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5th Dec '17 11:36:26 PM Kickisund
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* ''Literature/TheBible''
** Christian martyrology has several cases of Genius Bruisers who were high-ranked Roman soldiers before their conversions, becoming {{Badass Preacher}}s and facing the cruelest tortures and martyrdom with much badassery. Some of the more popular examples are:

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* ''Literature/TheBible''
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Christian martyrology has several cases of Genius Bruisers who were high-ranked Roman soldiers before their conversions, becoming {{Badass Preacher}}s and facing the cruelest tortures and martyrdom with much badassery. Some of the more popular examples are:
5th Dec '17 3:33:22 PM Mdjj1996
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In fantasy, a Genius Bruiser is often a MagicKnight or a MightyGlacier. They also tends to be combined with LightningBruiser, as the speed is frequently tied into intelligence or very specific training. See also MinoredInAssKicking. In a {{team}} specializing in brains, is TheBigGuy (he is their Class 5) and if specializing in brawn, is TheSmartGuy. Contrast with ShorterMeansSmarter.

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In fantasy, a Genius Bruiser is often a MagicKnight or a MightyGlacier. They also tends to be combined with LightningBruiser, as the speed is frequently tied into intelligence or very specific training. See also MinoredInAssKicking.MinoredInAssKicking and SmarterThanYouLook. In a {{team}} specializing in brains, is TheBigGuy (he is their Class 5) and if specializing in brawn, is TheSmartGuy. Contrast with ShorterMeansSmarter.
16th Nov '17 9:24:12 AM xneon
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* Gunnar Jensen in ''Film/TheExpendables2'' is rvealed to have a Fulbright scholarship and a degree in chemical engineering... [[ActorAllusion just like]] Creator/DolphLundgren, who plays him.

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* Gunnar Jensen in ''Film/TheExpendables2'' is rvealed revealed to have a Fulbright scholarship and a degree in chemical engineering... [[ActorAllusion just like]] Creator/DolphLundgren, who plays him.
7th Nov '17 10:42:58 PM KYCubbie
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* [[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/sports/ncaafootball/25rolle.html?_r=1 Myron Rolle.]] Rhodes scholar and 6'2" 215 pound safety for Florida State University. Was drafted by the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Tennessee Titans]], but never played a regular-season game... but no need to cry for him. Rolle enrolled in medical school at FSU in 2013, graduating in May 2017 (making him [[https://twitter.com/sinow/status/865985035035447297 DOCTOR]] Myron Rolle), and is soon to [[http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18938175/ex-florida-state-seminoles-star-myron-rolle-begin-residency-harvard-medical-school-massachusetts-general-hospital start a residency in neurosurgery at Harvard]].

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* [[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/sports/ncaafootball/25rolle.html?_r=1 Myron Rolle.]] Rhodes scholar and 6'2" 215 pound safety for Florida State University. Was drafted by the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Tennessee Titans]], but never played a regular-season game... but no need to cry for him. Rolle enrolled in medical school at FSU in 2013, graduating in May 2017 (making him [[https://twitter.com/sinow/status/865985035035447297 DOCTOR]] Myron Rolle), and is soon to now a [[http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18938175/ex-florida-state-seminoles-star-myron-rolle-begin-residency-harvard-medical-school-massachusetts-general-hospital start a residency in neurosurgery resident at Harvard]].
28th Oct '17 4:43:26 PM ANTMuddle
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The personification of StrongAndSkilled, this trope is what happens when you put BrainsAndBrawn as one character, brawn dominant. It's a possible benefit when you carry a heavy {{Doorstopper}} or two ([[UpToEleven or a whole shelf of them]]) while using it as weight-lifts and studying calculus at the same time.

The diametric opposite of DumbMuscle. This guy has not only huge muscles and fists, but a very bright brain! There ''is'', however, a difference between "especially smart" and "not a total moron"; keep that in mind when adding examples. Here's a tip: A character who is strong but displays frankly average intelligence is simply not an idiot. But if they constantly spout {{technobabble}} and are considered an expert in some scientific field, that's especially smart. Similarly, if they're especially smart, they must also be unusually strong to qualify. "Beats people up" or "very physically fit" don't count.

