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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })This is one of the classic motivations for Science Is Bad stories. The researcher will seek forbidden knowledge for its own sake rather than to better the world, and with no thought of the consequences. Usually simple curiosity, coupled with ambition, will evolve into hubris before long, as caution and restraint are thrown out the steel-barred window.
When a scientist says he does something For Science!, what this usually means is he simply doesn't care about the answers to several important questions regarding his research, like:
Does it have any potential applications — that are not immediately lethal, full of side effects, potentially genocidal, ecocidal, omnicidal or mildly herbicidal?
Is there any way of gaining any replicable data or results?
Where will I get test subjects?
Can we make sure willing subjects are informed of all the risks involved in testing my dangerous untested invention?
Are these experiments ethical? Is Phlebotinum Rebellion likely?
Will it rise up against humanity and/or eat me?
How will I fund my research, and how can I make money off of it? (What? These are legitimate questions!)
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Usually, this nonchalance leads to Reed Richards Is Useless as they file away their inventions under "Forgotten Phlebotinum" rather than seek to commercialize them or expanding the body of knowledge available to humanity. And that's with normal research. Contrary to Fridge Logic, For Science rarely provides additional insight in its field; after the Nuclear Roboclone is created, most Mad Scientists lose interest in documenting how they actually did it and what else can be done with those methods. Where test subjects are concerned, at their most benign they'll only threaten to do minor experiments on friends; if they get volunteers or luckily capture one, the effects will be quirky and temporary.
These benign inventors may end up in service of the Corrupt Corporate Executive, and will be so happy to have funding they don't ask where the money comes from — or what their discoveries are being used for. Expect them to go "You promised you would use my discoveries for good!" to his "Oh, but I am!"
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })It can also lead to Slowly Slipping Into Evil as an inventor slips into full blown, cackling mad science as sanity and ethics are deemed "irrelevant" or hindrances to their work. Other times, the answers they come up with to the above questions will lead them to a life of supervillainy as they get research funds by robbing banks, get test subjects by kidnapping, and out-and-out make things solely for destructive purposes... or because they can.
Villains who adhere to the above principles are often very good at depicting themselves as victims and their opponents as the true villains. For starters, many will claim that they have "progress" on their side - thus evoking "progressivism" as a kind of moral imperative and implying that anyone who would dare stand in their way is an arrogant, bigoted, barbaric and just plain mean knuckle-dragger who resents knowledge of any kind. The fact that scientists themselves can be pretty arrogant and brutal on occasion never occurs to such villains - or if it does, they don't care.
There is some truth to this — many scientists and especially mathematicians do what they do for the fun of it rather than more practical concerns — but that's little different from the rest of academia. Besides, basic research done to expand human knowledge without regard for practical applications is the sort of science that produces groundbreaking insights. Darwin studied evolution to understand life better, not because he wanted to advance the art of animal husbandry.
Remember, Science Is Bad, but... but... Just Think of the Potential! Compare and contrast For Art! and For Cuisine! I'll show them! I'll show them all! They'll see they were wrong to laugh at me! Battle Cry for the Mad Scientist, the Hollywood Atheist, the Morally Ambiguous Doctorate, Gadgeteer Genius and Science Hero.
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Sherlock is constantly doing some kind of experiment, usually with body parts in the fridge.
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The Penguins of Madagascar: This is Kowalski's modus operandi, seeing as he's the brains of the outfit.
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In Adventure Time, many of Princess Bubblegum's experiments have a practical purpose— Lemongrab and Goliad, for example, are attempts to create a successor to rule the Candy Kingdom after her— but at least as many, such as creating the most perfect sandwich in existence, are apparently strictly for this trope.
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In The Last Son, Dr. Mary Storm, mother of Susan and Johnny Storm, tends to regard moral issues and potential risks of dangerous technology as necessary in the face of getting humanity to develop further. Case in point, she arranged the first encounter between the Fantastic Four and Namor claiming to be acting in the name of peace, when she just wanted to gain access to Atlantean technology, which only served to alienate the Atlanteans from trusting the surface-dwellers. Later, with the arrival of Superman, she willingly joined Cadmus in their bid to gain access to the secrets of the Fortress of Solitude, including holding Allison Blaire/Power Girl hostage for interrogation and later performing experiments with a Phantom Zone cell that not only put the Earth at risk, but ultimately led to the release of General Zod.
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Skewered expertly - or something - in Real Life Comics, when Tony tries to help Greg move.
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Hank Pym motivation for being a scientist is this. Since he was a child, scientific work was the way he expressed his creativity and imagination. He's basically an artist that expresses through science.
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So Bad, It's Good MST3K classic The Beast of Yucca Flats involves Tor Johnson killing people in the name of "progress". Exactly what kind of progress you get from strangling people and not looking at the camera is never made clear, but nobody ever accused The Beast of Yucca Flats of being a good movie.
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In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the researcher Colress wishes to draw out the full potential of Pokémon no matter the cost— even if it means aiding Team Plasma in a plan that could lead to the destruction of the Unova region.
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Null Mysteriis over in Hunter: The Vigil. Pleasantly, they actually do science.
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In X-Men #41, there's a scientist who invents a nuclear-powered machine that both creates earthquakes and irradiates the ground. His colleagues think he's nuts for inventing such a dangerous weapon, but he assures them it will only be used for the benefit of mankind.
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Riff in Sluggy Freelance is a mad scientist with awesome inventions who still lives with roommates in on-again off-again lower middle class poverty, all from not being able to make inventions that aren't destructive or useful in day to day life. This is parodied in the strip to the point his "Nice Earth" counterpart has won the Nobel Prize for focusing his inventions on peaceful and productive uses. Why he doesn't sell any of his various ray gun designs to the army. Furthermore, he turns out to be working as a freelance mad scientist for the evil Hereticorp corporation, which has turned this into a major advantage.
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Tim Jones of Scary Go Round usually appears relatively sane, but his inventions tend to be unpredictably surreal at best and frighteningly irresponsible at worst. As he puts it while cleaning out the freezer, It's an empty journey to triumph if you don't plant the seeds of catastrophe along the way.
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Franken Fran is dedicated to preserving life, cultivating love, and if those are absent, she'll do it For Science! Even when taking a case for the two former reasons, it'll still be a case study in Weird Science.
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Bleach's Mayuri Kurotsuchi and Szayel Aporro Granz. Kurotsuchi despises Szayel, appropriately enough, because Szayel claims to be perfect - and to Kurotsuchi, the idea of perfection is impossibly unscientific. Because if there really were such a thing as perfection and it was achieved, that would be the end of science: there'd be no room for further improvements to be researched.
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In Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, when you are in the Marquis de Singe's lab. If you examine the Vole-Powered Generator, the doctor will explain that it is a machine that uses rodents to make lightning. Guybrush will then exclaim "Why would you do that?" to which de Singe naturally replies "Science!" This is practically the Marquis' catch phrase. His one weapon you see him with is labeled in the concept sketches as the "Porcelain, Bronze, and Wood Gun of Science!"
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This is the only excuse Izuka from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn has for brainwashing countless Laguz into a blood-thirsty rage and trapping them in their Beast forms. This is also why he performs the same experiment on Duke Renning, Elincia's uncle, creating the psychotic Bertram in the process.
In Fire Emblem: Three Houses:
Professor Hanneman is wholly devoted to Crestology so much that he will happily admit joining Byleth's group is all a ploy to study their Crest of Flames better.
Similarly, Linhardt is slightly less devoted to Crestology as Hanneman, though he is perfectly fine with trying to conceive a child with Flayn with their compatible Crests if it means advancing his own research (though he thankfully isn't unethical about his approach).
On the villainous side, some members of "those who slither in the dark" have no problems conducting unethical experiments on people using artificially-crafted Crest Stones or Nabatean blood as long as they produce useful results, whether those results be turning them into monsters or killing each other in fits of uncontrolled rage.
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Another Vonnegut story, Slaughterhouse-Five, mentions offhandedly that the Trafalmadorians, who can see into the past and the future, know exactly how the universe will end because one of them causes it doing an experiment. To a human, that might suggest that just maybe they shouldn't do that particular experiment, but that's not how Trafalmadorians think. So it goes.
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House: One of House's applicants injects a patient with thallium so it looks like she has polio, then proceeds to "cure" her with massive doses of Vitamin C. The reason? He says he's seen polio be cured with this method, but the study that was to prove it in the 40s ran out of money before it worked. House gives him a head start before he calls the cops.
He's more of a Well-Intentioned Extremist, in that he spent a lot of time in third-world countries where polio still afflicts many and needed to demonstrate his "cure" in a first-world country in order to drive people to conduct research that would save others.
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Taken: In "Maintenance", Dr. Chet Wakeman demonstrates the harmful effects of one of the alien implants on a soldier in an isolation room. The soldier is driven insane within seconds and kills himself by banging his head repeatedly on the glass.
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This seems to be the motivation behind half of Professor Frink's inventions in The Simpsons.
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Chadam asks Viceroy why he kidnapped and hurt the young Ripley, and Viceroy claims he had to, because his research had to continue.
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Almost every scientist on Eureka does this at some point or the other. Unattended consequences have almost destroyed the town/nation/universe on several occasions.
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Fringe just loves this trope. Walter Bishop is an obvious example, as are Nina Sharp, William Bell and most villains they encounter.
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This is the defining characteristic of the University of Planet in Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri. Upside: incredibly fast progress up the Tech Tree. Downside: unethical experiments inspire the lower classes into mob riots. They're portrayed as Neutral Neutral, though, considering there are even meaner people in Planet.
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari contains an early example. He trains a sleepwalker to commit murder...for science!
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The Mummy (1932): When Frank is telling Helen how he unwrapped Princess Anck-es-en-Amon's most personal possessions, she cringes, exclaiming "How could you?" "Had to! Science, you know," Frank breezily replies.
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iCarly: Carly uses this excuse in iOMG to get Gibby to help her electrocute her brother for their semester project.
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An episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has an unknown villain break into a lab and steal genetically-engineered termites that also eat metal, concrete, and plastic. When April interviews the scientist who made them, she asks just what purpose the termites were supposed to serve besides the obvious destruction, and gets a blank look in response. note Well, it could free up a lot of landfill space; if they could survive in the ocean, and be adapted to eating just plastic, there's a lot of crap floating around that shouldn't be there
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From the original My Little Pony, we have the Gizmonks, two brother and sister monkey gadgeteers. Even they don't know what half their inventions are until they finish and try them.
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In Origins, a Mass Effect/Star Wars/Borderlands 2/Halo Massive Multiplayer Crossover, this is zig-zagged. On one hand, given the threat at hand Flood breaking the rules makes some sense. However, it's also clear that the Republic Intelligence Service is going well beyond what is necessary. The only thing RISE hasn't done yet is say out loud "Discovery requires experimentation." They're showing this attitude anyway—buying slaves to experiment on, deliberately infecting people knowing it will kill them (most of them were sentenced to death anyway), building superweapons, and bribing politicians.
