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30th May '16 8:24:30 PM Pichu-kun
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** Human-world Twilight Sparkle wears these in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames''. Unlike her pony counterpart, she really needs those as she's BlindWithoutThem. And AdjustingYourGlasses is a CharacterTic for her.

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** Human-world Twilight Sparkle wears these in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames''. Unlike her pony counterpart, she really needs those as she's BlindWithoutThem. And AdjustingYourGlasses is a CharacterTic for her.



* Sheldon from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is the owner of the local weapons store. He wears thick, binocular-looking glasses.



* Velma on ScoobyDoo. She's just not Velma without them.
* As revealed via flashback Peter Parker from WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan used to have these.

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* Velma on ScoobyDoo.''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. She's just not Velma without them.
* As revealed via flashback Peter Parker from WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' used to have these.



* Steve Smith of WesternAnimation/Ameri! In the unaired pilot he had much nerdier looking round glasses, but for the main series they were retooled into rectangular black framed ones, resembling what are commonly known as emo or hipster glasses. He is mentioned as being far-sighted yet doesn't seem to have a problem seeing without them on the occasion that he breaks them. It is likely he exaggerates his condition because he feels smarter wearing them.

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* Steve Smith of WesternAnimation/Ameri! ''WesternAnimation/Ameri!'' In the unaired pilot he had much nerdier looking round glasses, but for the main series they were retooled into rectangular black framed ones, resembling what are commonly known as emo or hipster glasses. He is mentioned as being far-sighted yet doesn't seem to have a problem seeing without them on the occasion that he breaks them. It is likely he exaggerates his condition because he feels smarter wearing them.
21st May '16 12:03:32 PM erforce
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* ''Film/PacificRim'' has Dr. Newton "Newt" Geiszler.

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* Judy from '9 to 5'
* Janine from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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* Robbie from ''{{Series/Victorious}}''.

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14th May '16 4:40:45 PM lavendermintrose
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* Saruhiko Fushimi, [[Anime/{{K}} SCEPTER 4]]'s resident hacker (and third-in-command) wears the thick black frames kind. They don't get in the way of his [[{{Bishonen}} good looks]], though.
20th Apr '16 1:07:07 AM aye_amber
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* Andy Fletcher from DepecheMode wore a pair during the band's early days: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4mvzi9UPq1qm5gdno2_500.jpg]]

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* Andy Fletcher from DepecheMode Music/DepecheMode wore a pair during the band's early days: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4mvzi9UPq1qm5gdno2_500.jpg]]
20th Mar '16 10:52:42 AM Allronix
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* The ''Film/{{Tron}}'' films go a little wild with these. Aside from Flynn and Dillinger, almost every other human member of the cast has thick, ''very'' [[TheEighties 80's]] nerd glasses. {{Justified}} as this ''is'' a software and electronics company, and ExploitedTrope in the first film as the thick glasses help distinguish the human Users from their cyberspace counterparts, but {{Downplayed}} as of ''Tron/Legacy'' as Lora apparently got contacts or Lasik, Alan's frames are wire-rim and more subdued, and Roy (in the extras) still has a pair of coke bottle glasses.

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* The ''Film/{{Tron}}'' films go a little wild with these. Aside from Flynn and Dillinger, almost every other human member of the cast has thick, ''very'' [[TheEighties 80's]] nerd glasses. {{Justified}} as this ''is'' a software and electronics company, and ExploitedTrope in the first film as the thick glasses help distinguish the human Users from their cyberspace counterparts, but {{Downplayed}} as of ''Tron/Legacy'' ''Film/TronLegacy'''s ARG as Lora apparently got contacts or Lasik, Alan's frames are wire-rim and more subdued, and Roy (in the extras) still has a pair of coke bottle glasses.
20th Mar '16 10:51:56 AM Allronix
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* The ''Film/{{Tron}}'' films go a little wild with these. Aside from Flynn and Dillinger, almost every other human member of the cast has thick, ''very'' [[TheEighties 80's]] nerd glasses. {{Justified}} as this ''is'' a software and electronics company, and ExploitedTrope in the first film as the thick glasses help distinguish the human Users from their cyberspace counterparts, but {{Downplayed}} as of ''Tron/Legacy'' as Lora apparently got contacts or Lasik, Alan's frames are wire-rim and more subdued, and Roy (in the extras) still has a pair of coke bottle glasses.

