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Jekyll and Hyde is a random event in which Dr Jekyll appears and urgently asks the player for help. If talked to, he requests an identified herb of the player. If the player has a herb in his or her 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, saying he isn't safe with it.

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, similar to if he was given a herb. However, sometimes he dropped 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).

The list, which potion Dr Jekyll gave for the herb:

Dr Jekyll transforms into Mr Hyde.

Herb Potion
No herb Strength potion (2) 106
Guam leaf 26 Strength potion (4) 214 [1]
Marrentill 24 Antipoison (4) 210
Tarromin 153 Attack potion (4) 5 [1]
Harralander 706 Stat restore potion (4) 107
Ranarr weed 7,682 Energy potion (4) 410
Toadflax1,639 Defence potion (4) 306
Irit leaf 789 Agility potion (4) 834
Avantoe 1,848 Super attack potion (4) 167
Kwuarm 1,195 Super energy potion (4) 2,112
Snapdragon 8,472 Super strength potion (4)1,374
Cadantine 1,339 Super restore potion (4)9,946
Lantadyme 1,419 Super defence potion (4)576
Dwarf weed 427 Magic potion (4) 157
Torstol 8,397 Stamina potion (4) 7,050
Unidentified herb (will be ignored)
  1. 1.0 1.1 For Ranarr and above, the potion given is one level below the herb.

Trivia

  • The event 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.
  • If a player were to receive this random event underwater, Jekyll would be wearing diving gear.

See also

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