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28th Dec '16 11:57:47 AM Schol-R-LEA
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** Ayla Goodkind (Phase) often comes across this way as well, especially regarding financial matters, with an extra icing of ''noblesse oblige''. Turning 300 million into over a billion before the age of fifteen may have something to do with this. When he and Jobe collaborated, it took all Phase's massive self-control to keep from tearing the Crown Prince(ss) to pieces.

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** Ayla Goodkind (Phase) often comes across this way as well, especially regarding financial matters, with an extra icing of ''noblesse oblige''.''[[ChronicHeroSyndrome noblesse oblige]]''. Turning 300 million into over a billion before the age of fifteen may have something to do with this. When he and Jobe collaborated, it took all Phase's massive self-control to keep from tearing the Crown Prince(ss) to pieces.
25th Dec '16 3:47:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Professor Karl Friedrich Boerne, the pathologist in the Münster ''{{Tatort}}'' is not only the best there is at dissecting and analysing corpses, but also an expert on several other subjects, is fluent (though not accent-free) in English, French and Russian, has given piano recitals and performed as a stage magician, has won prizes playing golf and showjumping, and is an expert fencer. And he's always ready to let you know how good he is at everything...

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* Professor Karl Friedrich Boerne, the pathologist in the Münster ''{{Tatort}}'' ''Series/{{Tatort}}'' is not only the best there is at dissecting and analysing corpses, but also an expert on several other subjects, is fluent (though not accent-free) in English, French and Russian, has given piano recitals and performed as a stage magician, has won prizes playing golf and showjumping, and is an expert fencer. And he's always ready to let you know how good he is at everything...
7th Dec '16 9:28:27 AM Odacon_Spy
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* The Riddler in ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamCity'': "And as you lie blubbering on the floor like an ignorant child, you'll know...that the Riddler is better than you!" To the point where even his own Mooks hate his guts.

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* The Riddler in ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamCity'': Riddler, as part of InferioritySuperiorityComplex, acts like this all throughout the ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. "And as you lie blubbering on the floor like an ignorant child, you'll know...that the Riddler is better than you!" is actually one of his ''tamer'' quotes. To the point where even his own Mooks hate his guts.
5th Dec '16 12:57:24 PM Kakai
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+ Professor Berthold, from Daniel Pennac's ''Cycle of Malaussene'', has an extremely high opinion of himself, calls his students "band of gnomes", and is quite prone to make disasters. However, he's an excellent surgeon, and even his "disasters" require an incredible amount of medical skill to pull them off.

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+ * Professor Berthold, from Daniel Pennac's ''Cycle of Malaussene'', has an extremely high opinion of himself, calls his students "band of gnomes", and is quite prone to make disasters. However, he's an excellent surgeon, and even his "disasters" require an incredible amount of medical skill to pull them off.off.
* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'':
** Harmodius is both one of the most powerful and one of the most skilled sorcerers of his era, and he's acutely aware of both of those facts. As a result, while a great help to the heroes, he has the mentality of "of course I'm right" and "if I can't see a solution, it doesn't exist", which infuriates other characters to no end.
** The Red Knight is a brilliant tactician, an avid schemer and a great sorcerer to boot, but he's an insufferable AttentionWhore with the need to always be the smartest person in the room. While not as infuriating as Harmodius is, he still leaves many of his allies rolling their eyes.
25th Nov '16 11:44:35 AM Arcana4th
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' has Bakugou Katsuki, a GeniusBruiser and TheRival to the main character. He spent the first 15 years of his life being showered with praise about his wits, quirk and prowess in battle, to no one's surprise, he has a brutal HairTriggerTemper, gets violent and shouts at the slightest tease, and has varying degrees of PsychoticSmirk in his face [[BloodKnight whenever he fights]]. He gets massive pieces of HumblePie thrown at him during the entire run of the manga, including the guy who he always looked down defeating him, TheAce of the class basically ignores him because he sees Midoriya as the real top of the class, various character show potential to defeat him and even [[spoiler:getting kidnapped with Midoriya leading a rescue group to find him]].
25th Nov '16 1:22:00 AM Zoriax91
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+ Professor Berthold, from Daniel Pennac's ''Cycle of Malaussene'', has an extremely high opinion of himself, calls his students "band of gnomes", and is quite prone to make disasters. However, he's an excellent surgeon, and even his "disasters" require an incredible amount of medical skill to pull them off.
17th Nov '16 2:19:03 PM MovieNut14
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-->'''Sherlock:''' Look at you lot: you're all so ''vacant''. Is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing.

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-->'''Sherlock:''' --->'''Sherlock:''' Look at you lot: you're all so ''vacant''. Is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing.



--> '''John''': Why didn't I think of that?
--> '''Sherlock''': Because you're an idiot. No, no, no, don't be like that; practically everyone is.

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--> '''John''': --->'''John''': Why didn't I think of that?
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'''Sherlock''': Because you're an idiot. No, no, no, don't be like that; practically everyone is.is.
*** Worth mentioning that all those quotes are within ''[[Recap/SherlockS01E01AStudyInPink the same episode]]''.
6th Nov '16 8:55:51 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ''Doctor Doom'': Victor Von Doom! of the Marvelverse is renowned for his villainous arrogance.

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* ''Doctor Doom'': ''SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom'': Victor Von Doom! of the Marvelverse is renowned for his villainous arrogance.
2nd Nov '16 4:46:50 PM __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.

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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.
eventually, by simple probability theory.
18th Oct '16 4:23:14 AM Spindriver
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* ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'': While fashion photographer Domenico is not just a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} but vain to the point of {{narcissis|t}}m, he is clearly very good at his job, having an international reputation in the business. Notably, his ex-wife Zoé, who finds him ''very'' annoying, still continues to work with him when she could doubtless do very well independently.
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