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19th Apr '17 3:07:40 AM TheNerevarine
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* Emperor UsefulNotes/PedroII of {{UsefulNotes/Brazil}} was man of science in addition to being a statesman, making this trope rather literal. He invested on scientific advancement and education, was friends with many inventors and intellectuals of his time such Alexander Graham Bell, Victor Hugo and Louis Pasteur. Pedro said on record he would like being a teacher if he wasn't a monarch and UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin himself recognized his efforts stating "The Emperor does so much for science, that every scientific man is bound to show him the utmost respect".
13th Apr '17 3:37:31 PM MagBas
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Like their less ambitious cousin the BadassBookworm, the EmperorScientist can trend towards Sueism, especially of the CanonSue, MartyStu, and GodModeSue varieties. AuthorityEqualsAsskicking means they'll often qualify as a GeniusBruiser. That [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't have to be a bad thing]], though, if it provides a cool, legendary central character to [[BackStory build a universe around]].

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Like their less ambitious cousin the BadassBookworm, the EmperorScientist can trend towards Sueism, especially of the CanonSue, MartyStu, and GodModeSue varieties. AuthorityEqualsAsskicking means they'll often qualify as a GeniusBruiser. That [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't have to be a bad thing]], though, if it provides a cool, legendary central character to [[BackStory build a universe around]].
11th Apr '17 7:01:14 AM GlitteringFlowers
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%%* It is implied that part of [[spoiler:Gendo's plan]] in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is becoming this. Oh, and [[spoiler:[[{{Necromantic}} reviving his "dead" wife]]]].
* Emperor Dornkirk of [[TheEmpire Zaibach]] in ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''. He is actually [[spoiler:[[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Sir Isaac Newton]]]] magically transferred to a fantasy world, and modernizes the nation he finds himself in with a heaping helping of {{Magitek}} and SteamPunk.
%%* It is likely that Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' will become one of these in Crystal Tokyo. Though it seems he will use his power for good.

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%%* It is implied that part * In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', while Supreme Commander Gendo Ikari isn't an Emperor technically speaking, he's an extremely ruthless ManipulativeBastard who holds a '''lot''' of [[spoiler:Gendo's plan]] power in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is becoming this. Oh, the already almost almighty NERV organization and [[spoiler:[[{{Necromantic}} reviving has overseen/ordered many experiments to create/improve the EVA's and fight against the Angels. [[spoiler: His actual goal is to be reunited with his "dead" wife]]]].
wife Yui, whose soul is trapped inside EVA-01 - and if he has to damn the world and himself to do it, [[LoveMakesyouEvil so be it]].]]
* Emperor Dornkirk of [[TheEmpire Zaibach]] in ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''. He is actually [[spoiler:[[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Sir Isaac Newton]]]] magically transferred to a fantasy world, and modernizes the nation he finds himself in with a heaping helping of {{Magitek}} and SteamPunk.
%%* It is likely that Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' will become one of these in Crystal Tokyo. Though it seems he will use his power for good.
SteamPunk.


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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'': Vinsmoke Judge is not only the ruler of Germa, but is also this. The 'Scientist' part [[spoiler: applied in his youth, when he was on a research team and peer to Dr. Vegapunk himself. During their research, they discovered the 'Lineage Factor', allowing Judge to subsequently pioneer the usage of cloning and gene modification]]. As for the 'Emperor' part, being the King of Germa, he is responsible for the Raid Suit technology, [[spoiler: his {{tyke bomb}} children's superhuman powers]] and the Clone Army that Germa 66 employs, in order to one day reconquer the North Blue.
26th Mar '17 11:08:15 PM TechPriest90
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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', the Learning Focus can lead to a character becoming this; especially if they build an observatory and [[spoiler:come up with a heliocentric theory of the universe centuries before Copernicus]]. Of course Crusader Kings taking place when it does, the potential wrath of religious authorities and zealots may force the character in question to keep their discoveries a secret: openly being a scientist may lead to a violent revocation of the emperor part.

