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Playing With: Einstein Sue
Basic Trope: A Mary Sue/Marty Stu is an intelligent underdog.
  • Straight: Jason is a nobody, watching with exasperation as the obvious solutions bypass everyone else, including proclaimed experts.
  • Exaggerated: Jason is subject to active discrimination for his apparent stupidity from everyone else in the cast as a result of being so much cleverer than all of them that he seems incomprehensible in comparison. As such, he stays on the bottom rung of the ladder.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: Jason is a Too Dumb to Live Pointy-Haired Boss whose plans always fail, yet people listen to him anyway.
  • Subverted: Other members of the cast begin to show signs of Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • Double Subverted: They do so as a result of a mind alteration ray that Jason built, in order to fulfil a gambit he devised. The change is temporary, and the affected people become goldfish again soon afterward.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Though clever, Jason is not the only person in the setting with a clue.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded:
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Jason stupefies himself to fit in, and subsequently sees a rise in his career prospects.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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