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Here's the formula: Take an attractive girl or woman and make her more approachable by adding in some [[TheKlutz klutziness]].

Like many other klutz characters, a Cute Clumsy Girl's clumsiness rarely does ''her'' serious harm, but can often set off [[DisasterDominoes Rube Goldberg-like chain reactions of disasters]]. She's never seriously injured, though, and she always pops back up with a good-natured, but rueful, smile. It is almost inevitable that at some point her clumsiness will result in a CrashIntoHello.

Occasionally, the klutziness pseudo-flaw is used for a male character, but only rarely, as it is not seen as quite as endearing in males. A clumsy male character will more often be used for straight-up {{Slapstick}} (and usually ''will'' get hurt), perhaps because of a DoubleStandard relating to AmusingInjuries.

See also: TheKlutz (the supertrope) and the fanspeak page {{Dojikko}} (for an examination of this character in anime-specific subculture). If the klutziness tends to [[AchievementsInIgnorance take care of her enemies without her even realizing it]], she is also TheFool.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
%%* Mihoshi in ''TenchiMuyo''.
%%* Kaho in ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess''.
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'': Minako Aino/Sailor Venus and Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. Minako's cluminess zigzags depending on the situation, as she's perfectly able to take part in sports but outside of that (and being a superhero) is incredibly clumsy.
* Wagashino Azuki from ''Sweet Ninja Girl Azuki'', so much so that "I'm so sorry Master Sanae!" might well be her CatchPhrase. Combines this with GenkiGirl traits, with disastrous(ly comical) results.
%%* Similarly, Mutsumi Otohime of ''LoveHina''.
%%* Taeko from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''.
%%* Nodame of ''NodameCantabile''.
* Tashigi from ''Manga/OnePiece''. A slight subversion in that she's extremely capable in battle, but an infamous klutz in pretty much any other situation.
* Tessa from ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. At times it's hard to believe a girl who can't even keep her balance while ''walking'' is [[TeenGenius the captain of the world's most advanced submarine.]]
%%* Lucia from ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''.
%%* Ayu from ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''.
* Misuzu from ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}''; the reason we can tell her [[{{reincarnation}} past life]] the first time we see her is by her CrashIntoHello introduction.
* Continuing the KeyVisualArts examples, ''LittleBusters'' has Komari, a major recipient of the SlapstickKnowsNoGender rule.
* ME-Tan, AnthropomorphicPersonification of the Windows ME operating system from the "OS-Tan" Internet meme, has a tendency to crash a lot. Just like the operating system.
* Matsuri from ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''. Lampshaded in an episode which summarizes her average day, showing that she can barely get through a day of school without constant help from Ana. After hearing the summary, Miu comments "That's the usual!? [[ThisIsReality This isn't a manga for crying out loud!]] Do you really think Matsuri will be able to function in the real world!?"
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'':
** {{Deconstructed|Trope}} messily by Kisaragi. Unfortunately, despite being one of the few characters with any significant dialogue in the first episode, she gets her head ripped off ten minutes in.
** Nana also counts. It's justified since [[spoiler:all her limbs were sliced off by Lucy, and she has to use artificial limbs controlled by her vectors. In fact, they constantly become detached due to her clumsiness]].
%%* One of Doremi's (''OjamajoDoremi'') classmates gives her the nickname Dojimi.
%% * Kimura's [[strike:wife]] [[MemeticMutation waifu]] from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* Male example: [[http://bleachflame.com/content/media/files/m14.jpg Hanatarô Yamada]] in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Also, sometimes Orihime Inoue - she even provides one of the examples listed (banging head into male lead's head)... heck, in the anime her first appearance is when she [[CrashIntoHello bumps into him and falls down]].
* Miyuki in ''Anime/LuckyStar'', which is considered by Konata as her {{moe}} point. Also {{deconstructed}} by Konata: Kagami asks her if she acts out this trope at her job at a cosplay cafe, like dropping her drinks (complete with [[http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6349/kagami2vk6.gif demonstration]]), but Konata dismisses it as something cute in fiction but just annoying in real life.
* The title character of ''{{Karin}}'' has so much trouble when excited that she might as well be wearing stilts on roller skates.
