List of fictional scientists and engineers

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In addition to the archetypical mad scientist, western culture depicts scientists and engineers who go above and beyond the regular demands of their professions to use their skills and knowledge for the betterment of others, often at great personal risk. In this list of fictional scientists and engineers, an annotated alphabetical overview is given of some of the best-known beings in this category.

Individual scientist/engineers[edit]

Mad scientists[edit]

In television animation[edit]

In video games[edit]

  • Jeff Andonuts (EarthBound) – One of the Chosen Four
  • William Birkin (Resident Evil 2) – Microbiologist working for the pharmaceutical enterprise Umbrella Corporation and creator of the G-virus. He was wounded and injected himself with his G-virus, mutating him into a monster.
  • Isaac Clarke (Dead Space) – Engineer
  • Ciel (Mega Man Zero) – Teen prodigy specializing in energy research, cybernetics, and robotics
  • Dr. Thomas Light (Mega Man) – Creator of the revolutionary robot Mega Man
  • Love Lab scientists (Rhythm Heaven) – A male and female scientist pass ingredients to each other to make love potions to the rhythm of the music
  • Tobias Planck (Pirate Galaxy) – Named after Max Planck, he is a theoretical physicist and field scientist with a parietal lobe 15% larger than average
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil) – Microbiologist working for the pharmaceutical enterprise Umbrella and co-creator of the T-virus. He was killed in the first Resident Evil game by Tyrant T-002, a powerful biological weapon, and was resurrected with super-human powers after self-injecting the T-virus.
  • Genis Sage (Tales of Symphonia) – Lloyd Irving's super smart friend who has the ability to use extreme amounts of magic and is always there for Lloyd while being the voice of reason and choice
  • Citan Uzuki (Xenogears)
  • Shion Uzuki (Xenosaga)
  • Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog) – A fox with two tails that is Sonic's sidekick. Using his knowledge of electrical engineering he creates mechanical devices that rival Doctor Eggman's robots.
  • Professor E. Gadd (Nintendo games)
  • Dr. Gordon Freeman, Ph.D. (Half-Life) – A theoretical physicist who fights a one-man battle against invading aliens, US Marines and Combine forces with a crowbar and other weapons. Associates are Drs. Isaac Kleiner, Eli Vance, Judith Mossman and Arne Magnusson.
  • Doctor Neo Cortex (Crash Bandicoot) – An evil doctor with an over sized head, who has plans using Power crystals (usually 25 Power Crystals)
  • Cave Johnson (Portal 2) – The eccentric former owner of Aperture Science, and creator of the portal gun
  • Mordin Solus (first appeared in Mass Effect 2) – a member of fictional alien species known as salarians (who mostly have fast metabolism, talk fast, walk fast and think fast), he is a brilliant biologist and a tech specialist.
  • Daro'Xen vas Moreh (first appeared in Mass Effect 2) – a quarian admiral and scientist who believes that the geth, a synthetic race created by the quarians, who subsequently rebelled and drove their masters from their homeworld, should be controlled by the quarians once again. Admiral Xen also performed surgery on her childhood toys, much to the quarian squadmate Tali'Zorah's disgust
  • Lucca (Chrono Trigger) – Fighter and inventor, who, among other things, builds a time-machine and repairs a robot from over a millennium in the future
  • Cid (Final Fantasy) – Although there are many different individuals with the name of Cid in many different Final Fantasy games, most of them are some sort of scientist, with few exceptions. His existence is a tradition on par with the Chocobo in the series.
  • Dr. "Mundo" Edmundo (League of Legends) – A sociopath medical doctor who only specializes in one field: the study of the pain response and how to inflict pain. His experiments have caused him to take on a monstrous form reminiscent of Frankenstein's Monster and a deceptively dimwitted speech pattern. Out of all the scientists in the game, Dr. Mundo stands out as the only one who is a danger to both himself and others, evident in his self experiments.
  • The Engineer (Team Fortress 2) – one of nine playable classes who is capable of building sentry guns for area denial and other constructions which may support other characters
  • The Medic (Team Fortress 2) – one of nine playable classes who is able to heal other characters and make them immortal (Übercharge them) for a limited time with his fictional device called Medigun
  • Dr. Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer (Hitman) – Creator of Agent 47 and other clone assassins
  • Doctor Z (Mr. Driller) – A scientist who sends the Driller team out on various missions around the world

In comics and graphic novels[edit]

The universes created by DC Comics and Marvel Comics abound with scientists who became superheroes. They include:

In anime and manga[edit]

Teams of scientist/engineers[edit]

See also[edit]


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