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21st Jul '17 8:18:10 AM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' story "Assignment Five", Dr. McDee is identified at one point as a physicist, but is doing microbiological experiments. This may explain why he ends up accidentally creating a microbe capable of wiping out all life on Earth.

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* In the ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' story "Assignment Five", Dr. McDee [=McDee=] is identified at one point as a physicist, but is doing microbiological experiments. This may explain why he ends up accidentally creating a microbe capable of wiping out all life on Earth.
21st Jul '17 8:17:43 AM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' story "Assignment Five", Dr. McDee is identified at one point as a physicist, but is doing microbiological experiments. This may explain why he ends up accidentally creating a microbe capable of wiping out all life on Earth.
12th Jul '17 5:54:14 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' and other Palladium Books games have this trope in spades. In the case of the original ''Rifts'' book, there's the Rogue Scientist, who can grab any and all science skills in the book. The CAF Scientist in Phaseworld is similar, though he does get to pick one science at a slightly higher bonus as his specialization (as in, his specialization is in one entire scientific field). ''Heroes Unlimited'' has other examples, but as the point of that game is to make comic book style superheroes, it's likely [[InvokedTrope done on purpose]] in that case.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' and other Palladium Books Creator/PalladiumBooks games have this trope in spades. In the case of the original ''Rifts'' book, there's the Rogue Scientist, who can grab any and all science skills in the book. The CAF Scientist in Phaseworld is similar, though he does get to pick one science at a slightly higher bonus as his specialization (as in, his specialization is in one entire scientific field). ''Heroes Unlimited'' has other examples, but as the point of that game is to make comic book style superheroes, it's likely [[InvokedTrope done on purpose]] in that case.
2nd Jul '17 10:35:28 AM nombretomado
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* One mission in ''OsuTatakaeOuendan 2'' involves helping a young genius doctor who moves to a small island town, only to be swamped with all manner of requests for help from the citizens. It seems that in addition to being a physician, he can also treat male pattern baldness, give therapeutic massages to animals, and repair microwave ovens. That's the whole joke, because he's doing [[OpenHeartDentistry non-doctor things]].

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* One mission in ''OsuTatakaeOuendan 2'' ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan2'' involves helping a young genius doctor who moves to a small island town, only to be swamped with all manner of requests for help from the citizens. It seems that in addition to being a physician, he can also treat male pattern baldness, give therapeutic massages to animals, and repair microwave ovens. That's the whole joke, because he's doing [[OpenHeartDentistry non-doctor things]].
1st Jun '17 8:51:16 PM CountDorku
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* Dr Meredith Stinson/Tachyon in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' is good at basically every field of science. A mixture of natural genius, SuperSpeed, and effectively unlimited research funding, mean that if she wants to get into some scientific field, she can, leading to her list of achievements including advances in rocketry, medicine, particle physics, chemistry, military engineering and [[GeniusBruiser punching everyone in a quite large area virtually simultaneously]] (it's a surprisingly useful skill when your cousin has an evil magic mask that gives her control over birds).
26th May '17 10:16:48 PM foxley
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* Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, Ph. D., LL. D., F. R. S., M. D., etc., dubbed as "The Thinking Machine" by his reporter friend Hutchison Hatch, is one of these.

