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5th Jul '16 7:33:26 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/AgentCarter'': Howark Stark says that when he gets an idea for an invention, no matter how dangerous, he can't not make it. That's why he has a vault for his "bad babies". He puts these dangerous inventions in there because he never planned on selling them to ''anyone''. "I can't control what I make but I ''can'' control what I sell."

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* ''Series/AgentCarter'': Howark Howard Stark says that when he gets an idea for an invention, no matter how dangerous, he can't not make it. That's why he has a vault for his "bad babies". He puts these dangerous inventions in there because he never planned on selling them to ''anyone''. "I can't control what I make but I ''can'' control what I sell."
27th Jun '16 9:50:32 AM MadCat221
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a SteamPunk series that calls this disorder "[[TheSparkOfGenius The Spark]]". Those affected are often called Sparks, or are said to have "The Spark". No cure in sight short of massive, irreversible brain damage. But the Spark who's working on it is getting ''much'' better about that whole "quality of life" thing! Sparks are compelled to build things--often ''extremely dangerous'' things--with little to no regard for consequences. It's been called "TheMadnessPlace", with three known levels. After the first, concern for safety starts to falter a bit--''all'' safety.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a SteamPunk GaslampFantasy series that calls this disorder "[[TheSparkOfGenius The Spark]]". Those affected are often called Sparks, or are said to have "The Spark". No cure in sight short of massive, irreversible brain damage. But the Spark who's working on it is getting ''much'' better about that whole "quality of life" thing! Sparks are compelled to build things--often ''extremely dangerous'' things--with little to no regard for consequences. It's been called "TheMadnessPlace", with three known levels. After the first, concern for safety starts to falter a bit--''all'' safety.
27th Jun '16 9:46:50 AM MadCat221
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a SteamPunk series in which "Sparks" run rampant. No cure in sight short of massive, irreversible brain damage. But the Spark who's working on it is getting ''much'' better about that whole "quality of life" thing! Sparks are compelled to build things--often ''extremely dangerous'' things--with little to no regard for consequences. It's been called "TheMadnessPlace", with three known levels. After the first, concern for safety starts to falter a bit--''all'' safety.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a SteamPunk series in which "Sparks" run rampant.that calls this disorder "[[TheSparkOfGenius The Spark]]". Those affected are often called Sparks, or are said to have "The Spark". No cure in sight short of massive, irreversible brain damage. But the Spark who's working on it is getting ''much'' better about that whole "quality of life" thing! Sparks are compelled to build things--often ''extremely dangerous'' things--with little to no regard for consequences. It's been called "TheMadnessPlace", with three known levels. After the first, concern for safety starts to falter a bit--''all'' safety.
7th May '16 8:45:41 PM Theriocephalus
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Although obviously more extreme than in real life, this sort of thing is TruthInTelevision (or other media): Some medications used to treat mental illness leave the patient drained of energy, unable to think clearly, cut off from the full use of the senses, or any combination thereof. This is one factor in some of the many [[MadArtist historical geniuses]] and others who refuse to take their medication, preferring insanity to a lackluster funk.

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Although obviously more extreme than in real life, this sort of thing is TruthInTelevision (or other media): Some some medications used to treat mental illness leave the patient drained of energy, unable to think clearly, cut off from the full use of the senses, or any combination thereof. This is one factor in some of the many [[MadArtist historical geniuses]] and others who refuse to take their medication, preferring insanity to a lackluster funk.
17th Mar '16 10:13:23 PM Gamermaster
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* Doctor Jail Scaglietti, the BigBad of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', is eventually revealed to have been born with an uncontrollable obsession to discover the secrets behind the [[LostTechnology Lost Logia]] of Ancient Belka and Al-Hazard [[spoiler:[[ArtificialHuman when he was created]] by the [[GovernmentConspiracy leaders of the TSAB]] as a result of [[PlayingWithSyringes project "Unlimited Desire"]]]].

