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->'''Spinnerette''': Dr.Universe, wait! At least tell me something! You were a respected scientist, your work on the [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Cherenkovkirby]] Reactor was going to benefit all of mankind! Why would you turn into a supervillain? ''WHY?!''\\
'''Dr. Universe''': [[TakeThat I read an]] Creator/AynRand [[Literature/AtlasShrugged novel.]]
-->''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}''

The Evil Genius is a standard character in FiveBadBand. They're usually rather high-ranked, commonly below TheDragon but above the QuirkyMinibossSquad. They are almost exclusively male except in fiction that either has an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast unusually high female ratio]] or a female motif for its villains. The Evil Genius is obviously intelligent, and is the one in charge of the WaveMotionGun or shipping the nukes into the country or resurrecting the LostSuperweapon or what have you. This character is usually the one that will demonstrate to the BigBad how to use a particular MacGuffin. They're usually a MadScientist, a [[TheStrategist military tactician]], a specialist in a particular field (such as computers or electronics), or has ties to TheGovernment (or a combination), so they're in the best position to deliver the goodies to the EvilOverlord. In medieval fantasy settings, this role is often played by an evil strategist, rogue/spymaster, or a dark wizard (provided they aren't also the BigBad).

Just like the SmartGuy, this character is very frequently described as physically unimposing. Within the FiveBadBand, the Evil Genius tends to rank lowest in the likeability department both InUniverse and with the fan base.

Although they tend to be the most intelligent, that intelligence usually never translates into leadership ability which is always more about people skills and charisma than just knowledge. As a result, the evil genius is usually never the top dog. But he's still closer to the top than most.

Prone to being BadBoss'd when the [[EvilPlan ridiculously circuitous plan]] inevitably [[YouHaveFailedMe fails]] or if they are [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer needed and viewed as a liability]].

The EvilGenius is part of the FiveBadBand dynamic, the EvilCounterpart to TheSmartGuy. An EvilGenius who is also the BigBad will frequently be TheChessmaster and maybe even a MagnificentBastard. They can also show up as members of {{Quirky Miniboss Squad}}s, but then are usually made significantly less effective by virtue of their quirkiness. They often are also MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate.

Not to be confused with the DiabolicalMastermind simulation game ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', which has [[VideoGame/EvilGenius its own page]]. Nor [[EvilGeniusTrilogy the books]] by Catherine Jinks, which involve a SchoolForScheming aimed at creating these.

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[[folder: Anime and {{Manga]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' makes occasional mention of the World Government's top scientist, Dr. Vegapunk. He is one of the most speculated-upon characters in the manga. Apparently, he's an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, having created a cyborg with Devil fruit powers (Kuma), multiple copies of said cyborg armed with laser weaponry (the Pacifista), catalogued all known devil fruits, revolutionized the power of the sea as uses of Seastone, and figured out a way for inanimate objects to "eat" Devil fruits. For all this, events around the TimeSkip have alluded to Vegapunk being morally ambiguous, and truly any statement of him being "evil" before then was an assumption. [[spoiler: During the TimeSkip, Franky, having burned off all of his skin, rebuilds his body using Vegapunk's technology]]
** To a lesser extent, [[PsychoForHire Gecko Moria's]] right hand man Dr Hogback, a surgeon of legendary skill who assisted Moria in creating a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie army]].
** Vegapunk's rival, Ceasar Clown, is stated by all parties except his underlings as being evil [[spoiler: and then, only because he shifted the blame for his own atrocities onto Vegapunk]], and was arrested by the world government for sabotaging the science team's human experimentation. His arc shows [[BadBoss that]] [[ManipulativeBastard his reputation]] [[AxCrazy is]] [[LaughablyEvil fully]] [[WouldHurtAChild deserved]]
* Uno of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who is known as the second brain of [[BigBad Jail Scaglietti]] and acts as MissionControl for the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]]. Jail himself easily qualifies as BigBad variation.
* John Smith (no, that's ''not'' an alias) from ''{{Mai-Otome}}'', with a dash of MadScientist thrown in.
* Solf J. Kimblee from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. On top of being a standout in a WorldOfBadass, he's as sharp and devious as they come with photographic memory to boot.
