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  • Durkin, from The Call of Warr. He's a kind, sweet, and awkwardly dorky fellow, who doesn't really fit-in with the other soldiers. In-universe, this attitude certainly works on the girls, who take a quick liking to him, despite Mabel not even trusting soldiers as a general rule. It even works on Prince, who calls him "sweet", "funny", "handsome", etc.
  • Classic Alice: Titular character Alice is very cute and upbeat, especially the first eight books. She loves reading, writing, and all things school. Whenever she makes a major life decision, she creates overly elaborate posters and charts (and once even a board game) to help her make the best decision. A lover of charts, organization, and with the dorkiest smile she can muster, Alice coasts through different novels on her videos.
  • Simone Giertz, Queen of Shitty Robots, a woman so adorkable that when vlogger Jenna Marbles gave her a Shout-Out, she responded by building a robotic version of Marbles's dog Kermit. After a brief montage showing how the dog basically couldn't walk straight, stand up or do tricks, she commented "There you go, this is how I court friends. Good job, Giertz," and patted herself on the back.note 
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: This is the reason Dr. Horrible is popular. He's quirky with his science-y gadgets and his evil plans manage to be rather endearing. He crushes on a cute Girl Next Door and tries to hit on her by meeting her by accident in a laundry room. He's played by Neil Patrick Harris, which helps.
  • Homestar Runner:
    • Homestar may be a so-called "terrific athelete", but his klutziness and not-so-bright personality has earned him several adorkable moments.
    • Strong Bad has had dorky moments, namely when geeking out over movies, TV shows, video games or his favorite band Limozeen.
    • Marzipan is adorable and dorky when she obsessively gushes over a sandwich Homestar makes her, saying it's too cute to eat, much to Homestar's annoyance.
    • Strong Sad often has his moments of being adorkable, especially when he's talking about his favorite things like art, literature and poetry. The fact that he often gets looked down upon by the other characters, particularly his older brothers, and his gentle voice (when he's not being whiny) also adds to it. He's also very cute when he smiles.
  • Emily Graslie, the cheery, bespectacled writer and host of The Brain Scoop with her million watt smile and passion for the sciency goodness at the museum she works at as well as her work for the museum she used to work at. And dear god, her blooper reels from her lectures to the camera! Fair warning, some may squick at the preparation of museum specimens of earlier installments.
  • Red vs. Blue:
    • Simmons. He's a nervous nerd who is willing to do almost anything for positive approval.
    • Freelancer York. He's a Bad Liar, socially awkward, a bit of a Butt-Monkey, and unusually nice and funny for a Freelancer—and he has adorably snarky friendship with Delta.
    • Freelancer Washington. He's a Wide-Eyed Idealist, friendly, well-meaning but socially inept, and almost painfully straitlaced and bewildered by anything that's not by-the-book. And then the Epsilon incident happened.
    • Freelancer North Dakota's AI, Theta. His first appearance is hiding behind North's leg from York and Wash, like a toddler meeting their parent's friends for the first time.
  • Resident Evil Abridged:
    • Rebecca is S.T.A.R.S' field medic and their newest recruit. The Abridged portrays her as being meek and soft-spoken, with occasional lapses of Buffy Speak. Her first scene even has her timidly start to apologize to a zombie, until she realizes it's Chris standing behind her:
    Rebecca: "Oh gosh! Um, excuse me, Mr. Zombie...? But now's not a good time t-"
    (looks over her shoulder and sees it's Chris)
    Rebecca: (chipperly) "Oh! you're alive."
  • Youtube vlogger Jenny Nicholson makes videos in which her dorkiness about sci-fi films (the Star Wars franchise in particular) is at full force, but she also attempts to defuse or talk down the crazier fan theories as politely as she can, while still making a forceful argument. In her viral video "Suicide Squad Sales Pitch" she wears highly adorkable glasses.
  • Youtuber Joseph [1] Catallanello certainly fits this category. A freckled and bespeckled nerd who just happens to be the most precious geek on the internet, considering his genuine and wholesome personality (unless, of course, he's playing Jocrap).
  • MSF High Forum: Swade, very much so. He's a shy, geeky artist with a tendency to put his foot in his mouth, especially in front of cute girls. His character is much the same.
  • Widget of the Whateley Universe. Cute inventor at Superhero School Whateley Academy. Has a crush on Thunderbird, who thinks of her as a 'pal'. Wears bicycle caps and schlubby clothes, needs social skills, and has no idea how ot do her hair and use makeup to actually look pretty. Plus she's in a school with some of the most beautiful teenagers on the planet.
  • Jane Eyre in a Setting Update webseries adaptation, The Autobiography of Jane Eyre. She is cute as a button, though she's played to be not particularly attractive or drop dead gorgeous, as fits the original novel (Jane Eyre constantly describes herself as plain in the book). In her first video, she presents herself as a geeky and nerdy girl who adores her books and is very studious. She also plays with post-it notes and bowls with an orange and empty coke bottles. Adorable and dorky, QED.
