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[[caption-width-right:350: [[ShoutOut Take your pick, we got these girls in many different flavors!]][[note]] From left to right, top to bottom: [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki]], [[LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} Akane]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kinon]], [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Fuu]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Nina]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Nanao]], [[Manga/OnePiece Tashigi]], [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Sheska]], and [[Manga/TokyoMewMew Retasu]].[[/note]]]]

->''"...fanboys make passes at girls who wear glasses."''
-->-- '''Neil Sinclair''', alt.fan.bgcrisis

Literally, "glasses girl"--one of the classic "sweet girl" stereotypes in anime. [[{{Moe}} Cute enough]] without [[{{Kawaiiko}} going overboard]] or posing the threat that a more conventionally beautiful girl might, [[http://robkelk.ottawa-anime.org/meganekko/index.html the meganekko]] is usually pleasant, smart, ''and'' clever. And something about the fact that she needs glasses seems to imply an endearing vulnerability that makes her far more accessible to the average guy. After the YamatoNadeshiko, she's the second-best girl that a boy can bring home to meet his parents and probably the more realistic of the two. Naturally, as with any stereotype, the meganekko can be inverted or subverted, but the vast majority in anime are sweet, smart and -- when found in a major role -- usually more than a challenge for a male lead to keep up with. Occasionally she's an [[CoolLoser unpopular character]] within the story, but [[UnpopularPopularCharacter not with the fans]].

The glasses are the important part, though. Whether she's BlindWithoutEm or [[PurelyAestheticGlasses not,]] they are key to her appeal. This is one girl who doesn't need a "BeautifulAllAlong" transformation; in fact, [[UnnecessaryMakeover taking her glasses away]] is an almost surefire way to ''reduce'' her [[NerdsAreSexy attractiveness]]!

Sometimes the presence or absence of glasses shows a change in personality, while other times they're a way to give a character a more realistic costume prop.

In Western countries this type of character is rarely popular; when she appears, she is often commanded that TheGlassesGottaGo!, although the ShrinkingViolet or [[NerdsAreSexy cute nerd]] sometimes invoke this trope.

Glasses on a HotLibrarian or SexySecretary are a completely different thing. The SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl may use glasses to ''pretend'' to be this trope.

[[SpearCounterpart Boys with glasses]] are called ''{{megane}}'', and can occasionally fit into this type (especially in the YaoiGenre). (Note that boys cannot properly be called "meganekko"; the term refers specifically to girls.) Other possible male types include StoicSpectacles, BespectacledBastardBoyfriend and FourEyesZeroSoul.

When glasses result in sex appeal rather than {{Moe}}, they've got SexySpectacles.

Not to be confused with MegaNeko. You know, "really big cats". Or Webcomic/MegaTokyo.
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* A recent State Farm ad shows guys wishing up things they want. One wish is for a girl that lives in their apartment building. Instead of being a token hot blond, she's actually more cute than sexy, and wears (*gasp*) glasses.
** The UnfortunateImplications of basically abducting a woman into an apartment with three bros led to the ad being widely mocked.
* The OS-tan version of Windows 2000 has this look, which overlaps with both HotLibrarian and SexySecretary, given she's a personification of an operating system.
* The Rhapsody banner ads on various sites(ie. [[http://imgur.com/fkizWcW this one]]) feature a highly {{adorkable}} woman, apparently named Molly.
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTuyoOyWh0c Pearle Vision]] commercial.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''TowerOfGod'': Yeo Goseng.
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Also included as a visual gag in the TV series. Originally Skuld is able to see gremlin-like "bugs" via specialized goggles. In the show, she and the others wind up wearing 'goggles' that are obviously just a stylish set of tinted glasses.
** Later a genuine Meganekko, Hasegawa Sora, showed up in the cast.
* ''Manga/AiKora'': Yukari, who even has a [[LesYay fangirl]] of her own with a glasses fetish. The mangaka even devoted a whole chapter to this topic: when Yukari feels insecure about her looks, thinking that her glasses make her ugly, the aforementioned fangirl takes her to a cafe full of glasses fetishists, who make her model different outfits ''and'' glasses and repeat that the glasses enhance the look. They even teach her 'glasses techniques', like peering over the glasses, etc. Of course, when she meets the protagonist and tries it out, he doesn't notice, because ''his'' fetish [[BuxomIsBetter ain't her glasses]].
* The titular character of ''Amuri in Star Ocean'' wears glasses and has the typical personality. She even wears them while in her SuperMode.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'': There are several ''male'' Meganekkos but the ones who resemble the archetype more closely are Estonia, Austria, Canada and [[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/673078.html Thailand]]. America does not fit the stereotype, but his glasses represent Texas; Sweden, meanwhile, looks like the StoicSpectacles type, but he almost fits because of his HugeSchoolgirl-like personality.
** Finally, a female Meganekko is introduced in the person of Monaco.
*** England's and Sweden's [[GenderFlip Nyotalia]] versions also have glasses. Strangely, America's and Austria's don't. Canada's kept them.
** Among the Japanese prefectures, we have two meganes ''and'' one meganekko. The boys are [[http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/cvicchen/jp_toya.jpg Touyama]] and [[http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/cvicchen/jp_iba.jpg Ibaraki]], the girl is [[http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii279/aircon_otaku/APH972.jpg Fukui.]]
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': Konekomaru Miwa is a male version of this.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Yomi is also [[GenkiGirl Tomo's]] calmer, more mature friend.
* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'': Hanekawa Tsubasa. Another example of the personality change, as her glasses fall off [[spoiler:whenever she tranforms into a white-haired psychotic catgirl. Apparently she can only be either [[IncrediblyLamePun a Meganekko or a Neko at any given time]].]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': CuteWitch Schierke could count, since she wears a pair of rounded glasses when she draws seals on Guts's and Casca's brands.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Possible subversion: Greenback Jane wears glasses and is very smart in certain areas. She's also yappy, bitchy and full of herself. She is also the only character to have panty shots. Roberta on the other hand plays with the trope in that she is at her core an AxCrazy [[ImplacableMan implacable woman]] {{Determinator}}, but also tries to be Garcia's loving and gentle "Roberta," which she can only be with her glasses.
* ''BlueSeed'': Sakura Yamazaki is a subversion, only donning her oversized NerdGlasses to fight demons.
* ''BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'': Marin, the female lead, wears glasses most of the time.
* ''CandyBoy'': Kanade, the "younger" twin sister, wears glasses. However, in most of her appearances, she wears contact lenses instead.
* ''ChocottoSister'': Chitose, the landlady, wears thick glasses and is very self-conscious about it. A boy calling her a "four-eyed dog" in high school is a major emotional hurt of hers and Haruma's complimenting her on how she looks wearing them is a large part of why she falls for him.
* ''ChronoCrusade'': Shader, although she's much more of a GenkiGirl than the typical stereotype.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' was mostly lacking in Meganekkos, but Sanae delivered in spades with her disguise in ''After Story''. Tomoyo at one point starts wearing glasses as well.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Nina Einstein was like this for much of the first season. She ''appears'' this way for a good portion of season one because she barely says anything. But then she gets [[FantasticRacism weirder]], and [[CargoShip weirder]], and '''[[PsychoLesbian weirder]]'''. And then [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope worse]]. And in the end, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she gets]] [[CharacterDevelopment better]]. Wow.
** She also has elements of BeautifulAllAlong in episode 9 of R2 when she attends the wedding banquet for Tianzi and Prince Odysseus as Schniezel's date, in a pretty gown and without her glasses. Although whether this actually makes her more attractive or not is up to personal taste.
* ''DGrayMan'': [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Rohfa]] is an ''exceedingly'' cute example.
* Subverted by Yanagin in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'', who is one loud-mouthed hothead. When asked about [[LampshadeHanging her deviation from the archetype]], she's GenreSavvy enough to claim the glasses were only for vision purposes (and threatened to ''rape'' her friend that made the question).
* ''DaiMahouTouge'': Poor poor Tetsuko, who is also the StraightMan for everyone else's madness.
* ''DarkerThanBlack'': Kirihara though she's more "[[StoicSpectacles cool]]" or "[[{{Ojou}} noble]]" than "[[{{Moe}} sweet]]". Maybe borderline case with TheGlassesGottaGo: these glasses tweak her appearance, but she looks quite well both ways.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s Eisuke Hondou is a RareMaleExample, coupled with CuteClumsyGirl and DudeLooksLikeALady.
** Kobayashi-sensei. Without her glasses, it's hard to tell her apart from [[IdenticalStranger Miwako Sato]].
* ''DennouCoil'': Everyone, but especially Yasako, since she wears ordinarily shaped glasses instead of goggles. Her personality fits as well.
* ''DigimonAdventure02'': Miyako Inoue, who while very much on the [[GenkiGirl hyper tomboyish side]] at least ''wants'' to be a YamatoNadeshiko.
* ''DoctorSlump'': Arale Norimaki, the main character. In fact, her glasses became such a distinguishing feature that in Japan, she was the inspiration behind the phrase "Arare Megane" (Arale Glasses).
* ''DokiDokiSchoolHours'': Shizuka "Iinchou" Nagare the Class President.
* ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight'': The [[{{Stripperiffic}} fanservice-clothed]], voluptuous wolfgirl Ouka is a meganekko in the real world, with associated personality traits.
* ''{{Durarara}}'': Anri Sonohara.
* ''ElementalGelade'': Viro.
