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30th Dec '16 8:39:21 PM nombretomado
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* Nug of the Urpney squad in ''TheDreamstone''. He's rather vacuous, but he usually can point out the simplest (and often correct) solution to problems, which Blob [[GladIThoughtOfIt usually steals credit for]]. He also has a [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant slightly more unnerving savviness for potential morbid fates they can suffer]].

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* Nug of the Urpney squad in ''TheDreamstone''.''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. He's rather vacuous, but he usually can point out the simplest (and often correct) solution to problems, which Blob [[GladIThoughtOfIt usually steals credit for]]. He also has a [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant slightly more unnerving savviness for potential morbid fates they can suffer]].
25th Nov '16 9:29:52 AM Totema
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* Nijimura Okuyasu from ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure:'' ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' is often like this. For example, he convinces himself that Yoshihiro Kira, the ghost Stand user, doesn't actually need to breathe because if he did, in his words, "all the dead people would suck up the air and we'd all suffocate". Well, he's technically correct, right?
27th Sep '16 1:36:22 PM Kimarous
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* Sera from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' occasionally makes surprisingly profound statements based on straightforward observations, stumping even the more book-smart party members. For example, when Solas badgers her one conversation too many about organizing the Red Jennies to dispose of the nobility for good:
-->'''Sera''': What, just lop off the top? What does that do, [[FullCircleRevolution except make a new top to frig it all up?]]\\
'''Solas''': I... forgive me. You are right.
26th Sep '16 7:57:00 AM ErosThanatos
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* While usually the CloudCuckoolander, Pinkie Pie sometimes has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (see above quote). This is actually a recurring element of her character, where her friends (and others around her) write off a lot of what she dies as simply being goofy and silly, only to be surprised when they see the stroke of genius in her madness (such as when she lead the Parasprites out of town by using the Pied Piper routine on them that the rest of the cast didn't think to or wrote off as being too outlandish).

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* While usually the CloudCuckoolander, Pinkie Pie sometimes has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (see above quote). This is actually a recurring element of her character, where her friends (and others around her) write off a lot of what she dies does as simply being goofy and silly, only to be surprised when they see the stroke of genius in her madness (such as when she lead the Parasprites out of town by using the Pied Piper routine on them that the rest of the cast didn't think to or wrote off as being too outlandish).
5th Jun '16 11:23:44 AM lavendermintrose
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* Misaki Yata from ''Anime/{{K}}'' has moments of this. Particularly, late in season 2, to [[spoiler: Saruhiko: "You're not a traitor! If you'd go this far for him, the Blue King was your King all along!" Saruhiko lampshades this when he's thinking about it just after Misaki leaves.]]
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24th May '16 10:55:34 PM EdwardGil
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This would seem to derive from Cervantes' ''Literature/DonQuixote'', where the archetypically "simple" Sancho Panza occasionally produces statements of great wisdom (although in that case the main character, Don Quixote, often fails to notice or credit that wisdom). TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons players will lecture, in great detail, that [[TropesOfWisdom Wisdom]] and [[IntelligenceTropes Intelligence]] are not the same thing.

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This would seem to derive from Cervantes' ''Literature/DonQuixote'', where the archetypically "simple" Sancho Panza occasionally produces statements of great wisdom (although in that case the main character, Don Quixote, often fails to notice or credit that wisdom).

TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons players will lecture, in great detail, that [[TropesOfWisdom Wisdom]] and [[IntelligenceTropes Intelligence]] are not the same thing.
24th May '16 10:55:16 PM EdwardGil
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This would seem to derive from Cervantes' ''Literature/DonQuixote'', where the archetypically "simple" Sancho Panza occasionally produces statements of great wisdom (although in that case the main character, Don Quixote, often fails to notice or credit that wisdom).

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This would seem to derive from Cervantes' ''Literature/DonQuixote'', where the archetypically "simple" Sancho Panza occasionally produces statements of great wisdom (although in that case the main character, Don Quixote, often fails to notice or credit that wisdom).
wisdom). TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons players will lecture, in great detail, that [[TropesOfWisdom Wisdom]] and [[IntelligenceTropes Intelligence]] are not the same thing.
24th May '16 10:25:36 PM portaljumper339
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* While usually the CloudCuckoolander, Pinkie Pie sometimes has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (see above quote). This is actually a recurring element of her character, where her friends (and others around her) write off a lot of what she dies as simply being goofy and silly, only to be surprised when they see the stroke of genius in her madness (such as when she lead the Parasprites out of town by using a PiedPiperPloy on them that the rest of the cast didn't think to).

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* While usually the CloudCuckoolander, Pinkie Pie sometimes has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (see above quote). This is actually a recurring element of her character, where her friends (and others around her) write off a lot of what she dies as simply being goofy and silly, only to be surprised when they see the stroke of genius in her madness (such as when she lead the Parasprites out of town by using a PiedPiperPloy the Pied Piper routine on them that the rest of the cast didn't think to).to or wrote off as being too outlandish).
24th May '16 10:24:03 PM portaljumper339
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* While usually the CloudCuckoolander, Pinkie Pie sometimes has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (see above quote).

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* While usually the CloudCuckoolander, Pinkie Pie sometimes has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (see above quote). This is actually a recurring element of her character, where her friends (and others around her) write off a lot of what she dies as simply being goofy and silly, only to be surprised when they see the stroke of genius in her madness (such as when she lead the Parasprites out of town by using a PiedPiperPloy on them that the rest of the cast didn't think to).
26th Jan '16 12:23:32 PM PrettyinPink
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People with low latent inhibition are jot simple minded, but they have the gift of noticing the obvious when everybody else misses it.
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