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12th Aug '17 9:55:27 AM nombretomado
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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'', ''Webcomic/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.]]
3rd Jul '17 10:20:43 AM DarkHunter
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* From ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Loco (the Caboose counterpart among the Blues and Reds) is just as stupid as Caboose is, but is somehow able to construct advanced machinery out of simple materials. All of his inventions look utterly ridiculous but they work quite well.
15th Jun '17 1:10:33 AM DrFraud
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* Sandal, from the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', is a savant when it comes to enchanting weapons. However, if you talk to him all he'll say is "Enchantment!" and "Enchantment?", probably owing to the amount of [[ToxicPhlebotinum lyrium]] he's been exposed to. (Although the sequel reveals he is able to speak, he's just shy and inarticulate.) In the final dungeon at the end of the game you also encounter him alone, covered in blood, and surrounded by heaps of slain monster corpses. So he would appear to be a bit of a savant when it comes to combat as well.

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* Sandal, from the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', is a savant when it comes to enchanting weapons. However, if you talk to him all he'll say is "Enchantment!" and "Enchantment?", probably owing to the amount of [[ToxicPhlebotinum lyrium]] he's been exposed to. (Although the sequel reveals he is able to speak, he's just shy and inarticulate.) In the final dungeon at the end of the game you also encounter him alone, covered in blood, and surrounded by heaps of slain monster corpses. So he would appear to be a bit of a savant when it comes to combat as well.


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* Muddy from ''Hoosegow'' is an inept criminal whose plans inevitably fail. However, when the player character reads a religious pamphlet describing a beast with twelve horns, sixteen stalks on each horn and eighty eyes on each stalk, Muddy immediately asks why it would need 291,840 eyes.
-->'''Player character:''' What? Are you kidding me? How could you figure that out?\\
'''Muddy:''' Don't rightly know. Just something I do. Same way as I know there's 69,105 railroad ties between here and Muskogee. Ma said I was some kind of idiot savage.
10th Jun '17 3:49:47 AM Adept
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* Irene from ''Literature/MaloryTowers'' is forgetful and scatterbrained to a hilarious degree (often forgetting the classes she should be in and the like), but the narrative never fails to mention that she's also a genius in both music and maths.
19th Mar '17 5:48:56 PM Drgonzo
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* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' shows Fuzzy to be one multiple times. The most famous example is when he fixed Satchel's broken watch. When Rob presses Fuzzy on how he knew how to fix a watch (remember, we're talking about a cat who thinks Chunky Munky contains ''actual monkey''), Fuzzy responds that he just kinda...did.

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* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' shows Fuzzy Bucky to be one multiple times. The most famous example is when he fixed Satchel's broken watch. When Rob presses Fuzzy Bucky on how he knew how to fix a watch (remember, we're talking about a cat who thinks Chunky Munky contains ''actual monkey''), Fuzzy Bucky responds that he just kinda...did.
17th Mar '17 6:50:07 AM Doug86
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* The Jokaero of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' are basically space Orangutans, in both appearance and intellect. Yet somehow, they are also mechanical craftsmen par-excellance.

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* The Jokaero of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are basically space Orangutans, in both appearance and intellect. Yet somehow, they are also mechanical craftsmen par-excellance.



* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}}'' when the gang play laser tag and talk about how Peter is amazing at it, all while he's rolling on the ceiling and other crazy stunts.

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}}'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when the gang play laser tag and talk about how Peter is amazing at it, all while he's rolling on the ceiling and other crazy stunts.
11th Mar '17 7:43:58 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Sasha in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. She's a BigEater who's so stupid that she doesn't even understand that eating a stolen potato in front of a her commanding officer is a bad thing, believes that people who give her food are gods, and goes so far as to steal food directly from her superiors and show it off to her peers. Still, she is fantastic with a blade, and one of the most effective combatants against the Titans. When she's not being distracted by food, at least.

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* Sasha in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. She's a BigEater who's so stupid that she doesn't even understand that eating a stolen potato in front of a her commanding officer is a bad thing, believes that people who give her food are gods, and goes so far as to steal food directly from her superiors and show it off to her peers. Still, she is fantastic with a blade, and one of the most effective combatants against the Titans. When she's not being distracted by food, at least.
11th Mar '17 7:43:42 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Sasha in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. She's a BigEater who's so stupid that she doesn't even understand that eating a stolen potato in front of a her commanding officer is a bad thing, believes that people who give her food are gods, and goes so far as to steal food directly from her superiors and show it off to her peers. Still, she is fantastic with a blade, and one of the most effective combatants against the Titans. When she's not being distracted by food, at least.
9th Mar '17 8:37:46 PM Drgonzo
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* WWE once featured a wrestler called [[Wrestling/NickDinsmore Eugene]] who was billed as an idiot savant. He was mentally and socially way below the norm, but his wrestling abilities were pretty good, including pulling off numerous classical moves from the old days of pro-wrestling.

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
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* WWE once featured ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' shows Fuzzy to be one multiple times. The most famous example is when he fixed Satchel's broken watch. When Rob presses Fuzzy on how he knew how to fix a wrestler called [[Wrestling/NickDinsmore Eugene]] watch (remember, we're talking about a cat who was billed as an idiot savant. He was mentally and socially way below the norm, but his wrestling abilities were pretty good, including pulling off numerous classical moves from the old days of pro-wrestling.thinks Chunky Munky contains ''actual monkey''), Fuzzy responds that he just kinda...did.


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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* WWE once featured a wrestler called [[Wrestling/NickDinsmore Eugene]] who was billed as an idiot savant. He was mentally and socially way below the norm, but his wrestling abilities were pretty good, including pulling off numerous classical moves from the old days of pro-wrestling.
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6th Mar '17 4:17:53 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a DLC side mission where Shepard takes on a rogue Virtual Intelligence that has melded to the mind of the project lead's autistic brother. Through a series of holograms projected from the brother's mind, Shepard learns that not only was he a math genius, but he could actually imitate the geth language so accurately that the deactivated geth would respond to it.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a DLC side mission where Shepard takes on a rogue Virtual Intelligence that has melded to the mind of the project lead's autistic brother. brother David. Through a series of holograms projected from the brother's David's mind, Shepard learns that not only was he a math genius, but he could actually imitate the geth language so accurately that the deactivated geth would respond to it.it. He's also shown calculating square roots in his head when stressed. Shepard remembers one of those square roots and uses it as a TrustPassword in the third game when he meets David again, who is under attack by Cerberus:
--> '''David''': The square root of 906.01 equals—\\
'''Shepard''': 30.1.
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