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Maria Posada from The Book Of Life, is a lover of books, who can also kick butt.
Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon seems like an overthinking klutz of a Viking, but once he befriends Toothless and seriously studies Dragons, he is able to handle the species and use inventions with them in battle that leave his warrior contemporaries agape.
Edna in The Incredibles, a no-nonsense fashion designer who uses all sorts of advanced sciences in designing custom costumes for superheroes.
Blu in Rio becomes this over the course of his journey with Jewel. His skills that he learns as a pet (i.e. opening cages, skateboarding, climbing) would become useful later on. Linda and Tulio also are promoted to this rank.
Outside of Ascended Fanboy Fred, the heroes of Big Hero 6 are a bunch of science nerds who use their talents in various fields (Wasabi's laser-generated plasma, Gogo's mag-lev wheels, Honey's chemistry expertise, and Hiro's robotics know-how) to become superheroes.