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12th Sep '16 12:27:05 AM TheDarkFather
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* WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr: Iggy Koopa is a scientific genius, who is seen using multi-function hi-tech glasses and Koopa GPS devices.
27th Aug '16 1:36:37 PM rafi
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* Hotaru of ''Manga/AliceAcademy''. Her's is the invention Alice.



* Hotaru of ''Manga/AliceAcademy''. Her's is the invention Alice.



* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', both Dr. White and EvilGenius Meggi are capable of making astounding creations. Salome capitalized on this by hiring Meggi and stealing White's inventions.



* Asfi Al Andromeda from ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'' is a magical version; she's already acclaimed as one of the five greatest Item makers alive, making her a combination Inventor/artisan.



* ''SonicX'': Chis Thorndyke's [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap aged up and smarted up version]] pretty much fills this role.
** Tails is a better example.

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* ''SonicX'': ''Anime/SonicX'':
** Tails as usual.
**
Chis Thorndyke's [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap aged up and smarted up version]] pretty much fills this role.
** Tails is a better example.
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* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', both Dr. White and EvilGenius Meggi are capable of making astounding creations. Salome capitalized on this by hiring Meggi and stealing White's inventions.
* Asfi Al Andromeda from ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'' is a magical version; she's already acclaimed as one of the five greatest Item makers alive, making her a combination Inventor/artisan.



!!!DC
* Franchise/{{Batman}} is this to a certain degree. Though most of his larger contraptions (like a Satellite that monitors all meta human activity down to the slightest) are built by a subsidiary of his corporation, [=WayneTech=], making this overlap with CrimeFightingWithCash. That being said, most of his arsenal (including the Batsuit) is designed and built by himself.
* Ted Kord as the ComicBook/BlueBeetle is ''the'' defining example of a gadgeteer genius superhero. He invented all of his gear himself, a lot of which was reverse-engineered alien technology (you think HTML code is tough?), up to and including a ''beetle shaped flying ship.'' [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] has even said that Ted was smarter than ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* Mr. Terrific (the second one) holds no fewer than ''fourteen'' earned doctorates, many (but not all) of them in scientific or engineering disciplines (whether or not he also holds an MD has not been definitively stated, but he definitely has medical training). Despite having no actual innate superpowers, he's a valued member of no less an organization than the ComicBook/JusticeLeague.
* The original, pre-Crisis version of ComicBook/LexLuthor was the archetype of all comic book {{Mad Scientist}}s, but he most displayed his juryrigging skills with his trademark jailbreaks. For instance, a substitute prison warden was dumb enough to get him to fix a printing press and he turned it into a tank like escape vehicle to smash his way out. Sometimes he would smuggle tools inside with him when he was carted off to jail -- tiny tools hidden under a false patch of skin on his thumb for example -- but he was perfectly capable of building an escape device without them.
* From ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'', Brainiac 5. He's been described as a genius among a species of geniuses, the type of prodigy that comes along once in a millennium (which is how far the Legion is from the rest of Franchise/TheDCU). The solution and cause of a lot of the Legion's problems. Is currently working on rebuilding the economy of the United Planets and inventing a new way to break the speed of light.
* ComicBook/{{Steel}} and his niece, Natasha Irons.
* Most recently ComicBook/{{Static}} in the pages of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. Previously, Static was just a very bright kid, but in Lobdell's Teen Titans, he became a full blown TeenGenius: designing [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Red Robin's]] glider wings and creating a new costume from scratch for [[Franchise/TheFlash Kid Flash]] that prevents his powers from vibrating him to nothing.

!!!Marvel
* Too many MarvelComics characters to list, really. [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], [[ComicBook/AntMan Henry Pym]], [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], and the ComicBook/BlackPanther are some of the most prominent heroes, while Doctor Doom, the Wizard, the Terrible Tinkerer, the Mad Thinker, and the Fixer are prominent villains.
* ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' supporting cast member Madison Jeffries has the mutant power to physically alter machines, metals and related inorganic objects, which he initially used as a mechanic. (His brother Lionel had a similar power over living tissue, which had [[{{Squick}} gruesome results when he went insane.]]) Another more conventional genius was Roger Bochs, a paraplegic who used his tremendous scientific skills to build machines that overcame his disability - namely, the robot Box. When Madison took over Box, he used his powers to turn it into a TransformingMecha whose forms were only limited by his imagination, and whatever materials he had that could be added to it.
* ComicBook/IronMan, who in turn inspired a Gadgeteer Genius (aptly codenamed Gadget) to build a tech-suit in her garage. Probably [[MemeticMutation from a box of scraps]].



