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14th Jul '17 10:46:41 PM HarpieSiren
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* As a male example, Mario's brother Luigi tends to display this feature, especially in the [=RPGs=] and to some degree in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series which actually has this present in gameplay: one of his special moves has a chance of misfiring and another ends with him turning upside down in midair and landing on his head (Mario's version of the attack lands him on his feet).
** One of Lucas's taunts has him tripping backwards.

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* As a male example, Mario's brother Luigi tends to display this feature, especially in the [=RPGs=] and to some degree in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series which actually has this present in gameplay: one of his special moves has a chance of misfiring and another ends with him turning upside down in midair and landing on his head (Mario's version of the attack lands him on his feet).
** One of Lucas's taunts has him tripping backwards.
feet). This seems to be the reason Mario is considered the better jumper. Luigi might jump higher, but Mario's more coordinated and can stick the landing.
27th May '17 10:52:42 AM nombretomado
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* Nancy in ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. A psychic even pointed this out once while attempting to read the bumps on her head, most of which were obtained through Nancy's own klutziness. In another episode, Mr. Chan instinctively calls out to Nancy when he hears someone crashing into a lamp. (It was Stanley, who's also rather clumsy himself.)

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* Nancy in ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''.''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. A psychic even pointed this out once while attempting to read the bumps on her head, most of which were obtained through Nancy's own klutziness. In another episode, Mr. Chan instinctively calls out to Nancy when he hears someone crashing into a lamp. (It was Stanley, who's also rather clumsy himself.)
21st May '17 11:23:44 PM SpocktorWho
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* D.I. Humphrey Goodman from ''Series/DeathInParadise''. Nary an episode goes by without him tripping or knocking something over. In his ''[[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first episode]]'', he falls out of window.

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* D.I. Humphrey Goodman from ''Series/DeathInParadise''. Nary an episode goes by without him tripping or knocking something over. In his ''[[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first episode]]'', he falls out of a window.
21st May '17 11:23:05 PM SpocktorWho
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* The title character of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''.
* Claire in ''Series/MyWifeAndKids''.

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* %%* The title character of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''.
* %%* Claire in ''Series/MyWifeAndKids''.



* Kramer in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.

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* %%* Kramer in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.



* Kelly Bundy occasionally drifted into this trope on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''.

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* %%* Kelly Bundy occasionally drifted into this trope on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''.



* Frank Spencer of ''Series/SomeMothersDoAveEm''.
* Harper of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Jerry also could qualify.
* Often true of Lilly/Lola in ''Series/HannahMontana''.
* Gimbert in ''Series/TheSlammer''.

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* %%* Frank Spencer of ''Series/SomeMothersDoAveEm''.
* %%* Harper of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Jerry also could qualify.
* %%* Often true of Lilly/Lola in ''Series/HannahMontana''.
* %%* Gimbert in ''Series/TheSlammer''.''Series/TheSlammer''.
* D.I. Humphrey Goodman from ''Series/DeathInParadise''. Nary an episode goes by without him tripping or knocking something over. In his ''[[EstablishingCharacterMoment very first episode]]'', he falls out of window.
12th May '17 9:52:19 AM rafi
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* [[CuteClumsyGirl Misuzu]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' is exactly this. Much of the comic relief lies in her tripping and falling on her face whenever she starts running.



%%* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Yuuichirou, the guy who works with Rei at the shrine, is klutzy.
* [[CuteClumsyGirl Misuzu]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' is exactly this. Much of the comic relief lies in her tripping and falling on her face whenever she starts running.
* Akane Tendo of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is the klutz in spite of being a {{Tsundere}} with greater-than-average strength and martial arts training (if severely outclassed by every other fighter in the series). She gets teased for it a lot, even in the threat of her HyperspaceMallet. Unlike some other examples, though, she usually learns from her mistakes --for example, when she tried to learn rhythmic gymnastics, she made a mess of everything and tripped over her own feet... but by the end of the week she was pretty good at it, and by the end of the manga she pulls off feats of near-superhuman agility.
* Manga/{{Naruto}} starts out as a klutz in the beginning of his series.
** Tobi is one as well [[spoiler:intentionally]].
* Louie from ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'' to the point where the first volume of the US [=DVDs=] is called "Enter the Klutz".
* Amelia from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' manages to be a formidable magic user, in spite of general klutziness and sometimes being TheDitz.
* Mai's mother in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'', explained as being due to a lack of sleep -- she works as an archaeologist of the non-[[AdventurerArchaeologist adventuring]] kind, and frequently pulls all-nighters.
* Taiga Aisaka from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' is an unusual case; she's not particularly clumsy in the sense of tripping over, dropping things or bumping into people (she's actually remarkably athletic), but she's capable of acts of startling carelessness. Most notably, she not only [[LoveLetterLunacy put a love letter in the wrong boy's bag, she actually forget to put the letter in the envelope!]]



