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15th Jan '17 8:48:38 AM BKelly95
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' is a rare example where the scientist doesn't test the machine himself; but he does put his beloved pet dog in the driver's seat, and himself and his best friend in the path of the speeding vehicle, so he does still seem overly confident. "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit." "WHAT DID I TELL YOU?! EIGHTY EIGHT MILES PER HOUR!" He did intend for himself to be the first human test subject, with the space of time to observe negative side effects in said dog being a few minutes.
* Buckaroo Banzai in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'' in a way. He decided to test his Oscillation Overthruster (which could allow something to pass through solid matter) in a vehicle he himself drove. He suffers no ill effects as a direct result, although the president's adviser suggested otherwise.



* Also turns up in a lot of TimeMachine stories, once again, including the Creator/HGWells original. ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' is a rare example where the scientist doesn't test the machine himself; but he does put his beloved pet dog in the driver's seat, and himself and his best friend in the path of the speeding vehicle, so he does still seem overly confident. "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit." "WHAT DID I TELL YOU?! EIGHTY EIGHT MILES PER HOUR!"
** He did intend for himself to be the first human test subject, with the space of time to observe negative side effects in said dog being a few minutes.
** In ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' he at least has the presence of mind to build a proof of concept device first.

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* Also turns up in a lot of TimeMachine stories, once again, including the Creator/HGWells original. ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' is a rare example where the scientist doesn't test the machine himself; but he does put his beloved pet dog in the driver's seat, and himself and his best friend in the path of the speeding vehicle, so he does still seem overly confident. "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit." "WHAT DID I TELL YOU?! EIGHTY EIGHT MILES PER HOUR!"
** He did intend for himself to be the first human test subject, with the space of time to observe negative side effects in said dog being a few minutes.
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In ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' he at least has the presence of mind to build a proof of concept device first.
14th Jan '17 2:07:09 AM Elfkaiser
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* Over the 71 years of her immortal life that she has lived, Beatrix from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' has constantly experimented on herself, a thing which she has no qualms about.

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* Over the course of her 71 years of her life which became immortal life that she has lived, at 15, Beatrix from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' has constantly experimented on herself, a thing which she has no qualms about.
11th Jan '17 6:16:36 AM Elfkaiser
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* Over the 71 years of her immortal life that she has lived, Beatrix from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' has constantly experimented on herself, a thing which she has no qualms about.
30th Dec '16 4:28:47 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Batman wrangles this sort of confession out of Cheetah while a "captive" of the Injustice Gang. She was desperate and didn't have the funding to conduct controlled experiments, so...
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (and the entire {{DCAU}}, for that matter) started with an episode where a professor drank serum with bat DNA and became the Man-Bat.

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* The Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse:
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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Batman wrangles this sort of confession out of Cheetah while a "captive" of the Injustice Gang. She was desperate and didn't have the funding to conduct controlled experiments, so...
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (and the entire {{DCAU}}, for that matter) started with an episode where a professor drank serum with bat DNA and became the Man-Bat.
15th Dec '16 12:19:38 AM Omeganian
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* It is said that in the past, a finished mail was usually trsted by the armorerr putting it on, and the client stabbing it a few times with a dagger. If there was no one left to get the payment, then none was given.

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* It is said that in the past, a finished mail was usually trsted tested by the armorerr putting it on, and the client stabbing it a few times with a dagger. If there was no one left to get the payment, then none was given.
14th Dec '16 7:09:37 AM Omeganian
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* It is said that in the past, a finished mail was usually trsted by the armorerr putting it on, and the client stabbing it a few times with a dagger. If there was no one left to get the payment, then none was given.
19th Nov '16 4:44:33 AM DeepRed
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* Documentary maker MorganSpurlock engaged in this with SuperSizeMe, where he ate only fast food for a month and filmed the results.
8th Nov '16 7:43:46 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* Literature/WhateleyUniverse: A recurring problem with the devisers and gadgeteers of [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. Hazmat was lucky; all his treatment did was burn all his hair off his head. Compiler wasn't quite so fortunate - while she did manage to become a faux-Exemplar and speedster through her nanite treatment, she ended up locked in her dorm room most of the time, because she couldn't control her new powers. As for [[BodyHorror Migraine]]... well, she should have known better than to mix two ''different'' devisor projects when she wasn't even a Devisor herself. Then there are the MadScientist types like Jobe, who uses other students as his guinea pigs. Sometimes he even tells them this ahead of time. Sometimes.

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* Literature/WhateleyUniverse: A recurring problem with the devisers and gadgeteers of [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]].Academy]] (and out of it too, if Dr Venus and Lady Havoc are any indication). Hazmat was lucky; all his treatment did was burn all his hair off his head. Compiler wasn't quite so fortunate - while she did manage to become a faux-Exemplar and speedster through her nanite treatment, she ended up locked in her dorm room most of the time, because she couldn't control her new powers. As for [[BodyHorror Migraine]]... well, she should have known better than to mix two ''different'' devisor projects when she wasn't even a Devisor herself. Then there are the MadScientist types like Jobe, who uses other students as his guinea pigs. Sometimes he even tells them this ahead of time. Sometimes.
15th Oct '16 5:37:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Series/{{V}} V: The Final Battle]]''. The dust used to kill the Visitors is tested on an alien prisoner. Then while the others are busy arguing about whether they should find a human collaborator to test it on, the HotScientist steps into the chamber instead, and survives.

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* ''[[Series/{{V}} ''[[Series/{{V 1983}} V: The Final Battle]]''. The dust used to kill the Visitors is tested on an alien prisoner. Then while the others are busy arguing about whether they should find a human collaborator to test it on, the HotScientist steps into the chamber instead, and survives.
11th Oct '16 3:49:39 PM lalalei2001
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-->-- '''Dr. Henry Jekyll''', ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde''

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-->-- '''Dr. Henry Jekyll''', ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde''
''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde''
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