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->''"As bright as any Southerner could be, if UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein tawked lahk thayat, theah wouldn’t be no bomb. ‘Folks, ah wanna tell yew 'bout newkleer fishin'...’”''
-->-- Creator/LennyBruce

In TV Land, a doctor or scientist is roughly 75% likely to be German or Austrian, complete with thick accent and often [[TheVonTropeFamily an entitled legacy]]. Increase to 98% for {{Mad Scientist}}s.

We can probably thank [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Sigmund Freud]], UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun Wernher von Braun]]. Many top-notch Jewish scientists from Germany, Austria, and Poland fled Nazi persecution in the pre-war and early-war period. Many more War Criminals attempted to flee to western Germany in the final months of the war to avoid capture and trial (for the various amoral deeds they had done ForScience and for personal gain). This allowed the USA to [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse threaten them with acceptance of eastern European extradition requests (for trial) and offer them free passage to and employment in US government projects]] (''Operation Paperclip''). These German-Jewish refugees and ex-Nazis were prominent in many scientific fields during this period, especially [[AtomicHate The Manhattan Project]] and US Space Programme. Several wartime theories and inventions designed to aid the war effort, for good or ill, eventually changed how people lived when they were mass-manufactured and sold to the public. This cemented the longstanding trope of foreign geniuses being boons to welcoming societies.

It's worth noting that Central Europe was a [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker scientific and economic powerhouse in the early 20th century]], dominating the physics field. More than a few German scientists were "rehabilitated" by the US strategic rocket and space programs (and a handful by the Soviets), to the point of each side complaining "they have more Germans than we do!"[[note]] More specifically the US got nearly all the scientists who designed the rockets but fewer of the workers and technicians who actually manufactured and used them, and the Soviets got some of the manufacturers and very few of the researchers [[/note]] For a slightly safer stereotype, consider using a Swede or Norwegian instead, with the same [[EEqualsMCHammer unintelligible theories]] and outrrageous akksent!

In Russian classical literature set in the 18th and 19th centuries, there's a related trope of [[NotThatKindOfDoctor the other kind of doctor]] to be German as indeed was often the case [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia during that period]].

See also AllPsychologyIsFreudian, which has caused every psychologist to be portrayed as Austrian, and StupidJetpackHitler for when this crosses over with ThoseWackyNazis. If the Nazi scientist has SupernaturalAid, see {{Ghostapo}}.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRYtx_zO394 This]] commercial for a Schick razor. Combines with AsianAndNerdy for double stereotyping power, because ShavingIsScience!

