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* ''Fanfic/ChildOFTheStorm'' has Tony, who's close to being outright insane and usually up to something strange, but also one of the most brilliant scientists the world has ever seen.
** 12 years of Azkaban have left Sirius a bit unhinged at the best of times, but he's also a clever man and a very talented duellist.
** Doctor Strange seems to cultivate an aura of weirdness, making pop-culture references at the oddest of moments (sometimes to quite poignant effect), dresses like a fairy tale wizard and has a sense of humour that could only be described as odd. He is also by far the most dangerous character in the setting, an exceptionally ruthless MagnificentBastard with ill-defined abilities as a {{Seer}} and/or a time traveller (Harry Dresden opines that it's a little from column A and a little from column B), a master of the ButterflyEffect who conducts the colossal GambitPileUp like a symphony and can duel [[GodOfEvil Gravemoss]] on even footing.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOFTheStorm'' ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Tony, who's close to being outright insane and usually up to something strange, but also one of the most brilliant scientists the world has ever seen.
** 12 years of Azkaban have left Sirius a bit unhinged at the best of times, but he's also a clever man and a very talented duellist.
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** Doctor Strange seems to cultivate an aura of weirdness, making pop-culture references at the oddest of moments (sometimes to quite poignant effect), dresses like a fairy tale wizard and has a sense of humour that could only be described as odd. He is also by far the most dangerous character in the setting, an exceptionally ruthless MagnificentBastard with ill-defined abilities as a {{Seer}} and/or a time traveller traveler (Harry Dresden opines that it's a little from column A and a little from column B), a master of the ButterflyEffect who conducts the colossal GambitPileUp like a symphony and can duel [[GodOfEvil Gravemoss]] on even footing.



* Between his incompetence at the digimon card game, lack of experience, inability to make effective plans and shy nature, it's easy to write off Takato from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' as weak excuse for a Tamer. but his outward awkwardness masks an astonishing degree of competence.
** FridgeBrilliance time: It is actually the above weaknesses that make him so dangerous, his lack of long term thinking is made up for by his impressive skill at using surprisingly effective IndyPloy's, making him an unpredictable and dangerous opponent
* Sunny Breeze is absolutely this in Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek, even if he's relatively less quirky than many of the examples here. Switches constantly between the three languages he speaks, knows more about firearms than the rest of the bank security outfit put together, drinks spirits like water, personally owns enough gear to outfit a fireteam, is afraid of talking to girls, and is a ShellShockedVeteran with an itchy trigger finger. He keeps his job for two reasons. Firstly, he is one of the few who can do the job. Secondly, His boss is his longtime friend. Thirdly, he is a very competent fighter with amazing instincts and a strong sense of honor. Fourthly, he hasn't crossed the line so such an extent as to demand something be done about him. In one chapter, they discuss that Sunny is likely one single WhamEpisode away from being terminated, should anything happen that even being friends with the boss can't settle. Think of it this way: Sunny's idea of what to do if being a guard doesn't work out is to return to being a freelance mercenary! Being a BEL in this fic is not a good thing whatsoever.
* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GirlDays'' revealed that the Kuno family was full of BunnyEarsLawyers, such as a WWII fighter pilot who wore a sailor fuku, or a samurai who fought with a live rabbit strapped to the top of his head. The current generation, though, are simply nuts.

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* Between his incompetence at the digimon Digimon card game, lack of experience, inability to make effective plans and shy nature, it's easy to write off Takato from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' as weak excuse for a Tamer. but his outward awkwardness masks an astonishing degree of competence.
** FridgeBrilliance time: It is actually the above weaknesses that make him so dangerous, his lack of long term thinking is made up for by his impressive skill at using surprisingly effective IndyPloy's, {{Indy Ploy}}s, making him an unpredictable and dangerous opponent
* Sunny Breeze is absolutely this in Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek, ''Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek'', even if he's relatively less quirky than many of the examples here. Switches constantly between the three languages he speaks, knows more about firearms than the rest of the bank security outfit put together, drinks spirits like water, personally owns enough gear to outfit a fireteam, fire team, is afraid of talking to girls, and is a ShellShockedVeteran with an itchy trigger finger. He keeps his job for two multiple reasons. Firstly, First, he is one of the few who can do the job. Secondly, His Second, his boss is his longtime friend. Thirdly, Third, he is a very competent fighter with amazing instincts and a strong sense of honor. Fourthly, Fourth, he hasn't crossed the line so such an extent as to demand something be done about him. In one chapter, they discuss that Sunny is likely one single WhamEpisode away from being terminated, should anything happen that even being friends with the boss can't settle. Think of it this way: Sunny's idea of what to do if being a guard doesn't work out is to return to being a freelance mercenary! Being a BEL in this fic is not a good thing whatsoever.
* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GirlDays'' revealed that the Kuno family was full of BunnyEarsLawyers, Bunny Ears Lawyers, such as a WWII fighter pilot who wore a sailor fuku, or a samurai who fought with a live rabbit strapped to the top of his head. The current generation, though, are simply nuts.



* ''FanFic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' has Maury, Chester, and Helena. The first is a Captain America {{expy}} who carries around an American flag everywhere she goes, the second a WomanChild who treats other peoples' weapons like toys, and the third [[GoingCommando doesen't even bother to wear underwear]] [[TheTease when going around.]] Yet all three of them are some of the most skilled among the American ship girls.

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* ''FanFic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' has Maury, Chester, and Helena. The first is a Captain America {{expy}} who carries around an American flag everywhere she goes, the second a WomanChild who treats other peoples' weapons like toys, and the third [[GoingCommando doesen't doesn't even bother to wear underwear]] [[TheTease when going around.]] Yet all three of them are some of the most skilled among the American ship girls.



* Violin-playing, drug-addicted, outwardly disorganized, self-aggrandizing master detective ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''. Holmes also regularly conducted very malodorous chemical experiments, decorated his wall with bullet holes, kept tobacco in a slipper, and correspondence pinned to the mantle with a knife. He also was a ''MasterOfDisguise'' who would often not even tell Watson that it was actually him.
** His older brother Mycroft, who lived down the street from his government office, frequented a social club where none of the members were allowed to take the least notice of each other, had an almost obsessive hatred of going anywhere besides his apartment, his work and his club... and functioned as a living database, archive, and computer for the British government. Holmes himself says that Mycroft is even smarter than he is and could be an even better detective. It's just that the man is [[BrilliantButLazy not willing to do the physical work that comes with being a detective]].

