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[[caption-width-right:250:"I'm pretty sure my cat's been reading my diary."]]

->'''Lord Percy:''' The fashion today is towards the tiny.
->'''Blackadder:''' In that case you have the most fashionable brain in London.
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'''The Ditz''' is a character whose defining characteristic is profound stupidity and/or silliness. Female ditzes tend to be sweet and naive, while male ditzes tend to be oafish but lovable. Either way, they're almost always friendly and sociable. The Ditz is written to appear unintentionally funny. In drama series, he or she provides comic relief.

Unlike TheFool, The Ditz is seldom in any real danger, and luck probably couldn't save him if he or she ever were.

A good looking Ditz (of either sex) might be a BrainlessBeauty. An independently wealthy Ditz is an UpperClassTwit. A Ditz that's a MightyGlacier (Most commonly as TheBigGuy or TheBrute) is a DumbMuscle. A SexySecretary of this class would be a DitzySecretary.

A more competent Ditz will often become TheFool. Taken to its extreme, the Ditz can evolve into a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.

One reason you can find The Ditz on so many TV shows is that [[ExpectationLowerer it gives the audience someone to feel superior to]]. No matter how stupid you might be, you are smarter than The Ditz.

See also GeniusDitz, ObfuscatingStupidity, DumbBlonde, and TheKlutz. Can overlap with ThisLoserIsYou, but isn't the same thing.

In extreme cases, if the character dies because of his/her stupidity, see TooDumbToLive. If the character puts ''others'' in danger because of his/her stupidity, see LethallyStupid.

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* The main lead of ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' has his moments (it's more a combination of NiceGuy, TheKlutz and SelectiveObliviousness actually), but then we have the most fearsome and brutal of the Shadowy seven: Hishida Haruka! Yep, she's The Ditz, and TheKlutz, and almost a {{Pollyanna}} ...she's also the living embodiment of ConfusionFu, and she's not ''even aware'' of all the destruction she's spreading around.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Italy]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': the name of the series is even a portmanteau of the Japanese words for "hopeless" and "Italy". Italy is such a DistressedDude that it's a wonder he survived until Germany formed an alliance with him. One notable example is when Germany tries to teach him how to throw a grenade. Italy throws the pin, leaving the grenade ''clenched in his mouth''. He then just sits there blankly, while Germany screams at him to throw the grenade before they both get blown up. The one time Italy manages to plant a grenade correctly he stands there cheering... as a Russian tank comes up behind him. Romano later does the same thing, suggesting that this trope runs in the family, which in the dub Germany immediately lampshades. America is more of the 'lovable/obnoxious oaf' kind.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': Isaac and Miria, the OutlawCouple pair, are twice as flakey. For instance, they think the fact that no one has ever found gold in a given hill is a perfect reason to dig for gold there, and that to perform a "train robbery", you take a train somewhere, rob someone, and then use the train to escape.
* Akihisa Yoshi from ''LightNovel/BakaNoTest'' is by far the stupidest person in the school. He divides pot noodle in half contiually thinking that that way he can get infinite meals out of one serving. He even concludes that discovering this makes him a genius. Most geniuses don't spend their food money on porn in the first place. He explains that this why he is eating 1/67th of a pot noodle. Nobody is even surprised that he gets the math wrong there. When Hazuki Shimada turns up and calls asks for the big idiot Akihisa Yuuji Sakamoto says he's surprised that everyone in Japan knows of his stupidity. Akihisa insists it's not all of Japan, just the local area.
* Rino Rando from ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil''. Most of the smarts seem to have been given to her snarky hand puppet Pucchan.
* Mahiro Muto from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', after spending time early on as a distressed damsel.
* ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'':
** Hikari is the [[GenkiGirl most energetic]] among the siblings, but she seems extremely clueless about the consequences of her actions.
** While Akane's most important characteristics are JusticeWillPrevail and ShrinkingViolet, as the story goes on it's quite clear that despite her own self-consciousness, she's utterly clueless of what's happening around her--like whether she's wearing anything on her lower body (Chapter 12/Episode 4A), or that [[PaperThinDisguise everyone knows she is Scarlet Bloom]] (Chapter 21/Episode 9A).
%%* Joshua in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' after he is brainwashed.
%%** Rosette in the beginning.
* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'': An extremely ditzy [[TerroristsWithoutACause Re-Coder]] shows up. When asked how many people she killed, she says "One, two, three... Ten, I guess, because I have ''ten fingers!'' But I'm not in a counting mood, so now [[AxeCrazy I'll kill you painfully!]]" She never lapses into a SlasherSmile but remains cheerful and perky throughout.
* The characters of ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' tend to pass the IdiotBall around quite a bit, but Hayashida is particularly stupid. TheOtherWiki describes him as "dumber than a gorilla"--which, considering a gorilla is actually part of the cast, is ''proven true'' in the show. In his defense, the gorilla is the smartest member of the class. Yeah. It's that kind of series.
* The frequent use of this trope as a CharmPoint was parodied in a {{stinger}} skit in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''.
** Yanagin gets her [[SempaiKohai sempai]] to teach them how to be cuter, and the correct answer is...
-->'''Yanagin's Senpai:''' "[[ObfuscatingStupidity Pretending to be an idiot]] who doesn't even know common knowledge[[note]]Like not recognizing UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga[[/note]] is what makes high school girls cute! Listen up, their brains and eyes are directed [[ZettaiRyouiki right here]]..."
** Ringo-chan is a straight example; she's not the brightest bulb in town. In ''High School Boys and Panties'' it took her an hour to diagnose the reason for a network problem: ''the wire was never plugged on''. Then she unwittingly flaunts her panties to Motoharu, the President and the Vice-President; fortunately for her she doesn't get to see them in the act, much less their [[HeelRealization horrified reaction]].
* Papi of ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' and her [[AlternateUniverse fantasy]] [[{{Expy}} counterpart]] Aero of ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' are both [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpies,]] [[{{Stripperific}} barely wear anything]] and [[InnocentFanserviceGirl have just as much upstairs.]]
--> '''Kimihito Kurusu and Mamoru Onodera''': She's a birdbrain!
* Touta Matsuda from ''Manga/DeathNote''. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Most of the time, anyway]]. In his defense, he is not so much a could-not-function-in-normal-society Ditz. Most of the time, he acts like a fairly normal (if somewhat impulsive and over-enthusiastic) young man. It's just that in a situation where one false move (like revealing your face to the wrong person) could mean instant death, any false move starts to come off as TooDumbToLive. It also doesn't help that he's working with (or, as it turns out in one case, against) people like Light, L, Near, and Mello.
%%** Sidoh, the Shinigami, is a particularly sweet example.
* The standout ditz of ''Manga/DontBecomeAnOtakuShinozakiSan'' would be Akina's childhood friend Chigusa. She almost always has a dreamy look on her face and her likes are listed as "stripes". When boys would ask if she would go out with them, she'd respond with "go out where?", {{Oblivious|ToLove}} to the fact they were hitting on her. Konatsu is also ditzy in the more GenkiGirl fashion.
%%* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall''
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'':
** {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed by Director Kurama's ditzy secretary, Kisaragi, is decapitated by Lucy in the first 7 minutes of the show because she's TooDumbToLive. This is made better in the German dub, where she tells her colleagues "[[FunnyAneurysmMoment I just don't lose my head]]." moments before.
** Anna (after she returned to normal) is another example, being unable to solve basic mathematical problems.
* The title character (and arguably most of the cast) of ''Manga/ExcelSaga''.
