Moe / Live-Action TV

  • Tin Man:
    • Azkadellia, the Magnificent Bitch of the series, oddly enough has her Moe moments (Moements?). "Oh, Xora."
    • Glitch has moe qualities for many fans, due to the combination of his adorably quirky personality and traumatic backstory.
  • Gaius Baltar in the reimagining of Battlestar Galactica is perceived this way by female fans.
  • In a rare Live-Action Lampshade Hanging in Ultraman Mebius, one of the GUYS' crew, Teppei Kuze, is the son of a rich family who has a maid named "Moe". The show also has a more straightforward example in Konomi Amagai, another member of the GUYS crew, a timid Meganekko who loves animals and children.
  • Firefly:
    • Kaylee Frye. Whedon likes his anime. He has even said that everything becomes happy and shiny when she smiles.
    • Goes double for River. On top of being very Moe, she's also 125% woobie.
  • Summer Glau (the abovementioned River) as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Cameron. The girl plays the Moe to maximum effect.
  • Dollhouse:
    • Summer Glau (again) as Bennett. So Moe that she threatens to create an adorable Moe singularity.
    • Sierra's fan girl persona. Sierra's default state seems to be woobie.
    • Topher Brink. He may be amoral and occasionally arrogant, but his awkward nerd tendencies, coupled with his decent looks, make him adorable.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Willow, when she's not, y'know, evil. This is especially noticeable in the first few seasons.
    • Tara. One of several reasons it was such a sucker-punch when she was killed.
    • Dawn, interestingly justified: She was deliberately made to be an adorable younger sister so that Buffy would protect her, and so that everyone else would want to, as well.
  • Angel: Fred, especially with her ability to put more words in 3 seconds than any other person in the whole planet.
  • Marlena Moreau from the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Mirror, Mirror." So cute. So seemingly cold and calculating, yet so abused and fragile under the skin.
    • Also Gem from the episode "The Empath." She never speaks a word, and all you see her do is take peoples' pain away like E.T.
    • Also, also, Jame Finney, the teenage daughter of one of Kirk's friends and a very emotional Shrinking Violet Pettanko with blue eyes big enough to drown in and a pleated miniskirt that screams "schoolgirl". When she apologizes to Kirk so sheepishly, you just want to give her a big hug.
  • (Kelly) Erin Hannon on The Office (US)
  • In Densha Otoko, the eponymous character's otaku friends mention the word "Moe" in front of Hermes, and Hermes, who is a normal human being and does not know what the word means, asks them, "Moe?" The friends think this is so Moe that they record her saying it.
  • Small Wonder, a show about a Robot Girl living with her inventor and his family and making their lives a mess while being innocently cute. A rare American example of the theme.
  • Lexie Grey (aka "Little Grey") from Grey's Anatomy. Yeah, the one with the juice box... Not a virgin, but about as pure as a character can get on that show...
  • Doctor Who's Jo Grant and Polly cover this territory at times.
    • Victoria and Zoe definitely fit into this category too. Victoria has the appearance of a Disney Princess with her huge eyes and blushing, fragile-seeming Victorian era manner and appearance.
    • Also, Amy Pond and her husband, Rory, who is adorkable in human form.
    • Clara's big and expressive brown eyes are an actual running gag during her tenure, and go together rather well with her short height and anxious, but sensitive and kind personality. Though the Doctor teases her about them, whenever she does use the puppy dog eyes, it's clear from the Doctor's behaviour that he can't stay mad at his companion.
    • The Doctor himself is sometimes this, especially his Tenth incarnation. It went Up to Eleven in his Eleventh incarnation, who was basically a big, overgrown puppy in human form. The Eighth incarnation in Big Finish Doctor Who also falls under this at times.
  • Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds. Conspicuously the youngest member of the BAU, Reid's adorableness is frequently signposted by Matthew Gray Gubler's voice jumping an octave and random characters flipping his hair. The writers once devoted the first two minutes of an episode about another team member's grave childhood trauma to Reid performing "physics magic" with utter joy.
  • Cat Valentine on Victorious (and Sam & Cat, obviously).
  • Zack Addy from Bones should count too. He was the young, innocent and socially awkward member of the squints (forensic geeks) and was like the little puppy of the team. Everyone loved him, sometimes more than the two main characters.
  • Mei/Pteraranger from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger. A pure-hearted, sweet, kind Warrior Princess who also possesses a high-pitched voice that would belong to a Moe character in anime, even though it might get on your nerves sometimes. Interesting that her Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers counterpart is a hot Ms. Fanservice instead.
  • Speaking of Power Rangers, Doctor K. Shorter Means Smarter meets Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
    • For a male example, we have Trip. Appears younger than the rest of his teammates (his actor, Kevin Kleinberg, was 17 when he got the part), has mild cloudcuckoolander tendencies, is really good with tech, his innocence once led to him falling for a villain's plan, and, most importantly, he is downright adorable.
  • NCIS: Abby Sciuto is a moe Perky Goth who frequently wears Zettai Ryouiki and pigtails. She doesn't have the moe personality though; being more of a Badass Adorable when threatened. And she hates it when someone she cares about is threatened. Cue Dawwsome ass-kicking when that happens.
  • Annie Edison of Community. When an argument makes her bring out the Puppy-Dog Eyes, everyone else (except Jeff) has to close their eyes to avoid instantly forgiving her.
    • Abed should also count, him being socially awkward and weird, not helping on the fact that he appears to be rather young(early 20's) everyone in the group seemed to look out for him, or at the very least not target him when they get into a fight, a lot of girls also ended up getting crushes on him do to finding him adorable and his aloofness reminding them of their dad.
  • Emma on Glee.
    • And even moreso than Emma, Kurt. If you took all the most adorable traits a twenty-year-old guy could possibly have and smushed them all together, you'd get Kurt's actor Chris Colfer.
    • Brittany! Her childish nativity and sweetness is an ungodly cute combination.
  • Howard's girlfriend Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory. Seriously, she's a short, adorable blonde who wears glasses and has an incredibly cute voice, she's like an assertive live-action Mikuru with slightly smaller breasts.

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