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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma, in the manga at least is very intelligent, far more than many people credit him as being, judging by fan fiction. Similar to Shikumaru above, Ranma does just enough not to appear stupid to in the eyes of others. The biggest example of this is the fact that Ranma isn't worried about Principal Kunō showing Ranma's grades to everyone which implies that either Ranma does not generally get bad grades or he really doesn't care about them (a view point that is countered by Ranma's actions when Principal Kunō implied they are extremely low). Ranma is also happy with his grade when it was shown on CMN news, meaning it isn't that bad a grade. In addition, Miss Hinako doesn't really attempt to get him to improve, she tries to get him to take school seriously and conform. Ranma is a martial arts nerd that is not overly interested in many other things; learning the names of every past ruler of Japan or all the baseball teams would be viewed as a pointless waste of time, since he'd see no practical purpose for that knowledge and it has nothing to do with martial arts, but if it relates to martial arts or he sees a practical purpose in acquiring the skill/knowledge he will happily do so. Another aspect of this might be the fact that despite being a ChasteHero Ranma went on more dates than all the other teenagers combined. He knows to dress up, give the girl compliments, give the girl gifts such as flowers, knows where to take them on dates, he knows the proper etiquette for being at various locations (restaurants, movies, theaters), etc.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma, in the manga at least is very intelligent, far more than many people credit him as being, judging by fan fiction. Similar to Shikumaru above, Ranma does just enough not to appear stupid to in the eyes of others.intelligent. The biggest example of this is the fact that Ranma isn't worried about Principal Kunō showing Ranma's grades to everyone which implies that either Ranma does not generally get bad grades or he really doesn't care about them (a view point that is countered by Ranma's actions when Principal Kunō implied they are extremely low). Ranma is also happy with his grade when it was shown on CMN news, meaning it isn't that bad a grade. In addition, Miss Hinako doesn't really attempt to get him to improve, she tries to get him to take school seriously and conform. Ranma is a martial arts nerd that is not overly interested in many other things; learning the names of every past ruler of Japan or all the baseball teams would be viewed as a pointless waste of time, since he'd see no practical purpose for that knowledge and it has nothing to do with martial arts, but if it relates to martial arts or he sees a practical purpose in acquiring the skill/knowledge he will happily do so. Another aspect of this might be the fact that despite being a ChasteHero Ranma went on more dates than all the other teenagers combined. He knows to dress up, give the girl compliments, give the girl gifts such as flowers, knows where to take them on dates, he knows the proper etiquette for being at various locations (restaurants, movies, theaters), etc.


** Brigitta [=McBridge=] is another businesswoman with the potential to match Scrooge (and he has occasionally ''come out on top'', something ''Flintheart Glomgold'' can't honestly say). She's however too busy trying to woo him to fully dedicate herself to getting rich.

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** Brigitta [=McBridge=] is another businesswoman with the potential to match Scrooge (and he she has occasionally ''come out on top'', something ''Flintheart Glomgold'' can't honestly say). She's however too busy trying to woo him to fully dedicate herself to getting rich.rich unless [[WomanScorned Scrooge makes her angry]].


%% * ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
%% ** In ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', Sonic doesn't even lift a finger to save his elderly owl neighbor (though his tone implies this isn't the first time this has happened), instead allowing an irate Tails to try and take care of it. It's not until it's apparent that both of them are in grave danger that he does anything to help them.[[note]]Of course, since he has SuperSpeed, he can afford to wait until the last minute.[[/note]]
%% ** In ''Anime/SonicX'', in Sonic's always shown napping or hiking around during his free time. This gets deconstructed in an Egg Moon Saga episode in which, following Sonic's rise to celebrity status, people all over the place start imitating his lazy lifestyle (minus the brilliant part) to their detriment.



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is often portrayed this way, particularly in [[Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie the OVA]]--he doesn't even lift a finger to save his elderly owl neighbor (though his tone implies this isn't the first time this has happened), instead allowing an irate Tails to try and take care of it. It's not until it's apparent that both of them are in grave danger that he does anything to help them.[[note]]Of course, since he has SuperSpeed, he can afford to wait until the last minute.[[/note]] Another example was in ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog AoStH]]'' where Tails berates him for slacking off while Tails is washing the dishes. Sonic then uses his SuperSpeed to dry them in a second. ''It ain't the speed, it's the deep, keed!''. This character trait [[WellExcuseMePrincess also invokes a lot of Princess Sally's nitpicking in SatAM]]. Even more evident in ''Anime/SonicX'', in which he's always shown napping or hiking around during his free time.[[note]]This gets deconstructed in an Egg Moon Saga episode in which, following Sonic's rise to celebrity status, people all over the place start imitating his lazy lifestyle (minus the brilliant part) to their detriment.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' briefly implied that he's this in the games as well; early on, he witnesses his [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual Life Partner]] Tails crash a biplane, prompting the hedgehog to briefly complain about having to go check up on him before getting to it (this is more evident in the Japanese script).[[note]]In his defense, he was enjoying a nice nap next to a hotel's pool up to that point and had just been awakened by the incident.[[/note]]