* Angie from the superhero comic ''ComicBook/PS238'' by Aaron Williams (author of ''Nodwick'') combines the ability to make just about ''anything'' out of old cars and other junk with having the mindset of the cast of ''Pimp My Ride''. Bling-bling and ExplosiveOverclocking tends to riddle whatever she ends up building, which is just the way she likes it.
** And of the male (and not quite as explosive) type, the school also hosts Zodon and Herschel Clay, who both have significant gadget construction and tinkering skills in addition to (or due to) being prime examples of, respectively, the EvilGenius and the MrFixit.
* [[Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} Brainiac 5]]. He's been described as a genius among a species of geniuses, the type of prodigy that comes along once in a millennium (which is how far the Legion is from the rest of Franchise/TheDCU). The solution and cause of a lot of the Legion's problems. Is currently working on rebuilding the economy of the United Planets and inventing a new way to break the speed of light.
* IronMan, who in turn inspired a Gadgeteer Genius (aptly codenamed Gadget) to build a tech-suit in her garage. Probably [[MemeticMutation from a box of scraps]].
* {{Steel}} and his niece, Natasha Irons.
* Comicbook/{{Hardware}}, the resident tech expert of the [[MilestoneComics Milestone universe]].

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* Angie Tom Thumb and Master Menace from Marvel's ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' alternate universe.
* In Creator/WarrenEllis's ''newuniversal'' (based on ''ComicBook/TheNewUniverse''), this is the power provided by the Cipher PowerTattoo. Of the three known bearers, one was a prehistoric woman who invented electric lighting and energy weapons, but believed they were gifts
from the superhero comic ''ComicBook/PS238'' by Aaron Williams (author gods; one was this world's version of ''Nodwick'') combines the ability to make just about ''anything'' out of old cars and other junk with having the mindset of the cast of ''Pimp My Ride''. Bling-bling and ExplosiveOverclocking tends to riddle whatever she ends up building, which is just the way she likes it.
** And of the male (and not quite as explosive) type, the school also hosts Zodon and Herschel Clay, who both have significant gadget construction and tinkering skills in addition to (or due to) being prime examples of, respectively, the EvilGenius
[[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]; and the MrFixit.
* [[Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} Brainiac 5]]. He's been described as a genius among a species of geniuses, the type of prodigy that comes along once in a millennium (which
most recent is how far the Legion is from the rest of Franchise/TheDCU). The solution and cause of a lot of the Legion's problems. Is currently working on rebuilding the economy of the United Planets and inventing a new way to break the speed of light.
* IronMan, who in turn inspired a Gadgeteer Genius (aptly codenamed Gadget) to build a tech-suit in her garage. Probably [[MemeticMutation from a box of scraps]].
* {{Steel}} and his niece, Natasha Irons.
* Comicbook/{{Hardware}}, the resident tech expert of the [[MilestoneComics Milestone universe]].
HumongousMecha designer Dr Jennifer Swan.

!!!Other



* ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' supporting cast member Madison Jeffries has the mutant power to physically alter machines, metals and related inorganic objects, which he initially used as a mechanic. (His brother Lionel had a similar power over living tissue, which had [[{{Squick}} gruesome results when he went insane.]]) Another more conventional genius was Roger Bochs, a paraplegic who used his tremendous scientific skills to build machines that overcame his disability - namely, the robot Box. When Madison took over Box, he used his powers to turn it into a TransformingMecha whose forms were only limited by his imagination, and whatever materials he had that could be added to it.

