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22nd Mar '18 2:19:00 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features a well-concealed one in the form of [[spoiler: Lilith]]. Known throughout history as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Queen of Demons]]," she's led armies of monsters into battle, been worshiped as a virtual goddess by vampires, controlled entire kingdoms [[TheManBehindTheMan from behind the scenes]], and once legitimately ruled over one of the greatest cities of the Third Age. Plus, she's also a HumanoidAbomination [[spoiler: who just so happens to be serving as the current chairwoman to the world's most powerful corporate group.]] However, what a lot of people forget - [[MinoredInAssKicking much to her disappointment]] - are her scientific achievements: over the course of her career, she created vampires, werewolves, the Deathless, and countless other monstrous races through the blending of magic and science, and later went on to create her own special trio of assassins by extracting a troubled young woman's multiple personalities and giving them bodies of their own. [[spoiler: In the meantime, she's currently trying to harness the awesome power of the [[CosmicKeystone Gaia Engines]].]]
17th Mar '18 11:06:46 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' Gives us quite a few, but premiere among them [[BigBad Lord Recluse]] and later Dr. Aeon. Lord Recluse originally designed his army's weaponry and gear, but later recruited Dr. Aeon for that and gave him his own city to rule in-between dooms-day operations. This is all for an organization which regularly plots to take over the world with laser-riffles, inter-dimensional transport, and cybernetic spider-mutants with psychic powers.



* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' Gives us quite a few, but premiere among them [[BigBad Lord Recluse]] and later Dr. Aeon. Lord Recluse originally designed his army's weaponry and gear, but later recruited Dr. Aeon for that and gave him his own city to rule in-between dooms-day operations. This is all for an organization which regularly plots to take over the world with laser-riffles, inter-dimensional transport, and cybernetic spider-mutants with psychic powers.
17th Mar '18 11:04:46 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' Gives us quite a few, but premiere among them [[BigBad Lord Recluse]] and later Dr. Aeon. Lord Recluse originally designed his army's weaponry and gear, but later recruited Dr. Aeon for that and gave him his own city to rule in-between dooms-day operations. This is all for an organization which regularly plots to take over the world with laser-riffles, inter-dimensional transport, and cybernetic spider-mutants with psychic powers.
1st Feb '18 1:51:24 PM Discar
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It's important to note that not all Emperor Scientists are [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]] working their way on up towards becoming the next GalacticConqueror or DimensionLord. At least one out of every three you'll see will usually be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, or at least a WellIntentionedExtremist (or KnightTemplar....or DarkMessiah) presiding over an empire that, while it still may be....well....Imperial (meaning it may not ''quite'' be TheKingdom)...is not evil, but instead [[IDidWhatIHadToDo does what it has to do]] to ensure the Advancement and Prosperity of Human Civilization. In rare cases, he may even be a benevolent and pacifistic ruler, which would make him a [[ThePhilosopherKing Philosopher King]].

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It's important to note that not all Emperor Scientists are [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]] working their way on up towards becoming the next GalacticConqueror or DimensionLord. At least one out of every three you'll see will usually be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, or at least a WellIntentionedExtremist (or KnightTemplar....or DarkMessiah) presiding over an empire that, while it still may be....well....Imperial (meaning it may not ''quite'' be TheKingdom)...TheGoodKingdom)...is not evil, but instead [[IDidWhatIHadToDo does what it has to do]] to ensure the Advancement and Prosperity of Human Civilization. In rare cases, he may even be a benevolent and pacifistic ruler, which would make him a [[ThePhilosopherKing Philosopher King]].
9th Jan '18 5:59:59 PM Gamermaster
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* 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 power in the already almost almighty NERV organization and 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 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]].]]

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* 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 power in the already almost almighty NERV organization and 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 wife Yui, whose soul is trapped inside EVA-01 - and if he has to damn the world and himself to do it, [[LoveMakesyouEvil [[LoveMakesYouEvil so be it]].]]
9th Jan '18 5:59:59 PM Gamermaster
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7th Jan '18 12:32:21 PM porphyre77
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%%* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, main enemy of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', with a side-order of SorcerousOverlord - he started out as just this, but more and more stories have been building up his use of magic.

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%%* * SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, main enemy of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', with a side-order of SorcerousOverlord - he started out as just this, but more and more stories have been building up his use of magic.
27th Dec '17 9:35:09 PM JM1982
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* Like Angela Merkel above, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher studied chemistry and worked as a research scientist before going into politics. According to ThatOtherWiki, she was actually prouder of being the first British Prime Minister with a science degree than she was to be the first female PM.
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".
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