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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Calvin and Hobbes

Cross Over
  • 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.

Death Note

Hunger Games

The Lion King
  • Tojo in The Lion King Adventures. He's a squeaky, geeky nerd. However, he's absolutely adorable. It's impossible not to love him.

Lucky Star

Metal Gear
  • Otacon in Stray is the epitome of nerdy cuteness. Even a character who isn't his Love Interest remarks on it.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • 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.

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