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26th Sep '17 10:04:13 AM EDP
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* A staple of Leo Ortolani (best known for ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}''), but the most surprising example is Bedelia from ''Venerdì 12'': a ''very'' shallow woman who ReallyGetsAround, when she broke up with Aldo he asked her "What will I do?", and she calmly took the chance to reply "[[Film/GoneWithTheWind Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn]]" before driving away-[[KickTheDog on his car]].

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* A staple of Leo Ortolani (best known for ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}''), but ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}''):
** Rat-Man is well known as an outright ''moron'' and a rude and insulting man. When necessary, he can also prove himself an ''awesome'' hero (as [[HeroKiller Valker]] discovered
the most surprising example hard way when he asked him if he was the kind of hero who thinks he won't shoot or the one who thinks he can [[BulletCatch catch bullets with his hands]]: Rat-Man boasted he was the kind Valker ''could not'' shoot-because he stole his gun beforehand), and can be surprisingly nice and romantic at times.
** Brakko is, by WordOfGod, "even stupider than Rat-Man, if at all possible", and a RunningGag
is that he's the only one who doesn't know [[ReallyGetsAround his wife cheats on him with literally the entire town and even their dog]] or that his son is actually the mailman's son. Then, when influenced by the Shadow, he suddenly reveals he knew the whole time, he just loves his wife too much to hold it against her. Still doesn't know that Cinzia Otherside is a transgender prostitute, even after he was outright ''told''.
** Valker is the main villain, a ''professional'' HeroKiller, and the host of [[EldritchAbomination the Shadow]], and the main RunningGag about him is him [[BlackComedy hilariously maiming or killing employees or people who just pissed him off for minor transgressions]]. He's also [[spoiler:Rat-Man]]'s ''loving'' adopted father, and wiped out his son's memory of him, and his own of the son, before the Shadow could possess him to ''protect'' him.
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Bedelia from ''Venerdì 12'': a ''very'' shallow woman who ReallyGetsAround, when she broke up with Aldo he asked her "What will I do?", and she calmly took the chance to reply "[[Film/GoneWithTheWind Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn]]" before driving away-[[KickTheDog on his car]].car]]. As the series progressed it turned out she had good reasons to be so hard with him when they broke up (and in fact she was incredibly patient, with every single thing she told him in her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech at the break-up being fully justified), and the night before the break-up, that she had long planned since the beginning (he even had a "best before" date tattoed on the tigh), she was outright ''gentle'', trying to give him at least a good memory with a non-stop night of sex and not pointing out she ''knew'' he was a virgin to not hurt him-only for him to get nervous and lock himself in the bathroom, at which point she apparently spent the next day planning the harshest break-up she could and the theft of his car.
26th Sep '17 9:48:26 AM EDP
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* A staple of Leo Ortolani (best known for ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}''), but the most surprising example is Bedelia from ''Venerdì 12'': a ''very'' shallow woman who ReallyGetsAround, when she broke up with Aldo he asked her "What will I do?", and she calmly took the chance to reply "[[Film/GoneWithTheWind Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn]]" before driving away-[[KickTheDog on his car]].
22nd Sep '17 7:27:06 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Franchise/{{Harry Potter}} fic ''To the Moon'' included a Crabbe and Goyle who were not only in a relationship with each other, but gave the ''impression'' of dimwittedness because Crabbe had dyslexia and Goyle spent too much time reading the textbooks to Crabbe to bother much about his own homework.

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* The Franchise/{{Harry Potter}} ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fic ''To the Moon'' included a Crabbe and Goyle who were not only in a relationship with each other, but gave the ''impression'' of dimwittedness because Crabbe had dyslexia and Goyle spent too much time reading the textbooks to Crabbe to bother much about his own homework.



* The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP:FiM]] fanfic ''[[FanFic/HeartOfGoldFeathersOfSteel Heart of Gold, Feathers of Steel]]'' reveals there is [[AbusiveParents a lot]] [[BrokenBird more]] [[TheExile going on]] with Gilda than you'd expect just from watching ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]]''.

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* The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP:FiM]] ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP:FiM]]'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/HeartOfGoldFeathersOfSteel Heart of Gold, Feathers of Steel]]'' ''FanFic/HeartOfGoldFeathersOfSteel'' reveals there is [[AbusiveParents a lot]] [[BrokenBird more]] [[TheExile going on]] with Gilda than you'd expect just from watching ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]]''.



