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8th Feb '16 4:38:31 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In Dan Brown's novels ''Angels and Demons'' and ''The Da Vinci Code'', both had characters with disabilities and were also highly respected professors. The guy in the wheelchair was probably a reference to Stephen Hawking.
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* In Dan Brown's novels ''Angels ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'' and Demons'' and ''The Da Vinci Code'', ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', both had characters with disabilities and were also highly respected professors. The guy in the wheelchair was probably a reference to Stephen Hawking.

* In Literature/WingsofFire [[spoiler:Starflight becomes this after having his eyes burned out by the volcano]]
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* In Literature/WingsofFire Literature/WingsOfFire [[spoiler:Starflight becomes this after having his eyes burned out by the volcano]]
8th Feb '16 5:37:50 AM Freshmeat
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* John Milton was blind by the time he dictated his MagnumOpus, ''Literature/ParadiseLost''.
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* John Milton was blind by the time he dictated his MagnumOpus, ''Literature/ParadiseLost''.
26th Jan '16 8:37:09 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'' has wheelchair-bound tech expert Patton Plame, who only avoids being a TwoferTokenMinority because the cast is split nearly 50-50 along racial lines.
29th Dec '15 6:08:53 PM jormis29
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* Mecha Maid from the series {{Spinnerette}} qualifies, as she designed the nerve stimulator that gives her super strength and enables her to move around. Without it, she needs a wheelchair and has trouble even speaking due to her ALS.
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* Mecha Maid from the series {{Spinnerette}} ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' qualifies, as she designed the nerve stimulator that gives her super strength and enables her to move around. Without it, she needs a wheelchair and has trouble even speaking due to her ALS.
10th Dec '15 11:35:43 AM hobbitguy1420
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* TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}: Autochthon, one of the few non-antagonistic Primordials in the setting, is characterized by an illness which causes his internal components to turn upon themselves, and has actually performed self-surgery on one of his own souls, essentially lobotomizing himself. He's also among the most advanced craftsmen in the setting (their version of Hephaestus or Vulcan, who in past editions was creating ray guns and teleporters while everyone else was working with swords and bows... albeit magical ones).
5th Dec '15 4:32:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Trope that doesn't exist.
** He was sort of an unusual subversion, though, in that he was a jock, not a brain. And not in the "realizes he has no useful skills when he loses the use of his legs" sense, in the "the guy in the wheelchair is the most physically fit one" {{Murderball}} sense.
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** He was sort of an unusual subversion, though, in that he was a jock, not a brain. And not in the "realizes he has no useful skills when he loses the use of his legs" sense, in the "the guy in the wheelchair is the most physically fit one" {{Murderball}} Murderball sense.
16th Nov '15 8:39:52 AM Hodor2
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* Yarvi, one of the main characters of ''Literature/ShatteredSea'' has a crippled arm and hand which prevent him from taking part in the activities expected of a man/warrior. However, he makes up for his lack of physical prowess by being extremely well-read, an accomplished orator, and extremely clever/cunning.
28th Oct '15 5:48:11 PM JediVulcan
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has Dr Harrison Wells, the genius scientist who designed the particle accelerator only to wind up injured and confined to a wheelchair after it exploded. [[spoiler: However, not only is he not who he claims to be, he is actually faking being paralysed. He's undeniably a genius, though.]]
17th Oct '15 4:02:36 PM nombretomado
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* Lululu Lopez from PlatypusComix's ''Electric Wonderland'' always has to travel in some type of wheeled object because of her mermaid tail, but she does know a lot about bombs.
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* Lululu Lopez from PlatypusComix's Website/PlatypusComix's ''Electric Wonderland'' always has to travel in some type of wheeled object because of her mermaid tail, but she does know a lot about bombs.
16th Oct '15 3:20:47 PM nombretomado
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* Billy, a character in former PinkFloyd frontman Roger Waters' ConceptAlbum Radio KAOS, is a Welsh boy in a wheelchair speaking via a speech computer, who hears radio waves in his head. He learns to use a cordless phone stolen by his big brother, an unemployed miner, to broadcast his voice around the world. His brother is mistakenly arrested for allegedly kicking a stone from a bridge to a car during a miner's strike, killing the driver; the stone fell from a different bridge than one he and Billy were standing on. Upset by the loss of his family environment after he is sent to live with his uncle in L.A., the corporate greed that left his brother unemployed, his brother's false incarceration and the state of the world in general, he [[spoiler: befriends a renegade, freeform DJ (played by Jim Ladd), then hacks his way through the cordless phone into Defense Department computers. Billy programs the computers to simulate a nuclear attack, then make it impossible for missile silos to deter the "attack". The DJ (and the world) believe it has only four minutes left until the end of the world. The world is ScaredStraight into becoming a nicer, happier, and more peaceful and compassionate as a result.]]
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* Billy, a character in former PinkFloyd Music/PinkFloyd frontman Roger Waters' ConceptAlbum Radio KAOS, is a Welsh boy in a wheelchair speaking via a speech computer, who hears radio waves in his head. He learns to use a cordless phone stolen by his big brother, an unemployed miner, to broadcast his voice around the world. His brother is mistakenly arrested for allegedly kicking a stone from a bridge to a car during a miner's strike, killing the driver; the stone fell from a different bridge than one he and Billy were standing on. Upset by the loss of his family environment after he is sent to live with his uncle in L.A., the corporate greed that left his brother unemployed, his brother's false incarceration and the state of the world in general, he [[spoiler: befriends a renegade, freeform DJ (played by Jim Ladd), then hacks his way through the cordless phone into Defense Department computers. Billy programs the computers to simulate a nuclear attack, then make it impossible for missile silos to deter the "attack". The DJ (and the world) believe it has only four minutes left until the end of the world. The world is ScaredStraight into becoming a nicer, happier, and more peaceful and compassionate as a result.]]
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