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* Rick from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' once described his abilities and limitations as "the ability to do anything, but only whenever I want". His intellect has allowed him to, among other things, invent CasualInterstellarTravel, open a PortalDoor to AnotherDimension, [[PlayingGod create his own universe inhabited by sentient life]], and turn himself into a pickle and back. Notably, this stuff comes so naturally to him that constructing a sentient robot from bits of junk he had to hand just so he can ask it to pass him the butter is less effort for him than just getting up from his seat and fetching the butter himself.

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* Rick from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' once described his abilities and limitations as "the ability to "can do anything, but only whenever if I want".feel like it". His intellect has allowed him to, among other things, invent CasualInterstellarTravel, open a PortalDoor to AnotherDimension, [[PlayingGod create his own universe inhabited by sentient life]], and turn himself into a pickle and back. Notably, this stuff comes so naturally to him that constructing a sentient robot from bits of junk he had to hand just so he can ask it to pass him the butter is less effort for him than just getting up from his seat and fetching the butter himself.
26th Dec '17 4:15:31 AM ading
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', the title characters. Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Agent P also have a touch of this.
* Egghead Jr., the small chicken in Foghorn Leghorn cartoons.
** In one episode, Foghorn was babysitting Egghead, so they're playing hid-and-go-seek. While Egghead is counting, Foghorn hides himself in a nearby trash can, chuckling that "he'll never find me in here". Egghead then pulls a pencil and some paper from {{Hammerspace}}, does some calculations, and proceeds to ''dig Foghorn out of the ground''. He is absolutely shocked, and rushes over to the trash can...and then decides against it, saying that he "just might be in there too.".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', the title characters.''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': The main characters can build anything from roller coasters to time machines in under a day. Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Agent P also have a touch has this same ability, though he's too much of this.
a DitzyGenius for it to be of much use.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Egghead Jr., the small chicken in Foghorn Leghorn cartoons.
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cartoons. In one episode, Foghorn was babysitting Egghead, so they're playing hid-and-go-seek.hide-and-go-seek. While Egghead is counting, Foghorn hides himself in a nearby trash can, chuckling that "he'll never find me in here". Egghead then pulls a pencil and some paper from {{Hammerspace}}, does some calculations, and proceeds to ''dig Foghorn out of the ground''. He is absolutely shocked, and rushes over to the trash can...and then decides against it, saying that he "just might be in there too.".too".
26th Dec '17 4:12:50 AM ading
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* If there's an alien baddie threatening lives, you can be sure ''[[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]'' will use his incredible scientific genius and [[ThePlan planning]] to stop it, and save the day. That said, by the standards of his own race, [[NormalFishInATinyPond he's nothing special]].
** I'd like to point out that while he's nothing special among the Gallifreyans, he is a mad genius in his own specific ways and he is often stated (by other Gallifreyans) to be able to do impossible feats which defy logic and laugh at the Laws of the universe. His plans usually work because he doesn't think they wouldn't work.

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* If there's an alien baddie threatening lives, you can be sure ''[[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]'' will use his incredible scientific genius and [[ThePlan planning]] to stop it, and save the day. That said, by the standards of his own race, [[NormalFishInATinyPond he's nothing special]].
** I'd like to point out that while he's nothing special among the Gallifreyans, he
special]]. Kind of. He is a mad genius in his own specific ways and he is often stated (by other Gallifreyans) to be able to do impossible feats which defy logic and laugh at the Laws of the universe. His plans usually work because he doesn't think they wouldn't work.
24th Oct '17 6:43:29 PM nombretomado
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* Gadget from ''RescueRangers''. She can build pretty much ''anything'' a situation calls for out of scraps and bits of garbage lying around, and ''on the spot'' at that! Like a rocket sled thrown together from a shovel, blowtorch and c-clamps ''in the middle of a chase scene''.

