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* Hange Zoë from Manga/AttackOnTitan is an excitable scientist who gets so caught up in her work that Captain Levi needs to knock her unconscious and forcibly bathe her. Being the NeatFreak he is, he has to remind her of hygiene in general.
* Kosuke Entouji of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' could pretty much be the ultimate example of this trope. A very good guy, essential to the 3G's operations as their information analyst, and thoroughly disgusting hygiene. His workspace is a total mess of empty snack bags and magazines(not to mention many fans have suspicions about that [[ADateWithRosiePalms box of tissues...]]), and he'll go for days at a time without taking a bath. Every time he scratches his head, a cloud of dandruff erupts from it.
* The Hacker from the old ''[[Anime/BubblegumCrisis AD Police]]'' [=OVAs=], who was overweight, always barefoot, and could barely move within his apartment from all the crap lying around.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Hange Zoë from Manga/AttackOnTitan is an excitable scientist who gets so caught up in her work that Captain Levi needs to knock her unconscious and forcibly bathe her. Being the NeatFreak he is, he has to remind her of hygiene in general.
* Kosuke Entouji of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' could pretty much be the ultimate example of this trope. A very good guy, essential to the 3G's operations as their information analyst, ''Manga/Brave10'': Yukimura is TheStrategist but Rokuro is constantly his case for dressing slovenly, not [[MessyHair brushing his hair]], and thoroughly disgusting hygiene. His workspace is generally not conducting himself as a total mess of empty snack bags and magazines(not to mention many fans have suspicions about that [[ADateWithRosiePalms box of tissues...]]), and he'll go for days at a time without taking a bath. Every time he scratches his head, a cloud of dandruff erupts from it.
samurai ought to.
* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'': The Hacker from the old ''[[Anime/BubblegumCrisis AD Police]]'' ''AD Police'' [=OVAs=], who was overweight, always barefoot, and could barely move within his apartment from all the crap lying around.around.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Supervisor Komui. Science genius and one of the most important members of the Black Order. So disorganized you can't see the floor of his office.



* Dr. Greg "Bear" Eagan in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is a reclusive, slovenly, colossally fat man who only seems to eat candy -- and an absolutely brilliant scientist.
* Supervisor Komui from ''Manga/DGrayMan''. Science genius and one of the most important members of the Black Order. So disorganized you can't see the floor of his office.
* Hakase from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. She sleeps in her lab sometimes and leaves her underwear lying around, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v09/c075/2.html which gets comments from the guy scientists who share the lab.]]
* Erica Hartmann from ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', one of the squad's top ace's in the air, lazy slob on the ground.
* Dwun from ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.
* In ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', the genius programmer Yutaka Itazu just put the finishing touches on a computer-program that can predict the future. He also lives in an apartment that's so messy he's practically had to dig tunnels though the rubbish, never leaves it, and never wears anything but underwear. His excuse is that his only pair of pants blew away when he was drying them, hence his nickname of 'Pantsu'...
* In ''{{Manga/Saiyuki}} Gaiden'', Marshall Tenpou. A brilliant tactician and historical scholar, he deduces the corruption in Heaven's army well before any of the other protagonists. His subordinate General Kenren has to remind him to [[ForgetsToEat eat]], sleep, and bathe periodically, and also cleans his office for him: Tenpou never puts anything away after reading it, causing his office to become an avalanche of books and scrolls within a month.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Yukimura is TheStrategist but Rokuro is constantly his case for dressing slovenly, not [[MessyHair brushing his hair]], and generally not conducting himself as a samurai ought to.


