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29th Jun '16 8:33:11 PM BlackGryphon101
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** He gets that from his Grandfather former Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp who also fits the qualifications to a horrifying degree such as throwing his Grandchildren into a chasm, tied to balloons, falls asleep sudddenly, and he once traded a large amount of gold for doughnuts.
8th Jun '16 7:15:32 PM Gamermaster
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** There's also the Baka Rangers (with the exception of [[BrilliantButLazy Yue]]), who have the lowest grades in the class but make up for it with their physical skills. Especially Asuna, who is the worse scoring student and the deuteragonist.
3rd Apr '16 8:01:56 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Usagi from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is a rare female example, being depicted as BookDumb and a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but especially in the early series since she matures and becomes a true hero later on. She isn't quite so bad in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] though, the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] tended to [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerate]] many characters.

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* Usagi from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is a rare female example, being depicted as BookDumb and a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, {{Cloudcuckoolander}} at times, but especially in the early series since she matures and becomes a true hero later on. She isn't quite so bad in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] though, the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] tended to [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerate]] many characters.
3rd Apr '16 8:00:45 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Usagi from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is a rare female example, especially in the early series since she matures and becomes a true hero later on. She isn't quite so bad in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] though, the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] tended to [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerate]] many characters.

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* Usagi from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is a rare female example, being depicted as BookDumb and a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but especially in the early series since she matures and becomes a true hero later on. She isn't quite so bad in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] though, the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] tended to [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerate]] many characters.
28th Mar '16 9:34:57 AM ObsidianFire
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** The only thing that saves him is GenreSavvy - he ''needs'' to act in such a way because it inspires everyone. He needs bravado, because everybody else has lived underground for their '''whole''' lives and nothing will change if he doesn't act in this way. He knows that Simon's mecha is special, and considering Simon [[spoiler:went on to save humanity, then the universe]], it was actually a pretty good bet.

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** The only thing that saves him is GenreSavvy his smartness - he ''needs'' to act in such a way because it inspires everyone. He needs bravado, because everybody else has lived underground for their '''whole''' lives and nothing will change if he doesn't act in this way. He knows that Simon's mecha is special, and considering Simon [[spoiler:went on to save humanity, then the universe]], it was actually a pretty good bet.



** Yuya from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is another subversion. While he initially seems like one, he comes across as having an average intelligence than actually dumb and is GenreSavvy. He mentions being bad at Math and Science but apparently does decently in other subjects. His main dumb moments were having trouble with Pendulum Summoning at first, though using card game is treated as being a lot more difficult in the show anyway.

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** Yuya from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is another subversion. While he initially seems like one, he comes across as having an average intelligence than actually dumb and is GenreSavvy.dumb. He mentions being bad at Math and Science but apparently does decently in other subjects. His main dumb moments were having trouble with Pendulum Summoning at first, though using card game is treated as being a lot more difficult in the show anyway.
26th Feb '16 10:52:33 PM apai
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** Sting of Sabertooth turns into one after the Grand Magic Games.
16th Feb '16 3:01:36 AM Kazmahu
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* Set up and then averted by Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. Given his behavior in the first few episodes/chapters, you could be forgiven for thinking he was shaping up to be a textbook example. However, he quickly proves to be a fast learner, and completely aware of how far over his head the Devil world is, leading him to defer to Rias [[TheChampion long after he becomes able to look after himself]]. He never quite shakes the nickname "Power Idiot", but that's got more to do with [[UnskilledButStrong his fighting style]] than actual intelligence.
31st Jan '16 12:32:35 PM StFan
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* Yoichi, the lead of ''Manga/AsuNoYoichi''. Since he spent most of his life training in the mountains, all he thinks about is fighting.

