I have finished my work for you,may I receive my money now?
Tesla's lab burns down
Oh no, I'll have to restart everything!
Tesla proves his invention is safe
As you can see, my invention is perfectly safe to use.
Edison hires Tesla to do some improvements on his machinery. Once Tesla finishes the job, he asks Edison to pay him he money he promised.Unfortunately, Edison did not pay up on his promise.
During an electrical experiment, Tesla's lab catches on fire. This causes him to have to rebuild all his inventions. Rebuilding everything would take years of work.
Edison tried to make everyone think that Tesla's invention was dangerous.He stole people's pets and publicly electrocuted them with "Tesla's creation". Tesla proved him wrong and went out in the public to test his invention on himself.It was not harmful at all.