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* Dr. Greg "Bear" Eagan in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is a reclusive, slovenly, colossally fat man who only seems to eat candy -- and an absolutely brilliant scientist.
* Supervisor Komui from ''Manga/DGrayMan''. Science genius and one of the most important members of the Black Order. So disorganized you can't see the floor of his office.
* Hakase from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. She sleeps in her lab sometimes and leaves her underwear lying around, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v09/c075/2.html which gets comments from the guy scientists who share the lab.]]
* Erica Hartmann from ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', one of the squad's top ace's in the air, lazy slob on the ground.
* Dwun from ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.
* In ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', the
''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'': The genius programmer Yutaka Itazu just put the finishing touches on a computer-program that can predict the future. He also lives in an apartment that's so messy he's practically had to dig tunnels though the rubbish, never leaves it, and never wears anything but underwear. His excuse is that his only pair of pants blew away when he was drying them, hence his nickname of 'Pantsu'...
* In ''Anime/EurekaSeven'': Dr. Greg "Bear" Eagan is a reclusive, slovenly, colossally fat man who only seems to eat candy -- and an absolutely brilliant scientist.
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'': Kosuke Entouji could pretty much be the ultimate example of this trope. A very good guy, essential to the 3G's operations as their information analyst, and thoroughly disgusting hygiene. His workspace is a total mess of empty snack bags and magazines(not to mention many fans have suspicions about that [[ADateWithRosiePalms box of tissues...]]), and he'll go for days at a time without taking a bath. Every time he scratches his head, a cloud of dandruff erupts from it.
%%* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Dwun.
* ''Anime/JewelpetKiraDeco'': Sapphie far prefers using her free time to learn new things than to do any chores around the house. As a result, it's always a mess.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Hakase. She sleeps in her lab sometimes and leaves her underwear lying around, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v09/c075/2.html which gets comments from the guy scientists who share the lab.]]
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''{{Manga/Saiyuki}} Gaiden'', Gaiden'': Marshall Tenpou. A brilliant tactician and historical scholar, he deduces the corruption in Heaven's army well before any of the other protagonists. His subordinate General Kenren has to remind him to [[ForgetsToEat eat]], sleep, and bathe periodically, and also cleans his office for him: Tenpou never puts anything away after reading it, causing his office to become an avalanche of books and scrolls within a month.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Yukimura is TheStrategist but Rokuro is constantly his case for dressing slovenly, not [[MessyHair brushing his hair]], and generally not conducting himself as a samurai ought to.

''Anime/StrikeWitches'': Erica Hartmann, one of the squad's top ace's in the air, lazy slob on the ground.



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* ''Film/TheMartian''. Our first sight of Rick Purnell, who comes up with the SpaceshipSlingshotStunt that saves the day, is him asleep on the couch in his office at JPL with papers and other junk piled everywhere.



* ''Film/TheMartian''. Our first sight of Rick Purnell, who comes up with the SpaceshipSlingshotStunt that saves the day, is him asleep on the couch in his office at JPL with papers and other junk piled everywhere.



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* Helen Burns in ''Literature/JaneEyre'' is something of this. She's a brilliant student and very mature for her years, but is constantly lectured about her dirty nails and untidy appearance. Miss Scatcherd writes the word SLATTERN (slob) on a piece of cardboard and ties it to Helen's head. This is all very likely to have happened to Charlotte Bronte's sister Maria, on whom Helen is based.
* ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'': Plague, Lisbeth's hacker friend in ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'', is balding, overweight, smelly and supposedly has a porn collection to baffle minds. He's also a genius with computers (both their construction and programming), and is a master investigator, able to get information for Lisbeth that she has trouble finding (or getting access to).
* ''{{Literature/Paprika}}'': Tokita. He's fat, clumsy, and his work area is a mess. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from getting the girl in the end, though.
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* Evil Smelling Bugger from ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' is the greatest mathematician on [[Literature/{{Discworld}} the 'Disc]] as well as being a camel.



* Plague, Lisbeth's hacker friend in ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'', is balding, overweight, smelly and supposedly has a porn collection to baffle minds. He's also a genius with computers (both their construction and programming), and is a master investigator, able to get information for Lisbeth that she has trouble finding (or getting access to).
* Tokita of ''{{Literature/Paprika}}''. He's fat, clumsy, and his work area is a mess. [[spoiler: Doesn't stop him from getting the girl in the end, though.]]
* From Creator/MaryGentle's ''Literature/WhiteCrow'' stories, Baltazar Casaubon: A brilliant architect and/or hacker (depending on the exact story)...who's almost invariably either freshly bathed, or absolutely covered in dirt, grease, and [[BigEater food stains]].
* Evil Smelling Bugger from ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' is the greatest mathematician on [[Literature/{{Discworld}} the 'Disc]] as well as being a camel.
* Helen Burns in ''Literature/JaneEyre'' is something of this. She's a brilliant student and very mature for her years, but is constantly lectured about her dirty nails and untidy appearance. Miss Scatcherd writes the word SLATTERN (slob) on a piece of cardboard and ties it to Helen's head. This is all very likely to have happened to Charlotte Bronte's sister Maria, on whom Helen is based.

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* Plague, Lisbeth's hacker friend in ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'', is balding, overweight, smelly and supposedly has a porn collection to baffle minds. He's also a genius with computers (both their construction and programming), and is a master investigator, able to get information for Lisbeth that she has trouble finding (or getting access to).
* Tokita of ''{{Literature/Paprika}}''. He's fat, clumsy, and his work area is a mess. [[spoiler: Doesn't stop him from getting the girl in the end, though.]]
* From Creator/MaryGentle's ''Literature/WhiteCrow'' stories, Baltazar Casaubon: A brilliant architect and/or hacker (depending on the exact story)... who's almost invariably either freshly bathed, or absolutely covered in dirt, grease, and [[BigEater food stains]].
* Evil Smelling Bugger from ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' is the greatest mathematician on [[Literature/{{Discworld}} the 'Disc]] as well as being a camel.
* Helen Burns in ''Literature/JaneEyre'' is something of this. She's a brilliant student and very mature for her years, but is constantly lectured about her dirty nails and untidy appearance. Miss Scatcherd writes the word SLATTERN (slob) on a piece of cardboard and ties it to Helen's head. This is all very likely to have happened to Charlotte Bronte's sister Maria, on whom Helen is based.
stains]].



