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2nd Mar '17 8:12:34 AM SANC
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* Temple Grandin. At 69 years old she still hasn't had romance or sex (and adamantly refused to let the makers of the film about her, which has an entry on tvtropes, put romance in it) and wears cowgirl shirts even when not in Colorado where she lives and works in the cattle industry; in spite of being born to an upper class family in Massachusetts.
17th Feb '17 1:37:30 PM SwampAdder
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->'''Okabe:''' Bite your tongue! My IQ is on par with Sir Isaac Newton's, and like his august self, I have no use for the fairer sex! Hououin Kyouma is devoted to higher purposes than these ''ridiculous'' flights of fancy!--
->'''Kurisu:''' Yes, we get it - you're a genius as dedicated to science as you are to virginity.
-->-- ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''

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->'''Okabe:''' Bite your tongue! My IQ ->''[[Literature/SherlockHolmes Holmes]] is on par with Sir Isaac Newton's, as inhuman as a Babbage's Calculating Machine, and like his august self, I have no use for the fairer sex! Hououin Kyouma is devoted just about as likely to higher purposes than these ''ridiculous'' flights of fancy!--
->'''Kurisu:''' Yes, we get it - you're a genius as dedicated to science as you are to virginity.
fall in love.''
-->-- ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''
'''Creator/ArthurConanDoyle''', in a letter to Joseph Bell
29th Jan '17 6:14:46 AM breakinglight11
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* In the Theatre/{{Mrs Hawking}} play series, the deductive genius titular character Victoria Hawking is, according to WordOfGod, [[http://www.mrshawking.com/?p=212 an aromantic asexual]].

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* In the Theatre/{{Mrs Hawking}} play series, the deductive genius titular character Victoria Hawking is, according to WordOfGod, [[http://www.mrshawking.com/?p=212 com/our-ace-heroine/ an aromantic asexual]].
23rd Jan '17 11:39:29 AM MsChibi
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* L from ''Manga/DeathNote'' appears to be this. He avoids thinking about anything other than detective work, which honestly seems to be only thing he's interested in. He's partly based on Literature/SherlockHolmes, which might explain this.

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* L from ''Manga/DeathNote'' appears to be this. He avoids thinking about anything other than detective work, which honestly seems to be only thing he's interested in. He's partly based on Literature/SherlockHolmes, which might explain this. Also played straight with [[spoiler: his successor]] Near. Possibly Mello, too, who although he licks chocolate bars in a provocative manner and dresses in revealing leather, [[IgnoreTheFanservice is never seen snuggling up with girls (like the other Mafia members do), and ignores Halle's attempts to seduce him]].
26th Dec '16 8:48:35 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/FlashGordon'', Professor Zarkov, ''Half''-MadScientist is the ''only'' named character in the entire movie who doesn't express interest in anything romantic or sexual at any point. This especially noticeable given that everyone around him is ''incredibly lustful'', and even TheHero is NotSoAboveItAll.
** This may be justified InUniverse. While his memories are being drained, one of the scenes is his beloved wife drowning in a pool accident and him mourning her. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e-V1YV3mLI#t=1m0s here]].

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* In ''Film/FlashGordon'', ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'', Professor Zarkov, ''Half''-MadScientist is the ''only'' named character in the entire movie who doesn't express interest in anything romantic or sexual at any point. This especially noticeable given that everyone around him is ''incredibly lustful'', and even TheHero is NotSoAboveItAll.
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NotSoAboveItAll. This may be justified InUniverse. While his memories are being drained, one of the scenes is his beloved wife drowning in a pool accident and him mourning her. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e-V1YV3mLI#t=1m0s here]].
30th Jun '16 8:23:48 AM GamerFromJump2
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** Sherlock in ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' (the [[DuelingWorks American show]]), on the other hand, has lots of sex. It's ([[GenderFlip Joan]]) ''Watson'' who isn't getting any. A fact regarding which [[{{Jerkass}} Sherlock]] is entirely too happy to {{troll}} her.



* This was essentially Gil Grissom for the first few seasons of ''Series/{{CSI}}''; he did make a few remarks to Sara that ship fans now adore, but he really didn't seem interested in romance at all up until it was revealed he was with Sara in the season 6 finale. We don't know the exact time they became an item, but we know it wasn't the entire series.

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* This was essentially Gil Grissom for the first few seasons of ''Series/{{CSI}}''; he did make a few remarks to Sara that ship fans now adore, but he really didn't seem interested in romance at all up until it was revealed he was with Sara in the season 6 finale. We don't know the exact time they became an item, but we know it wasn't the entire series. In fact, he gets divorced offscreen, and then doesn't reconcile with Sara until the end of TheMovie.



