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15th May '16 10:23:11 AM marcoasalazarm
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* A pretty grim version of this appears (and is discussed) on ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' by Todd Wainio as he's retelling the Battle Of Yonkers. He explains that the Battle was just a display of HollywoodTactics that ''would'' have scared off a more conventional enemy through "shock and awe", but the zombies (being literally brain-dead) only saw a huge amount of humans to eat and kept on coming regardless of losses and ignoring the massive explosions and gunfire that was going on around them. As a result, because the higher-ups decided to use weapons that were highly intimidating but lacked anti-personnel power and didn't arrayed the defenses better to suit the enemy (among other stupid decisions); the Battle instead became a massacre.
6th May '16 12:05:32 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In software testing, this is why some of the biggest bugs slip past QA (who know how the software is supposed to react and are trained programmers), and are found by end users who attempt something ''no one'' in QA would bother to try (like running a sprite through a wall) or completely ignoring all the directions given in the tutorial.

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* In software testing, this is why some of the biggest bugs slip past QA (who know how the software is supposed to react and are trained programmers), and are found by end users who attempt something ''no one'' in QA would bother to try (like running a sprite through a wall) or completely ignoring all the directions given in the tutorial. This is where open betas come into play: ordinary users without a lick of programming or in-house testing experience are invited to try them and report bugs as they come across them, though this has been known to invite complaints from impatient users who expect open betas to be as polished as release builds.
23rd Apr '16 9:23:22 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the US version of ''TheOffice'', Kevin, who had made it to the world series of poker, correctly infers when they are playing poker that Phyllis thinks her hand isn't great, but loses because she had a flush she didn't notice.

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* In the US version of ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOffice'', Kevin, who had made it to the world series of poker, correctly infers when they are playing poker that Phyllis thinks her hand isn't great, but loses because she had a flush she didn't notice.



-->'''The Doctor:''' There's no mind to probe.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]," the psychic paper, which has fooled everyone except super geniuses, is defeated by Fenton, the supervisor of a community service program. This is possible because he has so little imagination his brain can't picture anything on the paper.

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-->'''The Doctor:''' There's no mind ** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]," [[TheNthDoctor three incarnations of the Doctor]] devise a way to probe.
open a lock using a MyFutureSelfAndMe setup. The [[Creator/JohnHurt War Doctor]] (the incarnation between [[Creator/PaulMcGann Eight]] and [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Nine]]) records the information in his sonic screwdriver, which decodes the lock over the centuries between the Doctor's incarnations so that [[Creator/MattSmith Eleven]] can open the lock with the data the screwdriver has already figured out by the time he meets his past selves...while Clara (who's not unintelligent by any means, but merely isn't ''as'' intelligent as the superhuman Doctor) just decides to open the door, which was unlocked the whole time.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]," the psychic paper, which has fooled everyone except super geniuses, is defeated by Fenton, the supervisor of a community service program. This is possible because he has so little imagination that his brain can't picture anything on the paper.
23rd Apr '16 9:04:04 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Frontier in Space]]", the Ogrons are stated to have the best defense against mind probes: Stupidity.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Frontier in Space]]", the Ogrons are stated to have the best defense against mind probes: Stupidity.''Series/DoctorWho'':



** And in the 12th Doctor Episode "Flatline", the psychic paper, which has fooled everyone except super geniuses, is defeated by Fenton, the supervisor of a community service program. This is possible because he has so little imagination his brain can't picture anything on the paper.

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** And in the 12th Doctor Episode "Flatline", In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]," the psychic paper, which has fooled everyone except super geniuses, is defeated by Fenton, the supervisor of a community service program. This is possible because he has so little imagination his brain can't picture anything on the paper.
14th Apr '16 11:06:19 PM FurryKef
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* People who consider themselves to be highly intelligent and perceptive can be suckered into scams and such things far more easily than one would suspect, precisely because they think that they're too smart to fool, and as a result, they simply imagine themselves falling for a scam, because getting fleeced is only for morons who couldn't spot an ObviousTrap if it danced naked in front of them, waved a flag with those words written on it, and performed a dramatic jazzy Las Vegas showtune song and dance routine spelling everything out in lurid detail. Well, scams are called confidence tricks for a reason.

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* People who consider themselves to be highly intelligent and perceptive can be suckered into scams and such things far more easily than one would suspect, precisely because they think that they're too smart to fool, and as a result, they simply can't imagine themselves falling for a scam, because getting fleeced is only for morons who couldn't spot an ObviousTrap if it danced naked in front of them, waved a flag with those words written on it, and performed a dramatic jazzy Las Vegas showtune song and dance routine spelling everything out in lurid detail. Well, scams are called confidence tricks for a reason.
31st Mar '16 8:41:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' and most adaptations, when Dorothy and company return from their quest and the Wizard tries to delay their reward, Toto the dog isn't listening -- he's too busy noticing that [[spoiler:the "Wizard" is actually an ordinary guy using magic tricks to create the illusion of being a wizard]]. [[ItWasHisSled You really should know this by now.]]
30th Mar '16 9:19:31 PM thatother1dude
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->''"Well, [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny he]] can't outsmart me, 'cause I'm a moron!"''

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->''"Well, [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny he]] he can't outsmart me, 'cause I'm a moron!"''
26th Mar '16 6:43:05 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' and most adaptations, when Dorothy and company return from their quest and the Wizard tries to delay their reward, Toto the dog isn't listening -- he's too busy noticing that [[spoiler:the "Wizard" is actually an ordinary guy using magic tricks to create the illusion of being a wizard]]. [[ItWasHisSled You really should know this by now.]]
16th Mar '16 3:17:08 PM Allronix
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* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'': Roger Wilco gets himself out of (and into) trouble ''because'' he's often not bright enough to lie, and prone to childish pranks and laziness. The people he opposes like, Sludge Vohaul, are usually TooCleverByHalf and tend to forget key details when running their big plans.

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'': Roger Wilco gets himself out of (and into) trouble ''because'' he's often not bright enough to lie, and prone to [[ManChild childish pranks pranks]] and laziness. The people he opposes like, opposes, like Sludge Vohaul, are usually TooCleverByHalf and tend to forget key details when running their big plans.
16th Mar '16 3:04:39 PM Allronix
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* The archetype of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wise_fool "The Wise Fool"]] comes from this. The Fool is too dense or deranged to follow social convention or worldly matters, but his harmlessness also allows him to say or see things the more conventional members of society would not.



%%* The title character of ''Film/ForrestGump''

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%%* * The title character of ''Film/ForrestGump''''Film/ForrestGump''- a combination of being mentally disadvantaged, very swift on his feet, and [[BornLucky plain dumb luck]] not only keep him out of trouble (like drug addiction that Jenny and Lieutenant Dan suffered), but enable him to try strange, but ultimately successful, ideas that end up making him a very wealthy and mostly happy man.



* Jimmy Bond in ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'' has the personality and intellect of a Golden Retriever in a man's body, but he's also amazingly good when it comes to reading people's motives and being too dense to misdirect, skills that are more useful than they look in the ''Series/TheXFiles'' universe.

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* Jimmy Bond in ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'' has the personality and intellect of a Golden Retriever in a man's body, but he's also amazingly good when it comes to reading people's motives and being too dense to misdirect, skills that are more useful than they look in the ''Series/TheXFiles'' universe.


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* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'': Roger Wilco gets himself out of (and into) trouble ''because'' he's often not bright enough to lie, and prone to childish pranks and laziness. The people he opposes like, Sludge Vohaul, are usually TooCleverByHalf and tend to forget key details when running their big plans.
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