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Felicia steps up to (and drops) the plate.
"My, you do take an awful lot of spills, don't you?"
The Baker's Wife to Cinderella, Into the Woods

Here's the formula: Take an attractive girl or woman and make her more approachable by adding in some klutziness.

Like many other klutz characters, a Cute Clumsy Girl's clumsiness rarely does her serious harm but can often set off Rube Goldberg-like chain reactions of disasters. She's never seriously injured, though, and she always pops back up with a good-natured, but rueful, smile. It is almost inevitable that at some point her clumsiness will result in a Crash-Into Hello.

Occasionally, the klutziness pseudo-flaw is used for a male character, but only rarely, as it is not seen as quite as endearing in males. A clumsy male character will more often be used for straight-up Slapstick (and usually will get hurt), perhaps because of a Double Standard relating to Amusing Injuries.

See also: The Klutz (the supertrope) and the fanspeak page Dojikko (for an examination of this character in anime-specific subculture), and Sexy Flaw (if the clumsiness adds to her romantic appeal). If the klutziness tends to take care of her enemies without her even realizing it, she is also The Fool. Compare Cuteness Equals Forgiveness.


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  • The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You: The second maid of a wealthy family to join Rentarou’s harem is Mai Meido, who is highly prone to losing her footing, especially when gushing over her “sister” Mei.
  • Ah! My Goddess:
    • Chrono. Very much. Peorth actually relied on Chrono's clumsiness to get her job done: Breaking the rhythm orb.
    • Lind of all people is hilariously clumsy when it comes to getting restoration magic right.
  • Misuzu from AIR; the reason we can tell her past life the first time we see her is by her Crash-Into Hello introduction.
  • Taeko from Ai Yori Aoshi. As the housekeeper, she was so clumsy that Aoi had to convince Miyabi to hire her, as she had a tendency to break a lot of valuable objects, but she tries to do her best.
  • Hiyariko from Anpanman. She trips on random items left out (some normal, like a banana peel or a skateboard, other times random, like a dumbbell), which messes with her science experiments, making her drop her potion spray bottles and causing them to go off and spray an unfortunate ghost. In fact, her introduction has her accidentally tripping down a flight of stairs.
  • P-ko of Arakawa Under the Bridge first appearance was stepping on her banana peel trap causing a chain reaction of banana peels then, smashing her face-first into a wall.
  • Miyabi from Arata: The Legend, a handmaiden to Kadowaki who's not exactly good at her job.
  • Athena from ARIA, to the point where one starts to wonder how she keeps herself and her customers from serious injury while steering a gondola. Except that she's revealed to be actually capable of not being clumsy, but normally doesn't do it because it's tiring.
  • Kimura's "waifu" from Azumanga Daioh. When the girls first meet her, she bends down to chase after some groceries that roll away from her and accidentally hits her head on a lamppost in the process.
  • Baby Steps: Initially captivated by her good looks and frank demeanor, Eiichiriou’s first impression of Natsu took a downward turn when she immediately tripped and fell into another student’s lunch… getting food all over the World History notes she had just borrowed from him. Remembering her cute expression of when apologizing, however, he realized that he couldn’t hold a grudge for long.
  • Mey-rin, Ciel's maid from Black Butler is a classic example of this, not helped by her glasses that cause her to mix up things frequently. Unless she's in Cold Sniper mode, where she becomes a full-on Ninja Maid, using this to aim very precisely.
  • Male example: Hanataro Yamada in Bleach. Also, sometimes Orihime Inoue - she even provides one of the examples listed (banging head into male lead's head)... heck, in the anime her first appearance is when she bumps into him and falls down.
  • Blend-S: Maika, full stop. Of course, this is an odd case in that it’s actually beneficial, as her constant clumsiness and Face of a Thug are what allow her to (unintentionally) thrive as the "Sadist" character in Cafe Stilé despite being the most genuinely nice and caring character in the show.
  • Momiji from Blue Seed often shows her panties by tripping over everything.
  • Kanako, the Sexy Stewardess of Cage of Eden. She insists that she is too clumsy to be helpful. Kanako is constantly seen tripping over throughout the series.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura:
    • Sakura's deceased mother Nadeshiko is revealed to have been this. In the flashbacks to her and Sonomi's teen years, she's shown tripping on her own feet while going to school, crashing into a tree while skiing, bumping into the high jump implements and falling to the ground in front of her whole class, and falling out of a tree while trying to return a bird to its nest. Bonus on the last one for falling on top of a Hot Teacher named Fujitaka Kinomoto, whom she'd marry after graduation.
    • Sakura herself is a downplayed example; while she can be very clumsy in certain situations, she's also shown to be very athletic and she's skilled with her roller blades. Sonomi notes that her athletic skills are one thing she doesn't have in common with Nadeshiko.
  • Case Closed:
    • Eisuke Hondou is a Rare Male Example, tripping and falling in his very first apparition. A lampshade is hung on this when one of the characters comments that he would be very cute if he were a girl. OTOH, while he is clumsy... some of his clumsiest moments are more like Obfuscating Stupidity.
    • A case not Played for Laughs is Hikaru Yasumoto, the housekeeper for the Araide family. Her boss treats her very harshly for committing blunders in her housework, and flipping the lights on at the worst moment possible actually makes her the Unwitting Pawn in said boss's murder. Good thing that the Sympathetic Murderer, Conan and Megure decide to keep her Locked Out of the Loop in these regards...
    • Subverted by Rumi Wakasa, who at first seems to play it straight... but Conan and Ai suspect that she's clumsy because she cannot see from one of her eyes. Which makes her a suspect of being Rum, a VERY dangerous member of The Syndicate who also is blind in one eye.
  • Cells at Work!: The female lead is a Red Blood Cell represented as a mailwoman whose job is to deliver packages (containing nutrients and oxygen for the body's cells). She often messes up, getting lost all the time, entering places she isn't supposed to, and sometimes crashes into others. This leads her to get flustered a lot and often she will freak out.
  • Played for Drama in Chainsaw Man. Loser Protagonist Asa Mitaka has a long history of tripping at inopportune moments (birthdays, relay races, or even while running for her life from a devil). This comes to a head during the return of the Eternity Devil, as she trips and breaks her cell phone, destroying their only hope of rescue and earning her a "The Reason You Suck" Speech from the Devil Hunter Club President.
