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[[quoteright:324:[[Film/{{Enchanted}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NaiveGirl_6051.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:324:This trope is fascinating. I never knew this.]]

A romantic, innocent character, almost always a preteen or teenage girl, who is essentially a fairy-tale heroine in the present (or in the [[TheFuture science-fiction future]]). She is na´ve, ignorant and insecure (especially about her body). She will be the target of every bully in the world, especially the AlphaBitch. All she has going for her is her pure heart, which will save her -- she never gives up, no matter what, and will eventually get the better of her tormentors.

The Na´ve Everygirl is not a saint, however. She's bad at showing gratitude, which tends to drive her friends away when she needs them. But eventually she will reconcile with the people who helped her, after [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone wondering how she could be so blind]].

This character is mostly a DiscreditedTrope on Western TV nowadays but were popular before 1990s; only the most idealistic shows on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism have one nowadays. But in film and "young adult" fiction, she is inescapable and they are frequent protagonists of {{Shojo}} stories written by women.

See also WideEyedIdealist, LoveFreak, TheIngenue. Compare UnluckyEverydude, her spear counterpart.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''CodeGeass'': Shirley Fennette. Her innocence and na´vetÚ makes for a contrast with all the world weary or aggressive soliders/politicans etc.
* A lot of GirlsLove series feature a light-haired Na´veEverygirl as the {{Uke}} to the OneeSama {{Seme}}:
%%** Resine from ''ShiroiHeyaNoFutari''.
%%** Reina from ''Manga/MayasFuneralProcession''.
%%** Nanako from ''OniisamaE''.
%%** Himeko Kurusegawa from ''KannazukiNoMiko''
%%** Nagisa from ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''.
%%** Yumi from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''.
* ''FushigiYuugi'': Miaka.
* Princess Nia Teppelin, main love interest in anime series ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', is the embodiment of an extremely idealistic fairy tale heroine trapped in a Super Robot show.
* Sara Werec of ''SoukouNoStrain'' fits this exactly, although her series slides more to the cynical side than most under this page.
* ''FruitsBasket'':
** Tohru Honda is definitely this with how she enters and approaches the various members of the Sohma family.
** Kana, Hatori's fiance, is arguably this, though one harsh HeroicBSOD snaps her to the point where she needs Hatori's LaserGuidedAmnesia to return to this persona.
* Subverted with Shiina Tamai from ''NaruTaru''. She ''does'' start out as one of these, but becomes progressively less innocent as the series progresses, culminating with [[spoiler: her and her ShadowArchetype, Mamiko Kuri, slaughtering every human on Earth except themselves]].
* ''DigimonAdventure'': Subverted with Hikari/Kari. At first she seems like nothing more than the AffirmativeActionGirl and/or the IllGirl of TheTeam. She's innocent, sweet, holder of the Crest of ''Light'' and hates to see other people in pain. However [[PluckyGirl she also has all the guts and nerve]] of the older [[BigBrotherWorship brother she idolises]] and at the age of ''eight'' is capable of holding her own.
* Ukraine from ''AxisPowersHetalia''. And the story milks it [[TheChewToy for all the bad luck and hilarity it's worth]].
** Seychelles, Liechtenstein and Taiwan have some traits as well, though they also have more [[GenkiGirl energetic]] and [[PluckyGirl strongwilled]] sides.
* While [[ProjectAKo C-ko Kotobuki]] is by no means a saint, she is innocent and optimistic, and she believes in love and friendship. Instead of bullies, she has [[WeirdnessMagnet weird shit happening to her]] at times. Though she doesn't seem to be too insecure about her body, she does have issues with being alone. She also has the "lovesick girl" aspect as well.
* ''{{Berserk}}'': Jill and Princess Charlotte are two sweet and idealistic girls. The CrapsackWorld they live in is not kind to the na´ve.
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[[folder:Comics Books]]
* Abby in ''ComingUpViolet'' appears to be this on the surface, and indeed may indeed be a great example of this trope. [[spoiler:However, she also harbors the heart of TheChessmaster]].
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[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* Pictured above is Giselle from ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'' who is ''not'' an "every-girl" but certainly na´ve.
* Babe from the two ''Film/{{Babe}}'' films (especially the sequel, ''Babe: Pig in the City'') is a rare male example. (He's also a TalkingAnimal [[CrossDressingVoices voiced by a woman]].)
* Mia from ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' blew off her best friend's brother to go to a party with the most popular guy in school who would hopefully give her a [[FootPopping foot popping kiss]].
* Literature/BridgetJones is clumsy, insecure (especially about her body), and is very vulnerable yet won't give up her pursuit of love.
* Jamie Bartlett from the DisneyChannel movie ''Read It and Weep,'' who became so blinded by the prospect of being in the popular crowd that she blew off everyone her inner circle and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone ignored her best friend Connor, who'd secretly been harboring a crush on her]], only to lose this newfound popularity once it's revealed that her novel, "Is Saves The World", was truly a mockery of her high school and its cliques, which makes it difficult for her to gain back everyone's trust.
** Essentially every single DisneyChannel heroine can fit into this trope to some extent.
%%*''Model Behavior'' [[ShrinkingViolet Alex Burroughs]] .
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[[folder:Literature]]
%%* the titular character from the ''Literature/{{Alice Series}}'' by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
%%* The protagonist of JudyBlume's ''AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''.
