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5th May '16 4:23:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Fisk in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''. Drawn to books due to being raised by a scholar, and adept with a knife.

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* Fisk in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''.''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''. Drawn to books due to being raised by a scholar, and adept with a knife.
7th Apr '16 7:20:58 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': To be a mage in this univese, you have to do a lot of studying. That fireball spell requires a working understanding of mana and the basics of how fire operates. Over the course of ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'', Eric learns to do just this and more.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
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To be a mage in this univese, you have to do a lot of studying. That fireball spell requires a working understanding of mana and the basics of how fire operates. Over the course of ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'', Eric learns to do just this and more.
** Annala is not a professional warrior like other Action Girls in this verse but her vast knowledge of monsters and magic, combined with a special bow that she created herself, enables her to be a terror in battle.
14th Mar '16 6:30:49 PM Morgaus
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* Darth Plageuis from the eponymous novel, {{Literature/DarthPlageuis}}. Like most sith, Plageuis is a lethal combatant, able to kill hundreds of opponents at once. However, unlike most sith, he studies the dark side in a manner similar to a biologist.

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* Darth Plageuis from the eponymous novel, {{Literature/DarthPlageuis}}. novel ''Literature/DarthPlagueis''. Like most sith, Plageuis is a lethal combatant, able to kill [[OneManArmy hundreds of opponents at once. once]]. However, unlike most sith, he [[EmperorScientist studies the dark side in a manner similar to a biologist.biologist]].
15th Feb '16 12:12:46 PM Morgaus
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* Two from {{Literature/TheVampireChronicles}}:
** Marius de Romanus. Marius is a reserved and knowledgeable scholar who would much rather study than fight. But, he's also one of the most powerful vampires in existence. An example of this is in Blood and Gold, when he destroys an entire room full of enemy vampires through his fire-manipulation abilities.
** Pandora. She is a scholarly tomboy who rebelled against he father and be like the rest of the guys. However, she's more than capable of beating down a group of would-be rapists.
* Darth Plageuis from the eponymous novel, {{Literature/DarthPlageuis}}. Like most sith, Plageuis is a lethal combatant, able to kill hundreds of opponents at once. However, unlike most sith, he studies the dark side in a manner similar to a biologist.
15th Jan '16 9:33:15 PM nombretomado
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* Harold Lauder from Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'' probably qualifies, although it's somewhat subverted in that years of being bullied, ignored, and rejected leave him bitter to the point of using his considerable skills and intelligence for evil rather than good.

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* Harold Lauder from Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'' ''Literature/TheStand'' probably qualifies, although it's somewhat subverted in that years of being bullied, ignored, and rejected leave him bitter to the point of using his considerable skills and intelligence for evil rather than good.
2nd Jan '16 10:51:55 PM nombretomado
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* SoonIWillBeInvincible's Dr. Impossible. He's the smartest man in the world and not particularly intimidating physically but is superhumanly strong and tough.

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* SoonIWillBeInvincible's ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'''s Dr. Impossible. He's the smartest man in the world and not particularly intimidating physically but is superhumanly strong and tough.
18th Nov '15 8:45:59 PM Greenhat
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**Also, Anathema Device. She has a mind like a crossword-puzzle dictionary and an encyclopedic knowledge of occultism. She also has a very large bread knife.
2nd Oct '15 4:48:22 PM nombretomado
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* Toni Ware and Leonard Stecyk in ThePaleKing. Thanks to [[spoiler: spending childhood as a drifter]], Toni is well-read but borderline homicidal. Leonard's extensive knowledge of medical techniques helps him [[spoiler: saves someone's life and jump-starts his character development.]]

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* Toni Ware and Leonard Stecyk in ThePaleKing.''Literature/ThePaleKing''. Thanks to [[spoiler: spending childhood as a drifter]], Toni is well-read but borderline homicidal. Leonard's extensive knowledge of medical techniques helps him [[spoiler: saves someone's life and jump-starts his character development.]]
30th Sep '15 9:00:21 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The bookish and unimposing Achamian from ''SecondApocalypse'' is constantly underestimated and thought weak even by his friends. As well as being strong mentally, he is a sorcerer of [[InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality vast destructive power he rarely has reason to unleash]].

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* The bookish and unimposing Achamian from ''SecondApocalypse'' ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' is constantly underestimated and thought weak even by his friends. As well as being strong mentally, he is a sorcerer of [[InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality vast destructive power he rarely has reason to unleash]].
24th Jun '15 2:33:47 PM Delta5Qmp
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* Vibeke from ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'' is the brains of the group, but is as tough a warrior as the rest.
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