[[caption-width-right:350: [[ShoutOut Take your pick, we got these girls in many different flavors!]][[note]] From left to right, top to bottom: [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki]], [[LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} Akane]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kinon]], [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Fuu]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Nina]], [[Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Anthy]], [[Manga/OnePiece Tashigi]], [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Sheska]], and [[Manga/TokyoMewMew Retasu]].[[/note]]]]

->''"...fanboys make passes at girls who wear glasses."''
-->-- '''Neil Sinclair''', alt.fan.bgcrisis, offering his counterpoint to Creator/DorothyParker.

Literally, "glasses girl"--one of the classic "sweet girl" stereotypes in anime.

When seen through the lens of how attractive others find her, she's [[{{Moe}} cute]] without [[{{Kawaiiko}} going overboard]] and seems more approachable than a more conventionally beautiful girl. [[http://robkelk.ottawa-anime.org/meganekko/index.html The meganekko]] is usually pleasant and clever, and something about the fact that she needs glasses seems to imply an endearing vulnerability that makes her far more accessible to the average guy. After the YamatoNadeshiko, she's presented as the second-best girl that a boy can bring home to meet his parents and probably the more realistic of the two. Naturally, as with any stereotype, the meganekko can be inverted or subverted, but the vast majority in anime are sweet, smart and relatively independent. Occasionally she's an [[CoolLoser unpopular character]] within the story, but [[UnpopularPopularCharacter not with the fans]].

The glasses are the important part, though. Whether she's BlindWithoutEm or [[PurelyAestheticGlasses not,]] they are presented as key to her appeal. This is one girl who doesn't need a "BeautifulAllAlong" transformation; in fact, [[UnnecessaryMakeover taking her glasses away]] is an almost surefire way to ''reduce'' her [[NerdsAreSexy attractiveness]]! Keep in mind that not all Meganekko/Megane's are always nerds or geeks of some sort.

Sometimes the presence or absence of glasses shows a change in personality, while other times they're a way to give a character a more realistic costume prop.

In Western countries this type of character is rarely popular; when she appears, she is often commanded that TheGlassesGottaGo!, although the ShrinkingViolet or [[NerdsAreSexy cute nerd]] sometimes invoke this trope.

Glasses on a HotLibrarian or SexySecretary are a completely different thing. The SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl may use glasses to ''pretend'' to be this trope.

[[SpearCounterpart Boys with glasses]] are called ''{{megane}}'', and can occasionally fit into this type (especially in the YaoiGenre). (Note that boys cannot properly be called "meganekko"; the term refers specifically to girls.) Other possible male types include StoicSpectacles, BespectacledBastardBoyfriend and FourEyesZeroSoul.

When glasses result in sex appeal rather than {{Moe}}, they've got SexySpectacles.

Not to be confused with MegaNeko. You know, "really big cats". Or Webcomic/MegaTokyo.


