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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Nitori and the Kappa race in general. In a se

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Nitori and the Kappa race in general. In a sesetting that has a medieval level of technology, [[SchizoTech Nitori has managed to create things like]] [[InvisibilityCloak optical camo suits]].
** Rika fits this even better; She managed to build, arm, and pilot at least ''three'' separate [[TankGoodness tanks]] designs in a setting devoid of the industrial grade machinery usually required to construct one.
* The Gadgeteer is an actual class in ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} 8'', and it's just as powerful as you'd expect. Thankfully the rarity of components means that you can't really have more than one in the party, which keeps the game from becoming unbalanced.
* Gadgeteering exists as a power set in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline''. One of the abilities being an 'Experimental Ray' which has a chance for various effects, including turning the target into a teddy bear.
* The Gadgeteer is also the name of a class in ''VideoGame/TwilightHeroes'' - they make many of the gadgets and devices that they use in combat.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': Funky Kong; he can make helicopters, watercraft, and guns out of BambooTechnology. All while being a SurferDude.
* Puck of ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits'' is capable of repairing the strongest and oldest [[AMechByAnyOtherName ATACs]] in record time and can keep them in working order with the smallest of resources. [[spoiler: Taken to extreme levels as he proves he is fully capable of making an [=ATAC=] even stronger than the one legends portrayed as strongest using only scrape parts of a broken machine and a weaker power source.]] Takes a dark twist at the end of the "Ruin" path when he improves [[spoiler:Zulwarn]]'s efficiency. [[spoiler:It only needs a few ''drops'' of blood instead of a mass human sacrifice to power it, though it still corrupts people.]]
* ''VideoGame/UnwrittenLegends''has two classes based on gadgeteering, making the characters either this or at least the GeniusDitz
* Victoria Van Bathysphere from ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 2''. The later portion of her level is an Eternal Engine and she made a robot army.
* ''VideoGame/EagleEyeMysteries'': WordOfGod says that Jennifer Eagle's character was created specifically for her to be this. In-game, she built the Eagle Eye Detective Agency's TRAVIS hand-held computer, and is rather picky about who gets to wield it (only Eagle Eye members have the privilege).
* The [[PlayerCharacter Sole Survivor]] in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' can strip everyday household items like alarm clocks, silverware, or board games for raw materials, which can then be used to make turrets, generators, computers, and modifications for weapons, armor, and even power armor. With the ''Automatron'' DLC, they can even use raw materials to build their own army of MechaMooks.
* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' has Merveille, who is credited with single-handedly raising the bar for Kurvasz MiniMecha design. [[spoiler:She's also quite skilled in biology, CreatingLife while barely old enough to be out of high school.]] The shopkeeper Suzette and Red's sister Chocolat are both {{Wrench Wench}}es.
* The Lombaxes from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' are [[PlanetOfHats an entire race]] of Gadgeteer Geniuses. Ratchet himself was able to build a functioning space ship out of [[strike:[[MemeticMutation A BOX OF SCRAPS!]]]] spare parts [[strike:[[IronMan IN A CAVE!]]]] on Veldin simply by following Gadgetron's voice prompts (not to mention the list of his wacky inventions that Clank rattled off), and the Lombax Secret is in fact [[spoiler:an inter-dimensional portal device.]] According to the Smuggler, Lombaxes can't leave ''any'' invention the way they found it and are forever tinkering.
* Captain Syrup in ''VideoGame/WarioLandII''. All the boss fights against her involve knocking her out of various hovering vehicles that sport various weapons, and one fight sees her remotely controlling a robotic Spear Man.
* Amanda Ripley of ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' at one point manages to repair a motion tracker unit using parts from a children's toy. She also crafts her own medkits, explosives and electronic decoys from random gubbins and scrap metal parts she finds lying around the station.
* The Combo Weapon mechanic in ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' and ''[[VideoGame/DeadRising3 3]]'' turns the protagonists into this, being able to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] weapons out of whatever random crap they can find, including boxing glove claws, water gun flamethrowers, crossbows armed with exploding firework rockets, and even a fully functional ''lightsaber''. Nick from 3 takes this even further by being able to build Combo Weapons on the spot without needing a workbench, and even build combo ''vehicles''.
* One of ''VideoGame/{{Battlecry}}'''s classes - called Gadgeteer, naturally enough - has this as their job. Jin, on the Han Republic team, is a particular example.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', Sparkgrinder is a gifted inventor, but not very good at [[KillerRobot controlling his inventions]].
* ''VideoGame/ScrapMechanic'' has every PlayerCharacter as a Gadgeteer Genius, capable of building marvellous machines out of nothing more than repurposed agricultural and logistical equipment. [[SurvivalSandbox And they're going to need it, too.]]
* Li Kohran from ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', though the stuff she makes also has a tendency to randomly explode.
* Junkrat from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. He may be a twitchy criminal with a penchant for explosions, but the guy managed to craft up some impressive weaponry. His grenade launcher, remote concussive mine, and springtrap were all his creations, along with his incredibly powerful Riptire. There's even a good chance that his artificial hand and leg were hand crafted.
* [[RealityWarper Conduits]] in ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are ''supernaturally'' good at crafting, tinkering and alchemy, to the point that (with the favor of the RandomNumberGod) it's entirely possible for a Conduit to craft something and find all of their materials still intact and unused on the workbench afterwards. People who think too hard about how impossible that is tend not to become Conduits.
* Phoebe from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is a genius inventor who has created a variety of fantastical tech, a number of which have been inspired by Eldrid tech that seem almost [[MagicFromTechnology magical in nature]]. Among her inventions include phasegate tech which allows her to teleport around the battlefield; her high tech and fashionable BattleBallgown which aids her when fighting; and a cybernetic implant which allows her to telekinetically control four of her five rapiers. She's also a skilled roboticist, having been the brains behind her fellow Battleborn Kid Ultra's original design and purpose.
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* ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'' depicts [[Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon Impey Barbicane]] as a self-declared "genius engineer" who frequently proclaims the wonders of science and intends to someday travel to the moon. His inventions have a high likelihood of exploding in massive clouds of steam or otherwise going humorously awry, except for when the cast really ''need'' them to function, at which times they always seem to come through. Among other things, he creates a fully-functional [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines ornithopter]] and teaches Cardia to fly it.
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* Sudoku from ''WebAnimation/BananananaNinja'' has built a TransformationRay and a SwissArmyWeapon (the Omni-Functional Kitchen Gadget, an '''all'''-purpose kitchen tool that can transform into a HumongousMecha).
* In ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'', Ken tries to help Barbie by making such inventions as a MasterComputer to index all the clothes and accessories in her UnlimitedWardrobe, and a ShrinkRay to keep her countless trophies and awards from flooding the trophy room. Skipper also proves herself a competent inventor when she "Skipperizes" Barbie's boutique with new makeover machines.
* Sniffles from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. He was able to build a functioning rocket ship out of the remains of a school bus and a TimeMachine out of a washer, for starters.
* WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr: Iggy Koopa is a scientific genius, who is seen using multi-function hi-tech glasses and Koopa GPS devices.
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* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ Agatha Heterodyne]] of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', and the other Sparks ([[MadScientist Mad Scientists]]). An example of SchizoTech because Sparks are able to screw with the laws of physics. Examples include electrical lightning moats, cloning pods, {{Death Ray}}s, giant airships, autonomous robots and Frankenstein monsters in a world that is otherwise at the tech-level of the 19th century. (That's her in the page image. Yes, that is a coffee maker. No, [[GoneHorriblyRight you don't want]] [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome any coffee from it.]])
* Kat from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' builds an antigravity generator out of a thermos and coat hangers for the school ScienceFair. She doesn't see this as anything special, and builds it simply to grow experimental protein crystals properly. Much to her chagrin, nobody cares very much about proteins, but are fascinated by her anti-grav machine.
-->'''Signs:''' Protein is Great!
-->'''Student:''' Wow! Zero Gravity!
-->'''Kat:''' ''No!'' Protein!
:: Later, she converts it into a personal aircraft.
* Tedd from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is a male version of this trope. Grace, the squirrel-girl girlfriend of Tedd, has her moments as well.
* Scarlett from ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' is either this, or an [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Idiot Savant]]. Several strips indicate that she'd be an engineering genius were it not for her [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny crippling case of ADD]].
** It later turned out she is actually one-fourth of a [[WetwareCPU biocomputer]] [[HiveMind gestalt]], she is a lot more competent when she's with her "sisters"
*** Though they do have a disturbing tendency to make things that explode... including bug nets and self-motivated slinkies. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment That explode.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Sean "Dark Smoke Puncher" [=McNinja=], the brother of Dr. [=McNinja=], is shown to be particularly technologically adept and his own brother noted that his own MechaMooks are more dangerous than normal.
* Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''. An artificially (or rather, accidentally) generated creature, she is less than a year old and has the common sense of a little girl, but is quite capable of building a giant robot [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070512.html out of a milking machine]], and an interstellar transmitter out of [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial an umbrella and a Speak n' Spell]].
** Her sister Galatea is [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20080715.html no slouch, either.]]
* Thomas the Cat from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', as seen [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/03/16/ here]] and [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/09/30/ here]].
** Not to mention Annarchy, especially in the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness games where she upgrades your weapons and builds a [[spoiler:HumongousMecha to defeat a PhysicalGod]]. Also meets the female and school-age requirements.
* Dust Puppy in ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' wrote Erwin the Artificial Intelligence [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20001018 overnight, in Cobol]], only [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=19980125 53 days]] after Dust Puppy himself [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=19971203 was born]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'''s Riff has built several robots, a device for opening gates to other dimensions, the Omnitaser Supreme, and a staple remover ''with a 100 feet range''.
* A more specific version, but ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'''s Largo can build a computer out of almost anything, including ''cereal boxes''.
* Sev'vil and Anira in ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'' are the greatest scientific minds in the world.
* The titular pair from ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy''?
* ''Webcomic/DrNonami'' stars a young female scientist who invents a variety of machines to fight evil.
* Doc and Roger from ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'' tend towards this, triply so (at the very least) if alcohol is involved. Notable inventions include a fusion-powered paintball gun capable of firing through time, and a micro air compressor which runs on ''nitroglycerine'' as petrol isn't powerful enough.
* ''Webcomic/VoodooWalrus'' has a "house badger" by the name of Professor Kaboodles who has seemingly evolved in the background from being a simple pet badger to a full on goggle and lab coat wearing inventor. Though no one notices. Even when he's [[http://voodoowalrus.com/?p=1137 shooting lasers at floating pygmy cows.]]
* Walter from ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', regularly upgrades the ships he steals with complex MagiTek, and is the go-to-guy for TechnoBabble. His first on panel instance of this is in the shipwrecked arc, where he built a fully-furnished house in the course of an afternoon ''without'' tools. It was also a VisualGag about his [[WingedHumanoid animal instincts]].
* [[TheBigGuy Equius Zahaak]] from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' uses his mechanical skills to build [[ArtificialLimbs new body parts]] for his wounded allies. He also builds robots for various personal uses.
* Light Bittencourt from ''Webcomic/{{Vinigortonio}}'' is a girl with a giant lab-house who makes inventions for a hobby.
* Felix from ''Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}''.
