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21st Aug '16 10:24:08 AM nombretomado
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* Alexander Hamilton and Nathan Hale in the ''TheDreamer''.

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* Alexander Hamilton and Nathan Hale in the ''TheDreamer''.''Webcomic/TheDreamer''.
14th Aug '16 11:00:16 AM nombretomado
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Not so with anyone who is a '''Gentleman and a Scholar'''. He manages to be both a highly intelligent expert in his chosen field ''and'' a pleasant, well-adjusted, and socially engaging human being, sometimes being even ''more'' attuned to the nuances of social etiquette than many less-intelligent characters. Frequently, his emphasis is more on the humanities than on the natural sciences (he is probably [[CunningLinguist fluent in dead languages]] and always handy with an [[{{Epigraph}} apropos quotation]] from Creator/{{Aristotle}}, Saint Augustine, or [[DivineComedy Dante]]), but this is not an absolute rule. Whatever his field, he is always striving to learn more, but ''never'' allows himself to fall victim to CripplingOverspecialization. He is always well-groomed and [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel neatly dressed]], unless extraordinary circumstances dictate otherwise. Simply put, this is what happens when The Smart Guy is also a NiceGuy.

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Not so with anyone who is a '''Gentleman and a Scholar'''. He manages to be both a highly intelligent expert in his chosen field ''and'' a pleasant, well-adjusted, and socially engaging human being, sometimes being even ''more'' attuned to the nuances of social etiquette than many less-intelligent characters. Frequently, his emphasis is more on the humanities than on the natural sciences (he is probably [[CunningLinguist fluent in dead languages]] and always handy with an [[{{Epigraph}} apropos quotation]] from Creator/{{Aristotle}}, Saint Augustine, or [[DivineComedy [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]]), but this is not an absolute rule. Whatever his field, he is always striving to learn more, but ''never'' allows himself to fall victim to CripplingOverspecialization. He is always well-groomed and [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel neatly dressed]], unless extraordinary circumstances dictate otherwise. Simply put, this is what happens when The Smart Guy is also a NiceGuy.
8th Aug '16 8:28:59 AM edmiborn
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* UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, of course.
17th Jul '16 8:00:14 PM DenisK21
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* In ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', Yew Geneolgia eventually reveals he is a SIX-star scholar in a school/city where even five-stars are treated like nobles. This doesn't stop him from being nice to his fellow students (even after he's long graduated) and he only ever pulls rank for a brief moment in the defense of a friend (from a five-star bully, by the way).
10th Jul '16 3:31:36 PM lavendermintrose
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* The Silver King in ''Anime/{{K}}''. As a teenager, he was a prodigy running experiments on the Slates, and he definitely fits the "gentleman" part as King.
** Izumo Kusanagi fits this, unexpectedly for a [[GangBangers HOMRA member]]. In the [[AllThereInTheManual novels]], it talks about how he went to a top school, and he seems to speak at least four languages, plus he's the one to organize a lot of the planning for HOMRA [[spoiler: and all of the Clans, once they make their alliance]].
** Reisi Munakata, the Blue King, fits this to a T. Eloquent speech, fine artistic knowledge, formal aesthetic (check his office)...
8th Jul '16 12:42:45 AM 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.

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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 Mountebank's Tale") and an autobiography.
3rd Jul '16 8:58:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Dr. Emil Lang of ''{{Anime/Robotech}} II The Sentinels''. He was both the father of Earth based Robotechnology as well as a shrewd politician, elder statesman, and father figure. Unlike typical scientists, he gets along well with the military (especially since it consists of friends like Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Gunther Reinhardt, Max and Mirya Sterling, Vince and Jean Grant). The Sentinels character design also did away with the weird all-black eyes and made him look more dignified.

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* Dr. Emil Lang of ''{{Anime/Robotech}} II II: The Sentinels''. He was both the father of Earth based Robotechnology as well as a shrewd politician, elder statesman, and father figure. Unlike typical scientists, he gets along well with the military (especially since it consists of friends like Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Gunther Reinhardt, Max and Mirya Sterling, Vince and Jean Grant). The Sentinels ''Sentinels'' character design also did away with the weird all-black eyes and made him look more dignified.
1st Jul '16 6:53:25 PM Doug86
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* Creator/JackKirby fit this trope somewhat despite his humble roots and lack of formal education past high school (something that wasn't unusual for his generation). He was kind and approachable despite one newspaper describing his appearance as that of a "foreman" on a construction yard (in comparison to Creator/StanLee's hip, smiling, flashy persona). He was a WorldWarII veteran, was very well spoken (despite assumptions that might have come with his characteristic New York accent), and had a wide range of interests, especially regarding science, religion and mythology. His home had a vast library of books on many subjects. Kirby and his wife often graciously welcomed guests to their home, even, reportedly strangers who dropped by unnanounced. Author Ronin Ro's biography "Tales To Astonish" gives much insight into what kind of man Kirby was. There is much damning evidence that suggests that Kirby was the more talented half of the famous duo that created the Marvel Universe.

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* Creator/JackKirby fit this trope somewhat despite his humble roots and lack of formal education past high school (something that wasn't unusual for his generation). He was kind and approachable despite one newspaper describing his appearance as that of a "foreman" on a construction yard (in comparison to Creator/StanLee's hip, smiling, flashy persona). He was a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran, was very well spoken (despite assumptions that might have come with his characteristic New York accent), and had a wide range of interests, especially regarding science, religion and mythology. His home had a vast library of books on many subjects. Kirby and his wife often graciously welcomed guests to their home, even, reportedly strangers who dropped by unnanounced. Author Ronin Ro's biography "Tales To Astonish" gives much insight into what kind of man Kirby was. There is much damning evidence that suggests that Kirby was the more talented half of the famous duo that created the Marvel Universe.
30th Jun '16 5:53:45 PM Anddrix
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* Tom Sloane from ''{{Daria}}'' is one of the most clearest examples to this trope. He's intellectual, but unlike Daria and Jane, he is socially active and nice to anyone who interacts with him. This is part of the reasons why he is such a BaseBreaker, he didn't fit in a world where [[SurroundedByIdiots most of the people are dumb, shallow and gullible]] and the few smart characters are very unstable or having their own set of flaws to compensate, however he seems conspicuously well adjusted.

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Tom Sloane from ''{{Daria}}'' is one of the most clearest examples to this trope. He's intellectual, but unlike Daria and Jane, he is socially active and nice to anyone who interacts with him. This is part of the reasons why he is such a BaseBreaker, he didn't fit in a world where [[SurroundedByIdiots most of the people are dumb, shallow and gullible]] and the few smart characters are very unstable or having their own set of flaws to compensate, however he seems conspicuously well adjusted.
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]].
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