Professor Wubertus Ponglenoze is the inventor of the Phlogiston Fueled Mantigoon, along with a revolutionary energy regulator the flame-spewing quadrupedal war-machines use to function; even Doctor Beetle is reported to have been impressed with the latter invention. Ponglenoze interacted in some unspecified but presumably violent fashion with Klaus Wulfenbach's empire a year before the Siege of Mechanicsburg, with the unsurprising result that Klaus added the Mantigoons to his forces. It is unknown if Ponglenoze joined them in this service or is now among the deceased.