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19th Jun '16 8:29:01 PM nombretomado
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* Dr. Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone from ''{{Thunderbolts}}'', is a ''supervillain'' psychiatrist. One of her favorite hobbies is manipulating depressed patients into committing suicide. She also obtained her powers by manipulating one of her patients (the [[LegacyCharacter previous Moonstone]]) into giving her their source (an alien gem).

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* Dr. Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone from ''{{Thunderbolts}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', is a ''supervillain'' psychiatrist. One of her favorite hobbies is manipulating depressed patients into committing suicide. She also obtained her powers by manipulating one of her patients (the [[LegacyCharacter previous Moonstone]]) into giving her their source (an alien gem).
19th Apr '16 12:21:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the psychiatrist at the mental hospital where Sarah Connor is being held against her will is more concerned with using her to bolster his own career than treating her. ([[TheCassandra Not that she's insane]], but everyone quite reasonably thinks she is.) In the first movie, though, he was mostly just smug and maintained that Kyle was delusional instead of believing his crazy story about time-travelling robots.

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* In ''Terminator2JudgmentDay'', ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the psychiatrist at the mental hospital where Sarah Connor is being held against her will is more concerned with using her to bolster his own career than treating her. ([[TheCassandra Not that she's insane]], but everyone quite reasonably thinks she is.) In the first movie, though, he was mostly just smug and maintained that Kyle was delusional instead of believing his crazy story about time-travelling robots.
29th Mar '16 2:15:01 PM Gess
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* Subverted in [[Videogame/Psychonauts]] with Dr. Loboto, who resides in a spooky abandoned mental instituation, is thoroughly insane and evil, and messess with people's brains (that is, he ''extracts'' their brains to power psychic tanks), but he's actually a dentist.

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* Subverted in [[Videogame/Psychonauts]] ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' with Dr. Loboto, who resides in a spooky abandoned mental instituation, is thoroughly insane and evil, and messess with people's brains (that is, he ''extracts'' their brains to power psychic tanks), but he's actually a dentist.
29th Mar '16 2:12:20 PM Gess
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* Subverted in [[Videogame/Psychonauts]] with Dr. Loboto, who resides in a spooky abandoned mental instituation, is thoroughly insane and evil, and messess with people's brains (that is, he ''extracts'' their brains to power psychic tanks), but he's actually a dentist.
26th Feb '16 2:36:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** See also the episode ''A Deadly State Of Mind'': A hypnotherapist kills his patient/lover's husband to protect the book he is writing using her, then has her cover for him--even "implanted" instructions in her mind during a therapy session. Yeah, it's Hollywood Hypnosis, but still.

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** See also the episode ''A "A Deadly State Of Mind'': Mind": A hypnotherapist kills his patient/lover's husband to protect the book he is writing using her, then has her cover for him--even "implanted" instructions in her mind during a therapy session. Yeah, it's Hollywood Hypnosis, but still.
26th Feb '16 2:35:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hannibal Lecter actually ''averts'' this during the first half of ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'''s first season. While he's clearly a ManipulativeBastard, evil genius and serial killer, he's an absolute professional when it comes to actually dispensing psychiatric advice. It's only in later episodes that he crosses into this territory [[spoiler:by gaslighting Will Graham]], and it's for very specific reasons.
** [[spoiler:Though this turns out to be retconned to hell and back during Season 2 as we get some extra glimpses of what REALLY went on during Will's sessions.]]
** It isn't just [[spoiler:Will]] - Hannibal's advice to at least two other patients [[spoiler:Randall Tier and Margot Verger]] was driven purely by his own curiosity and propensity for chaos and not for the benefit of their mental health.

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* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'': DoubleSubverted. While Hannibal Lecter actually ''averts'' this during the first half of ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'''s first season. While he's is clearly a ManipulativeBastard, evil genius and serial killer, in the first few episodes he's an absolute professional when it comes to actually dispensing psychiatric advice. It's only in later episodes that he crosses into this territory [[spoiler:by gaslighting Will Graham]], and it's for very specific reasons.
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reasons. [[spoiler:Though this turns out to be retconned to hell and back during Season 2 as we get some extra glimpses of what REALLY went on during Will's sessions.]]
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]] It isn't just [[spoiler:Will]] either - Hannibal's advice to at least two other patients [[spoiler:Randall Tier and Margot Verger]] was driven purely by his own curiosity and propensity for chaos and not for the benefit of their mental health.
26th Feb '16 2:33:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] almost goes without saying. Lecter, the brilliant, cultured, refined and charming psychiatrist and RenaissanceMan, and also AxCrazy [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] SerialKiller known as the Chesapeake Ripper and, later, Hannibal the Cannibal. He murdered one patient and fed him to his dinner guest because of his [[DisproportionateRetribution terrible flutist skills]] (though he was also apparently tired of his whining in sessions), and another he drugged and convinced to slash his own face with a piece of glass and feed the flesh to his dogs; though, granted, the first was a JerkassVictim and the second was [[PayEvilUntoEvil a psychopathic pedophile]]. He had dozens of other victims, but its unlikely any of the rest were his patients.

