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19th Aug '17 1:02:01 AM himmelicht
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** In ''VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen'', if Elodie is not educated enough about medicine to recognize its benefits, she'll turn down the chance to fund a hospital on the grounds that gathering the sick people in one place would make them die faster, showing an awareness of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital-acquired_infection Hospital-Acquired Infections].

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** * In ''VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen'', if Elodie is not educated enough about medicine to recognize its benefits, she'll turn down the chance to fund a hospital on the grounds that gathering the sick people in one place would make them die faster, showing an awareness of [https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital-acquired_infection Hospital-Acquired Infections].Infections]].
19th Aug '17 12:59:07 AM himmelicht
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** In ''VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen'', if Elodie is not educated enough about medicine to recognize its benefits, she'll turn down the chance to fund a hospital on the grounds that gathering the sick people in one place would make them die faster, showing an awareness of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital-acquired_infection Hospital-Acquired Infections].
12th Aug '17 5:49:42 PM Kid
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* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' one character says "Jar Jar, you're a genius." They even point out how rarely those words are used together.
** http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0122.html

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* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' one character says "Jar Jar, you're a genius." They even point out how rarely those words are used together.
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[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0122.htmlhtml "Jar Jar, you're a genius."]] They even point out how rarely those words are used together.
2nd Aug '17 3:25:47 PM decoy73
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** When he correctly deduces that [[spoiler:Boone]]'s death couldn't have possibly been a suicide as the police claim.

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** When he correctly deduces that [[spoiler:Boone]]'s death couldn't have possibly been a suicide as the police claim. [[spoiler:[[EntertaininglyWrong He comes to the incorrect conclusion that Boone was murdered, but the logic he used to reach that conclusion was sound]]]]
25th Jul '17 12:47:28 PM StFan
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->'''Jay:''' Maybe we can just ask him to shut down the church. If it's closed that day, uh, those guys can't get blessed or whatever, right?
->'''Metatron''': Good Lord, the little stoner's got a point!

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->'''Jay:''' Maybe we can just ask him to shut down the church. If it's closed that day, uh, those guys can't get blessed or whatever, right?
->'''Metatron''':
right?\\
'''Metatron:'''
Good Lord, the little stoner's got a point!



* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Genma is not known for his brilliance when it comes to schemes, plots or ploys. In fact, it's usually quite the opposite. Keep in mind that this is the man who hauled himself and his son to a cursed training ground simply on the basis that he figured "cursed = dangerous = great place to train!" and who was stupid enough to buy into and teach his son the [[UselessUsefulSpell Nekoken]]. And yet, despite all this, Ranma is still perfectly willing to ask Genma for advice, because every so often, Genma says something that is either genuinely profound, or it's so stupid/off-kilter it actually becomes useful. This is played up a bit more in the anime - for example, it's Genma's comment about "looking with your gut" that lets Ranma see through Cologne's Splitting Cat Hairs technique, and it's also in the anime that Genma explicitly tells Ranma that he lost while fighting in female form because he doesn't play to that form's strengths. It's actually a fairly common thread among several of the characters. No matter how how stupid a character might otherwise be, they are still skilled martial artists. While Genma gets this role most often, Happosai will very rarely stop being a DirtyOldMan to actually be useful. Not for nothing is he the most powerful character on the show ([[WeaksauceWeakness Apart from the fact that he can be effectively vanquished by a bra]]).

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Genma is not known for his brilliance when it comes to schemes, plots or ploys. In fact, it's usually quite the opposite. Keep in mind that this is the man who hauled himself and his son to a cursed training ground simply on the basis that he figured "cursed = dangerous = great place to train!" and who was stupid enough to buy into and teach his son the [[UselessUsefulSpell Nekoken]].Neko Ken]]. And yet, despite all this, Ranma is still perfectly willing to ask Genma for advice, because every so often, Genma says something that is either genuinely profound, or it's so stupid/off-kilter it actually becomes useful. This is played up a bit more in the anime - -- for example, it's Genma's comment about "looking with your gut" that lets Ranma see through Cologne's Splitting Cat Hairs technique, and it's also in the anime that Genma explicitly tells Ranma that he lost while fighting in female form because he doesn't play to that form's strengths. It's actually a fairly common thread among several of the characters. No matter how how stupid a character might otherwise be, they are still skilled martial artists. While Genma gets this role most often, Happosai Happōsai will very rarely stop being a DirtyOldMan to actually be useful. Not for nothing is he the most powerful character on the show ([[WeaksauceWeakness Apart apart from the fact that he can be effectively vanquished by a bra]]).



* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', since most of the team are idiots (especially Taki). From rival team, Ootawara of Ojou White Knights is ''made'' for this trope.

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* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', ''Manga/Eyeshield21'', since most of the team are idiots (especially Taki). From rival team, Ootawara of Ojou White Knights is ''made'' for this trope.



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' - Natsumi agrees with Sarge on his directive that they should give the house a nice deep clean for New Year's. "And when I say I hate to say it, I mean it actually causes me intense physical pain."
* ''Manga/OnePiece''- During the Alabasta arc, Luffy points out to Vivi that simply beating up Crocodile would be the best thing to do, instead of trying to stop the rebels from fighting (which would cost many more lives). Often times, Luffy knows that beating up the biggest bad guy solves the problem faster. He did this as well in Enies Lobby, zeroing in on Lucci, the strongest member of [=CP9=] and the biggest threat.

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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' - ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Natsumi agrees with Sarge on his directive that they should give the house a nice deep clean for New Year's. "And when I say I hate to say it, I mean it actually causes me intense physical pain."
* ''Manga/OnePiece''- ''Manga/OnePiece'': During the Alabasta arc, Luffy points out to Vivi that simply beating up Crocodile would be the best thing to do, instead of trying to stop the rebels from fighting (which would cost many more lives). Often times, Luffy knows that beating up the biggest bad guy solves the problem faster. He did this as well in Enies Lobby, zeroing in on Lucci, the strongest member of [=CP9=] and the biggest threat.



--> '''Vegeta''': I'd rather die than fuse with you!
--> '''Goku''': But Vegeta, you're already dead! You've got no choice!

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--> '''Vegeta''': -->'''Vegeta:''' I'd rather die than fuse with you!
--> '''Goku''':
you!\\
'''Goku:'''
But Vegeta, you're already dead! You've got no choice!



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* In one volume of the short-lived ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' comic book:
-->'''Mario''': You know what bothers me about Wooster's betrayal?\\
'''Toad''': The sheer, heinous, enormity of it?\\
'''Mario''': No. It means [[TheDitz the King]] was right about something!
** That case is subverted, though, because it turns out Wooster wasn't betraying them at all.
* From issue #32 of Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog:
-->'''Sonic''': ''[regarding Mobie the cave-bear]'' We should've left the big dope frozen!\\
'''Antoine''': For once, Sonic is right! He is ze librarian!\\
'''Sally''': I think you mean ''barbarian'', Antoine!
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Obelix is ordinarily the DumbMuscle of the group, but he does occasionally have ideas that save the day. For example, in ''Recap/AsterixAndTheNormans'', he is able to track down the GiftedlyBad bard Cacofonix when he figures out that, since he took a horse, he has gone on a long journey, meaning he's acted on a suggestion to go to Lutetia to try his hand at professional singing. Druid Getafix, surprised at the dumb but lovable hero's insight, states, "That boy does have his moments!"
* In ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen'', during the "Return to Weapon-X" arc, ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} is fighting Wolverine, when it occurs to Sabretooth that nobody has ever thought of ''drowning'' Wolvie, and that a HealingFactor would be pretty useless against such a predicament.
* In ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', Green Arrow takes Harley Quinn to his hideout to protect her from a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rampaging]] Superman. When she hears that it's named [[GiverOfLameNames the Arrowcave]], Harley says it's not a very good name[[note]]Of course, it's a vestige from back when GA was little more than Batman with an archer motif[[/note]]; "Batcave" works because that's where bats live, so Arrow should name his place "The Quiver". Ollie's response is "That...is actually a better name." Black Canary also agrees when Harley brings up the subject to her.
* In issue two of Archie's ''Comicbook/SonicBoom'', Amy Rose is shocked that Knuckles is working with Eggman. Knuckles tells her that he's doing so because he's tired of her picking on him. When she goes Grammar Nazi on him over a minor flub, he blows up, roaring "THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!"

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* In one volume of the short-lived ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' comic book:
-->'''Mario''':
book. [[spoiler:That case is subverted, though, because it turns out Wooster wasn't betraying them at all.]]
-->'''Mario:'''
You know what bothers me about Wooster's betrayal?\\
'''Toad''': '''Toad:''' The sheer, heinous, enormity of it?\\
'''Mario''': '''Mario:''' No. It means [[TheDitz the King]] was right about something!
** That case is subverted, though, because it turns out Wooster wasn't betraying them at all.
* From issue #32 of Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog:
-->'''Sonic''':
''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'':
-->'''Sonic:'''
''[regarding Mobie the cave-bear]'' We should've left the big dope frozen!\\
'''Antoine''': '''Antoine:''' For once, Sonic is right! He is ze librarian!\\
'''Sally''': '''Sally:''' I think you mean ''barbarian'', Antoine!
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Obelix is ordinarily the DumbMuscle of the group, but he does occasionally have ideas that save the day. For example, in ''Recap/AsterixAndTheNormans'', he is able to track down the GiftedlyBad bard Cacofonix when he figures out that, since he took a horse, he has gone on a long journey, meaning he's acted on a suggestion to go to Lutetia to try his hand at professional singing. The Druid Getafix, surprised at the dumb but lovable hero's insight, states, "That boy does have his moments!"
* In ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen'', ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', during the "Return to Weapon-X" arc, ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} is fighting Wolverine, when it occurs to Sabretooth that nobody has ever thought of ''drowning'' Wolvie, and that a HealingFactor would be pretty useless against such a predicament.
* In ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', Green Arrow takes Harley Quinn to his hideout to protect her from a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rampaging]] Superman. When she hears that it's named [[GiverOfLameNames the Arrowcave]], Harley says it's not a very good name[[note]]Of course, it's a vestige from back when GA was little more than Batman with an archer motif[[/note]]; "Batcave" works because that's where bats live, so Arrow should name his place "The Quiver". Ollie's response is "That... is actually a better name." Black Canary also agrees when Harley brings up the subject to her.
* In issue two of Archie's ''Comicbook/SonicBoom'', ''ComicBook/SonicBoom'', Amy Rose is shocked that Knuckles is working with Eggman. Knuckles tells her that he's doing so because he's tired of her picking on him. When she goes Grammar Nazi on him over a minor flub, he blows up, roaring "THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!"



