History MadScientist / VideoGames

10th Jun '17 7:44:28 PM DrFraud
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* The player character is the mad scientist in ''The Believable Adventures of an Invisible Man'', complete with egotism, paranoia and a list of people to get revenge on.
27th May '17 3:41:36 PM nombretomado
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%%* Dr. Kranken from ''ViewtifulJoe 2'' fits the trope (like everything else in the games) to a stereotypical T.

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%%* Dr. Kranken from ''ViewtifulJoe 2'' ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe2'' fits the trope (like everything else in the games) to a stereotypical T.
20th May '17 2:18:18 PM nombretomado
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* Lezard Valeth from ''ValkyrieProfile'' and it's sequels show Lezard as a mad wizard/alchemist with mad scientist traits. (Though that may be an understatment considering how important to the plot his mad scientist skills seem to be.) He also has one of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBhksfGFiQ8 the creepiest laughs]] ever to appear in a video game.

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* Lezard Valeth from ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' and it's sequels show Lezard as a mad wizard/alchemist with mad scientist traits. (Though that may be an understatment considering how important to the plot his mad scientist skills seem to be.) He also has one of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBhksfGFiQ8 the creepiest laughs]] ever to appear in a video game.
16th May '17 6:52:38 AM BeerBaron
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** Lord Kagrenac from the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' {{Backstory}} caused the disappearance of his entire ''race'', the Dwemer, after finding the still-beating heart of the [[GodIsDead dead creator god]], Lorkhan, and attempting to tap into it with specially designed tools with the goal of allowing the Dwemer to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]] and [[CorruptChurch The Tribunal]] then came along and successfully used the heart to become [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]].
*** Also from ''Morrowind'' are the lords of Great House Telvanni, a faction of (mostly) [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorcerers]]. All of them, even the faction's lone ReasonableAuthorityFigure, conduct experiments which extend their lifespans and enjoy summoning Daedra as guards and test subjects. Even Divayth Fyr's [[spoiler: cure for the Corprus Disease]] fails on every test subject other than the player.

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** Lord Kagrenac from the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' series' {{Backstory}} caused [[RiddleForTheAges the disappearance disappearance]] of his entire ''race'', the Dwemer, [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], after finding the [[CosmicKeystone still-beating heart heart]] of the [[GodIsDead dead "dead" creator god]], Lorkhan, and attempting to tap into it with specially designed tools with the goal of allowing the Dwemer to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]] and [[CorruptChurch The Tribunal]] then came along and successfully used the heart to become [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]].
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Gods]], setting in motion the plot of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''.
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Also from ''Morrowind'' are the lords of [[TheMagocracy Great House Telvanni, Telvanni]], a faction of (mostly) [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorcerers]]. All of them, even the faction's lone ReasonableAuthorityFigure, conduct experiments which extend their lifespans and enjoy summoning Daedra as guards and test subjects. Even Divayth Fyr's [[spoiler: cure for the Corprus Disease]] fails on every test subject other than the player.
24th Apr '17 7:02:58 PM nombretomado
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%%* The ''TalesSeries'' has a few of these.

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%%* The ''TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' has a few of these.
22nd Apr '17 4:32:36 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': In his boredom, the Ancestor became one of an occult sort. He learned quickly from necromantic scholars all around the world only to surpass them (and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness using their bodies as supplies for the art, naturally]]), held what are explicitly called experiments in blood magic and extraplanar summoning with pigs (these didn't go so well; it needs utmost precision, and he screwed up often), often ran other experiments and research on powerful and sinister artifacts from all around the world, had a fellow amoral researcher who he ran various experiments in alchemy and botany with (until her [[ProfessorGuineaPig self-experimentating tendencies]] and [[ImAHumanitarian horrid]] [[WasOnceAMan results]] got too unpleasant for him, he kicked her out, and she became The Hag), and finally made an archeological dig under his own manor, complete with progress logs and documenting what he found, both ForScience and for the possible eldritch power he could find below. All the recklessness and disregard for morality and nature of a mad scientist combined with all the hellish power and dangerous dealings of a warlock.
15th Apr '17 2:27:31 AM TheNerevarine
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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Dagna is a light-hearted and decidedly heroic example. She works for the Inquisition as an arcanist - a magical scholar whose field of expertise is so exclusive (and widely encompassing) that she is literally the only one. She is able to craft runes, gadgets and weapons even better than the local blacksmith and at least one war table mission its said she was able to fend off Tevinter assassins with by herself, leaving only their [[KillItWithFire silhouettes]] behind. She also has the most adorable EvilLaugh ever.
7th Apr '17 3:43:49 PM Sammettik
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** Clarke, who not only worked on Nova 6, but gave CrazyPrepared [[UpToEleven awhole new meaning]].

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** Clarke, who not only worked on Nova 6, but gave CrazyPrepared [[UpToEleven awhole a whole new meaning]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}'' has ''Doc''tor! ''Gre''gor! ''Hoff''man!

