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This blog is no stranger to 80’s animation. We probably post about it entirely too much. Why ruin a good streak, though. Today, we celebrate Science! Here’s a quick rundown of the Top 5 Scientists from 80’s animation in no particular order.

Man-At-Arms (He-man and the Masters of the Universe)


In a world where magic and mysticism meet science and technology, its a surprise that Man-At-Arms isn’t more of an outcast. While most of Eternian society seems pretty devout believers in magic, very few seem interested in science. The two schools of thought seem to coexist pretty peacefully though.

Perceptor (Transformers G1)


Perceptor was a pretty brilliant cybertronian scientist. He was on such a different level that anytime he tried to explain anything, most of his comrades had no idea what he was talking about.

Dr. Mindbender (GI Joe: A Real American Hero)


Dr. Mindbender is a genius, but he’s pretty much out of his mind. That is why Cobra loves him. He asks the questions that makes others uncomfortable. He is not afraid of human experimentation. Oh no, he takes sadistic pleasure in it for the sake of science. Also, he dresses the part.

Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz (The Real Ghostbusters)


Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler go hand in hand. You can’t really have one without the other. These two don’t just believe in ghosts, they made a science of it. While they certainly see plenty of action hunting down these apparitions and lost souls and placing them in containment, they’d be just as happy discussing the intricate differences between an endoplasmic unit versus an ectoplasmic unit.

Bunsen and Beaker (Muppet Babies)


It would be irresponsible of me to put together a list of scientists and leave out Dr. Honeydew Bunsen and Beaker. Much like Egon and Ray above, Beaker and Bunsen are a pair that cannot be easily separated. From Bunsen’s well-intentioned inventions to Beaker’s mishaps in the lab, it is for the sake of science that they keep at it, while at the same time making the case for safety in the lab.

Honorable Mention:
Dr. Emmett Brown


While one of the biggest things to come out of the 80’s was the Back to the Future franchise, the animated television series did not make its debut until 1991. Doc Brown still deserved a mention on this list, though, for his contributions prior to the series.

Disagree with any of these choices? Have any other suggestions you think should have made the list? Let us know in the comments!