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Basic Trope: The stupid one in the family.

  • Straight: Bob is the Dumb Blonde in the family, but he has his smart moments.
  • Exaggerated: Bob actually has a very low IQ.
  • Downplayed: Bob isn't exactly smart, but he is of average intelligence.
  • Justified: Bob is Brilliant, but Lazy.
  • Inverted: He's the Smartass Teenage Son.
  • Gender Inverted: Alice is the Dumbass Teenage Daughter in her family.
  • Subverted: Bob is faking being the dumb one.
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  • Double Subverted: Oh wait. He isn't pretending.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: One minute Bob is the dumb one then the next minute he acts smart.
    • Bob isn't stupid, per se, but has incredibly poor judgment, impulse control, and common sense.
  • Enforced: Stereotypes make up the character.
  • Lampshaded: "Why is Bob so dumb?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: People manipulate Bob into doing things.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "I don't remember people being as dumb as him"
  • Deconstructed:
    • When Bob's stupid actions puts everyone in danger, they all abandon him.
    • Bob's parents and teachers become frustrated at Bob's stupidity and carelessness.
  • Reconstructed:
    • He decides to not act stupid and try to fix the problem
    • Or, he pulls up his grades and even gets into the honor roll.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob literally doesn't know anything.
  • Played For Drama:
    • Bob becomes Too Dumb to Live and sends everyone he meets to his death.
    • Bob has difficulty in school due to his dyslexia. As his grades fall, Bob begins to feel stupid and eventually starts acting stupid as well.

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