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12th Apr '17 12:55:39 AM GlassSpires
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A subtrope of the Labcoat of Science and Medicine is the Mad Scientist Lab Coat which is typically the Howie-style lab coat with the asymmetrical front panel and the high, stiff collar. This style of full-coverage lab coat, designed to minimize pathogen contact with street clothing, has long been associated with [[MadScientist esoterically-minded scientists]] from [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] to Dr. Horrible, and is pretty much a clear sign that its wearer doesn't care about such silly things as medical ethics boards while he Gets Shit Done. Another marker of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is when the coat (Howie-style, or otherwise) is particularly ragged, tattered, stained with unknown substances and full of holes burned by acid, lightning or god knows what else; this is a clear sign that the wearer experiments with dangerous stuff, doesn't care about either safety or appearance (in RealLife, chemists tend to replace damaged coats with new ones as soon as possible).

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A subtrope of the Labcoat of Science and Medicine is the Mad Scientist Lab Coat which is typically the Howie-style lab coat with the asymmetrical front panel and the high, stiff collar. This style of full-coverage lab coat, designed to minimize pathogen contact with street clothing, has long been associated with [[MadScientist esoterically-minded scientists]] from [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] to Dr. Horrible, and is pretty much a clear sign that its wearer doesn't care about such silly things as medical ethics boards while he Gets Shit Done. Another marker of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is when the coat (Howie-style, or otherwise) is particularly ragged, tattered, stained with unknown substances and full of holes burned by acid, lightning or god knows what else; this is a clear sign that the wearer experiments with dangerous stuff, doesn't care about either safety or appearance (in appearance. [[note]]In RealLife, chemists scientists tend to replace damaged coats with new ones as soon as possible).
possible. However, if the coat is only stained with a non-dangerous substance, it can remain for quite some time.[[/note]]
3rd Apr '17 2:31:54 PM Nakuyabi
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* As Nathan Shumate (of the now-defunct ''Cold Fusion Video'') noted in his review of ''Film/TheInvisibleManiac'', the scientists at the supposedly big and important symposium where protagonist Kevin Dornwinkle fumbles his demonstration of an {{Invisibility}} serum "must be the best of the best of the best in the scientific community, because this entire international symposium is comprised of maybe a dozen people (who didn't even bother to take off their labcoats)." Dornwiknle himself proves to be much more relaxed about this himself later on when he's shown perfecting his invisibility serum at home in his apartment in his civilian clothes.

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* As Nathan Shumate (of the now-defunct ''Cold Fusion Video'') noted in his review of ''Film/TheInvisibleManiac'', the scientists at the supposedly big and important symposium where protagonist Kevin Dornwinkle fumbles his demonstration of an {{Invisibility}} serum "must be the best of the best of the best in the scientific community, because this entire international symposium is comprised of maybe a dozen people (who didn't even bother to take off their labcoats)." Dornwiknle Dornwinkle himself proves to be much more relaxed about this himself later on when he's shown perfecting his invisibility serum at home in his apartment in his civilian clothes.
3rd Apr '17 2:30:20 PM Nakuyabi
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* As Nathan Shumate (of the now-defunct ''Cold Fusion Video'') noted in his review of ''Film/TheInvisibleManiac'', the scientists at the supposedly big and important symposium where protagonist Kevin Dornwinkle fumbles his demonstration of an {{Invisibility}} serum "must be the best of the best of the best in the scientific community, because this entire international symposium is comprised of maybe a dozen people (who didn't even bother to take off their labcoats)." Dornwiknle himself proves to be much more relaxed about this himself later on when he's shown perfecting his invisibility serum at home in his apartment in his civilian clothes.
3rd Apr '17 2:21:09 PM Nakuyabi
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* Various kinds of doctors and scientists do, of course, use white labcoats in their professions, just not as widely as in fiction. As one of Ken Ham's introductory creationist ''Answers In Genesis'' videos notes in a cartoon short, popular portrayals of scientists often show them as all-knowledgeable, infallible, working in a laboratory, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking wearing a white lab coat]]; in reality, scientists' knowledge is limited, they're fallible and subject to various biases, a lot of science is done in the field or elsewhere outside the lab, and they don't all wear white labcoats. (Here, the cartoon switches the portrayed scientist's white labcoat out for what looks to be some kind of [[AdventurerOutfit safari clothes]], presumably because he's a paleontologist or the like.)
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2nd Apr '17 7:00:35 PM DonaldthePotholer
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* Ema Skye from the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series always wears a white lab coat whenever she appears, befitting her dream of being a forensic scientist.


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* Ema Skye from the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series always wears a white lab coat whenever she appears, befitting her dream of being a forensic scientist.
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9th Mar '17 2:26:35 PM SwiftSeraph
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23rd Feb '17 11:09:09 PM Gamermaster
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* In an episode of ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'', the detectives are dealing with a witness who claims he can't remember faces. To test this theory out, Jane (having interrogated him earlier) borrows Maura's lab coat and puts her hair up to pretend to be a forensic scientist. [[spoiler: The theory proves correct - he eventually only recognises her by voice).

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* In an episode of ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'', the detectives are dealing with a witness who claims he can't remember faces. To test this theory out, Jane (having interrogated him earlier) borrows Maura's lab coat and puts her hair up to pretend to be a forensic scientist. [[spoiler: The theory proves correct - he eventually only recognises recognizes her by voice).]]
23rd Feb '17 11:06:28 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''

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23rd Feb '17 11:06:02 PM Gamermaster
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** Resident LargeHam MadScientist and ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' BigBad Doctor Jail Scaglietti is rarely ever seen without one. [[spoiler:At least, until he was finally arrested and imprisoned]].

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** Resident LargeHam MadScientist and ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' BigBad Doctor Jail Scaglietti is rarely ever seen without one. [[spoiler:At least, until he was finally arrested and imprisoned]].
12th Feb '17 3:21:35 PM DonaldthePotholer
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* In the Classic ''[[Videogame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]'' series, Doctors Light, Wily, and Cossack sport them; they are the foremost authorities in robotics in their world.[[note]]Cossack the lesser of the three.[[/note]] In artwork, Wily sometimes has his unbuttoned so that it [[BadassLongcoat billows out in the wind]].

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* Ema Skye from the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series always wears a white lab coat whenever she appears, befitting her dream of being a forensic scientist.



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* Ema Skye from the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series always wears a white lab coat whenever she appears, befitting her dream of being a forensic scientist.
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