the school lunch that had been left behind and then ran to catch Sara when he found out it was hers.
Eventually, Doofenshmirtz begins spending much of his time trying to practice doing good. Heinz puts a lot of effort into doing anything he believes will be better for the world but remains generally oblivious to the fact that his efforts tend to lead to destruction and annoyance to the people around him. When he does notice the problems he caused, he becomes apologetic and unhappy about his inability to help people. Doofenshmirtz expresses great delight on the occasions that he's succeeded in helping someone.
Heinz occasionally constructs 'Inators' - elaborate machines and devices with the -inator suffix - to aid him on simple tasks, even after being introduced to the Murphy household. These Inators usually fail for being so destructive. This was his modus operandi when he was an evil scientist during the events of Phineas and Ferb.
Doofenshmirtz is a 6'2" tall man with a very long, pointed nose, blue eyes, and short, messy brown hair. He regularly wears a knee-length white lab coat over a black turtleneck sweater alongside a pair of plain grey pants with black shoes.
There are notable bags under his eyes, and he stands with a prominent slouch.
As Professor Time, Doofenshmirtz wears a long, dark purple tailcoat with a bright purple bow-tie over a purple and yellow dress shirt. His tailcoat has light yellow cuffs that match the yellow on his shirt, and he wears a pair of pants that are striped vertically with shades of purple.
His outfit is worn with a matching purple top hat that has a yellow band, worn with a pair of purple and grey goggles. He also wears a metal backpack with three lightbulb-like attachments on the top.
- Durability: Doof is pretty durable for a man he shown to survive many of his Inators exploding.
- Omnifabrication: like Phineas and Ferb his are surpassing to them when he creates lots of scientific inators.
Doofenshmirtz was originally the main villain on Phineas and Ferb. In the summer that took place directly before Milo Murphy's Law, Doofenshmirtz had been an evil scientist and owner of Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated. He wasn't so much evil in the traditional sense, rather he tended to be overly dramatic, eccentric, and generally clueless. He would constantly attempt to become ruler of 'the entire Tri-State Area', but all of his plans more or less end up being thwarted by his nemesis, Perry the Platypus.
As of the Phineas and Ferb episode Last Day of Summer, Doofenshmirtz has given up evil and sworn to become a good guy.
In Missing Milo, Professor Time was brought up in conversation in 2175 and is revealed to be the person to invent time-travel. Milo commented that, whoever he was, he'd probably changed his name to 'Professor Time' for branding purposes.
In Fungus Among Us, during the Pistachions' second takeover of the Earth, Cavendish, Dakota, Milo, Diogee, and Orton go to 9297 Polly Parkway in an attempt to find Professor Time, only to find his former self as Doofenshmirtz.
In The Phineas and Ferb Effect, it is confirmed that fifteen years later, Doofenshmirtz will invent time travel and change his name to Professor Time for branding purposes. Doofenshmirtz travels with Orton Mahlson, Balthazar Cavendish, and Vinnie Dakota in an attempt to retrieve his favorite orange soda and to stop the Pistachion invasion before it starts. Professor Time himself appears at the end of the episode after Doof remembers to read Orton's memoirs. The Professor and Orton then travel back to 1955 to destroy Derek before he can implement his fifty-year plan of replacing humankind with plants wearing rubber masks, thereby restoring the original timeline.
In Snow Way Out, Doofenshmirtz catches up to Milo on his way to school to give him his lunch, only to find out that the lunch actually belongs to Sara.
In Agee Ientee Diogee, Doofenshmirtz tells Diogee about the time he'd met a dog that reminded him of Diogee. In his flashback of the previous Summer, it is revealed that it was Diogee.
In Game Night, Doofenshmirtz falls through the ceiling in a bathtub, interrupting the board game. He greets everybody before falling through the floor.
In Pace Makes Waste, Doofenshmirtz calls Martin on his cellphone to ask if the lemonade in the refrigerator is actually shampoo.
