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The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists 

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Updated June 27, 2019 4.4k votes 619 voters 25.5k views 50 items

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
Back for the Future franchise
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Baron Victor von Franken... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Frankenstein Created Woman
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Frederick Frankenstein ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Young Frankenstein
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Frank N. Furter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Superman universe
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Dr. Henry Jekyll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
sev674475 added Mad Monster Party?, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Pagemaster
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Bruce Banner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Hulk Vs, Ultimate Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Bunsen Honeydew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets, The Muppet Movie
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Doctor Evil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: Goldmember
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Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
BenNicholson added Futurama, Futurama
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Dr. Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Charl99ie added The Shakespeare Code, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, Doctor Who
TimeLord / Alien / Regeneration / Mad Man with a Blue Box
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Egon Spengler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters
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Doctor Octopus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Marvel Universe
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Jack Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
The Invisible Man
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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
The Big Bang Theory
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Doctor Moreau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Island of Lost Souls, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Island of Dr. Moreau
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Herbert West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
movieRankerGuyman added Beyond Re-Animator, Bride of Re-Animator, Re-Animator
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Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
slaft added Batman & Robin
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Professor Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
slaft added Sherlock, Meitantei Holmes, The Woman in Green
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Dr. Julius No is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Dr. No, Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond
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Seth Brundle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
The Fly
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Dr Krieger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
LostDesire added Archer
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Wayne Szalinski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!, Honey
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Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists
Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 2