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8th Mar '17 9:44:02 AM nombretomado
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* Professor William Race of ''Temple'' by MatthewReilly definitely qualifies.

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* Professor William Race of ''Temple'' by MatthewReilly Creator/MatthewReilly definitely qualifies.
1st Jan '17 3:19:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'': Randy Waterhouse spends most of the book as a pretty ordinary computer programmer, even though the fact that much of his company's business is in the Philippines brings some travel. At the end however, [[spoiler:he gets thrown in prison for a while]], develops some {{Badass}}, and comes out as a fully-capable action hero just in time for the FinalBattle.

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** ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'': Randy Waterhouse spends most of the book as a pretty ordinary computer programmer, even though the fact that much of his company's business is in the Philippines brings some travel. At the end however, [[spoiler:he gets thrown in prison for a while]], develops some {{Badass}}, badass, and comes out as a fully-capable action hero just in time for the FinalBattle.



* This trope is all over the place in Series/TheFlash2014, especially in Team Flash. Cisco is a GadgeteerGenius who has some combat training (and picks up metahuman powers as well), [[spoiler: ''both'' versions of Harrison Wells are pretty {{Badass}}]], and Patty Spivot is an {{Adorkable}} police detective who enjoys reading Barry's lab reports [[spoiler: and leaves to become a CSI herself]]. Barry Allen himself evenly splits the difference between being a {{Nerd}} and an ActionHero -- he catches bad guys both as a CSI tech and as the Flash.

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* This trope is all over the place in Series/TheFlash2014, especially in Team Flash. Cisco is a GadgeteerGenius who has some combat training (and picks up metahuman powers as well), [[spoiler: ''both'' versions of Harrison Wells are pretty {{Badass}}]], badass]], and Patty Spivot is an {{Adorkable}} police detective who enjoys reading Barry's lab reports [[spoiler: and leaves to become a CSI herself]]. Barry Allen himself evenly splits the difference between being a {{Nerd}} and an ActionHero -- he catches bad guys both as a CSI tech and as the Flash.
31st Dec '16 8:00:51 PM ElectroKraken
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* Both Lloyd and Jeff from the ''Videogame/MOTHER'' series are perfectly capable of taking out the bad guys despite not having any Psychic powers like their companions.

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* Both Lloyd and Jeff from the ''Videogame/MOTHER'' ''Videogame/{{MOTHER}}'' series are perfectly capable of taking out the bad guys despite not having any Psychic powers like their companions.
7th Dec '16 2:26:10 PM Morgenthaler
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There is an overlap with BadassBookworm, but many of those are {{Badass}} first and bookworm only as a bonus. There can also be an overlap with ScienceHero, but a NerdActionHero tends to do more ordinary ActionHero things (shooting, fighting, jumping, etc.) when the action starts.

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There is an overlap with BadassBookworm, but many of those are {{Badass}} badass first and bookworm only as a bonus. There can also be an overlap with ScienceHero, but a NerdActionHero tends to do more ordinary ActionHero things (shooting, fighting, jumping, etc.) when the action starts.
28th Sep '16 9:08:01 PM Kirb-Star
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* Both Lloyd and Jeff from the ''Videogame/MOTHER'' series are perfectly capable of taking out the bad guys despite not having any Psychic powers like their companions.
22nd May '16 2:47:38 PM ElodieHiras
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* Judging by their quotes (such as Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt), Taser [[EliteMooks Specials) from ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'' are a mix between this, NominalHero and HeroAntagonist.

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* Judging by their quotes (such as Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt), Taser [[EliteMooks Specials) Specials]] from ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'' are a mix between this, NominalHero and HeroAntagonist.
22nd May '16 2:47:03 PM ElodieHiras
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* Judging by their quotes (such as Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt), Taser [[EliteMooks Specials) from ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'' are a mix between this, NominalHero and HeroAntagonist.
21st May '16 11:16:36 AM rehberre
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* This trope is all over the place in Series/TheFlash2014, especially in Team Flash. Cisco is a GadgeteerGenius who has some combat training (and picks up metahuman powers as well), [[spoiler: ''both'' versions of Harrison Wells are pretty {{Badass}}]], and Patty Spivot is an {{Adorkable}} police detective who enjoys reading Barry's lab reports [[spoiler: and leaves to become a CSI herself]]. Barry Allen himself evenly splits the difference between being a {{Nerd}} and an ActionHero -- he catches bad guys both as a CSI tech and as the Flash.
19th Apr '16 1:39:25 AM erforce
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** His father, though, is a more traditional archaeologist and not suited for the antics that Indiana finds himself in. He still manages a few brilliant feats.

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** His father, father from ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade The Last Crusade]]'', though, is a more traditional archaeologist and not suited for the antics that Indiana finds himself in. He still manages a few brilliant feats.
18th Nov '15 6:26:00 AM crowmagnon
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* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''.
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