I know and love the “If I am ever the Evil Overlord” list (OTTOMH “If the hero asks for a last request, no matter how seemingly minor or harmless, I will say no and kill him. On second thought, I will kill him and then say no”) and the “If I am ever the Vampire” list (OTTOMH “I will not seek vengance because the hero has killed another vampire. He’s proven he can do it once, I’m not giving him the chance to do it twice.”).
Is there a “If I am ever the Mad Scientist” list or do I need to write one?
Things I Will Do If I Am Ever The Mad Scientist
For the purposes of clarity all genetically engineered monsters, alien prisoners, androids, robots, humans who have been altered against their will (surgically, cybernetically, genetically, or otherwise), etc shall be referred to as creatures.
1)All safety devices, all controls, etc will have backups. All backups will have backups. The backup backups will have backups.
All creatures shall be confined in high gauge steel. All cages shall be steel. All doors, locks, and jambs will be steel. All operating or examination tables will be steel. The restraints on the tables will also be steel. Any collars, muzzles, or other restraints will be steel. Yes, leather would be more comfortable. Yes, steel collars will cause sores. I don’t care. I’d rather have a restrained creature in need of vaseline intensive care lotion than a comfortable creature who is running loose and ripping out throats.
All cages or other enclosures shall not have openings large enough for a creature to fit an arm, claw, tentacle or other potentially harmful appendage through.
All cages and enclosures shall be placed sufficiently far apart that a large group of people can pass between them without coming in reach of the creatures.
And more relevant to Resident Evil
?) All computers will have a manual override. This will not be a program, or key. It will be a large wire which can be disconnected and which the computer cannot counter.
?) All computers will have an external power source. In the event the system must be shut down and manual override is not helping, the computer can be shut down by yanking the plug.
?)In the event of contagion or creature containment failure, the base can be sealed and sterilized (By high intensity radiation, toxic gas, or high temperature fire as appropriate) from outside. This system can be can be manually overridden from several locations inside the laboratory. It cannot be overridden by the computer in any way.
I’ll write up the whole list (likey to be several hundred items) later. Jurassic Park would have been safer than Disneyland if they had just used proper security procedures.