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The Smart Guy:
Lisa Simpson in . Marge as well, in a few cases, but she is just a bit too oblivious to what constitutes as normal human behavior to do any discrediting.
The Simpsons Velma Dinkley in .
Scooby-Doo Kowalski in Penguins of Madagascar.
Batman in is, as in the comics, a mix of this and Justice League The Lancer. J'onn J'onzz is a purer example.
Numbuh Two in varies between Codename: Kids Next Door Small Name, Big Ego, Ace Pilot and Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass. He's generally the most technically skilled of the team though.
In , the comics, animated and live-action series, the Tick's moth-garbed sidekick Arthur fills the role of the Smart Guy.
The Tick has Jèrèmie Belpois, the only one who knows how to properly use the Supercomputer and the team's Code Lyoko Non-Action Guy. He is also The Leader.
In , Dinobot Transformers: Beast Wars The Lancer was a Proud Warrior Race Guy with little respect for trickery. Rhinox The Big Guy was a Genius Bruiser who dealt with equipment as a Mr. Fixit. Rattrap The Smart Guy was second-in-command and more skilled in the realm of infiltration, sabotage and underhanded tactics. In fact, you could break the three of them down into a triangle of hybrids: Dinobot = Lancer/Big Guy; Rhinox = Big Guy/Smart Guy; Rattrap = Smart Guy/Lancer.
Ratchet in both and Transformers Animated .
Transformers Prime In , Wheeljack and Ratchet shared this role in the first season, Perceptor joined in as a Transformers Generation One third Smart Guy in the second season, and the third season saw Perceptor become the sole Smart Guy after Wheeljack and Ratchet's deaths in The Movie. The fourth "season" (really just a few episodes) introduced Brainstorm for this role, but the show ended before much could be done with him.
Kyle from often gets this role when compared with the others boys, and even South Park Matt and Trey have called him the group's "smart kid".
Walden from fills this role on the show. As the theme song says, "he knows about science and books and art."
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! has a unique example: Dr. Splitz/Splitzy suffers from a Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys Split Personality disorder, and both of them are very intelligent and innovative in their own right. Dr. Splitz is a textbook example — he is the ship's engineer and sometime medic, and has the true heart of a scientist. Splitzy is a Genius Ditz who is extremely skilled in mechanics and acts as translator for Dr.Splitz's Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness. Working together in combat, they make a Badass Bookworm.
Tanya of is the resident The Mighty Ducks Gadgeteer Genius and overall tech expert, although she's no weakling on the battlefield or the hockey rink. She tends to stutter and lisp a bit, since her brain is moving faster than she can speak.
Sam Dullard of is a huge computer whiz and uses that knowledge to help the others improve their sports skills every once in a while. He has also skipped a grade.
Rocket Power Tako, the unofficial leader of the , is the one usually called on to think of a plan to defeat the bad guys, and even has a standard "thinking routine". He also offers explanations of more complicated terms that come up in the show.
Sushi Pack Jimmy Neutron in . 'Nuff said!
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Wade Load of , a ten-year-old super genius who invents all of Kim's gadgets. Oh, and, he's voiced by Taj Mowry, who also played the titular character of a TV show of the Trope Name.
Kim Possible :
Teen Titans Heloise on , when Jimmy Two-Shoes she decides to help Jimmy out.
made a half-hearted attempt to avert the "usually the technologically-minded character" aspect by having the girls mention that Winx Club Musa and Flora get the best grades; nevertheless, the show kept using Tecna in the role of The Smart Girl. Timmy is also one for the Specialists, being the tech expert for them.
In the 4Kids version this turns a little racist; Flora's name is cut out of the best grades line, meaning that Musa, the Asian-inspired character, is the only one mentioned.
Sokka from doubles as a Avatar: The Last Airbender Badass Bookworm as he accumulates Character Development. He also averts the 'no romance' part of the trope - he has at least two love interests and Ty Lee says she thinks he's cute at least once.
In super-tech is so common that the Smart Guy is actually the only character capable of running the Planet Express delivery company, in the form of Hermes Conrad, a Level 34 beauraucrat and the team's Futurama Only Sane Man. Professor Farnsworth also counts, though more in a Genius Ditz / Reluctant Mad Scientist sort of way.
Flap Platypus in season 1 of , in season 2 Shifty Dingo takes over the role and Flap becomes Blinky Bill The Lancer. In season 3, Ling Ling the panda qualifies.
In , Kowalski is both The Penguins of Madagascar The Lancer to Skipper, and the smart guy. While not short, he is notably the slimmest of all the penguins, and their Technical Pacifist. He's notably the Mad Scientist and Gadgeteer Genius types.
Valerie on . Beauty and brains.
Josie and the Pussycats Blossom and Professor Utonium on both shows some moxie in the intelligence department, but they will often get Flanderized (Blossom as egocentric, the Professor as a haplessly overconcerned parent) to keep them from being too one-dimensional.
The Powerpuff Girls Twilight Sparkle takes the role in , though it's subverted more often than not due to her lack of real world experience to back up her vast book learning. She's certainly capable of some My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Awesomeness by Analysis however, along with some hardcore exposition.
Gretchen Grundler of the gang.
Recess In , Donatello's intelligence rises sharply to the point where he can build just about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) anything within a day or two (it seems to vary on how soon the team needs it), and figures out how to adapt Utrom tech, along with almost all other alien technology. He's also the guy with the Simple Staff, and generally considered the Technical Pacifist.
Nonny from is Bubble Guppies smaller than the rest of the characters and wears goggles, and is notably shy and withdrawn for a character on a preschooler's show.
Shy-but-sensible Austin of , both in and out of character. Uniqua also tends to play scientific types, while more excitable Pablo is usually used to play with the concept.
The Backyardigans Dotty, Pepper's cute little sister on She's a computer whiz (for 1976) and has science and forensic moxie. At age 13.
Clue Club. Sliced Ice from .
Skysurfer Strike Force As her name suggests, Gadget Hackwrench from .
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Pickles the Drummer, of , although compared to his bandmates that isn't saying much. Although all of the bandmates have at least one area of expertise despite being catastrophically stupid otherwise, Pickles is implied to be very intelligent: he can play several instruments (and started a highly successful glam rock band as a teenager), understand complex mathematics well enough to explain them to Nathan, read and write music, and seems to have graduated college despite champion-level alcoholism. He might even be a genius, except that because of his implied-to-be-supernatural tolerance, he takes drugs the way other people eat potato chips, and his miserable childhood left him with a level of emotional immaturity that generally puts him on par with the rest of Dethklok.
Metalocalypse Kin Kujira of .
Grojband In the movie, Sunny/Saffron is this; she's very smart and analytical.
Rainbow Magic Kelly Hamdon in , as she knows everything related to her.
She Zow Edd ("Double D") from is highly intelligent, loves to use "big words", and the other characters will often see him as an Ed, Edd n Eddy Insufferable Genius. But he also shows a lot of common sense, even if he can't understand that other people maybe aren't as interested in reading books and getting knowledge as he is.