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4th Aug '17 8:18:58 PM allyn211
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** Mr. Spock of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fame was a Crouching Scholar. As a half Vulcan, he was much stronger than his human peers, had combat training, could [[TapOnTheHead nerve pinch]] most enemies into submission, and aside from bantering with [=McCoy=] never [[SmugSuper lorded his abilities over anyone.]] This is made very apparent in the 2009 reboot ''Film/StarTrek'' films, where [[spoiler:when Kirk manages to ''break'' Spock's BerserkButton, he is thrashed from one end of the bridge to another and is very nearly choked to death (Kirk did this to make SPock realize he was not in the best state to command a ship]]. In [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness the sequel]], [[spoiler:he proceeds to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and go toe-to-toe with OneManArmy SuperSoldier ''Khan Noonien Singh'', who had previously massacred an entire platoon of Klingons single-handedly and was only mildly annoyed at Kirk's best attempt to beat him up. He even fully used the nerve pinch to make Khan ''suffer.'' The only reason Spock didn't kill him was because Khan's blood could revive Kirk.]].

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** Mr. Spock of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fame was a Crouching Scholar. As a half Vulcan, he was much stronger than his human peers, had combat training, could [[TapOnTheHead nerve pinch]] most enemies into submission, and aside from bantering with [=McCoy=] never [[SmugSuper lorded his abilities over anyone.]] This is made very apparent in the 2009 reboot ''Film/StarTrek'' films, where [[spoiler:when Kirk manages to ''break'' Spock's BerserkButton, he is thrashed from one end of the bridge to another and is very nearly choked to death (Kirk did this to make SPock Spock realize he was not in the best state to command a ship]]. In [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness the sequel]], [[spoiler:he proceeds to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and go toe-to-toe with OneManArmy SuperSoldier ''Khan Noonien Singh'', who had previously massacred an entire platoon of Klingons single-handedly and was only mildly annoyed at Kirk's best attempt to beat him up. He even fully used the nerve pinch to make Khan ''suffer.'' The only reason Spock didn't kill him was because Khan's blood could revive Kirk.]].
2nd Aug '17 8:54:04 PM tiiger
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* Noah Kuttler, The Calculator, in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is a genius hacker. He's no match in combat for most of the show's other villains, but when Damien Darkh sends Brick and others after him, he proves skilled enough with a shotgun to hold out until he's rescued by Team Arrow.
27th May '17 10:22:18 PM merotoker
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Tsuchimikado Motoharu is primarily a wisecraking spy and omnyouji, but has the combat skills to beat the protagonist in hand-to-hand combat.[[note]]The protagonist is only special because of his hand's ability to cancel supernatural powers, he is otherwise completely normal and as well as completely untrained in combat.[[/note]]

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Tsuchimikado Motoharu is primarily a wisecraking wisecracking spy and omnyouji, but has the combat skills to beat the protagonist in hand-to-hand combat.[[note]]The protagonist is only special because of his hand's ability to cancel supernatural powers, he is otherwise completely normal and as well as completely untrained in combat.[[/note]]



* Tej, in Film/TheFastAndTheFurious movies is the SmartGuy for Dom's team, noticeably smaller than the other men, and never attempts to fight any of the villains directly (though he does participate in car chases). Never the less, when a security guard corners him in the seventh film, Tej casually '''annihilates''' the guy in a matter of seconds with a series of blows so fast, the guard is unconscious before he hits the ground.

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* Tej, in Film/TheFastAndTheFurious ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' movies is the SmartGuy TheSmartGuy for Dom's team, noticeably smaller than the other men, and never attempts to fight any of the villains directly (though he does participate in car chases). Never the less, when a security guard corners him in the seventh film, Tej casually '''annihilates''' the guy in a matter of seconds with a series of blows so fast, the guard is unconscious before he hits the ground.






* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', the eponymous protagonist, is a "LabRat" (with an MD) who took "courses in advanced jujitsu". While he usually strikes by surprise, he was able to clash with a heavily muscled police sergeant who is ex-special forces, and able to best him while Dexter was hancuffed and the cop had a pistol drawn.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', the eponymous protagonist, is a "LabRat" (with an MD) who took "courses in advanced jujitsu". While he usually strikes by surprise, he was able to clash with a heavily muscled police sergeant who is ex-special forces, and able to best him while Dexter was hancuffed handcuffed and the cop had a pistol drawn.






* Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider'' is just searching for ancient artifacts, but if a T-rex, dark entity or [[OneWingedAngel Super-powered queen of an ancient civilzation]] gets in her way, she ''will'' take it out.

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* Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider'' is just searching for ancient artifacts, but if a T-rex, dark entity or [[OneWingedAngel Super-powered queen of an ancient civilzation]] civilization]] gets in her way, she ''will'' take it out.



* Canas of ''FireEmblem: Blazing Sword'' is an easily-missed, slightly klutzy and very calm shaman who spends his days studying and traveling to learn more about the dar- sorry, ''[[InsistentTerminology arcane]]'' arts. Recruit him and train him up, and he'll be able to take down the final boss in a turn or two on his own.

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* Canas of ''FireEmblem: ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: Blazing Sword'' is an easily-missed, slightly klutzy and very calm shaman who spends his days studying and traveling to learn more about the dar- sorry, ''[[InsistentTerminology arcane]]'' arts. Recruit him and train him up, and he'll be able to take down the final boss in a turn or two on his own.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "By Word of Mouse" the professor mouse is able to fend off [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "By Word of Mouse" the professor mouse is able to fend off [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester]].WesternAnimation/{{Sylvester|TheCatAndTweetyBird}}.
19th Apr '17 2:00:47 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' gives us the head of Arachnos, Lord Recluse, the game's BigBad. He mostly stays in his tower, outlines plans and creates nigh-perfect tactics and XanatosSpeedChess level counter-attacks for the forces of evil. If you actually manage to beat his four CoDragons, endanger a major operation or, heaven-help-you, actually bring the fight to him, he will leave said tower and proceed to beat the ever-loving-hell out of you himself, before going right back into his tower and calling one of his armies to come clean-up the mess.
** Lord Recluse's attendants [[BadassBureaucrat the Arachnos Arbiters]] take after their boss to a lesser degree. They are more or less law-enforcers for the ''City of Villains'' (because the few base-laws that do exist there are crucial to their society). To qualify as an Arbiter one must be a veteran soldier of Arachnos and submit to Arachnos brain-conditioning to be both a worthy enforcer and psychologically incapable of corruption. Almost none of the Arbiters ever need to resort to raising anything more heavy-duty than a pencil, which is because assaulting one prompts an army sized man-hunt. But when one is actually given kill orders you will see all those years as working up the military-chain put to terrifying effect.
5th Mar '17 7:27:49 AM Discar
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Mack is a self-taught engineer (and a good one), but whenever things get hairy, he demonstrates exactly how he survived the HYDRA uprising. Eventually he becomes a front line agent full-time, but he would much rather be fixing the agency's cars and quinjets.
-->'''Mack's Brother:''' You're really good at this stuff, huh?\\
'''Mack:''' Reuben, I'm a mechanic. I ''hate'' "this stuff."
16th Feb '17 12:36:58 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Despite being a GuileHero who relies primarily on his wits, Tyrion proves a reasonably competent fighter in the Battle of the Blackwater.
25th Jan '17 6:59:17 AM Eddy1215
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Compare BadassBookworm (for whom this is not an unusual trait), and the more extreme version GeniusBruiser. Contrast DumbassNoMore. See also MartialPacifist.

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Compare BadassBookworm (for whom this is not an unusual trait), and the more extreme version GeniusBruiser. Contrast DumbassNoMore. See also MartialPacifist.
MartialPacifist. See also UnderestimatingBadassery if one thinks this guy is all brain and no brawn.
11th Jan '17 11:40:40 PM PaulA
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* Dale Arden, from ''Film/FlashGordon''.

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* Dale Arden, from ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''.
5th Dec '16 7:00:55 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': The ten orders of the Knights Radiant were charged with protecting humanity from the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Voidbringers]]. By the modern era, the common assumption is that all the Knights were frontline fighters, but the truth is that many of the Orders were scholars or healers. However, no matter the Order, every Knight had a [[SoulCuttingBlade Shardblade]] and [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]], making them extremely dangerous when they did choose to fight.
29th Nov '16 1:45:53 PM MacedonianKing
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* [[SternTeacher Kuzuki Souichirou]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. He's the protagonist's homeroom teacher who dictates history and ethics classes. [[spoiler: Also a highly skilled assassin]].

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* [[SternTeacher Kuzuki Souichirou]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. He's the protagonist's homeroom teacher who dictates history and ethics classes. [[spoiler: Also He is also a highly skilled retired assassin]].
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