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Basic Trope: A baby is very smart

  • Straight: Bob the Baby knows the equivalent of a high school or college graduate.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob knows literally everything.
    • Alternatively, Bob the Fetus.
  • Downplayed: Bob can speak in sentences.
  • Justified: Bob has been given Applied Phlebotinum to increase his intelligence.
  • Inverted: Bob the Adult is extremely dumb.
  • Subverted: It was told Bob was smart and we hear just babbling.
  • Double Subverted: ... but the babbling means complex thoughts in baby language.
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  • Parodied: All the babies in the show are extremely smart. When the babies enter toddlerhood though, there's a chance of them either becoming average intelligence or they retain their intelligence.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob is smart, bur Alice the Baby isn't. Then comes along Charlie the Baby, who is smarter than Alice, but dumber than Bob.
  • Averted: Bob the Baby knows the equivalent of... a baby.
  • Enforced: "We need to make Bob smart, but he's just a baby! Just give him Applied Phlebotinum to make him smarter."
  • Lampshaded:
    Alice the Adult: "Wait, this is Bob the Baby?! He's so.. smart!"
  • Invoked: Bob's parents give him Applied Phlebotinum to increase his intelligence.
  • Exploited: Bob fakes being stupid because nobody will suspect Bob's secretly a Kid Hero. (or in this case, Baby Hero.)
  • Defied: Bob's parents are given the chance to give Applied Phlebotinum to Bob in order to increase his intelligence. They either deny it or use it only when Bob's no longer a baby.
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  • Discussed: "So Bob's here. He might be smart."
  • Conversed: "I bet that Bob will be smart! He's a baby!"
  • Implied: Bob is seen reading things that older people should be reading.

Bob the Baby: "Back to Brainy Baby."


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