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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.
18th Jun '17 8:27:52 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in a WorldWarTwo "Careless Talk Costs Lives" poster, which showed a [[EveryoneLovesBlondes sexy blonde]] surrounded by off-duty forces personnel and the caption "Keep mum - she's not so dumb".

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* Subverted in a WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII "Careless Talk Costs Lives" poster, which showed a [[EveryoneLovesBlondes sexy blonde]] surrounded by off-duty forces personnel and the caption "Keep mum - she's not so dumb".
7th Jun '17 2:22:34 PM ANTMuddle
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The {{stereotyp|e}}ical assumption is that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blondes are dumb]]. These characters fit it. Perhaps no more than a {{Foil}} to the BrainyBrunette, but can also appear as TheFool, TheDitz, or even the BrainlessBeauty. Extreme cases can make her the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Her character is otherwise flexible; the DumbBlonde ranges from a LoveFreak, to a [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold sweet, wholesome blonde]] whose [[BookDumb lack of interest in education]] only shows she is [[DumbIsGood more concerned about people]], to a [[AlphaBitch vacuous, mean-spirited and often lazy bimbo]], to TheVamp.

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The {{stereotyp|e}}ical assumption is that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blondes are dumb]]. These characters fit it. Perhaps no more than a {{Foil}} to the BrainyBrunette, but can also appear as TheFool, TheDitz, or even the BrainlessBeauty. Extreme cases can make her the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Her character is otherwise flexible; the DumbBlonde ranges from a LoveFreak, to a [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold sweet, wholesome blonde]] whose [[BookDumb lack of interest in education]] only shows she is [[DumbIsGood more concerned about people]], to a [[AlphaBitch vacuous, mean-spirited and often lazy bimbo]], or less often to TheVamp.



(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, it's BrainlessBeauty. And if she's in a FourTemperamentEnsemble, she's probably Sanguine.) Bonus points go to DumbBlonde characters who aren't real blondes.

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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, it's 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. \n Especially watch out for a DitzyGenius or a ModernMajorGeneral.
6th Jun '17 1:10:37 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople were shown to be this occassionally, especially the [[Wrestling/AngelinaLove original]] [[Wrestling/VelvetSky two]]. [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Daffney]], at the behest of Taylor Wilde and Roxxi, had began impersonating SarahPalin and feigned interest in Angelina and Velvet. The latter takes the cake with this exchange.

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* Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople were shown to be this occassionally, especially the [[Wrestling/AngelinaLove original]] [[Wrestling/VelvetSky two]]. [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Daffney]], at the behest of Taylor Wilde Wrestling/TaylorWilde and Roxxi, had began impersonating SarahPalin and feigned interest in Angelina and Velvet. The latter takes the cake with this exchange.
4th Jun '17 3:06:06 PM ectostar
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* Male example: Gourry Gabriev of ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''. Played with a bit, though: he isn't wholly naive, having been a mercenary in his late teens, and has sharp observation skills (as shown in revealing Xellos as a high-level demonic being), good knowledge on swordplay, and [[NiceGuy high morals.]] He's more airheaded in regards to common sense and is ObliviousToLove. Also, due to his aformentioned background, he probably never had the chance to dive into magical knowledge and intensive literature, whereas Lina (from a family of sorcerers), Amelia (from a royal family that specializes in WhiteMagic), and Zelgadis (raised by and was the follower of an extremely powerful priest) did. An interview with the creator Hajime Kanzaka revealed that his magic capacity rivals Lina's, but because he has such a poor memory he cannot learn spells.

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* Male example: Gourry Gabriev of ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''. Played with a bit, though: he isn't wholly naive, having been a mercenary in his late teens, and has sharp observation skills (as shown in revealing Xellos as a high-level demonic being), good knowledge on swordplay, and [[NiceGuy high morals.]] morals]]. He's more airheaded in regards to common sense and is ObliviousToLove. Also, due to his aformentioned background, he probably never had the chance to dive into magical knowledge and intensive literature, whereas Lina (from a family of sorcerers), Amelia (from a royal family that specializes in WhiteMagic), and Zelgadis (raised by and was the follower of an extremely powerful priest) did. An interview with the creator Hajime Kanzaka revealed that his magic capacity rivals Lina's, but because he has such a poor memory he cannot learn spells.



* The Pretty Princess from Perrault's ''Riquet of the Tuft'' is often represented in illustrations as a blonde. She's sweet and kind but ''very'' dumb, and [[HeroicSelfDeprecation quite aware of it.]]

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* The Pretty Princess from Perrault's ''Riquet of the Tuft'' is often represented in illustrations as a blonde. She's sweet and kind but ''very'' dumb, and [[HeroicSelfDeprecation quite aware of it.]]it]].



