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6th Nov '16 4:13:10 PM Dvandemon
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* Whisper from ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' keeps on insisting he's incredibly knowledgeable on {{yokai}} when he uses a Wiki for help and gets facts wrong on his own.

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* Whisper from ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' keeps on insisting he's incredibly knowledgeable on {{yokai}} when he uses a Wiki for help and gets facts wrong on his own. It later comes out that this trope is the kind of yokai he is, with his power being spewing a gas that induces others to confidently state made-up facts to whoever's around.
5th Nov '16 9:31:52 AM Omeganian
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*** Owl is actually an example of a dead subtrope which was common back then; a Victorian school graduate with surface knowledge and a lot of arrogance. Him being barely literate merely took the trope UpToEleven.
26th Oct '16 12:48:12 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Then there's Calvin himself, who boasts to Susie that he knows enough about bats that his report "Bats: The Big Bug Scourge of the Skies" took only about 15 minutes for him to write, though her report took an entire evening. Bats are not bugs, as Susie well knows.

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** Then there's Calvin himself, who boasts to Susie that he knows enough Calvin. One arc has him write a report about bats (which he based entirely on his idea that his report "Bats: The Big Bug Scourge of the Skies" took only bats were bugs [[InsaneTrollLogic because they fly and are ugly and hairy]]) He boasts about 15 how clever it was (writing it took fifteen minutes for him as opposed to write, though her Susie's report took an entire evening. Bats are not bugs, as Susie well knows.taking all evening) and how he'd get a good grade because he put it in a clear plastic binder. The moment where his whole class tells him that bats aren't bugs is the page image for CriticalResearchFailure.
24th Oct '16 5:12:37 AM ChronoLegion
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* Neelix of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' claims to be competent at many things (diplomacy, navigation, survival, cooking...) but he fails almost every task he's given. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether he's supposed to be this trope, or if they're {{Informed Abilit|y}}ies. To be fair, Neelix is quite knowledgeable about the Delta Quadrant, which is why he's the ship's designated guide. The comedy in the character comes from his desire to prove that he's more than just a tour guide. He's also a competent cook, it's his very limited selection of ingredients that make his food less than savory.

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* Neelix of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' claims to be competent at many things (diplomacy, navigation, survival, cooking...) but he fails almost every task he's given. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether he's supposed to be this trope, or if they're {{Informed Abilit|y}}ies. To be fair, Neelix is quite knowledgeable about the Delta Quadrant, which is why he's the ship's designated guide. The comedy in the character comes from his desire to prove that he's more than just a tour guide. He's also a competent cook, it's his very limited selection of ingredients that make his food less than savory. In the case of diplomacy, he does manage to recover from a diplomatic incident caused by Janeway putting her hands on her hips, which is a grave insult to a race that relies heavily on body language. He proves himself quite adept at their "language", knowing all the right gestures and phrasing.
24th Oct '16 5:07:50 AM ChronoLegion
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* [[Creator/WillFerrell Dr. Rick Marshall]] from ''Film/LandOfTheLost'' thinks he's an expert on everything just because he's a brilliant astrophysicist. At one point, he thinks dumping urine on himself will mask his scent, despite everyone pointing out how stupid that is. Indeed, the urine helps the dinosaurs find him faster.

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* [[Creator/WillFerrell Dr. Rick Marshall]] from ''Film/LandOfTheLost'' thinks he's an expert on everything just because he's a brilliant astrophysicist. At one point, he thinks dumping urine on himself will mask his scent, despite everyone pointing out how stupid that is. Indeed, the urine helps the dinosaurs find him faster. He's pretty much consistently wrong about what he knows about dinosaurs (e.g. tiny brains, no depth perception).
18th Oct '16 5:28:46 AM Prfnoff
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* Cliff Clavin of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', to an extent that he was the original {{Trope Namer|s}}. He inherited his "gift of gab" from his mother, Ma Clavin. The big difference is that Esther actually ''knows'' what she's talking about, despite being a know-it-all herself.

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* Cliff Clavin of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', to an extent that he was the original {{Trope Namer|s}}.''Series/{{Cheers}}''. He inherited his "gift of gab" from his mother, Ma Clavin. The big difference is that Esther actually ''knows'' what she's talking about, despite being a know-it-all herself.
9th Oct '16 4:36:04 PM Generality
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Gilderoy Lockhart initially appeared to be one of these, although in the end it turns out he's well aware of his own incompetence, and is impressively competent at concealing it.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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''Literature/HarryPotter'': Gilderoy Lockhart initially appeared to be one of these, although in the end it turns out he's well aware of his own incompetence, and is impressively competent at concealing it.it, at least to those who don't know him well.
9th Oct '16 4:35:28 PM Generality
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** Gilderoy Lockhart initially appeared to be one of these, although in the end it turns out he's well aware of his own incompetence.

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** Gilderoy Lockhart initially appeared to be one of these, although in the end it turns out he's well aware of his own incompetence.incompetence, and is impressively competent at concealing it.
7th Oct '16 9:06:17 AM kyrtuck
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* Reoccuring goofball villain Pete Hutter from ''Series/theAdventuresofBriscoCountyJr''. He has a massive vocabulary of big words, and acts as if hes an expert in numerous fields, from Fine Arts to Archietecture to Economics to Train Engineering, but he ends up being one of the dumbest characters on the show.

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* Reoccuring goofball villain Pete Hutter from ''Series/theAdventuresofBriscoCountyJr''.''Series/TheAdventuresofBriscoCountyJr''. He has a massive vocabulary of big words, and acts as if hes an expert in numerous fields, from Fine Arts to Archietecture to Economics to Train Engineering, but he ends up being one of the dumbest characters on the show.
7th Oct '16 9:04:05 AM kyrtuck
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* Reoccuring goofball villain Pete Hutter from [[TheAdventuresofBriscoCountyJr]]. He has a massive vocabulary of big words, and acts as if hes an expert in numerous fields, from Fine Arts to Archietecture to Economics to Train Engineering, but he ends up being one of the dumbest characters on the show.

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* Reoccuring goofball villain Pete Hutter from [[TheAdventuresofBriscoCountyJr]].''Series/theAdventuresofBriscoCountyJr''. He has a massive vocabulary of big words, and acts as if hes an expert in numerous fields, from Fine Arts to Archietecture to Economics to Train Engineering, but he ends up being one of the dumbest characters on the show.
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