Weirdly Interesting The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists  

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List Rules Based on notoriety, eccentricity, and blind devotion to their work; often causing danger to themselves and others.

There's a long-standing saying that says that the smartest people have the least common sense. While it is true that most mad scientists are in fact dangerously maladjusted sociopaths, it must be remembered that “mad” can mean “eccentric and unorthodox” as well “batshit crazy.” Some may have benevolent or good spirited intentions, even if their actions are dangerous or questionable, which can make them accidental villains. While this kinder, gentler version of the mad scientist is not quite as common as his evil counterpart, he is a popular archetype in certain types of fiction.
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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Frederick Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Baron Victor von Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Egon Spengler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Evil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Bunsen Honeydew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Frank N. Furter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Charl99ie added The Doctor TimeLord / Alien / Regeneration / Mad Man with a Blue Box

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Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Henry Jekyll is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Wayne Szalinski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Phibes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Dr. Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Jack Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Doctor Moreau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Professor Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Ian Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
sev674475 added Dr. Ian Malcolm Dr. Ian Malcolm is a mathematician in films of Jurassic Park is mad and logical , the actor is Jeff Goldblum 

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Herbert West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Pretorius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Dr. Julius No is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Seth Brundle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Brackish Okun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
sev674475 added Dr. Brackish Okun Dr. Brackish Okun in movie Independence Day is the actor Brent Spine

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Dr. Loveless is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Rotwang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Professor Julius Kelp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Emilio Lizardo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Alisa Nicholas added Dr. Gregory House

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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Miles Bennett Dyson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Sherman Klump is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Ernst Stavro Blofeld is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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The Lizard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Dr. Heiter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Faust is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Professor Calculus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Dr. Benway is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Aldrich Killian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Krang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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Wheeljack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

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Caesar Clown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
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