Is Ami really that smart?

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Feb 4, 2020
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Crystal Tokyo
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We saw her countless times getting the best test result and bombarding her friends with knowledge. But being able to memorize numbers, definitions and facts does not equal being smart. In fact, she has done a few rather silly things, such as going to investigate alone or buying a fish of a breed she’s never seen before from a suspicious person, or in most anime fillers: never questioning the idea of going to a newly (out of the blue in fact) opened place or checking out offers too convenient to be true.

Of course, I’m not insulting the Guardian of Wisdom - I just think the fandom misinterprets her
 
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Slowpokeking

Luna Crescens
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Intelligence doesn't mean you don't make mistakes, it's also different than rationality. Some ppl are smart but their temper would usually affect them. Ami is a very good character because she is intelligent but she isn't so cold so you don't feel distance when interacting with her.

And even the coolest person will have their judgement affected with their emotion sometimes. AKA Michiru.
 
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Crystal Tokyo
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She is smart but she also got her flaw so sometimes it will cloud her judgment.
Of course, everyone has flaws. A flawless character wouldn’t be relatable and interesting. My point is that, at least in the manga, we don’t really see her making intelligent decisions while acting on her own. In fact, Rei acts more (or at least more often) responsible and wise, yet Ami is thought of “the smart one”.

Ami is a very good character because she is intelligent but she isn't so cold so you don't feel distance when interacting with her.
Agree
 
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Luna Crescens
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Of course, everyone has flaws. A flawless character wouldn’t be relatable and interesting. My point is that, at least in the manga, we don’t really see her making intelligent decisions while acting on her own. In fact, Rei acts more (or at least more often) responsible and wise, yet Ami is thought of “the smart one”.


Agree
Manga didn't give them much to do, usually it's Minako>Rei>the other two. But the anime showed Ami's intelligence very well.