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[[AC: ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'']]
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Both Italy and Japan are this in spades. Germany is also this to a lesser extent.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'']]
* ''Fanfic/ForGood'' and ''Fanfic/{{One Hundred Days|BuzzLightyear}}'':
** Mira, especially when she and Buzz are being adorably awkward together [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial because they are most emphatically not in love even if they're married]].
%% ** Buzz Lightyear (from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' canon)

[[AC: ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'']]
* ''Fanfic/TheCalvinverse'' story ''Fanfic/RetroChill'' shows Retro's CowardlySidekick Bob to be this, as a ShrinkingViolet who is implied to be a BigBadWannabe (though he eventually pulls a HeelFaceTurn).

[[AC: ''VideoGame/CaveStory'']]
* Jack in ''FanFic/QuotesBadHairDayRatedRForRetellingOfCaveStory''. An already Main/RidiculouslyCuteCritter made even ''[[UpToEleven cuter]]''. From his signature Main/NerdGlasses to his [[CovertPervert downright fucked-up]] yet [[TeenGenius ludicrously genius]] mind to his Main/AmbiguouslyGay mannerisms to his incredibly expressive emotions to his crush on a flower to his often unintentionally hilarious sense of humor (and also that time when ''he wore a dress''), everything about Jack's portrayal in this story is just absolutely lovable to the core. Although all the elements of this story come together more or less flawlessly, Jack's unexpectedly deep Main/CharacterDevelopment in it is what really makes it memorable.

[[AC: CrossOver]]
* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'', of all people, has his moments in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'', particularly once he's well and truly in love with Beth Lestrade of ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury''. 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.
* ''[[Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi Dungeon Keeper Ami]]'' has [[spoiler: Empress Mercury]] who certinly counts, especially with the frequent MadScientist gag. From a fifteen-year-old it's very much so.
* ''Fanfic/TangledAdventuresInArendelle'' 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.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10677182/6/There-s-Nothing-Sweeter There's Nothing Sweeter]]'' Gwen Potter mentally refers to Anthony Goldstein as "just so adorably dorky."
* Twilight easily has this in spades in ''FanFic/AHollowInEquestria''. Her infatuation with all the mysteries of Ulquiorra's nature makes it very hard not to smile.
* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/9448874/chapters/21376838 Not Your Saint George]]'', despite being a ''[[AdaptationSpeciesChange red dragon]]'', Pyrrha is this, being curious about everything[[note]]She's a FishOutOfWater[[/note]], worrying about whether or not she got her inflections right while trying to be intimidating (it's been a few decades since she's actually talked to anyone), happily eating her new favourite food (Meat jerky, then ice cream), and needing Jaune to stop her from trying to steal shiny things (Young dragons are sort of like magpies).

[[AC: ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'']]
* ''Fanfic/WhatAboutWitchQueen'' 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 GratuitousGerman. Sadly, he gets it under control a while later.
** Anna, despite being adorkable in the film, [[OutOfCharacter is an aversion]].

[[AC: ''Manga/DeathNote'']]
* In ''FanFic/ACharmedLife,'' Light Yagami is a huge nerd. He just happens to be an [[VillainProtagonist evil]] and [[HollywoodNerd handsome]] huge nerd who is [[MasterActor 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 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[WhatWouldXDo for guidance in his life]].
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7292991/1/Xanatos Xanatos]]'':
** Female example is [[OCStandIn Linda]], whose awkward stuttering and occasional shyness are just all too endearing.
** Near is adorkable when he carries on a phone conversation. NoSocialSkills, poor guy.

[[AC: ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'']]
* Tavros, John, Jade, and Nepeta in ''Fanfic/{{Brainbent}}'' all qualify. Tavros' dorkiness is even lampshaded by the authors in his character introduction. Equius is a somewhat odd example, at least [[http://brainbent.tumblr.com/post/30886067793/feferi-wake-up from Feferi's point of view]]. Something about the combination of GentleGiant, ComicallySerious (with occasional lighter moments), and RealMenWearPink.
* [=tecnicianMagician=] and [=constantThinker=] in the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' FanFic ''FanFic/AdultStuck''.

[[AC: ''Literature/TheHungerGames'']]
* ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'':
** Vale, the heroine, is a daydreamy, [[CuteBookworm book-loving]], [[CuteClumsyGirl fairly clumsy]] ShrinkingViolet who is a Type B {{Tsundere}} and is prone to [[LuminescentBlush blushing]].
** District One [[PrivilegedRival Career]] [[spoiler: and eventual victor]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Obsidian]] who, despite his initial displays of coolness, can be downright ''awkward'', especially when it comes to his LoveInterest [[spoiler:Vale]]. See also: [[spoiler: 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.]]