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* In ''Metaverse'' Sirius tries to buy the ''Daily Prophet'' in order to stop it from slandering Harry and himself, only to be turned down. His wife Helga, who used to be [[ItMakesSenseInContext a house elf]], suggests that if he can't buy the paper, then he should buy their ''paper''. (I.e., their future supply of printing paper.)
* Naruto in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3875948/1/Be-A-Realist Be A Realist]]'' doesn't want to know who his parents are. Simply he prefers the idea that they loved him and wanted to take care of him but died for some reason. The idea that they were alive and abandoned him is simply too depressing. Sasuke finds it stupid that Naruto would not want to know where he came from, and Sai suggests that knowing his parents might also help him know what he could inherit from them, but Kakashi knows that Naruto is actually right.
-->[[LampshadeHanging For an ignorant dream, it was rather accurate]].
* In the Manga/LoveHina story ''Girls in the Mist'', when Motoko notes how often Keitaro has an {{accident|alPervert}}, Keitaro responds that despite the frequency of said accidents, none of the girls ever move out of the way. Motoko admits he does have a point.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'':
-->'''Rat:''' What does it mean to be happy? Is it something subjective? Or is there an objective component? Is it simply the absence of pain? Or is it something more? How does a dumb guy like you answer a question like that?\\
'''Pig:''' I think happiness is finding a couple extra fries at the bottom of the bag.\\
''[{{beat panel}}]''\\
'''Rat:''' Pig made sense. The apocalypse is upon us.\\
'''Pig:''' Yay! The apocalypse! Yaaaaaay! Wait... wait... what's an apocalypse?
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Done by the PointyHairedBoss when describing the other departments as being [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-02-20/ staffed with professional liars]].
** In general, the PHB is "only" incompetent at management and technology. When dealing with other departments and upper management, he's actually the straight man undermined by Dilbert's social ineptitude and bluntness.
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'': Instead of punching Gohan like he does in the show, this is how [[IdiotHero Goku]] convinces his son to not go attacking Cell in a blind rage:
-->'''Gohan:''' Mr. Piccolo would let me go!\\
'''Goku:''' No, he wouldn't! And he is smarter than me!\\
'''Gohan:''' I...! Wow... that's actually a good point.
* In ''Metaverse'' ''Metaverse'', Sirius tries to buy the ''Daily Prophet'' in order to stop it from slandering Harry and himself, only to be turned down. His wife Helga, who used to be [[ItMakesSenseInContext a house elf]], suggests that if he can't buy the paper, then he should buy their ''paper''. (I.e., their future supply of printing paper.)
* Naruto in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3875948/1/Be-A-Realist Be A a Realist]]'' doesn't want to know who his parents are. Simply Simply, he prefers the idea that they loved him and wanted to take care of him but died for some reason. The idea that they were alive and abandoned him is simply too depressing. Sasuke finds it stupid that Naruto would not want to know where he came from, and Sai suggests that knowing his parents might also help him know what he could inherit from them, but Kakashi knows that Naruto is actually right.
-->[[LampshadeHanging -->'''Kakashi:''' [[LampshadeHanging For an ignorant dream, it was rather accurate]].
* In the Manga/LoveHina ''Manga/LoveHina'' story ''Girls in the Mist'', when Motoko notes how often Keitaro has an {{accident|alPervert}}, Keitaro responds that despite the frequency of said accidents, none of the girls ever move out of the way. Motoko admits he does have a point.



-->'''Xander''': "Cordelia Chase. Junior Miss California, seventh grade. May Queen, Queen of Sunnydale High 1996, prettiest girl in Sunnydale eighteen years running. Miss 'I have to have the most expensive thing not because it's the best, but because it's expensive'. Used to nothing but the very best of everything for all her life, until maybe lately. And ''then'' she gets slapped in the face with the fact that the guy she maybe falls in love with ''isn't'', ''can't be'', ''doesn't'' get a rush of perfect fucking happiness ''just'' from being with ''her''. Long term? Man, that knowledge would eat at and fucking ''destroy'' her."\\
'''Angel''': "She's stronger than that."\\
'''Xander''': "She shouldn't ''have'' to be... I dunno much. But I do know: when you love someone, it's not about ''you''. It's your whole fucking world wrapped up in what's best for them, and what makes them happiest. It's reaching for the moon, just because it's ''there'', and it makes their eyes ''glow''. When you love someone, really love them: you ''don't'' make them settle. You just ''don't.''"
* While [[BookDumb far from a genius]], Ranma quickly realizes there is something very wrong with the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10075398/1/The-Effect-of-a-Horse-and-a-Dragon The Effect of a Horse and a Dragon]]''. First is that there seems to be almost no technological difference between civilizations (whereas back in his own time/world there could be massive differences between neighboring countries). Second, since most objects he finds randomly laying around tend to be magical and/or cursed, he's incredibly leery of the idea that the Council simply found the Citadel, moved in, and started using it without understanding anything about the place. Likewise, Herb is highly unnerved that humanity eschewed all other forms of technological advancement after discovering eezo. Both him and Ranma find Elemental Zero fundamentally wrong though they aren't sure why.
* In the Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer/Comicbook/{{Marvel}} crossover ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-27501-27/JoeHundredaire+Blue+Belle+Director+s+Cut.htm Blue Belle]]'', Harmony and Brittany (the former considered too dumb to walk and chew gum at the same time and the latter only marginally smarter) figure out what book was stolen by a vampire before anyone else by simply checking off every book on the card index they can find. Giles even admits he wouldn't have thought of something so simple.

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-->'''Xander''': "Cordelia -->'''Xander:''' Cordelia Chase. Junior Miss California, seventh grade. May Queen, Queen of Sunnydale High 1996, prettiest girl in Sunnydale eighteen years running. Miss 'I "I have to have the most expensive thing not because it's the best, but because it's expensive'.expensive". Used to nothing but the very best of everything for all her life, until maybe lately. And ''then'' she gets slapped in the face with the fact that the guy she maybe falls in love with ''isn't'', ''can't be'', ''doesn't'' get a rush of perfect fucking happiness ''just'' from being with ''her''. Long term? Man, that knowledge would eat at and fucking ''destroy'' her."\\
'''Angel''': "She's
\\
'''Angel:''' She's
stronger than that."\\
'''Xander''': "She
\\
'''Xander:''' She
shouldn't ''have'' to be... I dunno much. But I do know: when you love someone, it's not about ''you''. It's your whole fucking world wrapped up in what's best for them, and what makes them happiest. It's reaching for the moon, just because it's ''there'', and it makes their eyes ''glow''. When you love someone, really love them: you ''don't'' make them settle. You just ''don't.''"
''
* While [[BookDumb far from a genius]], Ranma quickly realizes there is something very wrong with the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10075398/1/The-Effect-of-a-Horse-and-a-Dragon The Effect of a Horse and a Dragon]]''. First is that there seems to be almost no technological difference between civilizations (whereas back in his own time/world there could be massive differences between neighboring countries). Second, since most objects he finds randomly laying around tend to be magical and/or cursed, he's incredibly leery of the idea that the Council simply found the Citadel, moved in, and started using it without understanding anything about the place. Likewise, Herb is highly unnerved that humanity eschewed all other forms of technological advancement after discovering eezo. Both him and Ranma find Elemental Zero fundamentally wrong wrong, though they aren't sure why.
* In the Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer/Comicbook/{{Marvel}} ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Creator/{{Marvel}}'' crossover ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-27501-27/JoeHundredaire+Blue+Belle+Director+s+Cut.htm Blue Belle]]'', Harmony and Brittany (the former considered too dumb to walk and chew gum at the same time and the latter only marginally smarter) figure out what book was stolen by a vampire before anyone else by simply checking off every book on the card index they can find. Giles even admits he wouldn't have thought of something so simple.



* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-75/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'', Xander realizes what [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] didn't: why their group has drifted apart so much in the last year. Namely, due to a number of things happening (almost none of which is actually anyone's fault), all the Scoobies feel like the rest of the group has betrayed them at some point.

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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-75/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'', Xendra]]'':
**
Xander realizes what [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] didn't: why their group has drifted apart so much in the last year. Namely, due to a number of things happening (almost none of which is actually anyone's fault), all the Scoobies feel like the rest of the group has betrayed them at some point.



-->'''Xander''': "Being a good person is like jumping in a lake. When you're wet, you're wet. And being dry now doesn't change the fact you were wet earlier."

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-->'''Xander''': "Being -->'''Xander:''' Being a good person is like jumping in a lake. When you're wet, you're wet. And being dry now doesn't change the fact you were wet earlier."



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--> '''Mr. Tweedy:''' Mrs. Tweedy! The chickens are revolting!
--> '''Mrs. Tweedy:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Finally something we agree on.]]

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--> '''Mr.-->'''Mr. Tweedy:''' Mrs. Tweedy! The chickens are revolting!
-->
revolting!\\
'''Mrs. Tweedy:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Finally something we agree on.]]



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* ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.

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* ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. ''Film/{{Aliens}}'':



-->'''Hudson:''' There's something. It's inside the complex. [snip] They're inside the perimeter. They're in here. [snip]
-->'''Vasquez:''' Hudson may be right.

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-->'''Hudson:''' --->'''Hudson:''' There's something. It's inside the complex. [snip] They're inside the perimeter. They're in here. [snip]
-->'''Vasquez:'''
[snip]\\
'''Vasquez:'''
Hudson may be right.



* Maybe some people would not call a 19 year old college kid who protests against Vietnam War a Dumbass or [[JerkassHasAPoint a Jerkass]], but {{Film/Nixon}} certainly does:
--> '''Richard M. Nixon:''' She got it, Bob. 19-year-old college kid.
--> '''H. R. Haldeman:''' What? Who?
--> '''Richard M. Nixon:''' She understood something it's taken me 25 years in politics to understand. [[TheMan The CIA, the Mafia, those Wall Street bastards...]]
--> '''H. R. Haldeman:''' Sir?
--> '''Richard M. Nixon:''' [[InherentInTheSystem The Beast. 19-year-old kid. She called it a wild animal]].
* While not a complete dumbass, Maxwell Smart isn't the brightest of bulbs. However, there is an exchange in the 2008 film adaptation of ''Film/{{Get Smart}}'' that plays with this in a scene where Smart is trying to infiltrate the KAOS command and encounters Siegfried and Shtarker... although to be fair, in this case it's less "The Dumbass Has A Point" than "The Dumbass Makes Sense To Other Dumbasses."
-->'''Siegfried:''' How do I know you're not CONTROL?
-->'''Maxwell:''' If I were CONTROL, you'd already be dead.
-->'''Siegfried:''' If you were CONTROL, ''you'd'' already be dead.
-->'''Maxwell:''' Well, neither of us are dead, so obviously I'm not from CONTROL.
-->['''{{Beat}}''']
--> '''Shtarker:''' That actually makes sense.
* In ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' short subjects, Moe would often comment "You're pretty smart for a guy with no brains" or "You're pretty smart for an imbecile" whenever Larry or Curly (later Shemp) had a good idea.

