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3rd Apr '17 1:01:56 AM Pfff133
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Elderly examples are often {{Old Master}}s who have spent decades contemplating philosophy and punching trees in half. Another common type is the AdventurerArchaeologist, who spends as much time studying in the University as he does evading the poison-tipped arrows of angry natives. If the bookworm is [[GeniusDitz a bit of a ditz]], expect him to be CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. If they prefer not to fight, doing so only when they must, then they have MinoredInAsskicking. They are ''very'' likely to wear SpecsOfAwesome. In a FiveManBand specializing in Brains, he might as well be TheBigGuy.

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Elderly examples are often {{Old Master}}s who have spent decades contemplating philosophy and punching trees in half. Another common type is the AdventurerArchaeologist, who spends as much time studying in the University as he does they do evading the poison-tipped arrows of angry natives. If the bookworm is [[GeniusDitz a bit of a ditz]], expect him them to be CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. If they prefer not to fight, doing so only when they must, then they have MinoredInAsskicking. They are ''very'' likely to wear SpecsOfAwesome. In a FiveManBand specializing in Brains, he they might as well be TheBigGuy.
23rd Jan '17 1:15:06 AM R.G.
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23rd Jan '17 1:14:42 AM R.G.
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Elderly examples are often {{Old Master}}s who have spent decades contemplating philosophy and punching trees in half. Another common type is the AdventurerArchaeologist, who spends as much time studying in the University as he does evading the poison-tipped arrows of angry natives. If the bookworm is [[GeniusDitz a bit of a ditz]], expect him to be CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. If they prefer not to fight, doing so only when they must, then they have MinoredInAsskicking. They are ''very'' likely to wear SpecsOfAwesome.

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Elderly examples are often {{Old Master}}s who have spent decades contemplating philosophy and punching trees in half. Another common type is the AdventurerArchaeologist, who spends as much time studying in the University as he does evading the poison-tipped arrows of angry natives. If the bookworm is [[GeniusDitz a bit of a ditz]], expect him to be CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. If they prefer not to fight, doing so only when they must, then they have MinoredInAsskicking. They are ''very'' likely to wear SpecsOfAwesome.
SpecsOfAwesome. In a FiveManBand specializing in Brains, he might as well be TheBigGuy.
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22nd Nov '16 6:31:56 PM PaulA
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-->-- '''Creator/GordonRDickson''', ''[[Literature/ChildeCycle The Tactics of Mistake]]''


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-->-- '''Creator/GordonRDickson''', ''[[Literature/ChildeCycle The Tactics of Mistake]]''

''Literature/TacticsOfMistake''

7th Apr '16 7:19:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
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This character is a quiet [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]] or girl who is physically unimposing, but with HiddenDepths of formidable physical and practical skills. Or BrainsAndBrawn, brains dominant.

Their physical abilities might result from applying their genius to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis solve physical challenges like math problems]]. Their attention to detail might also result in a DiagnosisFromDrBadass. While some badass bookworms are [[MusclesAreMeaningless surprisingly strong]], others might be WeakButSkilled, relying on flawless technique or [[SquishyWizard supernatural abilities]]. Sometimes a bookworm can lack any special physical traits, but has access to an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon or [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] to make toe-to-toe combat a bit, as they say, academic. A favorite weapon of the bookworm might even be [[ThrowTheBookAtThem what's always close at hand.]]

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This character is a quiet [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]] or girl who is physically unimposing, but with HiddenDepths of formidable physical and practical skills. Or They are BrainsAndBrawn, with brains dominant.