[[AC: ''Disney/TheLionKing'']]
* Tojo in ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures''. He's a squeaky, geeky nerd. However, he's absolutely adorable. It's impossible not to love him.

[[AC: ''Manga/LuckyStar'']]
* BrainyBrunette Chiyoko Sakamoto from the fanfics ''Fanfic/HolidayVacation'' and ''Fanfic/LuckyStarAfterStory'' is a dead ringer for being adorkable. She is an [[TheCutie adorable]] and [[TokenMiniMoe very short]] [[TeenGenius intellectual]] with [[InnocentBlueEyes huge blue eyes]] and she gets flustered very easily.

[[AC: ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'']]
* Jotaro Kujo, the hero of Part 3, is canonically a grade-A badass with a bad attitude and an unshakable will. However, his asocial demeanor and some [[{{Narm}} hilariously corny lines]] have led to some {{Fanon}} interpretations of him being more of a lovable dweeb who's actively trying to be badass. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I32Nki0dUHQ Case in point.]]

[[AC: ''Franchise/MetalGear'']]
* Otacon in ''Fanfic/{{Stray}}'' is the epitome of nerdy cuteness. Even a character who isn't his LoveInterest remarks on it.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]
* Caramel of ''Fanfic/{{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 ''FanFic/CadenceInAMinor'' consist of [[DreamWalker wandering into his dreams]] and striking up conversations or startling him in hallways while he's in deep thought, and wondering [[NoSocialSkills why he's not always happy to see her.]] Still, she manages to be adorable anyway.
* The protagonist in ''FanFic/SophisticationAndBetrayal'' 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 [[UpToEleven up to about fifteen]] in the fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2792/Too-Intelligent-to-be-Loved 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 [[TotallyRadical seriously out-of-date]], [[{{Malaproper}} badly mishandled slang]] that she [[NotSoDifferent learned from a book entitled "1001 Idioms and Colloquialisms"]].
-->'''Luna:''' This is great! [[RoyalWe 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.
%% ** The Cutie Mark Crusaders' show was so cute and awkward!
* ''FanFic/TriptychContinuum'' 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.
* ''FanFic/TheTwilightChild'':
** 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.
* ''FanFic/WhatHathJoinedTogether'':
** 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 [[BodyguardCrush 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 ''Fanfic/WithoutAHive'', 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 [[TheHero Idol]] encounters in ''FanFic/TheChangelingOfTheGuard'', goes into a full-on, extremely adorable {{Nerdgasm}} when she discovers that he's a [[ShapeShifter change]][[BeePeople ling]].
* ''Fanfic/TheDemesneOfTheReluctantTwilightSparkle'':
** 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|s}}.
* ''Webcomic/TwilightsFirstDay'', focusing on a young Twilight Sparkle starting at Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, emphasises the adorkable aspects of her personality. However, plenty of the adult cast have their moments too, from the slightly ditzy literature teacher Flyleaf gushing about the wonders of libraries, to the tough and grizzled military pony Thunderhead boasting about the time he saved Princess Celestia from a rogue griffon attack.
* ''Fanfic/{{Pandemic}}'': This is Starlight's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] opinion of Twilight's foalhood journal entries in chapter 22.
* Luna describes Dusk Skyshine as this to Moondreamer Finemare in ''Fanfic/AMeetingByMoonlight''. At least he seemed that way to her when they were young: by "[[Fanfic/ThirtySecondsOverToKiRin Thirty Seconds Over To-Ki-Rin]]" he's become more of an ActionHero.
* Twilight is this in ''Fanfic/Arrow18MissionLogs'', as per canon, but her reaction to realizing that Randy is trying to communicate with her using ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome MATH]]'' is a standout.

* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Maya is a lovely, nice, clumsy young woman with a tendency to embarrass herself when she talks to her not-so-secret crush. Said crush thinks that she's "adorkable".
-->'…..I bet Maya’s a completely adorkable dancer.'
* Ignoring their CreepyChild shenanigans, both [[EnigmaticMinion Kaworu]] and [[EnsembleDarkhorse Kei]] (female example) can come off as this in ''FanFic/NobodyDies''.

[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'']]
* Cameron Taylor from ''FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}'' is a shy little awkward postman who can't tell his love interest that he has a crush on her. Then again, [[TookALevelInBadass he grows cooler with time.]]
* ''Fanfic/Ancienverse'': Despite being a fierce battler and Runner-Up of the Kalos League, Ash still acts with giddy excitement upon arriving in Alola.
** Hau is this as well, considering his cheerful attitude and love for malasadas.

