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20th Jun '17 12:08:18 AM JoeMerl
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** In later seasons, TeenGenius Daria is paired with her intellectual equal, [[GentlemanAndAScholar Tom Sloane.]]

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** In later seasons, TeenGenius Daria is paired with her intellectual equal, [[GentlemanAndAScholar Tom Sloane.]]Sloane]]. There was also [[HomeschooledKids Ted]], another brainy kid and one of her very rare crushes. (Meanwhile, her longstanding infatuation with [[EruditeStoner Trent]] failed in good part because he ''didn't'' fit this trope.)


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* {{Subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''--one of the later episodes had [[AsianAndNerdy Candy]] develop a crush on [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] (possibly as a FandomNod, since they were a popular pairing already). However, he's not interested, and she gets over it by the end of the episode.
17th Apr '17 10:41:21 AM SFH
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'': Leo Fitz and Gemma Simmons are the smartest people on Coulson's team, and Fitz was in love with Simmons from the beginning of the show. It takes Simmons a little over two seasons to figure out her own feelings, but they finally hook up in Season Three.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'': Leo Fitz and Gemma Jemma Simmons are the smartest people on Coulson's team, and Fitz was in love with Simmons from the beginning of the show. It takes Simmons a little over two seasons to figure out her own feelings, but they finally hook up in Season Three.
2nd Apr '17 11:44:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''HomeAndAway'': Dexter Walker and April Scott.

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* ''HomeAndAway'': ''Series/HomeAndAway'': Dexter Walker and April Scott.
28th Mar '17 10:53:25 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** From ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' {{child prodigy}} Ken and {{genius ditz}} Yolei getting together in the epilogue also fits this trope.
* Shikamaru and Temari are commonly shipped in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' (with significant ShipTease in their scenes together, including a literal case in the anime with Temari's subordinates teasing her about it); Shikamaru has an IQ of 200, making him the smartest of the Rookie Nine and one of the smartest characters in the series (if not ''the'' smartest), and Temari is noted in-story and [[AllThereInTheManual in the databooks]] to be very intelligent. Even In-story potential love interest and local CuteBookworm Shiho (who has a crush on Shikamaru, who may or may not be oblivious to it) is a member of the Konoha cryptanalysis team. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, Shikamaru and Temari are married.]]

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** From ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' {{child prodigy}} Ken and {{genius ditz}} Yolei Miyako getting together in the epilogue also fits this trope.
* Shikamaru and Temari are commonly shipped in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' (with significant ShipTease in their scenes together, including a literal case in the anime with Temari's subordinates teasing her about it); Shikamaru has an IQ of 200, making him the smartest of the Rookie Nine and one of the smartest characters in the series (if not ''the'' smartest), and Temari is noted in-story and [[AllThereInTheManual in the databooks]] to be very intelligent. Even In-story potential love interest and local CuteBookworm Shiho (who has a crush on Shikamaru, who may or may not be oblivious to it) is a member of the Konoha cryptanalysis team. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, Shikamaru and Temari are married.''are'' married and even have a son.]]



* If you want to make the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'' score with either StudentCouncilPresident Remi or local artist Miyuki, it's best to work on rising either his Scholarship (smarts) or Art. [[spoiler: In fact, if the MC doesn't max out his smarts ''and'' get the highest scores in the tests, he won't be able to hook up with Remi.]]

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* If you want the player wants to make the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'' score with either StudentCouncilPresident Remi or local artist Miyuki, it's best to he/she better work on rising either his the PC's Scholarship (smarts) or Art. [[spoiler: In fact, if the MC doesn't max out his smarts ''and'' get the highest scores in the tests, he won't be able to hook up with Remi.]]
22nd Mar '17 11:26:16 PM loudmouthgeek
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** Jack Hodgins has ''three'' PhD's. His love interest and eventual wife, Angela Montenegro designed, custom-built, and patented a 3D holographic projector and the computer mainframe that runs it, sometime prior to 2005.