* ''ElevenEyes'': Yukiko Hirohara. [[spoiler:Turns out she wears the glasses to keep her cold-blooded [[SplitPersonality other side]] in check.]]
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' lampshades this when Tohru and Yuki go to Ayame's shop and meet his assistant -- a glasses-wearing girl in a [[{{Meido}} maid outfit]] who proceeds to explain the long tradition of Meganekko to {{HeroicBSOD}}ing Yuki.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'': Parodied with Ninamori Eiri. She really does need glasses, which she hides by wearing contacts. Even when her part in a school play calls for her to wear glasses, she uses lensless ones over her contacts to preserve her secret.
* ''FlunkPunkRumble'' (Yankee-kun to Megane-chan in Japan): Adachi Hana, aka Megane-chan, tries to cover her past being a {{Delinquent}} by becoming a Meganekko and ClassRepresentative. And it works.
* Satellizer L Bridget from ''{{Freezing}}'' is a particularly good example, as her {{moe}} factor is most obvious when she has them on.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Sheska/Sczieska even [[HotLibrarian works in a library]].
** At one point in the story, Riza [[spoiler:pops out the lenses from [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Fury]]'s glasses and parades around in them, as a (somewhat ineffective) disguise]]. She also wears glasses in several {{omake}}s and a video game. The "reason" for all this seems to be [[FanService she just looks hot in them]].
** DiscussedTrope in the movie's extras when the director Mizushima and Creator/RieKugimiya (Alphonse) talk about glasses for three minutes and invoke the popularity of the ''meganekko''.
* ''FutariWaPrettyCure'': Yuriko and Kayo Andou, one of the class reps in ''[[FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Splash Star]]''.
** ''YesPrecure5'''s [[SchoolNewspaperNewsHound Mika]] has the brains, but most Meganekkos tend to be somewhat... calmer than she is.
** In the fanfic ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'', Hanae sports red-lensed glasses (only taking them off for ballet sessions) and loses them everytime she turns into Cure Tangerine.
** Both Tsubomi and Yuri in ''HeartcatchPrettyCure'', but Tsubomi only wears hers occasionally.
** Ako in ''SuitePrettyCure''.
** Rikka of ''DokiDokiPrecure'', though, like Tsubomi, she wears her occasionally. Unlike Tsubomi, who's given contacts, it appears Rikka's just a little near-sighted, as she'll wear them if she needs to see something too far away.
* ''Gakuen Prince'': [[TheWoobie Okitsu]] [[ButtMonkey Rise]].
* ''GOnRiders'': This combined with MagicalGirl is pretty much the whole premise of the anime.
* From ''GGundam'' we have Natasha Zabikov (Argo's warden) and Bunny Higgins (one of Chibodee's Gals).
** Thing is, Natasha isn't exactly what you'd call sweet.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' gives us [=ORB=] pilot Juri Wu Nien. A manga spinoff, ''[[MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Frame Astrays]], introduces Riika Sheder, a Coordinator whose flawed creation forces her to wear glasses.
* ''GunslingerGirl'': Claes doesn't need to wear glasses, but does so anyway as a [[MementoMacGuffin memento of her previous handler]].
* ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'': Hikari. In contrast to Kana and Kuu, both of whom dress rather {{Bifauxnen}}, Hikari with her glasses looks the most like a smart young lady.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': Nyarko tries to {{invoke|dTrope}} this in episode 9, but it has no effect on her love interest Mahiro. She insists it's because he doesn't understand the power of the glasses, and makes him try on a pair...which makes Nyarko herself melt into a puddle of {{Squee}}. Then Cuuko tries the same trick on Nyarko, who coldly responds "Quit playing with store merchandise", causing Cuuko to sob about the DoubleStandard.
* ''{{Anime/Hamtaro}}'': Kana Iwata.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''. Head maid of the Technology department Ikuyo Suzuki, at least some of the time.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': Subverted (and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d) with Yuki Nagato, when she loses her glasses, Kyon comments that he "doesn't really have a glasses {{fetish}}" anyway and refuses to explain what the term means when she asks.
** Looking at the character design for the anonymous female classmates suggests that the character designer might have had a glasses {{fetish}}. Since we're talking about Noizi Ito here, that may not be too far off the mark (and glasses are one of her more ''modest'' fetishes).
** Haruhi seems to be quite familiar with this trope. One of her more plot-related molestations of Mikuru featured her borrowing Yuki's glasses, perching them on Mikuru's nose, and proclaiming that poor Mikuru is now the perfect {{moe}} blob.
** In terms of personality, StoicSpectacles fits Yuki much better.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' of all places plays with this. The Iscariot nun Yumiko is a simple, sweet, shy girl with her glasses on. Take them off and she [[SplitPersonality becomes]] [[UnstoppableRage an impossibly psychotic, enraged]] [[OneManArmy killing machine.]] There are three other Girls With Glasses of note in the series, but while they may be cute none of them (including Integra Hellsing herself) have even a nodding acquaintance with "sweet".
** Integra embodies this trope when she was a teenager.
** Rip Van Winkle was this as a human. She gives an air of it, before being violent, now.
* ''HidamariSketch'': Sae, who's generally pleasant, consistently described as "beautiful" in the manga's character profiles, and is called "a walking encyclopedia".
* ''Manga/HiganbanaNoSakuYoruNi'': Marie Moriya and the school nurse.
* ''HighSchoolGirls'': Subverted, where the sweet-looking glasses girl of the group is the dimmest and most perverted out of all of them.
* ''HunterXHunter'': Shizuku has the look down. The "sweet" aspect is diminished somewhat by the fact that she's a remorseless murderer.
* ''IchigoMashimaro'': Matsuri is kind and studious, if easily fooled. She's a cute kid with or without glasses, but as she's BlindWithoutEm, and kind of clumsy at the best of times...
* ''[[IchigoOneHundredPercent Ichigo 100%]]'': Toujou Aya, while arguably BeautifulAllAlong, is no less of a cutie with her glasses in place.
* ''IkkiTousen'' has three Meganekkos: Rikuson (Lu Zun), Ryuubi Gentoku (Liu Bei) and Kaku Bunwa (Jie Xu). Kaku is also a subversion, since she's a [[TheVamp sensual]], [[TheStrategist ruthless tactician]] as well as a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]].
* ''JunsuiAdolescence'': Nanao breaks the sweet cute girl bit of this by being a {{Tsundere}}.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'': Akane gets the extreme personality makeover when her transformation trades her glasses for guns. She goes from ShrinkingViolet CovertPervert to [[Manga/BlackLagoon Remy-lite]].
* ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': Miu Fuurinji subverts this trope by being an inversion of TheGlassesGottaGo. She wears glasses for the stated intention of toning her BuxomIsBetter appearance ''down.''
* ''KiddyGrade'': Mercredi and Vendredi. Strangely, though, Mercredi demonstrates that she actually [[spoiler:doesn't need them at all, when she puts them down as Alv and Dvergr invade HQ.]] Later, she shows up again, but [[spoiler:in her real form, Pfeilspitze, with a different costume and no wig nor glasses, showing that she either wears contacts or doesn't need them at all.]]
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Maiko Ogure. [[spoiler:Her niceness is later revealed to be an act; she's actually a LaughablyEvil BitchInSheepsClothing, and quite the LargeHam]].
** Mako Mankanshoku briefly sports a pair as [[spoiler:the Fight Club President]], though they're more StoicSpectacles to contrast her usual [[GenkiGirl bubbliness]].
* ''KimagureOrangeRoad'': Manami Kasuga is one of the earlier embodiments of this trope. A cute, sweet, responsible girl, she keeps the Kasuga household together. Be warned - she ''[[BlindWithoutEm can't see anything]]'' if she loses her glasses or contacts.
* ''KokoroLibrary'': Aruto.
* ''[[Manga/KOn K-On!]]'': Nodoka is pretty calm and friendly, and like everyone else, mostly gets annoyed with Ritsu. Mio shows she can pull off the look by borrowing(?) her glasses temporarily, leaving her with 3s for eyes.
* KurosagiCorpseDeliveryService gives us designer frame-wearing Ao Sasaki, who is even called a MegaNekko in the notes at the back of the English-language volumes of the manga. Even when she's talking to another character in a spiritual form, she still has her glasses on
* ''[[LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh Kyo Kara Maoh!]]'': Ken Murata shows up as the male variant. [[spoiler:Though he eventually turns out to be TheChessmaster, he never quite entirely loses the Meganekko side, either.]]
* ''[[KyoshiroTotowaNoSora Shattered Angels]]'': Himiko is a pretty [[SchoolgirlLesbians straight]]forward example.
* ''TheLawOfUeki'': Rinko Jerrad. Mori Ai also has glasses--and [[spoiler: her powers are based around them]]--but she wears them atop her head rather than over her eyes.
* ''LoveHina'': Naru Narusegawa after the first few episodes when her NerdGlasses transform into "pretty girl" frames. Thing is, she was doing it for the same reason as Miu Fuurinji above: to avoid attracting the attention of boys.
* ''Loveless'' has so many meganekko and megane it's believed that the author [[AuthorAppeal has a fetish for it]]. Some female examples are Shinonome-sensei, Kouya, and Nana.
* ''Anime/LuckyStar'': Miyuki. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Konata comments that her glasses are part of her {{Moe}} appeal. She also blurts that her email address is (translated) IXTRALUVGIRLSWITHGLASSES, while in a crowded bus, earning some odd looks.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Played straight by Nanoha's elder sister Miyuki and the WrenchWench Shario "Shari" Finieno in ''NanohaStrikerS''.