* Priscilla from ''{{Claymore}}'' was introduced as one of these, first seen falling on her face, then babbling apologies for being held up by some [[OurDemonsAreDifferent youma]] in joining the hunt team she was assigned to. Shortly afterwards we (and her aggravated colleagues) look around the corner to see [[BadAss how many youma she just plowed through]].
* Haruko Akagi in ''SlamDunk''. A more-or-less recurring running gag is to have Haruko tripping over her own feet and falling to the ground when she attempts to play seriously. She's GenreSavvy enough to prefer cheering and helping the others out rather than playing, since her clumsiness would hinder her efforts at playing in her school's team.
** The lead Hanamichi Sakuragi is actually a ''male'' example in the beginning. As he learns more about basketball he loses some of the klutziness. Not ''all'' of them.
* Tokino Akiyama in the ''{{Genshiken}}'' spinoff ''KujibikiUnbalance''. As demonstrated in the swimming contest.
** Though she ''might'' have been faking on that one- she was supposed to stall for time so that the aliens would have to use the bathroom.
* The eponymous ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. A ballet student who's actually a ''duck'' in diguise, Ahiru is constantly falling out of bed, messing up her ballet moves, and crashing into the other characters. Her walk is described as looking like a duck's waddle on at least one occasion.
* Chiri from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKlZTBe-NT0 tries to do this in one episode]] (which is the exact opposite of how she normally acts) because she thinks they get more love. This naturally ends in disaster.
* Toujo Aya and Mukai Kozue of ''IchigoOneHundredPercent'' definitely fall into this, although Aya starts out as HollywoodHomely.
* Minawa from ''{{Mahoromatic}}'' has never met an object she can't ''repeatedly'' trip over. This accounts for most of the apologies she spends all her time making. On the bright side, she's [[RobotGirl very unlikely to hurt herself]].
* Azmaria Hendrich in ''ChronoCrusade''.
--> "Ack! I tripped!" "On what?!"
* Rio Takeuchi in ''{{Spiral}}'' is a subversion. She acts cute and harmless, even pathetic. She kills a man by tripping in front of him, and then stabbing him when he helps her up. This man was previously established as cautious and intelligent, but having already formed an opinion of her as a meek and unlucky girl, he drops his guard, and she murders him right in the middle of a school.
* Male example: Eisuke Hondou from ''DetectiveConan'' A [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] is hung on this when one of the characters comments that he would be very cute if he were a girl. [[spoiler: OTOH, while he ''is'' clumsy... some of his clumsiest moments are more like ObfuscatingStupidity.]]
** A case '''not''' PlayedForLaughs is Hikaru Yasumoto, the housekeeper for the Araide family. Her boss treats her ''very'' harshly for commiting blunders in her housework, [[spoiler: and flipping the lights on at the worst moment possible actually makes her the UnwittingPawn in said boss's ''murder''. Good thing that the SympatheticMurderer, Conan and Megure decide to keep her {{locked out of the loop}} in these regards..]]
* Sayo in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', who somehow manages to trip over her own feet despite being a ghost that ''doesn't have feet''. Justified when she gets a body though: Having feet for the first time in decades can do that to you.
** Nodoka also noted that she "falls over a lot" as a justification for carrying some first aid. One of the first things she does in the series is fall off of a staircase while carrying a massive stack of books.
* Sakuno Ryuzaki in the ''PrinceOfTennis'' anime. In the manga, [[YamatoNadeshiko not as much.]]
** A male example is Satoshi Horio, Ryoma's classmate and friend who claims to have two years of prior tennis experience, but fails when he's gotta show it off.
* Amelia Will Tesla Sailunne from ''{{Slayers}}'' frequently has her attempts at dramatic entrances foiled because of this.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Suzuka's]] personal [[{{Meido}} maid]] Farin from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. The only scene that centered on her involved her spinning herself to dizziness from a cat and [[WeaselMascot Yuuno]] running around her, with Nanoha and Suzuka barely saving the tray she's carrying. Cue loud "Gomen nasaaai!" and Shinobu and Noel commenting on how she's done it again.
** In the [[FanWebComics 4komas]], [[CoolBigSis Ginga]]. A ''big'' one. To the point that when [[spoiler:she's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] by the bad guys]], the heroes recognize her because of the [[BananaPeel thing on her path]]...
* Athena from ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'', to the point where one starts to wonder how she keeps herself and her customers from serious injury while steering a gondola. Except that she's revealed to be actually capable of not being clumsy, but normally doesn't do it because it's tiring.
