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7th Jun '18 1:34:07 PM Sammettik
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Rupert Thorne of''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' finds he needs surgery after collapsing during one of his rants. The X ray reveals a tumor that will kill him if not removed. The surgeon begs him to go a real hospital but Rupert being an amoral crime boss insists that if it isn't done right then and there, it won't be done at all. The surgeon agrees.

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* Rupert Thorne of''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' finds he needs surgery after collapsing during one of his rants. The X ray reveals a tumor that will kill him if not removed. The surgeon begs him to go a real hospital but Rupert being an amoral crime boss insists that if it isn't done right then and there, it won't be done at all. The surgeon agrees.
23rd May '18 1:46:13 PM Benthelame
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Rupert Thorne of''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' finds he needs surgery after collapsing during one of his rants. The X ray reveals a tumor that will kill him if not removed. The surgeon begs him to go a real hospital but Rupert being an amoral crime boss insists that if it isn't done right then and there, it won't be done at all. The surgeon agrees.
20th May '18 12:41:19 PM DaibhidC
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* Creator/VictoriaWood's "Northerners" has a BreadEggsMilkSquick moment when, after listing various comedy OopNorth stereotypes such as whippets and tripe, she concludes "Dead at forty-five/From a back-street abortionist/(It's terrible.)"
5th May '18 5:53:39 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features a remarkably competent example of this trope in the form of Dr Anton Aldini, a disreputable plastic surgeon operating out of a derelict abattoir in Brooklyn. For added fun, he's voiced by Creator/PeterStormare, the same man who gave us Dr Eddie of ''Film/MinorityReport.'' Along with the barbershop in London, Aldini is the players' means of altering their appearance, and despite being a raving lunatic working with substandard tools at best, he does his job with zero failures. However, it's implied that there is some kind of magic at work, particularly since the surgery is just a convenient method of funding Aldini's experiments in reanimating the dead.
11th Apr '18 10:38:40 AM AutumnLeaves
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* In ''Literature/TheSistersGrimm'', the local dentist is Frau Pfefferkuchenhaus. As in, the gingerbread house witch from ''Literature/HanselAndGretel''. She admits to having no medical training whatsoever, and when her patient mumbles about seeing her license, she gives him more anaesthetic.
24th Mar '18 10:25:55 AM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': The shady character of Ovid, who removes Sonmi~451's collar to allow her to appear to be a pureblood.
18th Jan '18 7:33:04 PM Kotomikun
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* Nanachi of ''Manga/MadeInAbyss'', a [[PettingZooPeople humanoid bunny]] who gained [[AmbiguousGender their]] medical skills partly from an evil MadScientist and partly through years of experimenting on an [[HealingFactor immortal]] [[BodyHorror grotesque mutant]] (intending to [[spoiler:[[FateWorseThanDeath find a way to kill her]]]]). Reg has little choice but to accept Nanachi's help after Riko nearly suffers a RasputinianDeath many kilometers below civilization, and Nanachi doesn't take the situation very seriously (Reg is sent on an errand for "supplies," most of which turns out to be Nanachi's dinner). Downplayed, though, as Nanachi has serious expertise hidden behind their strange techniques and personality, managing to save Riko and (mostly) fix her seriously injured arm [[spoiler:(she was injected with deadly poison, and Reg tried to amputate it)]]. It's implied that legitimate human doctors on the surface could not have pulled this off.
7th Jan '18 11:26:01 AM Flame
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** Taiga Hanaya/Kamen Rider Snipe from ''Series/KamenRiderExAid''. He's also an expy to ''Manga/BlackJack'', being an unlicensed doctor with [[SkunkStripe white streaks]] in his hair. He used to be a radiologist working at Seito University Hospital, but the events of [[StartOfDarkness Zero Day]] caused him to lose his license, reputation and (as [[JerkassWoobie he]] thought) future.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Simon Tam is a little like this as he is surviving by servicing smugglers. In his case he is of course a first class surgeon and simply happens to be there because of difficulties with TheGovernment.

