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15th Apr '17 7:51:11 AM annette12
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Heinz Doofenshmirtz. 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 ''out of metal''.
** 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 like Isabella's crush on Phineas and the fact that Candace is trying to get them in trouble.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Heinz Doofenshmirtz. 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 ''out of metal''.
** 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 like Isabella's crush on Phineas and the fact that Candace is trying to get them in trouble.
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31st Mar '17 3:02:57 AM axle-k89
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* Sherlock from, well, ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Justified as Sherlock only keeps important information in his "hard drive", which does not include tact, common sense, or the idea of [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness heliocentrism]].

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* Sherlock from, well, ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Justified as Sherlock only keeps important information in his "hard drive", which does not include tact, common sense, or the idea of [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness heliocentrism]]. John pretty much calls Sherlock this in one episode:
-->'''John:''' You know, for a genius, you can be remarkably ''thick''.
8th Mar '17 11:31:08 PM Ezaxcks
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* Lord Edmund Blackadder from the second season of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''. A transitional Blackadder, having gained a lot of cunning and suave that would grow with each of his predecessors, but still having some blithering, pitiful shades of the previous Edmund.
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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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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Heinz Doofenshmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.Doofenshmirtz. 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 ''out of metal]]''.
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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.
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