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* Doctor Jail Scaglietti, the BigBad of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', is eventually revealed to have been born with an uncontrollable obsession to discover the secrets behind the [[LostTechnology Lost Logia]] of Ancient Belka and Al-Hazard [[spoiler:[[ArtificialHuman when he was created]] by the [[GovernmentConspiracy leaders of the TSAB]] as a result of [[PlayingWithSyringes project "Unlimited Desire"]]]].



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3rd Dec '15 2:17:34 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Film/TransylvaniaSixFiveThousand'', Dr. Malavaqua is a normal scientist as long as he's outside his laboratory. On entering it, however, he proceeds to muss up his hair and go into full-blown MadScientist mode.

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* In ''Film/TransylvaniaSixFiveThousand'', ''Transylvania 6-5000'', Dr. Malavaqua is a normal scientist as long as he's outside his laboratory. On entering it, however, he proceeds to muss up his hair and go into full-blown MadScientist mode.
3rd Dec '15 2:17:04 PM WillBGood
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* In ''[[Film/TransylvaniaSixFiveThousand Transylvania 6-5000]]'', Dr. Malavaqua is a normal scientist as long as he's outside his laboratory. On entering it, however, he proceeds to muss up his hair and go into full-blown MadScientist mode.

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* In ''[[Film/TransylvaniaSixFiveThousand Transylvania 6-5000]]'', ''Film/TransylvaniaSixFiveThousand'', Dr. Malavaqua is a normal scientist as long as he's outside his laboratory. On entering it, however, he proceeds to muss up his hair and go into full-blown MadScientist mode.
27th Nov '15 12:03:01 AM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGame/JAGS'', as one of the archetype ability choices in the CORE rulebook has "Twisted Genius", which at the basic, 8-point level allows the character to make physics-bending machines at a rate of one per month. At the 16-point level, the machines can outright break physics and can make them much faster, but the character also picks up a compulsion to build them and they usually have side-effects.

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* ''TabletopGame/JAGS'', ''TabletopGame/{{JAGS}}'', as one of the archetype ability choices in the CORE rulebook has "Twisted Genius", which at the basic, 8-point level allows the character to make physics-bending machines at a rate of one per month. At the 16-point level, the machines can outright break physics and can make them much faster, but the character also picks up a compulsion to build them and they usually have side-effects.
8th Oct '15 8:38:30 PM nombretomado
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* Will Magnus, the creator of the MetalMen in the DC universe, suffers from bipolar disorder. Taking pills prevents him from acting irrational and creating machines of death--like making a robot out of uranium--but also stifles his creativity - like making a sexy robot out of platinum.

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* Will Magnus, the creator of the MetalMen ComicBook/MetalMen in the DC universe, suffers from bipolar disorder. Taking pills prevents him from acting irrational and creating machines of death--like making a robot out of uranium--but also stifles his creativity - like making a sexy robot out of platinum.
7th Aug '15 10:16:37 PM MadCat221
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** Baron Klaus Wulfenbach is notable because he is the only Spark seen that is mostly ''immune'' to this, though he still has his moments. As Tarvek says to Gil [[spoiler:when he realizes that the Baron has been slaver-wasped but is somehow FightingFromTheInside]], Klaus Wulfenbach is special and breaks all of the "rules" concerning Sparks. Of course, he's also [[spoiler:a construct made from what was left of three Sparks who died in a lab accident]].

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** Baron Klaus Wulfenbach is notable because he is the only Spark seen that is mostly ''immune'' to this, though he still has his moments. As Tarvek says to Gil [[spoiler:when he realizes that the Baron has been slaver-wasped but is somehow FightingFromTheInside]], Klaus Wulfenbach is special and breaks all of the "rules" concerning Sparks. Of course, he's also [[spoiler:a construct made from what was left of three Sparks Wulfenbach brothers who died in a lab accident]].
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