* A State Farm ad shows guys wishing up things they want. One wish is for a girl that lives in their apartment building. Instead of being a token hot blond, she's actually more cute than sexy, and wears (*gasp*) glasses.
* The OS-tan version of Windows 2000 has this look, which overlaps with both HotLibrarian and SexySecretary, given she's a personification of an operating system.
* The Rhapsody banner ads on various sites (i.e. [[http://imgur.com/fkizWcW this one]]) feature a highly {{adorkable}} woman, apparently named Molly.
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTuyoOyWh0c Pearle Vision]] commercial.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight'': The [[{{Stripperiffic}} fanservice-clothed]], voluptuous wolfgirl Ouka is a meganekko in the real world, with associated personality traits.
* ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes'': Yukiko Hirohara. [[spoiler:Turns out she wears the glasses to keep her cold-blooded [[SplitPersonality other side]] in check.]]
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Also included as a visual gag in the TV series.
** Originally Skuld is able to see gremlin-like "bugs" via specialized goggles. In the show, she and the others wind up wearing 'goggles' that are obviously just a stylish set of tinted glasses.
** Later a genuine Meganekko, Hasegawa Sora, showed up in the cast.
* ''Manga/AirGear'': Ringo when she isn't riding on her gear.
* ''Manga/AiKora'': Yukari, who even has a [[LesYay fangirl]] of her own with a glasses fetish. The mangaka even devoted a whole chapter to this topic: when Yukari feels insecure about her looks, thinking that her glasses make her ugly, the aforementioned fangirl takes her to a cafe full of glasses fetishists, who make her model different outfits ''and'' glasses and repeat that the glasses enhance the look. They even teach her 'glasses techniques', like peering over the glasses, etc. Of course, when she meets the protagonist and tries it out, he doesn't notice, because ''his'' fetish [[BuxomIsBetter ain't her glasses]].
* ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'': Taeko Minazuki is an innocent, adorable and attractive Red-Headed Meganekko. Who also plays the maid and sidekick within the series, she frequently has awkward and clumsy moments that gets her into trouble with Mrs Miyabi a lot plus being Tina's more responsible and modest opposite.
* Manami Okuda (the chemistry girl) from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''. She's the only girl in her class who wears glasses.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Introduces two Meganekko, the cheerful and outgoing, Hange Zoe who is a veteran member of the Survey Corps. Then we have Rico Brzenska, the intelligently serious squad leader of the 1st Division Elite Force of the Garrison.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** There are several ''male'' Meganekkos but the ones who resemble the archetype more closely are Estonia, Austria, Canada and [[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/673078.html Thailand]]. America does not fit the stereotype, but his glasses represent Texas; Sweden, meanwhile, looks like the StoicSpectacles type, but he almost fits because of his HugeSchoolgirl-like personality.
** A female Meganekko is later introduced in the person of Monaco.
** England's and Sweden's [[GenderFlip Nyotalia]] versions also have glasses. Strangely, America's and Austria's don't. Canada's kept them.
** Among the Japanese prefectures, there are two meganes ''and'' one meganekko. The boys are [[http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/cvicchen/jp_toya.jpg Touyama]] and [[http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/cvicchen/jp_iba.jpg Ibaraki]], the girl is [[http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii279/aircon_otaku/APH972.jpg Fukui.]]
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Yomi is both an honors student and an AcademicAthlete, as her grades are consistently among the highest at the school (usually placing second below [[ChildProdigy Chiyo]]). She's also the most sensible and levelheaded student in Yukari's class, which is why she's often the series' [[TheStraightMan straight man.]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'': Hanekawa Tsubasa. Another example of the personality change, as her glasses fall off [[spoiler:whenever she transforms into a white-haired psychotic catgirl. Apparently she can only be either [[{{Pun}} a Meganekko or a Neko at any given time]].]]
* ''Anime/BattleSpiritsShonenToppaBashin'' has Fumiko Otonashi, who actually goes by the nickname "Meganeko". Her real name isn't even mentioned until later into the series. She's a polite and sweet, yet practical girl. The twist is that [[spoiler: she starts wearing contacts later into the series, because it's easier for her to read the cards when she starts playing Battle Spirits. But her friends continue calling her Meganeko, because it's too weird for them otherwise.]]
** Played more straight is Setsuko Kirishima, the {{tsundere}} student council president
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': CuteWitch Schierke could count, since she wears a pair of rounded glasses when she draws seals on Guts's and Casca's brands.
* ''LightNovel/BeyondTheBoundary'': Mirai Kuriyama. She initially appears clumsy, awkward, and tries not to associate herself with others, but is actually kindhearted and sweet (not to mention [[BadassAdorable a badass]]). Humorously, her boyfriend has a glasses fetish which Mirai finds "unpleasant".
* ''Manga/BlackButler'': [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Mey-Rin]], the maid of the Phantomhive Manor is a clumsy, quirky and apologetic Meganekko who appears every so often in the series mostly as a comedic character. However she is a lot more talented than she seems and [[BeautifulAllAlong is quite the beauty as well]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Possible subversion: Greenback Jane wears glasses and is very smart in certain areas. She's also yappy, bitchy and full of herself. She is also the only character to have panty shots. Roberta on the other hand plays with the trope in that she is at her core an AxCrazy [[ImplacableMan implacable woman]] {{Determinator}}, but also tries to be Garcia's loving and gentle "Roberta," which she can only be with her glasses.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Lt. Nanao Ise is pictured far right, on the second row of the page image. And, if it weren't for her, the Gotei's 8th division would go down the crapper, because her captain is the BrilliantButLazy type. So it's usually up to her to [[SexySecretary keep their division's affairs in order.]]
* ''Manga/BlueSeed'': Sakura Yamazaki is a subversion, only donning her oversized NerdGlasses to fight demons.
* ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'': Marika wears glasses for the first several chapters however insists they don't fit her and opts for contacts later.
* ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'': Marin, the female lead, wears glasses most of the time.
* ''Anime/CandyBoy'': Kanade, the "younger" twin sister, wears glasses. However, in most of her appearances, she wears contact lenses instead.
* ''Manga/ChocottoSister'': Chitose, the landlady, wears thick glasses and is very self-conscious about it. A boy calling her a "four-eyed dog" in high school is a major emotional hurt of hers and Haruma's complimenting her on how she looks wearing them is a large part of why she falls for him.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'': Shader, although she's much more of a GenkiGirl than the typical stereotype.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' was mostly lacking in Meganekkos, but Sanae delivered in spades with her disguise in ''After Story''. Tomoyo at one point starts wearing glasses as well.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Nina Einstein was like this for much of the first season. She ''appears'' this way for a good portion of season one because she barely says anything. But then she gets [[FantasticRacism weirder]], and [[CargoShip weirder]], and '''[[PsychoLesbian weirder]]'''. And then [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope worse]]. And in the end, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she gets]] [[CharacterDevelopment better]]. She also has elements of BeautifulAllAlong in episode 9 of R2 when she attends the wedding banquet for Tianzi and Prince Odysseus as Schniezel's date, in a pretty gown and without her glasses. Although whether this actually makes her more attractive or not is up to personal taste.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Rohfa]] is an ''exceedingly'' cute example.
* Subverted by Yanagin in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'', who is one loud-mouthed hothead. When asked about [[LampshadeHanging her deviation from the archetype]], she claims the glasses were only for for vision purposes (and threatened to ''rape'' her friend that made the question).
* ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge'': Poor poor Tetsuko, who is also the StraightMan for everyone else's madness.
* ''Anime/DanceInTheVampireBund'': Has poor, Nanami Shinonome [[spoiler: who became a victim of a Vampire plot to destroy humanity, luckily she gets rescued by Mina Tepes.]]
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Kirihara, though she's more "[[StoicSpectacles cool]]" or "[[{{Ojou}} noble]]" than "[[{{Moe}} sweet]]". Maybe borderline case with TheGlassesGottaGo: these glasses tweak her appearance, but she looks quite well both ways.
* ''LightNovel/DateALive'': [[HotTeacher Reine Murasame]] is a reasonable example, though she ditches the glasses at times. She's still very attractive in her sleep deprived way.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** Eisuke Hondou is a RareMaleExample, coupled with CuteClumsyGirl and DudeLooksLikeALady.
** Kobayashi-sensei. Without her glasses, it's hard to tell her apart from [[IdenticalStranger Miwako Sato]].
* ''Anime/DennouCoil'': Everyone, but especially Yasako, since she wears ordinarily shaped glasses instead of goggles. Her personality fits as well.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': Miyako Inoue, who while very much on the [[GenkiGirl hyper tomboyish side]] at least ''wants'' to be a YamatoNadeshiko.
* ''Manga/DoctorSlump'': Arale Norimaki, the main character. In fact, her glasses became such a distinguishing feature that in Japan, she was the inspiration behind the phrase "Arare Megane" (Arale Glasses).
* ''Manga/DokiDokiSchoolHours'': Shizuka "Iinchou" Nagare the Class President.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': The shy and adorable, Anri Sonohara is a worthy entry. Her quiet and intuitive nature serves as the glue between Kida and Mikado.
* ''Anime/FairyTail'':
** Levy wears glasses whenever she concentrates on her work, she and Laki represent this for the younger guild members.
** Evergreen is more refined and eccentric then the usual example but qualifies nonetheless.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' lampshades this when Tohru and Yuki go to Ayame's shop and meet his assistant -- a glasses-wearing girl in a [[{{Meido}} maid outfit]] who proceeds to explain the long tradition of Meganekko to {{HeroicBSOD}}ing Yuki.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'': Parodied with Ninamori Eiri. She really does need glasses, which she hides by wearing contacts. Even when her part in a school play calls for her to wear glasses, she uses lensless ones over her contacts to preserve her secret.
* ''Manga/FlunkPunkRumble'' (Yankee-kun to Megane-chan in Japan): Adachi Hana, aka Megane-chan, tries to cover her past being a {{Delinquent|s}} by becoming a Meganekko and ClassRepresentative. And it works.
* Satellizer L Bridget from ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' is a particularly good example, as her {{moe}} factor is most obvious when she has them on.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Sheska/Sczieska even [[HotLibrarian works in a library]]. She's far more prominent in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]], where she becomes one of Winry's closest friends.
** At one point in the story, Riza [[spoiler:pops out the lenses from [[TheShortGuyWithGlasses Fury]]'s glasses and parades around in them, as a (somewhat ineffective) disguise]]. She also wears glasses in several {{omake}}s and a video game. The "reason" for all this seems to be [[FanService she just looks hot in them]].
** DiscussedTrope in the movie's extras when the director Mizushima and Creator/RieKugimiya (Alphonse) talk about glasses for three minutes and invoke the popularity of the ''meganekko''.
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'':
** Yuriko and Kayo Andou, one of the class reps in ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Splash Star]]''.
** ''Anime/YesPrecure5'': [[SchoolNewspaperNewsHound Mika]] has the brains, but most Meganekkos tend to be somewhat... calmer than she is.
** Both Tsubomi and Yuri in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', but Tsubomi only wears hers occasionally.
** Rikka of ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'', though, like Tsubomi, she wears her occasionally. Unlike Tsubomi, who's given contacts, it appears Rikka's just a little near-sighted, as she'll wear them if she needs to see something too far away.
* ''LightNovel/GonnaBeTheTwinTail'': Anko Isuka, a.k.a. Dark Grasper, who, like many other things in the series, takes this whole concept [[SeriousBusiness very seriously]]. [[spoiler:She joined the bad guys so that its the only attribute left on the universes they go to, due of less and less girls wearing glasses due of various reasons.]]