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* Yoichi, the lead of ''Manga/AsuNoYoichi''.''Manga/SamuraiHaremAsuNoYoichi''. Since he spent most of his life training in the mountains, all he thinks about is fighting.
7th Jan '16 8:53:06 PM Ramona122003
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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'', induced from him suffering [[EasyAmnesia massive head trauma]] as a baby (which is the biggest reason why he didn't end up a ''villain''), growing up isolated from the outside world until he was at least twelve years old, and his only education to speak of was less than a year of learning basic reading and math from [[DirtyOldMan a perverted hermit]].
** Goku was really book dumb and naïve (probably) only from living in the wilderness for 12 years. He was perfectly capable of understanding what was going on and coming up with plans. He's even shown fighting tactically several times. Although he's definitely an idiot when it comes to trusting his enemies and trying to give them second chances, but this is as much due to his kind, naïve nature as it is to stupidity.
*** The latter issue is almost FridgeBrilliance when you consider how many of his enemies have become friends.
* Yusuke from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', being what appears to be an {{Expy}} of Goku with a {{Jerkass}} {{Delinquent|s}} layer over him, also falls under this trope. He is severely, SEVERELY BookDumb; he got a bloody ''12'' on a science test. Kuwabara is worse; he got a '''''7'''''. However, Yusuke has ''far'' more common sense than the average shonen hero.
** Justified in Yusuke's case because he hardly ever shows up for school. You can't expect him to know material he wasn't in school to learn. Kuwabara is probably a straighter example of this, as even when he did study, he got a 53.
*** And it's implied that at least part of the reason for his never doing so stems from the fact his mother, Atsuko, is frankly a terribly negligent parent. She spends more time out drinking, sleeping off hangovers, or cursing him out in a drunken tirade than doing anything responsible, to the extent that Yusuke himself has very little respect for her. To be fair to her, she was a party girl who got pregnant with Yusuke at the age of '''14''' and was evidently abandoned by both the father and her family.

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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'', induced from him suffering [[EasyAmnesia massive head trauma]] as a baby (which is the biggest reason why he didn't end up a ''villain''), growing up isolated from TropeCodifier for modern [[ShonenDemographic Shonen]] heroes. At the outside world until same time, he was at least twelve years old, isn't a completely straight example of this trope since Goku is more naive and his only education to speak of was less too trusting than a year of learning basic reading and math from [[DirtyOldMan a perverted hermit]].
** Goku was really book
outright dumb and naïve (probably) only does show a surprising amount of wisdom outside of fighting. It is hinted in ''Dragon Ball Minus'' that Goku's good heart came from living in the wilderness for 12 years. He was perfectly capable of understanding what was going on his mother and coming up with plans. He's even shown fighting tactically several times. Although he's definitely an idiot when it comes to trusting not just from his enemies and trying to give them second chances, but this is as much due to his kind, naïve nature as it is to stupidity.
*** The latter issue is almost FridgeBrilliance when you consider how many
head injury like most of his enemies have become friends.
friends believe. There is also no real hint of Goku having brain damage given that he was raised in extreme isolation for most of his childhood which is why he is naive about the rest of the world and never really integrated into human society.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
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Yusuke from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', being what appears to be an {{Expy}} of Goku with a {{Jerkass}} {{Delinquent|s}} layer over him, also falls under this trope. He is severely, SEVERELY BookDumb; he got a bloody ''12'' on a science test. Kuwabara is worse; he got a '''''7'''''. However, Yusuke has ''far'' more common sense than the average shonen hero.
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hero. Justified in Yusuke's case because he hardly ever shows up for school. You can't expect him to know material he wasn't in school to learn. Kuwabara is probably a straighter example of this, as even when he did study, he got a 53.
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53. And it's implied that at least part of the reason for his never doing so stems from the fact his mother, Atsuko, is frankly a terribly negligent parent. She spends more time out drinking, sleeping off hangovers, or cursing him out in a drunken tirade than doing anything responsible, to the extent that Yusuke himself has very little respect for her. To be fair to her, she was a party girl who got pregnant with Yusuke at the age of '''14''' and was evidently abandoned by both the father and her family.
2nd Jan '16 4:16:02 PM Tropetastic1995
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*** To summarize: Ash was a total idiot when he started his journey, and then gradually matured over the course of the Original Series and Advanced generation series. During the Diamond and Pearl series he gets even better at Pokémon battling, but, as mentioned above, he gets less intelligent in all other regards. During the Best Wishes series, however, he hits the ResetButton very hard and actually becomes MORE of an idiot than when he started out. During the XY series, however, he regains his former maturity and intelligence with interest, and almost averts this trope completely.
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