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  • Sandra and Woo:
    • Cloud Williams. He falls to pieces around his girlfriend and he's a video game nerd, to boot. But he's also a trained swordsman and he can kick your ass, big time.
    • David and Ye Thuza, Cloud's parents. They're huge Final Fantasy nerds (to the point where they named their kids Cloud and Yuna), they're bronies, and they act like adorable children when they're at a restaurant.
    • Landon is a nerdy, sweet guy who does everything he can to make his girlfriend happy.
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  • Criminy from Sinfest embodies the trope, to the point that one of the resident Horny Devils has fallen head-over-heels for him.
  • Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name:
    • Hanna is a 5 ft 3 in, klutzy, woobie-ish little ball of pure adorkable.
    • Conrad tries and fails so hard not to be a doormat and is such a woobie you can't not see him as a cute dork.
  • Most of the characters from Sakana are adorkable, but especially Jiro, who is pretty shy in front of girls.
  • Rumisiel from Misfile is so cute in his complete incompetence at social interaction.
  • Bloody Urban gives us Angelica -a tall, uncoordinated, buck-toothed Russian Genius Ditz with a penchant for mismatched stockings and bacon sandwiches.
  • Sabrina Online has a pair of cute dorks who collect geeky stuff.
    • Sabrina who collects Transformers action figures.
    • Sabrina's boyfriend R.C. is Adorkable, and he collects anime figurines.
  • Kia the Succubus of Krakow Comics calls her boyfriend ( later her husband) her "naughty, gawky Cinderella".
  • Theo, of The Noordegraaf Files is a programmer with little to no idea on how to get a girlfriend - but he's also a nice, caring guy. It doesn't take much time for one of the comic's females to admit they find him "kinda cute".
    • Davis, the comic's resident effeminate Gadgeteer Genius might also count as this.
  • Jade of Agents of the Realm can be adorkable sometimes when she's not in The Mentor mode. On her first conversation with Norah, she apologizes profoundly that she can't help her, because she messed up the pages of the instruction and spends quite some time half-apologizing, half-searching for the missing page.
  • Homestuck:
    • Tavros Nitram, a.k.a. adiosToreador, is utterly dorky, and yet at the same time unbelievably Moe. Being Ugly Cute (due to being a troll) and being the biggest Woobie in the whole cast helps.
    • John is adorkable, with reasons cited from Hussie's formspring:
      Andrew Hussie: John is adorable because he is honest and heroic and nerdy and a good friend.
    • Jake. Especially when talking to Aranea. Although he prefers to think of himself as an Action Hero type, his kind (and slightly ditzy) personality, relentless enthusiasm and optimism, naivete, and weird and yet somehow unself-aware old-fashioned manner of speaking (which Roxy specifically states as one of his most attractive qualities) only point to this trope.
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    • Dave Strider. Most people seem to forget that he's at heart a 13-year-old kid who likes photography and keeping dead things preserved in jars.
    • Jade Harley. She's an absolutely scatterbrained and yet absolutely adorable girl raised by a dog on an island with a whole shitton of science.
  • Gary from Ménage à 3 is one and so is Kiley.
    • Gary is an awkward, sweet, comic book geek.
    • Kiley is very insecure and prone to break down crying.
  • Lance and Dustin from Weregeek. Check out when Dustin was nervous about his date, and the Dec '10 comic where Alina actually uses the word. But the beards on those guys makes it a little more Gentle Bear than Wide Eyed Smiling Ugly Nerd.
  • Chainey and PJ of Maggot Boy:
    • Chainey is a tall skinny narcoleptic zombie and reluctant sidekick.
    • PJ is a huge super hero fanatic with Spider-Man everything.
  • Dani and Adam from Olympic Dames:
    • Dani is a bespectacled, socially awkward and fairly adorable in her own right teenage girl who just happens to be magically pregnant with a demigod.
