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28th Mar '16 8:05:38 PM TheRoguePenguin
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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass. If the purpose of the test is secretly to identify people who are '''too''' smart and subject them to a horrible fate, see YourPrizeIsDeath.

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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass. If the purpose of the test is secretly to identify people who are '''too''' smart and subject them to a horrible fate, see YourPrizeIsDeath.
OnlyIdiotsMayPass.
7th Mar '16 3:22:20 PM LondonKdS
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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass.

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Compare OnlyTheWorthyMayPass, TheseQuestionsThree and; also see FirstContactMath, and contrast OnlyIdiotsMayPass.
OnlyIdiotsMayPass. If the purpose of the test is secretly to identify people who are '''too''' smart and subject them to a horrible fate, see YourPrizeIsDeath.
4th Mar '16 12:01:24 PM longWriter
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* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' has a great many chests called "Wordlocks" that are essentially combination locks with letters instead of numbers, and they have riddles on them. The answer to the riddle is the combination, though one plot-relevant chest [[OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass follows another trope]].

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* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' has a great many chests called "Wordlocks" that are essentially combination locks with letters instead of numbers, and they have riddles on them. The answer to the riddle is the combination, though one plot-relevant sidequest-relevant chest [[OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass follows another trope]].
4th Mar '16 11:51:31 AM longWriter
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* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' has a great many chests called "Wordlocks" that are essentially combination locks with letters instead of numbers, and they have riddles on them. The answer to the riddle is the combination, though one plot-relevant chest [[OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass follows another trope]].
27th Feb '16 7:58:18 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Tto gain entry to the living quarters of the House of Ravenclaw, one must answer a intellectual riddle. This is designed to help the Ravenclaws increase their intellectual capacity, so it's ''literally'' "only smart people may pass". It could even be intentional: perhaps Rowena considered all smart people honorary Ravenclaws? The Pottermore welcome message for Ravenclaw goes even further in this direction. It states that "it's not unusual" to see twenty or more Ravenclaw students trying to solve the day's riddle together, and that it's a great way for first years to learn from older students. It also says that Ravenclaws "learn quickly".

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** Tto To gain entry to the living quarters of the House of Ravenclaw, one must answer a intellectual riddle. This is designed to help the Ravenclaws increase their intellectual capacity, so it's ''literally'' "only smart people may pass". It could even be intentional: perhaps Rowena considered all smart people honorary Ravenclaws? The Pottermore welcome message for Ravenclaw goes even further in this direction. It states that "it's not unusual" to see twenty or more Ravenclaw students trying to solve the day's riddle together, and that it's a great way for first years to learn from older students. It also says that Ravenclaws "learn quickly".
12th Feb '16 1:52:26 PM DivineDeath
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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' 3 features a section with multiple doors that are each marked with a different number of lights. To proceed, they have to be entered in a certain order, and your only clue to figuring that out is a reference to the RiddleOfTheSphinx. Easy enough to solve for those familiar with it, and utterly baffling for anyone who's not.
6th Feb '16 1:49:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In a completely justified example, the entrance exam in ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ'' (''Detective Academy Q'') is filled with this sort of thing.

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* In a completely justified example, the entrance exam in ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ'' ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' (''Detective Academy Q'') is filled with this sort of thing.
16th Jan '16 12:10:19 AM Aquillion
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See BlockPuzzle, the various {{Stock Puzzle}}s and {{Stock Videogame Puzzle}}s, the KnightsAndKnaves puzzle and SolveTheSoupCans for examples of this. Note that the puzzle itself is often [[InformedAbility not terribly difficult]]; after all, [[ViewersAreMorons the viewers have to be able to follow it]] (or solve it themselves, in a videogame.) This often leads to FridgeLogic about why it wasn't solved earlier or what the point of such a simple puzzle really was. Expect even the [[BookDumb least smart of protagonists]] to be able to find a way to solve what was supposed to be an ingenious puzzle.

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See BlockPuzzle, the various {{Stock Puzzle}}s and {{Stock Videogame Puzzle}}s, the KnightsAndKnaves puzzle and SolveTheSoupCans for examples of this. Note that the puzzle itself is often [[InformedAbility [[InformedAttribute not terribly difficult]]; after all, [[ViewersAreMorons the viewers have to be able to follow it]] (or solve it themselves, in a videogame.) This often leads to FridgeLogic about why it wasn't solved earlier or what the point of such a simple puzzle really was. Expect even the [[BookDumb least smart of protagonists]] to be able to find a way to solve what was supposed to be an ingenious puzzle.
16th Jan '16 12:09:59 AM Aquillion
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See BlockPuzzle, the various {{Stock Puzzle}}s and {{Stock Videogame Puzzle}}s, the KnightsAndKnaves puzzle and SolveTheSoupCans for examples of this.
Expect even the [[BookDumb least smart of protagonists]] to be able to find a way to solve what was [[InformedAbility supposed to be]] an ingenious puzzle.

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See BlockPuzzle, the various {{Stock Puzzle}}s and {{Stock Videogame Puzzle}}s, the KnightsAndKnaves puzzle and SolveTheSoupCans for examples of this. \n Note that the puzzle itself is often [[InformedAbility not terribly difficult]]; after all, [[ViewersAreMorons the viewers have to be able to follow it]] (or solve it themselves, in a videogame.) This often leads to FridgeLogic about why it wasn't solved earlier or what the point of such a simple puzzle really was. Expect even the [[BookDumb least smart of protagonists]] to be able to find a way to solve what was [[InformedAbility supposed to be]] be an ingenious puzzle.
15th Jan '16 5:33:16 PM Adept
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* In SuperDanganRonpa2 only smart people can play the Final Dead Room's Life-Threatening Game.

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* In SuperDanganRonpa2 ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' only smart people can play the Final Dead Room's Life-Threatening Game.
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