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22nd Apr '17 9:47:17 PM mouschilight
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** Justified, as Kakashi once stated, because Naruto is a kinesthetic learner--the type who learns "with his body" or "by doing"--which didn't serve him very well during the mostly theoretical training at the academy. Once he actually starts doing missions and acquiring battle experience, he winds up mastering a handful of techniques that are well beyond a beginner's level, if, occasionally, in roundabout manners, and proves himself a very fast learner who somewhat overtakes the analytical and traditionally talented Sasuke until the latter makes a DealWithTheDevil. They remained roughly on par ever since. Further justified in that Naruto is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan host of the 9-nailed demon fox]] and the seal interferes with his ability to control his chakra properly.

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** Justified, Justified because, as Kakashi once stated, because Naruto is a kinesthetic learner--the type who learns "with his body" or "by doing"--which didn't serve him very well during the mostly theoretical training at the academy. Once he actually starts doing missions and acquiring battle experience, he winds up mastering a handful of techniques that are well beyond a beginner's level, if, occasionally, in roundabout manners, and proves himself a very fast learner who somewhat overtakes the analytical and traditionally talented Sasuke until the latter makes a DealWithTheDevil. They remained roughly on par ever since. Further justified in that Naruto is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan host of the 9-nailed demon fox]] and the seal interferes with his ability to control his chakra properly.
22nd Apr '17 9:44:28 PM mouschilight
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** Justified, as Kakashi once stated, because Naruto is the type to learn "with his body", or "by doing", which didn't serve him very well during the mostly theoretical training at the academy. Once he actually starts doing missions and acquiring battle experience, he winds up mastering a handful of techniques that are well beyond a beginner's level, if, occasionally, in roundabout manners, and proves himself a very fast learner who somewhat overtakes the analytical and traditionally talented Sasuke until the latter makes a DealWithTheDevil. They remained roughly on par ever since. Further justified in that Naruto is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan host of the 9-nailed demon fox]] and the seal interferes with his ability to control his chakra properly.

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** Justified, as Kakashi once stated, because Naruto is the a kinesthetic learner--the type to learn who learns "with his body", body" or "by doing", which doing"--which didn't serve him very well during the mostly theoretical training at the academy. Once he actually starts doing missions and acquiring battle experience, he winds up mastering a handful of techniques that are well beyond a beginner's level, if, occasionally, in roundabout manners, and proves himself a very fast learner who somewhat overtakes the analytical and traditionally talented Sasuke until the latter makes a DealWithTheDevil. They remained roughly on par ever since. Further justified in that Naruto is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan host of the 9-nailed demon fox]] and the seal interferes with his ability to control his chakra properly.
22nd Apr '17 7:41:12 PM mouschilight
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* Manga/{{Naruto}} routinely comes up with winning strategies for his squad, yet placed dead last in the exams (the [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]] give his intelligence score pre-TimeSkip as ''1.5 out of 5'') and one scene implied that he is ''barely literate''. It seems he can only think properly under life threatening danger, but has apparently [[CharacterDevelopment grown out of this]] after the TimeSkip (said score has gone up to 3). (In fairness, he had no parents to teach him anything.)
** Justified, as Kishimoto himself once stated, because Naruto is the type to learn "with his body", or "by doing", which didn't serve him very well during the mostly theoretical training at the academy. Once he actually starts doing missions and acquiring battle experience, he winds up mastering a handful of techniques that are well beyond a beginner's level, if, occasionally, in roundabout manners, and proves himself a very fast learner who somewhat overtakes the analytical and traditionally talented Sasuke until the latter makes a DealWithTheDevil. They remained roughly on par ever since. Further justified in that Naruto is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan host of the 9-nailed demon fox]] and the seal interferes with his ability to control his chakra properly.