  • Azmaria Hendrich in Chrono Crusade.
    "Ack! I tripped!" "On what?!"
  • Priscilla from Claymore was introduced as one of these, first seen falling on her face, then babbling apologies for being held up by some youma in joining the hunt team she was assigned to. Shortly afterwards we (and her aggravated colleagues) look around the corner to see how many youma she just plowed through.
  • Misora Toyoguchi from Cross Manage isn't the most coordinated person.
  • Do It Yourself!!: Yua Serefu is a sweet and friendly girl rendered in a pastel cuteness. She's also a absolute klutz who winds up injuring herself in bizarre and careless accidents, hence why she's always covered head to toe in band-aids. The first episode alone has her crashing into a sign post on her bike and collapsing a bookshelf onto herself, all of which she shrugs off eventually.
  • Elfen Lied:
    • Deconstructed messily by Kisaragi. Unfortunately, despite being one of the few characters with any significant dialogue in the first episode, she gets her head ripped off ten minutes in.
    • Nana also counts. It's justified since all her limbs were sliced off by Lucy, and she has to use artificial limbs controlled by her vectors. In fact, they constantly become detached due to her clumsiness.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Wendy, who's introduced tripping while on her way to a meeting of the alliance of guilds to stop Oracion Seis. She's improved.
    • Chelia also does this, and she and Wendy trip when on their way to her match. In the guide to the contestants, her special attribute apart from offense, defense, speed and intelligence even references this trope.
  • Tokino Akiyama in the Genshiken spinoff Kujibiki♡Unbalance. As demonstrated in the swimming contest. Though she might have been faking on that one- she was supposed to stall for time so that the aliens would have to use the bathroom.
  • Satsuki Miyanoshita from Ghost Stories shows off her panties to the same boy once each in the first two episodes. One with a thoughtless fall in a new room of her new house, once when tripping on a can purposefully put in her place.
  • Ai Mie from The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses. You read the title right, she constantly loses her glasses somehow.
  • Hotaru of Girls Saurus. So much that she can destroy everything around her just by tripping. That's just the start.
  • Tomoko in Great Teacher Onizuka is another example. Along with her ditziness, she's pretty clumsy, at least when helping out in her family's restaurant.
  • Masaki from Ice Revolution; especially sad in that she's a fairly skilled martial artist who wants to be a figure skater.
  • Ayu from Kanon. Her first scene involves crashing into Yuichi and it's a bit of a Running Gag.
  • Haruka Amami from The Idolmaster has this as her main distinguishing character trait. Usually Played for Laughs, it takes on a whole different tone when she nearly falls down an open trap door, and the Producer saves her at the cost of falling himself and ending up in the hospital. Invoked in Petit iDOLM@STER when she tries to prove that she's the real Haruka and not the robot everyone is talking to by managing to trip on a completely empty floor.
  • The title character of Karin has so much trouble when excited that she might as well be wearing stilts on roller skates.
  • Non Toyuguchi from Keijo!!!!!!!! could count as she trips twice and at one point attempts to put on a bra that is clearly too small, all in the space of 7 episodes in the anime.
  • That is the first opinion Ritsu gave to Yui in K-On! and she sure isn't wrong. Yui is quite the klutz and definitely an airhead.
  • The titular protagonist in Kotoura-san. This trait has been implied in the OP, having her tripped over herself twice; but she officially admitted that in episode 5, in which she trips over nothing at all at an important moment.
  • Lost Universe: Rail Claymore's secretary, Nina Mercury is as cute and sweet as it gets, but whenever she tries to serve coffee/tea to her boss, she inevitably spills it on him.
  • Mutsumi Otohime of Love Hina. She's as completely clumsy as Keitaro - to the point that, when they're together, they'll frequently make the same pratfall either simultaneously or in quick succession.
  • Miyuki in Lucky Star, which is considered by Konata as her moe point. Also deconstructed by Konata: Kagami asks her if she acts out this trope at her job at a cosplay cafe, like dropping her drinks (complete with demonstration), but Konata dismisses it as something cute in fiction but just annoying in real life.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
    • Suzuka's personal maid Farin. The only scene that centered on her involved her spinning herself to dizziness from a cat and Yuuno running around her, with Nanoha and Suzuka barely saving the tray she's carrying. Cue loud "Gomen nasaaai!" and Shinobu and Noel commenting on how she's done it again.
    • In the 4komas, Ginga. A big one. To the point that when she's brainwashed by the bad guys, the heroes recognize her because of the thing on her path...
  • Saya "Sae" Sawanoguchi from Magic User's Club once resolves to stop tripping when there's nothing to trip over, to stop running into walls, and to not collide with other people. Naturally, she does all three in short order.
  • Minawa from Mahoromatic has never met an object she can't repeatedly trip over. This accounts for most of the apologies she spends all her time making. On the bright side, she's very unlikely to hurt herself.
  • Lucia from Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch trips over things all the time.
  • Hinata Hyuga of Naruto fits the bill when around her crush; otherwise, she seems to be fairly competent, although typically pretty Shrinking Violet. She completely drops this behavior in Part II.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi:
    • Sayo, who somehow manages to trip over her own feet despite being a ghost that doesn't have feet. Justified when she gets a body though: Having feet for the first time in decades can do that to you.
    • Nodoka also noted that she "falls over a lot" as a justification for carrying some first aid. One of the first things she does in the series is fall off of a staircase while carrying a massive stack of books.
  • Nodame of Nodame Cantabile. She is a cute and attractive girl who's also a ditz that trips a lot.
  • The title character of Nurse Hitomi's Monster Infirmary is a cute, busty nurse with a single large eye, and thus several jokes play off her lack of depth perception.
  • Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo has Ureshiko. Even if she's quite a lot older than your standard Magical Girl heroine, she never grew out of her clumsiness.
  • Tashigi from One Piece. A slight subversion in that she's extremely capable in battle, but an infamous klutz in any other situation.
  • Misaki from Only the Flower Knows is a male example. He knocks things over, drops things and runs into people at the train station frequently. Naturally Arikawa, his love interest, finds it cute.
