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4th Jul '17 6:03:33 AM Willbyr
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* ''GetBackers'': Ban Midou is this, all the way. He's characterized and {{lampshaded}} numerous times as being a major InsufferableGenius that insults and looks down on (almost) everyone he meets, and loves to flaunt his superiority. In fact, according to his profile in the manga omake, he's described as an extremely prideful person whom most people dislike initially. In the ''Birth'' Arc (which chronicles when Ban and Ginji first became Get Backers), he's shown to be even ''more'' big headed, telling Ginji to call him "LORD Ban," and gloats about how he's a genius, demanding Ginji to praise him for figuring out a strategy to defeat Takuma Fudou. Of course, all of this is completely justified, seeing how he is ''the'' strongest and smartest character in the entire series. As a matter of fact, he actually has the power to [[spoiler: bend things to his will if he believes it]].

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* ''GetBackers'': ''Manga/GetBackers'': Ban Midou is this, all the way. He's characterized and {{lampshaded}} numerous times as being a major InsufferableGenius that insults and looks down on (almost) everyone he meets, and loves to flaunt his superiority. In fact, according to his profile in the manga omake, he's described as an extremely prideful person whom most people dislike initially. In the ''Birth'' Arc (which chronicles when Ban and Ginji first became Get Backers), he's shown to be even ''more'' big headed, telling Ginji to call him "LORD Ban," and gloats about how he's a genius, demanding Ginji to praise him for figuring out a strategy to defeat Takuma Fudou. Of course, all of this is completely justified, seeing how he is ''the'' strongest and smartest character in the entire series. As a matter of fact, he actually has the power to [[spoiler: bend things to his will if he believes it]].
1st Jul '17 6:48:55 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat is really smart anyway, but when you compare him to [[SurroundedByIdiots the people around him]], he seems like a super-genius. As a result of this, he considers himself to be above the rest of the cast.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
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Mr. Cat is really smart anyway, but when you compare him to [[SurroundedByIdiots the people around him]], he seems like a super-genius. As a result of this, he considers himself to be above the rest of the cast.cast.
** When Stumpy is given SuddenIntelligence in one episode, he turns into a know-it-all and becomes so annoying that [[AxCrazy Mr. Cat]] considers killing him.
27th Jun '17 1:10:25 PM Austin
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** There's also The Riddler, from his RoguesGallery, who frequently taunts [[GeniusBruiser Batman]] about his supposed stupidity.

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** There's also The Riddler, ComicBook/TheRiddler, from his RoguesGallery, who frequently taunts [[GeniusBruiser Batman]] about his supposed stupidity.



* Loki of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' usually ventures here when his plans are working (especially against Thor, since intelligence and magic are the only places he can outclass his older brother). Seeing as how he's often shown to be the Marvel Universe's resident master of the whole spectrum of ThePlan, he sometimes deserves it.

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* Loki ComicBook/{{Loki}} of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' usually ventures here when his plans are working (especially against Thor, since intelligence and magic are the only places he can outclass his older brother). Seeing as how he's often shown to be the Marvel Universe's resident master of the whole spectrum of ThePlan, he sometimes deserves it.



* Doc Ock is particularly bad about this in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', especially when gallivanting around as ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan''. Notably, he scoffs at Peter's lack of scientific advancements, despite knowing he invented the advanced web shooter tech when he was fifteen, and has been too busy saving the world since then (often from Ock himself) to do much research. But nope, Ock's still "superior" to all other scientists. It gets so bad that, after he is told by Spidey about his HeelRealization and HeroicSuicide at the end of the ''Superior'' saga, he comes to the conclusion that the only reason he would do such a thing is because Peter's brain couldn't handle his genius and it affected him.

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* *[[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Doc Ock Ock]] is particularly bad about this in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', especially when gallivanting around as ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan''. Notably, he scoffs at Peter's lack of scientific advancements, despite knowing he invented the advanced web shooter tech when he was fifteen, and has been too busy saving the world since then (often from Ock himself) to do much research. But nope, Ock's still "superior" to all other scientists. It gets so bad that, after he is told by Spidey about his HeelRealization and HeroicSuicide at the end of the ''Superior'' saga, he comes to the conclusion that the only reason he would do such a thing is because Peter's brain couldn't handle his genius and it affected him.
17th Jun '17 4:35:43 AM __Vano
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At first glance, Adam the Insufferable Genius appears to be exactly the type who's doomed to learn AnAesop about humility: he's very talented, he ''knows'' he's very talented, and he doesn't mind telling you repeatedly what a talented person he is. But the difference between him and your [[TookALevelInJerkass standard-issue loudmouth]] is that he really '''''IS''''' that good, and when you need someone with his skills to save the day, he always comes through. So you have to concede that at least a ''little'' of his arrogance is justified -- not enough to make you forget that he's got the [[InsultToRocks social skills of a buzzsaw]], but enough that you can tolerate his ego if that's what it takes to keep him around. Not that he can't ever be hit with AnAesop of some kind. In particular, every Insufferable Genius constantly runs the risk of humiliation if they ever make a mistake -- which they are more or less bound to do eventually, by simple probability theory.

