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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Otacon from Metal Gear in Stray is the epitome of nerdy cuteness. Even a character who isn't his Love Interest remarks on it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brainy Brunette Chiyoko Sakamoto from the Lucky Star 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.
  • The Hunger Games fanfic 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 InterestVale. 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • What Hath Joined Together (fanfic of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic):
    • 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.
  • 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.

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