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22nd Apr '18 11:39:36 AM DanteVin
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* In ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', this is a part of what makes Mahira so good with machines and some of the other crew members occasionally consult her for help on math issues.
14th Mar '18 8:16:33 AM Malady
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* Thursday's daughter Tuesday in the {{Thursday Next}} books is possibly the greatest mathematical genius of all time. She proved there are seven more even numbers than odd ones, and her boyfriend Gavin discovered a three digit ''even'' prime number. Not bad going for a sixteen year old.

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* Thursday's daughter Tuesday in the {{Thursday Next}} ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' books is possibly the greatest mathematical genius of all time. She proved there are seven more even numbers than odd ones, and her boyfriend Gavin discovered a three digit ''even'' prime number. Not bad going for a sixteen year old.
19th Feb '18 2:06:57 AM WillBGood
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* In the film ''Film/DarkmanIITheReturnofDurant'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.

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* In the film ''Film/DarkmanIITheReturnofDurant'', ''Film/DarkmanIITheReturnOfDurant'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.
19th Feb '18 2:06:43 AM WillBGood
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* In the film ''Film/{{DarkmanIITheReturnofDurant}}'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.

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* In the film ''Film/{{DarkmanIITheReturnofDurant}}'', ''Film/DarkmanIITheReturnofDurant'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.
7th Feb '18 7:57:51 AM HeroGal2347
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* Fenton Crackshell from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' has the uncanny ability to precisely count any large quantity at a glance. Originally working at a bean factory as a literal bean counter, he is hired as Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s accountant because of his amazing talent (and because he works cheap). Later he defeats an alien computer by beating it at a counting contest. Fenton proved himself when Scrooge blasted him with a shotgun and Fenton ''counted the buckshot as they were fired.'' Scrooge was obviously stunned at this ability and had it confirmed when he suddenly tossed some coins into the air and challenged Fenton to assess their monetary value, Fenton's answer was correct ''to the penny''. Later, after Fenton took the phrase "liquid assets" too literally and [[ItMakesSenseInContext dumped all of Scrooge's money in a lake]], Scrooge threatened Fenton with his job if even a single penny was missing. Fenton slapped on a snorkeling mask, looked underwater for a few seconds, then resurfaced and rattled off a number in the millions that was only short by ''one cent''. [[spoiler:The missing penny was caught in his mask, so the money was in fact all there.]] In "The Attack of the Metal Mites," Fenton realizes something's wrong near the end--and a lightning-quick count has him realize he's a Metal Mite short of all of them (where even one Mite loose could reproduce and begin trouble anew). [[spoiler: He senses something about Scrooge, and taking a magnet, is able to attract the missing Metal Mite.]]

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* Fenton Crackshell from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' has the uncanny ability to precisely count any large quantity at a glance. Originally working at a bean factory as a literal bean counter, he is hired as Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s accountant because of his amazing talent (and because he works cheap). Later he defeats an alien computer by beating it at a counting contest. Fenton proved himself when Scrooge blasted him with a shotgun and Fenton ''counted the buckshot as they were fired.'' Scrooge was obviously stunned at this ability and had it confirmed when he suddenly tossed some coins into the air and challenged Fenton to assess their monetary value, Fenton's answer was correct ''to the penny''. Later, after Fenton took the phrase "liquid assets" too literally and [[ItMakesSenseInContext dumped all of Scrooge's money in a lake]], Scrooge threatened Fenton with his job if even a single penny was missing. Fenton slapped on a snorkeling mask, looked underwater for a few seconds, then resurfaced and rattled off a number in the millions that was only short by ''one cent''. [[spoiler:The missing penny was caught in his mask, so the money was in fact all there.]] In "The Attack of the Metal Mites," Fenton realizes something's wrong near the end--and a lightning-quick count has him realize he's a Metal Mite short of all of them (where even one Mite loose could reproduce and begin trouble anew). [[spoiler: He senses something about Scrooge, and taking a magnet, is able to attract the missing Metal Mite.]]
24th Sep '17 6:56:12 PM PixelKnight
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** The Bursar of Unseen University is this. Years ago, he was "a man whose idea of an exciting time had once been a boiled egg", and he has been driven totally, completely insane over the course of several books by Archchancellor Ridcully's habit of shouting at him and generally being as [[LargeHam Hammy]] as possible. However, if you ask the Bursar a question that has anything to do with math (as his title suggests) he is able to answer it no matter which reality curve his mind is riding at the time. Since it's difficult to tell if he's really all right after things like nasty shocks, in later books this becomes a way of diagnosing him; if he can still answer a math question correctly and immediately, he's perfectly fine. Ridcully even seems to know this:

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** The Bursar of Unseen University is this. Years ago, he was "a man whose idea of an exciting time had once been a boiled egg", and he has been driven totally, completely insane over the course of several books by Archchancellor Ridcully's habit of shouting at him and generally being as [[LargeHam Hammy]] as possible. However, if you ask the Bursar a question that has anything to do with math (as his title suggests) he is able to answer it no matter which reality curve his mind is riding at the time. Since it's difficult to tell if he's really all right after things like nasty shocks, in later books this becomes a way of diagnosing him; if he can still answer a math question correctly and immediately, he's perfectly fine.close enough to "fine" that it doesn't really matter. Ridcully even seems to know this:
21st Jul '17 11:22:44 PM MetalMax1991
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* In the film ''Film/{{DarkmanII:TheReturnofDurant}}'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.

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* In the film ''Film/{{DarkmanII:TheReturnofDurant}}'', ''Film/{{DarkmanIITheReturnofDurant}}'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.
21st Jul '17 11:21:26 PM MetalMax1991
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* In the film ''Film/{{Darkman II:The Return of Durant}}'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.

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* In the film ''Film/{{Darkman II:The Return of Durant}}'', ''Film/{{DarkmanII:TheReturnofDurant}}'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.
21st Jul '17 11:20:25 PM MetalMax1991
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* In the film ''Film/{{Darkman II: The Return of Durant}}'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.

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* In the film ''Film/{{Darkman II: The II:The Return of Durant}}'', Durant's henchman Edward is able to calculate the exact amount that henchman Rollo had stolen from Durant over the two and a half years he was in a coma.
21st Jul '17 11:19:41 PM MetalMax1991
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