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* ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' supporting cast member Madison Jeffries The Engineer from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. Her "powers" are derived from the [[AppliedPhlebotinum "nine pints of liquid machinery"]] that was developed from a combination of her own research and that of another genius. It basically gives her NewPowersAsThePlotDemands because she can create virtually any device she can conceive of on the fly.
* Al Jabr in ''ComicBook/DemonKnights''. It's TheDarkAges and he
has the mutant power to physically alter machines, metals a telescope and related inorganic objects, which he initially used as a mechanic. (His brother Lionel had a similar power over living tissue, which had [[{{Squick}} gruesome results when he went insane.]]) Another more conventional genius was Roger Bochs, a paraplegic who used his tremendous scientific skills to an electrified whip.
* From ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'', Gyro Gearloose can
build machines that overcame literally anything. In one story he built a functional space rocket out of a couple of toasters and duct tape, overnight.
** In the ''Paperinik'' classic stories, he built the various super-gadgets for the Donald superhero alter-ego.
* Comicbook/{{Hardware}}, the resident tech expert of the [[MilestoneComics Milestone universe]].
* Lewis, Mechanika's armourer in ''ComicBook/LadyMechanika''.
* Frank Einstein Jr. in ''ComicBook/MiniMonsters'', though
his disability - namely, inventions have unwanted effects.
* Angie from
the robot Box. When Madison took over Box, he used his powers superhero comic ''ComicBook/PS238'' by Aaron Williams (author of ''Nodwick'') combines the ability to turn it into a TransformingMecha whose forms were only limited by his imagination, make just about ''anything'' out of old cars and other junk with having the mindset of the cast of ''Pimp My Ride''. Bling-bling and ExplosiveOverclocking tends to riddle whatever materials he had that could be added she ends up building, which is just the way she likes it.
** And of the male (and not quite as explosive) type, the school also hosts Zodon and Herschel Clay, who both have significant gadget construction and tinkering skills in addition
to it.(or due to) being prime examples of, respectively, the EvilGenius and the MrFixit.



* The original, pre-Crisis version of ComicBook/LexLuthor was the archetype of all comic book {{Mad Scientist}}s, but he most displayed his juryrigging skills with his trademark jailbreaks. For instance, a substitute prison warden was dumb enough to get him to fix a printing press and he turned it into a tank like escape vehicle to smash his way out. Sometimes he would smuggle tools inside with him when he was carted off to jail -- tiny tools hidden under a false patch of skin on his thumb for example -- but he was perfectly capable of building an escape device without them.
* In Creator/WarrenEllis's ''newuniversal'' (based on ''ComicBook/TheNewUniverse''), this is the power provided by the Cipher PowerTattoo. Of the three known bearers, one was a prehistoric woman who invented electric lighting and energy weapons, but believed they were gifts from the gods; one was this world's version of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]; and the most recent is HumongousMecha designer Dr Jennifer Swan.
* Too many MarvelComics characters to list, really. [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], [[ComicBook/AntMan Henry Pym]], [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], and the ComicBook/BlackPanther are some of the most prominent heroes, while Doctor Doom, the Wizard, the Terrible Tinkerer, the Mad Thinker, and the Fixer are prominent villains.
** There's also Tom Thumb and Master Menace from Marvel's ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' alternate universe.
* Gyro Gearloose can build literally anything. In one story he built a functional space rocket out of a couple of toasters and duct tape, overnight.
* Lewis, Mechanika's armourer in ''ComicBook/LadyMechanika''.
* Frank Einstein Jr. in ''ComicBook/MiniMonsters'', though his inventions have unwanted effects.
* Al Jabr in ''ComicBook/DemonKnights''. It's TheDarkAges and he has a telescope and an electrified whip.
* Franchise/{{Batman}} is this to a certain degree. Though most of his larger contraptions (like a Satellite that monitors all meta human activity down to the slightest) are built by a subsidiary of his corporation, [=WayneTech=], making this overlap with CrimeFightingWithCash. That being said, most of his arsenal (including the Batsuit) is designed and built by himself.



* Most recently ComicBook/{{Static}} in the pages of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. Previously, Static was just a very bright kid, but in Lobdell's Teen Titans, he became a full blown TeenGenius: designing [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Red Robin's]] glider wings and creating a new costume from scratch for [[Franchise/TheFlash Kid Flash]] that prevents his powers from vibrating him to nothing.
* Ted Kord as the ComicBook/BlueBeetle is ''the'' defining example of a gadgeteer genius superhero. He invented all of his gear himself, a lot of which was reverse-engineered alien technology (you think HTML code is tough?), up to and including a ''beetle shaped flying ship.'' [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] has even said that Ted was smarter than ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* The Engineer from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. Her "powers" are derived from the [[AppliedPhlebotinum "nine pints of liquid machinery"]] that was developed from a combination of her own research and that of another genius. It basically gives her NewPowersAsThePlotDemands because she can create virtually any device she can conceive of on the fly.
* Mr. Terrific (the second one) holds no fewer than ''fourteen'' earned doctorates, many (but not all) of them in scientific or engineering disciplines (whether or not he also holds an MD has not been definitively stated, but he definitely has medical training). Despite having no actual innate superpowers, he's a valued member of no less an organization than the ComicBook/JusticeLeague.
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'''s Cindy (Grandpa Cid retired). She's a hawt WrenchWench who works on the gang's car... which can equip a jet transformation mod.
17th Aug '16 1:39:10 PM VVK
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* The tinker in Music/{{Voltaire}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWt9pCPx8w8 "The Mechanical Girl"]]. "In a glen beyond the castle wall/ There was a tinker/ And he was a thinker/ The smartest man in all the world/ He made a mechanical girl." Especially when it turns out what the girl is capable of doing...
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13th Aug '16 10:07:02 AM Scorntex
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* In WarrenEllis's ''newuniversal'' (based on ''ComicBook/TheNewUniverse''), this is the power provided by the Cipher PowerTattoo. Of the three known bearers, one was a prehistoric woman who invented electric lighting and energy weapons, but believed they were gifts from the gods; one was this world's version of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]; and the most recent is HumongousMecha designer Dr Jennifer Swan.

