History ObfuscatingStupidity / VideoGames

29th Mar '16 9:22:16 AM Lan-kun
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* The (almost) [[FourthWallObserver eponymous]] [[GenkiGirl hero]][[LazyBum ine]] of ''{{VideoGame/Neptunia}}'' is somewhat implied to be this just to get the attention. Putting that in mind, [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Hist]][[NumberTwo oire's]] inclination to lecture and get angry at Neptune's shenanigans and laziness make [[FridgeBrilliance a bit more sense now.]]
9th Mar '16 4:18:27 AM Pichu-kun
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** In the Sinnoh region of the main Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games, Dr. Footprint can essentially read Pokemon's minds. Some of the more slow or dumb Pokemon will express simple thoughts full of "hnurr" pauses - except when they suddenly share a complex and grammatically correct sentence or two about how people and other Pokemon assume that they don't think much because they don't speak up often. They don't seem annoyed or insulted though.

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** * In the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh region region]] of the main Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, Dr. Footprint can essentially read Pokemon's minds. Some of the more slow or dumb Pokemon will express simple thoughts full of "hnurr" pauses - except when they suddenly share a complex and grammatically correct sentence or two about how people and other Pokemon assume that they don't think much because they don't speak up often. They don't seem annoyed or insulted though.


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** [[spoiler:CreepyChild Rika]] seems like a normal little girl however is wise beyond her years [[spoiler:due to the fact she's been stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop for centuries]].
** Rena gives off the [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], [[TheDitz ditzy]] feel, but she may just be the smartest of the gang. She shows incredibly, almost absurdly, good detective skills when [[spoiler:Satoko and Rika disappear in Watanagashi-hen]] and made up an almost believable theory about Hinamizawa in [[spoiler:the Atonement chapter...until she lost it and started [[SanitySlippage talking about aliens]].]]
** Keiichi is also an example of this as before he moved to Hinamizawa he was an InsufferableGenius with no friends that was picked on constantly in school (which lead to his unfortunate stress reliving activity). After moving he decided DumbIsGood and began acting like he is known for in the series; however his intelligence sometimes shines through his act and he appears simply BookDumb. And he's not BookDumb at all. Several scenes show him tutoring the others, including the older [[CoolBigSis Mion]], and it's implied he gets the best grades of the group. He has learned by the start of the story to not put on an act just to feel good about himself and impress others, so he acts the way he does because that's how he genuinely is. So it's really more like he completely lacks common sense. Given [[TownWithADarkSecret the setting]], he [[DysfunctionJunction fits right in]] right away.
** [[spoiler:Hanyuu]] acts like a cute, shy CheerfulChild [[spoiler:however is a centuries old god.]] Even ignoring her [[spoiler:deity status]], she [[spoiler:died as an adult so she isn't even really a kid]]. She does actually have her fair share of [[spoiler:ImmortalImmaturity]] however can show her true colors when provoked.
22nd Feb '16 8:22:30 AM Particlemn
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* The entire ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' team, all of whom the Announcer refers to as having "below average" intelligence, outside the attack classes, could count. Demoman seems like a friendly, reasonable guy when he's not drunk, based on the War update comic, and it's hard to be stupid and make five million dollars in one year. Heavy has a Ph.D. in Russian literature, and if the Russian "Meet The Heavy" is any clue, is much more eloquent in his native language. Engineer has 11 "hard science" Ph.D.s, which speaks for itself. "Meet The Medic" revealed Medic is indeed a trained doctor, though he's barking mad and he lost his license for stealing a patient's skeleton. Sniper managed to rig a tribal shield to electrify its attackers, and while not as smart as the rest, doesn't seem "below average." Spy had the resources, intelligence, contacts, and capability to thoroughly research a "YourMom" joke, in addition to being able to do a spot-on impression of the voice of all eight other team members, and seeming like a completely civil, intelligent gentleman off the battlefield. Below average, indeed.

