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24th Aug '16 12:01:01 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' books note that one of the physical enhancements that the Spartan-[=IIs=] and [=IIIs=] undergo suppresses their sex drive, though the books don't go any further into this. That said, they aren't necessarily aromantic or even automatically asexual; [[ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel Maria-062]] officially retired to raise a family (though she still works as a beta tester for the Spartans' new equipment), while Randall-037 struck a deal with ONI after going AWOL to have most of his augmentations removed and has a daughter by ''Film/HaloNightfall''. To clarify, the damping of their sex drives is a common side effect of the hormonal alterations that the Spartans are subjected to. While this represents a decrease in drive, it does not necessarily eliminate that drive entirely, nor does every individual Spartan react to the treatment exactly the same way. While asexual Spartans are the norm, exceptions can be expected.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' books note that one of the physical enhancements that the Spartan-[=IIs=] and [=IIIs=] undergo suppresses their sex drive, though the books don't go any further into this. That said, they aren't necessarily aromantic or even automatically asexual; [[ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel Maria-062]] officially retired to raise a family (though she still works as a beta tester for the Spartans' new equipment), while Randall-037 struck a deal with ONI after going AWOL to have most of his augmentations removed and has a daughter by ''Film/HaloNightfall''. To clarify, the damping of their sex drives is a common side effect of the hormonal alterations that the Spartans are subjected to. While this represents a decrease in drive, it does not necessarily eliminate that drive entirely, nor does every individual Spartan react to the treatment exactly the same way. While asexual Spartans are the norm, exceptions can be expected.
23rd Aug '16 11:32:00 PM alienhunter
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* In ''Film/{{Nymphomaniac}}'', Seligman claims to be this, and he and Joe have a refreshingly open and respectful conversation about it. Unfortunately, it is somewhat undermined by the ending, in which he [[AttemptedRape attempts to rape her]].

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* In ''Film/{{Nymphomaniac}}'', Seligman claims to be this, and he and Joe have a refreshingly open and respectful conversation about it. Unfortunately, it is somewhat undermined by the ending, in [[spoiler:in which he [[AttemptedRape attempts to rape her]].]]
20th Aug '16 11:47:42 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' depicts the Riddler as this, showing disgust at human relationships, including Batman and Catwoman's [[DatingCatwoman unique relationship]].
20th Aug '16 11:34:07 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ComicBook/TheJoker tends to be portrayed as completely uninterested in sex, only caring about his "jokes" and schemes. While he ''is'' willing to partake in sex, he only ever does as part of an EvilPlan, manipulation, or because he wants to make a sick joke about it. For example, one graphic novel has him rape the wife of one of his henchmenÖ as a fucked up way of making things "even" between the two after he saved the henchman's life during a robbery.

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* ComicBook/TheJoker tends to be portrayed as completely uninterested in sex, only caring about his "jokes" and schemes. While he ''is'' willing to partake in sex, he only ever does as part of an EvilPlan, manipulation, or because he wants to make a sick joke about it. For example, one [[ComicBook/{{Joker}} the self-titled graphic novel novel]] has him rape a woman named Shelly, the wife of one of his henchmenÖ henchmen and the book's POV character, Jonny Frost as a fucked up way of making things "even" between the two after he saved Frost withheld the henchman's life during fact he had a robbery.meeting with Two-Face.
16th Aug '16 10:23:17 PM kuddles
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': Todd comes out to his high-school sweetheart, Emily, in a diner during the season three finale. He tells her "Iím not gay. I mean, I donít think I am, butÖ I donít think Iím straight, either. I donít know what I am. I think I might be nothing."

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': Todd comes [[spoiler:Todd]]comes out to [[spoiler: his high-school sweetheart, Emily, Emily]], in a diner during the season three finale. He tells her "Iím not gay. I mean, I donít think I am, butÖ I donít think Iím straight, either. I donít know what I am. I think I might be nothing."
14th Aug '16 4:06:00 AM meanmetalmario
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* The [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Salarian salarians]] in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are an entire species of asexuals. They have no comprehension of romantic love, sexual attraction or even the biological impulses (ie: arousal). Sexuality is not hormone-based and is strictly for reproduction; they negotiate contracts around it and attaining a good contract is a high priority for males, but this is out of familial and social duty. However some occasionally find themselves strangely drawn to the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Asari]], one of them is profoundly affected by [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Dossier:_The_Assassin#Email watching Thane Krios]], and Mordin, who [[UnwantedHarem gets hit on constantly]] and assumes Shepard is doing the same, lets them down gently by saying that if he ''wanted'' to try human, he'd try Shepard [[IfItsYouItsOkay regardless of whether Shepard is a man or a woman]]. A [[{{Tear Jerker}} very memorable]] overheard conversation between a salarian and his asari daughter does show that they can form long-term deeper bonds, but asari reproduction doesn't need to involve sex. Further evidence of their capacity for affection can be found in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', in which several salarian extras on the Citadel can be seen visibly comforting a few human women and asari.