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** Taiga Hanaya/Kamen Rider Snipe from ''Series/KamenRiderExAid''. He's also an expy to ''Manga/BlackJack'', being an unlicensed doctor with [[SkunkStripe white streaks]] in his hair. He used to be a radiologist working at Seito University Hospital, but the events of [[StartOfDarkness Zero Day]] caused him to lose his license, reputation and (as [[JerkassWoobie he]] thought) future.
future. He has office in AbandonedHospital and wears black scrubs at times for no apparent reason other than VisualPun of his name being involved. [[note]] The top has picture of tiger (taiga) and flower (hana) on the back side. [[/note]]
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Simon Tam is crew doctor at what is essentially a little like this smuggling ship, so he works under the radar as he everyone else on board. He is surviving by servicing smugglers. In his case he is of course a licensed first class surgeon from civilized world and simply happens to be there because of difficulties with TheGovernment.
3rd Jan '18 5:06:00 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'': Dr. {{Mario}}, according to [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-071408.php this]] strip.

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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'': Dr. {{Mario}}, VideoGame/DrMario, according to [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-071408.php this]] strip.
23rd Dec '17 6:14:00 PM Malady
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* The ''Videogame/AmateurSurgeon'' series are the definition of this trope. The first game is you learning to be a Back Alley Doctor from a worn out cough syrup addicted Back alley doctor. The sequel reveals the main character went on to found schools across the country dedicated to training Back alley doctors who could operate anywhere with anything (and the Facebook spin-off game focuses on running one of said clinics). It made him a world famous celebrity and millionaire. In the game, you're tasked with solving various unusual cases with improvised tools such as pizza cutters for scalpels, a lighter to cauterize wounds and a chainsaw in place of a bonesaw.

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* The ''Videogame/AmateurSurgeon'' series are by Creator/AdultSwim. A Back Alley version of the definition of this trope. ''Videogame/TraumaCenter'' game. The protagonist is called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Alan Probe]], and the first game is you learning to be a Back Alley Doctor from a worn out cough syrup addicted Back alley doctor. The sequel reveals the main character went on to found schools across the country dedicated to training Back alley doctors who could operate anywhere with anything (and the Facebook spin-off game focuses on running one of said clinics). It made him a world famous celebrity and millionaire. In the game, you're tasked with solving various unusual cases from help people who are TooDumbToLive, with improvised tools such as pizza cutters for scalpels, a lighter to cauterize wounds and a chainsaw in place of a bonesaw.



** The Doctor in the Vault City courtyard in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' probably fits a lot of this trope as well. Then again, he never does the procedure himself, but leaves the job to his slightly malfunctioning Auto-Doc.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': Wasteland doctors. Even the 'official' doctors are slightly suspect, one being twelve, another a former raider and one working for slavers.

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** The Doctor in the Vault City courtyard in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' probably fits a lot of this trope as well. Then again, he never does the procedure himself, but leaves the job to his slightly malfunctioning Auto-Doc.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': ''VideoGame/Fallout3'': Wasteland doctors. Even the 'official' doctors are slightly suspect, one being twelve, another a former raider and one working for slavers.



* Myriam Etheless from ''WebComic/{{Vigil}}'' is an unlicensed surgeon who was kicked out of med school due to failing the psyche exam. She none the less saves the lives of one of the main characters, and proves all around competent if morally questionable.

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* Myriam Etheless from ''WebComic/{{Vigil}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Vigil}}'' is an unlicensed surgeon who was kicked out of med school due to failing the psyche exam. She none the less saves the lives of one of the main characters, and proves all around competent if morally questionable.



* ''AmateurSurgeon'': Creator/AdultSwim's Back Alley version of the ''Videogame/TraumaCenter'' game. The protagonist [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Alan Probe]] uses makeshift tools -- such as a pizza cutter in lieu of a scalpel -- to help people who are TooDumbToLive. Available as a [[http://armorgames.com/play/3775/amateur-surgeon video game]] in numerous locations. Also has a Christmas edition.
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