History Main / TheProfessor

3rd Mar '18 9:33:07 PM nombretomado
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Compare OmnidisciplinaryScientist and AbsentMindedProfessor, may study a FantasticScience instead of a regular one. May have hints of being a {{Spock}}, but this is usually not central to the figure. Combining this figure with the MadScientist is a common subversion. Sometimes, in fact, The Professor ''is'' an ex-MadScientist who has pulled a HeelFaceTurn and now works for the good guys. Or just a ReluctantMadScientist or sufferer of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder who happens to not be evil. Or a regular MadScientist among {{Villain Protagonist}}s.

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Compare OmnidisciplinaryScientist and AbsentMindedProfessor, may study a FantasticScience instead of a regular one. May have hints of being a {{Spock}}, TheSpock, but this is usually not central to the figure. Combining this figure with the MadScientist is a common subversion. Sometimes, in fact, The Professor ''is'' an ex-MadScientist who has pulled a HeelFaceTurn and now works for the good guys. Or just a ReluctantMadScientist or sufferer of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder who happens to not be evil. Or a regular MadScientist among {{Villain Protagonist}}s.
12th Feb '18 7:28:04 AM Dghcrh
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* ProfessorLayton, full stop.

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* ProfessorLayton, ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'', full stop.
1st Feb '18 4:28:57 AM foxley
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The [[SuperIntelligence nearly impossibly]] [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]]; A StockCharacter exemplified on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' and ''Series/MacGyver''. Probably started off as a TeenGenius and is capable of many an AssPull, DeusExMachina, or, um, [[ReversePolarity Polarity Reversal]]. May or may not rely on TechnoBabble. Is the source of much AppliedPhlebotinum, but is incapable of providing a solution that would thwart the show's premise (the Professor couldn't get the rest of the gang off that darn island, Ziggy couldn't bring Sam home on ''Series/QuantumLeap''). Often gets to be MrExposition. Fluent in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and SoundsOfScience. If he plays a game, it's inevitably TabletopGame/{{chess}}, because SmartPeoplePlayChess. He's also very likely to be a TVGenius.

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The [[SuperIntelligence nearly impossibly]] [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]]; A StockCharacter exemplified on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' and ''Series/MacGyver''.''Series/MacGyver1985''. Probably started off as a TeenGenius and is capable of many an AssPull, DeusExMachina, or, um, [[ReversePolarity Polarity Reversal]]. May or may not rely on TechnoBabble. Is the source of much AppliedPhlebotinum, but is incapable of providing a solution that would thwart the show's premise (the Professor couldn't get the rest of the gang off that darn island, Ziggy couldn't bring Sam home on ''Series/QuantumLeap''). Often gets to be MrExposition. Fluent in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and SoundsOfScience. If he plays a game, it's inevitably TabletopGame/{{chess}}, because SmartPeoplePlayChess. He's also very likely to be a TVGenius.



* ''Series/MacGyver''

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* ''Series/MacGyver''''Series/MacGyver1985''
30th Jan '18 1:37:11 PM Racoon7
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TheProfessor may also happen to be a BunnyEarsLawyer who has wacky hobbies and idiosyncrasies, sometimes heating up Cup of Noodles soup in a test tube with a Bunsen burner or wearing wildly mismatched clothing. Despite these oddities, he will still prove to be amazing brilliant at his field of study and his quirks will be good-naturedly PlayedForLaughs.

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TheProfessor may also happen to be a BunnyEarsLawyer who has wacky hobbies and idiosyncrasies, sometimes heating up Cup of Noodles soup in a test tube with a Bunsen burner or wearing wildly mismatched clothing. Despite these oddities, he will still prove to be amazing amazingly brilliant at his field of study and his quirks will be good-naturedly PlayedForLaughs.
PlayedForLaughs.

The title stems from Professor (''Prof.''), which is the highest academic rank in most countries.
18th Dec '17 7:20:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Charles "Professor X" Xavier of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.

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* Charles "Professor X" Xavier of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.''ComicBook/XMen''.
7th Dec '17 5:30:10 PM nombretomado
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* Professor Adelung in ''TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar''.

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* Professor Adelung in ''TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar''.''Literature/TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar''.
29th Oct '17 2:50:50 PM Andyroid
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* Rick, one half of the titular ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is basically a jaded alcoholic version of Doc Brown.

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* Rick, Rick Sanchez, one half of the titular ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' eponymous ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', is basically a jaded jaded, alcoholic version of Doc Brown.
26th Oct '17 7:42:59 AM PDL
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* Rick, one half of the titular ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is basically a jaded alcoholic version of Doc Brown.
9th Aug '17 1:37:23 AM LondonKdS
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* The TropeCodifier, however, is the Literature/ProfessorBranestawm books by Norman Hunter. Branestawm is an unworldly, well-intentioned comedy MadScientist whose inventions tend to either [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] or [[GoneHorriblyRight Right]] with [[HilarityEnsues Hilarious Consequences]].
10th Jun '17 9:12:05 AM nombretomado
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* Dr. Amos Messing of the Amazing Three, in the WhateleyUniverse. Not that he's a parody of anyone else on this list whose initials might be 'RR'...

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* Dr. Amos Messing of the Amazing Three, in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Not that he's a parody of anyone else on this list whose initials might be 'RR'...
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