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* Maybe some people would not call a 19 year old 19-year-old college kid who protests against Vietnam War a Dumbass or [[JerkassHasAPoint a Jerkass]], but {{Film/Nixon}} ''Film/{{Nixon}}'' certainly does:
--> '''Richard -->'''Richard M. Nixon:''' She got it, Bob. 19-year-old college kid.
-->
kid.\\
'''H. R. Haldeman:''' What? Who?
-->
Who?\\
'''Richard M. Nixon:''' She understood something it's taken me 25 years in politics to understand. [[TheMan The CIA, the Mafia, those Wall Street bastards...]]
-->
]]\\
'''H. R. Haldeman:''' Sir?
-->
Sir?\\
'''Richard M. Nixon:''' [[InherentInTheSystem The Beast. 19-year-old kid. She called it a wild animal]].
* While not a complete dumbass, Maxwell Smart isn't the brightest of bulbs. However, there is an exchange in the 2008 film adaptation of ''Film/{{Get Smart}}'' ''Film/GetSmart'' that plays with this in a scene where Smart is trying to infiltrate the KAOS command and encounters Siegfried and Shtarker... although to be fair, in this case it's less "The Dumbass Has A a Point" than "The Dumbass Makes Sense To to Other Dumbasses."
-->'''Siegfried:''' How do I know you're not CONTROL?
-->'''Maxwell:'''
CONTROL?\\
'''Maxwell:'''
If I were CONTROL, you'd already be dead.
-->'''Siegfried:'''
dead.\\
'''Siegfried:'''
If you were CONTROL, ''you'd'' already be dead.
-->'''Maxwell:'''
dead.\\
'''Maxwell:'''
Well, neither of us are dead, so obviously I'm not from CONTROL.
-->['''{{Beat}}''']
-->
CONTROL.\\
''[{{beat}}]''\\
'''Shtarker:''' That actually makes sense.
* In ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' short subjects, Moe would often comment "You're pretty smart for a guy with no brains" or "You're pretty smart for an imbecile" whenever Larry or Curly (later Shemp) had have a good idea.



* In ''Film/HomeAlone 2'', at the climax, Marv warns Harry that they should leave when he notices all the pigeons. [[spoiler: He proves right when the pigeon lady appears.]]

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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 2'', at the climax, Marv warns Harry that they should leave when he notices all the pigeons. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He proves right when the pigeon lady appears.]]



* ''Series/RedDwarf''":

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* ''Series/RedDwarf''": ''Series/RedDwarf'':



-->'''Lister:''' I think he's got something.
-->'''The Cat:''' Twice in one lifetime? When you're hot, you're hot!

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-->'''Lister:''' --->'''Lister:''' I think he's got something.
-->'''The
something.\\
'''The
Cat:''' Twice in one lifetime? When you're hot, you're hot!



* In an episode of ''VeronicasCloset'', Veronica is discussing her company's overproduction of swimsuits, which has resulted in heaps of useless leftover stock now that it's winter. Her oafish, hated ex-husband, who happens to be passing through the room, jokes that they should ship the lot to Australia -- "It's summer there." Veronica's assistant timidly suggests:
-->'''Olive:''' Bryce's idea-
-->'''Veronica:''' Is stupid?
-->'''Olive:''' Actually, it could work.
-->'''Veronica:''' But it won't, because it's stupid?

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* In an episode of ''VeronicasCloset'', ''Veronica's Closet'', Veronica is discussing her company's overproduction of swimsuits, which has resulted in heaps of useless leftover stock now that it's winter. Her oafish, hated ex-husband, who happens to be passing through the room, jokes that they should ship the lot to Australia -- "It's summer there." Veronica's assistant timidly suggests:
-->'''Olive:''' Bryce's idea-
-->'''Veronica:'''
idea--\\
'''Veronica:'''
Is stupid?
-->'''Olive:'''
stupid?\\
'''Olive:'''
Actually, it could work.
-->'''Veronica:'''
work.\\
'''Veronica:'''
But it won't, because it's stupid?



* In the ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' episode "Amateur Hour," the cunning Al Swearengen puzzles over a pictorial message from Wu. When resident slack-jaw Johnny Burns takes a look, he's able to immediately decode it. His ego obviously bruised, Al responds by punching Johnny in the face.
* ''Series/HannahMontana''

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* In the ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' episode "Amateur Hour," the cunning Al Swearengen puzzles over a pictorial message from Wu. When resident slack-jaw Johnny Burns takes a look, he's able to immediately decode it. His ego obviously bruised, Al responds by punching Johnny in the face.
* ''Series/HannahMontana'' ''Series/HannahMontana'':



-->'''Buddy:''' [describes a bizarre event that unfolded exactly as he had predicted] Isn't that weird?
-->'''Charles:''' What do you mean? You were right.
-->'''Buddy:''' I know, that's what's weird.
* Major John Casey, any time [[Series/{{Chuck}} Chuck Bartowski]] says something sensible-in the first two seasons, at least.

to:

-->'''Buddy:''' [describes a bizarre event that unfolded exactly as he had predicted] Isn't that weird?
-->'''Charles:'''
weird?\\
'''Charles:'''
What do you mean? You were right.
-->'''Buddy:'''
right.\\
'''Buddy:'''
I know, that's what's weird.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Major John Casey, any time [[Series/{{Chuck}} Chuck Bartowski]] Bartowski says something sensible-in the first two seasons, at least.



** "Sarcasm withdrawn..."

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** "Sarcasm -->'''Merton:''' Sarcasm withdrawn..."



* Happens occasionally on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', usually with respect to [[BookDumb Joey]]. For example, when discussing Rachel's inappropriate crush on her assistant,
--> '''Joey:''' The big question is, does he like you? Because if he doesn't like you this is all a moo point.
--> '''Rachel:''' Huh. A ''moo'' point?
--> '''Joey:''' Yeah. Like a cow's opinion. It doesn't matter. It's moo.
--> '''Rachel:''' Have I been living with him too long or did that just make sense?
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

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* Happens occasionally on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', usually with respect to [[BookDumb Joey]]. For example, when discussing Rachel's inappropriate crush on her assistant,
--> '''Joey:'''
assistant:
-->'''Joey:'''
The big question is, does he like you? Because if he doesn't like you this is all a moo point.
-->
point.\\
'''Rachel:''' Huh. A ''moo'' point?
-->
point?\\
'''Joey:''' Yeah. Like a cow's opinion. It doesn't matter. It's moo.
-->
moo.\\
'''Rachel:''' Have I been living with him too long or did that just make sense?
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':



* In the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E11ThePoliticsOfHumanSexuality The Politics of Human Sexuality]]" Pierce demonstrates unexpected maturity, wisdom and humility in both discussing Jeff's and his own experiences with women at the end.
-->'''Jeff:''' ...Oh, I'm sorry, I was waiting for that to become inappropriate or racist.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
**
In the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E11ThePoliticsOfHumanSexuality The Politics of Human Sexuality]]" Sexuality]]", Pierce demonstrates unexpected maturity, wisdom and humility in both discussing Jeff's and his own experiences with women at the end.
-->'''Jeff:''' ...--->'''Jeff:''' ...Oh, I'm sorry, I was waiting for that to become inappropriate or racist.



** Britta, who is [[PhraseCatcher the worst]], also does this occasionally. As much as people make fun of her abilities as a "licenced psych major" she is [[GeniusDitz actually quite good at reading people]].
-->'''Jeff:''' Someone please tell Britta what an analogy is.
-->'''Britta:''' It's like a thought with another thought's hat on!

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** Britta, who is [[PhraseCatcher the worst]], also does this occasionally. As much as people make fun of her abilities as a "licenced "licensed psych major" major", she is [[GeniusDitz actually quite good at reading people]].
-->'''Jeff:''' --->'''Jeff:''' Someone please tell Britta what an analogy is.
-->'''Britta:'''
is.\\
'''Britta:'''
It's like a thought with another thought's hat on!



* Done by [[PsychopathicManchild Joffrey]] [[TooDumbToLive Lannister]] of all people in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', got one of these a season [[spoiler:until he died]]. Of course, this is not helped by Joffrey's inclination towards ridiculing, humiliating, and dominating those around him, even to people where it's not wise to do so, especially his grandfather.
** Season One: He points out how counter-productive a feudal system is towards maintaining a strong, centralised state and suggests forming a nationalised military loyal to the state itself. While a fair observation in itself (given that it's the reason half the country currently wants to kill him), his solutions towards implementing such a system are less well-thought out.

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* Done by [[PsychopathicManchild Joffrey]] [[TooDumbToLive Lannister]] of all people in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', got ''Series/GameOfThrones''. He gets one of these a each season [[spoiler:until he died]].dies]]. Of course, this is not helped by Joffrey's inclination towards ridiculing, humiliating, and dominating those around him, even to people where it's not wise to do so, especially his grandfather.
** Season One: He points out how counter-productive a feudal system is towards maintaining a strong, centralised centralized state and suggests forming a nationalised nationalized military loyal to the state itself. While a fair observation in itself (given that it's the reason half the country currently wants to kill him), his solutions towards implementing such a system are less well-thought out.



* Baldrick manages one in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
--> '''Baldrick''': Well my cousin Bert Baldrick, Mr Gainsborough's butler's dogsbody, says that he's heard that all portraits look the same these days, 'cause they're painted to a romantic ideal rather than as a true depiction of the idiosyncratic facial qualities of the person in question.
--> '''Blackadder''': ''[impressed]'' Your cousin Bert obviously has a larger vocabulary than you do, Baldrick.

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* Baldrick manages one in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
--> '''Baldrick''': **Baldrick manages one:
---> '''Baldrick:'''
Well my cousin Bert Baldrick, Mr Gainsborough's butler's dogsbody, says that he's heard that all portraits look the same these days, 'cause they're painted to a romantic ideal rather than as a true depiction of the idiosyncratic facial qualities of the person in question.
--> '''Blackadder''':
question.\\
'''Blackadder:'''
''[impressed]'' Your cousin Bert obviously has a larger vocabulary than you do, Baldrick.



* Michael Scott of ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' generally comes up with incredibly stupid and self-centered ideas and observations, to the point where one of the show's [[RunningGag running gags]] is to have Michael try to explain the [[AnAesop Aesop]] of the episode, only to completely miss the mark. However, there are times when he is genuinely right, such as when he correctly deduces that a new "restructure" of the chain of command is an attempt by David Wallace to not have to interact with Michael so often.
--> '''Michael:''' I don't understand that after fifteen years of service here, I have to get in the car and drive to New York in order to talk to you. That doesn't seem right to me. That doesn't seem fair. And I think that I've earned more than that.
--> '''Wallace:''' ''[a little stunned]'' Yeah. You're right. Yes.

