History BadassBookworm / ComicBooks

30th Oct '16 2:19:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'': The original Reed Richards at times possesses this as well. He punched out Blaastar and Klaw, beat Doom in a one-on-one time travel duel, killed a couple of dinosaurs.... He's done his bit for the cause of {{badass}}ery.
* DoctorDoom is an OmnidisciplinaryScientist first, TinTyrant second, EvilSorceror third, but he is also this fourth. He has trained with the best fencers in Europe, routinely engages in personal combat with superhuman, demonic and even godlike foes (with PowerArmor, but he still demonstrates skill and experience even with trained and overpowered enemies), and in one story, with stripped of armour and resources, once actually killed a lion ''with a single bare-fisted punch''.

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* ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'': The original Reed Richards at times possesses this as well. He punched out Blaastar and Klaw, beat Doom in a one-on-one time travel duel, killed a couple of dinosaurs.... He's done his bit for the cause of {{badass}}ery.
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* DoctorDoom ComicBook/DoctorDoom is an OmnidisciplinaryScientist first, TinTyrant second, EvilSorceror third, but he is also this fourth. He has trained with the best fencers in Europe, routinely engages in personal combat with superhuman, demonic and even godlike foes (with PowerArmor, but he still demonstrates skill and experience even with trained and overpowered enemies), and in one story, with stripped of armour and resources, once actually killed a lion ''with a single bare-fisted punch''.
9th Sep '16 2:57:05 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Supegirl's different Secret Identities (pre-Crisis Linda Lee, post-Crisis Linda Lang, ''[[Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth Rebirth]]'' Kara Danvers) always look like a glass-wearing, small, physically unimposing, highly smart nerdy girl... who can lift millions of tons with ease.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Supegirl's Supergirl's different Secret Identities (pre-Crisis Linda Lee, post-Crisis Linda Lang, ''[[Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth Rebirth]]'' Kara Danvers) always look like a glass-wearing, small, physically unimposing, highly smart nerdy girl... who can lift millions of tons with ease.
9th Sep '16 2:55:51 AM Tron80
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** Her villain counterpart, The Calculator, was rebooted as one of these. He is even able to outwit ''Batman himself'' as a knowledge broker.

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** Her In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'' Barbara is a successful novelist, a computer whiz with an eidetic memory... and a superhero and crimefighter.
* Batgirl's
villain counterpart, The Calculator, was rebooted as one of these. He is even able to outwit ''Batman himself'' as a knowledge broker.
29th Aug '16 7:38:14 AM Tron80
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* Peter Parker. Science nerd. Photographer. {{Spider-Man}}. Once punched {{Wolverine}} through an unbreakable plate glass window to fall to the street 15 stories below when he was mad. The epitome of this trope due to being the first known teenage outcast super hero. He's the master of this trope because, despite being a nerd, he gets all sorts of awesome powers and is a straight up ChickMagnet. Second only to Tony Stark in that area (also a fellow Badass Bookworm), but Parker is the original Nerd {{Superman}}.
* Spiderman's villain, The Shocker. Smart guy and puts up a good fight. Has updated and improved his costume and blast gauntlets based upon past encounters with Spider-Man. Also one of the most professional villains in the rogues gallery, having an alright win-loss ratio considering that he fights ''Spider-Man''.
* The [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA's]] Mr. Terrific is the third smartest man on the planet. He has a knack for having knacks. He also has an Olympic gold medal and six black belts.

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* Franchise/SpiderMan:
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Peter Parker. Science nerd. Photographer. {{Spider-Man}}.Spider-Man. Once punched {{Wolverine}} through an unbreakable plate glass window to fall to the street 15 stories below when he was mad. The epitome of this trope due to being the first known teenage outcast super hero. He's the master of this trope because, despite being a nerd, he gets all sorts of awesome powers and is a straight up ChickMagnet. Second only to Tony Stark in that area (also a fellow Badass Bookworm), but Parker is the original Nerd {{Superman}}.
* ** Spiderman's villain, The Shocker. Smart guy and puts up a good fight. Has updated and improved his costume and blast gauntlets based upon past encounters with Spider-Man. Also one of the most professional villains in the rogues gallery, having an alright win-loss ratio considering that he fights ''Spider-Man''.
* The [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA's]] ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Supegirl's different Secret Identities (pre-Crisis Linda Lee, post-Crisis Linda Lang, ''[[Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth Rebirth]]'' Kara Danvers) always look like a glass-wearing, small, physically unimposing, highly smart nerdy girl... who can lift millions of tons with ease.
* ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'':
Mr. Terrific is the third smartest man on the planet. He has a knack for having knacks. He also has an Olympic gold medal and six black belts.
7th Aug '16 10:13:09 AM nombretomado
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* Barbara Gordon in TheDCU is one. Even as ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl}},'' she is a bookworm, physically unimposing and underestimated. As [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Oracle]], [[HandicappedBadass she's in a wheelchair and still capable of kicking the ass of various muggers, five Men In Black and the elite secret agent Spysmasher on different occasions]], in addition to being a master strategist with a photographic memory, unmatched computer skills and genius-level intellect.

