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* L and Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote'' both ate sweets ''constantly''. (In Mello's case, he was always ominously biting into some chocolate.)

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* L and Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote'' both ate sweets ''constantly''. (In Mello's case, he was always ominously biting into some chocolate.)


* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'': [[NameAfterSomeoneFamous Ranpo Edogawa]] is one of the cleverest characters in the series, and he's rarely seen around in the anime without eating something sweet.

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* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'': [[NameAfterSomeoneFamous [[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous Ranpo Edogawa]] is one of the cleverest characters in the series, and he's rarely seen around in the anime without eating something sweet.

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* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'': [[NameAfterSomeoneFamous Ranpo Edogawa]] is one of the cleverest characters in the series, and he's rarely seen around in the anime without eating something sweet.


* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the library in Hyrule Castle contains a cookbook mentioning Zelda's favorite food was fruitcake, which she claimed helped her focus better on [[{{Magitek}} ancient technology]] research.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the library in Hyrule Castle contains a cookbook mentioning Zelda's favorite food was fruitcake, fruitcake (depicted in-game as a white frosted cake topped with fresh fruit, not the rum-soaked number commonly associated with Christmas), which she claimed helped her focus better on [[{{Magitek}} ancient technology]] research.

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* In the pilot for the [[WesternAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls2019 2019]] ''[[WesternAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls2019 DC Superhero Girls]]'' [[WesternAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls2019 series]], "Sweet Justice", Lex Luthor (here, incidentally portrayed as a well-spoken TeenGenius with an ''immature'' side off-camera) promises to rebuild the eponymous business, by name among the other debris from the episode's story, since he has a personal attachment to the "best snickerdoodles in Metropolis".


* Itachi Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' plays with this trope. His favorite food is cabbage and ''onigiri'' (rice balls) with seaweed, but his hobby is visiting sweet shops.

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* Itachi Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' plays with this trope. His favorite food is cabbage and ''onigiri'' (rice balls) with seaweed, but his hobby is visiting sweet shops.shops/cafes. Even during filler arcs describing his past in the anime, he's ''very fond'' of dango.


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* While immature, the Flash is one of the smartest characters in the DCAU Justice League universe, so much that he was once used as a computer to process information faster than otherwise possible, and he's always eating high sugar content food:

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* While immature, the Flash is one of the smartest characters in the DCAU Justice League universe, so much that he was once used as a computer to process information faster than otherwise possible, and he's always eating high sugar content food:food. It probably doesn't help that [[SuperSpeed his powers]] take a lot of energy to run.

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* Peni in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'' is constantly shown snacking on candy while inside her MiniMecha. She's TheSmartGuy and the resident techno-genius in the movie.


* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'''s Sinnoh arc, Professor Rowan is shown to have a fridgeful of sweets in his lab in Sandgem. In one early scene, he devours a cupful of sweets in less than 5 panels...and asks his lab assistant if he could also have the untouched serving.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'''s ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'''s Sinnoh arc, Professor Rowan is shown to have a fridgeful of sweets in his lab in Sandgem. In one early scene, he devours a cupful of sweets in less than 5 panels...and asks his lab assistant if he could also have the untouched serving.

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* Hexarch Mikodez in ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'' has an interestingly justified version - he abuses focus drugs which (like real amphetamines) suppress appetite and increase energy usage. Keeping his favorite high-calorie foods on hand at all times is part of how he stays passably healthy.


->''Put in as much sugar as you possibly can...I'm about to use my brain, so I need all the sugar I can get.''
-->--'''[[MadScientist Kokonoe]] [[DrinkOrder orders coffee]]''', ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift [[CapcomSequelStagnation EXTEND]]''

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->''Put ->''"Put in as much sugar as you possibly can...can... I'm about to use my brain, so I need all the sugar I can get.''
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-->--'''[[MadScientist Kokonoe]] Kokonoe]]''' [[DrinkOrder orders coffee]]''', coffee]], ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift [[CapcomSequelStagnation EXTEND]]''




* Skuld in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''.

