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This trope is what happens when you take those professionals and add a sprinkle of Ax-CrazyTorture Technicianand Manipulative Bastard.
Psycho Psychologists are therapists who really should not be a therapist; at best they will display a criminally negligent American psycho obsession comes from the of Empathy with the patient and either grow callously frustrated with dealing with other people's problems, or give them horrible and often self-destructive advice; at worst, they will have sinister, ulterior motives and actively abuse the relationship, possibly making their hapless victim an Unwitting Pawn in some evil schemes, or perhaps deliberately sabotaging their fragile mental state out of sheer spite or sadism.
Expect them to be found at a Bedlam House and utilize Electroconvulsive therapyMind RapeBrainwashed and Crazy and More Than Mind Control too often, but they can also be found in more humanistic forms of therapy like counseling or Freudian therapy. Psycho psychologists aren't even limited to Psychology-related settings.
They may be recruited by the Big Bad to mastermind the Mind-Control Conspiracy ; they might be employed by the Secret Police to create the Manchurian Agent ; they may put their considerable skills and training to use as a Diabolical Mastermind.
Or maybe the years of listening to other peoples problems have simply driven them over the edge. The nut and bolts of this trope is mostly a psychologist who is, quite simply, either evil or crazy, however they put their abilities to use.
Compare with the evil variant of Warrior Therapistwho crushes your will on the battlefield, not the sofa. See also Orderlies Are Creeps. While the doctor in charge of said experiment was an Anti-Villain who aborted it before it went horribly right though, in Johan, it already hadthe experiments continued in state-run orphanages throughout East Germany, and the guys in charge of those attempts fit this trope to a T.
One of them is encountered after the experiments ended and, having run into Johan previously, horribly abuses his foster son because he is not more like him. FrostProfessor Moon turns out to be one, convincing several people into committing suicide for his experiments.
Professor Frank from Yu-Gi-Oh!
He's clearly more insane than any patient of the typical psychiatrist. She'll mentally break any student who comes for help in their living days.
It's not without reason, though It Makes Sense in Context: In the past, Saya made a vow to help her old friend, Yuu who got swapped mentally with Strength, her Otherself to send opponents against the titular Black Rock Shooter; a monster killing Otherselves to cure them.
Now that Yuu is in the Other world, she is a target as well. From PsychoPassKirito Kamui. As the Big Bad of the 2nd Season, he's an effective and manipulative therapist who's got the charisma of a cult leader.
Comic Books Batman runs into a lot of these, most likely due to psychology and madness being such an important part of his mythos. Crane was a university psychologist studying the effects of fear on the human mind.
He got kicked out after firing a gun in class and became the Scarecrow. Hugo Strange may count as well, especially in the The Batman incarnation. He was a little different in Batman:Mar 05, · Like the Bret Easton Ellis book that it's based on, the ending of Mary Harron's American Psycho is rather ambiguous, and has been a source of debate .
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