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28th Mar '15 10:43:26 AM tropeminer
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The word "Adorkable" is a portmanteau of "Adorable" and "Dork." That neatly encapsulates this trope. Adorkable characters are "dorky" in some fashion. Maybe they're [[NoSocialSkills socially inept]] or [[ShrinkingViolet shy]]. Maybe they're [[CuteClumsyGirl really clumsy.]] Maybe they have some really, ''really'' conspicuous {{character tic|s}} that tends to earn them weird looks. Maybe they're just so darn ''sweet,'' that it borders on embarrassing. Heck, maybe they're just an out-and-out {{Nerd}}. However, rather than making them an outcast, these quirks give the character an endearing vulnerability.
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The word "Adorkable" '''"Adorkable"''' is a portmanteau of "Adorable" and "Dork." That neatly encapsulates this trope. Adorkable characters are "dorky" in some fashion. Maybe they're [[NoSocialSkills socially inept]] or [[ShrinkingViolet shy]]. Maybe they're [[CuteClumsyGirl really clumsy.]] Maybe they have some really, ''really'' conspicuous {{character tic|s}} that tends to earn them weird looks. Maybe they're just so darn ''sweet,'' that it borders on embarrassing. Heck, maybe they're just an out-and-out {{Nerd}}. However, rather than making them an outcast, these quirks give the character an endearing vulnerability.
25th Jan '15 1:14:47 PM ScarlettWhite
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Alternative title(s): Adorakableness, Real Life
9th Oct '14 7:30:02 PM Quanyails
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This character type is [[AlwaysMale usually male]], but can be female as well. While societal norms would seem to suggest that this is the opposite of the (Western)"[[RealMenDontCry Male Ideal]]", in reality, many people find these characters appealing: Rather than an over-the-top caricature, these characters are enjoyable and relatable because they're ''not'' [[TestosteronePoisoning absurd supermen]].
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This character type is [[AlwaysMale usually male]], but can be female as well. While societal norms would seem to suggest that this is the opposite of the (Western)"[[RealMenDontCry (Western) "[[RealMenDontCry Male Ideal]]", in reality, many people find these characters appealing: Rather than an over-the-top caricature, these characters are enjoyable and relatable because they're ''not'' [[TestosteronePoisoning absurd supermen]].
12th Jun '14 8:56:38 AM pretzelbetty
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This character type is [[AlwaysMale usually male]], but can be female as well. While societal norms would seem to suggest that this is the opposite of the "[[RealMenDontCry Male Ideal]]", in reality, many people find these characters appealing: Rather than an over-the-top caricature, these characters are enjoyable and relatable because they're ''not'' [[TestosteronePoisoning absurd supermen]].
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This character type is [[AlwaysMale usually male]], but can be female as well. While societal norms would seem to suggest that this is the opposite of the "[[RealMenDontCry (Western)"[[RealMenDontCry Male Ideal]]", in reality, many people find these characters appealing: Rather than an over-the-top caricature, these characters are enjoyable and relatable because they're ''not'' [[TestosteronePoisoning absurd supermen]].
10th Jun '14 7:53:20 PM SgtFrog1
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It's also a [[http://www.collinsdictionary.com/submission/197/Adorkable real word]] in a dictionary now.
29th May '14 3:08:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Adorkable/{{Live-Action TV}}
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* Adorkable/{{Live-Action TV}}Adorkable/LiveActionTV
29th May '14 3:04:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Adorkable/{{Live-Action Films}}
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* Adorkable/{{Live-Action Films}}Adorkable/LiveActionFilms
25th Feb '14 11:58:42 AM myomy
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29th Jul '13 3:15:09 PM Rycbar
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This term has become increasingly common in use, and can nowadays be heard at a higher frequency in movies and on the internet. The trope has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in recent years as well.
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This term has become increasingly common in use, and can nowadays be heard at a higher frequency in movies and on the internet. The trope has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in recent years as well. well. It's definitely TruthInTelevision, although there is some debate over how much social awkwardness should be glamorized.
12th Jun '13 3:53:49 PM Nohbody
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No Real Life Examples as per "Real Life section maintenance" thread in Long Term Projects forum; also removed unnecessary curly brackets
* Adorkable/{{Anime And Manga}}
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* Adorkable/{{Anime And Manga}}Adorkable/AnimeAndManga

* Adorkable/{{Professional Wrestling}}
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* Adorkable/{{Professional Wrestling}}Adorkable/ProfessionalWrestling

* Adorkable/{{Video Games}}
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* Adorkable/{{Video Games}}Adorkable/VideoGames

* Adorkable/{{Web Original}} * Adorkable/{{Western Animation}} * Adorkable/{{Real Life}}
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* Adorkable/{{Web Original}} Adorkable/WebOriginal * Adorkable/{{Western Animation}} * Adorkable/{{Real Life}}Adorkable/WesternAnimation

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* Adorkable/{{Web Original}} * Adorkable/{{Western Animation}} * Adorkable/{{Real Life}}[[noreallife]]
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