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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.
5th Dec '16 5:43:22 PM ThePocket
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* In the introduction to ''Theatre/ThrillMe'', [[WordOfGod Stephen Dolginoff]] reminds the reader--who is likely directing or perthat Richard and Nathan are intellectual equals. This is quite likely the reason they're as close as they are: they'd both graduated college by 19, and it's all but outright stated that no one else could keep up with them. It's a sign of how much Richard cares when he goes from saying, [[StrawNihilist "I'm a superman," to, "We are supermen."]]

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* In the introduction to ''Theatre/ThrillMe'', [[WordOfGod Stephen Dolginoff]] reminds the reader--who is likely directing or perthat performing in it--hat Richard and Nathan are intellectual equals. This is quite likely the reason they're as close as they are: they'd both graduated college by 19, and it's all but outright stated that no one else could keep up with them. It's a sign of how much Richard cares when he goes from saying, [[StrawNihilist "I'm a superman," to, "We are supermen."]]



* Happens near the end of ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' between Roxanne and [[spoiler:Megamind]]. The male part of the couple at one point explicitly says "I need your help because you're the smartest person I know."

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* Happens near the end of ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' between Roxanne and [[spoiler:Megamind]]. The male part of the couple at At one point he explicitly says tells her "I need your help because you're the smartest person I know."
18th Oct '16 7:40:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'' has this as one of the reasons Lelouch and C.C. get together. Lelouch outright says C.C.'s brain is one of her best features, and intelligence is one of the traits C.C. finds most attractive in a man.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'' ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'' has this as one of the reasons Lelouch and C.C. get together. Lelouch outright says C.C.'s brain is one of her best features, and intelligence is one of the traits C.C. finds most attractive in a man.
23rd Aug '16 2:19:18 PM starsky120
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* Rose and Connor in ''[[Literature/AddictedSeries Addicted]]'' are both geniuses, and end up married after a decade of rivalry in their teens and early twenties.
25th Jul '16 4:47:20 PM szielins
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' stories, the Earth is so overpopulated that in order to have children at all, one has to be extraordinarily talented (high intelligence, good teeth, superior eyesight, cancer resistance, etc). A very few Einstein-level geniuses get Unlimited Breeding Licenses that basically allow them to have all the kids they want.
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