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* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'':
**
Michael Scott of ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' generally comes up with incredibly stupid and self-centered ideas and observations, to the point where one of the show's [[RunningGag running gags]] {{running gag}}s is to have Michael try to explain the [[AnAesop Aesop]] of the episode, only to completely miss the mark. However, there are times when he is genuinely right, such as when he correctly deduces that a new "restructure" of the chain of command is an attempt by David Wallace to not have to interact with Michael so often.
--> '''Michael:''' --->'''Michael:''' I don't understand that after fifteen years of service here, I have to get in the car and drive to New York in order to talk to you. That doesn't seem right to me. That doesn't seem fair. And I think that I've earned more than that.
-->
that.\\
'''Wallace:''' ''[a little stunned]'' Yeah. You're right. Yes.



--> '''Michael:''' I don't think I need to wait out Dunder Mifflin. I think I just have to wait out you.

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--> '''Michael:''' --->'''Michael:''' I don't think I need to wait out Dunder Mifflin. I think I just have to wait out you.



* Chad from ''[[Series/ScreamQueens2015 Scream Queens]]'' is an utter moron (Dean Munsch herself has no idea how he got into college considering [[ArtisticLicenseHistory his speech in Episode 5]]), but he does have a keen insight...:
** He points out that [[spoiler: Ms Bean's body being missing doesn't mean she's alive. Someone could've just moved it]].
** When he correctly deduces that [[spoiler: Boone]]'s death couldn't have possibly been a suicide as the police claim.
** He also anticipates that the fact he has necrophilia will draw the police's suspicion upon him, if he reports to them [[spoiler: finding the bodies of the Red Devil's victims]].
** In “Seven Minutes in Hell” he’s the only one to remember [[spoiler: there are two red devils]] when everyone is accusing each other, and is the one who finds the secret passageway.
* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': The Round Table order of the day is a prayer in memory of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. Perceval says he doesn't get the point, as he barely knows the guy. Léodagan underlines that, for once, he agress (bear in mind that Perceval has difficulty with, among others, left and right, the cardinal directions, and remembering ''his own name'').

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* Chad from ''[[Series/ScreamQueens2015 Scream Queens]]'' ''Series/{{Scream Queens|2015}}'' is an utter moron (Dean Munsch herself has no idea how he got into college considering [[ArtisticLicenseHistory his speech in Episode 5]]), but he does have a keen insight...:
insight...
** He points out that [[spoiler: Ms [[spoiler:Ms Bean's body being missing doesn't mean she's alive. Someone could've just moved it]].
** When he correctly deduces that [[spoiler: Boone]]'s [[spoiler:Boone]]'s death couldn't have possibly been a suicide as the police claim.
** He also anticipates that the fact he has necrophilia will draw the police's suspicion upon him, if he reports to them [[spoiler: finding [[spoiler:finding the bodies of the Red Devil's victims]].
** In “Seven "Seven Minutes in Hell” he’s Hell" he's the only one to remember [[spoiler: there [[spoiler:there are two red devils]] when everyone is accusing each other, and is the one who finds the secret passageway.
* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': The Round Table order of the day is a prayer in memory of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. Perceval says he doesn't get the point, as he barely knows the guy. Léodagan underlines that, for once, he agress (bear agrees. Bear in mind that Perceval has difficulty with, among others, left and right, the cardinal directions, and remembering ''his own name'').name''.



--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker Maggie]]:''' ''*after a beat of dead silence*'' The sound you hear is hell freezing over.

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--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker Maggie]]:''' ''*after ''[after a beat of dead silence*'' silence]'' The sound you hear is hell freezing over.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'':
-->'''Rat:''' What does it mean to be happy? Is it something subjective? Or is there an objective component? Is it simply the absence of pain? Or is it something more? How does a dumb guy like you answer a question like that?\\
'''Pig:''' I think happiness is finding a couple extra fries at the bottom of the bag.\\
''(BeatPanel)''\\
'''Rat:''' Pig made sense. The apocalypse is upon us.\\
'''Pig:''' Yay! The apocalypse! Yaaaaaay! Wait... wait... what's an apocalypse?
* Done by the PointyHairedBoss in ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} when describing the other departments as being [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-02-20/ staffed with professional liars]].
** In general, the PHB is "only" incompetent at management and technology. When dealing with other departments and upper management he's actually the straight man undermined by Dilbert's social ineptitude and bluntness.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'':
-->'''Rat:''' What does it mean to be happy? Is it something subjective? Or is there an objective component? Is it simply the absence of pain? Or is it something more? How does a dumb guy like you answer a question like that?\\
'''Pig:''' I think happiness is finding a couple extra fries at the bottom of the bag.\\
''(BeatPanel)''\\
'''Rat:''' Pig made sense. The apocalypse is upon us.\\
'''Pig:''' Yay! The apocalypse! Yaaaaaay! Wait... wait... what's an apocalypse?
* Done by the PointyHairedBoss in ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} when describing the other departments as being [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-02-20/ staffed with professional liars]].
** In general, the PHB is "only" incompetent at management and technology. When dealing with other departments and upper management he's actually the straight man undermined by Dilbert's social ineptitude and bluntness.
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[[folder:Professional
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



--> '''Booker T''': Oh, my goodness! No wonder he was wearing a mask! The man is ugly!
--> '''Michael Cole''': What? It's just a Mexican with a crew cut.
--> '''Booker T''': Look at 'im, he's ''hideous''!

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--> '''Booker T''': -->'''Booker T:''' Oh, my goodness! No wonder he was wearing a mask! The man is ugly!
-->
ugly!\\
'''Michael Cole''': Cole:''' What? It's just a Mexican with a crew cut.
-->
cut.\\
'''Booker T''': T:''' Look at 'im, he's ''hideous''!



[[folder:Theatre]]

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[[folder:Theatre]][[folder:Theater]]



-->'''[[BoisterousBruiser Flay]]''': "You rely too much on your logic. We must defeat the enemy in front of us!"
-->'''[[TheSmartGuy Roxis]]''': "...Sometimes, I envy your simplicity."
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the council (or at least the [[JerkAss Turian member]]) seem to believe this whenever the find out Shepard is telling the truth. They even use the saying at one point;
-->'''Turian Councillor''': I believe your people have a saying - even a broken clock is right twice a day.
-->'''Shepard''': [[DeadpanSnarker Here's another one -]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker go to hell!]]''

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-->'''[[BoisterousBruiser Flay]]''': "You Flay]]:''' You rely too much on your logic. We must defeat the enemy in front of us!"
-->'''[[TheSmartGuy Roxis]]''': "...
us!\\
'''[[TheSmartGuy Roxis]]:''' ...
Sometimes, I envy your simplicity."
simplicity.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** The
council (or at least the [[JerkAss Turian member]]) seem to believe this whenever the find out Shepard is telling the truth. They even use the saying at one point;
-->'''Turian Councillor''': --->'''Turian Councillor:''' I believe your people have a saying - -- even a broken clock is right twice a day.
-->'''Shepard''':
day.\\
'''Shepard:'''
[[DeadpanSnarker Here's another one -]] one]] -- ''[[DeadpanSnarker go to hell!]]''



* One of the song titles in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Isuka'' is "Drunkard Does Make Wise Remarks".
** In ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty Gear Xrd]]'', the super-intelligent dragon wizard, Dr. Paradigm, appears in Story Mode without the bubble of water he used to have around him to breathe in ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture.'' As it turns out, this is because the super-'''un'''inteligent Sin Kiske once asked him why, given his mental acumen, he didn't just make a spell that let him breathe air.
* A character trait of [[IdiotBall Wheatley]] in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. [[spoiler: Possibly deconstructed. His ideas are smart just often enough that you'll trust him, letting him function as an Intelligence Dampener.]]
** Also, he surprises everyone at the end when he [[spoiler:booby traps the stalemate button. However, he is specifically designed to come up with bad ideas, and preventing the repair of the reactor or getting in Chell's way are both very bad ideas]].
* In the VisualNovel of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Youhei is generally as thick as a brick regarding relationships and people in general. Until midway through Kyou's route, when he uses an ArmorPiercingQuestion to [[spoiler: force Tomoya to come to terms with the fact that the Fujibayashi sister he is dating is not the one he cares for]].
** Youhei proves to be useful at least once in Tomoyo's route, too, but not until near the end: [[spoiler: Tomoya breaks up with Tomoyo so that Tomoya's delinquency won't hold Tomoyo back from winning a position on the Student Council and using it to save the sakura tree from being cut down. ''Youhei's'' the one who gives Tomoya the idea that maybe breaking up with Tomoyo was a bad idea, since they loved each other so much. And indeed, later on Tomoya and Tomoyo get back together]].

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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'':
**
One of the song titles in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear ''Guilty Gear Isuka'' is "Drunkard Does Make Wise Remarks".
** In ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty ''Guilty Gear Xrd]]'', Xrd'', the super-intelligent dragon wizard, Dr. Paradigm, appears in Story Mode without the bubble of water he used to have around him to breathe in ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture.'' As it turns out, this is because the super-'''un'''inteligent Sin Kiske once asked him why, given his mental acumen, he didn't just make a spell that let him breathe air.
* A character trait of [[IdiotBall Wheatley]] in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. [[spoiler: Possibly [[spoiler:Possibly deconstructed. His ideas are smart just often enough that you'll trust him, letting him function as an Intelligence Dampener.]]
**
]] Also, he surprises everyone at the end when he [[spoiler:booby traps the stalemate button. However, he is specifically designed to come up with bad ideas, and preventing the repair of the reactor or getting in Chell's way are both very bad ideas]].
* In the VisualNovel of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Youhei is generally as thick as a brick regarding relationships and people in general. Until midway through Kyou's route, when he uses an ArmorPiercingQuestion to [[spoiler: force Tomoya to come to terms with the fact that the Fujibayashi sister he is dating is not the one he cares for]].
** Youhei proves to be useful at least once in Tomoyo's route, too, but not until near the end: [[spoiler: Tomoya breaks up with Tomoyo so that Tomoya's delinquency won't hold Tomoyo back from winning a position on the Student Council and using it to save the sakura tree from being cut down. ''Youhei's'' the one who gives Tomoya the idea that maybe breaking up with Tomoyo was a bad idea, since they loved each other so much. And indeed, later on Tomoya and Tomoyo get back together]].
ideas]].



* In ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'''s "Bad Boys Love" route, Sakuya (the racist pigeon) learns that [[spoiler: [[YouAreWhatYouHate he's a mixed-breed instead of a pure fantail]]]]. When his frustration over this drives him to yell at Oko San (who is [[TheFool borderline non-sapient]]), the latter's reply is this:
-->'''Oko San:''' Sakuya, and Yuuya, and Okosan all have their own wonderful names! Names more important than any breed!