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* Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, Ph. D., LL. D., F. R. S., M. D., etc., dubbed as "The Thinking Machine" "Literature/TheThinkingMachine" by his reporter friend Hutchison Hatch, is one of these.
21st May '17 8:11:39 AM Discar
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', several of the more powerful Sparks show this. Gil, for example, has built flying machines, extremely powerful electric generators, a combat-capable robot to practice fencing with, and built his own servant (plus repaired two others). There are a few more that are hinted to have this trope, but haven't exhibited their full range of talents (his father, Klaus, so far has mostly been shown working on biological sciences, though he seems to understand other fields quite well).
** It ''is'' implied in the [[AllThereInTheManual Girl Genius Wiki]] that most Sparks do stick to one or two fields - they're just 'Reed Richards on speed' in that field. Gil and Agatha's primary fields, for example, seem to be mechanical - while WordOfGod says that Klaus's specialities are biological stuff and reverse-engineering things built by other Sparks (and reverse-engineering other Sparks). So this could be seen as a type of Lampshading.
*** At least one character is a mad ''social'' scientist, who gets annoyed that the engineering ones steal all the funding. And to be more specific, Agatha seems to excel in making [[NotUsingTheZedWord clanks]] and [[{{BFG}} ray guns]], although being a Heterodyne she has a LOT of natural talent in nearly any field.
** There is one arc where Tarvek badly needs medical attention but Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090216 has no experience with medicine]] so she's forced to go find Gil for help.
** Gil is actually more of a biology specialist, hence being the go-to guy for doctor questions, where as Tarvek is mechanical engineering, hence his facination with and amazing ability to create/manipulate the muses. All Sparks seem to come together on the subject of weapons.
** Tarvek seems to be more like Klaus, with an extraordinary ability to analyze and replicate creations. His interest with the muses is just because [[spoiler:they were built for his ancestor, and thus ''him''.]]
* Though the title character of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' 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]]):
-->'''Q: What kind of doctor is he anyway? That's a [=PhD=] on his wall. The sign in front of his office says he's a physician. In the one comic he's doing dental work on a patient, and then says he's a podiatrist!'''
-->A: Ninjas are mysterious in their ways. ''Way'' mysterious.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', several of the more powerful ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** The lesser
Sparks show this. Gil, for example, seem mostly confined to one field (although they're "Reed Richards on speed" in that field), but the stronger ones can basically do whatever they want.
** Gil
has built flying machines, extremely powerful electric generators, a combat-capable robot to practice fencing with, and built his own biological servant construct (plus repaired two others). There are a few more that are hinted others). His primary field appears to have this trope, be medicine and biology, which is why he's the go-to guy when they need a doctor.
** Klaus has made plenty of his own inventions,
but haven't exhibited their full range he is most famous for understanding how things work, dismantling and reverse-engingeering the devices of talents (his father, Klaus, so far has mostly been shown working on biological sciences, though he seems to understand other fields quite well).
** It ''is''
Sparks and improving them. Since his entire empire is based simply on conquering anyone who attacks him, this has given him a massive technology base to use. On a more mundane note, this ability is implied in to be behind his talent to "find the [[AllThereInTheManual Girl Genius Wiki]] that most Sparks do stick to one or two fields - they're just 'Reed Richards on speed' in that field. Gil and right monster for the right job."
**
Agatha's primary fields, for example, seem field is mechanical, and her breakthrough device was a tractor with legs sent to retrieve someone. Her most famous creations are the dingbots, pocket-watch sized clanks that build more of themselves and help her with her work. However, she has also been shown to have skill in every other field, from electricity to guns to cooking. Her primary weakness seems to be mechanical - while WordOfGod says that Klaus's specialities are biological stuff and reverse-engineering things built by other Sparks (and reverse-engineering other Sparks). So this could be seen as medicine; she has a type reasonable amount of Lampshading.
*** At least one
skill for a normal person, but for a Spark she's strictly amateur.
** One
character is a mad ''social'' scientist, who gets annoyed that the engineering ones steal all the funding. And to be more specific, Agatha seems to excel in making [[NotUsingTheZedWord clanks]] funding. "I ''told'' the Baron, give me a thousand orphans, a hedge maze, and [[{{BFG}} ray guns]], although being a Heterodyne she has a LOT of natural talent in nearly any field.
enough cheese--"
** There is one arc where Tarvek badly needs medical attention but Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090216 has no experience with medicine]] so she's forced to go find Gil for help.
** Gil is actually more of a biology specialist, hence being the go-to guy for doctor questions, where as
Tarvek is mostly seen doing mechanical engineering, hence his facination but he also displays analytical abilities shadowing those of Klaus. He is also fascinated with the miraculous muses, and amazing ability even manages to create/manipulate the muses. All Sparks seem create a new one, something no one else has been able to come together on the subject of weapons.
** Tarvek
do for over two hundred years. This seems to be more like Klaus, with an extraordinary ability to analyze a combination of his analytic abilities and replicate creations. His interest with the fact that the muses is just because [[spoiler:they were built for his ancestor, and thus ''him''.]]
''him''.
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'':
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Though the title character of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' 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.
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much. From the FAQ ([[http://drmcninja.com/about.html link]]):
-->'''Q: --->'''Q: What kind of doctor is he anyway? That's a [=PhD=] on his wall. The sign in front of his office says he's a physician. In the one comic he's doing dental work on a patient, and then says he's a podiatrist!'''
-->A:
podiatrist!'''\\
A:
Ninjas are mysterious in their ways. ''Way'' mysterious.
16th May '17 10:25:23 AM nombretomado
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* Kohaku from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' was trained in medicine at an early age, although nobody uses the word "doctor." Due to the effects of a RealityWarper affected by how the cast perceives her [[TheChessmaster devious]] [[{{Yandere}} personality]]; this has [[JustifiedTrope also given her the ability]] to build robots (and limited witchcraft).

