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6th Jun '18 10:49:35 PM TroperOnAStickV2
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** Blake Belladonna too, being a StoicWoobie {{Catgirl}}
22nd May '18 5:53:29 PM valar55
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Moe characters are implicitly youthful. In Anime, they are mostly of high-school age, but Adult characters are not exempt if they fit the model of adorability; an example of the Moe Archetype applied for adults is the YamatoNadeshiko. Their personality will reflect an "innocent" outlook on something vital, such as about romance. A related implication is that moe characters are [[MyGirlIsNotASlut virgins]], though mostly in Japan, where virginity and purity still remains important to a girl's appeal.

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Moe characters are implicitly youthful. In Anime, they are mostly of high-school age, but Adult adult characters are not exempt if they fit the model of adorability; an example of the Moe Archetype applied for adults is the YamatoNadeshiko. Their personality will reflect an "innocent" outlook on something vital, such as about romance. A related implication is that moe characters are [[MyGirlIsNotASlut virgins]], though mostly in Japan, where virginity and purity still remains important to a girl's appeal.
14th May '18 3:30:42 AM RedScharlach
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** Speaking of ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', remeber the character Moe above in the anime section? In the VN there's more to her than meets the eye, and it has to do with her unusual sleeping habits, if that alone is not Moe enough. [[spoiler: She takes sleeping pills. Not because of insomnia, but due to a tragic incident in her childhood - there was a boy she liked, then one day he died. Overcome with grief, she made a wish to the magical Sakura Tree to see that boy in her dreams. Hence her need to sleep. Thus when the tree withers, she loses that wish, and just breaks down. Awwww]]

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** Speaking of ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', remeber remember the character Moe above in the anime section? In the VN there's more to her than meets the eye, and it has to do with her unusual sleeping habits, if that alone is not Moe enough. [[spoiler: She takes sleeping pills. Not because of insomnia, but due to a tragic incident in her childhood - -- there was a boy she liked, then one day he died. Overcome with grief, she made a wish to the magical Sakura Tree to see that boy in her dreams. Hence her need to sleep. Thus when the tree withers, she loses that wish, and just breaks down. Awwww]]Awwww.]]
30th Apr '18 9:42:22 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant No connection to]] a certain [[Film/TheThreeStooges bowlcut-wearing would-be leader]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons surly bartender]], [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes six-year-old school bully]], or [[VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy clam.]] Or, for that matter, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe,_Victoria a town in Victoria, Australia]]. Also no connection to [[BilingualBonus the Dutch word for "sleepy"]] (despite what TheAdvertisementServer thinks).

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant No connection to]] a certain [[Film/TheThreeStooges bowlcut-wearing would-be leader]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons surly bartender]], [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes six-year-old school bully]], or [[VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy clam.]] Or, for that matter, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe,_Victoria a town in Victoria, Australia]]. Also no connection to [[BilingualBonus the Dutch word for "sleepy"]] (despite what TheAdvertisementServer thinks).
25th Apr '18 7:59:44 PM Steeleye
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** She got over THAT in her own spin-off comic, ''Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe''
29th Mar '18 6:54:34 AM KeylonRocks7356
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%% * Character designs for the ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' are much adorable to look at, much than the original series. Princess Skystar's appearance is even downright adorable.

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%% * Character designs for the ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' are much adorable to look at, much than the original series. The seaponies/Hippogriffs are very adorable, and even Princess Skystar's appearance is even downright adorable.Skystar takes it UpToEleven.
28th Mar '18 11:52:19 PM KeylonRocks7356
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%% * Character designs for the ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' are much adorable to look at, much than the original series. Princess Skystar's appearance is even downright adorable.



* The titular ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' are considered this, given the fact that they hug all the time.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The original]]'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends series]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales the second]], or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 third]].

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The original]]'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends series]] series]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales the second]], or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 third]].
20th Mar '18 1:29:08 PM RedScharlach
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* [[http://romaingoetz.fr/poiluvictorieux/statues/citations/cita1.jpg Hommage aux soldats français morts pour la patrie (1931)]]. Given how the French are known for CulturalCringe it is not suprizing that some designers used this to promote a more innocent outlook on PatrioticFervor . The date shows that the trope is OlderThanTheyThink .

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* [[http://romaingoetz.''[[http://romaingoetz.fr/poiluvictorieux/statues/citations/cita1.jpg Hommage aux soldats français morts pour la patrie (1931)]]. patrie]]'' (1931). Given how the French are known for CulturalCringe it is not suprizing surprising that some designers artists used this to promote a more innocent outlook on PatrioticFervor . PatrioticFervor. The date shows that the trope is OlderThanTheyThink .OlderThanTheyThink.