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* Violin-playing, drug-addicted, outwardly disorganized, self-aggrandizing master detective ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''. Literature/SherlockHolmes makes this OlderThanRadio. Holmes also regularly conducted conducts very malodorous chemical experiments, decorated decorates his wall with bullet holes, kept and keeps tobacco in a slipper, slipper and correspondence pinned to the mantle with a knife. He He's also was a ''MasterOfDisguise'' who would often not MasterOfDisguise, so much so that even tell Watson that it was actually doesn't always know it's him.
** His older brother Mycroft, who lived Mycroft would seem to suggest that it's InTheBlood. Mycroft lives down the street from his government office, frequented frequents a social club where none of the members were are allowed to speak or even take the least notice of each other, had has an almost obsessive hatred of going anywhere besides his apartment, his work and his club... and functioned functions as a living database, archive, and computer for the British government. Holmes himself says that Mycroft is even smarter than he is and could be an even better detective. It's just that the man is [[BrilliantButLazy not willing to do the physical work that comes with being a detective]].



* ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' describes this under "Idiosyncrasies of the Great Detectives", including:

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* ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' describes this under "Idiosyncrasies of the Great Detectives", including:



* In ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'', despite going missing for days at a time and often being caught naked among the stacks, Henry is allowed to keep his job at the library because he is great at giving talks about obscure literary things. His co-workers were also hanging out to find out the real reason behind his odd behaviour.

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* In ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'', despite going missing for days at a time and often being caught naked among the stacks, Henry is allowed to keep his job at the library because he is great at giving talks about obscure literary things. His co-workers were are also hanging out to find out the real reason behind his odd behaviour.



* Bridget Daly from ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' sings annoyingly depressing songs everytime she cleans, which always get on everyone's nerves...and as mentioned above, she's more competent in battle than most ''Shadowhunters''. Will actually commented that she makes more difference in battle than both Lightwood siblings.
* Elizabeth Moon's in the Familias Regnant universe is chock full of these... including one very competent politician with a passion for things Victorian; he is, naturally, "Bunny" to his friends.

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* Bridget Daly from ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' sings annoyingly depressing songs everytime she cleans, which always get on everyone's nerves... and as mentioned above, she's more competent in battle than most ''Shadowhunters''. Shadowhunters. Will actually commented comments that she makes more difference in battle than both Lightwood siblings.
* Elizabeth Moon's in the Familias Regnant ''Familias Regnant'' universe is chock full of these... including one very competent politician with a passion for things Victorian; he is, naturally, "Bunny" to his friends.



* Magister Elodin from TheKingkillerChronicle. That man makes Dumbledore look sane by comparison, openly despises most of his students and sends them off when they try to ask him anything, and when he decides to gives actual lessons to very few students he never takes part to them for more than fifteen minutes, if he shows up at all. He keeps his job because, before goin completely mad, he was a real genius (first the youngest magister and then the youngest canchelor ever appointed), and because Kvothe himself admits that there actually is a method in his lessons, also, since the subject he teaches often causes to GoMadFromTheRevelation he acts as a walking reminder of that. Oh, there's also the fact they are actually incapable of confining him in any way (and they tried), so they just let him wander around and do whatever he likes.

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* Magister Elodin from TheKingkillerChronicle. That man makes Dumbledore look sane by comparison, openly despises most of his students and sends them off when they try to ask him anything, and when he decides to gives actual lessons to very few students he never takes part to them for more than fifteen minutes, if he shows up at all. He keeps his job because, before goin going completely mad, he was a real genius (first the youngest magister and then the youngest canchelor chancellor ever appointed), and because Kvothe himself admits that there actually is a method in his lessons, also, since the subject he teaches often causes to GoMadFromTheRevelation he acts as a walking reminder of that. Oh, there's also the fact they are actually incapable of confining him in any way (and they tried), so they just let him wander around and do whatever he likes.



** Like Sherlock Holmes upon whom he was modeled, Dr. Gregory House definitely qualifies as a BunnyEarsLawyer. He uses comatose patients for cupholders, watches sports with clinic patients, avoids seeing his own patients as long as possible, has a bedside manner akin to Lex Luthor when he finally ''does'' see them, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking refuses to wear a tie]][[note]] A fun little real life note about the tie. In 2007, Britain's NHS has passed rules banning [[http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_990cfc31-a3e0-538c-8be2-fba174edc1cc.html doctors from wearing long-sleeved shirts and ties]] in state-funded hospitals. The reason? Ties are worn daily but almost never washed, making them travelling petri dishes for hospital born-infections like MRSA. Perhaps House sees a way to flaunt convention and, incidentally, [[FridgeBrilliance save patient lives]]. A win-win! [[/note]], plays with his gameboy/cane/ball while his patients code, and has a running commentary on Cuddy's boobs. He is a JerkAss every chance he gets, apparently for his own entertainment. This apparently improves his thinking processes.

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** Like Sherlock Holmes upon whom he was modeled, Dr. Gregory House definitely qualifies as a BunnyEarsLawyer. He uses comatose patients for cupholders, as cup holders, watches sports with clinic patients, avoids seeing his own patients as long as possible, has a bedside manner akin to Lex Luthor when he finally ''does'' see them, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking refuses to wear a tie]][[note]] A fun little real life note about the tie. In 2007, Britain's NHS has passed rules banning [[http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_990cfc31-a3e0-538c-8be2-fba174edc1cc.html doctors from wearing long-sleeved shirts and ties]] in state-funded hospitals. The reason? Ties are worn daily but almost never washed, making them travelling petri dishes for hospital born-infections like MRSA. Perhaps House sees a way to flaunt convention and, incidentally, [[FridgeBrilliance save patient lives]]. A win-win! [[/note]], plays with his gameboy/cane/ball while his patients code, and has a running commentary on Cuddy's boobs. He is a JerkAss every chance he gets, apparently for his own entertainment. This apparently improves his thinking processes.



* Penelope Garcia of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' talks two hundred miles an hour, plays [=MMORPGs=] at the office, gets hysterical when people interfere with her workspace, regularly answers the phone with lines like "talk dirty to me," (frequently enough that the BAU opens phone calls with "You're on speaker") and is accustomed to wearing elaborate hairdos and cleavagey tops (both in colors not normally found in nature) to work ''at the FBI''. She also likes to keep a wide variety of quirky and colorful toys in her workspace. She's the resident computer supergenius.
** Technically, the FBI hired her because she's one of the most dangerous hackers in the world. In "Penelope", we learn that she joined the FBI rather than go to prison.

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* Penelope Garcia of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' talks two hundred miles an hour, plays [=MMORPGs=] at the office, gets hysterical when people interfere with her workspace, regularly answers the phone with lines like "talk dirty to me," (frequently enough that the BAU opens phone calls with "You're on speaker") and is accustomed to wearing elaborate hairdos and cleavagey cleavage-enhancing tops (both in colors not normally found in nature) to work ''at the FBI''. She also likes to keep a wide variety of quirky and colorful toys in her workspace. She's the resident computer supergenius.
** Technically, the FBI hired her because she's one of the most dangerous hackers ''hackers'' in the world. In "Penelope", we learn that she joined the FBI rather than go to prison.



