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16th Aug '16 8:28:59 AM Allronix
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* ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'': All of the gents qualify to some degree or another. They certainly ''are'' dorks, and they're completely uncorruptable underground hackers and journalists operating with the motive that InformationWantsToBeFree. However, Byers and Jimmy Bond fit the mold best. Byers is a soft-spoken gentleman who used to be a loyal worker for the FCC and still believes that America can one day live up to the {{Eagleland}} Type One. The other two derided him as a "narc" until he stared down armed members of the Conspiracy and chewed them out, demanding to know who the hell they were and what gave them the right to pull these stunts. Jimmy Bond, their last recruit, is a BookDumb puppy dog of a man who is TooDumbToFool, but gifted with a surprising amount of compassion and intuition that makes him see things that the otherwise intellectual Gunmen are apt to miss.
16th Aug '16 8:16:03 AM Allronix
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* S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson counts, too. A PromotedFanboy of Captain America (complete with a set of vintage trading cards!), he's like a dorky math teacher in a nice suit. However, he ''is'' a S.H.I.E.L.D agent (and Nick Fury's NumberTwo), who is completely unflappable facing down any number of threats ranging from H.Y.D.R.A terrorists to alien invaders. One of his {{EstablishingCharqacterMoment}}s was casually threatening Tony Stark with being tazed, and then watching ''Supernanny'' while Stark "drooled into the carpet."

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* S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson counts, too. A PromotedFanboy of Captain America (complete with a set of vintage trading cards!), he's like a dorky math teacher in a nice suit. However, he ''is'' a S.H.I.E.L.D agent (and Nick Fury's NumberTwo), who is completely unflappable facing down any number of threats ranging from H.Y.D.R.A terrorists to alien invaders. One of his {{EstablishingCharqacterMoment}}s {{EstablishingCharacterMoment}}s was casually threatening Tony Stark with being tazed, and then watching ''Supernanny'' while Stark "drooled into the carpet."
16th Aug '16 8:14:52 AM Allronix
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%%** Hiccup from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' is another one. Little wonder why he's so popular with the female fanbase.

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%%** ** Hiccup from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' is another one. Lacking the traditional Viking strength and bluster, he became a first rate GuileHero and BadassBookworm by understanding ''how'' dragons think and taming them instead of just fighting them directly. And then tames a freaking ''night fury'' as his partner. Sure, he's badass, but only when he ''has to be.'' Little wonder why he's so popular with the female fanbase.



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%%** S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson counts, too.
%%** Also, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is the unflinching gentleman around Jane.

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%%** * S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson counts, too.
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too. A PromotedFanboy of Captain America (complete with a set of vintage trading cards!), he's like a dorky math teacher in a nice suit. However, he ''is'' a S.H.I.E.L.D agent (and Nick Fury's NumberTwo), who is completely unflappable facing down any number of threats ranging from H.Y.D.R.A terrorists to alien invaders. One of his {{EstablishingCharqacterMoment}}s was casually threatening Tony Stark with being tazed, and then watching ''Supernanny'' while Stark "drooled into the carpet."
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Also, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is the unflinching gentleman around Jane.''Film/{{Thor}}''; complete and utter naive ''dork'' with a big, goofy grin on his face when there isn't any danger about. Much of it comes from having little clue about Midguard customs and being as excited and happy to learn as a Golden Retriever let loose in a dog park.



* ''Film/{{Tron}}'': The titular character is a badass in a combat situation, and a completely earnest ReligiousBruiser ''dork'' outside it. Urgent call from his ''personal deity'' on the line? Nope, he's going to go and find his counterpart (wife) first. The DeletedScene? He's mostly oblivious to Yori's intentions until she all but puts on some lingerie and starts incorporating the planning into the foreplay! His KingdomHeartsII incarnation celebrated victory by ''hugging'' everyone. Unfortunately, anything past that first film was a TraumaCongaLine; by the time ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'' rolls around, he's become incredibly cynical, with the occasional flash of dorkiness. [[spoiler: And then there's ''Film/TronLegacy'', where he ends up as little more than a brainwashed attack dog for Clu.]]



* Commander Jeffrey Sinclair, commanding officer of Series/{{Babylon 5}}. {{Badass}} RulesLawyer AcePilot who is, in fact, a complete and utter ''dork''.

