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29th Dec '15 5:32:05 AM Anddrix
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* Reed Richards of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is widely regarded as the smartest human in the universe. Even his enemies- The Wizard, The Mad Thinker, The Mole Man and others- have great respect for his intellect, if only because they think he is the one man on Earth capable of appreciating what they have done. But then we get SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, the one man on the entire Franchise/MarvelUniverse who thinks Reed is a hack, a fraud, and a complete and utter moron, and is fairly fond of reminding everyone in earshot of his feelings Every. Single. Issue.
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* Reed Richards of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is widely regarded as the smartest human in the universe. Even his enemies- The Wizard, The Mad Thinker, The Mole Man and others- have great respect for his intellect, if only because they think he is the one man on Earth capable of appreciating what they have done. But then we get SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, the one man on the entire Franchise/MarvelUniverse who thinks Reed is a hack, a fraud, and a complete and utter moron, and is fairly fond of reminding everyone in earshot of his feelings Every. Single. Issue.
30th Sep '15 6:47:33 PM Herald2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Getting The Bugs Out", would-be [[TakeOverTheWorld world conqueror]] Mechanicles introduces himself as the "Greatest of the Great Greek Geniuses!" He immediately buttresses this pronouncement with "Archimedes? An amateur! Socrates? Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk..."
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Getting The the Bugs Out", would-be [[TakeOverTheWorld world conqueror]] Mechanicles introduces himself as the "Greatest of the Great Greek Geniuses!" He immediately buttresses this pronouncement with "Archimedes? An amateur! Socrates? Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk..."
30th Sep '15 6:30:42 PM Herald2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Getting The Bugs Out", would-be [[TakeOverTheWorld world conqueror]] Mechanicles introduces himself as the "Greatest of the Great Greek Geniuses!" He immediately buttresses this pronouncement with "Archimedes? An amateur! Socrates? Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk..."
13th Mar '15 11:54:09 AM DragonRanger
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** Also involving Reed: The heroes who have used the name ComicBook/AntMan get their powers from mass-shifting "Pym Particles" discovered (and named) by the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. At one point in the ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' era, in front of both of their respective teams, Reed makes the claim that he knows more about Pym Particles than Pym does. Hank's response? --->It's on, ''[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]''.
11th Mar '15 7:58:10 AM Korodzik
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* In ''A Study In Scarlet'', Dr. Watson praises Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."
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* In ''A Study In Scarlet'', ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', Dr. Watson praises Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."
23rd Feb '15 8:29:50 AM Byzantine
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* Reed Richards of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is widely regarded as the smartest human in the universe. Even his enemies- The Wizard, The Mad Thinker, The Mole Man and others- have great respect for his intellect, if only because they think he is the one man on Earth capable of appreciating what they have done. But then we get DoctorDoom, the one man on the entire Marvel Universe who thinks Reed is a hack, a fraud, and a complete and utter moron, and is fairly fond of reminding everyone in earshot of his feelings Every. Single. Issue.
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* Reed Richards of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is widely regarded as the smartest human in the universe. Even his enemies- The Wizard, The Mad Thinker, The Mole Man and others- have great respect for his intellect, if only because they think he is the one man on Earth capable of appreciating what they have done. But then we get DoctorDoom, SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, the one man on the entire Marvel Universe Franchise/MarvelUniverse who thinks Reed is a hack, a fraud, and a complete and utter moron, and is fairly fond of reminding everyone in earshot of his feelings Every. Single. Issue.
12th Feb '15 9:32:10 AM LentilSandEater
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to be fair
* [[OverlyLongName Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim]] took this to its logical extent by naming himself as Paracelsus. Aulus Cornelius Celsus was a Roman encyclopedist who had written what had been one of the seminal tracts on medicine from Rome to his era, including such things as surgery, identification of the fever as a defense mechanism, and cancer, and the name "Paracelsus" literally meant that [[AltumVidetur Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus]] [[MeaningfulName Bombastus]] [[InsufferableGenius von Hohenheim]] was "greater than Celsus." To be fair, in the time of [[RunningGag Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus]] *gasp* [[RunningGag von Hohenheim]], the primary method of medical treatment was purging and bloodletting stemming from the "humourism" and traditional ancient treatments from the golden era of Rome and Greece passed down from Hippocrates and Galen, so he may have had some reason to buff his already-copious ego. PATB von Hohenheim is currently credited with inventing the field of toxicology.
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* [[OverlyLongName Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim]] took this to its logical extent by naming himself as Paracelsus. Aulus Cornelius Celsus was a Roman encyclopedist who had written what had been one of the seminal tracts on medicine from Rome to his era, including such things as surgery, identification of the fever as a defense mechanism, and cancer, and the name "Paracelsus" literally meant that [[AltumVidetur Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus]] [[MeaningfulName Bombastus]] [[InsufferableGenius von Hohenheim]] was "greater than Celsus." To be fair, in the time of [[RunningGag Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus]] *gasp* [[RunningGag von Hohenheim]], the primary method of medical treatment was purging and bloodletting stemming from the "humourism" and traditional ancient treatments from the golden era of Rome and Greece passed down from Hippocrates and Galen, so he may have had some reason to buff his already-copious ego. PATB von Hohenheim is currently credited with inventing the field of toxicology."