In Doof's Day Out, Doofenshmirtz finally agrees to leave the house for a day. He goes on a field trip to the science museum with Milo and co., gets driven to an animal shelter by Brigette, and visits a power plant with Martin, but causes major problems everywhere he goes. He finds out later that the problem's he'd caused had worked out for the best, and even receives an award.
In Disco Do-Over, Doofenshmirtz judges the skating competition that Martin and Brigette entered.
In The Ticking Clock, he uses his latest inator to try and do good by removing gum from the pavement, but inadvertently breaks many things in town. Eventually, however, his inator manages to help foil Victor Verliezer's latest money-making scheme.
In Milo's Shadow, Doofenshmirtz wants to learn how to better deal with misfortune, so he decides to follow Milo through his school day. He tries to help solve a number of different problems using his Inators but instead causes entirely new problems.
In Sick Day, Doofenshmirtz makes himself a hero persona under the name of 'Do-gooder Doof' and spends the day trying to do good deeds alongside Perry under the assumption that they were saving the city together. After finding out Perry was only there to prevent him from destroying everything, Doofenshmirtz decides they're through.
In Spy Little Sister!, Doofenshmirtz is responsible to judge the "Build a Bot" science fair at Jefferson County Middle School. He is also questioned by Savannah and Melissa about his Turn Evil Inanimate Objects Evil-inator.
In Dog Walker, Runner, Screamer, Doofenshmirtz is seen outside a pastry shop playing some kind of card game with Perry the Platypus. He is shown to lose this game too, therefore giving Perry an angry look.
In Now I Am a Murphy, Doofenshmirtz takes a trip to the art museum with Brigette Murphy, Sara Murphy, and Grandma Murphy. He later pulls out an Inator and causes all of the museum's art to come animated.
Doofenshmirtz and Perry the Platypus share a long history together, having been nemeses before Doofenshmirtz gave up evil. The two of them are close, and while the other members of their group struggled to pass the time in the time stream, Doofenshmirtz and Perry quietly enjoyed a game of 'Go fish' with each other, playing by passing a single hot sauce packet back and forth between them.
He's thrilled to work alongside Perry anytime the agent shows up, even deciding that Perry could be his sidekick while he acted as a hero. On top of this, Doofenshmirtz trusts Perry as his confidant, explaining his plans to do good, and expressing excitement as he showed the platypus his new hero costume.
After finding out that Perry was only spending time with him because it was his mission from work, and that the agent was essentially acting as his babysitter, Doofenshmirtz feels overwhelmingly betrayed and decides to end their relationship.
Doofenshmirtz is on friendly terms with Milo and currently lives as a houseguest in the Murphy house. Upon finding out about Murphy's law, he points out how many things have gone wrong for him in his life, and states that they might be related because of it. After living with Milo for a while, Doofenshmirtz begins to look up to the way he deals with Murphy's law, and even tags along with him through a school day to find out how he deals with it.
Doofenshmirtz shows little respect for Sara, completely disregarding her personal space. This ranges from using a machine to listen in on her cellphone conversations to using her limited edition Doctor Zone curtains to make himself pajamas without her permission. Similarly, Doofenshmirtz puts little consideration into the way she feels and downplays her frustration, completely ignoring her complaints about his behavior.
In spite of this, he later thanks her for getting annoyed at him, crediting her as his reason for leaving the house and doing great things.
Doofenshmirtz seems fond of Martin and Brigette but fails to respect them as his hosts. When Martin came to request use of the living room television to watch Milo on TV, Doofenshmirtz said no, and he often uses the bathroom for a prolonged amount of time, oblivious to Brigette's disbelief. He's since begun treating them as parental figures, demanding Graham crackers, milk, and a blankie from Brigette when she starts 'story time' for the family, and referring to them as 'Mom' and 'Dad', ignoring their repeated statements that they are not his parents.
Because he knows them personally, Doofenshmirtz decided to deduct points from their score when judging a performance they were doing, claiming he was being an 'impartial judge' while showing a lack of understanding for the term. In spite of this, he gives them a winning score.
