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And there was that thing about leeches. Krank in The City of Lost Children certainly counts. And he appears to be the creation of another mad scientist. Rochelle in The Return of Swamp Thingwho is more interested about causing mutations than researching the key to eternal life like his boss would want him to.
Doctor Catheter in Gremlins 2: The New Batchplayed to the hilt by Christopher Lee. Interestingly he subverts it later on when he rejects his experiments as immoral, and vows that he will not commit cruel genetic experiments on animals again. Pauline from the independent film Excision. Ford plays an engineer who specializes in refrigeration technology; only problem is, most people already have fridges and air conditioners.
So he moves his whole family out to the jungle in the middle of nowhere and builds a giant refrigeration machine just so his talents will be better appreciated. This isn't enough to satisfy his budding megalomania, so he goes on a quest to show a block of ice to some reclusive tribals who have never seen it, presumably so everyone would ooh an ahh over it and him. He's discovered the relics of an ancient alien civilization, one of which boost his intelligence to far greater heights than those puny mortals around him could possibly comprehend, do you hear me!
Wah ha ha ha! He started out as a philologist. Heller from Mystery Men is on the side of justice Lampshaded when the Bowler criticizes their decision to call on him for help: See, this is why a mad scientist is generally not preferable to a garden-variety regular scientist.
Robert in La Piel Que Habito The Skin I Live In is a plastic surgeon who lost his wife in a automobile fire and seeks solace in recreating her appearance on an unwilling victim.
The main character of Upldr. The New OrderDr. Morse uses his neurological research institute to enslave psychics with his dangerous drugs and use them for Commander Forrester's megalomaniac purposes.
Mason Wren from Alien: Count Rugen from The Princess Bride. While he isn't technically a scientist in the modern sense, he does treat torture as a science, having built a complex machine for "sucking the life" from his victims x number of years at a time.
After he sucks a year of life out of Wesley he even asks Wesley how it felt, for the sake of his "research". Rugen pen poised over paper: Age of UltronTony Stark tells Bruce Banner that they need to own up to the fact that they both are mad scientists as his justification for going through with creating the Vision. Dr Wu in Jurassic World angrily denies the trope when the Indominus rex appears to have Gone Horribly Wrong but we discover there's plenty of justification for it in his case, as he was secretly creating a dinosaur to demonstrate the potential of weaponised hybrids.
Breeding Grounda mad geneticist named Dr. Grbac is having people kidnapped by the corrupt crew of a cargo transport ship to implant them with Giant Spider eggs. He gets Hoist by His Own Petard. In the reboot of Ghostbusters Jillian Holtzmann, the one who builds all their gadgets, probably qualifies. Given her total disregard for safety procedures, her habit of making new weapons with no discernible purpose what do they need a laser bear-trap that sends ghosts to Michigan for?
While Rowan uses the other Ghostbusters' research to make devices that summon ghosts in an attempt to get revenge at the world.
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeLex Luthor is both a gifted scientist and extremely mad, going so far as to use the knowledge and resources of a Kryptonian ship downed during General Zod's attack on Metropolis and the corpse of Zod himself to do a Dr. Frankenstien and create Doomsday, an almost unstoppble killing machine. In all films is a crazy scientist trying to turn animals into humans.
The professor eventually takes his students captive to force them to cooperate with his dangerous experiments to investigate ghost activity. He even fatally stabs his assistant in the gut when he threatens to expose what the professor is doing. Heller is allied with the Mystery Men. However, the downsides of having a mad scientist as an ally are touched on.
I don't make any lethal weapons. Everything I make is completely nonlethal.
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Okay, see, this is why a mad scientist is not generally preferable to a garden-variety scientist. Lampshaded by John when he says "This is absurd!
You're nothing but a trite, hackneyed mad scientist! Big Bad Durand Durand is a brilliant scientist who prefers using his intellect to make powerful weapons and creative torture and execution devices, and he plans to use the former to take over the universe he reveals this complete with an Evil Laugh.
In Batsit is revealed that Dr.
McCabe created the bats with the specific intention of killing people rather that is being an accident as he originally claimed. He is killed attempting to communicate with them. In FrankensteinVictor von Frankenstein is obsessed with continuing his ancestor's work. He plans to revivify the original Frankenstein Monsterbut give it his own face, so the Frankenstein line may continue. The Professor Julius Sumner Miller definitely played this one up.
Count Frightenstein himself is one and even has a sidekick named Igor. He's exiled to Canada because he couldn't revive his Frankenstein-monster, "Brucie".
Frightenstein also doubles as a spoof of the Classical Movie Vampire He prefers toast instead of blood. Jha'Dur in the Babylon 5 episode "Deathwalker". Beakman on Beakman's World had the outward appearance of one, but as this was an Edutainment Showmost of his science was pretty sound. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Professor Maggie Walsh and Warren Mears.
