Displaying Obfuscating Stupidity efectively.:

Total posts: [4]
1
Space hobo
One of my main characters utilizes Obfuscating Stupidity to get the upper hand, how do I play with this trope without making it look like an Idiot Hero with Ass Pull smarts.
2 MrAHR6th Nov 2010 06:09:38 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Let some things drop through. Maybe he reacts with a BIT too much anger when no one else has figured out how bad of a situation they are in.

Have them be a bit more snarkish, or condescending when they are not with the other people.
Have him make mistakes in his act.

For example, my Dad knew a guy who was a skilled guitar player, but liked to sucker people into 'teaching' him how to play guitar. However, even though the result sounded like a beginner, his hand position was like a skilled guitarist. A perceptive person might have noticed that.
If I'm asking for advice on a story idea, don't tell me it can't be done.
4 MrAHR7th Nov 2010 06:47:33 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
[up]stealing that.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Total posts: 4
1