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10th Dec '17 6:39:41 PM HeroGal2347
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* A variant in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': one episode had him transforming into other characters when he'd see them, and thus inheriting their skills: mad science (MadScientist Dr Bellum), classical music (a random musician in the park), piloting (Launchpad), and hockey (Gosalyn). He also tended to acquire the ''equipment'' of said people, too.

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* A variant in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': one episode "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E36DisguiseTheLimit Disguise the Limit]]" had him transforming into other characters when he'd see them, and thus inheriting their skills: mad science (MadScientist Dr Bellum), classical music (a random musician in the park), piloting (Launchpad), and hockey (Gosalyn). He also tended to acquire the ''equipment'' of said people, too.
28th Oct '17 2:44:52 AM darkemyst
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* While Ron and Harry at the least are not looking for something which will enter new information into their heads on its own in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' there are a number of scammers going around the school selling things which supposedly do to panicked students as O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. testing approaches for the fifth and seventh years respectively. Ron and Harry desperately try to buy something from a Ravenclaw sixth year which he swears was solely responsible his nine 'Outstanding' [=OWLs=] before Hermione confiscates it and dumps it out snarling:
-->'''Hermione:''' Don't be stupid, you might as well take Harold Dingle's powdered dragon claw and have done with it.\\
'''Ron:''' ''(eagerly)'' Dingle's got powdered dragon claw?'\\
'''Hermione:''' Not any more, I confiscated that, too. None of these things actually work, you know.\\
'''Ron:''' Dragon claw does work! It's supposed to be incredible, really gives your brain a boost, you come over all cunning for a few hours - Hermione, let me have a pinch, go on, it can't hurt -\\
'''Hermione:''' ''(grimly)'' This stuff can, I've had a look at it, and it's actually [[VeryFalseAdvertising dried Doxy droppings]].
14th Aug '17 1:10:29 PM Bilorv
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* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', seeds Morty has absorbed anally give him temporary intelligence, and allows him to recite the square root of pi to several decimal places, despite the fact that he would need to have known pi to several places beforehand to be able to calculate this.


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12th May '17 5:43:53 PM TheCuza
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-028 is a small area within an abandoned storage yard that causes anyone who enters it to gain complete, perfect knowledge about a single random subject. Subjects range from cold fusion, to the location of the keys to a specific Buick [=LeSabre=], to things that will make you GoMadFromTheRevelation.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-028 is a small area within an abandoned storage yard that causes anyone who enters it to instantly gain complete, perfect knowledge about a single random subject. Subjects range from cold fusion, to the location of the keys to a one specific set of car keys[[note]]They belong to a Buick [=LeSabre=], [=LeSabre=] if you're wondering[[/note]], to things that will make you GoMadFromTheRevelation.
12th Mar '17 4:27:33 AM Argon2
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** In one story arc, he enlarges his brain to make his homework easier and becomes so intelligent that, within moments, he metally calculates the purpose of the cosmos and all reality into a single, simple answer. However, he was inable to figure out why girls are so weird.

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** In one story arc, he enlarges his brain to make his homework easier and becomes so intelligent that, within moments, he metally calculates the purpose of the cosmos and all reality into a single, simple answer. However, he was inable unable to figure out why girls are so weird.
25th Feb '17 2:26:04 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''Franchise/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk'' season 1: When the Ranger passes the intelligence ring, the Elf and Dwarf assume it works that way; but he predictably fails to answer their questions.

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* Subverted in ''Franchise/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk'' ''AudioPlay/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk'' season 1: When the Ranger passes the intelligence ring, the Elf and Dwarf assume it works that way; but he predictably fails to answer their questions.
7th Feb '17 6:29:25 PM FordPrefect
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* In the Eureka episode "Smarter Carter," Kevin gives Jack a substance that turns him into a genius, so that Jack can impress Kevin's visiting (genius) uncle.