** Also subverted by Quattro in the third season. She [[BitchInSheepsClothing looks and acts the part]], but all of that hides a SmugSnake who's nasty to the core.
* ''[[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi]]'''s Mune-mune. She ''is'' the series's MsFanservice after all.
* ''MagicKnightRayearth'': Fuu.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Haruna Saotome, Satomi Hakase, Chisame Hasegawa when she's not being [[CosplayOtakuGirl net idol Chiu]]. Kazumi Asakura and Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] sometimes wears glasses. The same goes for Nodoka's cosplay form in the GagSeries ''[[NegimaSecondSeason Negima!?]]'' and the mostly manga-only character Tsukuyomi.
** ''Negima'' tends to subvert the "sweet girl" part. Haruna is downright ''scary'', Chisame is far more [[MetaGuy snarky]] than sweet, Hakase is a MadScientist, and as for Tsukuyomi...'''''[[PsychoLesbian HOLY SHIT]]'''''.
** The character notes in Negima claim that Nodoka was designed as an evolution of the Meganekko trope, the "megamikko". Instead of "girl with glasses", it is "girl with long bangs [[OverlyLongName falling into her face and obscuring her eyes]] [[OverlyLongGag in an overall cute way]]".
* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' and ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'': Yukino Kikukawa, whose shyness provides a perfect balance for her very outspoken [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] Haruka. Her ''Mai-Otome'' {{Expy}}, Irina, also wears cute-girl frames, but they're smaller and rounder.
** On the other hand, Chie from the same series seems like she'd be a meganekko, but turns out to really be a {{Bifauxnen}}.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'': Tsutako Takeshima.
* ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'': Hikaru. One character specifically notes that she's cute with her glasses ''off'', as if she weren't cute enough already. It's debatable.
** One is also suspicious, given how GenreSavvy she (and most of the rest of the crew) is, that she might just be wearing them for effect, especially since all the other glasses on the show are of the [[ScaryShinyGlasses Scary Shiny]] variety, while hers aren't.
* ''MedakaBox''- Kikaijima Mogana is one of these when she gets out of her swimsuit. Onigase Harigane is one too.
* ''Megane Na Kanojo'': This trope probably is [[AuthorAppeal the reason the manga was created]].
* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': Noel has reading glasses, which she appears to need only for effect when she says smart things.
* ''MidoriNoHibi'': Seiji's cantankerous delinquent big sister is also a bit of a subversion, although her glasses are better explained by her OfficeLady outfit. Played straight by Seiji's first crush Yukino, even if she did grow up to be a YaoiFangirl.
* ''NagasareteAirantou'': Subverted where Chikage initially seems to have the proper personality but ends up having ScaryShinyGlasses and is as crazy as the other girls on the island. However, played straight with her mother Shizuka, wherein she's pleasant, and ''clever'' to fool even the lead male.
* ''Anime/NanakaSixSeventeen'': The titular character.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Kabuto Yakushi is the only villainous version in the Franchise.
** Karin of Hebi doesn't have the typical meganekko personality but has to be mentioned.
** The personality is played straight with Shiho but the NerdGlasses and frizzy hair detract from the personality to a degree.
** Oddly enough, this trope is probably played the straightest with Chojuro, who is male.
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'': Subverted with Mai who's TheGadfly.
* ''NininGaShinobuden'' gives this concept a ShoutOut in episode 10, where Shinobu is taken by the "Curse of the Girl With Glasses".
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Played around with. Tashigi has displayed most, if not all, of the typical traits associated with this trope, and yet she's also a gutsy [[LadyOfWar swordsman marine]]. (Smoker's words, not mine.)
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has a rare {{Bifauxnen}} example in Haruhi Fujioka, who wore glasses during the first half of chapter 1 and returns to the glasses in recent chapters.
* ''PaniPoniDash'': Two of the main six girls Rei and Miyako. [[CloudCuckooLander Ichijou]] has a theory that their glasses are the reason they do well on tests. (Suzune tries this out as a joke in the manga, but Ichijou is dead serious.) Behoimi later becomes a meganekko when she [[spoiler:quits being a MagicalGirl]].
** Trying to put the word "sweet" anywhere near Rei is liable to induce explosive reactions.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': Kneesocks embodies the sexy librarian type of this trope.
* ''PetitePrincessYucie'': Cocoloo is the resident meganekko although in one episode ''all'' the girls wear glasses as part of their librarian outfits.
* ''{{Pretear}}'': Sasame might count as a male example, since he's known as the "sensitive" knight, but he can be more flirtatious and outgoing than the typical stereotype.
* ''ThePrinceOfTennis'': We have at least five males playing up the Meganekko type. Three of them are Oshitari, Inui and Tezuka; their seiyuus even have a musical trio named "Meganes".
** And they're all predated by Kiminobu Kogure from ''SlamDunk'', the male TeamMom from Shohoku.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'': Malen. There's also a {{megane}} named Autor, although his glasses are more StoicSpectacles with a side of ScaryShinyGlasses.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Shockingly, [[spoiler: Homura]] was one. [[TheGlassesComeOff The Glasses Came Off]] when she decided to get serious.
* ''QueensBlade'' has Cattleya, who plays the trope straight with her sweet, motherly personality, but also subverts stereotype by being the [[StatuesqueStunner biggest]] fighter ([[BoobsOfSteel in more ways than one]]) and the most [[BruiserWithASoftCenter physically powerful]].
* ''[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'': The first two times Ranma Saotome disguised [[GenderBender himself]] as a different girl, rather then just using his female form and trusting to the sucker's lack of knowledge/wits to disguise him, he pretended to be one of these as part of the [[WigDressAccent disguise]]. One might almost think Ryoga was attracted to Meganekkos, given how easily he fell for these disguises, but considering the ease with which he also fell for Ranma's rudimentary disguise ([[MsFanservice Ranma in girl form wearing a volleyball uniform]]), and when Ranma claimed to be his maid, [[HoYay well...]]
* ''Anime/ReadOrDie'': Yomiko Readman.
** Somewhat unique among "cute girl" stereotype-types, as during ''RODTheTV'' it's mentioned that she's ''[[ChristmasCake over thirty]]''. Oddly, her looks haven't changed at all since her first manga appearance, when she stated (honestly) that she was 23.
*** Those aren't her glasses anyway.
** If you search Google Images for Meganekko, it suggests Yomiko Readman as a related search.
** Nenene Sumiregawa in the same series is also quite the Meganekko herself, though her personality doesn't fit the usual stereotype.
* ''RealDrive'' has Secretary-General Erika Takanami and the android modeled after her, Holon.
* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'': Mari Illustrious Makinami appeared to be this when the first pictures of her were released (to the point where her FanNickname was Glasses Girl). It turns out that she's an AxCrazy BloodKnight almost as insane as the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits rest of the cast]], constantly talking and even ''singing'' to herself. She's also oddly fixated on her sense of smell to the point of spontaneously walking up to Shinji to sniff at him, and she actually ''likes'' fighting bizzare {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom, a [[SlasherSmile huge grin]] on her face, and a [[HeroicRROD secret password]] to give her mecha a fitting new look.
** Note that WordOfGod claims Mari's character wasn't finalized during her brief appearance in ''Evangelion 1.0'''s trailer. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen There was apparently a suggested scene where Mari and Shinji would have had tea on the roof]] ([[SpotOfTea Mari being British]]), which would have placed her more under this trope.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': Anthy's gentle and objectively intelligent nature seems to fit the role, though her apparent ditzyness is explained in a dark and extreme subversion later on.
** Also subtly lampshaded in that the finale reveals that [[spoiler: Anthy doesn't even NEED to wear glasses, and was seemingly wearing them at Akio's order, most likely to make her look more submissive and timid. When she finally breaks ties with him, she illustrates this by taking off her glasses and leaving them on his desk, and heading out into the world without them.]]
*** This is hinted at in one of the next episode previews much earlier in the series [[spoiler: where Anthy casually remarks that she can see better WITHOUT her glasses.]]
*** Not really. [[spoiler:It refers to the FreakyFriday episode where Anthy and Utena switch bodies, and as such Anthy is using Utena's eyes during the preview.]]
* ''{{Rizelmine}}'': Papa C's daughter has a thing for the main character, and is usually wearing glasses. When in glasses, she's shy and unsure. Take off her glasses and she becomes a horny little predator. Considering the nature of the anime, it is likely GenreSavvy.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': [[HotTeacher Shizuka and Ririko]].
* ''RuneSoldierLouie'': Aila (or "Ila") may or may not subverts this. She's a member of the Magician's Guild and Louie's friend. Despite many attempts to get Louie on a date, especially considering her rather voluptuous frame, their relationship remains platonic and open much to her dismay]]. (The closest thing being when he asks her to go to the Festival with him.) In the manga, Ila's character is more sultry than in the anime and she especially enjoys getting Louie flustered by flirting with him.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Mizuno Ami (Amy in TheNineties English dub) is an interesting example, though they were an obvious metaphor for Ami's introversion and fear of making friends. In the original [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], she just used them for reading occasionally, and the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] rarely showed them at all. However, in ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', she seemed to have caved to fan appeal, and wore them more or less all the time in the earlier episodes.
* ''SaitamaChainsawShoujo'': Subverted by Fumio, the protagonist, who is not particularly smart or clever. She certainly doesn't qualify as pleasant, ''especially'' when you [[{{Yandere}} get on her bad side]].