* Saya "Sae" Sawanoguchi from ''MagicUsersClub,'' as the quote on the {{Dojikko}} page states, once resolves to stop tripping when there's nothing to trip over, to stop running into walls, and to not collide with other people. Naturally, she does all three in short order.
* If Mikuru Asahina from the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' {{Light Novel}}s doesn't do this herself, Haruhi actually goes out of her way to ''make'' her drop the tea...
** She's actually a subversion in that while she has all the stereotypical personality traits fitting the trope, and isn't exactly athletic, she isn't least bit clumsy in ''normal'', everyday activities. Haruhi, who wants to follow tropes at all costs, berates her for ''forgetting'' to drop the tea tray every now and then.
* Mayu of ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun'' has this to such an extent that she's described as a natural weapon, devastating an entire island of armed men. "Waugh! Gomenasai!"
* Momiji from ''BlueSeed'' often [[PantyShot shows her panties]] by tripping over everything.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'': Dawn's Piplup is a {{mons}} version of this. When he tries to stretch himself up in ego, he falls over.
** And from Best Wishes, we have Bianca. She ([[RunningGag Without fail]]) [[CrashIntoHello crashes into Ash]] every time they meet up. She fumbles with her bag whenever she tries to take something out. She even spends an entire tournament arc chasing after a Pokemon that can transform into people. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Failing, of course.]]
* Masaki from ''IceRevolution''; especially sad in that she's a fairly skilled martial artist who wants to be a ''figure skater''.
%% * Tomoko in ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'' is another example.
* Chise in ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' both falls into and inverts this trope. Normally she's rather klutzy, but in her [[PersonofMassDestruction Ultimate Weapon]] mode she is [[LadyOfWar incredibly, horrifically graceful and efficient]].
** In the OVA she's seen stumbling cutely in the battlefield to the confusion of the American soldiers who try to determine if she's a threat or not. Then she vaporizes everything in a mile radius.
* Hinata Hyuuga of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fits the bill when around her crush; otherwise, she seems to be fairly competent, although typically pretty ShrinkingViolet.
* That is the first opinion Ritsu gave to Yui in ''Manga/KOn''.
* Miyako from ''SasamekiKoto''. Though her appearance hides a somewhat manipulative personality.
%% * Saki from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''.
** Izumi seems to have this as part of her personality as well.
* Satsuki Miyanoshita from ''GhostStories'' shows of her panties to the same boy once each in the first two episodes. One with a thoughtless fall in a new room of her new house, once when tripping on a can purposefully put in her place.
* Male example in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. Dino, when he isn't around his subordinates, is a complete klutz, taking this trope to the extreme.
* In ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura's mother Nadeshiko is revealed to be this. In the flashback to her and Sonomi's teen years, she: tripped on her own feet while going to school, crashed into a tree while skiing, bumped on the high jump implements and fell to the ground in front of her whole class, and fell off a tree while trying to return a birdie to its nest. [[MeetCute Bonus on the last one]] for [[CrashIntoHello falling on top of a]] HotTeacher named Fujitaka Kinomoto, whom she'd marry after graduation.
%% * Kamyu in ''{{Utawarerumono}}''.
* Lettuce from ''TokyoMewMew'' has never met a plate she hasn't dropped.
* Kisaragi of ''GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'', like, being "it" in a game of tag for ''157'' minutes.
* ''Manga/AsuNoYoichi'':
** Tsubame Tsubasa. Whose clumsiness is actually caused by the conflict between the lifestyle she is ''supposed'' to practice (being a top-class ninja) and the lifestyle which she ''wants'' to practice ([[IJustWantToBeNormal being a normal schoolgirl]]). But she becomes a top-class fighter when she's stripped.
** Kagome. It's hinted at in the anime, but better stated in the manga, that this is (also) why she sits out of PE classes and why she doesn't practice martial arts like her eldest sister.
%% * Sanae Shikikigami of ''{{Ladies Versus Butlers}}'' 'nuff said.
* P-ko of ''ArakawaUnderTheBridge'' first appearance was stepping on her banana peel trap causing a chain reaction of banana peels then, smashing her face-first into a wall.
* Hotaru of ''GirlsSaurus'' [[WalkingDisasterArea takes this up to 11]].
