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16th Mar '17 1:58:42 PM justanid
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In Russian classical literature set in XVIII and XIX centuries, there's a related trope of [[NotThatKindOfDoctor the other kind of doctor]] to be German as indeed was often the case [[TsaristRussia during that period]].

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In Russian classical literature set in XVIII the 18th and XIX 19th centuries, there's a related trope of [[NotThatKindOfDoctor the other kind of doctor]] to be German as indeed was often the case [[TsaristRussia during that period]].
25th Feb '17 7:00:03 AM SkylaNoivern
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* The scientists in the first ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' are mostly German scientists from German areas such as Peenemünde and Stuttgart, and some talk in a mixture of English and German. As a bonus, their appearance resembles Albert Einstein.
18th Feb '17 1:40:05 AM Veanne
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* Dr. Vernon Glassner from ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'', a veritable Werhner von Braun, only [[MadScientist crazier and creepier]].
31st Jan '17 5:35:02 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''VideoGame/PinkPantherPassportToPeril'' has Von Schmarty, a GadgeteerGenius and an ally of Pink Panther throughout most of the game.
17th Jan '17 2:54:07 AM CountDorku
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* This is the first of Napoleon von Strudel's titles in the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' comic "Anoraknophobia"; he also has Count and Baron. [[spoiler:They're all fake, and [[FakeNationality he's not even German]] - his real name is Bert Maudsley, and he hails from the same part of England Wallace does.]]
31st Dec '16 10:59:42 AM Kirayoshi
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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/TheMartian'', when Mark Watney wrote a letter to his German crewmate Alex Vogel:
-->“Frankly, I suspect you’re a super-villain. You’re a chemist, you have a German accent, you had a base on Mars...what more can there be?”
26th Dec '16 7:57:02 PM PaulA
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* In a variation, Dr. Hans Zarkov of ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' is ''Polish.'' The original comic never really played up his accent, but every film and TV adaptation has given him a thick Polish accent (except the [[Series/FlashGordon 2000s Sci-Fi Channel version]], which made him American). Most kid viewers probably thought it was a German accent, because of the prevalence of this trope.

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* In a variation, Dr. Hans Zarkov of ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' is ''Polish.'' ''Polish''. The original comic never really played up his accent, but every film and TV adaptation has given him a thick Polish accent (except the [[Series/FlashGordon [[Series/FlashGordon2007 2000s Sci-Fi Channel version]], which made him American). Most kid viewers probably thought it was a German accent, because of the prevalence of this trope.
24th Dec '16 4:24:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* TheMedic from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Fellow Medics will even say "Thank you, HerrDoctor!" He had a medical license long ago, but due to an [[NoodleIncident incident]] involving [[BodyHorror somehow stealing a patient's skeleton]], he lost it. The details in-between are fuzzy, but according to a hidden page that used to be on the website, apparently he [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/f/f7/Doctorsoffice.jpg faked his death]] and somehow ended up joining the team, still continuing to practice medicine, and inventing the Medigun. [[WordOfGod Confirmed not to be a Nazi]], but still not entirely sympathetic.

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* TheMedic from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Fellow Medics will even say "Thank you, HerrDoctor!" He had a medical license long ago, but due to an [[NoodleIncident incident]] involving [[BodyHorror somehow stealing a patient's skeleton]], he lost it. The details in-between are fuzzy, but according to a hidden page that used to be on the website, apparently he [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/f/f7/Doctorsoffice.jpg faked his death]] and somehow ended up joining the team, still continuing to practice medicine, and inventing the Medigun. [[WordOfGod [[ButNotTooEvil Confirmed not to be a Nazi]], Nazi]] (that would [[WordOfGod "be too easy"]]), but still not entirely sympathetic.
21st Dec '16 11:38:50 PM narm00
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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Mastermen #1]]'', the Sivana of Earth-10 is this trope played to the hilt, complete with FunetikAksent (since English is meant to be a dead language on that Earth), ScaryShinyGlasses, and a black leather trenchcoat and hat.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Mastermen #1]]'', the Sivana [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Sivana]] of Earth-10 is this trope played to the hilt, complete with FunetikAksent (since English is meant to be a dead language on that Earth), ScaryShinyGlasses, and a black leather trenchcoat and hat.
10th Dec '16 10:52:07 AM StFan
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRYtx_zO394 This]] commercial for a Schick razor. Combines with AsianAndNerdy for double stereotyping power, because ShavingIsScience!
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* Franchise/{{Tintin}}'s recurring nemesis Dr. J. W. [[StockForeignName Müller]] (called [[IHaveManyNames Mull-Pasha]] in ''The Red Sea Sharks'') started out as a good example. In his first appearance in ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheBlackIsland The Black Island]]'' he is a psychiatrist who uses his private clinic as a cover for his criminal activities.