  • Akira Miyata from Pani Poni Dash! has a reputation for being clumsy because she frequently trips and falls.
  • Isla from Plastic Memories is always tripping and is bad at basic skills such as putting on clothing. Her clumsiness is due to to fact she is Secretly Dying. She's a Giftia who is nearing her expiration date and thus her coordination skills are diminishing.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
  • Aira Harune from Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream is very uncoordinated and is prone to falling over very quickly, but after the first few episodes of Aurora Dream, she becomes less clumsy thanks to training as a Prism Star.
  • Sakuno Ryuzaki in The Prince of Tennis anime. In the manga, not as much. A male example is Satoshi Horio, Ryoma's classmate and friend who claims to have two years of prior tennis experience, but fails when he's gotta show it off.
  • The eponymous Princess Tutu. A ballet student who's actually a duck in disguise, Ahiru is constantly falling out of bed, messing up her ballet moves, and crashing into the other characters. Her walk is described as looking like a duck's waddle on at least one occasion.
  • Ramen Fighter Miki: Burger Fool Miki stages a Engineered Public Confession denouncing that The Rival Megumi served Miki her coffee with salt instead of sugar, so Megumi’s clients can realize she is really a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. Megumi apologizes and invokes being a Dojikko. Megumi’s clients forgive her and think she is even more adorable.
  • Male example in Reborn! (2004). Dino, when he isn't around his subordinates, is a complete klutz, taking this trope to the extreme.
  • Chise in Saikano both falls into and inverts this trope. Normally she's rather klutzy, but in her Ultimate Weapon mode she is incredibly, horrifically graceful and efficient. In the OVA she's seen stumbling cutely in the battlefield to the confusion of the American soldiers who try to determine if she's a threat or not. Then she vaporizes everything in a mile radius.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon is very prone to tripping, and first meets her cat familiar Luna by tripping over her, and faceplanting while running Late for School.
    • Minako Aino/Sailor Venus. Minako's clumsiness zigzags depending on the situation, as she's perfectly able to take part in sports but outside of that (and being a superhero) is incredibly clumsy.
  • Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi:
    • Tsubame Tsubasa. Whose clumsiness is actually caused by the conflict between the lifestyle she is supposed to practice (being a top-class ninja) and the lifestyle which she wants to practice (being a normal schoolgirl). But she becomes a top-class fighter when she's stripped.
    • Kagome. It's hinted at in the anime, but better stated in the manga, that this is (also) why she sits out of PE classes and why she doesn't practice martial arts like her eldest sister.
  • Chiri from Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei tries to do this in one episode (which is the exact opposite of how she normally acts) because she thinks they get more love. This naturally ends in disaster.
  • Slam Dunk:
    • A more-or-less recurring running gag is to have Haruko Akagi tripping over her own feet and falling to the ground when she attempts to play seriously. She's Genre Savvy enough to prefer cheering and helping the others out rather than playing, since her clumsiness would hinder her efforts at playing in her school's team.
    • The lead Hanamichi Sakuragi is actually a male example in the beginning. As he learns more about basketball he loses some of the klutziness. Not all of them.
  • Rio Takeuchi in Spiral is a subversion. She acts cute and harmless, even pathetic. She kills a man by tripping in front of him, and then stabbing him when he helps her up. This man was previously established as cautious and intelligent, but having already formed an opinion of her as a meek and unlucky girl, he drops his guard, and she murders him right in the middle of a school.
  • Toujo Aya and Mukai Kozue of Strawberry 100% definitely fall into this, although Aya starts out as Hollywood Homely. Lampshaded by Junpei for Aya ("Her ratio for falling down is definitely three times more than a normal person").
  • Matsuri from Strawberry Marshmallow. Lampshaded in an episode which summarizes her average day, showing that she can barely get through a day of school without constant help from Ana. After hearing the summary, Miu comments "That's the usual!? This isn't a manga for crying out loud! Do you really think Matsuri will be able to function in the real world!?".
  • Wagashino Azuki from Sweet Ninja Girl Azuki, so much so that "I'm so sorry Master Sanae!" might well be her catchphrase. Combines this with Genki Girl traits, with disastrous(ly comical) results.
  • Mihoshi in Tenchi Muyo! is pretty and sweet, but she brings whole new meaning to the term "klutz".
  • Lisa Mishima from Terror in Resonance fits the bill. Nine and twelve let her stay with them till she gets better. So, Lisa tries cooking to show that she can be useful but it ends having a negative effect (she burned and dropped the food). Also she accidentally activated cellphones detonators which could have destroyed the whole floor.
  • Torako, Anmari Kowashicha Dame da yo: Aiko Torasawa, also known as Torako, is a sweet girl who is awkward enough to break things while simply going about her normal day. This might not be so terrible, were it not compounded by the fact she is incredibly strong and doesn't know her own strength, resulting in a Lethal Klutz who does things like breaking doors just trying to open them or demolishing all of the equipment of each and every school club when trying out for them.
  • Lettuce from Tokyo Mew Mew has never met a plate she hasn't dropped.
  • Tearju from To Love-ru Darkness definitely qualifies, despite being older than the average girl here. She can be very shy and clumsy, both physically and socially, and can sometimes end up in awkward moments. She can be every bit as klutzy as Rito, even inverting his usual face-planting paradigm.
  • Miyako from Whispered Words. So much so that when asked to demonstrate how to slip on a banana peel, she slips and falls before she even gets to it. Though her appearance hides a somewhat manipulative personality.
  • Carly Nagisa from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. She trips a lot, though she is capable of jumping a fence when motivated.
  • The Sex Bot Yuria, from Yuria 100 Shiki, was programmed to be clumsy so as to be endearing.
  • Zombie Land Saga: Sakura Minamoto is the the sweetest but also clumsiest girl in the cast, to the point of Deconstruction. Her self-admitted clumsiness is what leads her to run headlong into the street without regard for traffic, leading to her death by truck collision. And her backstory shows that years of this perpetual misfortune gradually wore down her self-esteem and motivation, turning her into a chronically depressed Broken Ace.

