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2nd Feb '17 1:08:18 PM AgentS7
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* Played for very dark laughs in ''VideoGame/SouthOfReal''. The KnightTemplar responsible for all the nightmarish experiments in the mansion and the main character's past is, technically, a doctor. That is, he has a doctorate in the arts.
24th Jan '17 2:01:58 PM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Scythe Master]] from ''PhantomOfInferno'' is eventually revealed to have a doctorate in psychology. It explains how [[spoiler:he was able to erase Ellen and Reiji's memories, and brainwash the Zahlenschwestern into being,]] though it's subverted because he doesn't use the title of "Doctor".

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* [[spoiler:Scythe Master]] from ''PhantomOfInferno'' ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno'' is eventually revealed to have a doctorate in psychology. It explains how [[spoiler:he was able to erase Ellen and Reiji's memories, and brainwash the Zahlenschwestern into being,]] though it's subverted because he doesn't use the title of "Doctor".
18th Jan '17 2:52:00 PM Scifimaster92
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* Dr. Barton in ''Film/NextOfKin1982'' acts in a suspiciously aloof fashion and is evasive of the details of the heroine's past, including information on her unstable aunt Rita who may possibly be the malevolent presence alluded to in her mother's diary.
12th Jan '17 10:10:06 AM Elfkaiser
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* With a background of having graduated from Archsciences Academy at the young age of 14, Dr. Beatrix Lucavi from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is an amoral scientist with a penchant for experimenting on living things.

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* From ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'':
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With a background of having graduated from Archsciences Academy at the young age of 14, Dr. Beatrix Lucavi from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is an amoral scientist with a penchant for experimenting on living things.things.
** The moniker used by Thaddeus from the DLC Story Operation "'''Toby's Friendship Raid'''" in the 8th playthrough of the operation is Dr. Garrius Winglehopper. With the title of doctor accompanying it, the name is clearly styled after those of typical evil {{mad scientist}}s and the like. Given Thaddeus' habit of constantly changing his name though, the doctor part is obviously just in name only.
12th Jan '17 10:04:28 AM Elfkaiser
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* With a background of having graduated from Archsciences Academy at the young age of 14, Dr. Beatrix Lucavi from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is an amoral scientist with a penchant for experimenting on living things.
25th Dec '16 4:27:54 AM ading
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** Amy Wong, who was finally awarded her doctorate in Season Six. Somewhat ditzy, but generally good.

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** Averted by Amy Wong, who was finally awarded her doctorate in Season Six. Somewhat ditzy, but generally good.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Dr. Algernop Krieger. Batshit insane and possibly a [[Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil clone]] of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
** Once mentioned that he is NotThatKindOfDoctor and, technically, not the other kind of doctor.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Dr. Algernop Krieger. Batshit insane and possibly a [[Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil clone]] of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
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UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler ([[spoiler:Nope. [[CaptainObvious The fact that he looks nothing like Hitler was the first clue]]]]. Once mentioned that he is NotThatKindOfDoctor and, technically, not the other kind of doctor.
20th Dec '16 4:33:25 PM wootzits
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Dr. Hell is a MadScientist and the BigBad. He also was a LargeHam. To be fair, knowledge or science did not make him evil; AbusiveParents [[FreudianExcuse and shitty early life experiences]] convinced him HumansAreBastards. He devoted himself to learn science because it helped him to keep himself sane. However, after his sanity finally slipped out due to too much abuse, he decided using his scientific knowledge to make everyone pay.
* Most of the adult characters from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' have doctorates in something. Examples such as Kozo Fuyutsuki (Gendo Ikari's YesMan (but with his own reasons)), Yui Ikari (TheChessmaster, according to some readings), Ritsuko Akagi ('cause committing mass 2nd degree murder [[spoiler:the dummy system]] is a sane act) and Naoko Akagi (just pure crazy, up to and including [[spoiler: murdering Rei I for calling her a "hag"]]). And all of them are pricks in one way or another.
* [[PsychoForHire Dr. Jackal]] aka [[BloodKnight Kuroudou Akabane]], from ''Manga/GetBackers'' is quite amoral...[[EvenEvilHasStandards though not really "evil"]] (he only kills those who get in his way, and has never been known to harm [[WouldntHitAGirl women]] or [[WouldntHurtAChild children]]). Likes to slice people up with his [[BloodyMurder special scalpels]] and giggles in a rather ''unique'' way while doing so. [[spoiler:His backstory shows that he was a dedicated surgeon in the past, but then his best friend's son died despite all his efforts to save him]]...