* ''Manga/{{Sachiare}}'': Tomoharu's bride Sachiko is ungodly cute already, with her glasses on it gets taken to lethal levels.
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}'': All four teams from the Nagano prefectural tournament have one. Kiyosumi has Mako, Ryuumonbuchi has Tomoki, Kazekoshi has Miharu, and Tsuruga has Kaori. They all somehow ended up facing one another in the second round.
** The list goes on in the Nationals, to the point at which Usuzan and Miyamori seem the only exceptions. Shiraitodai has Takami, Rinkai has Satoha, Eisui has Tomoe, Himematsu has Kinue, Senriyama has Hiroko and their coach Masae (Kinue's cousin and mother, respectively), Shindouji has Yoshiko, Kentani has Kozue, and Koshigaya has Sophia. In a less obvious case, Yuu of the Achiga team wears glasses whenever she has to look closely at something.
* ''Manga/SakuraTrick'': Mitsuki, the mature, if somewhat delusional, StudentCouncilPresident.
* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': Harumi Fujiyoshi is a meganekko, and sees her teacher's wearing of glasses as [[TeacherStudentRomance one of his most attractive traits]]. In fact, when one day he loses his glasses and comes to class wearing contacts, Harumi promptly ''[[DopeSlap slaps them out of his head]]'', forcing him to procure [[RoseTintedGlasses a new pair of spectacles]].
* ''{{Sekirei}}'': Matsu.
* ''Manga/ServantXService'': [[OverlyLongName Lucy (Abbrv.)]] Yamagami, in a HotLibrarian fashion.
* ''SetoNoHanayome'': Iincho. 'Nuff said.
* ''[[KyoshiroTotowaNoSora Shattered Angels]]'': Himiko is a pretty [[SchoolgirlLesbians straight]]forward example.
* ''Manga/ShoujoSect'': Honda Shinobu has bad eyesight. Within the story itself she wears contacts, but a short series of throwaway gags features her wearing her specs as she, Kirin, and Maya discuss how a girl in glasses should go about kissing another girl in glasses (the series is [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste essentially]] a lesbian {{hentai}}). Maya worries that if one of the girls removes her glasses it will eliminate her MoeMoe factor, but [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Kirin assures her]] that a true Meganekko is always a Meganekko in essence, even if she isn't wearing glasses.
* ''{{Simoun}}'': Kaimu.
* ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'': Marie.
* ''Manga/{{Skyhigh}}'': Kino-shita.
* ''SorcererStabberOrphen Revenge'': Licoris.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': Yumi Azusa
* ''SteelAngelKurumi2'': Nako Kagura is the meganekko at her most {{Moe}}.
* ''Sweet Ninja Girl Azuki'': Chiyoko, lampshaded with her surname "Mega."
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has Kinon, one of Kittan's three younger sisters, and WrenchWench Leite.
** Yoko does this too, during her time as HotTeacher Miss Yomako. She seems to want to invoke the trope as a teacher as she tries to project a MamaBear air concerning her students.
* ''TigerAndBunny'''s Tomoe Amamiya (aka, the woman who's implied to have become Kotetsu's wife) was one of these, at least in high school. Kotetsu used to refer to her as Ms. Glasses before they switched to FirstNameBasis.
* ThrillerRestaurant has Anko, but she, while usually is shy and soft-spoken, can also lash out when too angry.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''[=/=]''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' has Tsuzuri, Mī and Hyouka. Subverted with the Dorm Supervisor of Tokiwadai and [[FourEyesZeroSoul Therestina]].
* ''TokyoMewMew'': The shy, tormented Midorikawa Retasu who [[TheGlassesComeOff loses her glasses]] after her TransformationSequence into Mew Lettuce. Might have something to do with her water-based powers, but might also be that she's strongest [[UnstoppableRage in a fit of blind rage]].
* ''TransformersCybertron'': Dr. Lucy Suzuki.
* ''{{Vandread}}'': Parfet, the WrenchWench.
* ''VictorianRomanceEmma'': Emma. Interestingly enough the series is set in age where it was rare for even the middle class to wear glasses, much less a servant girl.
* ''Manga/WifeAndWife'': Sumi, who is shown to be the more book smart and responsible one between her and [[GirlsLove her partner]], Kina.
* ''YokuWakaruGendaiMahou'': Anehara Misa. She has a nice and playful personality, but lacks common sense.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Carly Nagisa has this. She also has a dose of ''NerdGlasses'' as well. Of course she is really BeautifulAllAlong.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' Cathy is a shy ShrinkingViolet most of the time who fits this Trope; but she's far more liberated when dueling, not only removing the glasses but wearing ElegantGothicLolita and letting a whole different personality emerge.
* ''ZombieLoan'' has Michiru, though in more later chapters, she begins to stop wearing them as often.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'': A long-defining trait of Heather Hudson. Unfortunately, she got laser eye surgery when she became Vindicator and no longer wore them.
* ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} has used glasses as her secret identity. Barbara Gordon is the quintessential HotLibrarian.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In the first comic, ''Welcome to the Jungle'', Harry ends up working with and protecting Willamena "Will" Rodgers, an assistant zoo ape handler who is equal parts Meganekko and {{Moe}}.
* Comicbook/{{Empowered}} in her HotLibrarian disguise.
* Gina Diggers from ''ComicBook/GoldDigger''.
* ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'': Goldilocks. Subverted: she's batshit insane - violent, sexual, and a political extremist.
* ''Galacta'', the daughter of Galactus, wears a cute pair of glasses as part of her "Galli" identity.
* ''ScottPilgrim'': Julie Powers and Lynette Guycott.
* Sonya Guildencrantz, the ''ComicBook/TankVixens'' ' resident Unit Jinx.
* ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'': Taranee, both in the comic books and the animated series. She even wears glasses after transforming!
* ''WonderWoman'': Similar to the ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} example, she has worn glasses [[ClarkKenting as her secret identity]], Diana Prince.
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat. Her [[IntangibleMan phasing]] prevents her from using contacts... awww, too bad!
* ''Comicbook/{{Ultimate Spider Man}}'': Mary Jane Watson eventually starts wearing glasses.
** In ''Spider-Men'' the Peter Parker of the 616 Universe, who started off wearing glasses himself states that his world's MJ wears contacts, but this seems highly unlikely given that she's never actually been ''seen'' anywhere near glasses.
* ''Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}}'' used to have contacts but now wears spy glasses that also doubles as corrective lenses for her farsightedness.
* X-Men: Before she was outed as a mutant, when she was still Deputy Director of DARPA, Raven "Mystique" Darkholme was never seen without her rather severe hornrims; since, like her clothes, they were literally part of her.
* ComicBook/{{Thessaly}} the murderous witch has worn glasses ever since her first appearance in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. Presumably, she wears them to convince others that she's harmless.
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[[folder: Fan Fic]]
* ''FanFic/GuardiansOfPokemon'': According to the author, Mitsumi is based on this archetype.
* ''FanFic/{{Skin}}'': For some reason, during the time before 'going blind' became too serious, [[Anime/YuGiOh Shizuka Kawai]] was one for a short period of time. After her blindness took a nasty turn and surgery was required, this quickly stopped.
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[[folder:Film: Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'': Linda. Male example: Tulio.
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': Margo
* ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'': Jeanette of the Chipettes. A FunnyAnimal example.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': The girl at the arcade.
* Subverted with Myrtle Edmonds from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''; she wears glasses and looks as though she'd have a shy, nerdy personality, but she's really the AlphaBitch. Played much straighter with her mom in the TV series, though.
* ''TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' has Princess Mindy, who's adorable if a little [[TheGenericGirl boring]]. In any case, Patrick is absolutely smitten with her.
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[[folder:Film: Live-action]]
* ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005'': Tara Reid's character.
* ''AustinPowers'': Vanessa Kensington (Elizabath Hurley) in her first few scenes in the first movie. Also, Austin is a male example.
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'': Uma Thurman as Pamela Isely before becoming Poison Ivy.
** ''Film/BatmanReturns'': Creator/MichellePfeifer as Selena Kyle before becoming Catwoman.
* ''Film/BatmanBegins'': Male example; Creator/CillianMurphy as Johnathan Crane/Scarecrow.
* ''Film/ButImACheerleader'': MelanieLynskey.
* ''Film/ClerksII'': Becky (Creator/RosarioDawson).
* ''TheDayAfter'': Marilyn Oakes, played by Kyle Aletter, is the doctor's daughter who foolishly exposes her glasses to temperatures that are higher than recommended.
* ''DayForNight'': Francois Truffaut's 1973 movie. Joelle, the script girl, played by Nathalie Baye. ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' director Steven Spielberg said when they needed to find an actress to play Leonardo [=DiCaprio=]'s French mother he remembered liking the script girl from Truffaut's movie and cast Baye.
* ''Film/TheFaculty'': Famke Janssen's Ms. Burke up and down, from the glasses to the crippling shyness. When circumstances lead to the glasses coming off, this all changes.
* ''Film/FantasticFour'': The 2005 movie. Creator/JessicaAlba's portrayal of Sue Storm.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Janine, the Ghostbuster's secretary.
* ''GhostWorld'': Enid.
* ''Film/TheGoonies'': Stef.
* Laurie in the 2007 remake of ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}''.
** Kara in the ''Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers''.
* ''Film/TheHangover'': Melissa. One can see why Stu wants to stay with her initially, regardless of how mean she is to him.
* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'': Cindy Kim.
* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': ZooeyDeschanel in her first main story scene, where she also [[ShesGotLegs bares her legs]].
** Don't forget the argyle socks!
* ''TheHouseBunny'': Natalie (EmmaStone) before her makeover, the bane of glasses fetishists.
* ''HowToMarryAMillionaire'': MarilynMonroe's character. "Men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses," my eye!
* ''I Could Never Be Your Woman'': Michelle Pfeifer's character. In addition to being a mother and a cougar, she's one of these for a few scenes.
* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'': Mary Hatch Bailey in the Pottersville version of the world without George. The intent was to show how worse off she was, but still, it's Donna Reed in glasses.
* ''Film/JamesBond'': Miss Moneypenny, the Caroline Bliss version, in the Creator/TimothyDalton movies.
** ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'': Dolly, Jaws's love interest.
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'': Justice (ShannonElizabeth).
* ''Film/JennifersBody'': Needy (Creator/AmandaSeyfried).
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'': Dr. Ellie Sattler (Creator/LauraDern), already hot, gets just a little bit hotter in the movie's scene in the park's tourist museum and dinosaur egg laboratory when she puts on a pair of glasses.
* [[http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2005_Mr.___Mrs._Smith/005MRS_Michelle_Monaghan_001.jpg Gwen]], in ''MrAndMrsSmith''.
* ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'': Olive Hoover (Creator/AbigailBreslin).
* ''TheMummyTrilogy'' : Evelyn/"Evie", especially early in the first movie (at the library).
* ''NightAtTheMuseum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian'': AmyAdams as [[spoiler: the woman Ben Stiller's character meets at the end of who resembles the other person Adams played, a wax figure of AmeliaEarhart come to life.]]
* ''OceansThirteen'': Abigail Sponder (Ellen Barkin).
* ''Film/TheRageCarrie2'': Monica. She gets the "good-looking in glasses" part down pat, but [[AlphaBitch not the "sweet" or "pleasant" parts]]. The glasses also wind up [[spoiler: [[EyeScream getting her brutally killed]]]].
* In TheRamones' movie ''RockAndRollHighSchool'', Kate qualifies as this trope pretty well.
* ''Film/{{Rocky}}'': Adrian is the quintessential Meganekko. In subsequent movies, however, she does get the obligatory make-over.
* ''Film/SkyHigh'': Jetstream/Jesse Stronghold [[ClarkKenting wears glasses in her secret identity]], and looks damn good in them.
* ''SomeLikeItHot'': MarilynMonroe's character apparently believes that the meganekko stereotype applies to men as well, as she expresses a belief that men with glasses are [[{{Moe}} gentle and vulnerable.]]
* ''Film/SororityRow'': Ellie.
* ''Film/TheSpirit'': [[ScarlettJohansson Silken Floss]] is the most beautiful woman in the world. And she will remain so, as long as she never takes those fucking things off.
* ''Film/StElmosFire'': Wendy Beamish (Mare Winningham)
* ''Film/SupermanReturns'': Kate Bosworth's portrayal of Lois Lane.
* ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'': AmyAdams as Susan.
* ''Film/TankGirl'': NaomiWatts as "Jet Girl".
* ''Film/TheScienceOfSleep'' gives us Stéphanie.
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': One can be seen during the scene where Sam is in his astronomy class sitting in the front row, whom the professor (RainnWilson) drops his apple to and tells her to finish it for him.
* ''Film/WaynesWorld'': Garth, another rare male example.
* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'': Matilda Jeffries (Christine Taylor).
* [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110816042125/finaldestination/images/b/b2/282px-Castle-1-.jpg Olivia]] from ''FinalDestination5'', which subverts UnnecessaryMakeover... by having her die during laser eye surgery.
* One of the most iconic male examples of the trope would have to be silent-film comedian HaroldLloyd's "Glasses Character", which was to Lloyd what the Little Tramp was to Creator/CharlieChaplin.
** And another would be Cary Grant's David in ''BringingUpBaby''. Christopher Reeve said he based his portrayal of Clark Kent on David.
* The DVDCommentary of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', the film stops to have the actors discuss certain scenes on screen. Jessie Cave, who plays Lavender Brown, appears onscreen wearing glasses - something her character does ''not'' wear.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''{{Friday The 13th Hate Kill Repeat}}'': An FBI agent mentions his new partner suddenly goes from hot to absolutely adorable when she briefly puts on a pair of reading glasses.
* Bernice in ''ThisPresentDarkness''. In her introductory scene, she's mentioned as being very attractive and wearing glasses in the same sentence.
* [[Literature/RubyOliverQuartet Ruby Oliver]].
* In the ''Series/InspectorMorse'' book "The Secret of Annexe 3", Sarah Jonstone, the receptionist of the Haworth Hotel, has "almost comically large" spectacles, and ticks the boxes for being pleasant, smart and clever. [[spoiler:By the end of the book, she and Morse are dating.]]
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Fred, whenever she dons the glasses.
* ''Series/AustinAndAlly'': Ally during flashbacks.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** Bernadette is a petite PhD student of microbiology who often wears glasses. Definitely a HotScientist variety.
** Leslie Winkle works as a sesearcher physicist at Cal Tech University. She's LoveInterest to Leonard and later Howard.
** Penny plays with this trope in "The Egg Salad Equivalency" when she feels threatened by Alex, Sheldon's assistant, after she makes a pass at Leonard. Much to Leonard's delight.
--> '''Leonard''': Oh my God, you look so smart and hot!
* ''Series/BurnNotice'': The episode "Partners in Crime" had Fiona donning a pair in order to pose as a CIA Agent, placing her nicely into this trope.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Sarah frequently wears glasses for her various aliases and covers, while Chuck himself could certainly be considered a male version when he does the same. And then there's Jill.
* ''Series/CoronationStreet'': Deirdre was known as "Miss Sexy Spex" when younger (back in TheSeventies). Her actress doesn't need glasses.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': The adorable Penelope Garcia. She actually ditches her glasses for an episode to try and look more professional, but goes back to them when she's told to be herself.
* ''Series/DaddysDaughters'': [[http://www.papinydochki.ru/wp-content/photos/Galina_Sergeevna_small.jpg Galina Vasnetsova]].
* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'': For the students, there's Liberty, and then later, Clare, before she got her laser eye surgery, another bane of glasses fetishists, and Maya after her. For the teachers there's Mrs. Oh.
* ''Series/DoctorWho:'' The [[TheNthDoctor Tenth]] [[TheHero Doctor]] himself frequently dons his so-called "BrainySpecs" quite frequently. As he [[MrExposition exposits]] when he encounters his [[TheNthDoctor fifth]] [[Creator/PeterDavison incarnation,]] he doesn't really need them, he just thinks they make him look clever. A side effect of this is that they make him adorable, but that might just have something to do with the fact that he's played by Creator/DavidTennant.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': [[SummerGlau Bennett]] which is actively lampshaded by Topher, who out and out says she's almost ''perfect''. Except for the whole "violently seeking revenge on Caroline's body" thing...
-->'''[[spoiler:Victor!Topher]]''': Glasses?
-->'''Topher:''' Glasses on a chain!
-->'''[[spoiler:Victor!Topher]]''': ''For the Win!''
* ''Series/EleventhHour'': Agent Young has a pair of glasses that appear whenever she and Hood are looking at computer screens.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls''': Lane Kim. Lampshaded when she used contact lenses in an episode and both her mother and her boyfriend criticized her decision.
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': Dr. Montgomery (formerly Sheppard).
* ''Series/HannahMontana'':
** The episode, "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit Is About You'' revealed that Lily wears contacts, and when her dog eats them, she has to wear glasses. Even though she hates them, they put her squarely into this trope.
** Miley wore a pair while she was Lily's "lawyer" in the episode "You Are So Sue-able To Me".
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': [[http://heroeswiki.com/Sue_Landers Sue Landers]], the LivingLieDetector... er... [[WeHardlyKnewYe never mind]]. Darn it, Sylar, this is why we can't have nice people!
* ''Series/{{House}}'':
** A medical example, Dr. Cameron occasionally puts some specs on. And frankly looks way hotter in them.
** Dr. Park is almost never seen without her glasses.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Robin, played by the already smoking hot Cobie Smulders, actually managed to get more gorgeous in the show's sixth season by donning a pair of specs.
** Abby, who appeared in two episodes, played the already hot Music/BritneySpears, made hotter by the glasses.
* ''Series/ICarly'': [[HotTeacher Ms. Fielder]], Carly's art teacher in the episode ''iMust Have Locker 239''.
* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Assistant DA Alexandra Cabot.
* ''LizzieMcGuire'': Jo [=McGuire=], Lizzie's Mom.
* ''Made'': One episode had a slacker jock failing his classes wants to graduate. To help him study they get him a tutor, a hot female college student with glasses.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maid_in_Akihabara Maid in Akihabara]]'': {{Lampshaded}}. MaidCafe waitress (see FanServiceWithASmile) Saki falls over and her contact lenses come out, so she reluctantly puts on her glasses. The {{otaku}} customers are all immediately smitten with her, thanks to her new-found {{Moe}}-ness. (This is also a direct inversion of the BeautifulAllAlong trope of the girl taking off her glasses and magically becoming pretty.)
* ''MagnumPI'': Adelaide, in the first season [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/102248/magnum-pi-adelaide episode of the same name.]]
* ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'': A pre-iCarly JennetteMcCurdy played a tween version of this trope in the episode ''The Buseys Take a Hostage''.
* ''TheMiddleman'': Referenced in the show's podcast, when the creator is asked why Wendy Watson doesn't wear her glasses more. The response given is that she generally wears her glasses in civilian mode, and removes them in crime-fighter mode as a Clark Kent/Superman reference.
* ''ModernFamily'': Alex Dunphy.
* In ''NewGirl'', ZooeyDeschanel has several scenes of this trope.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Director Shepard would occasionally put on glasses.
** The episode "Singled Out" featured a Navy lieutenant as a kidnap victim who fit the trope, and in the same episode, Ziva falls into the trope when she goes undercover as a geek resembling the Navy lieutenant.
** Male example; Jimmy Palmer. Agent Lee definitely thought so.
* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', this trope was brought up in the episode "Did I Stutter?" While already the show's eye candy, Pam gets even hotter when it's revealed she wears contacts and has to wear her glasses when she forgets her solution. While Michael doesn't like them, she finds herself the object of Kevin's advances after he reveals he has a glasses fetish.
* ''OneTreeHill'': Millicent Huxtable
* ''{{Portlandia}}'': Lampshaded in the opening song: "Dream of the 90's"
--> ''All the hot girls wear glasses yeaaaahhh!''
* ''PowerRangers''
** ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Billy, a male version, was the earliest example in the series.
*** Don't forget Billy and Kimberly switched in the FreakyFriday episode. That episode served as fetish fuel for many a preteen and young teen troper (such as myself).
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'': Ms. Fairweather. Always wearing glasses, very hot AND presented as very hot - rare for Western television. The Green Ranger was particulary smitten with her, and they eventually hooked up and got married. (one of the [[NoHuggingNoKissing very few]] actual romances in any series of Power Rangers).
** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': Kendrix is considered a Meganekko by some...emphasis on the ''some,'' as most fans consider her to be pretty homely with or without glasses.
*** More like HollywoodHomely, since responses I've seen range from "she's not as hot as the other pink rangers" to "she's the hottest girl I've ever seen" to "I had the biggest crush on Kendrix as a child/teen".
** ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'': Danny Delgado, another male version.
** "Series/PowerRangersJungleFury" Fran
* ''Quintuplets'': Penny Pearce.
* ''RoyalPains'': Divya Katdare (Reshma Shetty). ''Definitely'' hotter glasses-on than glasses-off.
* When LadyGaga hosted ''SaturdayNightLive'' in 2013 she used this trope to play an Apple Store Genius Bar employee in one sketch.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': The already ridiculously hot Colonel Samantha Carter of appeared in the alternate time-line episode "Moebius" where instead of being a ColonelBadass and an ActionGirl, she was a HotLibrarian type, complete with the [[strike: coke-bottle]] obviously fake-lensed glasses.
** And of course, there's a male version, BadassBookworm Daniel Jackson.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Liz Lemon, played by RealLife meganekko, TinaFey.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Toshiko Sato, the resident tech geek, frequently dons geeky reading glasses, just to add to that doe-eyed, earnest Asian geek/unnoticed-but-insanely-good-looking thing she's got going on.
* ''{{Victorious}}'': Tori in the ''Helen Back Again'' Episode. She just happens to have glasses on when she receives bad news, however she is working out. Who needs glasses to workout. [[MoeMoe It just screams feel sorry for me]].
** In a later episode Cat knows Tori has a boy in her house because she's usually has her glasses on when she's alone at home.
* ''TheWestWing'': CJ would sometimes need glasses and would look much better when she did.
* Maddy Ferguson, in the first season of ''TwinPeaks''. Not so much the second season.
* ''WKRPInCincinnati'': Bailey Quarters.
* ''WolfLake'': Sophia Donner
* ''Series/WonderWoman'' (the 70's TV series): Like her comic book counterpart, the classic Diana Prince...as a SecretIdentity it [[ClarkKenting wasn't too concealing]], but the glasses did make her look like a different person, leaving viewers to obsess over who was sexier: Lynda Carter in glasses, or Series/WonderWoman.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Scully, whose glasses are only worn when she composes her reports to her boss on a computer, are put in for the sole purpose of this effect. Especially because they appear to have no optical qualities at all, and are just clear glass.
* ''{{Series/Arrow}}'': Felicity Smoak. In one episode she went to a party without her glasses and just looked gorgeous instead of "Smoaking" Hot!. Sorry.
* ''{{Zoey101}}'': [[{{Adorkable}} Quinn]] [[TeenGenius Pensky.]]
* Brazilian actress Tania Khalill at the novela "Fina Estampa".
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. GibberingGenius [[HotLibrarian Winifred]] [[{{Adorkable}} 'Fred']] [[HotScientist Burkle]] wears NerdGlasses on occasion to highlight her braininess. Lampshaded when [[DatingCatwoman Lilah Morgan]] gets jealous over Wesley pining over Fred and dresses up like her to taunt him. As they're stripping off to have sex, Wes tells Lilah to [[SexySpectacles keep the glasses on]].
** The last season or 2 has Fred [[TheGlassesGottaGo go without them most of the time.]]
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[[folder:Music]]
* Guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella of the indie rock band Lemuria definitely qualifies when she's wearing glasses. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g0BTJk_F00 Just look at her!]]
* TaylorSwift. In the video for the song "You Belong With Me", she plays dual roles as a cheerleader and as a nerdy neighbor girl. For the nerdy neighbor girl part she dons a pair of glasses, which not only fail to make her look unattractive but actually make her even more beautiful.
* ZZTop. The video for "[[ShesGotLegs Legs]]". The featured girl in the video, in addition to having the [[TropeNamer great set of legs]] the title describes, she also wears a sexy set of glasses for the first 45 seconds of the video.
* Lisa Loeb, folk-rock singer/songwriter, helped along by the fact that she's both [[BlindWithoutEm legally blind without her glasses]] and allergic to contact lenses. Her biggest hit, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka9mCmx9Jhs "Stay (I Missed You)"]], could be the theme song for meganekkos everywhere.
* When younger, Greek singer Nana Moskuouri.
* Not a musician herself, but '90s ''{{MTV}} Alternative Nation'' VJ [[OnlyOneName Kennedy]] (aka Lisa Kennedy Montgomery) definitely fit the bill.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''{{Peanuts}}'': Marcie.
* ''{{Zits}}'': One strip reveals that Sara wears glasses and ends with Jeremy saying, "Just when I thought she couldn't get any hotter."
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In the ''[[TabletopGame/YuGiOh YuGiOh TCG]]'', [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Injection_Fairy_Lily Injection Fairy Lily]] is a HospitalHottie, but when she becomes the OlderAndWiser [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Counselor_Lily Counselor Lily]], she fits this Trope.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'': Katrina Shanks. Medium notwithstanding, she fits the mold of a meganekko, she acts like a meganekko, and just to dispel any remaining doubt, the official artwork (only seen in the older, less stylized pictures for good measure) depicts her as a reserved, bespectacled meganekko.
** Lucy Cunningham-Schultz, the resident IntrepidReporter for the Odyssey Owl, is another example.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has Maggey Byrde; Adrian Andrews, an actor's manager; Penny, a film set designer; and to a goggle extent, Ema Skye.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'': [[CuteWitch Yoriko]].
* ''BackyardSports'': Lisa Crocket (now Crockett).
* While VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} herself gears more towards SexySpectacles, her MoralityPet or sorts, Cereza, certainly is super cute with those glasses.
** Regardless, many compare Bayonetta to Yomiko, actual Meganekko. Doesn't help that both wear glasses and kick a lot of butts.
*** [[PaperMaster Paper]] or [[PrehensileHair hair]]? [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Let's rock!]]
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'''s Litchi Faye Ling, a [[ChineseGirl Chinese]] HospitalHottie.
** Though that's not the only thing [[GagBoobs you'll like about her.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'': Angie Ng. Also, Beatrice, who becomes Jimmy's first girlfriend.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Lucca.
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'': Leifang has the option to wear glasses in Dead Or Alive 4. In Dead or Alive 5, every girl can wear glasses with almost all of their outfits.
* ''DJMAX Trilogy'': You can earn the title "DJ [[GratuitousJapanese Megane]] Maniac" by playing songs whose background animations star glasses-wearing characters a combined total of 100 times.
* Say what you want about it being a blatant ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' ripoff, but ''Final Combat'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH_TxvGMqp0 Sniper]] totally fits.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** ''DirgeOfCerberus VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Shalua.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Quistis Trepe, unfortunately only in the FMV's.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Jihl Nabaat. Granted, she's TheBaroness, but she can turn on the charm when she needs to manipulate someone.
* ''HarvestMoon'': Many of the games in the series have a character like this whom you can score as a potential wife: Maria in the Flower Bud Village saga, Mary in the Mineral Town saga and Flora in Forget-Me-Not Valley.
* ''[[VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva Hatsune Miku Project Diva F]]'' features "[[http://youtu.be/4N7IjtR6iI0 Megane]]" (listed as "Glasses" in the English version), featuring Megurine Luka and her large collection of eye wear. The video straddles the line between this trope and SexySpectacles at points.
** Beyond that, there's also a selection of eyeglasses to buy for the characters with Diva Points.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster The Idolm@ster]]'': Ritsuko Akizuki.