* From ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' we have Natasha Zabikov (Argo's warden) and Bunny Higgins (one of Chibodee's Gals). Thing is, Natasha isn't exactly what you'd call sweet.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' has [=ORB=] pilot Juri Wu Nien. A manga spinoff, ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Frame Astrays]]'', introduces Riika Sheder, a Coordinator whose flawed creation forces her to wear glasses.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'': Claes doesn't need to wear glasses, but does so anyway as a [[MementoMacGuffin memento of her previous handler]].
* ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'': Hikari. In contrast to Kana and Kuu, both of whom dress rather {{Bifauxnen}}, Hikari with her glasses looks the most like a smart young lady.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': Nyarko tries to {{invoke|dTrope}} this in episode 9, but it has no effect on her love interest Mahiro. She insists it's because he doesn't understand the power of the glasses, and makes him try on a pair...which makes Nyarko herself melt into a puddle of {{Squee}}. Then Cuuko tries the same trick on Nyarko, who coldly responds "Quit playing with store merchandise", causing Cuuko to sob about the DoubleStandard.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''. Head maid of the Technology department Ikuyo Suzuki, at least some of the time.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
** Subverted (and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d) with Yuki Nagato, when she loses her glasses, Kyon comments that he "doesn't really have a glasses {{fetish}}" anyway and refuses to explain what the term means when she asks.
** Haruhi seems to be quite familiar with this trope. One of her more plot-related molestations of Mikuru featured her borrowing Yuki's glasses, perching them on Mikuru's nose, and proclaiming that poor Mikuru is now the perfect {{moe}} blob.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' of all places plays with this.
** The Iscariot nun Yumiko is a simple, sweet, shy girl with her glasses on. Take them off and she [[SplitPersonality becomes]] [[UnstoppableRage an impossibly psychotic, enraged]] [[OneManArmy killing machine.]] There are three other Girls With Glasses of note in the series, but while they may be cute none of them (including Integra Hellsing herself) have even a nodding acquaintance with "sweet".
** Integra embodies this trope when she was a child.
** Rip Van Winkle was this as a human. She gives an air of it, before being violent, now.
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': Sae, who's generally pleasant, consistently described as "beautiful" in the manga's character profiles, and is called "a walking encyclopedia".
* ''Manga/HighSchoolGirls'': Subverted, where the sweet-looking glasses girl of the group is the dimmest and most perverted out of all of them.
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' doesn't reveal [[NerdsAreSexy Saya]] wears glasses until the second chapter, where she finally [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11312-32/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-2.html removes her contact lenses.]] Though the manga wastes no time establishing her as the smartest student at Fujimi High, by showing [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11310-5/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-0.html her analytical]] and [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11310-6/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-0.html decision making]] ability, which is how she and Hirano survived long enough for Takashi and the others to find them.
* ''Manga/HighschoolDXD'': Panders to the fans of this trope with the petite Sona Sitri and her lovely Queen piece Tsubaki Shinra.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Shizuku has the look down. The "sweet" aspect is diminished somewhat by the fact that she's a remorseless murderer.
* ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'': Matsuri is kind and studious, if easily fooled. She's a cute kid with or without glasses, but as she's BlindWithoutEm, and kind of clumsy at the best of times...
* ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent'': Toujou Aya is no less of a cutie with her glasses in place.
* ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' has three Meganekkos: Rikuson (Lu Zun), Ryuubi Gentoku (Liu Bei) and Kaku Bunwa (Jie Xu). Kaku is also a subversion, since she's a [[TheVamp sensual]], [[TheStrategist ruthless tactician]] as well as a [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]].
* ''Manga/JunsuiAdolescence'': Nanao breaks the sweet cute girl bit of this by being a {{Tsundere}}.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'': Akane gets the extreme personality makeover when her transformation trades her glasses for guns. She goes from ShrinkingViolet CovertPervert to [[Manga/BlackLagoon Remy-lite]].
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': Miu Fuurinji subverts this trope by being an inversion of TheGlassesGottaGo. She wears glasses for the stated intention of toning her BuxomIsBetter appearance ''down.''
* ''Anime/KiddyGrade'': Mercredi and Vendredi. Strangely, though, Mercredi demonstrates that she actually [[spoiler:doesn't need them at all, when she puts them down as Alv and Dvergr invade HQ.]] Later, she shows up again, but [[spoiler:in her real form, Pfeilspitze, with a different costume and no wig nor glasses, showing that she either wears contacts or doesn't need them at all.]]
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
** Maiko Ogure. [[spoiler:Her niceness is later revealed to be an act; she's actually a LaughablyEvil BitchInSheepsClothing, and quite the LargeHam]].
** Mako Mankanshoku briefly sports a pair as [[spoiler:the Fight Club President]], though they're more StoicSpectacles to contrast her usual [[GenkiGirl bubbliness]].
** Rei Hououmaru seems to be the only legit example from the series, she obediently follows Ragyo like a secretary and [[EmotionlessGirl generally keeps a quiet demeanour]],which is a rare treat when in comparison to some characters.
** According to Sushio's artwork released around Christmastime, [[https://mobile.twitter.com/sushio_/status/680378553863553024 Satsuki]] wears glasses, however, she isn't shown wearing them in the series proper.
* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'': Manami Kasuga is one of the earlier embodiments of this trope. A cute, sweet, responsible girl, she keeps the Kasuga household together. Be warned - she ''[[BlindWithoutEm can't see anything]]'' if she loses her glasses or contacts.
* ''Manga/KOn'': Nodoka is pretty calm and friendly, and like everyone else, mostly gets annoyed with Ritsu. Mio shows she can pull off the look by borrowing(?) her glasses temporarily, leaving her with 3s for eyes in manga (while her coolness remains unchanged during the same scene in anime).
* ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' has designer frame-wearing Ao Sasaki, who is even called a MegaNekko in the notes at the back of the English-language volumes of the manga. Even when she's talking to another character in a spiritual form, she still has her glasses on
* ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'': Rinko Jerrad. Mori Ai also has glasses--and [[spoiler: her powers are based around them]]--but she wears them atop her head rather than over her eyes.
* ''Manga/LaidBackCamp'': Oogaki Chiaki and Sakura Kagamihara.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'': Naru Narusegawa after the first few episodes when her NerdGlasses transform into "pretty girl" frames. Thing is, she was doing it for the same reason as Miu Fuurinji above: to avoid attracting the attention of boys.
* ''{{Loveless}}'' has so many meganekko and megane it's believed that the author [[AuthorAppeal has a fetish for it]]. Some female examples are Shinonome-sensei, Kouya, and Nana.
* ''Anime/LuckyStar'': Miyuki. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Konata comments that her glasses are part of her {{Moe}} appeal. She also blurts that her email address is (translated) IXTRALUVGIRLSWITHGLASSES, while in a crowded bus, earning some odd looks.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Played straight by Nanoha's elder sister Miyuki and the WrenchWench Shario "Shari" Finieno in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''.
** Also subverted by Quattro in the third season. She [[BitchInSheepsClothing looks and acts the part]], but all of that hides a SmugSnake who's nasty to the core.
* ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi'''s Mune-mune. She ''is'' the series's MsFanservice after all.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Haruna Saotome, Satomi Hakase, Chisame Hasegawa when she's not being [[CosplayOtakuGirl net idol Chiu]]. Kazumi Asakura and Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] sometimes wears glasses. The same goes for Nodoka's cosplay form in the GagSeries ''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason'' and the mostly manga-only character Tsukuyomi. The character notes in Negima claim that Nodoka was designed as an evolution of the Meganekko trope, the "megamikko". Instead of "girl with glasses", it is "girl with long bangs [[OverlyLongName falling into her face and obscuring her eyes]] [[OverlyLongGag in an overall cute way]]".
* ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome'': Yukino Kikukawa, whose shyness provides a perfect balance for her very outspoken [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] Haruka. Her ''Mai-Otome'' {{Expy}}, Irina, also wears cute-girl frames, but they're smaller and rounder.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': It's readily apparent from Takaki's red rimmed specs that she's the [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c002/14.html no-nonsense]], [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c012/6.html intellectual type.]] And in fact, is both an honors student and the {{student council president}} at Tenbi Academy. As such, she's strict and expects the others to perform up to standards, but generally means well.
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'': Hikaru. One character specifically notes that she's cute with her glasses ''off'', as if she weren't cute enough already.
* ''Manga/MedakaBox''- Kikaijima Mogana is one of these when she gets out of her swimsuit. Onigase Harigane is one too.
* ''Megane na Kanojo'': This trope probably is [[AuthorAppeal the reason the manga was created]].
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': Noel has reading glasses, which she appears to need only for effect when she says smart things.
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'': Seiji's cantankerous delinquent big sister is also a bit of a subversion, although her glasses are better explained by her OfficeLady outfit. Played straight by Seiji's first crush Yukino, even if she did grow up to be a YaoiFangirl.
* ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'': Subverted where Chikage initially seems to have the proper personality but ends up having ScaryShinyGlasses and is as crazy as the other girls on the island. However, played straight with her mother Shizuka, wherein she's pleasant, and ''clever'' to fool even the lead male.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Kabuto Yakushi is the only villainous version in the Franchise.
** Karin of Hebi doesn't have the typical meganekko personality but has to be mentioned.
** The personality is played straight with Shiho but the NerdGlasses and frizzy hair detract from the personality to a degree.
** Oddly enough, this trope is probably played the straightest with Chojuro, who is male.
** [[spoiler:Kind of subverted with Sarada, Sakura and Sasuke's daughter, who gives the impression to be one but comes off more confident and haughty than sweet and mellow.]]
* ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' gives this concept a ShoutOut in episode 10, where Shinobu is taken by the "Curse of the Girl With Glasses".
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Played around with. Tashigi has displayed most, if not all, of the typical traits associated with this trope (including being comically BlindWithoutEm), and yet she's also a gutsy [[LadyOfWar swordsman marine]]. (Smoker's words, not mine.)
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has a rare {{Bifauxnen}} example in Haruhi Fujioka, who wore glasses during the first half of chapter 1 and returns to the glasses in recent chapters.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'': Two of the main six girls, Rei and Miyako. [[CloudCuckooLander Ichijou]] has a theory that their glasses are the reason they do well on tests. (Suzune tries this out as a joke in the manga, but Ichijou is dead serious.) Behoimi later becomes a meganekko when she [[spoiler:quits being a MagicalGirl]].
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': Kneesocks embodies the sexy librarian type of this trope.
* ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'': Cocoloo is the resident meganekko although in one episode ''all'' the girls wear glasses as part of their librarian outfits.
* ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'': [[HotTeacher Mizuho Kazami]], is an adorably attractive teacher who is in fact an alien. A lot of her charm comes from how nice and sweet she is, with and without glasses.
* ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'': Sasame might count as a male example, since he's known as the "sensitive" knight, but he can be more flirtatious and outgoing than the typical stereotype.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'': There are at least five males playing up the Meganekko type. Three of them are Oshitari, Inui and Tezuka; their seiyuus even have a musical trio named "Meganes".
