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26th May '16 8:41:41 PM Kid
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* Besides his famous SherlockHolmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a series of humorous adventure stories about LargeHam Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard. While in some stories, Gerard is rather clever and appears competent despite his inflated opinion of himself. On the other hand, he is a dolt in others and very much an UnreliableNarrator.

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* Besides his famous SherlockHolmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a series of humorous adventure stories about LargeHam Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard. While in In some stories, Gerard is rather clever and appears competent despite his inflated opinion of himself. On the other hand, he is a dolt in others and very much an UnreliableNarrator.
21st May '16 9:09:26 AM erforce
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* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]], as a character trait. Even the Tenth Doctor, considerably more sexually/romantically inclined than most of them, had moments of being ObliviousToLove (sharing the bed with Martha in "The Shakespeare Code," being offered a phone number in "Partners in Crime").
** His naivité to Earth pop-culture in general, as well. In his earlier incarnations, he was definitely a FishOutOfWater, so that's fine. But now he's on his Eleventh incarnation, fanboys over famous human artists, and has made references to everything from Film/{{Ghostbusters}} to ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Which makes you wonder ''how'' he forgot what football/soccer was.

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* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]], Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'', as a character trait. Even the Tenth Doctor, considerably more sexually/romantically inclined than most of them, had moments of being ObliviousToLove (sharing the bed with Martha in "The Shakespeare Code," being offered a phone number in "Partners in Crime").
** His naivité to Earth pop-culture in general, as well. In his earlier incarnations, he was definitely a FishOutOfWater, so that's fine. But now he's on his Eleventh incarnation, fanboys over famous human artists, and has made references to everything from Film/{{Ghostbusters}} ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' to ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Which makes you wonder ''how'' he forgot what football/soccer was.
8th May '16 1:15:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Ickis of ''AaahhRealMonsters''.

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* Ickis of ''AaahhRealMonsters''.''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''.
22nd Nov '15 10:56:05 AM nombretomado
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* Jason Fox of {{Foxtrot}} was once seen to comment that Miss October sure had big hooters ([[TheInternetIsForPorn during a storyline where the Fox family discovered Internet access]]), but also believes GirlsHaveCooties and has been known to drool over the centerfold... of a Magazine/NationalGeographic moon map. [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/28/the-talk-by-bill-amend And then there's this guest strip]] for PennyArcade...

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* Jason Fox of {{Foxtrot}} ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' was once seen to comment that Miss October sure had big hooters ([[TheInternetIsForPorn during a storyline where the Fox family discovered Internet access]]), but also believes GirlsHaveCooties and has been known to drool over the centerfold... of a Magazine/NationalGeographic moon map. [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/07/28/the-talk-by-bill-amend And then there's this guest strip]] for PennyArcade...
14th Nov '15 8:25:38 PM Adept
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* Nao Kanzaki from ''LiarGame'', to an annoying extent. While at first she was thrown into a world of lies and tricks, despite being "honest," she doesn't seem to understand the point of the Liar Game. First tricked into giving 100 million yen to a "trustworthy" teacher, then almost screwed [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster Akiyama's plan]] by making a part of the team the most unreliable person, Mr. X, in the round and then trusting said unreliable person, after she had learned of Mr. X's true nature. Between her mistakes, she shows some bits of understanding her situation, but she ''forgets'' them when it's important. If it weren't for Akiyama, she'd be screwed by now.

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* Nao Kanzaki from ''LiarGame'', ''Manga/LiarGame'', to an annoying extent. While at first she was thrown into a world of lies and tricks, despite being "honest," she doesn't seem to understand the point of the Liar Game. First tricked into giving 100 million yen to a "trustworthy" teacher, then almost screwed [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster Akiyama's plan]] by making a part of the team the most unreliable person, Mr. X, in the round and then trusting said unreliable person, after she had learned of Mr. X's true nature. Between her mistakes, she shows some bits of understanding her situation, but she ''forgets'' them when it's important. If it weren't for Akiyama, she'd be screwed by now.
14th Nov '15 2:45:16 PM nombretomado
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* In another alien example: [[MorkAndMindy Mork]]. One moment he mentions he still doesn't know where babies come from, the next he's making subtle sexual innuendos. This is probably the result of RobinWilliams sticking to the script half the time and GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the other half. It got particularly bad in the second season when [[ExecutiveMeddling ABC wanted Mork to become more "hip"]].

