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6th Oct '17 3:39:26 PM WhiteBirdy
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* In the very first chapter of ''Webcomic/ILoveYoo'' as the main character gets introduced, this trope gets [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]] so quickly the reader gets whiplash. It goes something like this: First Shin-Ae gets a test back while the teacher says "50%". [[SubvertedTrope Next panel, it turns out that was the class average,]] and Shin-Ae confidently thinks she must have gotten at least 85%, because she spent so long reading for it. [[DoubleSubversion Turns out she got 68%.]] In the end, it's left unclear whether she's an idiot or not, and it's not until several chapters later that it's definitely established. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope She's not.]]]]
27th Jun '17 8:01:08 AM JohnnyV
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* ''Webcomic/CurseQuest'': Considering Captain Walrus acts as the leader of the team, he definitely fits the bill. He can't tell apart a witch from a sorceress, was tricked into eating slugs and doesn't realize the obvious red flag of Avalon wanting to return to the Land of Avalon to kill the evil ruler of the Land of Avalon. The Owl Hunter is no better a hero than he is. Also during Quest-Con, all the heroes that are at the tavern don't realize that they are being attacked by actual owl-bears, which is partially affected by their drunkenness, but Avalon is quick to point out that alcohol is not the only culprit.
-->'''Requiem:''' They don't realize those ulvorn are real? Are they just too drunk? Or stupid?
-->'''Avalon:''' Some are both. ''(Glaring judgingly at Walrus.)''
---> ''Requiem and Avalon after the owl-bears break into the tavern.''
19th May '17 11:27:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Othar Tryggvassen, '''GentlemanAdventurer!''' He has some tendencies towards this trope at times, especially in his own adventures. At one point, he's trying to find and stop the Weasel Queen. He finds a woman with weasel ears and a throne. Conclusion? She must be a DamselInDistress! Othar is TooDumbToLive in the ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' world. It's a good thing he's also the {{Determinator}}. In the ''GG'' comics, Othar isn't The Hero. He's barely A Hero. He's comic relief, and he's dumb to serve the RuleOfFunny. In the twitter adventures, Othar ''is'' the hero, and he's written as fairly confident and clever, only getting into scrapes because he's a sparky GentlemanAdventurer. (though the {{twitter}} is also written ''by'' [[UnreliableNarrator Othar]], so take it with a grain of salt). Finally, he's [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120507 absurdly competent]] at ''few'' things, though. Such as surviving being thrown out of an airship (this happens to him with RunningGag frequency).

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Othar Tryggvassen, '''GentlemanAdventurer!''' He has some tendencies towards this trope at times, especially in his own adventures. At one point, he's trying to find and stop the Weasel Queen. He finds a woman with weasel ears and a throne. Conclusion? She must be a DamselInDistress! Othar is TooDumbToLive in the ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' world. It's a good thing he's also the {{Determinator}}. In the ''GG'' comics, Othar isn't The Hero. He's barely A Hero. He's comic relief, and he's dumb to serve the RuleOfFunny. In the twitter adventures, Othar ''is'' the hero, and he's written as fairly confident and clever, only getting into scrapes because he's a sparky GentlemanAdventurer. (though the {{twitter}} Website/{{twitter}} is also written ''by'' [[UnreliableNarrator Othar]], so take it with a grain of salt). Finally, he's [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120507 absurdly competent]] at ''few'' things, though. Such as surviving being thrown out of an airship (this happens to him with RunningGag frequency).
4th May '17 7:36:54 AM PixelKnight
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* Abraham of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is a mild {{Deconstruction}}: He's so stupid that he's a KnightTemplar. First he accidentally created an ArtifactOfDoom, which he then tried to destroy "by every means possible" ([[WhatAnIdiot but if nothing else, we know he didn't even try to throw it in a volcano]]), and then swore an oath to be [[TakenForGranite petrified]] and only return to life to destroy the "abominations" created by the ArtifactOfDoom.

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* Abraham of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is a mild {{Deconstruction}}: He's so stupid that he's a KnightTemplar. First he accidentally created an ArtifactOfDoom, ArtifactOfDoom that removes curses by physically manifesting them as living beings, which he then tried to destroy "by every means possible" ([[WhatAnIdiot but if nothing else, we know he didn't even try to throw it in a volcano]]), and then swore an oath to be [[TakenForGranite petrified]] and only return to life to destroy the "abominations" anything created by the ArtifactOfDoom.ArtifactOfDoom. This sounds reasonable until you realize that the diamond could be used to remove relatively benign curses, thus creating people.
9th Apr '17 11:08:29 AM nombretomado
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* Karn from ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' and the nameless hero from ''RPGWorld'' are practically clones of each other.

