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15th Mar '17 7:21:37 AM _ballerina_
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* In ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' [[NiceGuy Pierre]] is stout and [[TheKlutz clumsy]] with [[GentleGiant big hands]] and an [[Adorkable awkward manner]]. He spends most of his time reading or discussing philosophy, but he's also [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Jean Valjean strong]]—in an early part of the story, he picks up a fully-grown [[BearsAreBadNews bear]] and "dances around the room with it". He seems quite harmless if Herculean [[BerserkButton unless the two most important people in his life are involved]]: Natasha and Napoleon, and then he's threatening to bash your head in with a paperweight, as Anatole finds out.

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* In ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' [[NiceGuy Pierre]] is stout and [[TheKlutz clumsy]] with [[GentleGiant big hands]] and an [[Adorkable awkward manner]].manner. He spends most of his time reading or discussing philosophy, but he's also [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Jean Valjean strong]]—in an early part of the story, he picks up a fully-grown [[BearsAreBadNews bear]] and "dances around the room with it". He seems quite harmless if Herculean [[BerserkButton unless the two most important people in his life are are involved]]: Natasha [[OneTrueLove Natasha]] and Napoleon, [[BrokenPedestal Napoleon]], and then he's threatening threatening to bash your head in with a paperweight, as Anatole finds out.
15th Mar '17 7:17:55 AM _ballerina_
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* In ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' Pierre is stout and clumsy with big hands and an awkward manner. He spends most of his time reading or discussing philosophy, but he's also [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Jean Valjean strong]]—in an early part of the story, he picks up a fully-grown [[BearsAreBadNews ''bear'']] and "dances around the room with it". He seems quite harmless if Herculean [[BeserkButton unless the two most important people in his life are involved]]: Natasha and Napoleon, and then he's threatening to bash your head in with a paperweight, as Anatole finds out.

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* In ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' Pierre [[NiceGuy Pierre]] is stout and clumsy [[TheKlutz clumsy]] with [[GentleGiant big hands hands]] and an [[Adorkable awkward manner. manner]]. He spends most of his time reading or discussing philosophy, but he's also [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Jean Valjean strong]]—in an early part of the story, he picks up a fully-grown [[BearsAreBadNews ''bear'']] bear]] and "dances around the room with it". He seems quite harmless if Herculean [[BeserkButton [[BerserkButton unless the two most important people in his life are are involved]]: Natasha and Napoleon, and then he's threatening threatening to bash your head in with a paperweight, as Anatole finds out.
15th Mar '17 7:14:36 AM _ballerina_
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* In ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' Pierre is stout and clumsy with big hands and an awkward manner. He spends most of his time reading or discussing philosophy, but he's also [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Jean Valjean strong]]—in an early part of the story, he picks up a fully-grown [[BearsAreBadNews ''bear'']] and "dances around the room with it". He seems quite harmless if Herculean [[BeserkButton unless the two most important people in his life are involved]]: Natasha and Napoleon, and then he's threatening to bash your head in with a paperweight, as Anatole finds out.
26th Jan '17 9:40:30 PM PaulA
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* Hari Seldon in the first ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' prequel. Turns out his entire homeworld knows kung fu.

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* Hari Seldon in the first ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/PreludeToFoundation'' prequel. Turns out his entire homeworld knows kung fu.
13th Jan '17 9:14:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Keepers of Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy. They primary goal has been to collect knowledge for a thousand years, only to give it back to mankind after the Collapse of [[TheEmpire the Final Empire]]. However, their feruchemicals power also allow them to store physical abilities (strength, speed, sight, etc...) to use it later. Making them ''very'' powerful warriors.

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* The Keepers of Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy. They primary goal has been to collect knowledge for a thousand years, only to give it back to mankind after the Collapse of [[TheEmpire the Final Empire]]. However, their feruchemicals power also allow them to store physical abilities (strength, speed, sight, etc...) to use it later. Making them ''very'' powerful warriors.
23rd Nov '16 7:06:45 PM nombretomado
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** Not to mention his father, also an ecologist, mentioned in the appendix as having impressed the Fremen in the first place by immediately killing some Harkonnen flunkies that were threatening them, using a weapon that's described identically to an [[AssassinsCreed Assassin's Hidden Blade]].