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Dr. Hell is ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a MadScientist doctor in the manga who seems relatively normal and kind. He made prosthetic limbs for circus performers who had lived on the BigBad. He also was a LargeHam. To be fair, knowledge or science did not make him evil; AbusiveParents [[FreudianExcuse and shitty early life experiences]] convinced him HumansAreBastards. He devoted himself to streets before being rescued by Baron [[spoiler:Kelvin]]. Nice, right? Sure, until we learn science because it helped him to keep himself sane. However, after his sanity finally slipped out due to too much abuse, that those wonderfully crafted prosthetic limbs [[spoiler:were made from bones. Bones of ''children'' that were captured and kept in cages until more bones were needed. When Ciel learned this he decided using his scientific knowledge to make everyone pay.
* Most
was NOT happy.]]
** In the anime, one
of the adult characters from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' have doctorates in something. Examples such as Kozo Fuyutsuki (Gendo Ikari's YesMan (but with his own reasons)), Yui Ikari (TheChessmaster, according to some readings), Ritsuko Akagi ('cause committing mass 2nd degree murder [[spoiler:the dummy system]] is a sane act) and Naoko Akagi (just pure crazy, up to and including [[spoiler: murdering Rei I for calling her a "hag"]]). And all of them are pricks in one way or another.
* [[PsychoForHire Dr. Jackal]] aka [[BloodKnight Kuroudou Akabane]], from ''Manga/GetBackers'' is quite amoral...[[EvenEvilHasStandards though not really "evil"]] (he only kills those who get in his way, and has never been known to harm [[WouldntHitAGirl women]] or [[WouldntHurtAChild children]]). Likes to slice
people up with his [[BloodyMurder special scalpels]] and giggles in a rather ''unique'' way while doing so. [[spoiler:His backstory shows that he was a dedicated surgeon in behind the past, but then his best friend's son died despite all his efforts to save him]]...UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper case is [[spoiler:Doctor Angelina Durless. You know, Madam Red.]]



* "Doctor" from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' (Chapter Black saga): Evil, [[spoiler:does a HeelFaceTurn]]. Is also an actual ''medical'' doctor. And Dr. Ichigaki, an evil, scheming MadScientist.
** The Doctor is freaking insane when Yusuke fights him. He kills at least 10 people, slices open one of the good guys' spines, slashes another one's stomach, and is generally evil. He also controls his body chemistry so that he can stay conscious the entire time while he's unleashing killer bugs. And releases endorphins so he feels good as his arm is getting shot off. He eventually is knocked out/dies briefly, but is brought back by Genkai.
*** Because although he was ''extremely'' evil, Yusuke at this point in his moral development can't handle killing a human, although killing demons has never provoked his conscience in the least. (Later on [[spoiler: after his genes activate and he's a demon, he offers to go find his ancestor Raizen some people to eat because he doesn't want the old guy to die, so apparently he gets over this.]])
*** Doctor never actually does a formal HeelFaceTurn, he just gets off Sensui's [[KillAllHumans psycho train]] and disappears into the world with a new face courtesy of his plastic surgery skills, chuckling. Later, it is mentioned in the voiceover narration that he opened a dojo dedicated to psychic surgery.

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* "Doctor" from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' (Chapter Black saga): Evil, [[spoiler:does a HeelFaceTurn]]. Is also an actual ''medical'' doctor. And Dr. Ichigaki, an evil, scheming MadScientist.
** The Doctor is freaking insane when Yusuke fights him. He kills at least 10 people, slices open one of
In ''Manga/CageOfEden'', the good guys' spines, slashes another one's stomach, closest thing the series has to a BigBad is the doctor who holds the Pyramid group in thrall with a combination of threats and is generally evil. psychological tricks. He also controls his body chemistry so that he can stay conscious the entire time while he's unleashing killer bugs. And releases endorphins so he feels good as his arm is getting shot off. He eventually is knocked out/dies briefly, but is brought back by Genkai.
*** Because although he was ''extremely'' evil, Yusuke at this point in his moral development can't handle killing a human, although killing demons has never provoked his conscience
gained power in the least. (Later on [[spoiler: after his genes activate first place by spreading a disease, and he's a demon, he offers to go find his ancestor Raizen some people to eat because he doesn't want then only giving the old guy cure to die, so apparently he gets over this.]])
*** Doctor never actually does a formal HeelFaceTurn, he just gets off Sensui's [[KillAllHumans psycho train]]
those who swore loyalty to him. Except for the previous leader and disappears into the world with a new face courtesy of his plastic surgery skills, chuckling. Later, said leader's daughter. Those he [[TheSociopath watched die]]. [[spoiler:And it is mentioned in the voiceover narration that turns out he opened isn't even a dojo dedicated to psychic surgery.real doctor.]]



