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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."
30th Jul '16 3:18:30 PM nombretomado
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* Ted from ''{{Daria}}'' turns out to be good at a VR game because he read manuscripts on swordplay. It's almost the inverse of {{I Know Mortal Kombat}}.

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* Ted from ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' turns out to be good at a VR game because he read manuscripts on swordplay. It's almost the inverse of {{I Know Mortal Kombat}}.IKnowMortalKombat.
16th Jul '16 11:42:33 AM Doug86
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* This was the shtick of the GoldenAge DCComics character Genius Jones (created by Creator/AlfredBester). Jones was stranded on a desert island with 734 books. He read all of the books and memorised all of the information in them, before eventually setting fire to them to attract the attention of a passing ship. Once back in civilisation he sets himself up as the Answer Man, a costumed hero who answered questions and solved crimes for one dime, using the information he had gained from the books.

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* This was the shtick of the GoldenAge DCComics Creator/DCComics character Genius Jones (created by Creator/AlfredBester). Jones was stranded on a desert island with 734 books. He read all of the books and memorised all of the information in them, before eventually setting fire to them to attract the attention of a passing ship. Once back in civilisation he sets himself up as the Answer Man, a costumed hero who answered questions and solved crimes for one dime, using the information he had gained from the books.
11th Jun '16 12:10:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* This was the shtick of the GoldenAge DCComics character Genius Jones (created by AlfredBester). Jones was stranded on a desert island with 734 books. He read all of the books and memorised all of the information in them, before eventually setting fire to them to attract the attention of a passing ship. Once back in civilisation he sets himself up as the Answer Man, a costumed hero who answered questions and solved crimes for one dime, using the information he had gained from the books.

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* This was the shtick of the GoldenAge DCComics character Genius Jones (created by AlfredBester).Creator/AlfredBester). Jones was stranded on a desert island with 734 books. He read all of the books and memorised all of the information in them, before eventually setting fire to them to attract the attention of a passing ship. Once back in civilisation he sets himself up as the Answer Man, a costumed hero who answered questions and solved crimes for one dime, using the information he had gained from the books.
17th Apr '16 5:52:13 PM ANTMuddle
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You have a friend, who has never actually done whatever task you need to do, but hey, (s)he has read all about the subject so they are going to attempt it anyway. What could possibly go wrong... right?

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You have a friend, who has never actually done whatever task you need to do, but hey, (s)he has read all about the subject so they are going to attempt it anyway. What {{What could possibly go wrong...wrong}}... right?
30th Nov '15 2:33:43 AM GoblinCipher
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-->-- '''Frasier''', ''Series/DueSouth''

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-->-- '''Frasier''', '''Fraser''', ''Series/DueSouth''
29th Nov '15 12:22:42 AM Hello101
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** He's actually pretty good at the climbing. It's when he looks down that it all goes wrong.

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** He's actually pretty good at the climbing. It's when he looks down that it all goes wrong. (He's afraid of heights).



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot has only read at least a few hundred years worth of gem history reports on Earth. Despite this, she didn't know there were still gems on the Earth other than [[spoiler:The Cluster and its prototypes]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot has only read at least up on a few hundred years worth of gem history reports on Earth.Earth (Gems as a species can be so old that the ''younger'' ones can fall under TimeAbyss). Despite this, she didn't know there were still gems on the Earth other than [[spoiler:The Cluster and its prototypes]].
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