** Twin Peaks paints the FBI as a Bereau of quirky and talented people. Apart from Cooper, there is Albert who is the opposite of Cooper in terms of personality; obnoxious and rude, yet he is extremely efficient with his forensics work being able to find and deduce details from the smallest pieces of evidence quickly. There is also Bryson, while technically DEA, he is a cross-dresser with a forte in Sting operations and uses both quirk and talent to quickly formulate a plan to rescue Cooper. He is also played by the actor who plays...

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** Twin Peaks ''Twin Peaks'' paints the FBI as a Bereau bureau of quirky and talented people. Apart from Cooper, there is Albert who is the opposite of Cooper in terms of personality; obnoxious and rude, yet he is extremely efficient with his forensics work being able to find and deduce details from the smallest pieces of evidence quickly. There is also Bryson, while technically DEA, he is a cross-dresser with a forte in Sting operations and uses both quirk and talent to quickly formulate a plan to rescue Cooper. He is also played by the actor who plays...



** The real one was actually a justified example - his soup was so popular, especially in winter, and his shop was so small that lines would be around the block in a new york winter, so he did everything he could to keep the line moving to stop people freezing outside. Which meant forbidding anything that wasted time.

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** The real one was actually a justified example - his soup was so popular, especially in winter, and his shop was so small that lines would be around the block in a new york New York winter, so he did everything he could to keep the line moving to stop people freezing outside. Which This meant forbidding anything that wasted time.



* ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s [[TheDitz Brittany Pierce]] is dumber than a jar of mayonnaise, "thinks the square root of four is ''rainbows''", once took cold medicine and forgot how to leave a room, and still believes in Santa Claus . . . but get the girl on a dance floor and prepare to be blown away. She also has a peerless knowledge of feline illnesses, earning her a spot on the school's Academic Decathlon team.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s [[TheDitz Brittany Pierce]] is dumber than a jar of mayonnaise, "thinks the square root of four is ''rainbows''", once took cold medicine and forgot how to leave a room, and still believes in Santa Claus . . .Claus... but get the girl on a dance floor and prepare to be blown away. She also has a peerless knowledge of feline illnesses, earning her a spot on the school's Academic Decathlon team.



* Detective Zack Nichols from ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' is described as this (although not in so many words) by Captain Ross in his debut episode. As is typical of Creator/JeffGoldblum characters, everything about him is a little bit off, and he once left the force for seven years to discover the meaning of life. Goren ''seems'' like he should be this, but his offputting quirks appear to make him a more effective interrogator, which puts him closer to CrazyAwesome.

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* Detective Zack Nichols from ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' is described as this (although not in so many words) by Captain Ross in his debut episode. As is typical of Creator/JeffGoldblum characters, everything about him is a little bit off, and he once left the force for seven years to discover the meaning of life.
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Goren ''seems'' like he should be this, but his offputting off-putting quirks appear to make him a more effective interrogator, which puts him closer to CrazyAwesome.



* While attention isn't brought to the matter, fans have noticed that in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' Regina continues to work as mayor after the curse is broken, using her old office and even doing paperwork. That's right. The ''Evil Queen'' who cursed everyone still runs the place. A fan asked if the good guys sucked so much at being in charge that she just took over again, and the creator replied [[WordOfGod "Pretty much."]]

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* While attention isn't brought to the matter, fans have noticed that in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' Regina continues to work as mayor after the curse is broken, using her old office and even doing paperwork. That's right. The ''Evil Queen'' who cursed everyone still runs the place. A fan asked if the good guys sucked so much at being in charge that she just took over again, and the creator replied replied, [[WordOfGod "Pretty much."]]



** The Boss falls into this a lot, never more so than in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''. Whether it's singing along to the radio on the way to a fight, pretending to shoot things with a sniper rifle while on lookout duty, installing stripper poles in [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent the renamed White Crib]], proclaiming yourself "the patron saint of America" (even if the accent you use is French or Cockney), blowing up statues of the bad guy just out of spite, doing a striptease routine at the most ridiculous possible moment or bestowing all rights to the Nyte Blayde franchise to a teammate after fighting through their dubious-quality fanfiction, you get up to some fairly ridiculous stuff, but at the same time you prevent nuclear disaster by climbing up a missile ''in flight'', parlay that into becoming the President of the United States, and then bring an interstellar empire to its knees through an unequalled gift for killing stuff.

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** The Boss falls into this a lot, but never more so than in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''. Whether it's singing along to the radio on the way to a fight, pretending to shoot things with a sniper rifle while on lookout duty, installing stripper poles in [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent the renamed White Crib]], proclaiming yourself "the patron saint of America" (even if the accent you use is French or Cockney), blowing up statues of the bad guy just out of spite, doing a striptease routine at the most ridiculous possible moment or bestowing all rights to the Nyte Blayde franchise to a teammate after fighting through their dubious-quality fanfiction, you get up to some fairly ridiculous stuff, but at the same time you prevent nuclear disaster by climbing up a missile ''in flight'', parlay that into becoming the President of the United States, and then bring an interstellar empire to its knees through an unequalled gift for killing stuff.



** Tateyuki Shigaraki (Ray Shields in the fan translation) from ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'' as an adult is not only an actual defence lawyer, but is deeply sarcastic and wise-cracking, asks nearly everyone he meets (specifically the women) for hugs shortly after meeting them, his theme is actually called "Joking Motive" and he uses finger quotes/air quotes when speaking. As a teenager and trainee attorney under Gregory Edgeworth, he ''ate paper'' in order to remember what he jotted down on it and is a huge fanboy of a children's cooking programme, actually singing the show's theme with it's two actors when he met them (individually, it should be noted did he meet them)... and yet he's on par with Phoenix in terms of determination, loyalty, and talent, and when he gets serious, his personality does an about-face.

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** Tateyuki Shigaraki (Ray Shields in the fan translation) from ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'' as an adult is not only an actual defence defense lawyer, but is deeply sarcastic and wise-cracking, asks nearly everyone he meets (specifically the women) for hugs shortly after meeting them, his theme is actually called "Joking Motive" and he uses finger quotes/air quotes when speaking. As a teenager and trainee attorney under Gregory Edgeworth, he ''ate paper'' in order to remember what he jotted down on it and is a huge fanboy of a children's cooking programme, actually singing the show's theme with it's two actors when he met them (individually, it should be noted did he meet them)... and yet he's on par with Phoenix in terms of determination, loyalty, and talent, and when he gets serious, his personality does an about-face.



