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A Smedry talent is an otherwise unfortunate personal tendency which is either actually a secret strength or is being jokingly presented as one.
The name is a reference to the Alcatraz Smedry juvenile fantasy series by Brandon Sanderson. One major premise of the series is the existence of "Smedry talents", in which certain unfortunate personal tendencies can actually be used as powerful tools. The protagonist, Alcatraz Smedry, has a talent for "breaking things", which was originally accidental but something he learns to control as the series progresses.
Other Smedry talents in the series include:
- arriving late, e.g. arriving late to your own death and missing it; arriving late to experiencing pain, and thereby being able to diffuse it over time
- getting lost, which can be effectively used to transport one's self to essentially anywhere, although with some degree of randomness
- waking up looking really ugly, which can be used to disguise oneself for a time (but you have to go to sleep at least briefly)
- terrible dancing, which can be used offensively in combat situations (but there has to be music playing)