History BadassBookworm / WebComics

21st Aug '16 10:31:12 AM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton and Nathan Hale of ''TheDreamer'' definitely qualify.

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* UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton and Nathan Hale of ''TheDreamer'' ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'' definitely qualify.
11th May '16 5:52:17 AM jormis29
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* [[Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation Misho]]. Dear Gods in Yu-Shan ''Misho.'' Now being a [[{{Exalted}} Twilight Caste Solar]] is all about being a Badass Bookworm in the first place, but Misho is a glasses-wearing [[TheChick healer]] who prefers to use AwesomenessByAnalysis to defeat his foes. And if you piss him off, he will ''[[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0100.html obliterate you.]]''

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* [[Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation Misho]]. Dear Gods in Yu-Shan ''Misho.'' Now being a [[{{Exalted}} [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Twilight Caste Solar]] is all about being a Badass Bookworm in the first place, but Misho is a glasses-wearing [[TheChick healer]] who prefers to use AwesomenessByAnalysis to defeat his foes. And if you piss him off, he will ''[[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0100.html obliterate you.]]''
14th Feb '16 10:59:21 PM Adeon
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** Some of the librarians of the Incorruptible Library probably qualify since their Acquisitions Department is apparently [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160127 heavily armed]].
11th Dec '15 10:00:58 AM Veanne
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* ''Webcomic/{{Whither}}'' has Finn, an unassuming bespectacled MagicLibrarian, who embraces the [[AnIcePerson powers bestowed on him]] in order to save the world (or maybe two). Even before declaring himself "not helpless" he was prone to stunts like [[spoiler: defending his companion from a wolf. Using a pocket knife]].
1st Jul '15 7:09:54 AM Kakai
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* In a way, all five Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm qualify, as they're in college, but Paige stands out as a straight-A student who won't let this whole MagicalGirl business get in the way of her marks.
17th Feb '15 10:41:54 AM TheUnsquished
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* [[TheOneGuy Zaebos]] from {{Earthsong}} is a member of the elite Haven Guard, and the librarian.

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* [[TheOneGuy Zaebos]] from {{Earthsong}} ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'' is a member of the elite Haven Guard, and the librarian.



* Colin from ''GoodbyeChains''. Attended MIT with enough engineering skills...''to blow everything the shit up''. Oh, and guns. Can't forgot those.
* [[KeychainOfCreation Misho]]. Dear Gods in Yu-Shan ''Misho.'' Now being a [[{{Exalted}} Twilight Caste Solar]] is all about being a Badass Bookworm in the first place, but Misho is a glasses-wearing [[TheChick healer]] who prefers to use AwesomenessByAnalysis to defeat his foes. And if you piss him off, he will ''[[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0100.html obliterate you.]]''
* Felicia Whitewind from ''FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' also qualifies, since not only is she a scholar, she's also capable of making it hard for thieves to get to her. [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=7 Just]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=9 watch]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=10 her]] and you'll see.

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* Colin from ''GoodbyeChains''.''Webcomic/GoodbyeChains''. Attended MIT with enough engineering skills...''to blow everything the shit up''. Oh, and guns. Can't forgot those.
* [[KeychainOfCreation [[Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation Misho]]. Dear Gods in Yu-Shan ''Misho.'' Now being a [[{{Exalted}} Twilight Caste Solar]] is all about being a Badass Bookworm in the first place, but Misho is a glasses-wearing [[TheChick healer]] who prefers to use AwesomenessByAnalysis to defeat his foes. And if you piss him off, he will ''[[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0100.html obliterate you.]]''
* Felicia Whitewind from ''FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' ''Webcomic/FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' also qualifies, since not only is she a scholar, she's also capable of making it hard for thieves to get to her. [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=7 Just]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=9 watch]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=10 her]] and you'll see.



* Benjamin Hewitt, protagonist of {{Bibliography}} qualifies.

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* Benjamin Hewitt, protagonist of {{Bibliography}} ''Webcomic/{{Bibliography}}'' qualifies.



* Dexter from ''PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'' is able to fight on even terms against the Powerpuff Girls with his robot backpack. Also, in later chapters he fights in hand to hand combat against his rival Mandark.

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* Dexter from ''PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'' ''Webcomic/PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'' is able to fight on even terms against the Powerpuff Girls with his robot backpack. Also, in later chapters he fights in hand to hand combat against his rival Mandark.



