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* The "Doctor" (Pleasance) in ''Film/WatchOutWereMad'', a German-born Freudian psychologist who is an extreme parody of this trope.



* The "Doctor" (Pleasance) in ''Film/WatchOutWereMad'', a German-born Freudian psychologist who is an extreme parody of this trope.



* Dr. Archeville in WesternAnimation/TheTransformers episodes ''The Ultimate Doom'' and ''Countdown to Extinction''.
* The plastic surgeon in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.
* One of Megabyte's henchmen in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' is known only as Herr Doctor.

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* WaltDisney's Ludwig von Drake (sometimes psychologist, sometimes OmnidisciplinaryScientist, depending on the comic) comes from Vienna. Otherwise, there's not much emphasis on his German/Austrian origin, but he's got a very obvious accent in his cartoons.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, the Warners' "p-sychiatrist".
* 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.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'', where the recurring scientist character is named Professor Notgerman and has a Scottish accent.
* Despite being a race of cyborgs from another planet, the Gobots from ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'' had two of these: Guardian Baron von Joy and Renegade Herr Fiend.
* Dr. Archeville Von Richter from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}},'' although unlike the original comics, the TV series does not specifically identify him as an escaped Nazi.
* [[AdaptationDecay In sharp contrast to his original portrayal]], Baron Silas Greenback is portrayed this way
in WesternAnimation/TheTransformers episodes ''The Ultimate Doom'' and ''Countdown to Extinction''.
* The plastic surgeon in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.
* One
the 2010s ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' series. Furthermore, he is even given the [[GratuitousGerman Germanic sounding]] name of Megabyte's henchmen in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' is known only as Herr Doctor.Baron Silas "von" Greenback.



* Dr. Ketzer[[note]]German for "[[TheHeretic Heretic]]"[[/note]], a genius geneticist in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''. In a twist, he is not working for the local UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler {{Expy}} but rather against him. Not that it makes [[MadScientist him any more sympathetic]].
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'''s second season has Dr. Noodleman in "Gadget's Gadgets"; and the ArcVillain Professor Dummkopf in "Gadget in Minimadness", "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget", and "Gadget Meets the Grappler".
* Countess [[TheVonTropeFamily von]] [[MeaningfulName Verminstrasser]] from the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Lice".
* Dr. Scientist from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Professor Dementor from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as indicated by his [[NoIndoorVoice LOUD GERMAN-ACCENTED SPEAKING!]]
* Doctor Jacques von Hamsterviel, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** Dr. Oro Myicin, psychiatrist from the cartoon ''Hare Brush'', who convinces WesternAnimation/BugsBunny he is really Elmer J. Fudd, Millionaire using psychotropic drugs of some kind.
** Years later, in ''Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare'', Bugs Bunny himself, when posing as a psychiatrist to the Tasmanian Devil, does zo mit ein Zherrman akzent, ya.
* Dr. Wily, from the American ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon from TheNineties.
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': In "The Mine, Mine, Mine Syndrome", the alien scientist Dr. Bjork speaks with a German accent.



* Despite being a race of cyborgs from another planet, the [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots Gobots]] had two of these: Guardian Baron von Joy and Renegade Herr Fiend.