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%% * ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is often portrayed this way, particularly in [[Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie the OVA]]--he doesn't even lift a finger to save his elderly owl neighbor (though his tone implies this isn't the first time this has happened), instead allowing an irate Tails to try and take care of it. It's not until it's apparent that both of them are in grave danger that he does anything to help them.[[note]]Of course, since he has SuperSpeed, he can afford to wait until the last minute.[[/note]] Another example was in ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog AoStH]]'' where Tails berates him for slacking off while Tails is washing the dishes. Sonic then uses his SuperSpeed to dry them in a second. ''It ain't the speed, it's the deep, keed!''. This character trait [[WellExcuseMePrincess also invokes a lot of Princess Sally's nitpicking in SatAM]]. Even more evident in ''Anime/SonicX'', in which he's always shown napping or hiking around during his free time.[[note]]This gets deconstructed in an Egg Moon Saga episode in which, following Sonic's rise to celebrity status, people all over the place start imitating his lazy lifestyle (minus the brilliant part) to their detriment.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' briefly implied that he's this in the games as well; Sonic's this; early on, he witnesses his [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual Life Partner]] {{HeterosexualLifePartner|s}} Tails crash a biplane, prompting the hedgehog to briefly complain about having to go check up on him before getting to it (this is more evident in the Japanese script).[[note]]In his defense, he was enjoying a nice nap next to a hotel's pool up to that point and had just been awakened by the incident.[[/note]]


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%% * Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
%% ** In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Tails berates Sonic for slacking off while Tails is washing the dishes. Sonic then uses his SuperSpeed to dry them in a second. ''It ain't the speed, it's the deep, keed!''.
%% ** This character trait [[WellExcuseMePrincess also invokes a lot of Princess Sally's nitpicking towards Sonic]] in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm''.


** Elf is another example, although a level lower (she did the same thing in high school). After spending a lot more time with Kevyn, she starts to show that she's really extremely bright.

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** Elf is another example, although a level lower (she did the same thing in high school). After spending a lot more time with Kevyn, she starts to show that she's really extremely bright. (And while Kevyn thinks she could have become weapons designer, Tagon points out the logical flaw: the chance of those weapons being used against ''them''.)

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* Hiro from ''[[Manga/PocketMonstersBWTheHeroesOfFireAndThunder Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~]]'' is an excellent trainer, but he's very lazy.


* ''Anime/AggressiveRetsuko'': Director Ton is usually seeing practicing his golf swing and bossing around his underlings (especially [[ButtMonkey Retsuko]]), but during the end-of-quarter crunch in episode 10 he's shown to be a whiz at making calculations with an abacus.

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* ''Anime/AggressiveRetsuko'': Director Ton is usually seeing [[OfficeGolf practicing his golf swing swing]] and [[MeanBoss bossing around his underlings underlings]] (especially [[ButtMonkey Retsuko]]), but during the end-of-quarter crunch in episode 10 he's shown to be a whiz at making calculations with an abacus.


* Early books in ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' established Claudia as this; she's said to have a high IQ and is shown to be able to get good grades on occasion, but she's disorganized and frequently forgets to do her homework or doesn't pay attention in class. This [[Flanderization is largely forgotten]] as the series progresses.

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* Early books in ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' established Claudia as this; she's said to have a high IQ and is shown to be able to get good grades on occasion, but she's disorganized and frequently forgets to do her homework or doesn't pay attention in class. This [[Flanderization [[{{Flanderization}} is largely forgotten]] as the series progresses.

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* Early books in ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' established Claudia as this; she's said to have a high IQ and is shown to be able to get good grades on occasion, but she's disorganized and frequently forgets to do her homework or doesn't pay attention in class. This [[Flanderization is largely forgotten]] as the series progresses.

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** Homer also qualifies, frequently ([[InTheBlood maybe it's genetic?]]) displaying [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands a surprising amount intelligence for whatever this week's obsession is]]. Across various episodes he's become a top employee for Globex, started a very successful home security business, and was able to trick Mr. Burns into making him CEO of the power plant, which he did in revenge for his rather comprehensive safety report being ignored. Also like Bart, he displays BookDumb tendencies, rarely reading books while also retaining an amazing breadth of knowledge, including at least some awareness of the works of Walt Whitman, how to brew several varieties of beer, and at least some knowledge of the laws of thermodynamics, despite not knowing who Isaac Newton is. It's just that, much like Bart, he's only willing to put in the minimum effort.


* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series' protagonist, Garrett. Can break into any building undetected, steal any item, kidnap any person. Has saved the world three times. Very justifiably known in-setting as the greatest thief who ever lived. Left to his own devices, however? All he really wants to do is steal enough to pay the rent and be stealthy enough to keep the City Watch off his back. More often than not, he leaves the former right up until the point that his landlord is about to evict him.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series' protagonist, Garrett. Can break into any building undetected, steal any item, kidnap any person. Has saved the world three times. Very justifiably known in-setting as the greatest thief who ever lived. Left to his own devices, however? All he really wants to do is steal enough to pay for the rent of his apartment and be just stealthy enough to keep the City Watch off his back.from bothering him at home. More often than not, he leaves the former right up until the point that his landlord is about to evict him.