Doofenshmirtz was on good terms with Diogee from the beginning, having been long-time accustomed to interacting with animal agents rather than other humans on a daily basis. He immediately took to conversing with the dog, much to the rest of the group's confusion, and even expressed doubt when they claimed he was just a regular dog. Doofenshmirtz doesn't realize that he'd met Diogee during the previous summer.
Living with Diogee, Doofenshmirtz often talks to him, telling him stories about his past and rambling about trivial things. While testing out a costume he'd bought himself, Doofenshmirtz took Diogee on a walk. Diogee later leaves immediately after Doofenshmirtz asked him how he'd looked in his costumed, prompting Doofenshmirtz to say 'Ah, what does he know? He's just a dog'.
Doofenshmirtz is friendly with Milo's best friends. When he finds out that Zack is feeling claustro-avoidant on their field trip through the science museum, Doofenshmirtz pulls out an app to help him relax and uses the exhibit parts to make a fun cart so they can escape the enclosed spaces faster. He later helps fix Melissa's great grandmother's clock with one of his inators.
Initially, Doofenshmirtz doesn't believe them when they claim he's Professor Time and even becomes considerably weirded out when Cavendish idolizes him. While he was willing to help them save the world at their word, he continuously put his own needs first, which, combined with his tendency to make mistakes, caused Cavendish to eventually snap and express his disappointment. Rather than taking the blame, Doofenshmirtz blames the time travelers for putting such high expectations on him and points out the fact that they were asking too much of him.
After regaining his confidence in becoming Professor Time, Doofenshmirtz makes a powerful speech, much to Cavendish's glee. Professor Time then appears and greets Cavendish, who squeals in excitement.
Throughout the invasion in The Phineas and Ferb Effect, Doofenshmirtz and Orton share the unique experience of having to live up to the greatness of their future selves. When Orton approaches him to express this, Doofenshmirtz wrongly assumes that Orton had followed him away from the others with the intention of mocking him for failing so many times. Instead, he relates to what Orton was trying to say.
Upon making a speech and hearing Orton state that he's writing it into his memoir, Doofenshmirtz smiles and lets him know that he would read the memoir when it was published. This suddenly inspires him to remember to read the memoir as Professor Time, and sure enough, Professor Time himself appears before them from the future, having remembered to read it. Doofenshmirtz' future self then invites Orton to save the world with him so that they can both live up to their destinies.
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“I'm gonna be someone important in the future! Me! Who would have thought, right? Right?”
“...It's not too much, is it?”
“All right, anyone who built a time machine today, raise your hand. Yeah, I thought so! You get what you get, and you don't get upset!”
“No! I am Professor Time! And we are not out of time until I say so!”
“I thought you were my friend, Perry the Platypus, but you're not. You're my babysitter. That's it, Perry the Platypus, We are through.
I know we've had our rough patches before, everyone does, but this time.... you hurt me, Perry the Platypus!”
- "Fungus Among Us" (First appearance)
- "The Phineas and Ferb Effect"
- "Snow Way Out"
- "Picture Day" (Cameo)
- "Agee Ientee Diogee"
- "Game Night"
- "Pace Makes Waste" (Speaking cameo)
- "Cake 'Splosion!"
- "Doof's Day Out"
- "Disco Do-Over"
- "The Ticking Clock"
- "Milo's Shadow"
- "Sick Day"
- "Spy Little Sister!"
- "Dog Walker, Runner, Screamer" (Non-speaking cameo)
- "Now I Am a Murphy"
- Heinz is voiced by Dan Povenmire, who also voices Vinnie Dakota.
- Doofenshmirtz is a pun on "Doof" and "Schmerz", the German words for "stupid" and "pain", respectively.
- As of yet, he is one of the only Phineas and Ferb characters to become a permanent character on Milo Murphy's Law.
- He thinks he has a condition that he has named "Heinz's Law".
- As of now, he is the only character that appears in all the seasons of Phineas and Ferb and all the seasons of Milo Murphy's Law.