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* Harry [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]] frequently works with Michael Carpenter, a sturdy, talented carpenter who also happens to be a [[ThePaladin Knight]] [[LightIsGood of]] [[GoodIsNotNice the]] [[ReligionIsMagic Cross]]. Divine intervention is one of the perks of the job. ''But that man is not a GadgeteerGenius''. The man known as the miracle worker of the series is Mike, Harry's mechanic. He keeps [[TheAllegedCar The Blue Beetle]] running most of time, despite its proximity to angry wizards and angrier {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.

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* Harry [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]] frequently works with Michael Carpenter, a sturdy, talented carpenter who also happens to be a [[ThePaladin Knight]] [[LightIsGood of]] [[GoodIsNotNice [[GoodIsNotSoft the]] [[ReligionIsMagic Cross]]. Divine intervention is one of the perks of the job. ''But that man is not a GadgeteerGenius''. The man known as the miracle worker of the series is Mike, Harry's mechanic. He keeps [[TheAllegedCar The Blue Beetle]] running most of time, despite its proximity to angry wizards and angrier {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.


* Lewis from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''.

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* Lewis from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''.''WesternAnimation/MeetTheRobinsons''.



* Jojo [[=McDodd=]] from the 2008 adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', as it turns out, had been doing much more than playing with his yo-yo, he had built incredible, giant mechanisms to create music.

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* Jojo [[=McDodd=]] [=McDodd=] from the 2008 adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', as it turns out, had been doing much more than playing with his yo-yo, he had built incredible, giant mechanisms to create music.music.
* Oaken from ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}''. It is further mentioned in ''ComicBook/FrozenReunionRoad'' that he came from a family of inventors, with the golden paper clip he sold to Anna being an invention of his brother.


* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ Agatha Heterodyne]] of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', and the other Sparks ([[MadScientist Mad Scientists]]). An example of SchizoTech because Sparks are able to screw with the laws of physics. Examples include electrical lightning moats, cloning pods, {{Death Ray}}s, giant airships, autonomous robots and Frankenstein monsters in a world that is otherwise at the tech-level of the 19th century. (That's her in the page image. Yes, that is a coffee maker. No, [[GoneHorriblyRight you don't want]] [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome any coffee from it.]])

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* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ Agatha Heterodyne]] of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', and the other Sparks ([[MadScientist Mad Scientists]]). An example of SchizoTech because Sparks are able to screw with the laws of physics. Examples include electrical lightning moats, cloning pods, {{Death Ray}}s, giant airships, autonomous robots and Frankenstein monsters in a world that is otherwise at the tech-level of the 19th century. (That's her in the page image. Yes, that is a coffee maker. No, [[GoneHorriblyRight you don't want]] [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome any coffee from it.]])


* Calvin is [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerated]] into this in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''. Among his inventions include the [[DoAnythingRobot MTM]], [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Mega Shrinker]] [[{{Trope 2000}} 5000]], [[TimeStandsStill Time Stopper]], [[TrappedInTVLand Movie Transporter]]...

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* Calvin is [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerated]] into this in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''. Among his inventions include the [[DoAnythingRobot MTM]], [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Mega Shrinker]] [[{{Trope 2000}} [[Trope2000 5000]], [[TimeStandsStill Time Stopper]], [[TrappedInTVLand Movie Transporter]]...


* Widget from ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy''.

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* Widget from ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy''.''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy'' had the pink {{Tomboy}} Widget, who tackles problems she (or at least one of her three friends) faces by building machines. They often backfire, but once in a while they actually work.

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** Sergio Mendoza, originally from the ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' spin-off ''Li'l Mell'', becomes one of these. Certainly, he's a RenaissanceMan in a trailer park, comes up with incredible inventions including a device which can travel across universes built out of [=IKEA=] parts[[note]]The device, not the universes[[/note]], and probably is the only person capable of keeping up with [[InsufferableGenius Artie]], but he's not and seemingly never ''will be'' Mad.

