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21st May '16 1:29:41 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' - They're a bunch of disgraced professors [[TokenMinority (and one blue-collar joe)]] sending demons, malicious ghosts, evil sorcerers, and other supernatural baddies packing on a regular basis!
** Winston Zeddemore does ascend to this in the 2009 video game, though, where he's mentioned to have gotten his degree.
* Captain Nemo is exactly this in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' - They're a bunch of disgraced professors [[TokenMinority (and one blue-collar joe)]] sending demons, malicious ghosts, evil sorcerers, and other supernatural baddies packing on a regular basis!
** Winston Zeddemore does ascend to this in [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame the 2009 video game, game]], though, where he's mentioned to have gotten his degree.
* %%* Captain Nemo is exactly this in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
15th May '16 11:26:38 PM nombretomado
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** On the subject of the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Loki is a villainous example. He's often overshadowed by [[DumbMuscle Thor's]] combat prowess, but he is a very formidable warrior in his own right, able to take down multiple assailants in seconds with only a dagger.

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** On the subject of the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, Loki is a villainous example. He's often overshadowed by [[DumbMuscle Thor's]] combat prowess, but he is a very formidable warrior in his own right, able to take down multiple assailants in seconds with only a dagger.
12th May '16 5:12:53 PM siberia82
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** Charles Xavier is an Oxford graduate as shown in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', with a doctorate in genetics.
** Hank [=McCoy=] earned his [=PhD=] (presumably in engineering and a biology-related field) from Harvard at the age of 15, as established in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.

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** Charles Xavier is an Oxford graduate as shown in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', with a doctorate in genetics.
genetics. He single-handedly prevents the Third World War with some quick thinking and telepathy; he blows up the vessel which was commandeered by the Hellfire Club through a Soviet officer on another warship. Later, he [[spoiler:holds a telepathic link in order to immobilise Shaw while Magneto pushes a coin through Sebastian's skull. Charles feels ''everything'', but he doesn't let go of the connection despite the agony he experiences.]]
** Hank [=McCoy=] earned his [=PhD=] (presumably in engineering and a biology-related field) from Harvard at the age of 15, as established in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. When he's in his blue, furry Beast form, he's blessed with SuperStrength, and in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', he's capable of defeating Magneto--not even an adamantium-less Wolverine was able to lay a single scratch on the metal-manipulating mutant.
19th Apr '16 3:51:22 AM erforce
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** Likewise, though not to the same extent, [[Film/TheLastCrusade his father]]. The lesser display of badassery seems to be his father's gentler nature and distaste for violence, although he manages to bring down a fighter plane with nothing more than his umbrella and some conveniently located birds.

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** Likewise, though not to the same extent, [[Film/TheLastCrusade [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade his father]]. The lesser display of badassery seems to be his father's gentler nature and distaste for violence, although he manages to bring down a fighter plane with nothing more than his umbrella and some conveniently located birds.
29th Mar '16 8:34:14 AM Morgaus
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* [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious]] from ''Film/StarWars''. Palpatine is a very intelligent man, oftentimes getting through conflict simply by manipulating others rather than taking action himself. But when he does take action, things aren't pretty. He's also extremely well versed in the lore of the Dark Side.
11th Mar '16 8:29:02 AM erforce
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7th Dec '15 11:04:44 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'': As demonstrated by Victor's confrontations with the attackers at the circus and with Inspector Turpin (who is habituated to dealing with hardened criminals), Frankenstein can defend himself in a pinch even though he's a scientist, not a combatant.
23rd Nov '15 1:13:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lt. Ring becomes one in the HeartbreakRidge.

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* Lt. Ring becomes one in the HeartbreakRidge.Film/HeartbreakRidge.
21st Oct '15 10:33:52 AM Willbyr
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* Jijii from ''IchiTheKiller''. A little old [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], Jijii, manipulates the underworld from the shadows until he's confronted by a Yakuza enforcer, forcing him to [[spoiler: whip off his clothes to reveal his impossibly muscular frame, then break every bone in an enforcer's body]].

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* Jijii from ''IchiTheKiller''. ''Manga/IchiTheKiller''. A little old [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], Jijii, Jijii manipulates the underworld from the shadows until he's confronted by a Yakuza enforcer, forcing him to [[spoiler: whip off his clothes to reveal his impossibly muscular frame, then break every bone in an enforcer's body]].
4th Jun '15 10:55:45 PM erforce
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* [[MadScientist Doc Brown]] in ''Film/BackToTheFuture 3'' [[BigDamnHeroes comes to Marty's rescue]] with what looks to be an improvised SniperRifle and claims to be able to "shoot a flea off a dog's back at 500 yards." Knowing him, ''it probably can''.

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* [[MadScientist Doc Brown]] in ''Film/BackToTheFuture 3'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' [[BigDamnHeroes comes to Marty's rescue]] with what looks to be an improvised SniperRifle and claims to be able to "shoot a flea off a dog's back at 500 yards." Knowing him, ''it probably can''.



** Ditto (naturally) for Professor Moriarty in ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows]]''; he was a boxing champion at Oxford and more than a match for Holmes. He would have won if he hadn't discounted the possibility that Holmes was willing to sacrifice himself to stop him.

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** Ditto (naturally) for Professor Moriarty in ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows]]''; ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''; he was a boxing champion at Oxford and more than a match for Holmes. He would have won if he hadn't discounted the possibility that Holmes was willing to sacrifice himself to stop him.
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