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8th Jan '17 2:38:35 PM nombretomado
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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/XMen Bobby]], and (again) [[BiTheWay Gwen Stacy]].

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** Also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/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/XMen Bobby]], and (again) [[BiTheWay Gwen Stacy]].
4th Jan '17 6:55:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''HighSchoolMusical'' offers a gender-flipped version, with basketball star [[{{BigManOnCampus}} Troy]] falling for shy, science geek [[{{TeenGenius}} Gabriella]]. Gabriella ''is'' very attractive, but the fact she's on the academic decathalon team, gets labelled the 'freaky math girl', and her EstablishingCharacterMoment is reading a book at a party, plants her firmly in geek territory. However they're both equally smitten from the moment they meet, and Troy is outright proud of her achievements rather than put off.

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* ''HighSchoolMusical'' ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' offers a gender-flipped version, with basketball star [[{{BigManOnCampus}} [[BigManOnCampus Troy]] falling for shy, science geek [[{{TeenGenius}} [[TeenGenius Gabriella]]. Gabriella ''is'' very attractive, but the fact she's on the academic decathalon decathlon team, gets labelled the 'freaky math girl', and her EstablishingCharacterMoment is reading a book at a party, plants her firmly in geek territory. However they're both equally smitten from the moment they meet, and Troy is outright proud of her achievements rather than put off.
28th Dec '16 12:09:14 PM Xtifr
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A trope common in {{Romantic Comed|y}}ies and Teen Comedies, in which a dorky ([[NerdsAreSexy not necessarily]] ''[[NerdsAreSexy ugly]]'', just... geeky) guy ends up with the totally hot babe. Generally, the geek begins the story as an outcast whom the beautiful girl would never be attracted to. He may be a band geek, or a scientist with all the social graces of a tube worm, or a ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' player who still lives in his mom's basement. And through the course of the story, she begins to see through his spaz-like exterior to the [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan decent, love-worthy man within.]]

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A trope common in {{Romantic Comed|y}}ies and Teen Comedies, in which a dorky ([[NerdsAreSexy not necessarily]] ''[[NerdsAreSexy ugly]]'', just... geeky) guy ends up with the totally hot babe. Generally, the geek begins the story as an outcast to whom the beautiful girl would never be attracted to.attracted. He may be a band geek, or a scientist with all the social graces of a tube worm, or a ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' player who still lives in his mom's basement. And through the course of the story, she begins to see through his spaz-like exterior to the [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan decent, love-worthy man within.]]
31st Oct '16 3:17:42 AM ShorinBJ
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* In ''Series/OneTreeHill'' the character of Mouth--who used to be geeky comic relief--gradually evolved into a full-fledged character. Mouth throughout the years has not not only became one of the more popular kids but is also given plenty of hot girlfriends, one being an office affair with his boss.The writer admits that he feels a lot of sympathy towards kids like Mouth and even claimed the character resembles himself in some ways. And now Mouth is in a relationship with Millicent (who's somewhat geeky herself.)

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* In ''Series/OneTreeHill'' the character of Mouth--who used to be geeky comic relief--gradually evolved into a full-fledged character. Mouth throughout the years has not not only became one of the more popular kids but is also given plenty of hot girlfriends, one being an office affair with his boss. The writer admits that he feels a lot of sympathy towards kids like Mouth and even claimed the character resembles himself in some ways. And now Mouth is in a relationship with Millicent (who's somewhat geeky herself.)
10th Sep '16 11:40:21 AM Awkwardwizard96
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* Nerd Like Me, a cheesy parody of Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me". Where the girl identifies and ends up with the nerd, despite initially liking the jock. [[https://youtu.be/_O2KtZTP0iU]]

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* Nerd Like Me, a cheesy but catchy parody of Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me". Where the girl identifies and ends up with the nerd, despite initially liking the jock. [[https://youtu.be/_O2KtZTP0iU]]be/_O2KtZTP0iU]]
10th Sep '16 11:38:43 AM Awkwardwizard96
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* Nerd Like Me, a cheesy parody of Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me". Where the girl identifies and ends up with the nerd, despite initially liking the jock. [[https://youtu.be/_O2KtZTP0iU]]
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.]]
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