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25th Mar '18 3:19:08 PM darkemyst
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* A guard in Paris in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' seems to think that having read about Reverents will prepare him for a fight with a large group that's surfaced in Paris. An older veteran disagrees saying there's nothing which could prepare the uninitiated.
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14th Jan '18 10:19:26 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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----> He seemed to have complete confidence that his instinct for mechanism would not let him down.

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----> --> He seemed to have complete confidence that his instinct for mechanism would not let him down.
19th Apr '17 2:59:45 PM Lots42
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* Literally the power of the Marvel superhero called GwenPoole. Or at least one of them. She has read many of the comic books starring the characters she is now physically interacting with. She gains a momentary advantage over the current Thor by shouting out her real name.
19th Feb '17 8:55:14 AM BloodPlum
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* Ume from ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' uses this as an excuse for the skills she learned from her [[Reincarnation previous life]]. She's called out on it at least twice by another character, though the second time she actually throws a user manual at the character to explain that she did indeed read a book about what she was going to do.

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* Ume from ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' uses this as an excuse for the skills she learned from her [[Reincarnation previous life]].life. She's called out on it at least twice by another character, though the second time she actually throws a user manual at the character to explain that she did indeed read a book about what she was going to do.
19th Feb '17 8:54:50 AM BloodPlum
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* Ume from ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' uses this as an excuse for the skills she learned from her [[Reincarnation previous life.]] She's called out on it at least twice by another character, though the second time she actually throws a user manual at the character to explain that she did indeed read a book about what she was going to do.

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* Ume from ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' uses this as an excuse for the skills she learned from her [[Reincarnation previous life.]] life]]. She's called out on it at least twice by another character, though the second time she actually throws a user manual at the character to explain that she did indeed read a book about what she was going to do.
19th Feb '17 8:54:10 AM BloodPlum
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* DJ Croft of ''Fanfic/NeonExodusEvangelion'' is suspiciously good at sex, considering he's supposedly a virgin -- he learned the how-to from a book and filled in the gaps with just-that-awesomeness

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* DJ Croft of ''Fanfic/NeonExodusEvangelion'' is suspiciously good at sex, considering he's supposedly a virgin -- he learned the how-to from a book and filled in the gaps with just-that-awesomenessjust-that-awesomeness.
* Ume from ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' uses this as an excuse for the skills she learned from her [[Reincarnation previous life.]] She's called out on it at least twice by another character, though the second time she actually throws a user manual at the character to explain that she did indeed read a book about what she was going to do.
10th Nov '16 1:11:36 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' uses this for two of [[{{Badass}} Kazuo]] [[TheUnfettered Kiriyama's]] Crowing Moments Of Awesome, both in {{Flashback}}. [[spoiler: The first has him breaking the arms, nose, and jaw of a bunch of bullies, with the explanation that "I simply used the information I learned from this book" * shows a human anatomy text* . The second has a [[SadistTeacher mean judo coach]] with a penchant for humiliating his students pick Kiriyama, reading a book in back, for the next spar. Kiriyama closes his book with the title facing the reader: "[[OhCrap Introduction to Judo]]".]]

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* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' uses this for two of [[{{Badass}} Kazuo]] [[TheUnfettered Kazuo Kiriyama's]] Crowing Moments Of Awesome, both in {{Flashback}}. [[spoiler: The first has him breaking the arms, nose, and jaw of a bunch of bullies, with the explanation that "I simply used the information I learned from this book" * shows a human anatomy text* . The second has a [[SadistTeacher mean judo coach]] with a penchant for humiliating his students pick Kiriyama, reading a book in back, for the next spar. Kiriyama closes his book with the title facing the reader: "[[OhCrap Introduction to Judo]]".]]
22nd Oct '16 8:34:57 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' is constantly reinforcing his BadassBookworm status by reading. That and the fact that he is very GoodWithNumbers.

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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' is constantly reinforcing his BadassBookworm status by reading. That and the fact that he is very GoodWithNumbers. The ''Midshipman'' stories in particular often have young Hornblower comparing his new, actual experiences of sailing and war to what he's read about in books.
16th Sep '16 8:57:27 PM Azaram
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** This is a large part of Twilight's personality (A common FanNickname is 'Purplesmart Bookhorse'). Between SuperOCD, checklists to track checking her checklists, and apparent access to [[Literature/DiscWorld L-Space]] to be able to find a book on anything anywhere. She had a how-to book on slumber parties, in an episode about them, for example.
16th Sep '16 8:40:08 PM Azaram
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** Similar to this is a hotel series, where someone steps up to a problem, is asked if they're an X, and replies "No, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night."
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