* Homura Hinooka from ''LightNovel/FireGirl'' is a downplayed example. Her ditziness mostly stems from her status as being BookDumb and being fairly incompetent in knowledge regarding "complicated" basics in life (she doesn't even know how to use the ''internet'' for starters) but she is actually fairly self-aware and perceptive otherwise.
%%* Milfeulle Sakuraba from ''Anime/GalaxyAngel''.
* Kousaka from ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' isn't ''quite'' as dimwitted as some; his ditz qualifications comes mostly from his utter lack of a filter between his thoughts and his mouth.
* Joshua Lundgren in ''Anime/GunXSword'' straddles the line between ditz and {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. He once looked for Wendy by heading into every women's restroom in a train station, not understanding why the women were screaming until he got arrested for it.
* Shizuka Marikawa from ''Mange/HighschoolOfTheDead''. Her entire character is practically this and MsFanservice (though, to be fair, most of the girls in this series are that).
** [[LampshadeHanging Literally pointed out]] in episode twelve.
--> '''Shizuka:''' That's so cool!
--> '''Saya Takagi:''' Ugh! You're such a ditz!
--> '''Shizuka:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Well, that is my character, after all.]]
%%* Kujyou Himeka from ''Manga/KamichamaKarin''.
* Nai is a boy version of this from ''Manga/{{Karneval}},'' [[spoiler:although he's really a cute little animal.]] Yogi is more of the "lovable oaf" kind when he's not being serious, which is often.
* Yayoi of ''Manga/KoiKoi7'' (the pink-haired one, not the one with the eyepatch.) When standing in the middle of a heated battle with [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy the shots missing her]], her only response is "Fireworks!"
* Shinobu of ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'' is hardly bright. One of the earliest strips showed her scoring zero in math, and despite her European ForeignCultureFetish, she doesn't know much English (and tried to read an English paper!) and may or may not even know that England and France are part of Europe at all!
%%* Yui Hirasawa of ''Manga/KOn'',
%%* [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Tsukasa Hiiragi]] from ''Manga/LuckyStar'' qualifies.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Konoka can also act ditzy, but it's [[ObfuscatingStupidity almost certainly an act.]]
* Kanako from ''Manga/MariaHolic'' is marvelously dumb. She flunked nearly all her exams and, when given notes that "even an idiot could understand" by Sachi, she fails to comprehend even that. She's so single-minded in her pursuit of finding [[SchoolgirlLesbians girl-love]] that she's dim in everything else. Including realizing that liking girls makes her a lesbian.
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': The '''entire point''' of the series is that it's a RomanticComedy driven by a cast full of characters who are "just a little dumb" (in the author's own words); however, they're all depicted as lovable goofs or space cases rather than simply idiots. Special mention goes to the female lead Youko Shiragami, whose goofiness has more often than not put [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire her secret]] at risk.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
%%** The toad Gamatatsu
** Naruto himself fits this in part 1, though it's really more a case of BookDumb. He outgrows it after the timeskip.
* Aoba of ''Manga/NewGame'' can be pretty spacey and oblivious at times, like forgetting her ID card multiple times, or failing to recognize the inspiration for certain characters.
%%* Lizlet, A.K.A. the Teacup Maid, of ''Manga/OmamoriHimari''.
* [[IdiotHero Luffy]] from ''Manga/OnePiece'' easily falls into this trope. From recognizing mixed animals by their least dominant feature to chalking up anything beyond his comprehension (i.e. most everything!) as "mystery" things, Luffy is easily the most gullible and air-headed of Shounen heroes. What's confusing about Luffy is that he ''is'' genuinely stupid most of the time, so it's quite hard to notice the situations where he probably is smart, but just acts like a ditz.
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* Himeko from ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. She's so dumb, she faints upon SEEING English letters, since her brain can't take it.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Ash, at least initially. He was just plain stupid: "Hey, that Mankey just stole my hat!" *screams and climbs up a tree after it, while the others just stare at him* He's gotten a lot better since then.
** [[TerribleTrio The Team Rocket trio]] seems to have become cursed to this position ever since encountering Ash, (with the exception of the ''Best Wishes'' series).
** Misty's Psyduck, stumbled from place to place with a vacant look on its face.
** May and Dawn when they first started as trainers--May was a bit less competent because she didn't really want to train Pokemon, which was before the anime introduced Contests. This even passed on to her starter Torchic, who TookALevelInBadass and evolved into Combusken in the middle of Hoenn, eliminating this trait.
%%* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': [[SplitPersonality Outer]] Moka. She matures a lot in the manga, but the anime [[{{Flanderization}} takes this trait and runs with it]].
* Louie from ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'' has a complete disregard for his own or anyone else's safety: ''"When it comes to the odds, I have done worse than 20 percent!"''
* The main character of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Usagi "Dumpling Head" Tsukino. Her ditzy personality is tied together with the rest of her character.
* Tenma Tsukamoto from ''Manga/SchoolRumble''. When you're the lead character of a LoveDodecahedron series, [[LoveMakesYouDumb it just sorta comes naturally.]]
%%* Floe from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'':
** Gourry Gabriev is nicknamed "jellyfish brain" because he lacks so much common knowledge about the world and is generally clueless in any circumstance.
** Naga the Serpent, Lina's ([[UnknownRival self-proclaimed]]) greatest rival, gets into a lot of trouble with her lack of sense. In Naga's defense, WordOfGod implies she is mentally traumatized, so it's less that she's stupid and more that she's genuinely mentally unwell. Although it's probably fair to say she wasn't sensible to begin with, given the strong hints she's related to Amelia and Prince Philionel, who are... definitely flaky.
%%* ''Manga/SoulEater'': Patty from who mixes it with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} (disturbing in some ocassions)
%%** Also Meme from ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'', having the memory of a goldfish.
* Mihoshi, in the various ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' television series ([[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] from a BunnyEarsLawyer / GeniusDitz in the {{OVA}}s).
%%* Lala of ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' usually acts like this.
* [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Minori]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', described by one erudite forum member as "a 1-inch deep ball of happy idiot". She's much, much more intelligent than she appears. She's quite possibly the smartest character in the anime.
* ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' qualifies. Sure, she's five years old, but what kid that age doesn't even know how a swing works? She can also be led by the nose rather easily. Any moderately intelligent five-year-old would eventually figure out that Danbo is simply Miura in a cardboard box, for instance.
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* Dumb Bunny from the Inferior Five ('60s humor comic from [[Franchise/TheDCU DC]]), whose name says it all, really. She's "stronger than an ox--and almost as smart!"
* Boom-Boom/Meltdown/Tabitha Smith of ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'': trailer-trash klepto with the power to make things go boom. She says "[[LeetLingo zomg]]" out loud and misspells ''her own name.''
-->"I ''hate'' cops! Because, like, cops keep ''arresting'' me and stuff? For ''stealing?'' Like stealing's a ''crime'' or something?
** [[spoiler: Forbush Man]]'s mental powers do not work on her. Guess why. Her explanation? "I gave him the explodo because I am clever."
* The Parademon from the ''[[ComicBook/SecretSix Villains United]]'' miniseries. He even fully admits to wanting to die in a stupid gesture.
%%* Anatasia "Ani" Sloane-Blythe from ''TankVixens''.
%%* Cherry from ''CherryComics''.
* A particularly extreme example would be minor EldritchAbomination Avaggdu from ComicBook/{{Slaine}}. So terminally stupid that when tricked into biting his hands, he doesn't notice they're his and starts devouring himself ''until there's literally '''nothing left.'''''
%%* Wendy Thornball, the aspiring actress roommate of Angel Love from Barbara Slate's ''ComicBook/AngelLove'' series.