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* In the Eureka ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Smarter Carter," Kevin gives Jack a substance that turns him into a genius, so that Jack can impress Kevin's visiting (genius) uncle.
29th Nov '16 10:15:06 AM MagnusForce
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has Beezy get affected by a machine that [[MadScientist Heloise]] intended to use on herself.

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* An episode of In the ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has episode "Beezy J. Genius", Beezy get gets affected by a machine that [[MadScientist Heloise]] intended Heloise's Braniac Booster, making him even smarter than Heloise to use on herself.the point of InsufferableGenius, thus annoying Heloise, being a {{Jerkass}} to Jimmy, and even overthrowing Lucius as ruler of Miseryville.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Overclockwise" had Cubert upgrade Bender's intelligence, but it results in Bender's intellect exponentially increasing as time goes on. By the final act of the episode, Bender has ''become a god and merged with the universe'', now more interested in managing the cosmos than engaging in his usual immoral shenanigans.
12th Oct '16 1:44:57 AM PaulA
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* Justified in [[MyTeacherIsAnAlien My Teacher Fried My Brains.]] The narration explains that the intelligence-boosted protagonist can use words like "anthropologist" because he's heard them before, and now has the brainpower to remember what they mean. The first sign in the book that the intelligence boost worked was when he was sitting in math class and suddenly realized he understood what the teacher was saying.

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* Justified in [[MyTeacherIsAnAlien My Teacher Fried My Brains.]] ''Literature/MyTeacherFriedMyBrains''. The narration explains that the intelligence-boosted protagonist can use words like "anthropologist" because he's heard them before, and now has the brainpower to remember what they mean. The first sign in the book that the intelligence boost worked was when he was sitting in math class and suddenly realized he understood what the teacher was saying.
24th Jun '16 2:45:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted/inverted in one episode of ''ReBoot'': [[BrattyHalfPint whippersnapper]] Enzo wants to be smarter so he can help pull his weight, but learning takes too long. So he asks the [=CPU=] to just make him the smartest bit in Mainframe, [[LiteralGenie to which it accords by making everyone else dumb as a box of nulls]].

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* Subverted/inverted in one episode of ''ReBoot'': ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': [[BrattyHalfPint whippersnapper]] Enzo wants to be smarter so he can help pull his weight, but learning takes too long. So he asks the [=CPU=] to just make him the smartest bit in Mainframe, [[LiteralGenie to which it accords by making everyone else dumb as a box of nulls]].



* Notably averted in ''MightyMax''. Dr. Zygote, after inventing a machine that [[EvolutionaryLevels manipulates evolution]], uses it on himself to become a [[MyBrainIsBig huge-brained]] "man of tomorrow". Once he's done this... he's harmless: he has acquired new powers, but he doesn't know how to use them. Sure enough, a dozen episodes later, Zygote is back and has made some practice with his powers.

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* Notably averted in ''MightyMax''.''WesternAnimation/MightyMax''. Dr. Zygote, after inventing a machine that [[EvolutionaryLevels manipulates evolution]], uses it on himself to become a [[MyBrainIsBig huge-brained]] "man of tomorrow". Once he's done this... he's harmless: he has acquired new powers, but he doesn't know how to use them. Sure enough, a dozen episodes later, Zygote is back and has made some practice with his powers.



* ''GetEd'' had an episode where Loogie was zapped by a machine designed to enhance organic computers. This resulted in super-intelligence to the point of creating BiggerOnTheInside vaccuum cleaners. Unfortunately, if he didn't reverse the process, his brain would grow too big, with [[YourHeadAsplode messy results]].

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* ''GetEd'' ''WesternAnimation/GetEd'' had an episode where Loogie was zapped by a machine designed to enhance organic computers. This resulted in super-intelligence to the point of creating BiggerOnTheInside vaccuum cleaners. Unfortunately, if he didn't reverse the process, his brain would grow too big, with [[YourHeadAsplode messy results]].
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