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23rd Oct '17 7:55:00 PM 017Bluefield
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A term with dual meaning, a "street smart" person is one who "knows the streets" of a heavily-populated, [[TheCity urban area]]. It is also often used to mean a character with an extremely pragmatic and insightful mentality that is applied to being able to survive the mean "streets" of RealLife by dealing with other people. For many characters, both traits are combined at the same time -- possessed of a survivalist sense well-suited to the city but with insight often equally applicable in other areas.

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A term with dual meaning, a "street smart" "[[TitleDrop street smart]]" person is one who "knows the streets" of a heavily-populated, [[TheCity urban area]]. It is also often used to mean a character with an [[PragmaticHero extremely pragmatic pragmatic]] and insightful mentality that is applied to being able to survive the mean "streets" of RealLife by dealing with other people. For many characters, both traits are combined at the same time -- possessed time--possessed of a survivalist sense well-suited to the city but with insight often equally applicable in other areas.
23rd Oct '17 12:29:38 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Leon from ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' (more specifically, he made his debut in ''X'') is said to be not particularly bright. This is possibly {{justified|Trope}}, given that his [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] involves in his home planet Zou being sacked by invaders (Leon himself [[ParentalAbandonment losing his parents]] and his [[EyeScream left eye]]) and still shakily recovering 12 years down the road, so Leon most likely never had the chance to receive a proper education. However, his natural instinct has made him ''very'' cunning. When the Arrows were vacationing on his planet, he showed superb handling of Super Arrow's King Meteor in his ''first'' foray with a F-Zero machine (impressing the couple to the point that they ''[[HappilyAdopted adopted him]]''). He had a slow start when he finally joined the F-Zero races, but caught on quick, resulting in a respectable track record over time ([[InformedAbility not that you'd know this]]; due to the poor A.I. he's been plagued with in ''GX'', he usually ends up '''dead last''').

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* Leon from ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' ''VideoGame/FZero'' (more specifically, he made his debut in ''X'') is said to be not particularly bright. This is possibly {{justified|Trope}}, given that his [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] involves in his home planet Zou being sacked by invaders (Leon himself [[ParentalAbandonment losing his parents]] and his [[EyeScream left eye]]) and still shakily recovering 12 years down the road, so Leon most likely never had the chance to receive a proper education. However, his natural instinct has made him ''very'' cunning. When the Arrows were vacationing on his planet, he showed superb handling of Super Arrow's King Meteor in his ''first'' foray with a F-Zero machine (impressing the couple to the point that they ''[[HappilyAdopted adopted him]]''). He had a slow start when he finally joined the F-Zero races, but caught on quick, resulting in a respectable track record over time ([[InformedAbility not that you'd know this]]; due to the poor A.I. he's been plagued with in ''GX'', he usually ends up '''dead last''').
12th Aug '17 4:35:56 AM gophergiggles
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* Andy French in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' is this in direct contrast to his brother who is a genius in school but completely socially inept.

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* Andy French in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' is this in direct contrast to his brother who is a genius in school but completely socially inept. So much so that he often comes up with great, if a touch [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop family-unfriendly]], advice and solutions to problems:
--> '''Kevin:''' I just don't understand how it happened. I was trying to be responsible.
--> '''Andy:''' Because sometimes a little ''ir''responsibility solves everything.
22nd Jun '17 8:39:45 AM Wilkovian
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* Azoth/Kylo in Creator/BrentWeeks ''Literature/{{The Night Angel Trilogy}}'' has street smarts from his time as a street urchin before becoming a wetboy; skills that serve him well in his new role as a ProfessionalKiller and CombatPragmatist

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* Azoth/Kylo in Creator/BrentWeeks Creator/BrentWeeks's ''Literature/{{The Night Angel Trilogy}}'' has street smarts from his time as a street urchin before becoming a wetboy; skills that serve him well in his new role as a ProfessionalKiller and CombatPragmatist
22nd Jun '17 8:39:09 AM Wilkovian
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* Azoth/Kylo in Creator/BrentWeeks ''Literature/{{TheNightAngelTrilogy}}'' has street smarts from his time as a street urchin before becoming a wetboy; skills that serve him well in his new role as a ProfessionalKiller and CombatPragmatist

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* Azoth/Kylo in Creator/BrentWeeks ''Literature/{{TheNightAngelTrilogy}}'' ''Literature/{{The Night Angel Trilogy}}'' has street smarts from his time as a street urchin before becoming a wetboy; skills that serve him well in his new role as a ProfessionalKiller and CombatPragmatist
22nd Jun '17 8:34:28 AM Wilkovian
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* Azoth/Kylo in Literature/{{TheNightAngelTrilogy}} has street smarts from his time as a street urchin before becoming a wetboy; skills that serve him well in his new role as a hired killer and combat pragmatist

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* Azoth/Kylo in Literature/{{TheNightAngelTrilogy}} Creator/BrentWeeks ''Literature/{{TheNightAngelTrilogy}}'' has street smarts from his time as a street urchin before becoming a wetboy; skills that serve him well in his new role as a hired killer ProfessionalKiller and combat pragmatistCombatPragmatist
22nd Jun '17 8:32:51 AM Wilkovian
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* Azoth/Kylo in Literature/{{TheNightAngelTrilogy}} has street smarts from his time as a street urchin before becoming a wetboy; skills that serve him well in his new role as a hired killer and combat pragmatist
23rd Apr '17 12:52:20 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': As a former smuggler, Davos is well acquainted with the seedy underbellies of both Westeros and Essos, and still has many friends and acquaintances (especially Salladhor Saan) who prove very useful both to him and Stannis. He also remains a capable smuggler, though he's "lived within the law for 17 years."
12th Mar '17 4:14:12 AM eroock
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Not to be confused with ''Series/StreetSmarts'', a game show from the early 2000s, or the [[Film/StreetSmart film]], which earned Creator/MorganFreeman his first Academy Award nomination.

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Compare WisdomFromTheGutter. Not to be confused with ''Series/StreetSmarts'', a game show from the early 2000s, or the [[Film/StreetSmart film]], which earned Creator/MorganFreeman his first Academy Award nomination.
12th Mar '17 4:12:58 AM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', New York has turned freezing cold due to climate change and power failure. Using his wisdom from years on the street, a homeless man teaches a rich boy how to use paper to insulate himself from the cold.
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