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12th Apr '16 1:28:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Elsa Schneider in 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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* Dr. Elsa Schneider in IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade.''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.
28th Feb '16 11:11:05 AM Gamemaniac92711
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* ''Machinima/SteveAndCarlos'' Both Doktor Vandike and Ralph.
26th Jan '16 11:42:31 PM Menshevik
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* Two of the scientists from the ([[FrancoBelgianComics Nazi-occupation era]]) ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' comic book ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheShootingStar The Shooting Star]]'' are "Nordic" scientists, the Swede Erik Björgenskjöld and the German [[StockForeignName Otto Schulze]], but they say little or nothing, so you can't really tell their accents. Most of the members of the expedition however come from "Latin" countries - a Spaniard, a Portuguese and a Frenchman[[note]] (Professor Cantonneau, the only one who would make a return appearance, in "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "The Temple of the Sun")[[/note]]. The leader of the expedition, Professor Phostle (Calys in the original French), who comes complete with EinsteinHair, is a French-speaking Belgian. They all have huge foreheads.

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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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Two of the scientists from the ([[FrancoBelgianComics Nazi-occupation era]]) ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' comic book ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheShootingStar The Shooting Star]]'' are "Nordic" scientists, the Swede Erik Björgenskjöld and the German [[StockForeignName Otto Schulze]], but they say little or nothing, so you can't really tell their accents. Most of the members of the expedition however come from "Latin" countries - a Spaniard, a Portuguese and a Frenchman[[note]] (Professor Cantonneau, the only one who would make a return appearance, in "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "The Temple of the Sun")[[/note]]. The leader of the expedition, Professor Phostle (Calys in the original French), who comes complete with EinsteinHair, is a French-speaking Belgian. They all have huge foreheads.
24th Jan '16 5:32:36 AM Menshevik
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* In ''[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Captain America Comics]] #1 (1941), young Steve Rogers is given his super-soldier powers by the treatment Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Josef Reinstein]]. In 1981 a story by Roger Stern and John Byrne revealed that "Reinstein's" actual name was [[RaceLift Abraham Erskine]], but apparently without nullifying earlier stories that he had fled from Nazi Germany. (A Scottish name like "Erskine" would not be impossible for a German, as e. g. a number of Jacobite families settled in Germany since the beginning of the 18th century and stayed there).

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* In ''[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Captain America Comics]] Comics]]'' #1 (1941), young Steve Rogers is given his super-soldier powers by the treatment Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Josef Reinstein]]. In 1981 a story by Roger Stern and John Byrne revealed that "Reinstein's" actual name was [[RaceLift Abraham Erskine]], but apparently without nullifying earlier stories that he had fled from Nazi Germany. (A Scottish name like "Erskine" would not be impossible for a German, as e. g. a number of Jacobite families settled in Germany since the beginning of the 18th century and stayed there).
24th Jan '16 5:28:06 AM Menshevik
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* Two of the scientists from the ([[FrancoBelgianComics Nazi-occupation era]]) ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' comic book ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheShootingStar The Shooting Star]]'' are "Nordic" scientists, the Swede Erik Björgenskjöld and the German Otto Schulze, but they say little or nothing, so you can't really tell their accents. Most of the members of the expedition however come from "Latin" countries - a Spaniard, a Portuguese and a Frenchman[[note]] (Professor Cantonneau, the only one who would make a return appearance, in "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "The Temple of the Sun")[[/note]]. The leader of the expedition, Professor Phostle (Calys in the original French), who comes complete with EinsteinHair, is a French-speaking Belgian. They all have huge foreheads.

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* Two of the scientists from the ([[FrancoBelgianComics Nazi-occupation era]]) ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' comic book ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheShootingStar The Shooting Star]]'' are "Nordic" scientists, the Swede Erik Björgenskjöld and the German [[StockForeignName Otto Schulze, Schulze]], but they say little or nothing, so you can't really tell their accents. Most of the members of the expedition however come from "Latin" countries - a Spaniard, a Portuguese and a Frenchman[[note]] (Professor Cantonneau, the only one who would make a return appearance, in "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "The Temple of the Sun")[[/note]]. The leader of the expedition, Professor Phostle (Calys in the original French), who comes complete with EinsteinHair, is a French-speaking Belgian. They all have huge foreheads.foreheads.
** The engineer Frank Wolff in [[Synopsis/TintinDestinationMoon the two Moon albums]] may not speak with ah heavy accent, but was inspired by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Fuchs Klaus Fuchs]] (whose surname means "fox").
** ''[[Synopsis/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]]'' has Dr. Krollspell working for the BigBad; he is very much implied to be an old Nazi scientist.
24th Jan '16 5:16:18 AM Menshevik
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* All the scientists from the ([[FrancoBelgianComics Nazi-occupation era]]) ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' comic book ''The Shooting Star'' are Nordic scientists with outrageous accents and EinsteinHair. They all have huge foreheads to boot.

