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->''"Okay, okay I surrender! You can stop behaving in a way counter-intuitive to how you superficially appear!"''
-->-- '''Mitch''' on Meap, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "The Chronicles of Meap"

* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Special credit goes to KidHero Finn who is adorable, and powerful enough to power a machine that can flip the Earth.
** Knowing how badass Marceline usually is (she's a 1000 year old vampire who plays an axe-shaped bass guitar, come on!), seeing her as a little girl offering to fight in Simon and Marcy is just adorable.
** Flame Princess. Can defeat legions of deadly hoards, yet you'd totally hug her if she wouldn't accidentally burn you to a crisp.
** Princess Bubblegum is the sweet, polite ruler of the Candy Kingdom, who is made of sugar. She also wouldn't hesitate to rip off your limbs and literally stomp on your heart if she needed to.
** [[spoiler:And then there's Betty.]]
* Cubbi from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''. Cute and badass. He dreams of being a knight and a hero, but he's proven himself worthy many times even though he's just a little bear cub. He's at his most badass when he dons a mask and takes a vigilante persona called "The Crimson Avenger". Heck, ''any'' of the Gummi Bears get a LetsGetDangerous moment anytime they use gummiberry juice to ward off foes.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
** Steve is normally calm and {{adorkable}}, but has a short temper and has beat people much tougher than him on several occasions.
** Reginald Koala who's a CIA agent like Stan but is [[WasOnceAMan currently a koala]] though his previous past as a human was as a street bum.
* Dot Warner from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' is a cute little girl in a pink skirt with a flower in her ears and she's just as devastatingly annoying as her brothers. She also carries cute and plain little boxes that hold her.. ''pets''.
* Rigodon from ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldWithWillyFog''. He's as anthropomorphic cat in a suit and cute as a button. He's a sweet, good, friendly fellow and a loyal servant. But he can kick some serious ass. He used to be a circus artist, so he's very fit, and if anybody threatens Mr Fog, Princess Romy or his friend Tico, he goes berserk on them.
* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet''
** Pauline is a cute and sassy 12-year-old girl with pink hair and an encyclopedic knowledge of superhero comics, but that doesn't stop her from being a BadassNormal able to help Joey and AP take on most of the bad guys, or even save Joey on certain occasions. Then there was the time she became Sword Sister, in which she gains a CoolSword that can drain power and shoot lasers, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity though it did end up driving her crazy]].
** The main duo themselves could arguably count. Joey's a scrawny, {{Adorkable}} NiceGuy while AP's a talking sock puppet, but when they're together, they're Atomic Puppet -- a superhero duo able to kick the asses of any evildoer who comes to Mega City. Not to mention, the latter [[BalefulPolymorph used to be]] Captain Atomic, one of the greatest and most powerful superheroes in the show's world.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has five:
** [[AffirmativeActionGirl Toph]] is the [[CheerfulChild cutest little girl in the world]]. Never satisfied by melting hearts, she also decided to become the strongest Earthbender in the world, so she could ''rip them out''. Example-- little blind girl who weighs all of a pound, can [[CuteBruiser crush a steel sword in her hands like it's a Coca-Cola can.]] Effectively, what would happen if a Skipper doll became a LightningBruiser.
** [[ActionGirl Ty Lee]] is a [[MsFanservice hot]], [[PerkyFemaleMinion cheerful and bubbly]], well-endowed teen babe who uses her enormous...''strength'' to beat grown men to death with her bare hands. She easily downs powerful benders, even though she has no such power, and does it while filling out a shirt like no sanely-drawn woman should.
** [[TheHero Aang]] himself. Sweet and innocent, with eyes some {{anime}} characters would kill for, refuses to eat meat or kill even the most evil...and he can go [[BewareTheNiceOnes Avatar State]] on you if you [[BerserkButton hurt one of his]] [[TrueCompanions friends]].
** [[AmazonBrigade Kyoshi Warrior]] Suki definitely counts. Already a BadassNormal amongst a world of supermen, she can outmatch anyone at armed combat with her fans, all the while having irresistible PuppyDogEyes and the cutest pout/sassy smile ever ever.
