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26th Aug '16 3:11:36 AM MadSpy
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** In ''Film/CubeZero'', this is creepily hinted at with [[spoiler:Wynn]] as having become this at the end. He's lobotimized, thrown back in the Cube, and found by some other prisoners, mirroring Kazan's introduction. The last shot of the film settles on his tapping fingers as a computer interface is softly heard in the background...

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** In ''Film/CubeZero'', this is creepily hinted at with [[spoiler:Wynn]] as having become this at the end. He's lobotimized, lobotomized, thrown back in the Cube, and found by some other prisoners, mirroring Kazan's introduction. The last shot of the film settles on his tapping fingers as a computer interface is softly heard in the background...



* The film ''Film/TheWizard'' features a young autistic boy who is fantastic at videogames.

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* The film ''Film/TheWizard'' features a young autistic boy who is fantastic at videogames.video games.
6th Jul '16 9:19:24 PM varkay00
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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
20th May '16 5:01:04 PM Vir
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* {{Lampshaded}} 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.
--> '''Joe:''' Alright, keep an eye out for Peter, he's oddly competitive at this stuff.
--> '''Quagmire:''' Yeah, he seems to be weirdly physically fit at this place.
--> '''Brian:''' Yeah, it's almost like he has unrealistic abilities when we play laser tag.

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* {{Lampshaded}} {{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.
--> '''Joe:''' -->'''Joe:''' Alright, keep an eye out for Peter, he's oddly competitive at this stuff.
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stuff.\\
'''Quagmire:''' Yeah, he seems to be weirdly physically fit at this place.
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place.\\
'''Brian:''' Yeah, it's almost like he has unrealistic abilities when we play laser tag.
23rd Feb '16 3:19:30 AM MasoTey
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TheRainman is a SubTrope in which the mental disorder is autism or 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.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.
15th Jan '16 3:20:30 PM FordPrefect
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* 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 with him pulling off numerous classical moves from the old days of pro-wrestling.

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* 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 norm, but his wrestling abilities were pretty good with him good, including pulling off numerous classical moves from the old days of pro-wrestling.
11th Jan '16 11:19:13 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurdockMysteries'': "Dead End Street" features a woman who is almost mute and regarded as an 'imbecile' (in the parlance of the era), but has total recall and a phenomenal ability in making models. When she makes a scale model of her street with a tiny figure holding a rifle at the window, Murdoch realises she has witnessed a murder and reconstructed it in the model. However, because she cannot distinguish faces, Murdoch has no way of identifying the figure at the window and has to work out a means of communicating with her to discover what she knows.

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* ''Series/MurdockMysteries'': ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': "Dead End Street" features a woman who is almost mute and regarded as an 'imbecile' (in the parlance of the era), but has total recall and a phenomenal ability in making models. When she makes a scale model of her street with a tiny figure holding a rifle at the window, Murdoch realises she has witnessed a murder and reconstructed it in the model. However, because she cannot distinguish faces, Murdoch has no way of identifying the figure at the window and has to work out a means of communicating with her to discover what she knows.
11th Jan '16 11:18:48 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurdockMysteries'': "Dead End Street" features a woman who is almost mute and regarded as an 'imbecile' (in the parlance of the era), but has total recall and a phenomenal ability in making models. When she makes a scale model of her street with a tiny figure holding a rifle at the window, Murdoch realises she has witnessed a murder and reconstructed it in the model. However, because she cannot distinguish faces, Murdoch has no way of identifying the figure at the window and has to work out a means of communicating with her to discover what she knows.
10th Jan '16 8:16:24 AM talltalltree
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* In ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' by Creator/VCAndrews, Audrina's sister Sylvia is born with a severe intellectual disability which means that she can't speak, walk properly, close her mouth or control her bodily functions. Despite this, she is presented as preternaturally wise and has powers of telepathy which allow her to communicate with Audrina, ultimately leading to her coming up with a very clever solution to [[spoiler:save the comatose Audrina from Vera, who was about to switch off Audrina's life support machine.]]
28th Dec '15 8:00:18 PM humanpunk
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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/{{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.
28th Dec '15 7:59:54 PM humanpunk
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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.
-->'''Leland Owlsley''': He's half an idiot.
-->'''Wilson Fisk''': It's the other half that counts.
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