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29th Jan '16 6:51:29 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'': The het part of the fandom ships [[NiceGuy Ace]] with [[{{bifauxnen}} Brooke]], since both are mature for their age[[note]]they were 14 before the timeskip and are 15 as of this writing[[/note]] and share the OnlySaneMan position in the comic. As such, it was the closest its ever had to [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/hello_aceford a normal]], [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/move-it-around_powers stable couple.]] Which is why [[TooGoodToLast it wasn't allowed to last.]] * ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': Florence and Winston are easily the smartest characters, and they've shown strong attraction for each other since their first meeting, culminating so far in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02039.htm several]] [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02040.htm kisses]].
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* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'': The het part of the fandom ships [[NiceGuy Ace]] with [[{{bifauxnen}} Brooke]], since both are mature for their age[[note]]they were 14 before the timeskip and are 15 as of this writing[[/note]] and share the OnlySaneMan position in the comic. As such, it was the closest its ever had to [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/hello_aceford a normal]], normal,]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/move-it-around_powers stable couple.]] Which is why [[TooGoodToLast it wasn't allowed to last.]] * ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': Florence and Winston are easily the smartest characters, and they've shown strong attraction for each other since their first meeting, culminating so far in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02039.htm several]] [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02040.htm kisses]].kisses.]]
20th Dec '15 6:51:06 PM MiinU
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ** The Agatha-Tarvek pairing; Tarvek is smart and [[GadgeteerGenius Sparky]]. ** Subverted with Gilgamesh Wulfenbach and Agatha Heterodyne. They looked like they were going this way, and then things got -- complicated. It would have been so much simpler if Agatha hadn't been a Heterodyne. Not that Gil isn't smitten, and Agatha isn't interested, but circumstances have interfered. They're still the Alpha Couple of the story, despite not being a couple. [[spoiler:There is evidence they will be together in the future.]] This is frequently {{lampshad|ing}}ed by everyone (including her ''[[GeniusLoci castle]]'') commenting on how well they would fit together, much to their annoyance.
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ** The Agatha-Tarvek pairing; Tarvek is smart and [[GadgeteerGenius Sparky]]. ** Subverted ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': {{Subverted}} with Gilgamesh Wulfenbach and Agatha Heterodyne. They looked like they were going this way, and then things got -- complicated. It would have been so much simpler if Agatha hadn't been a Heterodyne. Not that Gil isn't smitten, and Agatha isn't interested, but circumstances have interfered. They're still the Alpha Couple of the story, despite not being a couple. [[spoiler:There is evidence they will be together in the future.]] This is frequently {{lampshad|ing}}ed by everyone (including her ''[[GeniusLoci castle]]'') commenting on how well they would fit together, much to their annoyance.
29th Nov '15 12:29:46 AM annette12
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls':
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls':''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. * ''Series/GilmoreGirls'':

* "HomeAndAway": Dexter Walker and April Scott.
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* "HomeAndAway": ''HomeAndAway'': Dexter Walker and April Scott.

** Averted in season 3 with the Seth and [[GoGetterGirl Taylor]] ShipTease. Nothing really happens between them, and in season 4 she gets over her crush on Seth and she is paired with her total opposite, [[TroubledButCute Ryan.]]
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** Averted in season 3 with the Seth and [[GoGetterGirl Taylor]] and Seth ShipTease. Nothing really happens between them, and in season 4 she gets over her crush on Seth and she is paired with her total opposite, [[TroubledButCute Ryan.]]
29th Nov '15 12:23:41 AM annette12
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'': Season 2 has genius mechanic Raven hooking up with genius engineer Wick; they actually have their first almost-kiss in the excitement of solving a technical problem.

* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has John Sheridan and Delenn, both of whom are incredible strategic minds with immense curiosity about and respect for other races. All through the series the two's feelings for each other are never shown to waver, in fact only growing deeper and stronger with time. There's never much doubt that They Will - it's just a matter of a) how long it will take and b) whether or not they'll ever get a chance to, considering those pesky wars they're always fighting. TheyDo indeed, and [[spoiler:wind up HappilyMarried and team-running the galaxy by the show's end]]. * Averted in ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' with the Andrea and Brandon ShipTease.
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has ''Series/BabylonFive'': John Sheridan and Delenn, both of whom are incredible strategic minds with immense curiosity about and respect for other races. All through the series the two's feelings for each other are never shown to waver, in fact only growing deeper and stronger with time. There's never much doubt that They Will - it's just a matter of a) how long it will take and b) whether or not they'll ever get a chance to, considering those pesky wars they're always fighting. TheyDo indeed, and [[spoiler:wind up HappilyMarried and team-running the galaxy by the show's end]]. * ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': Averted in ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' with the Andrea and Brandon ShipTease.ShipTease. They are best friends and she has a big crush on him in early seasons, but nothing ever happened between them. * ''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.

