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25th Sep '16 4:31:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' gameline from the OldWorldOfDarkness was rife with this, as skills on the character sheet came in broad categories such as "technology", "medicine", "science", "computers" and "academics", specialization optional. The reality-bending technomages on the side of the Nine Traditions could easily slip into this trope, especially the Sons of Ether who embodied the MadScientist and/or MadDoctor trope to a T. Strangely, all the awakened super-scientists, engineers, spacepilots, pharmacologists, cybersurgeons and geneticists of the Technocracy were far more specialized and usually stuck to their field of expertise, despite the fact that the Technocracy was All About Science.

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* The ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' gameline from the OldWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness was rife with this, as skills on the character sheet came in broad categories such as "technology", "medicine", "science", "computers" and "academics", specialization optional. The reality-bending technomages on the side of the Nine Traditions could easily slip into this trope, especially the Sons of Ether who embodied the MadScientist and/or MadDoctor trope to a T. Strangely, all the awakened super-scientists, engineers, spacepilots, pharmacologists, cybersurgeons and geneticists of the Technocracy were far more specialized and usually stuck to their field of expertise, despite the fact that the Technocracy was All About Science.
24th Sep '16 12:09:40 PM Karl304
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** Starfleet captains, but especially Picard and Janeway, tend to be this. They have science officers and engineers to do those jobs on a daily basis, but they know the disciplines well enough to keep up and contribute ideas when a specialist is explaining the latest TechnoBabble to them. In a pinch, they can take over any job on the ship. It's never specified on-screen what their specialties were before they were captains. However, flashbacks do show that Picard used to wear science blue before he took command responsibilities and he's one of the most accomplished archeologists and paleontologists in the Federation (for example, his discoveries include ''the origin of human life'') despite him downplaying them as "hobbies".

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** Starfleet captains, but especially Picard and Janeway, tend to be this. They have science officers and engineers to do those jobs on a daily basis, but they know the disciplines well enough to keep up and contribute ideas when a specialist is explaining the latest TechnoBabble to them. In a pinch, they can take over any job on the ship. It's never specified vaguely alluded to on-screen what their specialties were before they were captains. However, flashbacks do show that captains - Picard used to wear be a helm officer, Riker was a tactical officer, Sisko was an engineer, and Janeway used to be a science blue before he took command responsibilities and he's officer. At the same time, Picard manages to be one of the most accomplished archeologists and paleontologists in the Federation (for example, his discoveries include ''the origin of human life'') despite him downplaying them as "hobbies".
12th Sep '16 3:59:28 PM eldiablo555
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** The [[WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman movie]] takes this trope even further, Mr. Peabody is now also an excellent athlete, mixologist, can play every musical instrument in the world and is a certified chiropractor.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/ScienceCourt'' the first expert witness called to testify was usually a recurring character like Julie Bean whose scientific expertise changed every episode depending upon the subject matter. Professor Parsons however plays this trope completely straight as he claims to be an expert in every scientific field known to man.
9th Sep '16 10:13:19 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Dr Dana Scully sometimes comments on psychological issues despite the fact that it's ''Mulder'' who has the degree in this area.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Dr Dana Scully sometimes comments on psychological issues despite the fact that it's ''Mulder'' who has the degree in this area. Even more bizarrely, it's often Mulder himself who asks.
17th Aug '16 7:29:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Related to the MadScientist, the Omnidisciplinary Scientist is a master of every branch of science, regardless of the branch in which they theoretically have a degree. A writer either didn't do the research or maybe TheyJustDidntCare. If someone is a scientist, and something about science needs to be known, the scientist will know it or learn it by the end of the episode.

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Related to the MadScientist, the Omnidisciplinary Scientist is a master of every branch of science, regardless of the branch in which they theoretically have a degree. A writer either didn't do the research or maybe TheyJustDidntCare.didn't want to. If someone is a scientist, and something about science needs to be known, the scientist will know it or learn it by the end of the episode.
14th Aug '16 1:50:11 PM nombretomado
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* DoctorSteel's Ph.D is never elaborated on (according to him, he is a "doctor of reality engineering"), but he's "displayed" skills in engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, chemistry... baking (well, not so much)...

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* DoctorSteel's Music/DoctorSteel's Ph.D is never elaborated on (according to him, he is a "doctor of reality engineering"), but he's "displayed" skills in engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, chemistry... baking (well, not so much)...
11th Aug '16 2:06:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''TheManFromEarth''. John is intelligent, but not abnormally so. He claims to have collected ten advanced degrees over his extended lifetime, but he freely points out that no one can maintain current knowledge in that many fields at once. His 19th century biology degree is pretty useless now.

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* Averted in ''TheManFromEarth''.''Film/TheManFromEarth''. John is intelligent, but not abnormally so. He claims to have collected ten advanced degrees over his extended lifetime, but he freely points out that no one can maintain current knowledge in that many fields at once. His 19th century biology degree is pretty useless now.
8th Aug '16 4:57:44 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the Franchise/{{Halo}}verse, Dr. Catherine E. Halsey, Chief Scientist of the Office of Naval Intelligence, was the key mind behind all aspects of the [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] project, from the [[BioAugmentation augmentations]] to the [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]], and was also a major authority on {{Artificial Intelligence}}s, among other things overseeing the creation of the [=AI=]s who were to be uploaded to the Spartan's MJOLNIR armor (most notably Cortana, who was directly copied from a clone of Halsey's brain). She was also heavily involved in researching both [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]] and [[PreCursors Forerunner]] technology.

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* In the Franchise/{{Halo}}verse, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', Dr. Catherine E. Halsey, Chief Scientist of the Office of Naval Intelligence, was the key mind behind all aspects of the [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] project, from the [[BioAugmentation augmentations]] to the [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]], and was also a major authority on {{Artificial Intelligence}}s, among other things overseeing the creation of the [=AI=]s who were to be uploaded to the Spartan's MJOLNIR armor (most notably Cortana, who was directly copied from a clone of Halsey's brain). She was also heavily involved in researching both [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]] and [[PreCursors Forerunner]] technology.
6th Aug '16 3:08:17 PM nombretomado
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* The DCUniverse has ComicBook/LexLuthor and Dr. Sivana. Though ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright'' establishes astrobiology to be Lex's forte.

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* The DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse has ComicBook/LexLuthor and Dr. Sivana. Though ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright'' establishes astrobiology to be Lex's forte.
2nd Aug '16 7:40:25 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', Pascal, Joseph, and Rodney seem to dabble in mechanical engineering, biology, and chemistry among other things.
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