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* [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'': Hannibal Lecter]] Lecter almost goes without saying. Lecter, the brilliant, cultured, refined and charming psychiatrist and RenaissanceMan, and also AxCrazy [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] SerialKiller known as the Chesapeake Ripper and, later, Hannibal the Cannibal. He murdered one patient and fed him to his dinner guest because of his [[DisproportionateRetribution terrible flutist skills]] (though he was also apparently tired of his whining in sessions), and another he drugged and convinced to slash his own face with a piece of glass and feed the flesh to his dogs; though, granted, the first was a JerkassVictim and the second was [[PayEvilUntoEvil a psychopathic pedophile]]. He had dozens of other victims, but its unlikely any of the rest were his patients.
26th Feb '16 2:32:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', there was a psychiatrist that manipulated his patients into investing stock for another patient of his. He even managed to manipulate one into killing himself.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'':
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In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', there was a psychiatrist that manipulated his patients into investing stock for another patient of his. He even managed to manipulate one into killing himself.



** In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' a man is beaten so hard his testicles rupture by his son's school guidance counselor, on the grounds that he had not accepted his son's transsexuality.

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** * In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' a man is beaten so hard his testicles rupture by his son's school guidance counselor, on the grounds that he had not accepted his son's transsexuality.



* In the ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' pilot the first murderer is a psychiatrist who seduces one of his patients, an actress, and convinces her to be his accomplice in the murder of his wife. He is one of the few to catch on to Columbo's act of ObfuscatingStupidity and the only one to do so almost immediately. In a conversation with Columbo, he comes across as a StrawNihilist as he implies that he thinks of himself as a kind of {{Ubermensch}} who was entitled to kill his wife because he could get away with it; he later admits that he would probably have killed his accomplice girlfriend at some point too, and perhaps continue the pattern of murder that he had begun, making him SerialKiller in the making.

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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'':
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In the ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' pilot the first murderer is a psychiatrist who seduces one of his patients, an actress, and convinces her to be his accomplice in the murder of his wife. He is one of the few to catch on to Columbo's act of ObfuscatingStupidity and the only one to do so almost immediately. In a conversation with Columbo, he comes across as a StrawNihilist as he implies that he thinks of himself as a kind of {{Ubermensch}} who was entitled to kill his wife because he could get away with it; he later admits that he would probably have killed his accomplice girlfriend at some point too, and perhaps continue the pattern of murder that he had begun, making him SerialKiller in the making.



* Same story, different series. On ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', reformed criminal Alicia Baker finds herself being stalked by her old doctor from [[BedlamHouse Belle Reve sanitarium]] (yes, Smallville had its own Arkham), who is jealous of Clark Kent's affections.

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* ''{{Series/Smallville}}'':
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Same story, different series. On ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', reformed Reformed criminal Alicia Baker finds herself being stalked by her old doctor from [[BedlamHouse Belle Reve sanitarium]] (yes, Smallville had its own Arkham), who is jealous of Clark Kent's affections.
28th Nov '15 2:03:13 PM FF32
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* Plankton once passed himself off as a psychiatrist as part of a BatmanGambit to get ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' to tell him the secret Krabby Patty recipe.

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* Plankton once passed himself off as a psychiatrist as part of a BatmanGambit to get ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' to tell him the secret Krabby Patty recipe.



-->'''SpongeBob''': [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller Huh, you're shorter than I expected.]] I guess that's why they call you "a shrink!" (RimShot)

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-->'''SpongeBob''': -->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller Huh, you're shorter than I expected.]] I guess that's why they call you "a shrink!" (RimShot)
25th Nov '15 12:18:14 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/PerfectAssassims'': [[BigBad Dr. Samuel Greely]] is a shrink who wants to take B.F. Skinner's experiments to the next level. To do this, he kidnaps children, locks them in a box, electrifies their only way to get food, prevents them from having any meaningful human interaction, and conditions them to become assassins.

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* ''Film/PerfectAssassims'': ''Film/PerfectAssassins'': [[BigBad Dr. Samuel Greely]] is a shrink who wants to take B.F. Skinner's experiments to the next level. To do this, he kidnaps children, locks them in a box, electrifies their only way to get food, prevents them from having any meaningful human interaction, and conditions them to become assassins.
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