Mr. Goodkat wrote:Now I'm wondering, why do scientists almost only cause trouble with their work in these kind of shows? Can't these guys invent something that can't be misused to wreak havoc for a change?
Don't blame the scientists. I'm sure it doesn't matter what they invent. No matter what it's intended for, it's going to be misused. The villains will find a way.
Hackle's (revolutionary) mind transfer process - Completely non-military. Gave us the Metallikats.
The Gemkat 6000 - Just a diamond mining machine and nothing more, but it turned Rex Shard into a monster.
The Macrobots - Originally non-military, intended as exploration vehicles, but weaponized by Pumadyne. Then stolen by the Metallikats and used to wreak havoc.
Kat Sat 1 - Intended for peaceful exploration of space, and it brought back a plague of Ci-Kat-A.
The anti-weapon scrambler - Since it was invented by a scientist working at Pumadyne, it clearly was made with military purposes in mind, but I'm pretty sure they still didn't intend for it to be used to rob trains.
Viper Mutagen 368 - Intended to solve blight and deforestation. Gave us Dr. Viper, and, had it been implemented on a large scale, it would've given us a plague of half plant, half snake monsters.
But non-peaceful things have been misused just as often. In addition to the anti-weapon scrambler and weaponized Macrobots, let's not forget the Behemoth and the Blue Manx. Progress is fraught with danger. Everything can be potentially misused. Hackle could make an automated butt-wiping machine and Dark Kat would find a way to turn it to his evil purposes. So they can either accept that nothing is without risk (especially in Megakat City) and charge full speed ahead into the undiscovered country, or they can simply do nothing, invent nothing, and never try to improve or innovate at all, ever, which is the only other alternative, really.