-->'''Junior Recruit''': Father, the door disappeared!\\
'''Cast Father''': Of ''course'' the door disappeared! That is a ''magic'' door and you have a ''magic'' key!\\
'''Junior Recruit''': Then how do we lock the cell again?\\
'''Cast Father''': Don't ask stupid questions!
* In ''Videogame/SonicColors'', after [[spoiler: Eggman's plan backfires (again), Eggman questions how his plan failed. Cubot tells Eggman how this was expected and how Sonic always foils his plans]]. This exchange happens.
-->'''Cubot''': [Sonic] stops you like it's his job or somethin'. In fact, I can't remember a plan he didn't stop.\\
'''Dr. Eggman''': What are you talking about? He hasn't foiled ''all'' of them.\\
'''Cubot''': Name one.\\
'''Dr. Eggman''': [beat]
** Heck, even Orbot proceeds to applaud Cubot for paying attention.

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-->'''Junior Recruit''': Recruit:''' Father, the door disappeared!\\
'''Cast Father''': Father:''' Of ''course'' the door disappeared! That is a ''magic'' door and you have a ''magic'' key!\\
'''Junior Recruit''': Recruit:''' Then how do we lock the cell again?\\
'''Cast Father''': Father:''' Don't ask stupid questions!
* In ''Videogame/SonicColors'', after [[spoiler: Eggman's plan backfires (again), Eggman questions how his plan failed. Cubot tells Eggman how this was expected and how Sonic always foils his plans]]. This exchange happens.
-->'''Cubot''':
happens. Heck, even Orbot proceeds to applaud Cubot for paying attention.
-->'''Cubot:'''
[Sonic] stops you like it's his job or somethin'. In fact, I can't remember a plan he didn't stop.\\
'''Dr. Eggman''': Eggman:''' What are you talking about? He hasn't foiled ''all'' of them.\\
'''Cubot''': '''Cubot:''' Name one.\\
'''Dr. Eggman''': [beat]
** Heck, even Orbot proceeds to applaud Cubot for paying attention.
Eggman:''' [beat]



* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', Yasuhiro Hagakure, who's typically not very bright, makes the observation that it's highly unlikely that one of the victims from Chapter 3 was killed with one of the weapons the students already found, since the killer would've had to take the risk of retrieving the weapon, killing the victim, and putting it back where it was originally found, without anyone noticing.
-->'''[[JerkAss Byakuya]]''': I'm surprised. It seems there's some semblance of a brain knocking around inside that skull of yours after all.
** In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' Akane Owari is often considered one of the dumbest characters in the game. During the first class trial to figure out who killed [[spoiler: Byakuya]] she gets frustrated trying to figure out how the killer was able to get around in the dark so she just blurts out, "What if the killer [[spoiler: used a light]]?!" Even she's pleasantly surprised when Hajime confirms a suspicion she just made up on the spot. [[spoiler: The killer had access to their own light source which they used to move around outside the dining hall.]] This tends to be a recurring trend in Non-Stop Debates in which you must agree with one of several theories presented, as often, the person in question randomly threw that theory out there.



[[folder:Webcomics]]

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[[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In the VisualNovel of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Youhei is generally as thick as a brick regarding relationships and people in general. Until midway through Kyou's route, when he uses an ArmorPiercingQuestion to [[spoiler: force Tomoya to come to terms with the fact that the Fujibayashi sister he is dating is not the one he cares for]]. Youhei proves to be useful at least once in Tomoyo's route, too, but not until near the end: [[spoiler: Tomoya breaks up with Tomoyo so that Tomoya's delinquency won't hold Tomoyo back from winning a position on the Student Council and using it to save the sakura tree from being cut down. ''Youhei's'' the one who gives Tomoya the idea that maybe breaking up with Tomoyo was a bad idea, since they loved each other so much. And indeed, later on Tomoya and Tomoyo get back together]].
* In ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'''s "Bad Boys Love" route, Sakuya (the racist pigeon) learns that [[spoiler: [[YouAreWhatYouHate he's a mixed-breed instead of a pure fantail]]]]. When his frustration over this drives him to yell at Oko San (who is [[TheFool borderline non-sapient]]), the latter's reply is this:
-->'''Oko San:''' Sakuya, and Yuuya, and Okosan all have their own wonderful names! Names more important than any breed!
* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'':
** Yasuhiro Hagakure, who's typically not very bright, makes the observation that it's highly unlikely that one of the victims from Chapter 3 was killed with one of the weapons the students already found, since the killer would've had to take the risk of retrieving the weapon, killing the victim, and putting it back where it was originally found, without anyone noticing.
--->'''[[JerkAss Byakuya]]''': I'm surprised. It seems there's some semblance of a brain knocking around inside that skull of yours after all.
** In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' Akane Owari is often considered one of the dumbest characters in the game. During the first class trial to figure out who killed [[spoiler: Byakuya]] she gets frustrated trying to figure out how the killer was able to get around in the dark so she just blurts out, "What if the killer [[spoiler: used a light]]?!" Even she's pleasantly surprised when Hajime confirms a suspicion she just made up on the spot. [[spoiler: The killer had access to their own light source which they used to move around outside the dining hall.]] This tends to be a recurring trend in Non-Stop Debates in which you must agree with one of several theories presented, as often, the person in question randomly threw that theory out there.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** In Chapter 14 of ''Red vs. Blue Reconstruction'', Caboose is the one that manages to come up with a plan that would get them into Command without anyone getting suspicious of them: by putting the unrecognizable ones inside the opaque tank. Caboose actually gets a number of these throughout the series.
--->'''Tucker:''' I'm confused. That actually sounded like a good idea.\\
'''Church:''' I know.\\
'''Tucker:''' But... ''Caboose'' said it.\\
'''Church:''' I ''know''.
** Caboose once said that there was probably wet plains in between the freezing plains and the burning plains, which he is (sort of) right because there's a swamp in between the two plains.
** The Red team's resident Ditz, Donut, also has his share, including his accurate assessment of every unlikely plot twist. The others derided this as too stupid.
* ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief'' features this line in Season 6 from Master Chief, after Arbiter is [[{{Wangst}} complaining]] [[HeroicBSOD about how much his life sucks]]. Also counts as a Double Entree such Chief is an [[JerkassHasAPoint enormous asshole]] to Arbiter in the series as well.
-->'''Master Chief:''' if ur s0 smrt and thers no point in anythign wats teh point of crying abot it?
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': [[IronicName Neptune]] begins in a battle by running to the other team's main front. Although it was mainly to escape the body of water he was afraid of, but he gives an acceptable excuse
-->'''Sage:''' ''[calling out to the fleeing teammate]'' Neptune, what are you doing!?\\
'''Neptune:''' ''[now standing on a ledge near the top of the formation, yelling down to his friends]'' Uh, you know, just gaining some higher ground!\\
'''Sun:''' ''[exasperatedly]'' On the enemy's side!?\\
'''Neptune:''' They would never expect it!\\
'''Dew:''' ''[turning to her allies]'' He's not wrong.
* Boomstick from ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' is the host who would just [[TheFool make up as many jokes about the competitors as possible]] while leaving [[MadScientist Wiz]] to tell the views [[MrExposition everything they need to know about the fighters]]... most of the time. He shows a [[ShownTheirWork surprising amount]] of knowledge about dinosaurs, in particular velociraptors and has a [=PhD=], albeit one related to fried poultry. He's also smart enough to identify Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture by ear. This is often to the pleasant surprise of Wiz.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':



--->'''Haley:''' (''after gulping a jar of beer'') Am I drunk enough yet that later, I won't remember getting out-logicked by Elan?\\

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--->'''Haley:''' (''after ''[after gulping a jar of beer'') beer]'' Am I drunk enough yet that later, I won't remember getting out-logicked by Elan?\\



* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': Used in "Oceans Unmoving" with the carib Honest Stu. [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20051108]] (No-one takes him seriously because of the way he is most of the time.)
--> "Wait, Stu is ''right'' for once?"
--> "The amount ''he'' talks? You gotta like those odds."

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
**
Used in "Oceans Unmoving" with the carib Honest Stu. [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20051108]] com/comics/archives/daily/20051108 "Oceans Unmoving"]] with the carib Honest Stu. (No-one takes him seriously because of the way he is most of the time.)
--> "Wait, --->"Wait, Stu is ''right'' for once?"
-->
once?"\\
"The amount ''he'' talks? You gotta like those odds."



-->'''Joe:''' So you're telling me that some chick wanted to casual bang you, and you didn't want to?
-->'''Danny:''' I did want to! I'm not dead! I just didn't want to take advantage of her!
-->'''Joe:''' Was she underage?
-->'''Danny:''' No.
-->'''Joe:''' Was she drunk?
-->'''Danny:''' No.
-->'''Joe:''' Was she crying?
-->'''Danny:''' No.
-->'''Joe:''' See, I don't get why I'm the one who don't respect women when you're the dude who thinks he knows better than the girl about whether she wants to have sex.
* Jared, one of the interns working in Commander Badass' temp agency in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' is a ManChild and a failure of a Pokémon trainer (he [[ShamuFu levelled up his Magikarp to a Gyarados by using it as a club to beat the shit out of opponents]]. He's also, compared to the rest of the Pokémon league, ''the OnlySaneMan''.

to:

-->'''Joe:''' So you're telling me that some chick wanted to casual bang you, and you didn't want to?
-->'''Danny:'''
to?\\
'''Danny:'''
I did want to! I'm not dead! I just didn't want to take advantage of her!
-->'''Joe:'''
her!\\
'''Joe:'''
Was she underage?
-->'''Danny:''' No.
-->'''Joe:'''
underage?\\
'''Danny:''' No.\\
'''Joe:'''
Was she drunk?
-->'''Danny:''' No.
-->'''Joe:'''
drunk?\\
'''Danny:''' No.\\
'''Joe:'''
Was she crying?
-->'''Danny:''' No.
-->'''Joe:'''
crying?\\
'''Danny:''' No.\\
'''Joe:'''
See, I don't get why I'm the one who don't respect women when you're the dude who thinks he knows better than the girl about whether she wants to have sex.
* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': Jared, one of the interns working in Commander Badass' temp agency in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' is a ManChild and a failure of a Pokémon trainer (he [[ShamuFu levelled leveled up his Magikarp to a Gyarados by using it as a club to beat the shit out of opponents]]. He's also, compared to the rest of the Pokémon league, ''the OnlySaneMan''.



** Jared may not be the best pokemon trainer, but when he meets Lysandre, Mr. Fish is [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/if-theres-one-thing-jared-is-competent-at-its-loving-mr-fish MUCH larger than Lysandre's Gyarados]], to the point Mr. Fish could swallow Lysandre's Gyarados WHOLE. Because Jared feeds him a somewhat more balanced diet (pretty much everything Jared deems to be food). Lysandre feeds his Pokepuffs, which are basically desserts.[[note]] Coelasquid mentions this is because she drew Lysandre's Gyarados at the size stated in the pokedex, while she drew Mr. Fish at the size shown in the anime, which is much larger.[[/note]]
** He's also the only one to notice how Lysandre's talk of 'cleansing the world of this filth' sounds just a tad villainous.

to:

** Jared may not be the best pokemon Pokémon trainer, but when he meets Lysandre, Mr. Fish is [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/if-theres-one-thing-jared-is-competent-at-its-loving-mr-fish MUCH larger than Lysandre's Gyarados]], to the point Mr. Fish could swallow Lysandre's Gyarados WHOLE. Because Jared feeds him a somewhat more balanced diet (pretty much everything Jared deems to be food). Lysandre feeds his Pokepuffs, which are basically desserts.[[note]] Coelasquid mentions this is because she drew Lysandre's Gyarados at the size stated in the pokedex, while she drew Mr. Fish at the size shown in the anime, which is much larger.[[/note]]
** He's also the only one to notice how Lysandre's talk of 'cleansing "cleansing the world of this filth' filth" sounds just a tad villainous.