* Tess, main mechanic of the Sisterhood in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' who, among other things built Xanthe's tricycle which flies and has a force field.
* Belt boy from ''Webcomic/TheHeroesOfCrash'' invented a HyperSpaceArsenal belt with built in A.I and robotic hand/ArmCannon for his friend
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* The various gadgeteers (follows the laws of physics) and devisors (considers them more of a guideline) of the ''WhateleyUniverse'' have this as their mutant talent. Ironically, WordOfGod has canonically stated that even ''they'' can't actually make a giant robot that works. Not that this keeps the relevant perpetual school project nicknamed "Tiny Tim" from having its own SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome during the Halloween battle...
** Jobe Wilkins' father is a gadgeteer genius villain. He resents Jobe for being a bio-devisor instead of a gadgeteer like him.
* Makes-Things, Techno-Dann, in ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum''. Technically, anyone who works for the Department of Sufficiently Advanced Technology can qualify.
* The WebSerialNovel ''Literature/TheDescendants'' has a lot of these: Codex, Tink, and (at least in the backstory) Chaos all serve this role, as do many of the villains--most notably Maven.
* The {{Podcast}} Podcast/CriticalHit has two: the PC Randus du Thane, played by Brian, and the NPC Thony.
* A staple villain type in ''Literature/SuperStories'', usually with their own, restricted specialty. Veldron is a whiz at electronic circuitry, Clockwork is brilliant with medium-scale engineering such as, well, clockwork, and Devnull is a programming and hacking genius.
* There's also the ''{{Masks}}'' universe, where this is one of the mutant powers, besides for instance Bricks (really tough and strong) and Flyers.
* This is a super-power in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. Some {{Gadgeteer Genius}}es have only the power to make one very, very advanced device (Roland Jaffe created an iPod-sized battery that could store more electricity than a ten-foot-high pile of car batteries, and Peter Dansker, a technician for Lucent, built a truly sentient android over the course of a weekend), while others are able to toss out new technology as easily as they can breathe.
* In the web novels ''TrintonChronicles'' there are two characters who fit this, one is Robert who took actual schooling on robotics and the other is Brandon who's super power actually allows him to understand machines.
* Essay (hero), Gimble (neutral) and Triton (villain) are notable examples in the Academy of Super Heroes universe. Gimble is notable because she makes physics-violating tech that ''everyone'' can use -- even [[AntiMagic Anchors]].
* Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM boasts several, especially Crackitus Potts.
* In Literature/{{Worm}}, parahumans with the power to instinctively visualize and understand how to put together advanced technological devices are called Tinkers. It is unclear as to whether everything a Tinker makes follows the laws of physics or can be mass-produced by normal people, although some Tinker-made tech seems to be in widespread use. Some are more competent than others (Leet can build any type of device only once, and the closer an invention is to something he's made before, the more likely it is to misfire.) Other tinkers specialize in certain fields of technology (Bakuda makes various kinds of bombs, Bonesaw works with biological organisms). Dragon, who mainly builds suits of powered armor, has the reputation of being the most powerful and skilled tinker in Worm's universe, [[spoiler: though it actually turns out that she is an extremely advanced AI who was built by a now-deceased tinker, and is able to design things through her advanced intelligence.]]
** It is revealed that Tinkers [[spoiler:are actually tapping into the knowledge of the entities that grant them their powers, and as those entities have visited- and destroyed- countless other planets in the past, they have access to advanced technologies devised by alien civilizations. In some cases, they also have a subconscious ability to scan their surroundings and determine how the recorded information can be applied to Earth-specific situations.]]
* The main character of Literature/{{LegionOfNothing}}, Nick, is a Gadgeteer Genius with his own suit of PoweredArmour, with which he fights crime as a superhero called "The Rocket". He's helped by having access to the work of his deceased grandfather, who was also a GadgeteerGenius. While their work can be replicated by ordinary people, it's a lot more advanced than normal technology. It's unconfirmed whether this is an actual superpower or just natural intelligence.
* In Literature/{{Brennus}}, this trope is the superpower of "Gadgeteers" such as the main character. While never impossible, Gadgeteer technology is decades or even centuries more advanced than normal technology, making it a very useful power to have.
* Penny in ''WebVideo/{{Caper}}'' built what is essentially the Iron Man suit. She then stole it from the Tony Stark expy, who had funded it.
* In "Literature/CaelumLex" Cyrus Soliveré and Adrasteia Atelier, both engineers from a young age, consistently override security protocols, wrangle together engine pieces and build any gadget needed for a specific mission.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', this apparently comes with being a [[TheEngineer neogician]] who puts plenty of work in his or her optional inventor job.
* Katie, the [[Website/{{Neopets}} Genius Inventor]] of the Seekers (and niece of the faction leader), is presented this way.
* The eponymous protagonist of ''DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' probably qualifies, making a trans-matter ray (which ... sort of ... works), a working remote control for a van (which operates by a small device that magnetically adheres to the roof) and freeze ray (which stops time), a stun ray (never used) and a death ray (never shown actually working, for ... reasons).
* {{Literature/Enter the Farside}}: Artifex. Slightly averted; he can't actually invent anything, but he can take any existing piece of technology and simplify it to the point of being leagues ahead of what it was before. He's currently building a set of PoweredArmor as a side project.
* ''WebOriginal/CriticalRole'' has Percy de Rolo, an exiled nobleman who, with a bit [[DemonicPossession supernatural help]], invented of the first gun - along with [[{{Deconstruction}} everything]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero that entails]]. As Vox Machina's resident tinkerer and inventor, he's created a a grappling-hook arrow, a saddlebag bomb, an electrified gauntlet, several explosive arrows, a grenade, a prosthetic hand, and perhaps most impressive [[spoiler: a spring trap that was able to hold an ancient black dragon to the ground for several rounds of combat.]] His inventions are also notable in that Taliesin must prove that each of them can be created with the materials and technology he would have at his disposal before he gets the go ahead from the DM.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2801 SCP-2801 ("A Dress-Up Box")]]. One of the people affected by SCP-2801 temporarily gained the ability to create an anomalous device. It could emit a low-frequency sound that neutralized the hazardous effect of a deadly chemical.
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* Buckle from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', a former Disney Imagineer who became a mountain man. Just look at his haunted house:
-->'''Francine''': (''disturbed'') I actually don't know how I got out. The front hallway spiraled into a black hole and the weather kept changing and ''I was a child again''.
* The Mechanist from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** Since Sokka is his protegee, count him in. He came up with the idea for a submarine!
** Varrick from SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' may be an EccentricMillionaire, but he's also a very capable scientist and engineer, and quite capable of building what he needs on the fly.
*** Asami Sato didn't just inherit her father's industrial company, she also inherited his engineering genius. She can build a sand glider out of ship scraps, come up with innovative infrastructure ideas to incorporate spirit wilds into the city, and design biomimetic flying mech suits, among other things.
* Arthur in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' designs a bycicle-impulsed flying machine, two robots and a submarine, among other things.
* Rattrap in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' was stripped of all weapons upon being reformatted, so compensated by developing all sorts of handy devices to stop the Vehicons.
* [[GrumpyBear Grumpy]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'' straddles the line between this and BunglingInventor. He apparently built an entire theme park at one point, not to mention a cloning device, among many others, but his inventions sometimes turn on him (i.e. the clone cloned itself and both clones kicked him out for not being "Grumpy" enough) or fail because of ([[UnwantedAssistance unwanted]]) help from Oopsy.
* In addition to commentary, Stone Cold Steve Austin provided this service in the original run of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''. His technological expertise yielded a fully-functional cloning machine (used to combine DNA from dead celebrites into fighting mutants) and a rickety time machine (used to bring to life such matches as The Three Tenors vs. The Three Stooges).
* [[MeaningfulName Gadget Hackwrench]] from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. The stuff she makes is particularly impressive because all she usually has to work with is [[MacGyvering discarded junk]] from the humans.
* Philly Phil from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000''.
* Jérémie from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. His gadgeteering occurs more in the virtual world, however, as he is the primary programmer and the one who is most adept at using the Supercomputer. However, it is a confirmed fact that he can build robots, participating in a robot competition in Season 1. He also created an EMP bomb in episode "Ultimatum," which has efficiently stunned a [=XANAfied=] person at this occasion.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
** They make holographic projectors out of steam engines and lasers out of a flashlight, a piece of wood, and a bottle!
** If you're looking for a person example, Numbuh 2 would be the man. You just have to get past his [[IncrediblyLamePun Punny]] way of life.
* Jack and Maddie Fenton in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' seem to fit this trope, with their inventions being proven inoperable by a normal person, or even [[TheMenInBlack The Guys In White]], due to the quirks because of said "tin cans and an old transistor radio" method of construction.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has a gadgeteer for its main character.
* [[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell]] is one of these in her origin story movie. This actually comes from the original J. M. Barrie's PeterPan: She mended pots and kettles, at least. The name really does come from her being a tinkerer.
* Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. He makes an industrial-grade excavator out of junk he found around his neighborhood.
* AJ from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/FlavioTheGoat'' wishes to be the next Creator/LeonardoDaVinci. He makes a lot of inventions in his spare time.
* William from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}''.
* Kin Kujira from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''.
* The Old Gummies in ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' made such advance technology (inclunding a complex underground road system and a interoceanic communication devices in the Middle Ages) that they became a target for humans due to that.
* Froggo from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' was always asking for things because, as he put it, "You've got your inventions, and I've got mine."
* Professor Von Slickstein of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', who even incorporated gadgets into the title character's body.
** The Inspector's niece and dog, Penny and Brain, are the more competent gadgeteers, though they are just as likely to become the DamselInDistress (both of them are subject) or WronglyAccused (Brain, while simultaneously being the Damsel sometimes) while Gadget plays the SpannerInTheWorks.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' is only a kid, but he has already surpassed any known scientist in capablity. Each episode focuses on one of his invention although his inventions usually fall prey to FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome.
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. He builds random gadgets when necessary, such as a cloning machine, and is also able to fix things (including a damaged time machine).
** [[RobotMaster Olaf]] also counts, as he has his own robot slave and over the course of the show has built [[spoiler: an army of MechaMooks]], [[spoiler: a FreezeRay]] and [[spoiler: turned Stumpy into a {{cyborg}}]].
* Wade from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is able to build more or less anything that the plot demands. And the Tweebs that were able to really pimp Kim's [[CoolCar car]]. The three of them are 10 years old...
** On the villainous side, Motor Ed is a mechanical genius. [[VerbalTic Seriously!]]
** In [[SuperpoweredEvilSide his "bad boy" mode]], Ron Stoppable is this. It's even latent in his "good" mode, when he builds a weapon (at Drakken's insistence) [[MacGyvering IN A LAIR, from A BOX OF SCRAPS]]!
* ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'': Tech E. Coyote manages to cobble together a model of the city in his spare time. This model comes complete with trains that actually run on time. When ''not'' in his spare time, he makes the heroes' arsenal.
** ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''' Wile E. Coyote tinkered on occasion, though mostly he used AcmeProducts.
*** Same with [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Calamity Coyote]].
* In the Ruby-Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' show, Roll modified her Utility Arm herself. This included such appliances as a vacuum, a blender, a circular saw, and ''modifying a baking sensor to detect earthquakes''.
