Do We Have This One?, Is This Tropable? A cartoon supervillain may not invent his own devices, he might prefer to steal them instead. But what happens in the case when those he intends to steal from destroy their work to prevent it from being stolen and used for nefarious purposes? Well, the information is still stored in the scientist's brain, and most scientists are quite attached to that and won't be as willing to destroy it. The solution is to kidnap the scientist and use the Brain Buster to forcibly extract whatever data, designs or other forms of top-secret information that resides within the scientist's head. After all, you can't make an omlette without cracking a few eggheads. Needs a Better Description, Needs Examples. Up for Grabs.
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