* Kiminobu Kogure from ''Manga/SlamDunk'', the male TeamMom from Shohoku.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'': Malen. There's also a {{megane}} named Autor, although his glasses are more StoicSpectacles with a side of ScaryShinyGlasses.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Shockingly, [[spoiler: Homura]] was one. [[TheGlassesComeOff The Glasses Came Off]] when she decided to get serious.
* ''Anime/QueensBlade'' has Cattleya, who plays the trope straight with her sweet, motherly personality, but also subverts stereotype by being the [[StatuesqueStunner biggest]] fighter ([[BoobsOfSteel in more ways than one]]) and the most [[BruiserWithASoftCenter physically powerful]].
* ''Anime/ReadOrDie'':
** Yomiko Readman. During ''Anime/RODTheTV'' it's mentioned that she's ''[[ChristmasCake over thirty]]''. Oddly, her looks haven't changed at all since her first manga appearance, when she stated (honestly) that she was 23.
** Nenene Sumiregawa in the same series is also quite the Meganekko herself, though her personality doesn't fit the usual stereotype.
* ''Manga/RealAccount'': Got Chiho, seemingly your typical ShrinkingViolet in her early 20s. Forced to take [[GoodBadGirl nudes]] online for some time. [[spoiler:But actually, she sent those pictures willingly and is a huge pervert.]]
* ''Anime/RealDrive'' has Secretary-General Erika Takanami and the android modeled after her, Holon.
* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'': Mari Illustrious Makinami appeared to be this when the first pictures of her were released, to the point where her FanNickname was Glasses Girl. It turns out that she's a BloodKnight who appears to be as mentally disturbed as the [[DysfunctionJunction rest of the cast]]. She's also oddly fixated on her sense of smell to the point of spontaneously walking up to Shinji to sniff at him, and she actually ''likes'' fighting bizarre {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, complete with the occasional GlowingEyesOfDoom, a [[SlasherSmile huge grin]] on her face, and a [[HeroicRROD secret password]] to give her mecha a fitting new look. Note that WordOfGod claims Mari's character wasn't finalized during her brief appearance in ''Evangelion 1.0'''s trailer. There was apparently a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen suggested scene]] where Mari and Shinji would have had tea on the roof ([[SpotOfTea Mari being British]]), which would have placed her more under this trope.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': Anthy's gentle and intelligent nature seems to fit the role, though her apparent ditzyness is explained in a dark and extreme subversion later on. Also lampshaded in that the finale reveals that [[spoiler: Anthy doesn't even NEED to wear glasses, and was seemingly wearing them at Akio's order, most likely to make her look more submissive and timid. When she finally breaks ties with him, she illustrates this by taking off her glasses and leaving them on his desk, and heading out into the world without them.]] This is hinted at in one of the next episode previews much earlier in the series [[spoiler: where Anthy casually remarks that she can see better WITHOUT her glasses.]]
* ''Manga/{{Rizelmine}}'': Papa C's daughter has a thing for the main character, and is usually wearing glasses. When in glasses, she's shy and unsure. Take off her glasses and she becomes a horny little predator.
* ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'': Ila's glasses are actually [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pince-nez a pair of pince-nez]] with regular sized lenses. She's a member of the Magician's Guild though, by her own admission, she's only a novice. But makes up for it with [[TheSmartGuy extensive knowledge]] [[http://www.kivmanga.com/Rune_Soldier_Louie_-_Req_by_Valdimir/001.005/83/ of magical tomes and artifacts]], which she uses to help Louie and his friends.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Mizuno Ami (Amy in TheNineties English dub) is an interesting example, though they were an obvious metaphor for Ami's introversion and fear of making friends. In the original [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], she just used them for reading occasionally, and the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] rarely showed them at all. However, in ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', she seemed to have caved to fan appeal, and wore them more or less all the time in the earlier episodes.
* ''Manga/SaitamaChainsawShoujo'': Subverted by Fumio, the protagonist, who is not particularly smart or clever. She certainly doesn't qualify as pleasant, ''especially'' when you [[{{Yandere}} get on her bad side]].
* ''Manga/{{Sachiare}}'': Tomoharu's bride Sachiko is ungodly cute already, with her glasses on it gets taken to lethal levels.
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}'': All four teams from the Nagano prefectural tournament have one. Kiyosumi has Mako, Ryuumonbuchi has Tomoki, Kazekoshi has Miharu, and Tsuruga has Kaori. They all somehow ended up facing one another in the second round. The list goes on in the Nationals, to the point at which Usuzan and Miyamori seem the only exceptions. Shiraitodai has Takami, Rinkai has Satoha, Eisui has Tomoe, Himematsu has Kinue, Senriyama has Hiroko and their coach Masae (Kinue's cousin and mother, respectively), Shindouji has Yoshiko, Kentani has Kozue, and Koshigaya has Sophia. In a less obvious case, Yuu of the Achiga team wears glasses whenever she has to look closely at something.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': Harumi Fujiyoshi is a meganekko, and sees her teacher's wearing of glasses as [[TeacherStudentRomance one of his most attractive traits]]. In fact, when one day he loses his glasses and comes to class wearing contacts, Harumi promptly ''[[DopeSlap slaps them out of his head]]'', forcing him to procure a new pair of spectacles.
* ''Shoujo Sect'': Honda Shinobu has bad eyesight. Within the story itself she wears contacts, but a short series of throwaway gags features her wearing her specs as she, Kirin, and Maya discuss how a girl in glasses should go about kissing another girl in glasses. Maya worries that if one of the girls removes her glasses it will eliminate her {{Moe}} factor, but Kirin assures her that a true Meganekko is always a Meganekko in essence, even if she isn't wearing glasses.
* ''Manga/SilverSpoon'': [[spoiler: Toku is actually ''more'' attractive with her glasses on, because without them she she has to squint all the time, which [[FaceOfAThug makes her look intimidating]].]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': Azusa Yumi, one of Lord Death's most trusted companions.
* ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'': Mai Thi Hoang aka Eternal Feather, is one of the DWMA's most intelligent and kindest bespectacled young ladies of the academy.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Shino Asada wears glasses, but not to help her vision. In fact, [[AllThereInTheManual her eyesight is nearly twice as good as the average person]]. She wears them because they're made of ballistic-resistant NXT polymer and [[SecurityBlanket they give her some sense of protection]] from her phobia of guns, as part of her own self-therapy to get over it.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** Kinon, one of Kittan's three younger sisters, and WrenchWench Leite.
** Yoko does this too, during her time as HotTeacher Miss Yomako. She seems to want to invoke the trope as a teacher as she tries to project a MamaBear air concerning her students.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'''s Tomoe Amamiya (aka, the woman who's implied to have become Kotetsu's wife) was one of these, at least in high school. Kotetsu used to refer to her as Ms. Glasses before they switched to FirstNameBasis.
* ''Anime/ThrillerRestaurant'' has Anko, but she, while usually is shy and soft-spoken, can also lash out when too angry.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''[=/=]''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' has Tsuzuri, Mī and Hyouka. Subverted with the Dorm Supervisor of Tokiwadai and [[FourEyesZeroSoul Therestina]].
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'':
** The oft-discussed horror novelist Sen Takatsuki turns out to be one. During public appearances, she noticeably [[TheGlassesGottaGo doesn't wear them]] but on her personal time, she wears large-rimmed glasses that suit her cheerful and quirky personality. Kaneki explains that she is known as a great beauty, with many fans more interested in her looks than her novels.
** In the sequel, Haise Sasaki fits the trope's cheerful and kind bookworm elements to a "t", and wears enormous reading glasses. It creates a strong contrast with his mentor Arima, who wears StoicSpectacles.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'': The shy, tormented Midorikawa Retasu who [[TheGlassesComeOff loses her glasses]] after her TransformationSequence into Mew Lettuce. Might have something to do with her water-based powers, but might also be that she's strongest [[UnstoppableRage in a fit of blind rage]].
* ''[[Anime/VariableGeo Variable Geo's]]'' [[ProperLady Kaori Yanase]] is a 19 year old computer technician, though she's more likely to be mistaken for a referee, [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/427539 given her choice of attire.]] But don't let her glasses, or her meek nature and appearance fool you, or [[KickChick she'll kick]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bj_k9WLc-I your ass.]]
* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'': Emma. Interestingly enough the series is set in age where it was rare for even the middle class to wear glasses, much less a servant girl.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon: Makoto wears glasses, though sometimes she will remove them when she's going out casually. She is probably [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses one of the most mature]] kids in the series.
* ''Manga/WifeAndWife'': Sumi, who is shown to be the more book smart and responsible one between her and [[GirlsLove her partner]], Kina.
* ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has Nate's [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother mother]] and Hailey Anne, who is an {{Otaku}}.
* ''LightNovel/YokuWakaruGendaiMahou'': Anehara Misa. She has a nice and playful personality, but lacks common sense.
* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'': Kaori wore glasses before she realized [[spoiler:she didn't have much time to live anymore.]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Carly Nagisa has this. She also has a dose of ''NerdGlasses'' as well. Of course she is really BeautifulAllAlong.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' Cathy is a shy ShrinkingViolet most of the time who fits this Trope; but she's far more liberated when dueling, not only removing the glasses but wearing ElegantGothicLolita and letting a whole different personality emerge.
* ''Manga/ZombieLoan'' has Michiru, though in more later chapters, she begins to stop wearing them as often.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'': A long-defining trait of Heather Hudson. Unfortunately, she got laser eye surgery when she became Vindicator and no longer wore them.
* ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} has used glasses as her secret identity. Barbara Gordon is the quintessential HotLibrarian.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In the first comic, ''Welcome to the Jungle'', Harry ends up working with and protecting Willamena "Will" Rodgers, an assistant zoo ape handler who is equal parts Meganekko and {{Moe}}.
* ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'': Goldilocks. Subverted: she's batshit insane - violent, sexual, and a political extremist.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe'': TheBaroness, although she is decidedly ''not'' sweet, shy, and nice, defies the whole TheGlassesGottaGo line of thinking in every series she has been featured in.
* ''Galacta'', the daughter of Galactus, wears a cute pair of glasses as part of her "Galli" identity.
* ''Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}}'' used to have contacts but now wears spy glasses that also doubles as corrective lenses for her farsightedness.
* Comicbook/LePetitSpirou have the HotTeacher miss Chiffres.
* ComicBook/{{Thessaly}} the murderous witch has worn glasses ever since her first appearance in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. Presumably, she wears them to convince others that she's harmless.
* ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'': Mary Jane Watson eventually starts wearing glasses. In ''Comicbook/SpiderMen'' the Peter Parker of the 616 Universe, who started off wearing glasses himself states that his world's MJ wears contacts, but this seems highly unlikely given that she's never actually been ''seen'' anywhere near glasses.
* ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'': Taranee, both in the comic books and the animated series. She even wears glasses after transforming!
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': Similar to the ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} example, she has worn glasses [[ClarkKenting as her secret identity]], Diana Prince.
* ''Comicbook/XMen'':
** Comicbook/KittyPryde/Shadowcat. Her [[{{Intangibility}} phasing]] prevents her from using contacts... awww, too bad!
** Before she was outed as a mutant, when she was still Deputy Director of DARPA, Raven "Mystique" Darkholme was never seen without her rather severe hornrims; since, like her clothes, they were literally part of her.

