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The All-Time Greatest Fictional Mad Scientists

List RulesBased 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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    166
    68

    Dr. Emmett Brown

    Back for the Future franchise
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    131
    47

    Dr. Victor Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Created Woman
  • 3
    139
    73

    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein
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    82
    43
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    Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde Dy Jason Flemyng

    Mad Monster Party?, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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    71
    40
    Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2
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    55
    27
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    Professor Farnsworth

    Futurama, Futurama
  • 7
    94
    68

    Dr. Frank N. Furter

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 8
    88
    62

    Bruce Banner

    Hulk Vs, Ultimate Avengers
  • 9
    48
    23
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    Professor Moriarty

    Sherlock, Meitantei Holmes
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    55
    31
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    Herbert West

    Beyond Re-Animator, Bride of Re-Animator
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    76
    55
    The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets
  • 12
    32
    9
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    Dr Krieger

    Archer
  • 13
    75
    55

    Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • 14
    92
    74

    Lex Luthor

    Superman universe
  • 15
    74
    57
    Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters
  • 16
    54
    37

    Dr. Moreau

    Island of Lost Souls, The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • 17
    84
    71
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • 18
    48
    35

    Dr. Jack Griffin

    The Invisible Man
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    36
    22
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    Mr. Freeze

    Batman & Robin
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    59
    50
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    The Doctor

    The Shakespeare Code, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
    TimeLord / Alien / Regeneration / Mad Man with a Blue Box
  • 21
    41
    31

    Seth Brundle

    The Fly
  • 22
    36
    35

    Norman Osborn

    Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3
  • 23
    37
    37
    Dr. No, Welcome to Japan
  • 24
    74
    84

    Dr. Sheldon Cooper

    The Big Bang Theory
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    20
    18
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List Rules: Based on notoriety, eccentricity, and blind devotion to their work; often causing danger to themselves and others.