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Old 07-15-2018, 01:55 PM   #1
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Link an historical character to the cited advantage:

1. Absolute Direction
2. Ambidexterity
3. Animal Empathy
4. Appearance (Transcendent)
5. Common Sense
6. Eidetic Memory
7. Honest Face
8. Dexterity (Maximum)
9. Health (Maximum)
10. Intelligence (Maximum)
11.a Acute Hearing (Maximum)
11.b Acute Taste & Smell (Maximum)
11.c Acute Touch (Maximum)
11.d Acute Vision (Maximum)
12. Strength (Maximum)
13. Will (Maximum)
14. Intuition
15. Lightning Calculator
16. Peripheral Vision
17. Plant Empathy
18. Sensitive Touch
19. Versatile
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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2. Ambidexterity

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B.P. [Major-General Lord Sir Robert Stephenson Smythe Baden-Powell of Gilwell], founder of the Boy Scout movement, was noted at least as early as his time at Charterhouse as being ambidextrous, being noted particularly for his ability to execute two different drawings simultaneously.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:23 PM   #3
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Wow, you're going to get a LOT of argument about 4. And 10, too...
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:52 PM   #4
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12. Strength (Maximum)
Louis Cyr. Canadian strongman who once lifted 18 men on his back, and repeatedly demonstrated his strength by resisting the pull of four draft horses.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:12 PM   #5
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Wow, you're going to get a LOT of argument about 4. And 10, too...
Especially since transcendent beauty is superhuman.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:32 PM   #6
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10. Intelligence (Maximum)
Lets kick off the contention!!!

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Old 07-15-2018, 04:54 PM   #7
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Eh, what are the maximums?
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:35 PM   #8
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Wow, you're going to get a LOT of argument about 4. And 10, too...
4 isn't really an issue. After all by definition no historical figure is that beautiful.
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:55 AM   #9
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Leonhard Euler
Under GURPS rules, being the best mathematician in the world doesn“t equal the highest IQ, but perhaps some kind of Talent.

Thus I propose Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, being acknowledged as an universal genius.

Still, with Fast-Talk, Survival and Animal Handling being based on IQ, too, it“s hard to tell.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:57 AM   #10
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Under GURPS rules, being the best mathematician in the world doesn“t equal the highest IQ, but perhaps some kind of Talent.

Thus I propose Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, being acknowledged as an universal genius.

Still, with Fast-Talk, Survival and Animal Handling being based on IQ, too, it“s hard to tell.
Also, the trouble with using Renaissance polymaths as exemplars is that it was a whole lot easier to be on the forefront of a dozen disciplines in the 16th and 17th centuries, because the frontiers of science were a lot closer. A modern Liebniz wouldn't be a leading expert in all the disciplines the original was, simply because every one of those disciplines is many orders of magnitude wider and deeper than they were in his day.
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