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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.
27th May '17 5:31:02 PM darkemyst
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* ComicBook/{{Impulse}} may be a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} cloudcuckoolander]] [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny with ADHD]] but he is also a speedster with access to the Speed Force, training by a Golden Age hero (Quicksilver) and a [[PhotographicMemory photographic memory]].
14th May '17 8:24:21 PM Thunderchin
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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]].
16th Apr '17 5:35:09 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': [[InsistentTerminology Doctor]] Bartholomew Oobleck of Beacon Academy. His first appearance featured him [[FlashStep zipping]] around a classroom on a [[MustHaveCaffeine perpetual caffeine high]], [[MotorMouth talking a mile a minute]] about [[MrExposition the history of Remnant]]. [[GeekPhysiques Tall and thin]] with scruffy hair and messy clothes, he's hardly an intimidating figure. However, when push comes to shove, his coffee thermos unfolds into a [[CarryABigStick kanabo]] that hurls [[PlayingWithFire globs of flaming napalm]]. Combine this with his already impressive speed, and you have a Huntsman every bit as badass as the title implies

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': [[InsistentTerminology Doctor]] Bartholomew Oobleck of Beacon Academy. His Penny's first appearance featured him [[FlashStep zipping]] around appearances paint a classroom on picture of a [[MustHaveCaffeine perpetual caffeine high]], [[MotorMouth talking a mile a minute]] about [[MrExposition mild mannered girl, who appears slightly touched in the history of Remnant]]. [[GeekPhysiques Tall and thin]] head. Although she makes it clear from the outset that she's "combat ready", she turns out to be far more capable a fighter than Ruby has ever seen. When Torchwick lands a cheap blow on Ruby, Penny not only wipes the floor with scruffy hair and messy clothes, he's hardly an intimidating figure. However, when push comes to shove, his coffee thermos unfolds into a [[CarryABigStick kanabo]] that hurls [[PlayingWithFire globs of flaming napalm]]. Combine this with his already impressive speed, and you have a Huntsman every bit as badass as the title impliesWhite Fang, she single-handedly downs three armed airships.
8th Apr '17 1:11:33 PM XFllo
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** Also the above is very possible. Old Mills have a tendency to explode when too much dust is in the air and something sparks it. Though it's really hard to get the fuel-air ratio right, especially while your father and his friend are fending off a dozen Youma.



* Tuco, "The Ugly" from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', is a hairy, goofy, scruffy, slovenly klutz compared to the more mature, soft-spoken and reserved Man With No Name and Angel Eyes (not unlike Daffy Duck, actually), but is capable of shooting with incredible speed and accuracy, escaping from an armed guard by cunning use of the train tracks, as well as nearly killing Blondie several times only for him to be saved by luck (or cannonfire).
** When he first meets said armed guard, he threatens to take him down. We think he's just blowing smoke until it actually happens.

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* Tuco, "The Ugly" from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', is a hairy, goofy, scruffy, slovenly klutz compared to the more mature, soft-spoken and reserved Man With No Name and Angel Eyes (not unlike Daffy Duck, actually), but is capable of shooting with incredible speed and accuracy, escaping from an armed guard by cunning use of the train tracks, as well as nearly killing Blondie several times only for him to be saved by luck (or cannonfire).
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cannonfire). When he first meets said armed guard, he threatens to take him down. We think he's just blowing smoke until it actually happens.



* ''Film/StarTrek''. Yes, James T. Kirk is a brat, a chronic juvenile offender, a wanna-be ladies man, and he seems to excel only at getting beat up. He is also the baddest mother in all of Starfleet, and not even [[spoiler:killing his dad or blowing up planets will change that.]] You may now go to warp.
** Well, considering that Vulcans and Romulans have three times the strength of an ordinary Human, you have to give him props for ''still'' attempting to take them on. He does slightly better in the barfight with the human cadets, having only lost because he was clearly outnumbered.

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* ''Film/StarTrek''. Yes, James T. Kirk is a brat, a chronic juvenile offender, a wanna-be ladies ladies' man, and he seems to excel only at getting beat up. He is also the baddest mother in all of Starfleet, and not even [[spoiler:killing his dad or blowing up planets will change that.]] You may now go to warp.
** Well, considering that Vulcans and Romulans have three times the strength of an ordinary Human, you have to give him props for ''still'' attempting to take them on. He does slightly better in the barfight with the human cadets, having only lost because he was clearly outnumbered.
warp.