* Even a DarkFic like {{Fanfic/Hivefled}} has moe characters, especially Ganmed Lomust, an {{Adorkable}} writer of [[StylisticSuck absolutley awful]] fanfiction, and Tsukey Morney, a [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy]] sufferist with GirlishPigtails who usually [[ThirdPersonPerson speaks in third person]]. (Of course, Ganmed is an ObliviouslyEvil subjugglator who has, to quote his profile, "killed a number of people", and Tsukey is a ChildSoldier who collects knives, but, ehh, they're still cute.)
* From FanFic/Gensokyo20XX,you have to admit Kid Youmu is adorable and there isn't much not love about her being a {{Cuddlebug}} and her only being able to say "Muh". The image of her almost [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Kid-Youmu-453628028 speaks for itself]]

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* Even a DarkFic like {{Fanfic/Hivefled}} has moe characters, especially Ganmed Lomust, an {{Adorkable}} writer of [[StylisticSuck absolutley absolutely awful]] fanfiction, and Tsukey Morney, a [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy]] sufferist with GirlishPigtails who usually [[ThirdPersonPerson speaks in third person]]. (Of course, Ganmed is an ObliviouslyEvil subjugglator who has, to quote his profile, "killed a number of people", and Tsukey is a ChildSoldier who collects knives, but, ehh, they're still cute.)
* From FanFic/Gensokyo20XX,you FanFic/Gensokyo20XX, you have to admit Kid Youmu is adorable and there isn't much not to love about her being a {{Cuddlebug}} and her only being able to say "Muh". The image of her almost [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Kid-Youmu-453628028 speaks for itself]]itself.]]



* Glory Adams, the Severly Autistic girl from "Jack Of the Yellow Hearts" movie has her own way being adorable throughout the film.
* Frodo Baggins in ''Film/LordOfTheRings''. More so than the book, in which he seems slightly more composed and more mature than his younger Hobbit friends, film Frodo is every bit the doe-eyed, plucky little-train-that-could. Whenever action goes down, even the other Hobbits manage to get some licks in. But not our Frodo, who whimpers and faints and plays the IllBoy throughout. He's so in over his head it's absurd... which is what makes his pluck all the more moving. It's just a damn good job Sam went with him...

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* Glory Adams, the Severly Autistic severely autistic girl from the movie "Jack Of of the Yellow Red Hearts" movie has her own way of being adorable throughout the film.
* Frodo Baggins in ''Film/LordOfTheRings''. More so than the book, in which he seems slightly more composed and more mature than his younger Hobbit friends, film Frodo is every bit the doe-eyed, plucky little-train-that-could.little train-that-could. Whenever action goes down, even the other Hobbits manage to get some licks in. But not our Frodo, who whimpers and faints and plays the IllBoy throughout. He's so in over his head it's absurd... which is what makes his pluck all the more moving. It's just a damn good job Sam went with him...



* Both used straight and subverted when [[Creator/ChristinaRicci Wednesday Addams]] turns on the charm at summer camp in ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''. In just a few moments she blossoms from her usual drawn and dour self into a charming doe eyed lovable little girl.
** The other children are visibly shocked. One remarks "she's scaring me!"

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* Both used straight and subverted when [[Creator/ChristinaRicci Wednesday Addams]] turns on the charm at summer camp in ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''. In just a few moments she blossoms from her usual drawn and dour self into a charming doe eyed doe-eyed lovable little girl.
** The other children are visibly shocked. One remarks "she's remarks, "She's scaring me!"



** Bumblebee fills this, despite being a mechanical life form. Due to being the most humanoid of the robot cast, his movements modelled after [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]], the fact his horns are replaced with little bug antenas, he's given Prowl's door wings which act like dog ears, and his childlike enthusiasm at times. There's a reason many ''cried'' when he was injured in the first film and [[spoiler:when it looks like he's about to be executed by Soundwave in the third]]. Possibly lampshading this, Laserbeak uses his aparent ability to change into anything to become a human child sized pink version of him to [[spoiler:trick a small girl into letting him inside so he can kill her family.]]
** Carly in the third film also acts as this, due to being more emotional than Megan Fox's character Mikeala in the first film and more playful.

