History ObfuscatingStupidity / WebComics

29th Jul '16 4:12:59 PM Morgenthaler
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** At the beginning of the comic [[SpoonyBard Elan]] was [[TheDitz genuinely stupid]] but over the years, perhaps as a result of (literally)[[TookALevelInBadass gaining a level in badass]] and being DangerouslyGenreSavvy Elan has become an actually valuable member of the team, though he sometimes still (likely ''mostly'' unintentionally) puts on a show of being quite [[CloudCuckooLander bonkers]].

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** At the beginning of the comic [[SpoonyBard Elan]] was [[TheDitz genuinely stupid]] but over the years, perhaps as a result of (literally)[[TookALevelInBadass gaining a level in badass]] and being DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy Elan has become an actually valuable member of the team, though he sometimes still (likely ''mostly'' unintentionally) puts on a show of being quite [[CloudCuckooLander bonkers]].
6th Jun '16 2:41:55 AM PaulA
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*** As with the WaitingForGod example, this seems to be something of a deconstruction since she has been using a display of stupidity as a defense for so long that, though intelligent, using her brains is now always the second option.

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*** As with the WaitingForGod example, this This seems to be something of a deconstruction since she has been using a display of stupidity as a defense for so long that, though intelligent, using her brains is now always the second option.
9th May '16 7:25:16 PM WillBGood
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(** It gets better. She outsmarted ''Lucrezia''. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100712 No, really.]] Zola is the Queen of this trope.

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(** *** It gets better. She outsmarted ''Lucrezia''. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100712 No, really.]] Zola is the Queen of this trope.
9th May '16 7:25:03 PM WillBGood
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--> '''Tarvek''': What? No! That was that ''idiot'' from the Island of th...([[BeatPanel makes a bug-eyed face]]) She ''is'' good.

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--> ---> '''Tarvek''': What? No! That was that ''idiot'' from the Island of th...([[BeatPanel makes a bug-eyed face]]) She ''is'' good.



** It gets better. She outsmarted ''Lucrezia''. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100712 No, really.]] Zola is the Queen of this trope.

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** (** It gets better. She outsmarted ''Lucrezia''. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100712 No, really.]] Zola is the Queen of this trope.
27th Apr '16 8:23:06 AM GlassRain
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*** Well, it's more accurate to say she's one of the few examples of multilayer obfuscating stupidity. Initially the stupidity she was feigning was pretty obvious in it's fakeness, but then she dropped into a much more natural seeming smart but rather gullible act and it was only when she went up against Lucrezia that she finally dropped all the acts and revealed just how much cunning and treachery she had been hiding.

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*** Well, it's more accurate to say she's one of the few examples of multilayer multi-layer obfuscating stupidity. Initially the stupidity she was feigning was pretty obvious in it's its fakeness, but then she dropped into a much more natural seeming smart but rather gullible act and it was only when she went up against Lucrezia that she finally dropped all the acts and revealed just how much cunning and treachery she had been hiding.



** For example, he is the mayor of a small village, which got under siege at one point. He askes his second hand if they "launched all the women and children at them." with catapults, to which he replies that they did but it didn't have any effect. That plan seems typical Richard, nonsensical violence and all and disregard for human life. But if you find out that the entirety of the village is [[spoiler:undead]], the plan makes a whole lot more sense and actually works out in the end.

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** For example, he is the mayor of a small village, which got under siege at one point. He askes asks his second hand if they "launched all the women and children at them." with catapults, to which he replies that they did but it didn't have any effect. That plan seems typical Richard, nonsensical violence and all and disregard for human life. But if you find out that the entirety of the village is [[spoiler:undead]], the plan makes a whole lot more sense and actually works out in the end.
8th Nov '15 12:21:57 PM Sandangel89
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** He has a downplayed version in his ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' incarnation: He's TalentedButLazy, and tries to downplay his intelligence, due to misguided and immature ideas of what is "cool" and "masculine".

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** He has a downplayed version in his ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' incarnation: He's TalentedButLazy, BrilliantButLazy, and tries to downplay his intelligence, due to misguided and immature ideas of what is "cool" and "masculine".
27th Sep '15 8:19:17 AM zarpaulus
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*** Though, he appeared to be genuinely stupid before becoming a lich, the +2 template bonus to all mental abilities seems to have helped a lot.
24th Jul '15 8:09:42 AM Willbyr
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* This trope appears to be not only BladeBunny's M.O., but her whole way of life. The first time the mask [[http://www.bladebunny.com/2010/04/28/page-5-in-high-res-1/ slips]] she glues it back in place by seeming unable to count to four.

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* This trope appears to be not only BladeBunny's Webcomic/BladeBunny's M.O., but her whole way of life. The first time the mask [[http://www.bladebunny.com/2010/04/28/page-5-in-high-res-1/ slips]] she glues it back in place by seeming unable to count to four.
6th Jul '15 7:18:59 PM eddurd
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* Mr. Mighty of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' uses this tactic to find out about [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2122072/nighthawks/ a planned heist]] from a local criminal.
28th May '15 3:42:58 AM Freezer
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* [[spoiler: Miss Mab]] from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. Waaay smarter than she lets on...

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* [[spoiler: Miss Mab]] from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. Waaay smarter than she lets on... Later strips imply that this a common trait [[spoiler: among The Fae]].
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