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23rd Jun '16 9:52:04 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Jonathan Joestar from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': a totally NiceGuy and a university student who attempts to write a scientific thesis on [[ArtifactofDoom the Stone Mask]].

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* Jonathan Joestar from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': a totally NiceGuy and a university student who attempts to write a scientific thesis on [[ArtifactofDoom [[ArtifactOfDoom the Stone Mask]].
9th Jun '16 8:15:03 PM aishwarya
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* Sir Creator/MichaelRedgrave is another example from the acting profession. Redgrave went to a public school, was Cambridge-educated and taught at the prestigious Cranleigh School before taking up acting. He wrote two acclaimed books on acting, one book of poetry, one novel ("The Mounteback's Tale") and an autobiography.
22nd Apr '16 1:04:42 PM siberia82
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** Professor Charles Xavier is well-educated (he has a doctorate in genetics) and carries some characteristics of a QuintessentialBritishGentleman. ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' affirms that he's half-British through his mother, so she raised him to behave and speak like a proper upper-class English gentleman.

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** Professor Charles Xavier is well-educated (he has a doctorate in genetics) and carries some characteristics of a QuintessentialBritishGentleman. ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' affirms that he's half-British through his mother, so and she had raised him to behave and speak like a proper upper-class English gentleman.
21st Apr '16 11:57:33 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen''
** Professor X is well-educated (he has a doctorate in genetics) and carries some characteristics of a QuintessentialBritishGentleman. The British part might be due to [[Creator/PatrickStewart casting]]
** [[DependingOnTheWriter Many depictions]] of the Beast from ''ComicBook/XMen'' emphasize his RenaissanceMan qualities and generally good nature. Appropriately, the film version cast KelseyGrammer to play him.

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** Professor X Charles Xavier is well-educated (he has a doctorate in genetics) and carries some characteristics of a QuintessentialBritishGentleman. The British part might be due ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' affirms that he's half-British through his mother, so she raised him to [[Creator/PatrickStewart casting]]
behave and speak like a proper upper-class English gentleman.
** [[DependingOnTheWriter Many depictions]] of the Beast from ''ComicBook/XMen'' emphasize his RenaissanceMan qualities and generally good nature. Appropriately, the film version cast KelseyGrammer Creator/KelseyGrammer to play him.
14th Apr '16 12:07:27 PM narm00
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* The ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Masquerade]]'' has an entire Bloodline - the Kiasyd - who are the epitome of this trope.

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* The ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Vampire: The Masquerade]]'' has an entire Bloodline - the Kiasyd - who are the epitome of this trope.trope. Admittedly, they generally look like seven-foot tall elves with black eyes, but they're polite, scholarly, and cultured seven-foot tall elves with black eyes.
4th Apr '16 9:06:14 AM SantosLHalper
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* Gentlemen in ''[[VideoGame/EmpireTotalWar Empire]]'' and ''VideoGame/NapoleonTotalWar'' are researcher units that are spawned from certain intellectusl buildings like Universities and Obervatories. You can also send them out to [[DuelToTheDeath dual]] rival agents.

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* Gentlemen in ''[[VideoGame/EmpireTotalWar Empire]]'' and ''VideoGame/NapoleonTotalWar'' are researcher units that are spawned from certain intellectusl intellectual buildings like Universities and Obervatories. You can also send them out to [[DuelToTheDeath dual]] rival agents.
12th Mar '16 1:42:06 PM teapartycthulu
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* Mathematical genius Leonhard Euler, whose published works totals about 75 volumes (600 pages each) and a conservative estimate of 4,000 letters between his colleagues, was described as a "jovial fellow, witty and enjoying life." Combine this with his happy marriage and his many children and grandchildren ("amidst them he would do his calculations with a child on his lap and a cat on his back... [rolling] with laughter at a puppet show and [indulging] in horseplay with his children and grandchildren, his fantastic mind calculating away..."), his knowledge of 5 languages (He enrolled in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew in college, and knew French and his native German because he was Swiss), and his reputation as the greatest mathematician ever, and he quite fits both roles.
7th Mar '16 7:35:55 AM erforce
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This trope is commonly seen in conjunction with GeniusBookClub (expect to see [[AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy many leather-bound books]] and a [[EdgarAllanPoe bust of Pallas]]) and SmartPeoplePlayChess. May or may not smoke [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe a pipe]]. [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses Glasses are common]], but many such characters tend to be older, so perhaps it is [[JustifiedTrope justified]]. Shares a few characteristics with the GentlemanSnarker, though there probably isn't much actual overlap between the two, and ''may'' be an example of the GentlemanSnarker. Will usually be at least a bit of a RenaissanceMan, though what makes him a gentleman and a scholar is not his diversification into multiple fields ''per se'', but rather his ability to maintain his dignity and be socially well-adjusted even while intensively studying an academic subject.