* Shader in ''ChronoCrusade'' serves as the Sinner's main techie. Aion, the BigBad, has elements as this as well, considering he's a bit of [[TheChessmaster a chessmaster]].
* Herr Doktor in ''{{Hellsing}}'' is the evil genius for Millennium.
* Hakase in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' probably would have played this part in Chao's evil army if not for the fact that Chao was ''also'' an Evil Genius of an even higher degree. Still, this was essentially her role in that she was the one overseeing the ritual to remove the world's WeirdnessCensor, not actually taking part in the battle
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Orochimaru with Sasori for the Akatsuki after Pain's death Tobi the BigBad takes the role until Kabuto joins and is this for Tobi's akatsuk army.
** Whether either of them actually [[AntiVillain qualifies as]] [[GrayAndGrayMorality evil]] is up for debate.
* Professor Nanba ([[AccidentalMisnaming or is it Kimba?]]) is the EvilGenius who gives [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Butch and Cassidy]] orders in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
* Kururu from ''KeroroGunsou'' lives and breathes EvilGenius, though [[TokenEvilTeammate he's technically with]] [[VillainProtagonist the good guys]].
* Sosuke Aizen from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' combines this with BigBad (as well as ManipulativeBastard, MagnificentBastard, TheChessmaster, etc).
** Also in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', R&D Head and 12th Company Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi is the EvilGenius [[TokenEvilTeammate for the entire Soul Society]] along with being the MadScientist. His Arrancar counterpart, SmugSnake 8th Espada Sayzel Apporro Granz is more or less the same, but with the addition of {{Squick}}y sexual imagery and SissyVillain to the list. And then there's the AntiVillain 1st Espada Coyote Stark, who's a BrilliantButLazy AwesomenessByAnalysis type.
* Koshiro Kokujo of ''Anime/DuelMasters'' was this, or so he said.
--> '''Kokujo''': I know everything!
--> '''Shobu''': How's that?
--> '''Kokujo''': Because I'm an evil genius!
* The Doctor from ''Manga/BlackCat'' is an EvilutionaryBiologist and psychopath who serves as [[TheBigBad Creed's]] go to guy for technology and weapons, while doing double duty as a villainous example of TheMedic.
* Hoji from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is [[BigBad Shishio's]] [[TheStrategist Strategist]], logistician, and all around PsychoSupporter.
* [[TheDragon Cassius]] from ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' tends to make the {{Evil Plan}}s for his boss [[EvilOverlord Claw]].
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', Nicol, TheDarkChick, also took on this role to the {{Antivillain}}ous Le Creuset team, relying on stealth, caution and an InvisibilityCloak. It only made him more of an outcast on a team of guys who wouldn't know subtle if it bit them in the ass. One could argue that BigBad Rau Le Creuset also plays this role.
** Amongst the Earth Forces high command, [[ObstructiveBureaucrat General Staff officer]] [[GeneralRipper Captain William Sutherland]] did double-duty as TheDragon and TheEvilGenius, serving as Muruta Azrael's NumberTwo ''and'' TheStrategist. Every morally reprehensible plan you see the Earth Forces execute? This guy's idea.
* As the OnlySaneMan among a group of AxeCrazy {{Tykebomb}}s, Sting Oakley fullfills this role for ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'''s [[SuperSoldier Extended]], since he's the only one with any common sense. He leads the group in [[TheDragon Neo's]] absence, does his best to keep [[TheBrute Auel]] and [[DarkChick Stella]] out of trouble, and is [[KnowWhenToFoldEm the one who usually has to call retreat]]. The ZAFT team lacked a specific Evil Genius; fortunately, BigBad Gilbert Durandal was able to handle both positions.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', [[AxeCrazy Chief Engineer]] [[MadScientist Tsubarov]] was this to the Romefeller Foundation. A brilliant technician, he invented the remote-controlled Mobile Dolls whose useage consumes much of the subsequent plot; he's also one of the few men at the OZ base who realises that using the captive Gundam pilots as test subjects might be a bad idea. Curiously, he had a personality that one would more typically associate with TheBrute being a thuggish {{Jerkass}} and SmugSnake who loathed pacifism, had NoIndoorVoice, dealt with problems by applying as much brute force as possible, and went out in the midst of a truly epic VillainousBreakdown, ranting about how he was invincible.
