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12th Jan '17 12:36:53 AM PaulA
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* Dr. Hans Zarkov from ''Film/FlashGordon'', who becomes an IgnoredExpert at the beginning of the movie for predicting... something. Something involving a galactic tyrant playing with volcanoes on Earth.

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* Dr. Hans Zarkov from ''Film/FlashGordon'', ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'', who becomes an IgnoredExpert at the beginning of the movie for predicting... something. Something involving a galactic tyrant playing with volcanoes on Earth.
30th Dec '16 9:31:12 AM nombretomado
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* Villainous example: Chronos from TheDCAU.

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* Villainous example: Chronos from TheDCAU.the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.
19th Nov '16 9:21:42 AM GranChi
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** RationalWiki calls this the Galileo Gambit, as these theorists often mention Galileo as an example of someone who was persecuted by the establishment but was actually right all along. They have a page on it [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Galileo_gambit here]].
18th Oct '16 7:19:13 PM pieguy259
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* The backstory for "Dr Junkenstein" in the ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' Halloween event.

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* The backstory for "Dr Junkenstein" in the ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' Halloween event.
18th Oct '16 7:18:41 PM pieguy259
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* The backstory for "Dr Junkenstein" in the ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' Halloween event.
-->'''Junkenstein:''' You will all regret the day you laughed at Doctor Jamison Junkenstein!
15th Oct '16 8:42:48 AM WillBGood
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::According to NASA’s biographical records on the man, "[t]he resulting ridicule created in Goddard firm convictions about the nature of the press corps, which he held for the rest of his life."

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::According :: According to NASA’s biographical records on the man, "[t]he resulting ridicule created in Goddard firm convictions about the nature of the press corps, which he held for the rest of his life."



:::He showed them. HE SHOWED THEM ALL! [evidence of evil laugh not found (but certainly assumed)]

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:::He ::: He showed them. HE SHOWED THEM ALL! [evidence of evil laugh not found (but certainly assumed)]
15th Oct '16 8:42:24 AM WillBGood
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* Robert H. Goddard (yes, the “Goddard” of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies: NASA GISS fame), had an interesting working hypothesis about using rocket fuel propulsion to push a vehicle through the vacuum of space all the way to the moon. He wrote a paper about it, “A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes,” and it was published by one of the Smithsonian’s scientific journals. Then, The New York Times got involved, writing in their “Topic of the Times” editorial section: “...After the rocket quits our air and really starts on its longer journey [to the moon],its flight would be neither accelerated not maintained by the [proposed by Goddard solid rocket based on] explosion of the charges ... . To claim that it would be is to deny a fundamental law of dynamics, and only Dr. Einstein and his chosen dozen, so few and fit, are licensed to do that. ... That Professor Goddard with his “chair” in Clark College and the countenancing of the Smithsonian Institution, does not know the relation of action and reaction, and of the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react — to say that would be absurd. Of course he only seems to lack the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools.”

According to NASA’s biographical records on the man, “[t]he resulting ridicule created in Goddard firm convictions about the nature of the press corps, which he held for the rest of his life.”

They LAUGHED AT HIM, publicly, in the largest newspaper in the United States.

This pissed the man off to such a degree that he spent the next decade or so of his life working in great secrecy, literally moving to a secret laboratory, and refusing to share the details of his research even within the scientific community, only popping up to show the results. Again, according to NASA itself:

“Goddard’s work largely anticipated in technical detail the later German V-2 missiles, including gyroscopic control, steering by means of vanes in the jet stream of the rocket motor, gimbal-steering, power-driven fuel pumps and other devices. His rocket flight in 1929 carried the first scientific payload, a barometer, and a camera. Goddard developed and demonstrated the basic idea of the “bazooka” two days before the Armistice in 1918 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. His launching platform was a music rack. In World War II, Goddard again offered his services and was assigned by the U.S. Navy to the development of practical jet assisted takeoff and liquid propellant rocket motors capable of variable thrust. In both areas, he was successful.”