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* Kohaku from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' was trained in medicine at an early age, although nobody uses the word "doctor." Due to the effects of a RealityWarper affected by how the cast perceives her [[TheChessmaster devious]] [[{{Yandere}} personality]]; this has [[JustifiedTrope also given her the ability]] to build robots (and limited witchcraft).
11th May '17 11:43:39 AM 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.
8th May '17 8:17:58 PM jormis29
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** Shen, both father and daughter (in ''{{Videogame/XCOM2}}'') also display a wide variety of skills in several engineering fields. Shen Sr. is noted to directly interface the [[{{Cyborg}} MEC Trooper]] upgrades with amputated limbs (cybernetics), works with his staff to mass-produce weapons for everything from said [=MECs=] to soldiers (ballistics; Lily is implied to do this on a personal level due to XCOM being understaffed) to aircraft (aeronautics), and in the sequel both he and his daughter Lily Shen work with robotics and artificial intelligence.

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** Shen, both father and daughter (in ''{{Videogame/XCOM2}}'') ''Videogame/XCOM2'') also display a wide variety of skills in several engineering fields. Shen Sr. is noted to directly interface the [[{{Cyborg}} MEC Trooper]] upgrades with amputated limbs (cybernetics), works with his staff to mass-produce weapons for everything from said [=MECs=] to soldiers (ballistics; Lily is implied to do this on a personal level due to XCOM being understaffed) to aircraft (aeronautics), and in the sequel both he and his daughter Lily Shen work with robotics and artificial intelligence.



** Generic engineers in XCOM2 are more important than in the first game, where they worked with Shen on engineering projects. This game continues using only two human resources -- engineers and scientists -- and scientists can only man the labs to decrease research time. Engineers, meanwhile, must manually man the rest of the ship! Somehow, they're the only ones who can lead teams to excavate your cool, stolen Spaceship (which is outright stated to have biological, electronic, and physical barriers to prevent theft that engineers must solve), speed up build time, man the defense system, work on the comms relays, increase the power capacity, and ''work to speed up your soldiers' healing and the time it takes for soldiers to train psionically''. The only strictly engineering-related thing they do is prototype items in the Proving Grounds!\\

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** Generic engineers in XCOM2 ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' are more important than in the first game, where they worked with Shen on engineering projects. This game continues using only two human resources -- engineers and scientists -- and scientists can only man the labs to decrease research time. Engineers, meanwhile, must manually man the rest of the ship! Somehow, they're the only ones who can lead teams to excavate your cool, stolen Spaceship (which is outright stated to have biological, electronic, and physical barriers to prevent theft that engineers must solve), speed up build time, man the defense system, work on the comms relays, increase the power capacity, and ''work to speed up your soldiers' healing and the time it takes for soldiers to train psionically''. The only strictly engineering-related thing they do is prototype items in the Proving Grounds!\\



* In the {{VideoGame/Rebuild}} game, Scientist characters perform research considerably faster than survivors with zero Science skills. This research includes agronomy (preventing food spoiling, fertilizer), entomology (introducing insectivorous predators), biology (creating zombie bite antidotes), optics (for binoculars) and electrical engineering (settting up radios and electricity). The science skill-boosting items are equally disparate, from medkits to science books to chemistry kits.

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* In the {{VideoGame/Rebuild}} ''{{VideoGame/Rebuild}}'' game, Scientist characters perform research considerably faster than survivors with zero Science skills. This research includes agronomy (preventing food spoiling, fertilizer), entomology (introducing insectivorous predators), biology (creating zombie bite antidotes), optics (for binoculars) and electrical engineering (settting up radios and electricity). The science skill-boosting items are equally disparate, from medkits to science books to chemistry kits.
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