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V for Vendetta: The head lady doctor who is also the coroner, makes it clear in her notes that she genuinely believed in the potential of the camp's research, even as she became disillusioned (and is seen working at gunpoint anyway) with the messy details, admitting — but aware of her own thoughts — that she found herself hating the victims who couldn't see how they were helping their country. What we hear of her last page of her personal journal notes, when Larkhill went up at the hands of their promising one survivor, both realization at what she's been a part of and still a mention at having lost all of her work.
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A number of people in Fullmetal Alchemist use this as justification for their evil deeds. The most notable, however, is Shou Tucker who transmutes his wife, daughter, and her dog into monstrous chimeras for research grants and doesn't even understand that this is wrong.
One scientist that Ed and Al fight in a flashback in the Conqueror of Shamballa movie attempts human transmutation as a last resort to create an army of undead soldiers to fight for him, believing that the ban on human transmutation is just a silly taboo standing in the way of scientific progress. Of course, he quickly realizes that there's a damn good reason it's outlawed.
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The Half Life 1 mod Science & Industry added a suicide-bomb weapon in one update, and it didn't take long for the customary cry before detonating one to become "FOR SCIENCE!", giving it pseudoreligious overtones. To be clear, it's the security guards who do the suicide-exploding, rather than the scientists. Still, they would have to be pretty dedicated to science to happily die for their company, even if they do get cloned back to life.
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The second season gives Dr. Kleiner some serious Adaptational Villainy by way of Gordon describing what it was like to work with him in the past. Apparently behind the veneer of bumbling Absent-Minded Professor is a Mad Scientist entirely lacking in morals who thinks nothing of sacrificing lives for the sake of scientific experimentation and discovery. For that matter, this also describes Gordon himself. He's practically drooling with sadistic glee when they send Alyx through the teleporter, and when it proves to be so unstable that it causes a plug to get blown out of the wall socket, it only enhances his excitement. When Alyx actually makes it out of the other side of the teleporter unharmed, Gordon is utterly indifferent and even sounds a little bit disappointed.
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Mr. Show: "Thank you very much, we have an announcement to make. On July 4th of this year, America will blow up the moon! We have the technology. The time is now. Science can wait no longer. Children are the future! America can, must, should, and will blow up the moon!"
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Whatever motivates Dr. Weird is up for grabs — this one might explain it. Some of it. The saner ones, anyway. In one of the earlier scripts for the first episode, this is what motivates Dr. Weird. You can see it on the first season DVD.
Steve also invokes this phrase, asking if that was Dr. Weird's reason for making love to a lawnmower.
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Star Trek: Discovery
This was originally the intent behind the Spore Drive, developing a new faster way to travel across the stars, but the war with the Klingon Empire saw it retooled as a new way to facilitate fast deep strikes into enemy territory or to quickly reinforce ships or colonies under attack. The whole thing turned into an ethical minefield when it turned out the only ways for the drive to work were to either torture an innocent being or to genetically augment crewmembers in violation of Federation law.
The trope gets poked fun at in "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad", Lt. Stamets asks Burnham to dance with him, For Science! Note that the two characters are pretty much romantically a non-starter; Stamets is trying to help Burnham hook up with Ash Tyler for his own purposes.
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Eberron: House Vadalis is a Mega-Corp whose power comes from the Mark of Handling, which makes anyone that possesses it The Beast Master. Contrary to what you might expect, it doesn't work for profit and isn't concerned with protecting nature. Instead, they use their magical abilities to study monsters and genetically engineer the perfect animal. They're the setting's largest source of animal products, but that's a side job for them; their real passion is magebreeding.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal helpfully points out the versatility of the phrase in this comic.
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Luminosity: Addy claims this is why she's so interested in witches. Given what we know of her, she's either telling the truth, or a Hidden Agenda Villain. She's probably this trope, though.
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In the Doctor Who Magazine comics, the Fourth Doctor encountered a guy called "The Collector," who captured people from different points in time and space to study them. He was otherwise an all-right kind of guy, though: "I know it's wrong to kidnap, but study keeps me sane."
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In This Bites!, this is the mentality of Chopper's Mr. Hyde-esque alter-ego, created by using a serum to access his Devil Fruit's human intelligence.
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Washu from Tenchi Muyo! is just eccentric enough to pull off wanting to experiment on Tenchi without crossing into villainous water.Though her daughter might be another matter... Plus she's so darn cute! In the original script she was the villain, and Kagato was just an illusion created by her. But then the creative team decided she was far too fun a character to kill off, so the anime world got its greatest scientific genius, and got to keep her. It's also played for laughs considering what she wants from him and her outfit just makes it even funnier. Plus all the things she says when she is getting her tissue and *ahem* fluid samples: "You want me to use my mouth?" Which is rejected, which eventually prompts her to give the "whole package."
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In the pilot episode of Time Squad, the eponymous squad has to deal with a horde of flesh eating robots created by Eli Whitney (seriously). When Otto asks Whitney why he did this, he replies "I wanted to do something to help mankind". How rampaging flesh eating robots could accomplish that is a question not even Whitney himself could answer...
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Bob the Angry Flower does this a lot. From unravelling the universe to see what happens (what happens involves a metal pipe if he tries to push the button), to building a robot designed to love, just for the data.
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Played straight in the Bravoman webcomic here where Dr. Bomb creates Anti-Bravoman for no reason (because SCIENCE damn it).
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The trope gets poked fun at in "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad", Lt. Stamets asks Burnham to dance with him, For Science! Note that the two characters are pretty much romantically a non-starter; Stamets is trying to help Burnham hook up with Ash Tyler for his own purposes.
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This is the Brisbane supercomputer's motivations in GURPS Reign of Steel (a 'Robot War, the robots won' setting), and the weirder the science the better. This is somewhat of a mixed blessing for the humans in Zone Brisbane — on the one hand, it means they're subject to a wide variety of experiments, many of them lethal, painful and just downright bizarre. On the other hand, it also means that Brisbane doesn't want to Kill All Humans: doing that would make entire categories of experiments impossible.
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In Full Frontal Nerdity, Frank invokes this as the rationale for pitching a "truly awful" comic book crossover done by a favorite artist.
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In one Dilbert comic, Dilbert invents a quantum computer capable of interacting with matter in a parallel universe to solve complex equations. Dogbert points out that according to Chaos Theory, the shifts he causes could very well destroy the other universe. Dilbert's response? "Shift happens." (And Dogbert adds "Fire it up.")
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mezzacotta also features many scientists, such as here. Also, the resident Most-Definitely-Not-A-Mad Scientist Scott here.
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Also from Red vs. Blue, when the alien Crunchbite sees the energy sword in Tucker's hand and proceeds to beat the snot out of him, Church just stands over him saying:
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This is Colress's motive in the Pokemon fanfic Natural Liberated. He wants to help N develop his Psychic Powers so he can test their limits and see their effects on people.
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Again in Remember11, where Lieblich is swapping people's minds For Science! and so that they can contact a being that exists beyond the concept of time
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Discworld's Leonard of Quirm is a strange mix. He is appallingly naive about human nature, declaring that an effective nuclear bomb would have no military application, though it might be useful in the mining industry (a nod to Alfred Nobel inventing dynamite, and who was also unable to foresee people wanting to use it for anything other than mining). He is scathing about Colon and Nobby's pipe dreams about a weaponised version of his submarine Going-Under-The-Water-Safely Device, and then subsequently designs one himself, just to see if he could. Perhaps a little less naive following his conversation with Colon and Nobby, he then destroys the plans.
He's spoken trustingly at least once of how, if people tried to use one of his destructive devices for evil, "the government would put a stop to things before they went too far."
Quirm's faith may not be misplaced, considering the government consists of Magnificent Bastard lord Vetinari who does not even slightly desire war and conquest(having actively stopped it in one story). He does however desire things to run smoothly and with as little fuss as possible, and would indeed put a stop to Quirm's inventions being used for evil ends.
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Superfriends 1973/74 episode "The Menace of the White Dwarf". In the Back Story, the Mad Scientist Raven was convicted of trying to jar the Earth from its axis, which might have caused the extinction of the entire human race.
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The free MMO Dragon Nest offers an early quest with a blacksmith who wants you to gather some harpy feathers so he can design some new (flexible) armor. Upon returning the item to him, he will quickly fashion it into a vest, tackle you to the ground to force it onto you, and then shout "For SCIENCE!!" before stabbing you with a spear.
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Everything that Hojo from Final Fantasy VII has ever done EVER. Lucrecia Crescent, Dr. Hollander, Grimoire Valentine, and a few others fall under this as well.
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World of Warcraft: Intentionally invoked when nerdy dragon Maloriak shouts "How well does the mortal shell handle extreme temperature change? Must find out! FOR SCIENCE!" when he's trying to murder you. This is the motivation for a lot of Forsaken activities these days, with sub-sects like the Royal Apothecary Society getting increasingly dubious with their experiments. Look no further than a quest called, "The Forsaken Blight and You: How Not to Die."
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Iron Man 2: It seemed Howard Stark earnestly wanted the Arc reactor to help benefit mankind and not "to shut the hippies up" as Stane claimed in the first movie. He notably also had Anton Vanko deported for wanting to cash in on the technology.
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Iron Man 3 further explored the concept, with several characters, including Tony Stark and the film's villain originally being inspired by this trope before straying from the path.
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Part of Lio and Song Oak's backstory in Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. Both were scientists trying to discover how the mutes came into existence with the intent of reversing the process so that humans could return to the surface. But when they did figure it out, they realized that they couldn't justify stripping the mutes of sentience and society, and decided to hide their findings in favor of finding a different way to make surface living possible. Their boss, Dr. Emilia, refused to consider any other possibility, forcing them to flee.
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The proclaimed motive of Lieblich Pharmeceuticals in Ever17. Except it's really just For Money! and For Immortality!
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The Big Bang Theory:
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Starwalker: The reason Dr. Cirilli created the star step drive. Yes, it allows quicker travel through the universe but it has the mild side effect of making suns go supernova..
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In Claymore, Dae seems to exist solely to be overjoyed at seeing one of his project going Horribly Wrong or Horribly Right.
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One image in the Comedy Goldmine section of the website Something Awful depicts a young Goon trying to see if he won't get stung by a bee if he "steps on it really really fast"... For Science! He actually even says "For Science!" It... doesn't work out so well for the kid.
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When Dr. Mannering in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man is about to begin the operation to destroy both the Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolf Man, he's suddenly given the Idiot Ball and has an epiphany:
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Ultimate Marvel
Advanced Idea Mechanics, led by George Tarleton, had several scientists working in inventions in a cloaked satellite. Their ultimate goal was to establish a scientific utopia. Tarleton intended to use a Gah Lak Tus module, removed from the swarm, for experimentation, in Ultimate Vision. Unfortunately, he forgot that Evil Is Not a Toy.