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* The [[{{Area51}} Parking Lot 51]] scientist pitties from ''[[PixarShorts UFM: Unidentified Flying Mater]]'', as well as [[PaperThinDisguise "Dr. Aschleppwagen"]][[note]]A misspelling of the German word "Abschleppwagen", which means "tow car"[[/note]] ([[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater's]] disguise) from the same short, which he uses to gain access to the base and save Mator. A real pitty sees Mater:
-->'''Pitty:''' So, herr doktor, what does "dad gum" mean?\\
'''Mater:''' (fake German accent) Ze "dad gum" means... (drops accent, saves Mator) ...let's get outta here!
* Strudel, GadgeteerGenius dachshund of [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]''.
* One of Megabyte's henchmen in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' is known only as Herr Doctor.
* Present in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' where a bus crash leaves the pair in critical condition, forcing said doctor to operate with the remaining parts which leaves the asthma hound chihuaha and red cat sown together into one mismatched hybrid.
Despite being having traits common to a race of cyborgs from another planet, MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate, it can be assumed the [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots Gobots]] doctor (like ''Manga/FrankenFran'') is simply doing his job to keep his patients alive, even if he has to resort to nonstandard, questionably extreme practices, such as urgently demanding his assistant knock Ren back into unconsciousness with a mallet when he regains consciousness in the midst of surgery.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko takes Spunky to a pet psychiatrist who is an obvious {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud. [[CargoShip The psychiatrist falls in love with the dirty mop Spunky
had two of these: Guardian Baron von Joy and Renegade Herr Fiend.fallen in love with.]]
* Recurring psychiatrist Dr.Lipschitz on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has the episode "Blue Shadow Virus", with its main villain Dr Nuvo Vindi being an alien scientist with a German accent.
* Dr. Paradigm of ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' has some vaguely European accent. For no reason ever given.



* Dr. Wily, from the American ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon from TheNineties.
* Dr. Paradigm of ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' has some vaguely European accent. For no reason ever given.
* WaltDisney's Ludwig von Drake (sometimes psychologist, sometimes OmnidisciplinaryScientist, depending on the comic) comes from Vienna. Otherwise, there's not much emphasis on his German/Austrian origin, but he's got a very obvious accent in his cartoons.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'', where the recurring scientist character is named Professor Notgerman and has a Scottish accent.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, the Warners' "p-sychiatrist".
* Dr. Scientist from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Countess [[TheVonTropeFamily von]] [[MeaningfulName Verminstrasser]] from the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Lice".
* Professor Dementor from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as indicated by his [[NoIndoorVoice LOUD GERMAN-ACCENTED SPEAKING!]]
* Doctor Jacques von Hamsterviel, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.
* Dr. Ketzer[[note]]German for "[[TheHeretic Heretic]]"[[/note]], a genius geneticist in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''. In a twist, he is not working for the local UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler {{Expy}} but rather against him. Not that it makes [[MadScientist him any more sympathetic]].
* The [[{{Area51}} Parking Lot 51]] scientist pitties from ''[[PixarShorts UFM: Unidentified Flying Mater]]'', as well as [[PaperThinDisguise "Dr. Aschleppwagen"]][[note]]A misspelling of the German word "Abschleppwagen", which means "tow car"[[/note]] ([[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater's]] disguise) from the same short, which he uses to gain access to the base and save Mator. A real pitty sees Mater:
-->'''Pitty:''' So, herr doktor, what does "dad gum" mean?\\
'''Mater:''' (fake German accent) Ze "dad gum" means... (drops accent, saves Mator) ...let's get outta here!
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** Dr. Oro Myicin, psychiatrist from the cartoon ''Hare Brush'', who convinces WesternAnimation/BugsBunny he is really Elmer J. Fudd, Millionaire using psychotropic drugs of some kind.
** Years later, in ''Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare'', Bugs Bunny himself, when posing as a psychiatrist to the Tasmanian Devil, does zo mit ein Zherrman akzent, ya.
* Present in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' where a bus crash leaves the pair in critical condition, forcing said doctor to operate with the remaining parts which leaves the asthma hound chihuaha and red cat sown together into one mismatched hybrid. Despite having traits common to a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate, it can be assumed the doctor (like ''Manga/FrankenFran'') is simply doing his job to keep his patients alive, even if he has to resort to nonstandard, questionably extreme practices, such as urgently demanding his assistant knock Ren back into unconsciousness with a mallet when he regains consciousness in the midst of surgery.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko takes Spunky to a pet psychiatrist who is an obvious {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud. [[CargoShip The psychiatrist falls in love with the dirty mop Spunky had fallen in love with.]]
* Strudel, GadgeteerGenius dachshund of [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]''.
* Recurring psychiatrist Dr.Lipschitz on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': In "The Mine, Mine, Mine Syndrome", the alien scientist Dr. Bjork speaks with a German accent.
* Dr. Von Richter from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}},'' although unlike the original comics, the TV series does not specifically identify him as an escaped Nazi.
* 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'''s second season has Dr. Noodleman in "Gadget's Gadgets"; and the ArcVillain Professor Dummkopf in "Gadget in Minimadness", "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget", and "Gadget Meets the Grappler".
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has the episode "Blue Shadow Virus", with its main villain Dr Nuvo Vindi being an alien scientist with a German accent.
* [[AdaptationDecay In sharp contrast to his original portrayal]], Baron Silas Greenback is portrayed this way in the 2010s ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' series. Furthermore, he is even given the [[GratuitousGerman Germanic sounding]] name of Baron Silas "von" Greenback.

