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Question for Philcon Panel

I'm on a panel at Philcon tomorrow about cerebral characters and why we love them. I have my own thoughts but would love to hear yours. Why do we love characters like Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Strange? (And don't say "Because they're played by Benedict Cumberpatch.)

Here's the description of the panel: "The Martian. Sherlock Holmes. Bones. We really, really like characters who kick ass with their brains rather than their brawn, and there seems to have been a resurgence of these types of stories lately. What attracts people to these cerebral characters? Is this a shift from traditional superheroes to a different standard? Why is it happening?"
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