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', the American dub of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', gave the local AbsentMindedProfessor Dr Agasa a German accent and his first name in both the dub and English manga was [[DubNameChange changed]] to Herschel.
* Dr. Heinz Schneider from ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'', who decoded the WitchSpecies genome.
* ''Anime/HareGuu'': According to stuff Haré found laying around in his office, Doctor Clive may have studied in Germany.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has the obvious one; a Nazi scientist responsible for creating the FREAKS, as well as almost all of the other technology Millennium has. The worst part? [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep As far as we're concerned his real name is]] 'Herr Doktor'; [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep he's never referred to as anything else in the main series.]]
** His nametag in the manga, however, with some difficulty, reads "Avondale Napyeer". Some have taken it as the Doctor's name.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Even though it is not apparent, BigBad and MadScientist Dr. Hell was German. Like a bonus, he started out as a weapon researcher for the Nazis.
* Subverted with Herr Doktor Kenzo Tenma from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' who is a Japanese doctor working in Düsseldorf. And all other doctors in this series are German.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Academia has a man with the German title "Doktor", who is experimenting on mind-controlling parasites. The Doktor puts his parasites on the subjects' brain to create PeoplePuppets that follow his orders. And he is a MadScientist who enjoys the evil things his puppets are commiting.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Captain America Comics]]'' #1 (1941), young Steve Rogers is given his super-soldier powers by the treatment Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Josef Reinstein]]. In 1981 a story by Roger Stern and John Byrne revealed that "Reinstein's" actual name was [[RaceLift Abraham Erskine]], but apparently without nullifying earlier stories that he had fled from Nazi Germany. (A Scottish name like "Erskine" would not be impossible for a German, as e. g. a number of Jacobite families settled in Germany since the beginning of the 18th century and stayed there).
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'':
** Tintin's recurring nemesis Dr. J. W. [[StockForeignName Müller]] (called [[IHaveManyNames Mull-Pasha]] in ''The Red Sea Sharks'') started out as a good example. In his first appearance in ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheBlackIsland The Black Island]]'' he is a psychiatrist who uses his private clinic as a cover for his criminal activities.
** Two of the scientists from the ([[FrancoBelgianComics Nazi-occupation era]]) ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' comic book ''[[Synopsis/TintinTheShootingStar The Shooting Star]]'' are "Nordic" scientists, the Swede Erik Björgenskjöld and the German [[StockForeignName Otto Schulze]], but they say little or nothing, so you can't really tell their accents. Most of the members of the expedition however come from "Latin" countries - a Spaniard, a Portuguese and a Frenchman[[note]] (Professor Cantonneau, the only one who would make a return appearance, in "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "The Temple of the Sun")[[/note]]. The leader of the expedition, Professor Phostle (Calys in the original French), who comes complete with EinsteinHair, is a French-speaking Belgian. They all have huge foreheads.
** The engineer Frank Wolff in [[Synopsis/TintinDestinationMoon the two Moon albums]] may not speak with ah heavy accent, but was inspired by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Fuchs Klaus Fuchs]] (whose surname means "fox").
** ''[[Synopsis/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]]'' has Dr. Krollspell working for the BigBad; he is very much implied to be an old Nazi scientist.
* Dr. Heinrich Megala from ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom''.
* Baron Werner von Blitzschlag in ''ComicBook/AvengersTheInitiative'', a former Nazi scientist who was specifically added in reference to Wernher von Braun.
* The evil Dr. Von Richter from ''Comicbook/{{Cybersix}}'' is an escaped Nazi living in Argentina.
* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Mastermen #1]]'', the [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Sivana]] of Earth-10 is this trope played to the hilt, complete with FunetikAksent (since English is meant to be a dead language on that Earth), ScaryShinyGlasses, and a black leather trenchcoat and hat.
* This is the first of Napoleon von Strudel's titles in the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' comic "Anoraknophobia"; he also has Count and Baron. [[spoiler:They're all fake, and [[FakeNationality he's not even German]] - his real name is Bert Maudsley, and he hails from the same part of England Wallace does.]]

