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Playing With: Genius Ditz
Basic Trope: The Ditz is really smart.note 
  • Straight: Clueless Alice is really clueless about most things, but she's brilliant at her chosen profession of biophysics.
  • Exaggerated: Clueless Alice looks stupid in all areas, but manages to be competent at everything not requiring giving a straightforward answer.
  • Downplayed: Though easily distracted and a bit silly, Alice is able to handle her college classes fine.
  • Justified Alice has a very narrow field of interests.
  • Inverted: Ditzy Genius
  • Subverted: Alice appears to be a genius at biophysics, but in fact just memorized a book about it on a whim.
  • Double Subverted: Her real specializaton is quantum physics.
  • Parodied: When the characters are at a loss in a particulaly esoteric subject, all eyes turn to Clueless Alice, who nails it except when that wouldn't be funny.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice is just The Ditz straight up.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "And how exactly is it that you learned biophysics?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Alice is smart enough to catch on that other people see her as a ditz, and has self-esteem issues because of this.

What?! You mean you can build an airplane out of scrap but you cannot create a link back to the main page? You could've told me ealier, Genius Ditz!

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