    Comic Strips 
  • Bécassine: She also falls, drops stuff or creates accidents.

    Fan Works 
  • Actually weaponized by Akane Tendo in Dojikko-Ken! After she finds a training manual for the titular style, she learns how to use deliberate clumsiness to defeat her opponents and gets very good at it.
  • Male example in Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità. One word: Italy. Not that Italy can't move without crashing or falling, but still.
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles: Mina is a Bespectacled Cutie who can also be quite clumsy. Before he became her boyfriend, Kiba complained that, despite the fact she's a Chunin, he saw her tripping over her own feet.
  • Oversaturated World: After Oversaturation, Ditzy Doo becomes capable of tripping through seven dimensions and landing in a different universe than the one she started in. One Day I Found a Multiverse in My Pajamas explores her getting a grip on this ability.
  • The Search for the Sublime: Chelsea is incompetent at basic household chores. She bumps into an end table while cleaning and knocks over a framed photo, burns her pastries while baking, and picks up the wrong laundry basket when washing clothes (or sometimes just straight-up forgets the laundry). Raven finds her clumsiness endearing until one day Chelsea sets the stove on fire. She teaches Chelsea how to be less clumsy.

    Films — Animation 
  • Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses: Adorable Baby Of The Bunch Lacey's clumsiness is one of her most notable character traits, not helped by the fact that most of her sisters dance with the skill of professional ballerinas. When she cuts her knee while dancing, she even lampshades this trope by asking why this always has to happen to her.
  • Dr. Roxanne "Rocky" Ballentine from Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. This is an impressive feat, considering she's also one of the Batwomen and has learned to fight in an identical fashion to her two, more obviously physically gifted, teammates.
  • Anastasia in Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, especially when she keeps stepping on the prince's feet while dancing and in the scene where she tries to get the ring off the floor.
  • A Goofy Movie introduces us to Roxanne, the love interest of Max, who is just as clunky as her suitor: she drops her books, butts into objects and gets her fingers stuck in her hair as she twirls it.
  • Sam, the main character of Luck, is a fairly attractive young woman who is also rather clumsy due to her bad luck.
  • Disney Animated Canon:
    • The titular character of Mulan, early on, when she drops her father's teapot in her opening scene and later spills a cup of tea on the matchmaker, with predictable consequences. Her military training makes her vastly more coordinated. She seems to be aware of her clumsiness, since she bothered taking a spare cup with her before bringing the teapot to her father.
    • Thanks to her hair, Rapunzel from Tangled is endearingly klutzy. Even beyond this, she seems to have a bit of klutziness in general; witness her attempts to get Flynn into her cupboard, the way she accidentally clonks herself with her own frying pan, and so forth.
    • Anna from Frozen. That incident with the statue and cake is endearing. Apparently, all that time she spent in the castle has made her this.
  • Chihiro, the heroine from Spirited Away, often trips, stumbles, and crashes through the spirit world, though she gets better in time. Whereas she all but flies down the wooden staircase in the beginning, she later manages to run across a pipe as it crumbles.
  • In Turning Red, Mei is not very light on her feet. When she tries to do a spontaneous cartwheel, she stumbles halfway through and falls to the ground. When she gets her red panda form, she is unused to her new body and causes a lot of property damage.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Francis Veber's comedy La Chèvre uses both male and female versions of this. The female version who fits the description very well has been kidnapped, and a male character who combines clumsiness with And You Thought It Was a Game behavior is used to help find her, on the assumption that he will exhibit the same behaviors/take the same route as she did.
  • Julianne Moore in Evolution perpetually trips over things, walks into walls, etc., to the point that one wonders how she's survived as long as she has.
  • Lydia, Robin Williams' love interest in The Fisher King, is in a constant battle against sidewalks, revolving doors, and Chinese dumplings. They tend to win.
  • Jessica Alba's character in Good Luck Chuck could be seen as a deconstruction as she is mentioned to have broken multiple bones, stating she has been seriously injured because of this in the past.
  • Amy Adams in Leap Year. Amongst many other disasters, she manages to demolish a(n admittedly slightly shabby) hotel room while simply trying to plug in her Blackberry.
  • A (young, timid) male example: Danny in Local Hero is endearingly clumsy.
  • A Gender Flip in Movie Crazy. Harold's guileless nature combined with his innate ability to destroy everything he touches—the first time they meet when she's out of character, he wrecks her convertible top—leads Mary to fall in love with him, against her better instincts.
  • Rachel Weisz as Evy in The Mummy. In her first scene, she accidentally destroys an entire library.
  • Our Miss Brooks, the cinematic finale of the series of the same name, begins with a depiction of Miss Brooks' arrival at Madison High School. She makes a unique first impression on Mr. Conklin, the principal, by accidentally dropping a dumbbell on his foot.
  • Mia in The Princess Diaries. Anne Hathaway was reportedly given the role after she slipped and fell off the chair during her audition. Funnily enough, the part of the movie where Mia slips and falls off the bleachers was not scripted but was left in there because the director felt it was funny and still fit the character. She also puts ice cream on Lana's cheerleading uniform, yells a lot, becomes nude, runs away, drives without a driver's license, becomes invisible and says rude things (including "Me? A... A princess? SHUT... UP!").
  • The main character, Eugene, of Pure Luck personifies this trope and is a rare male version. Valerie is this trope played straight... both to Walking Disaster Area levels.
  • Gloria Swanson plays one in the 1925 silent film Stage Struck. Her catchphrase is, "I just did it to be funny."
  • Prudence Perkins in the Western spoof Support Your Local Sheriff, although she mitigates it somewhat by being an expert shot with a rifle.
  • In The Three Musketeers (1973), Raquel Welch's character Constance Bonacieux, d'Artagnan's sweetheart. If it could be tripped over, knocked over, or dropped, Constance would do it. At one point, d'Artagnan hears the crash of a large potted plant falling off a balcony, looks and sees a lady standing on the balcony, and says with satisfaction, "That has to be Constance." It is.
  • In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow is incredibly clumsy, yet adorable too. Perhaps that's why Dorothy missed him the most-he was such a funny clumsy man.

