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16th Jun '17 12:38:43 PM EDP
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* ''DonaldDuck'', of all people. He's a skilled mechanic, pilot of [[UniversalDrivingLicence everything from cars to planes and starships]], truant officer, swordsman, shoemaker, [[SupremeChef cook]], bodyguard, spy, mall guard, explosion expert, and ''many'' other things, with his usual undoing at a job being that he goes overboard even for his skills.
5th Jun '17 2:59:42 PM MasterFuzzy
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* [[TeenGenius Sabine Wren]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a younger version of this. She's a DemolitionsExpert, [[CunningLinguist linguist]], techie, tactician, [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], and artist. Later episodes reveal that she was a prodigy fast-tracked through the Imperial Academy in espionage, before she [[HeelFaceTurn defected]] and became a bounty hunter where she picked up her other skills.

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* [[TeenGenius Sabine Wren]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a younger version of this. She's a DemolitionsExpert, [[CunningLinguist linguist]], polyglot]], techie, tactician, [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], and artist. Later episodes reveal that she was a prodigy fast-tracked through the Imperial Academy in espionage, before she [[HeelFaceTurn defected]] and became a bounty hunter where she picked up her other skills.



* Rene Descartes (1596-1650), working in pilosophy, medicine mathematics and physics. He wrote up the first explanation of phantom limbs, the shape and size of the rainbow - proving it was caused by water droplets, explained the ring of light sometimes seen around the moon, developed Cartesian coordinates and proved his own existence. Also challenged anyone in Paris who would dare claim he had a bastard son to a duel (he had a ''daughter'' out of wedlock).

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* Rene Descartes (1596-1650), working in pilosophy, medicine medicine, mathematics and physics. He wrote up the first explanation of phantom limbs, the shape and size of the rainbow - proving it was caused by water droplets, explained the ring of light sometimes seen around the moon, developed Cartesian coordinates and proved his own existence. Also challenged anyone in Paris who would dare claim he had a bastard son to a duel (he had a ''daughter'' out of wedlock).



* Creator/BenjaminFranklin (1706-1790) . In addition to his studies of electricity (and the kite experiment was a minor footnote), he also developed the basic principles of meteorology, charted the gulf stream, worked on advanced heating technologies all his life, invented swim fins and a new musical instrument, expanded his one print shop to have satellite print shops in every colony, and then sold them off once he decided he was rich enough to stop working. During his business days, he established the first American lending library and the first university [=(UPenn)=] that wasn't devoted to training clergy. He also was the Colonies' ambassador to France, and despite the Declaration of Independence being a forbidden document, he ultimately talked the king into putting his own government in hock to pay off the Revolutionary War. And he's also the main reason why the Constitutional Convention included the option for passing amendments.

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* Creator/BenjaminFranklin (1706-1790) .(1706-1790). In addition to his studies of electricity (and the kite experiment was a minor footnote), he also developed the basic principles of meteorology, charted the gulf stream, worked on advanced heating technologies all his life, invented swim fins and a new musical instrument, expanded his one print shop to have satellite print shops in every colony, and then sold them off once he decided he was rich enough to stop working. During his business days, he established the first American lending library and the first university [=(UPenn)=] that wasn't devoted to training clergy. He also was the Colonies' ambassador to France, and despite the Declaration of Independence being a forbidden document, he ultimately talked the king into putting his own government in hock to pay off the Revolutionary War. And he's also the main reason why the Constitutional Convention included the option for passing amendments.
21st May '17 6:42:56 AM Mr.Phorcys
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* King Matthias I. Hunyadi (aka "Corvinus") of Hungary (circa 1443-1490). He was a {{Polyglot}}, by the age of 6 he was fluent in Latin and Greek, and in his later life learned to speak Italien, German, at least one of the slavic languages (likely Bohemian/Czech, since his first wife was the daughter of the Bohemian king George Podjebrad) and possibly Romanian, in addition to his Hungarian mothertongue. He was also a widely known patron of arts, and a vivid bibliophile, his famous library the "Corvina" at the time of his death contained some 2500-3000 codexes, the second largest at the time, behind only the Papal library in the Vatican, and it also had a press machine. In addition he was a skilled financial officer, who managed to create a system that provided him with a yearly income matching that of the King of France. Also a gifted politician, he easily disarmed every political opponent and concspiracy he faced. He also reformed the judicial system, which likely contributed to his quick ascension to FolkHero status following his death, where several stories claims he roamed the lands [[KingInCognito Incognito]], to spy on tyranical lords and punish them afterwards, and help the needy, and reward the worthy. Last but not least he was a [[WarriorPrince famous tornuey champion, and celebrated war general]]. Tellingly, until the Second World War, his army was the only one, to capture Wien with a siege, in 1485.

