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8th Dec '17 4:50:11 PM nombretomado
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* Dexter in DextersLaboratory has his moments in the show, being a super scientist with an assortment of cool [[GiantMecha robots]] and [[GadgeteerGenius gadgets]], but it really becomes true for his FutureBadass version seen in ''[[TheMovie Ego Trip]]''.

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* Dexter in DextersLaboratory ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has his moments in the show, being a super scientist with an assortment of cool [[GiantMecha robots]] and [[GadgeteerGenius gadgets]], but it really becomes true for his FutureBadass version seen in ''[[TheMovie Ego Trip]]''.
31st Mar '17 1:47:47 PM CountDorku
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* Gaige in ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' is a Nerd Action AntiHero who is just as capable of running around [[DeathWorld Pandora]] with a huge Torgue rocket launcher or shotgun as Krieg (who's nearly a foot taller than her, with washboard abs that are [[WalkingShirtlessScene permanently on display]]). Of her three skill trees, Ordered Chaos is the most Action Hero-y, with a focus on hurling inaccurate but devastatingly powerful bullets at people, and science is mostly applied for the purpose of making the traditional violence more effective (such as using digistruct technology to create claws with which to rip people's faces off).
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.
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