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* Dr. Wily, from the American ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon from TheNineties.
* Dr. Paradigm of ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' has some vaguely European accent. For no reason ever given.
* WaltDisney's Ludwig von Drake (sometimes psychologist, sometimes OmnidisciplinaryScientist, depending on the comic) comes from Vienna. Otherwise, there's not much emphasis on his German/Austrian origin, but he's got a very obvious accent
Archeville in his cartoons.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'', where the recurring scientist character is named Professor Notgerman
WesternAnimation/TheTransformers episodes ''The Ultimate Doom'' and has a Scottish accent.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, the Warners' "p-sychiatrist".
* Dr. Scientist from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Countess [[TheVonTropeFamily von]] [[MeaningfulName Verminstrasser]] from the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Lice".
* Professor Dementor from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as indicated by his [[NoIndoorVoice LOUD GERMAN-ACCENTED SPEAKING!]]
* Doctor Jacques von Hamsterviel, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.
* Dr. Ketzer[[note]]German for "[[TheHeretic Heretic]]"[[/note]], a genius geneticist in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''. In a twist, he is not working for the local UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler {{Expy}} but rather against him. Not that it makes [[MadScientist him any more sympathetic]].
''Countdown to Extinction''.
* The [[{{Area51}} Parking Lot 51]] scientist pitties from ''[[PixarShorts UFM: Unidentified Flying Mater]]'', as well as [[PaperThinDisguise "Dr. Aschleppwagen"]][[note]]A misspelling of the German word "Abschleppwagen", which means "tow car"[[/note]] ([[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater's]] disguise) from the same short, which he uses to gain access to the base and save Mator. A real pitty sees Mater:
-->'''Pitty:''' So, herr doktor, what does "dad gum" mean?\\
'''Mater:''' (fake German accent) Ze "dad gum" means... (drops accent, saves Mator) ...let's get outta here!
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** Dr. Oro Myicin, psychiatrist from the cartoon ''Hare Brush'', who convinces WesternAnimation/BugsBunny he is really Elmer J. Fudd, Millionaire using psychotropic drugs of some kind.
** Years later,
plastic surgeon in ''Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare'', Bugs Bunny himself, when posing as a psychiatrist to the Tasmanian Devil, does zo mit ein Zherrman akzent, ya.
* Present in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' where a bus crash leaves the pair in critical condition, forcing said doctor to operate with the remaining parts which leaves the asthma hound chihuaha and red cat sown together into one mismatched hybrid. Despite having traits common to a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate, it can be assumed the doctor (like ''Manga/FrankenFran'') is simply doing his job to keep his patients alive, even if he has to resort to nonstandard, questionably extreme practices, such as urgently demanding his assistant knock Ren back into unconsciousness with a mallet when he regains consciousness in the midst of surgery.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko takes Spunky to a pet psychiatrist who is an obvious {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud. [[CargoShip The psychiatrist falls in love with the dirty mop Spunky had fallen in love with.]]
* Strudel, GadgeteerGenius dachshund of [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]''.
* Recurring psychiatrist Dr.Lipschitz on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': In "The Mine, Mine, Mine Syndrome", the alien scientist Dr. Bjork speaks with a German accent.
* Dr. Von Richter from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}},'' although unlike the original comics, the TV series does not specifically identify him as an escaped Nazi.
* 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'''s second season has Dr. Noodleman in "Gadget's Gadgets"; and the ArcVillain Professor Dummkopf in "Gadget in Minimadness", "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget", and "Gadget Meets the Grappler".
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has the episode "Blue Shadow Virus", with its main villain Dr Nuvo Vindi being an alien scientist with a German accent.
* [[AdaptationDecay In sharp contrast to his original portrayal]], Baron Silas Greenback is portrayed this way in the 2010s ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' series. Furthermore, he is even given the [[GratuitousGerman Germanic sounding]] name of Baron Silas "von" Greenback.
''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.
27th Aug '16 4:27:55 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Even though it is not apparent, BigBad and MadScientist Dr. Hell was German. Like a bonus, he started out as a weapon researcher for the Nazis.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has the obvious one; a Nazi scientist responsible for creating the FREAKS, as well as almost all of the other technology Millennium has. The worst part? [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep As far as we're concerned his real name is]] 'Herr Doktor'; [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep he's never referred to as anything else in the main series.]]
** His nametag in the manga, however, with some difficulty, reads "Avondale Napyeer". Some have taken it as the Doctor's name.