  • Noble from Lost Pause. His laugh, cackling voice, goofy attitude and happy personality attribute to this. It’s one of his most mentioned traits by his fans.
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Lizzie's very lovely and characters find her attractive. However, she can be a bit dorky and nerdish, especially with her costume drama theatre when she makes her vlog. Her younger sister Lydia constantly calls her a nerd and considers her taste in fashion rather poor.
  • Rooster Teeth is pretty much made of this trope.
    • Ray Narvaez Jr. of Achievement Hunter is a hardcore gamer with a Gamerscore in the top 2000 wordwide. He also loves Sailor Moon, references some pretty obscure games, and has an adorable laugh.
    • Ryan Heywood of AH is also pretty adorkable. He laughs like Cleveland from Family Guy, has 2 kids, and has a major in theatre. He also has a habit of forgetting how to speak. See also his interactions with co-host Meg Turney on Free Play.
    • Gus Sorola isn't the most attractive man in the world, but makes up for it by loving movies and games, and loving the game Papers Please.
    • Geoff Ramsey can count, as he plays games and refuses to play any game that features a little girl in distress. He also is a great father and videos with his daughter Millie are amazing.
    • Michael Jones is an asshole at times, but he loves Resident Evil, Banjo-Kazooie, and even My Little Pony. He also occasionally joins in Ray's obscure references.
    • Gavin Free is very geeky when it comes to Slow Motion, his other job. When he talks about it, he can be rather adorable.
    • Barbara Dunkelman, community manager for the Rooster Teeth site, makes puns, and is pretty conventionally attractive. She is also really easily flustered during podcasts when talking about herself.
    • Miles Luna is pretty nerdy anime-wise, as well as one of the writer's for RWBY. He also tells long-winded stories and is considered by fans extremely attractive.
  • RWBY has Ruby, Blake and Jaune, cute dorks to varying degrees due to their social awkwardness and dorky habits.
  • Shadows Of The Past and it's sister series Ain't No Rest for The Wicked:
    • Eieon. Let's check shall we. American Asian,Pacifist,Pop Culture Geek,LARP and it's heavily implied that he "enjoys" furry internet pornography. He's basically like the most relatable guy on the internet.
    • Sage as much as he wants you to believe he isn't. He's been shown to be just as geeky as Eieon, according to Eieon when they were teenagers they used to get into hot pop culture debates such as. "Can a lightsaber slash though Captain Americas shield" "Can the Enterprise be converted into a war vessel in times of galactic conflict" "Who shot first Han or Greedo" and "Sherlock Holmes is a hiding time-lord and has a fog watch some where at 221B Baker Street".
    • Pyro and Blacksun both being an Expy for Sage and Eieon have the same pop cultured riddled conversations like their originals. But instead of the two arguing about science fiction and video games, these two argue about fantasy and books such as The Lord of the Rings and conversations about, "Gandalf vs. Merlin" "Frodo vs Pre-Hobbit Bilbo" "How the hunter who killed Bambi's mother is the only Disney villain who has flat out murdered a character" and "How Sam was the real hero of The Lord of The Rings and without him Frodo would have died". Both are seen playing The Riddle Game with each other during their off time.
  • Sibylline Sounds:
    • Fluffle the Dragon from this video. He is a big orange dragon with purple hair and beard and wears glasses and a has big goofy smile and talks in a friendly, relaxing, and adorably awkward voice. He remains completely calm even when you, the listener, accidently destroy all his furniture.
    • Another character from the same channel is Calister, a friendly Naga who works at a coffee shop and speaks with an adorable accent and is also kind of awkward.
  • Wayne at pretty much everything he does in Vigilant. When he goes on a first date with Rita, he tells her he loves her and calls her "Mom" when he gets nervous. Everything he does is awkward in a likable way.
  • Though he may be a Corrupt Corporate Executive, Corin Deeth the III of Kakos Industries can be quite the Affably Evil dork whenever he loses his cool. His voice can get pretty high whenever he's nervous, he has no problem practicing his Evil Laugh on the air, and he turns out to be a little ticklish. And if he isn't giving a menacing dark chuckle, his laughter can be surprisingly soft and sweet.
  • Skout from Nomad of Nowhere is the naive, awkward, and book smart team member of the team, who speaks with cute Dixie accent.
  • Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues:
    • Vivian, a high-strung and awkward girl who rambles and shouts when she's nervous, has a plethora of geeky merchandise in her room, and a secret love for musicals.
    • Ivy, another shy girl who stutters, wears glasses, likes anime and manga, and tends to rely on her boisterous friend Luna in any social situation. Another girl in her class has a crush on her specifically because her meekness is so charming.
    • Ciro. His lack of social life because of all his time spent working has left him socially awkward and easy to make flustered. He also tries very hard to be the most responsible and morally upright of all the kids, which gives him an endearing quality that no less than four girls have fallen for (naturally, he's clueless about all of them).
  • Dad: Part of draw of the series is Dad's adorably awkward aping of a normal suburban father with his childlike mannerisms.


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