* Coop from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' tuned up a HumongousMecha until it worked better than the original, even despite all the parts he keeps breaking on account of [[GeniusDitz not being all that bright besides.]]
* Tennie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. She even built the home she and her father live in. [[CoolOldGuy Jacob]] is this as well, having invented the Utility Bots. Also Dutch.
* [[CloudCuckooLander Pinkie Pie]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', despite possibly being completely insane, built a [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci DaVinci-ish]] flying machine, a "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Welcoming Machine]]", and her signature party cannon... which she (except for one occasion) successfully uses to ''literally'' decorate for parties.
** The Flim Flam Brothers have the titular Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 as well, which looks years more advanced than anything else that's ever popped up in Equestria.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Phineas and Ferb.
** Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Despite being a normally HarmlessVillain, he is capable of building -inators that are as impressive as the inventions of the title characters.
** Also, the Fireside Girls, led by Isabella. They're usually just helping the boys out, which is impressive in itself, but they ''can'' build a Time Machine.
* Strudel from [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]'' tends to make her inventions from discarded items and the occasional more sophisticated electronics she comes across.
* Gretchen Grundler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* The Geek from ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' fits the original mold perfectly, as a young genius girl who built a gigantic robot Max in her underground lair.
* [[ScoobyDoo Velma Dinkley]] produces a number of remarkably sophisticated pieces of equipment in her spare time in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' In the same series, Fred also makes [[SarcasmMode a few minor modifications]] to the Mystery Machine, such as equipping it to transform into a submarine at the press of a button.
* Handy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' is capable of making all sorts of advance machinery like harvesting machines, telephone lines, a fire pump and even a robot in the Middle Ages.
* Sandy Cheeks from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', especially in the later seasons.
* Gear from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', who initially thought his power was [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway rather lame]]: "How am I supposed to fight supervillains, ''think'' them into submission? All I can be is your Mega-Mechanic." Which turns out to be a great way to fight supervillains.
* Pearl of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' once built a nearly fully functional spaceship out of a bunch of junk Greg had lying in storage. Later on, she manages to repair an escape pod five thousand years more advanced than anything she'd worked with before, and figured out how to use it to track Warp Pad usage.
** Peridot is also a major one, considering her [[FantasticCasteSystem role in Gem society]] is to be a technician/engineer.
* Ginger Snap from ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake''.
* Kani on ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' fits the bill, although others have tried to steal credit for her inventions on occasion.
* Razor from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' is the primary force behind the eponymous duo's technology (though T-Bone occasionally demonstrates that he's no slouch at least when it comes to engines), and thus they made military salvage into a working supersonic jet that's armed to the teeth with all kinds of unique missiles. His knowledge has limits, however, demonstrated in the last episode when he despaired over fixing a broken radar jammer.
* Donatello from ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
* Similar to Fred's modification of the Mystery Machine, Alan of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' programmed the iconic Chan Van to be able to transform into just about anything. Even a dynamite truck.
* Tanya from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' is introduced as "She was so smart, she actually knew how to program a timer on a VCR!" As well as building the team's machines and [[StuffBlowingUp blowing up those of the enemy]], she used a wrist mounted [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] in battle. She also had a stutter due to her brain going so fast (and trying to explain things in terms the others could understand).
* Professor Utonium from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' creates things like a supersuit or a giant robot or a car that can turn into a giant robot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' has two. Adrian Toomes is the inventor of the Magnetic Air Transport System, a suit of {{flight}}-capable PoweredArmor that he uses as the {{Supervillain}} Vulture to antagonize Norman Osborn for stealing his designs. Chameleon's henchman Mason (aka, the Tinkerer) is responsible for developing all the ShoePhone technology the Chameleon needs for his work as a MasterOfDisguise.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TraceyMcBean''
* Wheeljack, from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. He created the Aerialbots and the Dinobots, and while some of his inventions don't quite work out in the [[StuffBlowingUp explode-y sense]].. his fuel pump is in the right place. He also invented lots of useful things. Like the Immobilizer, which worked great until it blew up, and the Negavator, which worked great until ''it'' blew up, and that bomb, which was [[CaptainObvious supposed to blow up]], so it definitely worked great.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s Nox, a brilliant (if unsuccessful) clockmaker, had a bit of this going on before he went utterly crazy. And then he went on to prove just how scary an ''[[EvilGenius evil]]'' [[MadScientist Gadgeteer Genius]] could be.
* Tobey from ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' is a 10 year old kid who, in his spare time, builds giant robots to do his bidding.
* Widget from ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy''.
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* [[http://www.wotshappening.com/chinese-farmer-who-lost-both-arms-spent-eight-years-building-fully-functional-limbs-from-scrap-metal/ Sun Jifa]], a 51-year-old Chinese farmer, built himself a pair of working prosthetic arms out of nothing but scrap metal after losing his old ones while making a BOMB to go blast fishing with.
* The book ''The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind'' is about a real-life example of this. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kamkwamba William Kamkwamba]], a fourteen-year-old Malawian boy, was forced to drop out of school because his family could no longer afford the tuition. Using some books from a foreign-aid funded library and parts from a scrapyard, he constructed a fully functional windmill to run appliances in his family's home, largely creating the design from scratch.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_von_Kempelen Wolfgang von Kempelen]] was a real life example from the 18th century, known for creating, among other things, a speaking machine and a chess playing 'automaton'. The later required an operator sitting inside and controlling the puppet through an elaborate mechanism, and using several other mechanisms to conceal himself when the machine is opened up, creating the illusion that the whole structure is fully mechanical.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Yulu Wu Yulu]] is a 46-year old farmer from a rural area of China near Beijing. While he has very little in the way of formal education, he has over the past thirty years built over 26 robots to do everything from light cigarettes, to scale walls, to drive rickshaws, building them out of scrap metal. In true MadScientist tradition, he nearly drove his wife to divorce, plunged them both into tremendous debt, destroyed his home and scalded his face with acid. All ''ForScience''! Or at least his crazy hobby.
* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla. [[http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html Some specific examples are in order.]] Please note that some of these "examples" are more wishful thinking/cult of personality based than actual fact; for example, Tesla never actually demonstrated a laser, but ''claimed'' to have invented a death beam that, based on some comments he made about how it ''didn't'' work, may have borne at least some superficial similarities to a laser (but probably wasn't, if in fact he had one at all). Scientists still are divided on whether Tesla was a genius, a crackpot, or a little of both (majority opinion seems to incline towards the last of these).
* Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors (named in honour of Nikola Tesla) and SpaceX, is a 21st century example.
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** To a lesser extend, her Manticoran counterpart Sonja Hemphill. [[spoiler:Tester only knows what they'll come up with now that they're working together...]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Nitori and the Kappa race in general. In a setting that has a medieval level of technology, [[SchizoTech Nitori has managed to create things like]] [[InvisibilityCloak optical camo suits]].
** Rika fits this even better; She managed to build, arm, and pilot at least ''three'' separate [[TankGoodness tanks]] designs in a setting devoid of the industrial grade machinery usually required to construct one.
* The Gadgeteer is an actual class in ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} 8'', and it's just as powerful as you'd expect. Thankfully the rarity of components means that you can't really have more than one in the party, which keeps the game from becoming unbalanced.
* Gadgeteering exists as a power set in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline''. One of the abilities being an 'Experimental Ray' which has a chance for various effects, including turning the target into a teddy bear.
* The Gadgeteer is also the name of a class in ''VideoGame/TwilightHeroes'' - they make many of the gadgets and devices that they use in combat.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': Funky Kong; he can make helicopters, watercraft, and guns out of BambooTechnology. All while being a SurferDude.
* Puck of ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits'' is capable of repairing the strongest and oldest [[AMechByAnyOtherName ATACs]] in record time and can keep them in working order with the smallest of resources. [[spoiler: Taken to extreme levels as he proves he is fully capable of making an [=ATAC=] even stronger than the one legends portrayed as strongest using only scrape parts of a broken machine and a weaker power source.]] Takes a dark twist at the end of the "Ruin" path when he improves [[spoiler:Zulwarn]]'s efficiency. [[spoiler:It only needs a few ''drops'' of blood instead of a mass human sacrifice to power it, though it still corrupts people.]]
* ''VideoGame/UnwrittenLegends''has two classes based on gadgeteering, making the characters either this or at least the GeniusDitz
* Victoria Van Bathysphere from ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 2''. The later portion of her level is an Eternal Engine and she made a robot army.
* ''VideoGame/EagleEyeMysteries'': WordOfGod says that Jennifer Eagle's character was created specifically for her to be this. In-game, she built the Eagle Eye Detective Agency's TRAVIS hand-held computer, and is rather picky about who gets to wield it (only Eagle Eye members have the privilege).
* The [[PlayerCharacter Sole Survivor]] in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' can strip everyday household items like alarm clocks, silverware, or board games for raw materials, which can then be used to make turrets, generators, computers, and modifications for weapons, armor, and even power armor. With the ''Automatron'' DLC, they can even use raw materials to build their own army of MechaMooks.
* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' has Merveille, who is credited with single-handedly raising the bar for Kurvasz MiniMecha design. [[spoiler:She's also quite skilled in biology, CreatingLife while barely old enough to be out of high school.]] The shopkeeper Suzette and Red's sister Chocolat are both {{Wrench Wench}}es.
* The Lombaxes from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' are [[PlanetOfHats an entire race]] of Gadgeteer Geniuses. Ratchet himself was able to build a functioning space ship out of [[strike:[[MemeticMutation A BOX OF SCRAPS!]]]] spare parts [[strike:[[IronMan IN A CAVE!]]]] on Veldin simply by following Gadgetron's voice prompts (not to mention the list of his wacky inventions that Clank rattled off), and the Lombax Secret is in fact [[spoiler:an inter-dimensional portal device.]] According to the Smuggler, Lombaxes can't leave ''any'' invention the way they found it and are forever tinkering.
* Captain Syrup in ''VideoGame/WarioLandII''. All the boss fights against her involve knocking her out of various hovering vehicles that sport various weapons, and one fight sees her remotely controlling a robotic Spear Man.
* Amanda Ripley of ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' at one point manages to repair a motion tracker unit using parts from a children's toy. She also crafts her own medkits, explosives and electronic decoys from random gubbins and scrap metal parts she finds lying around the station.
* The Combo Weapon mechanic in ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' and ''[[VideoGame/DeadRising3 3]]'' turns the protagonists into this, being able to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] weapons out of whatever random crap they can find, including boxing glove claws, water gun flamethrowers, crossbows armed with exploding firework rockets, and even a fully functional ''lightsaber''. Nick from 3 takes this even further by being able to build Combo Weapons on the spot without needing a workbench, and even build combo ''vehicles''.
* One of ''VideoGame/{{Battlecry}}'''s classes - called Gadgeteer, naturally enough - has this as their job. Jin, on the Han Republic team, is a particular example.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', Sparkgrinder is a gifted inventor, but not very good at [[KillerRobot controlling his inventions]].
* ''VideoGame/ScrapMechanic'' has every PlayerCharacter as a Gadgeteer Genius, capable of building marvellous machines out of nothing more than repurposed agricultural and logistical equipment. [[SurvivalSandbox And they're going to need it, too.]]
* Li Kohran from ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', though the stuff she makes also has a tendency to randomly explode.
