Brilliant Brutes

The Brilliant Brute is a simple misdirection ploy many forms of narrative media that deal with conflict might use when crafting a tough character, presenting a burly brick wall of a fellow who then later displays a heretofore hidden depth of intelligence and erudition. Speaking as a heavy-set guy who errs towards being overly verbose and perspicacious (or at least one who maladroitly presents a façade of such with a ten-dollar vocabulary), this is one trope that particularly resonates with me.

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Posted by medacris

One of my favorite tropes, and very well articulated. Excellent work.