* All the teachers of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' that the protagonist has as his personal teachers seem to be this. There's Ms. Isako Toriumi, the homeroom teacher with an almost [[Manga/DeathNote "L"-like]] addiction to sweets (especially cake) [[spoiler: and to playing [=MMORPG=]s as a l33t-speaking alter ego, in which guise she grants the Hermit social link and even forms a crush on the player]]. There's Mr. Edogawa, the school nurse with his over-the-top obsession with mysticism that causes him to insist on making the player drink useless potions when seen for treating ailments and who derails the classes he subs for to give lectures of magic. There's Mr. Edo, the history teacher who always wears his Sengoku-era samurai helmet and geeks out about samurai all the time -- like constantly complaining about having to teach history prior to the Sengoku-era, because there's no samurai to talk about. And then there's Ms. Miyahara, the math teacher who spends most of the class just gushing about the aesthetic beauty of numbers. They're all shown as very knowledgable, and they're all various shades of {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', though, there's only two such kooky teachers, and they are far less bizarre. An older gentleman who likes to teach with a little handpuppet of himself, and a female history teacher, Ms. Sofue, who always wears an Egyptian pharaoh's headdress and carries a ceremonial crook. She's actually the sister of Mr. Edo from Gekkoukan High School above, though unlike him she has a love of history in general instead of being fixated on one era, and so she carries out her lessons with general enthusiasm.

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* All the teachers of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' that the protagonist has as his personal teachers seem to be this. There's Ms. Isako Toriumi, the homeroom teacher with an almost [[Manga/DeathNote "L"-like]] addiction to sweets (especially cake) [[spoiler: and to playing [=MMORPG=]s as a l33t-speaking alter ego, in which guise she grants the Hermit social link and even forms a crush on the player]]. There's Mr. Edogawa, the school nurse with his over-the-top obsession with mysticism that causes him to insist on making the player drink useless potions when seen for treating ailments and who derails the classes he subs for to give lectures of magic. There's Mr. Edo, the history teacher who always wears his Sengoku-era samurai helmet and geeks out about samurai all the time -- like constantly complaining about having to teach history prior to the Sengoku-era, because there's no samurai to talk about. And then there's Ms. Miyahara, the math teacher who spends most of the class just gushing about the aesthetic beauty of numbers. They're all shown as very knowledgable, knowledgeable, and they're all various shades of {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', though, there's only two such kooky teachers, and they are far less bizarre. An older gentleman who likes to teach with a little handpuppet hand puppet of himself, and a female history teacher, Ms. Sofue, who always wears an Egyptian pharaoh's headdress and carries a ceremonial crook. She's actually the sister of Mr. Edo from Gekkoukan High School above, though unlike him she has a love of history in general instead of being fixated on one era, and so she carries out her lessons with general enthusiasm.



* Snarky!Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' can never pass up the opportunity for a joke, [[DudeNotFunny even in some particularly inappropriate situations]]. Much of the time, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} half of the stuff that comes out of his/her mouth is completely insane and said to no one in particular.]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity Yet, s/he frequently uses this as a disarming tactic to put his/her enemies into a false sense of security]] and, of the three different possible personalities, often comes across as the most intelligent of them because of it. Merrel is another example, she's a [[TheDitz ditz girl]] who gets ridiculously lost whenever she goes out into the city on her own and tends to get sidetracked by daydreaming about things like having a baby gryphon as a pet (dispite gryphons having gone extinct centuries ago). She's also a terrifyingly powerful BlackMagicianGirl.

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* Snarky!Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' can never pass up the opportunity for a joke, [[DudeNotFunny even in some particularly inappropriate situations]]. Much of the time, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} half of the stuff that comes out of his/her mouth is completely insane and said to no one in particular.]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity Yet, s/he frequently uses this as a disarming tactic to put his/her enemies into a false sense of security]] and, of the three different possible personalities, often comes across as the most intelligent of them because of it. Merrel
** Merrill
is another example, example; she's a [[TheDitz ditz girl]] who gets ridiculously lost whenever she goes out into the city on her own and tends to get sidetracked by daydreaming about things like having a baby gryphon griffon as a pet (dispite gryphons having (ignoring the fact that griffons are believed to have gone extinct centuries ago). She's also a terrifyingly powerful BlackMagicianGirl.



** It may run in the family as his cousin is Drew Lipsky aka Drakken.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': "Say what you will about Creator/MelGibson, but the son of a bitch knows story structure!" (To emphasize this ''after'' they make fun of Creator/MichaelBay with his StuffBlowingUp, and Creator/MNightShyamalan with his TheUntwist PlotTwist)

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** It may run in the family family, as his cousin is Drew Lipsky - aka Drakken.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': "Say what you will about Creator/MelGibson, but the son of a bitch knows story structure!" (To emphasize this ''after'' they make fun of Creator/MichaelBay with his StuffBlowingUp, and Creator/MNightShyamalan with his TheUntwist PlotTwist) PlotTwist.)



** In fact, the only member of the Mane 6 who ''isn't'' a BunnyEarsLawyer is Applejack; though she does have a tendency to be TheWorkaholic.

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** In fact, the only member of the Mane 6 who ''isn't'' a BunnyEarsLawyer is Applejack; Applejack, though she does have a tendency to be TheWorkaholic.
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* When Mr. Mighty of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=171980 needs a lawyer]], he gets one who wears denim, rides a Harley, and looks like he escaped from the 1960's.

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* When Mr. Mighty of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=171980 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2111607/mighty-slow-on-the-uptake/ needs a lawyer]], he gets one who wears denim, rides a Harley, and looks like he escaped from the 1960's.
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* In ''Series/{{CSI}}'' at least half the cast is [[DefectiveDetective messed up in some way or another]] despite being generally competent at their job, but the title definitely goes to Hodges, who is so mentally unbalanced that not only would he never be allowed to work with law enforcement in any capacity in the real world, he probably wouldn't even be allowed outdoors without some kind of supervision. (In fact he was let go for his prior job for just such reasons.)
** It sort of fell by the wayside, but in the beginning of the show, it was mentioned frequently that this was the ''night crew.'' Countless other TV shows kept up a running joke that there was a night shift, rarely seen, also rarely mentioned, but when it was, it was always as an explanation for something odd that had happened; something rearranged, left behind, anything bizarre or out-of-place-- it was the night shift that was responsible. Occasionally, a show would have an episode where a night crew member would join the day shift briefly, or a day shift member would work on the night crew, and usually this trope would play-- the night crew member would be quirky and hard to get along with, and the day people would gripe about him, and worry that they'd end up doing his work, but in the end, he'd turn out to be brilliant, much better at his job than the whole day crew combined. Or, the night crew were a bunch of brilliant misfits, who couldn't get along with anyone else, but made a great crew of themselves. ''CSI'' was an entire series of that episode.
** Before Hodges came about, Grissom held the title, avoiding his paperwork like the plague (even to the detriment of his underlings), yet he kept his position because he is made of awesome.