Reed Richards of the Ultimate Fantastic Four was a big genius, but could only work in the things that the military was willing to fund and allowed him to. He eventually tired of it and became the Maker, a super villain bent on imposing his inventions on world no matter the cost.
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Irregular Webcomic! sends up MythBusters For Science tendencies on a fairly regular basis. Examples here and with "for science" used here, here, replete with a footnote reference to this very page and here, with the same link. But Nazi science is one step further and Nazi science sneers at TV Tropes.
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The Professor in Haruki Murakami's novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World essentially causes the nameless protagonist's (boku, 'I') mind to disconnect from all reality and degenerate, directly causing his death, in the course of involuntarily-performed experiments to further research which is 'purely' scientific and implied to be laughably obscure. Unlike most Mad Scientists, however, (of which the Professor is otherwise a perfect example) the Professor is compassionate and genuinely sorry for the harm (death) he has caused.
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The Twilight Zone (1985): In "Room 2426", the theoretical biochemist Dr. Martin Decker has developed a new strain of bacteria which he had hoped to use to eliminate famine. However, the State intends to use it as a bioweapon to completely destroy its enemies, potentially wiping out millions of lives, but they cannot do so without the notebooks that Martin has hidden. Martin tells his torturer Dr. Ostroff that he believes that new discoveries are innately valuable and it had never occurred to him that his discovery could be used against humans.
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Day of the Dead (1985) has Doctor Logan, who becomes so obsessed with teaching the zombies good manners that when some of the few remaining soldiers are killed, he uses them as subjects and/or uses their remains to reward his subjects for good behavior. The other scientists are guilty of this to a much lesser degree. After all, what they discover is interesting, but doesn't show any kind of applicability as a weapon or defense.
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In The Golden Apple, Ulysses and his Dwindling Party are approached by rocket scientists who want a volunteer to try out their new gadget that they say will save the human race from certain doom. Doc volunteers himself and takes the first ride in the untested rocket. The good news: the rocket works. The bad news:
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The Umbrella Corporation from Resident Evil - in fact, the Resident Evil series - is the poster child for this trope. Even their attempts to commercialize all their zombie-making uberviruses were just a way to keep the real objectives of the founders going, which range from insane to comically insane but mostly center around reformatting the human race into an ideal species. Everyone employed by Umbrella also uses this as an excuse for committing murder about as often as regular people get haircuts. William Birkin's a particularly egregious example, what with the whole G-virus thing.
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raocow uses "Science" as a Catch Phrase when exploring areas of levels in his Let's Plays. Specifically, he says "science" before jumping into potentially deadly pits/spikes/munchkins to check for hidden areas.
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Fallout: New Vegas plays this completely straight with Old World Blues. The Think Tanks are all about doing questionable things (such as replacing the Courier's spine/heart/brain with cybernetic replacements), and everything that you're helping them with is in the name of Science!note and no, it's not "science", it's "Science!" The fact that they're all addicted to Mentats (mental stimulants/the Fallout equivalent of Speed) doesn't help a single bit. This gets deconstructed with the reveal that Dr. Mobius, the supposed villain of the DLC is actually trying to keep the others in check, having long realized that their pointless experimentation without any actual purpose is incredibly destructive and they will unleash havoc if they ever get loose.
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In The Snow Has Stopped The Rain, when the captains are all told about Ichigo being able to wield Shirayuki and even use her shikai, some of them want to bring him in for questioning partially because such a thing is just such an impossibly that they have to learn more about it. Except for Mayuri, who wants Ichigo brought in solely for this reason and immediately starts thinking about dissection.
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In A Certain Magical Index, this trope seems to be the driving force of most of Academy City's scientists, doing crazy, incredibly dangerous and downright evil experiments just to make a Level 6 Esper. And according to Therestina Kihara Lifeline, this is the entire purpose of Academy City.
That is quite an under-exaggeration: Every single member of the HUGE Kihara Family believes in this idea. Kihara Gensei, Therestina's grandfather, goes as far as saying that he would be fine with turning Mikoto Misaka (the #3 level 5) into a level 6 for a few seconds even if it would end up blowing up all of Academy City including himself right afterwards because he would have achieved scientific progress, which outweighs everyone else's deaths...!!!
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In Madeline and the Dinosaur Bone, this is the stated reason why a group of paleontologists is allowed to wreck the garden of the old house, digging a giant mess, and then taking away the dinosaur bone that Genevieve dug up to a museum.
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A lot of things get done For Science! in Schlock Mercenary, but it's invoked by name in one strip of the Random Access Memorabilia arc, as two scientists blow off work in order to research the effects of television on their nanites.
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Soul Eater:
Doctor Stein has the battle cry of "I am going to dissect you!" before he starts to fight. It's not just based for his fights alone, though he has said it to Crona and Medusa (who he might want to do even more with... or not. Either way, she'd probably like it.), and in the anime, Marie, he has also dissected his best friend repeatedly for years without him noticing, and wants to dissect the boss's son. He also dissected an endangered bird in his homeroom class. For his own amusement. All of this seems to have even caused a Running Gag amongst the fans. "For Science!" for Stein isn't a motivation so much as it is a cover. Flashbacks to his childhood reveal that he's actually more of a latent serial killer who has channeled his compulsion to dissect things towards positive ends.
Arachne's creation of the Demon Weapons suggests this. We're not given an explanation why she put Eibon's work into practice, only that she did so. If Medusa does have a masterplan to deal with the Kishin, her enjoyment of her methods - and justification to Stein - rather suggests she is in part doing stuff for the scientific hell of it.
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Advanced Idea Mechanics, led by George Tarleton, had several scientists working in inventions in a cloaked satellite. Their ultimate goal was to establish a scientific utopia. Tarleton intended to use a Gah Lak Tus module, removed from the swarm, for experimentation, in Ultimate Vision. Unfortunately, he forgot that Evil Is Not a Toy.
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Freeman's Mind:
Gordon Freeman brings this up regarding the development of the atomic bomb, and how the scientists pressed on despite fears that it would "catch the atmosphere on fire and burn up the whole planet." In reality, they had already determined that this was impossible by the time they actually tested the bomb.
The second season gives Dr. Kleiner some serious Adaptational Villainy by way of Gordon describing what it was like to work with him in the past. Apparently behind the veneer of bumbling Absent-Minded Professor is a Mad Scientist entirely lacking in morals who thinks nothing of sacrificing lives for the sake of scientific experimentation and discovery. For that matter, this also describes Gordon himself. He's practically drooling with sadistic glee when they send Alyx through the teleporter, and when it proves to be so unstable that it causes a plug to get blown out of the wall socket, it only enhances his excitement. When Alyx actually makes it out of the other side of the teleporter unharmed, Gordon is utterly indifferent and even sounds a little bit disappointed.
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Then you have Devil Fish. Why make a killer sharktopus? You wouldn't understand. You're too old For Science and your wife.
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In Ultra Fast Pony, Twilight uses this logic to justify stalking Pinkie Pie.
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In the history of Warbreaker, Shashara was one of the legendary Five Scholars and a groundbreaking expert in the magic of Awakening. Her most famous achievements, an efficient means of creating Lifeless and the sapient, insane, Artifact of Death Soul-Cutting Blade Nightblood, began as academic exercises but were put to horrible use in the Manywar. When Vasher learned that she still intended to publicize her means of making Nightblood, he killed her.
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In Evolve Kala Kapur is described as being somewhere between what science can do and what it should do. This line of thinking led to her testing monster HNA on her self and becoming a half human hybrid as a result. Rather then try and reverse it or sever the affected portions, she added cybernetic systems to allow her to use the abilities of the monsters.
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The process of crafting a hat is known as "SCIENCE" on /v/.
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The X-Files had its share of Mad Scientists or Deadly Doctors.
In "Young at Heart", doctor Ridley, an outcast in the medical community, experimented with reversed aging process on ill children and grew on one of his test subject (a prisoner and sociopathic killer) a salamander hand.
Doctor Pollidori who is a classic mad evil scientist from "The Post-Modern Prometheus" fits this trope perfectly. When Mulder and Scully ask him why he would create a deformed fly with legs growing out of its mouth, he answers simply that because he can. He admits that this work could be done theoretically on humans, too, but that it would go against every scientific convention. However, it's revealed at the end that he did do experiments on people as well.
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In Disturbing Behavior, it is revealed that the Ax-Crazy Mad Scientist thinks that doing behavioral modifications on high school students (including his own daughter!) is acceptable because "Science is GOD!"
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In The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius, Barry performs countless experiments just to occupy his mind. Turns out never being able to stop thinking has its downsides. He'd go crazy if he didn't do something intellectually challenging and stimulating with his time. The poor kid can't even get a good night's sleep. During the rant in which he admits this, he claims that he'd gladly give up his genius if it meant he could have a normal life.
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The Stormlight Archive: Shallan uses a variant to justify her stranger requests.
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In Nine Days of One Year, Gusev charges ahead with his nuclear research, disregarding not only ethical concerns about his work possibly getting used for an H-bomb, but also the fatal doses of radiation that he's absorbing in the course of his experiments.
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Gond the Wondermaker, the deity of invention in Dungeons & Dragons, is the one the Forgotten Realms have to thank for gunpowder, primitive firearms, grenades, and all the other joys of scientific progress. Somewhat unsurprisingly, most players choose to ignore the existence of his creations, if not the deity himself. Given alignment is True Neutral.
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Moira O'Deorain in Overwatch is a geneticist whose findings were deemed unethical in their discovery and shunned, despite her insistence that it's for the greater good. She quickly joined Blackwatch (who weren't afraid of bending the rules) and the later entirely turned Dark Side Talon organization, as they let her desire for scientific advancement be left unchecked.
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For another The World of Darkness example, while they aren't likely to practice it, this trope is at the heart of the Frankenstein Lineage of Prometheans. The other Promethean Lineages were created because the demiurge in question wanted something out of their creation - companionship, servitude, rule, or an understanding of the realms invisible. Victor Frankenstein, on the other hand, just made his monsters because he wanted to.
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Dwarf Fortress is still in development, and is already incredibly complex, with all its ins and outs being far from fully documented. Because of this, members of the online fan community regularly share their discoveries of new idiosyncrasies and/or awesome things you can do in-game. For example, there is an ongoing effort to find a way to sink a capsule full of dwarves to the bottom of an ocean without crushing or drowning them; no success yet. Anytime a person posts on the forums asking if something is possible, and that thing has not been tried yet, the poster is implored to try the thing out "for !!SCIENCE!!" and report the results.
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If Fallout 3's resident Mad Scientist Dr. Lesko is attacked, he shouts a number of phrases like "science always triumphs!" and "I strike this blow for science!" while fighting. While she never actually comes out and says it, Moira Brown's motivation is For Science, never once losing her veneer of optimism while asking you to perform increasingly perilous tasks all for the sake of gathering information for her Wasteland Survival Guide.
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The Venture Bros.