* The ''original'' EvilGenius in a Franchise/{{Gundam}} series was actually [[MagnificentBitch Princess Kycilia Zabi.]] She's one of the Principality of Zeon's better strategists and admirals, is in charge of Newtype research and the new mobile suits and mobile armours that come with it, ''and'' on top of it she's a LadyOfWar who's not afraid of getting her hands dirty if she has to.
* Alister/Amalda was this to Dartz's group of henchmen in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Nesbitt plays this role to the Big 5, being their tech guy and weapons expert; oddly enough, he's perhaps their poorest duelist.
* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'': JerkJock Clifford D. Louis is TheStrategist and Evil Genius of the American Pentagram, in addition to being a member of the BigBadDuumvirate alongside Mr. Don. Youichi Hiruma and Reiji Marco could also be considered evil geniuses, with the former being an {{Antihero}}ic GuileHero and the latter his EvilCounterpart and the BigBad of the Kantou Regionals Arc.
* ''FairyTail'' gives a few examples.
** Fried Justine pulls double duty, being both this and TheDragon.
** Brain, leader of Oracion Seis, is a full blown MadScientist who is also the BigBad of his arc. [[spoiler: Only he's not really the BigBad, that's his SuperpoweredEvilSide, Zero.]]
** Byro from the Edolas arc fights using potions and other chemicals, and has also created Edolas's equivalent of a WaveMotionGun.
** Samuel from the Zentopia arc cements his status as this with AwesomenessByAnalysis.
** Seilah of Tatarus is in charge of the technology that gives her guildmates ResurrectiveImmortality.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* In ''{{Superman}}'' comics, Lex Luthor was originally this trope with shades of BigBad. PostCrisis the roles were inverted: Luthor was a BigBad with shades of EvilGenius. He also has some other Evil Geniuses on his payroll.
** The Intergang mob had Dabney Donovan as their Evil Genius.
** The Cyborg Superman builds all of the technology used by the [[GreenLantern Sinestro Corps]], including the Manhunter robots who recharge yellow rings and the space station they used as a base.
* Captain Marvel a.k.a. SHAZAM's enemy Dr Sivana is another early textbook example of this. He's the guy in the picture above. When he's in teams, he finds himself here.
* CaptainAmerica foe The Red Skull is often depicted this way.
* SpiderMan has described DoctorOctopus as one, and seeing as Ock is a brilliant engineer and inventor, he fits, although unlike most, whenever he's part of a group, he's usually the one in charge.
* TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles baddie Baxter Stockman can be viewed as a kind-of failed evil genius in most versions.
* Darth Maladi from StarWarsLegacy is both a [[MadScientist Sith alchemist]] and the head of Sith Intelligence. She's generally portrayed as one of the most cunning Sith characters in the comic, but seems to enjoy her schemes and experiments more [[ForTheEvulz for their own sake]] than from the hope of doing anything constructive with them.
** Also Vul Isen as he is believed to be a scientist. He never accepts anything without a proof.
* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', IQ is VERY bitter about not being one of these anymore.
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[[folder: Film]]
* A very frequent minion type in the ''Film/JamesBond'' series.
** ''Film/DrNo'': Dent to Dr. No. Dr. No himself is this to [[BiggerBad Blofeld]].
** ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'': Kronsteen to Klebb
** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'': Ling to Goldfinger
** ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'': Kutze to Largo
** Osato (''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'') and later Metz (''Film/DiamondsAreForever'') to Blofeld
** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': Hai Fat to Scaramanga
** ''Film/AViewToAKill'': Mortner to Zorin
** ''Film/LicenceToKill'': Lodge to Sanchez
** ''Film/GoldenEye'': Boris to Trevelyan
** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': Gupta to Carver
** ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'': Arkov to Renard
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': Popov to Graves
** There are occasional subversions: Whitaker, Khan, Kananga, Drax, Kristatos, and Le Chiffre were all the "main brains" in their operations as well as the leaders, and Sanchez had what is nearly a parody of one named Milton Krest. Stromberg has two, both of whom he kills early in the film to cover his tracks.
* Theo and Hans Gruber in the first ''Film/DieHard''.
