History PlayingWith / TheSmartGuy

31st Mar '15 1:54:25 PM ChaoticNovelist
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**Bob has a mental condition that compels him to devour any and all information he can come across. He'll do ''anything'' to get more data. This is why he has a MoralityChain who shuts him down whenever he shouts ForScience
30th Apr '14 9:39:39 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Bob's education was the result of one mean EducationMama whose regiment has left him emotionally damaged and continuously stressed.

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** Bob's education was the result of one mean his EducationMama whose regiment has left him emotionally damaged excluded anything that wasn't academic, thus explaining his GeekPhysique and continuously stressed.lack of skills outside academics.



** Bob's mom arranged study sessions and other educational activities in groups of likeminded kids so ThePowerOfFriendship would amplify the experience and prevent anyone of them from becoming over-burdened.

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** Bob's mom arranged study sessions and other educational activities in groups of likeminded kids so ThePowerOfFriendship would amplify the experience and prevent anyone of them from becoming over-burdened.over-burdened or overspecialized.
28th Dec '13 8:21:16 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** The other four realize that Bob doesn't come up with anything much more useful than what any of the others come up with, and because he's TheLoad, they kick him off TheTeam..

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** The other four realize that Bob doesn't come up with anything much more useful than what any of the others come up with, and because he's TheLoad, they kick him off TheTeam..TheTeam.



** Bob's mom arranged study sessions and other educatitional activities in groups of likeminded kids so ThePowerOfFriendship would amplify the experience and prevent anyone of them from becoming over-burdened.

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** Bob's mom arranged study sessions and other educatitional educational activities in groups of likeminded kids so ThePowerOfFriendship would amplify the experience and prevent anyone of them from becoming over-burdened.



** Bob uses his intelligence to be GadgeteerGenius, GuileHero, TeamChef, and/or TheStrategist. Thus he is always helpful in some way to the team.

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** Bob uses his intelligence to be a GadgeteerGenius, GuileHero, TeamChef, and/or TheStrategist. Thus he is always helpful in some way to the team.
19th Jul '13 6:14:39 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Straight''': Brian is not as skilled at fighting as the other members of the group, but he's a genius.
* '''Exaggerated''': Brian knows everything about the universe.

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* '''Straight''': Brian Bob is not as skilled at fighting as the other members of the group, but he's a genius.
* '''Exaggerated''': Brian Bob knows everything about the universe.



** Brian may be the smartest member of the group, but not by much.
** Brian's knowledge only extends to one or two specific fields.
* '''Justified''': Brian began his education at a very young age.

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** Brian Bob may be the smartest member of the group, but not by much.
** Brian's Bob's knowledge only extends to one or two specific fields.
* '''Justified''': Brian Bob began his education at a very young age.age and/or is a prodigy.



** TheBigGuy
* '''Subverted''': Brian appears to be smart, but he's just a quack.
* '''Double Subverted''':...Or at least, [[ObfuscatingStupidity that's what he wants you to think.]] [[GeniusDitz Or maybe not]].

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** TheBigGuy
* '''Subverted''': Brian Bob appears to be smart, but he's just a quack.
* '''Double Subverted''':...Or at least, Which is [[ObfuscatingStupidity that's what he wants you to think.]] [[GeniusDitz Or maybe not]].It's hard to tell]].



* '''Zig Zagged''': Brian starts out as the smart guy, but then reveals that his intelligence is a result of an AppliedPhlebotinum and he is actually an idiot. But it turns out that Bob lied about the AppliedPhlebotinum, [[ObfuscatingStupidity he is really smart.]] But then it turn out that it was Bob's EvilTwin all along, and the real Bob is smart, just not as smart as he pretended to be in the first place. Or is he?

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Brian Bob starts out as the smart guy, but then reveals that his intelligence is a result of an AppliedPhlebotinum and he is actually an idiot. But ''Then'' it turns out that Bob lied about the AppliedPhlebotinum, [[ObfuscatingStupidity he and is really truly smart.]] But then '''Then''' it turn out that it was Bob's EvilTwin all along, and the real Bob is smart, just not as smart as he pretended to be in the first place. Or is he?