** One of the doctor-like things he does is run a black-market organ-trading ring on a cruise liner. Another is encourage the cloning research of a protégé of his grandfather's...by killing women and [[YouFailBiologyForever cutting off locks of their hair for samples]].
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Doctor Tomoe; evil, possessed, had a {{Tykebomb}} that ended up on the good side. Does a HeelFaceTurn in the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] at the end of his arc.
* Dr. Nii Jianyi from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'': so very, ''very'' evil. The lead scientist working for Gyokuman Koushou, He's activly trying to resurect Gyumao, an action that will likely bring about the end-of-days, because he's ''bored''. Plus, as it turns out, [[spoiler: He's actually a Sanzo, with the power to ''negate existance''.]] He's also responsible for some of the major evils in the series, such as [[spoiler: Brainwashed Kougaiji and Kami-Sama]] to name a few, particularly creepy, examples.
* The Doctor, aka William Conrad, from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Evil, although reluctantly so.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Doktor]] (sic) from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Evil. Part of a (Neo-)Nazi organisation, makes vampires and all that fun stuff. To complete the evil combo he also has [[RedRightHand a sixth finger]]. (you only notice it if you put attention in his hands as this is never mentioned in the manga)

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** One of the doctor-like things he does is run a black-market organ-trading ring on a cruise liner. Another is encourage the cloning research of a protégé of his grandfather's... by killing women and [[YouFailBiologyForever cutting off locks of their hair for samples]].
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Doctor Tomoe; evil, possessed, had a {{Tykebomb}} that ended up on ''Manga/DoctorSlump'': the good side. Does a HeelFaceTurn in the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] at the end of his arc.
* Dr. Nii Jianyi from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'': so very, ''very'' evil. The lead scientist working for Gyokuman Koushou, He's activly trying to resurect Gyumao, an action that will likely bring about the end-of-days, because he's ''bored''. Plus, as it turns out, [[spoiler: He's actually a Sanzo, with the power to ''negate existance''.]] He's
titular doctor, Senbei Norimaki, not only has created [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids Arale]], but also responsible for creates lots of strange inventions which usually backfire in some of the major evils in the series, such as [[spoiler: Brainwashed Kougaiji and Kami-Sama]] to name a few, particularly creepy, examples.
* The Doctor, aka William Conrad, from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Evil, although reluctantly so.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Doktor]] (sic) from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Evil. Part of a (Neo-)Nazi organisation, makes vampires and all that fun stuff. To complete the evil combo he also has [[RedRightHand a sixth finger]]. (you only notice it if
funny way. Then, you put attention in have his hands as this is never mentioned in the manga)enemy, Dr. Mashirito, who focuses on creating robots strangely named ''Caramel Men''.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Doctor Vegapunk. Not introduced yet, but his reputations far precedes him; presumably evil, and certainly eccentric. Invented a process that lets inanimate objects swallow fruit. [[note]] Though this is result of ProtagonistCenteredMorality: He is affiliated with the World Government, who are "evil" from the viewpoint of the protagonist, pirate Monkey D. Luffy. [[/note]]
** Trafalgar Law: [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]]. His reputation seemed to be painting him as this, but it turns out he is actually a decent guy, although cold and cruel at times.
** Dr. Hogback: EvilutionaryBiologist.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Doctor Vegapunk. Not introduced yet, The manga ''EDD or Eliminate Dangerous Doctors'' is this. It involves an organization whose sole purpose is to rid Morally Ambiguous Doctorates through "questionable" means (and by questionable I mean outright illegal, including murder, invasion of privacy and espionage).
* ''Manga/FrankenFran'': She isn't so much morally ambiguous as much as she is determined to keep you alive through ANY means. Borderlines on this when she's feeling spiteful of someone who wronged her. She even takes requests!
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has quite a few doctors since alchemy is a field of study as well as a practical military strength. Most of these doctors were working for the shadow government to create Philosopher's Stones using prisoners of war...
but his reputations far precedes him; presumably evil, and certainly eccentric. Invented a special mention goes to Gold-Toothed Doctor, the man responsible for the creation of Wrath, the implanting process for which took the lives of around 11 test subjects.
** Shou Tucker, who made his own wife into a talking chimera to get his State Alchemist license, and made his daughter into one to keep it. In the manga omakes, he is the only character to end up going to Hell. Which is saying something since at least one of the ones who went to heaven was a psychopath who loved blowing up people for kicks and giggles.
* [[PsychoForHire Dr. Jackal]] aka [[BloodKnight Kuroudou Akabane]], from ''Manga/GetBackers'' is quite amoral... [[EvenEvilHasStandards though not really "evil"]] (he only kills those who get in his way, and has never been known to harm [[WouldntHitAGirl women]] or [[WouldntHurtAChild children]]). Likes to slice people up with his [[BloodyMurder special scalpels]] and giggles in a rather ''unique'' way while doing so. [[spoiler:His backstory shows
that lets inanimate objects swallow fruit. [[note]] Though he was a dedicated surgeon in the past, but then his best friend's son died despite all his efforts to save him]]...
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Doktor]] (sic) from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Evil. Part of a (Neo-)Nazi organisation, makes vampires and all that fun stuff. To complete the evil combo he also has [[RedRightHand a sixth finger]]. (you only notice it if you put attention in his hands as
this is result of ProtagonistCenteredMorality: He is affiliated with never mentioned in the World Government, who are "evil" from the viewpoint of the protagonist, pirate Monkey D. Luffy. [[/note]]
** Trafalgar Law: [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]]. His reputation seemed to be painting him as this, but it turns out he is actually a decent guy, although cold and cruel at times.
** Dr. Hogback: EvilutionaryBiologist.
manga)



