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19th Apr '17 2:17:10 PM Malady
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Grace is, as she says in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1926 this comic]]:
--> Is this one of my [...] powers? Like being super good at math?\\
'''''The cube root of 857.375 is 9.5! KA-BLAMMO!'''''
23rd Mar '17 2:45:49 AM wentesur
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* A character in ''Psychometrer'', continuation of ''Psychometrer Eiji'', fits this trope well. He was first introduced as a carefree and seemingly idiot guy but was soon revealed after his UnluckyChildhoodFriend died from hit-and-run disguised as a train accident to be a math genius. In later appearance during "Heart Collector" case, he conducted calculations for geographic profiling in a relatively short time ''without pen and papers''. In fact, his depicted math skill is so good he's able to predict ''someone's death''.
6th Feb '17 1:13:13 AM 333kenshin
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* Kazan, the autistic savant in the movie ''Film/{{Cube}}''.

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* ''Film/Cube'':
** played straight with
Kazan, [[spoiler: the autistic savant in savant]]
** averted with Leaven, who initially notices
the movie ''Film/{{Cube}}''.pattern of [[spoiler: prime numbers marking traps]] and so is tapped as the brain of the group. But as Quentin applies pressure and insists that she has "a gift", she fires back that he could do the same and should chip in
24th Nov '16 3:11:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Literature//XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'''s Voort "Piggy" saBinring is an [[PlayingWithSyringes enhanced]] [[PigMan Gammorrean]], and a math genius. During dogfights, while flying and fighting on his own, Piggy is capable of keeping track of his squadronmates and the enemy, and frequently chimes in with suggestions such as "[[YouAreNumberSix Three]], recommend you break left ''now''" and "Nine, recommend you fire ''now''." At the end of ''Solo Command'', his realization about the true nature of an elite enemy squadron helps save the day.

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* ''[[Literature//XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'''s Voort "Piggy" saBinring is an [[PlayingWithSyringes enhanced]] [[PigMan Gammorrean]], and a math genius. During dogfights, while flying and fighting on his own, Piggy is capable of keeping track of his squadronmates and the enemy, and frequently chimes in with suggestions such as "[[YouAreNumberSix Three]], recommend you break left ''now''" and "Nine, recommend you fire ''now''." At the end of ''Solo Command'', his realization about the true nature of an elite enemy squadron helps save the day.
24th Nov '16 3:11:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Romeo "Mo'Steel" Gonzalez from ''{{Remnants}}'', able to tell how many years and days he had been in stasis with just a glance at a counter showing how many minutes had passed. It totaled "five-hundred years, twelve days, and some spare change."
* Meg Murry, from ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' and other books by MadeleineLEngle.
* ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'''s Voort "Piggy" saBinring is an [[PlayingWithSyringes enhanced]] [[PigMan Gammorrean]], and a math genius. During dogfights, while flying and fighting on his own, Piggy is capable of keeping track of his squadronmates and the enemy, and frequently chimes in with suggestions such as "[[YouAreNumberSix Three]], recommend you break left ''now''" and "Nine, recommend you fire ''now''." At the end of ''Solo Command'', his realization about the true nature of an elite enemy squadron helps save the day.

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* Romeo "Mo'Steel" Gonzalez from ''{{Remnants}}'', ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'', able to tell how many years and days he had been in stasis with just a glance at a counter showing how many minutes had passed. It totaled "five-hundred years, twelve days, and some spare change."
* Meg Murry, from ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' and other books by MadeleineLEngle.
Creator/MadeleineLEngle.
* ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries ''[[Literature//XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'''s Voort "Piggy" saBinring is an [[PlayingWithSyringes enhanced]] [[PigMan Gammorrean]], and a math genius. During dogfights, while flying and fighting on his own, Piggy is capable of keeping track of his squadronmates and the enemy, and frequently chimes in with suggestions such as "[[YouAreNumberSix Three]], recommend you break left ''now''" and "Nine, recommend you fire ''now''." At the end of ''Solo Command'', his realization about the true nature of an elite enemy squadron helps save the day.



