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Dr. Henry Jekyll is the heroic, benevolent, "good" half of the Jekyll/Hyde entity from the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

In the 1973 TV movie, he is played by the late Kirk Douglas.

Biography

He created a chemical formula designed to rid him of his negative impulses and thoughts. Instead, the formula condensed his darker nature into a monstrous being known as Edward Hyde. Now, whenever Jekyll drinks the formula, he transforms into the monstrous Hyde, with different versions of the story showing how Hyde turns back into Jekyll (sometimes the formula is on a time limit, sometimes it happens when Hyde calms down, sometimes there's an antidote for the formula).

Unlike Hyde, Jekyll is kind, gentle, friendly, polite and noble, which is why he is constantly emotionally tortured by the crimes that Hyde commits.

In various crossover media, Jekyll proves to be a reliable ally to the heroes, as opposed to the antagonistic Hyde. In the 2017 film The Mummy, Jekyll is the head of Prodigium, an organization dedicated to protecting the world from monsters (with the ironic twist that Hyde is himself one of the monsters that Jekyll tries to protect the world from). In the film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Jekyll is willing to use his scientific knowledge to help the League and is often reluctant to let Hyde help the League, and is horrified when he finds out that Professor Moriarty reverse-engineered the formula, declaring "I will not let my evil infect the world!".

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The Mummy (1932): Ardath Bey | Helen Grosvenor | Sir Joseph Whemple
The Mummy (1999): Rick O'Connell | Evelyn O' Connell | Jonathan Carnahan | Ardeth Bay | Gad Hassan | Terence Bey | Bernard Burns | Allen Chamberlain | Isaac Henderson | David Daniels | Winston Havelock
The Mummy Returns: Mathayus the Scorpion King | Alex O'Connell | Izzy Buttons
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: Lin Yuan Guo | Zi Yuan
The Scorpion King: Jesup | Rama | Cassandra | Balthazar | Arpid | Philos | King Pheron
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior: Layla | Pollux | Aritophanes | Fong
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption: Olaf
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power: Valina Reskov | Sorrell Reskov
The Scorpion King: Book of Souls: Abel | Tala | Amina | Enkidu | Uruk
The Mummy (2017): Nick Morton | Jenny Halsey | Chris Vail | Dr. Henry Jekyll
Video Games
The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian: King Urmhet

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