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25th Apr '16 6:01:43 PM davelerner
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* In ''Literature/BabeRuthManTankGladiator'' Throckle No'Goor insists that he's an expert on the 21st century.
17th Apr '16 1:58:53 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EnwTmCo4ro This]] Creator/RoosterTeeth Animated Adventure.
13th Apr '16 9:42:11 PM TheSinful
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* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ritsuko Akagi]] insists that she knows what's going on when confronted by something outside her understanding, despite others having as much or even better knowledge than others. Such as Shinji turning into an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Alicorn]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8296097/1/ Shinji's Nightmare.]]
* Similarly in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10050327/1/Alpha-and-Omega-Book-2-The-Fallen Alpha and Omega Book 2: The Fallen,]]'' Ritsuko claims Shinji doesn't know anything important about [[Franchise/MassEffect Councilor Tevos']] situation even though, given that Shinji's the only one who knows her species, he clearly knows more about Tevos than anyone else present. Though Ritsuko doesn't know that Shinji also has a medical doctorate from his mother's memories and has studied Asari physiology.

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* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ritsuko Akagi]] insists that she knows what's going on when confronted by something outside her understanding, despite others having as much or even better knowledge than others.her. Such as Shinji turning into an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Alicorn]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8296097/1/ Shinji's Nightmare.]]
* Similarly in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10050327/1/Alpha-and-Omega-Book-2-The-Fallen ''[[Fanfic/AlphaAndOmega Alpha and Omega Book 2: The Fallen,]]'' Ritsuko claims Shinji doesn't know anything important about [[Franchise/MassEffect Councilor Tevos']] situation even though, given that Shinji's the only one who knows her species, he clearly knows more about Tevos than anyone else present. Though Ritsuko doesn't know that Shinji also has a medical doctorate from his mother's memories and has studied Asari physiology.


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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-26870-98/RubyPaladin+The+Bunny+Hutch.htm Hail to the King]]'', [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Maggie Walsh]] dismisses the claims of a giant monster being Godzilla "unlike her lesser educated colleagues" only for the President to show her a video of Godzilla fighting a giant monster and saying, "It's a 30 story lizard that breathes fire. That's Godzilla."
13th Apr '16 6:04:02 PM WillKeaton
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* The character of Dottore in classic CommediaDellArte is often played as smugly satisfied with his own learning, despite his ineffectiveness. In a script that cast him as a medical doctor, for example, he would speak perfect Latin, but his patients would all die.

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* The character of Dottore in classic CommediaDellArte ''CommediaDellArte'' is often played as smugly satisfied with his own learning, despite his ineffectiveness. In a script that cast him as a medical doctor, for example, he would speak perfect Latin, but his patients would all die.



* Rinnosuke of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. You know all those descriptive first-person narratives he makes in ''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Curiosities_of_Lotus_Asia Curiosities of Lotus Asia]]'' that seem to describe the inner workings of Gensokyo? Well, as [[WordOfGod ZUN reveals]] in the [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Curiosities_of_Lotus_Asia/Afterword Afterword]]...

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* Rinnosuke of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. You know all those descriptive first-person narratives he makes in ''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Curiosities_of_Lotus_Asia Curiosities of Lotus Asia]]'' that seem to describe the inner workings of Gensokyo? Well, as [[WordOfGod ZUN reveals]] in the [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Curiosities_of_Lotus_Asia/Afterword Afterword]]...Afterword...]]
13th Apr '16 6:03:06 PM WillKeaton
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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 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.
13th Apr '16 6:01:03 PM WillKeaton
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* BigBad of FanFic/AngelOfTheBat The Seraphim really jerks back and forth on this. He is capable to quoting and is an active reference to obscure and unusual aspects of Christian history and mythology, but as Batman points out, he wasn’t even smart enough to use the singular aspect of his title, making it grammatically incorrect. (His title should be “The Seraph”, “The Seraphim” is plural)

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* BigBad of FanFic/AngelOfTheBat ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat'' The Seraphim really jerks back and forth on this. He is capable to quoting and is an active reference to obscure and unusual aspects of Christian history and mythology, but as Batman points out, he wasn’t even smart enough to use the singular aspect of his title, making it grammatically incorrect. (His title should be “The Seraph”, “The Seraphim” is plural)
13th Apr '16 6:00:44 PM WillKeaton
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* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ritsuko Akagi]] insists that she knows what's going on when confronted by something outside her understanding, despite others having as much or even better knowledge than others. Such as Shinji turning into an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Alicorn]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8296097/1/ Shinji's Nightmare]].
* Similarly in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10050327/1/Alpha-and-Omega-Book-2-The-Fallen Alpha and Omega Book 2: The Fallen]]'', Ritsuko claims Shinji doesn't know anything important about [[Franchise/MassEffect Councilor Tevos']] situation even though, given that Shinji's the only one who knows her species, he clearly knows more about Tevos than anyone else present. Though Ritsuko doesn't know that Shinji also has a medical doctorate from his mother's memories and has studied Asari physiology.

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* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ritsuko Akagi]] insists that she knows what's going on when confronted by something outside her understanding, despite others having as much or even better knowledge than others. Such as Shinji turning into an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Alicorn]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8296097/1/ Shinji's Nightmare]].
Nightmare.]]
* Similarly in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10050327/1/Alpha-and-Omega-Book-2-The-Fallen Alpha and Omega Book 2: The Fallen]]'', Fallen,]]'' Ritsuko claims Shinji doesn't know anything important about [[Franchise/MassEffect Councilor Tevos']] situation even though, given that Shinji's the only one who knows her species, he clearly knows more about Tevos than anyone else present. Though Ritsuko doesn't know that Shinji also has a medical doctorate from his mother's memories and has studied Asari physiology.
13th Apr '16 6:00:25 PM WillKeaton
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* Brainy Smurf has a library of books, all written by him, all useless. Whenever he gives a useless lecture to Franchise/TheSmurfs, they hit him with a hammer[[note]]The series changes this to the more familiar throwing him out of the village[[/note]]. He also insists that "Papa Smurf is always right."

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* Brainy Smurf has a library of books, all written by him, all useless. Whenever he gives a useless lecture to Franchise/TheSmurfs, they hit him with a hammer[[note]]The hammer.[[note]]The series changes this to the more familiar throwing him out of the village[[/note]]. village.[[/note]] He also insists that "Papa Smurf is always right."
1st Apr '16 3:29:35 PM ironballs16
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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.
29th Mar '16 8:37:56 AM TheCuza
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** This is taken to its logical extreme in one episode, in which Peggy accidentally takes a Mexican girl home after misunderstanding her. After she returns the child, she's arrested and tried for kidnapping. She is ultimately acquitted after her attorney has her testify to the court in Spanish, showing the judge that she really did understand Spanish so poorly that the "kidnapping" had been accidental.

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** This is taken to its logical extreme in one episode, in which Peggy takes her class on a field trip to Mexico and accidentally takes a Mexican girl home after misunderstanding her. After she returns the child, she's arrested and tried for kidnapping. She is ultimately acquitted after her attorney has her testify to the court in Spanish, showing the judge that she really did understand Spanish so poorly that the "kidnapping" had been accidental.



---->'''Judge:''' *translated from Spanish* <Not Guilty>
---->'''Peggy:''' Oh God! I'm going to jail!!

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---->'''Judge:''' *translated from Spanish* <Not Guilty>
---->'''Peggy:'''
''[in Spanish]'' Not Guilty!\\
'''Peggy:'''
Oh God! I'm going to jail!!jail!
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