[[folder: Fan Fic]]
* Male example in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]''. Italy definitely thinks Japan looks ''really'' cute while [[{{Cosplay}} cosplaying]] as Teru Mikami from ''Anime/DeathNote'', thin hexagonal glasses and all.
* ''FanFic/GuardiansOfPokemon'': According to the author, Mitsumi is based on this archetype.
* ''FanFic/{{Skin}}'': For some reason, during the time before 'going blind' became too serious, [[Anime/YuGiOh Shizuka Kawai]] was one for a short period of time. After her blindness took a nasty turn and surgery was required, this quickly stopped.
* ''FanFic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'''has Hornet, San Francisco, and Mahan. Pennsylvania meanwhile zig-zags between this and LovableAlphaBitch.
%% * ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'', Hanae sports red-lensed glasses (only taking them off for ballet sessions) and loses them everytime she turns into Cure Tangerine.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, several Lady Assassins are bespectacled. They can present a ''sort'' of scholarly respectability which in the case of Art teacher Miss Gillian Lansbury might be mistaken, by over-confident students, for ineffectuality and unworldliness. The same might be thought - wrongly - of Botany mistress Doctor Davinia Bellamy. But ''nobody'' thinks Miss Alice Band (History, Archaeology, Climbing, Traps and Concealment) is a pushover.

