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18th Oct '17 4:17:29 PM Discar
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* Kevyn, "resident MadScientist" of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20020118.html delivers a tirade about how ridiculous this archetype is.]] However, between his sheer smarts (he doesn't have any actual degrees, as he's so smart he gets bored after learning entire three-to-six-year disciplines in a few months and leaves) and his hobbies, he still fits the role.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
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Kevyn, "resident MadScientist" of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' MadScientist", [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20020118.html delivers a tirade about how ridiculous this archetype is.]] However, between his sheer smarts (he doesn't have any actual degrees, as he's so smart he gets bored after learning entire three-to-six-year disciplines in a few months and leaves) and his hobbies, he still fits the role.



** More recently, Tagon's Toughs has acquired a specialist on A.I. and robotics, who calls Kevyn [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20080406.html "an arrogant generalist"]] on first meeting him. They eventually reach a balance, as Kevyn has more practical experience than the average scientist, and helps the newbie wrap her brain around concepts like "the value of field testing".

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** More recently, At one point, Kevyn is trapped on a deserted planet and tries to start a fire. He doesn't know a single thing about doing so, but manages to rediscover it from first principles. When he accidentally sets the forest on fire, he doesn't know which way to run because he doesn't know how the winds will affect it.
--->'''Kevyn:''' Any kid who plays with matches learns this stuff. Too bad I was playing with shaped charges instead.
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Tagon's Toughs has acquired a specialist on A.I. and robotics, who calls Kevyn [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20080406.html "an arrogant generalist"]] on first meeting him. They eventually reach a balance, as Kevyn has more practical experience than the average scientist, and helps the newbie wrap her brain around concepts like "the value of field testing".
15th Oct '17 12:56:12 AM Medinoc
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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. Professor Calculus is apparently versed in engineering (he built a working submarine), astrophysics (the moon rocket), nuclear physics (the nuclear propulsion engine), acoustics (a sonic weapon) and pharmaceutical and oil chemistry (identified the substance that ensured EveryCarIsAPinto and created a pill that makes you hate the taste of alcohol).

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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. Professor Calculus is apparently versed in engineering (he built a working submarine), astrophysics (the moon rocket), nuclear physics (the nuclear propulsion engine), acoustics (a sonic weapon) weapon, though he consults with expert Topolino) and pharmaceutical and oil chemistry (identified the substance that ensured EveryCarIsAPinto and created a pill that makes you hate the taste of alcohol).
15th Oct '17 12:50:21 AM Medinoc
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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': Scientists have "traits", which for most of them are a specialty, a field they directly know so they can direct research most efficiently. On the other hand, the rare "spark of genius" trait allows a scientist to be good at everything. Later updates buffed specialties while leaving "spark of genius" unchanged, giving specialists an advantage over generalists... but also introduced a hire-able alien super-scientist who's expert at everything.
22nd Sep '17 4:15:09 PM morenohijazo
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* Played with in ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon''. In his first apparition ever, Dr. Bacterio is introduced as a biologist and just a biologist, only specialized in {{Super Serum}}s. However, he is later stripped of the trait and given instead the role of T.I.A.'s chief scientist, extending his field not only to biology, but also physics, technology and pretty much everything which is needed. The best sign of this evolution is his very title: the series and its adaptations are wildly inconsistent about whether Bacterio is a doctor or a professor, with both titles being pretty much interchangeable for him.