* For a value of "genius" that includes "CrazyAwesome schemer," the Joker in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. He's too focused on his schemes to care that his minion is throwing herself at him.

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* For a value of "genius" that includes "CrazyAwesome schemer," the Joker in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. He's too focused on his schemes to care that his minion is throwing herself at him. Disturbingly, this series includes probably one of the most brutal (halfway realistic) depictions of DomesticAbuse ever put to western animation.
7th Jun '16 10:29:50 AM DVB
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** However, that may be changing. As Amy spends more time with Penny and Bernadette, she does begin presenting the desire for more intimacy in her relationship and it's implied some of her celibacy at least was from restraint. With Sheldon though, it's just how he always was. However, when Penny and Leonard asked him, if he would ever become intimate with Amy like that, he paused to think about it before mentioning it is a possibility, showing CharacterDevelopment on his part. [[spoiler: Sheldon and Amy do finally engage in coitus a few episodes after they get back together.]]
21st May '16 9:30:43 PM erforce
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* ''Film/GhostBusters'': Egon Spengler is TheSpock and a bit of an eccentric, though not nearly as eccentric as either Ray Stanz or [[DeadpanSnarker Peter Venkmann.]] Yet he's the one their SassySecretary, Janine, has the hots for. Too bad Egon's [[ForScience married to science.]]

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* ''Film/GhostBusters'': ''Franchise/GhostBusters'': Egon Spengler is TheSpock and a bit of an eccentric, though not nearly as eccentric as either Ray Stanz Stantz or [[DeadpanSnarker Peter Venkmann.]] Yet he's the one their SassySecretary, Janine, has the hots for. Too bad Egon's [[ForScience married to science.]]
28th Apr '16 9:10:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/HenryDavidThoreau: Poet, hermit, nonconformist, life-long virgin.
** Not necessarily voluntary, as he and his brother had a falling-out over a woman (whom neither ended up with.) May be more a case of SingleTargetSexuality.
* Creator/AndyWarhol was another eccentric artist who remained celibate throughout his life.
* Creator/LewisCarroll is often interpreted as this, given that he ''was'' an eccentric genius and a life-long bachelor. There's still debate as to whether he had certain...''[[PaedoHunt unsavory]]'' sexual interests, though. He sometimes took naked pictures of little girls (granted, [[ValuesDissonance this wasn't uncommon in]] UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain), and he hung around with a lot of little girls (like ten-year-old Alice Liddell, the inspiration for [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland that other Alice]]). But it's not certain that that behavior was due to any perversions, and even if he ''did'' have any shady urges, there's no evidence that he took his urges any further than that.

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* Creator/HenryDavidThoreau: Poet, hermit, nonconformist, life-long virgin.
** Not necessarily voluntary,
virgin. This could be a case of SingleTargetSexuality, as he and his brother had a falling-out over a woman (whom neither ended up with.) May be more a case of SingleTargetSexuality.
with).
* Thoreau's contemporary Creator/EmilyDickinson was another ReclusiveArtist and experimental poet who stayed single for life (although there is speculation, largely fueled by the many love poems she wrote, about secret romantic relationships).
* The wildly eccentric and avant-garde artist
Creator/AndyWarhol was another eccentric artist who remained celibate throughout his life.
life, possibly due to his Catholic faith.
* Creator/LewisCarroll is often interpreted as this, given that he ''was'' an eccentric genius and a life-long bachelor. There's still debate as to whether he had certain...''[[PaedoHunt unsavory]]'' sexual interests, though. He as he sometimes took naked pictures of little girls (granted, [[ValuesDissonance this wasn't uncommon in]] UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain), and he hung around with a lot of little girls (like ten-year-old Alice Liddell, the inspiration for [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland that other Alice]]). But it's not certain that that behavior was due to any perversions, and even if he ''did'' have any shady urges, there's no evidence that he took his urges any further than that. What's more, Carroll appears to have had a number of love affairs with adult women, but his family swept those under the rug.
20th Apr '16 4:52:32 PM WillKeaton
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* In WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic Fanfic/AnExtendedPerformance, this is one of the reasons why [[TheAdjectivalSuperhero The Great and Powerful]] [[LargeHam Trixie]] is alone. As least if you ask ''her'' it is.

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* In WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic Fanfic/AnExtendedPerformance, ''Fanfic/AnExtendedPerformance,'' this is one of the reasons why [[TheAdjectivalSuperhero The Great and Powerful]] [[LargeHam Trixie]] is alone. As least if you ask ''her'' it is.
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