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* [[Literature/TheHouseOfNight Kayla]] in ''Fanfic/NoHoper'', is an example of a ditz too dumb to take a hint and cannot fathom that [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] is not in the least bit interested in her:
-->'''Light:''' I like... science.
-->'''Kayla:''' Oh? Really?
-->'''Light:''' Yes. And some silence.
-->'''Kayla:''' Is that a band?
* FanFic/MyStupidReality: Sayu gets in on this:
--> '''Sayu''': I guess. Why do we have to take a train or walk everywhere? You're way old enough to drive.
--> '''Light''': It would take longer to drive than it does to walk. Have you ever seen rush hour?
--> '''Sayu''': The movie?
%%* The [=MST=] treatment of ''FanFic/TomSwiftAndHisWarTank'' has Ned.


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[[folder:Film - Animated]]
%%* Babs from the Nick Park movie ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun''.
%%* Tow Mater from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' series of movies.
%%* Oscar from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
%%%* One of Scamp's sisters in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure'', Danielle, is an adorable, ditzy Cocker Spaniel. However, coincidentally, she is voiced by the same person who voices Phil and Lil from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Ed is easily the least intelligent of the trio of Hyenas, lacking common sense and being unaware of everything as well as laughing at things that are not funny and at inappropriate times. He even bites his own leg after a brief scuffle with Banzai. He even has the FishEyes to match, suggesting some sort of intellectual disability.
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Charlotte is a young woman who is still in her PrincessPhase and in addition to being RichInDollarsPoorInSense.
%%* Brain from {{Igor}}.
%%* Sonata Dusk from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
%%* Gracie Allen's AlterEgoActing personality.
* Cher Horowitz in ''Film/{{Clueless}}''... kind of. She's certainly no genius level intellect, and is definitely more than a little naive and '[[TitleDrop clueless]]', but she's savvy enough when she needs to be and has enough wits about her to 'negotiate' her grades with most of her teachers.
* Mr. Bean in ''Film/{{Bean}}: The Ultimate Disaster Movie'' and ''Film/MrBeansHoliday''. Also Film/JohnnyEnglish to some extent.
* Brick in ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''.
--> '''Brick:''' I love lamp.
--> '''Brick:''' [shouts] Loud noises
** Though he turns out to be a bit of a GeniusDitz in ''Wake Up Ron Burgundy'' (a bonus 'film' on made of deleted ''Anchorman'' scenes)
* Virtually every character played by famed comedian Lou Costello of the Creator/AbbottAndCostello comedy duo. Occasionally he will even lampshade ''himself'', such as when one of his characters in the film ''Who Done It?'' turns on a radio and hears "Who's on First?" (one of Abbott and Costello's most famous routines) and immediately turns it off, remarking how stupid the "short, chubby guy" (actually Costello himself) is.
* ''Film/{{Bullshot}}''. Rosemary Fenton, DamselInDistress and daughter of an AbsentMindedProfessor with a dangerous habit of [[EducationThroughPyrotechnics knocking over equipment]] in Daddy's lab.
-->'''Bullshot''': "I see. You intend taking on the Most Dangerous Man in Europe by yourself do you? Have you given a moment's thought as to what you intend using for brains?"
-->'''Rosemary''': "How dare you! I've done pretty well without brains so far!"
* Officer Ed from ''Film/ScotlandPA''. Why would anyone trust this man with a loaded gun? [[spoiler:They don't.]]
-->'''Ed:''' Sir, I called the number, like, 95 times. I practically had it memorized.
%%* Charlie from ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
%%* The [[IdiotHero "Male" Jessica]] from ''Film/TheHotChick''.
%%* [[{{Film/Elf}} Buddy the elf]].
%%* Russell Brand's variation of ''Film/{{Arthur}}''.
%%* Sarah from ''Film/HocusPocus''.
%%* Colonel Mustard in ''Film/{{Clue}}''.
%%* Mathew Broderick's variation of ''Film/InspectorGadget''.
* In the Film adaptation of ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'', after Martin clones Brace's body and mind, and later returns to normal.
--> '''Martin:''' [clutching his head] Whoa. Her head was ''dark'' and ''empty''.
%%* Nick from ''Film/ThirtyMinutesOrLess''.
%%* Andy from ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
* Zangief in ''Film/StreetFighter''. His proposed solution to seeing, on a TV screen, a vehicle loaded with explosives heading toward the building he was in at the time was to change the channel.
* Sorina from ''Film/PainAndGain'', who easily buys Daniel's story about him and the others being CIA agents [[spoiler:and even seems to still believe it when testifying at their trial]].
%%* Boner Garage from ''Film/WereTheMillers''.
%%* Maxwell Smart in ''Film/GetSmart''.
* The whole future society of ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' is comprised of these.
* Karen in ''Film/MeanGirls'' Has a ''fifth'' sense, which she refers to as ESPN, where her breasts can tell when it's ''already'' raining.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Glimmer--for a Career, anyway.
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%%* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Making this older than OlderThanRadio, Lydia, Kitty, and Mrs. Bennett .
* ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'': The titular protagonist theorizes that Raziel is the origin of dumb blonde jokes.
* Volatilus, the sweet but not too bright little dispatch dragon from the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' books.
* In ''Literature/{{Buddenbrooks}}'', Tony is impressed by smart people (like Morten Schwarzkopf--a doctor-to-be with whom she falls in love, but can't marry him because of the Grünlich thing), but is neither book smart nor street smart herself, and calls herself "a silly goose" sometimes. Her poor relative Klothilde is even more so.
* Mrs Korobochka the widow in ''Literature/DeadSouls'', who hesitates selling her "[[TitleDrop dead souls]]" and suggests that "you could still need them".
* Tawneee (yes, three 'e's), a minor character from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', a pole dancer.
%%* Lettice Protheroe from ''Literature/MurderAtTheVicarage'' is presented at this.
* Jack Pumpkinhead from the Literature/LandOfOz series is ''always'' described as unintelligent. Some of the words used to describe him are "stupid", "dim", "innocent", "simpleton", "not known for his intelligence", etc. He might also have a bit of an AmbiguousDisorder, as he fails to pick up on vocal cues and sometimes takes sentences to mean the opposite of what they mean (he once called a ferryman 'nice' after he refused to let Pumpkinhead cross a river on account of not having any money).
* Lina the servant from Creator/AstridLindgren's ''Emil''. When the village priest asks her who the first humans were, she answers "Thor and Freya". That does not even make sense in Myth/NorseMythology!
* David Rain from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]'', mildly, but those pajamas should certainly get him some recognition in this trope. However, he's grown out of it by the time of The Fire Eternal.
* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]], though he's not ''completely'' stupid, and is capable of learning from experience.
* Razza from ''Literature/DontCallMeIshmael''. His grades are terrible and he isn't very intelligent, but he is very sociable and fun-loving.
--> Sometimes, Razza wasn't quite on the same page as other people – often, he wasn't even in the same library.
* In ''Literature/TheShatteredKingdoms'', Kira pretends to be like this at the Norlander imperial court, being flighty, talkative, politically naive, and superficial. Some people see through it, but as she notes, it's pretty difficult to ''prove'' she's smarter than she acts, so it's still a good barrier against people trying to get anything from her.
* ''Literature/DearDumbDiary''--Emmily. (Yes, she really spells it with 2 Ms. It's because it reminds her of candy that way--not M&Ms ((those are Ws and 3s)) but because "Mm" is the sound she makes when she eats candy.)
-->''You remember Emmily--she was very sweet and we all loved her, but she was not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Emmily wasn't even the sharpest spoon in the drawer. Most of the time, Emmily wasn't even in the drawer at all. She was lost somewhere in the bottom of the dishwasher.''