** Ritsuko isn't a typical cutesy meganekko though - she just projects that persona. In fact, she's snarky and more than a little sneaky, having been known to astroturf an Internet message board to drum up support for herself.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'': Another male example: Shad.
* ''LuminousArc'': Cecille.
** ''LuminousArc2'': Dia, but she isn't quite so sweet and vulnerable.
** Sion in ''LuminousArc3''.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'': Emma Emmerich admits that she simply wears glasses for show, and because her step-brother Hal wears glasses. And Hal, thanks to those {{Moe}} "Sweet Snake" figurines that have recently popped up, can qualify for being a male example of this trope.
** In some Easter Eggs, you find out that both Raiden and Snake seem interested in her.
---> Snake: Do I need to clear things with Otacon before I ask her out?
** Otacon (Hal) definitely qualifies. Certain segments of the fanbase had cause to mourn when he took them off for a bit of ''[=MGS4=]'' because of character development. [[DidNotGetTheGirl He returns to wearing them]] by the end of the game.
* Fio Germi from the ''MetalSlug'' series is always seen wearing glasses.
* ''MidnightSecretary'': Kaya Satozuka, who wears glasses to hide her "baby face."
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' has Sarah Pixis and Menesys. The second, a MadScientist, is of both the NerdGlasses and ScaryShinyGlasses variety, and [[spoiler: she's revealed as BeautifulAllAlong when [[TheGlassesGottaGo she let the glasses go]] in her Ending)]].
* NipponIchi: "Merchant"-type characters in a few games, namely ''PhantomBrave'' and ''MakaiKingdom''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has Chihiro Fushimi, the adorably shy and meek class treasurer, as one of the Main Character's [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 social links]], and a datable one at that (woo!). She makes a cameo in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' - two years older, more confident, and somehow even ''cuter'', leading every one of your characters to feel swoony or envious at her all-encompassing beauty.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' practically enforces this trope on the entire party.
** The ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' spin-off FightingGame ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' [[http://www.andriasang.com/e/galleries/2011/09/08/persona_4_ultimate_screens/2132460403/ has an option appropriately called "Megane"]], that allows you to give your selected character glasses.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has Fennel and Shauntal. Bianca, as if she wasn't {{moe}} enough already, gets passed the torch for the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 sequel]].
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'': Ingrid Hunnigan, although Leon clearly doesn't believe in this trope, as he doesn't ask her out until she loses the glasses.
* ''RuleOfRose'': Meg, the Wise-Looking Princess, acts as a secretary for the Aristocrat Club and the spokesperson of the Rose Princess, and has apparently invented at least some of the torture devices used by the Club for keeping discipline. Other than that, she is mainly characterized by her [[LesYay obsessive devotion]] to Diana, who really doesn't appreciate the attention.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'': [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111112035628/saintsrow/images/thumb/9/99/Kinzie_promo_image.png/190px-Kinzie_promo_image.png Kinzie Kensington]].
* ''SakuraTaisen'': Li Kohran.
* ''SecretOfEvermore'': Elizabeth "Fire Eyes" Ruffleberg.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'': Some of [[HourglassHottie Parasoul's]] {{Palette Swap}}s give her glasses.
* ''SongsOfAraiah'': Melissa.
* ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'': Ariel Hanson, who has been described by Blizzard as "[[HotScientist a doctor lady with glasses who looks really cute]]".
* ''StarOcean'': CuteClumsyGirl Sarah Jerand seems to be an archetype laundry list with some wings attached. Most players, however, hate her because her personality traits are exaggerated to the point of ridiculousness in most of her featured cutsenes.
** [[MissionControl Welch]] gets bonus points for [[MediumAwareness being aware of this trope and taking complete advantage of it]].
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'': Tsugumi Takakura. Latooni Subota was once like this, but has dropped it, but only in the GameBoyAdvance canon. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' and ''Anime/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationDivineWars'' retcons it by not having her wear glasses as Princess Shine's bodyguard. Rest of the time, she wears them. The recent ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars K'' also features a Meganekko named Angelica Shartill.
* ''SwapNote''/''Nintendo Letterbox'''s Nikki is seen as this. And she's just a Mii!
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'': Philia Felice. Because NerdsAreSexy.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': Estelle can be turned into one via synth item.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Miss Pauling, the Administrator's assistant in one of the [[http://www.teamfortress.com/war/administrator/ Administrator comics]]. She doesn't hesitate to manipulate Soldier and Demoman into killing each other, mind, but she has the look. (It helps that she's still less cold than her boss. This says a lot about her boss.)
* ''TimeHollow'': Emily. To be mean, you can take her glasses. [[spoiler:She gets in a horrible accident off-screen.]]
* The ''TokimekiMemorial'' series. Nearly every game has one of them:
** ''1'' has Mio Kisaragi (ShrinkingViolet and CuteBookworm who [[TheGlassesGottaGo will let the glasses go]] depending on a choice during the game);
** ''3'' has Rika Kawai (Ditzy MadScientist);
** ''4'' has Tsugumi Godo (Bookworm who, in a subversion, is a {{Tsundere}} extraordinaire)
** ''Girl's Side 1'' has Shiho Arisawa (Kind and studious HugeSchoolgirl), and Sakuya Morimura (a sweet young man who loves flowers) as the male variant.
** ''Girl's Side 2'' has Chiyomi Onoda.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Surprisingly for an ImprobablyFemaleCast, only has ''one'' of these, HotScientist Rikako Asakura. No one has seen her since the third game.
** With Ten Desires out, we now have Mamizou Futatsuiwa, bringing the count to two.
* ''VideoGame/WarioWare Smooth Moves'': Penny Crygor.
* [[spoiler:[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080628051636/twewy/images/3/38/Realshiki.jpg Shiki's real form]]]] in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': Shion Uzuki, although her glasses get broken early in Episode II.
** ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'': Also, her predecessor, Citan Uzuki/Hyuuga Ricdeau.
* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' allows you to date Arthur, a young man with a pair of half-moon NerdGlasses. He's quite fond of glasses himself.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''CrossChannel'': Misato Miyasumi.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Rin wears glasses when she's in teacher mode -- with sexy results. In the sequel ''FateHollowAtaraxia'', Rider has a [[PowerLimiter more functional]] pair that she wears when she's in civvies.
** There's a FSN [[{{Doujinshi}} doujin]] ("Beat Your Fate") where we see Sakura give Rider the glasses, secretly thinking this will make sure Shirou doesn't fall for her -- at which point he turns out to be a "glasses man". The rest of the [[UnwantedHarem harem]] immediately start trying pairs on. Sakura has no choice but to do the same... and Shirou tells her she looks more ''plain'' with glasses.
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'': Shizune, the ClassRepresentative of the main character's class. She is clever and presumably smart, but sweet? ...[[SpiritedCompetitor Not so much]].
* ''Sono Hanabira Ni Kuchizuke Wo'': Played with by Kaede, who is [[ShrinkingViolet shy and kind]] and is the ClassRepresentative but is really only an average student. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] by Sara, who asks if Kaede is an honour student, and admits that she only thought she was because her glasses and plait gave off that impression. However, while Sara doesn't have any particular feelings about Kaede's glasses, she dislikes the personality they give her, preferring a more masculine, {{Bifauxnen}} type of personality, which Kaede only reaches [[TheGlassesGottaGo when she removes her glasses]] [[BeautifulAllAlong and undoes her hair]].
* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'': Ciel, though she probably has better eyesight than most.
** She can see perfectly fine without them. Actually, she asks Shiki at one point if he has a glasses fetish and wants her to continue wearing them while she [[DeusSexMachina helps with a terrible supernatural affliction.]]
* ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'' has Maino Honma, who is head of the [[CuteBookworm Library Committee]] and a classic ShrinkingViolet.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': Nicole is one of these. Glasses are a little smaller than the usual fare, but she certainly fits the trope.
* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' brings us Chloe, the Meganekko {{Moe}} [[HornyDevil succubus]] -- who eventually gets her own spin-off, ''Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe'', but loses the glasses in the process (because her supernatural beauty would melt them).
* ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'': Chika, the newly introduced colleague and [[OnlySaneMan sane partner]] of Amanda. Or at least looks like one most of the time.
** Much to his chagrin, Tedd gets this at times when he's wearing his glasses. (Has he been transformed with them on?)
*** Dan commented that he's been doing this more and more lately with random female background characters.
** [[ShrinkingViolet Rhoda]] wore glasses before joining [[LovableAlphaBitch Diane's]] GirlPosse [[spoiler:and reverts to this look as a disguise after becoming famous.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'' [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/brothersister-19/#.UH9ammdHGuI the king in "Brother and Sister". ]] Which by making him less threatening did help with the effect of his finding her in the woods and instantly asking her to marry him.
* ''Webcomic/{{Frivolesque}}'': EVERY female character in Frivolesque save for action girl Gaia and the voluptuous Liliane (who has sunglasses on instead) is a meganekko in some way.
* ''WebComic/FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' gives us Felicia, who double-subverts the "sweet, modest girl" part of this: She manages to hold up on her own against thieves, but when confronted with [[BadassLongcoat Lionel]] "the Lucky", she almost immediately goes back to being this.
* ''WebComic/GirlGenius'': Agatha, the title character. Her cousin Theo fits the rarer, gender-flipped ''megane'' category.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Jade Harley is a [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002668 classic example]]. In what could probably be attributed to AuthorAppeal, half the main cast wears glasses, so she's not the only one - other examples present include Vriska Serket and Terezi Pyrope and Feferi Peixes. [[spoiler:Jade's brother]] John Egbert is a male example. Also present is Jane Crocker, [[spoiler: John and Jade's genetic mother]].
* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky!'': Parodied when Billie gets glasses, not only does Danny find her even more attractive than before, but several guys who didn't care about her before (Joe and Howard in particular) begin hounding her until she threatens to get contacts.
** Howard even has an... unplanned emission, the first (and second) times he sees her this way. [[DontExplainTheJoke I mean an orgasm, of course]].
** Another ''{{Walkyverse}}'' example is Walky's high-school sweetheart Dorothy.
** And let's not forget the author's bespectacled RealLife [[strike:girlfriend]] wife [[http://www.walkypedia.com/index.php/Maggie Maggie]], showing up alongside his AuthorAvatar. It's starting to seem like there's a bit of AuthorAppeal involved...
*** [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20041111.html Surely not.]]
** Amber [=O'Malley=] from "Shortpacked".
** Also parodied in the same strip, when GenkiGirl Robin gives Amber a makeover, then tries to play the Meganekko role herself but [[http://www.shortpacked.com/d/20060314.html fails on an epic level.]]
** Recently Amber exchanged her coke bottle frames, [[LampshadeHanging commenting on how outdated they are]], and gotten a pair of smaller, much nicer-looking modern glasses that work just as well.
* ''Webcomic/{{Karin-dou 4koma}}'': Meguru. CuteClumsyGirl, BlindWithoutEm, and a skilled enough with magic to be chosen as apprentice by the world's greatest magician.
* ''{{Magiversity}}'': Minna Galford, the main character.
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': Yuki wore these when she became a MagicalGirl; being Largo her mentor, however, they're quickly replaced with CoolShades.
** Ping also experimented with glasses at one point in a vain attempt at making herself less attractive. Sadly, it backfired, due to this trope.
* Emily the [[CuteWitch witch]], from ''OurLittleAdventure''.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Three words - Marigold. Louise. Farmer.
** Faye Whitaker on occasion
** Sven Bianchi and Dale might both be listed as male examples.
* ''WebComic/RaineDog'': The title character.
* ''RPGWorld'': Detestai of the defunct webcomic is a catgirl who was given magic glasses by her ex-boyfriend, [[spoiler: the villain]], that turn her from a gentle kitten to "evil to the glasses." Also, she's rather tall. Does that make her a MegaNeko?
* ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline'': The title character.
* In ''{{Sinfest}}'',
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3121 Fuschia poses as one.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4450 Satan is aware of the attraction: in his nightclub, one act is a meganeko succubus who sits down to read and winks at the audience.]] The storytime zombie, of course, loves her.
* ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' has Ruby, who is cute in her way and book-smart, and definitely has the big glasses. Unfortunately, she also has an unstable temper and doubts about men.
* ''TheWotch'': As of a long-term GenderBender with accompanying memory alterations for everyone else, [[strike:Ivan]] "Yvonne" Bezdomny has apparently been thrown headfirst into Meganekkodom. Compounded with all of the transformation's other consequences...
-->'''"Homeless Blog"''': The loneliness is only magnified by the attention I ''do'' receive. Somehow I have a "quiet, nerdy thing goin' on" that some guys find attractive. This scares me.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''GaiaOnline'', with its strong anime influence, has several.
** Meredith, an OfficeLady
** Cindy Donovinh, a HotScoop
** Flynn, former proprietor of the [[MoneyDearBoy Cash Shop]]
** [=OLruna=], Alruna the HornyDevil dressed up as an OfficeLady, is a subversion, as being a succubus she doesn't really have the personality.
** Gaia-Sama, a BizarroUniverse OfficeLady version of the site's personification. She's rather aggressive for this trope, though.
** Vanessa, the [[GagBoobs biggest]] subversion as [[MaleGaze nobody ever looks]] [[MyEyesAreUpHere high enough]] to notice that she even ''wears'' glasses.
** Eileen from the recent Love Charm RIG plays the trope more straight, though -- [[ShrinkingViolet shy]], [[TeenGenius intelligent]] and downright ''[[{{Moe}} adorable]]'
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, along with [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] and sometimes {{Benzaie}}, are male examples, being cute and so very {{adorkable}} to female viewers.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, in her early videos, wore glasses, but quit after losing the frames. Her beleaguered best friend Nella often wears glasses as well.
* Ghoulia Yelps the Zombie from MonsterHigh.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': SCP 808
* ''[[WebVideo/SteveDMonster Steve D'Monster]]'': Easter Egg.
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Louise "Lulu" Altaire
* The ''WhateleyUniverse'': Gateway, a summoner learning her craft at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. Oddly enough, what she summons the most often is a MegaNeko.
* Ellie from WebVideo/OneHundredYardStare, with bright red frames to boot!
* [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=Doki&offset=24#/d5lksdw Doki]], granted on the fact it has been established that she is nearsighted and needs them to see so almost all of her pictures have her wearing them. Also, according to some, it adds to her cuteness
** As is her daughter [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Vielle-398785245 Vielle]]
*** Also, [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Seraphina-413915550?q=gallery%3AAkaiChounokoe%2F30335290&qo=4 Seraphina]] and both she and Vielle are just as {{Moe}} as Doki is
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Harleen Quinzel before becoming Harley Quinn, in another example of the glasses signifying a personality (or in this case, sanity) change.
** Janet Van Dorn, Gotham City's District Attorney.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'': Marilyn Piquel.
* ''ChalkZone'': Penny Sanchez.
* ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'': Sam Sparks, about midway through, when she decides to embrace the nerdier side she kept hidden for so long with Flint's help.
* ''{{Daria}}'': The title character, though she may be something of an inversion -- it's pretty well established that Daria is naturally attractive and dresses down to avoid attention, so it's not too clear if the glasses work for her or against her.
** For her - in that they keep male attention off her. This is such a truism to the character that on the show's Wiki, [[http://www.dariawiki.org/wiki/index.php?title=Manstopper_glasses there's an entry that defines her eyewear as ''manstopper glasses''.]]
*** [[TheDitz Brittany]] also entered the trope in the episode "Through a Lens Darkly" where she gets a set of glasses thinking they'll make her smarter.
* ''FairlyOddParents'': Tootie.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Meg might have qualified back before she became the show's ButtMonkey.
* ''GIJoe'': TheBaroness, although she is decidedly ''not'' sweet, shy, and nice, defies the whole TheGlassesGottaGo line of thinking in every series she has been featured in.
* ''GravedaleHigh'': Cleofatra.
* ''HeyArnold'': Phoebe, the show's official Meganekko, and in one episode [[RichBitch Rhonda]] is forced to get glasses due to her waning vision. At first, she absolutely hates them because it drops her to geek status. However, she later comes to accept them, and gets a new, sleeker pair of glasses at the end of the episode.
* ''JacobTwoTwo'': Rene Ratelle. She's usually nice, but speaks French, so [[FrenchJerk genre conventions]] demand that she sometimes acts a bit stuck up.
* ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'': Heloise, whenever she wears her NerdGlasses.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': Susan and Mary Test.
* ''KaBlam'': The Off-Beats segment; Betty-Ann.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Mrs. Dr. Anne Possible, as well as Ron's mother.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Peggy.
* ''{{Metalocalypse}}'': Male example; Dethklok's manager, Charles Foster Offdensen.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'': Bessie Higgenbottom (and the episode "Blindsided" proves that she does in fact look better ''with'' glasses)
* ''MonsterAllergy'' has Zick's mother, [[http://butterfly.altervista.org/ma/personaggi_file/greta.gif Greta]] [[http://www.mapage.altervista.org/Greta%20Barrymore1.JPG Barrymore]].
* Subverted with Silver Spoon from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. She wears glasses, but she's the BetaBitch to [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara.]]
** There's also Twist.
** Played straight with Rarity, who wears glasses while she's working.
* ''PepperAnn'': The title character.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Gretchen.
** In the episode "She's the Mayor," [[AsianAirhead Stacy]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/StacyGlasses_2068.jpg puts on a pair of]] PurelyAestheticGlasses and puts her hair up in a more adult hair style when she serves as Mayor-for-a-Day Candace's secretary..Male Example: Carl.
* ''TheRealGhostbusters'': Janine Melnitz. Also in ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': Gretchen Grundler (as well as Miss Grotke)
** Male example: Gus Griswald
* ''RegularShow'': Eileen
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'': Although it had Daphne to (ostensibly) fill its sex appeal quotient, others preferred Velma, who is [[BlindWithoutEm pretty much synonymous with those glasses of hers.]]
** Velma in the cartoons somewhat fits; Velma in the live action films definitely does.
** In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'', this trope (as well as NerdsAreSexy) goes into full effect as far as Velma is concerned.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy, at least until the second half of the second season.
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'': Deputy Mayor Callie Briggs.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' gives us Myra, the friendly, intelligent AdventurerArchaeologist from the episode "In Search of Ancient Blunders". Another FunnyAnimal example.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': Irma Langinstein.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'': Beth.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wayside}}'': Dana.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'': Tish Katsufrakis.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'': Mina.
** Allie
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Zhu Li, the CloudCuckooLandersMinder to Varrick, certainly fits in both appearance and personality, patiently tolerating her employer's eccentricities and executing his various wild schemes. [[spoiler:Except she's actually [[ObfuscatingInsanity Varrick]]'s [[TheDragon Dragon]], and described by him as a "cold, heartless war machine."]]
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