* Palpatine from ''StarWars''.
** Grand Moff Tarkin from ''ANewHope'' could count, as he has the Death Star, and is a strategist with his own doctrine.
** And in the prequel trilogy era, Nute Gunray and the Separatist Council fit the role as they are the brain of everything, and later when they are no longer needed, they are killed by their [[BadBoss boss]].
* James [=McCullen=] and The Doctor in ''GIJoeTheRiseofCobra''. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, the Doctor becomes the BigBad, Cobra Commander, and turns [=McCullen=] into Destro.]]
* ''Film/MysteryMen'''s Casanova Frankenstein is an evil Disco genius. Even his archnemesis asks him for help with his quips. He wears a set of golden finger cuffs that carry sonic rays and hyper-lasers, and a pair of slippers that emit poison gas. And that's just what his enemy knows he's ''wearing'' while he just sits around in his dressing gown.
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', [[spoiler: has Quartermaster, a zombie who can always predict a future, and he is the one who guides [[BigBad Blackbeard]] to the Fountain of Youth]].
* In ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', Ramon Rojo is a non-stereotypical example. In a family of archetypal Mexican {{bandito}}s, Ramon is TheStrategist, concocting the plan to steal the gold from under the Mexican army's nose, and orchestrating the eventual massacre of the rival Baxter family. He's also the only one to see through Joe, and keeps a wary eye on him throughout the film, eventually deducing that he is the traitor in their ranks.
** in ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'', El Indio is a similar case.
* Soundwave plays the EvilGenius role in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' and ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' as an intelligence specialist as well as overseeing a decades-long scheme in the latter movie.
* Pete from ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]''.
* ''Film/XMen'':
** Magneto. With truly amazing schemes. In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', [[spoiler:he was able to steal a file containing the details of the Sentinels, after reading it over he was somehow able to reprogram them while inserting metal tracks within the bodies.]]
** Toad from ''Film/XMen1''. He's even seen tampering with Magneto's machine.
* In ''[[Franchise/{{ThePinkPanther}} The Pink Panther Strikes Again]]'', Professor Fassbender is a total subversion. [[TokenGoodTeammate A full-blown good guy]] who was kidnapped along with his daughter Margo by henchmen of [[BigBad former Chief Inspector Dreyfus]], he was forced to build a doomsday machine and be part of Dreyfus' criminal organization against his will [[IHaveYourWife when Dreyfus used the professor's daughter as leverage.]] He still hated having to work for a madman bent on world domination. [[spoiler: And probably things didn't get better after Dreyfus' defeat as he might have had to face charges for crimes committed against his will (like the destruction of the United Nations building), especially with Dreyfus himself too destroyed to be arrested [[CanonDiscontinuity (assuming the events of the later sequels never happened, including Dreyfus']] UnexplainedRecovery).]]
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[[folder: Literature]]
* [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]] from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He discovered and implemented the Horcrux system himself. Though he does carry the VillainBall occasionally.
** [[HypercompetentSidekick Barty Crouch Jr.]] is a better example. He replaces a teacher, kills his father, and lures Harry away from potential protectors, and no one realizes until nearly the last moment what he's up to.
* In ''TheElenium'', by DavidEddings, Krager is this to [[BigBadWannabe Annias]] and [[DragonInChief Martel]]. Annias [[SinisterMinister himself is this]] to [[GodOfEvil Azash]].
** It's sequel, ''TheTamuli'', gives us [[EvilSorcerer Zalasta]].
** The FiveBadBand in Eddings' ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' has Argan, a SmugSnake and SinisterMinister who does most of [[BigBad Daeva's]] talking for him, and has a distinctive rivalry with [[TheDragon Ghend]].
* In ''TheWitcher'', we have Vilgefortz. He is easily the most smart and powerful wizard in the North, and he let it get into his head.
* Tyrion Lannister from ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', an educated, smart, and calculating dwarf sort of qualifies. However, he wasn't really an ally of House Lannister and he was enemies with [[AbusiveParents Tywin]]. He embodies this trope in his own organization, in which he is also the BigBad. He isn't really that evil though.