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Ponix Enaz is constantly forgetting to fully shapeshift back into his elven form and thus leaving strange body parts laying out, providing TooMuchInformation, or being so absorbed by puzzles that he neglects what's around him.
* ''Literature/WolfHall'' portrays Thomas Cromwell's son Gregory as a bit dim. While Cromwell is a highly savvy polyglot, Gregory is a poor scholar, guileless, and flighty; at one point Cromwell admits to a friend that neither Cambridge nor Gregory have anything for each other. Gregory does wise up as time passes and his father finds more effective mentors for him, but Cromwell actually ''likes'' that his son is so unlike himself even if it makes it difficult to relate--he might not be the brightest but he's a model gentleman.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
%%* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfShirleyHolmes'':
%%* ''Series/{{Alice|1976}}'': Vera.
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': Edith Bunker--her TransAtlanticEquivalent, Else Garrett of Till Death Us Do Part, really wasn't one, despite her husband's frequent references to her as a "silly moo".
* ''Series/ANTFarm'': Paisley, who sometimes forgets that her name is Paisley.
%%* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Zack. Penny
%%* ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'': Tommy Dawkins.
* ''Series/BlackAdder'':
** Lord Percy Percy was this from the first two seasons ; his role is taken by George from seasons 3 and on.
** Edmund Blackadder in the first season, but in series 2 he became the DeadpanSnarker he is known as in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seasons. Baldrick also fits this to some extent as well as being a well-loved BumblingSidekick.
** George in series 3 is a man child whom is hated by everyone else [[spoiler: [[TooDumbToLive and gets shot by the Duke of Wellington after pissing him off.]]]]
** Baldrick and George took this Up To Eleven in series 4 by [[ItMakesSenseInContext standing up in the middle of No Man's Land, proclaiming they were the dumbest dumbie dum-dums in the history of dumbness while trying to convince Blackadder he wasn't being stupid]].
* ''Series/{{Bunheads}}'': Melanie got military school confused with summer camp and thought that her friend of several years real name was [[KnownOnlyByTheirNickname Boo]] rather than Bettina.
%%* ''Series/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'': Gracie Allen's ditz character supported the show, although there was a usually a weird sense of logic behind her statements.
* ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'' has no shortage of the truly clueless. Andrew Younghusband often wonders how in tarnation they get their drivers licenses, and Season 4 was a toss-up between a ditz and a road rager.
%%* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Coach Ernie Pantuso.
%%* ''Series/{{Coach}}'': Dauber.
%%* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Both Troy and Pierce. Britta becomes this by season 3.
%%* ''Series/CornerGas'': Hank.
%%* ''Series/DeadSet'': Pippa.
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'':
** Susan Meyer started out as the Ditz, but it was largely limited to being a [[LethalChef horrible cook]] and having a tendency to trip over things. This has since been Flanderized to the point where she occasionally just seems mentally disabled, such as her being so desperate to get the new neighbors to like her that she kidnapped their dog planning to heroically "find" it later.
** Susan's mother Sophie is far ditzier than her daughter, especially when it comes to men, coming across as an aged BrainlessBeauty. Susan's daughter Julie on the other hand is smart and mature. If this family trend continues ''Julie's'' daughter might be the next Marilyn vos Savant.
%%* Series/DrakeAndJosh: [[BookDumb Drake]] sometimes. There's also Trevor, a friend of Drake.
* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' isn't short in ditzy characters, but the biggest one is Kiko, who is so deeply dumb, he rarely notices and often ends unconsciously ''agreeing'' which every insult given to his intelligence.
-->'''Kiko:''' *mocking El Chavo* You're so dumb because you arrived late to the brains repartition.
-->'''El Chavo:''' So? What 'bout you?
-->'''Kiko:''' Ha! Like I ever went!
* ''{{Series/Eureka}}'': Sheriff Jack Carter is by no means stupid, but being of average intelligence [[SurroundedByIdiots in a town of]] [[InvertedTrope the country's brightest scientific minds]] often puts him into the ditz role by default since he doesn't understand their MadScientist projects.
%%* ''Series/EightSimpleRules'': Bridget Hennesey.
%%* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Waldo Geraldo Faldo, Eddie Winslow's friend.
* ''Series/FatherTed'': Dougal (in the UK, a [[http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/channel4/ch4/idents/ch41997dougal.rm Channel4ID]] had him forgetting what channel he was promoting).
%%* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Hilary and Jazz.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Rachel's sister Amy, who notably thinks Phoebe's name is Emma. When Phoebe keeps trying to correct her, she doesn't at all get the hint and instead thinks she's making a "funny noise."
%%* ''Series/FullHouse'': Kimmy Gibbler.
%%* ''Series/GilligansIsland'' Mrs. Eunice "Lovey" Wentworth Howell, (probably better described as RichInDollarsPoorInSense) and Gilligan himself.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** Brittany (pictured at top) is one of these, with a little DumbBlonde thrown in for good measure. Recipes are confusing and a ballad is a male duck.
** Finn isn't the brightest bulb, either (his default expression is an open-mouthed blank stare).
%%* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'': Rose.
%%* ''Series/{{Happy Days}}'': Potsie Weber.
%%* ''Series/HeartsAfire'': Dee Dee Starr.
* ''Series/HeeHaw'': Junior Samples was almost ''painfully'' dumb at times.
%%* ''Series/HeyDad'': Betty the secretary. Also, Nudge.
* ''Series/HipHopHarry'': That [[TokenMinority token black kid]], affectionately nicknamed "Stupid Scott" by Joel [=McHale=] of ''TheSoup''. Despite being roughly around the age of 12, he expresses the cognitive skills of a 6-year-old and has to have explained to him (by the [[PositiveDiscrimination smarter Asian girl]]) things like how to fill up a bathtub or why its not a good idea to feed ice cream and hot dogs to a pet gerbil. The program goes out of its way to make viewer wonder how on earth he manages to cross streets on the way home.
%%* ''Series/HopeAndFaith'': DumbBlonde Faith is an extreme example.
%%* ''Series/ICarly'': Gibby before his CharacterDevelopment, and Carly's webshow skit role as the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Idiot Farm Girl]]".
%%* ''Series/TheInbetweeners'': Neil. It sort of works to his advantage because it stops him from realizing just how wrong everything keeps going for him.
%%* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': Perceval.
%%* ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'': Gretel.
%%* ''[[MaryTylerMoore The Mary Tyler Moore Show]]'': Ted and Georgette.
%%* ''Series/MamasFamily'': Vinton Harper.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Kelly Bundy was eventually [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into [[TheBrainlessBeauty a brainless trollop]] who hadn't enough mental capacity to remember her homework and the members of her own family at the same time.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': Luke is always tripping, jumping on the trampoline while on a pogo stick, getting his head stuck in the staircase railing... He inherited it from his BumblingDad Phil and shares it with his sister [[TheBrainlessBeauty Haley]].
%%* ''Series/TheMonkees'': Peter Tork
%%* Series/MrBean
%%* ''Series/MyMadFatDiary'': Izzie. Chop, too, qualifies for a (less obvious) example.
%%* ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'': Junior and, in later seasons, Claire. Claire's boyfriend Tony
%%* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': TV's Frank, Professor Bobo, and Mike are all this. Crow and Tom
%%* ''Series/NewsRadio'': Matthew Brock.
* ''Series/NightCourt'': Bull Shannon. Bull is firmly in GeniusDitz territory, as he frequently is thinking about things on an entirely different level than the rest of the characters. In one episode in which the characters took an IQ test, Bull outscored the rest of the main cast significantly.
%%* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'': Trigger and Grandad.
%%* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': DumbJock Stretch Snodgrass and his brother Bones. Stretch also has an even stupider girlfriend, Suzie Prentiss.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Andy Dwyer.