** No mention of Katara yet? Cute and compassionate 14-year-old girl who is amazingly proficient at waterbending? She's an adorable ass-kicker too!
** Appa! Aang's loyal aero-bovine companion, who looks like a ten-ton stuffed toy and gets some awesome BigDamnHeroes moments.
* Wasp from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. She's an adorable, spunky {{Moe}}[=/=]ActionGirl who isn't afraid to fly right up to ultra-powerful {{Big Bad}}s and blast them in the face while [[DeadpanSnarker smack-talking]] them.
* Clam from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' is an innocent-looking goofball, but he's also a talented genius with immense physical strength. He ''walks on water'', for corn's sake!
* The main trio on ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'':
** Rudy Tabootie is a sweet, adorable ten-year-old boy who also constantly saves [=ChalkZone=] from whatever dangers it faces with the use of his magic chalk which can do anything.
** Evoked with Snap- Rudy originally envisioned the feisty white and blue humanoid chalk drawing to be a superhero, and he's already got an adorable design. While Snap seemed to be unaware that he was a superhero until "Superhero Snap", he's had many moments of badassery, most notably in "Snap vs. Boorat".
** Penny Sanchez is a [[{{Adorkable}} cute, nerdy girl]] who's managed to have a number of badass moments herself, such as in "Chalk Queen", "Double Trouble", and "Taffy" (among others).
* All of the members of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' except for [[TheBigGuy Monty]] have their moments, but none more consistently than the fly Zipper, who almost never shows any fear when something thousands of times his size threatens his friends.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** Any of the kids. Especially Numbuh 3/Kuki who is absolutely friggin adorable most of the time and is the team's sweet [[TheDitz ditzy]] GenkiGirl, but when she does get angry, epic asskicking usually ensues.
--->'''Mr. Boss''': Quick! RUN LIKE LITTLE GIRLS!
** Sonia. Normally she's a sweet, shy little girl who looks like she doesn't belong in a organization that fights evil adults. Then, you threaten to places her somewhere dark... and then you can only watch in horror as she beats you within an inch of your life.
--->'''Sonia''': (smiles sweetly) What? I don't like the dark!
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':
** [[OppositeSexClone Danielle]] who looks like an adorable little {{tomboy}} and is constantly in danger due to her [[UnstableGeneticCode unstable form]], proves even if she doesn't possess as much power as Danny himself, she can still dish out the damage when needed. Not many people can go and one up [[BigBad Vlad Plasmius]].
%%** Danny himself.
* Dexter from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is about a foot tall, {{adorkable}} and knows martial arts.
%%* Quailman, a.k.a. ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', who's Badass {{Adorkable}}.
* Peter Puppy from ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' who transforms into a uncontrollable giant monster if you inflict physical pain upon him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Timmy Turner has confronted bullies, aliens, and [[spoiler:the Darkness]] ever since his Fairies showed up.
** Poof, at times, especially in episodes with his [[EvilCounterpart Anti-Fairy counterpart]], [[EnfanteTerrible Foop]].
* Bamm-Bamm Rubble from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' is probably one of the earliest examples from western animation. Much of the comedy with him centers around him being a baby with SuperStrength who would [[MetronomicManMashing BAMM BAMM]] you if he got his hands on you.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
** [[GentleGiant Eduardo]] is a cute purple friendly monster, but never hurt someone he likes.
** [[{{Moe}} Mac]] can easily take you on if you harm his friends, and is probably one of the cutest ones in the entire show.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Nibbler falls under this category. There's practically a whole episode devoted to how adorable the crew find him (much to Bender's chagrin), and in as the series progresses, it is revealed that [[spoiler:the Nibblonian race was already 17 years old at the time of the big bang, and are charged with protecting the Earth from the evil Brainspawn]] and also that Nibbler himself had a fairly big part to play in [[spoiler:getting Fry cryogenically frozen for 1000 years in the first place]].