* Subverted with Herr Doktor Kenzo Tenma from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' who is a Japanese doctor working in Düsseldorf. And all other doctors in this series are German.



* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has the obvious one; a Nazi scientist responsible for creating the FREAKS, as well as almost all of the other technology Millennium has. The worst part? [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep As far as we're concerned his real name is]] 'Herr Doktor'; [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep he's never referred to as anything else in the main series.]]
** His nametag in the manga, however, with some difficulty, reads "Avondale Napyeer". Some have taken it as the Doctor's name.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Even though it is not apparent, BigBad and MadScientist Dr. Hell was German. Like a bonus, he started out as a weapon researcher for the Nazis.
* Subverted with Herr Doktor Kenzo Tenma from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' who is a Japanese doctor working in Düsseldorf. And all other doctors in this series are German.



* [[TropeNamer This trope might just have been named]] for one of Sam Jaffe's character's first lines in the 1950s FilmNoir heist movie ''The Asphalt Jungle'':

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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.
* [[TropeNamer This trope might just have been named]] for one of Sam Jaffe's character's first lines in the 1950s FilmNoir heist movie ''The Asphalt Jungle'':''Film/TheAsphaltJungle'':



* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' has a passel of German and Austrian {{Mad Scientist}}s.
* Subverted in the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie. After Watson is [[spoiler: injured in a bomb blast, his girlfriend/soon-to-be fiance Mary goes to him in the hospital, as he is attended by a very German-sounding doctor. However, Mary figures out that the doctor is actually Holmes in disguise.]]
** It is actually a much stronger subversion as [[spoiler: Holmes' impersonation sounds very ''French'' and not German.]]
* ''Film/MarathonMan'', although this one is a dentist.

