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7th Apr '17 9:48:11 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has the Number Man, TheSmartGuy[=/=]EvilGenius (depending on how you see him) of Cauldron, who deliberately dresses like a stereotypical accountant down to the glasses, and is so GoodWithNumbers it goes right into BadassBookworm.
1st Apr '17 6:57:10 AM Kakai
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* Kosma of ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' is a walking encyclopedia and a tech genius, and he wears glasses.
22nd Mar '17 7:38:33 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
**Ben Urich, veteran journalist with the ''New York Bulletin'', wears a pair of spectacles that give him this image. After he dies, his editor Mitchell Ellison takes up the mantle.
**Admittedly he only wears the glasses because he's blind, but Matt Murdock graduated from Columbia Law School ''summa cum laude''.
12th Mar '17 4:25:17 AM Troperinik
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* In Episode 72 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[TheDitz Stumpy]] is granted intelligence by a spirit after [[TooDumbToLive his stupidity causes him to die]]. Immediately after he rises from the grave, having been brought BackFromTheDead, he dons a pair of glasses.
21st Feb '17 12:16:45 PM VampireBuddha
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* Referenced in ''Film/{{Hidden Figures}}'': When Jim Johnson expresses surprise that women work at NASA, Katherine Goble (who does wear glasses) goes on a rant, culminating in this memorable put-down:
--> So yes, they let women "do some things" at NASA, and it's not because we wear skirts, it's because we wear glasses!
12th Jan '17 8:26:15 PM Lloigor
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* While not as smart as Reed Richards or Charles Xavier, {{Spider Man}} himself has above-average intelligence and originally wore glasses in his civilian identity as Peter Parker, before they were broken in an altercation with Flash Thomson. DependingOnTheWriter and the continuity, he either never truly needed them to begin with (the glasses having a weak prescription that he wore due to his aunt's concern over eyestrain due to him reading so much) or his vision was corrected by the spider-bite that gave him his powers.

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* While not as smart as Reed Richards or Charles Xavier, {{Spider Man}} himself has above-average intelligence and originally wore glasses in his civilian identity as Peter Parker, before they were broken in an altercation with Flash Thomson.Thompson. DependingOnTheWriter and the continuity, he either never truly needed them to begin with (the glasses having a weak prescription that he wore due to his aunt's concern over eyestrain due to him reading so much) or his vision was corrected by the spider-bite that gave him his powers.
14th Dec '16 9:29:34 PM JohnnyLurg
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* George Costanza from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' claims in the episode "The Cafe" that he is not intelligent and that people only think he is, presumably due to his glasses.



** 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.

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** Homer Simpson attempts to exploit this trope when get first finds abandoned glasses in a bathroom. He recites a version of the Pythagorean theorem (quoted verbatim from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'') when he looks in the mirror.mirror but it backfires when someone points out his version is incorrect.
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.
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