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31st Dec '16 7:58:10 PM Xtifr
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* A similar case with Creator/AlanTuring. The British concept of being "educated" when he was young placed a heavy emphasis on the Classics, literature, history and social sciences. Turing, who was brilliant at mathematics but weaker on these other subjects, was considered too narrowly-focused by the standards of the system. Of course, he went on to be Britain's greatest codebreaker during WWII and also laid the groundwork for modern computing as we know it.

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* A similar case with Creator/AlanTuring.UsefulNotes/AlanTuring. The British concept of being "educated" when he was young placed a heavy emphasis on the Classics, literature, history and social sciences. Turing, who was brilliant at mathematics but weaker on these other subjects, was considered too narrowly-focused by the standards of the system. Of course, he went on to be Britain's greatest codebreaker during WWII and also laid the groundwork for modern computing as we know it.
28th Dec '16 12:36:33 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Davos is illiterate until Season 3, but still an intelligent character.
** In "Battle of the Bastards," Tormund doesn't understand the strategic terms that Jon uses and takes the metaphor "had demons in him" literally.
26th Dec '16 5:00:29 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* [[TheDitz Stumpy]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. He's apparently so dumb he can't even recite the alphabet right, and thinks his favorite superhero discovered America.
15th Dec '16 7:10:25 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/TheMasterKey'': Rob may be fascinated with electricity, but is kind of an idiot, not to mention an asshole. He [[KnowNothingKnowItAll thinks he knows everything about the world despite never having left his home town]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero frequently leaves his destinations worse than when he arrived]], and turns down the final gifts of the Demon of Electricity, who is a BenevolentGenie, gives him a huge [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "fuck you"]], and demands that he depart forever.
10th Dec '16 1:09:01 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Sigrun and Emil. Sigrun didn't really get an education to speak of, being a TaughtByExperience MilitaryBrat. A scene shows her to be completely baffled by the fact that Mikkel actually likes to read. Emil got educated by private tutors and was doing fine until he family got a RichesToRags episode and he joined the public school system, seeing his grades drop greatly. The fact that that he's shown to be not that much better than ''Sigrun'' in terms of academic stuff (and much worse than two other members of the crew) during the story strongly hints towards those tutors failing to actually teach him something.
11th Nov '16 7:52:55 AM Berrenta
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* Caius from ''Literature/DetectivesInTogas''. Leading to many funny situations when he can't answer the questions of his teacher. Like this: "[[CaptainObvious The Rhine is a river... which has banks on both sides.]]"

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* Caius from ''Literature/DetectivesInTogas''. Leading to many funny situations when he can't answer the questions of his teacher. Like this: "[[CaptainObvious The "The Rhine is a river... which has banks on both sides.]]""
11th Nov '16 6:31:21 AM HighCrate
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Book Dumb female characters are quite common in {{Anime}} and {{Manga}} but in Western media this trope tends to skew heavily male, possibly because GirlsNeedRoleModels. The popularity of the UptownGirl trope might also be a factor.

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Book Dumb female characters are quite common in {{Anime}} and {{Manga}} but in Western media this trope tends to skew heavily male, possibly because GirlsNeedRoleModels.male. The popularity of the UptownGirl trope might also be a factor.
10th Nov '16 12:31:59 PM DustSnitch
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->''"You know how [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] got bad grades as a kid? Well, '''mine''' are even '''worse!'''"''

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->''"You know how [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] Einstein got bad grades as a kid? Well, '''mine''' are even '''worse!'''"''



* Dekar from ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' is pretty consistently portrayed as an idiot, but he's also resourceful and very philosophical. Also, he was the only one to see through [[spoiler:Idura]]'s trap at the Tower of Sacrifice. [[spoiler:(Of course, Idura DID manage to trick him into the trap after a few minutes - but it didn't matter, as Dekar simply ''[[BadAss tore the thing apart]]''.)]]
* According to an NPC in his neighborhood and his friend's comment in the anime adaption, Endou Mamoru from ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' is this. However, in a soccer game, he's a BadAss and HotBlooded captain who is a huge source of HeroicSpirit.

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* Dekar from ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' is pretty consistently portrayed as an idiot, but he's also resourceful and very philosophical. Also, he was the only one to see through [[spoiler:Idura]]'s trap at the Tower of Sacrifice. [[spoiler:(Of course, Idura DID manage to trick him into the trap after a few minutes - but it didn't matter, as Dekar simply ''[[BadAss tore ''tore the thing apart]]''.apart''.)]]
* According to an NPC in his neighborhood and his friend's comment in the anime adaption, Endou Mamoru from ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' is this. However, in a soccer game, he's a BadAss and HotBlooded captain who is a huge source of HeroicSpirit.
10th Nov '16 6:40:51 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'': Alex.
18th Oct '16 9:17:25 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Son Goku grew up without a formal education, aside from learning basic reading and math while training with Master Roshi for a year, and it's revealed during his fight with Ninja Murasaki that he can't count past 25. When it comes to fighting, however, he's a genius, able to point out the flaws of various techniques and come up with good strategies.

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** Son Goku grew up without a formal education, aside from learning basic reading and math while training with Master Roshi for a year, year. Before that he thought 14, not 12, came after eleven and afterwards it's revealed during his fight with Ninja Murasaki that he still can't count past 25. When it comes to fighting, however, he's a genius, able to point out the flaws of various techniques and come up with good strategies.
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