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* Franchise/{{Tintin}}'s ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'':
** Tintin's
recurring nemesis Dr. J. W. [[StockForeignName Müller]] (called [[IHaveManyNames Mull-Pasha]] in ''The Red Sea Sharks'') started out as a good example. In his first appearance in ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheBlackIsland The Black Island]]'' he is a psychiatrist who uses his private clinic as a cover for his criminal activities.



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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRYtx_zO394 This]] commercial for a Schick razor. Combines with AsianAndNerdy for double stereotyping power, because ShavingIsScience!

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRYtx_zO394 This]] commercial for In a Schick razor. Combines with AsianAndNerdy for double stereotyping power, variation, Dr. Hans Zarkov of ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' is ''Polish.'' The original comic never really played up his accent, but every film and TV adaptation has given him a thick Polish accent (except the [[Series/FlashGordon 2000s Sci-Fi Channel version]], which made him American). Most kid viewers probably thought it was a German accent, because ShavingIsScience!of the prevalence of this trope.



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* Creator/PeterSellers seems attached to this trope - in ''Film/WhatsNewPussycat'' he plays a mad, lecherous Viennese psychiatrist. In ''Film/{{Lolita}}'', as Clare Quilty, he impersonates a psychiatrist and uses a heavy Germanic accent.

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* Creator/PeterSellers seems attached to this trope - -- in ''Film/WhatsNewPussycat'' he plays a mad, lecherous Viennese psychiatrist. In ''Film/{{Lolita}}'', as Clare Quilty, he impersonates a psychiatrist and uses a heavy Germanic accent.






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* Even ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' got into the act in the episode "Helpful". Character of the week Dr. Elizabeth Varner is a refugee from East Germany working at Rampart Hospital.

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* Even ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' got into the act in the episode "Helpful". Character of the week Dr. Elizabeth Varner is a refugee from East Germany working at Rampart Hospital.



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* In a variation, Dr. Hans Zarkov of ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' is ''Polish.'' The original comic never really played up his accent, but every film and TV adaptation has given him a thick Polish accent (except the [[Series/FlashGordon 2000s Sci-Fi Channel version]], which made him American). Most kid viewers probably thought it was a German accent, because of the prevalence of this trope.
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* Gus from ''Webcomic/LegendOfMaxx'' is a Goblin Tinkerer who makes gadgets and speaks in a heavy German-ish accent.

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* Gus from ''Webcomic/LegendOfMaxx'' ''Webcomic/TheLegendOfMaxx'' is a Goblin Tinkerer who makes gadgets and speaks in a heavy German-ish accent.



-->'''Dr. Kafka:''' (in German accent) I'm Dr. Kafka.
-->'''Epic Voice Guy:''' (also in German accent) Zee stereotypical German scientist, ja?

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-->'''Dr. Kafka:''' (in ''[in German accent) accent]'' I'm Dr. Kafka.
-->'''Epic
Kafka.\\
'''Epic
Voice Guy:''' (also ''[also in German accent) accent]'' Zee stereotypical German scientist, ja?



* Dr Krieger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', although technically he is not german, his last name and the fact that he is implied to be [[spoiler: one of ''{{The Boys From Brazil}}'' ]] make him one.

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* Dr Krieger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', although technically he is not german, his last name and the fact that he is implied to be [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of ''{{The Boys From Brazil}}'' ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil'' ]] make him one.
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