* [[spoiler:Scythe Master]] from ''PhantomOfInferno'' is eventually revealed to have a doctorate in psychology. It explains how [[spoiler: he was able to erase Ellen and Reiji's memories, and brainwash the Zahlenschwestern into being,]] though it's subverted because he doesn't use the title of "Doctor".
* ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a doctor in the manga who seems relatively normal and kind. He made prosthetic limbs for circus performers who had lived on the streets before being rescued by Baron [[spoiler:Kelvin]]. Nice, right? Sure, until we learn that those wonderfully crafted prosthetic limbs [[spoiler:were made from bones. Bones of ''children'' that were captured and kept in cages until more bones were needed. When Ciel learned this he was NOT happy.]]
** In the anime, one of the people behind the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper case is [[spoiler:Doctor Angelina Durless. You know, Madam Red.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has quite a few doctors since alchemy is a field of study as well as a practical military strength. Most of these doctors were working for the shadow government to create Philosopher's Stones using prisoners of war...but special mention goes to Gold-Toothed Doctor, the man responsible for the creation of Wrath, the implanting process for which took the lives of around 11 test subjects.
** Shou Tucker, who made his own wife into a talking chimera to get his State Alchemist license, and made his daughter into one to keep it. In the manga omakes, he is the only character to end up going to Hell. Which is saying something since at least one of the ones who went to heaven was a psychopath who loved blowing up people for kicks and giggles.
* ''Manga/FrankenFran'': She isn't so much morally ambiguous as much as she is determined to keep you alive through ANY means. Borderlines on this when she's feeling spiteful of someone who wronged her. She even takes requests!
* The manga ''EDD or Eliminate Dangerous Doctors'' is this. It involves an organization whose sole purpose is to rid Morally Ambiguous Doctorates through "questionable" means (and by questionable I mean outright illegal, including murder, invasion of privacy and espionage).
* In ''Manga/CageOfEden'', the closest thing the series has to a BigBad is the doctor who holds the Pyramid group in thrall with a combination of threats and psychological tricks. He gained power in the first place by spreading a disease, and then only giving the cure to those who swore loyalty to him. Except for the previous leader and said leader's daughter. Those he [[TheSociopath watched die]]. [[spoiler:And it turns out he isn't even a real doctor.]]
* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'': the titular doctor, Senbei Norimaki, not only has created [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids Arale]], but also creates lots of strange inventions which usually backfire in some funny way. Then, you have his enemy, Dr. Mashirito, who focuses on creating robots strangely named ''Caramel Men''.
* Dr. Faker from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''. Actually, he may have a legitimate doctorate, but he's still a MadScientist. [[spoiler: Or so we think. As it turns out, he's not very mad at all, and is more like a WellIntentionedExtremist.]]

