For decades, the "nerd" or "otaku" stereotype has been embedded into popular culture and cartoons. In some instances, these references to socially awkward hobbyists have been used as a means for writers to vent about fans they don't like (ie; the Animaniacs "Please Please Please Get A Life Foundation"). This thread will be a set of examples to nerd/otaku characters that have been written into cartoons, comics, video games, etc. If you wish to contribute, by all means post some examples (preferably with the source)
"Francis" from Super Paper Mario
"Yonro" from Crayon Shin-chan
>>2 Supposedly this guy was a lot more serious in the Japanese version with his spiels localized into much shorter quips. I guess it would make sense since it would probably confuse people over here.
These two guys from Comic Party. I forget their names.