-->'''Andy''': Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems.
* ''Series/PeepShow'': Jeremy (aka Jez). ("Potatoes aren't veg, are they? I mean they kind of are... but not really. I mean tomatoes are fruit but potatoes are like... bread?")
%%* ''Series/{{Pixelface}}'': Kiki Nova.
%%* {{Series/Pramface}}: Laura's friend Danielle. Mike.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Oh, Hanna. This line sums it all up:
---->“Jenna can’t hear us — she’s ''blind.”''
* ''Series/{{Reba}}'' : Barbara Jean (who's also a DumbBlonde), to the point were most of the characters(usually Reba) make fun of her intelligence(or lack thereof)
%%* ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'': Goldie Hawn
%%* ''Series/RunOfTheHouse'': Chris and Sally Franklin
* ''Series/SamAndCat'': Cat. Goomer
* ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'': Barry Shitpeas and Philomena Cunk, two brainless characters who pastiche the kind of TalkingHeads found on ILoveTheExties shows. They spend all their time misidentifying shows they're watching, assuming they can even identify the actors (they are under the impression that Professor Brian Cox is [[Music/TakeThat Jason Orange]]), and delivering rambling, brainless commentary that sometimes is unexpectedly profound but is mostly just InsaneTrollLogic. Later, Philomena starts making TV documentaries about subjects like "Time" and "Crime"--in the latter show she said that if 1 in 20 people in Britain are victims of crime, that means [[CriticalResearchFailure 19 in 20 are criminals]], and asks a legal expert questions like "[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} if a policeman broke the law, could he arrest himself?]]".
-->'''Philomena''': Next time on "[[ShowWithinAShow Moments of Wonder]]", I'll be asking why there's more water in a tap than you'd expect.
%%* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':The Todd is both this and a walking [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre double entendre lampshader.]]
%%* ''Series/StepByStep'': Karen and Cody (though the latter is a GeniusDitz).
%%* ''Series/StillStanding'': Lauren Miller. Bill as will to an extent.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': London Tipton is often referred to as the "airhead heiress" who, depending on the episode, may not know what a book 'is'' let alone how to read it, or be capable of doing anything for herself.
%%* ''Series/{{Taxi}}'': Tony Banta.
%%* ''Series/That70sShow'': Kelso.
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': Chelsea is so often clueless and slow-witted that when she demonstrates knowledge about something, both of her friends are shocked. Yes, not even the psychic can see those moments coming.
%%* ''Series/ThreesCompany'': Christmas Noelle "Chrissy" Snow
%%* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'': Constable Goody.
%%* ''Series/TooCloseForComfort'': Monroe.
%%* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Lucy Moran and Deputy Andy Brennan.
%%* ''Series/{{Two and a Half Men}}'': Jake Harper.
%%* ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'': Alice.
%%* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': Cat.
%%* ''Series/{{Wings}}'': Lowell.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Max. The only person who could write "One Syllable" as the answer in a game of charades.
%%* ''Series/WolfHall'': Henry VIII,
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%%* ''Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers'': [[IdiotHero Mario]] and [[AffablyEvil Bowser]] mostly qualify as this.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/{{Devo}}'s character BoojiBoy (portrayed by their singer Mark Mothersbaugh, in a rubber mask). He is supposed to represent someone who has devolved into a manchild, as per the band's theory of devolution.
* '''Cause I'm a Blonde'' by JulieBrown. "Because I'm blonde, I don't have to think, I [[BabyTalk talk like a baby]], and never pay for drinks..."
* 2D of Music/{{Gorillaz}}. The man introduced himself in an interview with "Hi, my name is 2D, and I'm the singer, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and I need the toilet...]]" Then in ''Rise of the Ogre'' he was quoted as saying:
-->"I never really thought about what I wanted to do after school, though... I've never really thought about anything, as far as I can remember."
** He is also implied to have some HiddenDepths, as he is still capable of composing stunning music and saying some surprisingly philosophical things once in a blue moon. 2D may be more of a GeniusDitz or BrilliantButLazy, when he's not thick with painkillers.
* Bassist Tomomi Ogawa of the japanese band Music/{{Scandal}}. The band once successfully tricked her into thinking she was made to pay for the pyrotechnics at their first Budoukan concert, complete with fake cheque. Even after the prank was revealed she still looked like she was in a state of complete shock and confusion for another 3 minutes.
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%%* Aniela, the fiancee of Guido Biganzoli, in ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise''.
%%* Odie, the happy-go-lucky canine slobber machine of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' fame. He's gotten smarter since the early days of the strip, and he can occasionally get one over on the cat, but not often.
%%* Kenny from ''ComicStrip/DogsOfCKennel'' takes this trope UpToEleven.
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%%* Podcast/DiceFunk: Anne,
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* Maria from Wrestling/{{WWE}} is a good example of a ditz, though this was averted in the "Trial of Eric Bischoff" episode of ''WWE Raw'', by Maria making a particularly more-intelligent-than-usual speech about Bischoff's failings as a general manager. In a later appearance, Bischoff accused Maria of pretending to be "stupid and sweet" in order to win the fans' favor, which, if true, would make this an example of ObfuscatingStupidity.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* The puppet for UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush in the French satirical show ''Series/LesGuignolsDeLInfo'' is regularly portrayed as brainless.
%%* Ditto for Reagan in ''SpittingImage''.
%%* The German counterpart was Helmut Kohl in ''Hurra Deutschland''.
* Bruno from ''Bullzeye'' was an extreme example. When his wife Uschi had her head in bandages (after he [[LethallyStupid injured her without noticing]]), he thought she was one "Herr Sultan". SequelSeries ''Eye TV'' makes him intelligent enough to be a TV salesman, but not a very good one.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''TheJackBennyProgram'': Dennis Day portrayed himself this way . Apparently he didn't even realise he was supposed to cash the paychecks Jack gave him each week.
%%* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' gives us Eccles and Bluebottle, played respectively by Creator/SpikeMilligan and Creator/PeterSellers.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Creator/NipponIchi VideoGames: Examples include Flonne and '''[[TheGoodCaptain Captain Gordon]], [[LargeHam Defender of Earth!]]''' in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'', Trenia in ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', Taro in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', and Danette and Levin in ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''. Most of them are used as a {{foil}} for the resident DeadpanSnarker.
** Danette and Levin may suffer from an unfortunate Racial Hat, but Levin acknowledges Danette as the Ditz, and Danette acknowledges herself as the ditz! Though thankfully, [[spoiler:Levin turns out to be [[ObfuscatingStupidity a lot smarter than he lets on]], so you don't have to suffer his supposed "idiocy" forever.]]\\
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[[spoiler:Danette gets a little better as well, after the seal of her memories (and seemingly other brain functions) is broken.]]
* Cirno in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. In particular, the manual for ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' has a screenshot with numbers pointing out items of note (i.e. "1. Player Character", "2. Score", etc.); Cirno was labelled "9. Baka".
** Since then Cirno has been nicknamed "Nine-ball" or simply "⑨".
** Rumia is known for constantly blinding herself with her own [[CastingAShadow darkness powers]] and knocking into trees while flying.
** The same series also has Utsuho [[ILoveNuclearPower Reiuji]], also known by the similar FanNickname "⑥" (Six-ball).
* Lucia in ''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsCovenant'' is described by her own teacher Carla as "slow".
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Both Lloyd and Colette qualify quite well for the title of The Ditz. A great example is a skit conversation between the two and Regal when Colette asks how Lloyd memorized every single Dwarven Vow (of which there are at least 108).
