Quotes: Mad Scientist

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     Anime & Manga 

Now becomes the the past in an instant - and everyone will eventually die! Destiny triumphs over human knowledge and goes mad! That is the way of things! I spit upon this frail, crazed, world! I spit upon the Second Law of Thermodynamics!
Professor Desty Nova, Gunnm

     Comic Books 

Professor Ivo: You must be that "mad scientist" we're always hearing about...
T.O. Morrow: I'll have you know I studied mad science at Harvard, you oaf!
Both: Ha ha ha ha ha!

The point is, with the right amount of genius and a touch of perceived insanity, science can conquer anything.
Brainiac 5, Legion of Three Worlds #4

I'm not a mad scientist! Why does everyone think I'm a mad scientist?
Doctor Vincent Morrow, Witch Doctor #4

     Fan Fiction 

"Sounds like the name of a mad scientist," said Buster casually.
"I AM NOT MAD!" cried Zarkendorf, his eyes bulging madly. "For years people like you laughed at my name! They called me a nerd they said I should get out of my mother's basement and get a life! I swore that one day I would make them all pay! The world will soon tremble at the name Heinrich Dorfmenstein Zarkendorf!"
"Yeah probably at the thought of having to spell it."
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space

     Film - Animated 

I'm not a quack, I'm a mad scientist! There's a difference.
Dr. Cockroach, Monsters vs. Aliens

     Film - Live-Action 

Isn't it worth the loss of a hand to have created the man of the future, the MACHINE-MAN?!
Rotwang on his evil robot wife, Metropolis

Some would call it a blasphemous kind of alchemy. I would say: it's messy work, with lots of mistakes.

"Blasphemy?" Before what, "God?" A God repulsed by the miserable humanity he created in his own image? I will not be shackled by the failures of your God. The only "blasphemy" is to wallow in insignificance! I have taken the refuse of your God's failures, and I have triumphed!
Herbert West, Bride of Re-Animator

You've broken all the laws of man, Luthor. Now it looks as though you've broken all the laws of nature, too.

Mad? Is one who has solved the secret of life to be considered mad?
Dr. Von Niemann, The Vampire Bat

"You are acting like we are engaged in some kind of mad science. But we are doing what we have done from the beginning. Nothing in Jurassic World is natural! We have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And, if their genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality. You asked for more teeth."
Dr Wu, Jurassic World


When it came to getting weird things done, sane beat mad hands down.

Moist Von Lipwig: Igor? You have an Igor?
Hubert Turvy: Oh, yes. That's how I get this wonderful light. They know the secret of storing lightning in jars! But don't let that worry you, Mr Lipspick. Just because I'm employing an Igor and working in a cellar doesn't mean I'm some sort of madman, ha ha ha!
Moist: Ha ha.
Hubert: Ha hah hah! Hahahahahaha!! Ahahahahahahhhhh!!!!!

The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate.
Judge Holden note , Blood Meridian

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence- whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound- does not spring from disease of thought - from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.
— "Eleonora"

I remember those nights, planning technologies that didn't exist yet, outsider science, futurist dreaming, half-magical. The things I could do outside the university setting, now that I didn't have to wait for the pompous fools at the college! I was building another science, my science, wild science, robots and lasers and disembodied brains. A science that buzzed and glowed; it wanted to do things. It could get up and walk, fly, fight, sprout garish glowing creations in the remotest parts of the world, domes and towers and architectural fever dreams. And it was angry. It was mad science.
Doctor Impossible, Soon I Will Be Invincible

     Live-Action TV 

Oh God, Lem, you're using science for no good. We took an oath we would try to do that less.
I'm a scientist, Lem. I've been a threat to humanity, the environment, even Jupiter once. But never to a hot girl's boyfriend.
Phil, Better Off Ted

Peter Bishop: Walter, what are you doing?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Dosing a caterpillar.
Peter Bishop: Dosing? As in LSD?
Dr. Walter Bishop:Well, it's a special blend.
Peter Bishop: Hey guess what just happened?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Huh?
Peter Bishop: Finding out that my father is giving drugs to bugs just became a typical moment in my life.
Dr. Walter Bishop: It's wonderful, isn't it?

