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31st Aug '17 8:02:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Comicbook/{{Hardware}}; see DwayneMcDuffie[='=]s run on ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' for numerous examples. He spends most of this time snarking about how easily he was able to break into JLA headquarters and how easy it was to hack into their communicators system. This angers [[GreenLantern John Stewart]] who at one point angrily yells "Okay, we get it! You're smarter than us."

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* Comicbook/{{Hardware}}; see DwayneMcDuffie[='=]s Creator/DwayneMcDuffie[='=]s run on ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' for numerous examples. He spends most of this time snarking about how easily he was able to break into JLA headquarters and how easy it was to hack into their communicators system. This angers [[GreenLantern John Stewart]] who at one point angrily yells "Okay, we get it! You're smarter than us."
27th Aug '17 9:07:45 AM DocJamore
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->''"People who boast about their IQ are losers."''
-->-- '''StephenHawking'''

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->''"People who boast about their ->''"A shame. If you were anything akin to me, perhaps we could've become friends. Then again, you would need an IQ are losers.of more than 200 to meet the minimum criteria."''
-->-- '''StephenHawking'''
'''Bedman''' to... [[MirrorMatch himself]], ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty Gear: Xrd]]''



In some way or another, the Insufferable Genius' inflated ego is merely [[FreudianExcuse a petty facade]] that compensates for any insecurities and shortcomings, perceived or otherwise. They may also be [[AxCrazy legitimately crazy]] and truly believe they're above everyone else. Sometimes, though they actually can reveal a personable and compassionate side of themselves along with a deep, dark secret revealing why they're the way they are, in which case they have BigEgoHiddenDepths. Regardless, while people may have the right to boast about themselves, there's never really any real reason to do so in such an overt manner, especially, if it can be backed up. Despite any "justification", arrogance is usually indicative of weakness, immaturity, stupidity, poor character and the like; something the Insufferable Genius would be too proud to realize.

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In some way or another, the Insufferable Genius' inflated ego is merely [[FreudianExcuse a petty facade]] that compensates for any insecurities and shortcomings, perceived or otherwise. They may also be [[AxCrazy legitimately crazy]] crazy and truly believe they're above everyone else. Sometimes, though they actually can reveal a personable and compassionate side of themselves along with a deep, dark secret revealing why they're the way they are, in which case they have BigEgoHiddenDepths. Regardless, while people may have the right to boast about themselves, there's never really any real reason to do so in such an overt manner, especially, if it can be backed up. Despite any "justification", arrogance is usually indicative of weakness, immaturity, stupidity, poor character and the like; something the Insufferable Genius would be too proud to realize.
21st Aug '17 10:37:47 AM otemple700
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->''"people who boast about their IQ are losers."''

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->''"people ->''"People who boast about their IQ are losers."''
21st Aug '17 10:37:27 AM otemple700
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->''"A shame. If you were anything akin to me, perhaps we could've become friends. Then again, you would need an IQ of more than 200 to meet the minimum criteria."''
-->-- '''Bedman''' to... [[MirrorMatch himself]], ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty Gear: Xrd]]''

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->''"A shame. If you were anything akin to me, perhaps we could've become friends. Then again, you would need an ->''"people who boast about their IQ of more than 200 to meet the minimum criteria.are losers."''
-->-- '''Bedman''' to... [[MirrorMatch himself]], ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Guilty Gear: Xrd]]''
'''StephenHawking'''
20th Aug '17 8:24:11 AM EfficaciousPantheress
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* Professor Abronsius from ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'' has undergone AdaptationalIntelligence and sings a whole song about how smart he is and proving it later on by singing a song consisting entirely of authors whose books he read. Apart from those two songs (and his bit in the finale) he is not overly boastful, but his exceedingly inquisitve nature combined with a certain amount of tactlessness doesn't make him very popular with the villagers, who live in denial.
28th Jul '17 8:28:09 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''VisualNovel/{{SOON}}'': ''Both'' Atlas and Fang at any point of the timeline, with baby!Atlas being the only exception. Extra points to Fang, who titled her autobiography "My life as a genius". Even for the author of the scientific research that helped to save the world from GlobalWarming and Nobel peace prize laureate, that's pushing it.
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.
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