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* Barbara Gordon in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU is one. Even as ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl}},'' she is a bookworm, physically unimposing and underestimated. As [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Oracle]], [[HandicappedBadass she's in a wheelchair and still capable of kicking the ass of various muggers, five Men In Black and the elite secret agent Spysmasher on different occasions]], in addition to being a master strategist with a photographic memory, unmatched computer skills and genius-level intellect.



* [[TheFlash Barry Allen]], whose powers also come with the benefit of giving him a faster working brain, and were caused by him playing with chemicals. He's one of the most powerful superhumans in Franchise/TheDCU, but he's also a scientist by trade.

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* [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]], whose powers also come with the benefit of giving him a faster working brain, and were caused by him playing with chemicals. He's one of the most powerful superhumans in Franchise/TheDCU, but he's also a scientist by trade.



* VandalSavage, although he [[WickedCultured deplores fisticuffs]], is a ContemporaryCaveman with enhanced strength, endurance, and reflexes. He will ''wreck you'' if you insist on a fistfight (as many superheroes throughout the decades have discovered).

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* VandalSavage, ComicBook/VandalSavage, although he [[WickedCultured deplores fisticuffs]], is a ContemporaryCaveman with enhanced strength, endurance, and reflexes. He will ''wreck you'' if you insist on a fistfight (as many superheroes throughout the decades have discovered).
3rd Jun '16 6:47:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* After a brief stint with the Wreckers in [=IDW=]'s ''[[TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics, during which he was badly wounded, Perceptor decides he needs to improve his combat abilities. He does this by adding gyroscopic stabilizers to his arm, an advanced targeting visor to his head, and a bunch of other upgrades that have the end result of turning him into a brutally effective ColdSniper. (This takes place chronologically before his appearance in All Hail Megatron, thus {{retcon}}ning an answer to the question, "When did Perceptor get scary?"

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* After a brief stint with the Wreckers in [=IDW=]'s ''[[TheTransformersIDW ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics, during which he was badly wounded, Perceptor decides he needs to improve his combat abilities. He does this by adding gyroscopic stabilizers to his arm, an advanced targeting visor to his head, and a bunch of other upgrades that have the end result of turning him into a brutally effective ColdSniper. (This takes place chronologically before his appearance in All Hail Megatron, thus {{retcon}}ning an answer to the question, "When did Perceptor get scary?"
5th Apr '16 11:12:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Both Dwight and Wallace from ''SinCity'' are very intelligent, well-educated men who are more than capable of bringing down the bad guys.

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* Both Dwight and Wallace from ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' are very intelligent, well-educated men who are more than capable of bringing down the bad guys.
20th Mar '16 7:22:25 AM Dragon101
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** That said, Doom has had his moments as well.

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** That said, Doom * DoctorDoom is an OmnidisciplinaryScientist first, TinTyrant second, EvilSorceror third, but he is also this fourth. He has had his moments as well.trained with the best fencers in Europe, routinely engages in personal combat with superhuman, demonic and even godlike foes (with PowerArmor, but he still demonstrates skill and experience even with trained and overpowered enemies), and in one story, with stripped of armour and resources, once actually killed a lion ''with a single bare-fisted punch''.
28th Feb '16 7:47:11 PM nombretomado
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* Tony Stark, the titular ComicBook/IronMan. He also kicks ass without the use of his suit or any advanced technology, considering CaptainAmerica taught him to fight.

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* Tony Stark, the titular ComicBook/IronMan. He also kicks ass without the use of his suit or any advanced technology, considering CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica taught him to fight.
28th Feb '16 7:46:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': Sage, who explicitly has AwesomeByAnalysis as her superpower. Combine this with a strong ActionGirl streak and you have a badass who will beat you up while explaining what you are doing wrong.
** Also ComicBook/KittyPryde. Not only is she an electronics genius as a teenager, but she then gets ninja training from {{Wolverine}} and develops her phasing power so that she can hit you whilst she's phasing through somebody else.
** Also ComicBook/{{X 23}}. Although not of savant or genius-level, she's nonetheless highly-educated, multilingual, and once told Storm she's [[SmartPeoplePlayChess never lost a chess match]]. She's also an ''incredibly'' skilled fighter and deadly assassin, and ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' reveals she applies AwesomenessByAnalysis and SherlockScan to plan how to kill everyone around her immediately upon entering a room.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': ''Comicbook/XMen''
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Sage, who explicitly has AwesomeByAnalysis as her superpower. Combine this with a strong ActionGirl streak and you have a badass who will beat you up while explaining what you are doing wrong.
** Also ComicBook/KittyPryde. Not only is she an electronics genius as a teenager, but she then gets ninja training from {{Wolverine}} and develops her phasing power so that she can hit you whilst she's phasing through somebody else.
** Also ComicBook/{{X 23}}. Although not of a savant or genius-level, she's nonetheless highly-educated, multilingual, and once told Storm she's [[SmartPeoplePlayChess never lost a chess match]]. She's also an ''incredibly'' skilled fighter and deadly assassin, and ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' reveals she applies AwesomenessByAnalysis and SherlockScan to plan how to kill everyone around her immediately upon entering a room.
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