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20th May '17 3:40:25 AM lillolillo
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* ''Manga/CityHunter'': Umibozu. Despite being a hulking brute towering over all the other characters, he becomes incredibly awkward around women and, if one shows him interest, High-Pressure Emotion-time it is. Made even worse that he mostly attracts pretty women.



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* [[ClarkKenting Clark Kent]] is this all day. Not {{Superman}}, though. [[DependingOnTheWriter Usually.]]
* [[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 [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeofComicBooks the Silver Age]].

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* [[ClarkKenting Clark Kent]] Kent is this all day. Not {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, though. [[DependingOnTheWriter Usually.]]
* [[Franchise/{{Spider-man}} ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker]] 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 [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeofComicBooks the Silver Age]].
18th Apr '17 1:16:43 AM aureolindays
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* From ''VideoGame/BustAGroove'' we get Hiro, a 20-something disco dancing narcissistic who ''loves'' the ladies...but cannot talk to one without becoming a flustered mess. To make matters unfortunate, [[ChickMagnet they love him back]].
6th Apr '17 8:28:49 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Shang from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' can talk to Mulan, even about emotional things--''[[SweetPollyOliver when she's disguised as a man]]''. When she's unmasked, however, he quickly develops a crush on her ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation although quite a lot of fans think]] [[SweetOnPollyOliver he already had a subconscious crush on her from the beginning]]) and turns into a giant {{Adorkable}} stuttering mess when she's around.

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* Shang from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' can talk to Mulan, even about emotional things--''[[SweetPollyOliver when she's disguised as a man]]''. When she's unmasked, however, he quickly develops a crush on her ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation although quite a lot of fans think]] [[SweetOnPollyOliver he already had a subconscious crush on her from the beginning]]) and turns into a giant {{Adorkable}} stuttering mess when she's around.



* Cody Banks, in the ''Film/AgentCodyBanks'' movies, is like this.

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* ''Film/AgentCodyBanks'': Cody Banks, in Banks himself has this problem and it makes his first mission all the ''Film/AgentCodyBanks'' movies, harder; he is like this.supposed to covertly bodyguard the daughter of a scientist by posing as her friend.



* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Rincewind]] is mentioned to be a rarity among wizards, in that he can talk to a woman without needing a cold shower and a lie-down after. However, if the subject turns to sex, he's completely out of his depth (wizards as a whole aren't supposed to marry or rather have sex, as this increases the chances of a [[PhysicalGod sourcerer]] being born).

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* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Rincewind]] ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Rincewind is mentioned to be a rarity among wizards, in that he can talk to a woman without needing a cold shower and a lie-down after. However, if the subject turns to sex, he's completely out of his depth (wizards as a whole aren't supposed to marry or rather have sex, as this increases the chances of a [[PhysicalGod sourcerer]] being born).



*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Basilard has a history flubbing his attempts at charming women, which is especially distressing for him considering that his personal dream is for his first born child to inherit his AncestralWeapon. In ''Literature/LoomingShadow'', he needed his teenaged novice to explain how he upset his latest ladylove.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Kendra the Vampire Slayer had a hard time talking to men who weren't her Watcher or a vampire, due in part to being brought up by her Watcher to focus single-mindedly on slaying.
** Oh, she wasn't just bad at talking to men. She was ''forbidden from speaking with them'' by her Watcher.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Kendra the Vampire Slayer had a hard time talking to men who weren't her Watcher or a vampire, due in part to being brought up by her Watcher to focus single-mindedly on slaying.
** Oh, she wasn't just bad at talking to men. She was
slaying. By "single-minded focus" we mean, ''forbidden from speaking with them'' by her Watcher.
11th Feb '17 7:01:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The ''TongueTied'' song as performed by the Cat and cast. (Originally used in the radio show ''SonOfCliche'')

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The ''TongueTied'' song as performed by the Cat and cast. (Originally used in the radio show ''SonOfCliche'')''Radio/SonOfCliche'')



* After awkwardly asking Princess Mithian out on a date in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Arthur mutters to himself "I've never been much good at this." Something of an InformedAttribute (or ''mis''attribute) considering he's always seemed at ease around Guinevere -- the assumption is that she was the exception to the largely off-screen rule.