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11th Mar '16 8:17:28 PM TitoMosquito
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* Ron Stoppable's mom, and a few other female characters, tend to wear these kinds of specs in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
9th Mar '16 9:32:49 AM Hossmeister
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* Steve Smith of AmericanDad! In the unaired pilot he had much nerdier looking round glasses, but for the main series they were retooled into rectangular black framed ones, resembling what are commonly known as emo or hipster glasses. He is mentioned as being far-sighted yet doesn't seem to have a problem seeing without them on the occasion that he breaks them. It is likely he exaggerates his condition because he feels smarter wearing them.

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* Steve Smith of AmericanDad! WesternAnimation/Ameri! In the unaired pilot he had much nerdier looking round glasses, but for the main series they were retooled into rectangular black framed ones, resembling what are commonly known as emo or hipster glasses. He is mentioned as being far-sighted yet doesn't seem to have a problem seeing without them on the occasion that he breaks them. It is likely he exaggerates his condition because he feels smarter wearing them.
8th Mar '16 11:30:07 AM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/AForeignAffair'', Phoebe Frost (played by Creator/JeanArthur) wears unflattering, round-ish horn rims.
3rd Mar '16 8:58:03 AM Eievie
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* Chunky black plastic (tape on the bridge optional), sometimes chunky tortoiseshell plastic instead -- as worn by the classic HollywoodNerd, though these have lately come back into fashion again, style being a CyclicTrope.
* Coke-bottle glasses so thick they're opaque -- have their own page at OpaqueNerdGlasses
* Unflatteringly large glasses poorly proportioned to the wearer's face -- often with thin frames; in live-action these have the advantage that they don't block the wearer's face
* Old-fashioned round hornrims -- sign of an AbsentmindedProfessor or academic-nerd
* Half-moon glasses -- around the 50's, these were the eyewear of choice for the original nerds, although nowadays they're more of an old lady librarian style
* Browline glasses -- A two-piece frame with thick plastic upper frames and thin wire lower frames popular in the fifties and sixties. Most often seen on [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses highly intelligent and well-read types]], or people who like to ''think'' they are.
* "Cat-eye" glasses -- once ultra-fashionable for women in the 50's, now usually restricted to lady nerds (and the occasional hipster) -- unless they have rhinestones or are purple, in which case they are [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself Impossibly Tacky Eyewear]].
* Repaired glasses -- broken frames held together by a shoddy repair job involving improvised materials like paper clips and adhesive tape.

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* Chunky black plastic (tape on the bridge optional), sometimes chunky tortoiseshell plastic instead -- as instead--as worn by the classic HollywoodNerd, though these have lately come back into fashion again, style being a CyclicTrope.
* Coke-bottle glasses so thick they're opaque -- have opaque--have their own page at OpaqueNerdGlasses
* Unflatteringly large glasses poorly proportioned to the wearer's face -- often face--often with thin frames; in live-action these have the advantage that they don't block the wearer's face
* Old-fashioned round hornrims -- sign hornrims--sign of an AbsentmindedProfessor or academic-nerd
* Half-moon glasses -- around glasses--around the 50's, these were the eyewear of choice for the original nerds, although nowadays they're more of an old lady librarian style
* Browline glasses -- A glasses--a two-piece frame with thick plastic upper frames and thin wire lower frames popular in the fifties and sixties. Most often seen on [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses highly intelligent and well-read types]], or people who like to ''think'' they are.
* "Cat-eye" glasses -- once glasses--once ultra-fashionable for women in the 50's, now usually restricted to lady nerds (and the occasional hipster) -- unless hipster)--unless they have rhinestones or are purple, in which case they are [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself Impossibly Tacky Eyewear]].
* Repaired glasses -- broken glasses--broken frames held together by a shoddy repair job involving improvised materials like paper clips and adhesive tape.
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