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11th Jun '16 6:30:32 PM nombretomado
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* TanyaHuff's novel ''[[Literature/BloodBooks Blood Pact]]'' has a villainous Department head who is testing bacterian reanimation of corpses (to rebuild organs) and to get a subject for her experiments murders Vicki Nelson's mother and takes the body away. She is assisted by a genuine MadScientist for whom the death of the other assistant means only a disturbance in the data.

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* TanyaHuff's Creator/TanyaHuff's novel ''[[Literature/BloodBooks Blood Pact]]'' has a villainous Department head who is testing bacterian reanimation of corpses (to rebuild organs) and to get a subject for her experiments murders Vicki Nelson's mother and takes the body away. She is assisted by a genuine MadScientist for whom the death of the other assistant means only a disturbance in the data.
10th Jun '16 2:21:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' has Doctor Logan, who becomes so obsessed with teaching the [[ZombieApocalypse zombies]] good manners that when some of the few remaining soldiers are killed, he uses them as subjects and/or [[HumanResources uses their remains]] to reward his subjects for good behavior. The other scientists are guilty of this to a much lesser degree. After all, what they discover is interesting, but doesn't show any kind of applicability as a weapon or defense.

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* ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'' has Doctor Logan, who becomes so obsessed with teaching the [[ZombieApocalypse zombies]] good manners that when some of the few remaining soldiers are killed, he uses them as subjects and/or [[HumanResources uses their remains]] to reward his subjects for good behavior. The other scientists are guilty of this to a much lesser degree. After all, what they discover is interesting, but doesn't show any kind of applicability as a weapon or defense.
7th Jun '16 9:30:32 PM PaulA
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* SirIsaacNewton
** He was particularly bad about this. He deliberately made his PrincipiaMathematica as obscure as possible so most people couldn't read it, and very nearly didn't publish the crucial third volume out of pique. He started the Principia because people were trying to work out the mathematics of gravitation and had to be convinced to publish it. Then he decided to invent and describe calculus instead. Also, his personal belongings contained vast reams of unpublished work (though a lot of it was For Alchemy rather than For Science).

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* SirIsaacNewton
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He deliberately made his PrincipiaMathematica ''Literature/PrincipiaMathematica'' as obscure as possible so most people couldn't read it, and very nearly didn't publish the crucial third volume out of pique. He started the Principia ''Principia'' because people were trying to work out the mathematics of gravitation and had to be convinced to publish it. Then he decided to invent and describe calculus instead. Also, his personal belongings contained vast reams of unpublished work (though a lot of it was For Alchemy rather than For Science).
7th Jun '16 6:52:37 PM Doug86
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* Lasers. Between the laying of the theoretical groundwork after UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and the first practical uses in the mid to late sixties, lasers were described as "a brilliant solution awaiting a problem". Everyone agreed that stimulated emission of coherent light was fascinating and clever, but no-one had much of an idea of what to do with it in practical terms.

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* Lasers. Between the laying of the theoretical groundwork after UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and the first practical uses in the mid to late sixties, lasers were described as "a brilliant solution awaiting a problem". Everyone agreed that stimulated emission of coherent light was fascinating and clever, but no-one had much of an idea of what to do with it in practical terms.
3rd Jun '16 12:11:10 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheSquaresOfTheCity'' by Creator/JohnBrunner, the the villain subconsciously manipulates the population with the assistance of a scientist who just wants to try out the techniques he's devised in real-world conditions, and never mind about fiddly ethical considerations.
2nd Jun '16 11:46:53 AM DanaO
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* The Elegant Nova of Progression of ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' is the embodiment of this trope. She performed experiments in a high-fantasy world to make cyborgs, developed a way to SCIENCE!!! herself into a giant cat, and owns a Friction Beam. Her CatchPhrase is "Science!"

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* The Elegant Nova of Progression of ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' is the embodiment of this trope. She performed experiments in a high-fantasy world to make cyborgs, developed a way to SCIENCE!!! herself into (or possibly out of) a giant cat, and owns a Friction Beam. Her CatchPhrase is "Science!"
23rd May '16 8:49:54 PM Willbyr
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* Change the word science to magic and you have the motives of essentially every (non main character) magus in the {{Nasuverse}}. It's rather telling that the policy of the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Magic Association]] isn't 'Don't kill masses of people For Science!' but 'Don't get ''caught'' killing masses of people For Science!'

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* Change the word science to magic and you have the motives of essentially every (non main character) magus in the {{Nasuverse}}.Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}. It's rather telling that the policy of the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Magic Association]] isn't 'Don't kill masses of people For Science!' but 'Don't get ''caught'' killing masses of people For Science!'
21st May '16 6:02:29 PM erforce
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-->-- '''Ian Malcolm''', ''Franchise/JurassicPark''

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-->-- '''Ian Malcolm''', ''Franchise/JurassicPark''
''Film/JurassicPark''



* While Winston and Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' are {{Punch Clock Hero}}es, this is Stanz and Egon's motivation.

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* While Winston and Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' are {{Punch Clock Hero}}es, this is Stanz and Egon's motivation.
17th May '16 10:17:42 AM Assassin-sensei
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* It's mentioned in ''VisualNovel/{{Sickness}}'' that in the past Adder Technologies released a supposed "universal vaccine", only to pull it after making a large sum of money claiming it was "a medical trial" that didn't actually work as promised (more than likely an experiment on the placebo effect).
14th May '16 12:39:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is the defining characteristic of the University of Planet in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''. Upside: incredibly fast progress up the TechTree. Downside: unethical experiments inspire the lower classes into [[TorchesAndPitchforks mob riots]]. They're portrayed as [[TrueNeutral Neutral Neutral]], though, considering there are even meaner people in Planet.

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* This is the defining characteristic of the University of Planet in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''.''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''. Upside: incredibly fast progress up the TechTree. Downside: unethical experiments inspire the lower classes into [[TorchesAndPitchforks mob riots]]. They're portrayed as [[TrueNeutral Neutral Neutral]], though, considering there are even meaner people in Planet.
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