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19th Jan '17 9:12:04 PM luord
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* Heavily implied with Roxy from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. She is [[BrainyBrunette very smart]] and was able to survive from drowning by understanding that [[ItMakesSenseInContext putting shower heads in the toilets]] would make breathing easier.

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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'':
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Heavily implied with Roxy from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. Roxy. She is [[BrainyBrunette very smart]] and was able to survive from drowning by understanding that [[ItMakesSenseInContext putting shower heads in the toilets]] would make breathing easier. easier.
** Merlin is primarily Kingsman's MissionControl as well as the one in charge of overseeing the training of new recruits. He's still more than able to hold his own against quite a few of Valentine's mooks.
7th Jan '17 8:59:55 AM nombretomado
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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his badassness]] and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.

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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', Creator/JohnWoo's ''Film/{{Broken Arrow|1996}}'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his badassness]] and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.
10th Dec '16 8:59:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his]] {{badass}}ness and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.

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* Max, the [[EvilGenius villainous]] {{sidekick}} in JohnWoo's ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'', does very well against the ActionGirl before he [[BadassBoast explains his]] {{badass}}ness his badassness]] and attempts a PreAssKickingOneLiner while {{dra|maticGunCock}}wing a [[JustShootHim gun]], sealing his fate.
29th Oct '16 5:14:30 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Louden Trott from ''Film/WhosThatGirl'' is a tax attorney with fencing skills, which he uses twice in the film -- once against a murderous criminal by [[ImprovisedWeapon using a car antenna as a fencing weapon]], and another time against the BigBad Simon Worthington by using a saber.
14th Oct '16 8:15:28 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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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.
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