--> '''Sam:''' (''Looks shocked for a minute, then glares'') [[PlotAllergy Go suck a lemon.]] (''Exits'')

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--> '''Sam:''' (''Looks shocked for a minute, then glares'') [[PlotAllergy Go suck a lemon.]] lemon]]. (''Exits'')



* Jo Grant from ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor's UNIT assistant who only got the job because her uncle was able to pull strings, and whose role as TheWatson was played up so much it seemed like she needed ''everything'' explained to her by the Doctor. A particularly ludicrous example is when she and the Doctor are investigating disturbances in the time stream causing figures from the past to appear in the present day. They hear the sound of an engine and the Doctor tells her it's a German plane from [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Second World War.]] Her response: [[TooDumbToLive "What does it do?"]]

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* Jo Grant from ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor's UNIT assistant who only got the job because her uncle was able to pull strings, and whose role as TheWatson was played up so much it seemed like she needed ''everything'' explained to her by the Doctor. A particularly ludicrous example is when she and the Doctor are investigating disturbances in the time stream causing figures from the past to appear in the present day. They hear the sound of an engine and the Doctor tells her it's a German plane from [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Second World War.]] War]]. Her response: [[TooDumbToLive "What does it do?"]]



* Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople were shown to be this occassionally, especially the [[Wrestling/AngelinaLove original]] [[Wrestling/VelvetSky two.]] [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Daffney]], at the behest of Taylor Wilde and Roxxi, had began impersonating SarahPalin and feigned interest in Angelina and Velvet. The latter takes the cake with this exchange.

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* Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople were shown to be this occassionally, especially the [[Wrestling/AngelinaLove original]] [[Wrestling/VelvetSky two.]] two]]. [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Daffney]], at the behest of Taylor Wilde and Roxxi, had began impersonating SarahPalin and feigned interest in Angelina and Velvet. The latter takes the cake with this exchange.



* Leave it to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' to make a DarkerAndGrittier example of the DumbBlonde. In this case, it's a male Chaos Champion named Sigvald the Magnificent. The guy is a magically beautiful, bishonen blonde Viking who is into every and any form of debauchery. The dumb part comes from him having the Stupidity rule, which is something that's usually associated with mindless creatures (even low IQ creatures like Orcs and Ogres don't get that). In Warhammer, stupidity means you can be so stupid that you'll actually stop moving or fighting in the middle of a pitched battle (in his case, the warriors of his retinue cluster around him and hold their mirrored shields up so he can admire himself from every angle). Get close to him, however, and you'll find out exactly how the guy can [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass behave like a fop and stay alive...]]

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* Leave it to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' to make a DarkerAndGrittier example of the DumbBlonde. In this case, it's a male Chaos Champion named Sigvald the Magnificent. The guy is a magically beautiful, bishonen blonde Viking who is into every and any form of debauchery. The dumb part comes from him having the Stupidity rule, which is something that's usually associated with mindless creatures (even low IQ creatures like Orcs and Ogres don't get that). In Warhammer, stupidity means you can be so stupid that you'll actually stop moving or fighting in the middle of a pitched battle (in his case, the warriors of his retinue cluster around him and hold their mirrored shields up so he can admire himself from every angle). Get close to him, however, and you'll find out exactly how the guy can [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass behave like a fop and stay alive...]] alive]]...



** Bubbles plays just about every blonde stereotype perfectly straight, being both less intelligent than the other girls, being more upbeat and having more fun, on average. [[CuteBruiser Of course, that doesn't mean she can't still be the heroine of the story.]] Bubbles appears to have gotten the short end of the subversion stick, as brawny Buttercup and brainy Blossom have hair to the opposite of their tropes...

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** Bubbles plays just about every blonde stereotype perfectly straight, being both less intelligent than the other girls, being more upbeat and having more fun, on average. [[CuteBruiser Of course, that doesn't mean she can't still be the heroine of the story.]] story]]. Bubbles appears to have gotten the short end of the subversion stick, as brawny Buttercup and brainy Blossom have hair to the opposite of their tropes...



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23rd May '17 2:09:49 PM Divra
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* Subverted in ''{{ComicBook/Valhalla}}'': Freya can play the man-obsessed ditz to the hilt, and enjoys making the guys act like idiots, but is consistently showed as a level-headed and shrewd planner, as well as very socially adept.

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* Subverted in ''{{ComicBook/Valhalla}}'': Freya can play the man-obsessed ditz to the hilt, and enjoys making the guys act like idiots, but is consistently showed as shown to be a level-headed and shrewd planner, as well as very socially adept.
19th May '17 1:12:14 AM Divra
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* Subverted in ''{{ComicBook/Valhalla}}'': Freya can play the man-obsessed ditz to the hilt, and enjoys mmaking the guys act like idiots but is consistently showed as a level-headed and shrewd planner, as well as very socially adept.

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* Subverted in ''{{ComicBook/Valhalla}}'': Freya can play the man-obsessed ditz to the hilt, and enjoys mmaking making the guys act like idiots idiots, but is consistently showed as a level-headed and shrewd planner, as well as very socially adept.
19th May '17 1:10:59 AM Divra
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* Subverted in ''{{ComicBook/Valhalla}}'': Freya can play the man-obsessed ditz to the hilt, and enjoys mmaking the guys act like idiots but is consistently showed as a level-headed and shrewd planner, as well as very socially adept.
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