* Dino from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn!'' takes this to extremes: when his fellow mafia family members are present, he's especially skilled and all-around awesome. Without them, though, he gets ''so'' clumsy that he can't even eat a simple meal without getting it on himself, or walk up or down stairs without tripping and falling (mostly onto Tsuna for added effect.) When the series shifts into action territory, however, this trait seems to be all but written out of the plot.
** He still does this in most appearance where he does more than just standing around being the CombatCommentator, including falling down the stairs of the Namimori Shrine. Luckily he's MadeOfIron.
* Daisuke in ''Manga/DNAngel'' is another male example, and an odd one. Given that he's a bit of a ditz at times, he has a tendency to trip or not watch where he's going. That being said, he's been trained since he was a young child to be a PhantomThief, so he normally can perform an aerobatic save -- but he doesn't ''want'' people to know his "weird" background, so he often ''purposefully'' flubs it at the last moment.
* The Loveless family maid Roberta from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is completely inept in any housework. She's [[ObfuscatingStupidity using the job as a cover]], being a former FARC guerrilla fighter and international terrorist.

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* Dino from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn!'' takes this to extremes: when his fellow mafia family members are present, he's especially skilled and all-around awesome. Without them, though, he gets ''so'' clumsy that he can't even eat a simple meal without getting it on himself, or walk up or down stairs without tripping and falling (mostly onto Tsuna for added effect.) When the series shifts into action territory, however, this trait seems to be all but written out of the plot.
** He still does this Her expies in most appearance where he does more than just standing around being the CombatCommentator, ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness'', as far as we've seen, including falling down the stairs of the Namimori Shrine. Luckily he's MadeOfIron.
* Daisuke in ''Manga/DNAngel'' is another male example, and an odd one. Given that he's a bit of a ditz at times, he has a tendency
apparent inability to trip or not watch where he's going. That being said, he's been trained since he was a young child to be a PhantomThief, so he normally can perform an aerobatic save -- but he doesn't ''want'' people to know his "weird" background, so he often ''purposefully'' flubs it at the last moment.
walk properly if something NSFW would happen otherwise.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'':
**
The Loveless family maid Roberta from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' Roberta is completely inept in any housework. She's [[ObfuscatingStupidity using the job as a cover]], being a former FARC guerrilla fighter and international terrorist.



* [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Dawn's Piplup]] is a [[{{mons}} mon]] version of this. When it tries to stretch itself up in ego, it falls over. It'd be quite a bit more liked [[CreatorsPet if it weren't used so damn often.]]
** Better examples are Ash's Gligar (who mostly got more competent when it evolved) and Misty's Psyduck.
** And Ash earlier on in the series.
* A repeatedly lampshaded trait of Eto "Careless Hachibe" Hachibe from ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics''. She desperately tried to hide it using her side, but alas, clumsiness is just one of those things that are really to control.
* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', one member of each pair of the "[[CombiningMecha Dragon Brothers]]" (and according to ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', the Dragon Sisters) is very bad at landing when launched into battle (see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0K_R0RpaJ4 here]]).
** Funny thing is, it is usually the [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] counterpart who is prone to crash-land, as proven with the Dragon Brothers. But for the Dragon Sisters, it's the [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]] who is the one to crash-land.
** However, in the actual show, [=KouRyu=] (the "red" one) never has to ''land'', but has a great deal of comical trouble maneuvering in space.
*** [=AnRyu=] crashing is from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW''.
** Actually, in the aforementioned scene in FINAL, ''both'' of them crash-landed. [=AnRyu=] simply had a more spectacular one, more akin to [=EnRyu=]'s kind of "landing" as opposed to the simple "thud" that [=KouRyu=] experienced. Given that they were both falling in from ''orbit'' and had likely been tossed away by Puranus, though...it's kind of understandable.
* Koyomi, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/YokuWakaruGendaiMahou''. Her only magical skill is summoning [[AnvilOnHead falling basins]], and she tends to get herself into trouble even when that's not happening.



* Yomiko Readman of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', although she is outclassed by Joker's assistant Wendy's CuteClumsyGirl antics.
* Jinpei in ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]'', through a combination of his young age and tendency to leap before he looks.