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* Onslow from ''KeepingUpAppearances'' is a FatSlob with a broken-down car on his lawn, but is regularly shown reading grad-school level philosophical texts.



* Onslow from ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'' is a FatSlob with a broken-down car on his lawn, but is regularly shown reading grad-school level philosophical texts.






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* Otacon in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' game, was prone to this. He cleans up in the sequels though.
* Apple Kid from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.

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* Otacon in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' game, was prone to this. He cleans up in the sequels though.
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''VideoGame/EarthBound'': Apple Kid from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.Kid.



* If teamed up with a particular homie, ex-FBI hacker Kinzie Kensington in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' reveals she doesn't even know ''how'' to wash her hair.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', Lanette is the Pokemon Storage System designer, and her house on Route 114 ''is a mess''. When you visit her there, she's embarrassed, and gives you either a Seedot or Lotad doll (depending on the version) in exchange for keeping quiet about it.

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* If teamed ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Otacon in the first game was prone to this. He cleans up with a particular homie, ex-FBI hacker Kinzie Kensington in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' reveals she doesn't even know ''how'' to wash her hair.
the sequels though.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'': Lanette is the Pokemon Storage System designer, and her house on Route 114 ''is a mess''. When you visit her there, she's embarrassed, and gives you either a Seedot or Lotad doll (depending on the version) in exchange for keeping quiet about it.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'': If teamed up with a particular homie, ex-FBI hacker Kinzie Kensington reveals she doesn't even know ''how'' to wash her hair.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'', Mr. Whoopie is a genius who seems to be able to give advice on any subject, but he can never seem to keep a clean closet. [[RunningGag Every time he goes to get the 3-Dimensional blackboard from it]] to use as a visual aid, an avalanche of junk comes crashing down on him.
* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper Pines]] is noted to bathe rarely and wash his clothes next to never. True to the trope description, it seems to be because time spent on hygiene is time spend not solving mysteries and hunting monsters.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'', Mr. Whoopie is a genius who seems to be able to give advice on any subject, but he can never seem to keep a clean closet. [[RunningGag Every time he goes to get the 3-Dimensional blackboard from it]] to use as a visual aid, an avalanche of junk comes crashing down on him.
* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls
''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Dipper Pines]] Pines is noted to bathe rarely and wash his clothes next to never. True to the trope description, it seems to be because time spent on hygiene is time spend not solving mysteries and hunting monsters.





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\n* ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'': Mr. Whoopie is a genius who seems to be able to give advice on any subject, but he can never seem to keep a clean closet. [[RunningGag Every time he goes to get the 3-Dimensional blackboard from it]] to use as a visual aid, an avalanche of junk comes crashing down on him.



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6th Nov '16 1:23:31 PM nombretomado
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* IsaacNewton rarely changed his clothes or combed his hair. The combination of alchemical experiments and obsessive note taking left his rooms such a mess that it was both a potential fire hazard, (see the story of his dog Diamond,) and a pain in the ass for the collaborative efforts of Edmond Halley.

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* IsaacNewton UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton rarely changed his clothes or combed his hair. The combination of alchemical experiments and obsessive note taking left his rooms such a mess that it was both a potential fire hazard, (see the story of his dog Diamond,) and a pain in the ass for the collaborative efforts of Edmond Halley.
18th Oct '16 5:30:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hange Zoë from Manga/AttackOnTitan is an excitable scientist who gets so caught up in her work that Captain Levi needs to knock her unconscious and forcibly bathe her. Being the NeatFreak he is, he has to remind her of hygiene in general.

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* Hange Zoë from Manga/AttackOnTitan is an excitable scientist who gets so caught up in her work that Captain Levi needs to knock her unconscious and forcibly bathe her. Being the NeatFreak he is, he has to remind her of hygiene in general.



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* Kenneth Kennethson, {{Nerdcubed}}'s sim from VideoGame/{{The Sims}} 3 series had the "Genius" trait, and was seen digging through thrash.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'', Mr. Whoopie is a genius who seems to be able to give advice on any subject, but he can never seem to keep a clean closet. [[RunningGag Every time he goes to get the 3-Dimensional blackboard from it]] to use as a visual aid, an avalanche of junk comes crashing down on him.

