• 7 Mar 13th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 19th Mar, 2017 06:52:13 PM
    Just like the title says, the trope for a character that doesn't know what's normal/common sense? Reply

      Typically the trait of a Cloudcuckoolander.

      If this is taken to a fatal degree, then it sounds like Too Dumb to Live.

      Hm, while these tropes could fit what I was thinking, I was going for more of a character that doesn't have common sense, for one reason or the other, but isn't actually dumb. Just lacks the common sense.

      Cloudcuckoolander isn't dumb—just bizarrely...off.

      The Ditz? It would help if you could give us an example from a work, they may already be listed.

      I can't remember the characters or the show they're from (years ago when I read it). :/ I think from my searches the closest I've found is http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FishOutOfWater Cloudcuckoolander would fit the bill but what I was thinking, the no common sense thing, not "bizarrely off" as someone pointed out about the Cloudcuckoolander, for some reason or the other, they lack the common sense, like for example the Raised by Wolves one. So I guess the closest is the Fish out of Water and its' variants?

      A Ditzy Genius is missing common sense. Still a genius though.
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