%% * Natsu in ''Manga/BabySteps''.
* Taiga Aisaka of ''LightNovel/{{ToraDora}}''. as a matter of fact in the beginning of the series she attempts to give her LoveInterest a letter...and forgets to put it into the envelope! Throughout the series several comments are made about how she also seems "clumsy in love". However unlike most examples she seems to be much more serious and her clumsiness isn't played up for FanService.
* This is the defining trait of Akira Miyata from PaniPoniDash.
* Mey-rin, Ceil's maid from ''Manga/BlackButler'' is a classic example of this. [[spoiler: Unless she's in ColdSniper mode]]
* Miranda Lotto from ''Manga/DGrayMan'', despite being [[ChristmasCake older than most examples]], fits the bill nicely once BeautifulAllAlong kicks in.
* ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' has Ureshiko. Even if she's quite a lot older than your standard MagicalGirl heroine, she never grew out of her clumsiness.
* Tear from the recent chapters of [[ToLoveru To Love-ru Darkness]] definitely qualifies, despite being older than the average girl here.
* Misaki from ''HanaNoMizoShiru'' is a male example. He knocks things over, drops things and runs into people at the train station frequently. Naturally Arikawa, his [[BoysLove love interest]], finds it cute.
* Miyabi from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'', a handmaiden to Kadowaki who's not exactly good at her job.
%% * Misora Toyoguchi from ''Manga/CrossManage''.
* Haruka in ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This trait has been implied in the OP, having her tripped over herself twice; but she officially admitted that in episode 5, in which she trips over ''nothing at all'' at an important moment.
* ''MutekiKanbanMusume'': BurgerFool Miki stages a EngineeredPublicConfession denouncing that TheRival TheFakeCutie Megumi served Miki her coffee with salt instead of sugar, so Megumi’s clients can realize she is really a BitchInSheepsClothing. Megumi apologizes and invokes being a {{Dojikko}}. Megumi’s clients forgive her and think she is even more adorable.
* Mirai in ''LightNovel/KyoukaiNoKanata''. A really odd example, because she's also an extremely agile swordfighter; she can catapult herself down hallways and execute precise leaps and attack maneuvers, [[RuleOfFunny moments before tripping over a mop and getting her head stuck in a bucket.]]
* Hiyariko from ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}''. She trips on random items left out (some normal, like a banana peel or a skateboard, other times random, like a dumbbell), which messes with her science experiments, making her drop her potion spray bottles and causing them to go off and spray an unfortunate ghost. In fact, her introduction has her accidentally tripping down a flight of stairs.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.
** Anna from Disney/{{Frozen}}. She's Ranpunzel but somehow TurnedUpToEleven.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The main character of ''PureLuck'' personifies this trope.
* Francis Veber's comedy ''La Chèvre'' uses both male and female versions of this. The female version who fits the description very well has been kidnapped, and a male character who combines clumsiness with AndYouThoughtItWasAGame behavior is used to help find her, on the assumption that he will exhibit the same behaviors/take the same route as she did.
* Creator/JessicaAlba's character in ''Film/GoodLuckChuck'' could be seen as a deconstruction as she is mentioned to have broken multiple bones, stating she has been seriously injured because of this in the past.
* ''Literature/BridgetJones'' is made of this trope.
* In ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'', Raquel Welch's character Constance Bonacieux, d'Artagnan's sweetheart. If it could be tripped over, knocked over, or dropped, Constance would do it. At one point, d'Artagnan hears the crash of a large potted plant falling off a balcony, looks and sees a lady standing on the balcony, and says with satisfaction, "That ''has'' to be Constance." It is.
* Julianne Moore in ''Film/{{Evolution}}'' perpetually trips over things, walks into walls, etc., to the point that one wonders how she's survived as long as she has.
* Female leads in romantic comedies are guaranteed to either trip in their high heels or some similarly "cute" pratfall at least once.
* A (young, timid) male example: Danny in ''LocalHero'' is endearingly clumsy.
* RachelWeisz as Evy in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''. In her first scene, she accidently [[BookshelfDominoes destroys an entire library]].
* AmyAdams in ''LeapYear''. Amongst many other disasters she manages to demolish a (admittedly slightly shabby) hotel room while simply trying to plug in her Blackberry.
