History DumbMuscle / VideoGames

26th Jan '17 4:03:00 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': The Swine King is the gigantic, brutish and extremely dangerous result of summoning some extraplanar creature into the body of a common pig. Unfortunately for him, what he got was too stupid to be useful in the least, and he locked it up in the warrens. When you fight it, it actually needs a helper to tell it who to target.

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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': The Swine King is the gigantic, brutish and extremely dangerous result of your Ancestor summoning some extraplanar creature into the body of a common pig. Unfortunately for him, what he got was too stupid to be useful in the least, and he locked it up in the warrens. When you fight it, it actually needs a helper to tell it who to target.
11th Jan '17 8:33:27 AM Divra
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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' has the Water Street Boys gang, which is basically a ''gang-wide'' case of this, complete with leader Winston Chu's right-hand man Conroy Wu (both described as possible steroid abusers) making his boss look ''worse'' for having him[[note]]he's a walking, talking symbol of Winston's inability to attract subordinates with potential, cultivate such subordinates or even attract refined subordinates in the first place[[/note]], and both men plus their gang are collectively described[[note]]by the previous mole Charlie Ho[[/note]] as unable to achieve their goals due to lack of sophistication, respectability[[note]]with which to move into white-collar crime[[/note]] and just about anything ''except'' fierce loyalty to one another and brute force violence. Then [[GeniusBruiser Wei Shen]] comes along...

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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' has the Water Street Boys gang, which is basically a ''gang-wide'' case of this, complete with leader Winston Chu's right-hand man Conroy Wu (both described as possible steroid abusers) making his boss look ''worse'' for having him[[note]]he's a walking, talking symbol of Winston's inability to attract and cultivate subordinates with potential, cultivate such subordinates potential intellect or even attract refined subordinates in the first place[[/note]], refinement[[/note]], and both men plus their gang are collectively described[[note]]by the previous mole Charlie Ho[[/note]] as unable to achieve their goals due to lack of sophistication, respectability[[note]]with which to move into white-collar crime[[/note]] and just about anything ''except'' fierce loyalty to one another and brute force violence. Then [[GeniusBruiser Wei Shen]] comes along...
7th Dec '16 8:44:33 PM Sark0TAG
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* The Imperial assassin droids in ''VideoGame/StarWarsDroidworks'' play this to an extent. Lacking droid brains, they don't have much tactical advantage, and sport weapons so short-ranged that [[LongRangeShortRangeWeapon they have to be in contact with the target]]. But that doesn't stop them from spouting all sorts of nightmarish [[IShallTauntYou taunts]] at you, [[spoiler: and one of them shows enough skill to have sabotaged a nuclear reactor on its own.]]
29th Oct '16 2:16:58 PM nombretomado
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* Goren from GuildWars qualifies, being large and stupid are pretty much his main bits of characterization.

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* Goren from GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' qualifies, being large and stupid are pretty much his main bits of characterization.
3rd Sep '16 11:20:29 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': The Swine King is the gigantic, brutish and extremely dangerous result of summoning some extraplanar creature into the body of a common pig. Unfortunately for him, what he got was too stupid to be useful in the least, and he locked it up in the warrens. When you fight it, it actually needs a helper to tell it who to target.
29th Aug '16 2:24:58 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''FireEmblem'' is quite fond of this trope:
** Seisen no Keifu: Arden to some extent
** Thracia 776: Marty
** Fuuin no Tsurugi: Gonzales, Ward to an extent
** Rekka no Ken: Bartre. "Big words... make head hurt. I'm gonna go over there and punch that rock until my head feels better."

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* ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is quite fond of this trope:
** Seisen no Keifu: ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'': Arden to some extent
extent.
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Thracia 776: Marty
776]]'': Marty.
** Fuuin no Tsurugi: ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Binding Blade]]'': Gonzales, and Ward to an extent
extent.
** Rekka no Ken: ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'': Bartre. "Big words... make head hurt. I'm gonna go over there and punch that rock until my head feels better."
23rd Jul '16 4:00:19 AM Carnel
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** Neither are perfect examples. Cirno isn't that strong compared to the rest of the cast (or even a [[BoisterousWeakling regular person]]), for the matter), and she's mentally above average for a fairy. For the oni, Suika is fairly intelligent, as seen in her story path of ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', Kasen definitely isn't dumb and her status as muscle is dubious, and we just haven't seen much of Yuugi. A better example would be Utsuho, who is extremely powerful, being essentially a living sun, and not all that much smarter than an actual crow. While crows are quite smart ''for birds'', they're still just birds. And most other characters have intelligence that's just as human-like as their appearance.

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** Neither are perfect examples. Cirno isn't that strong compared to the rest of the cast (or cast, or even a [[BoisterousWeakling regular person]]), for the matter), person]] on a physical level, and she's mentally above average for a fairy. For the oni, Suika is fairly intelligent, as seen in her story path of ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', Kasen definitely isn't dumb and her status as muscle is dubious, and we just haven't seen much of Yuugi. A better example would be Utsuho, who is extremely powerful, being essentially a living sun, and not all that much smarter than an actual crow. While crows are quite smart ''for birds'', they're still just birds. And most other characters have intelligence that's just as human-like as their appearance.
23rd Jul '16 3:58:36 AM Carnel
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** Neither are perfect examples. Cirno isn't that strong compared to the rest of the cast, and she's mentally on par with the average fairy. For the oni, Suika is fairly intelligent, as seen in her story path of ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', Kasen definitely isn't dumb and her status as muscle is dubious, and we just haven't seen much of Yuugi. A better example would be Utsuho, who is extremely powerful, being essentially a living sun, and not all that much smarter than an actual crow. While crows are quite smart ''for birds'', they're still just birds. And most other characters have intelligence that's just as human-like as their appearance.

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** Neither are perfect examples. Cirno isn't that strong compared to the rest of the cast, cast (or even a [[BoisterousWeakling regular person]]), for the matter), and she's mentally on par with the above average for a fairy. For the oni, Suika is fairly intelligent, as seen in her story path of ''Immaterial and Missing Power'', Kasen definitely isn't dumb and her status as muscle is dubious, and we just haven't seen much of Yuugi. A better example would be Utsuho, who is extremely powerful, being essentially a living sun, and not all that much smarter than an actual crow. While crows are quite smart ''for birds'', they're still just birds. And most other characters have intelligence that's just as human-like as their appearance.
26th Jun '16 12:22:46 PM nombretomado
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* Minsc, from the ''BaldursGate'' games, is a blend of DumbMuscle, GentleGiant, BoisterousBruiser, and CrazyAwesome.
* Beat from VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou. His ridiculously slow wit is balanced by his equally overwhelming abundance of power.
* Berserker from VisualNovel/FateStayNight, along with all other Berserkers in the Nasuverse, where becoming stronger at the price of getting dumber is an explicit ability of members of the class.

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* Minsc, from the ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' games, is a blend of DumbMuscle, GentleGiant, BoisterousBruiser, and CrazyAwesome.
* Beat from VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou.''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. His ridiculously slow wit is balanced by his equally overwhelming abundance of power.
* Berserker from VisualNovel/FateStayNight, ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', along with all other Berserkers in the Nasuverse, where becoming stronger at the price of getting dumber is an explicit ability of members of the class.
27th Mar '16 2:22:23 PM Tsukiyomaru0
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** Knuckles the Echidna is certainly the best example. He can break huge boulders bare handed, lift things many times over his weight and still falls for Eggman's "I'm good now, but Sonic is evil and is trying to steal the emeralds" lies.
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