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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}}''.
8th Jul '17 2:37:33 PM Fireblood
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''Webcomic/ExistentialComics'': The [[StrawVulcan Logical Positivists of the Vienna Circle]] are dorky [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards even by the standards of philosophers]].

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* ''Webcomic/ExistentialComics'': The [[StrawVulcan Logical Positivists of the Vienna Circle]] are dorky [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards even by the standards of philosophers]].
8th Jul '17 2:36:44 PM Fireblood
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''Webcomic/ExistentialComics'': The [[StrawVulcan Logical Positivists of the Vienna Circle]] are dorky [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards even by the standards of philosophers]].
9th Jun '17 2:48:12 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much every deviser or gadgeteer at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse. Even the attractive ones (like Bugs and Widget) tend to be obsessive about their inventions, weird in various ways, etc. Bugs has a fascination with the egg, even building inventions into egg shapes.

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* Pretty much every deviser or gadgeteer at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Even the attractive ones (like Bugs and Widget) tend to be obsessive about their inventions, weird in various ways, etc. Bugs has a fascination with the egg, even building inventions into egg shapes.
27th May '17 2:56:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'': "the Warlock", a notorious hacker, is played by Kevin Smith. Yes, ''that'' [[TheViewAskewniverse Kevin Smith]]. Then the KidSidekick is played by Justin Long with his "gonna get beat up in high school" looks. The villain has a team of pizza eating mini-Smith working for him but he himself, meant to be the uber-hacker, is a very sharply dressed Timothy Olyphant with a hot [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung fu fighting]] [[ActionGirl assassin girlfriend]]. However the contrast with those two and everyone else just underlines EvilIsSexy.

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* ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'': "the Warlock", a notorious hacker, is played by Kevin Smith. Yes, ''that'' [[TheViewAskewniverse [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Kevin Smith]]. Then the KidSidekick is played by Justin Long with his "gonna get beat up in high school" looks. The villain has a team of pizza eating mini-Smith working for him but he himself, meant to be the uber-hacker, is a very sharply dressed Timothy Olyphant with a hot [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung fu fighting]] [[ActionGirl assassin girlfriend]]. However the contrast with those two and everyone else just underlines EvilIsSexy.
28th Feb '17 7:16:48 PM nombretomado
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* Konata Izumi of ''LuckyStar'' is a self-described hardcore geek, despite being inexplicably athletic.

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* Konata Izumi of ''LuckyStar'' ''Manga/LuckyStar'' is a self-described hardcore geek, despite being inexplicably athletic.
3rd Feb '17 12:27:09 AM Luppercus
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* Cedric in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' alongside his NerdGlasses and bowtie. Subverted in the sports part as he is shown to be very good at playing baseball, swiming and fishing.

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* Cedric in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' alongside his NerdGlasses and bowtie. Subverted in the sports sports' part as he is shown to be very good at playing baseball, swiming and fishing.
3rd Feb '17 12:25:53 AM Luppercus
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* Jerry in ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'' UpToEleven in the first seasons, although the third and last season made his character less one-dimensional and with more charisma, having other interest apart from "study" like filmmaking.

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* Jerry in ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'' UpToEleven in the first seasons, although the third and last season made his character less one-dimensional and with more charisma, having other interest interests apart from "study" like filmmaking.



* Daria to some extend in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has many of the normal tropes associated with nerds; NerdGlasses, good grades, unpopularity, niche interests and being social outcast. Nevertheless this facets are often overlooked because the character also breaks many of the stereotype been a DeadpanSnarker and TheCynic. If anything she’s more likely to be doing the bullying than the other way around.

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* Daria to some extend in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' to some extend. She has many of the normal tropes associated with nerds; NerdGlasses, good grades, unpopularity, niche interests and being social outcast. Nevertheless this these facets are often overlooked because the character also breaks many of the stereotype been a DeadpanSnarker and TheCynic. If anything she’s she's more likely to be doing the bullying than the other way around.
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