* Aristotle was kind of an idiot when it came to science, believing many easy to disprove theories that people believed for centuries because they came from his mouth. Most scientists involved in the fields he dabbled in can safely say he didn't know jack about optics, or gravity, or dentistry for that matter. ** Though modern scientists have thousands of years' worth of accumulated knowledge which Aristotle didn't, his largest flaw as a scientist was the fact that he rarely used experimentation or even just... Checked. For instance, having observed that mares have fewer teeth than stallions, he proclaimed that women also have fewer teeth than men without bothering to examine any human volunteers.
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* Aristotle was kind of an idiot when it came to science, believing many easy to disprove theories that people believed for centuries because they came from his mouth. Most scientists involved in the fields he dabbled in can safely say he didn't know jack about optics, or gravity, or dentistry for that matter. ** Though modern scientists have thousands of years' worth of accumulated knowledge which Aristotle didn't, his largest flaw as a scientist was the fact that he rarely used experimentation or even just... Checked.matter. For instance, having observed that mares have fewer teeth than stallions, he proclaimed that women also have fewer teeth than men without bothering to examine any human volunteers.
7th Jan '15 1:34:06 PM Gitman
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->'''Vizzini:''' I can't compete with you physically, and you're no match for my brains.
16th Nov '14 2:30:19 PM SWFMax
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->'''Vizzini:''' [[TropeNamer Morons.]]
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29th Oct '14 2:14:18 PM Patachou
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* According to the killer in ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'', John Wayne Gacey, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy are "tired old hacks." * The murderous ghost in ''TheFrighteners'' is obsessed in death, as he was in life, with racking up the highest body count of any serial killer in history. Whenever he passes one of their records, he crows with joy about it. His last words in life were "Got me a score of 12, sir, one more than Starkweather." Later on, his astral form brags about beating Gacy, and says he can't wait to break Bundy's record so he can rub it in his face.
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* According to the killer in ''Film/{{Mindhunters}}'', John Wayne Gacey, Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy are "tired old hacks." * The murderous ghost in ''TheFrighteners'' ''Film/TheFrighteners'' is obsessed in death, as he was in life, with racking up the highest body count of any serial killer in history. Whenever he passes one of their records, he crows with joy about it. His last words in life were "Got me a score of 12, sir, one more than Starkweather." Later on, his astral form brags about beating Gacy, and says he can't wait to break Bundy's record so he can rub it in his face.

* In ''A Study In Scarlet'', Dr. Watson praises SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."
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* In ''A Study In Scarlet'', Dr. Watson praises SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes by comparing him to EdgarAllanPoe's Auguste Dupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq. Holmes counters that "Dupin was a very inferior fellow" and "Lecoq was a miserable bungler."

* [[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock from the Sun]]
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'''Sally''': ''[reading headline]'' "Physics professor calls [[AlbertEinstein Einstein]] idiot; proclaims self much smarter." * [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon Cooper]], the brilliant but highly egotistical theoretical physicist from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' once agreed that he wasn't like Isaac Newton, because..."Gravity would have been apparent to me without the apple!"
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'''Sally''': ''[reading headline]'' "Physics professor calls [[AlbertEinstein [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] idiot; proclaims self much smarter." * [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon Cooper]], the brilliant but highly egotistical theoretical physicist from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' once agreed that he wasn't like Isaac Newton, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, because..."Gravity would have been apparent to me without the apple!"

* Inverted in ''CalvinAndHobbes'':
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* Inverted in ''CalvinAndHobbes'':''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':

* AynRand was once quoted as saying that, in the history of philosophy, she could only recommend the "three As" of {{Aristotle}}, Thomas Aquinas and herself.
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* AynRand Creator/AynRand was once quoted as saying that, in the history of philosophy, she could only recommend the "three As" of {{Aristotle}}, Creator/{{Aristotle}}, Thomas Aquinas and herself.
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