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The personification of StrongAndSkilled, this trope is Want to know what happens when you put BrainsAndBrawn as one character, brawn dominant. dominant? It's a possible benefit when you carry a heavy {{Doorstopper}} or two ([[UpToEleven or a whole shelf of them]]) while using it as weight-lifts and studying calculus at the same time.

The diametric opposite of DumbMuscle. This guy has not only huge muscles and fists, but a very bright brain! brain! Even if he's not a genius ''about'' fighting, he is otherwise the personification of StrongAndSkilled. There ''is'', however, a difference between "especially smart" and "not a total moron"; keep that in mind when adding examples. Here's a tip: A character who is strong but displays frankly average intelligence is simply not an idiot. But if they constantly spout {{technobabble}} and are considered an expert in some scientific field, that's especially smart. Similarly, if they're especially smart, they must also be unusually strong to qualify. "Beats people up" or "very physically fit" don't count.
8th Oct '17 1:13:41 PM ANTMuddle
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This trope is what happens when you put BrainsAndBrawn as one character, brawn dominant. It's a possible benefit when you carry a heavy {{Doorstopper}} or two ([[UpToEleven or a whole shelf of them]]) while using it as weight-lifts and studying calculus at the same time.

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This The personification of StrongAndSkilled, this trope is what happens when you put BrainsAndBrawn as one character, brawn dominant. It's a possible benefit when you carry a heavy {{Doorstopper}} or two ([[UpToEleven or a whole shelf of them]]) while using it as weight-lifts and studying calculus at the same time.
17th Sep '17 10:02:07 PM Qrow
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* Onua from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', typically regarded as one of the wisest of the Toa, and possessing SuperStrength.

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'',
** All [[DishingOutDirt Toa of Earth]] from the main teams qualify.
Onua from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', was typically regarded as one of the wisest of the Toa, and possessing possessed SuperStrength. His mentor Whenua was a historian before becoming a Toa, and Nuparu was an unrivaled engineer and inventor. Unsurprisingly, these are skills that became just as important in their adventures as their super powers.
7th Aug '17 9:44:42 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Byron, the heavy-hitting berserker, is also the core tactician of the group, and often trades the role of leader/diplomat between himself, Syr'nj, and Bandit.
16th Jul '17 8:53:59 PM M84
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*** The Beast was the peak of this, being a Warboss strong enough to match a ''Primarch'' with a mind to match. Not only was he a genius strategist, he also knew how to harness WAAAGH! energy to power fearsome reality-defying technology that put even ''Eldar'' tech to shame. The Beast even had Ork ''diplomats'' who could deliver a ''verbal'' beatdown to the High Lords of Terra, ''in fluent High Gothic''.

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*** The Beast was the peak of this, being a Warboss strong enough to match fight a ''Primarch'' Primarch to a standstill with a mind to match. Not only was he a genius strategist, he also knew how to harness WAAAGH! energy to power fearsome reality-defying technology that put even ''Eldar'' tech to shame. The Beast even had Ork ''diplomats'' who could deliver a ''verbal'' beatdown to the High Lords of Terra, ''in fluent High Gothic''. [[spoiler:It turns out there were actually ''six'' of them. And Gazghull Mag Uruk Thraka is well on his way to becoming the next Beast.]]
16th Jul '17 8:52:08 PM M84
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*** The Beast was the peak of this, being a Warboss strong enough to match a ''Primarch'' with a mind to match. Not only was he a genius strategist, he also knew how to harness WAAAGH! energy to power fearsome reality-defying technology that put even ''Eldar'' tech to shame. The Beast even had Ork ''diplomats'' who could deliver a ''verbal'' beatdown to the High Lords of Terra, ''in fluent High Gothic''.
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