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26th Aug '16 10:26:34 AM Jaro7788
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[[caption-width-right:300:Wait till he tells them about his comic book collection.]]
24th Jul '16 4:37:58 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* In the third season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Faith the Slayer attended the Sunnydale High Prom and spent the entire evening in the company of short, uber-nerdish nebbish Jonathan Leveninson, much to the latter's great surprise, and to everyone's surprise but her own had a great time doing it. A throw-away line later on even implied that the two of them "got it on."
-->'''Faith:''' "Hey, don't badmouth nerds, man. In the sack those geeks are really attentive. And grateful? I'm telling ya!"
21st Jul '16 4:47:09 AM harostar
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* The beginning of ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' [[ExploitedTrope plays out like this]], with nerdy and shy Ken Kaneki smitten with a beautiful and mysterious woman that frequents the same cafe. His best friend advises him to give up, because she's completely out of his league and a book-store date is a ''terrible'' idea. But Kaneki manages to work up the courage, and scores a date with the beautiful Rize Kamishiro. The two have a fantastic time and he walks her home, before mustering the courage to ask her on a second date. Rize admits that she's interested in him as well......as a meal, that is. Turns out, Rize is a [[OurGhoulsAreDifferent ghoul]] and she likes to eat her dates.
26th Jun '16 1:34:08 PM AerisSerris
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* Subverted in MegaMind: IntrepidReporter [[BrainyBrunette Roxanne]] [[WhenSheSmiles Richie's]] camera guy Hal is introduced as a painfully awkward nerd who is completely in love with her, but she just sees him as a workmate. Later, [[spoiler:after he gets superpowers]] and makes his move, he's revealed to be an EntitledToHaveYou [[spoiler: [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic]]]] ManChild who doesn't take rejection well. [[DeconstructedTrope What?]] Just because he's a nerd and likes her doesn't automatically make him [[spoiler:a good person]] or secretly the man of her dreams. [[spoiler: Interestingly, Roxanne eventually falls for Mega Mind, who's quite the "dweebie intellectual" himself.]]

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* Subverted in MegaMind: ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': IntrepidReporter [[BrainyBrunette Roxanne]] [[WhenSheSmiles Richie's]] camera guy Hal is introduced as a painfully awkward nerd who is completely in love with her, but she just sees him as a workmate. Later, [[spoiler:after he gets superpowers]] and makes his move, he's revealed to be an EntitledToHaveYou [[spoiler: [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic]]]] ManChild who doesn't take rejection well. [[DeconstructedTrope What?]] Just because he's a nerd and likes her doesn't automatically make him [[spoiler:a good person]] or secretly the man of her dreams. [[spoiler: Interestingly, Roxanne eventually falls for Mega Mind, Megamind, who's quite the "dweebie intellectual" himself.]]
17th Jun '16 3:30:41 AM Doug86
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** Also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]]. When Johnny Storm tells Peter that he met a hot girl from the world of Spider-Man, Peter starts listing off every super powered female he'd ever run into. Much to the annoyance of Gwen Stacy and the envy of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Bobby]], and (again) [[BiTheWay Gwen Stacy]].

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** Also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]]. When Johnny Storm tells Peter that he met a hot girl from the world of Spider-Man, Peter starts listing off every super powered female he'd ever run into. Much to the annoyance of Gwen Stacy and the envy of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Bobby]], and (again) [[BiTheWay Gwen Stacy]].
16th Jun '16 6:17:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ThaliasMusings'', Hephaestus tries to invoke this in his marriage to Aphrodite. It doesn't work. [[spoiler:After his divorce, he inverts the trope by falling for Aglaea, a science-obsessed demigoddess who's had a crush on him for awhile.]]
* In the WhateleyUniverse story "The Big Idea", Reach is enamored with cute scientist Spark who is European and doesn't see him. (He has a bad Kentucky accent and wants to join the Intelligence Cadet Corps.) He eventually gets the girl, but by then they have both been transmogrified so they're both ''much'' better looking.