* Prudence Perkins in the Western spoof ''SupportYourLocalSheriff'', although she mitigates it somewhat by being an expert shot with a rifle.
* Mia in ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries''. Anne Hathaway was reportedly given the role after she slipped and fell off the chair during her audition. Funnily enough the part of the movie where Mia slips and falls off the bleachers was not scripted but was left in there because the director felt it was funny and still fit the character.
* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Scarecrow is incredibly clumsy, yet adorable too. Perhaps that's why Dorothy missed him the most-he was such a funny clumsy man.
* Another male example with Clark Kent, who's the epitome of an endearing klutz in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' and its sequels.
* Grace, of ''Film/BloodSuckingPharaohsInPittsburgh'', at least while on roller-skates.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' book ''Q-In-Law'' had a subplot which concerned Wesley (in a very animé-reminiscent plot) receiving an alien servant girl who wasted no time in proclaiming her eternal love and devotion to him. Unfortunately, she turned out to be so clumsy she caused Wesley serious physical harm on a number of occasions.
* Bella Swan of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' seems to have an uncanny ability to lose her balance to the point that she's able to [[spoiler:pass off the wounds from a vampire attack by [[CutHimselfShaving claiming to have fallen down two flights of stairs and through a window]]]] without anyone getting suspicious. It got to a point where her father didn't even mind when she comes home with bandages after getting attacked by Jasper in ''New Moon''.
* Geraden from Stephen Donaldson's Mordant's Need is a male example; one incident among many is falling into a pigswallow in his eagerness to meet the king, and so appearing before his monarch dripping dirty water and rotten vegetables.
* Tonks from ''LIterature/HarryPotter''. The first thing she does in the series is smash a plate. Amazingly, this woman is somehow a world class dark wizard hunter.
** Although she herself said that her clumsiness almost made her fail some Auror class, and that she only passed by acing [[VoluntaryShapeshifter others]].
* The Scarecrow from ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''' is very clumsy and often walks straight into potholes, but luckily he doesn't feel anything and instead laughs with the others or Dorothy at his own clumsiness or mishaps.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Occasionally used in ''{{BuffyTheVampireSlayer}}'', especially when Buffy is around Riley. See, for instance, the MeetCute when she dumps a pile of textbooks on his head, or the scene wherre he watches her struggle through a lunch line, accidentally breaking the soft serve machine.
* Kelly in ''{{HawthoRNe}}'' has at least some of these traits, being a very nervous young nurse who lacks confidence and {{apologizes a lot}}.
* On ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'', JD's girlfriend Julie was this in spades. In attempting a slow motion romantic run across the field to hug each other, she managed to miss him and clothesline him with her arm as she tripped and did a full flip before coming down on top of him. Whenever she pulls something like this, the other characters usually shake their heads and comment that "she is not graceful."
** Elliot had her moments as well.
* Chrissy on ''ThreesCompany''.
** After Suzanne Somers, who played Chrissy, left the show over a salary dispute, they brought in Chrissy's cousin Cindy who was even more clumsy, with Jack being the one injured whenever she was around.
* Ensign Sonia Gomez on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' may have ended up this way had she become the recurring character she was intended to, based on her introduction, wherein she spilled hot chocolate on Captain Picard.
* In ''Series/{{Sign}}'', a KoreanDrama, Dr Go Da Kyung knocks over an entire bookshelf in Dr Yoon Ji Hoon's office and ends up pinned underneath it.
* Grace during the first season of ''Series/StudentBodies''.
* Former ''[[ThePriceIsRight Price Is Right]]'' model Holly Halstrom, back in the Bob Barker days. To be fair, all of the Barker's Beauties occasionally had trouble with the various props and set pieces, but Holly seemed to have the most trouble, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fG-s0owTPU here]].
** Current model Rachel Reynolds is getting a bit of that reputation: She crashed a prize car into a stage door, for starters.
* Despite what she is later revealed to be, Agent Lee on ''{{NCIS}}'' qualifies.
* Susan in ''DesperateHousewives'' is the embodiment of this trope. She can't walk five feet without tripping and setting something on fire.
* Nova the fairy and her real-world incarnation as Sister Astrid in ''Series/OnceUponATime''
* Hanaori Kotoha/Shinken Yellow of ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''.
* Zooey Deschanel's character in ''NewGirl''.
* Princess Elena in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. The first thing she does on meeting Prince Arthur is fall flat on her face.