* Junkrat from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. He may be a twitchy criminal with a penchant for explosions, but the guy managed to craft up some impressive weaponry. His grenade launcher, remote concussive mine, and springtrap were all his creations, along with his incredibly powerful Riptire. There's even a good chance that his artificial hand and leg were hand crafted.
* [[RealityWarper Conduits]] in ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are ''supernaturally'' good at crafting, tinkering and alchemy, to the point that (with the favor of the RandomNumberGod) it's entirely possible for a Conduit to craft something and find all of their materials still intact and unused on the workbench afterwards. People who think too hard about how impossible that is tend not to become Conduits.
* Phoebe from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is a genius inventor who has created a variety of fantastical tech, a number of which have been inspired by Eldrid tech that seem almost [[MagicFromTechnology magical in nature]]. Among her inventions include phasegate tech which allows her to teleport around the battlefield; her high tech and fashionable BattleBallgown which aids her when fighting; and a cybernetic implant which allows her to telekinetically control four of her five rapiers. She's also a skilled roboticist, having been the brains behind her fellow Battleborn Kid Ultra's original design and purpose.
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* ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'' depicts [[Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon Impey Barbicane]] as a self-declared "genius engineer" who frequently proclaims the wonders of science and intends to someday travel to the moon. His inventions have a high likelihood of exploding in massive clouds of steam or otherwise going humorously awry, except for when the cast really ''need'' them to function, at which times they always seem to come through. Among other things, he creates a fully-functional [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines ornithopter]] and teaches Cardia to fly it.
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* Sudoku from ''WebAnimation/BananananaNinja'' has built a TransformationRay and a SwissArmyWeapon (the Omni-Functional Kitchen Gadget, an '''all'''-purpose kitchen tool that can transform into a HumongousMecha).
* In ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'', Ken tries to help Barbie by making such inventions as a MasterComputer to index all the clothes and accessories in her UnlimitedWardrobe, and a ShrinkRay to keep her countless trophies and awards from flooding the trophy room. Skipper also proves herself a competent inventor when she "Skipperizes" Barbie's boutique with new makeover machines.
* Sniffles from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. He was able to build a functioning rocket ship out of the remains of a school bus and a TimeMachine out of a washer, for starters.
* WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr: Iggy Koopa is a scientific genius, who is seen using multi-function hi-tech glasses and Koopa GPS devices.
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* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ Agatha Heterodyne]] of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', and the other Sparks ([[MadScientist Mad Scientists]]). An example of SchizoTech because Sparks are able to screw with the laws of physics. Examples include electrical lightning moats, cloning pods, {{Death Ray}}s, giant airships, autonomous robots and Frankenstein monsters in a world that is otherwise at the tech-level of the 19th century. (That's her in the page image. Yes, that is a coffee maker. No, [[GoneHorriblyRight you don't want]] [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome any coffee from it.]])
* Kat from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' builds an antigravity generator out of a thermos and coat hangers for the school ScienceFair. She doesn't see this as anything special, and builds it simply to grow experimental protein crystals properly. Much to her chagrin, nobody cares very much about proteins, but are fascinated by her anti-grav machine.
-->'''Signs:''' Protein is Great!
-->'''Student:''' Wow! Zero Gravity!
-->'''Kat:''' ''No!'' Protein!
:: Later, she converts it into a personal aircraft.
* Tedd from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is a male version of this trope. Grace, the squirrel-girl girlfriend of Tedd, has her moments as well.
* Scarlett from ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' is either this, or an [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Idiot Savant]]. Several strips indicate that she'd be an engineering genius were it not for her [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny crippling case of ADD]].
** It later turned out she is actually one-fourth of a [[WetwareCPU biocomputer]] [[HiveMind gestalt]], she is a lot more competent when she's with her "sisters"
*** Though they do have a disturbing tendency to make things that explode... including bug nets and self-motivated slinkies. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment That explode.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Sean "Dark Smoke Puncher" [=McNinja=], the brother of Dr. [=McNinja=], is shown to be particularly technologically adept and his own brother noted that his own MechaMooks are more dangerous than normal.
* Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''. An artificially (or rather, accidentally) generated creature, she is less than a year old and has the common sense of a little girl, but is quite capable of building a giant robot [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070512.html out of a milking machine]], and an interstellar transmitter out of [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial an umbrella and a Speak n' Spell]].
** Her sister Galatea is [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20080715.html no slouch, either.]]
* Thomas the Cat from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', as seen [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/03/16/ here]] and [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/09/30/ here]].
** Not to mention Annarchy, especially in the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness games where she upgrades your weapons and builds a [[spoiler:HumongousMecha to defeat a PhysicalGod]]. Also meets the female and school-age requirements.
* Dust Puppy in ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' wrote Erwin the Artificial Intelligence [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20001018 overnight, in Cobol]], only [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=19980125 53 days]] after Dust Puppy himself [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=19971203 was born]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'''s Riff has built several robots, a device for opening gates to other dimensions, the Omnitaser Supreme, and a staple remover ''with a 100 feet range''.
* A more specific version, but ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'''s Largo can build a computer out of almost anything, including ''cereal boxes''.
* Sev'vil and Anira in ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'' are the greatest scientific minds in the world.
* The titular pair from ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy''?
* ''Webcomic/DrNonami'' stars a young female scientist who invents a variety of machines to fight evil.
* Doc and Roger from ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'' tend towards this, triply so (at the very least) if alcohol is involved. Notable inventions include a fusion-powered paintball gun capable of firing through time, and a micro air compressor which runs on ''nitroglycerine'' as petrol isn't powerful enough.
* ''Webcomic/VoodooWalrus'' has a "house badger" by the name of Professor Kaboodles who has seemingly evolved in the background from being a simple pet badger to a full on goggle and lab coat wearing inventor. Though no one notices. Even when he's [[http://voodoowalrus.com/?p=1137 shooting lasers at floating pygmy cows.]]
* Walter from ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', regularly upgrades the ships he steals with complex MagiTek, and is the go-to-guy for TechnoBabble. His first on panel instance of this is in the shipwrecked arc, where he built a fully-furnished house in the course of an afternoon ''without'' tools. It was also a VisualGag about his [[WingedHumanoid animal instincts]].
* [[TheBigGuy Equius Zahaak]] from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' uses his mechanical skills to build [[ArtificialLimbs new body parts]] for his wounded allies. He also builds robots for various personal uses.
* Light Bittencourt from ''Webcomic/{{Vinigortonio}}'' is a girl with a giant lab-house who makes inventions for a hobby.
* Felix from ''Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}''.
* Tess, main mechanic of the Sisterhood in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' who, among other things built Xanthe's tricycle which flies and has a force field.
* Belt boy from ''Webcomic/TheHeroesOfCrash'' invented a HyperSpaceArsenal belt with built in A.I and robotic hand/ArmCannon for his friend
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* The various gadgeteers (follows the laws of physics) and devisors (considers them more of a guideline) of the ''WhateleyUniverse'' have this as their mutant talent. Ironically, WordOfGod has canonically stated that even ''they'' can't actually make a giant robot that works. Not that this keeps the relevant perpetual school project nicknamed "Tiny Tim" from having its own SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome during the Halloween battle...
** Jobe Wilkins' father is a gadgeteer genius villain. He resents Jobe for being a bio-devisor instead of a gadgeteer like him.
* Makes-Things, Techno-Dann, in ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum''. Technically, anyone who works for the Department of Sufficiently Advanced Technology can qualify.
* The WebSerialNovel ''Literature/TheDescendants'' has a lot of these: Codex, Tink, and (at least in the backstory) Chaos all serve this role, as do many of the villains--most notably Maven.
* The {{Podcast}} Podcast/CriticalHit has two: the PC Randus du Thane, played by Brian, and the NPC Thony.
* A staple villain type in ''Literature/SuperStories'', usually with their own, restricted specialty. Veldron is a whiz at electronic circuitry, Clockwork is brilliant with medium-scale engineering such as, well, clockwork, and Devnull is a programming and hacking genius.
* There's also the ''{{Masks}}'' universe, where this is one of the mutant powers, besides for instance Bricks (really tough and strong) and Flyers.
* This is a super-power in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. Some {{Gadgeteer Genius}}es have only the power to make one very, very advanced device (Roland Jaffe created an iPod-sized battery that could store more electricity than a ten-foot-high pile of car batteries, and Peter Dansker, a technician for Lucent, built a truly sentient android over the course of a weekend), while others are able to toss out new technology as easily as they can breathe.
* In the web novels ''TrintonChronicles'' there are two characters who fit this, one is Robert who took actual schooling on robotics and the other is Brandon who's super power actually allows him to understand machines.
* Essay (hero), Gimble (neutral) and Triton (villain) are notable examples in the Academy of Super Heroes universe. Gimble is notable because she makes physics-violating tech that ''everyone'' can use -- even [[AntiMagic Anchors]].
* Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM boasts several, especially Crackitus Potts.
* In Literature/{{Worm}}, parahumans with the power to instinctively visualize and understand how to put together advanced technological devices are called Tinkers. It is unclear as to whether everything a Tinker makes follows the laws of physics or can be mass-produced by normal people, although some Tinker-made tech seems to be in widespread use. Some are more competent than others (Leet can build any type of device only once, and the closer an invention is to something he's made before, the more likely it is to misfire.) Other tinkers specialize in certain fields of technology (Bakuda makes various kinds of bombs, Bonesaw works with biological organisms). Dragon, who mainly builds suits of powered armor, has the reputation of being the most powerful and skilled tinker in Worm's universe, [[spoiler: though it actually turns out that she is an extremely advanced AI who was built by a now-deceased tinker, and is able to design things through her advanced intelligence.]]
** It is revealed that Tinkers [[spoiler:are actually tapping into the knowledge of the entities that grant them their powers, and as those entities have visited- and destroyed- countless other planets in the past, they have access to advanced technologies devised by alien civilizations. In some cases, they also have a subconscious ability to scan their surroundings and determine how the recorded information can be applied to Earth-specific situations.]]
* The main character of Literature/{{LegionOfNothing}}, Nick, is a Gadgeteer Genius with his own suit of PoweredArmour, with which he fights crime as a superhero called "The Rocket". He's helped by having access to the work of his deceased grandfather, who was also a GadgeteerGenius. While their work can be replicated by ordinary people, it's a lot more advanced than normal technology. It's unconfirmed whether this is an actual superpower or just natural intelligence.
* In Literature/{{Brennus}}, this trope is the superpower of "Gadgeteers" such as the main character. While never impossible, Gadgeteer technology is decades or even centuries more advanced than normal technology, making it a very useful power to have.
* Penny in ''WebVideo/{{Caper}}'' built what is essentially the Iron Man suit. She then stole it from the Tony Stark expy, who had funded it.
* In "Literature/CaelumLex" Cyrus Soliveré and Adrasteia Atelier, both engineers from a young age, consistently override security protocols, wrangle together engine pieces and build any gadget needed for a specific mission.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', this apparently comes with being a [[TheEngineer neogician]] who puts plenty of work in his or her optional inventor job.
* Katie, the [[Website/{{Neopets}} Genius Inventor]] of the Seekers (and niece of the faction leader), is presented this way.