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* Commander Jeffrey Sinclair, commanding officer of Series/{{Babylon 5}}. {{Badass}} RulesLawyer AcePilot who is, in fact, a complete and utter ''dork''. His successor, John Sheridan, was no better. If you piss Sheridan off, he ''will'' nuke your ass. But he'll go from nuke-slinging badass to rushing over to his second in command's room in the middle of the night because he had a great idea, and being ''completely'' oblivious to her being dressed in nothing but a flimsy nightgown. ({{Justified}} somewhat because they are LikeBrotherAndSister).
4th Jul '16 6:00:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTick'': Arthur wants to be a super, and definitely has some dorky qualities, but is overshadowed by The Tick. The Tick, by contrast, is an IdiotHero.
* Rufus of ''TheDreamstone'' being MrImagination, TheKlutz and a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass rolled into one, gets moments of this DependingOnTheWriter. Especially prominent in the pilot episode, where he even wields a sword.

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* ''TheTick'': ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': Arthur wants to be a super, and definitely has some dorky qualities, but is overshadowed by The Tick. The Tick, by contrast, is an IdiotHero.
* Rufus of ''TheDreamstone'' ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' being MrImagination, TheKlutz and a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass rolled into one, gets moments of this DependingOnTheWriter. Especially prominent in the pilot episode, where he even wields a sword.
30th Jun '16 4:10:45 PM Anddrix
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* Depending on one's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of his character, Jaune of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is either this trope, ''[[CharacterDevelopment will be]]'' this trope, or is a straight subversion of it. (He's quite the BaseBreaker.)

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* Depending on one's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of his character, Jaune of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is either this trope, ''[[CharacterDevelopment will be]]'' this trope, or is a straight subversion of it. (He's quite the BaseBreaker.)
17th Jun '16 1:04:11 AM Doug86
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* Sir Archibald Wavell. A quiet unassuming man with an eccentric but likable disposition who wrote an anthology of poetry. He was also the British commander in the Mediterranean theater and under his command the Allies won their first victories, and the Italian empire was reduced to a sort of [[TheLoad fly paper]] for the German army. He is a large part of the reason for Italy's persistent reputation for limited prowess in WorldWarII.

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* Sir Archibald Wavell. A quiet unassuming man with an eccentric but likable disposition who wrote an anthology of poetry. He was also the British commander in the Mediterranean theater and under his command the Allies won their first victories, and the Italian empire was reduced to a sort of [[TheLoad fly paper]] for the German army. He is a large part of the reason for Italy's persistent reputation for limited prowess in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
30th Mar '16 2:31:25 PM Floria
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* If ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' took place in a straight-up superhero universe rather than a {{Deconstruction}}-fest DysfunctionJunction, Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl II) ''would'' have been this character type. But given the nature of the setting, he's more a ClassicalAntiHero than TheAce. It is worth noting that despite ''Watchmen'''s very dark take on most of the superhero archetypes it explores, Dan retains his endearing dorkiness and is probably the most idealistic and conventionally likeable of the costumed heroes.
24th Feb '16 11:27:18 AM FF32
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* Blaine Anderson from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has become known as "Dapper" in the fandom for a reason: he constantly wears bowties, cardigans, polo shirts and sweater vests. He doesn't like to wear socks for some odd reason and has a passion dancing like Carlton from ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' to songs by Music/KatyPerry. He also is willing to take on football players about twice his size if they mess with his boyfriend and probably could have taken him down considering [[BadassGay he boxes and started his private school's chapter of]] ''Film/FightClub''.

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* Blaine Anderson from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has become known as "Dapper" in the fandom for a reason: he constantly wears bowties, cardigans, polo shirts and sweater vests. He doesn't like to wear socks for some odd reason and has a passion dancing like Carlton from ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' to songs by Music/KatyPerry. He also is willing to take on football players about twice his size if they mess with his boyfriend and probably could have taken him down considering [[BadassGay he boxes and started his private school's chapter of]] ''Film/FightClub''.
8th Feb '16 7:18:48 PM Apocrypha
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* Applies to the Avatar aka [[CanonName Corrin]], of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. An unstoppable, {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} on the battlefield, but a cheerful, socially inept ''[[{{Adorkable}} dork]]'' off of it.
9th Jan '16 2:16:04 PM Floria
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** Finn from the same film. A [[MookFaceTurn former]] Imperial Stormtrooper who can actually shoot pretty well, Finn's upbringing as a ChildSoldier for the First Order didn't give him the best opportunity to develop social skills, but it couldn't extinguish his kind heart.

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** Finn from the same film. A compassionate, earnest [[MookFaceTurn former]] Imperial Stormtrooper who can actually shoot pretty well, Finn's upbringing as a ChildSoldier for the First Order didn't give him the best opportunity to develop social skills, anything like suavity, but it couldn't extinguish his kind heart.
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