Created By: matsuiny2004 on December 4, 2011 Last Edited By: matsuiny2004 on December 5, 2011
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killer scientist

a killer that is skilled in science or a mad scientist

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There are serial killers and then there are killer who are mad scientists. This up the difficulty and danger level of the killer. Instead of just using a knife they can create a virus that causes you to melt instantaneously leaving no finger prints.

compare Deadly Doctor and Morally Ambiguous Doctorate

Examples:

Live Action TV
  • Fringe is the most well known examples and almost every episode revolves around this.
  • CSI had Dr. Jekyl (who was essentially there to serve as a foil to the newly introduced member of the cast Dr. Ray Langson) who carried out surgery on his victims, generally to kill them (e.g. implanting infected appendices). He turned out to be the son of a restaurant owner who was angry he couldn't study to get his doctorate and began killing off his father's old friends.

Real Life

it was believed that Jack the Ripper had medical knowledge (or worked as a butcher) due to the way he cut up his victims. This may or may not have been the case.
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  • December 5, 2011
    dalek955
  • December 5, 2011
    Bisected8
    • In Real Life it was believed that Jack The Ripper had medical knowledge (or worked as a butcher) due to the way he cut up his victims. This may or may not have been the case.
    • CSI had Dr. Jekyl (who was essentially there to serve as a foil to the newly introduced member of the cast Dr. Ray Langson) who carried out surgery on his victims, generally to kill them (e.g. implanting infected appendices). He turned out to be the son of a restaurant owner who was angry he couldn't study to get his doctorate and began killing off his father's old friends.
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