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* In ''Series/{{CSI}}'' at least half the cast is are [[DefectiveDetective deeply messed up in some way or another]] up]] despite being generally competent good at their job, but jobs. Although downplayed in later seasons, early episodes often emphasized that this was the LVPD crime lab's ''night crew''. Shows with workplace settings often allude to a night shift, who [[TheUnseen remain off-camera]] and provide a convenient explanation for mix-ups or miscommunications. On the rare occasion that someone from the night shift appears onscreen, they may well be wearing Bunny Ears -- and if a member of the main cast works a night shift, they may be the only one NOT wearing Bunnny Ears. This is often TruthInTelevision: second (3PM to 11PM) or third (11PM to 6AM) shift hours make a normal social life very difficult and anyone who works that schedule long-term is probably a little bonkers. ''CSI'' was an entire series about those third shift oddballs.
** In a cast full of weirdos,
the title definitely goes to Hodges, who is starts out so mentally unbalanced that in RealLife he not only would he never be allowed to work with law enforcement in any capacity in the real world, he capacity, but probably wouldn't even be allowed outdoors without some kind of supervision. (In fact he was let go for his prior Even in-universe, he's had trouble holding down a job for just such reasons.)
** It sort of fell by the wayside, but in the beginning of the show, it was mentioned frequently that this was the ''night crew.'' Countless other TV shows kept up a running joke that there was a night shift, rarely seen, also rarely mentioned, but when it was, it was always as an explanation for something odd that had happened; something rearranged, left behind, anything bizarre or out-of-place-- it was the night shift that was responsible. Occasionally, a show would have an episode where a night crew member would join the day shift briefly, or a day shift member would work on the night crew, and usually this trope would play-- the night crew member would be quirky and hard to get along with, and the day people would gripe about him, and worry that they'd end up doing his work, but in the end, he'd turn out to be brilliant, much better at his job than the whole day crew combined. Or, the night crew were a bunch of brilliant misfits, who couldn't get along with anyone else, but made a great crew of themselves. ''CSI'' was an entire series of that episode.
exactly those reasons.
** Before Hodges came about, joined the cast, Grissom held the title, avoiding his title. It's clear why he hasn't risen further in the department -- races cockroaches for fun, avoids paperwork like the plague (even to the detriment of his underlings), yet he kept subordinates -- but he's way more than competent at his position because he is made of awesome.job.



* Parker from ''Series/{{Leverage}}''. Possibly the best thief on the planet but she has...quirks. Enough so that she spent an entire scene dressed as a nun and nobody asked her why because they figured that either it was part of a scam or her just being herself. When Nate (who has been away from the team for awhile) asks why they didn't ask for clarification- the answer was literally "It's ''Parker.''" Nate rescinded the question.

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* Parker from ''Series/{{Leverage}}''. Possibly the best thief on the planet but she has...quirks. Enough so that she spent an entire scene dressed as a nun and nobody asked her why because they figured that either it was part of a scam or her just being herself. When Nate (who has been away from the team for awhile) asks why they didn't ask press for clarification- clarification, the answer was literally "It's ''Parker.''" Nate rescinded the question.
22nd Nov '16 1:30:16 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'': Morgon Mortimir is a brilliant sorcerer, but his mind is quick to venture on tangents and he has a habit of pondering purely theoretical problems when a practical one is staring him right in the face - such as when he becomes fascinated with an idea of an anticonception amulet and starts considering theoretical problems with making one while there's a ''swarm of sea monsters'' circling his very rickety ship.
20th Nov '16 5:04:15 AM FloweyTheFlower006
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Much like the GeniusDitz, it is a strange mixture of brilliant and bizarre. Their quirks don't seem to be ''intrinsic'' to success, a la CrazyAwesome, and the unexpected quirks only tend to bother new characters who don't know them well. Compare the InsufferableGenius, whose quirk is more often just being a {{Jerkass}}. The InsufferableGenius might insist everyone address him as "sir" or "[[Series/LostInSpace Dr. Smith]]"; the Bunny-Ears Lawyer might not answer unless addressed as "Grand Duchess Abigail Chester Wilson Snapdragon Lemmywinks Brian Brain [=McFisticuffs=] the Negative 10th".

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Much like the GeniusDitz, it is a strange mixture of brilliant and bizarre. Their quirks don't seem to be ''intrinsic'' to success, a la CrazyAwesome, and the unexpected quirks only tend to bother new characters who don't know them well. Compare the InsufferableGenius, whose quirk is more often just being a {{Jerkass}}. The InsufferableGenius might insist everyone address him as "sir" or "[[Series/LostInSpace Dr. Smith]]"; the Bunny-Ears Lawyer might not answer unless addressed as "Grand Duchess Abigail Chester Wilson Snapdragon Lemmywinks Brian Brain [=McFisticuffs=] the Negative 10th".
10 to the Fifth Power".
13th Nov '16 12:23:59 PM dmcreif
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[[caption-width-right:214:Alan Shore for the defense, your Honor.]]

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11th Nov '16 1:22:28 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po starts out as a humorous bumbling glutton prone to extremely awkward moments. By the end of the first movie, and remaining so throughout the second, he becomes a BadAss kung fu master capable of plowing through hordes of {{mooks}} with ease and going toe-to-toe with other masters... and who is still a humorous bumbling glutton prone to extremely awkward moments.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po starts out as a humorous bumbling glutton prone to extremely awkward moments. By the end of the first movie, and remaining so throughout the second, he becomes a BadAss kung fu master capable of plowing through hordes of {{mooks}} with ease and going toe-to-toe with other masters... and who is still a humorous bumbling glutton prone to extremely awkward moments.



** Kagura from ''Chrono Phantasma''. He's every bit as {{badass}} as you'd expect the head of the top Duodecim family to be, despite the fact his personality seems to be continually stuck between a {{Fratbro}} and [[LovableSexManiac a potential sex offender]].

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** Kagura from ''Chrono Phantasma''. He's every bit as {{badass}} badass as you'd expect the head of the top Duodecim family to be, despite the fact his personality seems to be continually stuck between a {{Fratbro}} and [[LovableSexManiac a potential sex offender]].
10th Nov '16 7:38:53 AM GlassRain
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* Between his incompetence at the digimon card game, lack of experience, inability to make effective plans and shy nature, it's easy to write off Takato from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' as weak excuse for a Tamer. but his outward awkwardness masks an astonishing degree of comptetance.

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* Between his incompetence at the digimon card game, lack of experience, inability to make effective plans and shy nature, it's easy to write off Takato from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' as weak excuse for a Tamer. but his outward awkwardness masks an astonishing degree of comptetance.competence.



* Subverted in ''Film/SmokinAces''. There is an eccentricly sleazy lawyer. For his first scene, there is literally a costume rabbit head showing in the background. However, he proves to be completely incompetent.

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* Subverted in ''Film/SmokinAces''. There is an eccentricly eccentrically sleazy lawyer. For his first scene, there is literally a costume rabbit head showing in the background. However, he proves to be completely incompetent.



* Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen, the contact specialist in the ''Literature/StarTrekTheNextGenerationRelaunch'' novels. Even in the MildlyMilitary Starfleet, her lack of protocol stands out, expecially since she's a [[HalfHumanHybrids half-Vulcan]] who was raised and acts human. But she's a ''very'' good contact specialist.

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* Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen, the contact specialist in the ''Literature/StarTrekTheNextGenerationRelaunch'' novels. Even in the MildlyMilitary Starfleet, her lack of protocol stands out, expecially especially since she's a [[HalfHumanHybrids half-Vulcan]] who was raised and acts human. But she's a ''very'' good contact specialist.



