History ObfuscatingStupidity / WesternAnimation

25th Dec '15 1:42:26 PM Vir
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* Every so often, Wander of WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder lets his mask of being an oblivious, daydreaming ManChild slip off and reveal that he knows exactly what's going on around him and how dangerous [[BigBad Lord Hater]] is.

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* Every so often, Wander of WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' lets his mask of being an oblivious, daydreaming ManChild slip off and reveal that he knows exactly what's going on around him and how dangerous [[BigBad [[CardCarryingVillain Lord Hater]] is.
25th Dec '15 1:41:53 PM Vir
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** [[spoiler: Subverted with Old Man [=McGucket=] ]]. In ''The Society of the Blind Eye'', Dipper concludes that [[spoiler: the crazy guy is the Author, and his insanity is a cover. Then in turns his insanity is genuine and ''self-inflicted'', after causing a terrible accident while working with the Author]].

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** [[spoiler: Subverted with [[spoiler: Old Man [=McGucket=] ]]. [=McGucket=]]]. In ''The "The Society of the Blind Eye'', Eye", Dipper concludes that [[spoiler: the crazy guy is the Author, and his insanity is a cover. Then in turns his insanity is genuine and ''self-inflicted'', after causing a terrible accident while working with the Author]].
9th Dec '15 5:43:45 PM gophergiggles
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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: Rainbow Dash does this quite a bit. She hides behind a veneer of BadAss and ActionGirl because she wants to avoid appearing geeky (shunning things like books even though she secretly likes reading), but several episodes show that she's a LOT more intelligent than she appears to be. One episode shows that she has such HyperAwareness of everything around her while flying, that she was taught stuff without realizing it by just having people hold up signs while she was flying by them.
** It's strongly suggested that she has genuine learning difficulties (her reading level is shown to be fairly rudimentary) that caused her to eventually start playing up the DumbJock stereotype as a defense mechanism. Her practical skills on the other hand reveal her to be above average intelligence at the very least.

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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: Rainbow Dash does this quite a bit. She hides behind a veneer of BadAss and ActionGirl because she wants to avoid appearing geeky (shunning things like books even though she secretly likes reading), but several episodes show that she's a LOT more intelligent than she appears to be. One episode shows that she has such HyperAwareness of everything around her while flying, that she was taught stuff without realizing it by just having people hold up signs while she was flying by them.
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** Exactly how canon it is and all is up in the air since it was a BizarroEpisode, but Gummy's InnerMonologue from ''Slice Of Life'' shows he's actually a very deep thinking philosopher with a lot to say about destiny and cutie marks. It's likely a combination of being a baby aligator that's [[TheSpeechless unable to speak]] and [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie's]] pet that have caused him to be so detached.
8th Dec '15 12:02:00 AM Philweasel
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** It's strongly suggested that she has genuine learning difficulties (her reading level is shown to be fairly rudimentary) that caused her to eventually start playing up the DumbJock stereotype as a defense mechanism. Her practical skills on the other hand reveal her to be above average intelligence at the very least.
22nd Oct '15 11:57:13 AM paul723
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug's friend Skeeter is shown to mostly come off as a ditz pretty often, but in the episode "Doug's Brainy Buddy", he gets a perfect score of 1000 in the intelligence test, not even knowing it was a test to begin with. If that isn't enough, he is revealed to be quite well read, much to Doug's surprise. His intelligence, as a result, prompts him to transfer to college, which he later turns down due to not being able to air guitar and the college students smoking there as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug's friend Skeeter is shown to mostly come off as a ditz pretty often, but in the episode "Doug's Brainy Buddy", he gets a perfect score of 1000 1,000 in the intelligence test, not even knowing it was a test to begin with. If that isn't enough, he is revealed to be quite well read, much to Doug's surprise. His intelligence, as a result, prompts him to transfer to college, which he later turns down due to not being able to air guitar and the college students smoking there as well.
18th Oct '15 4:30:12 PM nombretomado
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* Bubbles of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' is essentially the show's ditzy blonde. "Him Diddle Riddle" twists this on its ear as Him makes the girls take their SATs as part of a series of tasks to save the Professor. Buttercup scores a 35, Blossom a 10, and Bubbles--whose test was patterned out as a flower--scored 1075. Series head writer Amy Rogers points this out as proof that Bubbles is the smartest Powerpuff.

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* Bubbles of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is essentially the show's ditzy blonde. "Him Diddle Riddle" twists this on its ear as Him makes the girls take their SATs as part of a series of tasks to save the Professor. Buttercup scores a 35, Blossom a 10, and Bubbles--whose test was patterned out as a flower--scored 1075. Series head writer Amy Rogers points this out as proof that Bubbles is the smartest Powerpuff.
9th Oct '15 11:00:32 AM paul723
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug's friend Skeeter is shown to mostly come off as a ditz pretty often, but in the episode "Doug's Brainy Buddy", he gets a perfect score of 1000 in the intelligence test, not even knowing it was a test to begin with. If that isn't enough, he is revealed to be quite well read, much to Doug's surprise. His intelligence, as a result, prompts him to transfer to college, which he later turns down due to not being able to air guitar and the college students smoking there as well.
7th Oct '15 4:15:48 PM nombretomado
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* This was Characters/BugsBunny's strategy in ''Barbary Coast Bunny''. After Nasty Canasta stole his gold, Bugs the KarmicTrickster pretends to be a hopelessly naive hayseed during his visit to Canasta's casino. He promptly bankrupts it by effortlessly winning big at ''every'' game of chance.

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* This was Characters/BugsBunny's WesternAnimation/BugsBunny's strategy in ''Barbary Coast Bunny''. After Nasty Canasta stole his gold, Bugs the KarmicTrickster pretends to be a hopelessly naive hayseed during his visit to Canasta's casino. He promptly bankrupts it by effortlessly winning big at ''every'' game of chance.
13th Sep '15 11:17:59 PM Deathhacker
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** Nibbler, who hides his hyper-intelligence with a mask of ultra-stupidity and a tendency towards doing cute things.

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** Nibbler, who hides his hyper-intelligence with a mask of ultra-stupidity and a tendency towards doing cute things. [[spoiler: He was rather pissed when he later found out that he forgot to erase their memories after his recent escapades, but no one pointed this out to him because they found his antics adorable. He'd been intentionally doing stupid things and was very embarrassed after the revelation.]]
20th Jul '15 12:35:35 AM Akaihiryuu
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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: Rainbow Dash does this quite a bit. She hides behind a veneer of BadAss and ActionGirl because she wants to avoid appearing geeky (shunning things like books even though she secretly likes reading), but several episodes show that she's a LOT more intelligent than she appears to be. One episode shows that she has such hyper-awareness of everything around her while flying, that she was taught stuff without realizing it by just having people hold up signs while she was flying by them.

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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: Rainbow Dash does this quite a bit. She hides behind a veneer of BadAss and ActionGirl because she wants to avoid appearing geeky (shunning things like books even though she secretly likes reading), but several episodes show that she's a LOT more intelligent than she appears to be. One episode shows that she has such hyper-awareness HyperAwareness of everything around her while flying, that she was taught stuff without realizing it by just having people hold up signs while she was flying by them.
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