* In ''FanFic/FistOfTheMoon'' we discover that while she's a klutz ''now'', Usagi [[spoiler: has former gymnastics experience, as well as access to her ki. After Ranma reveals this and gets her confidence up there are times when she surprises even the other senshi with her competence and seriousness.]]

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* In ''FanFic/FistOfTheMoon'' we discover that while ''FanFic/FistOfTheMoon'':
** While
she's a klutz ''now'', Usagi [[spoiler: has former gymnastics experience, as well as access to her ki. After Ranma reveals this and gets her confidence up there are times when she surprises even the other senshi with her competence and seriousness.]]



* [[Blog/AskHoopsAndDumbbell Hoops and Dumbbell both]]. Both were jerks in the original show, and neither came off as particularly bright - but in addition to being [[StraightGay lovers]], Hoops is actually brilliant at math, and Dumbbell is great with kids, even studying to become an Elementary School teacher. It helps they have a year or two between the show and the Blog to grow.

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* [[Blog/AskHoopsAndDumbbell ''Blog/AskHoopsAndDumbbell'': Hoops and Dumbbell both]].both. Both were jerks in the original show, and neither came off as particularly bright - but in addition to being [[StraightGay lovers]], Hoops is actually brilliant at math, and Dumbbell is great with kids, even studying to become an Elementary School teacher. It helps they have a year or two between the show and the Blog to grow.



** Kushina is generally quite cheerful, spends most of her time at home cooking and doing typical housewife stuff, and on the more eccentric end she cosplays as the in-universe comic book character Shadow Fox and also owns her very own porn stash. However, under serious circumstance she proves to be a source of good maternal wisdom to whoever needs it. [[spoiler:She also has some got some deep-seated resentment toward her husband Minato for distancing himself from his family, to the point of requesting Kushina to retake her maiden name, for the sake of protecting her and Naruto due to Minato's black-ops work, and subsequently leaving her alone to deal with Naruto's post-365 days trauma--all of which [[StepfordSmiler she hides very well]]]].

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** Kushina is generally quite cheerful, spends most of her time at home cooking and doing typical housewife stuff, and on the more eccentric end she cosplays as the in-universe comic book character Shadow Fox and also owns her very own porn stash. However, under serious circumstance she proves to be a source of good maternal wisdom to whoever needs it. [[spoiler:She also has some got some deep-seated resentment toward her husband Minato for distancing himself from his family, to the point of requesting Kushina to retake her maiden name, for the sake of protecting her and Naruto due to Minato's black-ops work, and subsequently leaving her alone to deal with Naruto's post-365 days trauma--all trauma -- all of which [[StepfordSmiler she hides very well]]]].


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* ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'': Fluttershy can speak Laewtil, the deer language, as fluently as a native speaker, due to having been raised by the mule deer of the Everfree Forest.
9th Sep '17 6:26:24 AM EDP
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* Though he has an outward appearance of a typical bratty 6-year old, Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' at times displays a degree of philosophical depth and intelligence you wouldn't expect from someone his age; usually in his conversations with Hobbes. It's tremendously pronounced in Calvin's case; many adults aren't as intelligent as Calvin is. Calvin has repeatedly shown an intelligence of someone far older and even then, quite a few adults wouldn't be able to to make the same kinds of points that Calvin does with the same amount of articulateness or intelligence. It's even lampshaded in one of the later strips where Calvin's teacher humorously states that if he put a fraction of the energy he did into studying rather than avoiding it, he'd easily be a straight A student. personality.

