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26th Mar '17 9:58:40 AM Oecchi
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* No one in the cast of ''Anime/{{Osomatsusan}}'' / ''Manga/{{Osomatsukun}}'' is [[CastFullOfCrazy very normal]], but a few characters seem to have something a little more specific going on than general cartoony weirdness:

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* No one in the cast of ''Anime/{{Osomatsusan}}'' ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' / ''Manga/{{Osomatsukun}}'' ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' is [[CastFullOfCrazy very normal]], but a few characters seem to have something a little more specific going on than general cartoony weirdness:


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* Yuri Katsuki from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is all but stated to have an anxiety disorder, which doesn't help his low self-esteem, struggles with PerformanceAnxiety, and [[ShrinkingViolet introverted personality]] that contributes to him having [[NoSocialSkills very few social skills]].
26th Mar '17 3:20:55 AM Az_Tech341
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A lot of mentally ill people in classical literature, especially from the 19th century and earlier, tend to be this; psychiatry was a very young field back then (and, until a certain point in history, didn't exist at all), and so there was no manual to turn to if you wanted to give your character odd quirks. Also, the lack of psychiatric expertise during these periods means that many historical figures might have had undiagnosed conditions (''endless'' WildMassGuessing exists about this topic). Even today, due to difficulties in pinpointing an exact diagnosis, this is also often TruthInTelevision. That said, Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease We don't want to start any sessions of "armchair diagnosis," since that kind of speculation about real people inevitably leads to controversy.

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A lot of mentally ill people in classical literature, especially from the 19th century and earlier, tend to be this; psychiatry was a very young field back then (and, until a certain point in history, didn't exist at all), and so there was no manual to turn to if you wanted to give your character odd quirks. Also, the lack of psychiatric expertise during these periods means that many historical figures might have had undiagnosed conditions (''endless'' (''vast'' WildMassGuessing exists about this topic). Even today, due to difficulties in pinpointing an exact diagnosis, this is also often TruthInTelevision. That said, Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease We don't want to start any sessions of "armchair diagnosis," since that kind of speculation about real people inevitably leads to controversy.
23rd Mar '17 10:03:34 PM irlsans
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* No one in the cast of ''Anime/{{Osomatsusan}}'' / ''Manga/{{Osomatsukun}}'' is [[CastFullOfCrazy very normal]], but a few characters seem to have something a little more specific going on than general cartoony weirdness:
** [[StepfordSnarker Ichimatsu]] is almost always monosyllabic, speaks in a deadpan tone, is seemingly depressed and has sadistic tendencies, which makes his family worry if he'll ever become a functional member of society. The only thing he seems to care about are cats. In an episode where the sextuplets' parents decide to get divorced, Ichimatsu blackmails his mom to get her to choose him to stay under her custody by saying he could easily become a murderer if left unsupervised.
** [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Jyushimatsu]] is the polar opposite of his brother Ichimatsu: he's childlike, nonsensical, extremely hyperactive, has a goofy smile permanently plastered to his face and is obsessed with baseball, speaking almost exclusively using baseball terms. His brothers constantly wonder what "happened to him" to make him this way. Unrelated (or maybe not?) to that, he also has [[RealityWarper reality bending powers]] that no one can quite explain, even in a surreal universe such as the show's.
** At first glance, [[{{ConMan}} Iyami's]] obsession with France and insistence on saying he came from there seems like a harmless quirk, but the original manga reveals he's actually quite delusional. He's convinced he's French, to the point [[http://imgur.com/a/H9Efr he eats using chopsticks as if they were Western cutlery]] and [[http://imgur.com/a/HfZXI writes Japanese characters in cursive]]. It's even implied in a few occasions he wishes he could be... well, white. In one story where his assumptions about France are challenged by someone who has actually been there, Iyami has a severe nervous breakdown and speaks without his [[VerbalTic "accent"]] for the first and only time in the series.
22nd Mar '17 8:20:42 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', Andy is referred to as a "different child" but is strongly implied to have Asperger's Syndrome due to his tendency to isolate himself and dislike of loud noises, among other things.
21st Mar '17 3:50:23 PM morenohijazo
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* Ethan from ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' just doesn't seem to be capable of functioning as a normal human being. He's so obsessed with gaming that he suffers actual withdrawal symptoms if deprived of any means of gaming for more than an hour or so, his behaviour to his friends is often deeply insensitive, and his behaviour towards people he doesn't like can be downright sociopathic, to the point where he inflicts potentially murderous levels of violence against his co-worker Rob for the heinous crime of liking CounterStrike and saying "bro" rather a lot.

