The puppet master is the villain in "The Backstage Rage", an episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. He was the disguise of Pietro.
Pietro's face mask made his skin appear pale gray with yellow sclerae. He wore a black cavalier hat and a dark-gray cloak with red lining and a high collar. He also wore dress shoes, which matched the outside of his cloak. He wore plain black pants, which were mostly covered by his cloak, and gray gloves.
The puppet master was portrayed as a typical melodrama villain, giving chase and laughing like a maniac when discovered.
Powers and abilities
The puppet master could appear to be a real phantom by making himself vanish when the lights went out.
As the puppet master, Pietro created mayhem at the Strand Theatre to scare people away from his counterfeiting operation.
- The puppet master doesn't have a proper name, just several given descriptions from what he looks like.
- He evokes the eponymous villain of The Phantom of the Opera.
- In the live-action theatrical film Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, the puppet master's costume was shown in the Coolsonian Criminology Museum.