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14th Aug '17 8:38:40 AM kyojikasshu
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* All the [[FanNickname Sciencebots]] of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' are practically programed to do stupid things FOR SCIENCE. Perceptor has given up his personality to store more data in his head, Wheeljack built five fire-breathing dinosaurs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-aTbHsZJ9g (with not enough brains to tell their heads from their asses)]] just because he went to a natural history museum, and Starscream tends to clone himself and make others into drones. There was also that monkey Primacron who built Unicron's G1 cartoon-verse body.

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* All the [[FanNickname Sciencebots]] of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' are practically programed to do stupid things FOR SCIENCE. ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]''[='s=] Perceptor has given up his personality to store more data in his head, head (his G1 counterpart was just [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness extremely verbose]]); Wheeljack built five fire-breathing dinosaurs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-aTbHsZJ9g (with not enough brains to tell their heads from their asses)]] just because he went to a natural history museum, and Starscream [[TheStarscream Starscream]] tends to clone himself [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated clone]] [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime himself]] and make others into drones. There was also that monkey Primacron who built Unicron's G1 cartoon-verse body.
13th Aug '17 10:57:24 PM Gregzilla
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* Dantalion from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' is a typical MadScientist who doesn't care if any of his experiments succeed or fail or even destroy existence (likely a fail), so long as something interesting happens. Generally disliked by his fellow DemonicInvaders for his reckless and unpredictable experiments, some on his own kind, some resulting in powerful artifacts turned against them and [[TheHunter Flame Haze]]. But he's such a ''fun'' character...

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* Dantalion from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' is a typical MadScientist who doesn't care if any of his experiments succeed or fail or even destroy existence (likely a fail), so long as something interesting happens. Generally disliked by his fellow DemonicInvaders for his reckless and unpredictable experiments, some on his own kind, some resulting in powerful artifacts turned against them and [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Flame Haze]]. But he's such a ''fun'' character...
12th Aug '17 9:16:13 PM ElectroKraken
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* Creator/IsaacNewton was particularly bad about this.

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* Creator/IsaacNewton UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton was particularly bad about this.
12th Aug '17 3:36:46 AM Arivne
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} 1973''/74 episode "The Menace of the White Dwarf". In the BackStory, MadScientist Raven was convicted of trying to jar the Earth from its axis, which might have caused the extinction of the entire human race.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} 1973''/74 ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' 1973/74 episode "The Menace of the White Dwarf". In the BackStory, the MadScientist Raven was convicted of trying to jar the Earth from its axis, which might have caused the extinction of the entire human race.
5th Aug '17 10:41:53 AM Malady
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is zig-zagged. On one hand, given the [[GodzillaThreshold threat at hand]] [[spoiler:Flood]] breaking the rules makes some sense. However, it's also clear that the Republic Intelligence Service is going well beyond what is [[NecessaryEvil necessary]]. The only thing RISE hasn't done yet is say out loud "[[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Discovery requires experimentation.]]" They're showing this attitude anyway--buying slaves to experiment on, deliberately infecting people knowing it will kill them ([[ForegoneConclusion most of them were sentenced to death anyway]]), building superweapons, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bribing politicians]].

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}=]''[=/=]''Franchise/Halo'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is zig-zagged. On one hand, given the [[GodzillaThreshold threat at hand]] [[spoiler:Flood]] breaking the rules makes some sense. However, it's also clear that the Republic Intelligence Service is going well beyond what is [[NecessaryEvil necessary]]. The only thing RISE hasn't done yet is say out loud "[[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Discovery requires experimentation.]]" They're showing this attitude anyway--buying slaves to experiment on, deliberately infecting people knowing it will kill them ([[ForegoneConclusion most of them were sentenced to death anyway]]), building superweapons, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bribing politicians]].



--> '''Padok Wiks:''' In the interests of ''science''...how do [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy krogan]] mate?
--> '''Eve:''' [[MathematiciansAnswer Very clumsily.]]
* Dr. Klamp in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' reveals near the end of the game that science was his ambition from the start. [[spoiler: He was secretly assisting the BigBad, Eve, by giving her sperm that would eventually create the Ultimate Being.]]

