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17th Aug '16 4:13:51 AM DaibhidC
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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.



* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'': Sparrow, described by the author as "the most cartoony of my characters," started as a fairly one-dimensional therapy-head and New Ager; she later came out as bisexual, had a child, became an atheist, and developed a grumpy side to her personality.

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* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'': Sparrow, described by the author as "the most cartoony of my characters," started as a fairly one-dimensional therapy-head and New Ager; she later came out as bisexual, had a child, became an atheist, and developed a grumpy side to her her
* 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.
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10th Aug '16 5:29:45 PM CountDorku
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': Everyone gets a turn, but Whirl, the resident HeroicComedicSociopath, is probably the most notable. He's angry because of the loss of his delicate hands to Empurata, making it impossible for him to ply his trade as a watchmaker; he's surprisingly good at getting inside Fortress Maximus's head when the latter has a psychotic episode and takes Whirl and Rung hostage; he considers Rung a friend, not that he was willing to admit to it prior to the above hostage incident; and he admits at one point that a lot of his anger is a defence mechanism, so he doesn't need to face up to the things he's done. Less dramatically, he's also a fan of [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated Earth cinema]], especially Creator/JeanLucGodard.
9th Aug '16 9:24:04 PM Lullaby22
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** Christian gets written off by many who haven't read the play as a male bimbo. While he's not as book smart as Cyrano or Roxane and is utterly hopeless at talking to women, he's witty enough to think of several nose-related puns on the fly when he first meets Cyrano.

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** Christian gets written off by many who haven't read the play as a male bimbo. While he's not as book smart as Cyrano or Roxane and is utterly hopeless at talking to women, he's witty enough to think of several nose-related puns on the fly when he first meets Cyrano.Cyrano (not to mention the BrassBalls to say them to Cyrano's face).
4th Aug '16 11:25:14 AM DarkHunter
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* Yang from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' qualifies. At first she just seems like a short-tempered, laid back, thrill-seeking brawler who's [[BigSisterInstinct very protective of Ruby]]. Then in Volume 2, we find out that her mother left her not long after she was born, and that searching obsessively for answers to why nearly cost her and her toddler sister her life. She still is looking for her mother and for answers, but she's promised herself that she will never let that search control her.

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* Yang from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' qualifies.''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Yang.
At first she just seems like a short-tempered, laid back, thrill-seeking brawler who's [[BigSisterInstinct very protective of Ruby]]. Then in Volume 2, we find out that her mother left her not long after she was born, and that searching obsessively for answers to why nearly cost her and her toddler sister her life. She still is looking for her mother and for answers, but she's promised herself that she will never let that search control her.
** Jaune at first appears to just be a lovable idiot who's there for comic relief, but later events show him as deeply troubled at his lack of skill, desperately seeking to be a great warrior despite not having the training for it, and hating the fact that he doesn't measure up to his teammates and friends. He's also revealed to know how to play the guitar and is a skilled dancer (he grew up with seven sisters, apparently).
20th Jul '16 1:38:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' (in addition to the examples in the canon WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures post below), once Jade becomes a FallenHero, not only do we see her being DangerouslyGenreSavvy like in canon, but she seems to become even MORE cunning. And her normal, pre-FaceHeelTurn attitude is revealed to be rooted in the ParentalNeglect (bordering on [[AbusiveParents abuse]]) she experienced growing up

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* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' (in addition to the examples in the canon WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures post below), once Jade becomes a FallenHero, not only do we see her being DangerouslyGenreSavvy like as cunning as in canon, but she seems to become even MORE cunning. And her normal, pre-FaceHeelTurn attitude is revealed to be rooted in the ParentalNeglect (bordering on [[AbusiveParents abuse]]) she experienced growing up
21st Jun '16 4:06:05 AM gewunomox
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* DuranDuran's bassist John Taylor was, by all outward appearances, a stereotypical '80s pinup boy and was often the subject of lust/crushing by many, many teenage girls. What he hid? The fact that when he was a teenager, he was a massive bespectacled nerd who was quiet and unpopular to the opposite sex and spent hours in his bedroom wargaming (yes, ''wargaming''). Fast forward to the 2000s and John Taylor started being highly regarded for his bass playing. In fact, most of his fellow band mates had hidden depths: the weedy-looking Nick Rhodes was apparently extremely popular with the opposite gender as a teen, the complete opposite of his childhood best friend John Taylor, and lost his virginity at the tender age of 13; the heartthrob and Lothario Simon Le Bon was apparently a massive Shakespeare nerd while growing up (as a child actor and model) and spent time in an Israeli kibbutz doing lumberjack and tree surgeon duties while penning contemplative poems during his down time; and Roger Taylor, who looked like a baby-faced James Dean and had a lean appearance, had a real passion for Motown R&B and worked on the assembly line at a factory while the band were waiting for their big break.

