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Thinks He's Captain Obvious
Character acts like obscure or bizarre information should be obvious to the world
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(permanent link) added: 2013-04-25 12:03:48 sponsor: HeroicJay (last reply: 2013-04-28 08:52:47)

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Sometimes, a character, often The Ditz or a Insufferable Genius, comes up with a solution to a situation that everyone feels is completely out of left field, but often completely correct. But then he acts as though it's clear everyone must have already figured it out and he's just stating the obvious for everyone to hear. Because duh, who wouldn't realize that Mr. Wilkins came from the moon and is feeding everyone laced oatmeal that makes them do the chicken dance on Thursdays?

When someone agrees that the guy who Thinks Hes Captain Obvious really is, that's because Strange Minds Think Alike. If the character comes to this realization due to unusual abilities, he probably Thought Everyone Could Do That.
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