11:03:11 PM Oct 4th 2017
There's a bit of an issue with this trope: many of the entries are about Emperors who happen to be scientists, but of the regular kind - in a kind of technocracy. This trope though talks about them having to be a Mad Scientist. Would it be worth taking to TRS, or something else?
11:36:35 PM May 21st 2012
The final sentence of the introduction — "As a final reminder, this trope applies where a character attains supreme power through their superior knowledge or The Spark of Genius. Literal Emperors who also happen to be scientists (and there have been a couple) are Royals Who Actually Do Something." — seems to have fallen by the wayside in the "Real Life" section.
06:57:34 PM Apr 2nd 2010
That final disclaimer: Can it be removed, please? This trope CAN be played literally, can't it? Also, perhaps someone should add a picture of either the Emperor of Mankind or Baron Klaus Wulfenbach?