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2nd Feb '17 4:23:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Of the male characters on ''TotalDrama'', the four shortest--[[DoggedNiceGuy Cody]], [[TheSmartGuy Noah]], [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]], and [[BubbleBoy Cameron]]--are all intelligent and geeky (though Ezekiel's intelligence is [[AllThereInTheManual mostly confined to the manual]]). There are [[AvertedTrope aversions]], however, including the tall, lanky geek Harold.

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* Of the male characters on ''TotalDrama'', ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', the four shortest--[[DoggedNiceGuy Cody]], [[TheSmartGuy Noah]], [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]], and [[BubbleBoy Cameron]]--are all intelligent and geeky (though Ezekiel's intelligence is [[AllThereInTheManual mostly confined to the manual]]). There are [[AvertedTrope aversions]], however, including the tall, lanky geek Harold.
2nd Feb '17 4:22:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is shorter than a good number of his friends by mere inches and is also one of the smartest characters on the show.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
** Arnold
is shorter than a good number of his friends by mere inches and is also one of the smartest characters on the show.
2nd Feb '17 4:21:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** Timon and Pumbaa are a subversion. Timon only ''thinks'' he's the smart one, while Pumbaa doesn't realize how smart he really is.
** Played straight with Mufasa and Scar, however.
--->'''Scar:''' Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share. But, when it comes to brute strength... I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool.



* Timon and Pumbaa from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' are a subversion. Timon only ''thinks'' he's the smart one, while Pumbaa doesn't realize how smart he really is.
** Played straight with Mufasa and Scar, however.
--->'''Scar:''' Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share. But, when it comes to brute strength... I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool.
2nd Feb '17 4:21:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in the animated TV show ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. Recurring shortarse baddie Abis Mal is an absolute doofus compared to his tall, thin lackey, Haroud.

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* Inverted in the animated TV show ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. Recurring shortarse baddie Abis Mal is an absolute doofus compared to his tall, thin lackey, Haroud.
2nd Feb '17 4:20:53 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* Bobble and Clank from the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' movie.
* Notably the ''[[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'' page quote comes from the climax of the film where the villains are privately laughing at a seeming suicide run by the title character by mocking his size, before he [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever changes it]].
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%%* Bobble and Clank from the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' movie.



* Notably the ''[[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'' page quote comes from the climax of the film where the villains are privately laughing at a seeming suicide run by the title character by mocking his size, before he [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever changes it]].
10th Jan '17 5:37:40 AM YasminPerry
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[[caption-width-right:350:One is a genius, the other's...well, they're both insane, really.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:One is [[caption-width-right:350: One's a genius, the other's...well, they're both insane, really.other's insane.]]
31st Dec '16 10:14:32 AM nombretomado
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* Marco from ''{{Animorphs}}'' is the team's manipulative, wisecracking tactician, and is frequently described as being the smallest Animorph. Which also implies being shorter than the character who is under five feet tall.

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* Marco from ''{{Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is the team's manipulative, wisecracking tactician, and is frequently described as being the smallest Animorph. Which also implies being shorter than the character who is under five feet tall.
26th Sep '16 4:28:55 PM Wymar
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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' from the comic of the same name is much smaller than his pal Obelix, but is the brains of the duo. Hell, he is that when compared to the entire village; [[{{Pun}} short]] of maybe [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens Geriatrix]] he's the shortest guy around, and his wits is only matched by fellow [[OnlySaneMan Sane Man]]Getafix.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' from the comic of the same name is much smaller than his pal Obelix, but is the brains of the duo. Hell, he is that when compared to the entire village; [[{{Pun}} short]] of maybe [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens Geriatrix]] he's the shortest guy around, and his wits is only matched by fellow [[OnlySaneMan Sane Man]]Getafix.Man]] Getafix.
26th Sep '16 4:28:41 PM Wymar
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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' from the comic of the same name is much smaller than his pal Obelix, but is the brains of the duo.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' from the comic of the same name is much smaller than his pal Obelix, but is the brains of the duo. Hell, he is that when compared to the entire village; [[{{Pun}} short]] of maybe [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens Geriatrix]] he's the shortest guy around, and his wits is only matched by fellow [[OnlySaneMan Sane Man]]Getafix.
23rd Sep '16 5:11:27 PM themisterfree
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* ''SwatKats'' have some weird examples that downplay it, play it straight, ''and'' subvert it. Of the titular duo, Razor's just a bit shorter than T-Bone and the "gadget guy". Played straight by [[ThoseTwoGuys Burke and Murray]], a couple of [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] deliverymen who constantly mock the SWAT Kats in their civilian IDs; Murray is quite a bit shorter than Burke, and just seems a bit smarter.
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