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* [[spoiler:Scythe Master]] from ''PhantomOfInferno'' ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Dr. Hell is eventually revealed to have a doctorate in psychology. It explains how [[spoiler: he MadScientist and the BigBad. He also was able to erase Ellen a LargeHam. To be fair, knowledge or science did not make him evil; AbusiveParents [[FreudianExcuse and Reiji's memories, and brainwash the Zahlenschwestern into being,]] though it's subverted shitty early life experiences]] convinced him HumansAreBastards. He devoted himself to learn science because he doesn't use the title of "Doctor".
* ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a doctor in the manga who seems relatively normal and kind. He made prosthetic limbs for circus performers who had lived on the streets before being rescued by Baron [[spoiler:Kelvin]]. Nice, right? Sure, until we learn that those wonderfully crafted prosthetic limbs [[spoiler:were made from bones. Bones of ''children'' that were captured and kept in cages until more bones were needed. When Ciel learned this he was NOT happy.]]
** In the anime, one of the people behind the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper case is [[spoiler:Doctor Angelina Durless. You know, Madam Red.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has quite a few doctors since alchemy is a field of study as well as a practical military strength. Most of these doctors were working for the shadow government to create Philosopher's Stones using prisoners of war...but special mention goes to Gold-Toothed Doctor, the man responsible for the creation of Wrath, the implanting process for which took the lives of around 11 test subjects.
** Shou Tucker, who made his own wife into a talking chimera to get his State Alchemist license, and made his daughter into one
it helped him to keep it. In the manga omakes, he is the only character himself sane. However, after his sanity finally slipped out due to end up going to Hell. Which is saying something since at least one of the ones who went to heaven was a psychopath who loved blowing up people for kicks and giggles.
* ''Manga/FrankenFran'': She isn't so
too much morally ambiguous as much as she is determined to keep you alive through ANY means. Borderlines on this when she's feeling spiteful of someone who wronged her. She even takes requests!
* The manga ''EDD or Eliminate Dangerous Doctors'' is this. It involves an organization whose sole purpose is to rid Morally Ambiguous Doctorates through "questionable" means (and by questionable I mean outright illegal, including murder, invasion of privacy and espionage).
* In ''Manga/CageOfEden'', the closest thing the series has to a BigBad is the doctor who holds the Pyramid group in thrall with a combination of threats and psychological tricks. He gained power in the first place by spreading a disease, and then only giving the cure to those who swore loyalty to him. Except for the previous leader and said leader's daughter. Those
abuse, he [[TheSociopath watched die]]. [[spoiler:And it turns out he isn't even a real doctor.]]
* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'': the titular doctor, Senbei Norimaki, not only has created [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids Arale]], but also creates lots of strange inventions which usually backfire in some funny way. Then, you have
decided using his enemy, Dr. Mashirito, who focuses on creating robots strangely named ''Caramel Men''.
* Dr. Faker from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''. Actually, he may have a legitimate doctorate, but he's still a MadScientist. [[spoiler: Or so we think. As it turns out, he's not very mad at all, and is more like a WellIntentionedExtremist.]]
scientific knowledge to make everyone pay.



* Most of the adult characters from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' have doctorates in something. Examples such as Kozo Fuyutsuki (Gendo Ikari's YesMan (but with his own reasons)), Yui Ikari (TheChessmaster, according to some readings), Ritsuko Akagi ('cause committing mass 2nd degree murder [[spoiler:the dummy system]] is a sane act) and Naoko Akagi (just pure crazy, up to and including [[spoiler:murdering Rei I for calling her a "hag"]]). And all of them are pricks in one way or another.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Doctor Vegapunk. Not introduced yet, but his reputations far precedes him; presumably evil, and certainly eccentric. Invented a process that lets inanimate objects swallow fruit. [[note]]Though this is result of ProtagonistCenteredMorality: He is affiliated with the World Government, who are "evil" from the viewpoint of the protagonist, pirate Monkey D. Luffy.[[/note]]
** Trafalgar Law: [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]]. His reputation seemed to be painting him as this, but it turns out he is actually a decent guy, although cold and cruel at times.
** Dr. Hogback: EvilutionaryBiologist.
* [[spoiler:Scythe Master]] from ''PhantomOfInferno'' is eventually revealed to have a doctorate in psychology. It explains how [[spoiler:he was able to erase Ellen and Reiji's memories, and brainwash the Zahlenschwestern into being,]] though it's subverted because he doesn't use the title of "Doctor".
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Doctor Tomoe; evil, possessed, had a {{Tykebomb}} that ended up on the good side. Does a HeelFaceTurn in the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] at the end of his arc.
* Dr. Nii Jianyi from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'': so very, ''very'' evil. The lead scientist working for Gyokuman Koushou, He's activly trying to resurect Gyumao, an action that will likely bring about the end-of-days, because he's ''bored''. Plus, as it turns out, [[spoiler: He's actually a Sanzo, with the power to ''negate existance''.]] He's also responsible for some of the major evils in the series, such as [[spoiler: Brainwashed Kougaiji and Kami-Sama]] to name a few, particularly creepy, examples.
* The Doctor, aka William Conrad, from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Evil, although reluctantly so.
* Dr. Faker from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''. Actually, he may have a legitimate doctorate, but he's still a MadScientist. [[spoiler: Or so we think. As it turns out, he's not very mad at all, and is more like a WellIntentionedExtremist.]]
* "Doctor" from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' (Chapter Black saga): Evil, [[spoiler:does a HeelFaceTurn]]. Is also an actual ''medical'' doctor. And Dr. Ichigaki, an evil, scheming MadScientist.
** The Doctor is freaking insane when Yusuke fights him. He kills at least 10 people, slices open one of the good guys' spines, slashes another one's stomach, and is generally evil. He also controls his body chemistry so that he can stay conscious the entire time while he's unleashing killer bugs. And releases endorphins so he feels good as his arm is getting shot off. He eventually is knocked out/dies briefly, but is brought back by Genkai.
*** Because although he was ''extremely'' evil, Yusuke at this point in his moral development can't handle killing a human, although killing demons has never provoked his conscience in the least. (Later on [[spoiler: after his genes activate and he's a demon, he offers to go find his ancestor Raizen some people to eat because he doesn't want the old guy to die, so apparently he gets over this.]])
*** Doctor never actually does a formal HeelFaceTurn, he just gets off Sensui's [[KillAllHumans psycho train]] and disappears into the world with a new face courtesy of his plastic surgery skills, chuckling. Later, it is mentioned in the voiceover narration that he opened a dojo dedicated to psychic surgery.