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* ''FanFic/TotalDramaBattleOfTheGenerations'': B. It especially comes in handy for him this time as he creates a singing device that allows him to not get disqualified without having to actually speak.

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* Mei Hatsume from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', with a dash of MadScientist to make things more interesting. A student in the Support Department at U.A., she has designed a plethora of gadgets ranging from grappling hooks to hover boots. And ''keeps'' designing them as well, as her supervisor Power Loader notes she works late into the night designing new "babies", such that one corner of the workshop is filled ceiling to floor with gadgets that Mei invented and then tossed aside to make something new.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretWorldOfSantaClaus'', Jordi always comes up with new toys and gadgets for Santa. They often malfunction, but they are also often a great help.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E18MysteryOfAThousandMoons , "Mystery of a Thousand Monns"]]: Anakin and Obi-Wan meet a teenager named Jaybo Hood, who has reprogrammed a lot of abandoned battle droids to serve him.


* In ''ComicBook/{{Catstronauts}}'', Blanket is the tech expert of the team. He built Cat-Stro-Bot in book one.




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* Al Jabr in ''ComicBook/DemonKnights''. It's TheDarkAges and he has a telescope and an electrified whip.



* Al Jabr in ''ComicBook/DemonKnights''. It's TheDarkAges and he has a telescope and an electrified whip.


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* In ''ComicBook/{{Catstronauts}}'', Blanket is the tech expert of the team. He built Cat-Stro-Bot in book one.

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* In ''Literature/ShadowOfTheConqueror,'' the biggest advantages of [[TheEmpire the Dawn Empire]] were the technological advances that [[EmperorScientist Dayless]] could bring to his forces by inventing new engines of war. Even in the present day, he remains the most skilled sunsmith who ever lived, creating things that other engineers regard as impossible wonders.


There can be a very fine line between Gadgeteer Genius and MadScientist (or BunglingInventor), when there is a line at all.

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There can be a very fine line between Gadgeteer Genius and MadScientist (or BunglingInventor), when there is a line at all.
all. As with TheEngineer (who may also be this), they are disproportionately likely to be a SouthernFriedGenius in American stories, while one from the UK and Commonwealth are more likely to be either a Scot or a New Zealander.


* Angie from the superhero comic ''ComicBook/PS238'' by Aaron Williams (author of ''Nodwick'') combines the ability to make just about ''anything'' out of old cars and other junk with having the mindset of the cast of ''Pimp My Ride''. Bling-bling and ExplosiveOverclocking tends to riddle whatever she ends up building, which is just the way she likes it.
** And of the male (and not quite as explosive) type, the school also hosts Zodon and Herschel Clay, who both have significant gadget construction and tinkering skills in addition to (or due to) being prime examples of, respectively, the EvilGenius and the MrFixit.

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Angie from the superhero comic ''ComicBook/PS238'' by Aaron Williams (author of ''Nodwick'') combines the ability to make just about ''anything'' out of old cars and other junk with having the mindset of the cast of ''Pimp My Ride''. Bling-bling and ExplosiveOverclocking tends to riddle whatever she ends up building, which is just the way she likes it.
** And of the male (and not quite as explosive) type, the The school also hosts Zodon and Herschel Clay, who both have significant gadget construction and tinkering skills in addition to (or due to) being prime examples of, respectively, the EvilGenius and the MrFixit.



* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Subverted, Bacterio's gadgets almost never work right and usually fail in some spectacular way. Once in a blue moon, they'll actually work correctly, and the failure will be due to the agents using it improperly. Or because there are other things about them that they haven't been told.

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Subverted, Bacterio's gadgets almost never work right and usually fail in some spectacular way. Once in a blue moon, they'll actually work correctly, and the failure will be due to the agents using it improperly. Or because there are other things about them that they haven't been told.


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* ''ComicBook/WizardsOfMickey'': Goofy builds a bona fide HumongousMecha dragon for his team, in addition to modern inventions such a photographic camera, in an otherwise medieval setting.

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* Mouse from ''WesternAnimation/BoyGirlDogCatMouseCheese'' builds robots and gadgets which serve various functions.

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