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Professor James Dugan is a character created by Tucker. He appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Guardian's Curse".

History[]

James is a brilliant archaeologist and Egyptologist. When his kids Josh and Cleo were little, his wife passed away. So he was left raising them all by himself. He tried to be a good father, but unfortunately he knew more about ancient history then there was to know about raising children.

During the events of the story, he and his two children were prepared to go on a ski trip vacation. Then at the last minute, his colleague Dr. Capel-Smith contacted him. The news was that a crew had finally found the sarcophagus of Mina the Guardian. The sarcophagus had been stolen by thieves in the 1920s and was hidden inside the basement of an old building.

Not being able to pass up this opportunity, he cancelled their vacation to stay home and study the sarcophagus and the mummified remains of Mina the Guardian, which was sealed up inside. He really disappointed his two children. Since once again something had come up at the last minute. So once again he had to cancel their vacation.

He and Dr. Capel-Smith explained to his children that Mina was said to be an ancient Egyptian Goddess, and she used her Ring of Eternity to bring forth life from the earth every spring. Also that as good as Mina was she could also be vindictive, having the power to turn her enemies into stone. Then he got help opening the sarcophagus to find Mina's rotting mummified remains. Josh thought it was gross, while Cleo thought it was cool.

Later that night at home, he was busy studying the hieroglyphics on the sarcophagus. Then his kids brought him his supper. He excitingly tells them that blood sacrifices were made for Mina to ensure her fruitful harvest. Also he tells them he's discovered that the legend of the Ring of Eternity was well known. But there is also the mention of an Elixir of Life: "The Elixir brings Life", "The Ring brings Eternity". Also he mentioned that there was a curse on it called: "The Guardian's Curse". Since the ancient people always threatened horrible death and torture to those who disturbed their tombs. Then he remembered that he forgot his extra set of photos at the Museum. So he asked his children to go over to it and pick them up.

Meanwhile he got an urgent message telling him to return to the museum. So he left his children a note explaining that something had come up. When he was gone, someone broke into his house and ransacked it. They were looking for the Ring of Eternity, believing that he had found it inside the sarcophagus. When he got to the museum, he ran into Dr. Capel-Smith. It turned out he betrayed him and he was the one who broke into his house. So Dr. Capel-Smith then knocked him out cold and dragged him to the basement.

Soon his children came to the museum looking for him. When they found him they were terrified at first thinking they saw a hand from the mummy that they had just accidentally reanimated. They were relieved to see that it was just him, but they were worried to see he had been knocked out cold.

He and his children were about to leave. Then they were ambushed by Dr. Capel-Smith. He told him that his children had something that he wanted: the Ring of Eternity. Which he had been after for sometime. He claimed that his kids were smarter than him and they're the ones who found it. Also he revealed that he was the one who broke into their home and tore the place apart. He overheard his children come and say out loud that they found it. Also that he was the one who knocked him out cold. Because Dr. Capel-Smith knew that he wanted to do the right thing and return the items to the rightful place. Dr. Capel-Smith informed him that he intended to use that ring for himself and become immortal. Also Dr. Capel-Smith informs him that he has dosed many of the crates with kerosene. So if they don't hand the ring over, he would light the torch he's holding and then drop it. Then the museum would burn to the ground with them all inside.

He watched his children to the right thing and reluctantly give Dr. Capel-Smith the ring, However Dr. Capel-Smith didn't want him and his children to leave. He is informed that his ex-colleague plans to light the torch and burn the place down with them inside. Since his ex-colleague cannot have the authorities after him for all of eternity. Then daughter asked Dr. Capel-Smith to show them if the ring at least works. So he watched his ex-colleague put the ring on his finger and at first begun to glow in a pleasant blue aura. Then he and his children all shielded their eyes as Dr. Capel-Smith began to glow in a green aura, while no longer being able to move. Then Dr. Capel-Smith instantly turned into a solid rock Egyptian statue.

He was shocked and amazed, asking his daughter how she knew that would happen. Cleo says that the ring brings Eternity and the Elixir brings life. He didn't know they also had the elixir. Turns out there was a curse because Dr. Capel-Smith only used the ring. So Dr. Capel-Smith was granted eternity in the form of a stone statue. If Dr. Capel-Smith had poured some of the Elixir onto his finger before putting the ring on, then it would have worked properly.

Suddenly he and his children could hear the breathing and sounds coming from the reanimated mummy. His children now tell him that they forgot to mention that the mummy was missing. He and his children were terrified and backed away. He panicked to see that the mummy was alive, and was calling out to them.

Then his son could see that the mummy was just reaching out for them, and not actually coming forward. So his son approaches the mummy and slowly placed the ring onto her rotting finger. The mummy glowed in a pleasant blue aura. Then she regenerated and revived coming back to life as a beautiful Egyptian queen.

He and his family slowly approached her and he returned the elixir to her. He and Mina seem to immediately be attracted to each other. While his children each wondered if she would like to join them skiing.

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