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* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' has a passel of German and Austrian {{Mad Scientist}}s.
* Subverted in the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie. After Watson ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies. Although Frau Farbissina refers to Dr. Evil as "Herr Doktor", he is [[spoiler: injured in a bomb blast, his girlfriend/soon-to-be fiance Mary goes to him not of German or Austrian ancestry (though she is). He ''was'' raised by Belgians, though, and they border the Germans...
* Almost averted by Dr. Emmet Brown of ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy. As we find out
in the hospital, [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third movie]], he has German ancestry, the old family name was Von Braun.
* Dr. Erskine from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is a benevolent example, working for the Allies on their supersoldier project. His EvilCounterpart Dr. Zola fits the usual portrayal,
as he is attended by a very German-sounding doctor. However, Mary figures out that works for the doctor is Nazis and then {{ComicBook/HYDRA}}, but he actually Holmes expresses some regret about what the ComicBook/RedSkull has him do. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler:he makes a point to correct this, he's actually Swiss. It's also shown that he is in disguise.fact genuinely evil, and gleefully tortured/experimented on American soldiers.]]
** It is actually a much stronger subversion as [[spoiler: Holmes' impersonation sounds very ''French'' and not German.]]
* ''Film/MarathonMan'', although ''Film/DeadAlive'' uses this one trope for a one-off scene. The protagonist needs sedatives to deal with a zombie or two. He visits a bald, drooling, sadistic-looking taxidermist in a lab coat whose absurd accent is excused by RuleOfFunny. The taxidermist claims not to be a dentist.doctor and that he fled the Latvian occupation, when "We were hunted like ''animals!''" When he turns from his shelf, he snags his lab coat on something, and through the tear his Nazi armband is clearly visible.



* 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.
* Dr. Scott from the ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
** Interestingly enough, Dr. Frank N. Furter himself originally had a German accent in the early days of the stage show. For reasons unknown, the idea was quickly dropped.
* ''Film/TheRoadToWellville's'' Dr. Spizvogel, unt seins ''Handhabung Therapeutic''!

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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.
* Dr. Scott Elsa Schneider in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Though more strictly a historian, her knowledge of the HolyGrail’s lore ([[FemmeFatale and seduction of the Jones boys]]) is crucial to aiding the Nazis in discovering its location. In some respects, she also borrows from the ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
** Interestingly enough, Dr. Frank N. Furter himself originally
related MadScientist trope because of her irrational obsession with possessing the grail, which leads to her untimely demise. During a LiteralCliffhanger, she hangs from Indy with one hand and uses the other to reach for the grail, which she had dropped moments earlier. [[FriendOrIdolDecision Indy begs her to stop, but she keeps trying as she can almost grasp it.]] Indy loses his grip on her gloved hand and she falls to her death.
* ''Film/MarathonMan'', although this one is
a German accent in the early days of the stage show. For reasons unknown, the idea was quickly dropped.
* ''Film/TheRoadToWellville's'' Dr. Spizvogel, unt seins ''Handhabung Therapeutic''!
dentist.



* Almost averted by Dr. Emmet Brown of ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy. As we find out in the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third movie]], he has German ancestry, the old family name was Von Braun.
* ''Film/{{Zonad}}'' features one of these as a parody of 50s paranoia movies. The film is set in rural Ireland and it's never explained what the doctor is actually doing there.
* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the Decepticon medic, Scalpel, is also known as "Ze Doktor" (and is in fact called only that during the film himself). Of course, weird accents aren't anything new for Transformers.
-->'''Ze Doktor:''' [[AxeCrazy We must have ze brain on ze table. Chop! Chop!]]
** Blaster from the ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' uniform has an... unplaceable accent that seems phonetically German-ish. Even the writers [[LampshadeHanging have no idea what he's really supposed to sound like]].
* Dr. Erskine from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is a benevolent example, working for the Allies on their supersoldier project. His EvilCounterpart Dr. Zola fits the usual portrayal, as he works for the Nazis and then {{ComicBook/HYDRA}}, but he actually expresses some regret about what the ComicBook/RedSkull has him do. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler:he makes a point to correct this, he's actually Swiss. It's also shown that he is in fact genuinely evil, and gleefully tortured/experimented on American soldiers.]]
* ''Film/DeadAlive'' uses this trope for a one-off scene. The protagonist needs sedatives to deal with a zombie or two. He visits a bald, drooling, sadistic-looking taxidermist in a lab coat whose absurd accent is excused by RuleOfFunny. The taxidermist claims not to be a doctor and that he fled the Latvian occupation, when "We were hunted like ''animals!''" When he turns from his shelf, he snags his lab coat on something, and through the tear his Nazi armband is clearly visible.
* Professor Meisenbach in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''. Implied to be a [[ThoseWackyNazis former Nazi scientist]].
* Subverted in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies. Although Frau Farbissina refers to Dr. Evil as "Herr Doktor", he is not of German or Austrian ancestry (though she is). He ''was'' raised by Belgians, though, and they border the Germans...
* Dr. Carl Mortner, Zorin's personal physician (und kreator?) in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/AViewToAKill''.
* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' has a very terrifying sequence set in a European asylum apparently staffed exclusively by this stereotype.