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* All In ''[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Captain America Comics]] #1 (1941), young Steve Rogers is given his super-soldier powers by the treatment Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Josef Reinstein]]. In 1981 a story by Roger Stern and John Byrne revealed that "Reinstein's" actual name was [[RaceLift Abraham Erskine]], but apparently without nullifying earlier stories that he had fled from Nazi Germany. (A Scottish name like "Erskine" would not be impossible for a German, as e. g. a number of Jacobite families settled in Germany since the beginning of the 18th century and stayed there).
* Two of
the scientists from the ([[FrancoBelgianComics Nazi-occupation era]]) ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' comic book ''The ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheShootingStar The Shooting Star'' Star]]'' are Nordic scientists "Nordic" scientists, the Swede Erik Björgenskjöld and the German Otto Schulze, but they say little or nothing, so you can't really tell their accents. Most of the members of the expedition however come from "Latin" countries - a Spaniard, a Portuguese and a Frenchman[[note]] (Professor Cantonneau, the only one who would make a return appearance, in "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "The Temple of the Sun")[[/note]]. The leader of the expedition, Professor Phostle (Calys in the original French), who comes complete with outrageous accents and EinsteinHair. EinsteinHair, is a French-speaking Belgian. They all have huge foreheads to boot.foreheads.
24th Jan '16 3:46:33 AM BrokenEye
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* Subverted in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies. Although Frau Farbissina refers to Dr. Evil as "Herr Doktor", he is not of German or Austrian ancestry. He ''was'' raised by Belgians, though, and they border the Germans...

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* Subverted in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies. Although Frau Farbissina refers to Dr. Evil as "Herr Doktor", he is not of German or Austrian ancestry.ancestry (though she is). He ''was'' raised by Belgians, though, and they border the Germans...
13th Jan '16 1:49:47 AM MAI742
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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 prosecution or extradition to eastern European countries (for prosecution) and offer them free passage to and employment in the USA]] (''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, and 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 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 prosecution or extradition to acceptance of eastern European countries extradition requests (for prosecution) trial) and offer them free passage to and employment in the USA]] 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, and 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.
13th Jan '16 1:45:59 AM MAI742
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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 threaten them with prosecution or extradition to eastern European countries (for prosecution) and offer them free passage to and employment in the USA (''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, and 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 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 prosecution or extradition to eastern European countries (for prosecution) and offer them free passage to and employment in the USA USA]] (''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, and 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.
13th Jan '16 1:43:56 AM MAI742
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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 Jewish Nazi persecution in the pre-war and early-war period, and after the war many more scientists were extracted by the USA's ''Operation Paperclip'' or attempted to flee eastern Europe to avoid trial (for various War Crimes committed ForScience). Most went or were brought to the USA and helped work on [[AtomicHate The Manhattan Project]] and US Space Programme. Several wartime theories and inventions designed to aid the war effort, for good or bad, eventually changed how people lived when applied to peacetime practices. This cemented the longstanding trope of foreign geniuses being the boons or damnation of a welcoming society.

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 Germans were "rehabilitated" by the US and Soviet strategic rocket and space programs, 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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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 Jewish Nazi persecution in the pre-war and early-war period, and after the war many period. Many more scientists were extracted by the USA's ''Operation Paperclip'' or War Criminals attempted to flee eastern Europe to western Germany in the final months of the war to avoid capture and trial (for the various War Crimes committed ForScience). Most went or were brought to amoral deeds they had done ForScience and for personal gain). This allowed the USA to threaten them with prosecution or extradition to eastern European countries (for prosecution) and helped work on offer them free passage to and employment in the USA (''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 bad, ill, and eventually changed how people lived when applied they were mass-manufactured and sold to peacetime practices. the public. This cemented the longstanding trope of foreign geniuses being the boons or damnation of a to welcoming society.

societies.

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 Germans German scientists were "rehabilitated" by the US and Soviet strategic rocket and space programs, 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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