[[folder:Film: Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'': Sam Sparks, about midway through, when she decides to embrace the nerdier side she kept hidden for so long with Flint's help.
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': Margo. Or rather, she shows promise for becoming this when she grows up. Although, she was seen without her glasses constantly in the first movie.
* Subverted with Myrtle Edmonds from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''; she wears glasses and looks as though she'd have a shy, nerdy personality, but she's really the AlphaBitch. Played much straighter with her mom in the TV series, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'': Twilight's human double in TheStinger, and a major character in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames the sequel]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' has Princess Mindy, who's adorable if a little [[TheGenericGuy boring]]. In any case, Patrick is absolutely smitten with her.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': The girl at the arcade. She wears large glasses with pink frames that match the color of her shirt.

[[folder:Film: Live-action]]
* ''Film/AustinPowers'': Vanessa Kensington (Elizabath Hurley) in her first few scenes in the first movie. Also, Austin is a male example.
%%* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'': Uma Thurman as Pamela Isely before becoming Poison Ivy.
* ''Film/TheDayAfter'': Marilyn Oakes, played by Kyle Aletter, is the doctor's daughter who foolishly exposes her glasses to temperatures that are higher than recommended.
* ''Film/DayForNight'': Francois Truffaut's 1973 movie. Joelle, the script girl, played by Nathalie Baye. ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' director Steven Spielberg said when they needed to find an actress to play Leonardo [=DiCaprio=]'s French mother he remembered liking the script girl from Truffaut's movie and cast Baye.
* ''Film/DontTurnTheOtherCheek'' has Mary O'Donnell, a FieryRedhead ActionGirl virgin Irish Catholic reporter, who's viewed as desirable by both Max Lozoya and by General Huerta.
* ''Film/TheFaculty'': Creator/FamkeJanssen's Ms. Burke up and down, from the glasses to the crippling shyness. When circumstances lead to the glasses coming off, this all changes.
* ''Film/FantasticFour2005'': Creator/JessicaAlba's portrayal of Sue Storm.
* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Janine Melnitz is the guys' [[SassySecretary wisecracking secretary]], who's characterized by her [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Joisy accent]], nasally voice, and red-rimmed glasses.
* ''Film/TheHangover'': Melissa. One can see why Stu wants to stay with her initially, regardless of how mean she is to him.
* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Creator/ZooeyDeschanel in her first main story scene, where she also [[ShesGotLegs bares her legs]]. Also the argyle socks!
%%* ''Film/TheHouseBunny'': Natalie (Creator/EmmaStone) before her makeover, the bane of glasses fetishists.
%%* ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'': Creator/MarilynMonroe's character. "Men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses," my eye!
* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'': Mary Hatch Bailey in the Pottersville version of the world without George. The intent was to show how worse off she was, but still, it's Donna Reed in glasses.
* ''Film/JamesBond'': Miss Moneypenny, the Caroline Bliss version, in the Creator/TimothyDalton movies.
* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'': Dr. Ellie Sattler (Creator/LauraDern), already hot, gets just a little bit hotter in the movie's scene in the park's tourist museum and dinosaur egg laboratory when she puts on a pair of glasses.
* [[http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2005_Mr.___Mrs._Smith/005MRS_Michelle_Monaghan_001.jpg Gwen]], in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005''.
* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian'': Creator/AmyAdams as [[spoiler: the woman Ben Stiller's character meets at the end of who resembles the other person Adams played, a wax figure of UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart come to life.]]
* ''Film/TheRageCarrie2'': Monica. She gets the "good-looking in glasses" part down pat, but [[AlphaBitch not the "sweet" or "pleasant" parts]]. The glasses also wind up [[spoiler: [[EyeScream getting her brutally killed]]]].
* ''Film/{{Rocky}}'': Adrian is the quintessential Meganekko. In subsequent movies, however, she does get the obligatory make-over.
* ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': Jetstream/Josie Stronghold [[ClarkKenting wears glasses in her secret identity]], and looks damn good in them.
* ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'': Creator/MarilynMonroe's character apparently believes that the meganekko stereotype applies to men as well, as she expresses a belief that men with glasses are [[{{Moe}} gentle and vulnerable.]]
* ''Film/TheSpirit'': [[Creator/ScarlettJohansson Silken Floss]] is the most beautiful woman in the world. And she will remain so, as long as she never takes those fucking things off.
* ''Film/TankGirl'': Creator/NaomiWatts as "Jet Girl". When first met she's a nice, meek girl who's easily pushed around and is quite smart (an expert mechanic and pilot).
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': One can be seen during the scene where Sam is in his astronomy class sitting in the front row, whom the professor (Creator/RainnWilson) drops his apple to and tells her to finish it for him.
* [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110816042125/finaldestination/images/b/b2/282px-Castle-1-.jpg Olivia]] from ''Film/FinalDestination5'', which subverts UnnecessaryMakeover... by having her die during laser eye surgery.
* One of the most iconic male examples of the trope would have to be silent-film comedian Creator/HaroldLloyd's "Glasses Character", which was to Lloyd what the Little Tramp was to Creator/CharlieChaplin. Another would be Creator/CaryGrant's David in ''Film/BringingUpBaby''. Christopher Reeve said he based his portrayal of Clark Kent on David.
* The DVDCommentary of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', the film stops to have the actors discuss certain scenes on screen. Jessie Cave, who plays Lavender Brown, appears onscreen wearing glasses - something her character does ''not'' wear.

* ''Literature/FridayThe13thHateKillRepeat'': An FBI agent mentions his new partner suddenly goes from hot to absolutely adorable when she briefly puts on a pair of reading glasses.
* Bernice in ''ThisPresentDarkness''. In her introductory scene, she's mentioned as being very attractive and wearing glasses in the same sentence.
* [[Literature/RubyOliverQuartet Ruby Oliver]].
* In the ''Series/InspectorMorse'' book "The Secret of Annexe 3", Sarah Jonstone, the receptionist of the Haworth Hotel, has "almost comically large" spectacles, and ticks the boxes for being pleasant, smart and clever. [[spoiler:By the end of the book, she and Morse are dating.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** GibberingGenius [[HotLibrarian Winifred]] [[{{Adorkable}} 'Fred']] [[HotScientist Burkle]] wears NerdGlasses on occasion to highlight her braininess. Lampshaded when [[DatingCatwoman Lilah Morgan]] gets jealous over Wesley pining over Fred and dresses up like her to taunt him. As they're stripping off to have sex, Wes tells Lilah to [[SexySpectacles keep the glasses on]].
** The last season has Fred [[TheGlassesGottaGo go without them most of the time.]]
* ''{{Series/Arrow}}'': Felicity Smoak. In one episode she went to a party without her glasses and just looked gorgeous instead of "Smoaking" Hot!. Sorry.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** Bernadette is a petite [=PhD=] student of microbiology who often wears glasses. Definitely a HotScientist variety.
** Leslie Winkle works as a sesearcher physicist at Cal Tech University. She's the {{Love Interest|s}} of Leonard and later Howard.
** Amy Farrah Fowler, Sheldon's brilliant primatologist {{Love Interest|s}}, has a cute little pair of glasses.
** Penny plays with this trope in "The Egg Salad Equivalency" when she feels threatened by Alex, Sheldon's assistant, after she makes a pass at Leonard. Much to Leonard's delight.
--> '''Leonard''': [[http://youtu.be/C1OVwLTAzJc Oh my God, you look so smart and hot!]]
* ''Series/BadEducation'': Jing Hua the classes often snarky Chinese student.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'': The episode "Partners in Crime" had Fiona donning a pair in order to pose as a CIA Agent, placing her nicely into this trope.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Sarah frequently wears glasses for her various aliases and covers, while Chuck himself could certainly be considered a male version when he does the same. And then there's Jill.
* ''Series/CoronationStreet'': Deirdre was known as "Miss Sexy Spex" when younger (back in TheSeventies). Her actress doesn't need glasses.
* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'': Maya wears a pair of glasses with huge black frames, but they just make her look even prettier.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': The adorable Penelope Garcia. She actually ditches her glasses for an episode to try and look more professional, but goes back to them when she's told to be herself.
* ''Series/DaddysDaughters'': [[http://www.papinydochki.ru/wp-content/photos/Galina_Sergeevna_small.jpg Galina Vasnetsova]].
* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'': For the students, there's Liberty, and then later, Clare, before she got her laser eye surgery, another bane of glasses fetishists, and Maya after her. For the teachers there's Mrs. Oh.
* ''Series/DoctorWho:'' The [[TheNthDoctor Tenth]] [[TheHero Doctor]] himself frequently dons his so-called "BrainySpecs" quite frequently. As he [[MrExposition exposits]] when he encounters his [[TheNthDoctor fifth]] [[Creator/PeterDavison incarnation,]] he doesn't really need them, he just thinks they make him look clever. A side effect of this is that they make him adorable, but that might just have something to do with the fact that he's played by Creator/DavidTennant.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': [[Creator/SummerGlau Bennett]] which is actively lampshaded by Topher, who out and out says she's almost ''perfect''. Except for the whole "violently seeking revenge on Caroline's body" thing...
-->'''[[spoiler:Victor!Topher]]''': Glasses?
-->'''Topher:''' Glasses on a chain!
-->'''[[spoiler:Victor!Topher]]''': ''For the Win!''
* ''Series/EleventhHour'': Agent Young has a pair of glasses that appear whenever she and Hood are looking at computer screens.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls''': Lane Kim. Lampshaded when she used contact lenses in an episode and both her mother and her boyfriend criticized her decision.
* ''Series/HannahMontana'':
** The episode, "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit Is About You'' revealed that Lily wears contacts, and when her dog eats them, she has to wear glasses. Even though she hates them, they put her squarely into this trope.
** Miley wore a pair while she was Lily's "lawyer" in the episode "You Are So Sue-able To Me".
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': [[http://heroeswiki.com/Sue_Landers Sue Landers]], the LivingLieDetector... er... [[WeHardlyKnewYe never mind]]. Darn it, Sylar, this is why we can't have nice people!
* ''Series/{{House}}'':
** A medical example, Dr. Cameron occasionally puts some specs on.
** Dr. Park is almost never seen without her glasses.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Robin, played by the already smoking hot Cobie Smulders, actually managed to get more gorgeous in the show's sixth season by donning a pair of specs.
** Abby, who appeared in two episodes, played the already hot Music/BritneySpears, made hotter by the glasses.
* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'': [[HotTeacher Ms. Fielder]], Carly's art teacher in the episode "iMust Have Locker 239".
* ''Made'': One episode had a slacker jock failing his classes wants to graduate. To help him study they get him a tutor, a hot female college student with glasses.
* ''Series/MagnumPI'': Adelaide, in the first season [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/102248/magnum-pi-adelaide episode of the same name.]]
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maid_in_Akihabara Maid in Akihabara]]'': {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d. MaidCafe waitress (see FanServiceWithASmile) Saki falls over and her contact lenses come out, so she reluctantly puts on her glasses. The {{otaku}} customers are all immediately smitten with her, thanks to her new-found {{Moe}}-ness. (This is also a direct inversion of the BeautifulAllAlong trope of the girl taking off her glasses and magically becoming pretty.)
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': A pre-''iCarly'' Music/JennetteMcCurdy played a tween version of this trope in the episode ''The Buseys Take a Hostage''.
* ''Series/TheMiddleman'':
** Referenced in the show's podcast, when the creator is asked why Wendy Watson doesn't wear her glasses more. The response given is that she generally wears her glasses in civilian mode, and removes them in crime-fighter mode as a Clark Kent/Superman reference.
** The episode "Singled Out" featured a Navy lieutenant as a kidnap victim who fit the trope, and in the same episode, Ziva falls into the trope when she goes undercover as a geek resembling the Navy lieutenant.
%%** Male example; Jimmy Palmer. Agent Lee definitely thought so.
* In ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', this trope was brought up in the episode "Did I Stutter?" While already the show's eye candy, Pam gets even hotter when it's revealed she wears contacts and has to wear her glasses when she forgets her solution. While Michael doesn't like them, she finds herself the object of Kevin's advances after he reveals he has a glasses fetish.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Emma Swan in her twelve-years-earlier backstory. [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/56cfafa72a95fb518e6c7ec9183c28e4/tumblr_mmchau6wdw1qd7typo1_500.jpg Picture here.]]
* ''Series/OneTreeHill'': Millicent Huxtable
* ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'': Lampshaded in the opening song: "Dream of the 90's"
--> ''All the hot girls wear glasses yeaaaahhh!''
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'':
*** Billy, a male version, was the earliest example in the series.
*** Billy and Kimberly switched in the FreakyFridayFlip episode. That episode served as fetish fuel for many a preteen.
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'': Ms. Fairweather. Always wearing glasses, very hot AND presented as very hot - rare for Western television. The Green Ranger was particulary smitten with her, and they eventually hooked up and got married. (one of the [[NoHuggingNoKissing very few]] actual romances in any series of Power Rangers).
** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': Kendrix is considered a Meganekko by some.
* ''Series/RoyalPains'': Divya Katdare (Reshma Shetty). ''Definitely'' hotter glasses-on than glasses-off.
* When Music/LadyGaga hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in 2013 she used this trope to play an Apple Store Genius Bar employee in one sketch.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': The already ridiculously hot Colonel Samantha Carter of appeared in the alternate time-line episode "Moebius" where instead of being a ColonelBadass and an ActionGirl, she was a HotLibrarian type, complete with the [[strike: coke-bottle]] obviously fake-lensed glasses.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Liz Lemon, played by RealLife meganekko, Creator/TinaFey.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Toshiko Sato, the resident tech geek, frequently dons geeky reading glasses, just to add to that doe-eyed, earnest Asian geek/unnoticed-but-insanely-good-looking thing she's got going on. Strangely enough, her original appearance in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Aliens of London" had her wearing mostly the same specs, but with a noticeable nearsightedness prescription instead of the reading glasses they became in Torchwood...
* Maddy Ferguson, in the first season of ''Series/TwinPeaks''. Not so much the second season.
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries''
** Konomi Amagai from ''Series/UltramanMebius'' who is quite timid and loves cute things. Her CutenessProximity reaction to [[TeamPet Rimu]] [[SuperDeformed Ele]][[RidiculouslyCuteCritter king]] is as hilarious as it is adorable.
** Rui Takada from ''Series/UltramanX'', a nerdy GenkiGirl who uses the suffix "[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -chan]]" when referring to [[AdmiringTheAbomination giant]] [[{{kaiju}} monsters]], particularly her favourite Eleking, a 55 meter tall mix of a PsychoElectricEel and a giant salamander.
* ''Series/VeranoAzul'' has a nerdy but nonetheless cute teenage girl named Desi, who wears GirlishPigtails and braids.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'':
** Tori in the ''Helen Back Again'' Episode. She just happens to have glasses on when she receives bad news, however she is working out. Who needs glasses to workout. [[{{Moe}} It just screams feel sorry for me]].
** In a later episode Cat knows Tori has a boy in her house because she's usually has her glasses on when she's alone at home.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'': CJ would sometimes need glasses and would look much better when she did.
* ''Series/WonderWoman'' (the 70's TV series): Like her comic book counterpart, the classic Diana Prince...as a SecretIdentity it [[ClarkKenting wasn't too concealing]], but the glasses did make her look like a different person, leaving viewers to obsess over who was sexier: Creator/LyndaCarter in glasses, or Series/WonderWoman.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Scully, whose glasses are only worn when she composes her reports to her boss on a computer, are put in for the sole purpose of this effect. Especially because they appear to have no optical qualities at all, and are just clear glass.

* Guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella of the indie rock band Lemuria definitely qualifies when she's wearing glasses. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g0BTJk_F00 Just look at her!]]
* Music/TaylorSwift. In the video for the song "You Belong With Me", she plays dual roles as a cheerleader and as a nerdy neighbor girl. For the nerdy neighbor girl part she dons a pair of glasses, which not only fail to make her look unattractive but actually make her even more beautiful.
* Music/ZZTop. The video for "[[ShesGotLegs Legs]]". The featured girl in the video, in addition to having the [[TropeNamers great set of legs]] the title describes, she also wears a sexy set of glasses for the first 45 seconds of the video.
* Lisa Loeb, folk-rock singer/songwriter, helped along by the fact that she's both [[BlindWithoutEm legally blind without her glasses]] and allergic to contact lenses. Her biggest hit, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka9mCmx9Jhs "Stay (I Missed You)"]], could be the theme song for meganekkos everywhere.
* When younger, Greek singer Nana Moskuouri.
* Not a musician herself, but '90s ''Creator/{{MTV}} Alternative Nation'' VJ [[OnlyOneName Kennedy]] (aka Lisa Kennedy Montgomery) definitely fit the bill.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Marcie. The lenses of her glasses were always whited out. The one and ''only time'' her eyes were seen in the strip was in [[https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1980/05/25 this strip from May 25, 1980]]. (There was an animated TV special where Marcie raised her glasses long enough to [[BreakingTheFourthWall wink to the camera.]])
* ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'': One strip reveals that Sara wears glasses and ends with Jeremy saying, "Just when I thought she couldn't get any hotter."
* ''ComicStrip/OnTheFastrack'' has Patina Welding, who even as a small child (and cybercop for Fastrack) already wore glasses - and occasionally even got the anime eyes down pat. Still, even without resorting to those means, the by now 18-year-old still wears her glasses proudly.
* ComicStrip/AgathaCrumm's assistant [[http://www.comicvine.com/winsome/4005-67488/ Miss Winsome]] wears cute overized lenses that make her both this and a SexySecretary.

* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Katrina Shanks. Medium notwithstanding, she fits the mold of a meganekko, she acts like a meganekko, and just to dispel any remaining doubt, the official artwork (only seen in the older, less stylized pictures for good measure) depicts her as a reserved, bespectacled meganekko. Lucy Cunningham-Schultz, the resident IntrepidReporter for the Odyssey Owl, is another example.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In the ''[[TabletopGame/YuGiOh YuGiOh TCG]]'', [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Injection_Fairy_Lily Injection Fairy Lily]] is a HospitalHottie, but when she becomes the OlderAndWiser [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Counselor_Lily Counselor Lily]], she fits this Trope.