** Also, from the group of Brave Companions we have [[MadScientist Qyburn]] and [[SinisterMinister Septon Utt]].
* The ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series is full of these, which makes sense, since the protagonist himself is a TeenGenius, and that requires antagonists to match. We have Artemis himself in book 1 (in his status as VillainProtagonist), Opal Koboi in book 2, Jon Spiro in book 3, Opal Koboi ''again'' in book 4, Minerva in book 5, Opal Koboi ''AGAIN'' in book 6. [[spoiler:Turnball Root in book 7, and Opal yet AGAIN in book 8.]]
* ''TransformersTransTech'' Shockwave, master of PlayingWithSyringes, is a self-proclaimed "[[InsistentTerminology morally ambiguous]]" genius.
* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse gives us Bevel Lemelisk, chief designer of the Death Star, although the actual designers were superintelligent alien children whose planet was being held hostage.
* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Lucia's the one with the magical know-how for the evil beasts and teleportation spells and other magic to power [[EvilOverlord Gothon's]] army.
* Several members of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Forsaken]] in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', including [[TheAntichrist Ishamael]] (specializes in philosophy, theology, and metaphysics), [[TheVamp Graendal]] (specializes in personal manipulation) and [[FourStarBadass Demandred]] (specializes in millitary strategy).
* The main character of ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'' is a MadScientist who comes up with both most of the technology and most of the plans her team uses.

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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Most incarnations of PowerRangers and SuperSentai have one of these among the villains, with responsibilities commonly including mass-producing Mooks and the MonsterOfTheWeek, [[MakeMyMonsterGrow making monsters grow]], and generally being the one who knows the most about the finer points of the magic/technology of the season. In PowerRangers, the first and probably the most iconic among fans was [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers Finister]], the series' first monster maker.
* ''{{Smallville}}'' had plenty of {{Evil Genius}}es, with Lionel Luthor, LexLuthor, {{Brainiac}}, and Winslow "The Toyman" Schott running around. One interesting example was [[TheBaroness Tess Mercer]], who started out as a villain, but eventually pulled a HeelFaceTurn. She became one of two [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] on the heroic side, but still in traditionally [[DarkIsNotEvil evil]] areas, being TheChessmaster, a ManipulativeBastard, and TheCracker to [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Emil Hamilton's]] [[TheMedic Medic]] and GadgeteerGenius.
* Giller from ''LegendOfTheSeeker'' is both MadScientist and EvilSorcerer; the two most typical archtypes that fall under this trope.
* Elizabeth from ''Series/WickedScience'' becomes a genius and she uses her new intelligence as a way to try to get money, fame and Toby's affections. The evil part is that she has little morals when it comes to use her inventions, including using a teleporter to sneak in Toby's laboratory so her goon can destroy/steal/sabotage whatever Toby is creating in the episode, or trapping him in a GroundhogDayLoop so he accepts the new universe in which he's trapped, where they are a couple and his friends hate him.
* Depending on whether you see them as {{Antihero}}es or {{Antivillain}}s, Hardison of Series/{{Leverage}} Consulting & Associates is either TheSmartGuy or TheEvilGenius. His EvilCounterpart, Colin "Chaos" Mason is a non-ambiguous example being an InsufferableGenius and {{Jerkass}} extraordinaire who seems to view committing crimes as a way to stroke his own ego, and constantly betrays his own allies.
* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'': If you go by AlternateCharacterInterpretation, Mason Treadwell seems to take this role later in the first season, although he isn't fully aware of his role in Emily's scheming.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer & Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Pretty much all of the [[BigBad big bads]] both the Scoobies and Angel Investigations go up against - though definitely except [[DumbBlond Glory]]. Much straighter variations though are Warren Mears and Angelus. While both are [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]] Warren is a more straight-up MadScientist, while Angelus is TheChessmaster.
** Toru especially - he builds a device capable of projecting a hologram, a giant Mecha-Dawn, and a device capable of casting a spell worldwide to {{Depower}} the Slayers.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this in a more realistic setting.
* The campy 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series had ''lots'' of villains who were {{Canon Foreigner}}s but one of the few who was entertaining enough to make return appearances was the Evil Genius Egghead, played by Vincent Price (who often commented publically how much he enjoyed playing the role).