Warren is good at Magitek in general as well, provided someone else provides the magic. Hence the Trio's Freezeray and Invisibility gun. There were a pair of students from Buffy's high school that made their own version of Frankenstein. Maggie wasn't the only one to get the bright idea! Ted - specifically, the original one, who built a perfect robot double of himself in the fifties.
Living on a gateway to Hell presumably helped. Apparently - "According to David Fury when he questioned the incredible technological abilities of Sunnydale residents reanimating the dead in 'Some Assembly Required', constructing lifelike robots in 'Ted' and ' I Was Made to Love You' Joss Whedon replied "You're just way overthinking it.
The Hellmouth should be able to provide us with anything we want to do; the energy that comes out of it makes mad scientists out of humans who then go ahead and create something evil". Even with the Slayer army, Andrew never stops experimenting with demon summoning and DNA, even breeding a dangerous demon back into existence. Sherlock Holmes from the BBC's Sherlock is constantly experimenting on something, including human body parts that he pilfered from the local morgue.
Poor Watson even finds a human head in the refrigerator one day, and Detective Sally Donovan finds some human eyeballs in the microwave. Hudson finds a bag of thumbs in the fridge. That's scary and unsettling. Doctor Who is filled with Mad Scientists, ranging from the slightly unhinged, endearing sort to the completely unrepentant, Omnicidal Maniacs. The best example is, of course, Davros, the racist, maniacal and omnicidal creator of the Daleks, who easily conveyed just how twisted he was even without an Evil Laugh.
The Rani was exiled from Gallifrey when her pet lab mice grew gigantic and went on a rampage. They responded by letting her loose in the universe with a time machine. She took over at least one planet to experiment on the locals and drove them insane by removing their ability to sleep which wasn't even the point. For instance, in Land of the Pygmy Indians, the Unsound Effect "Glom" is used a couple of times whenever a character is swiftly, well, glommed, by the mysterious kidnappers.
Another Dutch comic, De Generaal had one when the eponymous general is dropped with tank and all from a hot air balloon don't ask: In the Beethoven story all sound words were composer names.
Unsound effects were used a lot in Erika Fuchs's German Disney translations one of her more creative ones was where "censored" was replaced by "Einziger Aufschrei der erregten Massen" single outcry of the excited masses".
Strange Suspense Stories 69, "Thunder Alley": No, it's not the sound of bowling; it's the sound made by a guy going to a bowling alley. The Incredible Hercules no longer even tries to have standard sound effects. Arguably the best sound effect ever: Hercules smashing a wall while impersonating Thor: Hercules punching Thor in the face in mid-sentence: Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comics had unsound effects in the early days before they went down the toilet.
Guess who was getting blown up on those occasions. Worlds Collide when Drs. Hate does this a lot. We are treated to a beautiful rendition of the explosion, but the sound-bubble only contains an asterisk. A note from the editor points out: In consideration of the fact that on August 27,the island of Krakatoa exploded with a force equivalent to 10, hydrogen bombs and produced the loudest noise in history, we deemed it wise to delete the sound effect to preserve the sanity and ears of our readers.
Friendship Is Magic comics use this a lot, especially in issues written by Katie Cook.
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Issue 2 of the micro-series contains sounds effects like "FAIL! All sound effects were names of mostly German soccer players: It isn't really onomatopoeic, but probably has something to do with "bawl". Yet another involves Calvin asking Hobbes to go spelunking. When Hobbes points out that there are no caves nearby, Calvin takes him to a lake and they proceed to drop rocks into the water The Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" arc lampshades this with the sound the duplicator makes.
Dick Tracy has had some very strange sound effects such as " sqlud " for Dick getting hit in the face, " qwink " for a machine powering down, and " qlunq " for a briefcase hitting Dick in the head.
For Better or for Worse is in love with this trope—partly because every other Sunday strip is mostly silent, save for the Unsound Effects flying all over the place. It's unclear how that sounds any different from just plain ol' screwing. There was also one about how Snoopy doesn't like to be scratched on the head; he prefers to be "skritched. In yet another strip, one of Snoopy's bird friends goes, "Gripe gripe gripe, complain complain complain, crab crab crab," after which Snoopy wonders, "If he doesn't like it, why does he go there every year?
Pens in the Pearls Before Swine world make "write write write" and "scribble scribble scribble" sounds when used. The creator, Stefan Pastis, admits to this bit of creative license in the book commentaries. At least in the early days of the strip, there would also be "sound" effects such as "run run run run" and "hurl! The Wizard of Id is fond of this trope, using such sound effects as "Deliberate deliberate deliberate" for a jury.