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* Karn from ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' and the nameless hero from ''RPGWorld'' ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' are practically clones of each other.
23rd Sep '16 3:40:52 AM Eps05
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--> '''Tarvek''' : [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121121 I... keep forgetting he's a]] [[MadScientist spark]].
18th Feb '15 10:35:26 AM TheUnsquished
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* Nario off of ''SupahNarioBros''.

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* Nario off of ''SupahNarioBros''.''Webcomic/SupahNarioBros''.



* Walky from ''[[WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'' starts out this way, though he's later revealed as both [[spoiler:a GeniusDitz and a SuperSoldier]]. He also [[ObfuscatingStupidity intentionally played up his ditz nature]] to avoid real responsibility (something he mostly abandoned near the end of ''It's Walky!'').

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* Walky from ''[[WalkyVerse ''[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'' starts out this way, though he's later revealed as both [[spoiler:a GeniusDitz and a SuperSoldier]]. He also [[ObfuscatingStupidity intentionally played up his ditz nature]] to avoid real responsibility (something he mostly abandoned near the end of ''It's Walky!'').



* Link from ''ZeldaComic'' is portayed as this.

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* Link from ''ZeldaComic'' ''Webcomic/ZeldaComic'' is portayed as this.



* Even though they're known for burning down friends' apartment buildings just by properly using kitchen appliances, Grymm and Creepknight from ''VoodooWalrus'' are still able to use [[http://voodoowalrus.com/?p=495 unconventional methods to defeat a compliment of union ninjas]].

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* Even though they're known for burning down friends' apartment buildings just by properly using kitchen appliances, Grymm and Creepknight from ''VoodooWalrus'' ''Webcomic/VoodooWalrus'' are still able to use [[http://voodoowalrus.com/?p=495 unconventional methods to defeat a compliment of union ninjas]].
25th Oct '14 5:52:09 PM SteveMB
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* Torg from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. He TookALevelInBadass as well, and does smart stuff sometimes... but reverts right back. Bun-bun can't decide whether it's an act. The real answer is probably one he has practically given himself: he doesn't like to think and prefers to avoid it. When he actually makes the effort, though, the results are either as good as for anyone else or downright brilliant in a weird kind of way. Though Gwynn thinks "[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/070111 he's smart and knows exactly what he's doing]]".

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* Torg from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. He TookALevelInBadass as well, and does smart stuff sometimes... but reverts right back. Bun-bun can't decide whether it's an act. The real answer is probably one he has practically given himself: he [[BrilliantButLazy doesn't like to think and prefers to avoid it.it]]. When he actually makes the effort, though, the results are either as good as for anyone else or downright brilliant in a weird kind of way. Though Gwynn thinks "[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/070111 he's smart and knows exactly what he's doing]]".
16th Sep '13 4:55:58 PM Austin
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* Lance from ''[[http://www.goldcoincomics.com Gold Coin Comics]]''.

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* Lance from ''[[http://www.goldcoincomics.com Gold Coin Comics]]''.''WebComic/GoldCoinComics''.
29th Jun '13 3:58:18 AM MacronNotes
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** John does have hidden depths, but he still plays this [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005590 pretty straight most of the time.]] He's pretty gullible (having been lead to his death at least once), wastes time reenacting inane scenes from [[Film/ConAir terrible movies]], generally has far less clue about what's going on than the other characters... but is the first human to ascend to God Tier, and is capable of using [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Windy Thing]] to produce tornadoes so strong they can ''drill through the planet.'' He seems to be heading toward TheMessiah. He considers himself the other kids' friend rather than their leader, which (as Rose points out) is precisely why the other kids consider him their leader.

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** John does have hidden depths, but he still plays this [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005590 pretty straight most of the time.]] He's pretty gullible (having been lead to his death at least once), wastes time reenacting inane scenes from [[Film/ConAir terrible movies]], generally has far less clue about what's going on than the other characters... but is the first human to ascend to God Tier, and is capable of using [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Windy Thing]] to produce tornadoes so strong they can ''drill through the planet.'' He seems to be heading toward TheMessiah.the AllLovingHero. He considers himself the other kids' friend rather than their leader, which (as Rose points out) is precisely why the other kids consider him their leader.
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