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10th Sep '17 8:42:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* Glinda from 'Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' fits this trope, at first anyway. When Elphaba writes home and tries to find a word to describe her room-mate, all she can come up with is "blonde". In the song "Popular", however, she explains how her persona is actually hugely helpful, showing the first glimmer of how sharp her mind really is, which serves her well over the rest of the story's course.
--> ''Its not about aptitude/Its the way you're viewed''
--> ''So its very shrewd to be/ Very very popular like me!''

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* Glinda from 'Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' fits this trope, at first anyway. When Elphaba writes home and tries to find a word to describe her room-mate, all she can come up with is "blonde". In the song "Popular", however, she explains how her persona is actually hugely helpful, showing the first glimmer of how sharp her mind really is, which serves her well over the rest of the story's course.
--> ''Its -->''Its not about aptitude/Its the way you're viewed''
--> ''So -->''So its very shrewd to be/ Very very popular like me!''



* [[WrenchWench Tess]] from ''JakAndDaxter'' acts like a typical ditzy yellow-haired bimbo, but she is a [[GeniusDitz genius]] when it comes to building weapons.

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* [[WrenchWench Tess]] from ''JakAndDaxter'' ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' acts like a typical ditzy yellow-haired bimbo, but she is a [[GeniusDitz genius]] when it comes to building weapons.
6th Sep '17 8:35:54 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is a trait of the Aureals (aka Golden Saints), a form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to [[MadGod Sheogorath]], who have golden hair. However, unlike most examples of this trope, they're portrayed as "dumb" in the DumbMuscle or DumbJock sense rather than being TheDitz. They [[HonorBeforeReason don't always think things through]] and [[LeeroyJenkins prefer to attack issues head-on]], which, [[MagicKnight despite their power]], isn't always the best course of action. This happens several times in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, and they often need to be bailed out by the [[PlayerCharacter Champion of Cyrodiil]].
2nd Sep '17 3:57:18 PM Mdjj1996
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(When the blonde is ''innocent'' rather than stupid, that's [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold]]. When the blonde is ''sexy'' rather than stupid, that's EveryoneLovesBlondes. If she is sexy ''and'' stupid, she's a BrainlessBeauty. And if she's in a FourTemperamentEnsemble, she's probably Sanguine.) Bonus points go to DumbBlonde characters who aren't real blondes. Especially watch out for a DitzyGenius or a ModernMajorGeneral.

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(When the blonde is ''innocent'' rather than stupid, that's [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold]]. When the blonde is ''sexy'' rather than stupid, that's EveryoneLovesBlondes. If she is sexy ''and'' stupid, she's a BrainlessBeauty. And if she's in a FourTemperamentEnsemble, she's probably Sanguine.) Bonus points go to DumbBlonde characters who aren't real blondes. Especially watch out for a DitzyGenius or a ModernMajorGeneral.
ModernMajorGeneral. NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, as not every blonde person you come across is an idiot.
20th Aug '17 10:53:47 PM GrammarNavi
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** In ''Literature/IJedi'', Leonia Tavira thinks this of Corran Horn, who dyed his normally brown hair blond as part of his cover ID.

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** In ''Literature/IJedi'', ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'', Leonia Tavira thinks this of Corran Horn, who dyed his normally brown hair blond as part of his cover ID.
20th Aug '17 10:05:32 AM rjd1922
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki Suoh. Of course, he is also a GeniusDitz.

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki Suoh. Of course, Suoh acts like a ditz, [[DitzyGenius but he is also a GeniusDitz.effortlessly gets the second best grades in the second year classes behind only Kyoya]].
13th Aug '17 10:33:18 AM aniram90
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** Somewhat subverted in her role as Lorelei Lee in ''Film/GentlemenPreferBlondes'':
-->Mr. Esmond Sr.: Say, they told me you were stupid! You certainly don't seem stupid to me!
-->Lorelei Lee: [[ObfuscatingStupidity I can be smart when it's important, but most men don't like it]].
2nd Aug '17 5:12:20 PM Nevermore2002
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* ''So Blonde'', an AdventureGame where you play Sunny, a clueless and stereotyped American blonde girl, [[OohMeAccentsSlipping with a slight British accent]]. As you progress in the game, [[HiddenDepths there may be more than meets the eye]], as she's shown to be capable of cleverness.
26th Jul '17 2:05:31 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While Cersei isn't a ''complete'' moron, Tywin perfectly assesses her when he says that she is nowhere near as intelligent as she thinks she is. Her main flaw is that she continually underestimates people, and her level of misguided arrogance about her supposed political brilliance prevents her from seeing that she is wrong. She loses control of Joffrey almost immediately after he becomes king, and most of her attempts to dispose of Tyrion are laughable failures.
16th Jul '17 2:24:41 PM benda
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* Creator/NicoleKidman plays a rare outright villainous Dumb Blonde in ''Film/ToDieFor''. Rarer yet, she is also the [[VillainProtagonist main character]].

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* Creator/NicoleKidman plays a rare outright villainous Dumb Blonde - admittedly only BookDumb though - in ''Film/ToDieFor''. Rarer yet, she is also the [[VillainProtagonist main character]].
2nd Jul '17 10:18:18 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** Subverted in Season 10, where the team of Dustin & Kandice, a pair of Beauty Queens (Miss California and Miss New York respectively), were immediately dismissed by everyone (fans and other teams) as dumb blondes, but then ended up being one of the most feared teams to ever run the race and even dominated a large portion of the All-Star season.

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** Subverted in Season 10, where the team of Dustin & and Kandice, a pair of Beauty Queens (Miss California and Miss New York respectively), were immediately dismissed by everyone (fans and other teams) as dumb blondes, but then ended up being one of the most feared teams to ever run the race and even dominated a large portion of the All-Star season.



** Subverted again in Season 17, with Brook, who, along with brunette Claire, were considered an airhead fodder team pre-race, but finished 2nd overall behind Doctors Nat (who was also blonde) & Kat.

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** Subverted again in Season 17, with Brook, who, along with brunette Claire, were considered an airhead fodder team pre-race, but finished 2nd overall behind Doctors Nat (who was also blonde) & and Kat.
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