History BadassBookworm / ComicBooks

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.
29th Dec '15 8:12:10 AM Anddrix
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** That said, [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doom]] has had his moments as well.

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** That said, [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doom]] Doom has had his moments as well.
7th Nov '15 5:54:10 PM nombretomado
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* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is ''the'' Badass Bookworm you wouldn't want to make angry! Perhaps not 100% applicable because the Hulk is a different personality, but overall they're the same person, and can certainly scrap ''any'' of the others. Not so long ago Bruce lost his powers (again) because of VillainSue RedHulk. Every sign on [[WordOfGod heaven]] or earth shows that Bruce is so Badass Bookworm that taking away his Hulk persona can make him even '''more''' dangerous. It's easy to forget he turned into The Hulk to begin with because he had a career building super-weapons for the government, which as Banner, he's intelligent enough to use and improve upon.

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* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is ''the'' Badass Bookworm you wouldn't want to make angry! Perhaps not 100% applicable because the Hulk is a different personality, but overall they're the same person, and can certainly scrap ''any'' of the others. Not so long ago Bruce lost his powers (again) because of VillainSue RedHulk.ComicBook/RedHulk. Every sign on [[WordOfGod heaven]] or earth shows that Bruce is so Badass Bookworm that taking away his Hulk persona can make him even '''more''' dangerous. It's easy to forget he turned into The Hulk to begin with because he had a career building super-weapons for the government, which as Banner, he's intelligent enough to use and improve upon.
10th Oct '15 3:47:08 PM nombretomado
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* Then there's NormanOsborn, who took a drug to boost his own intellect, becoming insane and super strong in the process. His successors (his son Harry Osborn and Roderick Kingsley, the first Hobgoblin) followed suit.

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* Then there's NormanOsborn, ComicBook/NormanOsborn, who took a drug to boost his own intellect, becoming insane and super strong in the process. His successors (his son Harry Osborn and Roderick Kingsley, the first Hobgoblin) followed suit.
8th Oct '15 5:17:22 PM nombretomado
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* The [[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.
* [[TheIncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]] in the MarvelUniverse is the epitome of this trope. When he isn't making SHIELD look like a bunch of fools with his mad hacking skills, he manages to take down foes with pebbles because of his understanding of physics and angles. He isn't called the seventh smartest person on the planet for nothing. And it's an open question among fans whether he's really ''only'' the seventh smartest.

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* The [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica [[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.
* [[TheIncredibleHercules [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]] in the MarvelUniverse is the epitome of this trope. When he isn't making SHIELD look like a bunch of fools with his mad hacking skills, he manages to take down foes with pebbles because of his understanding of physics and angles. He isn't called the seventh smartest person on the planet for nothing. And it's an open question among fans whether he's really ''only'' the seventh smartest.
1st Sep '15 2:00:32 PM StFan
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** 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 ''AvengersArena'' reveals she applies AwesomenessByAnalysis and SherlockScan to plan how to kill everyone around her immediately upon entering a room.

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** 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 ''AvengersArena'' ''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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