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21st May '17 2:29:27 PM nombretomado
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* [[Creator/AnthonyHead Paracelsus]] in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' is a MadScientist who experimented with Artifacts during the days of Warehouse 9 (16th century) in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul). What was his latest experiment? Making his brother and the brother's family immortal to test the Philosopher's Stone at the cost of an entire village. When his horrified brother finds out the truth, Paracelsus simply brushes him off with something like "casualties of progress". Having had enough, the Warehoues agents [[TakenForGranite bronze]] him, until he is de-bronzed in the 21st century and decides to continue his experiments. He succeeds in making himself immortal at the cost of a group of terminally-ill patients. Once again, the word "progress" is used. Then he [[spoiler:takes control of the Warehouse and kicks everyone else out, except for Claudia who tries to battle him for Caretakership]].

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* [[Creator/AnthonyHead Paracelsus]] in ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' is a MadScientist who experimented with Artifacts during the days of Warehouse 9 (16th century) in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul). What was his latest experiment? Making his brother and the brother's family immortal to test the Philosopher's Stone at the cost of an entire village. When his horrified brother finds out the truth, Paracelsus simply brushes him off with something like "casualties of progress". Having had enough, the Warehoues agents [[TakenForGranite bronze]] him, until he is de-bronzed in the 21st century and decides to continue his experiments. He succeeds in making himself immortal at the cost of a group of terminally-ill patients. Once again, the word "progress" is used. Then he [[spoiler:takes control of the Warehouse and kicks everyone else out, except for Claudia who tries to battle him for Caretakership]].
20th May '17 10:16:53 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* [[MadScientist Mr. Cat]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' sometimes does random science experiments on [[NighInvulnerablw Quack Quack]], who he hates, as a way of torturing him. If anyone calls him out on it, he trie to justify it by saying it's "for science".
20th May '17 9:27:55 PM Onlythrice
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* If ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s resident MadScientist Dr. Lesko is attacked, he shouts a number of phrases like "science always triumphs!" and "I strike this blow for science!" while fighting. While she never actually comes out and says it, Moira Brown's motivation is For Science, never once losing her veneer of optimism while asking you to perform increasingly perilous tasks all for the sake of gathering information for her Wasteland Survival Guide.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' plays this completely straight with ''Old World Blues''. The [[BrainInAJar Think Tanks]] are all about doing questionable things (such as replacing the Courier's spine/heart/brain with cybernetic replacements), and everything that you're helping them with is in the name of Science![[note]]and no, it's not "science", it's "Science!"[[/note]] The fact that they're all addicted to Mentats (mental stimulants/the Fallout equivalent of Speed) doesn't help a single bit.
* Many of [[BigBad the Institute]]'s experiments in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' show shades of this. Such as [[spoiler:building synth gorillas]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
** The Vault program as a whole qualifies as this. Neither the U.S. government nor Vault-Tec actually believed nuclear war was a possibility, but played on people's fears and built over 100 high-tech nuclear shelters for the sake of performing insane social experiments on unsuspecting citizens. Only a handful of vaults actually protected people once the bombs dropped, while others did things like telling dwellers they'd all die if they didn't [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice someone every year]], ''intentionally'' letting in radiation, pumping in hallucinogenic gas, giving recovering addicts drugs, [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically freezing dwellers]], holding a man captive with nothing but a crate full of puppets for two years, and so on.
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If ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s resident MadScientist Dr. Lesko is attacked, he shouts a number of phrases like "science always triumphs!" and "I strike this blow for science!" while fighting. While she never actually comes out and says it, Moira Brown's motivation is For Science, never once losing her veneer of optimism while asking you to perform increasingly perilous tasks all for the sake of gathering information for her Wasteland Survival Guide.
* ** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' plays this completely straight with ''Old World Blues''. The [[BrainInAJar Think Tanks]] are all about doing questionable things (such as replacing the Courier's spine/heart/brain with cybernetic replacements), and everything that you're helping them with is in the name of Science![[note]]and no, it's not "science", it's "Science!"[[/note]] The fact that they're all addicted to Mentats (mental stimulants/the Fallout equivalent of Speed) doesn't help a single bit.
* ** Many of [[BigBad the Institute]]'s experiments in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' show shades of this. Such as [[spoiler:building synth gorillas]].
16th May '17 2:39:30 PM Prfnoff
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'''The Scientist''': Oh dear, oh dear! I never thought of that.