Professor Richard Impossible conducted an experiment that blew up in his face. It granted him incredible stretching powers, but left his family with painful and hideous mutations. Not only is he completely unsympathetic to their plight, but he treats them like prisoners most of the time lest they embarrass him. Impossible is a thinly-veiled parody of The Fantastic Four's Reed Richards, who has slipped into this trope from Reed Richards Is Useless more than once (most recently during Civil War). Impossible's crowning moment of For Science comes when confronted by his wife that their son was missing, he ignores her and handwaves it:
Doctor Venture himself usually does highly unethical science for profit, but sometimes just because he can. One season two episode shows his to do list includes such things as "Spit in God's face". The page pic on Just Think of the Potential is from the pilot episode, where he believes the "Ooh-Ray" has nothing but peaceful applications, much like Tesla's "Peace Ray" (his character was different in the pilot).
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In Scribblenauts, attempting to summon "SCIENCE" nets you a Large Hadron Collider (see below).
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An issue of the Postboot Legion of Super-Heroes features a group of (faux-)suicide-bombing space scientists, the Objective Order, on a rampage against mystical forces, "For science!!"
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X-Men: The Early Years: Why did Beast take blood and tissues samples from his teammates? For Science! Why did Beast set his lab on fire still again? For Science! Beast's dedication for blowing things up and gene-splicing innocent victims for the sake of furthering Science, unhindered by silly morals, is commendable (and the results hilarious).
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"She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby. Okay, it was just shouting "SCIENCE!" But close enough.
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The Clan Tzimisce in Vampire: The Masquerade. Why did you take that human apart, piece by piece, while he was still alive? For science! Why did you fuse sixteen ghouls into a giant dinosaur-like monster? For science! Why did you put a mouth on your own tongue? For science!
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In "If Wishes Were Horses", some Sufficiently Advanced Aliens decide to study the power of imagination by invoking Clap Your Hands If You Believe all over the station. What specifically this is supposed to accomplish is never really explained, and at the end of the episode the aliens take off and are never mentioned again.
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Many scientists in Rocket Age have an... odd outlook on scientific procedure and ethics. However, this is because the wider solar system has a tendency to attract eccentrics; there are far more proper scientists out there interested in actual useful results.
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In That Mitchell and Webb Look an Axe-Crazy Mad Scientist named Professor Death has created a death ray. Although it's actually harmless and just named after him. At the first mention of weaponising any of his inventions he begins to destroy them with a wrench.
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Played for laughs in Mass Effect 3. You can get away with asking anything using this phrase.
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The Academy of Lagado, from Gulliver's Travels, seems to mainly be staffed by hopeless incompetents regularly reciting this to themselves as justification for their nonsensical and meaningless experiments. There is no possible reason to breed naked sheep, but apparently, science demands that they make the effort.
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This is one of the core concepts in Bioshock. Part of Andrew Ryan's introduction/Motive Rant says that he built Rapture as a place "where the scientist would not be constrained by petty morality." And does he ever make good on his promise. Little girls are mutated into mindless slaves to gather ADAM, a Psycho Serum that grants super powers but drives its users completely insane. Ryan was aware of the dangers of abusing ADAM, but downplayed them to keep it completely unregulated.
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The Elegant Nova of Progression of Keychain of Creation is the embodiment of this trope. She performed experiments in a high-fantasy world to make cyborgs, developed a way to SCIENCE!!! herself into (or possibly out of) a giant cat, and owns a Friction Beam. Her Catch Phrase is "Science!"
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In Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2, doing something For Science actually leads to a morally right decision, at least within the context of the game. When Lemon Browning's Ridiculously Human Robot W-17 AKA Lamia Loveless develops her own free will and decides to pull a Heel–Face Turn, Lemon, instead of wiping W-17's memories and restoring her original programming, decides to help her android escape, desiring to see how far her creation's free will will take itself.
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Uxie from the Poké Wars series joined Ho-oh's Kill All Humans coalition solely because he believes extinction of humanity would advance the progress of the world. This trope is also the very reason that he's implied to plan on clone Ash, something he's well aware Ho-oh would never approve of.
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In Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Consular's companion Tharan Cedrax has a strong aversion to danger...unless it's some untested, likely unethical, and fascinating piece of technology or scientific discovery. Sharing or preserving the technology or information, no matter what kind of atrocity has been committed or will likely be committed with it, is the fastest way to gain approval with him. When you get to Belsavis in the same game, you find out about cruel experiments that Republic scientists have been conducting on the alien prisoners. When one of the scientists tries to justify the experiments, he uses these exact two words.
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One scientist that Ed and Al fight in a flashback in the Conqueror of Shamballa movie attempts human transmutation as a last resort to create an army of undead soldiers to fight for him, believing that the ban on human transmutation is just a silly taboo standing in the way of scientific progress. Of course, he quickly realizes that there's a damn good reason it's outlawed.
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Played very straght with the Arisen, a race of half undead half machines from Allods Online. Who use this as their cover for any and all of their questionable actions, much to the dismay of their allies, who are unable or unwilling to intervene because every technological marvel throughout their empire is thanks to their rotting friends.
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Fallout:
The Vault program as a whole qualifies as this. Neither the U.S. government nor Vault-Tec actually believed nuclear war was a possibility, but played on people's fears and built over 100 high-tech nuclear shelters for the sake of performing insane social experiments on unsuspecting citizens. Only a handful of vaults actually protected people once the bombs dropped, while others did things like telling dwellers they'd all die if they didn't sacrifice someone every year, intentionally letting in radiation, pumping in hallucinogenic gas, giving recovering addicts drugs, cryogenically freezing dwellers, holding a man captive with nothing but a crate full of puppets for two years, and so on.
If Fallout 3's resident Mad Scientist Dr. Lesko is attacked, he shouts a number of phrases like "science always triumphs!" and "I strike this blow for science!" while fighting. While she never actually comes out and says it, Moira Brown's motivation is For Science, never once losing her veneer of optimism while asking you to perform increasingly perilous tasks all for the sake of gathering information for her Wasteland Survival Guide.
Fallout: New Vegas plays this completely straight with Old World Blues. The Think Tanks are all about doing questionable things (such as replacing the Courier's spine/heart/brain with cybernetic replacements), and everything that you're helping them with is in the name of Science!note and no, it's not "science", it's "Science!" The fact that they're all addicted to Mentats (mental stimulants/the Fallout equivalent of Speed) doesn't help a single bit. This gets deconstructed with the reveal that Dr. Mobius, the supposed villain of the DLC is actually trying to keep the others in check, having long realized that their pointless experimentation without any actual purpose is incredibly destructive and they will unleash havoc if they ever get loose.
Also in New Vegas we have Dr. Henry. He spends the entire game in a supermutant settlement trying to help them with long-standing medical problems nobody else has managed to solve. According to Arcade Gannon he's developed cures for several dangerous diseases out there, but he never desires wealth or recognition out of it. He's not driven by desire to do good either, as he helped the Enclave develop a virus that would wipe out all "impure" humans. Apparently his main motivation is simply intellectual satisfaction from working out solutions to problems within his scientific expertise.
Many of the Institute's experiments in Fallout 4 show shades of this. Such as building synth gorillas.
Optional companion Curie in 4 is a rare positive example: she wants to explore the Commonwealth and improve her knowledge of the world's conditions (after having been locked in a Vault for 200 years) so that she can research the new diseases that have arisen in order to find effective means of treating and curing them.
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The world of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED was sent straight to Hell by scientists (and humanity in general) abandoning all moral and ethical guidelines in the pursuit of progress. They eventually succeed in the giving rise to the Coordinator race, only to later regret it all and try to undo their work by preaching the necessity of killing off the Coordinators to their fellow "Naturals." The Coordinators, for their part, instead view themselves as the pinnacle of humankind and believe that the Naturals have been left behind, destined to do nothing but be a burden to progress. Both sides then take it a step further by committing inhuman experiments or perpetuating draconian social policies in the name of progressing their race beyond the other. This eventually leads to the Bloody Valentine incident and the start of both subsequent wars, which will cost billions of lives. The man who exemplifies this in story, not as a perpetrator but as a victim, is Rau Le Creuset. The product of an experiment that made hundreds of clones for research money, before eventually killing them off because they were flawed, he manages to survive by killing off the man who bankrolled the whole thing before casting him out, Al Da Flaga. Because he's a clone, he's dying by age twenty eight and is in constant pain, all the while, humanity is ripping itself apart to undo the very scientific advancement that it once worshiped almost religiously.
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When the doddering, bespectacled scientist in The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (Ray Harryhausen's first film as sole special effects director) uses this as words of reassurance, you know he's about to be eaten by a dinosaur.
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Occasionally the Batman rogue Scarecrow is portrayed as using his Fear Toxin on people For Science. Other times, it is part of his backstory - he began by studying how fear works simply For Science, but eventually becomes so obsessed with it that he crosses over into Mad Scientist territory.
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Star Trek franchise:
Star Trek: The Next Generation:
In "Where Silence Has Lease", a giant floaty alien face spends the majority of the episode messing around with the crew of the Enterprise to see how they'll react. At the end, it asks for a demonstration of humanoid reproduction and to perform an experiment to explore the concept of death (only a 40% casualty rate is estimated!) and is refused. Why it cares or what it hopes to gain from these experiments is never explored.
In "Allegiance", Picard is kidnapped and placed in confinement with a group of other apparently randomly-selected humanoids to see how they'll react, and a Doppelgänger Picard is placed aboard the Enterprise to act like a weird-beard and see how much the crew is willing to put up with for the sake of loyalty. What they expect to gain from this is anybody's guess. When their ruse is found out and they're confronted, they protest that they were simply curious and did no harm. Picard traps them in a force field and remarks that confinement is itself a form of harm.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In "If Wishes Were Horses", some Sufficiently Advanced Aliens decide to study the power of imagination by invoking Clap Your Hands If You Believe all over the station. What specifically this is supposed to accomplish is never really explained, and at the end of the episode the aliens take off and are never mentioned again.
Star Trek: Voyager
"Scientific methods": where some aliens experiment on the crew... by randomly changing their genes. There are even lethal cases. They make B'Elanna and Paris horny too. I'd hate to think what that was in aid of...
In the episode "Jetrel", Neelix encounters the scientist who developed the weapon of mass destruction that destroyed his personal homeworld.
Star Trek: Discovery
This was originally the intent behind the Spore Drive, developing a new faster way to travel across the stars, but the war with the Klingon Empire saw it retooled as a new way to facilitate fast deep strikes into enemy territory or to quickly reinforce ships or colonies under attack. The whole thing turned into an ethical minefield when it turned out the only ways for the drive to work were to either torture an innocent being or to genetically augment crewmembers in violation of Federation law.
The trope gets poked fun at in "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad", Lt. Stamets asks Burnham to dance with him, For Science! Note that the two characters are pretty much romantically a non-starter; Stamets is trying to help Burnham hook up with Ash Tyler for his own purposes.
