Badass Bookworm: Fan Fiction

  • A Crown Of Stars: In this story Shinji has a degree on Philosophy and Asuka another on Advanced Mathematics. Shinji's time studying Philosophy often comes up, and Asuka has been seen reading up on Mathematics.
  • Advice And Trust: Asuka is the best Humongous Mecha pilot in the story and she is also a certified genius.
  • Evangelion 303: Asuka is a commander of the USAF and an elite pilot of experimental jet fighters. Her profession demands not only being a great fighter but also studying a lot, as seen here.
  • Last Child of Krypton: In this story Shinji is Superman. He also knows German and it is implied that he reads about a wide variety of subjects.
  • In Legionnaire, Twilight Sparkle turns into one of these over the course of getting trained by The Equestrian Legion for her mission to Tarhen.
  • The Second Try has Shinji and Asuka becoming milder examples of this trope by necessity, since they had to accumulate and learn the sum total of human knowledge after they're left being the only two humans left alive on Earth, and are pigeonholed into being a civilization of two.
  • Surrogate Of Zero: Due to be the container of the Well of the Souls Shinji has the sum of the human knowledge stored in his head. He is also a ex-Humongous Mecha Ace Pilot.
  • In Tails of the Old Republic, Miles "Tails" Prower of Sonic the Hedgehog fame is now 14 years old, up from his canonical age of 8, and he can both kick ass and take names in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. When it's not trying to kill him, the technology he's surrounded with makes him drool like a kid at a candy store.