He showed them. HE SHOWED THEM ALL! [evidence of evil laugh not found (but certainly assumed by me)]

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\n\n* Robert H. Goddard (yes, the “Goddard” "Goddard" of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies: NASA GISS fame), had an interesting working hypothesis about using rocket fuel propulsion to push a vehicle through the vacuum of space all the way to the moon. He wrote a paper about it, “A "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes,” Altitudes," and it was published by one of the Smithsonian’s scientific journals. Then, The Then ''The New York Times Times'' got involved, writing in their “Topic "Topic of the Times” Times" editorial section: “...section:
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They LAUGHED AT HIM, publicly, in the largest newspaper in the United States.

States. This pissed the man off to such a degree that he spent the next decade or so of his life working in great secrecy, literally moving to a secret laboratory, and refusing to share the details of his research even within the scientific community, only popping up to show the results. Again, according to NASA itself:
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showed them. HE SHOWED THEM ALL! [evidence of evil laugh not found (but certainly assumed by me)]assumed)]
13th Oct '16 11:27:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', Sue Tenny/[[spoiler:Gwen Grayson]] originally became [[BigBad Royal Pain]] because when she was a teenager no one considered her superpower important enough, and stuck her with the sidekicks.

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* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', Sue Tenny/[[spoiler:Gwen Grayson]] originally became [[BigBad Royal Pain]] because when she was a teenager no one considered her superpower important enough, and stuck her with the sidekicks.
9th Oct '16 7:33:35 PM BrokenEye
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* ''They All Laughed'' by Music/GeorgeGershwin ([[Music/FrankSinatra among]] [[Music/EllaFitzgerald others]]) provides a more mundane example of this trope
-->''They laughed at me wanting you, said I was reaching for the moon''
-->''But oh, you came through. Now they'll have to change their tune''
-->''They all said we never could be happy, they laughed at us and how!''
-->''But ho, ho, ho! [[WhosLaughingNow Who's got the last laugh now?]]''
29th Sep '16 7:56:12 AM Howler
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* Robert H. Goddard (yes, the “Goddard” of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies: NASA GISS fame), had an interesting working hypothesis about using rocket fuel propulsion to push a vehicle through the vacuum of space all the way to the moon. He wrote a paper about it, “A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes,” and it was published by one of the Smithsonian’s scientific journals. Then, The New York Times got involved, writing in their “Topic of the Times” editorial section: “...After the rocket quits our air and really starts on its longer journey [to the moon],its flight would be neither accelerated not maintained by the [proposed by Goddard solid rocket based on] explosion of the charges ... . To claim that it would be is to deny a fundamental law of dynamics, and only Dr. Einstein and his chosen dozen, so few and fit, are licensed to do that. ... That Professor Goddard with his “chair” in Clark College and the countenancing of the Smithsonian Institution, does not know the relation of action and reaction, and of the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react — to say that would be absurd. Of course he only seems to lack the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools.”

According to NASA’s biographical records on the man, “[t]he resulting ridicule created in Goddard firm convictions about the nature of the press corps, which he held for the rest of his life.”

They LAUGHED AT HIM, publicly, in the largest newspaper in the United States.

This pissed the man off to such a degree that he spent the next decade or so of his life working in great secrecy, literally moving to a secret laboratory, and refusing to share the details of his research even within the scientific community, only popping up to show the results. Again, according to NASA itself:

“Goddard’s work largely anticipated in technical detail the later German V-2 missiles, including gyroscopic control, steering by means of vanes in the jet stream of the rocket motor, gimbal-steering, power-driven fuel pumps and other devices. His rocket flight in 1929 carried the first scientific payload, a barometer, and a camera. Goddard developed and demonstrated the basic idea of the “bazooka” two days before the Armistice in 1918 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. His launching platform was a music rack. In World War II, Goddard again offered his services and was assigned by the U.S. Navy to the development of practical jet assisted takeoff and liquid propellant rocket motors capable of variable thrust. In both areas, he was successful.”

He showed them. HE SHOWED THEM ALL! [evidence of evil laugh not found (but certainly assumed by me)]
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