* John "The Biscuit" Cage in ''Series/AllyMcBeal''. He was painfully shy, had facial and verbal tics (including shouting "Balls! Balls! Balls!"), routinely hung upside-down in his office like a bat to collect his thoughts, had a secret room installed in the office (the only entry to which was in a bathroom stall, by remote control), and harbored a thousand other ecentricities. Yet when he walked into court, or sat down at a conference table, and took a sip of water, everyone present knew that he was about to utterly demolish his opponent.

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* John "The Biscuit" Cage in ''Series/AllyMcBeal''. He was painfully shy, had facial and verbal tics (including shouting "Balls! Balls! Balls!"), routinely hung upside-down in his office like a bat to collect his thoughts, had a secret room installed in the office (the only entry to which was in a bathroom stall, by remote control), and harbored a thousand other ecentricities.eccentricities. Yet when he walked into court, or sat down at a conference table, and took a sip of water, everyone present knew that he was about to utterly demolish his opponent.



** In his days acting as [[TheBrigadier UNIT's]] scientific advisor... and wearing an anachronistic velvet jacket and a cape. Or a scarf long enough to touch both sides of the English Channel. Or a... whatever [[http://dailypop.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/c_baker.jpg this is supposed to be.]]

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** In his days acting as [[TheBrigadier UNIT's]] scientific advisor...adviser... and wearing an anachronistic velvet jacket and a cape. Or a scarf long enough to touch both sides of the English Channel. Or a... whatever [[http://dailypop.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/c_baker.jpg this is supposed to be.]]



** Like Sherlock Holmes upon whom he was modeled, Dr. Gregory House definitely qualifies as a BunnyEarsLawyer. He uses comatose patients for cupholders, watches sports with clinic patients, avoids seeing his own patients as long as possible, has a bedside manner akin to Lex Luthor when he finally ''does'' see them, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking refuses to wear a tie]][[note]] A fun little real life note about the tie. In 2007, Britain's NHS has passed rules banning [[http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_990cfc31-a3e0-538c-8be2-fba174edc1cc.html doctors from wearing long-sleeved shirts and ties]] in state-funded hospitals. The reason? Ties are worn daily but almost never washed, making them travelling petri dishes for hospital born-infections like MRSA. Perhaps House sees a way to flaunt convention and, incidently, [[FridgeBrilliance save patient lives]]. A win-win! [[/note]], plays with his gameboy/cane/ball while his patients code, and has a running commentary on Cuddy's boobs. He is a JerkAss every chance he gets, apparently for his own entertainment. This apparently improves his thinking processes.

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** Like Sherlock Holmes upon whom he was modeled, Dr. Gregory House definitely qualifies as a BunnyEarsLawyer. He uses comatose patients for cupholders, watches sports with clinic patients, avoids seeing his own patients as long as possible, has a bedside manner akin to Lex Luthor when he finally ''does'' see them, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking refuses to wear a tie]][[note]] A fun little real life note about the tie. In 2007, Britain's NHS has passed rules banning [[http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_990cfc31-a3e0-538c-8be2-fba174edc1cc.html doctors from wearing long-sleeved shirts and ties]] in state-funded hospitals. The reason? Ties are worn daily but almost never washed, making them travelling petri dishes for hospital born-infections like MRSA. Perhaps House sees a way to flaunt convention and, incidently, incidentally, [[FridgeBrilliance save patient lives]]. A win-win! [[/note]], plays with his gameboy/cane/ball while his patients code, and has a running commentary on Cuddy's boobs. He is a JerkAss every chance he gets, apparently for his own entertainment. This apparently improves his thinking processes.



* ''Series/{{ER}}'': Doctor Romano mostly just gets away with being an asshole to everybody but occassionally pulls more bizarre stunts, such as bringing in and operating on his own dog. No one dares suggest that it's inappropriate to operate on a dog and the incident is never mentioned again.

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* ''Series/{{ER}}'': Doctor Romano mostly just gets away with being an asshole to everybody but occassionally occasionally pulls more bizarre stunts, such as bringing in and operating on his own dog. No one dares suggest that it's inappropriate to operate on a dog and the incident is never mentioned again.



* Sam Tyler of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' frequently looks this way to his 1973 co-workers; the ''real'' bunny ears have to be awarded to Alex Drake of ''AshesToAshes'', whose firm belief that she's actually trapped inside her own subconscious causes her to be, um, less than restrained in her behaviour- as, for example, openly referring to people as "imaginary constructs," to their faces. The most prominent aversion from both these shows is Detective Gene Hunt. He's a borderline alcoholic who frequently abuses suspects and witnesses both physically and verbally. Why does he get away with it? Well, aside from the fact that he's a bloody good copper, it's also more commonly accepted in the time period.

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* Sam Tyler of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' frequently looks this way to his 1973 co-workers; the ''real'' bunny ears have to be awarded to Alex Drake of ''AshesToAshes'', whose firm belief that she's actually trapped inside her own subconscious causes her to be, um, less than restrained in her behaviour- behaviour - as, for example, openly referring to people as "imaginary constructs," to their faces. The most prominent aversion from both these shows is Detective Gene Hunt. He's a borderline alcoholic who frequently abuses suspects and witnesses both physically and verbally. Why does he get away with it? Well, aside from the fact that he's a bloody good copper, it's also more commonly accepted in the time period.



** Perhaps even moreso considering his position, Michael Scott -- it's only his prodigious talent as a salesman that keeps him from being fired by Dunder Mifflin.

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** Perhaps even moreso more so considering his position, Michael Scott -- it's only his prodigious talent as a salesman that keeps him from being fired by Dunder Mifflin.



** That's the most normal thing Bridge does. Bridge sniffs people's dogs, wears high heels when a case calls for it, enjoys watching female cadets read from inches away, is obsessed with buttery toast, completely avoids his roommate's best frend for no apparent reason (in fairness, the friend [[spoiler:was evil]] and Bridge is psychic), rambles incoherently, and is terrified of everything. Then again, he also ID'd a perp by her shoes, helped a friend rebuild an obsolete robot into armor, and manipulated a minor villain into giving up a larger villain by threatening to promote the guy's business. The latter is amazing because Bridge lacks any social graces whatsoever.

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** That's the most normal thing Bridge does. Bridge sniffs people's dogs, wears high heels when a case calls for it, enjoys watching female cadets read from inches away, is obsessed with buttery toast, completely avoids his roommate's best frend friend for no apparent reason (in fairness, the friend [[spoiler:was evil]] and Bridge is psychic), rambles incoherently, and is terrified of everything. Then again, he also ID'd a perp by her shoes, helped a friend rebuild an obsolete robot into armor, and manipulated a minor villain into giving up a larger villain by threatening to promote the guy's business. The latter is amazing because Bridge lacks any social graces whatsoever.