* Most 19th century fairy tales have one, either male or female, and modern stories with a Na´veEverygirl will often have a ShoutOut to them. The main difference is that in the old fairy tales, she was just as likely to come to a bad end. (Creator/HansChristianAndersen's "The Little Match Girl" is a sadistic example full of {{Glurge}}.)
* Diane Duane's ''YoungWizards'': Nita, the heroine, started out a Na´veEverygirl, but matured beyond that stage with the discovery and mastery of her wizardry.
* Sci-fi author Creator/JohnRingo plays with this trope in his novels. Megan Trevante and [[spoiler: Mirta]] in the short story at the end of John Ringo's ''Emerald Sea'', as well as from the later books of his ''Literature/CouncilWars'' series are subversions of this, one being a very intelligent, tough and cunning young woman and the other spending most of her time pretending to exemplify this. The character Shenea, however, while being ''very'' sexual, exemplifies this trope. There are also several in his ''Literature/PaladinOfShadows'' series (mainly Katrina), which is odd considering the fact it is, by far, his most misogynistic series.
%%* Mary Anne Spier and Mallory Pike in ''TheBabysittersClub'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': Bella will put herself in danger just to see Edward again.
* Catherine Moreland, the protagonist of ''NorthangerAbbey''
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
%%* Melanie Brodie from ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh''
%%**Dreamy, weak willed Terri from ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''.
%%** Nerdy little Clare, despite coming a long way, still falls into this trope even after the show's rebrand to ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}''.
%%** Manny in the first two seasons.
* Title character of ''UglyBetty'': Though Betty has become less na´ve since then, she's still as idealistic as ever.
* Laura Webber (later Baldwin, then Spencer) from ''GeneralHospital'' is an example of this trope, particularly during the character's original appearances from 1975 to 1982. When the character returned in 1993 she had become less na´ve, but still retained most of the other qualities of this trope.
%%* Hannah Rogers in ''{{Everwood}}'', coupled with ShrinkingViolet.
%%* Carly Shay in ''ICarly''.
* ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'': Alex relies on her sister to steer her in the realm of her new super-powered life because she's only familiar with everyday mundane life.
%%* Rebecca Harper in ''TheLatestBuzz''.
%%* Meg Pryor in ''Series/AmericanDreams''.
%%* Spencer from ''SouthOfNowhere'' is a bit older than usual, but still fits this role perfectly.
* Sookie from ''TrueBlood'' is in her twenties, but otherwise seems to fit this trope to tee, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation or at least this is how she and the people around her seem to interpret her actions]] .
* ''LizzieMcGuire'': Insecure, nice but liable to make mistakes, picked on by the AlphaBitch; yes.
* In the pilot of ''SeventhHeaven'' Lucy is sensitive about starting her period and thus becoming a woman. She says that her type is Prince Charles because she bets that he is sensitive and shy.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The TaylorSwift song ''Fifteen''
-->Cause when you're fifteen and\\
Somebody tells you they love you\\
You're gonna believe them
* The GarfunkelAndOates song "29/31" is about a woman who is like this when she is 29 years old, but becomes more cynical when she reaches 31.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Ryfia from ''VideoGame/ArcRiseFantasia'', since she grew up never leaving her home.
* Sophia Esteed of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', although more emphasis on her na´vetÚ and ignorance. Her body image issues are somewhat of a running joke through the game, too.
* Estellise from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''; like the above example, is not ungrateful, but she is quite na´ve from being [[ShelteredAristocrat sheltered all of her life]]. Unlike the rest of the party, she is very [[LoveFreak kind]] and [[AllLovingHero never hesitates to show compassion]]. This lead to some [[MindRape unfortunate]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy consequences]], but she eventually recovers.
* Sumia from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is a competent fighter in addition to having a good heart.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Comic-book/animated example: Chi-Chian Mitsui from Voltaire's ''{{Chi-Chian}}'' series.
%%* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Are You There, God? It's Me, Jesus."
* KimPossible is at her core a parody of this type; she's insecure about boys, dating, and the social order, and has very few close friends; however, she's admired by her peers, involved in every school activity, and is an [[ActionGirl international kung-fu-fighting pro-bono action heroine]].
* In the sequels of Disney's ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', [[spoiler: Anastasia, the redheaded stepsister]] is [[RetCon retconned]] into a character like this; insecure, looking for love but knowing little about it, etc.
* Phoebe Terese on ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' is a perfect example. She's the sweet natured, reserved romantic of the girls (once saying "Gee, what a guy!" about Arnold and found the notion of a bullfrog couple "romantic"), and [[FriendToAllLivingThings tried saving the desert animals]] (which failed, due to the animals not needing to be saved, as pointed out by Carlos). She's also been picked on by [[JerkAss Janet]] on different occasions, had the class turn on her once, and neglected to realize everything Ms. Frizzle did for her in "Goes to Seed". Despite her advocacy club failing, not being able to name three good things about recycling, and inability to do a slam dunk, Phoebe doesn't give up and retains her innocent nature.
* ''AaahhRealMonsters'': Gender aside, Ickis fits this. He's got all of the flaws, plus a tendency to say he's giving up... only to come back when it counts.
%%* Sharon Spitz from ''{{Braceface}}''
* Ginger from ''AsToldByGinger''. Dodie and Macie also fit this trope. Even Courtney seems to fit this to a lesser extent (particularly in the high school years).
%%* Annie Redfeather from ''AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues''
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