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At first glance, Adam the Insufferable Genius appears to be exactly the type who's doomed to learn AnAesop about humility: he's very talented, he ''knows'' he's very talented, and he doesn't mind telling you repeatedly what a talented person he is. But the difference between him and your [[TookALevelInJerkass [[SmallNameBigEgo standard-issue loudmouth]] is that he really '''''IS''''' that good, and when you need someone with his skills to save the day, he always comes through. So you have to concede that at least a ''little'' of his arrogance is justified -- not enough to make you forget that he's got the [[InsultToRocks social skills of a buzzsaw]], but enough that you can tolerate his ego if that's what it takes to keep him around. Not that he can't ever be hit with AnAesop of some kind. In particular, every Insufferable Genius constantly runs the risk of humiliation if they ever make a mistake -- which they are more or less bound to do eventually, by simple probability theory.
15th May '17 10:46:16 PM eschlowx
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** When Albus Dumbledore was young, he was like this as well. After his arrogance led to certain tragic consequences, he learned to keep his ego in check, pointing out that people who don't just wind up turning into self-destructive fools.

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** When Albus Dumbledore was young, he was like this as well. After his arrogance led to certain tragic consequences, he learned to keep his ego in check, pointing out that people who don't just wind up turning into self-destructive fools. That said, he still has his moments in the series proper.
--->'''Dumbledore''': In fact, being, forgive me, rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger
15th May '17 10:41:02 PM eschlowx
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** EvilGenius Opal Koboi also counts, as well as Artemis' DistaffCounterpart Minerva Paradizo from the fifth book.
14th May '17 4:35:39 PM nombretomado
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* Victor Niguel from ''TraumaCenter'' is simultaneously a genius, a narcissist, and a misanthrope with little patience for anyone less intelligent than him. Which is just about everyone. And in the very, ''very'' few cases where he's wrong, he's the only one who beats himself up over it.

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* Victor Niguel from ''TraumaCenter'' ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' is simultaneously a genius, a narcissist, and a misanthrope with little patience for anyone less intelligent than him. Which is just about everyone. And in the very, ''very'' few cases where he's wrong, he's the only one who beats himself up over it.



* Wave the Swallow from the ''SonicRiders'' series is as snarky as she is intelligent. She makes it her personal business to insult the younger and more humble genius Tails every opportunity she gets.

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* Wave the Swallow from the ''SonicRiders'' ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' series is as snarky as she is intelligent. She makes it her personal business to insult the younger and more humble genius Tails every opportunity she gets.
8th May '17 5:13:18 PM CountDorku
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* ''SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom'': Victor Von Doom! of the Marvelverse is renowned for his villainous arrogance.
* Doom's nemesis, Reed Richards of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', approaches this occasionally. He actually uses his genius for the betterment of mankind([[ReedRichardsIsUseless sometimes]]).

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* ''SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom'': Victor Von Doom! of the Marvelverse is renowned for his villainous arrogance.
arrogance. His original enmity with Reed Richards came about because he refused to consider the possibility that he could make an error, then, when the machine blew up in his face (literally), he concluded that Richards had sabotaged it.
* Doom's nemesis, Reed Richards of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', approaches this occasionally. He actually uses his genius for the betterment of mankind([[ReedRichardsIsUseless mankind ([[ReedRichardsIsUseless sometimes]]).
4th May '17 8:00:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' will occasionally anger others by gloating about how his being a robot makes him smarter than them. The one most frequently cheesed off by this behavior is his math teacher Mr. [=McMcMc=].
29th Apr '17 5:26:10 AM Flame
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** Also, Jace Beleren. He is powerful mage genius with several deficiency in social skills. Bonus points for [[CrowningMomentOfFunny actually realizing this]] in one of the stories. Through telepathic shenanigans, he manages to meet a copy of himself within the recesses of his mind. He finds the experience deeply frustrating.
--> ''The copy tapped his foot in a way Jace recognized all too well.''
--> '''Jace''': ''(in melodramatic manner)'' I don't know if I can ever interact with another human again. I'm too annoying to be with.
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