-->'''Lloyd''': Since I was a child, I memorized one before each meal and was tested on it. And if I couldn't say it, I didn't get to eat.
-->'''Colette''': Oh, I see... There must have been Dwarven Vow memory ingredients in the food.
-->'''Lloyd''': Huh? R...really?
-->'''Colette''': I wonder if I can memorize all the Dwarven Vows if I eat Dirk's cooking.
-->'''Regal''': No, Colette, that's not it. Lloyd's desire for food temporarily strengthened his memory.
-->'''Colette''': Oh... so Dirk's food has powers like an Exsphere to increase people's abilities.
-->'''Lloyd''': I see!
-->'''Regal''': ...why does the topic of conversation go out the window when talking to Colette?
** Taken to further extremes in [[OddlyNamedSequel Dawn of the New World]]:
--->'''Tenebrae''': Am I really that much of a stick in the mud?
--->'''Emil''': I can't believe he's still thinking about that.
--->'''Colette''': I honestly don't see any mud on you. But what's wrong with getting mud on you anyway? Everyone gets a little dirty now and again.
--->'''Marta''': I don't think he meant that sort of mud.
--->'''Colette''': Well then, what sort of mud did he mean?
--->'''Emil''': No, listen. There was never any mud to begin with.
--->'''Colette''': Oh! So was it more of a muck? Or maybe a slime?
--->'''Tenebrae''': So now I'm slimy?
--->'''Colette''': I have to say, I prefer mud to slime myself. It's easier to clean.
--->'''Tenebrae''': Well, it would depend on where the slime came from.
--->'''Emil''': Yeah, but think about your fur. Slime would stick to it, while mud would just wash off, no problem.
--->'''Marta''': Someone, anyone, please make it stop!
* One of the female cheerleaders in ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'', Aoi Kanda (the pink haired {{Meganekko}}), is completely clumsy when it comes to anything outside cheerleading, whether it's failure to make a meal for sale, failure making a pottery, dropping foods on floor (or not chewing it properly), spacing out on class, [[http://crackedrabbitgaming.com/guides/ouendan-obsession/ and the list goes on, see the bottom of the page]]. And those are only examples from the ''first'' game.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Merrill is not incapable but she tends to miss things in conversations and dig herself into holes while speaking. A good compilation is [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Merrill/Dialogue here]].
* Surprisingly, [[AvertedTrope NOT]] Goofy from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. Despite him easily qualifying for this in the comics and TV-shorts/shows, he's pretty smart in KH, except for occasionally confusing similar words.
** [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Alice]] shows some real DumbBlonde qualities in the first game, particularly when, while [[DistressedDamsel waiting to be rescued from her beheading sentence]], she says "I would like to keep my head. Why, if my head and body were to be separated, none of the food I eat would be able to reach my stomach!"
* Several characters in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. For instance, Regina Berry, who has trouble choosing whether to go out with a person or a puppet!
%%* Minori in ''BrassRestoration''
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' Sarrie from Just how bad is it? [[spoiler: She wakes up on a sacrificial alter, in a room with greenish light... and simply says "Good Morning!" She then remembers that "guests" came in through her window, and she was going to serve them tea...]]
%%* Hunter from SpyroTheDragon (the original series) is a mild example.
%%* Aino Heart from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' .
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Taokaka often forgets things that are told to her just seconds after the fact.
%%* Shion Uzuki from the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series,
* ''{{Suikoden}}'': Viki is actually implied to be pretty smart, but suffering from a severe case of time-displacement-induced confusion. Her younger self, who has done less timehopping, is very smart, observant and has a knack for pointing out other people's idiocy--including her own future self's.
%%* Pete Wheeler from the ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' series.
* Helion in ''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia'' is rather scatterbrained most of the time. She's probably not actually stupid, but tends to act without thinking.
%%* Captain Blubber in the 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' series.
* ''VideoGame/TheGameOfTheAges'' brings us the Village Idiot of Stupidity. Guess what his defining attribute is?
* ''Videogame/IMissTheSunrise''
** Daszk is justified, since [[HalfHumanHybrid Lessers are naturally less intelligent than lacertians]]. [[spoiler:He later makes attempts to become smarter]].
** Subverted by Luke; [[spoiler:it's ObfuscatingStupidity done in order to make people let down their guard]].
* Nanashi in ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' is a complete airhead with a faulty memory and a rather bubbly disposition in contrast to the whole 'so undead my limbs are falling off' thing.
* Yellow Heart from ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'', for all her enthusiasm and good intentions, has simplistic speech patterns, extremely limited literacy, and is generally about as sharp as a spherical brick. She makes up for it by being [[DumbMuscle horrifyingly strong]] even by the standards of a PhysicalGod.
* Janet Van Dyne in ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'' has shades of this. While most characters have a study mission at the Timeless Archives, Jan has "Try to Study", which involves her sleeping on top of the desk. She gets better as she levels up, however, as she begins studying fashion and later entomology.
* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the Emperor Dondera displays a surprising degree of goofy ineptitude despite ostensibly being a BigBad bent on world domination. At one point, he runs scared of being robbed by Donderamaid before the heroes point out that Donderamaid is his own minion.
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* Arcueid, she of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' and ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' fame, comes off quite ditzy, being a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld centuries-old]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire princess]] not used to the societal norms of the human world.
* Yumina, the titular character from ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'', who completely lacks any common sense and has trouble understanding even non-complex concepts.
* Michiru in ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoKajitsu'' comes off as largely brainless at times. She's exaggerating her natural ditziness a little so she stands out more, but that's only a result of being stressed from not standing out due to not being very smart or pretty to begin with.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
%%* Toy Bonnie from ''WebAnimation/FiveAmAtFreddy's''
* Several characters on the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' site. Homestar himself is the most noticeably ditzy, but there's more than one IdiotBall being passed around among the cast, including [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Homsar]].
* All of the characters in the video podcast ''[[http://tikibartv.com/tikibar_display.php?pver=qh&vid=40 Tiki Bar TV]]'' drift in and out of this. This is largely because the dialog is improvised while the actors are drunk, leading to some bizarre exchanges that drift back and forth between TheFool and {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and generally end up falling around The Ditz.
-->Dr. Tiki: I'm a [=PhD=] MD USB for a reason!
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''
** Caboose is a team killer because he keeps accidentally killing Church, who he also thinks is his best friend. He's recognized as ''the'' dumbest creature in the universe. He gradually becomes [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} disconnected from reality]] (at one point, he loads his gun with crayons and forgets how to spell his name).
** Donut has a strange view of the setting at times.
** Sister could also count when she arrives. Both of them share two traits--speaking [[FunWithForeignLanguages terrible]] [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Spanish]], and both of them [[MotorMouth talk way too damn much.]]
* The Pink and Blue unicorns from the ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn'' Website/YouTube videos ''appear'' to be this at first, [[spoiler:but seeing as they tricked him into donating his kidney--with''out'' consent--in the first movie, and ended up robbing him in the second, [[ObfuscatingStupidity they're something else entirely]].]]
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony:''
** Rainbow Dash is belligerently dim and illogical. Once, during a motivational speech, she forgot what the opposite of "good" was. In another episode, she mistook a road sign for a clock--and thought she could time travel by changing the "clock".
** Sweetie Belle seems to have fried her brain with SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll. She once forgot Twilight Sparkle's name, twice, in a conversation lasting less than a minute. She doesn't know what cutie marks are--even though they're a central concept of Equestrian society, and even though she joined a club specifically about cutie marks.
* Nar in ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'', doing such things as going out in a severe storm that knocked out power to get batteries for a video game, and ThinkingOutLoud about a surprise party for the person standing right in front of him.
* Wayne the Ogre in ''WebAnimation/The442oons''.