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* In WarrenEllis's Creator/WarrenEllis's ''newuniversal'' (based on ''ComicBook/TheNewUniverse''), this is the power provided by the Cipher PowerTattoo. Of the three known bearers, one was a prehistoric woman who invented electric lighting and energy weapons, but believed they were gifts from the gods; one was this world's version of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]; and the most recent is HumongousMecha designer Dr Jennifer Swan.



* Most recently ComicBook/{{Static}} in the pages of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. Previously, Static was just a very bright kid, but in Lobdell's Teen Titans, he's become a full blown TeenGenius: designing [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Red Robin's]] glider wings and creating a new costume from scratch for [[TheFlash Kid Flash]] that prevents his powers from vibrating him to nothing.

to:

* Most recently ComicBook/{{Static}} in the pages of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. Previously, Static was just a very bright kid, but in Lobdell's Teen Titans, he's become he became a full blown TeenGenius: designing [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Red Robin's]] glider wings and creating a new costume from scratch for [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Kid Flash]] that prevents his powers from vibrating him to nothing.


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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye:'' Brainstorm, as the ''Lost Light'''s resident MadScientist, had a habit of building ludicrous or impractical devices as a hobby, with his lifetime's goal being [[spoiler:making a time-machine contained inside a set of briefcases]].
10th Aug '16 10:13:17 AM longWriter
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* [[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 ([[StopHelpingMe unwanted]]) help from Oopsy.

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* [[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 ([[StopHelpingMe ([[UnwantedAssistance unwanted]]) help from Oopsy.
7th Aug '16 12:09:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} Brainiac 5]]. He's been described as a genius among a species of geniuses, the type of prodigy that comes along once in a millennium (which is how far the Legion is from the rest of TheDCU). The solution and cause of a lot of the Legion's problems. Is currently working on rebuilding the economy of the United Planets and inventing a new way to break the speed of light.

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* [[Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} Brainiac 5]]. He's been described as a genius among a species of geniuses, the type of prodigy that comes along once in a millennium (which is how far the Legion is from the rest of TheDCU).Franchise/TheDCU). The solution and cause of a lot of the Legion's problems. Is currently working on rebuilding the economy of the United Planets and inventing a new way to break the speed of light.
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', Pascal and Joseph both have incredible inventing skills, having created everything from flashlights to flying vehicles (independentally of the other!) in a canon that otherwise has the technological advancement of your standard MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting.
30th Jun '16 7:41:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': Nuparu, Avak, and Telluris

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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': Nuparu, Avak, and Telluris
29th Jun '16 4:48:28 PM BunnyStar
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It doesn't matter if they're [[TeenGenius 13 years old]] or [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 13,000]], they're the greatest scientific genius in the universe and can prove it by building a 50,000-horsepower [[HumongousMecha battle robot]] out of [[HomemadeInventions tin cans and an old transistor radio]]. Overnight. Sometimes their creations [[ExplosiveInstrumentation fail]] with [[StuffBlowingUp entertaining explosions]], but they always work for at least a little while. In {{Anime}}, the Gadgeteer Genius is usually female, and often still in grade school. In Western depictions the gadgeteer is usually male, and can be of any age.

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It doesn't matter if they're [[TeenGenius 13 [[ChildProdigy 7 years old]] or [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 13,000]], 700]], they're the greatest scientific genius in the universe and can prove it by building a 50,000-horsepower [[HumongousMecha battle robot]] out of [[HomemadeInventions tin cans and an old transistor radio]]. Overnight. Sometimes their creations [[ExplosiveInstrumentation fail]] with [[StuffBlowingUp entertaining explosions]], but they always work for at least a little while. In {{Anime}}, the Gadgeteer Genius is usually female, and often still in grade school. In Western depictions the gadgeteer is usually male, and can be of any age.
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