* ''Film/AustinPowers'': Doctor Evil: He didn't spend six years at frickin' Evil Medical School to be called "Mister", thank you very much.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' Dr. Frank. N. Furter: Okay, so we don't know if he's REALLY a doctor, but he's sure deep into the [[MadScientist Mad Science]]. Not really evil, just hedonistic and petulant.
* ''Film/DrStrangelove'': Probably ChaoticNeutral.



* ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'': Dr. Caligari: Evil, but only [[spoiler: within [[CuckooNest the hero's mind]].]]
* Dr. Rotwang, from ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'': The ultimate MadScientist, so yeah. Evil. Though if having a name like "Rotwang" isn't a FreudianExcuse, nothing is.
** Actually, Rotwang is a machinist, and the character is listed as "C.A. Rotwang -- The Inventor" in IMDB. No evidence of a doctorate. However, in the time and place in which the movie was made, "machinist" was a suitable occupation for a stereotypical mad inventor.
** In his native German, Rotwang merely means "red cheek".
* ''Film/DrNo'': Very evil and a MadScientist to boot.
* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': Doctor Kaufman: AffablyEvil but sadistic and cruel underneath. A professor of forensic science, who can [[MemeticMutation zhoot you from Stuttgart und still create ze illusion of suicide]]. He is also an expert in torture, but he calls ''that'' a "just a hobby".
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''. Dr Totenkopf and his team of {{Reluctant Mad Scientist}}s from Unit 11.
** [[spoiler: Although it is found that he does have a bit of a justification behind his dickery, even if it [[TheEndJustifiesTheMeans involves some atrocities along the way.]]]]
* Dr. Blight from the Wrestling/HulkHogan vehicle ''Film/SantaWithMuscles''. Likes to spray Lysol cans in a dramatic manner.
* The BMovie spoof ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' has both a good and evil scientist, both of whom are doctors.
* ''Film/TheEvilThatMenDo'' (1984). Dr Clement [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Molloch]] advises South American dictatorships on how to torture people. He is definitely evil.



* The main villain of the film ''Film/{{Amen}}'' is credited only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Doctor]], and is a member of [[ThoseWackyNazis the SS]] supervising the extermination camps.



* Dr. Mabuse, from a number of German films beginning with ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler'' in 1922. Not only is he one of the original criminal masterminds, but he also uses "telepathic hypnosis" to force others to do his will. What's his ultimate goal? To spread as much fear and terror as possible and destroy the world, ''then'' rule it. Yikes. Luckily, his own self-destructive tendencies ("M'abuse" is French for "I abuse myself") make him his own worst enemy.
* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'': Dr. Zaius: Ethically questionable... OK, very unethical. In fact, an antagonist. He routinely performs lethal experiments on [[FantasticRacism those inferior humans]], although he later explains ''why'' he's so wary of man.
* Vincent Price from ''VincentPrice'' of ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine'': fairly evil.

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* Dr. Mabuse, ''Film/AustinPowers'': Doctor Evil: He didn't spend six years at frickin' Evil Medical School to be called "Mister", thank you very much.
* Perhaps Doc Brown
from a number of German films beginning with ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler'' in 1922. Not only is he one of the original criminal masterminds, but he also uses "telepathic hypnosis" to force others to do his will. What's his ultimate goal? To spread as much fear and terror as possible and destroy the world, ''then'' rule it. Yikes. Luckily, his own self-destructive tendencies ("M'abuse" is French for "I abuse myself") make him his own worst enemy.
* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'': Dr. Zaius: Ethically questionable... OK, very unethical. In fact, an antagonist. He routinely performs lethal experiments on [[FantasticRacism those inferior humans]], although he later explains ''why''
''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' escapes this trope because he's so wary of man.
not known as "Dr. Brown. Or perhaps because he is not evil. He does steal a train but it's only to save Marty not an evil scheme or for science. He jokes it is a science experiment, but it wasn't.
* Vincent Price from ''VincentPrice'' of ''Dr. Goldfoot and ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'': Dr. Caligari: Evil, but only [[spoiler:within [[CuckooNest the Bikini Machine'': fairly evil.hero's mind]].]]