* Daisuke in ''Manga/DNAngel'' is another male example, and an odd one. Given that he's a bit of a ditz at times, he has a tendency to trip or not watch where he's going. That being said, he's been trained since he was a young child to be a PhantomThief, so he normally can perform an aerobatic save -- but he doesn't ''want'' people to know his "weird" background, so he often ''purposefully'' flubs it at the last moment.



* Kiara the Amaranthine from ''Manga/ThereBeyondTheBeyond'', despite being the most sought-after magical artefact in the world, trips over her own feet quite often.
* Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is not known for his grace. Even on active superhero duty. ''[[DestructiveSavior Especially]]'' on active superhero duty.
* Tearju Lunatique from ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness'', as far as we've seen, including apparent inability to walk properly if something NSFW would happen otherwise.

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* Kiara Mai's mother in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'', explained as being due to a lack of sleep -- she works as an archaeologist of the Amaranthine non-[[AdventurerArchaeologist adventuring]] kind, and frequently pulls all-nighters.
* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', one member of each pair of the "[[CombiningMecha Dragon Brothers]]" (and according to ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', the Dragon Sisters) is very bad at landing when launched into battle (see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0K_R0RpaJ4 here]]).
** Funny thing is, it is usually the [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]] counterpart who is prone to crash-land, as proven with the Dragon Brothers. But for the Dragon Sisters, it's the [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]] who is the one to crash-land.
** However, in the actual show, [=KouRyu=] (the "red" one) never has to ''land'', but has a great deal of comical trouble maneuvering in space.
*** [=AnRyu=] crashing is
from ''Manga/ThereBeyondTheBeyond'', despite ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW''.
** Actually, in the aforementioned scene in FINAL, ''both'' of them crash-landed. [=AnRyu=] simply had a more spectacular one, more akin to [=EnRyu=]'s kind of "landing" as opposed to the simple "thud" that [=KouRyu=] experienced. Given that they were both falling in from ''orbit'' and had likely been tossed away by Puranus, though...it's kind of understandable.
* Jinpei in ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]'', through a combination of his young age and tendency to leap before he looks.
* A repeatedly lampshaded trait of Eto "Careless Hachibe" Hachibe from ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics''. She desperately tried to hide it using her side, but alas, clumsiness is just one of those things that are really to control.
* Dino from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn!'' takes this to extremes: when his fellow mafia family members are present, he's especially skilled and all-around awesome. Without them, though, he gets ''so'' clumsy that he can't even eat a simple meal without getting it on himself, or walk up or down stairs without tripping and falling (mostly onto Tsuna for added effect.) When the series shifts into action territory, however, this trait seems to be all but written out of the plot.
** He still does this in most appearance where he does more than just standing around
being the most sought-after magical artefact in the world, trips over her own feet quite often.
* Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is not known for his grace. Even on active superhero duty. ''[[DestructiveSavior Especially]]'' on active superhero duty.
* Tearju Lunatique from ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness'', as far as we've seen,
CombatCommentator, including apparent inability to walk properly if something NSFW would happen otherwise.falling down the stairs of the Namimori Shrine. Luckily he's MadeOfIron.



* Manga/{{Naruto}} starts out as a klutz in the beginning of his series.
** Tobi is one as well [[spoiler:intentionally]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Dawn's Piplup is a [[{{mons}} mon]] version of this. When it tries to stretch itself up in ego, it falls over. It'd be quite a bit more liked [[CreatorsPet if it weren't used so damn often.]]
** Better examples are Ash's Gligar (who mostly got more competent when it evolved) and Misty's Psyduck.
** And Ash earlier on in the series.
* Akane Tendo of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is the klutz in spite of being a {{Tsundere}} with greater-than-average strength and martial arts training (if severely outclassed by every other fighter in the series). She gets teased for it a lot, even in the threat of her HyperspaceMallet. Unlike some other examples, though, she usually learns from her mistakes --for example, when she tried to learn rhythmic gymnastics, she made a mess of everything and tripped over her own feet... but by the end of the week she was pretty good at it, and by the end of the manga she pulls off feats of near-superhuman agility.
* Yomiko Readman of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', although she is outclassed by Joker's assistant Wendy's CuteClumsyGirl antics.
* Louie from ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'' to the point where the first volume of the US [=DVDs=] is called "Enter the Klutz".
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Yuuichirou, the guy who works with Rei at the shrine, is klutzy.
* Amelia from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' manages to be a formidable magic user, in spite of general klutziness and sometimes being TheDitz.
* Kiara the Amaranthine from ''Manga/ThereBeyondTheBeyond'', despite being the most sought-after magical artefact in the world, trips over her own feet quite often.
* Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is not known for his grace. Even on active superhero duty. ''[[DestructiveSavior Especially]]'' on active superhero duty.
* Taiga Aisaka from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' is an unusual case; she's not particularly clumsy in the sense of tripping over, dropping things or bumping into people (she's actually remarkably athletic), but she's capable of acts of startling carelessness. Most notably, she not only [[LoveLetterLunacy put a love letter in the wrong boy's bag, she actually forget to put the letter in the envelope!]]
* Koyomi, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/YokuWakaruGendaiMahou''. Her only magical skill is summoning [[AnvilOnHead falling basins]], and she tends to get herself into trouble even when that's not happening.