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* %%* ''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}'' has ''Doc''tor! ''Gre''gor! ''Hoff''man!



** Arguably, Xehanort from Birth by Sleep is also one. [[spoiler: He tries to restart a war that destroyed all worlds. FOR SCIENCE!!!!]]

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** Arguably, Xehanort from Birth by Sleep is also one. [[spoiler: He tries to restart a war that destroyed all worlds. FOR SCIENCE!!!!]]



* Dr. Albert Wily from the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series; arguably, the heroic Dr. Light as well.
** Wily's so nuts, some of his own ''creations'' are mad scientists, too; most notably, Gravity Man, whose data card quote is taken from Galileo.
*** And Wily's also notable in that he's one of the few villainous Mad Scientists [[spoiler:whose overall plans actually end up ''succeeding'', albeit posthumously.]] When you remember that [[spoiler:Wily created Zero and infected him with the original strain of the Maverick Virus, and it was that same virus that transferred to Sigma during his first battle with Zero, thus kicking off the Maverick Rebellion, and it was that rebellion that basically kicked off the events of the ''rest of the Mega Man continuity'' (barring Battle Network and Star Force, which are an alternate continuity), effectively making him the BiggerBad of the ''entire series'']], you've got one effective Mad Scientist on your hands.
** Dr. Light's status as a MadScientist [[ReluctantMadScientist (knowingly)]] is further hinted with his hard work on ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' along with his add-on compartments in his final year.

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* Dr. Albert Wily from the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series; arguably, the heroic Dr. Light as well.
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series. Wily's so nuts, some of his own ''creations'' are mad scientists, too; most notably, Gravity Man, whose data card quote is taken from Galileo.
*** ** And Wily's also notable in that he's one of the few villainous Mad Scientists [[spoiler:whose overall plans actually end up ''succeeding'', albeit posthumously.]] When you remember that [[spoiler:Wily created Zero and infected him with the original strain of the Maverick Virus, and it was that same virus that transferred to Sigma during his first battle with Zero, thus kicking off the Maverick Rebellion, and it was that rebellion that basically kicked off the events of the ''rest of the Mega Man continuity'' (barring Battle Network and Star Force, which are an alternate continuity), effectively making him the BiggerBad of the ''entire series'']], you've got one effective Mad Scientist on your hands.
** Dr. Light's status as a MadScientist [[ReluctantMadScientist (knowingly)]] is further hinted with his hard work on ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' along with his add-on compartments in his final year.



* Any and ''every'' scientist working for Umbrella in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series is virtually guaranteed to be a Mad Scientist. The majority of the games in the franchise have also had a batshit insane researcher as the BigBad:
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'': Albert Wesker
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'': Willaim Birkin
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'': Alexia Ashford (with a special guest appearance by Wesker)
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'': James Marcus
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'': Wesker, ''again''.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'': Four-Eyes

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* Any and ''every'' scientist working for Umbrella in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series is virtually guaranteed to be a Mad Scientist. The majority of the games in the franchise have also had a batshit insane researcher as the BigBad:
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''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'': Albert Wesker
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Wesker.
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''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'': Willaim Birkin
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Birkin.
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''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'': Alexia Ashford (with a special guest appearance by Wesker)
** %%** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'': James Marcus
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Marcus.
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''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'': Wesker, ''again''.
** %%** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'': Four-EyesFour-Eyes.



* The ''TalesSeries'' has a few of these.
** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', Philia has traits of this.
** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny 2'': Harold, good lord, Harold...
** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Kvar; Rodyle
** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': Jade (Although his science-y days are done. Now he's just a heroic MagnificentBastard[=/=]ColonelBadass.... Until he restarts at the end of the game for a TakeThat moment against the BigBad.) And Dist, oh, dear God, Dist.
** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': Rita Mordio
** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'': Reison

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* %%* The ''TalesSeries'' has a few of these.
** %%** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', Philia has traits of this.
** %%** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny 2'': Harold, good lord, Harold...
** %%** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Kvar; Rodyle
** %%** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': Jade (Although his science-y days are done. Now he's just a heroic MagnificentBastard[=/=]ColonelBadass.... Until he restarts at the end of the game for a TakeThat moment against the BigBad.) And Dist, oh, dear God, Dist.
** %%** From ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': Rita Mordio
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Mordio.
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From ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'': ReisonReison.



* Dr. Kranken from ''ViewtifulJoe 2'' fits the trope (like everything else in the games) to a stereotypical T.

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* %%* Dr. Kranken from ''ViewtifulJoe 2'' fits the trope (like everything else in the games) to a stereotypical T.



