History Main / OmnidisciplinaryScientist

21st May '17 8:11:39 AM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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'':
**
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.
**
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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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).

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:



Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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!\\

to:

** 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.

to:

* 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.
1st May '17 9:36:09 AM gb00393
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Maesters wear a chain with each link representing mastery of a different field of study, and they are expected to earn as many as possible.

to:

* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Maesters wear a chain with each link representing mastery of a different field of study, and they are expected to earn as many as possible.possible e.g. Maester Luwin.
29th Apr '17 12:56:10 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Standard procedure for most soap opera doctors. One on ''OneLifeToLive'' appeared to simultaneously be an internist, surgeon, OB/GYN, neonatologist, and pathologist.

to:

* Standard procedure for most soap opera doctors. One on ''OneLifeToLive'' ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' appeared to simultaneously be an internist, surgeon, OB/GYN, neonatologist, and pathologist.
20th Apr '17 12:24:51 AM Tuckerscreator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Dr. Noomi Rapace from ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' was originally an archaeologist focused on the theory of AncientAstronauts. In the film she leads a survey mission on an alien planet and then later fronts a autopsy on a severed alien head.

to:

* Dr. Noomi Rapace from ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' was originally an archaeologist focused on the theory of AncientAstronauts. In the film she leads a survey mission on an alien planet and then later fronts a an autopsy on a severed alien head.


Added DiffLines:

* Dr. Halsey in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse is a [[ImprobablyHighIQ 200 IQ scientist]] with a knack for seemingly every discipline. In her teens she created a complex model predicting the collapse of humanity's interstellar colonies into civil war (sociologist). In her twenties she personally sketched designs for an advanced set of PoweredArmor (engineer and roboticist). In the following years she recruited and trained numerous kidnapped children to indoctrinate them into soldiers (psychologist). Afterward she formulated the chemicals to physically augment them ''and'' performed the surgery herself (bio-chemist and surgeon). During the war against [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] she studied their weapons for reverse-engineering, their society for ways to subvert it, and the artifacts of the Forerunner species they worshipped (xenoarchaelogist). Then among her other accomplishments include cloning her own brain to create artificial intelligence, and creating designs for new starships made out of reverse-engineered Forerunner tech. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also she's not a bad artist.]]
4th Apr '17 12:35:35 PM Whatactually
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Dinosaur King'', Dr. Z spends a lot of his time working with machinery and biological modifications despite being a palaeontologist. Notably most of his devices and inventions are defective or [[StuffBlowingUp are prone to explode]], but it is played straighter with the Ancients, who are also palaeontologists, but have little trouble building a time machine or a device to detect powerful stones from the beginning of time, something even an advanced race of aliens couldn't manage.
20th Mar '17 11:23:28 AM Malitia
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The late Silver Age of X-men includes [[Podcast.RachelAndMilesXPlainTheXMen Super Doctor Astronaut]] Peter Corbeau, who started out as an astronaut who was also a scientist, but Chris Claremont was soon using him any time the plot called for a scientist or medical doctor. Even his original appearance is somewhat questionable, since he's both a space shuttle pilot and a mission specialist, which are distinct roles in the the actual space program.

to:

** The late Silver Age of X-men includes [[Podcast.RachelAndMilesXPlainTheXMen JayAndMilesXPlainTheXMen Super Doctor Astronaut]] Peter Corbeau, who started out as an astronaut who was also a scientist, but Chris Claremont was soon using him any time the plot called for a scientist or medical doctor. Even his original appearance is somewhat questionable, since he's both a space shuttle pilot and a mission specialist, which are distinct roles in the the actual space program.
19th Mar '17 9:50:58 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' has the same broad categories as all NewWorldOfDarkness games, but Geniuses also have the explicit ability to apply their skills to related yet bizarrely inappropriate circumstances. If they learn to drive a car they can use those skills to guide a spaceship through re-entry.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' has the same broad categories as all NewWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness games, but Geniuses also have the explicit ability to apply their skills to related yet bizarrely inappropriate circumstances. If they learn to drive a car they can use those skills to guide a spaceship through re-entry.
This list shows the last 10 events of 340. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.OmnidisciplinaryScientist