Consider the case of one Alexandyr the Alchemyst.
Like one of our forum denizens, he's a complete tool. During the character creation process he treated Charisma as his dump stat and put the points into Favored Enemy: Dando.
Before I continue, I realize that this is a strange stretch of the imagination for you non-gamers. And one gamer is probably thinking, "joder, favored enemy is a ranger talent, and Alexandyr only looks at pictures of books. How could he understand the complicated and esoteric tomes of alchemy?" What about the suspense of disbelief?
Well, fuck you, @A Tofu. You just got eaten by a dragon, because I'm the goddamned Dungeon Master. (t)Roll again.
Alexandyr is not the cool kind of alchemist from the Japanese cartoons. He's not even a hedge mage. He's a charlatan. A snake oil salesman, if you'll pardon the disorientalist term ("snake oil" refers to dismissive attitudes toward Chinese herbal medicine on the 19th century western American frontier). He just wanders from thread to thread trying to use his backstab ability on Dando, who always stays a step ahead of his ant agonist because his keen Elven senses can detect the racist, sexist, and homophobic mutterings which are the verbal components of all Alexandyr's abilities.