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** Although he is very inventive and a brilliant physicist/engineer, Dr. Evilstein does not possess the social skills nor business savvy to make money legitimately with his inventions. Even if he did start up his own company, that isn't necessarily a guarantee for success.


** Dr. Evilstein has [[VisionaryVillain far grander]] ambitions than merely making money, such as WorldDomination, UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, or even TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If he uses his inventions for theft, it's only because that's a quicker way of funding that end, assuming he uses it for theft at all.

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** Dr. Evilstein has [[VisionaryVillain far grander]] ambitions than merely making money, such as WorldDomination, [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, or even TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If he uses his inventions for theft, it's only because that's a quicker way of funding that end, assuming he uses it for theft at all.


* '''Played For Horror''': Not only is Dr. Evilstein's mad science horrifying to behold in general (such as seeing people together in old-school Frankenstein-style BodyHorror, and the research involved hiring a SerialKiller) but when someone tries to point out the things he could profit from (imagine the research that went into dealing with tissue rejection, doubly so with still alive and conscious individuals) what Dr. Evilstein does to them is hard-R or even X-rated.

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* '''Played For Horror''': Not only is Dr. Evilstein's mad science horrifying to behold in general (such as seeing sewing people together in old-school Frankenstein-style BodyHorror, and the research involved hiring a SerialKiller) but when someone tries to point out the things he could profit from (imagine the research that went into dealing with tissue rejection, severed nerves and making muscles work right away, doubly so with still alive and conscious individuals) what Dr. Evilstein does to them is hard-R or even X-rated.



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* '''Played For Horror''': Not only is Dr. Evilstein's mad science horrifying to behold in general (such as seeing people together in old-school Frankenstein-style BodyHorror, and the research involved hiring a SerialKiller) but when someone tries to point out the things he could profit from (imagine the research that went into dealing with tissue rejection, doubly so with still alive and conscious individuals) what Dr. Evilstein does to them is hard-R or even X-rated.


** Dr. Evilstein is a DirtyCommie.

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** Dr. Evilstein is a DirtyCommie.DirtyCommunist.


** Dr. Evilstein is a communist.

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** Dr. Evilstein is a communist. DirtyCommie.

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** Dr. Evilstein is a communist.


* '''Played For Drama''': Dr. Evilstein's BerserkButton is people talking about how "YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood". There is a (pretty unfunny) RunningGag throughout the stories in which the Doctor appears wherein someone (from little kids up to Fiction500 CEOs) tries to talk to Dr. Evilstein about how much money and prestige he would get, with ever-increasingly outrageous monetary amounts proposed, only for the doctor to give them a blood-curdlingly horrible death in response.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Dr. Evilstein's BerserkButton is people talking about how "YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood". There is a (pretty unfunny) RunningGag throughout the stories in which the Doctor appears wherein someone (from little kids up to Fiction500 CEOs) [=CEOs=]) tries to talk to Dr. Evilstein about how much money and prestige he would get, with ever-increasingly outrageous monetary amounts proposed, only for the doctor to give them a blood-curdlingly horrible death in response.


** Dr. Evilstein tried to sell his devices to investors, but they all rejected him either because they thought ItWillNeverCatchOn or because the device was dangerous and brought the risk of lawsuits. Infuriated at being rejected, Dr. Evilstein decides to use his inventions for crime...starting with the people who rejected him.

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** Dr. Evilstein tried to sell his devices to investors, but they all rejected him either because they thought ItWillNeverCatchOn or because the device was dangerous and brought the risk of lawsuits. Infuriated at being rejected, Dr. Evilstein decides to use his inventions for crime... starting with the people who rejected him.



** The companies that are interested in purchasing Dr. Evilstein's technologies [[EvilInc are far more morally bankrupt than he would ever be]]. Stealing banks is not a victimless crime, sure, but by targeting the banks that help fund said companies he considers it as "sticking it to TheMan".



* '''Implied''': Dr. Evilstein's EstablishingCharacterMoment montage includes him reading a letter from the local MegaCorp about how they're interested in his teleportation technology only for the Doctor to roll his eyes, shred the letter, and walk through the teleportation pad into a bank vault.



** Dr. Evilstein is an CorruptCorporateExecutive who design his inventions so they would be as expensive as usefull, so only weathiest can afford them and he can ear insane amounts of money.

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** Dr. Evilstein is an CorruptCorporateExecutive who design designs his inventions so they would be as expensive as usefull, they are useful, so only weathiest the wealthiest can afford them and he can ear earn insane amounts of money.




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* '''Played For Drama''': Dr. Evilstein's BerserkButton is people talking about how "YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood". There is a (pretty unfunny) RunningGag throughout the stories in which the Doctor appears wherein someone (from little kids up to Fiction500 CEOs) tries to talk to Dr. Evilstein about how much money and prestige he would get, with ever-increasingly outrageous monetary amounts proposed, only for the doctor to give them a blood-curdlingly horrible death in response.

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** Dr. Evilstein's technology is PoweredByAForsakenChild; no sane person would buy it.
** Dr. Evilstein makes a ton of technology that appears to be only capable of doing evil on its own, but by combining them, he can make something that he can sell legitimately.


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** However, when times become desperate, people start buying his tech no matter the cost.


* '''Exploited''': A GenreSavvy CorruptCorporateExecutive steals Dr. Evilstein's technology, and patents it, passing it off as his own.
* '''Defied''': "Supervillainy? Naaaah. [[GenreSavvy I'd rather sell my inventions and make millions off them]], thankyouverymuch".

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* '''Exploited''': A GenreSavvy CorruptCorporateExecutive steals Dr. Evilstein's technology, and patents it, passing it off as his own.
* '''Defied''': "Supervillainy? Naaaah. [[GenreSavvy I'd rather sell my inventions and make millions off them]], them, thankyouverymuch".


** Dr. Evilstein is really just the DiscOneFinalBoss, and someone else more powerful is controlling/blackmailing ''him'' into using his inventions for villainy.

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** Dr. Evilstein is really just the DiscOneFinalBoss, and someone Someone else more powerful is controlling/blackmailing ''him'' Dr. Evilstein into using his inventions for villainy.

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** Someone approaches Dr. Evilstein and offers him a job.


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** Dr. Evilstein quits his new job or never accepts the job offer in the first place.
** Dr. Evilstein's new employer works illegally.


'''Played For Laughs''': Dr Evilstein markets his inventions by robbing banks to demonstrate them.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Dr Evilstein markets his inventions by robbing banks to demonstrate them.


** Dr. Evilstein already markets his inventions, but commits crimes anyway because he knows he can't just ''buy'' the world. It doesn't work like that. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity Sometimes his crimes are even demonstrations of his newest inventions]].

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** Dr. Evilstein already markets his inventions, but commits crimes anyway because he knows he can't just ''buy'' the world. It doesn't work like that. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity Sometimes that.
'''Played For Laughs''': Dr Evilstein markets
his crimes are even demonstrations of his newest inventions]].inventions by robbing banks to demonstrate them.

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