* Opal from ''TheVampireFiles'' used to earn extra tips as a waitress by solving math problems in her head as a bar trick. When she did this for a mob boss, he hired her on the spot as a bookkeeper: a job at which she excelled so well that she figured out how much he'd been skimming off the top, based on indirect evidence in his gang's finances.

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* Opal from ''TheVampireFiles'' ''Literature/TheVampireFiles'' used to earn extra tips as a waitress by solving math problems in her head as a bar trick. When she did this for a mob boss, he hired her on the spot as a bookkeeper: a job at which she excelled so well that she figured out how much he'd been skimming off the top, based on indirect evidence in his gang's finances.
10th Nov '16 10:07:39 PM Gamermaster
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* This is Kenji's defining ability in ''Anime/SummerWars''. He's so damn good he solves 2056-bit encryption in his head.

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* This is Kenji's defining ability in ''Anime/SummerWars''. He's so damn good he solves 2056-bit encryption in ''in his head.head''.
9th Nov '16 8:52:56 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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* Riko from ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' is actually a CuteWitch from the MagicalLand who [[NewTransferStudent transfered]] into Mirai's school in the [[{{Muggle}} Non Magic World]]. Despite this, she's the only one who got a perfect score in math. In a hilarious contrast, [[EverybodyHatesMathematics Mirai had the worst score (26%)]] despite averting BookDumb for every other subject, including [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish English]].
27th Oct '16 12:53:30 PM Archimedes
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* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''. In part 1 of the season 3 premiere "The Crystal Empire", Twilight gives the square root of 546 as [[LudicrousPrecision 23.36664289109]] (which is only off because [[WritersCannotDoMath she should have rounded the last digit up instead of down]]).

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* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''. In part 1 of the season 3 premiere "The Crystal Empire", Twilight gives the square root of 546 as [[LudicrousPrecision 23.36664289109]] (which is only off because [[WritersCannotDoMath she should have rounded truncated, as the last digit up instead two, unmentioned digits of down]]).the root would round up).
18th Oct '16 7:42:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy Hopps proves herself to be this when she calculates just how much (untaxed) income Nick Wilde has earned with his scams, while blackmailing him into helping her investigation by threatening him with charges of tax evasion.
-->'''Judy:''' Two hundred dollars a day, 365 days a year since you were twelve. That's two decades, so times 20 which is $1,460,000, I think! I mean, I am just a "dumb bunny", but we are [[{{Pun}} good at multiplying]].
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy Hopps proves herself to be this when she calculates just how much (untaxed) income Nick Wilde has earned with his scams, while blackmailing him into helping her investigation by threatening him with charges of tax evasion.
-->'''Judy:''' Two hundred dollars a day, 365 days a year since you were twelve. That's two decades, so times 20 which is $1,460,000, I think! I mean, I am just a "dumb bunny", but we are [[{{Pun}} good at multiplying]].
16th Oct '16 4:43:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Talent "Lightning Calculator" in HeroSystem lets a character do things like calculate an approach orbit for his spaceship in twelve seconds. Simpler calculations such as multiplying 4824 by 5933 would only take one second.
* An interesting variation in TabletopGame/JAGSWonderland: the inhabitants of Wonderland run on literary logic, not physics, but they are utterly incapable of understanding actual math (with the sole exception of the "beings" in the Department of Works). Humans can understand and exploit both, eventually obtaining superpowers. The kicker? [[spoiler:When humankind reaches the Department of Works, they'll "break" the world and [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcend reality and madness themselves]]. Not if, ''when'']].

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* The Talent "Lightning Calculator" in HeroSystem ''TabletopGame/HeroSystem'' lets a character do things like calculate an approach orbit for his spaceship in twelve seconds. Simpler calculations such as multiplying 4824 by 5933 would only take one second.
* An interesting variation in TabletopGame/JAGSWonderland: ''TabletopGame/JAGSWonderland'': the inhabitants of Wonderland run on literary logic, not physics, but they are utterly incapable of understanding actual math (with the sole exception of the "beings" in the Department of Works). Humans can understand and exploit both, eventually obtaining superpowers. The kicker? [[spoiler:When humankind reaches the Department of Works, they'll "break" the world and [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcend reality and madness themselves]]. Not if, ''when'']].
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