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* Manga/{{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' routinely comes up with winning strategies for his squad, yet placed dead last in the exams (the [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]] give his intelligence score pre-TimeSkip as ''1.5 out of 5'') and one scene implied that he is ''barely literate''. It seems he can only think properly under life threatening danger, but has apparently [[CharacterDevelopment grown out of this]] after the TimeSkip (said score has gone up to 3). (In fairness, he had no parents to teach him anything.)
** Justified, as Kishimoto himself Kakashi once stated, because Naruto is the type to learn "with his body", or "by doing", which didn't serve him very well during the mostly theoretical training at the academy. Once he actually starts doing missions and acquiring battle experience, he winds up mastering a handful of techniques that are well beyond a beginner's level, if, occasionally, in roundabout manners, and proves himself a very fast learner who somewhat overtakes the analytical and traditionally talented Sasuke until the latter makes a DealWithTheDevil. They remained roughly on par ever since. Further justified in that Naruto is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan host of the 9-nailed demon fox]] and the seal interferes with his ability to control his chakra properly.
20th Apr '17 12:36:25 PM EmperorMax2019
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* At the start of ''Literature/RedRising'', Darrow didn't even know what shampoo was. This was mainly due to the fact that he was a member of the lowest caste in society, who weren't allowed to read, and weren't allowed running water for showers, only being able to clean off dirt by blasting themselves with pressurized air. Once he gets an actual education, he's very quick thinking, well read, and eloquent.
20th Apr '17 5:10:05 AM gb00393
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** Davos is illiterate until Season 3, but still an intelligent character.

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** Davos is illiterate until Season 3, but still an one of the most intelligent character.characters on the show. He's a quick thinker and excellent strategist, and even the Book Dumb part is starting to disappear since Shireen began teaching him to read.
3rd Apr '17 9:28:28 PM wentesur
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* [[GreatDetective Hajime]] of ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' is a great detective and has the IQ of 200, yet he has no interest in schoolwork and his chance of getting into a college is precarious, to say at best.

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* [[GreatDetective Hajime]] of ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' is a great detective and has with the IQ of 200, yet 180. However, he has no interest is shown to be bad in schoolwork and school Performance with bleak prospect on college. The very first case, however, mentions that he gets the highest score in the entire history of Fudo High's entrance exam, indicating that he can make it if he tries to study. The thing is, he is not seen putting much effort in studying (as evidenced by him resorting to cheating at the beginning of Wax Doll Castle Murder Case) coupled with his chance of getting into a college growing game addiction. He is precarious, still able to say at best.answer questions that rely on logic though.
2nd Apr '17 11:27:32 AM creader
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': TJ is perhaps the perfect embodiment of this trope. While his grades are notoriously average/below average, once on the playground he can pull off elaborate schemes from (quite literally) under his hat.



* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeHillHigh
** Mitchell avoids studying as much as possible. He even states in "Read All About It" that he used the school hiding place the previous maths exam.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': TJ is perhaps the perfect embodiment of this trope. While his grades are notoriously average/below average, once on the playground he can pull off elaborate schemes from (quite literally) under his hat.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeHillHigh'': Mitchell avoids studying as much as possible. He even states in "Read All About It" that he used the school hiding place the previous maths exam.
2nd Apr '17 10:29:09 AM JMQwilleran
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', Tim is imaginative, clever and adventurous, but gets mostly Cs and Ds in school, something that the Boss Baby tries to use against him.
25th Mar '17 12:00:55 AM mothaibabon
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** It's also implied that Naruto was struggling only because he was behind when it came to basic skills, like reading and writing, which was something parents usualy jump-started their kids at home.
23rd Mar '17 6:04:50 PM otemple700
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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'': While Makoto and Minako aren't good at studying either, Usagi cannot write a single letter in hiragana without a single mistake. Said letter was written by her ''future'' counterpart, who begs the present Usagi to study hard.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'': While Makoto and Minako aren't good at studying either, Usagi cannot write a single letter in hiragana without a single mistake. Said letter was written by her ''future'' ''[[TheHighQueen future]]'' counterpart, who begs the present Usagi to study hard.
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