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* DuranDuran's Music/DuranDuran's bassist John Taylor was, by all outward appearances, a stereotypical '80s pinup boy and was often the subject of lust/crushing by many, many teenage girls. What he hid? The fact that when he was a teenager, he was a massive bespectacled nerd who was quiet and unpopular to the opposite sex and spent hours in his bedroom wargaming (yes, ''wargaming''). Fast forward to the 2000s and John Taylor started being highly regarded for his bass playing. In fact, most of his fellow band mates had hidden depths: the weedy-looking Nick Rhodes was apparently extremely popular with the opposite gender as a teen, the complete opposite of his childhood best friend John Taylor, and lost his virginity at the tender age of 13; the heartthrob and Lothario Simon Le Bon was apparently a massive Shakespeare nerd while growing up (as a child actor and model) and spent time in an Israeli kibbutz doing lumberjack and tree surgeon duties while penning contemplative poems during his down time; and Roger Taylor, who looked like a baby-faced James Dean and had a lean appearance, had a real passion for Motown R&B and worked on the assembly line at a factory while the band were waiting for their big break.
16th Jun '16 4:26:52 PM ShorinBJ
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** The ''ComicBook/XMen'' include Beast, a furry monster man (originally a human-ish jock type, on the surface) who is a brilliant {{polymath}}; Prof. Xavier, a guy in a wheelchair who is the most powerful telepath on Earth etc.

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** The ''ComicBook/XMen'' include Beast, a furry monster man (originally a human-ish jock type, on the surface) who is a brilliant {{polymath}}; Prof. Xavier, a guy in a wheelchair wheelchair, who is the most powerful telepath on Earth etc.etc.
** Wolverine comes across as an uncouth, uneducated redneck until the team gets teleported to Japan. He picks up part of a newspaper and casually tells the others what it says. Over time, he is shown to be fluent in Russian, Chinese, Cheyenne, Spanish, Arabic, and Lakota, and has some knowledge of various other languages. He's also a highly trained martial artist and samurai.
25th May '16 8:05:39 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* MarilynManson, for all his outward appearances and habit of causing moral outcries the world over, grew up a bullied geek. However, it's his BerserkButton to have anyone be "surprised" by his intelligence. Besides for that, despite his tendency to be highly sexual on stage and offensive to religions, he's actually quite shy and conservative in bed (his favorite fetish object apparently is "thigh-high pantyhose" and he himself describes himself as sexually conservative), and he's quite spiritual, taking aspects from many different religions into his own homebrew. He's said he hopes to be reunited with his mom after he dies, he believes in some rather weird things about dreams (namely, that you have access to all of time and space in them), uses symbolism from the Chinese I-Ching belief, has an encyclopedic knowledge of The Bible, even the most obscure history of Christianity, extra-Biblical Christian myths, the occult, and alchemy. In another universe, he could be a religious history scholar.

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* MarilynManson, Music/MarilynManson, for all his outward appearances and habit of causing moral outcries the world over, grew up a bullied geek. However, it's his BerserkButton to have anyone be "surprised" by his intelligence. Besides for that, despite his tendency to be highly sexual on stage and offensive to religions, he's actually quite shy and conservative in bed (his favorite fetish object apparently is "thigh-high pantyhose" and he himself describes himself as sexually conservative), and he's quite spiritual, taking aspects from many different religions into his own homebrew. He's said he hopes to be reunited with his mom after he dies, he believes in some rather weird things about dreams (namely, that you have access to all of time and space in them), uses symbolism from the Chinese I-Ching belief, has an encyclopedic knowledge of The Bible, even the most obscure history of Christianity, extra-Biblical Christian myths, the occult, and alchemy. In another universe, he could be a religious history scholar.
20th May '16 4:31:31 PM HeroGal2347
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* '''TheBigGuy''' = '''NiceGuy''' = ''GentleGiant''

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* '''TheBigGuy''' = + '''NiceGuy''' = ''GentleGiant''
20th May '16 4:30:45 PM HeroGal2347
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* '''TheBigGuy''' = ''GentleGiant''

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* '''TheBigGuy''' = '''NiceGuy''' = ''GentleGiant''
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