    • Adam is an oft-cheerful young comic book geek (for lack of a better term), with a tendency to say things the wrong way. He's also in love with his best friend Caitlyn, who's in the same boat as Dani a decent chunk of Adam's awkwardness comes from the fact that this isn't exactly a turn-off for him.
  • While many characters in Girl Genius have Adorkable aspects, the main three characters, Agatha, Gil, and Tarvek, are often very adorkable. This could be because adorkableness is correlated with science and geekiness, and Girl Genius is based on the adventures of Agatha, a mad scientist herself, who tends to attract other mad scientists (aka Sparks). Theo, another Spark, also has a high adorkability quotient. It could simply be that Sparks have a high potential for adorkableness when they're not Axe-Crazy.
  • Parallax: has Lomax Torchstone, our short, scrawny, socially-awkward and shy protagonist.
  • Brisbane Adams of You Say It First: Easily flustered, but never deterred. The sequel comic, Nicole and Derek shows his daughter is a chip off the socially awkward block.
  • In Godslave, Edith's boss at the restaurant is a Nice Guy who smiles a lot, calls her his "bombae" and is genuinely upset and awkwardly trying to cheer her up when he has to fire her temporarily.
  • God of High School has the protagonist, who acts like a Manchild at time despite being seventeen. Some of his childish behavior includes pressing his face against glass in an attempt to eavesdrop, blatantly providing his grandfather's location out of sheer naive honesty, and yelling "I dun wanna!" when something displeases him while drawn in chibi format.
  • Their Story:
    • Sun Jing, a Tomboy who enjoys playing basketball with her male classmates and being The Gadfly to her best friend, is prone to becoming an awkward and flustered mess around Qiu Tong, a girl from a neighboring school she develops a crush on.
    • Qiu Tong reveals a number of Adorkable traits, being a kind but somewhat socially awkward girl who has trouble interacting with others. She also is starting to grow flustered around Sun Jing with greater frequency after the latter's Love Confession. And she enjoys splashing in rain puddles.
  • Milo from Tripping Over You is super sweet and a theatre dork.
  • Amal in The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal, is a nerd and admits he doesn't know how to flirt, and so becomes awkward and embarrassed when he thinks one of his gambits didn't come off as he thought it would.
  • Bailey from Avialae geeks out over birds (in spite of being allergic to them) and blushes madly and trips over his words whenever Gannet flirts with him.
  • Nate from The Back o' Beyond is well meaning but extremely unlucky, has a habit of saying whatever's on his mind even if it's a horrible idea, and some goofy facial expressions.
  • Cyril, the Butt-Monkey Wizard from The Legend of Maxx, is a physically fragile bookworm who is perpetually teetering on the edge of a total mental breakdown. Criminally clumsy and unlucky to boot, he's been patched up so many times by The Medic Hannah that she's developed feelings for him.
  • Sylas Dubois in Never Satisfied:
    • Teleported right behind Philomena to ask if she got his joke.
    • Wrote a hilariously bad love poem for Philomena.
    • Planned the Stylas joke in advance, as evinced by Fenn encouraging him:
      Fenn: You should sssay the line.
      Sylas: Really?
      Fineas: No.
    • Lifted Cedric onto his shoulders when the latter complained that he wasn't fooling around, just short.
    • After taking out three dangerous competitors in one shot and singlehandedly winning the round, realized how they'd react: "They're all going to kill me, aren't they."
    • Realized that, as the winner, he was in the hot seat to select who out of the competition would be eliminated: "Uh"
  • Sorlie in Schlock Mercenary is a UNS military officer who geeks out over rare technology, and only gets involved because she's drafted to serve as a "cultural liaison". In a subsequent book, her reaction to hearing that the Oafa have a gargantuan space station is "I have cultural liaison experience and I want to go I want to go I want to go".
  • Mela of We Are The Wyrecats has a perky, endearingly frank but awkward personality that stands out among the others, who tend to be extremely serious.


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