* Nan in ''LovecraftIsMissing'' is a librarian who also happens to be an expert in the occult. Considering this is a CosmicHorrorStory based on the works of the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Master Himself]], that's not exactly a field for the fainthearted. Luckily, Nan is a highly effective ass-kicker who faces thugs and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with equal aplomb.
* Ayanah from ''{{Pawn}}''. A physically weak scholar type, she uses her considerable smarts to traverse a legendary dungeon that claimed the lives of mighty warriors, stops the demon guardian from killing her by reciting an obscure demon law, beat said guardian by challenging her to a game she knew the demon knew nothing about, and effectively enslaved said demon with a kiss.
* Bob of TrueMagic (pictured above). He later threatens somebody whilst the sword's still in the book.

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* Nan in ''LovecraftIsMissing'' ''Webcomic/LovecraftIsMissing'' is a librarian who also happens to be an expert in the occult. Considering this is a CosmicHorrorStory based on the works of the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Master Himself]], that's not exactly a field for the fainthearted. Luckily, Nan is a highly effective ass-kicker who faces thugs and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with equal aplomb.
* Ayanah from ''{{Pawn}}''.''Webcomic/{{Pawn}}''. A physically weak scholar type, she uses her considerable smarts to traverse a legendary dungeon that claimed the lives of mighty warriors, stops the demon guardian from killing her by reciting an obscure demon law, beat said guardian by challenging her to a game she knew the demon knew nothing about, and effectively enslaved said demon with a kiss.
* Bob of TrueMagic (pictured above).''Webcomic/TrueMagic''. He later threatens somebody whilst the sword's still in the book.



* WapsiSquare has this with Monica and Katherine, both working as anthropologists in a museum. Phix and Nudge are both librarians and could easily qualify as "Cthulhu Bookworm".

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* WapsiSquare ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' has this with Monica and Katherine, both working as anthropologists in a museum. Phix and Nudge are both librarians and could easily qualify as "Cthulhu Bookworm".
13th Feb '15 1:52:59 PM TheUnsquished
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* ZokushoComics: Jack's a mage and apparently plays chess quite well. He also sets people on fire.

