The Inventor is a very minor character from Edward Scissorhands.  He is a withery old man who created Edward many years ago, yet he died before he could finish the artificial man, leaving him with his surname Scissorhands.


  • He was portrayed by Vincent Price, who also voiced Professor Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective, and Zigzag in The Thief and the Cobbler.
  • He is commonly mistaken as the main antagonist of the movie.  However, Jim is the main antagonist since the Inventor only appears in flashbacks.