  • Sadie in 11/22/63. Her Meet Cute/Establishing Character Moment with Jake involves her tripping and him catching her, which also leads to Thanks for the Mammary.
  • Mirai in Beyond the Boundary. A really odd example, because she's also an extremely agile swordfighter; she can catapult herself down hallways and execute precise leaps and attack maneuvers, moments before tripping over a mop and getting her head stuck in a bucket.
  • Cavendon Hall: DeLacy. In one of her first scenes, she ruins one of Daphne's ballgowns by knocking into an inkpot. She's not seen very much after that, so it's hard to tell if she grows out of this or not.
  • The Folk Keeper protagonist Corinna, who in her own words is capable of tripping over everything and nothing.
  • Tessa from Full Metal Panic!. At times it's hard to believe a girl who can't even keep her balance while walking is the captain of the world's most advanced submarine.
  • Mayu of Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun has this to such an extent that she's described as a natural weapon, devastating an entire island of armed men. "Waugh! Gomenasai!"
  • Tonks from Harry Potter. The first thing she does in the series is smashing a plate. Amazingly, this woman is somehow a world-class dark wizard hunter. Although she herself said that her clumsiness almost made her fail some Auror class and that she only passed by acing others.
  • If Mikuru Asahina from Haruhi Suzumiya doesn't do this herself, Haruhi actually goes out of her way to make her drop the tea for extra cuteness points. She's actually a subversion in that while she has all the stereotypical personality traits fitting the trope, and isn't exactly athletic, she isn't the least bit clumsy in normal, everyday activities. Haruhi, who wants to invoke as many tropes as possible, berates her for forgetting to drop the tea tray every now and then.
  • Sanae Shikikigami of Ladies versus Butlers!. She is very curvy and beauty, but also inept at the tasks typically required of a maid and usually ends up making a mess of things.
  • In the Modesty Blaise novels, Dr Giles Pennyfeather is a male example. He's clumsy and accident-prone, and things tend to get broken in his vicinity, but he makes up for it by his sunny disposition and good nature. It also helps that when he's in doctor mode, although he's still clumsy, he always somehow instinctively avoids doing any real damage.
  • Geraden from Stephen Donaldson's Mordant's Need is a male example; one incident among many is falling into a pigswallow in his eagerness to meet the king, and so appearing before his monarch dripping dirty water and rotten vegetables.
  • Larry Niven's novel Ringworld: Teela Brown seems to be this to Louis Wu. She seems graceless, clumsy and oddly unaware of any need for precautions. She subverts it, however: she is one of the results of an attempt by aliens to breed humans for luck (since they had assumed by our history that luck was humanity's defining trait). She's never learned to be coordinated or agile because her subconscious ability to manipulate probability keeps her from tripping, bumping into anything harmful, being hit by anything a normal person would have to catch or dodge, etc. She had to travel to a place as dangerous as the Ringworld just to learn what inconvenience, pain, and loss felt like, which her subconscious decided she needed to experience in order to become a fully-realized human being.
  • Kaho in Sister Princess tends to trip over a lot and is pretty clumsy. This gets deconstructed in one of the games where she gets chastised and scolded for her clumsiness which is messing up a cheer routine.
  • Amelia Will Tesla Sailunne from Slayers frequently has her attempts at dramatic entrances foiled because of this.
  • The Star Trek: The Next Generation book Q-In-Law had a subplot which concerned Wesley (in a very animé-reminiscent plot) receiving an alien servant girl who wasted no time in proclaiming her eternal love and devotion to him. Unfortunately, she turned out to be so clumsy she caused Wesley serious physical harm on a number of occasions.
  • Taiga Aisaka of Toradora!. As a matter of fact, in the beginning of the series she attempts to give her Love Interest a Love Letter... and forgets to put it into the envelope! Throughout the series several comments are made about how she also seems "clumsy in love". However unlike most examples she seems to be much more serious and her clumsiness isn't played up for Fanservice.
  • Bella Swan of The Twilight Saga seems to have an uncanny ability to lose her balance to the point that she's able to pass off the wounds from a vampire attack by claiming to have fallen down two flights of stairs and through a window without anyone getting suspicious. It got to a point where her father didn't even mind when she comes home with bandages after getting attacked by Jasper in New Moon.
  • The Scarecrow from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is very clumsy and often walks straight into potholes, but luckily he doesn't feel anything and instead laughs with the others or Dorothy at his own clumsiness or mishaps.
  • "Love Poem" by John Frederick Nims describes a Love Interest whose clumsiness is matched only in personal charm and sincere regard for other people.
    Be with me, darling, early and late. Smash glasses—
    I will study wry music for your sake.
    For should your hands drop white and empty
    All the toys of the world would break.

    Live-Action TV 
  • 7 Yüz: Pınar of "Hayatın Musikisi". Already clumsy in social settings, her habit of keeping her head down makes her unfortunately prone to physically stumbling as well.
  • Occasionally used in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, especially when Buffy is around Riley. See, for instance, the Meet Cute when she dumps a pile of textbooks on his head, or the scene where he watches her struggle through a lunch line, accidentally breaking the soft serve machine.
  • Rare Male Example: Title character Chuck Bartowski in the first two seasons tends to be rather clumsy when attempting spy work in the field, Justified in that he has no formal training and is just incredibly Genre Savvy and often making it up as he goes. Even after Taking a Level in Badass he can still be this. Like accidentally shooting down Casey's helicopter with his own Desert Eagle!
  • Susan in Desperate Housewives is the embodiment of this trope. She can't walk five feet without tripping and setting something on fire.
  • Lisa Heffenbacher on The Electric Company (2009). "Scrambled Brains" has her point out her natural clumsiness and wish to see a hypnotist about her problem.
  • Our introduction to Marty in the Family Ties episode "They Can't Take That Away From Me" is of her opening the door to Alex's classroom, causing him to fall. She herself almost immediately trips and drops everything. Throughout their subsequent conversation, this happens several more times, culminating in her outright knocking him over as she leaves, late for her next class because her watch is broken. The whole scene ends up being essentially a Meet Cute for them, as spends the rest of the episode becoming extremely attracted to her.
  • The Girl of the Week in the Frasier episode "Sliding Frasiers", who had a Meet Cute tripping him up. "Her name is Monica, she's a commercial artist, she's cute as a button, and she's a danger to herself and others." At one point he phones her and jokingly asks if she's injured anyone since they last spoke. She has.
  • Casey from Life with Derek, despite being intelligent and responsible, is completely inept when it comes to physical coordination, with moments such as falling down the stairs with such impact that knocks everyone else walking up down with her (thus earning her the nickname "Klutzilla") and even constantly stumbling over during her stint as a waitress when she's only walking within ten feet to the patrons of the restaurant she briefly works in.
  • Edwina Ferguson, a one-shot character on the M*A*S*H episode "Edwina". Hawkeye describes her as being decent enough, but her tendency to cause accidents was the reason all the men in the camp avoided her. Hawkeye is eventually forced to at least take her on a date before she ships home and spends the rest of the episode being her victim. Their "date" takes her klutzy behavior up a notch since they are alone in the Swamp. Highlights include an injured foot, an injured shoulder, and a stovepipe to the head.
  • Miranda Hart demonstrates that it is possible for an awkward and stumbling six-foot-tall woman nicknamed "Queen Kong" by her friends to be a cute clumsy girl.
  • Princess Elena in Merlin. The first thing she does on meeting Prince Arthur is fall flat on her face.
  • Ms. Marvel (2022): Early in the show, Kamala's physical awkwardness as a teen girl with an overactive imagination is emphasized. She gets hit in the head with a dodgeball in gym (multiple times), crashes her car during a driving exam, falls over while getting dressed in a hurry, bumps into people at school, and sets off Disaster Dominoes at AvengerCon. None of it is intentional, and part of it is that her head is so full of daydreams that she dramatically overestimates her capabilities in reality. Her plan to acrobatically leap out of her bedroom window and vault from a tree branch is slightly less magnificent when she actually tries it.
  • Zooey Deschanel's character Jess in New Girl habitually screams "IT'S HAPPENING!" while falling over. Nick's terror at the thought of her with a rifle is so, so justified.
  • Nova the fairy and her real-world incarnation as Sister Astrid in Once Upon a Time. Spills fairy dust on a dwarf egg by accident. Almost causes a power outage by overloading a transformer with too many lights which Leroy intentionally does later, and makes a typo that puts the convent five grand in debt.
  • Our Miss Brooks: Miss Brooks sometimes finds herself playing to this trope, usually around Mr. Conklin.
    • Occasionally, Miss Brooks finds herself breaking his glasses, i.e. "Living Statues".
    • Her clumsiness might have reached its nadir in the episode "Home Cooked Meal". There, she unwittingly causes Mr. Conklin to be locked in a freezer before accidentally contributing to his attending a minor gas explosion.
  • Former Price Is Right model Holly Halstrom, back in the Bob Barker days. To be fair, all of the Barker's Beauties occasionally had trouble with the various props and set pieces, but Holly seemed to have the most trouble, as seen here. Current model Rachel Reynolds is getting a bit of that reputation: She crashed a prize car into a stage door, for starters.
  • Hanaori Kotoha/Shinken Yellow of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. When sucker arrows with messages are fired to summon the Shinkengers together in the first episode, her's gets stuck to her forehead and she struggles to dislodge it.
  • Scrubs:
    • JD's girlfriend Julie is this in spades. In attempting a slow-motion romantic run across the field to hug each other, she manages to miss him and clothesline him with her arm as she trips and does a full flip before coming down on top of him. Whenever she pulls something like this, the other characters usually shake their heads and comment that "she is not graceful."
    • Elliot has slipped and fell on several occasions, she gets hurt almost as often as J.D. does.
  • In Sign, a Korean Drama, Dr. Go Da Kyung knocks over an entire bookshelf in Dr. Yoon Ji Hoon's office and ends up pinned underneath it.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation. Ensign Sonya Gomez makes her debut when she spills hot chocolate over Captain Picard. She was meant to be a recurring Plucky Comic Relief character, but only appeared in two episodes. She may have been inspired by a clumsy yeoman called Myra Kart in "Cassandra", an episode written for the never-made Star Trek: Phase II. She starts the Crisis of the Week by dropping an alien egg and saves the day at the end by accidentally exposing some alien spies in disguise when she hits the fire sprinkler system instead of the light switch.
  • An attempted invocation of a gender inversion on Reboot (2022). Sitcom showrunner Gordon suggests a plot where the women crush on a hot delivery guy and watch him trip over a box.
    Gordon: Hot plus clumsy, always funny.
  • Chrissy on Three's Company. After Suzanne Somers, who played Chrissy, left the show over a salary dispute, they brought in Chrissy's cousin Cindy who was even clumsier, with Jack being the one injured whenever she was around.