* The eponymous ''Film/MysteryTeam'' takes a level in Badass by the end of the movie.
* Sergeant Gerry Boyle from ''Film/TheGuard''.
* Creator/AdamSandler's eponymous hero in ''Film/TheWaterboy'' looks like the poster child for the trope. And ''Film/HappyGilmore'', and ''Film/PunchDrunkLove''... pretty much any Adam Sandler movie.

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* %%* The eponymous ''Film/MysteryTeam'' takes a level in Badass by the end of the movie.
* %%* Sergeant Gerry Boyle from ''Film/TheGuard''.
* %%* Creator/AdamSandler's eponymous hero in ''Film/TheWaterboy'' looks like the poster child for the trope. And ''Film/HappyGilmore'', and ''Film/PunchDrunkLove''... pretty much any Adam Sandler movie.



* ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'': Paul during the robbery.
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'': Four out of the five are surprisingly handy in a fight.

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* %%* ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'': Paul during the robbery.
* %%* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'': Four out of the five are surprisingly handy in a fight.



* In general, many LetsPlayers and internet personas in general are this. Just because someone likes to goof off and make bad jokes doesn't mean they're not intelligent and competent.



* Inverted with Japanese singer Music/{{Gackt}}. He often portrays himself on TV as a [[TheStoic stoic]] badass with few emotions and exceptional [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial arts]] skills...until he answers a silly or private question, thus revealing himself as a [[OneOfUs hidden dork]] with a habit of saying goofy or embarrassing things.
** This is especially evident in Gackt's later "Platinum Box" [=DVDs=]. No matter how hard he tries to remain serious and stoic, his bandmates will always reduce him to hysterics with their shenanigans, shattering his well-practiced persona.

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* Inverted with Japanese singer Music/{{Gackt}}. He often portrays himself on TV as a [[TheStoic stoic]] badass with few emotions and exceptional [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts martial arts]] skills...until he answers a silly or private question, thus revealing himself as a [[OneOfUs hidden dork]] with a habit of saying goofy or embarrassing things.
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things. This is especially evident in Gackt's later "Platinum Box" [=DVDs=]. No matter how hard he tries to remain serious and stoic, his bandmates will always reduce him to hysterics with their shenanigans, shattering his well-practiced persona.



* In an early ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Opus serves as the bouncer at a New Years Eve party. Seems pretty stupid, until he drags a particularly large, menacing looking guy down under the bar, then asks for some rope.
** And if you are a mime, do not taunt Opus or he will beat you down. With a salami!
*** Wasn't it an olive loaf?
* Typically, the Crocodiles in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' are TooDumbToLive (oftentimes literally so). But on one occasion, Rat, in a variation of the Pied Piper, used music to lead stupid people to a lake to drown them. When he attempted to do this to the Crocs, he gloated about this, and in an uncharacteristically angry (but characteristically badly-pronounced) reply, one croc mentioned "We can sweem."
** This could be CanonDisContinuity (which Stephan Pastis is infamous for), because an earlier strip had one of the crocs drown in a kiddie pool because he couldn't swim.

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* In an early ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Opus serves as the bouncer at a New Years Eve party. Seems pretty stupid, until he drags a particularly large, menacing looking guy down under the bar, then asks for some rope.
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rope. And if you are a mime, do not taunt Opus or he will beat you down. With a salami!
*** Wasn't it an
salami/an olive loaf?
loaf.
* Typically, the Crocodiles in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' are TooDumbToLive (oftentimes literally so). But on one occasion, Rat, in a variation of the Pied Piper, used music to lead stupid people to a lake to drown them. When he attempted to do this to the Crocs, he gloated about this, and in an uncharacteristically angry (but characteristically badly-pronounced) reply, one croc mentioned "We can sweem."
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" This could be CanonDisContinuity (which Stephan Pastis is infamous for), because an earlier strip had one of the crocs drown in a kiddie pool because he couldn't swim.
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