Stories where someone learns something ridiculously fast
October 2, 2012 5:32 AM Subscribe
Can you recall stories where a character learns an enormous amount of information in a short amount of time and performs an amazing feat? (The Matrix: Neo learns kung fu, Superman: Superman reads a library of medical texts and performs a life-saving surgery, etc.)
posted by sdis to society & culture (45 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I get the impression that I've seen this frequently, but nothing outside of The Matrix and Superman comes to mind. Is this a new theme or a very old one?