Quiet But Tough Bookworm

(permanent link) added: 2007-09-15 21:01:57 sponsor: Unknown Troper @ (last reply: 2007-09-22 00:28:40)

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Imagine a hero in a sword and sorcery fantasy setting who is a quiet scholar. He tries to be a nice guy, but is rather naive and unsure of himself. As a result, the villains think he's a stupid pushover whom they can easily kill to serve their plans.

However they when try that, they learn to their sorrow the hard way that the scholar got a comprehensive education that includes combat and strategy training which he studied with the same diligence as his intellectual subjects. As a result, especially when his friends and/or ideals are threatened, he is a master warrior who can outfight and outwit any foe who dumb enough to challenge him.

Is this character type is common enough to list?
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