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14th Aug '16 12:46:12 PM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', to the point that she cannot defend herself in any way until the end of the movie.



* Theodore in ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' is a male example. He is the most nice and sweet member of the Chipmunk. But he is also very ingenue and nearly a dupe with Alvin take advantage of this in his schemes.
%%* One-time character Judy Panawitz from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
%%* Princess Yue of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* Lola Bunny's incarnation in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' seems to be a comically hilarious variation of this, despite being a StalkerWithACrush.



* Princess Yue of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', to the point that she cannot defend herself in any way until the end of the movie.
* One-time character Judy Panawitz from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
* Theodore in ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' is a male example. He is the most nice and sweet member of the Chipmunk. But he is also very ingenue and nearly a dupe with Alvin take advantage of this in his schemes.
* Lola Bunny's incarnation in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' seems to be a comically hilarious variation of this, despite being a StalkerWithACrush.
* In the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' parody episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Isabella is an Ingenue ''and'' a FemmeFatale, having business cards for both. "A girl has to earn a living!" (She's also a certified [[DistressedDamsel Damsel in Distress]]. [[spoiler:And [[TheCommiesMadeMeDoIt a Dirty Double-Crosser]]]].)



* Yoko from TimothyGoesToSchool

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* In the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' parody episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Isabella is an Ingenue ''and'' a FemmeFatale, having business cards for both. "A girl has to earn a living!" (She's also a certified [[DistressedDamsel Damsel in Distress]]. [[spoiler:And [[TheCommiesMadeMeDoIt a Dirty Double-Crosser]]]].)
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Yoko from TimothyGoesToSchool''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''.
14th Aug '16 12:43:19 PM rafi
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* The original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': Lynn Minmay. They made her more of a Ingenue in the American version, ''{{Anime/Robotech}}''. However, she matures into an all around woman by the end of both series.
%%* Shizuka/Serenity from ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
%%* Himeko from ''KannazukiNoMiko''
* Eve Genoard from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', who is the ''only'' character in the entire series who isn't a [[LovableRogue crook]], [[PsychoForHire psycho]], or [[TheMafia dabbling in organized crime]] in some way - [[MafiaPrincess as far as she knows]]. [[spoiler: In ''Drugs & the Dominoes'' she demonstrates that even {{Moe}}blobs of the [[WorldOfBadass Baccano! universe]] are prepared to [[YouKilledMyFather remorselessly blow your head off in revenge]].]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Usagi. when her more obnoxious traits are toned down her kind heroic traits are more apparent. Ironically, this happens most noticeably when she takes the form of Princess Serenity, who is more powerful and more mature.
%%* ''{{Gankutsuou}}'': Albert is a rare male example



* Krista Renz from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' actively cultivates this kind of image, as part of her overall issues with herself. She desperately wants to be thought of as a virtuous, innocent, and gentle girl to the extent she puts [[DeathSeeker herself]] (and others) into harm's way. She ''is'' a kind person, but not nearly as innocent or virtuous as most people are lead to believe.
* Eve Genoard from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', who is the ''only'' character in the entire series who isn't a [[LovableRogue crook]], [[PsychoForHire psycho]], or [[TheMafia dabbling in organized crime]] in some way - [[MafiaPrincess as far as she knows]]. [[spoiler: In ''Drugs & the Dominoes'' she demonstrates that even {{Moe}}blobs of the [[WorldOfBadass Baccano! universe]] are prepared to [[YouKilledMyFather remorselessly blow your head off in revenge]].]]
* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'': Chii is a justified example. Her memory and personality were wiped clean so she has the maturity and awareness of a child.



* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'': Sawako Kuronuma of fits this as a modern-day reinterpretation. Academically, she's very bright, but has almost no social skills. She falls for a guy who became incredibly popular at school due to his penchant for being nice to people. While she does get into "distress" from time to time, it's usually high school issues that pose the threat, and her friends encourage her to solve the problems herself.
* ''Anime/GenmaWars'': Non and Meena.
* In ''Manga/LuckyStar'', Tsukasa leans toward this trope, while Yutaka is a definite example. She is [[{{Moe}} cute]], sweet, and innocent, and her ignorance of sexual themes is made clear when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGEiRpO4bm4 she asks what yaoi means]].
%%* The title character of ''{{Kobato}}''.
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch''.: Yuno certainly has CharacterDevelopment, but still is childish and naive compared to her co-tenants.
* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'': Nanako Yamamoto. Her obliviousness to romantic overtures appears to be genetic. She and her sister are both aware the other has men interested in them, but fails to notice when someone makes romantic overtures to them.
* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'': Chii is a justified example. Her memory and personality were wiped clean so she has the maturity and awareness of a child.



%%* Kanzaki Nao in ''Manga/LiarGame''.
* In ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Matsuri's way more easily fooled by Miu's antics than the others.
%%* Kohaku from ''Manga/{{Wish}}''.



* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'''s Nia Teppelin also exhibits this trait, as she was extremely sheltered until the age of 14. Her innocence and cheer enables her to become TheHeart of Team Dai-Gurren and Simon's LoveInterest.
* Krista Renz from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' actively cultivates this kind of image, as part of her overall issues with herself. She desperately wants to be thought of as a virtuous, innocent, and gentle girl to the extent she puts [[DeathSeeker herself]] (and others) into harm's way. She ''is'' a kind person, but not nearly as innocent or virtuous as most people are lead to believe.
* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'''s Alice is small by ''Japanese standards'' (despite being an English girl!) and has the naivety of a child.
* Akari Akaza of ''Manga/YuruYuri'' is a prime example. She's naive, modest, charitable and tender-hearted ([[spoiler:She gets a BSOD from stepping on what she thinks is a live snake because she thinks she hurt it]]); and her friends can describe her with no other words than "good girl".



* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' is a series full of VulgarHumor, [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarkers]] and [[AllWomenAreLustful lustful women]]. The only exception is the President of the Judo Club, [[CuteBruiser Mutsumi Mitsuba]]. Every dirty joke either goes over her head, is misinterpreted, or is unheard (since Tsuda covers her ears to protect her innocence). She's so pure that when she says her dream is to be a bride, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eurdtiduqaY the radiance blinds everyone present]].

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* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' %%* ''{{Gankutsuou}}'': Albert is a series full of VulgarHumor, [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarkers]] rare male example
%%* ''Anime/GenmaWars'': Non
and [[AllWomenAreLustful lustful women]]. The only exception is the President of the Judo Club, [[CuteBruiser Mutsumi Mitsuba]]. Every dirty joke either goes over her head, is misinterpreted, or is unheard (since Tsuda covers her ears Meena.
* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'': Nanako Yamamoto. Her obliviousness
to protect her innocence). She's so pure that when she says her dream is romantic overtures appears to be genetic. She and her sister are both aware the other has men interested in them, but fails to notice when someone makes romantic overtures to them.
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch''.: Yuno certainly has CharacterDevelopment, but still is childish and naive compared to her co-tenants.
%%* Himeko from ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'': Sawako Kuronuma of fits this as
a bride, [[https://www.modern-day reinterpretation. Academically, she's very bright, but has almost no social skills. She falls for a guy who became incredibly popular at school due to his penchant for being nice to people. While she does get into "distress" from time to time, it's usually high school issues that pose the threat, and her friends encourage her to solve the problems herself.
* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'''s Alice is small by ''Japanese standards'' (despite being an English girl!) and has the naivety of a child.
%%* The title character of ''{{Kobato}}''.
%%* Kanzaki Nao in ''Manga/LiarGame''.
* In ''Manga/LuckyStar'', Tsukasa leans toward this trope, while Yutaka is a definite example. She is [[{{Moe}} cute]], sweet, and innocent, and her ignorance of sexual themes is made clear when [[http://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=eurdtiduqaY the radiance blinds everyone present]].com/watch?v=UGEiRpO4bm4 she asks what yaoi means]].



* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Usagi. when her more obnoxious traits are toned down her kind heroic traits are more apparent. Ironically, this happens most noticeably when she takes the form of Princess Serenity, who is more powerful and more mature.
* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' is a series full of VulgarHumor, [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarkers]] and [[AllWomenAreLustful lustful women]]. The only exception is the President of the Judo Club, [[CuteBruiser Mutsumi Mitsuba]]. Every dirty joke either goes over her head, is misinterpreted, or is unheard (since Tsuda covers her ears to protect her innocence). She's so pure that when she says her dream is to be a bride, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eurdtiduqaY the radiance blinds everyone present]].
* In ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Matsuri's way more easily fooled by Miu's antics than the others.
* The original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': Lynn Minmay. They made her more of a Ingenue in the American version, ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''. However, she matures into an all around woman by the end of both series.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'''s Nia Teppelin also exhibits this trait, as she was extremely sheltered until the age of 14. Her innocence and cheer enables her to become TheHeart of Team Dai-Gurren and Simon's LoveInterest.
%%* Kohaku from ''Manga/{{Wish}}''.
%%* Shizuka/Serenity from ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
* Akari Akaza of ''Manga/YuruYuri'' is a prime example. She's naive, modest, charitable and tender-hearted ([[spoiler:She gets a BSOD from stepping on what she thinks is a live snake because she thinks she hurt it]]); and her friends can describe her with no other words than "good girl".



* For some, Jeannette Miller from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. Not only is she never once seen to get angry about anything and is the calmest of the girls, but in the episode when the six kids had to work out which of them was at fault for a broken statue in their school, she wasn't even a suspect.

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* For some, Jeannette Miller from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. Not only Theodore in ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' is she never once seen to get angry about anything and a male example. He is the calmest most nice and sweet member of the girls, but Chipmunk. But he is also very ingenue and nearly a dupe with Alvin take advantage of this in the episode when the six kids had to work out which of them was at fault for a broken statue in their school, she wasn't even a suspect.his schemes.
7th Jun '16 10:45:48 AM DoctorTItanX
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* For some, Jeannette Miller from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. Not only is she never once seen to get angry about anything and is the most calm of the girls, but in the episode when the six kids had to work out which of them was at fault for a broken statue in their school, she wasn't even a suspect.

