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2nd Feb '17 3:37:25 PM Xtifr
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* The Music/{{Gorillaz}} singer 2D may well be one of these, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on how you look at it.]] A long history of head injuries and painkillers have made him pretty dense, sometimes verging on TooDumbToLive, and yet he occasionally makes some strikingly philosophical or socially perceptive comments. At the very least he's a musical prodigy, writing and performing beautiful melodies unaided. (He's supposedly responsible for the entire album, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H58x-4xFnTY "The Fall."]])
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26th Jan '17 11:35:56 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Jeffy from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' had a difficult time fitting a star block into a square hole, yet was able to paint the Mona Lisa on an Easter egg, and make almost uncannily accurate chicken noises. He even said his ABC's backwards. And in "Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Part 6", he somehow caught [[Series/SesameStreet Cookie Monster]] in a Pokéball and taught him Thunderbolt.
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21st Jan '17 5:24:59 PM WillBGood
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TheRainman is a SubTrope in which the mental disorder is autism or [[AmbiguousDisorder something similar]]. See also GeniusDitz when the person has stupidity outside his field of expertise rather than a mental disorder. All three tropes can be confused with SeeminglyProfoundFool. Compare/contrast BunnyEarsLawyer, who is functioning properly despite a few quirks.

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TheRainman is a SubTrope in which the mental disorder is autism or [[AmbiguousDisorder something similar]]. See also GeniusDitz when the person has stupidity outside his field of expertise rather than a mental disorder. All three tropes can be confused with SeeminglyProfoundFool. Compare/contrast BunnyEarsLawyer, who is functioning properly despite a few quirks.
quirks. Also contrast SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining, where the person may have no particular mental condition but has focused on one (or a few) skills at the cost of everything else.
7th Dec '16 10:08:29 PM dmcreif
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**This element is dropped from him in season 2 as he's much more mature, no doubt the result of Fisk no longer being there to pressure him.
30th Nov '16 4:47:08 PM Peteman
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30th Nov '16 4:46:15 PM Peteman
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* Goku from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' puts virtually all his brainpower towards fighting. Hence why he's good at fighting and fighting-related analysis, and near-brain dead stupid at everything else.

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* Goku from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' puts virtually all his brainpower towards fighting. Hence why he's good at fighting and fighting-related analysis, and near-brain dead stupid at everything else. He is implied to have suffered brain damage as a child.
30th Nov '16 4:44:14 PM Peteman
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* Ethan in ''CtrlAltDel'', emphasis on [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] (he thinks the best way to deal with paperwork is to KillItWithFire). He claims he's intelligent for only a few seconds a day and created two [[SnarkyNonhumanSidekick intelligent robots]] without fully understanding how, since the only plans he could find were scribbled in sauce on a restaurant menu. [[spoiler: When one of them needs to be fixed, he gives a very technical explanation why he can't do it. The next strip shows him wearing all his winter clothes instead of, y'know, putting them on a chair or something because he needed the storage space.]]

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* Ethan in ''CtrlAltDel'', emphasis on [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] (he thinks the best way to deal with paperwork is to KillItWithFire). He claims Goku from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' puts virtually all his brainpower towards fighting. Hence why he's intelligent for only a few seconds a day good at fighting and created two [[SnarkyNonhumanSidekick intelligent robots]] without fully understanding how, since the only plans he could find were scribbled in sauce on a restaurant menu. [[spoiler: When one of them needs to be fixed, he gives a very technical explanation why he can't do it. The next strip shows him wearing all his winter clothes instead of, y'know, putting them on a chair or something because he needed the storage space.]]fighting-related analysis, and near-brain dead stupid at everything else.


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* Ethan in ''CtrlAltDel'', emphasis on [[TooDumbToLive idiot]] (he thinks the best way to deal with paperwork is to KillItWithFire). He claims he's intelligent for only a few seconds a day and created two [[SnarkyNonhumanSidekick intelligent robots]] without fully understanding how, since the only plans he could find were scribbled in sauce on a restaurant menu. [[spoiler: When one of them needs to be fixed, he gives a very technical explanation why he can't do it. The next strip shows him wearing all his winter clothes instead of, y'know, putting them on a chair or something because he needed the storage space.]]
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29th Nov '16 6:45:02 AM dmcreif
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* Melvin Potter in ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' is childlike and unintelligent, but a savant when it comes to making armored combat suits. He takes an authoritative tone when he's in his element, but is childlike the rest of the time.

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* Melvin Potter in ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' ''Series/Daredevil2015'' is childlike and unintelligent, but a savant when it comes to making armored combat suits. He takes an authoritative tone when he's in his element, but is childlike the rest of the time.
12th Nov '16 9:57:12 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* A racial trait of Literature/TheTommyknockers. They can create incredibly advanced technology, and yet have no common sense or problem-solving skills whatsoever. They can invent antigravity, but they can't think to buy an AC-DC converter so they wouldn't have to go through lots of batteries for it.

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* A racial trait of Literature/TheTommyknockers. They can Literature/TheTommyknockers: smart enough to create incredibly advanced technology, and yet have no common sense or problem-solving skills whatsoever. They can invent antigravity, but they can't DC-powered anti-gravity, dumb enough to never think to buy of buying an AC-DC converter so they wouldn't don't have to go through lots of batteries for it. power it with batteries.
5th Oct '16 11:25:27 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* A racial trait of Literature/TheTommyknockers. They can create incredibly advanced technology, and yet have no common sense or problem-solving skills whatsoever. They can invent antigravity, but they can't think to buy an AC-DC converter so they wouldn't have to go through lots of batteries for it.

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* A racial trait of Literature/TheTommyknockers. They can create incredibly advanced technology, and yet have no common sense or problem-solving skills whatsoever. They can invent antigravity, but they can't think to buy an AC-DC converter so they wouldn't have to go through lots of batteries for it.


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* A racial trait of Literature/TheTommyknockers. They can create incredibly advanced technology, and yet have no common sense or problem-solving skills whatsoever. They can invent antigravity, but they can't think to buy an AC-DC converter so they wouldn't have to go through lots of batteries for it.
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