* RareMaleExample: Title character {{Chuck}} Bartowski in the first two seasons tends to be rather clumsy when attempting spy work in the field, [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he has no formal training and is just incredibly GenreSavvy and [[IndyPloy often making it up as he goes]]. Even after TakingALevelInBadass he can still be this. Like accidentally shooting down Casey's helicopter with ''his own'' [[{{BFG}} Desert Eagle]]!
* Jo Grant in ''Series/DoctorWho''. There was a bit of RealLifeWritesThePlot here; the actress Katy Manning is quite short-sighted, and didn't wear her glasses in the role.
* The GirlOfTheWeek in the ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "Sliding Frasiers", who had a MeetCute tripping him up. "Her name is Monica, she's a commercial artist, she's cute as a button, and she's a danger to herself and others." At one point he phones her and jokingly asks if she's injured anyone since they last spoke. She has.
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* RareMaleExample: The mustachioed boyfriend in Juice Newton's video for "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" takes this past cute and into painful territory, as every time he tries to be gallant, he ends up hurting ''Juice'' due to his clumsiness. She's in traction by the end of the song.
* The main character of the music video to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDnfCuakV64&ob=av2e Happily Ever After]]'' by ''He Is We''. She manages to injure three potential boyfriends and gives up and orders a self help book before she finds true love in a man who is [[BirdsOfAFeather just as klutzy as she]].
* In the long-form DavidBowie video ''Jazzin' for Blue Jean'', his protagonist Vic is a male example -- in the opening scene he bumps his nose and slides down his ladder after moving it out of the way of his dream girl, and later he loses control of his hair dryer.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Haruka Amami from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''.
* The DS ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games feature the "Student Witch", whose main attack is to take to the air on her broomstick, then fall on you when you walk under her. They're almost too cute to kill, and indeed the game doesn't let you: Defeating them causes them to turn into cats and run away (though some of them are kind enough to leave their souls).
** Special Mention must go to Charlotte from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin''. While her skirt obviously flies up at the slightest provocation (jumping down, ducking and standing up, etc.) an especially funny joke is with the [[{{Meido}} Persephone]] armed with her vacuum. She'll blow air under her skirt causing her to hold it down for a second. Especially funnier in the Japanese dub, since "Nani?!" is inherently funnier than "What?!". To be fair, it's much more played for laughs than to titillate (In the ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Sorrow]]'' duology, you can pull the same trick on Persephones and Student Witches with your own vacuum).
** Also, whenever Charlotte falls from a high place, gets knocked down, or gets hit in mid-air, she lands on her little bottom instead of on her feet. She does land a little bit more gracefully than the student witch though.
* Meru from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' has a victory pose where she proudly thrusts her hammer skyward, then falls over. She then sits up and rubs the back of her head in embarrassment.
* Isabelle, the {{Adorkable}} mayor's secretary from ''[[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Animal Crossing: New Leaf]]'' is this to the point where she even forgets her own boss' ''name'' at the beginning of the game.
* Viki from the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series. Her clumsiness manifests in her tendency to sneeze herself through time and space. At the end of each game, she accidently teleports herself from the victory banquet into the next game, despite each game being set many years apart, and not in chronological order. As a result, Viki has served in at least five wars non-stop. Six if you count the time there was two of her in ''SuikodenIII''.
* Carol from ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 5}}''. Her regular attack consists of her shooting a rocket launcher bigger than she is, then falling on her butt. She also tends to trip and fall when confronted with [[DoesNotLikeMen boys]] and is in general adorable.
* Colette from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. She always trips when needed (breaking things, stealing, ect.), despite having ''wings''. To a lesser extent with Sheena (she even known as "Clumsy Assassin." before joining the party).
** Colette eventually even turns her clumsiness into an attack, which involves falling on the enemy. ''[[VideoGameStealing And stealing from them.]]''
* Linu in NeverwinterNights, played up for extreme comedy.
** To give you some idea of this, when you first meet Linu, you can ask how she stained her clothes. She replies by telling you how she accidentally spilled several drinks, knocked over several people, and unwittingly instigated a barroom brawl. Afterwards, she apparently stained her clothes while trying to help clean up. If you ask her why she didn't just say so, she replies "I didn't want you to think I was clumsy."