* The eponymous protagonist of ''DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' probably qualifies, making a trans-matter ray (which ... sort of ... works), a working remote control for a van (which operates by a small device that magnetically adheres to the roof) and freeze ray (which stops time), a stun ray (never used) and a death ray (never shown actually working, for ... reasons).
* {{Literature/Enter the Farside}}: Artifex. Slightly averted; he can't actually invent anything, but he can take any existing piece of technology and simplify it to the point of being leagues ahead of what it was before. He's currently building a set of PoweredArmor as a side project.
* ''WebOriginal/CriticalRole'' has Percy de Rolo, an exiled nobleman who, with a bit [[DemonicPossession supernatural help]], invented of the first gun - along with [[{{Deconstruction}} everything]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero that entails]]. As Vox Machina's resident tinkerer and inventor, he's created a a grappling-hook arrow, a saddlebag bomb, an electrified gauntlet, several explosive arrows, a grenade, a prosthetic hand, and perhaps most impressive [[spoiler: a spring trap that was able to hold an ancient black dragon to the ground for several rounds of combat.]] His inventions are also notable in that Taliesin must prove that each of them can be created with the materials and technology he would have at his disposal before he gets the go ahead from the DM.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2801 SCP-2801 ("A Dress-Up Box")]]. One of the people affected by SCP-2801 temporarily gained the ability to create an anomalous device. It could emit a low-frequency sound that neutralized the hazardous effect of a deadly chemical.
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* Buckle from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', a former Disney Imagineer who became a mountain man. Just look at his haunted house:
-->'''Francine''': (''disturbed'') I actually don't know how I got out. The front hallway spiraled into a black hole and the weather kept changing and ''I was a child again''.
* The Mechanist from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** Since Sokka is his protegee, count him in. He came up with the idea for a submarine!
** Varrick from SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' may be an EccentricMillionaire, but he's also a very capable scientist and engineer, and quite capable of building what he needs on the fly.
*** Asami Sato didn't just inherit her father's industrial company, she also inherited his engineering genius. She can build a sand glider out of ship scraps, come up with innovative infrastructure ideas to incorporate spirit wilds into the city, and design biomimetic flying mech suits, among other things.
* Arthur in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' designs a bycicle-impulsed flying machine, two robots and a submarine, among other things.
* Rattrap in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' was stripped of all weapons upon being reformatted, so compensated by developing all sorts of handy devices to stop the Vehicons.
* [[GrumpyBear Grumpy]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'' straddles the line between this and BunglingInventor. He apparently built an entire theme park at one point, not to mention a cloning device, among many others, but his inventions sometimes turn on him (i.e. the clone cloned itself and both clones kicked him out for not being "Grumpy" enough) or fail because of ([[UnwantedAssistance unwanted]]) help from Oopsy.
* In addition to commentary, Stone Cold Steve Austin provided this service in the original run of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''. His technological expertise yielded a fully-functional cloning machine (used to combine DNA from dead celebrites into fighting mutants) and a rickety time machine (used to bring to life such matches as The Three Tenors vs. The Three Stooges).
* [[MeaningfulName Gadget Hackwrench]] from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. The stuff she makes is particularly impressive because all she usually has to work with is [[MacGyvering discarded junk]] from the humans.
* Philly Phil from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000''.
* Jérémie from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. His gadgeteering occurs more in the virtual world, however, as he is the primary programmer and the one who is most adept at using the Supercomputer. However, it is a confirmed fact that he can build robots, participating in a robot competition in Season 1. He also created an EMP bomb in episode "Ultimatum," which has efficiently stunned a [=XANAfied=] person at this occasion.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
** They make holographic projectors out of steam engines and lasers out of a flashlight, a piece of wood, and a bottle!
** If you're looking for a person example, Numbuh 2 would be the man. You just have to get past his [[IncrediblyLamePun Punny]] way of life.
* Jack and Maddie Fenton in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' seem to fit this trope, with their inventions being proven inoperable by a normal person, or even [[TheMenInBlack The Guys In White]], due to the quirks because of said "tin cans and an old transistor radio" method of construction.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has a gadgeteer for its main character.
* [[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell]] is one of these in her origin story movie. This actually comes from the original J. M. Barrie's PeterPan: She mended pots and kettles, at least. The name really does come from her being a tinkerer.
* Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. He makes an industrial-grade excavator out of junk he found around his neighborhood.
* AJ from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/FlavioTheGoat'' wishes to be the next Creator/LeonardoDaVinci. He makes a lot of inventions in his spare time.
* William from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}''.
* Kin Kujira from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''.
* The Old Gummies in ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' made such advance technology (inclunding a complex underground road system and a interoceanic communication devices in the Middle Ages) that they became a target for humans due to that.
* Froggo from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' was always asking for things because, as he put it, "You've got your inventions, and I've got mine."
* Professor Von Slickstein of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', who even incorporated gadgets into the title character's body.
** The Inspector's niece and dog, Penny and Brain, are the more competent gadgeteers, though they are just as likely to become the DamselInDistress (both of them are subject) or WronglyAccused (Brain, while simultaneously being the Damsel sometimes) while Gadget plays the SpannerInTheWorks.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' is only a kid, but he has already surpassed any known scientist in capablity. Each episode focuses on one of his invention although his inventions usually fall prey to FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome.
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. He builds random gadgets when necessary, such as a cloning machine, and is also able to fix things (including a damaged time machine).
** [[RobotMaster Olaf]] also counts, as he has his own robot slave and over the course of the show has built [[spoiler: an army of MechaMooks]], [[spoiler: a FreezeRay]] and [[spoiler: turned Stumpy into a {{cyborg}}]].
* Wade from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is able to build more or less anything that the plot demands. And the Tweebs that were able to really pimp Kim's [[CoolCar car]]. The three of them are 10 years old...
** On the villainous side, Motor Ed is a mechanical genius. [[VerbalTic Seriously!]]
** In [[SuperpoweredEvilSide his "bad boy" mode]], Ron Stoppable is this. It's even latent in his "good" mode, when he builds a weapon (at Drakken's insistence) [[MacGyvering IN A LAIR, from A BOX OF SCRAPS]]!
* ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'': Tech E. Coyote manages to cobble together a model of the city in his spare time. This model comes complete with trains that actually run on time. When ''not'' in his spare time, he makes the heroes' arsenal.
** ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''' Wile E. Coyote tinkered on occasion, though mostly he used AcmeProducts.
*** Same with [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Calamity Coyote]].
* In the Ruby-Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' show, Roll modified her Utility Arm herself. This included such appliances as a vacuum, a blender, a circular saw, and ''modifying a baking sensor to detect earthquakes''.
* Coop from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' tuned up a HumongousMecha until it worked better than the original, even despite all the parts he keeps breaking on account of [[GeniusDitz not being all that bright besides.]]
* Tennie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. She even built the home she and her father live in. [[CoolOldGuy Jacob]] is this as well, having invented the Utility Bots. Also Dutch.
* [[CloudCuckooLander Pinkie Pie]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', despite possibly being completely insane, built a [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci DaVinci-ish]] flying machine, a "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Welcoming Machine]]", and her signature party cannon... which she (except for one occasion) successfully uses to ''literally'' decorate for parties.
** The Flim Flam Brothers have the titular Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 as well, which looks years more advanced than anything else that's ever popped up in Equestria.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Phineas and Ferb.
** Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Despite being a normally HarmlessVillain, he is capable of building -inators that are as impressive as the inventions of the title characters.
** Also, the Fireside Girls, led by Isabella. They're usually just helping the boys out, which is impressive in itself, but they ''can'' build a Time Machine.
* Strudel from [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]'' tends to make her inventions from discarded items and the occasional more sophisticated electronics she comes across.
* Gretchen Grundler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* The Geek from ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' fits the original mold perfectly, as a young genius girl who built a gigantic robot Max in her underground lair.
* [[ScoobyDoo Velma Dinkley]] produces a number of remarkably sophisticated pieces of equipment in her spare time in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' In the same series, Fred also makes [[SarcasmMode a few minor modifications]] to the Mystery Machine, such as equipping it to transform into a submarine at the press of a button.
* Handy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' is capable of making all sorts of advance machinery like harvesting machines, telephone lines, a fire pump and even a robot in the Middle Ages.
* Sandy Cheeks from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', especially in the later seasons.
* Gear from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', who initially thought his power was [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway rather lame]]: "How am I supposed to fight supervillains, ''think'' them into submission? All I can be is your Mega-Mechanic." Which turns out to be a great way to fight supervillains.
* Pearl of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' once built a nearly fully functional spaceship out of a bunch of junk Greg had lying in storage. Later on, she manages to repair an escape pod five thousand years more advanced than anything she'd worked with before, and figured out how to use it to track Warp Pad usage.
** Peridot is also a major one, considering her [[FantasticCasteSystem role in Gem society]] is to be a technician/engineer.
* Ginger Snap from ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake''.
* Kani on ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' fits the bill, although others have tried to steal credit for her inventions on occasion.
* Razor from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' is the primary force behind the eponymous duo's technology (though T-Bone occasionally demonstrates that he's no slouch at least when it comes to engines), and thus they made military salvage into a working supersonic jet that's armed to the teeth with all kinds of unique missiles. His knowledge has limits, however, demonstrated in the last episode when he despaired over fixing a broken radar jammer.
* Donatello from ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
* Similar to Fred's modification of the Mystery Machine, Alan of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' programmed the iconic Chan Van to be able to transform into just about anything. Even a dynamite truck.
* Tanya from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' is introduced as "She was so smart, she actually knew how to program a timer on a VCR!" As well as building the team's machines and [[StuffBlowingUp blowing up those of the enemy]], she used a wrist mounted [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] in battle. She also had a stutter due to her brain going so fast (and trying to explain things in terms the others could understand).
* Professor Utonium from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' creates things like a supersuit or a giant robot or a car that can turn into a giant robot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' has two. Adrian Toomes is the inventor of the Magnetic Air Transport System, a suit of {{flight}}-capable PoweredArmor that he uses as the {{Supervillain}} Vulture to antagonize Norman Osborn for stealing his designs. Chameleon's henchman Mason (aka, the Tinkerer) is responsible for developing all the ShoePhone technology the Chameleon needs for his work as a MasterOfDisguise.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TraceyMcBean''
* Wheeljack, from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. He created the Aerialbots and the Dinobots, and while some of his inventions don't quite work out in the [[StuffBlowingUp explode-y sense]].. his fuel pump is in the right place. He also invented lots of useful things. Like the Immobilizer, which worked great until it blew up, and the Negavator, which worked great until ''it'' blew up, and that bomb, which was [[CaptainObvious supposed to blow up]], so it definitely worked great.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s Nox, a brilliant (if unsuccessful) clockmaker, had a bit of this going on before he went utterly crazy. And then he went on to prove just how scary an ''[[EvilGenius evil]]'' [[MadScientist Gadgeteer Genius]] could be.
* Tobey from ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' is a 10 year old kid who, in his spare time, builds giant robots to do his bidding.
* Widget from ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy''.
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* [[http://www.wotshappening.com/chinese-farmer-who-lost-both-arms-spent-eight-years-building-fully-functional-limbs-from-scrap-metal/ Sun Jifa]], a 51-year-old Chinese farmer, built himself a pair of working prosthetic arms out of nothing but scrap metal after losing his old ones while making a BOMB to go blast fishing with.
