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25th Jun '17 1:46:32 AM AdamC
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** Dale is much the same way, although not to as much of an extreme. It stems more from being a {{Cloudcuckooolander}} who believes his own lies about himself and his own competence. One of the most base jokes about his character is that even though he's convinced he's on the verge of uncovering various government conspiracies, he's too dim to realize his wife has been having a very public and obvious affair for more than ten years.

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** Dale is much the same way, although not to as much of an extreme. It stems more from being a {{Cloudcuckooolander}} {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who believes his own lies about himself and his own competence. One of the most base jokes about his character is that even though he's convinced he's on the verge of uncovering various government conspiracies, he's too dim to realize his wife has been having a very public and obvious affair for more than ten years.
25th Jun '17 1:45:53 AM AdamC
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*** Notably, she was the only one to ''not'' know that Nancy had been cheating on Dale with John Redcorn, outside of Dale himself.

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*** Notably, she was the only one to ''not'' know that Nancy had been cheating on Dale with John Redcorn, outside of Dale himself. When she did find out it was only because Hank essentially spelled it out for her.


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** Dale is much the same way, although not to as much of an extreme. It stems more from being a {{Cloudcuckooolander}} who believes his own lies about himself and his own competence. One of the most base jokes about his character is that even though he's convinced he's on the verge of uncovering various government conspiracies, he's too dim to realize his wife has been having a very public and obvious affair for more than ten years.
16th Jun '17 1:00:23 PM Onlythrice
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* The Institute of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' are all scientific knowledge, with zero ''practical'' knowledge of how to apply it. [[spoiler: They've spent the last 6 decades underground going nowhere with boondoggle after boondoggle experiment, use their most impressive inventions (The Synths) as nothing but cheap slave labor and people snatchers, and trying to crack experiments (FEV virus, intelligent machines, the use of teleportation) that previous game characters and factions already did better.]]

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* The Institute of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' are all scientific knowledge, with zero ''practical'' knowledge of how to apply it. [[spoiler: They've spent the last 6 decades underground They seclude themselves underground, spending nearly two centuries going nowhere with boondoggle after boondoggle experiment, use their most impressive inventions (The Synths) [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots (the Synths)]] as nothing but cheap slave labor and people snatchers, and trying to crack experiments (FEV virus, (the Forced Evolutionary Virus, intelligent machines, the use of teleportation) that previous game characters and factions such as already did better.]]better.
** To elaborate further, the Institute is narcissistic enough to think that everyone above-ground is beneath them (not literally of course) while the Shi over in California were able to develop a vine that absorbs radiation to make land more livable, make synthetic oil out of seaweed, and in 2242 were able to rediscover nuclear power and manufacture new reactors (without relying on [[PlotDevice pre-war technology]] like the Institute), accomplishing more than the Institute ever could in a much shorter span. Also, despite the Institute claiming to have the most advanced technology, their laser weapons are less powerful than ones developed pre-war. As for their FEV program, the Institute spent a century turning people into Super Mutants with the goal of studying the effects of FEV on humans to improve the synths, but rather than working on curing them which West-Tek figured out how to do back in 2077, they simply released them into the wild.



** In National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story, Steve convinces Francine to prove her worth by solving one of the Millennium Prize Problems in mathematics. After an intense mathematics montage, Francine goes up to a professor at a college lecture and announces that she solved the Yang-Mills existence and mass gap problem. Her solution? The number 6. The professor informs her that the answer wouldn't be a number, and she frowns and walks away.

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** In National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story, Steve convinces Francine to prove her worth by solving one of the Millennium Prize Problems in mathematics. After an intense mathematics montage, Francine goes up to a professor at a college lecture and announces that she solved the Yang-Mills existence and mass gap problem. Her solution? The number 6. The professor informs her that the answer wouldn't be a number, but rather an entirely new concept in mathematics, and she frowns and walks away.
12th May '17 8:22:27 PM decoy73
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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, at least to those who don't know him well.

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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, and is impressively competent at concealing it, at least to those who don't know him well.well.
** Dolores Umbridge in ''Order of the Phoenix'' is definitely one. She has virtually no ability to actually teach Defense Against the Dark Arts (having only been put there by the Ministry as a "Ministry-approved" instructor) and is shown to be incompetent in an actual fight.
11th May '17 5:38:31 PM Trooper924
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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen [[ReassignedToAntarctica because they can't find work anywhere else]].

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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that the reason these people keep ending up in Arlen is [[ReassignedToAntarctica because they can't find work anywhere else]].
3rd May '17 9:16:30 AM mouschilight
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* Sakura Haruno is a practical {{Deconstruction}} of this trope from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. While she was one of the top students of the Academy (second only to Ino who had became the Kunoichi of the Year), she considered herself a lot stronger than the 'Dead-Last' Naruto Uzumaki since she equated 'knowing more about textbook things translates to real life'. During her first ''real'' mission in the Land of Waves, she realized Naruto was not only stronger than her but had pulled far ahead and during the Chunin Exams, she sacrificed the long hair she had grown meticulously so Sasuke would notice her in an attempt to save her teammates who were unconscious from the battle with Orochimaru. Sakura eventually becomes [[LadyOfWar Tsunade]]'s apprentice, TakesALevelInBadass in the first arc of Part II...and then has no truly memorable fights afterwards, and is TheMedic at best. However, during the last stage of the WarArc [[spoiler: she can keep up with KCM Naruto ''and'' a Complete Susano'o EMS Sasuke...until she gets OvershadowedByAwesome rather quickly, and ultimately has to rely on her two teammates yet again.]]