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[[folder: Mythology]]
* Shakuni, EvilUncle of EvilPrince Duryodhana in the {{Mahabharata}}
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In ''MagicTheGathering'', Yawgmoth is this and the BigBad, but in New Phyrexia, with its five-color theme, Jin-Gitaxis, the blue praetor, takes this role.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* [[MadScientist Professor Hojo]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is this to President Shinra. After Shinra is killed, Hojo either remains the Evil Genius or gets promoted to BigBad, depending on which side of the [[BrokenBase multi-faceted]] "who's responsible for Sephiroth's actions" debate you're on.
** Or Sephiroth remains the BigBad that he always was (as confirmed by WordOfGod) and Hojo was demoted to a mere MadScientist.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 1}}'' had the MadScientist demon Alhazad. ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 4}}'' had part scientist, part strategist Augst.
* Albert [[TheStrategist Silverberg]] of ''SuikodenIII''.
* [[spoiler:Izuka]] in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem 10]] (Radiant Dawn).
* In AdvanceWars Black Hole Rising and Dual Strike, PerkyGoth Lash provides the bad guys with all of their advanced technology.
** Caulder/Dr Stolos in ''Days of Ruin'', who eventually becomes the BigBad.
* Hazama/Terumi Yuuki from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. The most dangerous thing about his genius, however, isn't his trancendental knowledge of alchemy, which allowed him to create the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Blaz Blue]], the [[{{Orochi}} Black Beast]], [[EldritchAbomination Arakune]] and some other unpleasant things, but rather his tactical genius, which, so far, has allowed him to [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable outmaneuver an omniscient supercomputer with three minds]] (although he got help from the guy below). Then again, Hazama himself would qualify in any positions given in the FiveBadBand.
** If this is what Hazama entails, then there must also be a mention of Relius Clover, a brilliant researcher who sought only perfection and has performed horrendous experiments and {{plan}}s (as shown during his EX Story where he practically played Sector Seven and Kokonoe for chumps to create his Ignis). He just got less time to shine than Hazama though his inclusion as a playable character and a story mode for him in elevated him a bit.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', Vexen, a sterotypical MadScientist fits for this role. Then, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' we have Luxord, a strategic gambler.
** In the original ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]] definately owned this role.
* Galak Fyyar from ''VideoGame/JediOutcast''.
* In ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'',[[spoiler: WesternAnimation/TheMadDoctor appears to be TheDragon for the [[BlobMonster Shadow Blot]]. Later however, it is revealed that the Shadow Blot himself is TheDragon for the real Shadow Blot (the other Blot revealed to be just a disconnected part). This moves our MadScientist, to the position of this trope]].
* Agnus fills this position for [[SinisterMinister Sanctus]] in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4''. Although one could equally argue that he's TheDragon, as he appears to be the only member of the Order beyond Sanctus who truly understands what's going on, killing him is the last thing that needs to be done before the final confrontation, and the nominal Dragon is a HonorBeforeReason HeroAntagonist.
* The player character in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius''.
* Murzhor in HerosRealm. He's got a bit of MasterofIllusion to boot.
* Dr. Elvin Atombender from the ''VideoGame/ImpossibleMission'' games is a genius computer programmer and former university professor. Although he has been unstable his whole life, he officially became criminally insane when a power failure caused the deletion of an artificial intelligence program that he had nearly finished. The player must stop him from hacking into the defense networks of the world's superpowers and starting a nuclear holocaust.
* Dr. Vu in the ''Videogame/SimCity'' and ''Videogame/TheSims'' series.
* ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' has Taben, who creates a mechanical army for the Vile Tribe and Magic Emperor.
* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' has Herzog Schlange in ''Strider 2'' and Professor Schlange in the HD ''Strider'' remake. Both are (mad) geniuses in charge of building the bizarre mechanical monsters and weapons used by the Grandmaster's army. In the latter's case, he's charged over the Grandmaster's entire research complex, and seems to be only below [[TheDragon Juroung]] in terms of ranks. Though this didn't save him from being [[OffingTheAnnoyance offed]] in the end.
** The Grandmaster himself has shades of this, though he leans more toward genetic engineering instead of robotics, in his quest to create a new race to which replace "the sons of old gods" and rule Earth as a true God.