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** Bumblebee fills this, despite being a mechanical life form. Due to being the most humanoid of the robot cast, his movements modelled after [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]], the fact his horns are replaced with little bug antenas, antennae, he's given Prowl's door wings which act like dog ears, and his childlike enthusiasm at times. There's a reason many ''cried'' when he was injured in the first film and [[spoiler:when it looks like he's about to be executed by Soundwave in the third]]. Possibly lampshading this, Laserbeak uses his aparent apparent ability to change into anything to become a human child sized pink version of him to [[spoiler:trick a small girl into letting him inside so he can kill her family.]]
** Carly in the third film also acts as this, due to being more emotional than Megan Fox's character Mikeala Mikaela in the first film and more playful.



** Many Utauloids also count, but none moreso than Kasane Teto.

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** Many Utauloids also count, but none moreso more so than Kasane Teto.



* Jade Sinclair, codename Generator, of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Cute, GenkiGirl, looks about ten years old even if she's a high school freshman, still fixated on Hello Kitty, ...

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* Jade Sinclair, codename Generator, of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Cute, GenkiGirl, looks about ten years old even if she's a high school freshman, still fixated on Hello Kitty, ...Kitty.



* WebVideo/LilyPichu, a GamerChick that hosts her own channel doing escapades playing VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends and occasionally accompanies them with cute non-professional drawing in moe style. Just listen to her voice and try not to have a HNNNNNGGG. Of course, sometimes she subverts it that she also a bit foul-mouthed, letting out PrecisionFStrike time to time, but it's also worth noting that she admits that the Moe voice is totally original and not made-up. She's also pretty personable and can be hilarious when she wants to.

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* WebVideo/LilyPichu, a GamerChick that hosts her own channel doing escapades playing VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends and occasionally accompanies them with cute non-professional drawing in moe style. Just listen to her voice and try not to have a HNNNNNGGG. Of course, sometimes she subverts it in that she she's also a bit foul-mouthed, letting out a PrecisionFStrike from time to time, but it's also worth noting that she admits that the Moe voice is totally original and not made-up. She's also pretty personable and can be hilarious when she wants to.to be.



* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': It's moe due to many of the characters' {{Adorkable}} personalities. Also combines the trope with RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* Creator/CartoonNetwork: Throughout it's history, this channel's been able to churn out a slew of cute cartoons (which may contribute to it's popularity, both in the States and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in Japan]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': It's moe due to many of the characters' {{Adorkable}} personalities. Also combines the trope with RidiculouslyCuteCritter
RidiculouslyCuteCritter.
* Creator/CartoonNetwork: Throughout it's its history, this channel's been able to churn out a slew of cute cartoons (which may contribute to it's its popularity, both in the States and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in Japan]]).



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Due to [[SuperDeformed the general art style]], characters have varying degrees of this, but it's probably the most pronounced in [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]. Outside of the main cast, there's [[OneSceneWonder Coco Pommel]], whose popularity is almost entirely due to how endearing she is...And the show itself is largely about ponies learning to be better friends to one another, teaching lessons that often apply to adults as well as children.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Due to [[SuperDeformed the general art style]], characters have varying degrees of this, but it's probably the most pronounced in [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]. Outside of the main cast, there's [[OneSceneWonder Coco Pommel]], whose popularity is almost entirely due to how endearing she is... And the show itself is largely about ponies learning to be better friends to one another, teaching lessons that often apply to adults as well as children.
12th Mar '18 6:30:02 AM Malady
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* Music/DavidBowie's character from ''TheManWhoFellToEarth'' is a fragile, if stoic, alien who proves highly, tragically vulnerable to the pitfalls of the human world. In his human disguise, he's one of the older examples of this trope (his true form is that of a RubberForeheadAlien). It's telling that Bowie fangirls usually refer to Thomas Jerome Newton via his in-story nickname of "Tommy".

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* Music/DavidBowie's character from ''TheManWhoFellToEarth'' ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth'' is a fragile, if stoic, alien who proves highly, tragically vulnerable to the pitfalls of the human world. In his human disguise, he's one of the older examples of this trope (his true form is that of a RubberForeheadAlien). It's telling that Bowie fangirls usually refer to Thomas Jerome Newton via his in-story nickname of "Tommy".
8th Mar '18 12:57:58 PM KHfreak813
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* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' definitely has this aesthetic and kept it [[spoiler:even as [SurpriseCreepy horror elements creep into the game]].]]

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* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' definitely has this aesthetic and kept it [[spoiler:even as [SurpriseCreepy [[SurpriseCreepy horror elements creep into the game]].]]
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