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--> '''Padok Wiks:''' In the interests of ''science''...how do [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy krogan]] mate?
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mate?\\
'''Eve:''' [[MathematiciansAnswer Very clumsily.]]
* Dr. Klamp in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' reveals near the end of the game that science was his ambition from the start. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was secretly assisting the BigBad, Eve, by giving her sperm that would eventually create the Ultimate Being.]]



--> [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-08-18 "Those gaming peripherals where for SCIENCE!"]]

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--> [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-08-18 "Those gaming peripherals where were for SCIENCE!"]]



* Website/{{Starwalker}}: The reason Dr Cirilli created the star step drive. Yes, it allows quicker travel through the universe but it has the mild side effect of [[spoiler:[[StarKilling making suns go supernova]].]].

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* Website/{{Starwalker}}: ''Literature/{{Starwalker}}'': The reason Dr Dr. Cirilli created the star step drive. Yes, it allows quicker travel through the universe but it has the mild side effect of [[spoiler:[[StarKilling making suns go supernova]].]].



* The occasional motto of the ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' character of [[LetsPlay/DuncanJones Duncan]] from [[LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} the Yogscast]].

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* The occasional motto of the ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' character of [[LetsPlay/DuncanJones Duncan]] [[LetsPlay/{{Duncan|Jones}} from [[LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} the Yogscast]].
21st Jul '17 12:38:06 PM Caps-luna
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* While nuclear testing was obviously mostly to develop weapons systems, every fifth test or so was just to answer the burning questions "What happens if we set of a nuclear bomb While X is also happening?" and "Can we explode ''this'' thing?". You have to admire the fifties for their commitment to crazy.
19th Jul '17 7:59:35 AM Papermage8
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** He's more of a WellIntentionedExtremist, in that he [[spoiler: spent a lot of time in third-world countries where polio still afflicts many and needed to demonstrate his "cure" in a first-world country in order to drive people to conduct research that would save others.]]
8th Jul '17 3:13:15 AM Troperinik
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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".

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* [[MadScientist Mr. Cat]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' sometimes does random science experiments on [[NighInvulnerablw [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]], Quack the duck]], who he hates, as a way of torturing him. If anyone calls him out on it, he trie tries to justify it by saying it's "for science".science". Examples of such experiments are "implosion of a duck in outer space"[[note]]The characters were in space at the time[[/note]].
4th Jul '17 2:09:34 PM XenMon2
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** Curiously enough, Sigint said in one of the radio conversations that creating a bipedal tank was pretty expensive, and impractical and it wouldn't have as many applications in war as it would a tank with threads. It wouldn't be so bad [[spoiler:if it wasn't for the fact that he was Donald Anderson and would be revealed to be the DARPA Chief many years later!]] Y'know, for a technology expert, Sigint was rather narrow-minded with this.

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** Curiously enough, Sigint said in one of the radio conversations that creating a bipedal tank was pretty expensive, and impractical and it wouldn't have as many applications in war as it would a tank with threads. It wouldn't be so bad [[spoiler:if it wasn't for the fact that he was Donald was Anderson and would be revealed to be the DARPA Chief many years later!]] Y'know, for a technology expert, Sigint was rather narrow-minded with this.


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* Hugo Strange from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' is solely driven by this. This is most evident in [[Recap/TheBatmanS2E10StrangeMinds Strange Minds]], where he builds a machine that will let him travel into the Joker's mind to extract the location of a kidnapped detective - and then promptly forgets about the detective and instead spends his time studying Joker's psyche. A later episode even has him curing Ventriloquist, and then driving him right back into insanity as a "test".
15th Jun '17 8:34:11 AM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': "Good news, everyone! I've invented something crazy! For Science!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Professor Farnsworth, constantly.
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"Good news, everyone! I've invented something crazy! For Science!"Science!"
** This seems to be the only possible reason anyone would purposely design a criminally insane robot like [[KnifeNut Roberto]] or a robot who does absolutely nothing but waste taxpayer money like [[TheHedonist Hedonismbot]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' this seems to be the only possible reason anyone would purposely design a criminally insane robot like Roberto or a robot who does absolutely nothing but waste taxpayer money like Hedonism-bot.
** Professor Farnsworth wants to make machines into biological beings and create doomsday weapons, just for science.
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