Behind that glorious-in-context mustachio and that saucy expression lies the brain, heart, and digestive tract of a mad genius.
Often sidelined by public education in favor of his scientific rival, and I imagine arch nemisis, Thomas Alva Edison. While Edison was fucking around with lightbulbs, Tesla was busy harnessing electrical energy/inventing robots/blowing shit up with his crazy-ass Serbian mind (probably).
And, besides, did Edison have a mustache? Fuck no.
He also kind of looks like Ralph Fiennes. There, Hollywood, I did the work for you. Now give this man the movie he deserves. Dragons are optional, but robot battles are required.