** Nibblonians are race of Badasses Adorable. As ancient, super-intelligent beings, they resent being considered cute. However, they purr like cats and make noises like puppies. One of their leaders remarks that sometimes he fears they are indeed cute. In addition, they can kill and eat animals of any measure in one bite. Nibbler himself gets fed up with it in season six:
--->'''Leela:''' If you want to be treated like a fellow crew member, fine, but no more purse rides, and no more dressing you up in your cute little sailor suit.
--->'''Nibbler:''' I keep telling you, that's my ''real'' naval uniform.
* Lexington from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': He's tiny by gargoyle standards (and none too big by human standards) and has flying-squirrel-like patagia for wings, owlish eyes, and a reedy tenor voice. He's also [[TheSmartGuy the team]] [[{{Adorkable}} nerd]]. That said: he's still a gargoyle warrior. ''Don't piss him off''.
* Dipper Pines from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. Just [[BerserkButton don't say that to his face]]. His sister Mabel counts as well.
* Ch'p from ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries''. He may look like just a cute little squirrel, but he kicked Hal Jordan's butt without giving Hal a single chance to fight back.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' has the members of the titular band themselves.
* Ding-A-Ling Wolf from ''WesternAnimation/HokeyWolf'' cartoons. In one episode, he witnessed a robot trying to strangle Hokey and what did he do? He grabbed a massive stick and beat the living crap out of the robot. Keep in mind this is an adorable wolf cub with PuppyDogEyes and an innocent personality.
* Toothless from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has a cute appearance and spends several portions of the film acting like a cute cuddly pet. But he's also, to quote his character sheet, "a Night Fury, a LightningBruiser phantom dragon nicknamed 'the unholy offspring of Lightning and Death.'"
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Jade is a ten year old cutie who [[EstablishingCharacterMoment has broken into a top-secret high-tech government facility]], and otherwise bypassed their security on ''multiple occasions'', gone toe-to-toe with Demon Sorcerers, Oni Generals, evil chi wizards, and other assorted villains, and once beat up a Section 13 agent ''over twice her size''!
* Heloise from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is an AxCrazy EnfantTerrible who beats and murders anyone who sets off her HairTriggerTemper...but she just looks so darn {{moe}} while doing it.
* During an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', "Kids Stuff", Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/GreenLantern, Franchise/WonderWoman and Franchise/{{Batman}} all get changed to kids for reasons [[ItMakesSenseInContext too complicated to explain here]]. The Justice Kids, Batman in particular, are very adorable.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'':
** June appears as a cute tomboyish little girl, yet get her mad and take cover.
** Loopy, though her temper isn't as fiery.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The eponymous character is adorable, but also has the ability to [[HulkingOut turn into a giant moster when angered.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Rufus. He's a pink rodent that can ride in someone's cargo pant's pocket and an official member of Team Possible.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''. Peng the snow leopard cub is a NiceGuy who doesn't like fighting but he has TheGift on par with his uncle.
* Stitch from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' and specially in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''. He is a blue koala-like RidiculouslyCuteCritter that acts like a dog most of the time. He is also strong enough to stop a spaceship from taking off just by grabbing it.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. How many bunny rabbits do you know who can stare down the barrel of a shotgun and casually ask "What's up, Doc?"?
-->'''[[Film/WaynesWorld Garth]]:''' Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when [[AttractiveBentGender he put on a dress and played girl bunny]]?\\
'''Wayne:''' No.\\
(''cracks up laughing'')\\
'''Wayne:''' No!\\
'''Garth:''' Neither did I. I was just asking.
** Also, WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales is a cute, cheerful little mouse who is incredibly strong for his size.
** Even [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Tweety]], the sweet little canary has his moments, especially when he has to defend himself against Sylvester.
** And what about Hippety Hopper, the baby kangaroo? He's very cute and playful, but whenever Sylvester tries to take on the so-called "giant mouse", Hippety Hopper kicks his butt, all the while just having fun! If he can kick a grown cat's butt while just having fun, imagine what Hippety Hopper could do if he ''wasn't'' playing!
