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* In ''Literature/AlexAndTheIronicGentleman'', the mild-mannered English teacher with pirate ancestors, Mr. Underwood, is passionate about fencing and proper grammar, and doesn't hesitate to befriend ten-and-a-half-year-old Alex after accidentally running into her with his bike.
* In ''Literature/NathanielKeene'', this applies to the main teenage cast. Makes sense, considering that they're all [[{{Nerd}} members of their high school's Quiz Bowl team]].
* ''Literature/AudreyWait'':
** James, who has an endearing work ethic that results in him being socially clumsy around Audrey.
** Audrey is unafraid to dance and sing poorly in public to songs she likes (and she likes ''a lot'' of music).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' novelizations:
** Fitz from ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures''. He's every inch of the ActionSurvivor trope, especially the "uncommonly decent" part, TheKlutz, MrImagination, GenreSavvy, spends most of his run as companion alongside [[WaifFu younger women who could kick]] [[NonActionGuy his ass]]. Top it all of with the fact that he is tall and skinny with unruly hair, a long nose, and wide eyes.
** Karl Sadeghi, from ''The Year Of Intelligent Tigers'': he's shy, bespectacled, has a stutter, and is basically the biggest music geek ever. And considering how [[HoYay touchy-feely he and the Doctor get with each other]], it seems that the Doctor sees the appeal.
* ''Literature/CavendonHall'':
** Hugo Stanton, who immediately falls in love with [[spoiler:his cousin's second daughter Daphne]] and, while not a stereotypical geek, is shown to have some interesting habits.
** Michael Ingham, the younger Ingham boy. His love for [[spoiler:Cecily]] is so adorable, and he's smart enough to go to Eton.
* ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'':
** Mister Nutt of ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' is what you get when the {{Adorkable}} gets a few levels in BadassBookworm. Glenda, at least, thinks is adorable, even though [[spoiler:he's an orc]].
** Captain Carrot, though he doesn't ''look'' "dorky" at all. His awkwardness is mostly in the form of misunderstanding figures of speech and being overly enthusiastic about things nobody else cares about.
** Death. [[DontFearTheReaper Yup, you read that right.]] He is fascinated by humans and tries to emulate their behaviour, but can never really grasp the reasoning behind it. He tries ''so hard'' though, even if he never quite succeeds. Death also adores cats and has adopted quite a few.
%% ** Twoflower. Especially Sean Astin's portrayal in the TV movie.
%% ** Mightily Oats in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''.
%% ** Ponder Stibbons.
%% * [[TheKlutz Klutzy]], gangly and sweet Glen O'Brian in ''ThePurpleWidow''.
%% * ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
%% ** This accounts for a lot of Sam's popularity.
%% ** Pippin definitely counts as well.
* The vampire Kostya in ''Literature/NightWatch'' is a pretty sensitive, nice guy, and there's a scene in ''Twilight Watch'' where Anton at first thinks he did a CharmPerson on a woman to make her very helpful, but then realizes it was his natural dorky charm.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Harry Potter. He's a scrawny boy with perpetually messy hair and glasses who, for most of the series, can't talk to girls romantically without making an idiot of himself.
** Bushy-haired {{Bookworm}} Hermione, who stutters approximately a third of everything she says.
** Luna Lovegood. Her {{Cloudcuckoolander}} nature is a big part of it, but it was cemented by her all too brief time as a Quidditch announcer. Being played by [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41286000/jpg/_41286732_luna_evanna_big.jpg Evanna Lynch]] in the films doesn't hurt.
** Neville. In the beginning books, He's awkward, clumsy, and can't do anything right. Then, in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', you find out [[spoiler:Neville's parents were tortured into insanity by Bellatrix Lestrange]] and you can't help but love the guy. Finally, for the dorks in all of us, he [[CallToAgriculture loves plants.]]
** Ron Weasley. Red hair, awkwardly tall and oblivious to love. He fangirls over famous Quidditch players, and is Harry's loyal companion and sidekick.
* ''Literature/HungryAsAWolf'', the sequel to the WeirdWestern novella ''Literature/SheepsClothing'', reveals that Wolf Cowrie, the grizzled, stoic hunter of the strange un the American frontier, turns into a stuttering mess in the presence of Susannah Twohill.
* Sarah Martin from ''Literature/KindaSuperGay''. She often babbles, especially when she's lying. A good example is when she tells Marquez that she's a time traveller who'd come from the future to save the child who would win the fight against robot overlords. Marquez isn't convinced.
* Marius from ''Literature/LesMiserables''. He's so completely shy that when he sees a pretty girl, he tries to go up and speak to her but runs out of nerve on the way. His behavior towards other people (including his grandfather) kind of reduces his "adorkable" qualities.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Ivy; half eight-year-old, half ancient repository of all human knowledge. Squees over a cat.
** Harry Dresden before [[LetsGetDangerous all the bullets start flying]], according to Murphy. There is his bemused, awkward flirting with Luccio in ''Small Favor''.
%% ** Butters. ''"Polka will never die!"'' No, Butters. It won't.
* ''Literature/MichaelVey'' has the eponymous hero especially in the first book, which his [[OfficialCouple girlfriend Taylor]] finds especially attractive, though as the books go on he becomes more hardened and grows into his leadership role. However, there are still moments where he becomes a BadassAdorable.
* Elend Venture of ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' is a shy, gentle, and naive scholar who spends parties and balls reading, deliberately wears rumpled, too-large clothing to rebel against his tyrannical father, and attempts to avoid eligible young women - until superpowered heroine Vin meets him as part of an undercover operation and discovers that NerdsAreSexy.
* Amelia "Mia" Thermopolis from ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries''. Especially in the film adaptation where she's even more awkward and clumsy ''and'' wears glasses before getting contact lenses.
