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Quotes: Morally Ambiguous Doctorate

There's no scientific consensus that life is important!
Professor Farnsworth, Futurama

He is a man of good birth and excellent education, endowed by nature with a phenomenal mathematical faculty. At the age of twenty-one he wrote a treatise upon the binomial theorem which has had a European vogue. On the strength of it, he won the mathematical chair at one of our smaller universities, and had, to all appearances, a most brilliant career before him. But the man had hereditary tendencies of the most diabolical kind. A criminal strain ran in his blood, which, instead of being modified, was increased and rendered infinitely more dangerous by his extraordinary mental powers. Dark rumours gathered round him in the University town, and eventually he was compelled to resign his chair and come down to London.
Sherlock Holmes on Prof. James Moriarty, "The Final Problem"

Doctor: Just one small question, ah... why do you want to blow up the world?
Zaroff: 'Why?' You, a scientist, ask me why? The achievement, my dear Doctor! The destruction of the world! The scientists' dream of supreme power!

Buzz: Evil Dr. Porkchop!
Hamm: That's MISTER Dr. Porkchop to you!

Edward Bailey was a genius physicist who built some of the greatest stuff during the Cold War: neutron bombs, particle beam weapons, nerve gas weapons—excellent nerve gas. He was a rock star of conventional mass killing. They called him the "Da Vinci of Death".
Marvin, Red 2

We were all involved with the early stages of the project during the Gulf War...We would very much like to blow this thing wide open. But our hands are tied. Her name is Nicole Horne. She was the key figure in project Valhalla. When the funding was discontinued, she simply refused to quit. She knew exactly what she had in her hands.
Alfred Woden, Max Payne

Can you believe it? Wimpy old Professor Warren—and look at me! Able to take on not one, but two Spider-Men at the same time! I'd like to see the nitwits at NSU deny me tenure now!
The Jackal, The Clone Saga

Dr. Francois Duvalier was the former President for Life of Haiti, a title which he gave himself because that's the kind of thing you do when you're a crazy dictator. His father was named Duval Duvalier and was a judge while his mother, Ulyssia Abraham, was insane. The only thing missing was exposure to radiation to help him on his way to perfecting his villainy.

I swear I’m not just saying this over bitterness over my own botched attempt to get an academic PhD, honest: I find it really pretentious when people who have non-medical doctorates go around calling themselves 'doctor.' Maybe Doc Ock wanted to call himself 'Professor Octopus' but then he got an angry letter from the provost reminding him that he was only an adjunct lecturer.
The Comics Curmudgeon on Spider-Man

Are there really a lot of people named 'Dr. Hell?'

Scotland Yard has top man working on the case: James Xavier, whose head appears to be emerging from a bear trap made of hair. Xavier, whose voice sounds eerily familiar, believes that the culprit behind these… crimes? is one Nathaniel Essex, but the cops refuse to believe him. See, Essex is in his sixties, but the culprit is clearly a younger man. Also, the cops are wary of charging a respected 'man of science' with these crimes, which is understandable. I mean, who ever heard of an evil scientist?
Chris Sims on X-Men ("Descent", or "No One Cares About Mister Sinister")