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* ZokushoComics: ''Webcomic/ZokushoComics'': Jack's a mage and apparently plays chess quite well. He also sets people on fire.
5th Jun '14 8:17:40 AM Elvis
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* WapsiSquare has this with Monica and Katherine, both working as anthropologists in a museum. Phix and Nudge are both librarians and could easily qualify as "Cthulhu Bookworm".
12th Jan '14 10:17:24 PM unshoddenshipper
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** [[AntiVillain Redcloak]] from the same comic.
** Thus this possibly being the most popular [[CrackPairing ship]] in the series, aside from Vaarsuvius/[[AntiHero Belkar]]
29th Dec '13 2:32:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Nearly every educated Spark (mad scientist) in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' qualifies for this {{trope}}, including the protagonist, Agatha. Not only can they build death rays and turn even the most innocuous of mechanical items into death traps (such as a merry-go-round that can level a small ''town''), but they are generally shown kicking butt with their bare hands (and feet) as well as with less sophisticated weapons, such as giant wrenches and rapiers. And [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061023 brooms]]! {{Badass}}ness depending on anger level seems to be common among sparks.
** A recently-introduced character, Jorgi, is a [[SuperSoldier Jägermonster]] with a background in academic philosophy. There's probably some overlap with the GeniusBruiser here, but he was a bookworm first.
** Boris Myshkin-Dolokhov is Baron Wulfenbach's right hand man and chief administrative secretary. Dolokhov isn't a Spark, but he is brilliant, ruthless and a supremely competent organiser. He was originally a librarian, until his former master gave him an extra pair of arms, along with enhanced strength, speed, balance and co-ordination, in order to turn him into the perfect ''juggler''. However, these modifications are also ''highly'' useful in a fight. Boris is more than a match for most [[SuperSoldier Jägermonsters]] in hand-to-hand combat.
* Ship Leesoo from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. [[TheSmartGuy Book smart]], great tactician, horrible sense in fashion and [[MilesGloriosus master of]] [[BecomingTheBoast the killer arts]]
* Both ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' and SkinHorse have more than enough Badass Bookworms to satisfy even the most jaded troper. If Dave from the former isn't the very CHARACTERIZATION of this trope near the end, well.
* ''[[WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Dr. McNinja]]''. Badass. Has an MD.
* [[WebComic/AxeCop Uni-Man]]. He comes from a planet whose collective intelligence caused a mutation in ''the planet itself'', and is himself a brilliant scientist, currently developing powerful weapons for Axe Cop and his team. However, when Dr. Stinky Head steals his unicorn horn, Uni-Man interrupts the ensuing carnage to reclaim his horn...and then [[http://axecop.com/index.php/acepisodes/read/episode_19/ this happens.]]
* [[AmbiguousGender Vaarsuvius]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is an [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0020.html excellent]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0186.html example]].
* [[TheOneGuy Zaebos]] from {{Earthsong}} is a member of the elite Haven Guard, and the librarian.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has the relatively short and scrawny Kevyn "I am not a mad scientist" Andreyasn, who habitually wears a 13.75 kiloton antimatter bomb as an epaulet, and a less powerful, but shield-piercing one as another. He's also sometimes been [[SuperSoldier enhanced]] with nanotech that allowed him to punch ''through'' a tank.
** Also, Para Ventura (when she doesn't freeze in fear) and Doctor Bunnigus, and Ennesby, and probably a few others.
* Colin from ''GoodbyeChains''. Attended MIT with enough engineering skills...''to blow everything the shit up''. Oh, and guns. Can't forgot those.
* [[KeychainOfCreation Misho]]. Dear Gods in Yu-Shan ''Misho.'' Now being a [[{{Exalted}} Twilight Caste Solar]] is all about being a Badass Bookworm in the first place, but Misho is a glasses-wearing [[TheChick healer]] who prefers to use AwesomenessByAnalysis to defeat his foes. And if you piss him off, he will ''[[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0100.html obliterate you.]]''
* Felicia Whitewind from ''FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' also qualifies, since not only is she a scholar, she's also capable of making it hard for thieves to get to her. [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=7 Just]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=9 watch]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=10 her]] and you'll see.
* In ''Webcomic/JillTrentSheSirScienceSleuth'', a [[AffectionateParody parody]] RemixComic of the original ''Comicbook/JillTrentScienceSleuth'' feature, Jill fights [[GenderBender like the man she once was]], but thanks to [[AppliedPhlebotinum the wonder of Femavium]], her girl-brain cells now have the proportional density of 58 girls! Perfect for Doing Science!
* Benjamin Hewitt, protagonist of {{Bibliography}} qualifies.
* Joey from ''Webcomic/OpeyTheWarhead''. Complete with BerserkButton that turns him almost AxeCrazy. Thankfully Opey snaps him out of it.
* Dexter from ''PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'' is able to fight on even terms against the Powerpuff Girls with his robot backpack. Also, in later chapters he fights in hand to hand combat against his rival Mandark.
* UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton and Nathan Hale of ''TheDreamer'' definitely qualify.
* [[http://bookwyrms.comicgenesis.com/d/20020523.html bookwyrms]] is about some female students in a magic academy who work in its library in retrieving ancient lost tomes. To quantify their power, the demigoddess isn't the strongest one (despite displaying Hercules levels of might)
* Nan in ''LovecraftIsMissing'' is a librarian who also happens to be an expert in the occult. Considering this is a CosmicHorrorStory based on the works of the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Master Himself]], that's not exactly a field for the fainthearted. Luckily, Nan is a highly effective ass-kicker who faces thugs and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with equal aplomb.
* Ayanah from ''{{Pawn}}''. A physically weak scholar type, she uses her considerable smarts to traverse a legendary dungeon that claimed the lives of mighty warriors, stops the demon guardian from killing her by reciting an obscure demon law, beat said guardian by challenging her to a game she knew the demon knew nothing about, and effectively enslaved said demon with a kiss.
* Bob of TrueMagic (pictured above). He later threatens somebody whilst the sword's still in the book.
* Rose from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is constantly teased about her reading material by the other kids, which is heavily weighted on the goth and fantasy side of things. Upon entering the Medium, though, she uses that knowledge to become a powerful witch, or [[MagicFromTechnology something very like it.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' to the forces of darkness: remembber that [[http://www.xkcd.com/705/ sysadmins]] are [[{{Determinator}} obsessive]] people who played way too much FPS.
* ZokushoComics: Jack's a mage and apparently plays chess quite well. He also sets people on fire.
* ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'': Lazarus uses physics and chemistry to deter some pursuers.
* Billy Thatcher from ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}} morphE]]'' wears an argyle sweater-vest and is in line to become the next world chess champion. He has also awoken as an Obrimos mage with control over all the elements and the very ebb and flow of magic. His genius, imagination and strategic thinking applied to those abilities make him the strongest mage of the seedlings by a decent margin.
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