[[AC: ''Videogame/{{Portal}}'']]
* In the fanfic ''[[Fanfic/BlueSky Blue Sky]]'' (a ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' fic) the RidiculouslyHumanRobot [[spoiler:and his once [[WhiteCollarWorker human]] self]], Wheatley is portrayed this way. Being 6 feet 7 inches tall, lanky, clumsy, goofy, sweet (at his better moments), wears glasses, and [[MotorMouth is bound to go off on many ''many'' monologue style]] [[CloudCuckooLander tangents]].
* Wheatley in the ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6953776/1/Test_Of_Humanity Test Of Humanity]]'' after becoming a cyborg ([=GLaDOS=] implanted his "brain" into a human body ForScience). Tall, nerdy-looking, clumsy, noticeably chubby, yet friendly and well-meaning. Even [[spoiler:Chell]] admits she finds his awkward nature to be endearing and it's part of the reason [[spoiler:she falls in love with him.]]

* A lot of ''Prince of Tennis'' fanfiction involving [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kaidou Kaoru]] involves him being like this in a relationship. [[spoiler: Well, the ones that don't [[SlashFic pair him up with]] [[TheRival Momo]]... Those are BelligerentSexualTension with Kaidou as {{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}} and Momo as a male Type B {{Tsundere}}.]]

[[AC: ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'']]
* ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'':
** Dairon, who has a lack of social skills, is shy and friendly and a bookish nerd. [[spoiler:Which makes his early death all the more tragic.]]
** Hjalgar has shades of this as well. He is one of the few genuinely nice and kind Ironborn in the story, very shy and his unwillingness to kill others can come across as endearing. That said, he is a serious case of BewareTheNiceOnes.
** Arthur Nathamer crosses into this territory whenever he encounters a beautiful woman to crush on.

[[AC: ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'']]
* ''[[http://alwayshavingjuice.tumblr.com/post/23181778165/i-figured-that-since-most-of-the-non-robotic Silver]]'' from ''Blog/AlwaysHavingJuice'', a SonicTheHedgehog CharacterBlog 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 NiceHat you'll see all week.
* ''FanFic/CosmoFindsTails''. 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.

[[AC: ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'']]
* In the semi-genderbent fanfic ''Fanfic/TheKiritaChronicles'', 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.

[[AC: ''Literature/{{Worm}}'']]
* In the fic ''FanFic/Security'', Amy Dallon is placed with the Hebert family to get her away from the numerous problems she is facing at home. She bonds with them so well that she ends up calling Danny Hebert 'Dad' by accident, more than once. He doesn't correct her.
* Taylor is this in ''FanFic/ASkitteringHeart''. She's shy, socially awkward, a little nerdy and oblivious and as such is somewhat of a dork. She also acts very cutely with her best friend Sabah which makes her adorable. Sabah seems to quite like this.

[[AC: Unsorted]]
* The ''Webcomic/StateTanProject'' (A collaborative Fan Work for ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'') has Mississippi, Wisconsin, and California.
* Princess Luna... [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpqnq90Y6I1qincmao1_500.jpg in socks]]!
* [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-O5JeXy6NiY8/TvJwccme0rI/AAAAAAAAYwU/QIIV6vvpRds/s1600/101562+-+adorkable+ask+ask_filly_twilight+filly+twilight_sparkle.png Twilight makes a snowmare]].
* Adam Squall, the AuthorAvatar of ''Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'', if [[http://fav.me/d3jrbr5 his official artwork]] is anything to go by. May [[HoldYourHippogriffs Niobrara]] have mercy on your poor soul, however, if you call him a [[BerserkButton "dino]][[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying saur."]]
* The ''Blog/ReadingRainbowverse'':
** Twilight Sparkle
** Shining Armor's assistant Snowberry.
* The fanfic ''FanFic/BecauseImNotPopularIllTryToGoOutWithAHero'' has two examples.
** [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] is rather shy and awkward out of costume.
** [[{{Watamote}} Tomoko Kuroki]] can be Adorkable, whenever she's not being a pervert or a JerkAss.
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Alistair]]'s adorkable tendencies are turned UpToEleven in ''Fanfic/ShadowAndRose'', because he's been promoted to protagonist. The entire story is him writing in his personal journal throughout the events of the game, and when it comes to most things - particularly as he falls in love - he's practically the walking definition of the trope.
* ''Literature/VioletThiefOfTheHermitCore'': Multiple examples.
** Lana, being the token rich kid, grew up in luxury. Her attempts to adjust to society in a lower living standard can be quite cute and funny to read.
** Gen. His kindness and naivete, in addition to his IdiotHero tendencies, are quite endearing.
** Laven, post CharacterDevelopment. He is InnocentlyInsensitive, lacks social skills, and extremely blunt.