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* Played with in ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon''. In his first apparition appearance ever, Dr. Bacterio is introduced as a biologist and just a biologist, only specialized in {{Super Serum}}s. However, he is later stripped of the trait and given instead the role of T.I.A.'s chief scientist, extending his field not only to biology, but also physics, technology and pretty much everything which is needed. The best sign of this evolution is his very title: the series and its adaptations are wildly inconsistent about whether Bacterio is a doctor or a professor, with both titles being pretty much interchangeable for him.
20th Sep '17 3:48:05 AM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has the Kiharas, a family of [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] who all fit this trope to some degree. A good example is Yuiitsu Kihara, who shows knowledge in fields as diverse as neurology, virology, robotics and [[spoiler:magic]].
15th Sep '17 2:01:26 AM jormis29
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* Doctor Krieger in ''Series/{{Archer}}''. He's primarily a mechanical engineer, although he's also been shown to dabble in artificial intelligence, medicine, biochemistry and genetics. However, it's implied that Krieger actually has no formal scientific education, for instance he believes in [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrenology phrenology]] and [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humorism humorism]], and while he's clearly a genius it's often left up in the air how much he truly understands what he's doing half the time. He appears to be less this trope and more of a highly intuitive lunatic that Mallory funds and tolerates because he occasionally produces something useful.

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* Doctor Krieger in ''Series/{{Archer}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. He's primarily a mechanical engineer, although he's also been shown to dabble in artificial intelligence, medicine, biochemistry and genetics. However, it's implied that Krieger actually has no formal scientific education, for instance he believes in [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrenology phrenology]] and [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humorism humorism]], and while he's clearly a genius it's often left up in the air how much he truly understands what he's doing half the time. He appears to be less this trope and more of a highly intuitive lunatic that Mallory funds and tolerates because he occasionally produces something useful.
4th Sep '17 12:02:07 PM AtticusOmundson
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* Subverted in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''. Duelo is a medical doctor, so when the crew needs to repair the ship's engine, he admits that he would be of little help. Despite this, his way of thinking about the ship as if it were actually a living organism gives him the idea of creating a power bypass. How exactly he's able to wire the bypass is anyone's guess.
22nd Aug '17 1:56:52 PM Xilinoc
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** Though Doctor [=McNinja=] doesn't show knowledge of every field -- mostly just medicine and ninjutsu -- he turns out to be a doctor in almost everything. In "Army of One", it was revealed that he's a master of ''all'' forms of science... because back in his college days, he had himself cloned dozens of times over, and sent the clone [=McNinjas=] out. By the time they recombined, adding all of their accumulated experience and knowledge together, he had earned a legitimate doctorate in every single science... except agricultural science, because that particular clone wasn't able to return. This is unlike the usual case in that usually the scientists ''show'' proficiency in any field without explanation, but Dr. [=McNinja=] has the explanation but doesn't show his abilities much. From the FAQ ([[http://drmcninja.com/about.html link]]):

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** Though Doctor [=McNinja=] doesn't show knowledge of every field -- mostly just medicine and ninjutsu -- he turns out to be a doctor in almost everything. In "Army of One", it was revealed that he's a master of ''all'' forms of science... because back in his college days, he had himself cloned dozens of times over, and sent the clone [=McNinjas=] out.out to different universities around the world. By the time they recombined, adding all of their accumulated experience and knowledge together, he had earned a legitimate doctorate in every single science... except agricultural science, because that particular clone wasn't able to return. This is unlike the usual case in that usually the scientists ''show'' proficiency in any field without explanation, but Dr. [=McNinja=] has the explanation but doesn't show his abilities much. From the FAQ ([[http://drmcninja.com/about.html link]]):
3rd Aug '17 7:37:57 PM Daedalis
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* Invoked as an InformedAbility for Plaitius the stargazer in ''ComicBook/RedSonja'': ''The Art of Blood and Fire''. He's a physicist by training but claims to be an expert in biology and chemistry as well. Of course as a medieval scientist the threshold for expertise would be a bit lower than a modern equivalent would expect.
28th Jul '17 8:36:51 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''VisualNovel/{{SOON}}'': Subverted. If Atlas convinces teen!Atlas to study biology instead of physics and handles over Fang's investigation to them so they can claim it as theirs in the future. Instead, 2013!Atlas will be stuck redoing first year of college for the ''sixth'' time and have accumulated a ''huge'' student debt by the time they're barely making it through Biology 101.
-->'''2013!Atlas:''' YOU!\\
'''Atlas:''' Uh. Hi, past me.\\
'''2013!Atlas:''' YOU RUINED MY LIFE.
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