* Vincent Price from ''VincentPrice'' of ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine'': fairly evil.
* Dr. Mabuse, from a number of German films beginning with ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler'' in 1922. Not only is he one of the original criminal masterminds, but he also uses "telepathic hypnosis" to force others to do his will. What's his ultimate goal? To spread as much fear and terror as possible and destroy the world, ''then'' rule it. Yikes. Luckily, his own self-destructive tendencies ("M'abuse" is French for "I abuse myself") make him his own worst enemy.
* ''Film/DrStrangelove'': Probably ChaoticNeutral.
* ''Film/TheEvilThatMenDo'' (1984). Dr Clement [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Molloch]] advises South American dictatorships on how to torture people. He is definitely evil.
* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'': Doctor Morbius is unconsciously evil, because WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. Awake, he's just [[DrJerk a grouch]].
* Peter Venkman in ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', who [[NotThatKindOfDoctor has a degree in parapsychology]], usually only falls into the DoctorJerk territory. However, at the beginning of the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} first film]] he was worse, lying during a test on volunteers, simply because he didn't want to inflict the painful punishment on the attractive female one (much to the dismay of the other one).
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'''s Dr. Satan. Evil through and through, but he is arguably the best-named doctor of all time.



* ''Film/{{Splice}}'' has two scientists that are similar to those in ''Film/{{Species}}'', namely becoming gradually more obsessed with their creation to the point of throwing ethical considerations out of the window and [[spoiler:having sex with it]].
* ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'' has the German scientist doing medical research for the tobacco companies.
-->'''Nick:''' He's been researching tobacco for thirty years and hasn't found any conclusive evidence linking cigarettes and cancer. This guy's a ''genius''. The man could disprove ''gravity''.
* Perhaps Doc Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' escapes this trope because he's not known as "Dr. Brown. Or perhaps because he is not evil. He does steal a train but it's only to save Marty not an evil scheme or for science. He jokes it is a science experiment, but it wasn't.
* Film/{{Transformers}}: The Doctor. "Ve must hav ze brain on ze table! Chop-chop!" Even his little assistant-bots are designed so that he takes the data they've collected by impaling them to death (a rather inefficient use of resources, you'd think.) When asked what his doctorate is in, he has a tendency to reply with something like 'everything'.
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'''s Dr. Satan. Evil through and through, but he is arguably the best-named doctor of all time.
* Doctor Tolian Soran in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' was definitely NOT good. In fact he [[spoiler:killed Captain Kirk.]]
* The main villain of the film ''Film/{{Amen}}'' is credited only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Doctor]], and is a member of [[ThoseWackyNazis the SS]] supervising the extermination camps.

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* ''Film/{{Splice}}'' has two scientists that are similar to those in ''Film/{{Species}}'', namely becoming gradually more obsessed with their creation to the point of throwing ethical considerations out of the window ''Film/JamesBond'':
** ''Film/DrNo'': Very evil
and [[spoiler:having sex with it]].
* ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'' has the German scientist doing medical research for the tobacco companies.
-->'''Nick:''' He's been researching tobacco for thirty years
a MadScientist to boot.
** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': Dr. Kaufman. AffablyEvil but sadistic
and hasn't found any conclusive evidence linking cigarettes and cancer. This guy's a ''genius''. The man could disprove ''gravity''.
* Perhaps Doc Brown
cruel underneath. A professor of forensic science, who can [[MemeticMutation zhoot you from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' escapes this trope because he's not known as "Dr. Brown. Or perhaps because he Stuttgart und still create ze illusion of suicide]]. He is not evil. He does steal a train but it's only to save Marty not also an evil scheme or for science. He jokes it is a science experiment, but it wasn't.
* Film/{{Transformers}}: The Doctor. "Ve must hav ze brain on ze table! Chop-chop!" Even his little assistant-bots are designed so that he takes the data they've collected by impaling them to death (a rather inefficient use of resources, you'd think.) When asked what his doctorate is in, he has a tendency to reply with something like 'everything'.
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'''s Dr. Satan. Evil through and through,
expert in torture, but he is arguably the best-named doctor of all time.
* Doctor Tolian Soran in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' was definitely NOT good. In fact he [[spoiler:killed Captain Kirk.]]
* The main villain of the film ''Film/{{Amen}}'' is credited only as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Doctor]], and is
calls ''that'' a member of [[ThoseWackyNazis the SS]] supervising the extermination camps. "just a hobby".



* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'': Doctor Morbius is unconsciously evil, because WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. Awake, he's just [[DrJerk a grouch]].
* Peter Venkman in ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', who [[NotThatKindOfDoctor has a degree in parapsychology]], usually only falls into the DoctorJerk territory. However, at the beginning of the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} first film]] he was worse, lying during a test on volunteers, simply because he didn't want to inflict the painful punishment on the attractive female one (much to the dismay of the other one).

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* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'': Doctor Morbius The BMovie spoof ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' has both a good and evil scientist, both of whom are doctors.
* Dr. Rotwang, from ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'': The ultimate MadScientist, so yeah. Evil. Though if having a name like "Rotwang" isn't a FreudianExcuse, nothing is.
** Actually, Rotwang
is unconsciously evil, because WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. Awake, a machinist, and the character is listed as "C.A. Rotwang -- The Inventor" in IMDB. No evidence of a doctorate. However, in the time and place in which the movie was made, "machinist" was a suitable occupation for a stereotypical mad inventor.
** In his native German, Rotwang merely means "red cheek".
* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'': Dr. Zaius: Ethically questionable... OK, very unethical. In fact, an antagonist. He routinely performs lethal experiments on [[FantasticRacism those inferior humans]], although he later explains ''why''
he's just [[DrJerk so wary of man.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' Dr. Frank. N. Furter: Okay, so we don't know if he's REALLY
a grouch]].
* Peter Venkman in ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', who [[NotThatKindOfDoctor has a degree in parapsychology]], usually only falls
doctor, but he's sure deep into the DoctorJerk territory. However, at [[MadScientist Mad Science]]. Not really evil, just hedonistic and petulant.
* Dr. Blight from
the beginning Wrestling/HulkHogan vehicle ''Film/SantaWithMuscles''. Likes to spray Lysol cans in a dramatic manner.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''. Dr Totenkopf and his team of {{Reluctant Mad Scientist}}s from Unit 11.
** [[spoiler:Although it is found that he does have a bit of a justification behind his dickery, even if it [[TheEndJustifiesTheMeans involves some atrocities along the way.]]]]
* ''Film/{{Splice}}'' has two scientists that are similar to those in ''Film/{{Species}}'', namely becoming gradually more obsessed with their creation to the point of throwing ethical considerations out
of the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} first film]] he window and [[spoiler:having sex with it]].
* Doctor Tolian Soran in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''
was worse, lying during a test on volunteers, simply because definitely NOT good. In fact he didn't want to inflict [[spoiler:killed Captain Kirk.]]
* ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'' has
the painful punishment on German scientist doing medical research for the attractive female one (much to tobacco companies.
-->'''Nick:''' He's been researching tobacco for thirty years and hasn't found any conclusive evidence linking cigarettes and cancer. This guy's a ''genius''. The man could disprove ''gravity''.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': The Doctor. "Ve must hav ze brain on ze table! Chop-chop!" Even his little assistant-bots are designed so that he takes
the dismay data they've collected by impaling them to death (a rather inefficient use of the other one).resources, you'd think.) When asked what his doctorate is in, he has a tendency to reply with something like 'everything'.
6th Dec '16 8:40:16 AM dotchan
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* [[Series/BreakingBad Walter White]] [[NotThatKindOfDoctor holds a Ph.D. in chemistry]], which he uses to become the undisputed meth kingpin of the American Southwest.

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* [[Series/BreakingBad ''Series/BreakingBad'': Walter White]] White [[NotThatKindOfDoctor holds a Ph.D. in chemistry]], which he uses to become the undisputed meth kingpin of the American Southwest.
4th Dec '16 1:19:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams. Usually a {{Heel}}, always a {{Badass}}. He didn't come up with the name himself. He was a champion high school wrestler in Oklahoma during the 1970s, but broke his nose once during a match, and came back wearing a hockey mask the next night, with a local sportswriter calling him "Dr. Death."

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* Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams. Usually a {{Heel}}, always a {{Badass}}.badass. He didn't come up with the name himself. He was a champion high school wrestler in Oklahoma during the 1970s, but broke his nose once during a match, and came back wearing a hockey mask the next night, with a local sportswriter calling him "Dr. Death."
14th Nov '16 6:55:16 PM __Vano
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At least half of the characters in {{Comic Book}}s whose names begin with "Doctor" are evil. Even the good Doctors are often weird, being prone to [[JustThinkOfThePotential mad science]], a [[ForScience blind pursuit]] of forbidden knowledge, or [[TheyCalledMeMad proving their critics wrong]].

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At least half of the characters in {{Comic Book}}s whose names begin with "Doctor" are evil. Even the good Doctors are often weird, being prone to [[JustThinkOfThePotential mad science]], a [[ForScience blind pursuit]] of [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow forbidden knowledge, knowledge]], or [[TheyCalledMeMad proving their critics wrong]].
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