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* Mentioned in ''Series/AgentCarter'' - according to his butler Jarvis, eccentric playboy inventor Howard Stark's two major weaknesses are [[TheCasanova women]] and raspberry truffles.
* Brenda Leigh Johnson in ''Series/TheCloser'' has a thing for processed sugar products, as well as (unsuccessfully) trying to cut back. In one episode, her team gives her snack cakes to help with the case.
* Reid from ''Series/CriminalMinds'' always seems to be munching on something unhealthy, especially when he's thinking. It gets to be a RunningGag--the team will be investigating a crime scene without any obvious food sources, and then Reid will pop up in the background, having located a vending machine or snagged a piece of leftover birthday cake.



*** In "Death in Heaven", we see the Twelfth Doctor dropping handfuls of sugar cubes into his teacup. It's unclear how many he takes as the camera cuts away without him seeming to have finished, but he's shown putting in at least seven.

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*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven "Death in Heaven", Heaven"]], we see the Twelfth Doctor dropping handfuls of sugar cubes into his teacup. It's unclear how many he takes as the camera cuts away without him seeming to have finished, but he's shown putting in at least seven.



* Jarod from ''Series/ThePretender'' runs on PEZ.
** On at least one occasion, he enjoyed a Monte Cristo, a ham and turkey sandwich dipped in egg batter and pan-fried like French toast, topped with powdered sugar and served with preserves or maple syrup.
* Dr. K of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' has sent the Rangers on shopping trips to the candy store. Her purchases are so large, the rangers must use a cart.
* Reid from ''Series/CriminalMinds'' always seems to be munching on something unhealthy, especially when he's thinking. It gets to be a RunningGag--the team will be investigating a crime scene without any obvious food sources, and then Reid will pop up in the background, having located a vending machine or snagged a piece of leftover birthday cake.
* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', both Abby and Gibbs seem to run on caffeine rather than sugar, though those Caf-Pow's are probably loaded with both.

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* Jarod from ''Series/ThePretender'' runs on PEZ.
** On at least one occasion, he enjoyed a Monte Cristo, a ham and turkey sandwich dipped in egg batter and pan-fried like French toast, topped with powdered sugar and served with preserves or maple syrup.
* Dr. K of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''
The Thirteenth Doctor has sent the Rangers on shopping trips to the candy store. Her purchases are a thing for custard creams, so large, the rangers must use much so that her TARDIS console has a cart.
* Reid from ''Series/CriminalMinds'' always seems to be munching on something unhealthy, especially when he's thinking. It gets to be a RunningGag--the team will be investigating a crime scene without any obvious food sources, and then Reid will pop up in the background, having located a vending machine or snagged a piece of leftover birthday cake.
* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', both Abby and Gibbs seem to run on caffeine rather than sugar, though those Caf-Pow's are probably loaded with both.
dispenser for them.



* Brenda Leigh Johnson in ''Series/TheCloser'' has a thing for processed sugar products, as well as (unsuccessfully) trying to cut back. In one episode, her team gives her snack cakes to help with the case.

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* Brenda Leigh Johnson in ''Series/TheCloser'' has Rory Gilmore from ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' - a thing for processed sugar products, as well as (unsuccessfully) trying to cut back. In one episode, BigEater and GoGetterGirl, who spends most of her team gives her snack cakes to help with the case.free time eating sweets and junk food and reading very thick books.



* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', both Abby and Gibbs seem to run on caffeine rather than sugar, though those Caf-Pow's are probably loaded with both.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Leslie Knope is a determined woman with brilliant political knowhow who puts whipped cream and sugar on basically everything, including pasta.
* Dr. K of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' has sent the Rangers on shopping trips to the candy store. Her purchases are so large, the rangers must use a cart.
* Jarod from ''Series/ThePretender'' runs on PEZ.
** On at least one occasion, he enjoyed a Monte Cristo, a ham and turkey sandwich dipped in egg batter and pan-fried like French toast, topped with powdered sugar and served with preserves or maple syrup.



