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23rd Mar '17 11:29:59 PM JediVulcan
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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' has Aaron Hotchner. Anyone on a team with [[InsufferableGenius Spencer Reid]] is going to fade into the background, intelligence-wise, but Hotch is a talented profiler and an extremely smart man who's often only a step or two behind his genius co-worker. On top of that, he's calm, kind, impeccably polite and always well turned out in a suit and tie. He's more earnest than charming, but manages to be well liked and respected by most everyone he encounters.
25th Feb '17 1:38:56 AM GrammarNavi
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** Leonard "Bones" McCoy is a seasoned FrontierDoctor and SouthernGentleman in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', while in the [[Film/StarTrek2009 reboot]] he is a bit younger and hot-tempered, [[SourSupporter usually frustrated by the antics of his crewmates]].

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** Leonard "Bones" McCoy [=McCoy=] is a seasoned FrontierDoctor and SouthernGentleman in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', while in the [[Film/StarTrek2009 reboot]] he is a bit younger and hot-tempered, [[SourSupporter usually frustrated by the antics of his crewmates]].
14th Feb '17 8:57:02 AM SwampAdder
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes. His scholarly attributes are of MemeticMutation proportions, but it's made extremely clear in most of his stories that he is every inch a gentleman when the situation calls for it, particularly when aiding ladies in distress. Played with in that IntelligenceEqualsIsolation is very definitely ''not'' averted.

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes. His scholarly attributes are of MemeticMutation proportions, Literature/SherlockHolmes is quite [[GeniusSlob eccentric]], [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation asocial]] and [[InsufferableGenius arrogant]], but it's made extremely clear in most of his stories that he is every inch perfectly capable of behaving like a gentleman when the situation calls for it, particularly it (particularly when aiding young ladies in distress. Played with in that IntelligenceEqualsIsolation is very definitely ''not'' averted.distress). Many adaptations, however, ignore this.



** Averted in [[Series/{{Sherlock}} the 2010 television incarnation]], who is an InsufferableGenius and a ByronicHero. His brother Mycroft - who (according to Sherlock) IS the British government, and is even more brilliant than Sherlock - ''appears'' to qualify (especially when compared to his younger sibling)-- but he's a politican and so it's implied that his gentlemanly persona hides a much more {{pragmatic| hero}} man.
28th Jan '17 8:08:18 PM LadyNorbert
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* Speaking with her former tutor in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' pretty well confirms that Princess Zelda is a Lady and A Scholar. The game's resident nerd Shad may also qualify for this trope, though he doesn't get quite enough screen time to prove it.

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* Speaking with her former tutor in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' pretty well confirms that Princess Zelda is a Lady and A a Scholar. The game's resident nerd Shad may also qualify for this trope, though he doesn't get quite enough screen time to prove it.


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* The base game of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' gives us Frederic of Serault, and the DLC ''Jaws of Hakkon'' adds Kenric of Starkhaven. Both gentlemen are professors at the University of Orlais, where Frederic is one of Thedas's foremost experts on draconology and Kenric is an authority on ancient history. Both are extremely friendly, personable individuals who are unerringly polite and respectful to the Inquisitor and his/her friends. Frederic can be recruited to the Inquisition as an agent, while Kenric assists the gang in their efforts to find out what became of the Inquisitor's predecessor eight hundred years ago.
11th Jan '17 7:02:03 PM nombretomado
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* LordPeterWimsey. Expert on rare books, fond of obscure facts, World War I veteran who won the undying devotion of Sgt. Bunter (who becomes his valet), skillful in unarmed combat, an aristocrat with a self-deprecating sense of humor, an oenophile with an encyclopedic palate, legendary cricket player, keenly intelligent amateur detective, and (until he falls in love with Harriet Vane) definitely a ladies' man.
* In the ''LeftBehind books'', prominent politician Nicolae Jetty Carpathia is supposed to be the epitome of this, being a master of politics, [[CunningLinguist linguistics]], business, social sciences, and other fields, as well as being a total [[TheCharmer charmer]], supernaturally eloquent speaker, and [[WickedCultured very well-cultured all-around]]. At least until he reveals his true nature as [[spoiler:TheAntichrist]].