* Grissom and Sara in ''Series/{{CSI}}'', although it takes six seasons of WillTheyOrWontThey before they actually get together. * In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Rattigan explains his master plan for a new world to the other {{Teen Genius}}es he'd collected, and mentions that he's written up a breeding program. They are appropriately appalled.
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': Grissom and Sara in ''Series/{{CSI}}'', although it takes six seasons of WillTheyOrWontThey before they actually get together. * In ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DoctorWho'': Rattigan explains his master plan for a new world to the other {{Teen Genius}}es he'd collected, and mentions that he's written up a breeding program. They are appropriately appalled.

* Almost every couple in ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' naturally as the whole town is populated by geniuses. * ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has the [[TheMedic genius doctor]] Simon and the [[WrenchWench genius mechanic]] Kaylee. Though [[WillTheyOrWontThey they won't]]... until TheMovie, that is (the epilogue of the movie, no less). * One of the reasons that Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano on ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' were such a popular couple among the fans was that they were both incredibly intelligent and very too smart for the small town of Stars Hollow. Despite their compatibility, Jess's personal issues drove them apart. ** Same can be said for Logan and Rory. Interestingly enough, Logan and Jess [[NotSoDifferent seem to be]] the [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor two sides]] of the same BrilliantButLazy coin. ** All of the relationships [[AcademicAlphaBitch Paris]] was involved in qualify as well - she seems to have a thing for the intellectual type. * Dan and Blair on ''Series/GossipGirl''.
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* ''{{Series/Eureka}}'': Almost every couple in ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' naturally as the whole town is populated by geniuses. * ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': [[TheMedic genius doctor]] Simon and the [[WrenchWench genius mechanic]] Kaylee. Though [[WillTheyOrWontThey they won't]]... until TheMovie, that is (the epilogue of the movie, no less). * ''Series/GilmoreGirls': ** One of the reasons that Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano on ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' were such a popular couple among the fans was that they were both incredibly intelligent and very too smart for the small town of Stars Hollow. Despite their compatibility, Jess's personal issues drove them apart. ** Same can be said for To a lesser exent, Logan and Rory. Interestingly enough, Logan and Jess [[NotSoDifferent seem to be]] the [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor two sides]] of the same BrilliantButLazy coin. ** All of the relationships [[AcademicAlphaBitch Paris]] was involved in qualify as well - she seems to have a thing for the intellectual type. * ''Series/GossipGirl'': Dan and Blair on ''Series/GossipGirl''.Blair.

* Dexter Walker and April Scott on "HomeAndAway". * Lampshaded and Subverted in the first post-movie episode of the ''Series/KnightRider 2008'' series.
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* "HomeAndAway": Dexter Walker and April Scott on "HomeAndAway". Scott. * ''Series/KnightRider 2008'': Lampshaded and Subverted in the first post-movie episode of the ''Series/KnightRider 2008'' series.episode.

* ''Series/{{Luther}}'' features a darker take on this, as NietzscheWannabe and SelfMadeOrphan [[TheSociopath Alice Morgan]] is attracted to the titular detective because he is one of the few people in the world smart enough to deal with her.
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* ''Series/{{Luther}}'' features a ''Series/{{Luther}}'': A darker take on this, as NietzscheWannabe and SelfMadeOrphan [[TheSociopath Alice Morgan]] is attracted to the titular detective because he is one of the few people in the world smart enough to deal with her.her. * ''Series/TheNakedBrothersBand'': Cooper Pillot and Patty Scoggins. Though they still call each other by their last names, they stand as a bastion of stability amidst the show's romantic chaos.

* Subverted in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': it would seem things are going that way for Cookie/Evelyn, but they end up with different people.
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* Subverted in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': it Subverted. It would seem things are going that way for Cookie/Evelyn, Cookie/Evelyn in season 3, but they end up with different people.people. * ''NoahsArc'': College professor Chance paired with clever, strategic businessman Eddie. * ''Series/TheOC'': ** [[HollywoodNerd Hollywood nerds]] Seth and Anna briefly date in season 1. It didn't last and they both agreed they were TooMuchAlike and BetterAsFriends. ** Averted in season 3 with the Seth and [[GoGetterGirl Taylor]] ShipTease. Nothing really happens between them, and in season 4 she gets over her crush on Seth and she is paired with her total opposite, [[TroubledButCute Ryan.]]

