Playing With / Emperor Scientist

Basic Trope: A Mad Scientist becomes The Emperor.
  • Straight:
    • Mad Scientist Bob uses his superior technology and scientific skills to Take Over the World.
    • In Bob's empire, scientific discoveries are the primary means of advancing your social status.
  • Exaggerated: Bob uses his scientific knowledge to become God and thus automatically become ruler of the universe.
  • Downplayed:
    • Bob takes over his hometown thanks to his superior technology.
    • Bob is a career scientist who becomes The Emperor for reasons unrelated to his technological skills.
  • Justified: Bob is a Well-Intentioned Extremist, who believes that mankind needs to be united under one ruler for its own good and plans to later use his inventions to better the lives of his subjects.
  • Inverted: Science Hero Bob defeats the Evil Overlord with his scientific skills.
  • Subverted: Bob starts using more and more magic instead of his own inventions.
  • Double Subverted: Magic is just a different form of science.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Bob alters between using science and magic in furthering his conquest.
  • Averted: All Mad Scientists stay in their labs.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Thanks to my new invention, I will finally Take Over the World!"
  • Invoked: Bob became a Mad Scientist specifically to conquer the world.
  • Exploited: Alice is another scientist who gets funding for her own projects more easily because the leader has such a positive opinion of science.
  • Defied: Bob considers taking over the world for a while, then abandons this idea in favor of some new experiment.
  • Discussed: "I'm worried about Bob. He could easily take over the world with his inventions and scientific skills."
  • Conversed: Bob writes an essay about the Emperor Scientist archetype in various works of fiction.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Most of Bob's new subjects become guinea pigs in his labs and environments of the newly conquered kingdoms are quickly polluted by chemical wastes.
    • Even after taking over the world, Bob finds he takes no joy in it, as he has to spend all his time ruling and little of his time in his lab. Seeing as his reason for taking over was to have unlimited resources, time, and freedom to play with syringes, he eventually quits in a huff, with or without using a Doomsday Device first.
  • Recontructed:

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