History Main / OmniDisciplinaryScientist

1st May '16 6:42:09 AM Dragon101
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** His Doctorate is, however honorary and self awarded. Not that he's not intelligent and learned enough to possess several, but receiving one from an educational institution would require him to bow to the judgement of inferiors (read- he accidentally blew up his room while [[ItMakesSenseInContest opening an interdimensional doorway to Hell]] and was kicked out of university). Once he conquered his tiny homeland of Latveria he ordered the only university in the country to give him one since, after all, he earned it.
* Reading the early ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comics, it looks like Peter Parker is also an Omnidisciplinary Scientist. Able to build an electromagnetic device to stop the Vulture one week, and mixing up a chemical concoction to cure the Lizard the next. It seems that Stan Lee gave all of his "scientists" this trait to a certain degree. Later writers seem to try to narrow it down to a single field or two. Incidentally, he eventually got a degree in Biophysics, which is indeed a multi-disciplinary subject that involves applying principles of Physics to biological systems.

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** His Doctorate is, however honorary and self awarded. Not that he's not intelligent and learned enough to possess several, but receiving one from an educational institution would require him to bow to the judgement of inferiors (read- he accidentally blew up his room while [[ItMakesSenseInContest [[ItMakesSenseInContext opening an interdimensional doorway to Hell]] and was kicked out of university). Once he conquered his tiny homeland of Latveria he ordered the only university in the country to give him one since, after all, he earned it.
* Reading the early ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comics, it looks like Peter Parker is also an Omnidisciplinary Scientist. Able to build an electromagnetic device to stop the Vulture one week, and mixing up a chemical concoction to cure the Lizard the next. It seems that Stan Lee gave all of his "scientists" this trait to a certain degree. Later writers seem to try to narrow it down to a single field or two. Incidentally, he eventually got a degree in Biophysics, which is indeed a multi-disciplinary subject that involves applying principles of Physics to biological systems.
1st May '16 6:40:54 AM Dragon101
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* Naturally, Doctor Doom will not be outdone by the accursed Richards. Many ''Fantastic Four'' villains fit this trope, in fact, but Doom is the only one who can claim to rival Reed--he usually claims to be ''better'', with some justification. Doom specialises in robotics and he ''invented'' an interdimensional doorway as well as time travel, but you'd be hard pressed to find a field he ''hasn't'' mastered. Unlike Reed, he is ''also'' a very proficient sorcerer.
** His Doctorate is, however honorary and self awarded. Not that he's not intelligent and learned enough to possess several, but receiving one from an educational institution would require him to bow to the judgement of inferiors.
* Reading the early ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comics, it looks like Peter Parker is also an Omnidisciplinary Scientist. Able to build an electromagnetic device to stop the Vulture one week, and mixing up a chemical concoction to cure the Lizard the next. It seems that Stan Lee gave all of his "scientists" this trait to a certain degree. Later writers seem to try to narrow it down to a single field or two.

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* Naturally, Doctor Doom will not be outdone by the accursed Richards. Many ''Fantastic Four'' villains fit this trope, in fact, but Doom is the only one who can claim to rival Reed--he usually claims to be ''better'', with some justification. Doom specialises in robotics and he ''invented'' an interdimensional doorway as well as time travel, TimeTravel, but you'd be hard pressed to find a field he ''hasn't'' mastered. Unlike Reed, mastered, scientific or otherwise- physics, astrophysics, engineering, computer science, brain surgery, history, politics, military strategy, literature...He also has at least one area of expertise [[ReedRichardsIsUseless Reed Richards truly is useless in]]- Magic, as he is ''also'' a very proficient sorcerer.
an accomplished EvilSorcerer and was even in the running for [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange Sorcerer Supreme]] at one point.
** His Doctorate is, however honorary and self awarded. Not that he's not intelligent and learned enough to possess several, but receiving one from an educational institution would require him to bow to the judgement of inferiors.
inferiors (read- he accidentally blew up his room while [[ItMakesSenseInContest opening an interdimensional doorway to Hell]] and was kicked out of university). Once he conquered his tiny homeland of Latveria he ordered the only university in the country to give him one since, after all, he earned it.
* Reading the early ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comics, it looks like Peter Parker is also an Omnidisciplinary Scientist. Able to build an electromagnetic device to stop the Vulture one week, and mixing up a chemical concoction to cure the Lizard the next. It seems that Stan Lee gave all of his "scientists" this trait to a certain degree. Later writers seem to try to narrow it down to a single field or two. Incidentally, he eventually got a degree in Biophysics, which is indeed a multi-disciplinary subject that involves applying principles of Physics to biological systems.
21st Apr '16 7:22:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* On ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin is the SouthernFriedGenius equivalent of this Trope, able to use BambooTechnology to invent almost anything, spanning several scientific disciplines and surpassing all of them. Among his inventions on the show was the Deathmatch TimeMachine, two {{Humungous Mecha}}s, an enlarging ray, and the [[HumanoidAbomination Super Freaks]], created via gene splicing.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin is the SouthernFriedGenius equivalent of this Trope, able to use BambooTechnology to invent almost anything, spanning several scientific disciplines and surpassing all of them. Among his inventions on the show was the Deathmatch TimeMachine, two {{Humungous {{Humongous Mecha}}s, an enlarging ray, and the [[HumanoidAbomination Super Freaks]], created via gene splicing. splicing.
21st Apr '16 7:20:51 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* On ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin is the SouthernFriedGenius equivalent of this Trope, able to use BambooTechnology to invent almost anything, spanning several scientific disciplines and surpassing all of them. Among his inventions on the show was the Deathmatch TimeMachine, two {{Humungous Mecha}}s, an enlarging ray, and the [[HumanoidAbomination Super Freaks]], created via gene splicing.
20th Apr '16 10:01:16 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the {{Planescape}} campaign, the now-deceased Factol Hashkar of the Guvners was a Sage with ''dozens'' of areas of expertise due to his centuries of research. When adapted to modern terms, he would have been considered a genius in alchemy, biology, several disciplines in art, geology, agriculture, politics, sociology, history, physics, philosophy, magic, law, metaphysics, medicine, and cartography. (Of course, using the game rules, most normal [=NPCs=] - let alone [=PCs=] - would be unable to have nearly that many skills, but [[spoiler: Haskar was [[DeadAllAlong not a normal NPC by any means]].]]