* Eleanor of ''Series/TheGoodPlace''. She concluded fairly early on that being a good person who cared about others was hard work, and as a result, abdicated most moral decisions in favour of going along with whatever was most convenient or what someone else proposed. At the same time, she's generally shown to be a lot smarter than she's given credit for; at one point, an essay she writes for Chidi did only marginally worse than that handed in by the highly educated Tahani, and the biggest [[TheReveal Reveal]] for season 1 came about because she figured out the underlying truth that eluded even Chidi and Tahani.
* ''Series/GoodOmens2019'': Crowley is a classic example of someone who is brilliant ''because'' he's lazy. Instead of going through all the time and effort of doing things the traditional way, he invents new ways that are more efficient and require less effort on his part. In one of his first scenes, the demons Hastur and Ligur report how they corrupted a priest and a politician. Crowley reports that he downed all the mobile networks in London, which will piss off millions of people, who will spread that low-grade evil around and increase the overall evil in the world significantly more than corrupting one or two souls, no matter how important.

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* Eleanor Shellstrop of ''Series/TheGoodPlace''. She concluded fairly early on that being a good person who cared about others was hard work, and as a result, abdicated most moral decisions in favour favor of going along with whatever was most convenient or what someone else proposed. At the same time, she's generally shown to be a lot smarter than she's given credit for; at one point, an essay she writes for Chidi did only marginally worse than that handed in by the highly educated Tahani, and the biggest [[TheReveal Reveal]] for season 1 came about because she figured out the underlying truth that eluded even Chidi and Tahani.
* ''Series/GoodOmens2019'': Crowley [[NobleDemon Crowley]] is a classic example of someone who is brilliant ''because'' he's lazy. Instead of going through all the time and effort of doing things the traditional way, he invents new ways that are more efficient and require less effort on his part. In one of his first scenes, the demons Hastur and Ligur report how they corrupted a priest and a politician. Crowley reports that he downed all the mobile networks in London, which will piss off millions of people, who will spread that low-grade evil around and increase the overall evil in the world significantly more than corrupting one or two souls, no matter how important.

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* Harry from ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6466185/1/Harry-the-Hufflepuff Harry]]'' ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7330591/1/Harry-the-Hufflepuff-2 The]]'' ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10843543/1/Harry-the-Hufflepuff-3-Harry-s-Year-off Lazy]]'' ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12863701/1/Harry-The-HufflePuff-4 Hufflepuff]]'' is an extraordinarily brilliant wizard, who only uses his genius and talents to make his life easier.


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* ''Series/GoodOmens2019'': Crowley is a classic example of someone who is brilliant ''because'' he's lazy. Instead of going through all the time and effort of doing things the traditional way, he invents new ways that are more efficient and require less effort on his part. In one of his first scenes, the demons Hastur and Ligur report how they corrupted a priest and a politician. Crowley reports that he downed all the mobile networks in London, which will piss off millions of people, who will spread that low-grade evil around and increase the overall evil in the world significantly more than corrupting one or two souls, no matter how important.


** Minako Aino from is a dedicated fighter, but a complete loser when it comes to pretty much everything else. Notable because she ''is'' intelligent (as shown in the manga by her plans and how she was able to play the BodyDouble to Usagi and in the anime by just how fast she could learn English, something most Japanese have extreme trouble with, by just staying in London for a while), but she just can't be bothered. In [[Manga/CodenameSailorV her origin story]] Artemis even bemoans just how troublesome it is to train her because she just won't care... until he finds out [[TaughtByTelevision how easily she picks up things from video games]] and loves her appearance, [[GenreSavvy thus taking care of the theory by creating a video game that works also as a training simulator and pointing out she is getting fat from eating too much to get her to train her body]] (at least until she becomes MarriedToTheJob).

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** Minako Aino from is a dedicated fighter, fighter and a natural at anything physical or that interests her, but a complete loser when it comes to pretty much everything else. Notable because she ''is'' intelligent (as shown in the manga by her plans and how she was able to play the BodyDouble to Usagi and in the anime by just how fast she could learn her flawless English, something most Japanese have extreme trouble with, by just staying in London for a while), with), but she just can't be bothered.bothered (in fact, while she can ''speak'' English well her ''grades'' are bad). In [[Manga/CodenameSailorV her origin story]] Artemis even bemoans just how troublesome it is to train her because she just won't care... until Until he finds out [[TaughtByTelevision how easily she picks up things from video games]] and loves her appearance, [[GenreSavvy thus taking care of the theory by creating a video game that works also as a training simulator and pointing out she is getting fat from eating too much to get her to train her body]] (at least until body]]. [[CharacterDevelopment Eventually]] she becomes MarriedToTheJob).MarriedToTheJob, so Artemis doesn't need to trick her to train... But her school grades remain pretty bad.

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