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* In ''ThaliasMusings'', ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'', Hephaestus tries to invoke this in his marriage to Aphrodite. It doesn't work. [[spoiler:After his divorce, he inverts the trope by falling for Aglaea, a science-obsessed demigoddess who's had a crush on him for awhile.]]
* In the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse story "The Big Idea", Reach is enamored with cute scientist Spark who is European and doesn't see him. (He has a bad Kentucky accent and wants to join the Intelligence Cadet Corps.) He eventually gets the girl, but by then they have both been transmogrified so they're both ''much'' better looking.
21st May '16 5:25:32 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
** Applied with irony when geeky accountant Louis Tully keeps hitting on pretty cellist Dana Barrett, despite Dana's constant hints that she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. [[spoiler: However, once they're both possessed, they merge the key and the gate.]] In the sequel Louis and the Ghostbusters' SassySecretary Janine Melnitz end up babysitting Oscar and, after some wine and pizza, start making out on the couch.
** Janine also experienced ShipTease with Egon, TheBrain of the Ghostbusters, both in the original film and in the animated series. Egon's first reaction with Janine is to come out from under her desk, in a possibly suggestive manner (he was fixing her computer), she cries into his chest when she worries he might die in the showdown with Gozer (he reciprocates with an awkward hug), and comes up to Egon eagerly once they've defeated him. In the cartoon, he's ObliviousToLove, to the point where she [[spoiler: lets an evil fairy possess her and change her appearance, hoping she'll finally get Egon's attention]]. The Janine/Louis relationship is part of why some fans (especially those who grew up with the cartoon) disavow the second film.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
** Applied with irony in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} original film]] when geeky accountant Louis Tully keeps hitting on pretty cellist Dana Barrett, despite Dana's constant hints that she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. [[spoiler: However, once they're both possessed, they merge the key and the gate.]] In the sequel ''Film/GhostbustersII'' Louis and the Ghostbusters' SassySecretary Janine Melnitz end up babysitting Oscar and, after some wine and pizza, start making out on the couch.
** Janine also experienced ShipTease with Egon, TheBrain of the Ghostbusters, both in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} original film film]] and in the [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters animated series.series]]. Egon's first reaction with Janine is to come out from under her desk, in a possibly suggestive manner (he was fixing her computer), she cries into his chest when she worries he might die in the showdown with Gozer (he reciprocates with an awkward hug), and comes up to Egon eagerly once they've defeated him. In the cartoon, he's ObliviousToLove, to the point where she [[spoiler: lets an evil fairy possess her and change her appearance, hoping she'll finally get Egon's attention]]. The Janine/Louis relationship is part of why some fans (especially those who grew up with the cartoon) disavow the [[Film/GhostbustersII second film.film]].
8th May '16 12:37:34 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/BambooBlade'', the character [[YanDere Miyako]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Miyazaki]] dates and is VERY in love with [[UglyCute Dan-kun]]. He has a head like an acorn, she sparkles.

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* In ''Manga/BambooBlade'', the character [[YanDere [[{{Yandere}} Miyako]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Miyazaki]] dates and is VERY in love with [[UglyCute Dan-kun]]. He has a head like an acorn, she sparkles.
8th May '16 9:31:55 AM Give1Take2
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* ABugsLife: Flik is a bumbling inventor and Princess Atta is the Queen Ant's gorgeous but stressed out daughter. While it's strongly implied that Flik has liked her all along, Atta's just annoyed and frustrated with him since his inventions often cause more problems for the colony, and [[SlapStickKnowsNoGender injury to herself]]. No surprise, she warms up to him over the movie.


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* Subverted in MegaMind: IntrepidReporter [[BrainyBrunette Roxanne]] [[WhenSheSmiles Richie's]] camera guy Hal is introduced as a painfully awkward nerd who is completely in love with her, but she just sees him as a workmate. Later, [[spoiler:after he gets superpowers]] and makes his move, he's revealed to be an EntitledToHaveYou [[spoiler: [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic]]]] ManChild who doesn't take rejection well. [[DeconstructedTrope What?]] Just because he's a nerd and likes her doesn't automatically make him [[spoiler:a good person]] or secretly the man of her dreams. [[spoiler: Interestingly, Roxanne eventually falls for Mega Mind, who's quite the "dweebie intellectual" himself.]]
19th Apr '16 11:43:51 AM JoeMerl
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' has another GenderFlip: one of the school's jocks, nicknamed Moose, incorrectly believes that geeky Courtney is Spider-Girl and becomes infatuated with her. Their romance extends after he figures out the truth. PlayedStraight with May's other geeky friend, Jimmy, who hooks up with the school's [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting]] AlphaBitch.
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