* The mastermind of the caper crew in ''Film/TheAsphaltJungle'' is Doctor Riedenschneider, a [[AffablyEvil gentleman gangster]] with a thick German accent.
* Dr. Frederick Frankenstein of ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. He's even called "Herr Doktor" by Frau Blucher.
* Dr. Elsa Schneider in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Though more strictly a historian, her knowledge of the HolyGrail’s lore ([[FemmeFatale and seduction of the Jones boys]]) is crucial to aiding the Nazis in discovering its location. In some respects, she also borrows from the related MadScientist trope because of her irrational obsession with possessing the grail, which leads to her untimely demise. During a LiteralCliffhanger, she hangs from Indy with one hand and uses the other to reach for the grail, which she had dropped moments earlier. [[FriendOrIdolDecision Indy begs her to stop, but she keeps trying as she can almost grasp it.]] Indy loses his grip on her gloved hand and she falls to her death.

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* The mastermind of the caper crew in ''Film/TheAsphaltJungle'' is Doctor Riedenschneider, a [[AffablyEvil gentleman gangster]] with a thick German accent.
''Film/TheRoadToWellville's'' Dr. Spizvogel, unt seins ''Handhabung Therapeutic''!
* Dr. Frederick Frankenstein of ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. He's even called "Herr Doktor" by Frau Blucher.
* Dr. Elsa Schneider in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Though more strictly a historian, her knowledge of the HolyGrail’s lore ([[FemmeFatale and seduction of the Jones boys]]) is crucial to aiding the Nazis in discovering its location. In some respects, she also borrows
Scott from the related MadScientist trope because of her irrational obsession with possessing ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
** Interestingly enough, Dr. Frank N. Furter himself originally had a German accent in
the grail, which leads early days of the stage show. For reasons unknown, the idea was quickly dropped.
* Subverted in the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie. After Watson is [[spoiler: injured in a bomb blast, his girlfriend/soon-to-be fiance Mary goes
to her untimely demise. During him in the hospital, as he is attended by a LiteralCliffhanger, she hangs from Indy with one hand very German-sounding doctor. However, Mary figures out that the doctor is actually Holmes in disguise.]]
** It is actually a much stronger subversion as [[spoiler: Holmes' impersonation sounds very ''French''
and uses the other to reach for the grail, which she had dropped moments earlier. [[FriendOrIdolDecision Indy begs her to stop, but she keeps trying as she can almost grasp it.]] Indy loses his grip on her gloved hand not German.]]
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' has a passel of German
and she falls to her death.Austrian {{Mad Scientist}}s.