** It also has the Crazed Alchemist.



* ''VideoGame/GodHand'': Dr. Ion operates from a [[GiantEnemyCrab colossal, mechanical, mobile crab-shaped base]], has legions of cyborg grunts under his command and also seems to be largely robotic himself. He's almost given a position among the [[BigBad Four Divas]], but after Gene pummels his arse his reputation plummets.
** Doesn't stop him from coming back for a rematch, though.

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* ''VideoGame/GodHand'': Dr. Ion operates from a [[GiantEnemyCrab colossal, mechanical, mobile crab-shaped base]], has legions of cyborg grunts under his command and also seems to be largely robotic himself. He's almost given a position among the [[BigBad Four Divas]], but after Gene pummels his arse his reputation plummets.
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plummets. Doesn't stop him from coming back for a rematch, though.



** Aaaaand we come to EvilBrit Captain Jack. His crew has been [[FusionDance fusing demons]]. So what. The problem is, they're not using the series' traditional Demon Fusion machines - they're using their own. [[spoiler:Which mostly involve ripping apart two demons and weave them together.]]

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** Aaaaand And then we come to EvilBrit Captain Jack. His crew has been [[FusionDance fusing demons]]. So what. The problem is, they're not using the series' traditional Demon Fusion machines - they're using their own. [[spoiler:Which mostly involve ripping apart two demons and weave them together.]]



* Steiner is a former Nazi MadScientist in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''.



* Dr. Neil Jason in ''VideoGame/{{Absorption}}''.

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* %%* Dr. Neil Jason in ''VideoGame/{{Absorption}}''.



* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games usually have a few scientists willingly working for the main villains.

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* %%* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games usually have a few scientists willingly working for the main villains.



* Diode from ''TheDayTheWorldBroke''. He plots to reach and rule the surface world.

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* %%* Diode from ''TheDayTheWorldBroke''. He plots to reach and rule the surface world.



* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' has [[spoiler: Elijah Modnar.]]

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* %%* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' has [[spoiler: Elijah Modnar.]]



* Dr. Geo Mandrake from ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra: Hard Corps]]''.
* Amadeus from ''[[VideoGame/MetalSlug Metal Slug 4]]''.

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* %%* Dr. Geo Mandrake from ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra: Hard Corps]]''.
* %%* Amadeus from ''[[VideoGame/MetalSlug Metal Slug 4]]''.
31st Jan '17 9:15:09 AM Allronix
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* VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic: The Imperial Ageent's companion, Dr. Lokin qualifies. Going ProfessorGuineaPig on himself, he's now able to voluntarily transform into a [[PlagueZombie rakghoul]]. That, and he's had a long and storied career in [[StateSec Imperial Intelligence]] with a ton of {{NoodleIncident}}s it's probably better not to know the details about. Under torture, he mocks their shoddy technique, claiming he's done worse to ''family members.''

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* VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic: The Imperial Ageent's Agent's companion, Dr. Eckhard Lokin qualifies. Going ProfessorGuineaPig on himself, he's now able to voluntarily ''voluntarily'' transform into a [[PlagueZombie rakghoul]]. That, and he's had a long and storied career in [[StateSec Imperial Intelligence]] with a ton of {{NoodleIncident}}s it's probably better not to know the details about. Under torture, he mocks their shoddy technique, claiming he's done worse to ''family members.''



** For the expansions, Dr. Ogerubb (a Hutt science genius) qualifies, referring to his experiemtents as "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible art]]" and casually suggesting that you find a Force Sensitive to [[ImAHumanitarian feed a Dashade]] you free from stasis in an optional quest.

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** For the expansions, Dr. Ogerubb Oggurobb (a Hutt science genius) qualifies, referring to his experiemtents experiments as "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible art]]" and casually suggesting that you find a Force Sensitive to [[ImAHumanitarian feed a Dashade]] you free from stasis in an optional quest.
31st Jan '17 9:11:23 AM Allronix
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* VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic: The Imperial Ageent's companion, Dr. Lokin qualifies. Going ProfessorGuineaPig on himself, he's now able to voluntarily transform into a [[PlagueZombie rakghoul]]. That, and he's had a long and storied career in [[StateSec Imperial Intelligence]] with a ton of {{NoodleIncident}}s it's probably better not to know the details about. Under torture, he mocks their shoddy technique, claiming he's done worse to ''family members.''
** On the Republic side, the Consular gets Tharan Cedrax, who is more {{Downplayed}} than Lokin. Still, a vehement NayTheist when it comes to the Force, he whips up oddball technological toys as easily as breathing, has a sentient hologram for an assistant/long-term girlfriend, and is always ''fascinated'' when there's some scientific breakthrough on the line, no matter how destructive it is or how completely unethical the methods were to get that discovery.
** For the expansions, Dr. Ogerubb (a Hutt science genius) qualifies, referring to his experiemtents as "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible art]]" and casually suggesting that you find a Force Sensitive to [[ImAHumanitarian feed a Dashade]] you free from stasis in an optional quest.
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