* The Vienna State Ballet's performance of "Student Polka" during the 2015 New Year's celebration on PBS includes one as a character.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'': Kaori's appearance is the same as her OVA depiction, glasses and all. When she isn't practicing Taekwondo, she's hard at work at her job as a computer analyst.
* While VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} herself gears more towards SexySpectacles, her MoralityPet of sorts, Cereza, certainly is super cute with those glasses.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'''s Litchi Faye Ling, a [[ChineseGirl Chinese]] HospitalHottie.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Lucca is a 16 year old GadgeteerGenius and {{childhood friend}} of Chrono. She always has thick framed glasses on.
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'': Leifang has the option to wear glasses in Dead Or Alive 4. In Dead or Alive 5, every girl can wear glasses with almost all of their outfits.
* ''{{DJMAX Trilogy}}'': You can earn the title "DJ [[GratuitousJapanese Megane]] Maniac" by playing songs whose background animations star glasses-wearing characters a combined total of 100 times.
* Say what you want about it being a blatant ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' ripoff, but ''Final Combat'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH_TxvGMqp0 Sniper]] totally fits.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Quistis' glasses and style of dress evokes the look of a HotLibrarian, but she's actually one of the instructors at Balamb Garden.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'': Many of the games in the series have a character like this whom you can score as a potential wife: Maria in the Flower Bud Village saga, Mary in the Mineral Town saga and Flora in Forget-Me-Not Valley.
* ''[[VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva Hatsune Miku Project Diva F]]'' features "[[http://youtu.be/4N7IjtR6iI0 Megane]]" (listed as "Glasses" in the English version), featuring Megurine Luka and her large collection of eye wear. The video straddles the line between this trope and SexySpectacles at points. There's also a selection of eyeglasses to buy for the characters with Diva Points.
* ''{{VideoGame/HuniePop}}'': Has two, [[HotTeacher Aiko]] and [[ShrinkingViolet Nikki]] both very attractive in their own right.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster The Idolm@ster]]'': Ritsuko Akizuki, though she isn't a typical cutesy type - she just projects that persona. In fact, she's snarky and more than a little sneaky, having been known to astroturf an Internet message board to drum up support for herself.
* The Fairy Queen (a.k.a. Queen Ripple) from ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' sports round glasses with thin borders.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'':
** Emma Emmerich admits that she simply wears glasses for show, and because her step-brother Hal wears glasses. And Hal, thanks to those {{Moe}} "Sweet Snake" figurines that have recently popped up, can qualify for being a male example of this trope. In some Easter Eggs, you find out that both Raiden and Snake seem interested in her.
---> Snake: Do I need to clear things with Otacon before I ask her out?
** Otacon (Hal) definitely qualifies. Certain segments of the fanbase had cause to mourn when he took them off for a bit of ''[=MGS4=]'' because of character development. [[DidNotGetTheGirl He returns to wearing them]] by the end of the game.
** Kazuhira Miller is characterized for wearing a classy pair of shades, and much like the Emmerich siblings he's one of the series most intelligent characters.
* ''Manga/MidnightSecretary'': Kaya Satozuka, who wears glasses to hide her "baby face."
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' has Sarah Pixis and Menesys. The second, a MadScientist, is of both the NerdGlasses and ScaryShinyGlasses variety, and [[spoiler: she's revealed as BeautifulAllAlong when [[TheGlassesGottaGo she let the glasses go]] in her Ending)]].
* Creator/NipponIchi: "Merchant"-type characters in a few games, namely ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' and ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Mei is a scientist that comes with glasses and is adorable with her rather big fluffy coat for cold environment.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has Chihiro Fushimi, the adorably shy and meek class treasurer, as one of the Main Character's [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 social links]], and a datable one at that (woo!). She makes a cameo in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' - two years older, more confident, and somehow even ''cuter'', leading every one of your characters to feel swoony or envious at her all-encompassing beauty.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' enforces this trope on the entire party, and so does the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' spin-off FightingGame ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' [[http://www.andriasang.com/e/galleries/2011/09/08/persona_4_ultimate_screens/2132460403/ has an option appropriately called "Megane"]], that allows you to give your selected character glasses.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has Fennel and Shauntal. Bianca, as if she wasn't {{moe}} enough already, gets passed the torch for the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 sequel]].
** Earlier Pokémon games introduced, [[AnIceperson Lorelei]] one of the Elite Four from the Kanto Region her appearance and personality makes her a classic in this category.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'': Ingrid Hunnigan, although Leon clearly doesn't believe in this trope, as he doesn't ask her out until she loses the glasses.
* ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'': Meg, the Wise-Looking Princess, acts as a secretary for the Aristocrat Club and the spokesperson of the Rose Princess, and has apparently invented at least some of the torture devices used by the Club for keeping discipline. Other than that, she is mainly characterized by her [[LesYay obsessive devotion]] to Diana, who really doesn't appreciate the attention.
* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' allows you to date Arthur, a young man with a pair of half-moon NerdGlasses. He's quite fond of glasses himself.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'': [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111112035628/saintsrow/images/thumb/9/99/Kinzie_promo_image.png/190px-Kinzie_promo_image.png Kinzie Kensington]].
** While she does retain the look for most of the sequel, ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', if you unlock her [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo Super Homie]] form, her glasses go absent.
* ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'': Ariel Hanson, who has been described by Blizzard as "[[HotScientist a doctor lady with glasses who looks really cute]]".
* ''VideoGame/StarOcean'':
** CuteClumsyGirl Sarah Jerand seems to be an archetype laundry list with some wings attached. Most players, however, hate her because her personality traits are exaggerated to the point of ridiculousness in most of her featured cutsenes.
** [[MissionControl Welch]] is [[MediumAwareness aware of this trope and taking complete advantage of it]].
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'': Guile and C.Viper both can be caught wearing fashionable pair, though Viper doesn't take them off until she wins her fight.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'': Tsugumi Takakura. Latooni Subota was once like this, but has dropped it, but only in the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance canon. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' and ''Anime/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGenerationDivineWars'' retcons it by not having her wear glasses as Princess Shine's bodyguard. Rest of the time, she wears them. The recent ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars K'' also features a Meganekko named Angelica Shartill.
* ''VideoGame/TargetOfDesireEpisode1''. Maria's glasses are so thick, when she looks at a map, she can see people waving at her.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** Miss Pauling, the Administrator's assistant, introduced in one of the [[http://www.teamfortress.com/war/administrator/ Administrator comics]]. She doesn't hesitate to manipulate Soldier and Demoman into killing each other, mind, but she has the look. It helps that she's still less cold than her boss. This says a lot about her boss. As the comics and videos progressed, she becomes one of the most important female characters, remaining cute despite her proficiency with deception and murder.
** In the video "Expiration Date", Scout explicitly mentions Pauling's "slightly crooked" glasses as a fetish of his.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Surprisingly for an ImprobablyFemaleCast, there are only ''5'' characters that fits this trope: Rikako Asakura, Luna Child (when she's reading), Mamizou Futatsuiwa, Kosuzu Motoori (again, for reading), and Sumireko Usami.
* [[spoiler:[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080628051636/twewy/images/3/38/Realshiki.jpg Shiki's real form]]]] in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': Shion Uzuki, although her glasses get broken early in Episode II.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has Maggey Byrde; Adrian Andrews, an actor's manager; Penny, a film set designer; and to a goggle extent, Ema Skye.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
** Rin wears glasses when she's in teacher mode -- with sexy results. In the sequel ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', Rider has a [[PowerLimiter more functional]] pair that she wears when she's in civvies.
** There's a FSN [[{{Doujinshi}} doujin]] ("Beat Your Fate") where we see Sakura give Rider the glasses, secretly thinking this will make sure Shirou doesn't fall for her -- at which point he turns out to be a "glasses man". The rest of the [[UnwantedHarem harem]] immediately start trying pairs on. Sakura has no choice but to do the same... and Shirou tells her she looks more ''plain'' with glasses.
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'': Shizune, the ClassRepresentative of the main character's class. She is clever and presumably smart, but sweet? ...[[SpiritedCompetitor Not so much]].
* ''Sono Hanabira Ni Kuchizuke Wo'': Played with by Kaede, who is [[ShrinkingViolet shy and kind]] and is the ClassRepresentative but is really only an average student. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Sara, who asks if Kaede is an honour student, and admits that she only thought she was because her glasses and plait gave off that impression. However, while Sara doesn't have any particular feelings about Kaede's glasses, she dislikes the personality they give her, preferring a more masculine, {{Bifauxnen}} type of personality, which Kaede only reaches [[TheGlassesGottaGo when she removes her glasses]] [[BeautifulAllAlong and undoes her hair]].
* ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'' gives us Jaehee. She's not shy, but she is a kind and responsible OfficeLady. [[spoiler:Yoosung in his good ending]] is a male example (Seven is a cute boy in glasses, but doesn't count because he doesn't fit the personality type.)
* ''VisualNovel/TimeHollow'': Emily. To be mean, you can take her glasses. [[spoiler:She gets in a horrible accident off-screen.]]
* The ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series. Nearly every game has one of them:
** ''1'' has Mio Kisaragi (ShrinkingViolet and CuteBookworm who [[TheGlassesGottaGo will let the glasses go]] depending on a choice during the game);
** ''3'' has Rika Kawai (Ditzy MadScientist);
** ''4'' has Tsugumi Godo (Bookworm who, in a subversion, is a {{Tsundere}} extraordinaire)
** ''Girl's Side 1'' has Shiho Arisawa (Kind and studious HugeSchoolgirl), and Sakuya Morimura (a sweet young man who loves flowers) as the male variant.
** ''Girl's Side 2'' has Chiyomi Onoda.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'': Ciel, though she probably has better eyesight than most.
** She can see perfectly fine without them. Actually, she asks Shiki at one point if he has a glasses fetish and wants her to continue wearing them while she [[DeusSexMachina helps with a terrible supernatural affliction.]]
* ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'' has Maino Honma, who is head of the [[CuteBookworm Library Committee]] and a classic ShrinkingViolet.
* While her personality type [[TheSnarkKnight doesn't]] [[InsufferableGenius quite]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold fit]], Phi in ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' is sporting a pair of specs that makes her quite attractive, even in comparison to [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward her previous appearance]].
* '''Webcomic/LilyLove'' has the main character Donut, an adorablely shy girl with large glasses.
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': Nicole is one of these. Glasses are a little smaller than the usual fare, but she certainly fits the trope.
* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' has Chloe, the Meganekko {{Moe}} [[HornyDevils succubus]] -- who eventually gets her own spin-off, ''Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe'', but loses the glasses in the process (because her supernatural beauty would melt them).
* ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'':
** Chika, the newly introduced colleague and [[OnlySaneMan sane partner]] of Amanda. Or at least looks like one most of the time. Much to his chagrin, Tedd gets this at times when he's wearing his glasses. (Has he been transformed with them on?)
** Dan commented that he's been doing this more and more lately with random female background characters.
** [[ShrinkingViolet Rhoda]] wore glasses before joining [[LovableAlphaBitch Diane's]] GirlPosse [[spoiler:and reverts to this look as a disguise after becoming famous.]]
* Parodied (maybe) in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'', where Nookie, one of the "Paedagogusi" (somewhere between [[OurAngelsAreDifferent weird angels]] and fairies in role, but looking like the latter), sports the specs, although as a semi-divine being, she shouldn't really need them.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'' [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/brothersister-19/#.UH9ammdHGuI the king in "Brother and Sister". ]] Which by making him less threatening did help with the effect of his finding her in the woods and instantly asking her to marry him.
* ''Webcomic/{{Frivolesque}}'': EVERY female character in Frivolesque save for action girl Gaia and the voluptuous Liliane (who has sunglasses on instead) is a meganekko in some way.
* ''WebComic/FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' has Felicia, who double-subverts the "sweet, modest girl" part of this: She manages to hold up on her own against thieves, but when confronted with [[BadassLongcoat Lionel]] "the Lucky", she almost immediately goes back to being this.
* ''WebComic/GirlGenius'': Agatha, the title character. Her cousin Theo fits the rarer, gender-flipped ''megane'' category.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Jade Harley is a [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002668 classic example]]. In what could probably be attributed to AuthorAppeal, half the main cast wears glasses, so she's not the only one - other examples present include Vriska Serket and Terezi Pyrope and Feferi Peixes. [[spoiler:Jade's brother]] John Egbert is a male example. Also present is Jane Crocker, [[spoiler: John and Jade's genetic mother]].
* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'':
** Parodied when Billie gets glasses, not only does Danny find her even more attractive than before, but several guys who didn't care about her before (Joe and Howard in particular) begin hounding her until she threatens to get contacts.
** Howard even has an... unplanned emission, the first (and second) times he sees her this way. [[DontExplainTheJoke I mean an orgasm, of course]].
** The author's bespectacled RealLife wife [[http://www.walkypedia.com/index.php/Maggie Maggie]], showing up alongside his AuthorAvatar. It's starting to seem like there's a bit of AuthorAppeal involved...
** Also parodied in the same strip, when GenkiGirl Robin gives Amber a makeover, then tries to play the Meganekko role herself but [[http://www.shortpacked.com/d/20060314.html fails on an epic level.]]
** Amber later exchanged her coke bottle frames, [[LampshadeHanging commenting on how outdated they are]], and gotten a pair of smaller, much nicer-looking modern glasses that work just as well.
* ''Webcomic/KarinDou4koma'': Meguru. CuteClumsyGirl, BlindWithoutEm, and a skilled enough with magic to be chosen as apprentice by the world's greatest magician.
* ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': Sandi Mnemonic is a {{Technopath}}, described as (quote): "a living Google" on the comic's cast page, due to her ability to categorize and analyze data. She can even predict future events [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/slipped_past_our_defenses with 97.09% certainty]], provided she has all the available data on a given situation. Which is why Faith has Sandi as her personal secretary on the student council.
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'':
** Yuki wore these when she became a MagicalGirl; being Largo her mentor, however, they're quickly replaced with CoolShades.
** Ping also experimented with glasses at one point in a vain attempt at making herself less attractive. Sadly, it backfired, due to this trope.
* Emily the [[CuteWitch witch]], from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''.
* ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'': Detestai of the defunct webcomic is a catgirl who was given magic glasses by her ex-boyfriend, [[spoiler: the villain]], that turn her from a gentle kitten to "evil to the glasses." Also, she's rather tall. Does that make her a MegaNeko?
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'',
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3121 Fuschia poses as one.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4450 Satan is aware of the attraction: in his nightclub, one act is a meganeko succubus who sits down to read and winks at the audience.]] The storytime zombie, of course, loves her.
* ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' has Ruby, who is cute in her way and book-smart, and definitely has the big glasses. Unfortunately, she also has an unstable temper and doubts about men.
* ''Webcomic/TheWotch'': As of a long-term GenderBender with accompanying memory alterations for everyone else, [[strike:Ivan]] "Yvonne" Bezdomny has apparently been thrown headfirst into Meganekkodom. Compounded with all of the transformation's other consequences...
-->'''"Homeless Blog"''': The loneliness is only magnified by the attention I ''do'' receive. Somehow I have a "quiet, nerdy thing goin' on" that some guys find attractive. This scares me.
* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'': Riley, a shy nerd with glasses half the size of her head.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/GaiaOnline'', with its strong anime influence, has several.
** Meredith, an OfficeLady
** Cindy Donovinh, a reporter
** Flynn, former proprietor of the [[MoneyDearBoy Cash Shop]]
** [=OLruna=], Alruna the {{Horny Devil|s}} dressed up as an OfficeLady, is a subversion, as being a succubus she doesn't really have the personality.
** Gaia-Sama, a BizarroUniverse OfficeLady version of the site's personification. She's rather aggressive for this trope, though.
** Vanessa, the [[GagBoobs biggest]] subversion as [[MaleGaze nobody ever looks]] [[MyEyesAreUpHere high enough]] to notice that she even ''wears'' glasses.
** Eileen from the recent Love Charm RIG plays the trope more straight, though -- [[ShrinkingViolet shy]], [[TeenGenius intelligent]] and downright ''[[{{Moe}} adorable]]'
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, along with [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] and sometimes WebVideo/{{Benzaie}}, are male examples, being cute and so very {{adorkable}} to female viewers.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, in her early videos, wore glasses, but quit after losing the frames. Her beleaguered best friend Nella often wears glasses as well.
* Ghoulia Yelps the Zombie from Toys/MonsterHigh.
* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': Glynda Goodwitch qualifies, although she possesses a rather snobbish and cold personality. One cannot deny that she is attractive, and a very classy dame.
* ''[[WebVideo/SteveDMonster Steve D'Monster]]'': Easter Egg.
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': V3's Louise "Lulu" Altaire, a librarian's aide who also is part of a Writer's Workshop and Art Club. Naturally, she has large, thick framed glasses. [[spoiler:By the time Endgame comes around, they're notably scratched up.]]
* The ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Gateway, a summoner learning her craft at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. Oddly enough, what she summons the most often is a MegaNeko.
* Ellie from WebVideo/OneHundredYardStare, with bright red frames to boot!
* [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=Doki&offset=24#/d5lksdw Doki]], granted on the fact it has been established that she is nearsighted and needs them to see so almost all of her pictures have her wearing them. Also, according to some, it adds to her cuteness. As is her daughter [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Vielle-398785245 Vielle]], [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Seraphina-413915550?q=gallery%3AAkaiChounokoe%2F30335290&qo=4 Seraphina]] and Vielle both are just as {{Moe}} as Doki is.
* Siobhan Thompson, the first host of BBC America‘s Anglophenia, now starring in College Humor videos, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orPN3CupkkE is a great example]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'': Jeanette of the Chipettes. A FunnyAnimal example.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Harleen Quinzel before becoming Harley Quinn, in another example of the glasses signifying a personality (or in this case, sanity) change.
** Janet Van Dorn, Gotham City's District Attorney.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'': Marilyn Piquel.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'': Penny Sanchez.
* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': Professor Squawkencluck.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
** The title character, though she may be something of an inversion -- it's pretty well established that Daria is naturally attractive and dresses down to avoid attention, so it's not too clear if the glasses work for her or against her. For her - in that they keep male attention off her. This is such a truism to the character that on the show's Wiki, [[http://www.dariawiki.org/wiki/index.php?title=Manstopper_glasses there's an entry that defines her eyewear as ''manstopper glasses''.]]
** [[TheDitz Brittany]] also entered the trope in the episode "Through a Lens Darkly" where she gets a set of glasses thinking they'll make her smarter.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Meg might have qualified back before she became the show's ButtMonkey.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'': Cleofatra.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'': Mina and Allie.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Candy Chu.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Phoebe, the show's official Meganekko, and in one episode [[RichBitch Rhonda]] is forced to get glasses due to her waning vision. At first, she absolutely hates them because it drops her to geek status. However, she later comes to accept them, and gets a new, sleeker pair of glasses at the end of the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo'': Rene Ratelle. She's usually nice, but speaks French, so [[FrenchJerk genre conventions]] demand that she sometimes acts a bit stuck up.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise, whenever she wears her NerdGlasses.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': Susan and Mary Test.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': The Off-Beats segment; Betty-Ann.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Ron's mother.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Peggy.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Zhu Li, the CloudCuckooLandersMinder to Varrick, certainly fits in both appearance and personality, patiently tolerating her employer's eccentricities and executing his various wild schemes. [[spoiler:Except she's actually [[ObfuscatingInsanity Varrick]]'s [[TheDragon Dragon]], and described by him as a "cold, heartless war machine."]]
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Looped}}'': Gwyneth.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': Lisa Loud.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': Male example; Dethklok's manager, Charles Foster Offdensen.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'': Bessie Higgenbottom (and the episode "Blindsided" proves that she does in fact look better ''with'' glasses)
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy'' has Zick's mother, [[http://butterfly.altervista.org/ma/personaggi_file/greta.gif Greta]] [[http://www.mapage.altervista.org/Greta%20Barrymore1.JPG Barrymore]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Subverted with Silver Spoon. She wears glasses, but she's the BetaBitch to [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara.]]
** Played straight with Rarity, who wears glasses while she's working.
** And Daring Do when under the guise of A.K. Yearling.
** A minor character example is Vinyl Scratch (aka DJ Pon-3). She wears a cool pair of purple shades which work wonders for her dub-step themed character.
** Moondancer, one of Twilight Sparkle's old best friends also qualifies especially after she opens up.
%%** There's also Twist.
* ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'': Cylindria.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'': The title character.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Gretchen and the Heinz Doofenshmirtz's ex-wife Charlene.
** In the episode "She's the Mayor," [[AsianAirhead Stacy]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/StacyGlasses_2068.jpg puts on a pair of]] PurelyAestheticGlasses and puts her hair up in a more adult hair style when she serves as Mayor-for-a-Day Candace's secretary.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' and ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' has Janine Melnitz. Alternates between thick, round, dark glasses and pointy, bright green glasses and looks cute in both of them.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': Gretchen Grundler.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Eileen, an anthropomorphic one.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Although it had Daphne to (ostensibly) fill its sex appeal quotient, others preferred Velma, who is [[BlindWithoutEm synonymous with those glasses of hers.]]
** Velma in the cartoons, and especially in the live action films. In early Japanese dubs her name was even changed to Megako to invoke this trope.
** In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', this trope (as well as NerdsAreSexy) goes into full effect as far as Velma is concerned.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Luann Van Houten.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Peter Parker, who started off wearing glasses, and Gwen Stacy (but not as much as Peter. However, She does become just like her comic book incarnation).
* Connie from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Her big, round glasses just make her more adorable. Even when her vision is fixed, she just pops out the lenses to keep the look so her family and optometrist won't know she had her vision cured through an IndirectKiss with Steven, who has [[HealingHands Healing Spit]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Supernoobs}}'': Jennifer Shope.
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'': Deputy Mayor Callie Briggs.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has Myra, the friendly, intelligent AdventurerArchaeologist from the episode "In Search of Ancient Blunders". Another FunnyAnimal example.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': Irma Langinstein. She wears large nerdy glasses at all times.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'':
** Beth. She wears glasses, and although she might not be the best looking girl she fits into the UglyCute category, and she's definitely a sweet heart.
** Scarlett, [[spoiler:though her glasses turn out to be fake.]]
** Mary and Ellody (especially Ellody), the Geniuses, and Miles from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace The Ridonculous Race]]'' spinoff.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wayside}}'': Dana.
* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': Chloe Park.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'': Tish Katsufrakis.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': AlphaBitch Mitzi from Gardenia.