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21st Mar '18 1:13:40 AM narm00
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* ComicBook/PlasticMan has been largely considered this due to the non-serious nature of most of his appearances. One must not forget that he is a trained CIA operative, can go toe-to-toe with many other big names in the DCU (he can take punches from SUPERMAN without so much as batting an eye!), and survived dismemberment for thousands of years.

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* ComicBook/PlasticMan has been largely considered this due to the non-serious nature of most of his appearances. One must not forget that he is a trained CIA FBI operative, can go toe-to-toe with many other big names in the DCU (he can take punches from SUPERMAN without so much as batting an eye!), and survived dismemberment for thousands of years.
4th Mar '18 6:21:07 PM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Italy ''hates'' fighting and would rather surrender than hurt someone. He can also match [[{{Samurai}} Japan]] in swordplay.
23rd Feb '18 6:27:00 PM mariofan1000
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* Goku from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' is a ManChild whose IdiotHero tendencies from the [[Anime/DragonBallZ original series]] get taken to ludicrous heights. That said, he's still Goku, and can mop the floor with the most powerful warriors in the universe without breaking a sweat.
23rd Jan '18 6:32:16 AM AlienPatch
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Contrast ObfuscatingStupidity, where the incompetence is just an act; and MinoredInAsskicking, where the character acts like TheSmartGuy instead of TheFool; and MistakenForBadass and LeeroyJenkins, which are essentially two forms of Crouching Badass Hidden Moron. Compare/contrast WeakButSkilled, GeniusDitz, HeroicResolve and EccentricMentor, which can overlap. If the body count they rack up is untentional, then we're dealing with MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds or NonMaliciousMonster. See also ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman, where their badassdom occurs because they're in an environment where ''their'' abilities stand out relative to everyone else's. Crouching Moron Hidden Badass will sometimes occur as a result of GivingTheSwordToANoob or putting TheLoad in the right situation.

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Contrast ObfuscatingStupidity, where the incompetence is just an act; and MinoredInAsskicking, where the character acts like TheSmartGuy instead of TheFool; and MistakenForBadass and LeeroyJenkins, which are essentially two forms of Crouching Badass Hidden Moron. Compare/contrast WeakButSkilled, GeniusDitz, HeroicResolve and EccentricMentor, which can overlap. If the body count they rack up is untentional, unintentional, then we're dealing with MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds or NonMaliciousMonster. See also ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman, where their badassdom occurs because they're in an environment where ''their'' abilities stand out relative to everyone else's. Crouching Moron Hidden Badass will sometimes occur as a result of GivingTheSwordToANoob or putting TheLoad in the right situation.
29th Oct '17 4:51:42 PM Gideoncrawle
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*** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation It's been suggested]] that this trope is what Jar-Jar ''wants you to think'' about him. All his zany antics may well be a very elaborate DrunkenBoxing act because [[https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/3qvj6w/theory_jar_jar_binks_was_a_trained_force_user/ he's a Sith Lord in hiding]].
14th Sep '17 4:12:35 PM Kayube
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** In ''4 Branches'', it's mentioned that Homestar's stupidity occasionally reaches such heights that it "flips back to start", and shows him answering the calculation "2 + 2" by defining Coulomb's law. When this is pointed out, he reverts to normal, revising his answer as "22".

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** In ''4 Branches'', it's mentioned that Homestar's stupidity occasionally reaches such heights that it "flips back to start", smart", and shows him answering the calculation "2 + 2" by defining Coulomb's law. When this is pointed out, he reverts to normal, revising his answer as "22".
30th Aug '17 7:15:47 AM HalcyonDayz
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* Toru Yano of Wrestling/{{New Japan Pro Wrestling}} is this trope personified. He's generally more interested in promoting DVDs on the way to the ring than his actual match. His entire moveset pretty much consists of running away, rope breaks, hair pulling, removing turnbuckle covers and low blows. However, he's always seen as an unpredictable, tough opponent in big tournaments and has frequently held belts within the promotion.

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* Toru Yano of Wrestling/{{New Japan Pro Wrestling}} is this trope personified. He's generally more interested in promoting DVDs [=DVDs=] on the way to the ring than his actual match. His entire moveset pretty much consists of running away, rope breaks, hair pulling, removing turnbuckle covers and low blows. However, he's always seen as an unpredictable, tough opponent in big tournaments and has frequently held belts within the promotion.
29th Aug '17 1:10:58 PM Darkfire545
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* Bark in ''VisualNovel/TickTack'' is a complete doofus and the butt of numerous jokes, but [[InformedAttribute apparently]] he's actually a powerful and decorated soldier.




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* Kazuhide in ''VisualNovel/FragmentsNote'', despite appearing to be a lazy, insensitive slacker, is actually quite perceptive and analytical. He's the first one to notice that Yukitsuki is putting up a facade, and miraculously manages to obtain a petition to prevent Mischa's deportation, and get 90% of the school - including faculty - to sign it, all without Yukiha's or Mikiya's knowledge.
* Bark in ''VisualNovel/TickTack'' is a complete doofus and the butt of numerous jokes, but [[InformedAttribute apparently]] he's actually a powerful and decorated soldier.
2nd Aug '17 1:11:35 PM gjp1981
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* Toru Yano of Wrestling/{{New Japan Pro Wrestling}} is this trope personified. He's generally more interested in promoting DVDs on the way to the ring than his actual match. His entire moveset pretty much consists of running away, rope breaks, hair pulling, removing turnbuckle covers and low blows. However, he's always seen as an unpredictable, tough opponent in big tournaments and has frequently held belts within the promotion.
23rd Jun '17 11:44:34 AM 59Efra
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* WWE worker [[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Festus]] has this as his entire gimmick. Most of the time, he was little short of catatonic, staring blankly into space with his tongue hanging out as his tag team partner Jesse dragged him around. However, when the ring bell rang, he would wake up and destroy all of his opponents, and would not let up until the bell sounded the end of the match.

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* WWE worker [[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Festus]] has this as his entire gimmick.Wrestling/DrewHankinson's Festus gimmick ran entirely on this. Most of the time, he was little short of catatonic, staring blankly into space with his tongue hanging out as his tag team partner Jesse dragged him around. However, when the ring bell rang, he would wake up and destroy all of his opponents, and would not let up until the bell sounded the end of the match.
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