Dr Jekyll

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Dr Jekyll
Dr Jekyll.png
Released9 August 2005 (Update)
Also calledMr Hyde
OptionsTalk-to, Dismiss
ExamineHe looks relieved.
Advanced data
Dr Jekyll chathead.png
Dr Jekyll (underwater) chathead.png

Dr Jekyll is a random event NPC that appears and urgently asks the player for help making a potion. If talked to, he requests a cleaned herb of the player. If the player has a herb in their inventory, he will take it and give them a potion, but if the player has no herbs he will give the player a Strength potion(2) before disappearing. If the player has multiple herbs in their inventory, Dr Jekyll will only take one.

Dr Jekyll transforms into Mr Hyde.

Before the Optional Randoms & Goblins update, if ignored, Dr Jekyll would turn into Mr Hyde (level 14–159, depending on the player's Combat level) and attack the player with Melee. If killed, he would drop a potion or an empty vial. Killing him could sometimes be more profitable than giving him a herb, as he could possibly drop a Super restore potion(4).

As with all random events, if a player goes into a zone that doesn't allow random events, such as banks, or boss rooms, Dr Jekyll will disappear.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Click here for a transcript of possible conversations with this NPC.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

The list of potions Dr Jekyll gives for each herb:

Herb Potion Profit
N/A Strength potion(2).pngStrength potion(2) 167
Guam leaf.pngGuam leaf Strength potion(4).pngStrength potion(4) 269
Marrentill.pngMarrentill Antipoison(4).pngAntipoison(4) 196
Tarromin.pngTarromin Attack potion(4).pngAttack potion(4) −121
Harralander.pngHarralander Restore potion(4).pngRestore potion(4) −680
Ranarr weed.pngRanarr weed Energy potion(4).pngEnergy potion(4) −8,640
Toadflax.pngToadflax Defence potion(4).pngDefence potion(4) −2,219
Irit leaf.pngIrit leaf Agility potion(4).pngAgility potion(4) −405
Avantoe.pngAvantoe Super attack(4).pngSuper attack(4) −1,515
Kwuarm.pngKwuarm Super energy(4).pngSuper energy(4) 690
Snapdragon.pngSnapdragon Super strength(4).pngSuper strength(4) −10,790
Cadantine.pngCadantine Super restore(4).pngSuper restore(4) 14,797
Lantadyme.pngLantadyme Super defence(4).pngSuper defence(4) −228
Dwarf weed.pngDwarf weed Magic potion(4).pngMagic potion(4) −909
Torstol.pngTorstol Stamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4) −2,093

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 March –
20 April 2006

The NPC now always appears above players standing in the same tile.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dr Jekyll is a direct reference to the mystery novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is about a doctor who created a potion, splitting himself into two distinct personalities. He existed as the kind, gentle Dr Jekyll, and the fearsome, malevolent Mr Hyde. But the potion only actually changed his physical appearance, which allowed him to go out at night and do whatever he wanted without tarnishing his personal reputation as Dr Jekyll.
  • If a player receives this random event underwater, Jekyll will be seen wearing diving gear.