* Dr. Kimaira in ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}: Wrath of Heaven'', notably because he's a MadScientist who creates ''wooden automatons with hidden machine-guns'' in '''medieval Japan'''.
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[[folder: Webcomics]]
* FollyAndInnovation uses this trope [[http://follyandinnovation.com/2010/08/facebook-a-devious-scheme-nah-theres-no-way/ here]] speculating {{Facebook}}'s origins
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is crawling with them. Even some protagonists, on a few occasions.
* DrNonami has Dr. Mechano, an eccentric yet dangerous evil mastermind.
* [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Redcloak]], who also happens to play Team Evil's DragonWithAnAgenda.
** Also, [[MagnificentBastard General Tarquin]].
-->''"If I win, I get to be a king. If I lose, I get to be a '''legend'''."''
** Please that's just GenreSavvy. His real genius shines in is his military and political capabilities. He was able to conquer eleven nations in 8 months before he was forced out by a coalition of twenty-six other countries. Then after that[[spoiler: he crafted a plan that would get him and his adventuring group into ruling the whole continent by controlling multiple nations through figureheads in a scheme that eventually would absorb the whole continent while still making it look like there are three different empires remaining.]]
* ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'': Doctor Chu, who very much enjoys performing torturous experiments on live subjects.
* Elia of TrueVillains takes over most Evil Genius duties. Just replace technology with magic.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* [[PuttingOnTheReich Führer]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Katrina Seran]] from v2 of ''OpenBlue'' was a [[TheStrategist strategist]], ChessMaster, and [[TheCaptain ship captain]] who became ruler of her country at the [[ImprobableAge age of 20]], possibly due to her own machinations.
* Belial in ''TheSalvationWar'' is one of these, and is the one Baldrick who actually inflicts serious damage on the humans.
* DoctorSteel. Naturally.
* The ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' has several. Doctor Simian, the Evil Mastermind, Brainchild, and Baron Malthus are the most notable examples.
* In the WhateleyUniverse, there are lots of MadScientist types. The ones who work for other supervillains tend to be characters like Chessmaster or Nimbus. The two of them nearly destroyed [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] on Halloween.
* Dr. Spectre from ''Blog/TheTyrannosaurChronicles''.
* Tattletale fills this role in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', though it should be noted that she's not supersmart, instead her power makes her a master of the SherlockScan, which she uses to great effect in social, combat, and political situations.
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* Tarantulas of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is this all over the place.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' gives as Bushroot, a member of the Fearsome Five group, which makes perfect example of FiveBadBand.
* Mandark from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' has a ''race'' of {{Evil Genius}}es called Neo Megas.
* Heloise on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', [[ChaoticNeutral whenever it suits her]] to work for Lucius.
* Lord Shen from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' doubles as this and the BigBad.
* Jumba Jookiba from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' likes to call himself this, although both the "evil" and "genius" parts are debatable to a certain extent.
** He actually ''is'' a genius; when Spike made him 99% stupid, the remaining 1% was still enough to cook up all sorts of weird gizmos.
*** And he was even ''smarter'' as an "evil genius child prodigy!" And ''adorable''.
--> Baby!Jumba: "Haha! Ewil! Ewil!"
* Wraith in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'', distinguished for mainly using [[FunctionalMagic magic]] when the BigBad [[MagicVersusScience prefers technology]].
* Doctor Octopus goes the extra mile by having "Evil Genius" printed on the side of his coffee mug in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Although he is subordinate to no one.
* Two examples from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''- Gizmo is the resident GadgeteerGenius of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the HIVE Five]], though his utter lack of people skills keeps him from rising any higher, while [[BrainInAJar the Brain]] pulls double duty as EvilGenius ''and'' BigBad of the Brotherhood of Evil.
* Cartman himself from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is this in "Scott Tenorman Must Die", [[spoiler:where he tricked Scott Tenorman into eating his parents after calculating a painstaking amount of detail, up to Cartman's friends betraying him]].
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': Though he doesn't fit all of the character tropes, Jack Spicer (himself a self-proclaimed Evil Genius, with emphasis on ''self-proclaimed'') calls Chase Young "the greatest EvilGenius in the world" and there's no denying that it's true. As for Jack himself - there's no denying that he ''is'' a genius, it's just whether or not he's actually, you know, ''evil''.
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