History BadassBookworm / VideoGames

24th Nov '16 3:57:39 PM Necrodomo
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* [[SquishyWizards Wizards]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are frail, otherworldly scholars who focus on delving into the secrets of the planes to unlock arcane knowledge. Specifically, knowledge of [[TheGunslinger volatile chemistry, ballistics and gunsmithing]].

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* [[SquishyWizards [[SquishyWizard Wizards]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are frail, otherworldly scholars who focus on delving into the secrets of the planes to unlock arcane knowledge. Specifically, knowledge of [[TheGunslinger volatile chemistry, ballistics and gunsmithing]].
24th Nov '16 3:57:02 PM Necrodomo
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* [[SquishyWizards Wizards]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are frail, otherworldly scholars who focus on delving into the secrets of the planes to unlock arcane knowledge. Specifically, knowledge of [[TheGunslinger volatile chemistry, ballistics and gunsmithing]].
21st Nov '16 11:18:41 PM ChaoticQueen
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has the Engineer, although the "bookworm" part tends to take a backseat to the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas stereotypically Texan]] elements of his character in the actual game. He also has MadScientist tendencies.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
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Engineer, although the "bookworm" part tends to take a backseat to the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas stereotypically Texan]] elements of his character in the actual game. He also has MadScientist tendencies.



** The Heavy has a [=PhD=] in Russian Literature.
11th Nov '16 1:23:37 AM zequeins
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* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', despite being a LazyBum is implied to have been of scientific background. There's a book on quantum physics in his house, and some weird machine that he's been working on, not to mention that he seems to have worked with the previous royal scientist. The badass part comes from the fact that he's working as a sentry despite his scientific background... though he spends most of his time slacking off. [[spoiler:But if you want to see how badass he really is, go ahead and push his button one time too many. Just remember, [[SNKBoss you're going to have a bad time.]]]]
29th Oct '16 2:37:19 PM nombretomado
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* GuildWars2: While the Durmand Priory primarily focuses on the research and reclamation of history, science, magic and technology; they are still expected to be competent, if not exceptionally skilled, fighters, if for no other reason than to combat the dangers associated with such field work. For this reason, their ranks include Guardians, Warriors and even Thieves, in addition to the other "scholar" professions.

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* GuildWars2: ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'': While the Durmand Priory primarily focuses on the research and reclamation of history, science, magic and technology; they are still expected to be competent, if not exceptionally skilled, fighters, if for no other reason than to combat the dangers associated with such field work. For this reason, their ranks include Guardians, Warriors and even Thieves, in addition to the other "scholar" professions.
28th Oct '16 2:27:38 PM nombretomado
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** ''[[GoldenSunDarkDawn Dark Dawn]]'''s Rief, after some moments as a DistressedDude, becomes the resident CombatMedic and TakesALevelInBadass while [[ExpositionFairy educating your party on Weyard's new features and developing mythos]].

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** ''[[GoldenSunDarkDawn ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Dark Dawn]]'''s Rief, after some moments as a DistressedDude, becomes the resident CombatMedic and TakesALevelInBadass while [[ExpositionFairy educating your party on Weyard's new features and developing mythos]].
13th Aug '16 12:58:09 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** [[HotScientist Liara]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe T'Soni]] is a rather [[SilkHidingSteel unassuming archaeologist, until you find out]] ''she can kill you [[MindOverMatter with her mind]]''. If the player isn't an Adept, she's the most powerful biotic in the game. [[TookALevelInBadass And that's only in the first game...]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', due to the highly advanced technology of the setting, most people are either this or a GeniusBruiser. Any class reliant upon tech attacks is usually this, as are a few biotics.
** [[HotScientist Liara]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe T'Soni]] is a rather [[SilkHidingSteel unassuming archaeologist, until you find out]] ''she can kill you [[MindOverMatter with her mind]]''. If the player isn't an Adept, she's the most powerful biotic in the game. [[TookALevelInBadass And that's only in the first game...]]]] Made especially awesome when she takes on the Shadow Broker. After noticing what his extremely rare species was and getting him angry enough to overreact, she notices the flaw in his shields and uses her biotics to take him out.



