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"In my experience, a strong Heterodyne will take about two hours to truly warp the laws of Nature."
― Carson von Mekkahn (Girl Genius)
"Sometimes science is more art than science."
― Rick Sanchez to his grandson, Morty Smith (Rick & Morty)
"Now becomes the the past in an instant - and everyone will eventually die! Destiny triumphs over human knowledge and goes mad! That is the way of things! I spit upon this frail, crazed, world! I spit upon the Second Law of Thermodynamics!"
― Professor Desty Nova (Gunnm)
"You know, lab tests, weird lights, Shots from the can's point of view. Yeah, that's it. Lots of flash and no meaning."
― Clancy Wiggum (The Simpsons)
"...When things are put into conjunction in a way never before seen... yes... that is when one can truly glimpse the mechanics of the universe! The results of logic? - of 'natural progression?' Boring! An 'expected result?' Dull! An 'obvious next step?' Pfui! Where's the fun in that?! We want to see the unexpected! The strange and terrible! A dream merely soothes - but our nightmares make us run! Behold!"
― Agatha Heterodyne, tinkering with the contents of somebody's basement. (Girl Genius)

The power to manipulate a form of "science" that cheats the scientific method. Variation of Science Manipulation. Opposite of Esoteric Power System. Not to be confused with Magic.

Also Called

  • Bad Science Manipulation
  • Fraudulent/Fringe Science Manipulation
  • Handwavium Manipulation
  • Junk Science Manipulation
  • Mad Science Manipulation
  • Pathological Science Manipulation
  • Unobtanium Science Manipulation
  • Voodoo Science Manipulation


User can perform Pseudoscience, methodology that appears to be scientific or supported by science, but which fails to comply with the scientific method. A field, practice or body of knowledge can reasonably be called pseudo-scientific when it is presented as consistent with scientific research, but it demonstrably fails to meet scientific norms.

With this power, the user is able to perform feats that may appear to be science-based, but it is not distinguishing from feats of Science Manipulation that involves the utilization of the physical laws while this power function similarly to Magic that defy the physical laws.




  • Bypassing the laws of science could backfire and create disaster.

Known Users

See Also Mad Scientist, Applied Phlebotinum and Unobtainium. 

  • Mad Scientists/Doctors (Various)


  • Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus)
  • Dr. Moreau (The Island of Doctor Moreau)

Live Television

  • Doc Benton (Supernatural)
  • Dr. James Whale/Victor Frankenstein (Once Upon a Time)
  • Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Penny Dreadful)


  • Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Practitioners of Super-Science (The Venture Bros.)
    • Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture
    • Dr. Jonas Venture Jr.
    • Dr. Jonas Venture Sr.
    • Phantom Limb
  • Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
  • Jimmy Neutron (Jimmy Neutron)
  • Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family)


  • Algernop Krieger (Archer)
  • Mister Mxyzptlk (DC Comics)
  • Sparks (Girl Genius)
  • Victor Von Doom (Marvel Comics)


  • Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)
  • Mayuri Kurotsuchi (Bleach)
  • Szayel Aporro Granz (Bleach)
  • Dr. Franken Stein (Soul Eater)
  • Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
  • Shaula Gorgon (Soul Eater NOT!)
  • Naofumi Iwatani (Rising of the Shield Hero); via the New Cursed Series

Video Games

  • Cave Johnson (Portal)
  • Bentley (Sly Cooper series)
  • Penelope (Sly Cooper series)
  • Dr. M (Sly Cooper series)
  • Yi Suchong (Bioshock)
  • Jeremiah Fink (Bioshock Infinite)
  • Medic (Team Fortress 2)
  • Mad Scientist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Apotheker (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • SCP-542 - Herr Chirurg (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-2099 - Brain in a Jar (SCP Foundation)
  • Frank (Two Guys and Guy) has a diploma in applied pseudoscience
  • Evil Ninja Scientist (Ninja the Mission Force)
  • Doctor Insano (That Guy With The Glasses)
  • Oscar Schlumper/Doctor Linksano (Atop the Fourth Wall)