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* King Matthias I. Hunyadi (aka "Corvinus") of Hungary (circa 1443-1490). He was a {{Polyglot}}, by the age of 6 he was fluent in Latin and Greek, and in his later life learned to speak Italien, Italian, German, at least one of the slavic Slavic languages (likely Bohemian/Czech, since his first wife was the daughter of the Bohemian king George Podjebrad) and possibly Romanian, in addition to his Hungarian mothertongue. mother-tongue. He was also a widely known patron of arts, and a vivid bibliophile, his famous library the "Corvina" at the time of his death contained some 2500-3000 codexes, codices, the second largest at the time, behind only the Papal library in the Vatican, and it also had a press machine. In addition he was a skilled financial officer, who managed to create a system that provided him with a yearly income matching that of the King of France. Also a gifted politician, he easily disarmed every political opponent and concspiracy conspiracy he faced. He also reformed the judicial system, which likely contributed to his quick ascension to FolkHero status following his death, where several stories claims he roamed the lands [[KingInCognito Incognito]], to spy on tyranical tyrannical lords and punish them afterwards, and help the needy, and reward the worthy. Last but not least he was a [[WarriorPrince famous tornuey tourney champion, and celebrated war general]]. Tellingly, until the Second World War, War his army was the only one, one to ever capture Wien Vienna with a siege, in 1485.
13th May '17 10:36:45 AM nombretomado
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* Franchise/FuManchu in ''Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu'' claims "I'm Doctor of Philosophy from Edinburgh, I'm a Doctor of Law from Christ College; I'm a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard. My friends, out of courtesy, call me Doctor."

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* Franchise/FuManchu Literature/FuManchu in ''Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu'' claims "I'm Doctor of Philosophy from Edinburgh, I'm a Doctor of Law from Christ College; I'm a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard. My friends, out of courtesy, call me Doctor."
7th May '17 10:36:02 PM CnHGirl
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* Creator/DannyKaye was a talented comedian, and his most famous roles are in screw-ball comedies. However, he was also a skilled dramatic actor, a a brilliant singer, a master chef, a master swordsman, a writer, director, producer, and the head of his own film studio at one point...[[TheAce pretty much anything he wanted or needed to learn how to do, he did so, and with gusto]].
15th Apr '17 3:17:30 AM LentilSandEater
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** Princess Celestia is probably this as well by virtue of being Twilight's mentor. After all, she's been on the throne for at least a thousand years, possibly much more than that; over that kind of life, you tend to see a thing or two.
9th Apr '17 7:29:58 AM annette12
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** Being a [[PassionateSportsGirl star volleyball player]] and [[LovableJock one of the best athletes in the series]], singing, getting couples together with her [[LoveGoddess mere presence]], [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish bilingualism]], [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower strength and agility]] [[EmpoweredBadassNormal far beyond what any human]] (let alone a girl [[PintsizedPowerhouse her size]]) should have, [[{{Supercop}} outdoing the police in taking down criminals]], being TheLeader of the Sailor Guardians and TheStrategist, having the second most powerful attacks out of the Inner Guardians after Sailor Moon, [[MagicKnight swordsmanship]], using [[PaperTalisman ofuda]] that don't even belong to her, and being a manga artist are some things that Minako Aino/Sailor Venus has under her belt. [[ObfuscatingStupidity Though you wouldn't know it]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer with the way she normally acts around people]].

