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14th May '16 1:33:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Academician [[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Prokhor Zakharkov]] has this as his starting morality as explained through his backstory, which involved building PoweredArmor for the Russian Republic to fight the USA before defecting to the UN to build space ships. Whether or not he actually stays reluctant is entirely up to the player. He's essentially a Russian Werner von Braun, ballancing between Mengle and Einstein in morality.

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* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'': Academician [[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Prokhor Zakharkov]] Zakharkov has this as his starting morality as explained through his backstory, which involved building PoweredArmor for the Russian Republic to fight the USA before defecting to the UN to build space ships. Whether or not he actually stays reluctant is entirely up to the player. He's essentially a Russian Werner von Braun, ballancing between Mengle and Einstein in morality.
9th Mar '16 12:41:38 PM Hossmeister
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* Phil and Lem from ''BetterOffTed'' invent exactly the kinds of things mad scientists are supposed to but are shown following not only proper lab procedure (most of the time) but also keeping strictly to testing protocols. The dubious legal and ethical grounding of their work is mostly a matter of what [[MegaCorp Veridian Dynamics]] assigns them to develop than personal insanity.

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* Phil and Lem from ''BetterOffTed'' ''Series/BetterOffTed'' invent exactly the kinds of things mad scientists are supposed to but are shown following not only proper lab procedure (most of the time) but also keeping strictly to testing protocols. The dubious legal and ethical grounding of their work is mostly a matter of what [[MegaCorp Veridian Dynamics]] assigns them to develop than personal insanity.
31st Dec '15 8:47:14 PM DarkGidora
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* Ken Alibek, Soviet microbiologist, a guy who would invent Ebola virus (if it didn't already exist) out of pure scientific curiosity, arguably counts. He defected to the USA.

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* Ken Alibek, Soviet Alibek (originally Kanatjan Alibekov), Kazakh microbiologist, was a guy who would invent Ebola virus (if it didn't already exist) out of pure high-ranking officer in Biopreparat, a Soviet bioweapons program that involved diseases such as Smallpox, Anthrax, the Plague, and Marburg. His memoirs, ''Biohazard'' discuss his scientific curiosity, arguably counts. curiosity and loyalty to serve his country (although that began to be increasingly strained). He defected to the USA.USA in the [=1990s=] and works in biodefense.
29th Dec '15 6:18:12 PM jormis29
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* Doctor Universe of ''{{Spinnerette}}'' used to be this trope, before [[spoiler: the government aborted his project to prevent China from using his studies to make SuperSoldiers.]]

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* Doctor Universe of ''{{Spinnerette}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' used to be this trope, before [[spoiler: the government aborted his project to prevent China from using his studies to make SuperSoldiers.]]
23rd Nov '15 10:33:29 PM jormis29
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* Abrahim Zherkezhi of ''SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', a chronicaly naive computer theorist who only wants to use his unblockable [[HollywoodHacking magic hacker-program]] to promote the course of 'world peace'. It's not his fault [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter he chose]] [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Douglas Shetland]]]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter as a partner]].

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* Abrahim Zherkezhi of ''SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'', a chronicaly naive computer theorist who only wants to use his unblockable [[HollywoodHacking magic hacker-program]] to promote the course of 'world peace'. It's not his fault [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter he chose]] [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Douglas Shetland]]]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter as a partner]].
22nd Nov '15 12:42:43 PM FF32
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* GravityFalls has the author of the journals, Ford Pines, whose journals catalog his many inventions and various creatures he's encountered and studied- both of which tend be incredibly dangerous or at least have the potential to be. His primary motives are ForScience and to avert TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.....due to one of said inventions.

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* GravityFalls WesternAnimation/GravityFalls has the author of the journals, Ford Pines, whose journals catalog his many inventions and various creatures he's encountered and studied- both of which tend be incredibly dangerous or at least have the potential to be. His primary motives are ForScience and to avert TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.....due to one of said inventions.
11th Nov '15 10:50:55 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'' depicts [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Victor Frankenstien]] as a brilliant, kind-hearted, and idealistic young man, eager to help people with his research in medicine, chemistry, and alchemy. He previously worked as Head Alchemist for Queen Victoria, and in this capacity he accidentally invented chemical warfare by developing Zicterium. When he realized the uses his research was being put to, he fled, and at the start of the game is wanted by the government since he's the only person who knows the process for making more Zicterium; on the run as an accused terrorist, he's searching for the remaining stockpile of Zicterium to destroy it before it can be used as a weapon.
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2nd Nov '15 12:23:09 PM Aviculors
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* GravityFalls has the author of the journals, Ford Pines, whose journals catalog his many inventions and various creatures he's encountered and studied- both of which tend be incredibly dangerous or at least have the potential to be. His primary motives are ForScience and to avert TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.....due to one of said inventions.
1st Nov '15 11:13:19 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* Deconstructed in ''{{VideoGame/SOMA}}'' where the head scientist, Catherine, views herself as this and essentially uses it as an excuse to perform her research which is producing no viable results and causing the subjects to kill themselves. She gives off a lot of lines similar to the typical Reluctant Mad Scientist, but instead of showing that she's blameless it just makes her look [[ItsAllAboutMe even more self-absorbed and inconsiderate]].
-->"[[LackOfEmpathy It's not my fault people keep killing themselves!]]"

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* Deconstructed in ''{{VideoGame/SOMA}}'' where the head scientist, Catherine, views herself as this and essentially uses it as an excuse to perform her research which is producing no viable results and causing the subjects to kill themselves. She gives off a lot of lines similar to the typical Reluctant Mad Scientist, but instead of showing that she's blameless it just makes her look [[ItsAllAboutMe even more self-absorbed and inconsiderate]].
-->"[[LackOfEmpathy It's not my fault people keep killing themselves!]]"
10th Oct '15 10:01:51 AM nombretomado
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* Dr. [[Comicbook/{{Gen13}} Caitlin]] [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Fair]][[Comicbook/TeenTitans child]] in The {{New52}}.

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* Dr. [[Comicbook/{{Gen13}} Caitlin]] [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Fair]][[Comicbook/TeenTitans child]] in The {{New52}}.ComicBook/{{New 52}}.
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