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26th Dec '15 7:24:30 PM nombretomado
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* [[Franchise/{{Spider-man}} Peter Parker]] has been [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into this over the years; in the early days, his romantic problems stemmed from the social hazards of [[SecretIdentity keeping a secret identity]], with a generous helping of {{Tsundere}} behavior from his love interests thrown into the mix during [[TheSilverAgeofComicBooks the Silver Age]].
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* [[Franchise/{{Spider-man}} Peter Parker]] has been [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into this over the years; in the early days, his romantic problems stemmed from the social hazards of [[SecretIdentity keeping a secret identity]], with a generous helping of {{Tsundere}} behavior from his love interests thrown into the mix during [[TheSilverAgeofComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeofComicBooks the Silver Age]].
17th Dec '15 4:42:15 AM Dravencour
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The female, for her part, may become irritated and impatient with this behaviour, may be understanding and accommodating (or even condescending), or may even respond in kind, in which case getting any kind of conversation going will take something akin to a miracle. Despite the title, female characters who cannot talk to men are not uncommon. In this case it's usually triggered only by male characters they find attractive or have a crush on; if a female character literally has difficulty talking to any male at all, it's usually a sign that she had [[AbusiveParents an abusive or domineering father]], grew up in [[NoWomansLand a misogynistic culture]], or had [[SingleIssuePsychology some other bad experience that explains the issue]]. When a male character cannot talk to women, in contrast, it's almost always an issue of a general lack of confidence and/or experience and is rarely portrayed as a result of trauma.
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The female, for her part, may become irritated and impatient with this behaviour, may be understanding and accommodating (or even condescending), or if she has the same problem concerning men, may even respond in kind, in which case getting any kind of conversation going will take something akin to a miracle. Despite the title, female characters who cannot talk to men are not uncommon. In this case it's usually triggered only by male characters they find attractive or have a crush on; if a female character literally has difficulty talking to any ''any'' male at all, it's usually a sign that she had [[AbusiveParents an abusive or domineering father]], grew up in [[NoWomansLand a misogynistic culture]], or had [[SingleIssuePsychology some other bad experience that explains the issue]]. When a male character cannot talk to women, in contrast, it's almost always an issue of a general lack of confidence and/or experience and is rarely portrayed as a result of trauma.
17th Dec '15 4:40:59 AM Dravencour
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** Oh, she wasn't just bad at talking to men. She was forbidden from speaking with them by her Watcher.
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** Oh, she wasn't just bad at talking to men. She was forbidden ''forbidden from speaking with them them'' by her Watcher.
17th Dec '15 4:39:19 AM Dravencour
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A type of CannotSpitItOut, this is a condition befalling certain male characters (usually), especially those on the younger side, or who otherwise are lacking in social graces. When he encounters a female, he loses all capacity [[TheSpeechless to speak]], or at least [[TheUnintelligible make meaningful sentences]]. He may stammer, blurt out embarrassing nonsequiturs, or become entirely mute. The trigger may be restricted to attractive females, or just [[OneTrueLove the one]], in which case it's likely to be GibberishOfLove.
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A type of CannotSpitItOut, this is a condition befalling certain male characters (usually), especially those on the younger side, or who otherwise are lacking in social graces. When he encounters a female, especially one he's attracted to, he loses all capacity [[TheSpeechless to speak]], or at least [[TheUnintelligible make meaningful sentences]]. He may stammer, blurt out embarrassing nonsequiturs, or become entirely mute. The trigger may be restricted to attractive females, or just [[OneTrueLove the one]], in which case it's likely to be GibberishOfLove.
4th Dec '15 4:28:00 AM SamCurt
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* Mikoshiba of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' is very awkward around girls, so the only way he can talk to them is by quoting cheesy lines from {{Dating Sim}}s...which just makes him even more awkward and embarrassed. Strangely enough, they just eat it up, making him extremely popular.
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* Mikoshiba of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' is very awkward around girls, so the only way he can talk to them is by quoting cheesy lines from {{Dating Sim}}s...which just makes him even more awkward and embarrassed. Strangely enough, they just eat it up, making him extremely popular.
25th Nov '15 2:44:34 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** Lon'qu is the most notable example. It's initially PlayedForLaughs, but several of his supports open up his DarkAndTroubledPast, making it a lot less funny: it's a rare case of ''trauma'' actually factoring into his fear. [[spoiler:His childhood sweetheart ''and'' OnlyFriend, Ke'ri, was murdered in front of him [[HeroicSacrifice in an attempt to protect him]], and his failure to protect her stemmed the fear that any woman he'd get close to would eventually be killed.]] The result of this is him acting cold towards just about everyone, and every time he interacts with a female character, he [[SuddenlyShouting tends to shout at random.]] His prospective love interests have to work ''very'' had to get to speak to him in normal terms, and if playing as a female [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]], he has [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything an extremely low chance of greeting you in the Barracks unless you marry him]].
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** Lon'qu is the most notable example. It's initially PlayedForLaughs, but several of his supports open up his DarkAndTroubledPast, making it a lot less funny: it's a rare case of ''trauma'' actually factoring into his fear. [[spoiler:His childhood sweetheart ''and'' OnlyFriend, Ke'ri, was murdered in front of him [[HeroicSacrifice in an attempt to protect him]], and his failure to protect her stemmed the fear that any woman he'd get close to would eventually be killed.]] The result of this is him acting cold towards just about everyone, and every time he interacts with a female character, he [[SuddenlyShouting tends to shout at random.]] His prospective love interests have to work ''very'' had to get to speak to him in normal terms, and if playing as a female [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]], he has [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight an extremely low chance of greeting you in the Barracks unless you marry him]].
25th Sep '15 12:11:18 PM WooftheWolfie
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It's not Cannot Talk To Women if they're only shy towards one person.
* Gaius from ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'' suffers from this when it comes to Evelyn. He blushes madly and stammers whenever talking to her, failing to get out whatever he means to say and in bad cases agreeing to her offers to [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes make him new clothes.]] Some of his random dialogues will also involve asking the main character how to go about getting the attention of someone you like. He's still surprised when the main character ''knowns'' about his crush.
1st Sep '15 7:19:51 PM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/{{Kopps}}'': Jacob has this attitude most of the time towards Jessica.
22nd Aug '15 8:17:41 AM Snowsky
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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut,'' Riley bumps into a boy at the hockey rink, apologizes, and hands him back his water bottle. Cut to the inside of his head where his emotions are running and screaming in a blind panic while a siren blares, "GIRL! GIRL! GIRL!"
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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut,'' Riley bumps into a boy at the hockey rink, apologizes, and hands him back his water bottle. Cut He stares at her slack-jawed and buggy-eyed, cut to the inside of his head where his emotions are running and screaming in a blind panic while a siren blares, "GIRL! GIRL! GIRL!"
22nd Aug '15 8:16:45 AM Snowsky
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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut,'' Riley bumps into a boy at the hockey rink, apologizes, and hands him back his water bottle. Cut to the inside of his head where his emotions are running and screaming in a blind panic while a siren blares, "GIRL! GIRL! GIRL!"
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