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In a variation, Dr. Hans Zarkov of ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' is ''Polish''. The original comic never really played up his accent, but every film and TV adaptation has given him a thick Polish accent (except the [[Series/FlashGordon2007 2000s Sci-Fi Channel version]], which made him American). Most kid viewers probably thought it was a German accent, because of the prevalence of this trope.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/PeterSellers seems attached to this trope -- in ''Film/WhatsNewPussycat'' he plays a mad, lecherous Viennese psychiatrist. In ''Film/{{Lolita}}'', as Clare Quilty, he impersonates a psychiatrist and uses a heavy Germanic accent.
* [[TropeNamer This trope might just have been named]] for one of Sam Jaffe's character's first lines in the 1950s FilmNoir heist movie ''Film/TheAsphaltJungle'':
-->'''Dr Riedenschneider:''' Maybe you've heard of me. The Professor? Or Herr Doktor, maybe.
* Subverted in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies. Although Frau Farbissina refers to Dr. Evil as "Herr Doktor", he is not of German or Austrian ancestry (though she is). He ''was'' raised by Belgians, though, and they border the Germans...
* Almost averted by Dr. Emmet Brown of ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy. As we find out in the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third movie]], he has German ancestry, the old family name was Von Braun.
* Dr. Erskine from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is a benevolent example, working for the Allies on their supersoldier project. His EvilCounterpart Dr. Zola fits the usual portrayal, as he works for the Nazis and then {{ComicBook/HYDRA}}, but he actually expresses some regret about what the ComicBook/RedSkull has him do. In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler:he makes a point to correct this, he's actually Swiss [[labelnote:*]] Although parts of Switzerland are primarily inhabited by German speaking people[[/labelnote]]. It's also shown that he is in fact genuinely evil, and gleefully tortured/experimented on American soldiers.]]
* ''Film/DeadAlive'' uses this trope for a one-off scene. The protagonist needs sedatives to deal with a zombie or two. He visits a bald, drooling, sadistic-looking taxidermist in a lab coat whose absurd accent is excused by RuleOfFunny. The taxidermist claims not to be a doctor and that he fled the Latvian occupation, when "We were hunted like ''animals!''" When he turns from his shelf, he snags his lab coat on something, and through the tear his Nazi armband is clearly visible.
* ''Film/DrStrangelove'': The eponymous Dr. Strangelove is an ex-Nazi MadScientist who became a U.S. operative after the war. He has trouble shaking his old ways, to the point that he adresses the President (played by the same actor) with "Mein Fuehrer". With elements of MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate.
* Dr. Elsa Schneider in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Though more strictly a historian, her knowledge of the HolyGrail’s lore ([[FemmeFatale and seduction of the Jones boys]]) is crucial to aiding the Nazis in discovering its location. In some respects, she also borrows from the related MadScientist trope because of her irrational obsession with possessing the grail, which leads to her untimely demise. During a LiteralCliffhanger, she hangs from Indy with one hand and uses the other to reach for the grail, which she had dropped moments earlier. [[FriendOrIdolDecision Indy begs her to stop, but she keeps trying as she can almost grasp it.]] Indy loses his grip on her gloved hand and she falls to her death.
* In ''Film/KingOfTheZombies'', Dr. Sangre speaks with a Germanic accent but is deliberately vague as to where he comes from.
* ''Film/MarathonMan'', although this one is a dentist.
* Professor Max Krassman from ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', played by Creator/MelBrooks in full AlterKocker mode.
-->When a German scientist tells you to hold on to your hat, it's not casual conversation. HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! HAT! HOLD! Good!
* Drs. Gottlieb and Geizler, the Kaiju-researching duo from ''Film/PacificRim'', were both born in Germany if not raised there.
* ''Film/TheRoadToWellville's'' Dr. Spizvogel, unt seins ''Handhabung Therapeutic''!
* Dr. Scott from the ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
** Interestingly enough, Dr. Frank N. Furter himself originally had a German accent in the early days of the stage show. For reasons unknown, the idea was quickly dropped.
* Subverted in ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009''. After Watson is [[spoiler: injured in a bomb blast, his girlfriend/soon-to-be fiance Mary goes to him in the hospital, as he is attended by a very German-sounding doctor. However, Mary figures out that the doctor is actually Holmes in disguise.]]
** It is actually a much stronger subversion as [[spoiler: Holmes' impersonation sounds very ''French'' and not German.]]
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' has a passel of German and Austrian {{Mad Scientist}}s.
* Ashley Kafka from the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comics is reimagined as Dr. Kafka in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2'', a madman speaking in German-ish accent who experimented on Electro.
* Professor Meisenbach in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''. Implied to be a [[ThoseWackyNazis former Nazi scientist]].
* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the Decepticon medic, Scalpel, is also known as "Ze Doktor" (and is in fact called only that during the film himself). Of course, weird accents aren't anything new for Transformers.
-->'''Ze Doktor:''' [[AxeCrazy We must have ze brain on ze table. Chop! Chop!]]
** Blaster from the ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' uniform has an... unplaceable accent that seems phonetically German-ish. Even the writers [[LampshadeHanging have no idea what he's really supposed to sound like]].
* Dr. Carl Mortner, Zorin's personal physician (und kreator?) in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/AViewToAKill''.
* ''Film/VirtualCombat'': A scientist working for a corrupt company who invents a way to download their virtual reality sex programs into artificial bodies is clearly Austrian.
* The "Doctor" (Pleasance) in ''Film/WatchOutWereMad'', a German-born Freudian psychologist who is an extreme parody of this trope.
* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' has a very terrifying sequence set in a European asylum apparently staffed exclusively by this stereotype.
* Dr. Frederick Frankenstein of ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. He's even called "Herr Doktor" by Frau Blucher.
* ''Film/{{Zonad}}'' features one of these as a parody of 50s paranoia movies. The film is set in rural Ireland and it's never explained what the doctor is actually doing there.

* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' is the ''doctor's'' name and may be the trope codifier (although in the novel he is Swiss, implied to be Francophonic and doesn't actually receive his doctorate).
* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', Professor Van Helsing is actually Dutch, but constantly peppers his English with German. (Yes, Bram Stoker did, in fact, do the research -- German was a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_franca lingua franca]] in that area of Europe.)
** Also, Dutch is a Germanic language closely related to German.
** And German was the language of science in the 19th century--a (non-German) scientist tossing around German words would be like a musician casually using Italian words.
* In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', Mister Nutt does psychotherapy on himself, using a thick {{Uberwald}}ian accent when in the doctor persona.
* Comes up as a sort of DiscussedTrope in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''Unnatural History''. Fitz is annoyed by the Doctor [[HappinessIsMandatory pressuring him]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor to have fun]] and mentally refers to him as [[GratuitousGerman Herr]] Doctor. There's probably some connection to the fact that Fitz is himself [[ButNotTooForeign half-German]] and was picked on for it a lot growing up during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* Dr. Martin Hesselius from Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's ''In a Glass Darkly'', the first OccultDetective of literature, is a German physician.
* The second Literature/AnnoDracula book, ''Literature/TheBloodyRedBaron'', being a DeconstructionCrossover has a number of German [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] from film and literature, including Professor ten Brinken from the 1911 German novel ''Literature/{{Alraune}}'' and Dr. Caligari from ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari''.
* Justified in ''{{Literature/Suspicion}}'' by Friedrich Dürrenmatt by the fact that the story is set in Switzerland. Dr. Nehle and probably Dr. Edith Marlok are German. [[MadDoctor Dr. Fritz Emmenberger]] and Dr. Samuel Hungertobel are Swiss.
* In Literature/TheCosmicExpress, the titular teleportation device was recently invented (in 2432) by "Ludwig Von der Valls, the German physicist."
* ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'' loves to play with this trope.
** We have [[AuthorAvatar narrator]] Anika From Bremen, which is really an anglicised version of Anika Von Bremen, although it's unclear whether she is a doctor or not, her description of all things biological and neurological goes so deep that she might as well be. And also [[BilingualBonus bonus points]] for her seldom bilingual slips.
** Subverted with Dr. Yoan, he isn't really from Germany or Austria but from Switzerland, and his accent isn't particularly atrocious either.
** Averted with Private Thomas, he's neither German nor a Doctor, although his name might have been based on Dr. Thomas Starzl, the first doctor to successfully perform a liver transplantation.
* Lampshaded in ''Literature/TheMartian'', when Mark Watney wrote a letter to his German crewmate Alex Vogel:
-->“Frankly, I suspect you’re a super-villain. You’re a chemist, you have a German accent, you had a base on Mars...what more can there be?”

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In the serial ''The Highlanders'', the Doctor pretends to be a German doctor. "Do you suffer from headaches?"
** In "The Underwater Menace", [[EvilIsHammy planet-exploding ham]] MadScientist Professor Zaroff has the {{camp}}iest German accent imaginable (which, amusingly, was [[RealityIsUnrealistic the actor's natural accent]]).
* One episode of ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' had a psychologist administer "Ze {{truth serum|s}}" to Norton.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' uses this riff a ''lot''.
* Dr. Eva Mudlark of ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''
* Sidney from ''Series/ThePretender'' was revealed to be a Nazi test subject, under the 'care' of a German doctor still running loose. The irony is that Sydney is an old man, too, now performing experiments on helpless children himself.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has Professor Nucleus von Fission.
* Even ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' got into the act in the episode "Helpful". Character of the week Dr. Elizabeth Varner is a refugee from East Germany working at Rampart Hospital.

* "Ich bin der Doktor Eisenbarth" (I am Dr. Ironbeard) is a satirical German folk song that inverts and lampoons the stereotype (with a tip o' the lampshade). The verses consist of Herr Doktor revealing what a completely unqualified quack he is. The song was based on a real-life German quack, Johann Andreas Eisenbarth.

[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* The sesquipedalian Dr Julius Strangepork, science officer of the SS ''Swinetrek'' in the "Pigs In Space" sketches on ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.

* In ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' the Ministry's psychiatrist is a man called Doctor Schwein, who speaks with a German accent.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/CrimsonSkies'' had a German scientist to rescue.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} campaign setting, featuring as it did expies of many classic horror characters, of course featured some of these:
** Dr. Rudolph van Richten, expy of Bram Stoker's Abraham van Helsing.
** Dr. Victor Mordenheim, expy of Victor Frankenstein and creator of Adam, expy of, well, you know....
* ''TabletopGames/TwilightStruggle'' invokes this with the "Captured Nazi Scientists" card, which is playable by either player and grants one free move on the Space Race track.