--->''"I'm Not Stupid! <whispers> What's an og-reh?"''
--->--- '''Wayne The Ogre'''
* Many, many innocent bystanders in ''Website/{{GoAnimate}}''. Many videos depict the troublemaker planting an obvious trap in the ground with the people ''falling into the trap, unaware that they were just trapped''. Idiots!

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%%* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'':
%%** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000404 Megaman.]]
%%** Bass, following some brief EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, evolved to be at least as dumb.
%%* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has David, when he isn't a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* In the ''Cross Time Cafe'', Ky is a ditz combined with 100% EldritchAbomination. [[BerserkButton But don't call her a ditz]]... [[OurDemonsAreDifferent or you will see her]] [[http://www.whiteponyproductions.com/comicstrips/ctc/ctc0163.htm true self... a 60-foot tall burning-mad demon!]]
* T-Rex in ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' worries about being racist against taxi drivers, and makes good-natured attempts to use every school of philosophical thought in recorded history to justify the things he does every day (mainly stomping on people and things).
%%* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Elliot's "party girl" alter ego form make him behave this way.
%%* Kia from ''Webcomic/FletcherApts''.
* ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate'':
** Duchess Letita is very ditzy, although whether it's due to her stupidity or just her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} strange viewpoint]] is fluid.
** Her younger daughter is a clearer example, though it's implied that she's only ditzy because she thinks she's entitled to everything and ''chooses'' not to use her brain.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Elan thinks only in terms of narrative tropes which leads to him being WrongGenreSavvy even in a world where genre savviness is useful. He once thought that singing a song could make someone stealthier. He matures over the course of the comics, becoming a GeniusDitz, but the Ditz is still there.
** Crystal, the {{goth}} assassin, is too stupid to live in a place like Greysky city without someone smarter than her telling her what to do. When she fought Haley, she attacked her with pickles. Her reasoning was thus: Haley never ate pickles, but pickles are yummy, so the reason she didn't eat them must be that they're deadly to her.
%%** The Monster in the Darkness
%%** Thog of the Linear Guild is Nale's DumbMuscle.
%%* Raven from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Madeline wields a hoe, and later a shovel, under the delusion that they are respectively a holy avenger sword and a vorpal halberd. To be sure, [[ImprobableWeaponUser she's deadly with both.]]
%%* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', Monique
%%* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
%%** Kiki is a
%%** Sam is
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': Monette
* Sonya of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' is largely defined by her comedy stupidity. There are occasional moments which suggest that she has some kind of brain which she just never bothers to use. but that's unproven at best.
* Dustin from ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'' is so consistently stupid that the other characters just start doing the opposite of whatever he advises.
-->'''[[http://spacetrawler.com/2012/02/19/spacetrawler-207/ Pierrot]]:''' Dusty thinks it's a bad idea, it must be sensible.
%%* Cube from the StickFigureComic ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube''
* Andy of ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' is completely incapable of picking up social cues or noticing when he's being exploited, and takes the dumbest advice from whoever offers it, to the point of hero-worshipping the very {{camp gay}} Dillon as an oracular source of heterosexual dating advice. Quite what he's doing as a prospective boyfriend for the book-smart, {{nerd}}y Ruby is unclear. [[BrainlessBeauty He is cute, admittedly.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/DreamHighSchool'''s Student Council President, Corliss. One of her highlights is not realizing you're joking when you tell her your name is "Grok, Destroyer of Worlds":
-->'''Corliss:''' Oh my gosh, I'm soo sorry! Is that a foreign name?
** And no matter how much you insist that's not your name she doesn't understand and even [[AffectionateNickname gives you a nickname]] [[EmbarrassingNickname ...joy]].
** Then she introduces you to some other students as Grok, Destroyer of Worlds.
* Zack in the TVTropes original webseries ''WebVideo/EchoChamber''.
-->'''Tom:''' KennethBranagh did it first.\\
'''Zack:''' The ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' guy? Wait, I forget. Was he the blue one, or was he the dog?
* [[http://community.sparknotes.com/tag/tiffany-thongbiscuit Tiffany Thongbiscuit]]. When she heard from The Vogue (Pronounced "the vagooey") that ''Series/MadMen'' was fashionable. She went to school dressed like a literal mad man.
* At the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, one example is the minor character Bubble. Someone comments to herself, "She has a bubble all right. Between her ears." Another good example is the egocentric, villainous Solange, who isn't smart enough to be an ''effective'' villain. She uses her powers to absorb an ethereal protagonist and steal said character's powers; she gets run through the HumiliationConga for her efforts.
%%* Tiffany from MeAndMyDick
* February from ''Theatre/{{Starship}}''. She takes the fact that she removed her helmet before she was supposed to on an unfamiliar planet as a sign that she's "super ahead of schedule". Bug and Junior have their moments, too.
%%* WebVideo/JesseCox, as is evident in his Terraria playthrough with [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit TotalBiscuit]] and the RPGMaker series.
* Tara from [[TheOnion Sex House]] is a parody of this archetype as frequently found in RealityTV. [[spoiler:She, along with the rest of the cast, becomes increasingly more intelligent as the series delves further into the [[BlackComedy horror genre]].]]
** Jay also counts in more of a frat boy JerkJock BrainlessBeauty way.
* Taipu from the ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' online games and shorts. He at one point mentions that a lot of rocks have fallen on his head, which might have something to do with it. Also a DumbMuscle, at least among [[{{Hobbits}} the Matoran]].
* Goku, from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', is this crossed with IdiotHero. He is never focused on whatever he's doing, he thinks about food all the time, and he stopped fighting because he was getting bored.
%%* [[WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre Wood. Burns.]]
* Hugo, one of [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro Matt Santoro's]] clones. He uses made-up words, mistakes paint chips for the kind of chips meant for eating, and thinks it's a good idea to get numerous immunization shots at once.
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%%* Big Dog and Little Dog from ''[[WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs 2 Stupid Dogs]]''.
%%* Francine Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'': Ringo Starr was portrayed as a complete bumbling idiot.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'': The titular character but it could be explained away by his being a Toon; he's super emotional, gets all huggy (and kissy) when he's happy, and seems a bit naive when it comes to human matters (especially in the Miranda episodes). On the other hand, he's very knowledgeable about his own kind, and knows just what sort of Toon stunt or prop can save the day.
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': Chip and Skip. Two morons for the price of one.
* ''WesternAnimation/CarlSquared'': C2. He ''is'' only a few months old, and part dog, so some of it is excusable.
%%* Joe Tabootie and Reggie Bullnerd from ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone''.
%%* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}''.
%%* Madison from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000''.
%%* Numbuh Three from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. [[labelnote:Note]] However, at the end of the series, it's implied that she was simply faking for comic relief.[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
** [[TheCheerleader Brittany]] ''and'' [[DumbJock Kevin]]. Of the pair, Brittany tended to be the smarter one (which isn't saying much, though at least she managed to not be held back and graduate from Lawndale High).
** Tiffany, the AsianAirhead of the Fashion Club.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Dee Dee, {{trope namer}} for "WhatDoesThisButtonDo".
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Ed is the slow-witted DumbMuscle of the trio. About 50 percent of his lines is a NonSequitur and he is barely able to form coherent sentences.
** May, the DumbBlonde of the Kanker Sisters. Although in the ValentinesDayEpisode she's implied to be SmarterThanYouLook.
** Nazz, DependingOnTheWriter. She's often portrayed as the most mature and levelheaded of the kids, but she has her ditzy DumbBlonde moments, especially in season 5. Due to the fact she's always OutOfFocus it's hard to tell how smart she really is.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Cosmo has no idea what he's doing with that magic wand, or anything else really. [[TooDumbToLive If he weren't immortal, he'd be so dead.]]
