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14th Jun '15 1:21:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Brain Gremlin in ''Gremlins2TheNewBatch''.

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* ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'': The Brain Gremlin. Literally seconds after ingesting a chemical that makes him a Gremlin in ''Gremlins2TheNewBatch''.
with a genius-level intellect, he's instantly an erudite speaker with complete knowledge of human culture.
27th Dec '14 8:23:04 PM GiantSpaceChinchilla
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Hopefully, in the process of becoming a DeadHorseTrope. Often results in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, SmartPeoplePlayChess, and SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish. Compare/contrast SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat, ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum, WickedCultured, CulturedBadass, and SouthernFriedGenius.

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Hopefully, in the process of becoming a DeadHorseTrope. Often results in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, SmartPeoplePlayChess, and SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish. Compare/contrast GentlemanAndAScholar, SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat, ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum, WickedCultured, CulturedBadass, and SouthernFriedGenius.
17th Mar '13 1:08:48 AM TropesofTV
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* In an early episode of ''TheSimpsons'', when Homer and Marge thought Bart was a certified genius they took him to the opera, and he was thoroughly bored.

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* In an early episode of ''TheSimpsons'', when Homer and Marge thought Bart was a certified genius they took him to the opera, and he was thoroughly bored.bored out of his skull.
11th Oct '12 8:34:02 PM johnnye
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One problem though, there was no UpgradeArtifact! Rather than merely improving your critical thinking skills and/or increasing your ability to ''learn'' new things, somehow your new smarts come bundled up with all sorts of useful information such as knowledge of [[{{Omniglot}} languages]], history, sciences, and even highbrow culture and art. You aren't just able to intuit [[SmartPeoplePlayChess how to win a game of chess]] -- you know all the terminology and history of the myriad strategies available, as if you'd just had an advanced-level textbook [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat downloaded into your brain]].

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One problem though, there was no UpgradeArtifact! Rather than merely improving your critical thinking skills and/or increasing your ability to ''learn'' new things, somehow your new smarts come bundled up with all sorts of useful information such as knowledge of [[{{Omniglot}} languages]], history, sciences, and even highbrow culture and art. You aren't just able to intuit [[SmartPeoplePlayChess how to win a game of chess]] -- you know all the terminology and history of the myriad strategies available, as if you'd just had an advanced-level textbook [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat [[InstantExpert downloaded into your brain]].
11th Oct '12 8:20:44 PM johnnye
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One problem though, there was no UpgradeArtifact! So '''somehow''' becoming smarter gives you all sorts of useful information such as knowledge of language, history, sciences, '''and''' for some reason the arts but more than that it forces you to like them.

Hopefully, in the process of becoming a DeadHorseTrope. This, often results in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, SmartPeoplePlayChess, and SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish. Compare/contrast ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum, WickedCultured, CulturedBadass, and SouthernFriedGenius.

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One problem though, there was no UpgradeArtifact! So '''somehow''' becoming smarter gives you Rather than merely improving your critical thinking skills and/or increasing your ability to ''learn'' new things, somehow your new smarts come bundled up with all sorts of useful information such as knowledge of language, [[{{Omniglot}} languages]], history, sciences, '''and''' and even highbrow culture and art. You aren't just able to intuit [[SmartPeoplePlayChess how to win a game of chess]] -- you know all the terminology and history of the myriad strategies available, as if you'd just had an advanced-level textbook [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat downloaded into your brain]].

On top of this, you gain an appreciation
for such "high culture" topics and lose any interest in the stuff the "dumb you" used to like. The implication is presumably that people who like classical music and fine art must be seeing some reason deeper meaning the arts but more than rest of the world is too dumb to pick up on, and once you've been thus enlightened, rock music and football lose all their appeal. However, this blessing tends to come with a generous side-helping of InsufferableGenius.

