History Main / EmperorScientist

5th Nov '17 12:16:08 PM Vader999
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* While many monarchs have been interested in the sciences, Frederick II, [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Holy Roman Emperor]], was known to actually do research, or at least what passed for research in [[TheHighMiddleAges 13th-century Europe]], and included that in his attitude towards ruling. He famously ran an experiment in which children were to be raised with no language (to see which one was the "original" language), although that didn't pan out. He also dabbled in astronomy, medicine, zoology, and anatomy, sometimes in experiments crueler than the language one (e.g.: taking two condemned prisoners, feeding them, having one run around and hunt and the other stay in bed, and then after executing them, examining their guts to see whether exercise or rest accelerated digestion). He also did the usual monarchical sponsoring of the sciences, including founding a university (in Napoli; it has since been renamed in his honor). Frederick also had an unshakeable faith in reason and distrust in magic that led him to ban trial by combat (believing that the stronger party would always win, contrary to Church doctrine holding that God would cause the "right" party to win) and doctors filling their own prescriptions (as a safeguard against quackery) that we today would regard as...well...''scientific''. Also, he was constantly fighting wars to secure and expand his territory--and put UsefulNotes/ThePope in his place. Suffice it to say, although Frederick might not have been this, he probably ''would'' have been this if he had the technological base.

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* While many monarchs have been interested in the sciences, Frederick II, [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Holy Roman Emperor]], was known to actually do research, or at least what passed for research in [[TheHighMiddleAges 13th-century Europe]], and included that in his attitude towards ruling. He famously ran an experiment in which children were to be raised with no language (to see which one was the "original" language), although that didn't pan out. He also dabbled in astronomy, medicine, zoology, and anatomy, sometimes in experiments crueler than the language one (e.g.: taking two condemned prisoners, feeding them, having one run around and hunt and the other stay in bed, and then after executing them, examining their guts to see whether exercise or rest accelerated digestion). He also did the usual monarchical sponsoring of the sciences, including founding a university (in Napoli; it has since been renamed in his honor). Frederick also had an unshakeable faith in reason and distrust in magic that led him to ban trial by combat (believing that the stronger party would always win, contrary to Church doctrine holding that God would cause the "right" party to win) and doctors filling their own prescriptions (as a safeguard against quackery) that we today would regard as...well...''scientific''. Also, he was constantly fighting wars to secure and expand his territory--and try to put UsefulNotes/ThePope in his place.place. Unfortunately, his wars in Italy led him to give in to the demands of his German nobles, which then weakened the Holy Roman Empire after his death. Suffice it to say, although Frederick might not have been this, he probably ''would'' have been this if he had the technological base.
2nd Nov '17 11:22:32 AM JulianLapostat
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* In the Ancient World, you have King Juba II of Numidia, and later King of Mauretania. He was married to the daughter of UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII and Mark Antony (yes those two famous love-birds) and a respect client of UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmperor. His father fought against UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, and after defeat, Caesar took Juba as a hostage and brought him to Rome, where he learned Greek and Latin, became [[MajoredInWesternHypocrisy romanized]], and at the age of 20 wrote treatises on Roman archeology, before being sent back by UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} to sit on the throne of Juba. He wrote a lot of works on philosophy, geography, and other matters, and was cited 65 times by Pliny the Elder in his ''Natural History'', and Plutarch in ''Literature/ParallelLives'' during his "Life of Antony" called him "the most gifted ruler of his time".

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* In the Ancient World, you have King Juba II of Numidia, and later King of Mauretania. He was married to the daughter of UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII and Mark Antony (yes those two famous love-birds) and a respect client of UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmperor.UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire. His father fought against UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, and after defeat, Caesar took Juba as a hostage and brought him to Rome, where he learned Greek and Latin, became [[MajoredInWesternHypocrisy romanized]], and at the age of 20 wrote treatises on Roman archeology, before being sent back by UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} to sit on the throne of Juba. He wrote a lot of works on philosophy, geography, and other matters, and was cited 65 times by Pliny the Elder in his ''Natural History'', and Plutarch in ''Literature/ParallelLives'' during his "Life of Antony" called him "the most gifted ruler of his time".
2nd Nov '17 11:21:57 AM JulianLapostat
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* In the Ancient World, you have King Juba II of Numidia, and later King of Mauretania. He was married to the daughter of UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII and Mark Antony (yes those two famous love-birds) and a respect client of UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmperor. His father fought against UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, and after defeat, Caesar took Juba as a hostage and brought him to Rome, where he learned Greek and Latin, became [[MajoredInWesternHypocrisy romanized]], and at the age of 20 wrote treatises on Roman archeology, before being sent back by UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} to sit on the throne of Juba. He wrote a lot of works on philosophy, geography, and other matters, and was cited 65 times by Pliny the Elder in his ''Natural History'', and Plutarch in ''Literature/ParallelLives'' during his "Life of Antony" called him "the most gifted ruler of his time".
7th Oct '17 10:40:47 AM nombretomado
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** Rassilon, who basically made the people of Gallifrey into the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Time Lords]]. An impressive scientist even by immortal standards, he found time to invent a bewildering number of [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit absurdly advanced technological artifacts]]. Also had a bit of an [[AGodAmI ego]] and may have been into kidnapping beings from across space and time to fight in games for his amusement. Subsequent indolence in Time Lord society may have been a deliberate effort to curb the potential of individual members of their race from also becoming EmperorScientist types.