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** Not to mention his father, also an ecologist, mentioned in the appendix as having impressed the Fremen in the first place by immediately killing some Harkonnen flunkies that were threatening them, using a weapon that's described identically to an [[AssassinsCreed [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Assassin's Hidden Blade]].
22nd Nov '16 6:13:57 PM PaulA
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* Cletus Grahame in Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Literature/TacticsOfMistake''. He's a librarian. With a Medal of Honor. He's also a ChessMaster.
* Professor William Race from ''[[MatthewReilly Temple]]'' is brought on a secret mission to translate an ancient manuscript. Somehow, despite having no military training, he gets dragged along to every battle and ends up being the last man standing.

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* Cletus Grahame in Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Literature/TacticsOfMistake''. He's a librarian. With a Medal of Honor. He's also a ChessMaster.
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* Professor William Race from ''[[MatthewReilly Temple]]'' Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Temple'' is brought on a secret mission to translate an ancient manuscript. Somehow, despite having no military training, he gets dragged along to every battle and ends up being the last man standing.
22nd Nov '16 6:13:17 PM PaulA
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* Cletus Grahame in Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Tactics of Mistake'' (part of the ChildeCycle). He's a librarian. With a Medal of Honor. He's also a ChessMaster.

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* Cletus Grahame in Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Tactics of Mistake'' (part of the ChildeCycle).''Literature/TacticsOfMistake''. He's a librarian. With a Medal of Honor. He's also a ChessMaster.
12th Nov '16 5:58:01 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'', protagonist Irene is a MagicLibrarian, but is also competent at hitting attackers over the head with chairs, if the situation calls for it. It is hinted at that she went to a boarding school that prided itself on preparing its students for all the dangerous situations they could encounter in life.
6th Nov '16 7:22:07 AM dlchen145
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** And then we have Talbot in the ''Literature/CouncilWars'' series, who is a historic re-enactor and one of the main characters. Though he is more a {{Badass}} who became a Bookworm after [[RetiredBadass retiring from Badassery]].

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** And then we have Talbot in the ''Literature/CouncilWars'' series, who is a historic re-enactor and one of the main characters. Though he is more a {{Badass}} badass who became a Bookworm after [[RetiredBadass retiring from Badassery]].



** Rhaegar Targaryen was well known as a reclusive, scholarly prince who one day out of the blue decided to take part in a tourney against the best knights in the kingdom... and won, despite only ever ''reading'' about tourneys. He then promptly ran off with the protagonists' sister, unintentionally helping to set off a CivilWar (though his [[TheCaligula Caligula]] dad did most of the work by killing some nobles in horrible fashion for no reason) by pissing-off her betrothed, hot tempered ActionHero and future king Robert Baratheon, and the only man in Westeros who doesn't think Rhaegar was the most awesome BadAss WorthyOpponent who ever walked the Earth. The two eventually fought and though Rhaegar lost, he is said to have fought valiantly and bravely in a truly epic battle.

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** Rhaegar Targaryen was well known as a reclusive, scholarly prince who one day out of the blue decided to take part in a tourney against the best knights in the kingdom... and won, despite only ever ''reading'' about tourneys. He then promptly ran off with the protagonists' sister, unintentionally helping to set off a CivilWar (though his [[TheCaligula Caligula]] dad did most of the work by killing some nobles in horrible fashion for no reason) by pissing-off her betrothed, hot tempered ActionHero and future king Robert Baratheon, and the only man in Westeros who doesn't think Rhaegar was the most awesome BadAss badass WorthyOpponent who ever walked the Earth. The two eventually fought and though Rhaegar lost, he is said to have fought valiantly and bravely in a truly epic battle.
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