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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.
20th May '16 6:41:21 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Egon Spengler, TheSmartGuy, GadgeteerGenius, and MrExposition of the group, wears glasses.

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', Egon Spengler, TheSmartGuy, GadgeteerGenius, and MrExposition of the group, wears glasses.
16th May '16 2:25:49 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'': [[spoiler: The Mastermind AKA Junko Enoshima]] wears these [[SplitPersonality as part of her "intelligent" side.]]
13th May '16 8:37:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''[[Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead Highschool of the Dead]]'' doesn't reveal that Saya wears glasses until the second chapter, when she finally removes her contact lenses. But wastes no time in establishing her as the smartest girl at Fujimi High, by illustrating her analytical and decision making abilities right from the start. In addition, she not only serves as [[TheSmartGuy the brain]] of Takashi's group, she's usually [[MrExposition the one to provide exposition as well.]]

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* ''[[Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead Highschool of the Dead]]'' ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' doesn't reveal that Saya wears glasses until the second chapter, when she finally removes her contact lenses. But wastes no time in establishing her as the smartest girl at Fujimi High, by illustrating her analytical and decision making abilities right from the start. In addition, she not only serves as [[TheSmartGuy the brain]] of Takashi's group, she's usually [[MrExposition the one to provide exposition as well.]]



* Kyoya of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is the one that keeps the club afloat and one of the highest ranking students in the school. Naturally, he wears glasses.

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* Maes Hughes in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' - [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist both]] animes and the manga. The man works in the military's intelligence division for a reason.

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Hughes in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' - [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist both]] animes and the manga. The man works in the military's intelligence division for a reason.



* Eddie from ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' is the smartest and most tech savvy major character in the anime.

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* The glasses wearing Eddie from ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' is the smartest and most tech savvy major character in the anime.anime.
* Discussed in episode six of ''Manga/KimiToBoku''. Chizuru buys novelty glasses and says they make him feel smarter when he puts them on. One of the twins says "Illness starts in the mind and studying starts with glasses".



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* George "Sticky" Washington from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' wears glasses and has a nervous tic of cleaning them. While all the children are some form of smart, be it book smart or street smart, Sticky has been shown to be on a different level from the others, due to his PhotographicMemory.

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* George "Sticky" Washington from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' wears glasses and has a nervous tic of cleaning them. While all the children are some form of smart, be it book smart or street smart, Sticky has been shown to be on a different level from the others, others due to his PhotographicMemory.



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* Shad from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' is an archaic researcher and CunningLinguist. He's the first prominent character in the entire ''Zelda'' series to sport glasses.

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* Shad from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' is an archaic researcher and CunningLinguist.CunningLinguist at age seventeen. He's the first prominent character in the entire ''Zelda'' series to sport glasses.






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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'': In every incarnation of the series, Velma Dinkley is the group's resident genius. Though it's {{subverted}} since it's [[TheLeader Fred]] who determines the group's actions and devises their plans for capturing [[MonsterOfTheWeek whatever]] [[ScoobyDooHoax "spook"]] they're after.
* ''{{Daria}}'' is famous for her coke-bottle glasses, and for being one of very few [[TooDumbToLive Lawndale residents]] with a rapier-wit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'': In every [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo evey incarnation of the series, series]], Velma Dinkley is the group's resident genius. Though it's {{subverted}} since it's [[TheLeader Fred]] who determines the group's actions and devises their plans for capturing [[MonsterOfTheWeek whatever]] [[ScoobyDooHoax "spook"]] they're after.
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12th May '16 8:25:14 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Characters originating from the science-based Sector Seven, such as Kokonoe, Tager, Litchi, Roy ([[spoiler:before he became Arakune]]) all wear glasses. The rare physical-based hard-hitters like Azrael or Makoto do not wear glasses and they're usually the lesser smart (in book-learning manner) characters from that faction.
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