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* Squibby from the series ''WesternAnimation/TheFutureIsWild'' may well be the model for unconventional cuteness. "He" is the series' resident NonHumanSidekick and is essentially a land-dwelling [[http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=260 Mimic Octopus]] (who in turn, is a great model for RealLife unconventional cuteness; there's something adorable about a chunk of coral staring anxiously at you) with the personality of Curious George.

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* Squibby from the series ''WesternAnimation/TheFutureIsWild'' cartoon adaptation may well be the model for unconventional cuteness. "He" is the series' resident NonHumanSidekick and is essentially a land-dwelling [[http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=260 Mimic Octopus]] (who in turn, is a great model for RealLife unconventional cuteness; there's something adorable about a chunk of coral staring anxiously at you) with the personality of Curious George.



* The titular ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' and pretty much the enite Irken race.
* Peri and Entrée in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''.

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* The titular ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' and pretty much the enite entire Irken race.
* Peri and Entrée Entree from ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''. Despite the two of them being dimwitted and rather freaky-looking MixAndMatchCritters, they are weirdly adorable in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''.their own difficult-to-describe way (although [[NiceGuy Peri]] moreso than [[{{Jerkass}} Entree]]).



* Generally in ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', when the characters aren't [[{{Moe}} cute]], this trope comes in. Examples would be the Dung Beetles, Gretchen, and Scoutmaster Lumpus.

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* Generally in ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': Even though [[{{Geek}} Beth]] isn't much to look at when compared to most of the characters aren't [[{{Moe}} cute]], this trope comes in. Examples would be the Dung Beetles, Gretchen, other female contestants, she has [[NiceGirl a very kind and Scoutmaster Lumpus.endearing personality]] that makes her [[{{Adorkable}} cute in her own special way.]]

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* Rogu from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is a baby/tumor.


** Another one from the same show, the Super Computer from "Ask A Stupid Question". It's huge for one thing (to the point where most screenshots show it looming over the gang), speaks in a CreepyMonotone, and is overall [[UncannyValley really strange-looking]]. And yet, Isabella seems to think "He's cute!"

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** Another one from the same show, the Super Computer from "Ask A Stupid a Foolish Question". It's huge for one thing (to the point where most screenshots show it looming over the gang), speaks in a CreepyMonotone, and is overall [[UncannyValley really strange-looking]]. And yet, Isabella seems to think "He's cute!"


** The Smooze is a BlobMonster that consumes jewelry to grow and cover everything in his ooze, but it's friendly otherwise, wears a bowtie, a top hat, and a huge goofy grin on its... [[TheFaceless front side]].

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** The Smooze is a BlobMonster that consumes jewelry to grow and cover everything in his its ooze, but it's friendly otherwise, wears a bowtie, a top hat, and a huge goofy grin on its... [[TheFaceless front side]].


** Discord, a mess of random animal parts with a weathered, misshapen pony face, manages to be this. It's probably [[Creator/JohnDeLancie the voice]]. Especially now that he's reformed and doing things like a HappyDance because his friendship with Twilight Sparkle is legitimate and actually {{squee}}ing when he admits he reformed specifically for Fluttershy.
** The Smooze is a BlobMonster that consumes jewelry to grow and cover everything in his ooze, but he's friendly otherwise, wears a bowtie, a top hat, and a huge goofy grin on his... [[TheFaceless front side]].
** Snips and Snails tend to careen between this and {{Gonk}}s depending on their actions in the episodes they're in.

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** Discord, a mess of random animal parts with a weathered, misshapen pony face, manages to be this. It's probably [[Creator/JohnDeLancie the his voice]]. Especially now that he's reformed and doing things like a HappyDance because his friendship with Twilight Sparkle is legitimate and actually {{squee}}ing when he admits he reformed specifically for Fluttershy.
** The Smooze is a BlobMonster that consumes jewelry to grow and cover everything in his ooze, but he's it's friendly otherwise, wears a bowtie, a top hat, and a huge goofy grin on his...its... [[TheFaceless front side]].
** Snips and Snails tend to careen between this and {{Gonk}}s depending on their actions in the episodes they're both in.


* Anyone on ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' who isn't marketably cutesy at least has a pleasant and appealing design. Squidward and Plankton are chief here; both are witty {{Unpopular Popular Character}}s with unusual, unique designs, huge expressive eyes and their share of {{Woobie}} moments.

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* Anyone on ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' who isn't marketably cutesy at least has a pleasant and appealing design. Squidward and Plankton are chief here; both are witty {{Unpopular Popular Character}}s with unusual, unique designs, huge expressive eyes eyes, and their share of {{Woobie}} moments.


* Helga in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. She has a thick unibrow, a big nose, ears resembling those of a billy goat, and since she's prepubescent, her figure lacks any feminine features. But her HiddenHeartOfGold makes her very endearing to many fans. In fact, many characters in the series could qualify as this trope due to the whacky art style, but it's Helga who frequently gets singled out as ugly within the show itself.

