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7th Nov '16 7:10:32 PM dlchen145
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', scientist Benton Quest sometimes shows {{Badass}} tendencies (though he's usually overshadowed by his more conventionally badass bodyguard, Race Bannon), particularly during his escape from the villain's headquarters in "General Winter" and his climactic fight with BigBad Dr. Zin in "The Robot Spies." This was also true in the original ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' series, in which Dr. Quest is a "real dynamo when he gets going" according to Race Bannon himself.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', scientist Benton Quest sometimes shows {{Badass}} badass tendencies (though he's usually overshadowed by his more conventionally badass bodyguard, Race Bannon), particularly during his escape from the villain's headquarters in "General Winter" and his climactic fight with BigBad Dr. Zin in "The Robot Spies." This was also true in the original ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' series, in which Dr. Quest is a "real dynamo when he gets going" according to Race Bannon himself.



** David Xanatos. He's well-spoken, a keen businessman with several hundred million to his name, an avid chess-player, and indulged his geeky side by quoting the film version of ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'', admitting IAlwaysWantedToSayThat. As for the {{Badass}} portion of the equation? He's a black-belt who beats up gargoyles and other mythological creatures with PowerArmor, which he invented.

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** David Xanatos. He's well-spoken, a keen businessman with several hundred million to his name, an avid chess-player, and indulged his geeky side by quoting the film version of ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'', admitting IAlwaysWantedToSayThat. As for the {{Badass}} badass portion of the equation? He's a black-belt who beats up gargoyles and other mythological creatures with PowerArmor, which he invented.
18th Oct '16 3:09:47 AM Siempie
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s Pearl is a pretty good example of this trope. She enjoys domestic things like baking and cleaning, willingly took up the entire chore wheel, and acts like a mother towards Steven. The episode ''Last One Out of Beach City'' [[https://youtu.be/qoID0nW-nTw blatantly]] labels her as "Repressed Nerd". Despite all this, she's also a highly trained samurai and assassin, gifted technician, and was known during [[spoiler: the Gem War]] as the "Terrifying Renegade Pearl".
** This gets even more badass after the revelation in the episode ''Back to the Barn''. [[spoiler: Peridot]] reveals that Pearls are created to be [[ServantRace servants]], and that their only purpose is "standing around, [[BeautifulSlaveGirl looking nice]] and holding your stuff for you". This means that all of the things mentioned above are not naturally in Pearl's skillset, which is the case with Amethyst, Jasper, Garnet (kind of) and [[spoiler: Peridot]]. She learned all of that ''from scratch''. She ''knows'' her strengths and weaknesses, and while she's physically not as strong as the other gems, she's very fast and ''incredibly'' agile. She usually uses that to her advantage to outsmart her enemies.
*** One of the few exceptions to this rule is in the same episode mentioned above. [[spoiler: Peridot had been teasing Pearl for being a servant and not doing what she was designed to do for the entire episode. When Pearl finally gets enough, she gives Peridot a ''hell'' of a right hook.]]
4th Oct '16 6:03:14 AM annette12
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* Blossom from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.

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* Blossom from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Professor Utonium himself became one in "Powerprof", when he builds a suit that gives him powers.
22nd Sep '16 5:52:35 PM nombretomado
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* Brainstorm has officially solidified himself as this in Ben10Omniverse.

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* Brainstorm has officially solidified himself as this in Ben10Omniverse.''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.
29th Jul '16 1:57:42 AM Nepeta
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** The Author is the very definition of this trope. He wrote the series of [[GreatBigBookOfEverything journals]] that told of many of the anomalies and dangers in Gravity Falls, many of which are very dangerous-- including [[spoiler: [[BigBad Bill Cipher]].]] He invented [[spoiler: a transdimensional portal, and when he was sucked into it, he survived for 30 years on the other side.]] He's very physically fit despite [[spoiler: being in his 60s.]] He's also a certifiable genius, with 12 doctorate degrees.

