'''Basic Trope''': Science is dangerous/AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* '''Straight''': {{Megacorp}} has been experimenting with technology PoweredByAForsakenChild.
* '''Exaggerated''': Every scientifically-minded individual enjoys shooting people and stabbing kittens ForTheEvulz.
* '''Downplayed''': Most scientists tend to be {{Morally Ambiguous Doctorate}}s, or just really [[GoodIsNotNice rude]].
* '''Justified''':
** Science is viewed as heretical in-setting, and is pursued in defiance of the local CrystalDragonJesus.
** The story focuses on the times when [[TheyWouldCutYouUp terrible]] [[PlayingWithSyringes things]] are done in the name of [[ForScience science]].
* '''Inverted''':
** ScienceHero
** KnightTemplar [[EvilLuddite Luddites]] 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, TropeCo/TropeCo, 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. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And irradiated ice cream can't be safe to eat...]]
* '''Averted''':
** Scientists never appear.
** Scientists are pretty evenly spread across the good/evil axis.
* '''Enforced''': The producer's girlfriend was taken by a [[NerdsAreSexy hot scientist guy]], so he made the writers change the story into an anti-science [[AuthorTract Producer Tract]].
* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh, come on!! Could we have at least one non-MadScientist? Huh?"
* '''Invoked''': Dr. [=McLennan=]'s jealous colleague, Dr. Barton, gives both of them a drug that makes them stupid.
* '''Exploited''':
** Emperor Evulz turns the crowd against the local ScienceHero, making the think his science is evil. He then sits back and watches them tear him limb from limb.
** Emperor Evulz keeps his citizens from using technology against him by convincing his subjects that any science more advanced than the wheel is evil.
* '''Defied''': ''Behold! [[TheAdjectivalSuperhero THE ENLIGHTENED CARL SAGAN-MAN!!]] Educating the world in the wonders of SCIENCE!!!''
* '''Discussed''': "These newcomers know how to use chemicals. Are they trustworthy?"
* '''Conversed''': "Oh, here we go. The bad guy's a scientist. Did the writers never watch ''{{Series/Mythbusters}}''? 'Cuz those guys are friggin' ''awesome''."
* '''Deconstructed''': Anti-science fanatics destroy the scientific community, leading to a dark age where medicine and technology come to a halt.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...But [[AWizardDidIt magic is just as good]].
* '''Played For Laughs''': MadScientist as IneffectualSympatheticVillain.
* '''Played For Drama''': Dr. [=McLennan=] has to go on the run when the people get the idea to [[BurnTheWitch Burn All the Scientists]], and eventually gets caught and killed because he's an AbsentMindedProfessor.
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