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13th Jan '18 8:54:02 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' has {{original character}}s Rory and Jim, two best friends and students at the eponymous school. Jim is asexual; Rory is demisexual, eventually getting into a relationship with [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Krem]] (much to her own astonishment)]].



** Cole, in the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition third game]] is a completely asexual character, being a naive spirit/demon in human form. The Iron Bull tries to get him to sleep with a sex worker, a plan which falls flat on its face when [[spoiler:Cole instead decides to help her solve her life problems, departing with him as a friend.]] Despite what other characters (and many fans) assume, however, his narration in Asunder highlights that he does know what sex is, so his lack of interest doesn't stem from ignorance.\\\
If you get enough influence to unlock his personal mission you will get a choice whether Cole becomes more a spirit or human. If you pick more human then he will actually get a budding sexuality. Play on into the ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=] and he will actually start a romance with with the bard Maryden. If he's more a spirit at this point he'll start nudging people towards Maryden, but won't display any personal interest at all.
** While the romances aren't obligatory, and thus all three protagonists can be portrayed this way, The Inquisitor can actually be played as being asexual but not aromantic, depending on who they romance. While many of the romances are very obviously sexual in nature--Sera and The Iron Bull in particular--there are romances that subvert that and can therefore be interpreted as non-sexual relationships, for players who would prefer this. No sex scenes are depicted with Josephine or Solas (leading some people to believe that they could be asexual as well), and when propositioned by Dorian, there is the option to insist that things are going too fast and the Inquisitor would prefer to romantically commit himself to Dorian first. Fem!Hawke can also be played like this if she romances Sebastian Vale, due to him being a ChasteHero--however, all of The Warden's romances and the rest of Hawke's all make it very clear that their relationships are sexual as well as romantic.
** The Warden can be played as asexual with Zevran if you turn down his offer of a "massage" by saying you're not sure. In fact, if the Warden romances Zevran but [[spoiler:marries Alistair]] the game remembers whether or not the Warden and Zevran have had sex and gives one of two possible conversations based on that.

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** Cole, in the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition third game]] is a completely asexual character, being a naive spirit/demon in human form. The Iron Bull tries to get him to sleep with a sex worker, a plan which falls flat on its face when [[spoiler:Cole instead decides to help her solve her life problems, departing with him as a friend.]] Despite what other characters (and many fans) assume, however, his narration in Asunder ''Asunder'' highlights that he does know what sex is, so his lack of interest doesn't stem from ignorance.\\\
ignorance.
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If you get enough influence to unlock his personal mission you will get a choice whether Cole becomes more a spirit or human. If you pick more human then he will actually get a budding sexuality. Play on into the ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=] and he will actually start a romance with with the bard Maryden. If he's more a spirit at this point point, he'll start nudging people towards Maryden, but won't display any personal interest at all.
** While the romances aren't obligatory, and thus all three protagonists can be portrayed this way, The Inquisitor can actually be played as being asexual but not aromantic, depending on who they romance. While many of the romances are very obviously sexual in nature--Sera and The Iron Bull in particular--there are romances that subvert that and can therefore be interpreted as non-sexual relationships, for players who would prefer this. No sex scenes are depicted with Josephine or Solas (leading some people to believe that they could be asexual as well), and when propositioned by Dorian, there is the option to insist that things are going too fast and the Inquisitor would prefer to romantically commit himself to Dorian first. Fem!Hawke can also be played like this if she romances Sebastian Vale, Vael, due to him being a ChasteHero--however, ChasteHero; however, all of The the Warden's romances and the rest of Hawke's all make it very clear that their relationships are sexual as well as romantic.
** The Warden can be played as asexual with Zevran if you turn down his offer of a "massage" by saying you're not sure. In fact, if the Warden romances Zevran but [[spoiler:marries Alistair]] Alistair]], the game remembers whether or not the Warden and Zevran have had sex and gives one of two possible conversations based on that.
28th Dec '17 11:24:28 AM agigabyte
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Many asexuals consider asexuality to be a spectrum, with [[SingleTargetSexuality "graysexuality"/"gray asexuality" and "demisexuality"]] residing somewhere between "fully" asexual (would never want to have sex) and "fully" allosexual. The direct opposite of ExtremeOmnisexual, and frequently a victim of the belief that GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex and SexEqualsLove. See also ChasteHero - who might be asexual - and CelibateHero, who usually ''isn't'', but doesn't date all the same. A possible cause of MarriedToTheJob.