** The duckling in "A Corny Concerto", most likely a child version of WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck. An adorable little black feathered duck who blows a hawk out of the sky when it carries off the other ducklings.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Toki Wartooth is a rather dark take on this, overlapping with CuteAndPsycho. He's a [[MrFanservice handsome]] young [[FunnyForeigner Norwegian]] with an [[{{Moe}} adorably]] [[ManChild childlike]] personality and interests and a very {{Woobie}}ish backstory, who also plays guitar for the most brutal death metal band on the planet. He's also capable of [[BewareTheNiceOnes seriously messing up]] someone who wears past his usual cheerful demeanor.
* ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'':
** Badass Adorable-ness is more or less Mickey Mouse's main characterization; he's cheerful and upbeat, but he always manages to save the day in the end. In particular, he [[TookALevelInBadAss takes a level in badass]] in ''KingdomHearts'' and ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''. He is like that in the [[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse comics]], too, since the very start in 1930. Watch him fight crooks, pirates and the like with pistols, lead pipes(!) or just his fists. He might be a nice guy, but he's no sucker.
** His half-brother, WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, ain't such a pushover himself. Notwithstanding his role in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', stunts pulled in Oswald's shorts included beating up a [[BearsAreBadNews huge bear]] and [[FurIsClothing relieving it of its fur coat]] and grabbing a gun and pumping a live lion full of lead.
* Mike, Julie and Tennie have shades of this in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', but it's R.O.T.H. who fits the "adorable" part best. Although usually timid, he/it has shown to be capable ("badass") in a few episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'': Pulgita saves her brother The Flea from The Masked Toilet and She can beat everyone who came across her.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': The tiny wind-up toy robot Killgore. No one takes him seriously due to his size, but not only does he manage to capture TheHero, he also manages to rebuild a gigantic, world-destroying machine by himself.
** The main protagonist herself, Jenny. She has a multitude of weapons & powers which she uses to save her town and the Earth on a regular basis, but also has the personality of and physical resemblance to a bubbly teenage girl.
%%* A lot of the G1 ''MyLittlePony'' gang were cute and badass. Especially certain Ponies.
%%** Firefly.
%%** Gusty.
%%** Galaxy.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has loads of this to go around, what with how cute, tiny, multi-coloured ponies are living in a world full of monsters. It applies to practically all the main characters. Any badass who is a pony is automatically this. One presumes that it's inherent to Equestria's military (Consider a brightly-coloured Unicorn war hero).
** Fluttershy is normally a quiet, timid pegasus who is a FriendToAllLivingThings, but '''DO NOT''' hurt or otherwise threaten her friends. Accomplishments include staring down a cockatrice ''[[TakenForGranite as it was turning her to stone]]'', taming Cerberus, and glaring down a dragon hundreds of times her size.
** Rainbow Dash for [[LeeroyJenkins rushing in at every possible threat]], plus being the only pony who can fly fast enough to make a sonic boom. Worth noting that she ''kicked'' the above-mentioned dragon.
** Twilight Sparkle is the pony equivalent of [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Grey]], down to the huge power and even more powerful mentor. Can levitate massive weights, teleport, and ''reverse gravity''. All of which she foregoes when a hydra threatens her friends, and she decides to ''charge at it'' instead.
** Rarity, the most [[ProperLady prim and proper]] of the [[IncrediblyLamePun Mane]] [[FanNickname Cast]], has one reaction to a manticore charging at her: ''kick it in the face''. Despite acting delicate, she's demonstrated proficiency at martial arts more than a few times. Her manipulative cunning is also not to be underestimated.
** Applejack lacks the special powers of her pegasus and unicorn friends, [[BadassNormal but]] she can be relied on to handle a dangerous situation at least as well as any of the others. Her daily routine is kicking apple trees to dislodge the fruit; she can also kick small objects through the air hard enough to use as projectile weapons.