Their physical abilities might result from applying their genius to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis solve physical challenges like math problems]]. Their attention to detail might also result in a DiagnosisFromDrBadass. While some badass bookworms are [[MusclesAreMeaningless surprisingly strong]], others might be WeakButSkilled, relying on flawless technique or [[SquishyWizard supernatural abilities]]. Sometimes a bookworm can lack any special physical traits, but has access to an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon or [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] to make toe-to-toe combat a bit, combat, as they say, academic. A favorite weapon of the bookworm might even be [[ThrowTheBookAtThem what's always close at hand.]]
28th Feb '16 1:45:43 PM MarkLungo
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-->-- '''Creator/GordonRDickson''', ''[[ChildeCycle The Tactics of Mistake]]''


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-->-- '''Creator/GordonRDickson''', ''[[ChildeCycle ''[[Literature/ChildeCycle The Tactics of Mistake]]''

25th Dec '15 10:45:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Their physical abilities might result from applying their genius to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis solve physical challenges like math problems]]. Their attention to detail might also result in a DiagnosisFromDrBadass. While some badass bookworms are [[MusclesAreMeaningless surprisingly strong]], others might be WeakButSkilled, relying on flawless technique or [[SquishyWizard supernatural abilities]]. Sometimes a bookworm can lack any special physical traits, but has access to an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon or [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] to make toe-to-toe combat a bit, as they say, academic. A favorite weapon of the bookworm might even be [[ThrowTheBookAtThem what's always close at hand.]] In a team of Brains, he is probably TheBigGuy. In a team specializing in Brawn, he is definitely TheSmartGuy.

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Their physical abilities might result from applying their genius to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis solve physical challenges like math problems]]. Their attention to detail might also result in a DiagnosisFromDrBadass. While some badass bookworms are [[MusclesAreMeaningless surprisingly strong]], others might be WeakButSkilled, relying on flawless technique or [[SquishyWizard supernatural abilities]]. Sometimes a bookworm can lack any special physical traits, but has access to an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon or [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] to make toe-to-toe combat a bit, as they say, academic. A favorite weapon of the bookworm might even be [[ThrowTheBookAtThem what's always close at hand.]] In a team of Brains, he is probably TheBigGuy. In a team specializing in Brawn, he is definitely TheSmartGuy.
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31st Jul '15 4:00:42 PM ANTMuddle
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Their physical abilities might result from applying their genius to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis solve physical challenges like math problems]]. Their attention to detail might also result in a DiagnosisFromDrBadass. While some badass bookworms are [[MusclesAreMeaningless surprisingly strong]], others might be WeakButSkilled, relying on flawless technique or [[SquishyWizard supernatural abilities]]. Sometimes a bookworm can lack any special physical traits, but has access to an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon or [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] to make toe-to-toe combat a bit, as they say, academic. A favorite weapon of the bookworm might even be [[ThrowTheBookAtThem what's always close at hand.]]

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Their physical abilities might result from applying their genius to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis solve physical challenges like math problems]]. Their attention to detail might also result in a DiagnosisFromDrBadass. While some badass bookworms are [[MusclesAreMeaningless surprisingly strong]], others might be WeakButSkilled, relying on flawless technique or [[SquishyWizard supernatural abilities]]. Sometimes a bookworm can lack any special physical traits, but has access to an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon or [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] to make toe-to-toe combat a bit, as they say, academic. A favorite weapon of the bookworm might even be [[ThrowTheBookAtThem what's always close at hand.]]
]] In a team of Brains, he is probably TheBigGuy. In a team specializing in Brawn, he is definitely TheSmartGuy.
28th Jun '15 6:55:47 PM ANTMuddle
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This character is a quiet [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]] or girl who is physically unimposing, but with HiddenDepths of formidable physical and practical skills.

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This character is a quiet [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]] or girl who is physically unimposing, but with HiddenDepths of formidable physical and practical skills.
skills. Or BrainsAndBrawn, brains dominant.
26th Jan '15 2:07:58 PM RAraya
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Note this is a different {{trope}} from the typical SecretIdentity superhero like early Peter ''{{Spider-Man}}'' Parker, as no one suspects the {{nerd}} to be the superhero.

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Note this is a different {{trope}} from the typical SecretIdentity superhero like early Peter ''{{Spider-Man}}'' Parker, as no one suspects the {{nerd}} to be the superhero.
superhero. Overlaps with DorkKnight.
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