* Merrill in VideoGame/DragonAgeII. While her awkwardness is certainly adorable, it contrasts sharply with her status as BlackMagicianGirl.
* Selphie from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
* Yuffie from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
* Rikku from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. Its a plot point in a sidequest in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 X-2]]''.
* Lolo from ''{{Klonoa}} 2: Lunatea's Veil''. Resolves to be more careful in holding on to the Elements and wastes no time in proving her point by ''dropping one''. And she falls on her face in just about every other cutscene, including her variant of the title screen intro.
* Mignon from ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters: Maximum Impact''; her introduction in both games is to run into the arena... and trip on the door. When she uses her super moves, they typically throw her back several feet.
* Even ''KatamariDamacy'' invokes this with Royal Cousin Honey; the King describes her with "She's very clumsy, but We think that's what makes her so cute!"
* Shurelia from ''ArTonelico'' starts off as a somewhat cold [[LadyofWar Lady of War]], but after you actually get her into your party and put her into a costume other than the Linker suit, it becomes apparent that she's incredibly clumsy. She will actually fall over after casting spells, and gets lost repeatedly in the course of the game. In spite of all of this, she's probably the smartest character in the game.
* ''MegaManPoweredUp'' for PSP makes [[{{Meido}} Roll]] look like this -- whenever she teleports into a stage, she's a couple of feet off the ground and lands on her rump. (It's cute the first few times.) The question here is who's actually operating the teleporter.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' gives us Aimy from Litorud, who tends to start each morning by falling down the stairs at the inn where she works. This actually ties into the plot, as it turns out [[spoiler: the reason she falls down the stairs every morning is becase [[GroundhogDayLoop it's the same morning]].]]
* One stage in ''[[SuperDeformed SD]] {{Splatterhouse}}: Naughty Graffiti'' for the {{Famicom}} featured [[RobotGirl robot]] [[{{Meido}} maids]] who attack by tripping and spilling hot tea on you.
* Pamela Ibis of the ''AtelierIris'' and ''ManaKhemia'' was apparently one of these until she died and became a CuteGhostGirl. According to ''Atelier Iris 3'', she died because she fell off a stool while trying to get some cooking implements out of a cupboard and landed on her head.
* Bianca in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. This also applies to her anime counterpart.
* [[Creator/CompileHeart Com]][[AnthropomorphicPersonification pa]] in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2'', who has attacks consisting mostly of flailing in the enemy's general direction, and a victory pose that involves falling flat on her butt. One of her starting accessories is a bandage, described as a generic band-aid kept in plentiful supply at the hospital Compa interns at... mostly for her.
* Sakura Shinguuji and [[CountryMouse Gemini Sunrise]] from ''SakuraTaisen'', but they're not nearly as bad as Erica Fontaine from the third and fourth games. In the DS installment, Erica can actually trip while your party's walking around and lose HP (which doesn't stay cute for long).
* Sumia from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Miriel]] actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the use of this trope ("Displays of helplessness serve to attract mates of a protective predisposition") during a conversation in the [[BeachEpisode Summer Scramble]] {{DLC}} Chapter.
** Her daughter [[spoiler: from the future]] Cynthia seems to have inherited this trait as well.
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Adrian Andrews, though it's shown primarily in the third game (her second appearance).
** Maggey Byrde. She fell from the 9th floor of a building as a baby, got hit by all sort of vehicles, got sick from all sorts of food, failed every test she has ever taken, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking lost every game of tic-tac-toe she's ever played]], was framed for murder three times (one of which was a mistrial)... She was even nicknamed Goddess of Misfortune as a child, and Lady Luckless by the time she reached college.
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'''s Athena Cykes in her EstablishingCharacterMoment in Case 5-1 shows off her advanced tech, proudly marches up the courtroom stairs, then trips and tumbles down to the bottom.
* ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'''s Yoriko is rather ditzy and bad at the housework she insists on doing. Though in a subversion, once she learns how she's actually not very clumsy at all and rather good at cooking.
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'''s Yuuko, with bonus points for being a {{meganekko}} librarian. When you meet her, she'd dropped a book under the table, then dropped her pencil while looking for it, and then hit her head on the table when she heard you coming in. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to much affect her side job as a waitress.
* Chigara Ashada from VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}.