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* The [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Salarian salarians]] in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are an entire species of asexuals. They have no comprehension of romantic love, sexual attraction or even the biological impulses (ie: arousal). Sexuality is not hormone-based and is strictly for reproduction; they negotiate contracts around it and attaining a good contract is a high priority for males, but this is out of familial and social duty. However Salarians also reproduce by laying eggs, some occasionally find themselves strangely drawn to of which are fertilized afterwards by the males (males hatch from unfertilized eggs, females hatched from fertilized ones). A sex drive isn't really needed when there's most likely not even a female in the room at the time. Despite this, some salarians are still affected by the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Asari]], asari]] (who are implied to have the power to induce IfItsYouItsOkay in anyone regardless of their sexual orientation within their own species); one of them is profoundly affected by [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Dossier:_The_Assassin#Email watching Thane Krios]], Krios]]; and Mordin, who [[UnwantedHarem gets hit on constantly]] and assumes Shepard is doing the same, lets them down gently by saying that if he ''wanted'' to try human, he'd try Shepard [[IfItsYouItsOkay ([[IfItsYouItsOkay regardless of whether Shepard is a man or a woman]]. woman]]). A [[{{Tear Jerker}} [[TearJerker very memorable]] overheard conversation between a salarian and his asari daughter does show that they can form long-term deeper bonds, but asari reproduction doesn't need to involve sex. Further evidence of their capacity for affection can be found in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', in which several salarian extras on the Citadel can be seen visibly comforting a few human women and asari.
7th Aug '16 10:35:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Space Marines in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' (depending on what you treat as {{Canon}}) are this; most have no interest in such after the hypnosis, chem treatment, and indoctrination that leaves little desire but for glory and success. The roleplaying games ''DarkHeresy'' and ''RogueTrader'' both include the Chem Geld trait (''TabletopGame/{{Deathwatch}}'' also has it, but there is no way for a Space Marine to actually acquire it during gameplay except [[RuleZero as an Elite Advance]]), which renders your character this. Many [[PsychicPowers psykers]] start the game with it as part of their background package. The Space Wolves are an exception, being [[BoisterousBruiser hard-partying]] [[HornyVikings Vikings]] refusing the highly-monastic official Space Marine cult they still retain all their human appetite including sexual ones, cranked UpToEleven by their superhuman physique. And let's not get started with Slaaneshi cults among the [[EvilCounterpart Chaos Space Marines]].

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* Space Marines in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' (depending on what you treat as {{Canon}}) are this; most have no interest in such after the hypnosis, chem treatment, and indoctrination that leaves little desire but for glory and success. The roleplaying games ''DarkHeresy'' ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' and ''RogueTrader'' ''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'' both include the Chem Geld trait (''TabletopGame/{{Deathwatch}}'' also has it, but there is no way for a Space Marine to actually acquire it during gameplay except [[RuleZero as an Elite Advance]]), which renders your character this. Many [[PsychicPowers psykers]] start the game with it as part of their background package. The Space Wolves are an exception, being [[BoisterousBruiser hard-partying]] [[HornyVikings Vikings]] refusing the highly-monastic official Space Marine cult they still retain all their human appetite including sexual ones, cranked UpToEleven by their superhuman physique. And let's not get started with Slaaneshi cults among the [[EvilCounterpart Chaos Space Marines]].
5th Aug '16 2:54:42 PM FF32
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* Joshua from ''ComicBook/NoHero'' realizes he is this by the end, due to [[spoiler: seeing his adoptive father rape dead bodies as a child and losing his genitalia as an adult]].
2nd Aug '16 3:30:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' books have the Spartans. One of the physical enhancements that the Spartans undergo at the age of fourteen suppresses their sex drive, and either the books don't really touch on it, or it's not important to Master Chief and his brothers and sisters. There is one Spartan named Maria who retired from the unit to raise a family, but still works as a beta tester for all their new equipment, so they probably aren't automatically aromantic. Randall also struck a deal with ONI after going AWOL to have most of his augmentations removed and has a daughter by ''Film/HaloNightfall''. Strictly speaking, the damping of their sex drives is a common side effect of the hormonal alterations that the Spartans are subjected to. While this represents a decrease in drive, it does not necessarily eliminate that drive entirely, nor does every individual Spartan react to the treatment exactly the same way. While asexual Spartans are the norm, exceptions can be expected.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' books have the Spartans. One note that one of the physical enhancements that the Spartans Spartan-[=IIs=] and [=IIIs=] undergo at the age of fourteen suppresses their sex drive, and either though the books don't really touch on it, go any further into this. That said, they aren't necessarily aromantic or it's not important to Master Chief and his brothers and sisters. There is one Spartan named Maria who even automatically asexual; [[ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel Maria-062]] officially retired from the unit to raise a family, but family (though she still works as a beta tester for all their the Spartans' new equipment, so they probably aren't automatically aromantic. Randall also equipment), while Randall-037 struck a deal with ONI after going AWOL to have most of his augmentations removed and has a daughter by ''Film/HaloNightfall''. Strictly speaking, To clarify, the damping of their sex drives is a common side effect of the hormonal alterations that the Spartans are subjected to. While this represents a decrease in drive, it does not necessarily eliminate that drive entirely, nor does every individual Spartan react to the treatment exactly the same way. While asexual Spartans are the norm, exceptions can be expected.
26th Jul '16 9:27:12 PM Renicula
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* ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' can be played as an aromantic asexual, with no interest in any of the available love interests, or cultivate a romance with any (or all) of them while still identifying in asexual terms, and remaining a ChastityCouple if she so chooses.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' can be played as an aromantic asexual, with no interest in any of the available love interests, or cultivate a romance with any (or all) of them while still identifying in asexual terms, and remaining remain a ChastityCouple if she so chooses.
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