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The reasoning for the work of many of the researchers from the Academy in Final Fantasy XIII-2.
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In Disney's Gargoyles, there may have been commercial applications for the Gargoyle genome, the procedure to create Mutates, or cloning, but Dr. Anton Sevarius only seemed interested in research and experimentation for its own sake. From the Bad Guys comic:
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GI Joe The Rise Of Cobra: The reason Rex turns evil and does not reveal to his sister that he survived. Cobra Commander even gives "science requires sacrifice" (or words to that effect) as his explanation for his actions.
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Subverted with Dr. Serizawa in the original Gojira. He states that his discovery of how to create the "oxygen destroyer" was purely for research and believes it can be used to benefit humanity... but ONLY if it's used for something other than a weapon, since he fears that exposing his discoveries to the world may lead to another war. It's a subversion because he eventually does use his scientific discoveries for the good of mankind by using the Oxygen Destroyer to kill Godzilla.
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Girl Genius:
Any and every Spark will have at least some amount of "For Science!" in their nature. While their morality will vary all over the spectrum, this is a unifying characteristic; it even helped hook up one of the Heterodyne boys with the Mad Scientist's Beautiful Mad Scientist Daughter.
While this shows up the most in the Heterodyne plays, it's quite common off the stage as well. There are several examples where the only explanation a Spark gives for anything is "Oh, but, Science!"
When Gilgamesh is trying to save Vole from the time stop field, he and Higgs have this exchange:
A few strips later, Gil flings open a door half-expecting to find Agatha behind it, revealing a pair of scientists making out. Their attempts to attribute it to this trope falls more under Is That What They're Calling It Now?.
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It's mentioned in Sickness that in the past Adder Technologies released a supposed "universal vaccine", only to pull it after making a large sum of money claiming it was "a medical trial" that didn't actually work as promised (more than likely an experiment on the placebo effect).
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In The New Retcons it's revealed that in the sixties the government decided to simulate the effects nuclear war would have on wildlife by seeding out of the way patches of land with radiation. One of the places chosen was a small farming community outside Toronto. Later, a few politicians and businessmen colluded to let the community be built up despite the radiation. That town? Millborough, Ontario, Canada.
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Baccano!
How much does Huey Laforet love this trope? So much so that he not only considers his own daughters (as well as everyone in the world sans Elmer) guinea pigs, he's also sired them purely For Science.
We also have Fermet, who "tested the extent of their immortality" by stabbing hot fire pokers into Chez's eye sockets, throwing him into a fire, and bathing him in acid, etc, etc. For about 100 years. For science. Or so he claims. After Czeslaw kills him and absorbs his memories he states it was just a justification for him to indulge his sadism. And he should know.
Szilard is another example. His entire feud with Maiza is he wouldn't share the secret of immortality. His plotline in 1930s revolves around completing the Grand Panacea. He regularly eats other immortals to acquire their knowledge, and has been known to grant partial immortality to people specifically so he could eat them, too.
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Innocence Lost: Dr. Sarah Kinney's entire motivation for participating in the Facility's project to clone Wolverine is originally just the challenge of actually doing it. The result? X-23. And then things go really, really badly for everyone involved. Ultimately, Sarah comes to see how wrong her part in everything was, and ends up paying for her part with her life while trying to save the girl from those who tortured and abused her..
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Life episode "Not For Nothing" had Prof./Warden Halliday who conducted a Stanford Prison Experiment and incited his students to hurt each other just so he can see what happens. This causes one of the "prisoners" to kill one of the "guards". Halliday is arrested and when found guilty, he'll be charged with 20 counts of inciting to commit bodily harm which is 7 years.
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Stuart Radzinsky (and to a lesser extent, the rest of the Dharma Initiative) on Lost lives this trope to the core. How does it end? With the Swan Incident. Although, to be fair, it's not clear that Radzinsky alone caused the Incident - the atomic bomb probably helped.
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Reed Richards of the Ultimate Fantastic Four was a big genius, but could only work in the things that the military was willing to fund and allowed him to. He eventually tired of it and became the Maker, a super villain bent on imposing his inventions on world no matter the cost.
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Darker Than Black features the whimsical Dr. Schrader, who works for The Syndicate because of the opportunities it gives him to research. At their bequest, he creates a device which will wipe out all Contractors and Dolls, even though he has no real grudge against them. If said device didn't work as planned, it's quite plausible it would have killed everyone on earth, but Schraeder still tries to start it up, even with No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup. When the protagonist manages to prevent the genocide by destroying the machine, far from being angry, Dr. Schrader is impressed as it gives him something new to study.
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In Impossible Creatures, "For science!" is one of Dr. Lucy Willing's unit acknowledgment quotes. She's more of a Wrench Wench than a mad scientist, but it does take most of the campaign to convince her that the Mix-and-Match Critters technology is too dangerous to exist.
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In Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Wesley Stickler uses this as his justification for underwear theft. More specifically, he stole the "magic panties" used in Trucy Wright's magic trick to see how they worked, only to find there was nothing special about them.
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This seems to be Topher's primary motivation in Dollhouse.
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Dantalion from Shakugan no Shana is a typical Mad Scientist who doesn't care if any of his experiments succeed or fail or even destroy existence (likely a fail), so long as something interesting happens. Generally disliked by his fellow Demonic Invaders for his reckless and unpredictable experiments, some on his own kind, some resulting in powerful artifacts turned against them and Flame Haze. But he's such a fun character...
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Mahou Sensei Negima!'s resident Mad Scientist Satomi Hakase, in order to discover the secret behind robot love at the expense of her very-much-in-love creation Chachamaru, tried to hack the Robot Girl's memories to find out exactly who she was in love with. This resulted in a Tears from a Stone moment for the ridiculously human robot and a Rocket Punch for her creator.
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Werner Locksmith in Planetes, who named his ship the von Braun (after his namesake) stands as a rare realistic, serious study of this trope. Science is Love + Love is Pain = reader bawls.
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Becomes somewhat of a gag in Back to the Future Part III, where Doc and Marty hijack a train at gunpoint, which they need to make their time machine reach the speed needed for the travel. When the unimpressed driver asks if it's a robbery, Doc hesitates and then answers "It's a science experiment!".
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Dragon Ball Super: Bulma falls into this after the Future Trunks Saga. Despite the gigantic mess Time Travel caused, and Beerus specifically telling her that it's strictly forbidden, she builds a new time machine simply because she knows it exists and wants to try it out herself. Beerus catches her in the act and, quite generously, destroys only the machine, the raw materials she had gathered to build it, and the notes she used, while sparing her.
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In The Black Hole, professor Reinhardt turns the entire crew of his ship into mindless zombie androids and tries to kill the crew of the Palomino, just to satisfy his obsession of traveling into a black hole.
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This is the primary reason that human DNA was included in the genetic template for Dren in Splice.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: While Captain Nemo motivation is For Revenge, The Professor Aronnax is willing to sacrificing his own freedom for the rest of his life for the rare chance to discover all the sea's secret in the Nautilus. Thankfully, he is not willing to sacrifice his friend’s freedom.
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The Elder Scrolls
The Dwemer were said to have been, in contrast to most elves, a highly scientific race who were able to develop complex machines and other fantastic devices, including a safe means of reading the Elder Scrolls. They would also summon Daedra just to test their divinity. They were ruthless, amoral and arrogant, hostile to every other race they encountered and not above using them for experimentation and slave labour. Their scientific scepticism with Daedra and gods and reality itself eventually extended to encompass themselves, and in the First Era, their chief "Tonal Architect" Kagrenac attempted to make the Dwemer into immortal ascended beings by breaking them down to their base elements and then reforging them - it's possible Kagrenac succeeded or got the reforging step of the experiment wrong, but whatever the case, the entire Dwemer race simply vanished from the face of Nirn without a trace.
Members of the Mages Guild have a habit of putting themselves and others in danger through the reckless research and testing methods they use to study their fields of Functional Magic. Summoning creatures and then losing control of them is a common example. Ironically, one of the reasons Galerion founded the Guild was to provide a safe place for magical experimentation.
The Dunmeri Great House Telvanni is a Magocracy whose lax rules create a breeding ground for Evil Sorcerer types. With the ES universe treating magic as a science, much of what they do crosses into Mad Scientist territory. Many of their Mage-Lords use foul magics to extend their lives and enjoy summoning lesser Daedra and/or practicing Necromancy to create guards and test subjects. Master Neloth, a Telvanni Councilor who appears in both Morrowind and Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC, has a number of comments showing that he fits the trope:
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A Song of Ice and Fire: In the Citadel, they cut open the dead to study life. Qyburn cut open the living to study death. He's lucky that they only took his maester's chain.
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Danger!! Death Ray (Spoofed by Mystery Science Theater 3000) featured the inventor of the eponymous Death Ray insisting that he'd built it only for peaceful purposes. It's a death ray. What sort of "peaceful purposes" you could find for a device which has absolutely no use other than blowing stuff up? This was parodied by Mitchel & Webb where the Giant Death Ray turned out to be a steampunk barcode reader built by Professor Death.
Demolition and mining, for a start.
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In I Miss the Sunrise, EROS flip-flops with this. Some of the stuff they do is for a real purpose, but a lot of it is just because.
In particular, Willis is not bogged down by any of your silly "ethics" nonsense, and most of his projects have little to no applicability (or if they do, it's a secondary consideration).
Specific example: Once upon a time, an EROS research facility set up an experiment. The best case scenario was the successful reallocation of matter. The worst-case scenario? Unintentional spaghettification of all reality (read: the Shine). They went through with it — twice, in fact, the second attempt causing their facility to implode.
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Roar of the LION: Part of the reason Inori does what she does. Her current plan is to capture one of the Maidens for her experiments; several people point out that the Maidens' powers are beyond simple scientific comprehension, to which Inori retorts, "What's life without a few challenges?"
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Futurama: Professor Farnsworth, constantly.
This seems to be the only possible reason anyone would purposely design a criminally insane robot like Roberto or a robot who does absolutely nothing but waste taxpayer money like Hedonismbot.
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The West Wing invokes this more than once. First by Sam Seaborn in answer to the question, "Why should we go to Mars?" "Because it's what's next." Later by a scientific researcher. Why should we build the superconducting supercollider, what practical results will it get? None whatsoever, research for its own sake.
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Lloyd in Code Geass, so much. When he gets the chance, he even asks "I wonder if you'd let me analyze that Geass... For Science, of course." Turns out he uses the "For Science" mentality to avoid the emotional stress of losing friends, and in a later episode what he says to Nina implies that it's also so that he won't feel the responsibility for making weapons that kill a lot of people.
Rakshata has this mentality as well, and the series doesn't pretend she's different from Lloyd in this respect, even when she;s making the weapons for La Résistance and not The Empire. The series is also a believer in the positive Potential Applications of their work, making it almost a deconstruction of this sort of fear of science.
