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24th Mar '18 2:07:58 PM MadAnthony94
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** ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was similarly nerdy, but it consumed him until he became embittered, vengeful, and villainous. Ultimate Nick Fury believes (and some writers agree) that Peter might have gone the same way if he'd never gotten the confidence booster that is radioactive spider bites.

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** ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was similarly nerdy, but it consumed him until he became embittered, vengeful, and villainous. Ultimate Nick Fury believes (and some writers agree) that Peter might have gone the same way if he'd never gotten the confidence booster that is radioactive spider bites.For this reason he's often played as Peter's ShadowArchetype.
24th Mar '18 1:03:21 PM MadAnthony94
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** ComicBook/DrOctopus had a similar upbringing to Peter, but became embittered, vengeful, and villainous. Ultimate Nick Fury believes (and some writers agree) that Peter might have gone the same way if he'd never gotten the confidence booster that is radioactive spider bites.

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** ComicBook/DrOctopus had a similar upbringing to Peter, ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was similarly nerdy, but it consumed him until he became embittered, vengeful, and villainous. Ultimate Nick Fury believes (and some writers agree) that Peter might have gone the same way if he'd never gotten the confidence booster that is radioactive spider bites.
24th Mar '18 1:02:21 PM MadAnthony94
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* [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]. A scientific genius from a young age, rather milquetoast from being raised by a loving but elderly couple, and in early appearances socially inept and unfashionable (but he got ProgressivelyPrettier and more confident, to the point some argue he's become a mere HollywoodNerd).
** ComicBook/DrOctopus had a similar upbringing to Peter, but became embittered, vengeful, and villainous. Ultimate Nick Fury believes (and some writers agree) that Peter might have gone the same way if he'd never gotten the confidence booster that is radioactive spider bites.
** And sort of deconstructed with ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099''. Miguel was a fairly nerdy kid, just like Peter... but this meant he went on to private education and a high-paying job. Instead of being shy and reserved, he became pretty self-centered and arrogant. This sort of shows how the stereotype has evolved over time.
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11th Feb '18 1:38:33 AM ErraticQuelea
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** Amy Farrah Fowler despite her energetic personality.

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** Amy Farrah Fowler despite her energetic personality.Fowler.
11th Feb '18 1:26:01 AM ErraticQuelea
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** Played straight with Amy Farrah Fowler.

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** Played straight with Amy Farrah Fowler.Fowler despite her energetic personality.
8th Feb '18 4:37:53 PM Noah1
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->''"If you wanna be a nerd like me, you gotta make some unique sacrifices: No physical fitness, no social popularity, and most importantly -- ''([[AdjustingYourGlasses adjusts specs]])'' --[[BrosBeforeHoes no girls. Nerds before birds.]]"''

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[[caption-width-right:350:''And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo\\
and bring back an It-Kutch, a Preep, and a Proo,\\
[[TropeNamers a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too!]]'']]
->''"If you wanna be a nerd like me, you gotta make some unique sacrifices: No physical fitness, no social popularity, and most importantly -- ''([[AdjustingYourGlasses adjusts specs]])'' --[[BrosBeforeHoes -- [[BrosBeforeHoes no girls. Nerds before birds.]]"''



One of the odd features of the nerd on TV is that they will be over-formally dressed (probably as a result of the HollywoodDressCode) usually, at ''least'' a plaid polo shirt and slacks. In fact, in real life, both nerds and {{geek}}s tend to dress ''more'' casually than the average person, because they usually don't care as much about clothes or appearances. The hyper-formality is likely due to another stigma - that nerds let their parents dress them. There sure are some nerds whose clothes would fit the stereotype, though.

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One of the odd features of the nerd on TV is that they will be over-formally dressed (probably as a result of the HollywoodDressCode) usually, at ''least'' a plaid polo shirt and slacks. In fact, in real life, both nerds and {{geek}}s tend to dress ''more'' casually than the average person, because they usually don't care as much about clothes or appearances. The hyper-formality is likely due to another stigma - -- that nerds let their parents dress them. There sure are some nerds whose clothes would fit the stereotype, though.
26th Jan '18 2:55:45 AM jormis29
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* Creator/JerryLewis played a ComicBooks nerd in ''Artists and Models''. An early example. He also played a nerdy character in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.

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* Creator/JerryLewis played a ComicBooks nerd in ''Artists and Models''.''Film/ArtistsAndModels''. An early example. He also played a nerdy character in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.
17th Sep '17 9:33:59 AM nombretomado
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* The eponymous character of ''Film/{{Adam}}'', due to his AspergerSyndrome.

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* The eponymous character of ''Film/{{Adam}}'', due to his AspergerSyndrome.UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome.
26th Aug '17 8:37:04 AM Omeganian
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* ''Literature/TheNewestPlutarch'' features Go Nan Jen, a Chinese official who believed that the proper way to defeat an enemy is moving in a way that resembles the hieroglyphs for war, weapons, victory etc.
13th Jul '17 4:34:18 AM MarkLungo
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These are the nerd stereotypes that were most prevalent in the 70s and 80s, the ones that feature in movies like ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', the sort that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs looked like back in the day. ...Okay, Gates still looks kinda like that, but he's a billionaire now, wanna make something of it? You would think the nerds ruling the world nowadays would make this a DiscreditedTrope, but there's enough TruthInTelevision to GeekPhysiques to keep this one running.

Like with {{Geek}}, the definition of a nerd is not set in stone and can vary greatly depending on context. For instance, Fonzie’s earliest uses of the term implied somebody who was average and middle class, in contrast to his own streetwise survival and fighting skills. Dr. Seuss’ nerd was a nonsensical (and grouchy-looking) animal in his zoo.

See also {{Geek}}, AsianAndNerdy, BlackAndNerdy, HollywoodNerd, JewishAndNerdy. Contrast {{Nerdcore}}. Related to IJustWantToHaveFriends when the nerd wants to be more popular. If you're looking for the musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, it's at: Theatre/{{Nerds}}.

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These are the nerd stereotypes that were most prevalent in the 70s and 80s, the ones that feature in movies like ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', the sort that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Creator/SteveJobs looked like back in the day. ...Okay, Gates still looks kinda like that, but he's a billionaire now, wanna make something of it? You would think the nerds ruling the world nowadays would make this a DiscreditedTrope, but there's enough TruthInTelevision to GeekPhysiques to keep this one running.

Like with {{Geek}}, the definition of a nerd is not set in stone and can vary greatly depending on context. For instance, Fonzie’s [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]]’s earliest uses of the term implied somebody who was average and middle class, in contrast to his own streetwise survival and fighting skills. Dr. Seuss’ Creator/DrSeuss’ nerd was a nonsensical (and grouchy-looking) animal in his zoo.

See also {{Geek}}, AsianAndNerdy, BlackAndNerdy, HollywoodNerd, JewishAndNerdy. Contrast {{Nerdcore}}. Related to IJustWantToHaveFriends when the nerd wants to be more popular. If you're looking for the musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, it's at: Theatre/{{Nerds}}.
''Theatre/{{Nerds}}''.
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