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Many asexuals consider asexuality to be a spectrum, with [[SingleTargetSexuality "graysexuality"/"gray asexuality" and "demisexuality"]] residing somewhere between "fully" asexual (would never want to have sex) (never feel sexual attraction) and "fully" allosexual. The direct opposite of ExtremeOmnisexual, and frequently a victim of the belief that GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex and SexEqualsLove. See also ChasteHero - who might be asexual - and CelibateHero, who usually ''isn't'', but doesn't date all the same. A possible cause of MarriedToTheJob.
25th Dec '17 12:38:49 AM lemoncool375
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* ''Webcomic/GreyIs'': Black is asexual, since childhood he's claimed to have no interest in girls. He does however intend to be a dad, his plan is for White to marry a girl and give him the kids[[http://greyismanga.com/manga/ch012-she-once-was-here/chapter-012-page-02]].

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* ''Webcomic/GreyIs'': Black is asexual, since childhood he's claimed to have no interest in girls. He does however intend to be a dad, his plan is for White to marry a girl and give him the kids[[http://greyismanga.com/manga/ch012-she-once-was-here/chapter-012-page-02]].com/comic/chapter-12-page-02]].
22nd Dec '17 1:53:56 PM acrobox
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** [[BadassGrandpa Brynden Tully]] "The Blackfish" has showed no interest in romance. This was a cause of dispute with his brother Lord Hoster Tully, as he wanted Brynden to marry a Redwyne. Some fans believe Brynden is gay, or that he loved someone he couldn't get, such as his brother's wife, though there isn't any evidence for either.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Brynden Tully]] Tully "The Blackfish" has showed no interest in romance. This was a cause of dispute with his brother Lord Hoster Tully, as he wanted Brynden to marry a Redwyne. Some fans believe Brynden is gay, or that he loved someone he couldn't get, such as his brother's wife, though there isn't any evidence for either.
21st Dec '17 4:32:18 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes is directly stated to have no interest at all in romance or sex in Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's [[{{Canon}} original series of novels and short stories]]. Despite this, many copycats, derived works, and even official adaptations try to make this aspect of his personality questionable, in order to appeal to a wider audience and introduce more drama into the equation. In most of the mainstream derived works, Irene Adler becomes Holmes's love interest. In the original story, however, this was never so. In fact, Holmes and Adler only ever meet ''once'', and only very briefly. He hardly ever mentions her again in any other story either, mostly in passing as someone who beat him. While it's true he was interested in her, he seems more fascinated with her unusual intelligence than sympathetic or romantic. Presumably, because while she was not the first to outsmart him, she was the first woman to do so and [[ValuesDissonance in the Victorian era, women were not believed to be capable]].

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is directly stated to have no interest at all in romance or sex in Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's [[{{Canon}} original series of novels and short stories]]. Despite this, many copycats, derived works, and even official adaptations try to make this aspect of his personality questionable, in order to appeal to a wider audience and introduce more drama into the equation. In most of the mainstream derived works, Irene Adler becomes Holmes's love interest. In the original story, however, this was never so. In fact, Holmes and Adler only ever meet ''once'', and only very briefly. He hardly ever mentions her again in any other story either, mostly in passing as someone who beat him. While it's true he was interested in her, he seems more fascinated with her unusual intelligence than sympathetic or romantic. Presumably, because while she was not the first to outsmart him, she was the first woman to do so and [[ValuesDissonance in the Victorian era, women were not believed to be capable]].



** His brother Mycroft Holmes is not so much asexual as [[LonersAreFreaks asocial]], despising all forms of human contact besides occasional chats with Sherlock.



** Though this is not consistent. "Solomon Kane's Homecoming" implies a romantic history with a woman named Bess. Solomon mentions that he feels "woe that I caused her tears" and is clearly distraught to find out that she has died in his absence.
21st Dec '17 3:41:53 AM NickHunter26
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* Robert Merle's novel ''Death Is My Trade'', based on the autobiography of Rudolf Höss, the commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp, portrays the protagonist (called Rudolf Lang in the book) this way. He gains more pleasure from polishing his boots than sex. He gets married and has children, but only because he feels that it's his duty towards his country.

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* Robert Merle's novel ''Death Is My Trade'', ''Literature/DeathIsMyTrade'', based on the autobiography of Rudolf Höss, the commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp, portrays the protagonist (called Rudolf Lang in the book) this way. He gains more pleasure from polishing his boots than sex. He gets married and has children, but only because he feels that it's his duty towards his country.
13th Dec '17 5:27:30 AM Divra
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** Though this is not consistent. "Solomon Kane's Homecoming" implies a romantic history with a woman named Bess. Solomon mentions that he feels "woe that I caused her tears" and is clearly distraught to find out that she has died in his absence.
9th Dec '17 11:46:50 PM JoeMerl
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** Artemis, goddess of hunting and patron of virgin girls, DoesNotLikeMen and thus asked her father, Zeus, to remain unmarried. She generally spends her time with female followers who are also pledged to chastity. One legend about Orion says that Artemis fell in love with him and was considering abandoning her vow, which is why [[KnightTemplarBigBrother her twin brother, Apollo, arranged his death]].