** Played entirely straight on the sequel series, ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', with Minkus' son Farkle and his lady love, Isadora Smackle.



* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': Topher and Bennett, with their DatingCatwoman and SlapSlapKiss. [[spoiler:And then Bennett is hit with the HeelFaceDoorSlam and [[BoomHeadshot shot in the head]].]]

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* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': Topher and Bennett, with their DatingCatwoman and SlapSlapKiss. [[spoiler:And [[spoiler: And then Bennett is hit with the HeelFaceDoorSlam and [[BoomHeadshot shot in the head]].]]
17th Mar '17 8:26:06 AM DaveE
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' pairs walking war machine developer Huey Emmerich with [[spoiler: AI enthusiast Strangelove]], which goes about as horrifically badly as it's possible for one of these to get.
16th Mar '17 7:48:00 PM Kotomikun
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* Played with in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', but considering the main character was cool, collected, smart [[AwesomenessByAnalysis and strangely Badass]], and his [[BrattyHalfPint potential]] [[DistaffCounterpart love interest]] was... [[TheScrappy not]]...

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* Played ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' toys with in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', but considering the main character was cool, collected, smart [[AwesomenessByAnalysis and strangely Badass]], and his [[BrattyHalfPint potential]] idea--Minerva, [[DistaffCounterpart love interest]] was... [[TheScrappy not]]...a blatant female replica (and rival) of Artemis]], has some vague ShipTease with him. But she only lasts for one book, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome inexplicably vanishing]] for the rest of the series.
12th Feb '17 12:24:34 PM Kirayoshi
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'': Leo Fitz and Gemma Simmons are the smartest people on Coulson's team, and Fitz was in love with Simmons from the beginning of the show. It takes Simmons a little over two seasons to figure out her own feelings, but they finally hook up in Season Three.
18th Dec '16 2:37:29 AM annette12
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': All of the main characters are smart (except [[NerdNanny Penny]]), but [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] is the most intelligent and is paired up with Amy, who matches his level the most and [[CharacterizationMarchesOn is introduced]] [[DistaffCounterpart as the most similar]] to him personalty-wise.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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All of the main characters are smart (except [[NerdNanny Penny]]), but [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] is the most intelligent and is paired up with Amy, who matches his level the most and [[CharacterizationMarchesOn is introduced]] [[DistaffCounterpart as the most similar]] to him personalty-wise.personalty-wise.
** The other guys also had relationships like this throughout the show. Examples are Howard/Bernadette, Leonard/Leslie, Howard/Leslie, Leonard/Stephanie, Leonard/Priya etc. Leonard is mainly paired up with well-educated, smart girls in order to make them foils to [[BookDumb Penny]] during her WillTheyOrWontThey with Leonard in the early years.
18th Dec '16 1:43:09 AM annette12
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* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Minkus ''thought'' this would happen during his one-season stint. However, Topanga was destined for Cory, instead.

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* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Minkus ''thought'' this would happen between him and Topanga during his one-season stint. However, Topanga was destined for Cory, instead.



* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Steve Urkel is a TeenGenius and this trope applies to both his important relationships. While not smart as Steve, first love Laura and PsychoExGirlfriend Myra are both brilliant girls in their own right (although Myra is much more similar to Steve, personality-wise). He eventually ends up with Laura.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Ross's girlfriends include AsianAndNerdy Julie in season 2 and HotScientist Charlie in season 9 and 10. Both relationships didn't last though.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Ross's girlfriends include AsianAndNerdy Julie in season 2 and HotScientist Charlie in season 9 and 10. Both relationships didn't last though.However, despite the BirdsOfAFeather thing being lampshaded, he eventually breaks up with both of them.


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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': A downplayed example, but there's some ShipTease between [[TheSocialExpert Gerald]] and [[CuteBookworm Phoebe]], and they are both rather intelligent.
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