* Averted with Samantha Carter and Rodney [=McKay=] from ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. The two are Earth's smartest persons, TheSmartGuy of their respective show and [=McKay=] is attracted to her, but nothing beyond that. In fact, Carter is as annoyed by [=McKay=] as most people are, while [=McKay=] gets into a relationship with Dr. Keller later. ** Though Carter does visit one AlternateUniverse where she learns that she had married (and divorced) [=McKay=]. * ''Series/{{The 100}}'' Season 2 has genius mechanic Raven hooking up with genius engineer Wick; they actually have their first almost-kiss in the excitement of solving a technical problem. * In ''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. * Cooper Pillot and Patty Scoggins in ''Series/TheNakedBrothersBand''. Though they still call each other by their last names, they stand as a bastion of stability amidst the show's romantic chaos. * ''Series/TheOC'' had [[HollywoodNerd Hollywood nerds]] Seth and Anna. It didn't last. %%* ''NoahsArc'': College professor Chance paired with clever, strategic businessman Eddie. * [[PlayfulHacker Mac]] from ''Series/VeronicaMars'' got two of these relationships, with [[WalkingSpoiler Beaver]] (season 2) and [[BirdsOfAFeather Max]] (season 3).
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Averted with Samantha Carter and Rodney [=McKay=] from ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.[=McKay=]. The two are Earth's smartest persons, TheSmartGuy of their respective show and [=McKay=] is attracted to her, but nothing beyond that. In fact, Carter is as annoyed by [=McKay=] as most people are, while [=McKay=] gets into a relationship with Dr. Keller later. ** later. Though Carter does visit one AlternateUniverse where she learns that she had married (and divorced) [=McKay=]. * ''Series/{{The 100}}'' Season 2 has genius mechanic Raven hooking up with genius engineer Wick; they actually have their first almost-kiss in the excitement of solving a technical problem. * In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' all of the main characters are smart (except [[NerdNanny Penny]]), but [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': The studious twin Cody 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. * Cooper Pillot and Patty Scoggins in ''Series/TheNakedBrothersBand''. Though they still call each other by their last names, they stand as a bastion of stability amidst the show's romantic chaos. * ''Series/TheOC'' had [[HollywoodNerd Hollywood nerds]] Seth and Anna. It didn't last. %%* ''NoahsArc'': College professor Chance paired with clever, strategic businessman Eddie. Bailey who is just as smart and nerdy as he is. * ''Series/VeronicaMars'': [[PlayfulHacker Mac]] from ''Series/VeronicaMars'' got two of these relationships, with [[WalkingSpoiler Beaver]] (season 2) and [[BirdsOfAFeather Max]] (season 3).
28th Nov '15 9:32:11 AM annette12
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': ** In later seasons, TeenGenius Daria is paired with her intellectual equal, [[GentlemanAndAScholar Tom Sloane.]] ** Jodie Landon and Mack Mackenzie are the TokenMinorityCouple and two of the smartest and most well-adjusted characters in the series. The former is the GoGetterGirl overachiever, the latter is the only smart guy in the football team (in contrast to the other {{Dumb Jock}}s football players).
13th Nov '15 10:54:34 AM Willbyr
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* Three of the paths in KatawaShoujo have the {{Bookworm}} male lead, Hisao Nakai, being paired up with very booksmart girls:
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* Three of the paths in KatawaShoujo ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' have the {{Bookworm}} male lead, Hisao Nakai, being paired up with very booksmart girls:

* 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 to make the protagonist of VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari ''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.]]
14th Oct '15 3:25:25 AM Spindriver
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* Matt and Kiley of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' appear to be fumbling their way towards a somewhat serious relationship, despite their shared SelectiveObliviousness to the fact. This may be related to the fact that they are among the few characters in the comic with some level of social intelligence, and an interest in and willingness to ''talk'' to other people (and listen to what the other person says).
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* Matt and Kiley of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' appear to may be fumbling their way towards a somewhat serious relationship, despite their shared SelectiveObliviousness to the fact. This may be related to the fact that they are among the few characters in the comic with some level of social intelligence, and an interest in and willingness to ''talk'' to other people (and listen to what the other person says). However, that relationship also has some serious problems.
11th Oct '15 2:18:11 PM nombretomado
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* It used to be common for ''PhineasAndFerb'' fanfic writers to pair Ferb with Gretchen, the brainy, bespectacled Fireside Girl, seemingly on this basis. Many hoped that the show would follow suit, seeing as Ferb's PrecociousCrush on 16-year-old Vanessa didn't seem likely to make official status, but [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Ferb and Gretchen barely interacted, and Ferb maintained his crush on Vanessa]], [[spoiler:eventually making OfficialCouple with her in the flash-forward episode "Act Your Age"]].
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* It used to be common for ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' fanfic writers to pair Ferb with Gretchen, the brainy, bespectacled Fireside Girl, seemingly on this basis. Many hoped that the show would follow suit, seeing as Ferb's PrecociousCrush on 16-year-old Vanessa didn't seem likely to make official status, but [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Ferb and Gretchen barely interacted, and Ferb maintained his crush on Vanessa]], [[spoiler:eventually making OfficialCouple with her in the flash-forward episode "Act Your Age"]].
11th Sep '15 12:42:53 PM DeeDee1
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* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' has [[HollywoodNerd Hollywood nerds]] Chris and Ashley hooking up depending on your actions.
8th Sep '15 12:45:53 AM raeknowsrae
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* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' pairs eccentric would-be MadScientist Okabe Rintarou with TeenGenius neuroscientist Mikase Kurisu - a pair so nerdy and obsessed with science that their [[TheBigDamnKiss Big Damn Kiss]] was followed by a discussion of the hippocampus's role in it.
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* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' pairs eccentric would-be MadScientist Okabe Rintarou with TeenGenius neuroscientist Mikase Makise Kurisu - a pair so nerdy and obsessed with science that their [[TheBigDamnKiss Big Damn Kiss]] was followed by a discussion of the hippocampus's role in it.
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