First Appearance: Surreptitious Machinations: Chapter 1: Back From the Future (December 8, 2001)
Full Name: Not specified
Known Aliases: "Fooker"
Species: Robotic assassin
Gender: N/A; assumed male form
Height: 6' (182.88 cm)
Weight: Uncertain; approximately 185 lb (83.91 kg)
Hair: Blond (artificial)
Distinguishing Characteristics: Metallic undercarriage, passing resemblance to Fooker, glowing red eyes
Marital Status: N/A
Empress Trudy employed a mysterious secret weapon to stop Todd from hampering her plans, and that weapon was none other than the Fookinator. A deadly cyborg disguised as our favorite ubergeek, this terrible machine came in, guns blazing, with Todd, Nick, and Ki in its sights. After a lengthy chase, our heroic trio led the robotic assassin to the Wilkens Chocolate Factory, where it was subjected to "s'more" punishment than it could handle. Its last known whereabouts: distributed across the Eastern seaboard as pieces of crushed, mangled metal in thousands of Wilkens' S'more Snack Packs.
- Trudy obtains a lock of Fooker's hair for unknown reasons...
- Surreptitious Machinations:
- Empress Trudy (sponsor/controller)
- Doctor "O" (possible creator)
- Empire of Empress Trudy
The final panel of the December 8, 2001 strip, fully colored, was used frequently for GPF marketing and advertising purposes during and immediately after Surreptitious Machinations. It appeared on T-shirts, mugs, magnets, and a number of other purchasable items. Jeff even used the image as a start-up screen on his personal TomTom GPS device for a number of years. (See this Sketchbook entry; requires a GPF Premium subscription.)