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* For some, Jeannette Miller from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. Not only is she never once seen to get angry about anything and is the most calm calmest of the girls, but in the episode when the six kids had to work out which of them was at fault for a broken statue in their school, she wasn't even a suspect.
6th Jun '16 3:58:35 PM Orin*Okuu
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** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Ventus]] is a very good male example, though the only reason that he is so pure and innocent is because [[spoiler: [[BadassGrandpa Master]] [[EvilOldFolks Xehanort]] forcibly extracted all the darkness from his heart.]] Still played straight though, as [[spoiler:the Ven in the flashback is shown to be largely [[TheCutie the same as his present self]].]]

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** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Ventus]] is a very good male example, though the only reason that he is so pure and innocent is because [[spoiler: [[BadassGrandpa Master]] [[EvilOldFolks Xehanort]] forcibly extracted all the darkness from his heart.]] Still played straight though, as [[spoiler:the Ven in the flashback is shown to be largely [[TheCutie the same as his present self]].]]
5th Jun '16 4:19:31 PM nombretomado
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%%* Janet ('''[[AudienceParticipation SLUT!]]''') in ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'', although she's less naive than Brad ('''[[AudienceParticipation ASSHOLE!]]''').

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%%* Janet ('''[[AudienceParticipation SLUT!]]''') in ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', although she's less naive than Brad ('''[[AudienceParticipation ASSHOLE!]]''').
20th May '16 3:47:20 PM Dravencour
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She is kind, sweet-natured, polite and optimistic, and on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, she falls very much on the idealistic side. Her innocence will often inspire protective feelings in heroic characters, and she is frequently one of the more beautiful characters because of the convention that BeautyEqualsGoodness. Unfortunately, she is also [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter woefully naive]], making her a prime target for a villain seeking to take advantage of her, often in an IHaveYouNowMyPretty fashion. As a result, the ingenue is one of the most common [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]]. She is also [[EntendreFailure immune to sexual innuendo]]. In a worst-case scenario, the character will be given [[FlatCharacter no personality]] beyond her [[PuritySue purity and innocence.]]

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She is kind, sweet-natured, polite and optimistic, and on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, she falls very much on the idealistic side. Her innocence will often inspire protective feelings in heroic characters, and she is frequently one of the more beautiful characters because of the convention that BeautyEqualsGoodness. Unfortunately, she is also her innocence often makes her [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter woefully naive]], making her a prime target for a villain seeking to take advantage of her, often in an IHaveYouNowMyPretty fashion. As a result, the ingenue is one of the most common [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]]. She is also [[EntendreFailure immune to sexual innuendo]]. In a worst-case scenario, the character will be given [[FlatCharacter no personality]] beyond her [[PuritySue purity and innocence.]]
14th May '16 9:16:08 AM cakecake
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* Ambrosia of ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is both a sweetheart and a delicate lady. [[spoiler:Of course, given how the game is from Wildfire's perspective, there may be more BeneathTheMask than we realize.]]

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* Ambrosia of ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is both a sweetheart and a delicate lady. [[spoiler:Of course, given how the game is from Wildfire's perspective, game's UnreliableNarrator, there may be more BeneathTheMask than we realize.]]
14th May '16 9:15:41 AM cakecake
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* Ambrosia of ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is both a sweetheart and a delicate lady. [[spoiler:Of course, given how the game is from Wildfire's perspective, there may be more BeneathTheSurface than we realize.]]

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* Ambrosia of ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is both a sweetheart and a delicate lady. [[spoiler:Of course, given how the game is from Wildfire's perspective, there may be more BeneathTheSurface BeneathTheMask than we realize.]]
13th May '16 10:17:38 PM cakecake
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* Chihiro Shindou from ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'' tried to isolate herself due to her amnesia, until she met Renji. Though she is actually one year older than him, her mental age will always be 13 years old, which is the time when the amnesia-inducing accident hit her.



* Chihiro Shindou from ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'' tried to isolate herself due to her amnesia, until she met Renji. Though she is actually one year older than him, her mental age will always be 13 years old, which is the time when the amnesia-inducing accident hit her.

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* Chihiro Shindou Ambrosia of ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' is both a sweetheart and a delicate lady. [[spoiler:Of course, given how the game is from ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'' tried to isolate herself due to her amnesia, until she met Renji. Though she is actually one year older Wildfire's perspective, there may be more BeneathTheSurface than him, her mental age will always be 13 years old, which is the time when the amnesia-inducing accident hit her.we realize.]]
7th May '16 2:09:14 AM MoonlightBomber
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* Chihiro Shindou from ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'' tried to isolate herself due to her amnesia, until she met Renji. Though she is actually one year older than him, her mental age will always be 13 years old, which is the time when the amnesia-inducing accident hit her.
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