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* LordPeterWimsey.Literature/LordPeterWimsey. Expert on rare books, fond of obscure facts, World War I veteran who won the undying devotion of Sgt. Bunter (who becomes his valet), skillful in unarmed combat, an aristocrat with a self-deprecating sense of humor, an oenophile with an encyclopedic palate, legendary cricket player, keenly intelligent amateur detective, and (until he falls in love with Harriet Vane) definitely a ladies' man.
* In the ''LeftBehind books'', ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books, prominent politician Nicolae Jetty Carpathia is supposed to be the epitome of this, being a master of politics, [[CunningLinguist linguistics]], business, social sciences, and other fields, as well as being a total [[TheCharmer charmer]], supernaturally eloquent speaker, and [[WickedCultured very well-cultured all-around]]. At least until he reveals his true nature as [[spoiler:TheAntichrist]].
3rd Jan '17 7:55:34 AM AFP
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** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Doctor Beverly Crusher]] is unflappably cool and elegant, and an old friend of Captain Picard's, leading to their long-standing UST and Picard's status as SurrogateFatherFigure to her son Wesley.

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** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Doctor Beverly Crusher]] is unflappably cool and elegant, and an old friend of Captain Picard's, leading to their long-standing UST and Picard's status as SurrogateFatherFigure [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate father figure]] to her son Wesley.
3rd Jan '17 7:54:09 AM AFP
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* In most iterations of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', the ship's Chief Medical Officer tends to fall into this, in various flavors:
** Leonard "Bones" McCoy is a seasoned FrontierDoctor and SouthernGentleman in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', while in the [[Film/StarTrek2009 reboot]] he is a bit younger and hot-tempered, [[SourSupporter usually frustrated by the antics of his crewmates]].
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Doctor Beverly Crusher]] is unflappably cool and elegant, and an old friend of Captain Picard's, leading to their long-standing UST and Picard's status as SurrogateFatherFigure to her son Wesley.
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Doctor Julian Bashir]] is whip-smart and considers himself quite the charmer, in addition to being [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman extremely British]]. He even gets described by Miles O'Brien by the trope title[[note]]Although that was actually a Changeling infiltrator pretending to be Bashir and nefariously offering sandwiches to crewmates hard at work, Bashir being secretly imprisoned elsewhere.[[/note]]
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager The Emergency Medical Hologram]] is a bit [[DrJerk short on bedside manner]], considering that he was originally programmed to deal with short term medical emergencies.
30th Dec '16 8:17:40 PM nombretomado
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* Alim Surana in [[DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns this]] particular ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fanfiction seems to come across as something of this sort. The [[GuileHero dwarven noble protagonist]] also seems to be one.

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* Alim Surana in [[DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns [[Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns this]] particular ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fanfiction seems to come across as something of this sort. The [[GuileHero dwarven noble protagonist]] also seems to be one.
26th Dec '16 8:34:26 PM nombretomado
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* [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers DCI]] Nightingale in ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'', a fine gentlemanly old wizard of the London police service. A stark contrast to the [[AshesToAshes Gene Hunt]]-types that are otherwise represented.

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* [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers DCI]] Nightingale in ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'', a fine gentlemanly old wizard of the London police service. A stark contrast to the [[AshesToAshes [[Series/AshesToAshes Gene Hunt]]-types that are otherwise represented.
26th Nov '16 3:22:33 PM nombretomado
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* Professor Digory Kirke in [[Creator/CSLewis C.S. Lewis]]' ''ChroniclesOfNarnia'' novels fits like a glove. He slightly resembles an AbsentMindedProfessor at first glance, but this is probably just a thin layer of ObfuscatingStupidity. In any case, he is gracious enough to allow [[SacredHospitality the Pevensie children to stay in his home]], and dispenses sensible, mature advice based on keen and sound observations about human nature. It helps that he's [[spoiler: already been to Narnia himself]].

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* Professor Digory Kirke in [[Creator/CSLewis C.S. Lewis]]' ''ChroniclesOfNarnia'' Creator/CSLewis' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' novels fits like a glove. He slightly resembles an AbsentMindedProfessor at first glance, but this is probably just a thin layer of ObfuscatingStupidity. In any case, he is gracious enough to allow [[SacredHospitality the Pevensie children to stay in his home]], and dispenses sensible, mature advice based on keen and sound observations about human nature. It helps that he's [[spoiler: already been to Narnia himself]].
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