** Beyond the need for attention, he shows numerous GeniusDitz tendancies and held literally dozens of jobs within a few years before the start of the show, suggesting an inability to fit in normally in society. Generally speaking, his hyper-observance and ability to come up with a seemingly-insane theory in spite of blatantly obvious (usually fake) evidence allows him to pass off his act as psychic, with Gus, Jules, or his father playing the straight man to explain more mundane things to him. Bad things almost always happen when he does anything on his own.

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** Beyond the need for attention, he shows numerous GeniusDitz tendancies tendencies and held literally dozens of jobs within a few years before the start of the show, suggesting an inability to fit in normally in society. Generally speaking, his hyper-observance and ability to come up with a seemingly-insane theory in spite of blatantly obvious (usually fake) evidence allows him to pass off his act as psychic, with Gus, Jules, or his father playing the straight man to explain more mundane things to him. Bad things almost always happen when he does anything on his own.



* Basically the entire cast of ''Series/TheWestWing'', all of them being absurdly smart and well qualified that they are forgiven a little eccentricity in how they do their jobs.
** Lord John Marbury defines this trope. He is eccentric to the point of being unstable, constantly refers to Leo as "Gerald" and possesses little social grace or decorum around anyone, with the possible exception of The President and even he isn't immune. Despite this, he is a Brilliant consultant and easily one of the smartest characters on the show, possessing a very keen insight into complex issues and always acting in the best interest of Britain and America.

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* Basically ''Series/TheWestWing'' is mostly a realistic and down-to-earth series, with the entire cast of ''Series/TheWestWing'', all of them being absurdly smart characters' human quirks overshadowed by a focus on compromise, serious work, and well qualified that they are forgiven sober political issues. Which makes some characters stand out whose eccentricities would be unremarkable on a little eccentricity in how they do their jobs.
more fanciful show.
** Lord John Marbury defines this trope. He is eccentric to the point of being unstable, constantly refers to Leo as "Gerald" and possesses little social grace or decorum around anyone, with the possible exception of The President and even he isn't immune. Despite this, he is a Brilliant brilliant consultant and easily one of the smartest characters on the show, possessing a very keen insight into complex issues and always acting in the best interest of Britain and America.



* ''Series/NecessaryRoughness'' centers on a therapist who helps professional athletes and other celebreties whose quirks have started to affect their job to the point that they cannot get away with it anymore. Often enough they have serious problems that were overlooked specificly because they were so good at their profession that people just accepted them as eccentrics and did not seek help for them.
* Kougami from ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''. He's a LargeHam who has an obcession with birthdays and seems to spend more of his time baking cakes than running his ''massive'' company...and yet is a ''heroic'' {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard who managed to OutGambit a ''living embodiment of human Greeed'' and is pretty much the BigGood of the series. His company has invented hundreds of devices that help the heroes out in the battle with the Greeed and he pretty much knows ''everything'' about the Greeed and the events of 800 years ago.

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* ''Series/NecessaryRoughness'' centers on a therapist who helps professional athletes and other celebreties celebrities whose quirks have started to affect their job to the point that they cannot get away with it anymore. Often enough they have serious problems that were overlooked specificly specifically because they were so good at their profession that people just accepted them as eccentrics and did not seek help for them.
* Kougami from ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''. He's a LargeHam who has an obcession obsession with birthdays and seems to spend more of his time baking cakes than running his ''massive'' company...and yet is a ''heroic'' {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard who managed to OutGambit a ''living embodiment of human Greeed'' and is pretty much the BigGood of the series. His company has invented hundreds of devices that help the heroes out in the battle with the Greeed and he pretty much knows ''everything'' about the Greeed and the events of 800 years ago.



* Dr. Mark Sloan in ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'' occasionally made his rounds on rollerskates, made latex gloves into balloons, seemed to take pleasure in driving [[ObstructiveBureaucrat hospital administrator Norman Briggs]] into apoplexy and generally acted, well, like a character played by Dick Van Dyke. He's also a brilliant surgeon and diagnostician, and frequent consultant to the police department.

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* Dr. Mark Sloan in ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'' occasionally made his rounds on rollerskates, roller skates, made latex gloves into balloons, seemed to take pleasure in driving [[ObstructiveBureaucrat hospital administrator Norman Briggs]] into apoplexy and generally acted, well, like a character played by Dick Van Dyke. He's also a brilliant surgeon and diagnostician, and frequent consultant to the police department.



** The Judge, who is famously reliable in passing fair judgements in spite of being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who will misunderstand basically ''anything'', to the point of Franziska's plan of showing him an illegally-taken photo as vital evidence to make her case (evidence which could just as easily have been turned to Wright's favor) fails - because he [[SpannerInTheWorks just doesn't get the point she's coming across with]]. ''At all''. Until the next year, when Phoenix successfully uses it in a related case.

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** The Judge, who is famously reliable in passing fair judgements judgments in spite of being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who will misunderstand basically ''anything'', to the point of Franziska's plan of showing him an illegally-taken photo as vital evidence to make her case (evidence which could just as easily have been turned to Wright's favor) fails - because he [[SpannerInTheWorks just doesn't get the point she's coming across with]]. ''At all''. Until the next year, when Phoenix successfully uses it in a related case.



** Tateyuki Shigaraki (Ray Shields in the fan translation) from ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'' as an adult is not only an actual defence lawyer, but is deeply sarcastic and wise-cracking, asks nearly everyone he meets (specifically the women) for hugs shortly after meeting them, his theme is actually called "Joking Motive" and he uses finger quotes/air quotes when speaking. As a teenager and trainee attorney under Gregory Edgeworth, he ''ate paper'' in order to remember what he jotted down on it and is a huge fanboy of a children's cooking programme, actaully singing the show's theme with it's two actors when he met them (individually, it should be noted did he meet them)... and yet he's on par with Phoenix in terms of determination, loyalty, and talent, and when he gets serious, his personality does an about-face.

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** Tateyuki Shigaraki (Ray Shields in the fan translation) from ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'' as an adult is not only an actual defence lawyer, but is deeply sarcastic and wise-cracking, asks nearly everyone he meets (specifically the women) for hugs shortly after meeting them, his theme is actually called "Joking Motive" and he uses finger quotes/air quotes when speaking. As a teenager and trainee attorney under Gregory Edgeworth, he ''ate paper'' in order to remember what he jotted down on it and is a huge fanboy of a children's cooking programme, actaully actually singing the show's theme with it's two actors when he met them (individually, it should be noted did he meet them)... and yet he's on par with Phoenix in terms of determination, loyalty, and talent, and when he gets serious, his personality does an about-face.



* Jodie Foster of ''MetalWolfChaos'' enjoys watching soldiers getting slaughtered by her boss's HumongousMecha a little too much, and apparently spends her spare time wondering about how various buildings would look if they were destroyed, and somehow managed to become secretary to [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent the President of the United States]]. Although considering what President Michael Wilson gets up to, Jodie probably looks like an icon of sanity by comparision.