* Rory Gilmore from ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' - a BigEater and GoGetterGirl, who spends most of her free time eating sweets and junk food and reading very thick books.
* Mentioned in ''Series/AgentCarter'' - according to his butler Jarvis, eccentric playboy inventor Howard Stark's two major weaknesses are [[TheCasanova women]] and raspberry truffles.
* [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Leslie Knope]]: a determined woman with brilliant political knowhow who puts whipped cream and sugar on basically everything, including pasta.
* The entire point of competitive dessert cooking show ''Series/SweetGenius''.



-->'''Wilson:''' (examining a sugar cookie) I'm going to eat forty. For science.\\



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-->'''Wilson:''' (examining ''[examining a sugar cookie) cookie]'' I'm going to eat forty. For science.\\


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* According to an interview conducted by the BBC in the 1990s, if Creator/StephenHawking were [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0093xb2/Desert_Island_Discs_Stephen_Hawking/ stranded on a deserted island with a very limited selection of luxuries and amusements]], one of them would be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%A8me_br%C3%BBl%C3%A9e creme brulee]].

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* According to an interview conducted by the BBC in the 1990s, if Creator/StephenHawking were [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0093xb2/Desert_Island_Discs_Stephen_Hawking/ stranded on a deserted island with a very limited selection of luxuries and amusements]], one of them would be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%A8me_br%C3%BBl%C3%A9e creme brulee]].crème brûlée]].



* According to an interview by the New York Times, [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/the-brilliance-of-dwarf-fortress.html?_r=4&pagewanted=all& Tarn Adams]], unstoppable creator of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', hydrates primarily with soda, especially while he's working.

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* According to an interview by the New ''New York Times, Times'', [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/the-brilliance-of-dwarf-fortress.html?_r=4&pagewanted=all& Tarn Adams]], unstoppable creator of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', hydrates primarily with soda, especially while he's working.





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Thinking requires energy, right? [[TheSmartGuy Some]] [[TheProfessor characters]] do more thinking than others. These characters will need to have a quick pick-me-up on hand, and most decide to eat some sweets. Perhaps the origin of this trope is the idea that showing a character eating sweets is a way to give the viewer clues as to his hyperactive nature, and it is harder to show the genius's mental hyperactivity on screen than another character's physical hyperactivity. Geniuses on TV also [[AbsentMindedProfessor tend toward the socially immature and the]] [[MadScientist eccentric]], and showing them eating candy may be a clue to this. Even if a genius character isn't [[SweetTooth constantly bingeing on sweets]], if he has a TrademarkFavoriteFood, it is likely to be sweet in flavor.

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Thinking requires energy, right? [[TheSmartGuy Some]] [[TheProfessor characters]] do more thinking than others. These characters will need to have a quick pick-me-up on hand, and most decide to eat some sweets. Perhaps the origin of this trope is the idea that showing a character eating sweets is a way to give the viewer clues as to his their hyperactive nature, and it is harder to show the genius's mental hyperactivity on screen than another character's physical hyperactivity. Geniuses on TV also [[AbsentMindedProfessor tend toward the socially immature and the]] [[MadScientist eccentric]], and showing them eating candy may be a clue to this. Even if a genius character isn't [[SweetTooth constantly bingeing on sweets]], if he has they have a TrademarkFavoriteFood, it is likely to be sweet in flavor.



Contrast IsItSomethingYouEat, where a character reveals his [[BigEater love of food]], and his [[TheDitz idiocy]]. Compare MustHaveCaffeine, which often overlaps. See also CastFromCalories and DonutMessWithACop.

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Contrast IsItSomethingYouEat, where a character reveals his their [[BigEater love of food]], and his their [[TheDitz idiocy]]. Compare MustHaveCaffeine, which often overlaps. See also CastFromCalories and DonutMessWithACop.



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* The entire point of competitive dessert cooking show ''Series/SweetGenius''.


Contrast IsItSomethingYouEat, where a character reveals his [[BigEater love of food]], and his [[TheDitz idiocy]]. Compare MustHaveCaffeine, which often overlaps. See also CastFromCalories.

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Contrast IsItSomethingYouEat, where a character reveals his [[BigEater love of food]], and his [[TheDitz idiocy]]. Compare MustHaveCaffeine, which often overlaps. See also CastFromCalories.
CastFromCalories and DonutMessWithACop.

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