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18th Jun '16 4:28:22 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': [[IdiotHero Rin]] [[AntiAntiChrist Okumura]], like most Shounen Protagonists, is this trope. Especially compared to his ''younger'' twin brother [[TeenGenius Yukio]]. However, like most book dumb characters he's shown quite a bit of StreetSmarts; on the field he's pretty quick on the uptake, he's very good at connecting to and inspiring others, and has shown some pretty interesting flashes of natural abilities, such as one instance of StealthHiBye in a room full of ''experienced exorcists''. He just can't seem to connect to academics like his brother, though he did get a Junior High Diploma and manage to become an Exwire. The fact he, according to WordOfGod, sleeps '''eleven hours''' per day probably doesn't help.

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* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': [[IdiotHero Rin]] [[AntiAntiChrist Okumura]], like most Shounen Protagonists, is this trope. Especially compared to his ''younger'' twin brother [[TeenGenius Yukio]]. However, like most book dumb characters he's shown quite a bit of StreetSmarts; on the field he's pretty quick on the uptake, he's very good at connecting to and inspiring others, and has shown some pretty interesting flashes of natural abilities, such as one instance of StealthHiBye in a room full of ''experienced exorcists''. He just can't seem to connect to academics like his brother, though he did get a Junior High Diploma and manage to become an Exwire. The fact he, according to WordOfGod, sleeps '''eleven hours''' per day probably (possibly half because he's half-demon)probably doesn't help.help, and neither does his LockedOutOfTheLoop status before he entered cram school (which justifies his ridiculously low scores at the start). His StepfordSmiler status throws some doubt into just how "dumb" he is as well.
11th Jun '16 12:46:47 AM GlassCatOwl
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Returning}}'', a Ravenclaw student, Lyra, struggles with theory and obviously has a very fast and loose approach to note-taking (the excerpt we see is peppered with misheard words and commentary). She's also an IneptMage, which makes her a far from promising Hogwarts student.
7th Jun '16 5:47:55 PM voidgod
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Downplayed with Yuya in Arc-V, where he does mention having trouble in science and math, though generally subverts this due to doing decently in other subjects, and has much more average intelligence than Judai or Yuma.
1st Jun '16 10:09:24 AM MiinU
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** Himegami had to explain that the Tenbi region[[note]]a fictionalized area of Japan, for which the Academy is named[[/note]] is essentially [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c005/9.html a small autonomous nation.]] And in chapter 15, Haruko and Inaho [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c015/6.html had to tell him what Amanohara was]], even though it's a landmark that's visible from anywhere on campus.

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** Himegami had to explain that the Tenbi region[[note]]a fictionalized area of Japan, for which the Academy is named[[/note]] region is essentially [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c005/9.html a small autonomous nation.]] And in chapter 15, Haruko and Inaho [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c015/6.html had to tell him what Amanohara was]], even though it's a landmark that's visible from anywhere on campus.
1st Jun '16 10:01:42 AM MiinU
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** Himegami had to explain that Tenbi[[note]]i.e. the region for which the academy is named[[/note]] is essentially [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/5/9/ a small autonomous nation.]] And in chapter 15, Haruko and Inaho [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/15/6/ had to tell him what Amanohara was]], even though it's a landmark that's visible from anywhere on campus.
** Takeru failed his mid-term with a score of ''[[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/12/4/ only 20]]''. So, during their cram session, Usui had to re-educate him [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/12/17/ on how]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/12/18/ Element works]]; which is considered basic at the academy.

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** Himegami had to explain that Tenbi[[note]]i.e. the region Tenbi region[[note]]a fictionalized area of Japan, for which the academy Academy is named[[/note]] is essentially [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/5/9/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c005/9.html a small autonomous nation.]] And in chapter 15, Haruko and Inaho [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/15/6/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c015/6.html had to tell him what Amanohara was]], even though it's a landmark that's visible from anywhere on campus.
** Takeru failed his mid-term with a score of ''[[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/12/4/ ''[[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c012/4.html only 20]]''. So, during their cram session, Usui had to re-educate him [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/12/17/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c012/17.html on how]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/12/18/ [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c012/18.html Element works]]; which is considered basic at the academy.
26th May '16 7:44:55 PM nifer
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* Celina's imp cannot add, has trouble reading, and often writes letters backwards in ''Webcomic/Imp''.

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* Celina's imp cannot add, has trouble reading, and often writes letters backwards in ''Webcomic/Imp''.''Webcomic/{{Imp}}''.
26th May '16 7:41:22 PM nifer
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* Celina's imp cannot add, has trouble reading, and often writes letters backwards in ''Webcomic/Imp''.
28th Apr '16 8:36:25 PM TheSinful
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* Combined with TaughtByExperience in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11267384/5/ Chiaroscuro]]'' where Naruto quickly figures out (after learning about Suna's economic struggles) that Suna is likely to attack Konoha because "I've been poor before. Eventually, poor people get desperate."
18th Apr '16 4:35:48 AM FlashRebel
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* The Kid in ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' qualifies : [[InstantExpert a quick learner who immediatly knows how to use new weapons, even the most sophisticated ones, and even upgrade them]], the only person ever to have singed up two tours of duty for a highly risky job, a very skilled and reknowned scout and explorer, witty enough to survive being headhunted by powerful organizations... and a shool dropout whose only purpose all along was to make a living in a merciless world.

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* The Kid in ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' qualifies : [[InstantExpert a quick learner who immediatly knows how to use new weapons, even the most sophisticated ones, and even upgrade them]], the only person ever to have singed up two tours of duty for a highly risky job, a very skilled and reknowned scout and explorer, witty enough to survive being headhunted by powerful organizations... and a shool school dropout whose only purpose all along was to make a living in a merciless world.
18th Apr '16 4:15:43 AM FlashRebel
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* The Kid in ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' qualifies : [[InstantExpert a quick learner who immediatly knows how to use new weapons, even the most sophisticated ones, and even upgrade them]], the only person ever to have singed up two tours of duty for a highly risky job, a very skilled and reknowned scout and explorer, witty enough to survive being headhunted by powerful organizations... and a shool dropout whose only purpose all along was to make a living in a merciless world.
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