Dr. Dranzel is a half-orc violinist and the leader of Dr. Dranzel's Spectacular Traveling Troupe. As an NPC, Dr. Dranzel is played by Matthew Mercer.

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Fan art of Dr. Dranzel, by Jessica Huegel (@Cryptobaffling).[art 2]

Appearance Edit

Dr. Dranzel is a rowdy-looking but well-dressed half-orc. He keeps his black hair slicked back. He has a rough-looking, angry chin. His general appearance leans more towards the orc side than the human side.[2]

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"A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) Edit

"Best Laid Plans..." (1x50) Edit

"Test of Pride" (1x51) Edit

"Loose Ends" (1x84) Edit

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Trivia Edit

  • Scanlan's nickname for Dranzel, "Dr. Dra", is a reference to well-known rapper and record producer Andre "Dr. Dre" Young.
  • Scanlan references Dranzel in a Cutting Words against Raishan, "You're so dumb, you get your yearly checkup from Dr. Dranzel!"[3]
  • The information that Dr. Dranzel was a member of the Golden Grin was never revealed during the campaign, but instead in the Critical Role Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting as well as in the Grinner background information in Chapter 4 of Explorer's Guide to Wildemount.

References Edit

  1. Official art of Dr. Dranzel, by Dan Bittencourt (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Dr. Dranzel, by Jessica Huegel (@Cryptobaffling) (source).  Used with permission.
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