%% * Evan Tolliver from ''Literature/The39Clues''. It's been told that's his girlfriend's secret nickname for him.
* Shannon Foraker from the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series is a [[NosocialSkills socially-inept]] technonerd who early on has a hard time keeping track of politics that would have literally ''endangered her life'' if not for the captains who valued her wizardry with electronics. (And she still has a hard time keeping track of her wristcomm.)
%% * Ed Hamner, Jr. from Creator/StephenKing's short story ''I Know What You Need'' is described to be this.
%% * Stargirl from ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}''.
%% * Melinda Sordino of ''Literature/{{Speak}}'', is a troubled loner variety of this. It also has a film adaptation.
%% * Bill Denbrough of ''Literature/{{IT}}''.
%% * Michael from the ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''
%% * ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'':
%% ** Winnie the Pooh
%% ** Piglet
%% ** Rabbit.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has a few.
** Brambleclaw is an obvious example especially as an apprentice being a ridiculously Keet NaiveNewcomer who's very energetic and eager to go on The Great Journey. This carries on to his days as [[spoiler: [=ThunderClan=]'s leader]] when he seems very energetic even though he's one of the oldest cats in the Clan.
** Bumblestripe and his father, Graystripe could count as well. Both being genuinely Nice Guys who are best friends (and in Bumblestripe's case dating) the protagonists of their specific series. Both enjoy food and are a bit goofy and clumsy.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** The squire Podrick Payne is a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass who never fails to stumble over his own words.
** Self-confessed coward and {{Bookworm}} Sam is quite sweet, and is about as close as you're going to get to a medieval nerd.
* Richard Mayhew from ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' has this going on, with his initial propensity to get pushed around, his collection of trolls (that got started ''by accident''), and his tendency to look like he's only just woken up. The latter is Lampshaded as making him more attractive to the opposite sex than he'll ever understand or believe.
%% * ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'': Carrie White.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** As a young man, Luke Skywalker is often endearingly new to the bigger galaxy, naive and completely unused to deception. It's pretty clear in ''Literature/{{Allegiance}}'' that he barely knows how to conceal something; in ''Literature/ChoicesOfOne'' that [[BleedEmAndWeep he hates killing]]; in ''Rebel Force'' he's unpracticed and clumsy with sarcasm; and in ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'' he's a pure foil to Leia's cynical outlook.
** Tash Arranda in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' is adorably thrilled to meet Luke, becoming unusually shy in his presence.
* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Kalak is awkward in personal relationships, self-depreciating and doesn't know how to talk to a girl.
* Elder from ''Across the Universe''. He's a sixteen-year-old guy who is trying to lead a ship full of people, has a tendency to fumble things up, and completely goes to pieces around FieryRedhead Amy, bringing her flowers when she first wakes up and getting nervous when he has to hold her as they ride in an air tube.
* Orr from ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'', whose curious, giggle-prone and careless nature makes even the snarky, apathetic protagonist Yossarian want to hug him. It helps that his constant and comical habit of crashing his planes into the ocean [[spoiler: wound up being all part of his plan to escape the military]].
* [[TheWatson Doctor Watson]] in Literature/SherlockHolmes has a few moments: for example, in ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', when he is hurt when Holmes bashes Literature/CAugusteDupin, a fictional character he admires, and in ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour'', when he is smitten with Mary Morstan and so nervous that he can barely get his words out straight, and winds up telling her a story about how a shotgun stuck its head into his tent one night, and he shot a double-barreled tiger cub at it.
* The ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series has Rachel's dad, who's endearing in his attempts to be cool and likes flowers, animals, and other cute things. He's clumsy, too.
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt has a few examples.
** Beatrice Löwenström in ''Överenskommelser'' has a nerdy side, but she's a BadAssBookworm.
** Ossian Bergman in ''De skandalösa'' is a nerdy scholar, who has a SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan dynamic with the more roguish male protagonist Gabriel.
* ''Literature/DorkDiaries'' has this as a central theme, as half of the cast are adorkable to some degree.
** The heroine is praised for being "dorky, funny, and friendly".
** Charlie Duskin from ''Chasing Charlie Duskin'' is one of the female cases. She's a huge music nerd, but so shy that she can't work up the nerve to make friends and only really comes alive when playing her guitar.
* Kacey Caddell over in Serial 11 of ''Literature/SpectralShadows'' is extremely shy, usually to the point of being unable to actually converse with those she doesn't know. She also spends loads of time on the computer (at one point feeling the effects of eye strain) doing things like playing [[VideoGame/SecondLife Another Life]], writing fanfics (of a sort), and researching information about lucidly dreaming and being in control of dreams.
* Natalie Dashkov from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' is a cute, dorky girl. Nice, plain, uninterested in social politics, with a somewhat endearing tendency to ramble on at length. Taken UpToEleven in [[Film/VampireAcademy the movie]] due to her portrayal by Sarah Hyland.
* Robin of ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' is incredibly trusting, bizzarely innocent[[note]]He's a professional killer[[/note]], and gets all flabbergasted when in company of scantily-clad women, blushing and losing his train of thoughts.
* ''Literature/{{Fallocaust}}'':
** Reaver may be a SociopathicHero, but he has his moments. He's completely amazed to see flowers and among his collection of relics is a ''Coca-Cola'' sign.
** Perish is a MadScientist who specializes in MixAndMatchCritters. Fittingly, he's obsessed with ''Literature/JurassicPark'' and has a stuffed velociraptor he absolutely adores.
* Simon from ''Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda'' by far. He's a huge fan of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', incredibly awkward, and manages to catch the eye of a few guys over the course of the story because of it.