  • In her music video for "Clumsy", Fergie is beautiful as always, but a walking disaster area. In each of the scenarios she winds up causing a mishap that endangers herself or others. In one instance she even kills her love interest when she gets distracted and accidentally throws him out the airlock.
  • Rare Male Example: The mustachioed boyfriend in Juice Newton's video for "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" takes this past cute and into painful territory, as every time he tries to be gallant, he ends up hurting Juice due to his clumsiness. She's in traction by the end of the song.
  • The main character of the music video to Happily Ever After by He Is We. She manages to injure three potential boyfriends and gives up and orders a self-help book before she finds true love in a man who is just as klutzy as she.
  • In the long-form David Bowie video Jazzin' for Blue Jean, his protagonist Vic is a male example — in the opening scene he bumps his nose and slides down his ladder after moving it out of the way of his dream girl, and later he loses control of his hairdryer.
  • The subject of Brad Paisley's "Little Moments" appears to be this. In the first verse, she crashes Brad's truck into something, instinctively curses, and looks so cute getting embarrassed at the latter event that he can't even get mad at her. Later she's on the verge of tears after burning his birthday cake.

  • In Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues, Nice Girl Mirielle has a bad habit of tripping a lot due to her superpower- it allows her to visualise people's relationships as strings, which are so commonplace that she frequently trips over them. It's always played for endearing slapstick.
  • Survival of the Fittest's Lucy Ashmore has her moments, such as spilling school supplies all over the place when opening her pencil case or accidentally pouring water on someone's leg. However, this is more out of nervousness, due to being picked on.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Unofficial Hollow Knight RPG: A non-gendered example, taking the "Clumsy" trait at character creation provides a small bonus to the character's Cute score, making them better at social interactions where they need to appear friendly and non-threatening.

  • Hero from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a rare male instance. He can't get through a scene without falling over something (often it's his own toga or nothing at all), but it never so much as bruises him. Not even in the film version; here he's sent rolling through a waterwheel.