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* Jodie Foster of ''MetalWolfChaos'' enjoys watching soldiers getting slaughtered by her boss's HumongousMecha a little too much, and apparently spends her spare time wondering about how various buildings would look if they were destroyed, and somehow managed to become secretary to [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent the President of the United States]]. Although considering what President Michael Wilson gets up to, Jodie probably looks like an icon of sanity by comparision.comparison.



** The MissionControl for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' contains an overtalkative genius physician who chatters endlessly about [[TheresNoBInMovie her favourite B-movies]], a ''Film/JamesBond'' fanboy Major with an obsession with his own Britishness and a thing for the paranormal, and a brilliant technician who makes useless objects because they '[[RuleOfCool look cool]]' and considers a human catapault a valid weapons development project (and harbours a complex about [[OnlySaneMan being the only normal person there]]). In ''Portable Ops'', they start a UFO club. [[spoiler:But they are frighteningly competent at throwing the entire world into a long and bitter war.]]

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** The MissionControl for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' contains an overtalkative genius physician who chatters endlessly about [[TheresNoBInMovie her favourite B-movies]], a ''Film/JamesBond'' fanboy Major with an obsession with his own Britishness and a thing for the paranormal, and a brilliant technician who makes useless objects because they '[[RuleOfCool look cool]]' and considers a human catapault catapult a valid weapons development project (and harbours a complex about [[OnlySaneMan being the only normal person there]]). In ''Portable Ops'', they start a UFO club. [[spoiler:But they are frighteningly competent at throwing the entire world into a long and bitter war.]]



* [[NobleDemon Demon Prince]] Laharl from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'' is the heir to the throne of [[{{Halloweentown}} Netherworld]], and he got some strange ideas as to what a King should do: If money is needed, itís time to loot some nobleís mansion. Assassin love angels are potential recruits. Laughing evilly on a regular basis is a requirement. Ideal Overlord tasks are making it rain pepper so that the humans will sneeze their nostrils out or deprive children of their sleep by giving them addictive videogames. Heroes should not just be defeated; enslavement is the way to go. But he is very passionate and dutiful about the job, not to mention extremely powerful, so he gets it and does a good job all things considered. His [[ReliableTraitor vassel]] Etna has not dethroned him...yet.

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* [[NobleDemon Demon Prince]] Laharl from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'' is the heir to the throne of [[{{Halloweentown}} Netherworld]], and he got some strange ideas as to what a King should do: If money is needed, itís time to loot some nobleís mansion. Assassin love angels are potential recruits. Laughing evilly on a regular basis is a requirement. Ideal Overlord tasks are making it rain pepper so that the humans will sneeze their nostrils out or deprive children of their sleep by giving them addictive videogames.video games. Heroes should not just be defeated; enslavement is the way to go. But he is very passionate and dutiful about the job, not to mention extremely powerful, so he gets it and does a good job all things considered. His [[ReliableTraitor vassel]] Etna has not dethroned him...yet.



* Barnaby "Screwloose" of ''VideoGame/{{Armello}}'' doesn't entirely seem to understand what's going on aaround him, or that he's in the middle of a fight for the throne... but he's still a talented warrior and adventurer, able to compete for the crown on weight of that alone. (His [[CivilizedAnimal literal bunny ears]] are a bonus.)

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* Barnaby "Screwloose" of ''VideoGame/{{Armello}}'' doesn't entirely seem to understand what's going on aaround around him, or that he's in the middle of a fight for the throne... but he's still a talented warrior and adventurer, able to compete for the crown on weight of that alone. (His [[CivilizedAnimal literal bunny ears]] are a bonus.)



* Rayne Summers from ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo''. Marcy [=McKean=] - Rayne's boss and CEO of the company - puts up with his Red Bull addiction, childlike behaviour, and non-existant attention span because he is genuinely good at his job.

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* Rayne Summers from ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo''. Marcy [=McKean=] - Rayne's boss and CEO of the company - puts up with his Red Bull addiction, childlike behaviour, and non-existant non-existent attention span because he is genuinely good at his job.



** First off, Megaman himself. Before [[MadScientist Doctor Wily]] betrayed Doctor Light, he sabotaged Megaman's programing to make him an idiot so that Light would not have anything to face his [[KillerRobot Robot Masters]]; Doctor Light did his best to program him to fight the robot masters, but could only re-prioritize "To be an idiot" as his ''secondary'' mission. He is frightfully-effective at stopping Doctor Wily, but outside of that he's a huge moron obsessed with ice cream and drinking beer until he pukes - ''in spite'' of being a robot.
** Doctor Wily is one of the greatest experts on robotics in the world, his genius is only outmatched by his ego and insanity; robot masters are [[OneManArmy capabable of taking out entire armies]] with an arm tied behind their backs - ''each'' - and yet every last one of them has a... strange quirk that sends them straight into this trope. He also made [[EvilCounterpart Bass]] to be greater than Megaman in all aspects; Bass is stronger, faster, and an even bigger idiot.

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** First off, Megaman himself. Before [[MadScientist Doctor Wily]] betrayed Doctor Light, he sabotaged Megaman's programing programming to make him an idiot so that Light would not have anything to face his [[KillerRobot Robot Masters]]; Doctor Light did his best to program him to fight the robot masters, but could only re-prioritize "To be an idiot" as his ''secondary'' mission. He is frightfully-effective at stopping Doctor Wily, but outside of that he's a huge moron obsessed with ice cream and drinking beer until he pukes - ''in spite'' of being a robot.
** Doctor Wily is one of the greatest experts on robotics in the world, his genius is only outmatched by his ego and insanity; robot masters are [[OneManArmy capabable capable of taking out entire armies]] with an arm tied behind their backs - ''each'' - and yet every last one of them has a... strange quirk that sends them straight into this trope. He also made [[EvilCounterpart Bass]] to be greater than Megaman in all aspects; Bass is stronger, faster, and an even bigger idiot.



* In ''Webcomic/OtakuDad'' Despite being an immature anime obsessed otaku in daily life it turns out that Jack is a savant who manages to turn a tidy profit on unlikely businesses

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* In ''Webcomic/OtakuDad'' Despite being an immature anime obsessed otaku in daily life it turns out that Jack is a savant who manages to turn a tidy profit on unlikely businessesbusinesses.
* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' has [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Bunny Ears President]] Olive Romarin.
-->'''Romarin:''' This is the Situation Room, right? Well, [[http://leifandthorn.com/comic/performance-review-118/ me needing to finish my pie]] is a situation.
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* Any RPG with Flaws, such as TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} or {{GURPS}}, makes it fairly easy to make this kind of character - if your DM will allow you to get away with flaws that are merely amusing rather than especially detrimental.

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* Any RPG with Flaws, such as TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' or {{GURPS}}, ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'', makes it fairly easy to make this kind of character - if your DM will allow you to get away with flaws that are merely amusing rather than especially detrimental.
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