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The Kerbal Space Program seems to run on roughly equal parts this trope and "because space is awesome" in-universe.
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This seems to be the reason the expedition leader in The Thing from Another World is so calm about exposing his people to a killer carrot.
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The tendency of 50's b-movies to indulge in this is mocked in The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. As the movie goes on, it becomes more and more obvious that the in-universe writer has absolutely no idea of either how science works in real life or what the protagonist's motivations should be, and is writing nonsensical Purple Prose to hide it:
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Metal Gear Solid:
Otacon wanted to design giant robots because it would be cool. Why the US military wanted to make the robot capable of launching nuclear weapons untraceably is anyone's guess. The Last Days of FOXHOUND gives the official and definitive answer to that question.
There's some bit of Truth in Television to this, as various arms developers have indeed been experimenting with tanks with legs, on the principle that they can move on certain terrains other heavy vehicles can't, often leave less impact on said terrain (and thus would be harder to trace), and can be positioned for firing more easily. Having your nuclear option small, mobile, and relatively unrestricted by terrain is a pretty big tactical advantage.
Curiously enough, Sigint said in one of the radio conversations that creating a bipedal tank was pretty expensive, and impractical and it wouldn't have as many applications in war as it would a tank with threads. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that he was Anderson and would be revealed to be the DARPA Chief many years later! Y'know, for a technology expert, Sigint was rather narrow-minded with this.
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In Rise of a New Moon, Lloyd is so into this mindset that Luna manages get Britannian technological secrets and resources from him by trading away some of Rakshata's research and other developments. After she convinces Milly to re-establish the her family's company, she wagers she can get Lloyd to join in with the promise of further scientific advancement.
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VG Cats:
This strip has Winnie-the-Pooh killed and dissected just to see where all the honey he consumes goes.
There's also this one. It features a character who goes back in time and chops his past self's arm off just to see whether a ripple effect will remove his own arm. High five!
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In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, Professor G. Schmidt invented the railway guns, panzer soldats, orbal jamming device and a weapon for Crow's Ordine and he doesn't care one bit that the stuff he's making is being used for war. Whenever he completes one thing to his satisfaction, he immediately grows bored of it and moves on to something else he considers worth his time. George manages to get him to help make a tachi for Valimar, but he expresses amusement at the idea of being any sort of "atonement" for the horrors he's unleashed on Erebonia.
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In Saga of Soul, the titular Magical Girl wastes no time using her powers to run scientific experiments - not just on magic itself, but also on chemistry and physics, magically creating Unbihexium.
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Sort of a motto for the Sons of Ether in Mage: The Ascension, particularly for the ones branded Mad Scientists by their peers.
The fan-made "expansion" Genius: The Transgression does more-or-less the same thing for WoD 2.0, as the Sons of Ether apparently didn't fit into the Darker and Edgier version of the World of Darkness.
Although the nWoD's Free Council has its moments, being a cross between the Sons of Ether and Virtual Adepts.
Null Mysteriis over in Hunter: The Vigil. Pleasantly, they actually do science.
The Clan Tzimisce in Vampire: The Masquerade. Why did you take that human apart, piece by piece, while he was still alive? For science! Why did you fuse sixteen ghouls into a giant dinosaur-like monster? For science! Why did you put a mouth on your own tongue? For science!
And their spiritual successors, the Ordo Dracul of Vampire: The Requiem, may not have flesh-crafting, but they do have the same pragmatic attitude. One of their common initiation rituals involves a student randomly selecting a mortal, horribly murdering them, and then tracking how the world is changed by their death.
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This exchange from The Man with Two Brains:
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In Europa Report, this is the crew's motivation to go on with the mission after things start to go wrong.
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The Aurora Cycle features an amoral scientist named Zila that runs on this, as part of the main heroic team. Her reason for being on the team is a series of reprimands for incidents that included locking a fellow student in a lab to see whether her serum for a virus worked and repeatedly shooting her bunkmate with a stun pistol to figure out how it worked.
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Surprisingly averted in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Once the Nazis discover the Pillar Men, you'd expect them to try and figure out how to harness their power for their own use, only for it to blow up in their faces. Instead, they realize that the Pillar Men are far beyond their control and start experimenting on them to figure out a way to kill them...only for it to blow up in their faces anyway.
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Dorothy of SINoALICE is a Constantly Curious Mad Scientist who wants to dissect, cut up and do various experiments on anything that gets her interest, just for the sake of knowing how it works and why. The only thing that matters to her is her research and anything else that moves is just material. She expresses her desire to experiment on the Nightmares littering the Library, and it's implied that the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion were her first test subjects.
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Game of Thrones: Qyburn lost his maester's chain for performing medical experiments on living men.
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In Bats, Obviously Evil Mad Scientist Dr. McCabe initially justifies creating the eponymous (killer and super-intelligent) bats with the words "I'm a scientist. That's what we do. Make everything a little bit better." It's later hinted that it was a secret government project, but still you have to wonder why the protagonists accepted that justification so well...
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A benign example is from TRON: Walter Gibbs, Encom's founder, was so happy to be playing in his lab and making scientific history that he all but handed his company to Dillinger.
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Alton Brown of Good Eats says this trope word for word when trying to coax his cameraman into getting into his "Vomitron" machine to test the effects of ginger on motion sickness.
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Professor Membrane from Invader Zim. Everything he does is either For Science or for destroying Santa Claus.
Dib gets the short end too, in the comic continuation:
Ancient martians drove themselves into extinction turning Mercury and Mars into planetary-space-ships. When Zim asked the AI "instruction manual" why their species did this it responded, "because it's cool".
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The Mechanist in Avatar: The Abridged Series "But I'm doing it FOR SCIENCE!!!"
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Dr. Kirk in Dino Crisis is a walking stereotype of the trope. He goes on and on about his experiments and doesn't show a single thread of remorse for his fellow scientists that were killed in his experiments (which caused dinosaurs to appear at the facility) since it only furthered his results. Regina is disgusted by the doctor's attitude.
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In Maximum Ride, "whitecoats" create bird-children, our protangonists, which escape, and try to live normally. Undeterred, the whitecoats create Erasers, man-wolf hybrids, to try to kill them. They go on to try to kill half the world, and eventually ruin the planet to get to them. Yeesh.
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The Cyantian Chronicles: (And For Art!) Why else would Genoworks Exotica genetically engineer people like winged kangaroos, potpourri skunk people and psychic raccoons.
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Warhammer 40,000:
The Adeptus Mechanicus has set loose more than one Eldritch Abomination in their pursuit of even a fragment of a Standard Template Construct. They have a particularly poor track record regarding Necrons — the minute they find a tomb full of the slumbering constructs, they inevitably start poking the things until they wake up. And if they aren't allowed to do this, they sulk. Just to add promethium to the fire, they also caused a Space Marine chapter to go renegade by stealing its holiest relic for back-engineering and threatening them with orbital artillery in the hope of getting them to back down. And then yet another Eldritch Abomination turned up to take it off them before they were able to figure out how it worked.
Ork Mekboys have a single driving purpose in life: to create a weapon/vehicle/mobile fortress/spaceship bigger, 'arder, fasta and shootier than anything ever made before. To quote Kog da Flymek: "Wot's faster than a warbuggy, more killy than a warbike, and flies through da air like a bird? I got no bleedin' idea, but I'm gonna find out." (Answer: the first Deffkopta.)
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El Goonish Shive Q&A has a team of mad scientists led by Dr.Germahn. The last addition is Chika, who always remembers to "approach everything scientifically", according to herself. This just happens to deflect Liza's mischief back on herself by pure coincidence.
And then there's Tedd, who's one-half a burgeoning Mad Scientist, and one-half a geeky kid who likes to play the role.
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In Stargate Universe, Rush lives this trope to the core. He strands the cast on Destiny rather than lose the chance to get there. When power shuts down and they're all going to die, his primary complaint is that they've lost the opportunity of a lifetime to explore the universe.
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Team Fortress 2 - The fans who aren't depicting the Medic as a sadistic Deadly Doctor (or a stoner) tend to think of him as this.
The Engineer is up there, too, if the para-text concerning how he acquired the Gunslinger are any indication. (Paraphrased: "Robot hand + hack saw + a lot of alcohol = why the heck not?")
The process of crafting a hat is known as "SCIENCE" on /v/.
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The occasional motto of the Minecraft character of Duncan Jones from the Yogscast.
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Laios of Delicious in Dungeon, as a lot of his decisions about monster cuisine seem to boil down to "let's find out if this is edible".
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Doctor Who:
In "The Long Game", Adam has an neural interface implanted in the year 200,000 so he can access and transmit scientific knowledge back to 2012, while he claims he did to advance mankind when caught. The Doctor recognises however that he's really just taking advantage of time travel to make money and destroys the recording, before exiling him from the TARDIS and warning him that he'll have to avoid attention if he doesn't want to have people cutting into his head for the future-tech inside.
The Time Lords "official" story is that they created Time Travel in order to observe the universe, but not interfere with it. In reality however, they often seem to really be against anyone else trying on their hat, not just the Daleks.
The Rani in a nutshell. She was banished from Gallifrey after an incident where she used the President's cat for an experiment that went horribly wrong. She has absolutely no qualms about using live or human(oid) test subjects in her experiments, including those from different times. Her best justification for turning people into trees in "The Mark of the Rani" is that they'll live longer this way.
This is Professor Zaroff's justification for blowing up the world in The Underwater Menace. That, and For the Evulz.
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Used with a wink and a nod on Mythbusters, usually by Adam:
"We're about to shoot an M-16 into a swimming pool! For Science!"
"I'm going to jump into shark-infested waters For Science!"
A promo for the MacGyver special has Adam claiming "This is for love, money, and science!"
When the normally emotionless Jamie finally admits that the little marching robots he has built are "kinda cute", Adam agrees: "Cute... For science!"
"We're creating rain... for science!"
Adam's infamous "I Ate a radio for science!"
Despite all this, Word of God outside the show will readily admit that most of what they do has only the most nodding of acquaintances with the scientific method— their sample sizes are far lower than a serious scientific study, among other things— and is really for entertainment purposes. In a meta sense the trope still applies, though, as the show is a favorite of science teachers for sparking an interest in science and engineering in their students.
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In The Squares of the City by John Brunner, the the villain subconsciously manipulates the population with the assistance of a scientist who just wants to try out the techniques he's devised in real-world conditions, and never mind about fiddly ethical considerations.
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Void Domain: Devon the demonologist conducts his experiment to transform a human into a demon for the sheer ambition of the goal, and pays no mind to the ethical issues of using children as test subjects. When Eva completes her transformation, he's mostly annoyed that she tainted his data by receiving demonic grafts on the side, and promptly finds a new kid to tinker with.
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This is how Heloise from Jimmy Two-Shoes tries to justify her more sociopathic tendencies...when she bothers to justify them, anyway.
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Up: This is Charles Muntz's justification for hunting the snipe.