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* Gadget from ''RescueRangers''.''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. She can build pretty much ''anything'' a situation calls for out of scraps and bits of garbage lying around, and ''on the spot'' at that! Like a rocket sled thrown together from a shovel, blowtorch and c-clamps ''in the middle of a chase scene''.
17th Sep '17 11:01:49 PM PhantomRider
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* The resident genius character in any ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series can veer into this territory. Billy's a TeenGenius who graduated high school ''one'' year early, but normally, when a MonsterOfTheWeek's magical effect isn't something that requires a quest for the necessary EyeOfNewt or exploitation of the CurseEscapeClause, the solution is, "Billy goes into his perfectly normal garage and whips up a device that can stop it." (This means Trini counts too; she was always his helper and understood what he was doing, even if she didn't go in for his TechnoBabble and SesquipedalinLoquaciousness.) But the biggest might be Cam from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm.'' The Zords are losing? Well, he comes in to the rescue in his own helicopter TransformingMecha... and the two copies of it that he whipped up ''in only minutes.'' Somehow.

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* The *The resident genius character in any ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series can veer into this territory. Billy's a TeenGenius who graduated high school ''one'' year early, but normally, when a MonsterOfTheWeek's magical effect isn't something that requires a quest for the necessary EyeOfNewt or exploitation of the CurseEscapeClause, the solution is, "Billy goes into his perfectly normal garage and whips up a device that can stop it." (This means Trini counts too; she was always his helper and understood what he was doing, even if she didn't go in for his TechnoBabble and SesquipedalinLoquaciousness.SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.) But the biggest might be Cam from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm.'' The Zords are losing? Well, he comes in to the rescue in his own helicopter TransformingMecha... and the two copies of it that he whipped up ''in only minutes.'' Somehow.
17th Sep '17 11:01:25 PM PhantomRider
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*The resident genius character in any ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series can veer into this territory. Billy's a TeenGenius who graduated high school ''one'' year early, but normally, when a MonsterOfTheWeek's magical effect isn't something that requires a quest for the necessary EyeOfNewt or exploitation of the CurseEscapeClause, the solution is, "Billy goes into his perfectly normal garage and whips up a device that can stop it." (This means Trini counts too; she was always his helper and understood what he was doing, even if she didn't go in for his TechnoBabble and SesquipedalinLoquaciousness.) But the biggest might be Cam from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm.'' The Zords are losing? Well, he comes in to the rescue in his own helicopter TransformingMecha... and the two copies of it that he whipped up ''in only minutes.'' Somehow.
10th Sep '17 11:32:41 AM corruptmalemenace
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* Rick from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' once described his abilities and limitations as "the ability to do anything, but only whenever I want". His intellect has allowed him to, among other things, invent CasualInterstellarTravel, open a PortalDoor to AnotherDimension, [[PlayingGod create his own universe inhabited by sentient life]], and turn himself into a pickle and back. Notably, this stuff comes so naturally to him that constructing a sentient robot from bits of junk he had to hand just so he can ask it to pass him the butter is less effort for him than just getting up from his seat and fetching the butter himself.
25th Dec '16 1:08:42 PM HelloLamppost
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* Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' combines this with being a RobotMaster. She once built a super-strong sentient robot, overnight, out of a farmer's milking machine (who has since become a regular character); and built two (nonsentient) steam-powered robots out of ''snow'' (they both melted quickly)--because it was her first time playing in the snow, and she wanted to have fun. One of the [[{{Snowlems}} snow robots]] could [[TransformingMecha transform]] into an [[SiegeEngines ice ballista.]]

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* Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' combines this with being a RobotMaster. She once built a super-strong sentient robot, overnight, out of a farmer's milking machine (who has since become a regular character); and built two (nonsentient) steam-powered robots out of ''snow'' (they both melted quickly)--because it quickly). It was her [[InnocentProdigy first time playing in the snow, snow,]] and she wanted to have fun. One of the [[{{Snowlems}} snow robots]] could [[TransformingMecha transform]] into an [[SiegeEngines ice ballista.]]
25th Dec '16 1:06:34 PM HelloLamppost
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* Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' combines this with being a RobotMaster. She once built a super-strong sentient robot, overnight, out of a farmer's milking machine (who has since become a regular character); and built two (nonsentient) steam-powered robots out of ''snow'' (they both melted quickly)--because it was her first time playing in the snow, and she wanted to have fun. One of the [[{{Snowlems}} snow robots]] could [[TransformingMecha transform]] into an [[SiegeEngines ice ballista.]]

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3rd Oct '16 10:34:37 PM Arivne
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