* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. [[TheSoCalledCoward Subverted]]: Courage is timid and physically feeble, but never lets his fear get in the way of saving Muriel. It helps that he's [[MacGyvering resourceful]] and [[MadeOfIron tenacious]]...
* Franchise/ScoobyDoo and Shaggy are lovable ''because'' they are cowards:
-->'''EddieIzzard:''' We love Shaggy and Scooby because they were cowards! [[ThisLoserIsYou Because we can identify with them.]] We love them! The other guys driving the van? Fuck off!
** In some incarnations of the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo franchise]] this is more justified. ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' and ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' are good examples. Here the villain ''may'' be a guy in a [[LatexPerfection good disguise]] pulling a ScoobyDooHoax, but he's ''still'' willing to "[[NeverSayDie off]]" [[YouMeddlingKids those meddling kids]].
* Wade Duck in the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' fits this trope to a T. In fact, most people's favorite character of the series is Wade, even those who did not like ''U.S. Acres'' so much as ''Garfield''.
** The fans loving Wade so much was spoofed in the episode "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere's Duck". Roy only gets one fan letter for himself. After he cries, he sees Bo drive a truck with hundreds of fan letters for Wade.
* In the old ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' cartoons, resident grownup Cap'n Huffenpuff retreats to his 'secret hiding place' at the first sign of danger.
* Scaredy Bat from ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom''.
* Gus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', but more so in the early episodes of the Nick series than after the sale to Disney.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel''.
* Rocko from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', a shy and timid wallaby who isn't very tough yet you just can't help but love him for his benevolence.
* Kowl in ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower''.
* Cringer on ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''. (Only as Cringer; he becomes ''very'' brave when he's Battle Cat.)
* Fluttershy in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' who puts lovable to a whole new level. Besides, she can TakeALevelInBadass when necessary.
* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck is open about and proud of his cowardice. A textbook example of the UnpopularPopularCharacter, he's got just as many fans as his rival WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, if not more.
** Although, as he says in "Ducking the Devil", he's "a greedy little coward", meaning that greed takes priority to fear. At the end of the cartoon, Daffy actually [[PintSizedPowerhouse beat up the Tasmanian Devil]] to get back one dollar that the beast had snatched.
** That said, many of his actions are more in accordance with those of a DirtyCoward, ready to sacrifice others to save his own skin, without bothering to find out about whether its even necessary and bragging and attempting to victimise others until he bites more than he can chew -which is most of the time. He is such a failure though that he ends up being lovable anyway.
* Hurra from ''WesternAnimation/HipHipAndHurra''. His partner, Hip-Hip, can easily fit this trope as well.
* Mayor Manx from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', who's often seen running from the MonsterOfTheWeek.
-->'''Commander Feral''': You're a coward, Manx.
-->'''Mayor Manx''': You don't get to be mayor for ten terms without being cautious.
* A few engines in ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''. Percy and Henry have shades of this DependingOnTheWriter while Toby is gradually [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into one in later seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mr Bogus}}'' actually combines this trope with CowardlyLion.
* Trembly Paw from the short-lived 1980s cartoon ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears'', who is also an {{Adorkable}} CowardlyLion and TheSmartGuy of the show.
* Pokey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}''
* "And then [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Bender]] ran..."
* Larry Nepp from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''. He's the most softspoken and popular member of the Newmans.
* Sunil Nevla the mongoose from ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''. [[TookALevelInBadass Unless there are]] [[BerserkButton cobras present]].
* Ringo lampshades this in ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' cartoon "Penny Lane" as Paul insists on making haste to Liverpool to thwart what he thinks is a plan to rob the [[TitleDrop Penny Lane]] district:
-->'''Ringo:''' Not so fast!\\
'''Paul:''' Don't you want to be a daring hero?\\
'''Ringo:''' Who wants to be a hero? I'd rather be what I am...a handsome coward!
* Tom [=DuBois=] from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. He's a NiceGuy, but very quick to cry and panic. It doesn't help that he has an extreme phobia of getting raped, which means he tries hard to stay out of prison by not committing any crimes.
* Frizz and Nug of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'', Frizz slightly more so. They're {{Dirty Coward}}s storywise (they ''are'' supposed to be villains), but one can't help but love them.
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