15 fictional heroes of geek
Without being handsome, muscular, or extroverted, these fictional geeks still managed to become heroes
By Jared Newman | PC World | Published: 15:15, 05 May 10
The old saying goes, “Be nice to geeks--you'll end up working for them someday”. But in fiction, some geeks go on to even greater things, like fighting crime, changing history, or saving the world. No need to be handsome, muscular or extroverted here. These fictional geek heroes get the job done in their own dorky way.
The name says it all. Hidden within Gadget's getup were all sorts of helpful, voice-activated gizmos -- helicopters, spring shoes, binoculars -- if only he could use them properly. I'm inclined to give Inspector Gadget a low rating, but he gets bonus points if you throw in his niece Penny, who's even nerdier and more technically proficient than he is.