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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: Isambard Kingdom Brunel at one point convinces Lovelace to return to Babbage and the Difference Engine because without it science would be dull and time-consuming and without flying ironclads or whatever it is Michael Faraday does. She immediately returns with a cry of "FOR SCIENCE!!"
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Osakan researchers genetically engineered Mario from bioluminescent bacteria. FOR SCIENCE!
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Dr. Spires' reason to give an experimental regenerative mixture on a dying psychopath in Silent Rage.
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The UnSub in the Criminal Minds two-parter "To Hell...and Back" tries justifying his actions using this trope, almost word for word. The earlier "Scared to Death" had the killer claim his victims "sacrificed themselves for science".
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In Better Days (Omega Ruby Nuzlocke), Professor Birch has this reaction to the Half-Human Hybrid form of AJ's Treecko, walking around to examine him while firing off one question after another.
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Change the word science to magic and you have the motives of essentially every (non main character) magus in the Nasuverse. It's rather telling that the policy of the Magic Association isn't 'Don't kill masses of people For Science!' but 'Don't get caught killing masses of people For Science!'
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Jonny Quest
TOS. In "The Dragons of Ashida" and "Terror Island" the Mad Scientists create giant monsters without any concern for the consequences of their actions.
A more benign example would be Dr. Quest himself, who always puts himself and his family in danger to investigate the strange, the odd, and the incredible.
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While Winston and Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) are Punch Clock Heroes, this is Stanz and Egon's motivation.
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Spirit of '77 has the elusive and mysterious X-Tech. Why does it exist? How does it work? Who cares...it's far out! It gives you cool cybernetic powers!
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Entrapta from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power isn't motivated by good or evil, but by her unbridled scientific curiosity and desire to experiment on... everything. This unfortunately makes it all too easy for Catra to convince her to make a Face–Heel Turn. Once Entrapta gets it in her head that the Rebellion has abandoned her, Catra offering her the chance to do more experiments and work with First Ones tech is all it takes. When Entrapta ends up pulling a Heel–Face Turn and returns to the Rebellion, they’re really hesitant to trust her as they know all it takes is the urge to do more experiments to come running back to the other side.
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In League of Legends, one of Heimerdinger's battle cries is "For great science!"
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xkcd:
In this strip, a character sets out to get pregnant because "she needs a young child for something." Also to set up a cheap pun.
According to this strip, the difference between a scientist and a normal person is that a normal person will avoid pulling a lever that has once subjected him to an electric shock, whereas a scientist will experiment to see if it does the same thing every time.
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In the various MySims games, Dr. F personifies this trope. When he's not telling you that "the F stands for robots," he's performing dangerous, painful, and pointless experiments on a robot named Tobor that he purposely designed to be intelligent enough to fear for its continued existence. When Tobor left his employment to open a 50s nostalgia diner, Dr. F decided to explode the janitor into space instead.
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In IDW's Transformers comics The Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers and The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Mad Scientist Brainstorm has a bad habit of making crazy weapons, just to see if he can. It's fortunate as the devil's eyebrows that he's with the Autobots. He's spent his whole life working at various institutes for unethical scientific experiments, and spent a lot of time getting into trouble for said unethical experiments. Probably because whatever he designs is usually so outrageously insane only the imminent collapse of all space-time would possibly justify even considering their use. And then it turns out he's not with the Autobots at all.
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Daedalus in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, somewhat embittered after Icarus' death, builds Bamboo Technology Humongous Mecha because he can, without wondering why his patron wants them. He learns better, and goes back to inventing peaceful things, like Silly Putty (really).
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Dr. Klamp in Parasite Eve reveals near the end of the game that science was his ambition from the start. He was secretly assisting the Big Bad, Eve, by giving her sperm that would eventually create the Ultimate Being.
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This trope is the very premise behind MARZENA, the book itself was written as part of a thesis to apply and demonstrate the neuroscience behind emotions and consciousness, and show that the brain is really just like a computer network made of neurons and astroglial cells, and that true Artificial Intelligence wouldn't be quite the way we imagine it would be. Our mind, and our sense of self, are not so different than the software of a strong AI. According to Author KT Martel, the neuroscience behind her novel series is based off her other non-fiction book entitled Outlast the Machine, a book that demystifies the greatest mysteries of the brain and elaborate on how to use that knowledge to prepare for the future.
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A Mage's Power Captain Hasina wants to cut Eric open, because he's an otherworlder and she wants to study him. She finds comparing otherworlder humans and local humans to be a fascinating area of study. Her other experiments are more about solving a puzzle (i.e. curing a disease) and giving the solution to everyone.
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Portal: This entire game literally exists because of this trope. The sequel, Portal 2 deconstructs it by explaining both how far Aperature Science went and how badly things went because of what they did.
Aperture Science's company motto is "We do what we must because we can". Most of their projects turn out to be comedic scientific overkill, such as putting an AI in their fuel system de-icer and inventing a device that bends the laws of space-time for "potential shower curtain applications".
Everything that goes on there isn't so much for the benefit of mankind as a whole but for the sole purpose of tearing physics a new one. This goes even further than that with Cave Johnson's tests, related through prerecorded audio. Blue paint instead of repulsion gel, mantis men, and replacing human blood with gasoline to name a few.
Johnson actually lampshades this at one point. "I'll be honest, we're throwing science at the wall here to see what sticks. No idea what it'll do". He then suggests the best and worst case scenarios being superpowers and tumors ("Which we'll cut out!") The hidden joke: Every single one of their tests violates both ethical standards, and basic testing protocols. Also, several of their inventions would make them millionaires, if they bothered to use 'em in anything other than testing.
The Lab Rat comic goes even further: after GlaDOS has tried to kill the scientists eleven hundred times, she suddenly declares that she will be good now and committed to pursuit of science. For the first experiment, she only needs "a little neurotoxin". Which the Aperture scientists immediately and gladly provide, "as long as it's for science".
The AI running the place after the company was wiped out, GLaDOS, does nothing but create endless arrays of pointless puzzles for no purpose other than forcing people to run through them. Its justified in the sequel that A: GLaDOS was programmed to think this way, and B: her systems basically incentivize acting this way; she is literally a testing junkie, because she gets a hit of pure pleasure pumped directly into what passes for her brain whenever she creates a test.
The root cause behind everything was Aperture founder and GLaDOS creator Cave Johnson, who is firmly stated in the second game to have been completely stark-raving off-the-wall MAD. The only question is just how much common sense and/or understanding of the scientific process he had before his brain was literally rotted away by toxic chemicals. His logs in the sequel show an unstable mind steadily declining into imbecility, clinging to meaningless "testing" in a vain attempt to deny just how bad a scientist he actually is.
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This is all the motivation Ratchet has for his little tinkerings, including, but not limited to, electrified underwear —"Stunderwear".
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In Fire Emblem: Three Houses:
Professor Hanneman is wholly devoted to Crestology so much that he will happily admit joining Byleth's group is all a ploy to study their Crest of Flames better.
Similarly, Linhardt is slightly less devoted to Crestology as Hanneman, though he is perfectly fine with trying to conceive a child with Flayn with their compatible Crests if it means advancing his own research (though he thankfully isn't unethical about his approach).
On the villainous side, some members of "those who slither in the dark" have no problems conducting unethical experiments on people using artificially-crafted Crest Stones or Nabatean blood as long as they produce useful results, whether those results be turning them into monsters or killing each other in fits of uncontrolled rage.
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Calvin and Hobbes: The Series: This is Brainstorm's reason for allowing Jack to switch with Jaqueline in "A Day in Your Shoes".
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Catchphrase of Lim the Weaponsmith/Scientist from the MMORPG DragonFable ... who is constantly at odds with Cysero, who is For Magic and batshit insane experiments that can actually destroy the world (or a large portion of it).
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Homestar Runner seems to think that "saying something smart" involves dressing in a lab coat, holding up a beaker, and shouting, "Science! Science again! I said science again!"
A more direct example is when Strong Bad is asked by a fan what would happen if someone poked Pom Pom (a character who resembles a giant balloon) with a pin. After attempting said experiment (it didn't end well... for him), he says "It had to be done in the name of science. Or more accurately, because some kid emailed me and told me to."
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The fan-made "expansion" Genius: The Transgression does more-or-less the same thing for WoD 2.0, as the Sons of Ether apparently didn't fit into the Darker and Edgier version of the World of Darkness.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: As a psychology major, Riley's more curious interests occasionally pop up, like when Xander was accidentally doubled.
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In Gyo, there's no obvious reason why Tadashi's uncle would want to "improve" on the design of the Death Stench legs by making a shiny new set for Kaori, or the aerial monstrosity that he's attached to later. It seems like he just wants to see what happens.
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The Three Stooges short "We want our Mummy" has the trio as detectives hunting for a missing archeologist and the lost Tomb of King Rutentuten, and will be paid $5,000 dollars for their commitment to science.
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In Firefly, Book obliquely hints that this may have been part of the reason why the Academy did so much physical damage to River's brain during the process of giving her Psychic Powers, suggesting that they may have done what they did "just to see how much she could take." Knowing what we do about his Dark and Troubled Past, he might be right. It should be noted that Simon disagrees, and believes that there was a specific purpose behind the torture. The Movie reveals that Simon had the right of it; they were attempting to create an assassin with Psychic Powers.
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You really have to wonder what was going through the scientist's heads in Bleak World when they thought it was a good idea to put dozens of demons and ghosts into a corpse.
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Stewie on Family Guy seems to have shelved his world domination plans and has not attempted to profit from his time machine, teleportation device, weather control device, mind control goggles, or countless weapons, ray guns, and shrink rays. It seems he develops them purely FOR SCIENCE!
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This is the raison d'être of Dr. Odine in Final Fantasy VIII, who doesn't care who he works for or what his inventions are used for as long as he gets to keep researching and inventing things. When he discovers that his research will eventually be developed into a working machine, which in turn is what's allowing the Big Bad to project her consciousness back in time and wage war in the present, his reaction is to be thrilled that his ideas will be put to use.
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The Bourne Legacy. Marta explaining why she used the protagonist as a lab rat. "I was there for the science. We were all there for science!"
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Subverted in The Secret of NIMH: the rats have no idea (nor does the audience) why they or the other animals at NIMH were being experimented on. Nicodemus surmises that the humans did so simply "to satisfy some scientific curiosity." This is somewhat different from the book, in which it's made clear that the scientists are working to increase the intelligence of the rats and mice in their test group.
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ReGenesis wonderfully inverts this. People in it For Science tend to be patient and reasonable regarding their studies. Almost every disaster is caused by people who have some practical real world application in mind because they are either under pressure to get results or convinced that the world is suffering without the benefits of their ideas.
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"Scientific methods": where some aliens experiment on the crew... by randomly changing their genes. There are even lethal cases. They make B'Elanna and Paris horny too. I'd hate to think what that was in aid of...
In the episode "Jetrel", Neelix encounters the scientist who developed the weapon of mass destruction that destroyed his personal homeworld.
