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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]].
29th May '15 7:02:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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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."
20th May '15 12:11:10 PM Scorpion451
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* Attention Deficit Disorder is not exactly a mental defect in itself. Humans have different levels of dopamin in the brain, which among many other things controls curiosity, creativity, planning, and discipline. Unfortunately, high dopamin levels boost the former while inhibiting the later, and the reverse. As a result, people with high dopamin levels tend towards being more curious and creative, but it comes with greater difficulties to remain disciplined and organized. The actual "disorder" is a persons difficulty to manage their life, when their natural dopamin levels are exceptionally high, which people with lower dopamin levels find much less challenging. Medication can lower the dopamin levels to more average values, making it easier to train oneself more discipline and organization. However, it comes with the tradeoff of also reducing creativity, so it's generally preferable to set to dosage just high enough to help the person to function normally but not to set their dopamin levels down to the human average. In a way, medication makes the thoughts more "sharper", but at the same time less "colorful", which can be particulalry frustrating for artists.
** That's incorrect. ADHD is generally treated with stimulants (which increase dopamin) or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomoxetine epinephrine reuptake inhibitors]].

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* Attention Deficit Disorder is not exactly a disruption of dopamine and ephedrine distribution within the brain which causes some areas to be flooded constantly with the chemicals, while others receive relatively little, similar to the effect that cocaine has on the brain. As dopamine can be loosely described as the "like button" neurochemical, while ephedrine is the "alertness" chemical, this causes the brain to follow somewhat random patterns regarding what is [[AttentionDeficitOhShiny perceived as important at the moment]], and [[SensoryOverload inhibits the ability to filter both mental defect in itself. Humans have different levels of dopamin in and external noise]].[[note]]Contrary to popular belief, individuals with ADD/ADHD are not oblivious to what is going on around them. Its just that their brain flags the brain, which among many other things controls curiosity, oven being on fire with the same level of importance as trying to remember where they put the remote, a stray thought about that lame joke they heard earlier, and the fact that they could ''really'' go for a grilled cheese sandwich right now. Wait. Grilled cheese sandwich. Oven. Smoke Alarm. OhCrap.[[/note]] This typically manifests as a constant state of extreme curiosity for subjects considered "interesting", impulsive behavior and thoughts with little inhibition, bursts of extreme inspiration and creativity, planning, and discipline. Unfortunately, high dopamin levels boost the former while inhibiting the later, and the reverse. As a result, people with high dopamin levels tend towards being more curious and creative, but it comes with greater difficulties to remain disciplined and organized. The actual "disorder" is a persons difficulty to manage their life, when their natural dopamin levels are exceptionally high, which people with lower dopamin levels find much less challenging. Medication can lower the dopamin levels to more average values, making it easier to train oneself more discipline and organization. However, it comes with the tradeoff of also reducing creativity, so it's generally preferable to set to dosage just high enough to help the person to function normally but not to set their dopamin levels down to the human average. In a way, medication makes the thoughts more "sharper", but at the same time less "colorful", which can be particulalry frustrating for artists.
** That's incorrect.
elevated excitability. ADHD is generally treated with stimulants (which increase dopamin) or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomoxetine epinephrine reuptake inhibitors]].inhibitors]] and dopamine reuptake inhibitors like stimulants, which even out the distribution somewhat. Thus medication makes cognition less chaotic, which can be frustrating for those who enjoy the buzz of constant..."colorful"...thoughts.
16th May '15 12:09:23 PM Discar
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->''Does he really have to kill them to prove his point? Can't he just show them a pie chart?''

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->''Does ->''"Does he really have to kill them to prove his point? Can't he just show them a pie chart?''chart?"''
5th May '15 9:06:57 PM zarpaulus
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** That's incorrect. ADHD is generally treated with stimulants (which increase dopamin) or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomoxetine epinephrine reuptake inhibitors]].
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