    Video Games 
  • Shurelia from Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia starts off as a somewhat cold Lady of War, but after you actually get her into your party and put her into a costume other than the Linker suit, it becomes apparent that she's incredibly clumsy. She will actually fall over after casting spells and get lost repeatedly in the course of the game. In spite of all of this, she's probably the smartest character in the game.
  • Pamela Ibis of Atelier Series and Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis was apparently one of these until she died and became a Cute Ghost Girl. According to Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm, she died because she fell off a stool while trying to get some cooking implements out of a cupboard and landed on her head.
  • Bloody Roar 3 & Primal Fury uses this as a gameplay mechanic for Uriko. Her fighting style is heavily dependent on the use of her 6-way combo ring systemnote . If you simply mash on the buttons or enter any of her commands incorrectly, she loses balance which the game treats as Uriko being staggered. Meaning, any attacks against her while in this state results in automatic counter damage, which can spell disaster since she has the worst stamina in the game.
  • The DS Castlevania games feature the "Student Witch", whose main attack is to take to the air on her broomstick, then fall on you when you walk under her. They're almost too cute to kill, and indeed the game doesn't let you: Defeating them causes them to turn into cats and run away (though some of them are kind enough to leave their souls).
    • Special Mention must go to Charlotte from Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. While her skirt obviously flies up at the slightest provocation (jumping down, ducking and standing up, etc.) an especially funny joke is with the Persephone armed with her vacuum. She'll blow air under her skirt causing her to hold it down for a second. Especially funnier in the Japanese dub, since "Nani?!" is inherently funnier than "What?!". To be fair, it's much more played for laughs than to titillate (In Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, you can pull the same trick on Persephones and Student Witches with your own vacuum). Also, whenever Charlotte falls from a high place, gets knocked down, or gets hit in mid-air, she lands on her little bottom instead of on her feet. She does land a little bit more gracefully than the student witch though.
  • Crash Fever has Eibon, an avatar modified by R'lyeh to effectively gain superpowers to combat Cthulhu. She's also said to be a big klutz, one time extending to the hot springs she bathed in, spreading a weak virus in it and agitating everyone else.
  • Merrill in Dragon Age II. While her awkwardness is certainly adorable, it contrasts sharply with her status as Black Magician Girl.
  • Dragon Quest VII gives us Aimy from Litorud, who tends to start each morning by falling down the stairs at the inn where she works. This actually ties into the plot, as it turns out the reason she falls down the stairs every morning is because it's the same morning.
  • Final Fantasy:
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Fire Emblem: Awakening:
      • Sumia. Miriel actually lampshades the use of this trope ("Displays of helplessness serve to attract mates of a protective predisposition") during a conversation in the Summer Scramble DLC Chapter. However, her clumsiness and ditzy nature are actually implied to be the source of quite the low self-esteem.
      • Her daughter from the future Cynthia seems to have inherited this trait as well, but plays it noticeably straighter.
    • Fire Emblem Fates has Felicia as the most obvious example; she's a maid who's actually terrible at domestic chores, and she frequently does things like spill tea or drop plates. There's also Sophie, who's rather accident-prone and klutzy in general (and, hilariously enough, she can be mothered by Felicia.)
    • The remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, rewrites Zeke's White Mage girlfriend Tatiana into this. She's very nurturing and caring, plus an excellent healer... but she's also very scatterbrained, a terrible cook, and sometimes puts her feet in her mouth.
  • Kat from Gravity Rush. Her name is apparently ironic since unlike most platformer protagonists she's almost completely incapable of landing on her feet- a fall from just about any height will instead result in her landing on her butt or doing a faceplant (and this includes cutscenes, too). Fortunately, she's immune to falling damage (something that's actually brought up in story).
  • Compa in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, who has attacks consisting mostly of flailing in the enemy's general direction, and a victory pose that involves falling flat on her butt. One of her starting accessories is a bandage, described as a generic band-aid kept in plentiful supply at the hospital Compa interns at... mostly for her.
  • Ryu Kimura in THE iDOLM@STER: SideM is a rare male example, there's a good reason he's covered in bandages. His constant misfortune is part of his charm.
  • Even Katamari Damacy invokes this with Royal Cousin Honey; the King describes her with "She's very clumsy, but We think that's what makes her so cute!"
  • Mignon from KOF: Maximum Impact; her introduction in both games is to run into the arena... and trip on the door. When she uses her super moves, they typically throw her back several feet.
  • Lolo from Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil. She resolves to be more careful in holding on to the Elements and wastes no time in proving her point by dropping one. And she falls on her face in just about every other cutscene, including her variant of the title screen intro.
  • Meru from The Legend of Dragoon has a victory pose where she proudly thrusts her hammer skyward, then falls over. She then sits up and rubs the back of her head in embarrassment.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild features Riju, the Gerudo chieftain. Having inherited the position at a young age due to the unexpected death of her mother, it's obvious that the objects she interacts with, such as her throne or the Thunder Helm, are much too big for her, with the latter tending to slip on her face when she wears it. There are also various young female NPCs across Hyrule who have a trip and fall animation when running from monsters.
  • Luigi is a rare male example in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. He trips and slips over things frequently and his mannerisms are coded more towards endearing rather thank slapstick (though he gets his moments of the latter).
  • Mega Man Powered Up for PSP makes Roll look like this — whenever she teleports into a stage, she's a couple of feet off the ground and lands on her rump. (It's cute the first few times.) The question here is who's actually operating the teleporter.
  • Linu in Neverwinter Nights, played up for extreme comedy. To give some idea, when you first meet Linu, you can ask how she stained her clothes. She replies by telling you how she accidentally spilled several drinks, knocked over several people, and unwittingly instigated a barroom brawl. Afterwards, she apparently stained her clothes while trying to help clean up. If you ask her why she didn't just say so, she replies "I didn't want you to think I was clumsy."
  • Agnea from Octopath Traveler II often trips, sometimes even when she's dancing onstage. Also, if she's not the starting protagonist, the player recruits her after she dropped her purse and had to come back to town for it.
  • Bianca in Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. This also applies to her anime counterpart. Implied with Buneary and Lopunny. They are feminine-looking, cute Pokémon and one of their ability is Klutz.
  • Ginny from RPG Shooter: Starwish is nervously dropping something whenever Deuce is around, despite being master engineer. Subverted when it turns out she's Secretly Dying and has trouble holding things.
  • Xiao Pai in Rune Factory 4 is always breaking dishes and often trips or does other clumsy things.
  • Sakura Shinguuji and Gemini Sunrise from Sakura Wars, but they're not nearly as bad as Erica Fontaine from the third and fourth games. In the DS installment, Erica can actually trip while your party's walking around and lose HP (which doesn't stay cute for long).
  • One stage in SD Splatterhouse: Naughty Graffiti for the Famicom featured robot maids who attack by tripping and spilling hot tea on you.
  • Ibuki in Street Fighter V was given these traits, almost falling from the roof of a house in her story mode.
  • Viki from the Suikoden series. Her clumsiness manifests in her tendency to sneeze herself through time and space. At the end of each game, she accidentally teleports herself from the victory banquet into the next game, despite each game being set many years apart, and not in chronological order. As a result, Viki has served in at least five wars non-stop. Six if you count the time there were two of her in Suikoden III.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The main difference between Princess Peach and Princess Daisy throughout the Nintendo 64 era was that Daisy was klutzier than Peach. She even knocked over her trophy in Mario Tennis. Since the Nintendo Gamecube era, this has been discarded in exchange for Daisy being a Large Ham Tomboy Princess. This trait would return to her character in Super Mario Run, as Daisy got lost and wound up stuck in Bowser's Castle, forcing the heroes to rescue her.
  • Colette from Tales of Symphonia. She always trips when needed (breaking things, stealing, making Colette-shaped holes in walls, etc.), despite having wings. To a lesser extent with Sheena (she's even known as "Clumsy Assassin." before joining the party).
    • Sheena's first appearance is an excellent example for both of them: Ambushing the party in a mountain pass, Sheena charges at Collette, who trips over a hidden lever, causing a trapdoor to open right under Sheena's feet.
    • Colette eventually even turns her clumsiness into an attack, which involves falling on the enemy. And stealing from them.
  • Carol from Wild AR Ms 5. Her regular attack consists of her shooting a rocket launcher bigger than she is, then falling on her butt. She also tends to trip and fall when confronted with boys and is in general adorable.
  • The protagonist of Yandere Simulator can pretend to be this in order to splash people with buckets of liquid and get away with it. If she does it too much, however, she'll get a reputation as clumsy and people will be careful not to get splashed when they see her carrying a bucket.

