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10th Nov '16 6:51:35 AM Lullabee
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* The dictionary website [[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ The Free Dictionary]] has a logo featuring a pair of glasses, because dictionaries are smart or something like that.
19th Sep '16 7:48:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Invoked}} on ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', when Rocko's idol (a professional Jackhammer-er) says he wears contacts while on the job, but prefers glasses when off because they make him look like an intellectual. Cue a FanGirl approaching and asking him questions about FriedrichNietzsche. Heffer then claims he needs glasses because he doesn't know who Nietzsche is.

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* {{Invoked}} on ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', when Rocko's idol (a professional Jackhammer-er) says he wears contacts while on the job, but prefers glasses when off because they make him look like an intellectual. Cue a FanGirl approaching and asking him questions about FriedrichNietzsche.Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. Heffer then claims he needs glasses because he doesn't know who Nietzsche is.
4th Sep '16 7:30:20 AM bleach246
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** In the direct SequelSeries InnocentS Fate is now shown wearing glasses as well, most likely to emphasise the slight TimeSkip between series.
4th Sep '16 7:18:27 AM annette12
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* Averted spectacularly with Peter Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', who many viewers forget or don't realize wears glasses due to this trope. Meg Griffin, Mort, Muriel and Neil Goldman all wear glasses and are stereotypically nerdy (especially in the Goldmans' case), but not necessarily more intelligent than the other characters (certainly not as much as Brian or Stewie).
22nd Aug '16 2:53:02 PM jccw227
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* Chicken tried to invoke this trope in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' thinking glasses would make him smart after Cow seemed smarter once she started wearing hers. He even went so far as to deliberately flub his vision test. Chicken thought he was smarter, but was really a KnowNothingKnowItAll. Cow even tried to tell him that glasses didn't work that way.
5th Aug '16 6:16:32 AM DelShiftB
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Professor Frink, Data, and Waylon Smithers are all among the smartest characters on the show and wear glasses. Inverted with Milhouse who is nerdy and wears glasses but isn't particularly intelligent.

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Professor Frink, Data, and Waylon Smithers are all among the smartest characters on the show and wear glasses. Inverted with Milhouse who is nerdy and wears glasses but isn't particularly intelligent.intelligent.
** Homer Simpson attempts to exploit this trope when get first finds abandoned glasses in a bathroom. He recites a version of the Pythagorean theorem when he looks in the mirror.
29th Jul '16 2:38:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Film/SuckerPunch'', both Dr. Gorski (in the asylum) and Blue ([[NestedStory in the nightclub]]) have glasses, though they mostly only wear them when they need to take a closer look at something (They might merely be reading glasses, rather than corrective lenses). While Dr. Gorski is a psychologist, Blue is smart in that DangerouslyGenreSavvy way.

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* In ''Film/SuckerPunch'', both Dr. Gorski (in the asylum) and Blue ([[NestedStory in the nightclub]]) have glasses, though they mostly only wear them when they need to take a closer look at something (They might merely be reading glasses, rather than corrective lenses). While Dr. Gorski is a psychologist, Blue is smart in that DangerouslyGenreSavvy way.psychologist.
11th Jun '16 11:02:15 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': The two characters that wear glasses are particularly intelligent people. Mei is a brilliant Chinese climatologist who has a lot of research notes about trying to stop global warming. Winston is a sentient, particularly intelligent gorilla.
1st Jun '16 9:16:20 PM PaulA
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* Tumpkin in "Literature/TheSixtyTwoCursesOfCaliphArenschadd" is bookish, and intelligent enough to solve the problem that has every other character stumped. The power of trope is strong enough that he wears glasses despite them technically being an anachronism in an ArabianNightsDays setting.
30th May '16 10:31:53 PM lavendermintrose
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** Mae Hughes works in the military's intelligence division for a reason.

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** Mae Maes Hughes works in the military's intelligence division for a reason.


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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', the Blue Clan, Scepter 4, has ''three'' glasses guys, all of whom are the smart ones - one is an expert hacker; another, his subordinate, assists him in computer things and is a nerd in his own right; and the Blue King himself, something of a super-genius.
** The Red Clan's SmartGuy wears sunglasses - smart enough to wear glasses, but cool enough to fit with HOMRA.
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