* The book ''The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind'' is about a real-life example of this. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kamkwamba William Kamkwamba]], a fourteen-year-old Malawian boy, was forced to drop out of school because his family could no longer afford the tuition. Using some books from a foreign-aid funded library and parts from a scrapyard, he constructed a fully functional windmill to run appliances in his family's home, largely creating the design from scratch.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_von_Kempelen Wolfgang von Kempelen]] was a real life example from the 18th century, known for creating, among other things, a speaking machine and a chess playing 'automaton'. The later required an operator sitting inside and controlling the puppet through an elaborate mechanism, and using several other mechanisms to conceal himself when the machine is opened up, creating the illusion that the whole structure is fully mechanical.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Yulu Wu Yulu]] is a 46-year old farmer from a rural area of China near Beijing. While he has very little in the way of formal education, he has over the past thirty years built over 26 robots to do everything from light cigarettes, to scale walls, to drive rickshaws, building them out of scrap metal. In true MadScientist tradition, he nearly drove his wife to divorce, plunged them both into tremendous debt, destroyed his home and scalded his face with acid. All ''ForScience''! Or at least his crazy hobby.
* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla. [[http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html Some specific examples are in order.]] Please note that some of these "examples" are more wishful thinking/cult of personality based than actual fact; for example, Tesla never actually demonstrated a laser, but ''claimed'' to have invented a death beam that, based on some comments he made about how it ''didn't'' work, may have borne at least some superficial similarities to a laser (but probably wasn't, if in fact he had one at all). Scientists still are divided on whether Tesla was a genius, a crackpot, or a little of both (majority opinion seems to incline towards the last of these).
* Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors (named in honour of Nikola Tesla) and SpaceX, is a 21st century example.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Nitori and the Kappa race in general. In a setting that has a medieval level of technology, [[SchizoTech Nitori has managed to create things like]] [[InvisibilityCloak optical camo suits]].
** Rika fits this even better; She managed to build, arm, and pilot at least ''three'' separate [[TankGoodness tanks]] designs in a setting devoid of the industrial grade machinery usually required to construct one.
* The Gadgeteer is an actual class in ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} 8'', and it's just as powerful as you'd expect. Thankfully the rarity of components means that you can't really have more than one in the party, which keeps the game from becoming unbalanced.
* Gadgeteering exists as a power set in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline''. One of the abilities being an 'Experimental Ray' which has a chance for various effects, including turning the target into a teddy bear.
* The Gadgeteer is also the name of a class in ''VideoGame/TwilightHeroes'' - they make many of the gadgets and devices that they use in combat.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'': Funky Kong; he can make helicopters, watercraft, and guns out of BambooTechnology. All while being a SurferDude.
* Puck of ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits'' is capable of repairing the strongest and oldest [[AMechByAnyOtherName ATACs]] in record time and can keep them in working order with the smallest of resources. [[spoiler: Taken to extreme levels as he proves he is fully capable of making an [=ATAC=] even stronger than the one legends portrayed as strongest using only scrape parts of a broken machine and a weaker power source.]] Takes a dark twist at the end of the "Ruin" path when he improves [[spoiler:Zulwarn]]'s efficiency. [[spoiler:It only needs a few ''drops'' of blood instead of a mass human sacrifice to power it, though it still corrupts people.]]
* ''VideoGame/UnwrittenLegends''has two classes based on gadgeteering, making the characters either this or at least the GeniusDitz
* Victoria Van Bathysphere from ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 2''. The later portion of her level is an Eternal Engine and she made a robot army.
* ''VideoGame/EagleEyeMysteries'': WordOfGod says that Jennifer Eagle's character was created specifically for her to be this. In-game, she built the Eagle Eye Detective Agency's TRAVIS hand-held computer, and is rather picky about who gets to wield it (only Eagle Eye members have the privilege).
* The [[PlayerCharacter Sole Survivor]] in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' can strip everyday household items like alarm clocks, silverware, or board games for raw materials, which can then be used to make turrets, generators, computers, and modifications for weapons, armor, and even power armor. With the ''Automatron'' DLC, they can even use raw materials to build their own army of MechaMooks.
* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' has Merveille, who is credited with single-handedly raising the bar for Kurvasz MiniMecha design. [[spoiler:She's also quite skilled in biology, CreatingLife while barely old enough to be out of high school.]] The shopkeeper Suzette and Red's sister Chocolat are both {{Wrench Wench}}es.
* The Lombaxes from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' are [[PlanetOfHats an entire race]] of Gadgeteer Geniuses. Ratchet himself was able to build a functioning space ship out of [[strike:[[MemeticMutation A BOX OF SCRAPS!]]]] spare parts [[strike:[[IronMan IN A CAVE!]]]] on Veldin simply by following Gadgetron's voice prompts (not to mention the list of his wacky inventions that Clank rattled off), and the Lombax Secret is in fact [[spoiler:an inter-dimensional portal device.]] According to the Smuggler, Lombaxes can't leave ''any'' invention the way they found it and are forever tinkering.
* Captain Syrup in ''VideoGame/WarioLandII''. All the boss fights against her involve knocking her out of various hovering vehicles that sport various weapons, and one fight sees her remotely controlling a robotic Spear Man.
* Amanda Ripley of ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' at one point manages to repair a motion tracker unit using parts from a children's toy. She also crafts her own medkits, explosives and electronic decoys from random gubbins and scrap metal parts she finds lying around the station.
* The Combo Weapon mechanic in ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' and ''[[VideoGame/DeadRising3 3]]'' turns the protagonists into this, being able to [[MacGyvering MacGyver]] weapons out of whatever random crap they can find, including boxing glove claws, water gun flamethrowers, crossbows armed with exploding firework rockets, and even a fully functional ''lightsaber''. Nick from 3 takes this even further by being able to build Combo Weapons on the spot without needing a workbench, and even build combo ''vehicles''.
* One of ''VideoGame/{{Battlecry}}'''s classes - called Gadgeteer, naturally enough - has this as their job. Jin, on the Han Republic team, is a particular example.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', Sparkgrinder is a gifted inventor, but not very good at [[KillerRobot controlling his inventions]].
* ''VideoGame/ScrapMechanic'' has every PlayerCharacter as a Gadgeteer Genius, capable of building marvellous machines out of nothing more than repurposed agricultural and logistical equipment. [[SurvivalSandbox And they're going to need it, too.]]
* Li Kohran from ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', though the stuff she makes also has a tendency to randomly explode.
* Junkrat from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. He may be a twitchy criminal with a penchant for explosions, but the guy managed to craft up some impressive weaponry. His grenade launcher, remote concussive mine, and springtrap were all his creations, along with his incredibly powerful Riptire. There's even a good chance that his artificial hand and leg were hand crafted.
* [[RealityWarper Conduits]] in ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are ''supernaturally'' good at crafting, tinkering and alchemy, to the point that (with the favor of the RandomNumberGod) it's entirely possible for a Conduit to craft something and find all of their materials still intact and unused on the workbench afterwards. People who think too hard about how impossible that is tend not to become Conduits.
* Phoebe from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is a genius inventor who has created a variety of fantastical tech, a number of which have been inspired by Eldrid tech that seem almost [[MagicFromTechnology magical in nature]]. Among her inventions include phasegate tech which allows her to teleport around the battlefield; her high tech and fashionable BattleBallgown which aids her when fighting; and a cybernetic implant which allows her to telekinetically control four of her five rapiers. She's also a skilled roboticist, having been the brains behind her fellow Battleborn Kid Ultra's original design and purpose.
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* ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'' depicts [[Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon Impey Barbicane]] as a self-declared "genius engineer" who frequently proclaims the wonders of science and intends to someday travel to the moon. His inventions have a high likelihood of exploding in massive clouds of steam or otherwise going humorously awry, except for when the cast really ''need'' them to function, at which times they always seem to come through. Among other things, he creates a fully-functional [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines ornithopter]] and teaches Cardia to fly it.
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* Sudoku from ''WebAnimation/BananananaNinja'' has built a TransformationRay and a SwissArmyWeapon (the Omni-Functional Kitchen Gadget, an '''all'''-purpose kitchen tool that can transform into a HumongousMecha).
* In ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'', Ken tries to help Barbie by making such inventions as a MasterComputer to index all the clothes and accessories in her UnlimitedWardrobe, and a ShrinkRay to keep her countless trophies and awards from flooding the trophy room. Skipper also proves herself a competent inventor when she "Skipperizes" Barbie's boutique with new makeover machines.
* Sniffles from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. He was able to build a functioning rocket ship out of the remains of a school bus and a TimeMachine out of a washer, for starters.
* WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr: Iggy Koopa is a scientific genius, who is seen using multi-function hi-tech glasses and Koopa GPS devices.
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* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ Agatha Heterodyne]] of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', and the other Sparks ([[MadScientist Mad Scientists]]). An example of SchizoTech because Sparks are able to screw with the laws of physics. Examples include electrical lightning moats, cloning pods, {{Death Ray}}s, giant airships, autonomous robots and Frankenstein monsters in a world that is otherwise at the tech-level of the 19th century. (That's her in the page image. Yes, that is a coffee maker. No, [[GoneHorriblyRight you don't want]] [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome any coffee from it.]])
* Kat from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' builds an antigravity generator out of a thermos and coat hangers for the school ScienceFair. She doesn't see this as anything special, and builds it simply to grow experimental protein crystals properly. Much to her chagrin, nobody cares very much about proteins, but are fascinated by her anti-grav machine.
-->'''Signs:''' Protein is Great!
-->'''Student:''' Wow! Zero Gravity!
-->'''Kat:''' ''No!'' Protein!
:: Later, she converts it into a personal aircraft.
* Tedd from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is a male version of this trope. Grace, the squirrel-girl girlfriend of Tedd, has her moments as well.
* Scarlett from ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' is either this, or an [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Idiot Savant]]. Several strips indicate that she'd be an engineering genius were it not for her [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny crippling case of ADD]].
** It later turned out she is actually one-fourth of a [[WetwareCPU biocomputer]] [[HiveMind gestalt]], she is a lot more competent when she's with her "sisters"
*** Though they do have a disturbing tendency to make things that explode... including bug nets and self-motivated slinkies. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment That explode.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Sean "Dark Smoke Puncher" [=McNinja=], the brother of Dr. [=McNinja=], is shown to be particularly technologically adept and his own brother noted that his own MechaMooks are more dangerous than normal.
* Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''. An artificially (or rather, accidentally) generated creature, she is less than a year old and has the common sense of a little girl, but is quite capable of building a giant robot [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070512.html out of a milking machine]], and an interstellar transmitter out of [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial an umbrella and a Speak n' Spell]].
** Her sister Galatea is [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20080715.html no slouch, either.]]
* Thomas the Cat from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', as seen [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/03/16/ here]] and [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/09/30/ here]].
** Not to mention Annarchy, especially in the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness games where she upgrades your weapons and builds a [[spoiler:HumongousMecha to defeat a PhysicalGod]]. Also meets the female and school-age requirements.
* Dust Puppy in ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' wrote Erwin the Artificial Intelligence [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20001018 overnight, in Cobol]], only [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=19980125 53 days]] after Dust Puppy himself [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=19971203 was born]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'''s Riff has built several robots, a device for opening gates to other dimensions, the Omnitaser Supreme, and a staple remover ''with a 100 feet range''.
