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14th Jan '16 5:57:14 PM creader
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** The main protagonist, Shinichi Kudo, is introduced as an amazing detective, even given the nickname "The Modern Holmes". However, he is [[NoSocialSkills incredibly socially inept]], which was a major reason why he had little to no friends as a child, the sole exception being Ran.
14th Jan '16 5:53:15 PM creader
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He was introduced as a ditz first, so Genius Ditz fits better.
* Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': Capable of recreating {{Forbidden Technique}}s from inference or entirely on his own. Competent strategist. Encyclopedic knowledge of kung fu history, philosophy and lore. Achieved enlightenment in three days. SupremeChef. Skilled woodworker. Childish, clumsy, easily excited, and dangerously lacking in common sense.
16th Dec '15 11:04:39 AM StFan
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* Forge is portrayed this way in both ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine And The X-Men}}'', though in the latter it's more a case of BrilliantButLazy, while in Evolution he's energetic and brilliant, but somewhat foolish and lacking in foresight. * [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote]] is a genius capable of building roadrunner traps, [[FridgeLogic but, if you think about it, wouldn't it be much easier if he just ordered food instead of ordering a bunch of supplies from ACME]]? Alas (for him, at least), he's simply too stubborn to give up. * Shadowcat from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' also qualifies. She's portrayed as a very intelligent student, but could be easily excited over "typical" teenage topics (driver's license) and early on had the tendency to use the word "like" so much in a single sentence, [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Shaggy Rogers]] would take notice.
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* ''Franchise/XMen'': ** Forge is portrayed this way in both ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine And The X-Men}}'', ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', though in the latter it's more a case of BrilliantButLazy, while in Evolution ''Evolution'' he's energetic and brilliant, but somewhat foolish and lacking in foresight. * [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote]] is a genius capable of building roadrunner traps, [[FridgeLogic but, if you think about it, wouldn't it be much easier if he just ordered food instead of ordering a bunch of supplies from ACME]]? Alas (for him, at least), he's simply too stubborn to give up. * ** Shadowcat from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' also qualifies. She's portrayed as a very intelligent student, but could be easily excited over "typical" teenage topics (driver's license) and early on had the tendency to use the word "like" so much in a single sentence, [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Shaggy Rogers]] would take notice.notice. * ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'': Wile E. Coyote is a genius capable of building roadrunner traps, [[FridgeLogic but, if you think about it, wouldn't it be much easier if he just ordered food instead of ordering a bunch of supplies from ACME]]? Alas (for him, at least), he's simply too stubborn to give up.

* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Twilight Sparkle. A unicorn so smart, she knows most of the constellations by heart and was 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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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Twilight Sparkle. A unicorn so smart, she knows most of the constellations by heart and was 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 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.
27th Nov '15 1:06:03 AM DavidDelony
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* Kotomi in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' regularly tops or at least places in the top ten of national grade/test averages and studies incredibly advanced physics in her spare time. She also doesn't seem to see much problem with using scissors on any science book [[spoiler:that mentions her parents or their work]] and reacts...very...slowly...to things, plus [[CloudCuckoolander many]] [[TheWonka similar]] traits that become more obvious with time. Watching her "''tsukkomi'' lessons" with Kyou and Nagisa can be both FacePalm-inducing and hilarious.
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* Kotomi Ichinose in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' regularly tops or at least places in the top ten of national grade/test averages and studies incredibly advanced physics in her spare time. She also doesn't seem to see much of a problem with using scissors on any science book [[spoiler:that mentions her parents or their work]] and reacts...very...slowly...to things, plus [[CloudCuckoolander many]] [[TheWonka similar]] traits that become more obvious with time. Watching her "''tsukkomi'' lessons" with Kyou and Nagisa can be both FacePalm-inducing and hilarious.
18th Nov '15 1:17:28 AM SamCurt
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It's more Innocent Prodigy than this.
* In a spinoff of '''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', Aya's little sister Nako is a ditzy girl who happens to have the IQ of 260.
16th Nov '15 3:01:10 PM Twiddler
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Celia. She's come up with plans to unite the Azure City resistance, saved Haley from murderous rogues twice using only words and quick thinking, and even managed to win a complicated legal process while still a student [[spoiler:well, it was rigged anyway, but none of the lawyers knew that and the opposition was nervous about her skill]], but [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0529.html demonstrates]] that she lacks some ''very'' basic knowledge about humans here. (It's a good thing [[spoiler:she didn't try anything exotic with Roy on their date]]...) Of course, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0579.html Haley lampshades this.]]
14th Nov '15 12:21:46 PM SamCurt
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* In a spinoff of '''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', Aya's little sister Nako is a ditzy girl who happens to have the IQ of 260.
4th Nov '15 5:36:42 PM paul723
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**Professor Utonium is also like this to a certain degree. Pretty much everything useful he's invented, including the girls themselves, he's done so by accident. If that's not enough, whatever he set his mind to do something intentionally, he tends to create disasters. (The episode "Uh Oh, Dynamo" is the best example.)

* Professor Utonium from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is like this, to a certain degree. Pretty much everything useful he's invented, including the girls themselves, he's done so by accident. Whenever he sets his mind to do something intentionally, he tends to create disasters. (The episode "Uh Oh Dynamo" is the best example.)
4th Nov '15 5:30:34 PM paul723
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* Mojo Jojo from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' lives and breathes this trope far too often. Despite his high intelligence, Mojo is [[DidntThinkThisThrough extremely inept at planning his schemes with major detail and they predictably end in failure]]. A blatant example of this is in the episode "Monkey See, Doggy Two" where Mojo shows the girls the video of how his plan to turn every citizen in Townsville into dogs failed. So after turning the girls into dogs, the dog-transformed Buttercup runs around and bites him from behind, causing him to drop the Anubis (which he used to transform dogs) onto his head, breaking it. He tells the girls than his plan won't fail this time because he won't turn them into dogs, neither of them will bite him (since he has his rear covered with steel), and he won't drop the Anubis. All this and he forgets the fact that the girls can still beat him up, which they predictably do, causing his plan to fail even worse than it did before.
4th Oct '15 11:23:31 AM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': Although Clam is able to create an exact copy of the Mona Lisa in 30 seconds, play an entire symphony by blowing across the top of a bottle, and construct a gigantic Segway-like machine out of a tree trunk, it's quite evident [[CloudCuckoolander his worldview is very odd]]. Most of the cast does not recognize his genius at all, usually passing him off as TheDitz due to said oddness.
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