* Dr. Dake ([[ItMakesSenseInContext Played by The Cat in the Hat]]) in ''Theatre/{{Seussical}}''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The nurses in ''VideoGame/{{Scrapland}}'' speak with a German accent.
* Dr. Fred Edison of ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' and ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' may express this trope.
* Sasha Nein from VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}, of German (or possibly Austrian) descent. He mainly stays in his lab, and performs psychic experiments that can sometimes scare the Whispering Rock campers. He's a pretty benign case, being unwilling to continue experiments if they threaten to harm the kids, and his MadScientist tendencies often take a backseat to the superspy elements of his personality.
--> Sasha: "If I could get [Raz] into my lab, I'm sure he could withstand more than the others."
* TheMedic from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Fellow Medics will even say "Thank you, HerrDoctor!" He had a medical license long ago, but due to an [[NoodleIncident incident]] involving [[BodyHorror somehow stealing a patient's skeleton]], he lost it. The details in-between are fuzzy, but according to a hidden page that used to be on the website, apparently he [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/f/f7/Doctorsoffice.jpg faked his death]] and somehow ended up joining the team, still continuing to practice medicine, and inventing the Medigun. [[ButNotTooEvil Confirmed not to be a Nazi]] (that would [[WordOfGod "be too easy"]]), but still not entirely sympathetic.
** The "Loose Canon" comic reveals that the original BLU Medic was ''the'' [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Sigmund Freud]].
* If you crashed in the old fight simulator ''Stunt Island'', a German doctor would promise to have you "Patched up and flying again, tomorrow!"
* Eric VideoGame/{{Crack}} is said he's Germanician (probbably Austiran) of his South Korean origin.
* ''[[VideoGame/NavalOps Warship Gunner 2]]'' had Doctor Braun, a female scientist who lends the Wilkians a submarine to perform covert ops attacks.
* ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' - Doctor Richtofen, who was partially responsible for the zombies.
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'''s Dr. Tenenbaum. Not only was she a former Nazi scientist (and of Jewish descent even!) she's responsible for the research that created the [[CreepyChild Little Sisters]]. However [[TheAtoner she's trying to fix that.]]
** Played straight with Dr. Steinman, trying to be "The Picasso of Plastic Surgery".
* Dr. Wily from the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' games.
* ''VideoGame/DieAnstalt'' (The Asylum) - Originally German, of course, but when they translate it into to English, will the previous psychiatrist lose his cool German accent? [[BigNever NIEMALS!!!]]
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has Heimerdinger, a GadgeteerGenius whose name definitely invokes this trope.
* Professor Von Kripelspac from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', a weasel scientist that sits in a floating chair.
* Dr. Stanislaus Braun from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', who [[spoiler:is the overseer of Vault 112. He keeps the vault dwellers trapped in a virtual reality simulator, keeping them there forever, for his own amusement.]]
** Also, Dr. Zimmer, a scientist from the Commonwealth who tasks you with tracking down his escaped [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]].
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Dr. Ada Straus, a caravan medic who shows an obvious lack of competence ("I need ''sterile'' medical supplies", etc.) and is the only Mojave doctor to sell both addictive chems and med. supplies at the same time. A straighter example is Dr. Klein, the head of the Think Tank in ''Old World Blues''.
* Klingmann from ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight'': The Beast Within. "People refer to me as HerrDoktor Klingmann here."
** Klingmann is actually kind of an aversion of the trope. Although he does have the title, he has barely a trace of an accent. Despite his infatuation with the [[spoiler:hunting club philosophy]], he's not insane either - just [[spoiler:unscrupulous enough to trade a few of his wolves.]]
* ''VideoGame/BrokenSwordShadowOfTheTemplars'' has Herr Hagenmeyer.
* The Norwegian Professor Ingvar Johanssen of ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' was the one responsible for digging up the Ankaran Sarcophagus. His accent is outrageous, though surprisingly realistic[[note]]if on the ''Swedish'' side of outrageously broad Scandinavian accents[[/note]], for a one-shot stereotype character.
* The Cybran leader from ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'', Dr. Gustaf Brackman has suspiciously Germanic name (Swedish actually) although he speaks clear English.
* Romanian MadScientist Dr. Ort-Meyer from the VideoGame/{{Hitman}} series, who sounds like a mix of Creator/BelaLugosi and Creator/VincentPrice.
* Several of the scientists in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series (Dr. Kleiner, Dr. Rosenberg, Dr. Keller) have German-sounding names, and one is Scandinavian (Dr. Magnusson).