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* Helga in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. She has a thick unibrow, a big nose, and ears resembling those of a billy goat, and since she's prepubescent, her figure lacks any feminine features.goat. But her HiddenHeartOfGold makes her very endearing to many fans. In fact, many characters in the series could qualify as this trope due to the whacky art style, but it's Helga who frequently gets singled out as ugly within the show itself.


** Then there's [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Chrysalis]], who's basically a locust/zombie/vampire/pony mashup. And manages to look kind of adorable while still being terrifying. Even her changeling army somehow manage to come off as cute.


* Helga in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. She has a thick unibrow, a big nose, ears resembling those of a billy goat, and since she's prepubescent, her figure lacks any feminine features. But her HiddenHeartOfGold makes her very endearing to many fans. In fact, many characters in the series could qualify as this trope due to the whacky art style.

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* Helga in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. She has a thick unibrow, a big nose, ears resembling those of a billy goat, and since she's prepubescent, her figure lacks any feminine features. But her HiddenHeartOfGold makes her very endearing to many fans. In fact, many characters in the series could qualify as this trope due to the whacky art style.style, but it's Helga who frequently gets singled out as ugly within the show itself.


* Nelson Muntz from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' can be considered to be cute even though he is a bully, due to the fact that [[JerkassWoobie his life at times hasn't shown to be a very good one]].

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* Nelson Muntz from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' can be considered to be cute even though he is a bully, due to the fact that [[JerkassWoobie his life at times hasn't shown to be a very good one]]. He also has a tendency to act uncomfortable when admitting he has emotions other than anger if he's in the presence of others, which makes the moments when he does reveal he has the capacity for at least basic sentiment (the episode when he moves in with the Simpsons as well as the last segment of "Lisa's Date with Density" come to mind) that much more endearing.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} the Ugly Duckling'' (from the Brodax era) is a yarn Popeye spins to Swee'Pea about when he was a little boy and everyone teased him (even Olive) about being ugly. When avian and sea creatures even reject him, Popeye finds himself on an island populated by the Goons who think he's handsome. They nurture him until adulthood where he returns home to settle scores.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' gives us the superhero Sewer Urchin. He has an oversized lightbulb-shaped head (though that might just be a helmet), is clad in two shades of clashing purple and blue, wears a yellow oxygen tank, sounds like Creator/DustinHoffman in ''Film/RainMan'', is covered in spikes ([[CaptainObvious naturally enough]]), and is explicitly stated to smell awful to all of the surface-dwelling heroes due to his home territory being, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the sewers]]. In spite of all these things going against him, he is also a kind of CrazyPrepared GadgeteerGenius who doesn't get enough credit and is oddly charming, as well as considerably more likeable than the {{Jerkass}} MilesGloriosus DirtyCoward Franchise/{{Batman}} [[CaptainErsatz pastiche]] Die Fledermaus. Inexplicably, Sewer Urchin and Die Fledermaus are best friends, possibly of the VitriolicBestBuds variety.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' gives us the superhero Sewer Urchin. He has an oversized lightbulb-shaped head (though that might just be a helmet), is clad in two shades of clashing purple and blue, wears a yellow oxygen tank, sounds like Creator/DustinHoffman in ''Film/RainMan'', is covered in spikes ([[CaptainObvious naturally enough]]), (naturally enough), and is explicitly stated to smell awful to all of the surface-dwelling heroes due to his home territory being, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the sewers]]. In spite of all these things going against him, he is also a kind of CrazyPrepared GadgeteerGenius who doesn't get enough credit and is oddly charming, as well as considerably more likeable than the {{Jerkass}} MilesGloriosus DirtyCoward Franchise/{{Batman}} [[CaptainErsatz pastiche]] Die Fledermaus. Inexplicably, Sewer Urchin and Die Fledermaus are best friends, possibly of the VitriolicBestBuds variety.


* Stimpy from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' is a subversion. He appears to be this trope, but as far as Ren is concerned, he's just ugly.[[note]]And an "eediot".[[/note]]


* Nelson Muntz from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' can be considered to be cute even though he is a bully, due to the fact that his life at times hasn't shown to be a very good one.

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* Nelson Muntz from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' can be considered to be cute even though he is a bully, due to the fact that [[JerkassWoobie his life at times hasn't shown to be a very good one.one]].



%%* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', the villains.

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', * ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Ludo can fall into this, mainly due to being a HarmlessVillain (At least until the villains.second season), and also being the smallest of his family.
** Wrathmelior is a BigRedDevil, but still manages to be cute most of the time, especially in her first appearance, where she cries TearsOfJoy when her son Tom dances with Star.
** Meteora as a baby is also cute even if she can be a bit monstrous at times.

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*** YMMV, of course, but considering [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEUuZ_UzBQw the voice he has in the rare occasions when he speaks]], [[UsefulNotes/{{FurryFandom}} some]] may consider him at least a borderline UnkemptBeauty.

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