There are few tropes as widespread across cinema as silly side characters who are actually smart. Whether they're a huge goof with one secret savant-like skill or have just been putting on a guise to hide their big brains, these characters are a film constant that spreads across all genres. From Luna Lovegood dropping her act to advise Harry in a young adult fantasy world, all the way to Silent Bob finally speaking to a lovesick Dante in a grungy R-rated comedy, these silly sages can't be escaped.
It's about time these characters go head-to-head to finally decide who the smartest sidekick characters actually are.
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