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* Ethan from ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' just doesn't seem to be capable of functioning as a normal human being. He's so obsessed with gaming that he suffers actual withdrawal symptoms if deprived of any means of gaming for more than an hour or so, his behaviour to his friends is often deeply insensitive, and his behaviour towards people he doesn't like can be downright sociopathic, to the point where he inflicts potentially murderous levels of violence against his co-worker Rob for the heinous crime of liking CounterStrike ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'' and saying "bro" rather a lot.
20th Mar '17 7:11:42 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'', O the Owl shows several signs of high functioning autism. For example, when Elaina wants him to play backwards in the Backwards Day episode, he becomes more and more upset, almost to the point of becoming panicky. Also, he is very insistent about a box that Teacher Harriet wants everyone to play pretend with being just a box, at least at first, and mostly just ignores the whole situation in favor of his reading, at least until he finally decides to play race car.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'', O the Owl shows several signs of high functioning autism. For example, when Elaina wants him to play backwards in the Backwards Day episode, he becomes more and more upset, almost to the point of becoming panicky. Also, he is very insistent about a box that Teacher Harriet wants everyone to play pretend with being just a box, at least at first, and mostly just ignores the whole situation in favor of his reading, at least until he finally decides to play race car. He also sometimes is particularly upset by loud noises that don't really bother others, another trait of high functioning autism.
19th Mar '17 9:59:51 PM StrixObscuro
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** While Ned Stark's downfall [[spoiler:and death]] are often attributed to his honour, he shows signs of suffering from PTSD, He reminisces on the horrific sight of Rhaegar Targaryen's children, murdered by the Lannisters, and desperately tries to prevent more children getting killed [[spoiler:by giving Cersei the opportunity to flee]], while if he was just being purely honourable he wouldn't have acted the way he did.

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** While Ned Stark's downfall [[spoiler:and death]] are often attributed to his honour, honor, he shows signs of suffering from PTSD, He reminisces ruminates on the horrific sight of Rhaegar Targaryen's children, murdered by the Lannisters, and desperately tries to prevent more children getting killed [[spoiler:by giving Cersei the opportunity to flee]], while if he was just being purely honourable honorable he wouldn't have acted the way he did.




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* In ''Literature/GoodbyeToBerlin'', Bernhard Landauer's various "peculiarities" - his professed difficulty with socialization and obsessive attention to Christopher's expressions - suggest some form of undiagnosed high-functioning autism.
10th Mar '17 2:01:50 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* Saga Norén of ''Series/BronBroen'' has NoSocialSkills to an extreme degree, is shockingly lacking in apparent empathy and compassion (despite having a very strong sense of morality), and has an extremely rule-bound attitude to life. The actor and creators have said that she probably is somewhere on the autistic spectrum, but that they deliberately didn't state it explicitly or work from a list of recognized symptoms because they wanted to write her as they wished without misleading or offending people.

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* Saga Norén of ''Series/BronBroen'' has NoSocialSkills to an extreme degree, is shockingly lacking in apparent empathy and compassion (despite having a very strong sense of morality), morality and plenty of actual/felt compassion), and has an extremely rule-bound attitude to life. The actor and creators have said that she probably is somewhere on the autistic spectrum, but that they deliberately didn't state it explicitly or work from a list of recognized symptoms because they wanted to write her as they wished without misleading or offending people.
10th Mar '17 5:57:30 AM LondonKdS
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* Saga Norén of ''Series/BronBroen'' has NoSocialSkills to an extreme degree, is shockingly lacking in apparent empathy and compassion, and has an extremely rule-bound attitude to life. The actor and creators have said that she probably is somewhere on the autistic spectrum, but that they deliberately didn't state it explicitly or work from a list of recognized symptoms because they wanted to write her as they wished without misleading or offending people.

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* Saga Norén of ''Series/BronBroen'' has NoSocialSkills to an extreme degree, is shockingly lacking in apparent empathy and compassion, compassion (despite having a very strong sense of morality), and has an extremely rule-bound attitude to life. The actor and creators have said that she probably is somewhere on the autistic spectrum, but that they deliberately didn't state it explicitly or work from a list of recognized symptoms because they wanted to write her as they wished without misleading or offending people.
4th Mar '17 7:05:35 PM FF32
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* ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'':
** As the game goes on it becomes more and more apparent something has happened that has messed with Mae's mental state. Bea suggests she possibly has depression or anxiety after a traumatic event in her childhood; said event matches up with a textbook description of dissociation. The near-end of the game seems to imply Mae has psychosis.
** Gregg mentions having "really up up days and really down down days" and exhibits some poor impulse control and self-destructive habits when particularly "up". Bea explicitly says he is probably bipolar.
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