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** Rassilon, who basically made the people of Gallifrey into the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Time Lords]]. An impressive scientist even by immortal standards, he found time to invent a bewildering number of [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit [[JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit absurdly advanced technological artifacts]]. Also had a bit of an [[AGodAmI ego]] and may have been into kidnapping beings from across space and time to fight in games for his amusement. Subsequent indolence in Time Lord society may have been a deliberate effort to curb the potential of individual members of their race from also becoming EmperorScientist types.
26th Aug '17 4:11:23 AM erforce
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* Count Raum from ''{{Primal}}'' for the [=PS2=].

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* Count Raum from ''{{Primal}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Primal}}'' for the [=PS2=].



%%* Dr. Eggman of ''SonicTheHedgehog'' aims to create an "Eggman Empire".
%%* Emperor Percival Tachyon from ''RatchetAndClank''.

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%%* Dr. Eggman of ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' aims to create an "Eggman Empire".
%%* Emperor Percival Tachyon from ''RatchetAndClank''.''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''.
18th Jun '17 8:30:23 PM nombretomado
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** Vandal Savage. In the "The Savage Time", he builds a TimeMachine and sends technology and information to his past self. Past-Vandal then uses this knowledge to take control of Nazi Germany, design [[StupidJetpackHitler crazy war machines]], and win WorldWarTwo.

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** Vandal Savage. In the "The Savage Time", he builds a TimeMachine and sends technology and information to his past self. Past-Vandal then uses this knowledge to take control of Nazi Germany, design [[StupidJetpackHitler crazy war machines]], and win WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
6th Jun '17 7:16:35 PM nombretomado
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* Gizmatic, the WhateleyUniverse supervillain and King of the Caribbean island country of Karedonia, complete with supervillain time shares.

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* Gizmatic, the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse supervillain and King of the Caribbean island country of Karedonia, complete with supervillain time shares.
29th May '17 11:13:09 AM Astaroth
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* Dr [=FunFrock=] from ''Videogame/LittleBigAdventure''. In addition to being the supreme tyrant of the planet Twinsun, he also has knowledge of cloning, which he used to create a CloneArmy which subjugates the planet under his will, and teleportation, which he uses to transport his army across the planet.
23rd May '17 11:59:17 AM Abodos
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* Princess Zelda aspires to be a benevolent version of this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. An avid researcher into the recently rediscovered {{Magitek}}, she is more knowledgeable about the Ancient Sheikah Technology than any other non-Sheikah. During her excursions with Link, she also gets excited studying the various flora and fauna of the fields. But her father King Rhoam [[FantasyForbiddingFather tells her to "stop playing the scholar"]] because he thinks it distracts her from her efforts to unlock her RoyaltySuperPower to defeat the soon-to-return Ganon (efforts that have been fruitless up to that point despite Zelda's fervent dedication to the task). A straighter example would be the unnamed Hyrulian monarch who had the Ancient Technology built in the first place 10,000 years ago, though said monarch doesn't get any real characterization.
23rd May '17 11:59:17 AM Abodos
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* Princess Zelda aspires to be a benevolent version of this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. An avid researcher into the recently rediscovered {{Magitek}}, she is more knowledgeable about the Ancient Sheikah Technology than any other non-Sheikah. During her excursions with Link, she also gets excited studying the various flora and fauna of the fields. But her father King Rhoam [[FantasyForbiddingFather tells her to "stop playing the scholar"]] because he thinks it distracts her from her efforts to unlock her RoyaltySuperPower to defeat the soon-to-return Ganon (efforts that have been fruitless up to that point despite Zelda's fervent dedication to the task). A straighter example would be the unnamed Hyrulian monarch who had the Ancient Technology built in the first place 10,000 years ago, though said monarch doesn't get any real characterization.

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* Princess Zelda aspires to be a benevolent version of this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. An avid researcher into the recently rediscovered {{Magitek}}, she is more knowledgeable about the Ancient Sheikah Technology than any other non-Sheikah. non-Sheikah. During her excursions with Link, she also gets excited studying the various flora and fauna of the fields. fields. But her father King Rhoam [[FantasyForbiddingFather tells her to "stop playing the scholar"]] because he thinks it distracts her from her efforts to unlock her RoyaltySuperPower to defeat the soon-to-return Ganon (efforts that have been fruitless up to that point despite Zelda's fervent dedication to the task). task). A straighter example would be the unnamed Hyrulian monarch who had the Ancient Technology built in the first place 10,000 years ago, though said monarch doesn't get any real characterization.
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