Adorkable: Fan Works
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
- For Good and One Hundred Days:
- Mira, especially when she and Buzz are being adorably awkward together because they are most emphatically in love even if they're married.
- The Calvinverse story Retro Chill shows Retro's Cowardly Sidekick Bob to be this, as a Shrinking Violet who is implied to be a Big Bad Wannabe (though he eventually pulls a Heel-Face Turn).
- Sherlock Holmes, of all people, has his moments in Children of Time, particularly once he's well and truly in love with Beth Lestrade of Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century. The following dialogue is from a largely serious conversation that descends briefly into a terribly cute moment:
Beth: (smiles sadly) So shut up, seriously.Holmes: (blushes, closes his mouth meekly)Beth: (giggles softly) You are such an idiot.Holmes: (raises eyebrow) Are you expecting me to argue that point?Beth: (laughs) Oh, look at that: you're actually learning! Don't worry — you're my idiot, so it's all good. (tentative grin)Holmes: (smiles back hesitantly) Am I?Beth: (sighs in exasperation) Are you trying to prove my point?Holmes: (sheepish grin) I seem to be confirming it further with every second word.
- Dungeon Keeper Ami has Empress Mercury who certinly counts, especially with the frequent Mad Scientist gag. From a fifteen-year-old it's very much so.
- Tangled Adventures In Arendelle has Rapunzel and Anna and Elsa.
- Anna can be a real laugh due to her rambling about finding true love with Kristoff.
- Rapunzel fainted away when she saw Olaf.
- And Elsa, in playing with Anna, turned herself into Elsaf: Basically herself but covered in snow as if she was a snowman.
- What About Witch Queen? has two straight examples and one surprising aversion:
- Kai's antics on the horse are just plain hilarious, especially the way he argues with Spots. Even off the horse, his reaction to the news that his father plans to arrange Kai's marriage to Elsa is adorkable.
- Ferdinand is a borderline example, what with his inability to apologize to Anna without starting to ramble incoherently and switch to Gratuitous German. Sadly, he gets it under control a while later.
- Anna, despite being adorkable in the film, is an aversion.
- In A Charmed Life Light Yagami is a huge nerd. He just happens to be an evil and handsome huge nerd who is skilled at acting and is able to put up a charming front in public. In private however he can be quite a dork, for example when he looks to Star Trek for guidance in his life.
- Some Semblance of Meaning:
- Vale, the heroine, is a daydreamy, book-loving, fairly clumsy Shrinking Violet who is a Type B Tsundere and is prone to blushing.
- District One Career and eventual victor Obsidian who, despite his initial displays of coolness, can be downright awkward, especially when it comes to his Love Interest—Vale. See also: his rehearsal of how he would propose an alliance with Vale, as well as plenty of the not exactly cool things he says once he and Vale actually do team up.
- Tojo in The Lion King Adventures. He's a squeaky, geeky nerd. However, he's absolutely adorable. It's impossible not to love him.
- Brainy Brunette Chiyoko Sakamoto from the fanfics Holiday Vacation and Lucky Star After Story is a dead ringer for being adorkable. She is an adorable and very short intellectual with huge blue eyes and she gets flustered very easily.
- Otacon in Stray is the epitome of nerdy cuteness. Even a character who isn't his Love Interest remarks on it.
- Caramel of Assumptions becomes this trope whenever an attractive girl talks to him directly, constantly stuttering and flubbing his lines. Ironically, his main love interest grows fond of him since he doesn't act differently around her, though he does regress back into this after a few teases from her.
- Princess Luna's attempts to bond with her nephew in Cadence In A Minor consist of wandering into his dreams and striking up conversations or startling him in hallways while he's in deep thought, and wondering why he's not always happy to see her. Still, she manages to be adorable anyway.
- The protagonist in Sophistication And Betrayal is awkward and dorky on many occassions. Luckily for him, his marefriend Rarity tends to find his awkwardness rather endearing.
