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14th Dec '17 10:10:12 AM chopshop
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* The tendency of 50's b-movies to indulge in this is mocked in ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra''. As the movie goes on, it becomes more and more obvious that the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis in-universe writer]] has absolutely no idea of either [[ArtisticLicense how science works in real life]] or what the protagonist's motivations should be, and is writing nonsensical PurpleProse to hide it:
-->'''Paul''': Seriously, Betty, you know what this meteor could mean to science. If we find it, and it's real, [[CaptainObvious it could mean a lot]]. It could mean actual advances in the [[ShapedLikeItself field of science]].
13th Dec '17 1:41:32 PM ZimFan89
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* In the horror film ''Bats'', when the resident MadScientist is questioned as to why he decided to experiment on the titular animals, making them more intelligent and aggressive, his response is ''literally'' "I'm a scientist. This is what we do!"

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* In the horror film ''Bats'', ''Film/{{Bats}}'', when the resident MadScientist is questioned as to why he decided to experiment on the titular animals, making them more intelligent and aggressive, his response is ''literally'' "I'm a scientist. This is what we do!"
3rd Dec '17 11:50:16 AM TheGreatSkrond
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** [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Demolition and mining, for a start.]]
20th Nov '17 2:05:51 AM Cryoclaste
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* Osakan researchers genetically engineered [[SuperMarioBrothers Mario]] from bioluminescent bacteria. [[http://kotaku.com/5429450/mario-recreated-in-petri-dish FOR SCIENCE!]]

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* Osakan researchers genetically engineered [[SuperMarioBrothers [[Franchise/SuperMarioBrothers Mario]] from bioluminescent bacteria. [[http://kotaku.com/5429450/mario-recreated-in-petri-dish FOR SCIENCE!]]
17th Nov '17 7:47:20 PM Rebu
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** Johnson actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at one point. "I'll be honest, we're throwing science at the wall here to see what sticks. No idea what it'll do". He then suggests the best and worst case scenarios being superpowers and tumors ("Which we'll cut out!") The hidden joke for people who are actually familiar with science is that every single one of their tests violates both scientific ethical standards, ''and'' basic scientific testing protocols. Also, several of their inventions would make them millionaires, if they bothered to use it in anything other than testing.

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** Johnson actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at one point. "I'll be honest, we're throwing science at the wall here to see what sticks. No idea what it'll do". He then suggests the best and worst case scenarios being superpowers and tumors ("Which we'll cut out!") The hidden joke for people who are actually familiar with science is that every joke: very single one of their tests violates both scientific ethical standards, ''and'' basic scientific testing protocols. Also, several of their inventions would make them millionaires, if they bothered to use it 'em in anything other ''other'' than testing.
5th Nov '17 9:34:30 PM Oktopoda
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-->'''Moira''': I take risks that others would consider to be unwise... [[AntiVillain for I do no share their caution.]]

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-->'''Moira''': I take risks that others would consider to be unwise... [[AntiVillain for I do no not share their caution.]]
4th Nov '17 1:54:47 AM Oktopoda
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* Moira O'Deorain in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is a geneticist whose findings were deemed unethical in their discovery and shunned, despite her insistence that [[WellIntentionedExtremist it's for the greater good]]. She quickly joined Blackwatch [[IDidWhatIHadToDo (who weren't afraid of bending the rules)]] and the later entirely turned [[TheDarkSide Dark Side]] Talon organization, as they let her desire for scientific advancement be left unchecked.
-->'''Moira''': I take risks that others would consider to be unwise... [[AntiVillain for I do no share their caution.]]
26th Oct '17 7:09:56 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Riss explains at the end that he can protect her from the Patrol because her abilities will reveal much about ancient civilizations.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', ''Literature/ForerunnerForay'', Riss explains at the end that he can protect her from the Patrol because her abilities will reveal much about ancient civilizations.
20th Oct '17 7:57:18 AM BeerBaron
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** The Dunmeri [[TheClan Great House]] Telvanni is a [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]] whose [[MightMakesRight lax]] [[KlingonPromotion rules]] create a breeding ground for EvilSorcerer types. With the ''ES'' universe treating [[FunctionalMagic magic as a science]], much of what they do crosses into MadScientist territory. Many of their Mage-Lords use foul magics to [[WizardsLiveLonger extend their lives]] and enjoy [[SummonMagic summoning]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] and/or practicing {{Necromancy}} to create guards and test subjects. Master Neloth, a Telvanni Councilor who appears in both ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC, has a number of comments showing that he fits the trope:
--> ''""I wonder if a dragon could be captured alive? It would make a fascinating test subject."''
--> ''"The ash from Red Mountain holds secrets. Secrets I mean to uncover."''
--> ''"How do you like my new laboratory? I use it to dissect spriggans. I've learned so much from them."''
--> ''"It was fascinating to watch those tentacles grow out of your eyes."''
5th Oct '17 1:26:17 AM Caswin
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* ''Film/VForVendetta'': The head lady doctor [[spoiler: who is also the coroner]], makes it clear in her notes that she genuinely believed in the potential of the camp's research, even as she became disillusioned (and worked at the end of machine guns anyway) with the messy details, admitting -- but aware of her own thoughts -- that she found herself hating the victims who couldn't see how they were helping their country. What we hear of her last page of her personal journal notes, when Larkhill went up at the hands of their promising one survivor, both [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realization at what she's been a part of]] and still a mention at having lost all of her work.

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* ''Film/VForVendetta'': The head lady doctor [[spoiler: who is also the coroner]], makes it clear in her notes that she genuinely believed in the potential of the camp's research, even as she became disillusioned (and worked is seen working at the end of machine guns gunpoint anyway) with the messy details, admitting -- but aware of her own thoughts -- that she found herself hating the victims who couldn't see how they were helping their country. What we hear of her last page of her personal journal notes, when Larkhill went up at the hands of their promising one survivor, both [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realization at what she's been a part of]] and still a mention at having lost all of her work.
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