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* Sakura Haruno is a practical {{Deconstruction}} of this trope from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. While she was one of the top students of the Academy (second only to Ino who had became the Kunoichi of the Year), she considered herself a lot stronger than the 'Dead-Last' Naruto Uzumaki since she equated 'knowing more about textbook things translates to real life'. During her first ''real'' mission in the Land of Waves, she realized Naruto was not only stronger than her but had pulled far ahead and during the Chunin Exams, she sacrificed the long hair she had grown meticulously so Sasuke would notice her in an attempt to save her teammates who were unconscious from the battle with Orochimaru. Sakura eventually becomes [[LadyOfWar Tsunade]]'s apprentice, TakesALevelInBadass in the first arc of Part II...and then has no truly memorable fights afterwards, and is TheMedic on the sidelines at best. However, during the last stage of the WarArc [[spoiler: she can keep up with KCM Naruto ''and'' a Complete Susano'o EMS Sasuke...until she gets OvershadowedByAwesome rather quickly, and after realizing that she just CantCatchUp, she ultimately has to rely on her two teammates yet again.]]
3rd May '17 9:14:34 AM mouschilight
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* Sakura Haruno is a practical {{Deconstruction}} of this trope from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. While she was one of the top students of the Academy (second only to Ino who had became the Kunoichi of the Year), she considered herself a lot stronger than the 'Dead-Last' Naruto Uzumaki since she equated 'knowing more about textbook things translates to real life'. During her first ''real'' mission in the Land of Waves, she realized Naruto was not only stronger than her but had pulled far ahead and during the Chunin Exams, she sacrificed the long hair she had grown meticulously so Sasuke would notice her in an attempt to save her teammates who were unconscious from the battle with Orochimaru. Sakura eventually becomes [[LadyOfWar Tsunade]]'s apprentice, TakesALevelInBadass several times and during the last stage of the WarArc [[spoiler: she can keep up with KCM Naruto ''and'' a Complete Susano'o EMS Sasuke...until she gets OvershadowedByAwesome rather quickly, and ultimately has to rely on her two teammates yet again.]]

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* Sakura Haruno is a practical {{Deconstruction}} of this trope from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. While she was one of the top students of the Academy (second only to Ino who had became the Kunoichi of the Year), she considered herself a lot stronger than the 'Dead-Last' Naruto Uzumaki since she equated 'knowing more about textbook things translates to real life'. During her first ''real'' mission in the Land of Waves, she realized Naruto was not only stronger than her but had pulled far ahead and during the Chunin Exams, she sacrificed the long hair she had grown meticulously so Sasuke would notice her in an attempt to save her teammates who were unconscious from the battle with Orochimaru. Sakura eventually becomes [[LadyOfWar Tsunade]]'s apprentice, TakesALevelInBadass several times in the first arc of Part II...and then has no truly memorable fights afterwards, and is TheMedic at best. However, during the last stage of the WarArc [[spoiler: she can keep up with KCM Naruto ''and'' a Complete Susano'o EMS Sasuke...until she gets OvershadowedByAwesome rather quickly, and ultimately has to rely on her two teammates yet again.]]
3rd May '17 9:08:18 AM mouschilight
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* Sakura Haruno is a practical {{Deconstruction}} of this trope from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. While she was one of the top students of the Academy (second only to Ino who had became the Kunoichi of the Year), she considered herself a lot stronger than the 'Dead-Last' Naruto Uzumaki since she equated 'knowing more about textbook things translates to real life'. During her first ''real'' mission in the Land of Waves, she realized Naruto was not only stronger than her but had pulled far ahead and during the Chunin Exams, she sacrificed the long hair she had grown meticulously so Sasuke would notice her in an attempt to save her teammates who were unconscious from the battle with Orochimaru. Sakura eventually becomes [[LadyOfWar Tsunade]]'s apprentice, TakesALevelInBadass several times and during the last stage of the WarArc [[spoiler: she can keep up with KCM Naruto ''and'' a Complete Susano'o EMS Sasuke.]]

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* Sakura Haruno is a practical {{Deconstruction}} of this trope from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. While she was one of the top students of the Academy (second only to Ino who had became the Kunoichi of the Year), she considered herself a lot stronger than the 'Dead-Last' Naruto Uzumaki since she equated 'knowing more about textbook things translates to real life'. During her first ''real'' mission in the Land of Waves, she realized Naruto was not only stronger than her but had pulled far ahead and during the Chunin Exams, she sacrificed the long hair she had grown meticulously so Sasuke would notice her in an attempt to save her teammates who were unconscious from the battle with Orochimaru. Sakura eventually becomes [[LadyOfWar Tsunade]]'s apprentice, TakesALevelInBadass several times and during the last stage of the WarArc [[spoiler: she can keep up with KCM Naruto ''and'' a Complete Susano'o EMS Sasuke.Sasuke...until she gets OvershadowedByAwesome rather quickly, and ultimately has to rely on her two teammates yet again.]]
8th Apr '17 9:05:43 AM ironballs16
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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen [[AssignedToAntarctica because they can't find work anywhere else]].

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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen [[AssignedToAntarctica [[ReassignedToAntarctica because they can't find work anywhere else]].
8th Apr '17 9:05:27 AM ironballs16
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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen because they can't find work anywhere else.

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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen [[AssignedToAntarctica because they can't find work anywhere else.else]].
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