History MadScientist / VideoGames

26th Jul '16 2:24:28 AM thatmadork
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** The Gaians are Mad Biologists, insofar as using science to integrate themselves into the alien ecosystem and become best buddies with [[MindRape mind worms]]. The Morganites also have a tendency to hire these, though they're a faction of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s.
17th Jul '16 2:30:18 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' it's possible to recruit scientists with the "maniacal" trait, increasing their research speed and randomizing their technology selection more. While the TheSparkOfGenius trait takes it all a step further.
10th Jul '16 7:47:21 AM erforce
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* Mao in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}''. Despite being the main character, Mao is quite possibly the archetypal mad scientist. Thoughts of experimentation on interesting subjects send him into an excited fit, even if the subject turns out to be himself. The main story ends with [[spoiler:Mao capturing and continually experimenting on the BigBad, instead of killing him.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''
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Mao in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}''. Despite being the main character, Mao is quite possibly the archetypal mad scientist. Thoughts of experimentation on interesting subjects send him into an excited fit, even if the subject turns out to be himself. The main story ends with [[spoiler:Mao capturing and continually experimenting on the BigBad, instead of killing him.]]



* The Master from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'', who beneath a calm, arrogant exterior topped by the reasoning of a WellIntentionedExtremist exhibited a multiple personality disorder and overall emotional frailty.

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The Master from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'', who beneath a calm, arrogant exterior topped by the reasoning of a WellIntentionedExtremist exhibited a multiple personality disorder and overall emotional frailty.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' gives us Dr. Lugae, one of Rubicante's servants. He gleefully turned Edge's parents into hideous monsters, and when the party confronts him attacks them with a giant robot named Barnabas before turning into a mechanical skeleton to continue the fray. When the heroes finally reach Rubicante, he actually apologizes for Lugae's actions.
-->'''Rubicante:''' It was Lugae who made chimaerae of your parents. [[EvenEvilHasStandards I shared no hand in his perversities]]. They shame me, as they grieve you.
* Hojo from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is truly an archetypal Mad Scientist, right down to his outfit and sociopathic habit of sacrificing a great deal for the sake of scientific discovery (which, in his case, underlies his utter insanity). When you get down to it, Hojo may very well be the leading villain in the game, considering that most of the conflict in the game is indirectly his fault.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' gives us Dr. Lugae, one of Rubicante's servants. He gleefully turned Edge's parents into hideous monsters, and when the party confronts him attacks them with a giant robot named Barnabas before turning into a mechanical skeleton to continue the fray. When the heroes finally reach Rubicante, he actually apologizes for Lugae's actions.
-->'''Rubicante:''' It was Lugae who made chimaerae of your parents. [[EvenEvilHasStandards I shared no hand in his perversities]]. They shame me, as they grieve you.
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Hojo from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is truly an archetypal Mad Scientist, right down to his outfit and sociopathic habit of sacrificing a great deal for the sake of scientific discovery (which, in his case, underlies his utter insanity). When you get down to it, Hojo may very well be the leading villain in the game, considering that most of the conflict in the game is indirectly his fault.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' gives us Dr. Lugae, one of Rubicante's servants. He gleefully turned Edge's parents into hideous monsters, and when the party confronts him attacks them with a giant robot named Barnabas before turning into a mechanical skeleton to continue the fray. When the heroes finally reach Rubicante, he actually apologizes for Lugae's actions.
--->'''Rubicante:''' It was Lugae who made chimaerae of your parents. [[EvenEvilHasStandards I shared no hand in his perversities]]. They shame me, as they grieve you.



* ''VideoGame/ImpossibleMission'': Two words: Elvin Atombender.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/ImpossibleMission'': Two words: Elvin Atombender.



* Guildernstern from the ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' series of videogames, and his successor in the fourth installment Rosencrantz ([[ThemeNaming see a pattern here?]]), both qualify as mad scientists. Guildenstern can't help but experiment with demon and human anatomy to come up with truly horrifying monsters for the protagonist to face. Even in the second game where he is never seen, he is mentioned in many in-game texts as the reason your character has to go through such hell with [[SchizoTech biomechanical demonic constructs]] plaguing him at every other turn.

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* Guildernstern from the ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' ''Franchise/{{Onimusha}}'' series of videogames, and his successor in the [[VideoGame/OnimushaDawnOfDreams fourth installment installment]], Rosencrantz ([[ThemeNaming see a pattern here?]]), both qualify as mad scientists. Guildenstern can't help but experiment with demon and human anatomy to come up with truly horrifying monsters for the protagonist to face. Even in the [[VideoGame/Onimusha2SamuraisDestiny second game game]] where he is never seen, he is mentioned in many in-game texts as the reason your character has to go through such hell with [[SchizoTech biomechanical demonic constructs]] plaguing him at every other turn.
17th Jun '16 7:50:48 AM KingLyger
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* Dr. Nefarious from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''.