* '''Invoked''': Brian's mom puts him in all sorts of programs at a young age to try to boost his intelligence.
* '''Exploited''': The villain kidnaps Brian, knowing that without his intellect, the FiveManBand is helpless.
* '''Defied''': Brian decides he doesn't want to be known for his intellect, and [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscates Stupidity]], becoming BrilliantButLazy.
* '''Discussed''': "This is Brian. He's the brains of the operation."
* '''Conversed''': "See, they all call him smart all the time, so you know any clever plans are gonna come out of him -- don't expect to see him get physical, though."

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* '''Invoked''': Brian's Bob's mom puts him in all sorts of programs at a young age to try to boost his intelligence.
* '''Exploited''': The villain kidnaps Brian, Bob, knowing that without his intellect, the FiveManBand TheTeam is helpless.
* '''Defied''': Brian Bob decides he doesn't want to be known for his intellect, and [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscates Stupidity]], becoming BrilliantButLazy.
* '''Discussed''': "This '''Discussed''':
**"This
is Brian.Bob. He's the brains of the operation."
* '''Conversed''': "See, **"See, they all call him smart all the time, so you know any clever plans are gonna come out of him -- don't expect to see him get physical, though.physical."
* '''Conversed''': "Here's the part of the show where Bob has the EurekaMoment to ReverseThePolarity in time for Hiro to save the day.
"



** Brian's education was the result of one mean EducationMama whose regiment has left him emotionally damaged and continuously stressed.
** Brian sees his worth as tied up in his intellect.
** Brian eventually gets AGodAmI complex as he begins his FaceHeelTurn.
** Brian has a mental condition that compels him to devour any and all information he can come across. He'll do ''anything'' to get more data.
** The other four realize that Brian doesn't come up with anything much more useful than what any of the others come up with, and because he's TheLoad, they kick him out of the group.

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** Brian's Bob's education was the result of one mean EducationMama whose regiment has left him emotionally damaged and continuously stressed.
** Brian Bob sees his worth as tied up in his intellect.
** Brian eventually gets AGodAmI complex as he begins his FaceHeelTurn.
** Brian
Bob has a mental condition that compels him to devour any and all information he can come across. He'll do ''anything'' to get more data.
** The other four realize that Brian Bob doesn't come up with anything much more useful than what any of the others come up with, and because he's TheLoad, they kick him out of the group.off TheTeam..



** ...But ThePowerOfFriendship that he experiences helping the team helps him little by little, and actually becomes proud of his smartness.
** Brian uses his intelligence to become a GadgeteerGenius or GuileHero, becoming useful to the team once more.

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** ...But ** Bob's mom arranged study sessions and other educatitional activities in groups of likeminded kids so ThePowerOfFriendship that he experiences helping would amplify the team helps him little by little, experience and actually becomes prevent anyone of them from becoming over-burdened.
**Bob sees his intellect as what he contributes to TheTeam and feels
proud of his smartness.
this but doesn't let it define him.
** Brian Bob uses his intelligence to become a GadgeteerGenius or be GadgeteerGenius, GuileHero, becoming useful TeamChef, and/or TheStrategist. Thus he is always helpful in some way to the team once more.team.
3rd Feb '13 10:12:53 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': Brian may be the smartest member of the group, but not by much.
** Alternatively, Brian's knowledge only extends to one or two specific fields.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
**
Brian may be the smartest member of the group, but not by much.
** Alternatively, Brian's knowledge only extends to one or two specific fields.



* '''Inverted''': EvilGenius

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
**
EvilGenius



* '''Deconstructed''': Brian's education was the result of one mean EducationMama whose regiment has left him emotionally damaged and continuously stressed.
** Brian sees his worth as tied up in his intellect.
** Brian eventually gets AGodAmI complex as he begins his FaceHeelTurn.
** Brian has a mental condition that compels him to devour any and all information he can come across. He'll do ''anything'' to get more data.
** Alternatively, the other four realize that Brian doesn't come up with anything much more useful than what any of the others come up with, and because he's TheLoad, they kick him out of the group.
* '''Reconstructed''': ... But ThePowerOfFriendship that he experiences helping the team helps him little by little, and actually becomes proud of his smartness.
** Alternatively, Brian uses his intelligence to become a GadgeteerGenius or GuileHero, becoming useful to the team once more.



* '''Exploited''': The villain kidnaps Brian, knowing that without his intellect, the FiveManBand is helpless.