- The nerdiness of Twilight and Luna gets dialled up to about fifteen in the fanfic Too Intelligent to be Loved, and it is adorable. In chapter 5, Twilight decides to throw a "science party" with events like Guess-That-Mold-Culture and All-You-Can-Titrate. Luna is so enthused at the prospect she begins spouting seriously out-of-date, badly mishandled slang that she learned from a book entitled "1001 Idioms and Colloquialisms".
Luna: This is great! We cannot wait! Astronomical Observations! Telescope Calibration! And Trivia Pursuit! This should be a detonation! Is that the right wording? This should be a detonation?
Celestia: ’This should be a blast’ is more commonly used.
- Triptych Continuum has Twilight Sparkle, whose immediate reaction to seeing Rarity's eyes have changed colour is to start working out a comprehensive test for any changes in perception Rarity might have.
- The Twilight Child:
- In Carrot Top's brief appearance, she mentions she once got so bored during Cider Season, which she usually spends on her own due to not being obsessive over apple cider, she started making dioramas out of carrots.
- Cadence borrows a page from Twilight Sparkle's book at one point when Celestia agrees to officiate her wedding, and she starts hopping in a circle.
- What Hath Joined Together:
- Princess Twilight Sparkle is very enthusiastic about learning and typically cheerful, but she's pretty socially awkward and stammers when an event doesn't go as planned (like dropping her papers and forgetting to use her magic to pick them up due to embarrassment).
- Flash Sentry is typically well-composed, but when he's around his crush and protectee Twilight his grip on his emotions is loosened. When he unexpectedly bumps into Twilight in a hallway, he stumbles through his apology, bowed to her twice more than he should have, and then ran away to avoid making a bigger fool of himself, which is just one of the earliest examples.
- When we first meet Spark Wheel of Without A Hive, he's a sweet, awkward orphan colt who builds toy robots and flying machines out of junk at his orphanage. When we meet him again as an adult, he's been adopted by a wealthy family who sent him to a technical school, and now he's working on a real flying machine decades in advance of Equestrian technology. He's still sweet and awkward, though.
- Topaz, a pegasus entomologist whom Idol encounters in The Changeling Of The Guard, goes into a full-on, extremely adorable Nerdgasm when she discovers that he's a changeling.
- The Demesne Of The Reluctant Twilight Sparkle:
- Twilight again, highlighted further by her stream-of-consciousness narration.
- Twilight's assistant Golden Retriever, who is much like her but even more nervous and shy, in large part due to her Unfortunate Name.
- Cameron Taylor from Pokeumans is a shy little awkward postman who can't tell his love interest that he has a crush on her. Then again, he grows cooler with time.
- In the fanfic Blue Sky (a Portal 2 fic) the Ridiculously Human Robot and his once human self, Wheatley is portrayed this way. Being 6 feet 7 inches tall, lanky, clumsy, goofy, sweet (at his better moments), wears glasses, and is bound to go off on many ''many'' monologue style tangents.
- Wheatley in the Portal 2 fic Test Of Humanity after becoming a cyborg (GLaDOS implanted his "brain" into a human body For Science!). Tall, nerdy-looking, clumsy, noticeably chubby, yet friendly and well-meaning. Even Chell admits she finds his awkward nature to be endearing and it's part of the reason she falls in love with him.
- A lot of Prince of Tennis fanfiction involving Kaidou Kaoru involves him being like this in a relationship. Well, the ones that don't pair him up with Momo... Those are Belligerent Sexual Tension with Kaidou as Jerk with a Heart of Gold and Momo as a male Type B Tsundere.
- Silver from Always Having Juice, a Sonic the Hedgehog Character Blog set in a verse featuring elements from but presented differently from the games, the comics, and other media. Such as Silver the Hedgehog possibly the most adorable robot with a Nice Hat you'll see all week.
- Cosmo Finds Tails. Par for the course for Tails, but Cosmo gets in on the act too. She stutters her way through most conversations, is easily flustered by her sister's teasing and reads botany books with the enthusiasm most people listen to music.
- In the semi-genderbent fanfic The Kirita Chronicles, Kirigaya Kazuta, a.k.a. Kirita, the genderbent version of Kirito, has problems speaking with males. She tends to be more hesitant and stutters more when talking to them in comparison to how confident and strong she is when she is fighting monsters.