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This trope is commonly seen in conjunction with GeniusBookClub (expect to see [[AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy many leather-bound books]] and a [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe bust of Pallas]]) and SmartPeoplePlayChess. May or may not smoke [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe a pipe]]. [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses Glasses are common]], but many such characters tend to be older, so perhaps it is [[JustifiedTrope justified]]. Shares a few characteristics with the GentlemanSnarker, though there probably isn't much actual overlap between the two, and ''may'' be an example of the GentlemanSnarker. Will usually be at least a bit of a RenaissanceMan, though what makes him a gentleman and a scholar is not his diversification into multiple fields ''per se'', but rather his ability to maintain his dignity and be socially well-adjusted even while intensively studying an academic subject.



* The movie ''{{Gettysburg}}'' and its prequel, ''Gods and Generals'', depict the transformation of a Gentleman And A Scholar into an OfficerAndAGentleman, through the character of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. This is TruthInTelevision; Chamberlain was a respected professor of [[RousingSpeech rhetoric]] at Bowdoin College who [[JumpedAtTheCall volunteered]] to fight in the War Between the States, in which he repeatedly demonstrated [[KnightInShiningArmour gallant heroism]].

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* The movie ''{{Gettysburg}}'' ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'' and its prequel, ''Gods and Generals'', depict the transformation of a Gentleman And A Scholar into an OfficerAndAGentleman, through the character of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. This is TruthInTelevision; Chamberlain was a respected professor of [[RousingSpeech rhetoric]] at Bowdoin College who [[JumpedAtTheCall volunteered]] to fight in the War Between the States, in which he repeatedly demonstrated [[KnightInShiningArmour gallant heroism]].



* Henry Jones, Sr., from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', is a fair example. He is a little socially awkward, but it is strongly implied that most of this is due to trauma over his wife's death. He fits the trope even better in ''TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', where he is, for all his ''many'' faults, a good and decent father, and an expert on Medieval Chivalry.
** IndianaJones himself, on the other hand, is a major subversion of this. In his classroom, he ''looks'' the part, but in actuality, he is a [[AdventurerArchaeologist rough-and-tumble cowboy]] who has just as many problems adapting to normal society as a typical bookworm... they're just the ''opposite'' problems.

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Henry Jones, Sr., from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', is a fair example. He is a little socially awkward, but it is strongly implied that most of this is due to trauma over his wife's death. He fits the trope even better in ''TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', ''Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles'', where he is, for all his ''many'' faults, a good and decent father, and an expert on Medieval Chivalry.
** IndianaJones Indiana Jones himself, on the other hand, is a major subversion of this. In his classroom, he ''looks'' the part, but in actuality, he is a [[AdventurerArchaeologist rough-and-tumble cowboy]] who has just as many problems adapting to normal society as a typical bookworm... they're just the ''opposite'' problems.



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17th Feb '16 1:22:09 PM Furienna
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* Ossian Bergman in "De skandalösa" by Creator/Simona Ahrnstedt is a brilliant (if nerdy) scholar, and he also seems to be morally superior person compared to his ChivalrousPervert friend Gabriel.

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* Ossian Bergman in "De skandalösa" by Creator/Simona Ahrnstedt Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt is a brilliant (if nerdy) scholar, and he also seems to be morally superior person compared to his ChivalrousPervert friend Gabriel.
17th Feb '16 1:06:29 PM Furienna
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* Ossian Bergman in "De skandalösa" by Creator/Simona Ahrnstedt is a brilliant (if nerdy) scholar, and he also seems to be morally superior person compared to his ChivalrousPervert friend Gabriel.
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