[[folder:Web Originals]]
* In Chapter 14 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue Reconstruction'', Caboose is the one that manages to come up with a plan that would get them into Command without anyone getting suspicious of them: by putting the unrecognizable ones inside the opaque tank. Caboose actually gets a number of these throughout the series.
--->'''Tucker''': "I'm confused. That actually sounded like a good idea."
--->'''Church''': "I know."
--->'''Tucker''': "But... ''Caboose'' said it."
--->'''Church''': "I ''know''."
** Caboose once said that there was probably wet plains in between the freezing plains and the burning plains, which he is (sort of) right because there's a swamp in between the two plains.
** The Red team's resident Ditz, Donut, also has his share, including his accurate assessment of every unlikely plot twist. The others derided this as too stupid.
* Tom from ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' tries to invoke this trope on himself in the episode ''Dumbass Has A Point,'' but, as Dana points out, the trope didn't fit.
-->'''Dana''': To be a dumbass with a point, you have to have a point, dumbass.
** The real dumbass with a point is [[spoiler: Zack. He uses his knowledge of After Effects to help create an intro to the vlog that was ''way'' better than anything Tom could have come up with on his own.]]
* During Spoony's review of ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'', he gets angry when General Katana hits one of his {{Mooks}} simply for pointing out why his evil plan is flawed...
-->'''General Katana''': You leave for the planet Earth immediately. Find [=Macleod=] and kill him.
-->'''[[FanNickname Insano brother]] #1''': But I thought you said [=MacLeod=] was mortal, and can never return.
-->'''General Katana''': ''[slapping the mook]'' [[ButThouMust Find him for me. Kill him.]]
-->'''Spoony''': Wait, why'd you hit him? Dumbass there just pointed out one of the biggest plotholes of the whole fucking movie! Yeah, this guy figured out one of the potholes! And Katana doesn't even have an answer for the guy!
* ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief'' features this line in Season 6 from Master Chief, after Arbiter is [[{{Wangst}} complaining]] [[HeroicBSOD about how much his life sucks]]. Also counts as a Double Entree such Chief is an [[JerkassHasAPoint enormous asshole]] to Arbiter in the series as well.
-->'''Master Chief''': if ur s0 smrt and thers no point in anythign wats teh point of crying abot it?
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'': Instead of punching Gohan like he does in the show, this is how [[IdiotHero Goku]] convinces his son to not go attacking Cell in a blind rage:
-->'''Gohan''': Mr. Piccolo would let me go!\\
'''Goku''': No, he wouldn't! And he is smarter than me!\\
'''Gohan''': I...! Wow... that's actually a good point.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': [[IronicName Neptune]] begins in a battle by running to the other team's main front. Although it was mainly to escape the body of water he was afraid of, but he gives an acceptable excuse
-->'''Sage''': (''calling out to the fleeing teammate'') Neptune, what are you doing!?
-->'''Neptune''': (''now standing on a ledge near the top of the formation, yelling down to his friends'') Uh, you know, just gaining some higher ground!
-->'''Sun''': (''exasperatedly'') On the enemy's side!?
-->'''Neptune''': They would never expect it!
-->'''Dew''': (''turning to her allies'') He's not wrong.
* Boomstick from ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' is the host who would just [[TheFool make up as many jokes about the competitors as possible]] while leaving [[MadScientist Wiz]] to tell the views [[MrExposition everything they need to know about the fighters]]... most of the time. He shows a [[ShownTheirWork surprising amount]] of knowledge about dinosaurs, in particular velociraptors and has a PhD, albeit one related to fried poultry. He's also smart enough to identify Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture by ear. This is often to the pleasant surprise of Wiz.

to:

[[folder:Web Originals]]
Original]]
* In Chapter 14 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue Reconstruction'', Caboose is the one that manages to come up with a plan that would get them into Command without anyone getting suspicious of them: by putting the unrecognizable ones inside the opaque tank. Caboose actually gets a number of these throughout the series.
--->'''Tucker''': "I'm confused. That actually sounded like a good idea."
--->'''Church''': "I know."
--->'''Tucker''': "But... ''Caboose'' said it."
--->'''Church''': "I ''know''."
''WebVideo/EchoChamber'':
** Caboose once said that there was probably wet plains in between the freezing plains and the burning plains, which he is (sort of) right because there's a swamp in between the two plains.
** The Red team's resident Ditz, Donut, also has his share, including his accurate assessment of every unlikely plot twist. The others derided this as too stupid.
* Tom from ''WebVideo/EchoChamber''
Tom tries to invoke this trope on himself in the episode ''Dumbass "Dumbass Has A Point,'' a Point", but, as Dana points out, the trope didn't doesn't fit.
-->'''Dana''': --->'''Dana:''' To be a dumbass with a point, you have to have a point, dumbass.
** The real dumbass with a point is [[spoiler: Zack.[[spoiler:Zack. He uses his knowledge of After Effects to help create an intro to the vlog that was ''way'' better than anything Tom could have come up with on his own.]]
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': During Spoony's review of ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'', he gets angry when General Katana hits one of his {{Mooks}} simply for pointing out why his evil plan is flawed...
-->'''General Katana''': Katana:''' You leave for the planet Earth immediately. Find [=Macleod=] and kill him.
-->'''[[FanNickname
him.\\
'''[[FanNickname
Insano brother]] #1''': #1:''' But I thought you said [=MacLeod=] was mortal, and can never return.
-->'''General Katana''':
return.\\
'''General Katana:'''
''[slapping the mook]'' [[ButThouMust Find him for me. Kill him.]]
-->'''Spoony''':
]]\\
'''Spoony:'''
Wait, why'd you hit him? Dumbass there just pointed out one of the biggest plotholes of the whole fucking movie! Yeah, this guy figured out one of the potholes! And Katana doesn't even have an answer for the guy!
* ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief'' features this line in Season 6 from Master Chief, after Arbiter is [[{{Wangst}} complaining]] [[HeroicBSOD about how much his life sucks]]. Also counts as a Double Entree such Chief is an [[JerkassHasAPoint enormous asshole]] to Arbiter in the series as well.
-->'''Master Chief''': if ur s0 smrt and thers no point in anythign wats teh point of crying abot it?
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'': Instead of punching Gohan like he does in the show, this is how [[IdiotHero Goku]] convinces his son to not go attacking Cell in a blind rage:
-->'''Gohan''': Mr. Piccolo would let me go!\\
'''Goku''': No, he wouldn't! And he is smarter than me!\\
'''Gohan''': I...! Wow... that's actually a good point.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': [[IronicName Neptune]] begins in a battle by running to the other team's main front. Although it was mainly to escape the body of water he was afraid of, but he gives an acceptable excuse
-->'''Sage''': (''calling out to the fleeing teammate'') Neptune, what are you doing!?
-->'''Neptune''': (''now standing on a ledge near the top of the formation, yelling down to his friends'') Uh, you know, just gaining some higher ground!
-->'''Sun''': (''exasperatedly'') On the enemy's side!?
-->'''Neptune''': They would never expect it!
-->'''Dew''': (''turning to her allies'') He's not wrong.
* Boomstick from ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' is the host who would just [[TheFool make up as many jokes about the competitors as possible]] while leaving [[MadScientist Wiz]] to tell the views [[MrExposition everything they need to know about the fighters]]... most of the time. He shows a [[ShownTheirWork surprising amount]] of knowledge about dinosaurs, in particular velociraptors and has a PhD, albeit one related to fried poultry. He's also smart enough to identify Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture by ear. This is often to the pleasant surprise of Wiz.
guy!



-->'''Lisa''': I can't believe that extra-thick layer of pollution that I've actually picketed against burned up the comet.
-->'''Bart''': But what's really amazing, is that this is ''exactly'' what Dad said would happen.
-->'''Lisa''': Yeah, Dad was right.
-->'''Homer''': I know, kids. I'm scared too!

to:

-->'''Lisa''': --->'''Lisa:''' I can't believe that extra-thick layer of pollution that I've actually picketed against burned up the comet.
-->'''Bart''':
comet.\\
'''Bart:'''
But what's really amazing, is that this is ''exactly'' what Dad said would happen.
-->'''Lisa''':
happen.\\
'''Lisa:'''
Yeah, Dad was right.
-->'''Homer''':
right.\\
'''Homer:'''
I know, kids. I'm scared too!



-->'''Bart''': I think we should look at her research before we condemn her completely.
-->''(everyone stares at Bart, shocked)''
-->'''Bart''': I haven't said anything for a while.
** In "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 2", after Smithers was cleared of shooting Burns (because he shot ''Jasper'' instead), the normally completely incompetent police chief has this to say:
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': Wait a minute! If a second old geezer got shot, how come nobody reported it?[[note]]Jasper was shot in his prosthetic leg, so he was unharmed.[[/note]]
*** Wiggum gets another one shortly after. When Lisa points out that Burns' recent actions provide motives for several people, namely his oil-drilling endangered both the school and Moe's tavern. After she fingers Skinner, Willie, Moe and Barney, Wiggum points out that Tito Puente would also be a suspect by her logic, as he was supposed to be hired but was fired because of Burns' drilling. Lisa sheepishly concedes to the point. Of course, Wiggum's competence is immediately offset by the fact that Tito Puente stops being a suspect because he plays the police a catchy musical number. The musical number was Tito Puente's revenge against Burns. One of its lyrics was about how bullet wounds are nothing compared to the humiliation the taunting song gives.

to:

-->'''Bart''': --->'''Bart:''' I think we should look at her research before we condemn her completely.
-->''(everyone
completely.\\
''[everyone
stares at Bart, shocked)''
-->'''Bart''':
shocked]''\\
'''Bart''':
I haven't said anything for a while.
** In "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 2", after Smithers was cleared of shooting Burns (because he shot ''Jasper'' instead), the normally completely incompetent police chief has this to say:
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': Wait a minute! If a second old geezer got shot, how come nobody reported it?[[note]]Jasper
say:[[note]]Jasper was shot in his prosthetic leg, so he was unharmed.[[/note]]
*** --->'''Chief Wiggum:''' Wait a minute! If a second old geezer got shot, how come nobody reported it?
**
Wiggum gets another one shortly after. When Lisa points out that Burns' recent actions provide motives for several people, namely his oil-drilling endangered both the school and Moe's tavern. After she fingers Skinner, Willie, Moe and Barney, Wiggum points out that Tito Puente would also be a suspect by her logic, as he was supposed to be hired but was fired because of Burns' drilling. Lisa sheepishly concedes to the point. Of course, Wiggum's competence is immediately offset by the fact that Tito Puente stops being a suspect because he plays the police a catchy musical number. The musical number was Tito Puente's revenge against Burns. One of its lyrics was about how bullet wounds are nothing compared to the humiliation the taunting song gives.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy suggests that Nergal Jr turn himself into a pair of pants so that Billy can wear them and win a race:
-->'''Mandy:''' Billy, that has to be the stupidest idea... (''stops short'') Come to think of it, Billy, that's probably the ''smartest'' idea you've ever had.
-->'''Billy:''' I know. That's why I wanna do it.
** In the episode "Herbicidal Maniac" General Skarr tries to win a gardening award only for Billy to completely ruin his garden and turn him into a plant like creature in the process. Skarr later regrows his garden better than ever while simultaneously wanting to kill Billy for turning him into a freak. As he's about to kill him this exchange occurs.
--> '''Billy:''' Well you always were kind of a freak anyways, and your garden is better than ever, and now you gots hair so what's the problem again?
--> '''Skarr''' Look if I want to kill you that's MY prerogative, okay?!
--> '''Billy''' I'm just saying from a logical point of view-
--> '''Skarr''' SHUT UP!
** (Later, as Skarr is about to run him over with a lawnmower)
-->'''Skarr''' Just remember! THIS is what you get for being a bad neighbor!
-->'''Billy''' (crying) You're the one trying to hurt me, you're the bad neighbor!
* Raven did this to Beast Boy in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' at least once. Notably, Beast Boy calls out Robin for acting like Slade in his search for him, as well as showing insight into Terra's character when the Titans were ready to consider her just another villain. In the second to last episode, he also quickly took charge of the remaining heroes, citing that he's had the most experience fighting them.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':
**
In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', episode, Billy suggests that Nergal Jr Jr. turn himself into a pair of pants so that Billy can wear them and win a race:
-->'''Mandy:''' --->'''Mandy:''' Billy, that has to be the stupidest idea... (''stops short'') ''[stops short]'' Come to think of it, Billy, that's probably the ''smartest'' idea you've ever had.
-->'''Billy:'''
had.\\
'''Billy:'''
I know. That's why I wanna do it.
** In the episode "Herbicidal Maniac" Maniac", General Skarr tries to win a gardening award only for Billy to completely ruin his garden and turn him into a plant like creature in the process. Skarr later regrows his garden better than ever while simultaneously wanting to kill Billy for turning him into a freak. As he's about to kill him this exchange occurs.
--> '''Billy:''' --->'''Billy:''' Well you always were kind of a freak anyways, and your garden is better than ever, and now you gots got hair so what's the problem again?
-->
again?\\
'''Skarr''' Look Lookn if I want to kill you that's MY prerogative, okay?!
-->
okay?!\\
'''Billy''' I'm just saying from a logical point of view-
-->
view--\\
'''Skarr''' SHUT UP!
** (Later, :: Later, as Skarr is about to run him over with a lawnmower)
-->'''Skarr'''
lawnmower...
--->'''Skarr:'''
Just remember! THIS is what you get for being a bad neighbor!
-->'''Billy''' (crying)
neighbor!\\
'''Billy:''' ''[crying]''
You're the one trying to hurt me, you're the bad neighbor!
* Raven did does this to Beast Boy in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' at least once. Notably, Beast Boy calls out Robin for acting like Slade in his search for him, as well as showing insight into Terra's character when the Titans were ready to consider her just another villain. In the second to last episode, he also quickly took charge of the remaining heroes, citing that he's had the most experience fighting them.



* Ed from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has a few moments like this. In "O-Ed Eleven", he manages to puzzle out a map belonging to Eddy's mysterious older brother. Of course, he's still Ed, so he tries to explain it thusly:
-->'''Edd:''' Ed, how on earth did you do that?
-->'''Ed:''' Because I am a brother, and Eddy's brother is a brother, and Eddy is a brother to Eddy's brother as a brother I am.

to:

* Ed from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has a few moments like this. this.
**
In "O-Ed Eleven", he manages to puzzle out a map belonging to Eddy's mysterious older brother. Of course, he's still Ed, so he tries to explain it thusly:
-->'''Edd:''' --->'''Edd:''' Ed, how on earth did you do that?
-->'''Ed:'''
that?\\
'''Ed:'''
Because I am a brother, and Eddy's brother is a brother, and Eddy is a brother to Eddy's brother as a brother I am.



--->'''Edd:''' Eddy, wouldn't it be easier to just--
--->'''Ed:''' Make funny noises?
--->'''Eddy:''' Ed! You found a brain!
** In one episode, Eddy has [[strike: writer's]] scammer's block. Ed suggests simply buying an idea.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', Pooh narrates the "Three Little Pigs" with Rabbit as the Big Bad Bunny, but the story keeps on getting derailed by Pooh's thoughts always straying toward honey. When a scene more resembling "Little Red Riding Hood" occurs, Tigger comments, "Hey, for a Big Bad Bunny, he's sure not being very bad." Rabbit (the Big Bad Bunny) replies, "For once, you're right, Tigger. We have lost track of the story, haven't we?"

to:

--->'''Edd:''' Eddy, wouldn't it be easier to just--
--->'''Ed:'''
just--\\
'''Ed:'''
Make funny noises?
--->'''Eddy:'''
noises?\\
'''Eddy:'''
Ed! You found a brain!
** In one episode, Eddy has [[strike: writer's]] scammer's block. Ed suggests simply buying an idea.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'':
**
In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', episode, Pooh narrates the "Three Little Pigs" with Rabbit as the Big Bad Bunny, but the story keeps on getting derailed by Pooh's thoughts always straying toward honey. When a scene more resembling "Little Red Riding Hood" occurs, Tigger comments, "Hey, for a Big Bad Bunny, he's sure not being very bad." Rabbit (the Big Bad Bunny) replies, "For once, you're right, Tigger. We have lost track of the story, haven't we?"



* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Odd is usually regarded as not being very bright. However, in one episode in the last season, where a mission to destroy one of XANA's Replikas took him and Yumi's virtual forms to the International Space Station, he actually had ''two good ideas in the same episode''. First, when Jeremie warned them that they had to make the computer's destruction look like an accident (because the Station was too well-known and suspected sabotage would be a headache they did ''not'' need) Odd suggested breaking a pipe to cause water damage. His second good idea came when XANA attacked them using flying, spiked orbs that he was using the Station's equipment to build; he got rid of them by opening a hatch door, causing the orbs to be blown out of the station.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Odd is usually regarded as not being very bright. However, in one episode in the last season, where a mission to destroy one of XANA's Replikas took take him and Yumi's virtual forms to the International Space Station, he actually had has ''two good ideas in the same episode''. First, when Jeremie Jérémie warned them that they had have to make the computer's destruction look like an accident (because the Station was is too well-known and suspected sabotage would be a headache they did do ''not'' need) need), Odd suggested suggests breaking a pipe to cause water damage. His second good idea came comes when XANA attacked attacks them using flying, spiked orbs that he was is using the Station's equipment to build; he got gets rid of them by opening a hatch door, causing the orbs to be blown out of the station. station.



* Happens at least once in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
-->'''Timmy''': You were right, [[TheDitz Cosmo]]! ''(expression of sudden shock)'' You were ''right''?
-->'''Timmy''': [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Cosmo,]] that's a great idea! Gee, I never thought I'd say those 5 words in a row before.

to:

* Happens at least once in * ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
-->'''Timmy''': ** Happens at least once:
-->'''Timmy:'''
You were right, [[TheDitz Cosmo]]! ''(expression ''[expression of sudden shock)'' shock]'' You were ''right''?
-->'''Timmy''':
''right''?\\\
'''Timmy:'''
[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Cosmo,]] that's a great idea! Gee, I never thought I'd say those 5 five words in a row before.



--> '''Wanda:''' ''(writing in diary)'' "Wednesday March 22nd: Cosmo had an idea!"
*** Later in the same episode, Cosmo keeps the TV running by, well, running on a hamster wheel.
--> '''Wanda:''' ''(writing in diary)'' "This has been a magnificent day for Cosmo!"

to:

--> '''Wanda:''' ''(writing --->'''Wanda:''' ''[writing in diary)'' diary]'' "Wednesday March 22nd: Cosmo had an idea!"
*** ** Later in the same episode, Cosmo keeps the TV running by, well, running on a hamster wheel.
--> '''Wanda:''' ''(writing --->'''Wanda:''' ''[writing in diary)'' diary]'' "This has been a magnificent day for Cosmo!" Cosmo!"



--> '''Cosmo:''' How are you going to learn anything if you never pay attention?

to:

--> '''Cosmo:''' --->'''Cosmo:''' How are you going to learn anything if you never pay attention?



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Parasites Lost", Zoidberg of all characters gets one of these moments when he suggests escaping the nasal capillary into the sinus. Turns out, he was just remembering an old commercial he had seen.
-->'''Hermes:''' Strange. [[LampshadeHanging Usually you don't know anything about human anatomy]].\\

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Parasites Lost", Zoidberg of all characters gets one of these moments when he suggests escaping the nasal capillary into the sinus. Turns out, he was just remembering an old commercial he had seen.
-->'''Hermes:''' --->'''Hermes:''' Strange. [[LampshadeHanging Usually you don't know anything about human anatomy]].\\



** This is eventually resolved in a much later season. It turns out that Zoidberg is an absolutely brilliant biologist and doctor...when it comes to ''aliens.'' It's only his knowledge of ''humans'' that's absolutely horrid. [[spoiler: But he considers Professor Farnsworth his closest friend, so he works for him even though he could make millions elsewhere.]]

to:

** This is eventually resolved in a much later season. It turns out that Zoidberg is an absolutely brilliant biologist and doctor... when it comes to ''aliens.'' It's only his knowledge of ''humans'' that's absolutely horrid. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But he considers Professor Farnsworth his closest friend, so he works for him even though he could make millions elsewhere.]]



-->'''K. Rool:''' Do you know what this means!?
-->'''Krusha:''' The apes will have complete control over Kongo Bongo, and probably turn us into matching luggage.
-->'''K. Rool:''' ...He ''does'' have his moments...
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''

to:

-->'''K. Rool:''' Do you know what this means!?
-->'''Krusha:'''
means!?\\
'''Krusha:'''
The apes will have complete control over Kongo Bongo, and probably turn us into matching luggage.
-->'''K.
luggage.\\
'''K.
Rool:''' ...He ''does'' have his moments...
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''



--->"I mean, it's not like it looks any different than a regular dollar! Why hang it? You could just hang any dollar bill up on the wall and no one would know the difference! You might as well just reach into my wallet, pull out a dollar, and put it on the wall!"

to:

--->"I --->'''Patrick:''' I mean, it's not like it looks any different than a regular dollar! Why hang it? You could just hang any dollar bill up on the wall and no one would know the difference! You might as well just reach into my wallet, pull out a dollar, and put it on the wall!"wall!



* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' Ronnie, the dimwitted Russian rapist member of the Xtacles, interrupts Xander Crews' long lost brother Nearl's revenge speech by shooting him in the head. Cue this exchange:
-->'''Random Xtacle:''' What the hell, Ronnie?
-->'''Ronnie:''' What? Is complicated enough without all this Evil Twin bullshit having.
-->'''Xtacle:''' That's... actually a good point. Good for you!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''
** In one episode, the title character hides in a bathroom stall having believed she has sold out her principles by wearing contact lenses instead of her [[FanNickname 'manstopper glasses']]. Her best friend Jane, as well as acquaintance Jodie couldn't get her out. So imagine their shock when [[TheDitz ditzy]] [[TheCheerleader cheerleader]] [[DumbBlonde Brittany]] manages to get through to her…
--->'''Brittany:''' By the way, Daria, I just want you to know I think it's really brave of you to get those contact lenses and admit that you care about the way you look, even just a little. Because knowing that a brain can be worried about her looks makes me feel, um, I don't know, not so shallow or something. Like we're not that different, just human, or whatever.
--->''(after a moment, Daria emerges from the stall)''
--->'''Daria:''' Well, thank you, Brittany. You're right. We are just human or whatever.
** "The Daria Hunter" also showed Brittany to be a pretty good military tactician.

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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', Ronnie, the dimwitted Russian rapist member of the Xtacles, interrupts Xander Crews' long lost long-lost brother Nearl's revenge speech by shooting him in the head. Cue this exchange:
-->'''Random Xtacle:''' What the hell, Ronnie?
-->'''Ronnie:'''
Ronnie?\\
'''Ronnie:'''
What? Is complicated enough without all this Evil Twin bullshit having.
-->'''Xtacle:'''
having.\\
'''Xtacle:'''
That's... actually a good point. Good for you!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''
''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
** In one episode, the title character hides in a bathroom stall stall, having believed she has sold out her principles by wearing contact lenses instead of her [[FanNickname 'manstopper glasses']]."manstopper glasses"]]. Her best friend Jane, as well as acquaintance Jodie couldn't get her out. So imagine their shock when [[TheDitz ditzy]] [[TheCheerleader cheerleader]] [[DumbBlonde Brittany]] manages to get through to her…
her...
--->'''Brittany:''' By the way, Daria, I just want you to know I think it's really brave of you to get those contact lenses and admit that you care about the way you look, even just a little. Because knowing that a brain can be worried about her looks makes me feel, um, I don't know, not so shallow or something. Like we're not that different, just human, or whatever.
--->''(after
whatever.\\
''[after
a moment, Daria emerges from the stall)''
--->'''Daria:'''
stall]''\\
'''Daria:'''
Well, thank you, Brittany. You're right. We are just human or whatever.
** "The Daria Hunter" also showed shows Brittany to be a pretty good military tactician.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Total Re-Carl", Carl's body gets destroyed by Frylock's experimental high-tech toilet, and Frylock tries to make him a new body. One of the attempts is a heavily-armed cybernetic suit, and ''Master Shake'', known for being a stupid JerkAss, points out that this might not be a good idea:
-->'''Frylock:''' I give you the ultimate in military hardware! Complete with laser cannon, indestructible titanium exoskeleton, and motion activated plasma pulse rifles.
-->'''Master Shake:''' And you're gonna ''plug him in?''
-->'''Frylock:''' ...You're right. Damn, what the hell was I thinking?

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Total Re-Carl", Carl's body gets destroyed by Frylock's experimental high-tech toilet, and Frylock tries to make him a new body. One of the attempts is a heavily-armed cybernetic suit, and ''Master Shake'', known for being a stupid JerkAss, {{Jerkass}}, points out that this might not be a good idea:
-->'''Frylock:''' I give you the ultimate in military hardware! Complete with laser cannon, indestructible titanium exoskeleton, and motion activated plasma pulse rifles.
-->'''Master
rifles.\\
'''Master
Shake:''' And you're gonna ''plug him in?''
-->'''Frylock:''' ...
in?''\\
'''Frylock:''' ...
You're right. Damn, what the hell was I thinking?



-->'''Jimmy:''' Carl, that's brilliant!
-->'''Carl:''' Really? [[LampshadeHanging But]] ''[[LampshadeHanging I]]'' [[LampshadeHanging said it.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': In the episode "Stick Hockey", Rigby points out that Benson does have a responsibility to trust his workers, instead of assuming they'll slack off. Then again, it's the one of the few instances where Mordecai and Rigby actually keep up their end of the bargain.

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-->'''Jimmy:''' Carl, that's brilliant!
-->'''Carl:'''
brilliant!\\
'''Carl:'''
Really? [[LampshadeHanging But]] ''[[LampshadeHanging I]]'' [[LampshadeHanging said it.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
**
In the episode "Stick Hockey", Rigby points out that Benson does have a responsibility to trust his workers, instead of assuming they'll slack off. Then again, it's the one of the few instances where Mordecai and Rigby actually keep up their end of the bargain.



--> '''Rigby:''' (rolls eyes after Mordecai moans about Margaret for the umpteenth time) "Whatever. You could just ask her out you know."
--> '''Mordecai:''' "I can't just do that! You don't get it. It's too complicated."
--> '''Rigby:''' "No it's not. Just ask her.

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--> '''Rigby:''' (rolls --->'''Rigby:''' ''[rolls eyes after Mordecai moans about Margaret for the umpteenth time) "Whatever. time]'' Whatever. You could just ask her out out, you know."
-->
\\
'''Mordecai:''' "I I can't just do that! You don't get it. It's too complicated."
-->
\\
'''Rigby:''' "No No it's not. Just ask her.



** The scatterbrained and totally crazy robot Gir is prone to occasional observations of this nature. For example, in "Walk For Your Lives!" Zim's plan to deal with an explosion that's trapped in a field that slows down time (resulting in what appears to be a slowly-expanding energy ball) is [[TooDumbToLive to return its speed to normal.]]
--> '''Gir:''' But if the 'sploding goes FAST, won't it be all BAD?

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** The scatterbrained and totally crazy robot Gir is prone to occasional observations of this nature. For example, in "Walk For for Your Lives!" Zim's plan to deal with an explosion that's trapped in a field that slows down time (resulting in what appears to be a slowly-expanding energy ball) is [[TooDumbToLive to return its speed to normal.]]
--> '''Gir:''' --->'''Gir:''' But if the 'sploding goes FAST, won't it be all BAD?



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'' Majar, a creature who is the epitome of DumbMuscle points out to his partner Borth, that he is smart but small and he himself is strong but dumb and suggests they stop their bickering and work together.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'', Majar, a creature who is the epitome of DumbMuscle DumbMuscle, points out to his partner Borth, Borth that he is smart but small and he himself is strong but dumb and suggests they stop their bickering and work together.



-->'''Lana''': Still though, you really want to take on the Irish mob?
-->'''Archer''': No, I don't, but they've the ones switching out lifesaving cancer drugs with candy and Zima.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Operation Beifong", the usually flimsy and vain Wu suggests that the people in Republic City can evacuate so Kuvira can't harm them. Korra, Mako, and everyone else is surprised and take his advice. Frustratingly for Mako, Wu admits he only suggested it to impress Korra.

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-->'''Lana''': -->'''Lana:''' Still though, you really want to take on the Irish mob?
-->'''Archer''':
mob?\\
'''Archer''':
No, I don't, but they've the ones switching out lifesaving cancer drugs with candy and Zima.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
**
In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Operation Beifong", the usually flimsy and vain Wu suggests that the people in Republic City can evacuate so Kuvira can't harm them. Korra, Mako, and everyone else is surprised and take his advice. Frustratingly for Mako, Wu admits he only suggested it to impress Korra.
11th Jul '17 1:19:26 PM MisterBeeg
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* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': To say that Groo is an idiot is an understatement, but even he had this moment in one issue. Several of the characters start being gurus in order to con people out of their money. Groo spent the entire issue trying to be one as well, but after failing he gets frustrated and angrily point out that gurus can get everyone to believe their words by simply telling them what they want to hear. This causes everyone to chase the other gurus out of the village in the end of the story.

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* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': To say that Groo is an idiot is an understatement, but even he had this moment in one issue. Several of the characters start being gurus in order to con people out of their money. Groo spent the entire issue trying to be one as well, but after failing he gets frustrated and angrily point out that gurus can get everyone to believe their words by simply telling them what they want to hear. This causes everyone to realize they've been scammed, and they proceed to chase the other gurus out of the village in the end of the story.village.
11th Jul '17 1:19:01 PM MisterBeeg
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* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': To say that Groo is an idiot is an understatement, but even he had this moment in one issue. Several of the characters start being gurus in order to con people out of their money. Groo spent the entire issue trying to be one as well, but after failing he gets frustrated and angrily pointing out that gurus can get everyone to believe their words by simply telling them what they want to hear. This causes everyone to chase the other gurus out of the village in the end of the story.

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* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': To say that Groo is an idiot is an understatement, but even he had this moment in one issue. Several of the characters start being gurus in order to con people out of their money. Groo spent the entire issue trying to be one as well, but after failing he gets frustrated and angrily pointing point out that gurus can get everyone to believe their words by simply telling them what they want to hear. This causes everyone to chase the other gurus out of the village in the end of the story.
11th Jul '17 1:18:34 PM MisterBeeg
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* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': To say that Groo is an idiot is an understatement, but even he had this moment in one issue several of the characters start being gurus in order to con people out of their money. Groo spent the entire issue trying to be one as well, but he gets frustrated and quits in the end, angrily pointing out that gurus can get everyone to believe their words by simply telling them what they want to hear. This causes everyone to chase the other gurus out of the village in the end of the story.

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* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': To say that Groo is an idiot is an understatement, but even he had this moment in one issue several issue. Several of the characters start being gurus in order to con people out of their money. Groo spent the entire issue trying to be one as well, but after failing he gets frustrated and quits in the end, angrily pointing out that gurus can get everyone to believe their words by simply telling them what they want to hear. This causes everyone to chase the other gurus out of the village in the end of the story.
11th Jul '17 1:17:49 PM MisterBeeg
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* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': To say that Groo is an idiot is an understatement, but even he had this moment in one issue several of the characters start being gurus in order to con people out of their money. Groo spent the entire issue trying to be one as well, but he gets frustrated and quits in the end, angrily pointing out that gurus can get everyone to believe their words by simply telling them what they want to hear. This causes everyone to chase the other gurus out of the village in the end of the story.
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** He's also the only one to notice how Lysandre's talk of 'cleansing the world of this filth' sounds just a tad villainous.
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