* The ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' remake has Dr. Vahlen as your organization's head of R&D. She has a vaguely Germanic accent when speaking English[[note]]although it's ''also'' vaguely French, suggesting she grew up near the Franco-German border[[/note]], and is called upon to act as an interpreter during the turorial, which is set in Germany.
* Similarly, ''VideoGame/TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' recruited a former Nazi to study [[AppliedPhlebotinum Elerium]]. He even says that Carter could talk to the OSS upon questioning of his nationality.
* Technician Johann Strauss in ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'', [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous named after the Austrian composer]].
* The Mad Doctor in the ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' games.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' has Wilhelm Voigt, known primarily by his colleagues as "Doktor".
* Angela Ziegler, aka Mercy, of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is a medic from Switzerland who speaks German, but she's a bit of a pacifist with very weak offensive abilities. On the other hand, she kind of created [[FateWorseThanDeath Reaper]].
* ''VideoGame/PinkPantherPassportToPeril'' has Von Schmarty, a GadgeteerGenius and an ally of Pink Panther throughout most of the game.
* The scientists in the first ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' are mostly German scientists from German areas such as Peenemünde and Stuttgart, and some talk in a mixture of English and German. As a bonus, their appearance resembles Albert Einstein.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] and [[AffectionateParody parodies]] it with "Stereotypical German Scientist [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-03-14 Dr. Germahn]]". Initially the host of a 'questions from the readers' sub-strip, he has since popped up frequently in odd places, even as the Q&A section has been mostly taken over by his [[strike:Dumb]] [[DumbBlonde Ditzy Blonde]] Assistant Amanda.
* Professor Zweistein fills in this role in ''Webcomic/TheFAN''
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' revels in this trope. Then again, in a comic about MadScience in a setting where German is the ''lingua franca'', it's par for the course. The only ones who speak with anything resembling the stereotypical accent are the {{Super Soldier}}s, though.
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'': [[WordOfGod Appa]][[InformedAttribute rently]] Austria is a MadScientist. He has shown more DeadpanSnarker behavior than anything this far.
* ''Webcomic/{{Follower}}'': The character bio of the head geneticist of Project Cottontail, Dr. Bernhard Tolio, mentions that he was born in Germany.
* Gus from ''Webcomic/TheLegendOfMaxx'' is a Goblin Tinkerer who makes gadgets and speaks in a heavy German-ish accent.
* Dr. Vernon Glassner from ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'', a veritable Werhner von Braun, only [[MadScientist crazier and creepier]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
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* ''Machinima/SteveAndCarlos'' Both Doktor Vandike and Ralph.
* The Dr. Kafka example above (see Film) is mocked in the ''WebVideo/ScreenJunkies'' / ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' crossover video "Everything Wrong With ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman2''".
-->'''Dr. Kafka:''' ''[in German accent]'' I'm Dr. Kafka.\\
'''Epic Voice Guy:''' ''[also in German accent]'' Zee stereotypical German scientist, ja?
* Dr Henrik Von Schneeplestein, a character of youtuber Jacksepticeye, has a thick stereotypical accent. He's not much of a doctor, as he got his medical license out of a cereal box.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Creator/WaltDisney's Ludwig von Drake (sometimes psychologist, sometimes OmnidisciplinaryScientist, depending on the comic) comes from Vienna. Otherwise, there's not much emphasis on his German/Austrian origin, but he's got a very obvious accent in his cartoons.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{CountDuckula}}'': Dr. Von Goosewing - but given the series takes place in Eastern Europe and the character is a nod to Professor Van Helsing fron Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' its pretty well justified.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, the Warners' "p-sychiatrist".
* Dr Krieger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', although technically he is not german, his last name and the fact that he is implied to be [[spoiler:one of ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil'' ]] make him one.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'', where the recurring scientist character is named Professor Notgerman and has a Scottish accent.
* Despite being a race of cyborgs from another planet, the Gobots from ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'' had two of these: Guardian Baron von Joy and Renegade Herr Fiend.
* Dr. Von Richter from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}},'' although unlike the original comics, the TV series does not specifically identify him as an escaped Nazi.
* [[AdaptationDecay In sharp contrast to his original portrayal]], Baron Silas Greenback is portrayed this way in the 2010s ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' series. Furthermore, he is even given the [[GratuitousGerman Germanic sounding]] name of Baron Silas "von" Greenback.