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** Artemis, goddess of hunting and patron of virgin girls, DoesNotLikeMen and thus asked her father, Zeus, to let her remain unmarried. She generally spends a virgin; her time with female followers who followers, mostly female, are also pledged to chastity. likewise chaste. One legend about Orion says that Artemis fell in love with him Orion and was considering abandoning her vow, which is why [[KnightTemplarBigBrother her twin brother, Apollo, arranged his death]].
9th Dec '17 11:45:38 PM JoeMerl
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* According to Catholics and Orthodox Christians, Jesus' mother, the Virgin Mary, was a perpetual virgin [[SexlessMarriage despite being married]] to St. Joseph. Protestants, however, generally assume that she remained a virgin until Jesus' birth but then was allowed to have normal marital relations. Of particular note here is the verse that mentions Jesus having "brothers" and "sisters"; Protestants take this literally, while the others interpret them as stepsiblings or other relatives.



* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, there are three "Virgin Goddesses" who vowed to never marry:
** Artemis is the goddess of (among other things) young women and virginity. She asked her father Zeus never to make her marry, and he agreed. She had a band of hunters--young women who, like her, vowed to stay single and virgins. However, one legend says that considered ending her vow to be with Orion, which is why [[KnightTemplarBigBrother her brother Apollo arranged his death]].
** Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and family. That would make her seem like the kind of settle down and have kids, but the gods Poseidon and Apollo were about to start fighting over her, and since she was devoted to family harmony she [[TakeAThirdOption opted to remain celibate]] instead.
** Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, is perhaps the clearest example, as there don't seem to be any myths of her showing romantic or sexual interest in anyone. (Which is fitting, since in most legends, [[TrulySingleParent sex wasn't even involved in her conception]].)

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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, there are three "Virgin Goddesses" who vowed to never marry:
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marry: Hestia, Artemis and Athena.
** The former
is an {{Aversion}}, since she pretty much only became a ChasteHeroine to keep the other gods from fighting over her.
** Artemis,
goddess of (among other things) young women hunting and virginity. She patron of virgin girls, DoesNotLikeMen and thus asked her father Zeus never father, Zeus, to make remain unmarried. She generally spends her marry, and he agreed. She had a band of hunters--young women who, like her, vowed time with female followers who are also pledged to stay single and virgins. However, one chastity. One legend about Orion says that considered ending her vow to be Artemis fell in love with Orion, him and was considering abandoning her vow, which is why [[KnightTemplarBigBrother her brother Apollo twin brother, Apollo, arranged his death]].
** Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and family. That would make her seem like the kind of settle down and have kids, but the gods Poseidon and Apollo were about to start fighting over her, and since she was devoted to family harmony she [[TakeAThirdOption opted to remain celibate]] instead.
** Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, is perhaps just seems disinterested; unlike the clearest example, as above, there don't seem to be aren't even any myths of her showing romantic or sexual interest in anyone. (Which is fitting, since in most legends, [[TrulySingleParent sex wasn't even involved in her conception]].)where she considers romance.
9th Dec '17 11:35:29 PM JoeMerl
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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Artemis is the goddess of (among other things) young women and virginity. She asked her father Zeus never to make her marry, and he agreed. She had a band of hunters--young women who, like her, vowed to stay single and virgins.

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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, there are three "Virgin Goddesses" who vowed to never marry:
**
Artemis is the goddess of (among other things) young women and virginity. She asked her father Zeus never to make her marry, and he agreed. She had a band of hunters--young women who, like her, vowed to stay single and virgins. However, one legend says that considered ending her vow to be with Orion, which is why [[KnightTemplarBigBrother her brother Apollo arranged his death]].
** Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and family. That would make her seem like the kind of settle down and have kids, but the gods Poseidon and Apollo were about to start fighting over her, and since she was devoted to family harmony she [[TakeAThirdOption opted to remain celibate]] instead.
** Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, is perhaps the clearest example, as there don't seem to be any myths of her showing romantic or sexual interest in anyone. (Which is fitting, since in most legends, [[TrulySingleParent sex wasn't even involved in her conception]].)
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