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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.
29th Dec '14 5:44:08 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''GordonRDickson''', ''[[ChildeCycle The Tactics of Mistake]]''


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

11th Jul '14 12:35:32 PM eroock
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* BadassBookworm/AnimatedFilms



* [[BadassBookworm/AnimatedFilms Film -- Animated]]
* [[BadassBookworm/LiveActionFilms Film -- Live-Action]]



* BadassBookworm/LiveActionFilms
19th Mar '14 8:02:15 AM rocker1992
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[[caption-width-right:350:Oh no, the nerds have RISEN AGAINST US!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Oh no, [[Film/RevengeOfTheNerds the nerds have RISEN AGAINST US!]]
US!]]]]
26th Jan '14 9:34:09 PM R.G.
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The trope is the converse of GeniusBruiser. A Badass Bookworm looks like your standard geek, but then displays a surprising amount of physical prowess, whereas a GeniusBruiser looks tough, then unexpectedly shows off an intellectual side.

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The trope is the converse of GeniusBruiser. A Badass Bookworm looks like your standard geek, but then displays a surprising amount of physical prowess, whereas a GeniusBruiser looks big, strong and tough, then unexpectedly shows off an intellectual side.
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