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18th Oct '15 5:58:53 PM MechWarrior
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-->-- ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Kid Stuff

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-->-- ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Kid Stuff



* Usagi from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is a particularly {{egregious}} case. A number of one-shot characters fail to hide their innermost secrets from her, but she never notices her little brother's crush on Ami in the fourth season BeachEpisode.

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* Usagi from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is a particularly {{egregious}} case. A number of one-shot characters fail to hide their innermost secrets from her, but she never notices her little brother's crush on Ami in the fourth season BeachEpisode.



* Robert [=DeNiro=]'s character in ''MeetTheParents'', who discovers all sorts of unsavory things about his future son in law, but has no clue (even when said clues are waved in his face) that his own son smokes pot. He also comes to some incorrect conclusions because he didn't bother to deconflict the different people with the same name, a mistake that is only possible if everyone involved ignores the fact that there might be more than one person with his same (or similar) name.

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* Robert [=DeNiro=]'s character in ''MeetTheParents'', ''Film/MeetTheParents'', who discovers all sorts of unsavory things about his future son in law, but has no clue (even when said clues are waved in his face) that his own son smokes pot. He also comes to some incorrect conclusions because he didn't bother to deconflict the different people with the same name, a mistake that is only possible if everyone involved ignores the fact that there might be more than one person with his same (or similar) name.



* Sostratos in the OverTheWineDarkSea series has an interesting justification. While he is too socially awkward to know how the sailors around him think, he can keep pace with the murderous politics of the Hellenic world because his historical studies made him accustomed to how warlords think at least, even if he can't understand ordinary people. This skill proves useful from time to time while trading in dangerous places.

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* Sostratos in the OverTheWineDarkSea Literature/OverTheWineDarkSea series has an interesting justification. While he is too socially awkward to know how the sailors around him think, he can keep pace with the murderous politics of the Hellenic world because his historical studies made him accustomed to how warlords think at least, even if he can't understand ordinary people. This skill proves useful from time to time while trading in dangerous places.



* Chloe in early ''{{Smallville}}''.

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* Chloe in early ''{{Smallville}}''.''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
13th Oct '15 6:55:22 AM randomtroper89
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* Film example: Robert [=DeNiro=]'s character in ''MeetTheParents'', who discovers all sorts of unsavory things about his future son in law, but has no clue (even when said clues are waved in his face) that his own son smokes pot.
** He also comes to some incorrect conclusions because he didn't bother to deconflict the different people with the same name, a mistake that is only possible if everyone involved ignores the fact that there might be more than one person with his same (or similar) name.

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* Film example: Robert [=DeNiro=]'s character in ''MeetTheParents'', who discovers all sorts of unsavory things about his future son in law, but has no clue (even when said clues are waved in his face) that his own son smokes pot.
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pot. He also comes to some incorrect conclusions because he didn't bother to deconflict the different people with the same name, a mistake that is only possible if everyone involved ignores the fact that there might be more than one person with his same (or similar) name.
24th Aug '15 2:15:31 PM Underachiever
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** Often applies to villains as well; Superman's disguise as Clark Kent is never picked up on by Lex Luthor, one of the smartest men in the world who sees both Superman and Clark quite often.

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** Often applies to villains as well; Superman's disguise as Clark Kent is never picked up on by Lex Luthor, one of the smartest men in the world who sees both Superman and Clark quite often. (At least one story in which he ''has the connection pointed out to him'' and backed with up evidence suggests that the dismisses it not because he's blind to the facts as such, but because he can't bring himself to believe that somebody with Superman's powers would ever invest so much time into a complete second life as a "mere" reporter.)
18th Apr '15 7:05:32 PM nombretomado
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* Kate (and to some extent, nearly ''everyone'') on ''{{NCIS}}''. Kate is supposed to be an amazing profiler because of her Secret Service training, but she was the most oblivious person on the team until [=McGee=] showed up.
* You would think the profilers on ''CriminalMinds'' are a justified example, since they have a rule about not profiling each other, but their camaraderie is so strong that they really can't keep secrets from the team for long and they all are basically each other's [[ThereAreNoTherapists therapists]].

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* Kate (and to some extent, nearly ''everyone'') on ''{{NCIS}}''.''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Kate is supposed to be an amazing profiler because of her Secret Service training, but she was the most oblivious person on the team until [=McGee=] showed up.
* You would think the profilers on ''CriminalMinds'' ''Series/CriminalMinds'' are a justified example, since they have a rule about not profiling each other, but their camaraderie is so strong that they really can't keep secrets from the team for long and they all are basically each other's [[ThereAreNoTherapists therapists]].
11th Apr '15 8:39:00 PM zz9
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' can work out Watson's military career and family life from scratches on his phone but doesn't work out that a woman putting on lipstick and asking him if he'd like a coffee is hitting on him.
31st Mar '15 10:56:49 PM Alvin
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* Shawn Spencer in ''Series/{{Psych}}'' completely misread's Juliet's friendliness and touchiness with another cop as completely familial. This is in spite of having severe [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] with her.

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* Shawn Spencer in ''Series/{{Psych}}'' completely misread's misreads Juliet's friendliness and touchiness with another cop as completely familial. This is in spite of having severe [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] with her.
30th Dec '14 12:29:17 AM eroock
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-> '''Superman:''' What's with them?
-> '''Green Lantern:''' Man, for someone with like fifty different kinds of vision, you are ''so'' blind.

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-> '''Superman:''' What's with them?
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'''Green Lantern:''' Man, for someone with like fifty different kinds of vision, you are ''so'' blind.
30th Dec '14 12:28:49 AM eroock
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->-- ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Kid Stuff

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->-- -->-- ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Kid Stuff
30th Dec '14 12:28:28 AM eroock
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-> --''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Kid Stuff

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-> --''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ->-- ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Kid Stuff
27th Nov '14 2:31:02 AM AdamC
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** Often applies to villains as well; Superman's disguise as Clark Kent is never picked up on by Lex Luthor, one of the smartest men in the world who sees both Superman and Clark quite often.
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