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8th Feb '17 5:30:57 AM Jacce
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** Also comes to Naruto's aid during the first part of the Chunin Exams. The ninja candidates are given an insanely difficult written test, with the implicit understanding that what's ''really'' [[SecretTestOfCharacter being tested]] are their covert information gathering skills (i.e. being able to cheat on the test without getting caught). However, the way the test is set up is that anyone who lasts the entire testing period without being caught cheating and without too many wrong answers passes automatically. This means that Naruto, who was too dumb to answer the questions ''or'' realize he was supposed to cheat, gets a passing grade despite having a completely blank answer sheet. He didn't get caught cheating three times because he never tried to cheat, and he didn't have any wrong answers because he didn't have any answers at all; [[ExactWords the rules say you start out with a 100% score and lose points for wrong answers, rather than gaining points for right answers]].

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** Also comes to Naruto's aid during the first part of the Chunin Exams. The ninja candidates are given an insanely difficult written test, with the implicit understanding that what's ''really'' [[SecretTestOfCharacter being tested]] are their covert information gathering skills (i.e. being able to cheat on the test without getting caught). However, the way the test is set up is that anyone who lasts the entire testing period without being caught cheating and without too many wrong answers passes automatically. This means that Naruto, who was too dumb to answer the questions ''or'' realize he was supposed to cheat, gets a passing grade despite having a completely blank answer sheet. He didn't get caught cheating three five times because he never tried to cheat, and he didn't have any wrong answers because he didn't have any answers at all; [[ExactWords the rules say you start out with a 100% score and lose points for wrong answers, rather than gaining points for right answers]].
24th Jan '17 1:51:11 PM MajinAkuma
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* In an early ''Manga/DragonBall'', a ninja tells Goku to close his eyes and count to thirty while he hides under a fake rock. This ''works''... until Goku forgets what comes after seventeen.

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* In an early the Muscle Tower mini-arc of ''Manga/DragonBall'', a ninja Ninja Murasaki tells Goku to close his eyes and count to thirty while he hides under a fake rock. This ''works''... until Goku forgets what comes after seventeen.seventeen, looks behind and sees Murasaki's hiding spot.
24th Jan '17 1:48:14 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': In one of the ''Decolora Adventure'' episodes, everyone but Satoshi/Ash, Musashi/Jessie and Kojiro/James are hypnotized by crew of Beeheeyem. The reason why the three are unaffected is because they are idiots.
17th Jan '17 6:12:11 PM FreeJaffa
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* In an early episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Harry claims to be able to levitate a coin. Norm doesn't believe him. Harry bluffs Norm into taking the wrong side of a bet about the truth of the claim. After the coin falls to the floor, Harry takes Norm's money and leaves. Norm then tries the same trick on Coach, who merely accepts the claim without comment.
23rd Dec '16 10:09:17 PM Gamermaster
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* Okuyasu Nijimura in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''. When Akira Otoishi disguises himself as a SPW employee, Okuyasu immediately punches him out, saying he planned on just punching both of them because he isn't that smart.

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* Okuyasu Nijimura in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. When Akira Otoishi disguises himself as a SPW employee, Okuyasu immediately punches him out, saying he planned on just punching both of them because he isn't that smart.
23rd Dec '16 10:08:14 PM Gamermaster
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* The race of Seiren from ''LightNovel/{{NoGameNoLife}}'' their could be codifier of this trope. Their stupidity is notorious enough for other race to use their name as an insult, synonymous with idiot. [[spoiler: However special mention goes for their temporary representative Amira who actually deserve her position even more than their Empress, simply because she ''knows'' and ''acknowledges'' she is dumb unlike the rest of her race. Thus she manage to outplay a Dhampir with more brain than her simply because they didn't see she is capable of it.]]

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* The race of Seiren from ''LightNovel/{{NoGameNoLife}}'' ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'' their could be codifier of this trope. Their stupidity is notorious enough for other race to use their name as an insult, synonymous with idiot. [[spoiler: However special mention goes for their temporary representative Amira who actually deserve her position even more than their Empress, simply because she ''knows'' and ''acknowledges'' she is dumb unlike the rest of her race. Thus she manage to outplay a Dhampir with more brain than her simply because they didn't see she is capable of it.]]
11th Dec '16 8:35:53 PM Doug86
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** There is an essay-length piece in the [[AllInTheManual instruction manual]] for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' specifically about this issue. They warn people who intend to make courses that they may think their courses are simple and straightforward, but as the wider audience plays them, they ''will'' find things in your course you didn't intend. They also state not to get annoyed when this happens and that it's a common part of the game-making process.

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** There is an essay-length piece in the [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual instruction manual]] for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' specifically about this issue. They warn people who intend to make courses that they may think their courses are simple and straightforward, but as the wider audience plays them, they ''will'' find things in your course you didn't intend. They also state not to get annoyed when this happens and that it's a common part of the game-making process.
9th Dec '16 5:39:17 AM AmayirotAkago
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* ''{{Film/FantasticBeastsAndWheretoFindThem}}'': Working class {{Muggle}} Jacob Kowalski doesn't question or argue much when he stumbles into the Wizarding world and all the odd stuff he encounters, bluntly telling Newt ''"I ain't got the brains to make this up!"''

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* ''{{Film/FantasticBeastsAndWheretoFindThem}}'': ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': Working class {{Muggle}} Jacob Kowalski doesn't question or argue much when he stumbles into the Wizarding world and all the odd stuff he encounters, bluntly telling Newt ''"I "I ain't got the brains to make this up!"''up!"
1st Dec '16 8:45:54 AM Allronix
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* ''{{Film/FantasticBeastsAndWheretoFindThem}}'': Working class {{Muggle}} Jacob Kowalski doesn't question or argue much when he stumbles into the Wizarding world and all the odd stuff he encounters, bluntly telling Newt ''"I ain't got the brains to make this up!"''
20th Nov '16 8:27:19 PM infernape612
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* In ''Fanfic/ChristianGreyVsPepperPotts'', this is essential the entire reason ''[[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey Christian]] is able to evade the Avengers and other superheroes for as long as he does. They're so used to using advanced tactics to track down evil geniuses and cunning villains that they're not at all prepared for an idiotic spoiled brat.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChristianGreyVsPepperPotts'', this is essential the entire reason ''[[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey Christian]] is able to evade the Avengers and other superheroes for as long as he does. They're so used to using advanced tactics to track down evil geniuses and cunning villains that they're not at all prepared for an idiotic spoiled brat.
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