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* Kenneth Kennethson, {{Nerdcubed}}'s sim from VideoGame/{{The Sims}} 3 series had the "Genius" trait, and was seen digging through thrash.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'', Mr. Whoopie is a genius who seems to be able to give advice on any subject, but he can never seem to keep a clean closet. [[RunningGag Every time he goes to get the 3-Dimensional blackboard from it]] to use as a visual aid, an avalanche of junk comes crashing down on him.



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* The Greek philosopher [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_of_Sinope Diogenes]] purposely lived like a slob in a way resembling poverty, because he taught by example. Being a Cynic, he rejected society and everything it entailed, such as hygiene and social skills. The behavioral disorder Diogenes syndrome, named after him, is characterized by self-neglect and hoarding.
* According to UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison 'lived in utter disregard of the most elementary rules of hygiene'.

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* The Greek philosopher [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_of_Sinope Diogenes]] purposely lived like a slob in a way resembling poverty, because he taught by example. Being a Cynic, he rejected society and everything it entailed, such as hygiene and social skills. The behavioral disorder Diogenes syndrome, named after him, is characterized by self-neglect and hoarding.
hoarding.
* According to UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison 'lived in utter disregard of the most elementary rules of hygiene'.


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17th Oct '16 5:26:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'': Holmes, of all people. Yes, his living room and general appearance to the public is neat and fastidious, but walk past the curtain into his study and you'd be flabbergasted at the enormous clutter of evidence and experiments. The recent GuyRitchie-directed [[Film/SherlockHolmes film]] starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr illustrates it excellently, and in the [[Series/{{Sherlock}} modern version]] Holmes drives Watson crazy by, for example, keeping severed heads in the refrigerator and eyeballs in the microwave.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'': Holmes, of all people. Yes, his living room and general appearance to the public is neat and fastidious, but walk past the curtain into his study and you'd be flabbergasted at the enormous clutter of evidence and experiments. The recent GuyRitchie-directed Creator/GuyRitchie-directed [[Film/SherlockHolmes film]] starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr illustrates it excellently, and in the [[Series/{{Sherlock}} modern version]] Holmes drives Watson crazy by, for example, keeping severed heads in the refrigerator and eyeballs in the microwave.
6th Sep '16 6:18:45 PM whereismytea
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\n* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Yukimura is TheStrategist but Rokuro is constantly his case for dressing slovenly, not [[MessyHair brushing his hair]], and generally not conducting himself as a samurai ought to.

23rd Aug '16 2:24:54 PM BunnyStar
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': L, while not as filthy as other genius slobs, is VERY eccentric, a challenge to have a conversation with, and always has a disheveled appearance and bare feet. His eating habits leave a lot to be desired, too.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': L, while not as filthy as other genius slobs, is VERY eccentric, a challenge to have a conversation with, and always has a disheveled appearance and [[DoesNotLikeShoes bare feet.feet]]. His eating habits leave a lot to be desired, too.
28th Jul '16 10:01:01 PM Ekelai
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\n* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Dipper Pines]] is noted to bathe rarely and wash his clothes next to never. True to the trope description, it seems to be because time spent on hygiene is time spend not solving mysteries and hunting monsters.
-->'''Dipper''': Washing clothes is a waste of time - I'm a busy guy!

26th Jul '16 2:36:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Oscar the Grouch from ''Series/SesameStreet''. He loves trash and garbage, but can be rather ingenious with it. He's built a RobotBuddy out of junk, and his trashcan has a dimension gate to Grouchland USA, his hometown (which he presumably built) and he can train worms to sing.
12th Jul '16 6:00:16 PM nombretomado
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* AlbertEinstein was a chain-smoker (even going as far as picking up cigarette butts off the street when his doctor tried to curb his tobacco intake), a scruffy dresser (avoiding socks and combing his hair), and a great proponent of messy workspaces - "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"

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* AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein was a chain-smoker (even going as far as picking up cigarette butts off the street when his doctor tried to curb his tobacco intake), a scruffy dresser (avoiding socks and combing his hair), and a great proponent of messy workspaces - "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"
8th Jun '16 1:51:50 AM PaulA
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* Creator/MaryGentle's character [[GeniusBruiser Baltazar Casaubon]]: A brilliant architect and/or hacker (depending on the exact story)...who's almost invariably either freshly bathed, or absolutely covered in dirt, grease, and [[BigEater food stains]].

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* From Creator/MaryGentle's character [[GeniusBruiser ''Literature/WhiteCrow'' stories, Baltazar Casaubon]]: Casaubon: A brilliant architect and/or hacker (depending on the exact story)...who's almost invariably either freshly bathed, or absolutely covered in dirt, grease, and [[BigEater food stains]].
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