'''Basic Trope''': A [[TheSmartGuy smart character]] happens to be {{Badass}}.
* '''Straight''': Bob is a [[ShorterMeansSmarter short]], [[NerdGlasses glasses]] wearing {{Bookworm}} and genius. that also happens to be a black belt in karate.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is a has [[ImprobablyHighIQ a IQ over 200]] with [[MusclesAreMeaningless no muscle mass whatsoever]], [[OneManArmy but still manages to take on an army]].
* '''Downplayed''': Bob wears glasses, majored in biology, and has a green belt in karate.
* '''Justified''':
** All of the books Bob reads are about all different forms of combat.
** Bob lives in a post-apocalyptic AfterTheEnd scenario, where you have to be both intelligent and physically capable to have any hope of surviving.
** Bob is TheAce, so being both smart and strong is part of his job description.
* '''Inverted''': BigDumbBody
* '''Subverted''': Bob is short, wears glasses, and has a black belt in karate. But as soon as he [[SimpletonVoice opens his mouth]], it turns out he's not actually very smart.
* '''Double Subverted''': Actually, he's a SouthernFriedGenius and your preconceived notions about southerners just made you think he sounds dumb.
* '''Parodied''': Bob is protrayed as the typical nerd stereotype (glasses, pocket protector, bad fashion sense, etc.) but he is somehow capable of beating down an entire army while chuckling like a dork.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob is a nerd who gets bullied so he TakesALevelInBadass and works out, learns some martial arts, and otherwise toughens up. He casually beats down his former bullies but his sudden turn as a BadAss goes to his head and he stops persuing academic persuits. When someone makes him look like a fool in a battle of wits, he realizes he has to get back to studying.
* '''Averted''':
** Bob is just as weak as he looks, and has no physical prowess whatsoever.
** Bob is stupid and incompetent.
* '''Enforced''': The writers wanted to defy stereotypes.
* '''Lampshaded''': "You may look really weak and into books, but you're pretty tough."
* '''Invoked''': Bob, bullied for his brilliant grades, decides to train in kick-boxing to defend himself.
* '''Exploited''': The chess club uses Bob's fighting skills to get back at a JerkJock.
* '''Defied''': Bob wears contact lenses and bulks up so he'll look more like a badass and less like a bookworm.
* '''Discussed''': Alice and her friends talk about Bob's mental and physical prowess, trying to figure out which is more impressive.
* '''Conversed''': "I love this character. He is smart and badass."
* '''Implied''': Bob is the top of the class and takes martial arts classes.
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob is really smart but his constant fighting gives him a poor reputatiuon amongst other intellectuals.
* '''Reconstructed''': That is, until he performs a study and writes a long essay about his findings, detailing the benefits of being both badass and intelligent. He gets his respect.
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob beats up the BigBad while schooling him on the finer points of quantum mechanics.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is an intellectual who would rather be left alone but he is thrust into violent situations which call for more "savage responses".
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