* A more specific version, but ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'''s Largo can build a computer out of almost anything, including ''cereal boxes''.
* Sev'vil and Anira in ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'' are the greatest scientific minds in the world.
* The titular pair from ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy''?
* ''Webcomic/DrNonami'' stars a young female scientist who invents a variety of machines to fight evil.
* Doc and Roger from ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'' tend towards this, triply so (at the very least) if alcohol is involved. Notable inventions include a fusion-powered paintball gun capable of firing through time, and a micro air compressor which runs on ''nitroglycerine'' as petrol isn't powerful enough.
* ''Webcomic/VoodooWalrus'' has a "house badger" by the name of Professor Kaboodles who has seemingly evolved in the background from being a simple pet badger to a full on goggle and lab coat wearing inventor. Though no one notices. Even when he's [[http://voodoowalrus.com/?p=1137 shooting lasers at floating pygmy cows.]]
* Walter from ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', regularly upgrades the ships he steals with complex MagiTek, and is the go-to-guy for TechnoBabble. His first on panel instance of this is in the shipwrecked arc, where he built a fully-furnished house in the course of an afternoon ''without'' tools. It was also a VisualGag about his [[WingedHumanoid animal instincts]].
* [[TheBigGuy Equius Zahaak]] from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' uses his mechanical skills to build [[ArtificialLimbs new body parts]] for his wounded allies. He also builds robots for various personal uses.
* Light Bittencourt from ''Webcomic/{{Vinigortonio}}'' is a girl with a giant lab-house who makes inventions for a hobby.
* Felix from ''Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}''.
* Tess, main mechanic of the Sisterhood in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' who, among other things built Xanthe's tricycle which flies and has a force field.
* Belt boy from ''Webcomic/TheHeroesOfCrash'' invented a HyperSpaceArsenal belt with built in A.I and robotic hand/ArmCannon for his friend
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* The various gadgeteers (follows the laws of physics) and devisors (considers them more of a guideline) of the ''WhateleyUniverse'' have this as their mutant talent. Ironically, WordOfGod has canonically stated that even ''they'' can't actually make a giant robot that works. Not that this keeps the relevant perpetual school project nicknamed "Tiny Tim" from having its own SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome during the Halloween battle...
** Jobe Wilkins' father is a gadgeteer genius villain. He resents Jobe for being a bio-devisor instead of a gadgeteer like him.
* Makes-Things, Techno-Dann, in ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum''. Technically, anyone who works for the Department of Sufficiently Advanced Technology can qualify.
* The WebSerialNovel ''Literature/TheDescendants'' has a lot of these: Codex, Tink, and (at least in the backstory) Chaos all serve this role, as do many of the villains--most notably Maven.
* The {{Podcast}} Podcast/CriticalHit has two: the PC Randus du Thane, played by Brian, and the NPC Thony.
* A staple villain type in ''Literature/SuperStories'', usually with their own, restricted specialty. Veldron is a whiz at electronic circuitry, Clockwork is brilliant with medium-scale engineering such as, well, clockwork, and Devnull is a programming and hacking genius.
* There's also the ''{{Masks}}'' universe, where this is one of the mutant powers, besides for instance Bricks (really tough and strong) and Flyers.
* This is a super-power in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. Some {{Gadgeteer Genius}}es have only the power to make one very, very advanced device (Roland Jaffe created an iPod-sized battery that could store more electricity than a ten-foot-high pile of car batteries, and Peter Dansker, a technician for Lucent, built a truly sentient android over the course of a weekend), while others are able to toss out new technology as easily as they can breathe.
* In the web novels ''TrintonChronicles'' there are two characters who fit this, one is Robert who took actual schooling on robotics and the other is Brandon who's super power actually allows him to understand machines.
* Essay (hero), Gimble (neutral) and Triton (villain) are notable examples in the Academy of Super Heroes universe. Gimble is notable because she makes physics-violating tech that ''everyone'' can use -- even [[AntiMagic Anchors]].
* Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM boasts several, especially Crackitus Potts.
* In Literature/{{Worm}}, parahumans with the power to instinctively visualize and understand how to put together advanced technological devices are called Tinkers. It is unclear as to whether everything a Tinker makes follows the laws of physics or can be mass-produced by normal people, although some Tinker-made tech seems to be in widespread use. Some are more competent than others (Leet can build any type of device only once, and the closer an invention is to something he's made before, the more likely it is to misfire.) Other tinkers specialize in certain fields of technology (Bakuda makes various kinds of bombs, Bonesaw works with biological organisms). Dragon, who mainly builds suits of powered armor, has the reputation of being the most powerful and skilled tinker in Worm's universe, [[spoiler: though it actually turns out that she is an extremely advanced AI who was built by a now-deceased tinker, and is able to design things through her advanced intelligence.]]
** It is revealed that Tinkers [[spoiler:are actually tapping into the knowledge of the entities that grant them their powers, and as those entities have visited- and destroyed- countless other planets in the past, they have access to advanced technologies devised by alien civilizations. In some cases, they also have a subconscious ability to scan their surroundings and determine how the recorded information can be applied to Earth-specific situations.]]
* The main character of Literature/{{LegionOfNothing}}, Nick, is a Gadgeteer Genius with his own suit of PoweredArmour, with which he fights crime as a superhero called "The Rocket". He's helped by having access to the work of his deceased grandfather, who was also a GadgeteerGenius. While their work can be replicated by ordinary people, it's a lot more advanced than normal technology. It's unconfirmed whether this is an actual superpower or just natural intelligence.
* In Literature/{{Brennus}}, this trope is the superpower of "Gadgeteers" such as the main character. While never impossible, Gadgeteer technology is decades or even centuries more advanced than normal technology, making it a very useful power to have.
* Penny in ''WebVideo/{{Caper}}'' built what is essentially the Iron Man suit. She then stole it from the Tony Stark expy, who had funded it.
* In "Literature/CaelumLex" Cyrus Soliveré and Adrasteia Atelier, both engineers from a young age, consistently override security protocols, wrangle together engine pieces and build any gadget needed for a specific mission.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', this apparently comes with being a [[TheEngineer neogician]] who puts plenty of work in his or her optional inventor job.
* Katie, the [[Website/{{Neopets}} Genius Inventor]] of the Seekers (and niece of the faction leader), is presented this way.
* The eponymous protagonist of ''DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' probably qualifies, making a trans-matter ray (which ... sort of ... works), a working remote control for a van (which operates by a small device that magnetically adheres to the roof) and freeze ray (which stops time), a stun ray (never used) and a death ray (never shown actually working, for ... reasons).
* {{Literature/Enter the Farside}}: Artifex. Slightly averted; he can't actually invent anything, but he can take any existing piece of technology and simplify it to the point of being leagues ahead of what it was before. He's currently building a set of PoweredArmor as a side project.
* ''WebOriginal/CriticalRole'' has Percy de Rolo, an exiled nobleman who, with a bit [[DemonicPossession supernatural help]], invented of the first gun - along with [[{{Deconstruction}} everything]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero that entails]]. As Vox Machina's resident tinkerer and inventor, he's created a a grappling-hook arrow, a saddlebag bomb, an electrified gauntlet, several explosive arrows, a grenade, a prosthetic hand, and perhaps most impressive [[spoiler: a spring trap that was able to hold an ancient black dragon to the ground for several rounds of combat.]] His inventions are also notable in that Taliesin must prove that each of them can be created with the materials and technology he would have at his disposal before he gets the go ahead from the DM.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2801 SCP-2801 ("A Dress-Up Box")]]. One of the people affected by SCP-2801 temporarily gained the ability to create an anomalous device. It could emit a low-frequency sound that neutralized the hazardous effect of a deadly chemical.
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* Buckle from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', a former Disney Imagineer who became a mountain man. Just look at his haunted house:
-->'''Francine''': (''disturbed'') I actually don't know how I got out. The front hallway spiraled into a black hole and the weather kept changing and ''I was a child again''.
* The Mechanist from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** Since Sokka is his protegee, count him in. He came up with the idea for a submarine!
** Varrick from SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' may be an EccentricMillionaire, but he's also a very capable scientist and engineer, and quite capable of building what he needs on the fly.
*** Asami Sato didn't just inherit her father's industrial company, she also inherited his engineering genius. She can build a sand glider out of ship scraps, come up with innovative infrastructure ideas to incorporate spirit wilds into the city, and design biomimetic flying mech suits, among other things.
* Arthur in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' designs a bycicle-impulsed flying machine, two robots and a submarine, among other things.
* Rattrap in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' was stripped of all weapons upon being reformatted, so compensated by developing all sorts of handy devices to stop the Vehicons.
* [[GrumpyBear Grumpy]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'' straddles the line between this and BunglingInventor. He apparently built an entire theme park at one point, not to mention a cloning device, among many others, but his inventions sometimes turn on him (i.e. the clone cloned itself and both clones kicked him out for not being "Grumpy" enough) or fail because of ([[UnwantedAssistance unwanted]]) help from Oopsy.
* In addition to commentary, Stone Cold Steve Austin provided this service in the original run of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''. His technological expertise yielded a fully-functional cloning machine (used to combine DNA from dead celebrites into fighting mutants) and a rickety time machine (used to bring to life such matches as The Three Tenors vs. The Three Stooges).
* [[MeaningfulName Gadget Hackwrench]] from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. The stuff she makes is particularly impressive because all she usually has to work with is [[MacGyvering discarded junk]] from the humans.
* Philly Phil from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000''.
* Jérémie from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. His gadgeteering occurs more in the virtual world, however, as he is the primary programmer and the one who is most adept at using the Supercomputer. However, it is a confirmed fact that he can build robots, participating in a robot competition in Season 1. He also created an EMP bomb in episode "Ultimatum," which has efficiently stunned a [=XANAfied=] person at this occasion.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
** They make holographic projectors out of steam engines and lasers out of a flashlight, a piece of wood, and a bottle!
** If you're looking for a person example, Numbuh 2 would be the man. You just have to get past his [[IncrediblyLamePun Punny]] way of life.
* Jack and Maddie Fenton in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' seem to fit this trope, with their inventions being proven inoperable by a normal person, or even [[TheMenInBlack The Guys In White]], due to the quirks because of said "tin cans and an old transistor radio" method of construction.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has a gadgeteer for its main character.
* [[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell]] is one of these in her origin story movie. This actually comes from the original J. M. Barrie's PeterPan: She mended pots and kettles, at least. The name really does come from her being a tinkerer.
* Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. He makes an industrial-grade excavator out of junk he found around his neighborhood.
* AJ from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/FlavioTheGoat'' wishes to be the next Creator/LeonardoDaVinci. He makes a lot of inventions in his spare time.
* William from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}''.
* Kin Kujira from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''.
* The Old Gummies in ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' made such advance technology (inclunding a complex underground road system and a interoceanic communication devices in the Middle Ages) that they became a target for humans due to that.
* Froggo from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' was always asking for things because, as he put it, "You've got your inventions, and I've got mine."
* Professor Von Slickstein of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', who even incorporated gadgets into the title character's body.