* Dr. Ketzer[[note]]German for "[[TheHeretic Heretic]]"[[/note]], a genius geneticist in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''. In a twist, he is not working for the local UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler {{Expy}} but rather against him. Not that it makes [[MadScientist him any more sympathetic]].
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'''s second season has Dr. Noodleman in "Gadget's Gadgets"; and the ArcVillain Professor Dummkopf in "Gadget in Minimadness", "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget", and "Gadget Meets the Grappler".
* Countess [[TheVonTropeFamily von]] [[MeaningfulName Verminstrasser]] from the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Lice".
* Dr. Scientist from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Professor Dementor from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as indicated by his [[NoIndoorVoice LOUD GERMAN-ACCENTED SPEAKING!]]
* Doctor Jacques von Hamsterviel, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** Dr. Oro Myicin, psychiatrist from the cartoon ''Hare Brush'', who convinces WesternAnimation/BugsBunny he is really Elmer J. Fudd, Millionaire using psychotropic drugs of some kind.
** Years later, in ''Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare'', Bugs Bunny himself, when posing as a psychiatrist to the Tasmanian Devil, does zo mit ein Zherrman akzent, ya.
* Dr. Wily, from the American ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon from TheNineties.
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': In "The Mine, Mine, Mine Syndrome", the alien scientist Dr. Bjork speaks with a German accent.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz [[note]]"doof" means "[[MeaningfulName stupid in German]]."[[/note]] who actually never graduated -- there's a song about it: "I Must Impress My Professor" -- and has a brother who's in local politics and ''lacks'' the accent.
** Well, sort of. Mayor Roger Doofenshmirtz does have a slight lilt, but it's not nearly as pronounced as his brother's.
* The [[{{Area51}} Parking Lot 51]] scientist pitties from ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts UFM: Unidentified Flying Mater]]'', as well as [[PaperThinDisguise "Dr. Aschleppwagen"]][[note]]A misspelling of the German word "Abschleppwagen", which means "tow car"[[/note]] ([[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater's]] disguise) from the same short, which he uses to gain access to the base and save Mator. A real pitty sees Mater:
-->'''Pitty:''' So, herr doktor, what does "dad gum" mean?\\
'''Mater:''' (fake German accent) Ze "dad gum" means... (drops accent, saves Mator) ...let's get outta here!
* Strudel, GadgeteerGenius dachshund of [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]''.
* Megabyte's mad scientist henchman in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' is always called "Herr Doctor."
* Present in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' where a bus crash leaves the pair in critical condition, forcing said doctor to operate with the remaining parts which leaves the asthma hound chihuaha and red cat sown together into one mismatched hybrid. Despite having traits common to a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate, it can be assumed the doctor (like ''Manga/FrankenFran'') is simply doing his job to keep his patients alive, even if he has to resort to nonstandard, questionably extreme practices, such as urgently demanding his assistant knock Ren back into unconsciousness with a mallet when he regains consciousness in the midst of surgery.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko takes Spunky to a pet psychiatrist who is an obvious {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud. [[CargoShip The psychiatrist falls in love with the dirty mop Spunky had fallen in love with.]]
* Recurring psychiatrist Dr.Lipschitz on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', both ComicBook/DoctorOctopus and Doctor Doom had Germanic accents. (This made a little more sense for Doom, possibly, whose origins are canonically in Europe.)
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has the episode "Blue Shadow Virus", with its main villain Dr Nuvo Vindi being an alien scientist with a German accent.
* Dr. Paradigm of ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' has some vaguely European accent. For no reason ever given.
* Mr. Lizard the Wizard on ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'' was a German-accented lizard...who was a wizard.
* Dr. Archeville in WesternAnimation/TheTransformers episodes ''The Ultimate Doom'' and ''Countdown to Extinction''.
* The plastic surgeon in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.
* Dexter of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is a very young MadScientist with a German accent — made more blatant (and funny) since none of his family has any accent or gives any indication they have any German ancestry.

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* Heinz Wolff
* Apparently, most doctors in Israel were German Jews some decades ago, when Creator/EphraimKishon wrote a story using this trope.
* Subverted with Karl Teodor von und zu Guttenberg, Anette Schavan, Silvana Koch Mehrin, Veronica Saß and Uwe Brinkmann (they cheated in their dissertations and lost their "Doktor"-titles because of that. Shavan did get an honorary degree afterwards, so she can keep her "Frau Doktor" title, even if it becomes just an "Frau Doktor h.c.").