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* In another alien example: [[MorkAndMindy [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork]]. One moment he mentions he still doesn't know where babies come from, the next he's making subtle sexual innuendos. This is probably the result of RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams sticking to the script half the time and GettingCrapPastTheRadar for the other half. It got particularly bad in the second season when [[ExecutiveMeddling ABC wanted Mork to become more "hip"]].
18th Oct '15 10:59:01 AM nombretomado
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* Katie Power, the youngest member of the PowerPack, sometimes seems to be written younger. In the All-Ages version, this is mostly for the sake of humor.

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* Katie Power, the youngest member of the PowerPack, ComicBook/PowerPack, sometimes seems to be written younger. In the All-Ages version, this is mostly for the sake of humor.
4th Oct '15 9:59:32 AM pinkdalek
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** The Fourth Doctor has trouble understanding what features are supposed to make women beautiful in "City of Death" and seems sexually oblivious to the gorgeous, ludicrously underdressed NubileSavage he has following him around for a while, except to remind her that her style of dress is inappropriate on modern-day Earth or Victorian London. Yet he gets dialogue with Romana that is clearly intended to be flirtatious (and a KissingDiscretionShot) and his casual insult-slinging at Harry is implied to be jealousy regarding him as potential romantic competition between him and Sarah Jane, with whom he [[{{UST}} blatantly, if childishly flirts]] (similar to the dynamic between the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Mickey later on).

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** The Fourth Doctor is known for veering wildly between being quite a sexual character and a very asexual one. He has trouble understanding what features are supposed to make women beautiful in "City of Death" and seems sexually oblivious to the gorgeous, ludicrously underdressed NubileSavage he has following him around for a while, except to remind her that her style of dress is inappropriate on modern-day Earth or Victorian London. Yet he gets dialogue with Romana that is clearly intended to be flirtatious (and a KissingDiscretionShot) flirtatious, makes [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar double-entendres and his casual insult-slinging at Harry is implied to be jealousy regarding him as potential romantic competition between him even blowjob jokes]], and sometimes flirts with side characters. Sometimes he treats Sarah Jane, with whom he Jane very sensually, [[{{UST}} blatantly, if childishly flirts]] (similar touching her face gently, talking to her in a sultry voice, sniffing her hair while hiding behind her and even spooning her on one occasion]] - wheras at other times he looks at her like a thing. While carrying Eldraad in "The Hand of Fear", he uses a delicate touch, parts of the dynamic between action choreographed like a dance; but notice how he manhandles Sarah Jane in "The Ark in Space" and "The Android Invasion", in a way intended to give the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Mickey later on).impression he had no understanding of handling women.
6th Sep '15 10:54:01 AM nombretomado
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* Used to a frequently irritating degree for cheap jokes on ''{{NCIS}}'', usually at the expense of either Tony or [=McGee=]. Gibbs knows about technology (or doesn't), Ziva understands idioms and pop culture (or doesn't)... etc.

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* Used to a frequently irritating degree for cheap jokes on ''{{NCIS}}'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', usually at the expense of either Tony or [=McGee=]. Gibbs knows about technology (or doesn't), Ziva understands idioms and pop culture (or doesn't)... etc.
29th Aug '15 9:57:32 PM nombretomado
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* The 'bots on ''MST3K'' do this on purpose to mess with Joel and Mike.

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* The 'bots on ''MST3K'' ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' do this on purpose to mess with Joel and Mike.
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