** [[JackOfAllStats Sentinel]] Shepard, having learnt to combine [[MindOverMatter biotic abilities]] and [[TheEngineer engineering]] on the battlefield to devestating effect, in addition to their N7 special forces training. How badass is Sentinel Shepard? It's possible to complete the game on Insanity without firing a ''single'' shot. Shepard doesn't ''need'' guns.

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** [[JackOfAllStats Sentinel]] Shepard, having learnt to combine [[MindOverMatter biotic abilities]] and [[TheEngineer engineering]] on the battlefield to devestating effect, in addition to their N7 special forces training. How badass is Sentinel Shepard? It's possible to complete the game on Insanity without firing a ''single'' shot. Shepard doesn't ''need'' guns. Engineer Shepard also qualifies, even getting a bonus to research due to their intelligence.
27th Jul '16 9:58:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** Mia, a [[TheQuietOne soft-spoken]] [[TheMedic professional medic]] with students of her own at an ImprobableAge, sets out to stop the incursion at Mercury Lighthouse as soon as it happens. When that fails, she forces her way into Isaac's group to track down and stop the villains for good, and in ''The Lost Age'' is such a force to be reckoned with that ''[[TheBrute Agatio]] is ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy rightfully]]) afraid of her''.

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** Mia, a [[TheQuietOne soft-spoken]] [[TheMedic professional medic]] with students of her own at an ImprobableAge, sets out to stop the incursion at Mercury Lighthouse as soon as it happens. When that fails, she forces her way into Isaac's group to track down and stop the villains for good, and in ''The Lost Age'' is such a force to be reckoned with that ''[[TheBrute Agatio]] is ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy rightfully]]) (rightfully) afraid of her''.
6th May '16 7:00:41 PM nombretomado
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* Edmund from GaiaOnline got his start as a MadScientist. Then he became a superhero. Then he fought off an AxCrazy vampire hitman... multiple times... These days, he's supposedly retired. Supposedly.

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* Edmund from GaiaOnline Website/GaiaOnline got his start as a MadScientist. Then he became a superhero. Then he fought off an AxCrazy vampire hitman... multiple times... These days, he's supposedly retired. Supposedly.



* ''FinalFantasyTactics'': the Calculator does stuff with math. Stuff like injuring every enemy on the screen. At once. Since the game lets you change classes, ''every one'' of your characters can learn to be a bookworm. Combine this with all the other classes... Badassery out the behind.

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* ''FinalFantasyTactics'': ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'': the Calculator does stuff with math. Stuff like injuring every enemy on the screen. At once. Since the game lets you change classes, ''every one'' of your characters can learn to be a bookworm. Combine this with all the other classes... Badassery out the behind.



** Nu Mou Scholars in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' use books as their weapons of choice. Seriously, no one expect a short and fragile race like the Nu Mou to be physically strong since they specialize in magic, but Scholars can deal a good amount of physical damage and use spells that hits everyone by just reading from the book. Human Seers also uses books for weapons and their Magick Frenzy ability lets them hit enemies with spells AND the book.

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** Nu Mou Scholars in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' use books as their weapons of choice. Seriously, no one expect a short and fragile race like the Nu Mou to be physically strong since they specialize in magic, but Scholars can deal a good amount of physical damage and use spells that hits everyone by just reading from the book. Human Seers also uses books for weapons and their Magick Frenzy ability lets them hit enemies with spells AND the book.
20th Apr '16 2:29:15 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}'', it's possible for the Intellectuals faction to take up arms and attempt to overthrow your regime just as any other faction. You can also become this if you pick "War Hero" or "Professor" as your background and "Scholarly" or "Athletic" as your respective trait.
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