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* The entire ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' team, all of whom the Announcer refers to as having "below average" intelligence, outside the attack classes, could count. Demoman seems like a friendly, reasonable guy when he's not drunk, based on the War update comic, and it's hard to be stupid and make five million dollars in one year. year; plus, as he puts it, it he weren't skilled at combining and preparing highly volatile compounds, he "wouldn't be here discussin' it with ya." Heavy has a Ph.D. in Russian literature, and if the Russian "Meet The Heavy" is any clue, is much more eloquent in his native language. Engineer has 11 "hard science" Ph.D.s, which speaks for itself. "Meet The Medic" revealed Medic is indeed a trained doctor, though he's barking mad and he lost his license for stealing a patient's skeleton. Sniper managed to rig a tribal shield to electrify its attackers, and while not as smart as the rest, doesn't seem "below average." Spy had the resources, intelligence, contacts, and capability to thoroughly research a "YourMom" joke, in addition to being able to do a spot-on impression of the voice of all eight other team members, and seeming like a completely civil, intelligent gentleman off the battlefield. Below average, indeed.
16th Feb '16 5:02:36 PM DukeTulpersn
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** This is expanded upon in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi 3'' during an unlockable level, where he regularly [[HeroicSelfDeprecation deprecates himself]] and becomes depressed over [[BecomingTheMask how foolish and useless he is.]] One of the themes of the level is Motochika and Yoshimoto letting Liu Shan remember that [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre he isn't as stupid as he thinks.]]
3rd Jan '16 9:03:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Levin]] from ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' appears to be a complete idiot...up to the point [[spoiler:where he stabs your OldMaster dead out of the blue and reveals he's the last world eater; he's helped you because you've been killing off -- or given him an opening to kill -- everyone who was ever a challenge to his [[AGodAmI future bid for godhood]], and every single time he left the party to wander around and came running back dragging trouble behind him, he did it entirely on purpose.]]

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* [[spoiler:Levin]] from ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' appears to be a complete idiot...up to the point [[spoiler:where he stabs your OldMaster dead out of the blue and reveals he's the last world eater; he's helped you because you've been killing off -- or given him an opening to kill -- everyone who was ever a challenge to his [[AGodAmI future bid for godhood]], and every single time he left the party to wander around and came running back dragging trouble behind him, he did it entirely on purpose.]]
20th Oct '15 8:00:43 PM tldr162
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** In a more plot-relevant way, [[spoiler: SANS.]] This character looks like its purpose is slapstick comic relief, seemingly anywhere to pull off another gag. But if you pay attention, the game drops hints that [[spoiler: he's a quantum physicist that can alter the timeline to appear in multiple places at once, secretly monitoring and judging the player's progress.]] However, despite knowing [[spoiler: the player is the anomaly that causes various timelines to branch apart and abruptly end, he's ultimately powerless. That's why he's lazy; he knows everything will just get reset again.]] And Lord help you if you [[spoiler: act so monstrously that he decides he has to care again.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Sans]]''': [[spoiler: [[MemeticMutation do you wanna have a bad time?]] [[IWarnedYou because if you take one step closer,]] [[OhCrap you are REALLY]] [[CombatPragmatist not gonna]] [[InterfaceScrew like what]] [[BulletHell happens]] [[ThatOneBoss next.]]]]
14th Oct '15 11:15:08 PM GenBolt
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*** [[spoiler:Adachi]] plays like more of a subversion of the trope. While they do successfully obfuscate their real personality from others and are implied to be fairly intelligent, they mostly stumbled into the plot without any real planning or cunning on their part. In fact, their direct involvement is what ultimately gives them away. What they're really obfuscating is their morbid curiosity and sheer disregard for others, which they've twisted into believing is some sort of deep revelation.
10th Oct '15 2:31:58 PM FF32
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* Temmies from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' are an entire race of cheerful dolts named Temmie with terrible language skills (aside from [[OddNameOut Bob]]). The Temmie in [[spoiler: the shop]], however, will suddenly speak perfect, stern English if you anger her.
-->'''Temmie:''' Is this a joke? Are you having a chuckle? Ha ha, very funny. I'm the one with [[spoiler: the degree]].
6th Sep '15 7:56:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''NeverwinterNights''' ''Hordes of the Underdark'' expansion has an ogre mage who lives in Undermountain. He speaks very eloquently and has above-average intelligence, but enjoys playing up what he describes as 'the [[HulkSpeak "Me smash you good!"]] stereotype' of ogres when in combat because it makes his opponents underestimate him.

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* ''NeverwinterNights''' ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''' ''Hordes of the Underdark'' expansion has an ogre mage who lives in Undermountain. He speaks very eloquently and has above-average intelligence, but enjoys playing up what he describes as 'the [[HulkSpeak "Me smash you good!"]] stereotype' of ogres when in combat because it makes his opponents underestimate him.
18th Jul '15 4:30:05 AM rjd1922
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*** A later'Meet the Pyro' video revealed that the he is utterly insane and views the world as a [[SugarBowl happy, colourful place]] where she skips around dishing out lollipops and rainbows to adorable cherubs, where in reality it is causing pain and suffering by shooting gouts of searing flame at his enemies. Since she has such a warped view of reality the smart/dumb scale doesn't really apply to it.

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*** A later'Meet later "Meet the Pyro' Pyro" video revealed that the he (s)he is utterly insane and views the world as a [[SugarBowl happy, colourful place]] where she (s)he skips around dishing out lollipops and rainbows to adorable cherubs, where when in reality it (s)he is causing pain and suffering by shooting gouts of searing flame at his his/her enemies. Since she (s)he has such a warped view of reality the smart/dumb scale doesn't really apply to it.him/her.
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