** [[LifeOfTheParty Pinkie Pie]] is usually a comic relief character who bounces along but in the big fight scene at the end of season 2, she started to harness her [[CloudCuckoolander weirdness]] (and Party Cannon) towards being CrazyAwesome. Do not, repeat, NOT break a Pinkie Promise. She will hunt you to the ends of Equestria, screaming with the VoiceOfTheLegion, to exact retribution.
** Princess Luna is {{Adorkable}}... [[PhysicalGod while accidentally stomping the ground hard enough to crack it and manipulating the weather with a thought to emphasize what she is saying.]] Then there's her '''[[NoIndoorVoice ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE!!!]]'''
** Taken to a whole new level by Princess Flurry Heart: a baby alicorn who is possibly [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter one of the cutest creatures ever conceived by the mind of man]]. One of the first things we see her do is send a giant laser beam through the roof by ''sneezing.''
** Starlight Glimmer. Both as a villain and reformed, she's able to match alicorn Twilight in magic and very likely one of the most powerful unicorns in Equestria. More emphasis on the "adorable" part after her HeelFaceTurn, where she adopts a new, unique manestyle and is overall a much happier, more pleasant pony with an {{Adorkable}} socially awkward personality.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Meap is an intergalactic cop who roams the universe busting people who do stuff they're not supposed to do. He's two feet tall, doe-eyed, pink, and all he can say without his translator is "Meap!" Meap's second appearance includes a look at his home planet, [[SugarBowl a society based on cuteness]]. This does ''not'' stop them from mobilizing for war. In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhL5EiK7_Kc tanks that skip]]''.
---> '''Mitch''': [[LampshadeHanging Okay, okay, I surrender! You can stop behaving in a way counter-intuitive to how you superficially appear!]]
** Perry the Platypus. As his theme song states, he's a ''semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal'' '''''of action'''''.
** Isabella has proven herself to be quite the ActionGirl at times. In "Meapless in Seattle", she ''uses her cuteness as a weapon'' to beat Mitch.
** The [[ScoutOut Fireside Girls]] as a whole. They look darling in their scout uniforms and one of their accomplishment patches is ''wrestling an alligator.''
** Phineas and Ferb. If they wanted, they could invent a KillSat or HumongousMecha in their free time. They built fifty foot tree house robots to have a rock'em sock'em robot battle with their teenage sister. They used the cumulative might of their inventions to stop an invasion of killbots from another dimension! They also built a space laser when the got the blueprints mixed up for their giant sundae maker. They just left the giant laser unattached before launching it into orbit.
* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'': Sean, Sydney, and Jet are innocent, young, and cute, but they take a level in badass in the show's movie: ''Back to Bortron 7''. They race towards Jet's parents' intergalactic travel writers meeting, and Sean actually does a perfect somersault over Jet's aunt.
** We also have Mindy, a 4 year old that in one episode, reveals that she takes ''jiu-jitsu'' lessons. Enough said.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'':
** Spinelli is one of the most triumphant examples in the series, as she's a small adorable nine-year-old girl with her hair in GirlishPigtails, yet she's the toughest kid in school.
** T.J. Detweiler. Short, chubby, wide-eyed, sweet, and adorable. He's also the leader of the gang, who's responsible for all of their awesome moments.
** NaiveNewcomer Gus Griswald, who is one of the cutest kids among the main six, being the {{Adorkable}} [[NiceGuy sweetheart]] of the gang. He can be a bit of a fraidy cat at times though when he stands up for what he believes in, he's extremely badass.
** [[MysteriousStranger El Diablo]], the best dodgeball player of his generation that one day mysteriously disappeared. When the Kindergartner Hector gets hit in the face by a dodgeball he returns to avenge him and leave as soon as he came. His name is [[spoiler: Gus Griswald]].
** Outside the main six, Miss Grotke is the kids' fourth grade teacher who is absolutely ''adorable'' and a martial arts expert.
* Colleen from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers''. She has no actual superpowers. You know those big concrete blocks that they have in parking lots to keep people from driving onto walkways or into the side of the building? She broke one of those like it was nothing, after a monster threw it at her. You know those 2 big, rabid-looking cano-mutants that used to act as Parvo's main goons? They run off in terror when she reminds them of the first time they met (she beat them up on top of a train). She also routinely beats the crap out of the doberman who has super strength and extra-sharp unbreakable claws. She also beat up a pack of werewolves, because they drooled on her and ruined her hairdo. She also turned into a large {{werewolf}} capable of piloting a helicopter.