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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', the Learning Focus can lead to a character becoming this; especially if they build an observatory and [[spoiler:come up with a heliocentric theory of the universe centuries before Copernicus]]. Of course Crusader Kings taking place when it does, the potential wrath of religious authorities and zealots may force the character in question to keep their discoveries a secret: openly being a scientist may (rarely) lead to a violent revocation of the emperor part.Emperor part - or Excommunication.
** The expansion pack ''Monks and Mystics'' takes this further, by allowing the player to join the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermeticism Hermetic Society]] (early scientists, thinkers and mystics), who do stuff like publishing Research Papers, experimentation, building and operating laboratories, inventing stuff like gunpowder and doing chemical studies, but with somewhat supernatural elements thrown in ([[FridgeBrilliance though this can be assumed as a misinterpretation]] of natural phenomenon, [[ScienceMarchesOn as was common for that time]]).
4th Mar '17 10:34:26 AM nombretomado
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%%* MarkTwain's ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'' decides not to overthrow KingArthur's Court, finding it easier to co-opt them into his new order. The new title he devises for himself? [[spoiler: The Boss. ]]

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%%* MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'' decides not to overthrow KingArthur's Court, finding it easier to co-opt them into his new order. The new title he devises for himself? [[spoiler: The Boss. ]]
20th Feb '17 9:33:19 PM Anddrix
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* In the first ''{{Micronauts}}'' comic series, the main villain, Baron Karza, was originally Chief Scientist of a benevolently ruled Microverse. He slaughtered the ruling family (except for Princess Mari) and ruled with an iron fist for a thousand years.

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* In the first ''{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' comic series, the main villain, Baron Karza, was originally Chief Scientist of a benevolently ruled Microverse. He slaughtered the ruling family (except for Princess Mari) and ruled with an iron fist for a thousand years.
9th Nov '16 1:22:53 PM nombretomado
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* In JonathanCoulton's "The Future Soon," the narrator aspires to become this when his warrior robot race takes over the world. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds But he'll still feel so alone....]]

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* In JonathanCoulton's Music/JonathanCoulton's "The Future Soon," the narrator aspires to become this when his warrior robot race takes over the world. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds But he'll still feel so alone....]]
30th Oct '16 3:07:17 PM nombretomado
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* Mercedes Lackey's [[HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Wars trilogy]] has both types: the evil Ma'ar, creator of the makaar, and the benevolent Urtho, creator of the gryphons (who regard him as an almost godlike being who created them as an improvement over all other sentients)

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* Mercedes Lackey's [[HeraldsOfValdemar [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Wars trilogy]] has both types: the evil Ma'ar, creator of the makaar, and the benevolent Urtho, creator of the gryphons (who regard him as an almost godlike being who created them as an improvement over all other sentients)
14th Oct '16 9:23:31 AM __Vano
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[[caption-width-right:269:[[JustTheFirstCitizen Baron]] Klaus Wulfenbach, ruler of Europa, and dedicated researcher into the nature of the [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Spark]] (which he also has).]]

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[[caption-width-right:269:[[JustTheFirstCitizen Baron]] Klaus Wulfenbach, ruler of Europa, and dedicated researcher into the nature of the [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder [[WebComic/GirlGenius Spark]] (which he also has).]]
11th Oct '16 2:55:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[MagnificentBastard Rotti Largo]] from ''RepoTheGeneticOpera'' is a brilliant scientist pioneered a cure for a pandemic of organ failures and now controls world government through his biotech megacorporaton. Overlaps with CorruptCorporateExecutive.

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* [[MagnificentBastard Rotti Largo]] from ''RepoTheGeneticOpera'' ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' is a brilliant scientist pioneered a cure for a pandemic of organ failures and now controls world government through his biotech megacorporaton. Overlaps with CorruptCorporateExecutive.



* Then there's a rare female example from Sax Rohmer's ''TheMillionEyesOfSumuru''. The scientifically-savvy title character wants to eliminate love and control an Empire where women are in charge.

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* Then there's a rare female example from Sax Rohmer's ''TheMillionEyesOfSumuru''.''Film/TheMillionEyesOfSumuru''. The scientifically-savvy title character wants to eliminate love and control an Empire where women are in charge.
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