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20th Feb '17 10:17:44 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The Tau are in many ways the early Imperium's modern-day successors when it comes to this. Due to their lack of warp connection, they have no understanding of how much of a ScienceFantasy setting ''Warhammer 40,000'' actually is, meaning that for any weird phenomena the Tau will have an explanation that is scientific, logical, and wrong.

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** The Tau are in many ways the early Imperium's modern-day successors when it comes to this. Due to their lack of warp connection, they have no understanding of how much of a ScienceFantasy setting ''Warhammer 40,000'' actually is, meaning that for any weird phenomena the Tau will have an explanation that is scientific, logical, and wrong. Luckily for them the lack of warp connection helps with this; it makes them resistant to the more subtle corrupting effects, so to them Daemons are just yet another hostile alien race.
20th Feb '17 10:00:55 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Emperor Tod in ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', although he's still one of the smartest people on his planet.

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* Emperor Tod in ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'', although he's still one of the smartest people on his planet. Everyone else cheerfully acknowledges that they're idiots, even the one or two smarter than him.
19th Feb '17 6:07:16 PM H2SO4
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* It becomes a key plot point in the ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' episode "Finders Leapers." Esteban [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero openly considers himself a better and more qualified leader than Naomi because she's nothing but a commoner while he's of royal blood]], to the extent that when his own blundering ends up freeing the [[SealedEvilInACan Duende]] from their imprisonment and putting Avalor in danger, he [[NeverMyFault repeatedly blames Naomi]]. Needless to say, after the [[RuleOfThree third time]], Elena and Professor Mendoza have had enough and put him in his place:

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* It becomes a key plot point in the ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' episode "Finders Leapers." Esteban [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero openly considers himself a better and more qualified leader than Naomi because she's nothing but a commoner while he's of royal blood]], to the extent that he terribly overestimates his own intelligence and when his own blundering ends up freeing the [[SealedEvilInACan Duende]] from their imprisonment and putting Avalor in danger, he [[NeverMyFault repeatedly blames Naomi]]. Needless to say, after the [[RuleOfThree third time]], Elena and Professor Mendoza have had enough and put him in his place:
28th Jan '17 12:58:19 PM WanderingBrowser
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* In the ''Fanfic/TryptichContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality is pretty much closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.

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* In the ''Fanfic/TryptichContinuum'', ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality is pretty much closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.
28th Jan '17 12:23:15 PM WanderingBrowser
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* In the ''Fanfic/TryptichContinuum'', this is the recurring problem faced by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Driven to acquire their Cutie Marks, they insist on following what they feel is a sure-fire way of getting their marks, but in actuality is pretty much closing them off from the ''actual'' method of doing so. What's worse is that other ponies have tried to call them on their mistake, but the Crusaders ignore such attempts.
19th Jan '17 6:26:16 AM hullflyer
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** The general belief among the opponents of the creationist movement is that both men are faking it, and actually pulling an "IRejectYourReality" (to be generous) or an outright con of their genuinely ignorant followers (to be less so). They use far to many [[QuoteMine out of context references]] from actual scientific sources to be as ignorant of the topic as they act.

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** The general belief among the opponents of the creationist movement is that both men are faking it, and actually pulling an "IRejectYourReality" (to be generous) or an outright con of their genuinely ignorant followers (to be less so). They use far to too many [[QuoteMine out of context references]] from actual scientific sources to be as ignorant of the topic as they act.
14th Jan '17 4:50:06 PM Nintendoman01
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* Neji Hyuuga of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' shows signs of this. He has a very strong belief in the inevitability of fate, the futility of fighting against it, and his own position as the most powerful genin in, well, the world it seems. The fact that he's preaching to ''[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Naruto]]'' of all people about bearing a burden he never asked for or deserved just proves how little he really understand about life outside of his clan's wealthy compound.

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* Neji Hyuuga of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' shows signs of this. He has a very strong belief in the inevitability of fate, the futility of fighting against it, and his own position as the most powerful genin in, well, the world it seems. The fact that he's preaching to ''[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Naruto]]'' of all people about bearing a burden he never asked for or deserved just proves how little he really understand understands about life outside of his clan's wealthy compound.





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* It becomes a key plot point in the ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' episode "Finders Leapers." Esteban [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero openly considers himself a better and more qualified leader than Naomi because she's nothing but a commoner while he's of royal blood]], to the extent that when his own blundering ends up freeing the [[SealedEvilInACan Duende]] from their imprisonment and putting Avalor in danger, he [[NeverMyFault repeatedly blames Naomi]]. Needless to say, after the [[RuleOfThree third time]], Elena and Professor Mendoza have had enough and put him in his place:
-->'''Elena''': You haven't been following [Naomi], Esteban! You were the one who let the first Duende out, you ignored Naomi at the park, and you sprung the trap too early. The problem hasn't been Naomi. It's been ''you''.\\
'''Prof. Mendoza'': Yeah, I guess you were never ''royally'' trained in ''listening''.
5th Jan '17 10:27:31 PM CountDorku
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** The Tau are in many ways the early Imperium's modern-day successors when it comes to this. Due to their lack of warp connection, they have no understanding of how much of a ScienceFantasy setting ''Warhammer 40,000'' actually is, meaning that for any weird phenomena the Tau will have an explanation that is scientific, logical, and wrong.
* Excessively Righteous Blossom in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is awe-inspiringly bad at evaluating his own talents, meaning that he assumes he's a genius at everything and his countless failures in any field other than his personal area of expertise can only result from the incompetence of other people. The especially sad thing is that Alchemicals can install Charms to be really good at pretty much everything - but Blossom is convinced he doesn't ''need'' to.
2nd Jan '17 7:49:10 AM tropower
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* Want the (perhaps) biggest example of this trope (at least in western animation)? Look no further than [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Stimpy]]...
-->"They don't call me stupid for nothing!"
16th Nov '16 9:25:46 PM NOYB
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* A painful version in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. Your companion Solas's friend, a Wisdom Spirit, has had something bad happen to it. It turns out that a group of mages bound the spirit. They had been ''trying'' to summon something to protect them, but instead got a wisdom spirit which the bindings and their emotions corrupted into a Pride Demon. Solas knows all of this and tries to explain, but the other mages treat him as if he knows nothing about what he's talking about when they're the ones who screwed up. Worse, [[spoiler: there's nothing you can do to save the spirit, it has to die.]] By the end of it Solas is so enraged at their ignorance and pride that he wants to kill them.

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* A painful version in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. Your companion Solas's friend, a Wisdom Spirit, has had something bad happen to it. It turns out that a group of mages bound the spirit. They had been ''trying'' to summon something to protect them, but instead got a wisdom spirit Wisdom Spirit, which the bindings and their emotions corrupted into a Pride Demon. Solas knows all of this and tries to explain, but the other mages treat him as if he knows nothing about what he's talking about when they're the ones who screwed up. Worse, [[spoiler: there's nothing you can do to save the spirit, it has to die.]] By the end of it Solas is so enraged at their ignorance and pride that he wants to kill them.
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