    Visual Novels 
  • Ace Attorney:
    • Downplayed with Adrian Andrews. She really isn't that clumsy, but in Trials and Tribulations, her errors with the sacred Fey urn and her ensuing shame are played very sympathetically, and she looks both mortified and plain adorable in the artwork where she accidentally dropped it.
    • Maggey Byrde. She fell from the 9th floor of a building as a baby, got hit by all sort of vehicles, got sick from all sorts of food, failed every test she has ever taken, lost every game of Tic-Tac-Toe she's ever played, was framed for murder three times (one of which was a mistrial)... She was even nicknamed Goddess of Misfortune as a child, and Lady Luckless by the time she reached college.
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies's Athena Cykes in her Establishing Character Moment in Case 5-1 shows off her advanced tech, proudly marches up the courtroom stairs, then trips and tumbles down to the bottom.
  • Da Capo's Yoriko is rather ditzy and bad at the housework she insists on doing. Though in a subversion, once she learns how she's actually not very clumsy at all and rather good at cooking.
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!: Just like all the girls in the game, Sayori's cute. She also happens to be really clumsy. Her clumsiness is attributed to her terrible depression.
  • Ayu from Kanon is always either running into a wall or tree while attempting to give Yuichi a hug. Her kitchen skills where she produces food that's charcoal black are a nice touch also.
  • Katawa Shoujo's Yuuko, with bonus points for being a meganekko librarian. When you meet her, she'd dropped a book under the table, then dropped her pencil while looking for it, and then hit her head on the table when she heard you coming in. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to much affect her side job as a waitress.
  • Mikan Tsumiki from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, who tends to end up in rather embarrassing poses as a result of her clumsiness. It's implied that she exaggerates some of her clumsiness since years of being bullied have convinced her that the only way to get attention is to humiliate herself in front of people.
  • Rikako Uematsu from Raging Loop is naturally clumsy both physically and verbally, which contrasts strongly with her character as a soft-spoken and stoic albino Shrine Maiden and the only living representative of one of the village's four founding families. Her bad luck leads to a tendency of her adding levity to scenes by pratfalling or by being verbally goaded by other characters like Haruaki and Chikamochi. Despite her public persona being mostly a lie and the 'real' Rikako being a much darker character, her clumsiness is not made up. Watching the scenes as they unfold from her point-of-view after completing the game shows that she constantly trips up even while stalking and observing Haruaki and the other villagers.

    Web Comics 
  • The former half of Alice And Kev was simulated with the "clumsy" and "unlucky" traits. The first time she was invited into someone else's house, she broke everything he owned.
  • And Shine Heaven Now: Marian tries to play up this trope to make herself more attractive to Integra. (It doesn't work.)
  • Karin-dou 4koma dedicates a page to this aspect of Meguru. When she does laundry, she fills the room with suds. When she vacuums, she breaks sliding doors. She burns everything she cooks except for karaage — but the karaage always turns out in massive quantities for some reason. But she is still cute.
  • Deconstructed by Steve's new love interest Cosette in Questionable Content, who at one point had a black eye and crutches.
  • Yeon from Tower of God. Being a black-haired beauty and having bare shoulders makes her more of a hot clumsy girl. Literally, since she often enough accidentally burns her teammates so hard that they fall out of the current test. But that's just part of her character. Which got, despite appearing only in three chapters so far got her to be one of the most popular characters of the series.

    Web Original 
  • This Japanese blog shows that when a woman with ADHD is approaching her period, she's this trope.
  • Vivian in Prolecto, to the point that they just used this to tell she wasn't brainwashed.
  • The ever Genre Savvy Mac of Tales of MU at one point even acknowledges that she hasn't had her "daily pratfall" and worries when it will happen. This is, presumably, one way to cause her to appear less threatening, considering her status as a half-demon with super-strength and the ability to conjure fire essentially at will.

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • Jeanette from Alvin and the Chipmunks. She is very clumsy and tends to knock into things often. But, as pointed by her sister Eleanor, she is a "lovable" clumsy.
  • Amphibia gives us the Endearingly Dorky Marcy Wu, who is prone to running into lockers, trash cans, and even falling off the table.
  • Amy Wong from Futurama is very pretty and has a tendency to slip and fall in a variety of mishaps. Fry even once refers to her as "A klutz from Mars." The writers of the show admitted the wanted to see if they could have a pretty girl be a klutz and still be funny. The answer, as it turns out, is yes.
  • Girl of the Week Annie from Generator Rex serves as a rather terrifying parody of this. Within the time span of one date, she has managed to put Rex's life in danger no less than ten times.... and it's implied that he only survived that long because he happens to be a superhuman Swiss-Army Hero. Previous dates were... less lucky.
  • June and Loopy of KaBlam!, as an entire episode was about Loopy's clumsiness and June can be shown a bit clumsy herself.
  • Marinette Dupain-Cheng, the protagonist of Miraculous Ladybug, is a rare Western example of the Dojikko sub-type... but only in her civilian identity. She never seems to have an issue as Ladybug; whether it's an actual powers thing or just psychosomatic (she's noticeably more assertive and confident with her mask on) is a matter for conjecture.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic presents us with quite a few examples:
    • Sweetie Belle, who can invoke Disaster Dominoes in a dress shop just by fetching a spool of ribbon. To be fair, she's a filly.
    • Derpy Hooves, who manages to continue to break things by sitting down and doing nothing as ordered.
    • Twilight Sparkle. Since early on in the show, she's shown to be quite awkward whenever she tries to do any hands-on job that isn't rearranging the library, and she hasn't gotten much better since then. Goes double if she tries to do it without using magic.
    • Previous series were not without Derpy equivalents. G1 had Sundance (great at jumping, Walking Disaster Area at landing. She did manage to save Moondancer with a well-timed long jump, though.) and Fizzy (as part of being the childlike, innocent character.) Minty from G3 is very Fizzy-esque. Though managing to walk in a straight line most of the time, she's caused a disaster or two in her day.
  • Bubbles on The Powerpuff Girls has some random moments of ditziness but she balances it out with some common sense that her sisters are unaware of and don't possess.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • Daphne in the early days. Other cast members sometimes sarcastically refer to her as "Danger Prone Daphne".
    • Kid Velma from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo achieves this in the series' pilot episode, "A Bicycle Built For Boo". She trips over her own feet during the chase scene, loses her glasses, then spends the rest of the scene crawling and feeling around everywhere, making one adorable Blind Mistake after another.
  • Lilly from Timothy Goes to School is not only clumsy and very forgetful but is also a sweetheart with her friends.
  • Bridgette from Total Drama is the incredibly sweet Granola Girl surfer who is only coordinated when on the water. In her Establishing Character Moment, she keeps hitting people with her surfboard by complete accident, and later on, she obliviously hits Harold in the groin and then on the head when picking a plank of wood and turning around.


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Alternative Title(s): Clumsy Cutie, Clumsy Girl


Literally Falling (in Love)

Julianne falls in love with her best friend. She also falls off, over, out, and down along the way.

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