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** The Author is the very definition ''definition'' of this trope. He wrote the series of [[GreatBigBookOfEverything journals]] Journals]] that told of many of the anomalies and dangers in Gravity Falls, many of which are very dangerous-- including [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Bill Cipher]].]] Cipher]]]]. He invented [[spoiler: a transdimensional portal, and when he was sucked into it, he survived for 30 years ''30 years'' on the other side.]] side]]. He's very physically fit despite [[spoiler: [[BadassGrandpa being in his 60s.]] 60s]]]]. He's also a certifiable genius, with 12 doctorate degrees.degrees.
*** It's no surprise these two [[spoiler:get along very well]].
16th Jul '16 10:35:47 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Archer}}'', episode "The Rock": Stuck in the laundromat below the ISIS facilities, a couple of the nerdy "drones" employed by ISIS build a GPS-enabled communication device out of cell phones, a cash register, lasers, wires, a belt, paper clips, and the mica crystal of an engagement ring, with which they use to call a helicopter to save Archer and Lana in San Morino. Even Pam is impressed:

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* ''{{Archer}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', episode "The Rock": Stuck in the laundromat below the ISIS facilities, a couple of the nerdy "drones" employed by ISIS build a GPS-enabled communication device out of cell phones, a cash register, lasers, wires, a belt, paper clips, and the mica crystal of an engagement ring, with which they use to call a helicopter to save Archer and Lana in San Morino. Even Pam is impressed:
8th Apr '16 5:16:53 PM hirilelfwraith
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** The Author is the very definition of this trope. He wrote the series of [[GreatBigBookOfEverything journals]] that told of many of the anomalies and dangers in Gravity Falls, many of which are very dangerous-- including [[spoiler: [[BigBad Bill Cipher]].]] He invented [[spoiler: a transdimensional portal, and when he was sucked into it, he survived for 30 years on the other side.]] He's very physically fit despite [[spoiler: being in his 60s.]] He also has 12 doctorate degrees.

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** The Author is the very definition of this trope. He wrote the series of [[GreatBigBookOfEverything journals]] that told of many of the anomalies and dangers in Gravity Falls, many of which are very dangerous-- including [[spoiler: [[BigBad Bill Cipher]].]] He invented [[spoiler: a transdimensional portal, and when he was sucked into it, he survived for 30 years on the other side.]] He's very physically fit despite [[spoiler: being in his 60s.]] He He's also has a certifiable genius, with 12 doctorate degrees.
8th Apr '16 5:15:25 PM hirilelfwraith
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** The Author is the very definition of this trope. He wrote the series of [[GreatBigBookOfEverything journals]] that told of many of the anomalies and dangers in Gravity Falls, many of which are very dangerous-- including [[spoiler: [[BigBad Bill Cipher]].]] He invented [[spoiler: a transdimensional portal, and when he was sucked into it, he survived for 30 years on the other side.]] He's very physically fit despite [[spoiler: being in his 60s.]] He also has 12 PhDs.

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** The Author is the very definition of this trope. He wrote the series of [[GreatBigBookOfEverything journals]] that told of many of the anomalies and dangers in Gravity Falls, many of which are very dangerous-- including [[spoiler: [[BigBad Bill Cipher]].]] He invented [[spoiler: a transdimensional portal, and when he was sucked into it, he survived for 30 years on the other side.]] He's very physically fit despite [[spoiler: being in his 60s.]] He also has 12 PhDs.doctorate degrees.
8th Apr '16 5:14:46 PM hirilelfwraith
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* Dipper from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' may not be very athletic, but he's still got enough nerve and cunning to take on the supernatural weirdness he finds in his investigations.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
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Dipper from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' may not be very athletic, but he's still got enough nerve and cunning to take on the supernatural weirdness he finds in his investigations.investigations.
** The Author is the very definition of this trope. He wrote the series of [[GreatBigBookOfEverything journals]] that told of many of the anomalies and dangers in Gravity Falls, many of which are very dangerous-- including [[spoiler: [[BigBad Bill Cipher]].]] He invented [[spoiler: a transdimensional portal, and when he was sucked into it, he survived for 30 years on the other side.]] He's very physically fit despite [[spoiler: being in his 60s.]] He also has 12 PhDs.
31st Jan '16 8:49:44 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[SuperFriends Challenge of the Super Friends]]'', Asian CaptainEthnic Samurai (real name: Toshio Etou) was actually a Japanese history professor in the University of Tokyo before he was turned into a super hero by the New Gods of New Genesis.

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* In ''[[SuperFriends ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}} Challenge of the Super Friends]]'', Asian CaptainEthnic Samurai (real name: Toshio Etou) was actually a Japanese history professor in the University of Tokyo before he was turned into a super hero by the New Gods of New Genesis.
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