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* Dr. Nefarious from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''.''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''. Gleefully [[EvilIsHammy hammy and loud]], Dr. Nefarious manages to out-ham everyone in a WorldOfHam. It's actually quite impressive to watch. A former flesh-and-blood mad scientist, he was turned into a robot thank to FakeUltimateHero Captain Qwark (or, in the 2016 reboot, Ratchet and Clank themselves), and now wants to exterminate all organic life in the universe. In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'', he gets a new plan to create a VillainWorld using the Great Clock, undoing every time the heroes had won.
5th Jun '16 10:20:34 PM erforce
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* At least three ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' villains have been scientists researching, experimenting on and trying to create demons -- Arius in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 2'', Agnus in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' and Chen from the second novel. It's debatable as to how "scientific" this line of work is, though, so we could call them Mad Pseudoscientists or something.
* K.Rool from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' takes a persona based on this trope in ''Dixie's Double Trouble''.

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* At least three ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' villains have been scientists researching, experimenting on and trying to create demons -- Arius in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 2'', ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry2'', Agnus in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry4'' and Chen from the second novel. It's debatable as to how "scientific" this line of work is, though, so we could call them Mad Pseudoscientists or something.
* K.Rool from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' takes a persona based on this trope in ''Dixie's ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble Dixie Kong's Double Trouble''.Trouble]]''.
18th May '16 12:05:35 AM Dravencour
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* Dr. Malcolm Betruger from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3''. In the expansion pack ''Resurrection of Evil'', he becomes the Maledict.

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* Dr. Malcolm Betruger from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3''. 3'', who turns out to be behind the demonic invasion of Mars and seeks to bring Hell to Earth. In the expansion pack ''Resurrection of Evil'', he becomes a dragonlike demon by the Maledict.name of the Maledict, and seeks the Artifact so that he can gain ultimate power.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 2016}}'' has two mad scientists, Samuel Hayden and Olivia Pierce, who sought to utilize the energy of Hell itself and weaponize the demons for the betterment of humanity. But while Samuel is content with this, Olivia takes things even further by turning the UAC into a demon cult and seeking to open portals to hell, with the ultimate aim of [[spoiler:becoming a god]].
12th May '16 6:04:03 PM FGHIK
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* TheMedic and The Engineer of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. The Medic, a [[HerrDoktor German]] DeadlyDoctor, is an eloquent, musically inclined follower of Nietzchean Ideals, using his tech to make him and his Team nigh-invincible... all the better for them to dole out the maximum amount of pain and suffering possible. The Engineer is a [[SoutherFriedGenius genial, gentlemanly Texan good ol boy]] whose normally serene nature masks a burning passion [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist For ]] [[GadgeteerGenius Sci]][[ForScience ence]], and a deep seated contempt for and willingness to kill anyone who would dare disrespect him.

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* TheMedic and The Engineer of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. The Medic, a [[HerrDoktor German]] DeadlyDoctor, is an eloquent, musically inclined follower of Nietzchean Ideals, using his tech to make him and his Team nigh-invincible... all the better for them to dole out the maximum amount of pain and suffering possible. The Engineer is a [[SoutherFriedGenius [[SouthernFriedGenius genial, gentlemanly Texan good ol boy]] whose normally serene nature masks a burning passion [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist For ]] [[GadgeteerGenius Sci]][[ForScience ence]], and a deep seated contempt for and willingness to kill anyone who would dare disrespect him.
12th May '16 6:03:28 PM FGHIK
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* TheMedic and The Engineer of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. The Medic, a [[HerrDoktor German]] DeadlyDoctor, is an eloquent, musically inclined follower of Nietzchean Ideals, using his tech to make him and his Team nigh-invincible... all the better for them to dole out the maximum amount of pain and suffering possible. The Engineer is a genial, gentlemanly Texan good ol boy whose normally serene nature masks a burning passion [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist For ]] [[GadgeteerGenius Sci]][[ForScience ence]], and a deep seated contempt for and willingness to betray anyone who would dare disrespect him.

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* TheMedic and The Engineer of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. The Medic, a [[HerrDoktor German]] DeadlyDoctor, is an eloquent, musically inclined follower of Nietzchean Ideals, using his tech to make him and his Team nigh-invincible... all the better for them to dole out the maximum amount of pain and suffering possible. The Engineer is a [[SoutherFriedGenius genial, gentlemanly Texan good ol boy boy]] whose normally serene nature masks a burning passion [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist For ]] [[GadgeteerGenius Sci]][[ForScience ence]], and a deep seated contempt for and willingness to betray kill anyone who would dare disrespect him.
24th Apr '16 3:12:56 AM erforce
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* Shang Tsung from the MortalKombat series. As he's made plenty of fighters ([[ButterFace Mileena]], [[IAmLegion Ermac]], and [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Skarlet]]) during his time. Quan Chi from ''MortalKombatX'' does this as well with the [[BackFromTheDead Revenants]].

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* Shang Tsung from the MortalKombat ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series. As he's made plenty of fighters ([[ButterFace Mileena]], [[IAmLegion Ermac]], and [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Skarlet]]) during his time. Quan Chi from ''MortalKombatX'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' does this as well with the [[BackFromTheDead Revenants]].
13th Apr '16 3:42:54 PM Pseudoname
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* Kala Kapur of ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' is described as 'between what science can do and what science should do'. WordOfGod is that she isn't evil outright, but she feels she doesn't have the luxury of inaction because she has the capability to solve the problem despite the cost.
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