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07:09:34 PM Jun 29th 2012
potential literature example: csongor takács from neal stephensons novel "reamde" is described as very bright and extremely buff.
01:34:49 AM Sep 3rd 2011
Can a character qualify for this Trope if he's streetsmart rather than booksmart? I've always got the impression that this trope implies that the character has to be an intellectual on top of being Bad Ass but I'm not sure. Would like some opinions.
08:50:49 PM Apr 12th 2011
I want to remove most of the Star Trek examples, more because they qualify for Badass Bookworm. Genius Bruiser implies a tough looking guy that is incredibly smart. These guys, while highly intelligent and capable fighters, don't have the build for them to qualify for the "bruiser" part.
03:36:11 AM Jun 13th 2010
If an Action Girl is also the Smart Girl but not the Big Girl, does she count as a Genius Bruiser?

What about if she was also a Hot Amazon? (To my understanding, not all Action Girls are Hot Amazons.)
09:14:58 AM Aug 1st 2012
Well, if by Hot Amazon you mean Amazonian Beauty (in that she's at the very least very toned and has visible muscle), where she appears to look like an Olympic athlete, then shows off that she's smart too, I think she could qualify. However, if she's of the Waif-Fu variety, probably not (as this trope requires looking the part at least to a degree).
05:54:51 AM Jun 9th 2010
Don and Leatherhead in tmnt2003 are genius brusier too!!! and so is Hun, not genius but very smart for big guy!
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