** The Inspector's niece and dog, Penny and Brain, are the more competent gadgeteers, though they are just as likely to become the DamselInDistress (both of them are subject) or WronglyAccused (Brain, while simultaneously being the Damsel sometimes) while Gadget plays the SpannerInTheWorks.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' is only a kid, but he has already surpassed any known scientist in capablity. Each episode focuses on one of his invention although his inventions usually fall prey to FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome.
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. He builds random gadgets when necessary, such as a cloning machine, and is also able to fix things (including a damaged time machine).
** [[RobotMaster Olaf]] also counts, as he has his own robot slave and over the course of the show has built [[spoiler: an army of MechaMooks]], [[spoiler: a FreezeRay]] and [[spoiler: turned Stumpy into a {{cyborg}}]].
* Wade from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is able to build more or less anything that the plot demands. And the Tweebs that were able to really pimp Kim's [[CoolCar car]]. The three of them are 10 years old...
** On the villainous side, Motor Ed is a mechanical genius. [[VerbalTic Seriously!]]
** In [[SuperpoweredEvilSide his "bad boy" mode]], Ron Stoppable is this. It's even latent in his "good" mode, when he builds a weapon (at Drakken's insistence) [[MacGyvering IN A LAIR, from A BOX OF SCRAPS]]!
* ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'': Tech E. Coyote manages to cobble together a model of the city in his spare time. This model comes complete with trains that actually run on time. When ''not'' in his spare time, he makes the heroes' arsenal.
** ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''' Wile E. Coyote tinkered on occasion, though mostly he used AcmeProducts.
*** Same with [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Calamity Coyote]].
* In the Ruby-Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' show, Roll modified her Utility Arm herself. This included such appliances as a vacuum, a blender, a circular saw, and ''modifying a baking sensor to detect earthquakes''.
* Coop from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' tuned up a HumongousMecha until it worked better than the original, even despite all the parts he keeps breaking on account of [[GeniusDitz not being all that bright besides.]]
* Tennie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. She even built the home she and her father live in. [[CoolOldGuy Jacob]] is this as well, having invented the Utility Bots. Also Dutch.
* [[CloudCuckooLander Pinkie Pie]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', despite possibly being completely insane, built a [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci DaVinci-ish]] flying machine, a "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Welcoming Machine]]", and her signature party cannon... which she (except for one occasion) successfully uses to ''literally'' decorate for parties.
** The Flim Flam Brothers have the titular Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 as well, which looks years more advanced than anything else that's ever popped up in Equestria.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Phineas and Ferb.
** Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Despite being a normally HarmlessVillain, he is capable of building -inators that are as impressive as the inventions of the title characters.
** Also, the Fireside Girls, led by Isabella. They're usually just helping the boys out, which is impressive in itself, but they ''can'' build a Time Machine.
* Strudel from [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]'' tends to make her inventions from discarded items and the occasional more sophisticated electronics she comes across.
* Gretchen Grundler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* The Geek from ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' fits the original mold perfectly, as a young genius girl who built a gigantic robot Max in her underground lair.
* [[ScoobyDoo Velma Dinkley]] produces a number of remarkably sophisticated pieces of equipment in her spare time in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' In the same series, Fred also makes [[SarcasmMode a few minor modifications]] to the Mystery Machine, such as equipping it to transform into a submarine at the press of a button.
* Handy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' is capable of making all sorts of advance machinery like harvesting machines, telephone lines, a fire pump and even a robot in the Middle Ages.
* Sandy Cheeks from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', especially in the later seasons.
* Gear from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', who initially thought his power was [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway rather lame]]: "How am I supposed to fight supervillains, ''think'' them into submission? All I can be is your Mega-Mechanic." Which turns out to be a great way to fight supervillains.
* Pearl of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' once built a nearly fully functional spaceship out of a bunch of junk Greg had lying in storage. Later on, she manages to repair an escape pod five thousand years more advanced than anything she'd worked with before, and figured out how to use it to track Warp Pad usage.
** Peridot is also a major one, considering her [[FantasticCasteSystem role in Gem society]] is to be a technician/engineer.
* Ginger Snap from ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake''.
* Kani on ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' fits the bill, although others have tried to steal credit for her inventions on occasion.
* Razor from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' is the primary force behind the eponymous duo's technology (though T-Bone occasionally demonstrates that he's no slouch at least when it comes to engines), and thus they made military salvage into a working supersonic jet that's armed to the teeth with all kinds of unique missiles. His knowledge has limits, however, demonstrated in the last episode when he despaired over fixing a broken radar jammer.
* Donatello from ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
* Similar to Fred's modification of the Mystery Machine, Alan of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' programmed the iconic Chan Van to be able to transform into just about anything. Even a dynamite truck.
* Tanya from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' is introduced as "She was so smart, she actually knew how to program a timer on a VCR!" As well as building the team's machines and [[StuffBlowingUp blowing up those of the enemy]], she used a wrist mounted [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] in battle. She also had a stutter due to her brain going so fast (and trying to explain things in terms the others could understand).
* Professor Utonium from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' creates things like a supersuit or a giant robot or a car that can turn into a giant robot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' has two. Adrian Toomes is the inventor of the Magnetic Air Transport System, a suit of {{flight}}-capable PoweredArmor that he uses as the {{Supervillain}} Vulture to antagonize Norman Osborn for stealing his designs. Chameleon's henchman Mason (aka, the Tinkerer) is responsible for developing all the ShoePhone technology the Chameleon needs for his work as a MasterOfDisguise.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TraceyMcBean''
* Wheeljack, from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. He created the Aerialbots and the Dinobots, and while some of his inventions don't quite work out in the [[StuffBlowingUp explode-y sense]].. his fuel pump is in the right place. He also invented lots of useful things. Like the Immobilizer, which worked great until it blew up, and the Negavator, which worked great until ''it'' blew up, and that bomb, which was [[CaptainObvious supposed to blow up]], so it definitely worked great.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s Nox, a brilliant (if unsuccessful) clockmaker, had a bit of this going on before he went utterly crazy. And then he went on to prove just how scary an ''[[EvilGenius evil]]'' [[MadScientist Gadgeteer Genius]] could be.
* Tobey from ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' is a 10 year old kid who, in his spare time, builds giant robots to do his bidding.
* Widget from ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy''.
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* [[http://www.wotshappening.com/chinese-farmer-who-lost-both-arms-spent-eight-years-building-fully-functional-limbs-from-scrap-metal/ Sun Jifa]], a 51-year-old Chinese farmer, built himself a pair of working prosthetic arms out of nothing but scrap metal after losing his old ones while making a BOMB to go blast fishing with.
* The book ''The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind'' is about a real-life example of this. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kamkwamba William Kamkwamba]], a fourteen-year-old Malawian boy, was forced to drop out of school because his family could no longer afford the tuition. Using some books from a foreign-aid funded library and parts from a scrapyard, he constructed a fully functional windmill to run appliances in his family's home, largely creating the design from scratch.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_von_Kempelen Wolfgang von Kempelen]] was a real life example from the 18th century, known for creating, among other things, a speaking machine and a chess playing 'automaton'. The later required an operator sitting inside and controlling the puppet through an elaborate mechanism, and using several other mechanisms to conceal himself when the machine is opened up, creating the illusion that the whole structure is fully mechanical.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Yulu Wu Yulu]] is a 46-year old farmer from a rural area of China near Beijing. While he has very little in the way of formal education, he has over the past thirty years built over 26 robots to do everything from light cigarettes, to scale walls, to drive rickshaws, building them out of scrap metal. In true MadScientist tradition, he nearly drove his wife to divorce, plunged them both into tremendous debt, destroyed his home and scalded his face with acid. All ''ForScience''! Or at least his crazy hobby.
* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla. [[http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html Some specific examples are in order.]] Please note that some of these "examples" are more wishful thinking/cult of personality based than actual fact; for example, Tesla never actually demonstrated a laser, but ''claimed'' to have invented a death beam that, based on some comments he made about how it ''didn't'' work, may have borne at least some superficial similarities to a laser (but probably wasn't, if in fact he had one at all). Scientists still are divided on whether Tesla was a genius, a crackpot, or a little of both (majority opinion seems to incline towards the last of these).
* Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors (named in honour of Nikola Tesla) and SpaceX, is a 21st century example.
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* Tobey from ''WesternAnimation/WordGir'' is a 10 year old kid who, in his spare time, builds giant robots to do his bidding.

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* Tobey from ''WesternAnimation/WordGir'' ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' is a 10 year old kid who, in his spare time, builds giant robots to do his bidding.
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* [[RealityWarper Conduits]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are ''supernaturally'' good at crafting, tinkering and alchemy, to the point that (with the favor of the RandomNumberGod) it's entirely possible for a Conduit to craft something and find all of their materials still intact and unused on the workbench afterwards. People who think too hard about how impossible that is tend not to become Conduits.

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* [[RealityWarper Conduits]] in ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are ''supernaturally'' good at crafting, tinkering and alchemy, to the point that (with the favor of the RandomNumberGod) it's entirely possible for a Conduit to craft something and find all of their materials still intact and unused on the workbench afterwards. People who think too hard about how impossible that is tend not to become Conduits.Conduits.
* Phoebe from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is a genius inventor who has created a variety of fantastical tech, a number of which have been inspired by Eldrid tech that seem almost [[MagicFromTechnology magical in nature]]. Among her inventions include phasegate tech which allows her to teleport around the battlefield; her high tech and fashionable BattleBallgown which aids her when fighting; and a cybernetic implant which allows her to telekinetically control four of her five rapiers. She's also a skilled roboticist, having been the brains behind her fellow Battleborn Kid Ultra's original design and purpose.
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* * ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2801 SCP-2801 ("A Dress-Up Box")]]. One of the people affected by SCP-2801 temporarily gained the ability to create an anomalous device. It could emit a low-frequency sound that neutralized the hazardous effect of a deadly chemical.

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* Katie, the [[Franchise/{{Neopets}} Genius Inventor]] of the Seekers (and niece of the faction leader), is presented this way.

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* Katie, the [[Franchise/{{Neopets}} [[Website/{{Neopets}} Genius Inventor]] of the Seekers (and niece of the faction leader), is presented this way.
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* Rin-Rin from ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' can build custom laptop computers overnight for pocket change, complete with her own hand-written operating system. She's also built an [[RobotMe android duplicate of herself]], but the poor thing [[TheVoiceless can't speak]] and is still [[{{Dojikko}} a bit klutzy]] at household chores.

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* Rin-Rin from ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' can build custom laptop computers overnight for pocket change, complete with her own hand-written operating system. She's also built an [[RobotMe android duplicate of herself]], but the poor thing [[TheVoiceless can't speak]] and is still [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl a bit klutzy]] at household chores.
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* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. He builds random gadgets when necessary, such as a cloning machine, and is also able to fix things (including a damaged time machine).
** [[RobotMaster Olaf]] also counts, as he has his own robot slave and over the course of the show has built [[spoiler: an army of MechaMooks]], [[spoiler: a FreezeRay]] and [[spoiler: turned Stumpy into a {{cyborg}}]].
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* Comicbook/{{Hardware}}, the resident tech expert of the [[MilestoneComics Milestone universe]].

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* Comicbook/{{Hardware}}, the resident tech expert of the [[MilestoneComics [[Creator/MilestoneComics Milestone universe]].
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