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27th Sep '17 6:49:12 PM WillKeaton
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* Literature/TheTommyknockers: smart enough to create DC-powered anti-gravity, dumb enough to never think of buying an AC-DC converter so they don't have to power it with batteries.

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* Literature/TheTommyknockers: ''Literature/TheTommyknockers'': smart enough to create DC-powered anti-gravity, dumb enough to never think of buying an AC-DC converter so they don't have to power it with batteries.
15th Sep '17 5:00:16 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Reese from Malcolm in the Middle. He is the dumbest person on the show, but he is genius in the kitchen and very naturally gifted

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* Reese from Malcolm in the Middle. ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''. He is the dumbest person on the show, show but he is a genius in the kitchen and very naturally giftedgifted. One example is him making an entire dinner for his family with a little help from Piama, Francis's wife, but he can't find the oven mitts. He then grabs the turnkey dish ''with his bare hands fresh out of the oven'' and tells Paima to move the oven mitts.
15th Sep '17 4:49:56 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* One of the Luck perks in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is ''named'' this. It gives the player a random chance of getting hugely multiplied experience points from any action, said chance being higher the lower their intelligence is.

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* One of the Luck perks in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is ''named'' this. It gives the player a random chance of getting hugely multiplied experience points from any action, said chance being higher the lower their intelligence is. Every time you get the boost Nate/Nora makes a goofy sound or laughs while a RimShot and a boink sound play along.
15th Sep '17 4:33:27 PM DastardlyDemolition
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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.

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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, analysis (accurately and deeply explaining why Trunk's newer and bulkier form is bad by giving him power but makes him too slow to make good on the meager upgrade), and near-brain dead stupid at everything else. He is implied to have suffered brain damage as a child.
7th Sep '17 11:43:46 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has the [[DivineParentage Demiprinces]], a form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] born from the union of a [[HalfHumanHybrid Daedra and a mortal]]. Their dual nature gives them an ''odd'' [[CloudCuckoolander perception of the world and time itself]]. In addition to their eccentricities, Demiprinces have an extremely difficult time maintaining knowledge which lies outside their spheres of influence. However, they are the ''[[BunnyEarsLawyer undisputed masters]]'' of whatever lies within their spheres.
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.
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