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* Professor Meisenbach in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''. Implied to be a [[ThoseWackyNazis former Nazi scientist]].
* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the Decepticon medic, Scalpel, is also known as "Ze Doktor" (and is in fact called only that during the film himself). Of course, weird accents aren't anything new for Transformers.
-->'''Ze Doktor:''' [[AxeCrazy We must have ze brain on ze table. Chop! Chop!]]
** Blaster from the ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' uniform has an... unplaceable accent that seems phonetically German-ish. Even the writers [[LampshadeHanging have no idea what he's really supposed to sound like]].
* Dr. Carl Mortner, Zorin's personal physician (und kreator?) in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/AViewToAKill''.
* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' has a very terrifying sequence set in a European asylum apparently staffed exclusively by this stereotype.
* Dr. Frederick Frankenstein of ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. He's even called "Herr Doktor" by Frau Blucher.
* ''Film/{{Zonad}}'' features one of these as a parody of 50s paranoia movies. The film is set in rural Ireland and it's never explained what the doctor is actually doing there.
* The "Doctor" (Pleasance) in ''Film/WatchOutWereMad'', a German-born Freudian psychologist who is an extreme parody of this trope.
27th Aug '16 3:14:22 AM anza_sb
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* Gus from ''Webcomic/LegendOfMaxx'' is a Goblin Tinkerer who makes gadgets and speaks in a heavy German-ish accent.
14th Aug '16 7:14:51 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Hellsing}}'' has the obvious one; a Nazi scientist responsible for creating the FREAKS, as well as almost all of the other technology Millennium has. The worst part? [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep As far as we're concerned his real name is]] 'Herr Doktor'; [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep he's never referred to as anything else in the main series.]]

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* ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has the obvious one; a Nazi scientist responsible for creating the FREAKS, as well as almost all of the other technology Millennium has. The worst part? [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep As far as we're concerned his real name is]] 'Herr Doktor'; [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep he's never referred to as anything else in the main series.]]
13th Aug '16 1:14:10 PM nombretomado
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It's worth noting that Central Europe was a [[DichterAndDenker scientific and economic powerhouse in the early 20th century]], dominating the physics field. More than a few German scientists were "rehabilitated" by the US strategic rocket and space programs (and a handful by the Soviets), to the point of each side complaining "they have more Germans than we do!"[[note]] More specifically the US got nearly all the scientists who designed the rockets but fewer of the workers and technicians who actually manufactured and used them, and the Soviets got some of the manufacturers and very few of the researchers [[/note]] For a slightly safer stereotype, consider using a Swede or Norwegian instead, with the same [[EEqualsMCHammer unintelligible theories]] and outrrageous akksent!

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It's worth noting that Central Europe was a [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker scientific and economic powerhouse in the early 20th century]], dominating the physics field. More than a few German scientists were "rehabilitated" by the US strategic rocket and space programs (and a handful by the Soviets), to the point of each side complaining "they have more Germans than we do!"[[note]] More specifically the US got nearly all the scientists who designed the rockets but fewer of the workers and technicians who actually manufactured and used them, and the Soviets got some of the manufacturers and very few of the researchers [[/note]] For a slightly safer stereotype, consider using a Swede or Norwegian instead, with the same [[EEqualsMCHammer unintelligible theories]] and outrrageous akksent!
29th Jul '16 7:53:02 AM anza_sb
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* Ashley Kafka from the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' is reimagined as Dr. Kafka in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2'', a madman speaking in German-ish accent who experimented on Electro.

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* Ashley Kafka from the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comics is reimagined as Dr. Kafka in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2'', a madman speaking in German-ish accent who experimented on Electro.



* The Dr. Kafka example above is mocked in the ''WebVideo/ScreenJunkies'' / ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' crossover video "Everything Wrong With ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2''".

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* The Dr. Kafka example above (see Film) is mocked in the ''WebVideo/ScreenJunkies'' / ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' crossover video "Everything Wrong With ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2''".
29th Jul '16 7:50:40 AM anza_sb
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* Ashley Kafka from the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' is reimagined as Dr. Kafka in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2'', a madman speaking in German-ish accent who experimented on Electro.



* ''WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown''. Professor Celluloid. Full stop.