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'''The Scientist''': Oh dear, oh dear! I never thought of that. Well, back to work!
15th May '17 12:27:07 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' franchise, the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] were said to have been, [[WitchSpecies in contrast to most elves]], a highly scientific race who were able to develop complex machines and other fantastic devices, including a safe means of reading [[TomeOfEldritchLore the Elder Scrolls]]. They would also summon [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] just to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu test their divinity]]. They were ruthless, amoral and arrogant, hostile to every other race they encountered and not above using them for experimentation and slave labour. Their scientific scepticism with Daedra and gods and reality itself eventually extended to encompass themselves, and in the First Era, their chief "Tonal Architect" Kagrenac attempted to make the Dwemer into immortal ascended beings by breaking them down to their base elements and then reforging them - it's possible Kagrenac succeeded or got the reforging step of the experiment wrong, but whatever the case, the entire Dwemer race simply vanished from the race of Nirn without a trace.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' franchise, the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] were said to have been, [[WitchSpecies in contrast to most elves]], a highly scientific race who were able to develop complex machines and other fantastic devices, including a safe means of reading [[TomeOfEldritchLore the Elder Scrolls]]. They would also summon [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] just to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu test their divinity]]. They were ruthless, amoral and arrogant, hostile to every other race they encountered and not above using them for experimentation and slave labour. Their scientific scepticism with Daedra and gods and reality itself eventually extended to encompass themselves, and in the First Era, their chief "Tonal Architect" Kagrenac attempted to make the Dwemer into immortal ascended beings by breaking them down to their base elements and then reforging them - it's possible Kagrenac succeeded or got the reforging step of the experiment wrong, but whatever the case, the entire Dwemer race simply vanished from the race face of Nirn without a trace.
16th Apr '17 1:01:00 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun Wernher von Braun]], the scientist who worked on JFK's Apollo project had in the past made the V2 missile for the Nazis. Actually, his lifelong ambition was always to go to the moon, but he found himself unable to convince anyone at the time that there was any compelling reason. So, to continue his work, he instead built rockets for the only people who were interested in them at the time, the Nazis, for purely military reasons. When the [[SpaceRace moon became important]] and his former For Science reasons actually became practical, people finally did come to him, and made a lot of jokes about his previous employer:

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun Wernher von Braun]], the scientist who worked on JFK's Apollo project had in the past made the V2 missile for the Nazis. Actually, his lifelong ambition was always to go to the moon, but he found himself unable to convince anyone at the time that there was any compelling reason. So, to continue his work, he instead built rockets for the only people who were interested in them at the time, the Nazis, for purely military reasons. When the [[SpaceRace [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace moon became important]] and his former For Science reasons actually became practical, people finally did come to him, and made a lot of jokes about his previous employer:
5th Apr '17 12:38:59 PM ClownZephyr302
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* In ''[[Fanfic/BetterDaysOmegaRubyNuzlocke Better Days (Omega Ruby Nuzlocke)]]'', Professor Birch has this reaction to the HalfHumanHybrid form, walking around to examine him while firing off one question after another.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/BetterDaysOmegaRubyNuzlocke Better Days (Omega Ruby Nuzlocke)]]'', Professor Birch has this reaction to the HalfHumanHybrid form, form of AJ's Treecko, walking around to examine him while firing off one question after another.
5th Apr '17 12:38:20 PM ClownZephyr302
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* In ''[[Fanfic/BetterDaysOmegaRubyNuzlocke Better Days (Omega Ruby Nuzlocke)]]'', Professor Birch has this reaction to the HalfHumanHybrid form, walking around to examine him while firing off one question after another.
3rd Apr '17 9:03:26 PM nombretomado
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* Uxie from the ''PokeWars'' series joined Ho-oh's KillAllHumans coalition solely because he believes extinction of humanity would advance the progress of the world. This trope is also the very reason that he's implied to plan on [[spoiler:clone Ash]], something he's well aware Ho-oh would never approve of.

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* Uxie from the ''PokeWars'' ''Fanfic/PokeWars'' series joined Ho-oh's KillAllHumans coalition solely because he believes extinction of humanity would advance the progress of the world. This trope is also the very reason that he's implied to plan on [[spoiler:clone Ash]], something he's well aware Ho-oh would never approve of.
26th Mar '17 2:05:50 PM nombretomado
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* The witch Deneb from ''OgreBattle: March of the Black Queen''. She created the creatures that have later been re-used, one way or another in every other ''Ogre Battle'' game: the Pumpkin Head. Which is a man whose head has been replaced with a Jack-O-Lantern. By the time you get there she has stopped experimenting on humans and is apparently doing large-scale experiments on the lands around her castle instead. (With large areas on the map being purple instead of the normal brown for hills/mountains.) And the only reason given for why she did any of the things she did is that she was "researching some new magic" and "you know how important research is to Deneb". In short, she did it FOR [[strike:SCIENCE]] MAGIC!

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* The witch Deneb from ''OgreBattle: March of the Black Queen''.''VideoGame/OgreBattleTheMarchOfTheBlackQueen''. She created the creatures that have later been re-used, one way or another in every other ''Ogre Battle'' game: the Pumpkin Head. Which is a man whose head has been replaced with a Jack-O-Lantern. By the time you get there she has stopped experimenting on humans and is apparently doing large-scale experiments on the lands around her castle instead. (With large areas on the map being purple instead of the normal brown for hills/mountains.) And the only reason given for why she did any of the things she did is that she was "researching some new magic" and "you know how important research is to Deneb". In short, she did it FOR [[strike:SCIENCE]] MAGIC!
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