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19th Aug '16 1:32:50 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* For most of human history, people tended to believe the opposite, assuming that taller people were also more intelligent. This was reinforced by pre-modern economies having a limited ability to produce food, with protein especially being limited to the upper classes. People well-fed enough to reach their genetic potential could tower over the commoners, while also having far more access to education

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* For most of human history, people tended to believe the opposite, assuming that taller people were also more intelligent. This was reinforced by pre-modern economies having a limited ability to produce food, with protein especially being limited to the upper classes. People well-fed enough to reach their genetic potential could tower over the commoners, while also having far more access to educationeducation.
19th Aug '16 1:31:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Inverted with a number of health conditons, like Down syndrome, which inhibit mental development ''and'' physical growth.

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* Inverted with a number of health conditons, conditons like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_syndrome Down syndrome, syndrome]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcephaly microcephaly]], which inhibit mental development ''and'' physical growth.
18th Aug '16 9:06:26 PM PaulA
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%%* This trope sums up ''MilesVorkosigan'''s entire career, especially the military side.

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%%* This trope sums up ''MilesVorkosigan'''s entire career, especially * ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Miles Vorkosigan, under five feet tall (among other physical shortcomings) due to complications in pregnancy, is both the military side.shortest and the cleverest member of any team he's part of. There's a direct causal link between his shortness and his smartness; though he had a fair amount of native intelligence to begin with, he set out to be the smartest in the room to counteract his physical unimpressiveness.
8th Jul '16 10:08:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Inverted with a number of health conditons, like Down syndrome, which inhibit mental development ''and'' growth.

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* Inverted with a number of health conditons, like Down syndrome, which inhibit mental development ''and'' physical growth.
8th Jul '16 10:08:09 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* For most of human history, people tended to believe the opposite, assuming that taller people were also more intelligent. This was reinforced by pre-modern economies having a limited ability to produce food, with protein especially being limited to the upper classes. People well-fed enough to reach their genetic potential could tower over the commoners, while also having far more access to education.

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* For most of human history, people tended to believe the opposite, assuming that taller people were also more intelligent. This was reinforced by pre-modern economies having a limited ability to produce food, with protein especially being limited to the upper classes. People well-fed enough to reach their genetic potential could tower over the commoners, while also having far more access to education.education
* Inverted with a number of health conditons, like Down syndrome, which inhibit mental development ''and'' growth.
6th Jul '16 3:40:12 PM Unmenow2003
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', where [[TheFool Rigby]] (the immature, hyperactive ManChild) is way, way dumber than his tall best friend [[OnlySaneMan Mordecai]].
2nd Jul '16 12:23:09 PM trentongm
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* For most of human history, people tended to believe the opposite, assuming that taller people were also more intelligent. This was reinforced by pre-modern economies having a limited ability to produce food, with protein especially being limited to the upper classes. People well-fed enough to reach their genetic potential could tower over the commoners, while also having far more access to education.
7th Jun '16 3:12:37 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Exsedol Folmo from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever relatively]] one of the smaller Zentradi and serves as an advisor/historian. Inverted in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' where a retconned version of the character is one of the largest cast members.

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* Exsedol Folmo from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever relatively]] one of the smaller Zentradi and serves as an advisor/historian. Inverted in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' where a retconned version of the character is he's one of the largest cast members.members, if largely by virtue of most of his crewmates being human and Exsedol himself preferring to remain at full size instead of shrinking himself like most of ''7''[='s=] other Zentradi.
2nd Jun '16 7:12:42 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Satoshi/Ash's Noctowl is aside from being a Shiny Pokémon not only much smaller than regular Noctowls, but also more intelligent than them.
16th May '16 4:13:10 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TazMania'', the alligator Axl tends to accidentally ruin the shorter Bull Gator's plans.

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* In ''TazMania'', ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', the alligator Axl tends to accidentally ruin the shorter Bull Gator's plans.
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