* In ''FanFic/TiberiumWars'', GDI Commander Karrde finds Lieutenant Kirce James to be pretentious, self-important, and overly dramatic, which annoys him to no end. At the same time, she's able to whip up squadrons of Firehawks, an Ion Cannon, an entire division of GDI Marines, and [[spoiler: a ''thousand'' Mammoth Tanks]] for him on short notice, so he doesn't complain at ''all'' when it comes to the results.
* Dr. Kaminko from ''[[PokeWars The Pokémon They Carried]]'' has a habit of naming his military hardware after Pokémon. Command lets him keep doing this because ''he's just that damn good'' at designing weapons.
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' has [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Trixie]] playing as the prosecutor; she goes to court in [[RobeAndWizardHat a magician getup]], [[ThirdPersonPerson refers to herself in third person constantly]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo has an ego bigger than the courtroom]] -- Yet she's well versed in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' prosecutor tricks, and she's very capable of being a huge thorn on Phoenix Wright's side.
* Between his incompetence at the digimon card game, lack of experience, inability to make effective plans and shy nature, it's easy to write off Takato from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' as weak excuse for a Tamer. but his outward awkwardness masks an astonishing degree of comptetance.
** FridgeBrilliance time: It is actually the above weaknesses that make him so dangerous, his lack of long term thinking is made up for by his impressive skill at using surprisingly effective IndyPloy's, making him an unpredictable and dangerous opponent
* The RanmaOneHalf fanfic ''Girl Days'' revealed that the Kuno family was full of BunnyEarsLawyers, such as a WWII fighter pilot who wore a sailor fuku, or a samurai who fought with a live rabbit strapped to the top of his head. The current generation, though, are simply nuts.
** Actually the current generation is pretty impressive. Tatewaki is a swordsman of such caliber and skill, he can use a bokken (bamboo training sword) and perform feats that surpass what is usually considered possible with a proper metal blade. Principal Kuno is a master of disguise, stealth, and using electric razors as weapons and has techniques that can cause weapons to split like banana peels. Kodachi is a mistress of poisons and rhythmic gymnastics combat. Despite delusions of grandeur, Tatewaki is actually considered quite handsome, and is very skilled in romantic gestures, just a bit misguided in who he directs them towards and oblivious to certain facts (mainly that female and male Ranma are the same person, despite Ranma transforming in front of him, both directions, on multiple occasions, including at least once while he was embracing female Ranma). Kodachi is completely psycho crazy, but she is actually pretty tactically skilled, and able to hold her own in fights with Akane, Shampoo, and Ukyo... sometimes simultaneously. The difference between the current generation and the previous ones is that the quirks of the previous generations never directly impacted anyone other than themselves.
* ALL of the scientists in the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ProjectTatterdemalion'' fall under this trope: Urahara, Yoruichi, Tessai, Isshin, Masaki. The only reason they're still employed after all their insane prank wars, bizarre personal quirks, and failure to obey military protocol is that their scientific work is unimpeachable.
** Shunsui does a much better job of keeping it under wraps but he's pretty eccentric for a high-ranking security officer.