It's Finn McMissile! He's seen the camera! Kill him!
~ Professor Zündapp telling his minions to kill Finn McMissile.
Allinol must be finished for good. McQueen cannot win the last race. Lightning McQueen must be killed!
~ Zündapp ordering the death of Lightning McQueen.

Professor Otto Wolfgang Zündapp, or better known as Professor Zündapp or simply Professor Z, is the central antagonist of Pixar's 12th full-length animated feature film Cars 2. He is a wanted German weapons designer who works for Sir Miles Axlerod in the latter's plot to turn the entire world against alternative fuels and make money out of it.

He was voiced by Thomas Kretschmann.



What Makes him Pure Evil

  • The fact that he is a greedy and heartless terrorist who will do anything to get rich. He doesn't care about anyone but himself
  • Doesn't even care about the discrimination he faced beyond using it as a petty excuse to have others, including the innocent, killed from selling oil that killed them in the process only to make money off it. He basically commits crimes like this for selfish reasons, out of anger and greed.
  • There are no redeeming qualities nor remorse shown from him of how his crimes will affect others, as he commits various acts of murder and terrorism out of, again, anger and greed.
  • As for his boss Miles Axlerod, both of them show no care to each other as they are being merely professional.


  • Professor Zündapp is Pixar's only Pure Evil villain who is not the main antagonist of their movie.

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Animated Movies
Coachman | Horned King | Percival C. McLeach | Scar | Judge Claude Frollo | Shan Yu | Commander Rourke | DOR-15 | Dr. Facilier

Live-Action Movies
Princess Mombi | Judge Doom | Big Boy | William Boone | Andrei Strasser | Jadis the White Witch | Lord Cutler Beckett | Blackbeard | Nizam | Butch Cavendish

Ilosovic Stayne | Jafar | Scar | Queen Ingrith

TV Shows
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Live Action
Peter Pan | Jafar | Isla | Victor Krane

Books and Manga
Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Manga) | Xemnas (Manga) | Shere Khan (2016 Novelization)

Video Game
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Syndrome | Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear | Sir Miles Axlerod | Professor Zündapp

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