* '''Exploited''': The villain kidnaps Brian, knowing that without his intellect, the FiveManBand is helpless.


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* '''Deconstructed''':
** Brian's education was the result of one mean EducationMama whose regiment has left him emotionally damaged and continuously stressed.
** Brian sees his worth as tied up in his intellect.
** Brian eventually gets AGodAmI complex as he begins his FaceHeelTurn.
** Brian has a mental condition that compels him to devour any and all information he can come across. He'll do ''anything'' to get more data.
** The other four realize that Brian doesn't come up with anything much more useful than what any of the others come up with, and because he's TheLoad, they kick him out of the group.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** ...But ThePowerOfFriendship that he experiences helping the team helps him little by little, and actually becomes proud of his smartness.
** Brian uses his intelligence to become a GadgeteerGenius or GuileHero, becoming useful to the team once more.
3rd Nov '12 9:27:30 AM ragnarok235
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* '''Straight''': Brian is an expert in alien languages and booby traps, and leaves the tough stuff for the other four.

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* '''Straight''': Brian is an expert in alien languages and booby traps, and leaves the tough stuff for not as skilled at fighting as the other four.members of the group, but he's a genius.



* '''Downplayed''': Brian is only slightly smarter than the rest of the members in his group.

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* '''Downplayed''': Brian is only slightly smarter than may be the rest smartest member of the members in his group.group, but not by much.
** Alternatively, Brian's knowledge only extends to one or two specific fields.



** Or, TheDitz

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** Or, TheDitz


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** TheBigGuy
5th Sep '12 10:37:45 PM Lime
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** Alternatively, the other four realize that Brian doesn't come up with anything much more useful than what any of the others come up with, and because he's TheLoad, the kick him out of the group.

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** Alternatively, the other four realize that Brian doesn't come up with anything much more useful than what any of the others come up with, and because he's TheLoad, the they kick him out of the group.
24th Mar '12 10:41:53 AM StFan
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* '''Parodied''': ExtrovertedNerd.

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* '''Parodied''': ExtrovertedNerd.ExtravertedNerd.
14th Oct '11 7:25:53 PM Auxdarastrix
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* '''Zig Zagged''': Brian starts out as the smart guy, but then reveals that his intelligence is a result of an AppliedPhlebotinum and he is actually an idiot. But it turns out that Bob lied about the AppliedPhlebotinum, [[ObfuscatingStupidity he is really smart.]] But then it turn out that it was Bob's EvilTwin all along, and the real Bob is smart, just not as smart as he pretended to be in the first place. [[OrIsIt Or is he?]]

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Brian starts out as the smart guy, but then reveals that his intelligence is a result of an AppliedPhlebotinum and he is actually an idiot. But it turns out that Bob lied about the AppliedPhlebotinum, [[ObfuscatingStupidity he is really smart.]] But then it turn out that it was Bob's EvilTwin all along, and the real Bob is smart, just not as smart as he pretended to be in the first place. [[OrIsIt Or is he?]]he?
8th Oct '11 1:31:53 PM moonytheloony
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* '''Downplayed''': Brian is only slightly smarter than the rest of the members in his group.



* '''Double Subverted''':...Or at least, [[ObfuscatingStupidity that's what he wants you to think.]] [[GeniusDitz Or maybe not]]

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* '''Double Subverted''':...Or at least, [[ObfuscatingStupidity that's what he wants you to think.]] [[GeniusDitz Or maybe not]]not]].



** Brian eventually gets AGodAmI complex as he begins his FaceHeelTurn

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** Brian eventually gets AGodAmI complex as he begins his FaceHeelTurnFaceHeelTurn.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Everyone's smart so there's no definite Smart Guy

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
Brian starts out as the smart guy, but then reveals that his intelligence is a result of an AppliedPhlebotinum and he is actually an idiot. But it turns out that Bob lied about the AppliedPhlebotinum, [[ObfuscatingStupidity he is really smart.]] But then it turn out that it was Bob's EvilTwin all along, and the real Bob is smart, just not as smart as he pretended to be in the first place. [[OrIsIt Or is he?]]
* '''Averted''': Everyone's smart so there's no definite Smart GuyGuy.


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* '''Exploited''': The villain kidnaps Brian, knowing that without his intellect, the FiveManBand is helpless.
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