Crichton: You don't think I understand you. Do you? Oh, I understand. No, believe it or not, we've had men like you on my planet. Educated men. Men of science and medicine. Men who were searching for some self-described ideal and willing to maim and murder untold thousands to find it. There was one, his name was Mengele: to him, anyone was fair game as a subject of his experiments - the weak, the handicapped... men... women... children.
NamTar: The quest for perfection demands our unwavering devotion! This Mengele sounds like a visionary!

The chain, as a whole, is supposed to signify the Realm: one cannot have only lords or only knights, one needs farmers, smiths, merchants, shepherds and the like. Like a chain of many different metals - an obvious and trivial point, disguised with pomposity... much like the maesters themselves! They study without learning and proudly pass down the same knowledge that was passed down to them, with no addition. Perhaps such is to be expected, when one considers the kinds of men who become maesters: the youngest sons of noble families, dutiful and timid, raised in the shadow of their older brothers; or bastards and peasant boys whose minds are easily satisfied by the knowledge of their next meal. Because bold men will not be chained. They dare to ask questions the maesters fear to answer: they will look at a living man, and ask "How?" And they will look at the dead, and ask "What if...?"
Qyburn, Game of Thrones: History and Lore of Westeros - The Maester's Chain


Letting loose with a scream in the dead of night
As he's breaking new ground
Trying his best to unlock all the secrets
But he's not sure what he's found
Whoa, now, it's off to work he goes
In the name of science and all its wonders
Not long now till the ultimate experiment
He's breaking all the rules
He wants to cure all matter of imbalance
In this world of fools.
Men at Work, "Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive"

I know you're desperate, I really sympathize
I see the morbid horror flicker in your eyes
But rest assured I'm gonna help to ease your pain
I'm gonna put a thousand tiny implants in your brain
Motorhead, "I'm the Doctor"

From my heart and from my hand,
Why don't people understand
My intentions?

Weird Science!
Plastic tubes and pots and pans
Bits and pieces and
Magic from my hands, we're making
Weird Science!
Things we've never seen before
Behind bolted doors
Talent and imagination
Weird Science!
Not what teacher said to do
Making dreams come true
Living tissue, warm flesh
Weird Science!
Plastic tubes and pots and pans,
Bits and pieces and, bits and pieces!
Oingo Boingo, "Weird Science"

     Real Life 
But if we fail, then the whole world...will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age, made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.

     Tabletop Games 

There is no way in which the fully realised sentience of a machine could not be of benefit to us. As it is, the Machine Spirit is revered, yet in permanent bondage, its full potential shackled by petty fears. I seek to terminate this state of affairs.

His mind whirled with grand plans, never thinking of what might happen if he were to succeed.
Magic: The Gathering quote for Laboratory Maniac

     Theme Parks 

It worked! Hahahahaha! And they laughed at me back at university. Maybe it's because of the tutu...
The Timekeeper, Disney World

     Video Games 

Dr. De'Sawed, AdventureQuest Worlds

You've made Science MAD! AHAHAHAHA!
Dr Mobius, Fallout: New Vegas

I am Kang, The Mad. I make things fly, and I make things explode. The things I fly tend to survive. The things I explode... not so much.
Kang the Mad, Jade Empire

If you want a new problem, ask a salarian.
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect

Aperture Science: We do what we must, because we can.
GlaDOS, Portal

Just a heads up: we're gonna have a superconductor turned up full blast and pointed at you for the duration of this next test. I'll be honest, we're throwing Science at the wall here to see what sticks. No idea what it'll do. Probably nothing. Best-case scenario, you might get some superpowers. Worst case, some tumors, which we'll cut out.
Cave Johnson, CEO of Aperture Science, Portal 2

We hold life to be sacred, but we also know the foundation of life consists in a stream of codes not so different from the successive frames of a watchvid. Why then cannot we cut one code short here, and start another there? Is life so fragile that it can withstand no tampering? Does the sacred brook no improvement?
Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

The Heavy: Doctor, are you sure this will work?
The Medic: Haha, I have no idea!
Team Fortress 2, "Meet the Medic"


So once I hit on the idea of working from the base monster template it was a simple process to generate an organism fully capable of fixing my printer.