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** Being a [[PassionateSportsGirl star volleyball player]] player and [[LovableJock one of the best athletes in the series]], series, singing, getting couples together with her [[LoveGoddess mere presence]], [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish bilingualism]], [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower presence, bilingualism, strength and agility]] [[EmpoweredBadassNormal agility far beyond what any human]] human (let alone a girl [[PintsizedPowerhouse her size]]) size) should have, [[{{Supercop}} outdoing the police in taking down criminals]], criminals, being TheLeader of the Sailor Guardians and TheStrategist, having the second most powerful attacks out of the Inner Guardians after Sailor Moon, [[MagicKnight swordsmanship]], swordsmanship, using [[PaperTalisman ofuda]] ofuda that don't even belong to her, and being a manga artist are some things that Minako Aino/Sailor Venus has under her belt. [[ObfuscatingStupidity Though you wouldn't know it]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer it, with the way she normally acts around people]].people.



* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'''s Huey Laforet: [[ForScience Brilliant]] [[MadScientist scientist]], [[WeekendInventor ingenious]] [[TimeBomb inventor]], [[TheChessmaster intuitive]] [[ManipulativeBastard sociologist]], [[YoungEntrepreneur cunning]] [[CounterfeitCash entrepreneur]], [[{{Cult}} inspiring leader]], [[GuineaPigFamily devoted]] [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter father]], and [[GentlemanSnarker excellent]] [[{{Troll}} conversationalist]].

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'''s Huey Laforet: [[ForScience Brilliant]] [[MadScientist scientist]], [[WeekendInventor ingenious]] [[TimeBomb inventor]], [[TheChessmaster intuitive]] [[ManipulativeBastard sociologist]], [[YoungEntrepreneur cunning]] [[CounterfeitCash entrepreneur]], [[{{Cult}} Brilliant scientist, ingenious inventor, intuitive sociologist, cunning entrepreneur, inspiring leader]], [[GuineaPigFamily devoted]] [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter father]], leader, devoted father, and [[GentlemanSnarker excellent]] [[{{Troll}} conversationalist]].excellent conversationalist.
7th Apr '17 6:04:39 PM superkeijikun
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* Creator/DavidHayter is most well known as the voice of [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid Snake]], but he has also dabbled in live-acting (in ''Manga/{{Guyver}}: Dark Hero''), anime dubbing (most notably as Manga/LupinTheThird in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''), and screenwriting (for the first two ''Film/XMen'' movies).
7th Apr '17 4:09:28 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/NeilCicierega: filmmaker, actor, writer, musician, composer, singer, songwriter, animator, cartoonist, and researcher of all things surreal and obscure. Oh, and he also did [[PotterPuppetPals some stuff with puppets or something.]]

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* Creator/NeilCicierega: filmmaker, actor, writer, musician, composer, singer, songwriter, animator, cartoonist, and researcher of all things surreal and obscure. Oh, and he also did [[PotterPuppetPals [[WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals some stuff with puppets or something.]]
27th Mar '17 5:56:30 PM Lullabee
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** The ''Discworld's Assassins' Guild Yearbook and Diary 2000'' [[LongList lists]] the various degrees Vetinari earned at the Guild as follows: Doctor of Medicine & [[DeadlyDoctor Applied Pathology]], Doctor of Music, Doctor of God Studies, Master Assassin, Master of Political Expediency, Master of Alchemical Science, Member of the Institute of Dance & Deportment, Bachelor of the Science of Inhumation & Diploma in Physical Education. Whew. And he's [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking quite good at drawing]] too. (The "Renaissance" part is particularly appropriate in a literal sense; "Vetinari" is a pun on [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance "Medici"]]. Plus he has distinct [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavellian]] tendencies, and is mentioned to be writing a treatise called ''The Servant'' which is clearly a takeoff of Machiavelli's ''Literature/ThePrince''.)
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