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10th Dec '17 4:44:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebAnimation/WebAnimation/DrTran'': ''Here Comes Dr. Tran!''

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* ''WebAnimation/WebAnimation/DrTran'': ''WebAnimation/DrTran'': ''Here Comes Dr. Tran!''
6th Dec '17 3:01:08 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Dr. Algernop Krieger. Batshit insane and possibly a [[Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil clone]] of 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Dr. Algernop Krieger. Batshit insane and possibly a [[Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil clone]] of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler ([[spoiler:Nope. [[CaptainObvious The fact that he looks nothing like Hitler was the first clue]]]].clue]]]]). Once mentioned that he is NotThatKindOfDoctor and, technically, not the other kind of doctor.
6th Dec '17 2:59:40 PM Vir
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* Professor Chromedome from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' is not only proud of being this, but he also calls out some other mad scientists at a convention for [[CrowningMomentOfFunny not being morally ambiguous enough]]!

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* Professor Chromedome from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' is not only proud of being this, but he also calls out some other mad scientists at a convention for [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments not being morally ambiguous enough]]!
3rd Dec '17 2:39:09 PM Corlagon
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* A Comicbook/CaptainAmerica story in ''All-Winners Comics'' had a one-off MadScientist named Dr. Botan, who kidnapped people and merged them with plants.
30th Nov '17 3:25:04 AM Deguerre
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** The Master may be a rare example of a morally ambiguous master's degree.
6th Nov '17 12:13:14 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': Dr. Breen, if not evil, then still the willing head of a puppet government.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Dr. Breen, if not evil, then still the willing head of a puppet government.
3rd Nov '17 2:42:03 PM RedScharlach
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* 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.

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* 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 [[spoiler:he's actually a Sanzo, with the power to ''negate existance''.existence''.]] 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.



* A very subtle example in ''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano''. In the beginning, the protagonist is told by an apparently well-meaning doctor named Dr. Ellison that he has six months to live, due to an incurable condition called a "brain cloud". This is what inspires Joe to accept Graynamore's offer to volunteer for a HumanSacrifice for the natives he wants to make a deal with. [[spoiler:It isn't until the final scene of the movie that Patricia tells him that Ellison is actually Graynamore's personal physician, meaning he's was likely lying to set Joe up, making Ellison an immoral violator of the Hippocratic Oath.]]

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* A very subtle example in ''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano''. In the beginning, the protagonist is told by an apparently well-meaning doctor named Dr. Ellison that he has six months to live, due to an incurable condition called a "brain cloud". This is what inspires Joe to accept Graynamore's offer to volunteer for as a HumanSacrifice for the natives he wants to make a deal with. [[spoiler:It isn't until the final scene of the movie that Patricia tells him that Ellison is actually Graynamore's personal physician, meaning he's was likely lying to set Joe up, making Ellison an immoral violator of the Hippocratic Oath.]]



* ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'': Dr. Hannibal Lecter. [[ImAHumanitarian Eats people]], but call him evil and he'll [[WhatIsEvil explain just how small-minded the idea of 'good and evil' is]] and by the end of it you'll agree with him.

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* ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'': Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Lecter [[ImAHumanitarian Eats eats people]], but call him evil and he'll [[WhatIsEvil explain just how small-minded the idea of 'good and evil' is]] and by the end of it you'll agree with him.



* Dr. Cable of ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' is a sadistic SuperSoldier. In ''[[Literature/{{Uglies}} Specials]]'' she [[spoiler: starts a war and almost takes over Tally's city.]]

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* Dr. Cable of ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' is a sadistic SuperSoldier. In ''[[Literature/{{Uglies}} Specials]]'' she [[spoiler: starts [[spoiler:starts a war and almost takes over Tally's city.]]



** The prime example in the series and for the trope in general would be ''Dr. Naomi Hunter''. She is introduced as the medical advisor for the opperation on Shadow Moses, [[spoiler:but is actually an agent planted by Ocelot. She murdered people, send people who trusted her into ambushe, and handed vital technology over to the enemy. Then she repents and helps snake, disappears from prison, joins Ocelot again and develops weapons for him, and then has the guts to ask Snake to rescue her. Then she becomes Otacons girlfriend and betrays him and Snake by stealing important data for Ocelot, again! She then switches sides again to help Snake a last time and commits suicide.]] And all the time she seems to be genuinly sorry for what she did, but would do the same things again without hesitation. And she never really explains what she is trying to achive.

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** The prime example in the series and for the trope in general would be ''Dr. Naomi Hunter''. She is introduced as the medical advisor for the opperation on Shadow Moses, [[spoiler:but is actually an agent planted by Ocelot. She murdered people, send people who trusted her into ambushe, and handed vital technology over to the enemy. Then she repents and helps snake, disappears from prison, joins Ocelot again and develops weapons for him, and then has the guts to ask Snake to rescue her. Then she becomes Otacons girlfriend and betrays him and Snake by stealing important data for Ocelot, again! She then switches sides again to help Snake a last time and commits suicide.]] And all the time she seems to be genuinly genuinely sorry for what she did, but would do the same things again without hesitation. And she never really explains what she is trying to achive.
30th Oct '17 10:03:39 PM GopherBroke
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30th Oct '17 10:02:27 PM GopherBroke
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* Dr. Ogai, in ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta''. He apparently [[spoiler:brought Saya to Earth, and didn't really care if she eventually caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He's the only human being in the story who can see her true form without going mad, and even names her for his deceased cat]].
4th Oct '17 2:25:09 PM bfunc
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* ComicBook/DoctorFate from the DCU has a complicated history. He's Good in a cosmic sense, but this may or may not translate to giving much of a damn about humanity (especially in the versions where Doctor Fate is actually being ''possessed'' by a Lord of Order as opposed to simply being a person in a costume), and in most incarnations doesn't actually hold an earned doctorate anyway.

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* ComicBook/DoctorFate from the DCU has a complicated history. He's Good in a cosmic sense, but this may or may not translate to giving much of a damn about humanity (especially in the versions where Doctor Fate is actually being ''possessed'' by a Lord of Order as opposed to simply being a person in a costume), and in most incarnations doesn't actually hold an earned doctorate anyway.[[note]]The exception is Dr. Kent Nelson, the Golden Age Dr Fate, who was an archaeologist/Egyptologist and then later ''also'' became a medical doctor.[[/note]]
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