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* The Dr. Kafka example above is mocked in the ''WebVideo/ScreenJunkies'' / ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' crossover video "Everything Wrong With ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2''".
-->'''Dr. Kafka:''' (in German accent) I'm Dr. Kafka.
-->'''Epic Voice Guy:''' (also in German accent) Zee stereotypical German scientist, ja?
12th Jul '16 6:02:42 PM nombretomado
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In TV Land, a doctor or scientist is roughly 75% likely to be German or Austrian, complete with thick accent and often [[TheVonTropeFamily an entitled legacy]]. Increase to 98% for {{Mad Scientist}}s. We can probably thank [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Sigmund Freud]], AlbertEinstein and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun Wernher von Braun]]. Many top-notch Jewish scientists from Germany, Austria, and Poland fled Nazi persecution in the pre-war and early-war period. Many more War Criminals attempted to flee to western Germany in the final months of the war to avoid capture and trial (for the various amoral deeds they had done ForScience and for personal gain). This allowed the USA to [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse threaten them with acceptance of eastern European extradition requests (for trial) and offer them free passage to and employment in US government projects]] (''Operation Paperclip''). These German-Jewish refugees and ex-Nazis were prominent in many scientific fields during this period, especially [[AtomicHate The Manhattan Project]] and US Space Programme. Several wartime theories and inventions designed to aid the war effort, for good or ill, eventually changed how people lived when they were mass-manufactured and sold to the public. This cemented the longstanding trope of foreign geniuses being boons to welcoming societies.

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In TV Land, a doctor or scientist is roughly 75% likely to be German or Austrian, complete with thick accent and often [[TheVonTropeFamily an entitled legacy]]. Increase to 98% for {{Mad Scientist}}s. We can probably thank [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Sigmund Freud]], AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun Wernher von Braun]]. Many top-notch Jewish scientists from Germany, Austria, and Poland fled Nazi persecution in the pre-war and early-war period. Many more War Criminals attempted to flee to western Germany in the final months of the war to avoid capture and trial (for the various amoral deeds they had done ForScience and for personal gain). This allowed the USA to [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse threaten them with acceptance of eastern European extradition requests (for trial) and offer them free passage to and employment in US government projects]] (''Operation Paperclip''). These German-Jewish refugees and ex-Nazis were prominent in many scientific fields during this period, especially [[AtomicHate The Manhattan Project]] and US Space Programme. Several wartime theories and inventions designed to aid the war effort, for good or ill, eventually changed how people lived when they were mass-manufactured and sold to the public. This cemented the longstanding trope of foreign geniuses being boons to welcoming societies.
9th Jul '16 9:33:03 AM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''TheHoneymooners'' had a psychologist administer "Ze {{truth serum|s}}" to Norton.

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* One episode of ''TheHoneymooners'' ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' had a psychologist administer "Ze {{truth serum|s}}" to Norton.



* Dr. Eva Mudlark of ''TheAquabatsSuperShow''

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* Dr. Eva Mudlark of ''TheAquabatsSuperShow''''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''
15th Jun '16 1:58:34 PM Willbyr
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* Present in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' where a bus crash leaves the pair in critical condition, forcing said doctor to operate with the remaining parts which leaves the asthma hound chihuaha and red cat sown together into one mismatched hybrid. Despite having traits common to a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate, it can be assumed the doctor (like FrankenFran) is simply doing his job to keep his patients alive, even if he has to resort to nonstandard, questionably extreme practices, such as urgently demanding his assistant knock Ren back into unconsciousness with a mallet when he regains consciousness in the midst of surgery.

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* Present in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' where a bus crash leaves the pair in critical condition, forcing said doctor to operate with the remaining parts which leaves the asthma hound chihuaha and red cat sown together into one mismatched hybrid. Despite having traits common to a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate, it can be assumed the doctor (like FrankenFran) ''Manga/FrankenFran'') is simply doing his job to keep his patients alive, even if he has to resort to nonstandard, questionably extreme practices, such as urgently demanding his assistant knock Ren back into unconsciousness with a mallet when he regains consciousness in the midst of surgery.
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