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11th May '17 10:27:02 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* The prevalence of this in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s medical doctors adds a subtle challenge element to the game, in that the player will more than likely only resort to talking to them when they really, ''really'' need their help. Doc Church in Megaton is the Player's first taste as being overworked and underappreciated (and having a few skeletons in his closet) has made him pissy. The Mister Gutsy Sawbones in the Pentagon is one of the last as while he does ''know'' how to perform surgery he doesn't know ''how'' to do surgery (at least without doing harm). The Mister Handy Andy in Vault 101 is by the worst, despite being one of the nicest characters, as he was made the Vault doctor but his lack of fine motor skills and medical knowledge means he killed one of his patients ([[spoiler:this is because the Overseer Alphonse Almodovar/Allen Mack ''made'' him the doctor to demoralize the rebels]]).

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* The prevalence of this in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s medical doctors adds a subtle challenge element to the game, in that the player will more than likely only resort to talking to them when they really, ''really'' need their help.
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Doc Church in Megaton is the Player's first taste as being overworked and underappreciated (and having a few skeletons in his closet) has made him pissy. pissy.
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The Mister Gutsy Sawbones in the Pentagon is one of the last as while he does ''know'' how to perform surgery he doesn't know ''how'' to do surgery (at least without doing harm). The Mister Handy Andy in Vault 101 is by He also likes and wants to hurt humans but behavior limiters prevent him from purposefully hurting people if they aren't deemed a threat. He and his personality are based on the worst, despite being one of the nicest characters, as he was made the Vault doctor but [=EMH=] Mk I from ''LiveActionTelevison/StarTrekVoyager'', including his lack of fine motor skills and medical knowledge means he killed one of his patients ([[spoiler:this is because the Overseer Alphonse Almodovar/Allen Mack ''made'' him the doctor to demoralize the rebels]]). penchant for poetry.
11th May '17 10:17:17 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* The prevalence of this in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s medical doctors adds a subtle challenge element to the game, in that the player will more than likely only resort to talking to them when they really, ''really'' need their help.

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* The prevalence of this in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s medical doctors adds a subtle challenge element to the game, in that the player will more than likely only resort to talking to them when they really, ''really'' need their help. Doc Church in Megaton is the Player's first taste as being overworked and underappreciated (and having a few skeletons in his closet) has made him pissy. The Mister Gutsy Sawbones in the Pentagon is one of the last as while he does ''know'' how to perform surgery he doesn't know ''how'' to do surgery (at least without doing harm). The Mister Handy Andy in Vault 101 is by the worst, despite being one of the nicest characters, as he was made the Vault doctor but his lack of fine motor skills and medical knowledge means he killed one of his patients ([[spoiler:this is because the Overseer Alphonse Almodovar/Allen Mack ''made'' him the doctor to demoralize the rebels]]).
4th May '17 6:44:33 PM RappaR
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** Since they are friends, it is more like making fun from friend rather than patient.
1st May '17 9:18:41 PM nombretomado
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* Ratchet, in almost every incarnation of the ''{{Transformers}}'' franchise.
** ''[[TransformersGeneration1 G1]]'' Ratchet is portrayed in fanon as being similar to his later incarnations, as a talented doctor who was also grouchy, constantly threatening his patients with various punishments. The Marvel G1 version was actually supposed to be a ''party animal,'' who was known for making the best [[FrothyMugsOfWater high-grade]] around. This aspect of his portrayal was dropped fairly early on, though.

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* Ratchet, in almost every incarnation of the ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise.
** ''[[TransformersGeneration1 ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]]'' Ratchet is portrayed in fanon as being similar to his later incarnations, as a talented doctor who was also grouchy, constantly threatening his patients with various punishments. The Marvel G1 version was actually supposed to be a ''party animal,'' who was known for making the best [[FrothyMugsOfWater high-grade]] around. This aspect of his portrayal was dropped fairly early on, though.



** ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' Ratchet is a crotchety old man due to his ShellshockedVeteran status. He's also the resident medic.

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** ''[[TransformersAnimated ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' Ratchet is a crotchety old man due to his ShellshockedVeteran status. He's also the resident medic.
14th Apr '17 1:03:37 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]], who went to med school (or at least claims that he did), is trying to teach Kaeloo how to be a doctor. Most of his tips involve being rude and selfish.
-->'''Mr. Cat''': Make sure your patient can pay. You're not the Salvation Army.



* In fact, many older doctors (in fiction and real life) can come off as jerkish to modern people as they are trained to believe in the concept of "medical paternalism" (i.e. doctor knows best). They are generally much forceful in prescribing treatments, sometimes to the point of overulling the patient (a big no-no nowadays), and can actively go out of their way to deceive the patient if they feel it is for their own good. Dr. House, essentially, is what happens when the ultimate "old-school" doctor (treat the disease first, the patient be damned) starts practicing medicine in a modern (informed consent-based, i.e the physician must abide by the patient's wishes, even if it means the patient will die) environment.

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* In fact, many older doctors (in fiction and real life) can come off as jerkish to modern people as they are trained to believe in the concept of "medical paternalism" (i.e. doctor knows best). They are generally much forceful in prescribing treatments, sometimes to the point of overulling overruling the patient (a big no-no nowadays), and can actively go out of their way to deceive the patient if they feel it is for their own good. Dr. House, essentially, is what happens when the ultimate "old-school" doctor (treat the disease first, the patient be damned) starts practicing medicine in a modern (informed consent-based, i.e the physician must abide by the patient's wishes, even if it means the patient will die) environment.
10th Apr '17 9:58:41 AM nombretomado
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* Dr. Daisy Blake (one of Daphne's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance identical sisters]]) from ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is ''very'' rude, stuck-up, and condescending.

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* Dr. Daisy Blake (one of Daphne's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance identical sisters]]) from ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is ''very'' rude, stuck-up, and condescending.
1st Apr '17 5:01:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Dr. Lazarus in ''Film/{{Outland}}'' (1981) is a rare female example.

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* Dr. Lazarus in ''Film/{{Outland}}'' (1981) is a rare female example.JerkWithAHeartOfGold who is ultimately the only person who helps our hero.
14th Feb '17 4:27:36 AM Flame
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* The only doctor rider in ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', who does not fit any aspect of this trope is pediatrician [[NaiveNewcomer Hojo]] [[OnlySaneMan Emu]]/Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
** Surgeon [[TheAce Kagami]] [[TheComicallySerious Hiiro]]/Kamen Rider Brave is stoic, often unplesant and contemptuous, but wants to help people and mellows out a bit as time passes thanks to Emu.
** Radiologist [[BackAlleyDoctor Hanaya]] [[CombatPragmatist Taiga]]/Kamen Rider Snipe is a contestant for the most unpleasant rider in general, whose [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] tendencies are overshadowed only by the main antagonist and rarely has even basic concern for patients at all. He seems to mellow out a bit after being stuck with a MoralityPet, who happens to be even more unpleasant that he is.
6th Feb '17 7:14:05 PM missmoon
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* ''Series/DrKen'' is about a sitcom version of this trope and takes a significantly LighterAndSofter approach to exploring it.

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* ''Series/DrKen'' is about a sitcom version of this trope and takes a significantly LighterAndSofter approach to exploring it. One episode had him going to an sensitivity seminar and discovering that while he's still rather prickly, there were doctors who were even ''worse''.
19th Jan '17 12:44:29 AM 59Efra
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* ''Series/{{Pulsaciones}}'' At the beginning of the series, Álex Puga acts as a complete {{jerkass}} towards his hospital co-workers, badmouthing Gloria for not promoting him when he's on his way out to a prestigious clinic.
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