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* In the {{Planescape}} ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' campaign, the now-deceased Factol Hashkar of the Guvners was a Sage with ''dozens'' of areas of expertise due to his centuries of research. When adapted to modern terms, he would have been considered a genius in alchemy, biology, several disciplines in art, geology, agriculture, politics, sociology, history, physics, philosophy, magic, law, metaphysics, medicine, and cartography. (Of course, using the game rules, most normal [=NPCs=] - let alone [=PCs=] - would be unable to have nearly that many skills, but [[spoiler: Haskar was [[DeadAllAlong not a normal NPC by any means]].]]
20th Apr '16 7:53:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'': Mr. Whoopie seems to know everything, literally. While usually just acting as an advisor, he has, in various episodes, repaired electronics, used medical equipment, and performed classroom-style experiments in chemistry and biology.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'': Mr. Whoopie seems to know everything, literally. While usually just acting as an advisor, he has, in various episodes, repaired electronics, used medical equipment, and performed classroom-style experiments in chemistry and biology.
20th Apr '16 7:52:06 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the {{Planescape}} campaign, the now-deceased Factol Hashkar of the Guvners was a Sage with ''dozens'' of areas of expertise due to his centuries of research. When adapted to modern terms, he would have been considered a genius in alchemy, biology, several disciplines in art, geology, agriculture, politics, sociology, history, physics, philosophy, magic, law, metaphysics, medicine, and cartography. (Of course, using the game rules, most normal [=NPCs=] - let alone [=PCs=] - would be unable to have nearly that many skills, but [[spoiler: Haskar was [[DeadAllAlong not a normal NPC by any means]].]]



* Judging by his inventions, Professor Utonium of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is, at the minimum, an electrical engineer, a chemist, a biologist, and a theoretical physicist.
** He has a Nobel Prize in "Science."

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* Judging by his inventions, Professor Utonium of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is, at the minimum, an electrical engineer, a chemist, a biologist, and a theoretical physicist.
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physicist. He has a Nobel Prize in "Science."



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'': Mr. Peabody may well be one of the greatest geniuses in fiction. Never mind that he's a master historian who build a TimeMachine, various episodes show his expertise in chemistry, engineering, geography, mathematics, and biology, along with various other useful skills. If there's a science where his knowledge falls short of an expert, it has yet to be revealed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'': Mr. Peabody may well be one of the greatest geniuses in fiction. Never mind that he's a master historian who build a TimeMachine, various episodes show his expertise in chemistry, engineering, geography, mathematics, and biology, along with various other useful skills. He may even be skilled in alchemy, given how he was able to whip up something that made Leif Erikson's beard grow instantly. If there's a science where his knowledge falls short of an expert, it has yet to be revealed.
''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'': Mr. Whoopie seems to know everything, literally. While usually just acting as an advisor, he has, in various episodes, repaired electronics, used medical equipment, and performed classroom-style experiments in chemistry and biology.
18th Apr '16 2:56:03 PM Arca
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Compare to the RenaissanceMan who is also very knowledgeable in multiple fields - but not necessarily all of them. Some of these fields may be arts such as painting, or literature. May possess EncyclopaedicKnowledge if their interest stray outside of science.

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Compare to the RenaissanceMan who is also very knowledgeable in multiple fields - but not necessarily all of them. Some of these fields may be arts such as painting, or literature. May possess EncyclopaedicKnowledge if their interest interests stray outside of science.



* Doctor Dala in the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC ''Old-World Blues'' claims to have 213 doctorates, many of which are in fields that didn't exist before she began studying them. She and the rest of the Think Tank have been "alive" for well over three hundred years by the time you meet them.

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* Doctor Dala in the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC ''Old-World Blues'' claims to have 213 doctorates, many of which are in fields that didn't exist before she began studying them. She and the rest of the Think Tank have been "alive" for well over three hundred years by the time you meet them. them... but they're also all certifiably ''mad'' in one way or another.
12th Apr '16 12:57:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* On ''CrossingJordan'' Nigel Townsend is a straight example of this. He knows everything about everything and readily admits it. It is even addressed by another character in one of the episodes. 'Dare I ask how he knows these things?' Another character responds, 'It's better not to question it.'

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* On ''CrossingJordan'' ''Series/CrossingJordan'' Nigel Townsend is a straight example of this. He knows everything about everything and readily admits it. It is even addressed by another character in one of the episodes. 'Dare I ask how he knows these things?' Another character responds, 'It's better not to question it.'
26th Mar '16 7:05:56 AM Kereea1
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' partially solved this by lumping many of the scientific fields shown throughout the series (organic and inorganic chemistry, genetics, biology and biochem, radiobiology, and so on, mixed with a dash of MadScience) into the pseudo-field of "neogenics", but then you've got people who do that ''all that and more''.
** A noticeable example is Alistair Smythe, introduced as a robotics expert, used for building Spider-Slayers. He's later upgraded into a cyborg and somehwere along the way enters this trope, performing neogenic experiments for the bad guys.
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