[Milo] always did prefer mad science of academia.
Jen, Chronillogical

Agatha: He didn't catch me. And he isn't going to. I came here on my own.
Moloch: What? But that's insane!
Moloch: Wow. Maybe you are the real thing.
Girl Genius, Moloch von Zinzer starts to get it

No! Are you crazy?! Oh, wait! Of course you are!
Girl Genius, Moloch von Zinzer finally gets it.

Commander Kevyn Andreyasyn: ...They've just departed on an op and the Captain left me in charge. Before any of you unwisely take this as a cue to step even further out of line than you were already planning to, I'd like to say two words about my position as the company's munitions commander and resident mad scientist: "Guinea pigs".
Grunt: I want my mommy.

When I get the vibe, it's like there's a party in my toolbox and Science is invited!
Tigerlily Jones, Skin Horse

The history of life is a history of competition for survival. Imagine people so cocksure they made new life, new competition. Just because they can.
Ira, Skin Horse

     Web Original 

He's a genius inventor, and therefore, also psychotic. It's like milk and Ovaltine. To make room for the know-how to split atoms, you have to free up some space, and sanity seems to be the first thing to go.
The Agony Booth's recap of KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

Yes Meredith, I've sent an elephant to hell. Science stuff, you wouldn't understand.
Dr. Z, Bino the Elephant

Doctor Slithingly watched the readout on the computer screen and rubbed his hands together.
"Excellent," he muttered, his voice a thin, rasping hiss. "Excellent!" He laughed to himself in a chilling falsetto. "Soon my plan will come to fruition. Soon I will destroy them all!" The room resounded with the sound of his insane giggling.
This was the culmination of years of research years of testing tissue samples and creating unnatural biological hybrids but now it was over. Now, finally, he would destroy them all every single type and variation of leukaemia. In doing so, he would render useless the work of thousands of charitable organisations as well as denying medical professionals the world over a source of income. He would prevent the publication of hundreds of inspiring stories of survival and sacrifice which might otherwise have sold millions of copies worldwide.
"Bwahaha!" he laughed. "So long, you meddling haematological neoplasm, you!"

My Moon-based Death Ray
Panics the people of Earth.
Mock my theories now!
Andrew G. McCann , "Angry Scientist"

...Even as the noose was drawn around his neck, he could only think of what an abominable waste it had all been, his years studying in Sapphire and the brilliance that had followed.
Little concern it was of theirs that he stood amongst the most artful minds in the entirety of their damned nation. No, that was disposable in this city where appearances were paramount.
There had never been any chance of convincing them that his studies, while unorthodox, offered great potential. They were too ready to believe that his actions would draw the eye of the Pale Mistress down on them all. Furthermore, the Realm would surely find his scientific dissections unseemly.
— "Son of an-Teng", by silverwinglie

Really, why in the hell would you even get into mad science if you're not going to Take Over the World? Honestly, people, the sooner you realize that all scientists are evil and have them all killed, the safer you'll be, really.
Dr. Insano, The Spoony Experiment

A scientist must know everything about his experimental subjects before they begin their work! And besides, one cannot concern themselves with things like "social mores" in the pursuit off greatness! Mwahahaha!

     Western Animation 

Everyone's always in favor of saving Hitler's brain, but when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooooh, suddenly you've gone too far!
Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, Futurama

They called me crazy, insane, mad. Uwahahaaa! Well. I'll show them.

Ze true mad scientist does not make public appearances! He does not wear ze Hello My Name Is badge! He strikes from below, like a viper! Or on high like a penny, dropped from ze tallest building around! He has only ze one purpose: do bad things to good people, MIT SCIENCE!
Professor Chromedome, The Tick.