* Male example: Archie from ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. When Jughead was invited to an Andrews family reunion, he notices that the clumsiness is a trait that is shared among Archie's ''entire family''.

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* Male example: Archie from ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. When Jughead was invited to an Andrews family reunion, he notices that the clumsiness is a trait that is shared among Archie's ''entire family''.



* [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Fethry Duck]] is an incredible example, capable of causing immense damage through it. [[GenreSavvy He also knows he's this, and has taken advantage by working as a demolition worker]] or, in one memorable occasion, ''having himself hired by the villains of the story to sabotage them''.

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* [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': Fethry Duck]] Duck is an incredible example, capable of causing immense damage through it. [[GenreSavvy He also knows he's this, and has taken advantage by working as a demolition worker]] or, in one memorable occasion, ''having himself hired by the villains of the story to sabotage them''.
27th Apr '17 4:48:42 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had Julie, one of J.D.'s [[GirlOfTheWeek girlfriends of the week]] (played by Zach Braff's [[RealLifeRelative girlfriend-at-the-time]] Music/MandyMoore). It comes as a bit of a surprise when Elliot predicts ''J.D.'' to be the one who eventually screws up their relationship. (Surely enough, he does.)

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had Julie, one of J.D.'s [[GirlOfTheWeek girlfriends of the week]] (played by Zach Braff's Creator/ZachBraff's [[RealLifeRelative girlfriend-at-the-time]] Music/MandyMoore). It comes as a bit of a surprise when Elliot predicts ''J.D.'' to be the one who eventually screws up their relationship. (Surely enough, he does.)
17th Mar '17 5:47:13 AM secretfan14
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* [[{{Dojikko}} Misuzu]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' is exactly this. Much of the comic relief lies in her tripping and falling on her face whenever she starts running.

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* [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl Misuzu]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' is exactly this. Much of the comic relief lies in her tripping and falling on her face whenever she starts running.



* Yomiko Readman of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', although she is outclassed by Joker's assistant Wendy's {{dojikko}} antics.

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* Yomiko Readman of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', although she is outclassed by Joker's assistant Wendy's {{dojikko}} CuteClumsyGirl antics.
9th Feb '17 6:45:19 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaime, thanks to instinctively reaching for things with his golden hand. Most characters politely pretend not to notice.
7th Jan '17 9:47:49 PM nombretomado
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* Anthony the pageboy, one of ''EternalDarkness'''s Chosen, is a protagonist example. Let's see, he [[CuriosityKilledTheCast reads a cursed scroll he was meant to take straight to the king]], knocks open a coffin containing the body of a priest who was killed by [[BodyHorror Bonethieves]], drops a vase (which turned out to contain a component for {{Magick}}, so no problem there), potentially ''stabs himself''... yeah, it's hard to think of a hindering flaw as cute rather than worrisome in a Lovecraft {{Expy}} work. The only thing that would keep him from getting himself killed is that thanks to the curse he spends his chapter gradually turning into a zombie and therefore unable to die normally or significantly injure himself.

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* Anthony the pageboy, one of ''EternalDarkness'''s ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'''s Chosen, is a protagonist example. Let's see, he [[CuriosityKilledTheCast reads a cursed scroll he was meant to take straight to the king]], knocks open a coffin containing the body of a priest who was killed by [[BodyHorror Bonethieves]], drops a vase (which turned out to contain a component for {{Magick}}, so no problem there), potentially ''stabs himself''... yeah, it's hard to think of a hindering flaw as cute rather than worrisome in a Lovecraft {{Expy}} work. The only thing that would keep him from getting himself killed is that thanks to the curse he spends his chapter gradually turning into a zombie and therefore unable to die normally or significantly injure himself.
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* Furguson, an adolescent werewolf from the ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' series, is so clumsy that he contracted lycanthropy when he tried to lay his passed-out-drunk Hairball uncle on the couch and scratched ''himself'' on the guy's claws.
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