Knight TemplarLuddites go about killing people, often for no go reason, and the only people who stand against them are scientists.
Subverted: As straight, but their main competitor, Trope Co., has been experimenting ethically for decades...
Double Subverted: ...As far as the public knows.
Parodied: Satan lobbies strongly for increased science education.
Zig Zagged: TropeCo invents a ray that fires pure joy...which it then uses to brainwash the world...and then Megacorp scientists disable the ray...by nuking the city it's contained in. But the nuke turned everything into ice cream, and people still died from it. And irradiated ice cream can't be safe to eat...
Scientists never appear.
Scientists are pretty evenly spread across the good/evil axis.