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In Sanctuary Helen Magnus is the embodiment of this trope. The rest of the Five is more or less the same (they did inject themselves with vampire blood just to see what happens, after all).
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Professor Richard Impossible conducted an experiment that blew up in his face. It granted him incredible stretching powers, but left his family with painful and hideous mutations. Not only is he completely unsympathetic to their plight, but he treats them like prisoners most of the time lest they embarrass him. Impossible is a thinly-veiled parody of The Fantastic Four's Reed Richards, who has slipped into this trope from Reed Richards Is Useless more than once (most recently during Civil War). Impossible's crowning moment of For Science comes when confronted by his wife that their son was missing, he ignores her and handwaves it:
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The Space Pirates of Metroid often perform various types of SCIENCE, almost all of them military related. If it isn't a weapon, it's a Super Soldier or similar. They usually steal tech, but tend to make improvements or adjustments to the designs, and tend to create or discover new things, as well. They often fail at it, though, which has the troops thoroughly despise the careless Science Team. You know something is beyond the Space Pirates when Science Team moves on after their experiment to reverse-engineer the Morph Ball goes horribly wrong. And then there's their thoughts on Metroids:
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In Pokémon Ruby and its remake, Maxie wants to use the legendary Pokémon Groudon to expand the continents in order to accelerate scientific progress and give humanity more room to advance (and inadvertently almost ends all life on earth in the process).
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Gale Boetticher from Breaking Bad is more interested in lab work than the consequences of his actions. This applies to his making coffee and meth: after all, if addicts are going to look for meth, why not provide a quality product?
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A promo for the MacGyver special has Adam claiming "This is for love, money, and science!"
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Hugo Strange from The Batman is solely driven by this. This is most evident in Strange Minds, where he builds a machine that will let him travel into the Joker's mind to extract the location of a kidnapped detective - and then promptly forgets about the detective and instead spends his time studying Joker's psyche. A later episode even has him curing Ventriloquist, and then driving him right back into insanity as a "test".
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Pavlov's Dogs has this as the dubious justification of batshit insane Doctor Crispin.
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Jack, the main character of The Chronicles of Professor Jack Baling, justifies his study of a perpetual motion machine and his eventual murder of Nico on the basis that figuring out how it works will mean infinite renewable energy and the solution to a host of the world’s problems.
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The witch Deneb from Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. She created the creatures that have later been re-used, one way or another in every other Ogre Battle game: the Pumpkin Head. Which is a man whose head has been replaced with a Jack-O-Lantern. By the time you get there she has stopped experimenting on humans and is apparently doing large-scale experiments on the lands around her castle instead. (With large areas on the map being purple instead of the normal brown for hills/mountains.) And the only reason given for why she did any of the things she did is that she was "researching some new magic" and "you know how important research is to Deneb". In short, she did it FOR SCIENCE MAGIC!
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In Kingdom Hearts, this is Xehanort's justification for all he did. Everything he did was an attempt to reforge the X-Blade, which would cause Kingdom Hearts to appear and Keyblade wielders would war against each other over it. Why? Because he wants to know how the New World would turn out after the war.
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In the Zachary Nixon Johnson series, Zach's scientist friend Dr. Randy Pool justifies some of his more morally ambiguous work by saying he "had to do it for the good of science".
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Doc from Hellsing explicitly states in the final volume that his whole motive was to push the boundaries of science. In the name of science, he created ghouls, Nazi vampires, cyborgs, weapons, a catboy with a tenuous grasp on causality, and assisted in the near total destruction of London. All For Science.
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This is the only excuse Izuka from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn has for brainwashing countless Laguz into a blood-thirsty rage and trapping them in their Beast forms. This is also why he performs the same experiment on Duke Renning, Elincia's uncle, creating the psychotic Bertram in the process.
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Dexter's Laboratory: Dexter leaps out of bed every morning crying, "What a fine day... FOR SCIENCE!" The majority of his experiments have no conceivable practical use, and he seemingly never intends for them to leave his private underground lab in any case. He performs them because, darn it, SCIENCE!
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In Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, one-shot villain Dr. Ograbco was determined to recreate the Big Bang and blow holes in the fabric of reality to prove the existance of alternate universe. This nearly gets everyone killed.
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And their spiritual successors, the Ordo Dracul of Vampire: The Requiem, may not have flesh-crafting, but they do have the same pragmatic attitude. One of their common initiation rituals involves a student randomly selecting a mortal, horribly murdering them, and then tracking how the world is changed by their death.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation:
In "Where Silence Has Lease", a giant floaty alien face spends the majority of the episode messing around with the crew of the Enterprise to see how they'll react. At the end, it asks for a demonstration of humanoid reproduction and to perform an experiment to explore the concept of death (only a 40% casualty rate is estimated!) and is refused. Why it cares or what it hopes to gain from these experiments is never explored.
In "Allegiance", Picard is kidnapped and placed in confinement with a group of other apparently randomly-selected humanoids to see how they'll react, and a Doppelgänger Picard is placed aboard the Enterprise to act like a weird-beard and see how much the crew is willing to put up with for the sake of loyalty. What they expect to gain from this is anybody's guess. When their ruse is found out and they're confronted, they protest that they were simply curious and did no harm. Picard traps them in a force field and remarks that confinement is itself a form of harm.
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 ZOMGSmells
seeAlso
For Science!
 A Certain Scientific Railgun (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
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 AKIRA (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
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 AyashiNoCeres
seeAlso
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 Ayashi no Ceres (Manga)
seeAlso
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 Banana Fish (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
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 Brynhildr in the Darkness (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Dorohedoro (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Elfen Lied (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Franken Fran (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Gunnm (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
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 Guyver (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
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 Jormungand (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Karneval (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Nichijou (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 TerraforMARS (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Ancient Magus' Bride (Manga) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Dark Air (Manhwa) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 SAYER (Podcast) / int_234bd900
type
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 Semiautomagic Inc. (Podcast) / int_234bd900
type
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 The Dollop (Podcast) / int_234bd900
type
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 A Facility (Roleplay)
seeAlso
For Science!
 A Sword Without A Hilt (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
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 Cardians S.E.A: Pacific (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Cardians Tokyo (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
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 Citta Alveare (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 City of Lost Characters (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Fate Regalia (Roleplay)
seeAlso
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 Mefhor Canon Bloc (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
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 Mystria (Roleplay)
seeAlso
For Science!
 Personification Life (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Re Evolution (Roleplay)
seeAlso
For Science!
 The Digimon Epics The Gathering Of Heroes (Roleplay)
seeAlso
For Science!
 The Posthumans (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Twilit Overture (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 WALL•E Forum Roleplay (Roleplay) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 An Idiot Abroad
seeAlso
For Science!
 Blast Lab / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Eureka / int_234bd900
type
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 Galileo / int_234bd900
type
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 Good Eats / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Hasamba 3 G
seeAlso
For Science!
 Henry Danger / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Hogan's Heroes / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Kamen Rider OOO / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Level Up / int_234bd900
type
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 MythBusters / int_234bd900
type
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 Penny Dreadful / int_234bd900
type
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 Power Rangers Dino Thunder / int_234bd900
type
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 Rose Red / int_234bd900
type
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 Scorpion / int_234bd900
type
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 Siberia / int_234bd900
type
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 Spellbinder / int_234bd900
type
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 Star Trek: Voyager / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Stargate Universe / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Swamp Thing / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Program
seeAlso
For Science!
 The Knick / int_234bd900
type
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 Ultraman Nexus / int_234bd900
type
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 Wildboyz / int_234bd900
type
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 Dark Heresy (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 GURPS Reign Of Steel (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Genius: The Transgression (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Infinite Worlds (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Mage: The Ascension (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Myriad Song (Tabletop Game)
seeAlso
For Science!
 Rifts (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Rocket Age (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Spirit of the Century (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 StarDrive (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Dark Eye (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Vampire: The Masquerade (Tabletop Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Another Code (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Binary Domain (Video Game) / int_eadecd00
type
For Science!
 Breath of Fire III (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Chrono Cross (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Chrono Trigger (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Costume Quest (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Don't Starve (Video Game)
seeAlso
For Science!
 Don't Starve (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Dragon Nest (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Dune II (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Dwarf Fortress (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 EXAPUNKS (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Evolution (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Fallout 3 (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Far Cry (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Final Fantasy VI (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Final Fantasy VII (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Halo 4 (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 I Miss the Sunrise (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Jurassic World: Evolution (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Kerbal Space Program (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 League of Legends (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Machine Knight (Video Game)
seeAlso
For Science!
 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Marvel: Avengers Alliance (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Marvel Future Fight (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Megadimension Neptunia VII (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Metroid Prime Trilogy (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Phantasy Star Online (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Portal (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Portal 2 (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Prey (2017) (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 RWBY: Grimm Eclipse (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Radiant Historia (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army (Video Game) / int_eadecd00
type
For Science!
 Red Dead Redemption (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Resident Evil 3 (Remake) (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Second Sight (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Shall We Date Lost Island (Video Game)
seeAlso
For Science!
 Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Singularity (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Sonny (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Space Station 13 (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Starbound (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Tales of Monkey Island (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Dig (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The New Order: Last Days of Europe (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Sims 2 (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 This Starry Midnight We Make (Video Game)
seeAlso
For Science!
 Vandal Hearts (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 WildStar (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Choice of Games / Videogame / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Visual Novel) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Echoes Of The Fey (Visual Novel) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Root Double: Before Crime * After Days (Visual Novel) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 X-Ray & Vav (Web Animation) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 BrainScratch Commentaries (Web Video) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 History of Power Rangers (Web Video) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Retsupurae (Web Video) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Ten Little Roosters (Web Video) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Periodic Table of Videos (Web Video) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Spoony Experiment (Web Video) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 APieceOfPie
seeAlso
For Science!
 Darkness Redeemed Necromechanic (Webcomic)
seeAlso
For Science!
 Nerf NOW!! (Webcomic) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Rare Candy Treatment (Webcomic) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Square Root of Minus Garfield (Webcomic) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Neopets (Website) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Brains (Web Video) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Carmen Sandiego / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Dexter's Laboratory / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Exo Squad / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 How to Train Your Dragon / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Jonny Quest / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Madeline / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Monsters vs. Aliens / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 MyLittlePonyandFriends
seeAlso
For Science!
 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Superman Theatrical Cartoons / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 SWAT Kats / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Mad Doctor / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Penguins of Madagascar / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 The Tick / int_234bd900
type
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 The Venture Bros. / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Transformers Animated / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Up / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Jushin Thunder Liger (Wrestling) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 All-New Wolverine (Comic Book) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Atomic Robo / Comicbook / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Atlas Shrugged / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Being Human (UK) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Riget / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Lusternia (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 Prince of Persia (2008) (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 White Knight Chronicles (Video Game) / int_234bd900
type
For Science!
 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games / int_234bd900
type
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