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* Though he has an outward appearance of a typical bratty 6-year old, Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' at times displays a degree of philosophical depth and intelligence you wouldn't expect from someone his age; usually in his conversations with Hobbes. It's tremendously pronounced in Calvin's case; many adults aren't as intelligent as Calvin is. Calvin has repeatedly shown an intelligence of someone far older and even then, quite a few adults wouldn't be able to to make the same kinds of points that Calvin does with the same amount of articulateness or intelligence. It's even lampshaded in one of the later strips where Calvin's teacher humorously states that if he put a fraction of the energy he did into studying rather than avoiding it, he'd easily be a straight A student. personality.student.
* The Italian strip ''Lupo Alberto'' has Enrico La Talpa. He's usually just an obnoxious JerkWithAHeartOfGold, most infamous among the fans for [[TheMunchausen his patently false war stories]] and overestimating his own abilities... And then, once in a while, he reveals some hidden skill, such as reading hieroglyphs (not as well as he thinks, but the fact he can do it at all and without any book to consult is already a lot), and a huge knowledge of trivia that few people can match. Best shown when he once jokingly compared the rainy weather to the summer of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherrapunji Cherrapunji]] and left almost the entire farm, in stunned silence wondering just what Cherrapunji was because nobody else was familiar with the place (the series of strip ended with Alcide, the local intellectual, trying to get the reaction from Enrico, not knowing it had been him to introduce the saying to the farm, only for Enrico to make him scream by replying "You can say it's the ''spring'' of Cherrapunji).
1st Sep '17 7:56:41 AM mkmlp
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1st Sep '17 7:56:13 AM mkmlp
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--> '''Scootaloo:''' [to Apple Bloom, after she starts to think they're growing apart] Dude, we just want to have hobbies. What's the big deal.
--> '''Apple Bloom:''' But I don't like change.
--> '''Scootaloo:''' Dude. Apple Bloom, life changes all the time and you just have to deal with it you know. I mean, if you can't cope with change, your life is just going to be a waking nightmare of constant dread, as you wonder if today is going to be the one that shatters your fragile illusion of a status quo, you'll be a nervous reclusive wreck of a person and that kind of life's not worth living. Also having hobbies is neat.
[later]
--> '''Rainbow:''' Bra, you don't fucking get it, I've been dealing with this shit my entire life. When somethings been bothering you since you were a kid, it can be pretty hard to be cool with it, because it puts you back in that head-space where you were young and confused about your feelings.
--> '''Scootaloo:''' No man, I do get it. Most people have an elaborate interconnected web of bullshit with their parents and it spans a life time and I guess it's not fair for an outsider to come bursting in and making judgement, but part of becoming an adult is processing those clusterfucks of poorly defined emotion you had as a kid and dealing with them in a constructive manner.
--> '''Rainbow:''' Dude! [[LampShadeHanging You're like twelve man, how are you saying all these psychologist words]]?
--> '''Scootaloo:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Because this is the part of the video where this pretensions pseudo-intellectual faggot, does the oh so deep life lesson bit, and I'm the only other character in this scene]], so shut the fuck up.
31st Aug '17 3:28:07 PM mkmlp
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*** '''Scootaloo:'''[to Apple Bloom, after she starts to think they're growing apart]Dude, we just want to have hobbies. What's the big deal.
'''Apple Bloom:'''But I don't like change.
'''Scootaloo:'''Dude. Apple Bloom, life changes all the time and you just have to deal with it you know. I mean, if you can't cope with change, your life is just going to be a waking nightmare of constant dread, as you wonder if today is going to be the one that shatters your fragile illusion of a status quo, you'll be a nervous reclusive wreck of a person and that kind of life's not worth living. Also having hobbies is neat.
[later]
'''Rainbow:'''Bra, you don't fucking get it, I've been dealing with this shit my entire life. When somethings been bothering you since you were a kid, it can be pretty hard to be cool with it, because it puts you back in that headspace where you were young and confused about your feelings.
'''Scootaloo:'''No man, I do get it. Most people have an elaborate interconnected web of bullshit with their parents and it spans a life time and I guess it's not fair for an outsider to come bursting in and making judgement, but part of becoming an adult is processing those clusterfucks of poorly defined emotion you had as a kid and dealing with them in a constructive manner.
'''Rainbow:'''Dude,[[LampshadeHanging You're like twelve man, how are you saying all these psychologist words?]] 
'''Scootaloo:''';[[BreakingTheFourthWall Because this is the part of the video where this pretensions pseudo-intellectual faggot, does the oh so deep life lesson bit, and I'm the only other character in this scene]], so shut the fuck up.
31st Aug '17 3:26:07 PM mkmlp
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'''Scootaloo:''' [to Apple Bloom, after she starts to think they're growing apart] Dude, we just want to have hobbies. What's the big deal. 
'''Apple Bloom:''' But I don't like change. 
'''Scootaloo:''' Dude. Apple Bloom, life changes all the time and you just have to deal with it you know. I mean, if you can't cope with change, your life is just going to be a waking nightmare of constant dread, as you wonder if today is going to be the one that shatters your fragile illusion of a status quo, you'll be a nervous reclusive wreck of a person and that kind of life's not worth living. Also having hobbies is neat. 
[later] 
'''Rainbow:''' Bra, you don't fucking get it, I've been dealing with this shit my entire life. When somethings been bothering you since you were a kid, it can be pretty hard to be cool with it, because it puts you back in that headspace where you were young and confused about your feelings. 
'''Scootaloo:''' No man, I do get it. Most people have an elaborate interconnected web of bullshit with their parents and it spans a life time and I guess it's not fair for an outsider to come bursting in and making judgement, but part of becoming an adult is processing those clusterfucks of poorly defined emotion you had as a kid and dealing with them in a constructive manner. 
'''Rainbow:''' Dude! [[LampshadeHanging You're like twelve man, how are you saying all these psychologist words?]] 
'''Scootaloo:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Because this is the part of the video where this pretensions pseudo-intellectual faggot, does the oh so deep life lesson bit, and I'm the only other character in this scene]], so shut the fuck up.