** Timmy's Dad is probably even dumber than Cosmo, but he's occasionally shown to be good at mechanics and a number of his creations actually work.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Peter is a complete idiot most of the time (and a jerk). In one episode he finds out that he's mentally handicapped.
** Chris Griffin on has an intelligence somewhere between that of a sign post and a bag of moldy French fries.
** [[TheBrainlessBeauty Jillian]], Brian's ex-girlfriend. She makes Peter look like a genius. Though she does wise up to Brian thinking she's an idiot and dumps him. She may not be all that bright, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have feelings.
%%* Cheese from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Amy Wong from is a black-haired Ditz--she fails at haggling, confusing it with bidding at auctions, and flirts with all men. Bordering on GeniusDitz, since she's also an engineering student (though in one DVD commentary, the writers admitted that they'd completely forgotten that). Only after the return of the show post-cancellation, she begins to be portrayed more as a DitzyGenius.
** Fry. Partly because he's a FishOutOfTemporalWater and partly because of that whole Delta Brainwave thing. In either case, he always seems to be a little slow on the draw.
%%* Gerold and Mr. Heelo from ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily''.
* Disney character WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} is a classic example.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': Billy once scored '''-5''' on [[ImprobablyLowIQ an IQ test]]. Amazingly the show was somehow able to come up with a character even [[UpToEleven less intelligent than him]]: Fred Fredburger.
* ''WesternAnimation/HipHipAndHurra''. It goes so far that you could argue that each of the characters represents a different type of stupidity. Heck, some episodes in the second season almost feel like a race between the characters, to see which one is the biggest idiot of them all.
%%* Lucky Bob from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'': The inspector bungles through each case until his niece and dog solve it. Sometimes, he doesn't even know there ''is'' a case despite being in the middle of it.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Gir is ''amazingly'' ditzy. He often heads into {{Cloudcuckoolander}} territory, depending on the local humidity and/or piggy count.
* WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo, especially in seasons two and three, where a lot of the humor was based around his stupidity, sometimes to the point of making him TooDumbToLive.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': June used to be one of Nickelodeon's biggest ditzes until her change into the DeadpanSnarker starting in season two.
* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'': Gonard at one point forgets where his hat is. It's on his head. Also, he takes part in the auditions for a new cast member for ShowWithinAShow "Lily Mu", despite already being a cast member. All this is in the ''pilot'' episode. "Cheerful buffoon" is putting it mildly.
--> '''Gonard''': Dude! Check out my laced gloves! Hey, where'd my shoes go?
%%* Robin Hood from ''WesternAnimation/KingArthursDisasters.'' [[CatchPhrase Heheheheh.]]
%%* Luanne, from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'':
** Lola Bunny can out-ditz anyone on the show.
--> '''Lola:''' Are you really a duck? I always thought you were a crow. Aren't ducks the ones with those big beaver teeth and that big beaver tail?
--> '''Daffy:''' Those are beavers.
--> '''Lola:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint So, you're a beaver?]]
--> '''Daffy:''' Uh... Forget it.
** Later, in the same episode:
--> '''Lola:''' Porky's a pig? I always thought he was a seal.
** Daffy also has his ditzy moments.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': Leni Loud is portrayed as the stereotypical [[TheFashionista fashion-obsessed]] DumbBlonde of the Loud sisters.
%%* Principal Pixiefrog, Neardy Crocodile and The Prietties (Marget's Rhino's gang) from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Pinkie Pie is far from stupid, but she's too hyperactive to actually ''use'' her intelligence. It's her ''clones'' that are the real ditz because they can only say "Fun!" and forget the names of her friends.
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders are also presented as this, by way of ChildrenAreInnocent.
** Derpy almost by definition, as seen when she unwittingly destroys town hall.
** Snips and Snails certainly qualify, especially the latter.
-->'''Spike''': The proof is in the pudding!
-->'''Snails''': (laughs) [[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy I like pudding]]!
%%* The protagonist's closest school friend, Doogle Pluck from ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'', who also averts the SmartPeopleWearGlasses trope.
%%* Niblet of ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010''.
%%* Lawson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* ''RocketPower'': Twister Rodriguez isn't very bright. He had trouble spelling a simple word such as "trouble" in one episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Rocko's gluttonous friend Heffer Wolfe, [[TheMillstone who's stupidity kickstarts most of Rocko's problems]].
%%* Nester from ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel''.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Fred is a hilarious ignoramus in ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', a characterization that stuck for a while, showing up in the live action movies, and every once in a while in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', the animated movies and ''[[ScoobyDooMysteryInc Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc]]''.
** Daphne in ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'' is a borderline example. Her competent tends to vary whenever it would fit the gag.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** For years, Ralph Wiggum from was considered [[ExaggeratedTrope such an extreme example]] that this entire trope was once named after him.
** [[BumblingDad Homer Simpson]] (how his idiocy hasn't [[SnapBack permanently]] got him fired from the Power Plant is a mystery), [[GenerationXerox Ralph's father Clancy Wiggum]] ([[PoliceAreUseless who is even Chief of Police and proves to be completely incompetent.]]), and [[TheAlcoholic Barney Gumble]], who often does stupid things [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy while drunk]].
%%* Officer Barbrady from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Patrick Star and Spongebob. More famously the former.
** Patrick is speculated by some fans as ObfuscatingStupidity, because of occaisonal moments of SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, as well as one time where he is percieved to have admitted he's not dumb.
--->''"[=SpongeBob=], you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. Keep you on your toes."''
--->--- '''Patrick Star, hinting at his possible, but not certain ObfuscatingStupidity.'''
** [=SpongeBob=] used to subvert this trope because he was originally naive and loopy. He now plays it straight due to {{Flanderization}}.
%%* Kyle, Ranger Stu, Oscar and Leon from ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy''.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'': Lime Chiffon. Her laugh alone should count along with her parrot being the smart one of the pair.
%%* Lok, Pupununu Tribe, Zariah, Slog, Blod and Bleeta from ''WesternAnimation/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Starfire can act spacey and clueless because she's from another planet and she doesn't have much knowledge about the Earth. When the titans go to Tamaran, she is not at all ditzy and it is her teammates that have the blank "what's going on" looks.
* WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': Bebop and Rocksteady are a pair of incompetent minions. No wonder Shredder never wins.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'': Lilly is prone to forgetting things and very clumsy. But she's a really sweet student and gets along very well with her friends in school.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** [[TheBrainlessBeauty Lindsay]]. Despite being one of the dumbest contestants with little skill or clue as to what she's doing, she still remains one of the best contestants who fortune favors. She eliminates herself in ''Action'' and in ''All Stars'', and has accidentally voted for herself more than anyone else.
** His boyfriend Tyler isn't very bright, but not to the same extent as her.
** Owen. He's a few sandwiches short of a picnic most of the time.
** Katie and Sadie. Downplayed with Katie, she's not the brightest on the team, but she's scarcely seen doing anything excessively stupid. Sadie is implied to be smarter than Katie; however, she is still fairly airheaded.
** Sugar in "Pakitew". She reasons that Leonard is smart, simply because she can't understand half of what he says.
%%* The title characters ''WetsernAnimation/UncleGrandpa''
%%* Cal of ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}''.
* Creator/VanBeurenStudios: In the cartoons based off the newspaper comic, The Little King. While he's not really incompetent, he acts very eccentric and childish for someone in his position.
%%* Lor [=McQuarrie=] from ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''.
%%* Sandra from ''WesternAnimation/WillAndDewitt''.
%%* WesternAnimation/YakkityYak.
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