* Mikan Tsumiki from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', who tends to end up in [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl rather embarrassing poses]] as a result of her clumsiness. [[spoiler:It's implied that she exaggerates some of her clumsiness, since years of being bullied have convinced her that the only way to get attention is to humiliate herself in front of people.]]
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* Kimiko from ''{{Megatokyo}}'', usually limited to her coffee pots at the Anna Miller's.
* Deconstructed by Steve's new love interest Cosette in ''QuestionableContent'', who at one point had a black eye and crutches.
* Yeon from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. Being a black haired beauty and having bare shoulders makes her more of a hot clumsy girl. Literally, since she often enough accidentally burns her teammates so hard that they fall out of the current test. But that's just part of her character. Which got, despite appearing only in three chapters so far got her to be one of the most popular characters of the series.
* ''Webcomic/{{Karin-dou 4koma}}'' dedicates a page to this aspect of Meguru. When she does laundry, she fills the room with suds. When she vacuums, she breaks sliding doors. She burns everything she cooks [[OneNoteCook except for karaage]]--but the karaage always turns out in massive quantities for some reason. But she is still cute.
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'''s Lucy Ashmore has her moments, such as spilling school supplies all over the place when opening her pencil case, or accidentally pouring water on someone's leg. However, this is more out of [[ShrinkingViolet nervousness]], due to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer being picked on]].
* The former half of ''Webcomic/AliceAndKev'' was [[VideoGame/TheSims simulated]] with the "clumsy" and "unlucky" traits. The first time she was invited into someone else's house, she broke everything he owned.
* The ever GenreSavvy Mac of ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' at one point even acknowledges that she hasn't had her "daily pratfall" and worries when it will happen. This is, presumably, one way to cause her to appear less threatening, considering her status as a half-demon with super-strength and the ability to conjure fire essentially at will.
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* Amy Wong from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
* June and Loopy of ''KaBlam'', as an entire episode was about Loopy's clumsyness and June can be shown a bit clumsy herself.
* Jeanette from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''.
* Bridgette from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' is the cute surfer GranolaGirl of the team, who seems to only be coordinated in the water. She's messed up several challenges by being a spaz.
* Daphne in the early days of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''.
* Melody on ''JosieAndThePussycats''.
* The ''{{Jabberjaw}}'' Bubbles. The Bubbles on ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' has some random moments of ditziness but she balances it out with some common sense that her sisters are unaware of and don't possess.
* GirlOfTheWeek Annie from ''GeneratorRex'' serves as a rather terrifying parody of this. Within the time span of ''one date'', she has managed to put Rex's life in danger no less than ten times.... and it's implied that he only survived that long because he happens to be a superhuman SwissArmyHero. Previous dates were... less lucky.
* Irma in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' when she gets the big role in an episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' presents us with quite a few examples:
** Sweetie Belle, who can invoke DisasterDominoes in a dress shop just by fetching a spool of ribbon. To be fair, she's a filly.
** [[AscendedExtra Derpy Hooves]], who manages to continue to break things by ''[[AssKicksYou sitting down and doing nothing]]'' as ordered.
** Twilight Sparkle. Since early on in the show, she's shown to be quite awkward whenever she tries to do any hands-on job that isn't rearranging the library, and she hasn't gotten much better since then. Goes double if she tries to do it without using magic.
* Dr. Roxanne "Rocky" Ballentine from the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'' Dini-verse animated Batman movie. [[spoiler:This is an impressive feat, concidering she's also one of the Batwomen and has learned to fight in an idential fashion to her two, more obviously physically gifted, team-mates.]]
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* There's actually a real-life psychological phenomenon similar to this known as the pratfall effect, where a person is likely to find an attractive person even more attractive if he/she makes a visible but harmless screw up.
* Creator/JenniferLawrence. From tripping on the stairs up to the stage while accepting her Oscar to [[http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/jennifer-lawrence-flubs-bill-clinton-name-references-oscar-204020575.html flubbing]] BillClinton's name at the GLAAD Media Awards, she's as famous for her awkward public appearances as she is for her acting.
** Creator/OrlandoBloom seems to be the male equivalent, ironically enough. On-camera he's a good-looking, graceful man of action. Off-camera he's a total klutz.
* In going through their earlier growth spurts, younger teenagers are often clumsy since their minds don't have much time to catch up to their rapidly growing bodies, particularly the longer arms and legs.
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