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* After awkwardly asking Princess Mithian out on a date in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', Arthur mutters to himself "I've never been much good at this." Something of an InformedAttribute (or ''mis''attribute) considering he's always seemed at ease around Guinevere -- the assumption is that she was the exception to the largely off-screen rule.
15th Dec '16 7:30:09 PM Doug86
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* Charlie Brown from ''{{Peanuts}}'' may be one of the biggest examples, at least when it comes to girls he actually likes (as opposed to ones like Lucy and Sally, who are mean to him). For four whole decades, he tried to bring himself to introduce himself to the Little Red Haired Girl, but always chickened out. He was a little braver late in the strip's run when he met Peggy Jean, but he still was shy and nervous around her, and nothing serious ever developed. (Even if Charles Shultz had not passed away, he said he never planned to change the strip so dramatically as to actually change Charlie Brown's character, preferring to keep him [[{{Everyman}} the way he was.)]]

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* Charlie Brown from ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' may be one of the biggest examples, at least when it comes to girls he actually likes (as opposed to ones like Lucy and Sally, who are mean to him). For four whole decades, he tried to bring himself to introduce himself to the Little Red Haired Girl, but always chickened out. He was a little braver late in the strip's run when he met Peggy Jean, but he still was shy and nervous around her, and nothing serious ever developed. (Even if Charles Shultz had not passed away, he said he never planned to change the strip so dramatically as to actually change Charlie Brown's character, preferring to keep him [[{{Everyman}} the way he was.)]]
30th Sep '16 6:04:58 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' Maia notes that, having grown up in isolation, he has no experience in talking to noble ladies. (Female servants seem to be no problem, he met some of those.) Fortunately, the first lady he is introduced to at court is also one of the most fashionable, beautiful women there, and after somehow getting through a conversation with ''her'' without completely making a fool of himself, he is much less intimidated by other ladies than he might have been.
5th Sep '16 7:56:14 AM sgamer82
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Related to, and not to be confused with, LoveMakesYouDumb. Also related to SociallyAwkwardHero and the ChasteHero, who can ''talk'' to them, but just doesn't understand affection. In extreme cases may become AllergicToLove.

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Related to, and not to be confused with, LoveMakesYouDumb. Also related to SociallyAwkwardHero and the ChasteHero, who can ''talk'' to them, but just doesn't understand affection. In extreme cases may become AllergicToLove.
AllergicToLove. A subtrope of SituationalSociability, as someone who Cannot Talk To Women is perfectly capable of normal conversation except when faced with the opposite sex.



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30th Jul '16 5:33:37 PM nombretomado
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* DaveBarry recalls a high-school friend of his blessed with the ability to talk to girls, which allowed him to ask out a girl on his date (via his friend, who asked a friend of the girl, who asked the girl).

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry recalls a high-school friend of his blessed with the ability to talk to girls, which allowed him to ask out a girl on his date (via his friend, who asked a friend of the girl, who asked the girl).
24th Jul '16 2:42:56 PM Averagemoe
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* [[{{Nerd}} Stephan]] from Webcomic/OzyAndMillie shows this whenever he tries to talk to a girl he likes. It's most evident when he tries to ask Stephanie out. On his first attempt, he forgets to use vowels, his second:
--> '''Stephan''': Will I go out with me?
14th Jul '16 12:28:08 AM lavendermintrose
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* Yata Misaki from ''Anime/{{K}}'' starts blushing and stuttering when he only ''looks'' at a girl he ''might potentially'' talk to. [[WeUsedToBeFriends Fushimi]] [[StalkerWithACrush Saruhiko]] knows this of course and [[TheGadfly misses no opportunity]] to [[BerserkButton push that button]].

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* Yata Misaki Yata from ''Anime/{{K}}'' starts blushing and stuttering when he only ''looks'' at a girl he ''might potentially'' talk to. [[WeUsedToBeFriends Fushimi]] Saruhiko]] [[StalkerWithACrush Saruhiko]] Fushimi]] (incidentally, Misaki's only real love interest) knows this this, of course course, and [[TheGadfly misses no opportunity]] to [[BerserkButton push that button]].button]].
** In the movie, Misaki trips and falls off of his skateboard because he saw a lingerie ad with a ''picture'' of a girl on it. He has no problem talking to Anna, his group's TokenMiniMoe who's 11 years old, though.
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