%%* Rocko from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' can be a real asskicker when he gets mad.
* [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]] is a boy scout in a squirrel skin and flying goggles. An upstanding and beloved citizen of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota for his vast heroics with his pal Bullwinkle J. Moose. A member of the Lightfingers Five Minus Two ("Buried Treasure" story) even lampshades this:
-->He's rough on rats!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** Tommy Pickles. He's constantly standing up to [[SpoiledBrat Angelica]] and is the bravest baby in the show.
** CowardlyLion Chuckie's very adorable with his messy red hair, freckles, and glasses, and despite his shy nature he's had his share of badass moments as well. Like when he summons the courage to stop the wedding in the second movie. And he successfully (if a bit haphazardly) pilots Robo-Reptar with the help of the other babies. What follows is a great and crazy climax which culminates in his final fight with Jean-Claude (who is piloting Robo-Snail), and he beats him. Meek little Chuckie, who was still suffering from his mother's death, beats a fully grown man in a giant robotic snail, and makes it in time to halt the wedding.
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'', an AnimatedAdaptation of the British comic strip ''ComicStrip/RupertBear''. He's a young bear boy who goes on a lot of adventures and has even tangled with criminals, pirates, and all sorts of monsters.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales'', by 80's Saturday morning standards at any rate.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'' has Eric Needles, Trevor Troublemeyer, Vana Glama and Kitty Ko, who happen to be small, big-eyed, adorable-looking tweens who've defeated plenty of adult supervillains and saved Splitsboro by themselves on more than one occasion.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** Butters Scotch. Often overlaps with BadassUnintentional, as so many of his actions are done with the most innocent and childlike of intentions.
** Kenny McCormick. Has sacrificed himself to save his friends and the world on multiple occasions, and is an adorable 9 year old in an orange parka. Comes off cuter when you don't know what he's saying though.
%% ** Ike.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has the title character, Star Butterfly. She's a perky teenage princess with hearts on her cheeks who likes cute animals, pretty dresses... and beating up monsters. And this is ''before'' she inherits her mother's magic wand which, in the wrong hands, has the power to destroy the universe, and which tends to malfunction in hilariously dangerous ways when Star uses it for any purpose besides combat.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** Ahsoka Tano is a female Togruta that fits this trope. Considering she is around 14 in the first and second seasons, and a large number of her enemies are at least twice her size, not to mention her large eyes, voice, personality, general appearance, and small frame in comparison to the rest of the main characters make her very adorable, she can be cute yet badass in the course of the same episode.
** R2-D2, the BadassAdorable of the original trilogy, gets to show more of his badass attitude throughout the series in addition to being very cute.
** The younglings in the Young Jedi arc also count because they are younger, cute, and less sure of themselves but still jedi in training.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has the Crystal Gems, who are all adorable in one way or another, and fight to protect Earth. As of ''Sworn to the Sword'', we can also add Connie, who is a sweet, nerdy twelve-year-old human who - after some sword training with Pearl - proves capable of beating multiple Holo-Pearls in thick fog, and is given a sword the same size as herself [[spoiler:(the sword of Rose Quartz)]] for the revised opening credits.
** Steven himself is angling for this category by being a cute, bubbly little boy with SuperStrength and an ever-increasing grasp of his own gem abilities.
** Lapis Lazuli also counts, being a [[DoesNotLikeShoes barefoot]], ethereal-looking Gem who's scarcely taller than Steven and wears an outfit with a ribbon on it. She can manipulate and control ''the entire planet's ocean at once, even while injured.''
** Peridot is an Adorkable ActionSurvivor who managed to outpace pursuers behind enemy lines, jury-rig a wrecked space ship into a death trap, fix a communications tower that took three-gem fusions to destroy, and at one point kidnap Steven '''out of his own home''' with nothing but her wits and the technological prosthetics she came with. [[spoiler: And then she discovers her [[ExtraOreDinary metal powers]].]]