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'''Scootaloo:''' [to *** '''Scootaloo:'''[to Apple Bloom, after she starts to think they're growing apart] Dude, apart]Dude, we just want to have hobbies. What's the big deal. 
deal.
'''Apple Bloom:''' But Bloom:'''But I don't like change. 
'''Scootaloo:''' Dude.
change.
'''Scootaloo:'''Dude.
Apple Bloom, life changes all the time and you just have to deal with it you know. I mean, if you can't cope with change, your life is just going to be a waking nightmare of constant dread, as you wonder if today is going to be the one that shatters your fragile illusion of a status quo, you'll be a nervous reclusive wreck of a person and that kind of life's not worth living. Also having hobbies is neat. 
[later] 
'''Rainbow:''' Bra,
neat.
[later]
'''Rainbow:'''Bra,
you don't fucking get it, I've been dealing with this shit my entire life. When somethings been bothering you since you were a kid, it can be pretty hard to be cool with it, because it puts you back in that headspace where you were young and confused about your feelings. 
'''Scootaloo:''' No
feelings.
'''Scootaloo:'''No
man, I do get it. Most people have an elaborate interconnected web of bullshit with their parents and it spans a life time and I guess it's not fair for an outsider to come bursting in and making judgement, but part of becoming an adult is processing those clusterfucks of poorly defined emotion you had as a kid and dealing with them in a constructive manner. 
'''Rainbow:''' Dude! [[LampshadeHanging
manner.
'''Rainbow:'''Dude,[[LampshadeHanging
You're like twelve man, how are you saying all these psychologist words?]] 
'''Scootaloo:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall '''Scootaloo:''';[[BreakingTheFourthWall Because this is the part of the video where this pretensions pseudo-intellectual faggot, does the oh so deep life lesson bit, and I'm the only other character in this scene]], so shut the fuck up.
31st Aug '17 3:21:57 PM mkmlp
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'''Scootaloo:''' [to Apple Bloom, after she starts to think they're growing apart] Dude, we just want to have hobbies. What's the big deal. 
'''Apple Bloom:''' But I don't like change. 
'''Scootaloo:''' Dude. Apple Bloom, life changes all the time and you just have to deal with it you know. I mean, if you can't cope with change, your life is just going to be a waking nightmare of constant dread, as you wonder if today is going to be the one that shatters your fragile illusion of a status quo, you'll be a nervous reclusive wreck of a person and that kind of life's not worth living. Also having hobbies is neat. 
[later] 
'''Rainbow:''' Bra, you don't fucking get it, I've been dealing with this shit my entire life. When somethings been bothering you since you were a kid, it can be pretty hard to be cool with it, because it puts you back in that headspace where you were young and confused about your feelings. 
'''Scootaloo:''' No man, I do get it. Most people have an elaborate interconnected web of bullshit with their parents and it spans a life time and I guess it's not fair for an outsider to come bursting in and making judgement, but part of becoming an adult is processing those clusterfucks of poorly defined emotion you had as a kid and dealing with them in a constructive manner. 
'''Rainbow:''' Dude! [[LampshadeHanging You're like twelve man, how are you saying all these psychologist words?]] 
'''Scootaloo:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Because this is the part of the video where this pretensions pseudo-intellectual faggot, does the oh so deep life lesson bit, and I'm the only other character in this scene]], so shut the fuck up.
10th Aug '17 5:25:09 AM KrspaceT
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12202396/1/Clash-of-the-Ketchums the Clash of the Ketchums oneshot]]'' shows an Ash who is fluent in three languages: the Pokemon equivalent of Japanese, Unovan, and Kalosian.
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