Sometimes justified with some [[TechnoBabble babble]] about NinetyPerCentOfYourBrain -- all
that it forces information was buried in your subconscious, you just weren't able to like them.

access it before. Perhaps it's somehow ''retroactively'' given you a PhotographicMemory.

Hopefully, in the process of becoming a DeadHorseTrope. This, often Often results in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, SmartPeoplePlayChess, and SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish. Compare/contrast SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat, ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum, WickedCultured, CulturedBadass, and SouthernFriedGenius.
12th Jun '12 8:14:26 AM erforce
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* The Brain Gremlin in ''[[{{Gremlins}} Gremlins 2]]''.

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* The Brain Gremlin in ''[[{{Gremlins}} Gremlins 2]]''.
''Gremlins2TheNewBatch''.
16th May '12 1:59:19 AM emmyarty
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* Charles Gunn on ''Series/{{Angel}}'', who got a lot of extra culture and knowledge uploaded with his brain upgrade in season 5.

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* Charles Gunn on ''Series/{{Angel}}'', who got a lot of extra culture and knowledge uploaded with his brain upgrade in season 5.
5. (Technically, it wasn't a brain upgrade -- it was emphasised that Gunn had the intelligence all along, and all the "upgrade" gave him was the knowledge and memories of a law school education.)
22nd Apr '12 12:10:36 AM nombretomado
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* Charles Gunn on {{Angel}}, who got a lot of extra culture and knowledge uploaded with his brain upgrade in season 5.

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* Charles Gunn on {{Angel}}, ''Series/{{Angel}}'', who got a lot of extra culture and knowledge uploaded with his brain upgrade in season 5.
23rd Mar '12 7:31:24 AM Cameoflage
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Hopefully, in the process of becoming a DeadHorseTrope. This, often results in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, SmartPeoplePlayChess, and FakeBrit. Compare/contrast ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum, WickedCultured, CulturedBadass, and SouthernFriedGenius.

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Hopefully, in the process of becoming a DeadHorseTrope. This, often results in SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, SmartPeoplePlayChess, and FakeBrit.SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish. Compare/contrast ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum, WickedCultured, CulturedBadass, and SouthernFriedGenius.
6th Mar '12 3:01:15 AM DougSMachina
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* Detritus in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' suddenly starts using words he's probably never even heard, let alone remember.
** Then again, since the intelligence was induced by a natural quirk of troll physiology (the fact that they become more intelligence when cold) its possible that he knew the words but couldn't normally remember them.
*** Right. At one point, OmniscientNarrator tells us that trolls are not stupid, they move to the lowlands and BECOME stupid, due to the effect of the warm climate on their silicon brains. When Detritus goes to cold Uberwald, he starts getting smarter again.
* Montaigne had plenty to say on this topic in his Essays. It would seem it was his BerserkButton (but he was so politely scathing of it).

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* Detritus in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' suddenly starts using words he's probably never even heard, let alone remember.
** Then again,
remembers. However, since the intelligence was induced by a natural quirk of troll physiology (the fact that they become more intelligence when cold) its physiology, it's possible that he knew the words but couldn't normally remember them.
*** Right. At one point, OmniscientNarrator tells us that trolls
them. Trolls are not stupid, but they move to the lowlands and BECOME ''become'' stupid, due to the effect of because the warm climate on slow the working of their silicon brains. When Detritus goes to cold Uberwald, {{Uberwald}}, he starts getting smarter again.
again. When he's locked in a freezer, he almost figures out a grand unifying theory of everything.
* Montaigne had plenty to say on this topic in his Essays.''Essays''. It would seem it was his BerserkButton (but he was so politely scathing of it).



* In an early episode of TheSimpsons, when Homer & Marge thought Bart was a certified genius they took him to the opera, where he was thoroughly bored.

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* In an early episode of TheSimpsons, ''TheSimpsons'', when Homer & and Marge thought Bart was a certified genius they took him to the opera, where and he was thoroughly bored.
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