* Kit Cloudkicker of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', master of SkySurfing and HyperCompetentSidekick to Baloo.
* Starfire on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is a gorgeous, bubbly, incredibly sweet girl with odd speech mannerisms who loves to issue hugs to her friends and super-powered beat-downs to her enemies.
* [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 series]] has essentially all of the titular turtles due to the art style, designs, & CGI animation (especially Michelangelo).
** The show's incarnation of April O'Neal can also be this.
* All main 6 kids in ''TheAdventuresOfBlinkyBill'' become cute badasses after the Extraordinary Excursion in seasion 2. How they survived all that despite being kids. Just so badass.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Bamm-Bamm Rubble, the adopted son of Barney and Betty, could shake an entire house with his club even as a toddler. At times he even got Barney and Uncle Fred out of a pinch with his super strength.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Korra's EstablishingCharacterMoment take place with a DynamicEntry, where she [[DishingOutDirt Earthbends]] a wall [[ThereWasADoor across the room]], [[NoIndoorVoice loudly and proudly]] proclaims herself the Avatar''[[note]][[MemeticMutation And that you gotta DEAL with it!]][[/note]]'', and demonstrates by bending three elements at once. ''[[PintsizedPowerhouse She's four at that time.]]'' As a teenager, she's sturdily built, sweet-faced, energetic, and prone to occasionally pouting (read: still cute).
** Aang's three [[BlowYouAway airbending]] grandchildren, who are quite capable of taking on [[spoiler: an ''equalist invasion'' of Air Temple Island.]]
** Korra's pet polar bear-dog Naga is the most badass mothafucka in the franchise. Bitch-slaps the Lieutenant in mid-air off a cliff, rips open steel prison cells, and knocks down gigantic platinum mechs like dominoes. She's ''usually'' quite a friendly and affectionate mutt...
** Bolin is baby-faced, wide-eyed, [[{{Keet}} exuberant]], and generally {{adorkable}}. After establishing himself in Book 1 as an [[UnskilledButStrong entirely competent, if not too well-trained, earthbender]], he [[spoiler:pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment just in time to prevent [[ArchnemesisDad Asami's father]] from invoking the OffingTheOffspring trope]] in the finale. And from the season 3 finale onwards, [[spoiler:he can [[MagmaMan lavabend]].]]
** Zhu Li is a petite young woman who works as a beleaguered assistant to an egotistical boss. But she's also an excellent [[MiniMecha mecha-suit]] pilot, and, when given the opportunity, [[spoiler:she pretends to turn on her boss so that she can sabotage an evil dictator's war-machine from the inside]].
* Captain Barnacles Bear and Kwazii Cat of ''WesternAnimation/TheOctonauts'' qualify. Barnacles has SuperStrength and Kwazii has the agility of a cat (as you'd expect of a cat). And they are [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter both so cute]]!
* Mort from ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar.'' Mort is usually rather cute and pathetic, but he has been known to beat Skipper at arm-wrestling, uproot whole trees and smash things with them, and beat up gorillas (though the last one was a result of one of Kowalski's experiments accidentally making him extremely large and muscular). Private may also qualify. Despite being very "cute and cuddly" he's been shown to be an excellent fighter, able to fend of Skipper's attacks while training blindfolded in one episode. And all without breaking a sweat.
** In general, all the penguins invoke this trope to keep up their [[SecretIdentity identity as zoo animals.]] Private is just more adorable than the others.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** The Powerpuff Girls are described on their own page as "Cute {{Flying Brick}}s".
** Specifically [[TheKirk Bubbles]] who is far and away the most adorable of all of them. Only one time does she ever truly get angry. After [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] she becomes more than a match for both sisters, easily beating them up by herself.
