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4th Feb '17 8:47:35 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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** [[RobotMaster Olaf]] the emperor penguin counts as well, as he has built his own DoAnythingRobot, [[spoiler: an army of MechaMooks]], a freeze ray, and [[spoiler: turned Stumpy into a {{Cyborg}}]], but he is otherwise a complete idiot.
3rd Jan '17 4:13:00 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Quack Quack from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. When it comes to science, math and the like, he's absolutely brilliant. And yet, he couldn't figure out that a picture of himself with Stumpy's head taped onto it wasn't a picture of Stumpy.
27th Dec '16 5:41:19 PM Shadoboy
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* In a milder version of the trope, Chloe Park from ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'' is a child prodigy who is grade-school aged but attending college. She has shown to be pretty smart and self-suficcient, but still takes rash decisions that can land her in dangerous situations (entering the cave of the titular bears to get information for a report or climbing into the habitat of an albino aligator because she promised Ice Bear they would see it).
25th Dec '16 8:47:37 AM Floria
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* The whole Peterkin family in the humorous children's novel ''The Peterkin Papers''. They are well-educated, creative, and in their way, resourceful, but fail at handling mundane problems on their own due to a combination of ComplexityAddiction and lack of common sense.
17th Nov '16 8:10:44 PM ading
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** Phineas and Ferb themselves also qualify. They are absurdly brilliant child prodigies who can make anything from a time machine to a building that's BiggerOnTheInside in only a single day, but they have a very naive and childlike mindset, which leads to them failing to notice very obvious things. For example, they never realize that Candace is trying to get them in trouble despite her making it explicit repeatedly.

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** Phineas and Ferb themselves also qualify. They are absurdly brilliant child prodigies who can make anything from a time machine to a building that's BiggerOnTheInside in only a single day, but they have a very naive and childlike mindset, which leads to them failing to notice very obvious things. For example, they never realize things like Isabella's crush on Phineas and the fact that Candace is trying to get them in trouble despite her making it explicit repeatedly.trouble.
17th Nov '16 7:19:20 PM ading
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* Brain from ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' regularly produces plans that are ingenious and lack any kind of common sense.

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* Brain from ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' regularly produces plans that are ingenious and lack any kind of common sense. He also often screws up his own plans when he lets his anger at Pinky distract him and forgets some essential part of his plan.



* Heinz Doofenshmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. He's a genius when it comes to science, technology, math, and engineering, but he lacks just about everything else such as social skills and common sense. He puts self-destruct buttons in a convient location on just about every invention he builds, and he's never even recognized his nemesis, Perry the Platypus, in even the most transparent of disguises, and tends to assume Perry is just an ordinary platypus if he's not wearing his trademark fedora. To put all this into perspective, take his scheme in the episode "Fireside Girl Jamboree": He was smart enough to build a machine that is capable of transforming metal into broccoli (A ''mineral'' into ''living matter''), but decided to make it ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption out of metal]]''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel''.

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** Phineas and Ferb themselves also qualify. They are absurdly brilliant child prodigies who can make anything from a time machine to a building that's BiggerOnTheInside in only a single day, but they have a very naive and childlike mindset, which leads to them failing to notice very obvious things. For example, they never realize that Candace is trying to get them in trouble despite her making it explicit repeatedly.
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The title character of ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel''.
10th Nov '16 9:23:41 PM schoi30
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Twilight Sparkle. A unicorn so smart, she knows most of the constellations by heart and is able to finish a race fifth place, ahead of a few dozen other, more athletic horses, simply by using her book smarts. She's also a filly so silly, she needs to consult a reference book on something as simple as a sleepover. She even reads the book to find out what to do ''when a tree falls into her house'' instead of just getting up and helping move it.
** There's also the fact that [[HyperCompetentSidekick her dragon roommate, Spike, does most of the housework]] (he ''loves'' his job, though, so he's not complaining too much). While Twilight is able to take care of her own for short periods, Spike is ''way'' better than her at it and a few episodes imply that Twilight would be completely screwed if Spike wasn't involved in her life.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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Twilight Sparkle. Sparkle: A unicorn so smart, she knows most of the constellations by heart and is able to finish a race fifth place, ahead of a few dozen other, more athletic horses, simply by using her book smarts. She's also a filly so silly, she needs to consult a reference book on something as simple as a sleepover. She even reads the book to find out what to do ''when a tree falls into her house'' instead of just getting up and helping move it.
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it. There's also the fact that [[HyperCompetentSidekick her dragon roommate, Spike, does most of the housework]] (he ''loves'' his job, though, so he's not complaining too much). While Twilight is able to take care of her own for short periods, Spike is ''way'' better than her at it and a few episodes imply that Twilight would be completely screwed if Spike wasn't involved in her life.
6th Nov '16 5:21:57 AM Loekman3
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* Jack Spicer from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', to the extent that the other characters tend to forget that he really ''is'' a genius.

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* Jack Spicer from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is incredibly incompetent not only as a villain but also virtually everything he had done to the extent that the other characters tend to forget that he really ''is'' a genius.genius who can create robots from scratch.
20th Oct '16 7:58:52 PM BigKlingy
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* Tiberius Stormwind from the ''WebOriginal/CriticalRole'' D&D show is played like this, fitting for a character with a very high Intelligence stat but a Wisdom of ''4''. (To put that in perspective, the team's DumbMuscle has an Intelligence of 6) As a result, Tiberius is a brilliant spellcaster and a genius in all arcane matters, but has zero common sense. In one episode, he responds to to an account of someone "stepping of a few toes" with "Oh, was she clumsy?" He's essentially the magical equivalent of an AbsentMindedProfessor.
7th Oct '16 8:55:04 AM ShinyCottonCandy
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_G%C3%B6del Kurt Gödel]]. He was an outstanding and truly deep-thinking logician and mathematician by whom UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein was very impressed. He also very nearly failed his U.S. citizenship exam by blithely announcing that he had found an inconsistency in the U.S. Constitution which made a dictatorship possible. He wouldn't eat anything cooked by strangers--when his wife was hospitalized for six months, he was unable to figure out how to cook for himself. He eventually died of starvation.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_G%C3%B6del org/wiki/Kurt_Godel Kurt Gödel]]. He was an outstanding and truly deep-thinking logician and mathematician by whom UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein was very impressed. He also very nearly failed his U.S. citizenship exam by blithely announcing that he had found an inconsistency in the U.S. Constitution which made a dictatorship possible. He wouldn't eat anything cooked by strangers--when his wife was hospitalized for six months, he was unable to figure out how to cook for himself. He eventually died of starvation.
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