** [[TheSmartGuy Blossom]] and [[TheBigGuy Buttercup]] take it to the CuteBruiser category.
* Maggie on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. [[spoiler:She shot Mr. Burns.]] Also, when the whole town failed to confront the mobsters who were threatening to murder Homer Simpson, Maggie shot all of them from her bedroom when they arrived at the house. Homer didn't see her do it, but when he heard those gunshots and saw those mobsters fall to the ground, he said "I must have a guardian angel with a rifle." The irony is, this approach might have put her into some sort of EnfanteTerrible AntiHero category if not for how obvious it was that [[PayEvilUntoEvil her targets deserved it]].
** In the movie she [[spoiler: stoved [[BigBad Russ Cargill's]] head in with a [[PintSizedPowerhouse rock as big as she was]], right when he was about to shoot Homer at point-blank range with a shotgun]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'':
** The CuteKitten TricksterTwins the Thunderkittens can outwit giant trolls by dosing themselves with a fruit that induces CaffeineBulletTime and leading them straight into carefully laid tripwire.
** The {{Lilliputian|s}} PlantPerson Emrick is a swordsman who counts a bird many times his size as his lifelong nemesis. The bird is as tall as a human, while Emrick would fit in one's hand.
** The Drifter is an ever-smiling RascallyRabbit who dances circles around highly-skilled (and highly agitated) swordsmen, all without much in the way of weapons himself.
* From ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'', we have Clare the deadliest assassin in the solar system. She looks seven (Gibbs assures Jodi she's really 24) and acts the same with a love of all things cute, especially bugs and frogs. [[AxCrazy Unless she's killing someone.]]
* There was a ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon where Jerry got a bulldog about his size. Tom made the mistake of picking up said dog, tossing it up and down like a ball and giving an "Ah, how cute!" chuckle.
%%* From ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'':
%%** Sam
%%** Clover
%%** Alex
* From ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** Professor Princess. A tech genius on a quest to rid the world of violent {{toys}} by blowing them up with her toy-themed weaponry. Her mount is a flying robot horse named Powdered Sugar. She has a doctorate. Professor Penny Princess is her ''real name''.
** Sari rolls with the Autobots and was actually a useful human sidekick (though she probably considered them ''her'' sidekicks). Highlights include saving Bumblebee and Prowl from space barnacle infestation and tormenting the Constructicons when they crashed the Autobots' hideout until they left. Goes double after "Transwarped."
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
** Bumblebee carries this role, carrying over his characterization from the live-action films. He is bright yellow and partners with Raf, the youngest of the human companions; but easily plows through waves of Decepticons, being second only to Optimus Prime in body count. Even more so when in the third season finale [[spoiler: he stabs Megatron through the Spark(!)]]
*** [[spoiler:[[BadAssBoast "You took my voice. You will never rob anyone, of anything, ever again"]]]].
** Raf. He smashed a cute but deadly Scraplet to pieces when it threatened Bumblebee.
%% ** [[ActionGirl Arcee]].
%%* The Trollz in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}''
%%** Amethyst.
%%** Topaz.
%%** Sapphire.
* Kitty Katswell from ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy''. She is one of her agency's top spies and has ''mastered'' every martial art on Earth. It helps that she's a cute cat and voiced by Creator/{{Grey DeLisle}}.
* The Creator/VanBeurenStudios cartoons had some instances of these:
** Their main mascot, Cubby Bear, is adorable looking, and as we see in shorts like "Goode Knight", he can kick butt if he needs too.
** When one of their brothers is threatened, the other two kittens in "Rough on Rats" give the evil rat one heck of a beatdown during the climax!
** WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat retains this trait in the handful of his shorts produced by the studio. He even sword fights the villain of "The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg"!
* The ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' all six of them are cute girls who are superpowerful, and kick major ass.
* Omi from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is a small, yellow kid with BlackBeadEyes who kicks ass on a daily basis and is initially more experienced than the other monks. Particularly in the episode "Sizing-up Omi", where he shrank down to an incredibly small size (and that's saying a lot) and had a voice higher than usual, yet he was able to win a showdown against ''a giant cyclops''. Even when he was turned into a CuteKitten he could kick ass.