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25th Sep '17 12:06:47 PM Jeduthun
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See also CelibateHero, ConfirmedBachelor, and IntelligenceEqualsIsolation.

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See also CelibateHero, ConfirmedBachelor, and IntelligenceEqualsIsolation.
IntelligenceEqualsIsolation. Often overlaps with TVGenius and/or AbsentMindedProfessor.


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* TruthInTelevision: Historically, ''all'' dons at [[{{Oxbridge}} Oxford and Cambridge universities]] were required to take a VowOfCelibacy. This had a fair bit to do with the expectation that they would also serve in the priesthood or holy orders. The rule remained in place until the late 1800s.
12th Sep '17 9:16:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* 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...''[[{{Lolicon}} unsavory]]'' sexual interests, 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.

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* 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...''[[{{Lolicon}} ''[[PaedoHunt unsavory]]'' sexual interests, 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.
30th Aug '17 1:59:00 PM thekineditor
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* Lise Meitner was a physicist who was a driving force behind the discovery and articulation of nuclear fission and even seemed to be a [[PlatonicLifePartners platonic life partner]] to her married collaborator Otto Hahn, yet there is no evidence of romance in her life.
27th Aug '17 8:01:11 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* 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...''[[{{Lolicon}} unsavory]]'' sexual interests, 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.

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* 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...''[[{{Lolicon}} unsavory]]'' sexual interests, as he sometimes took naked pictures of little girls (granted, [[ValuesDissonance this wasn't uncommon in]] 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.
27th Aug '17 8:00:48 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* 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, 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.

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* 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 ''[[{{Lolicon}} unsavory]]'' sexual interests, 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.
15th Aug '17 8:36:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The title character of the Literature/MediochreQSethSeries is one of these. The genius is [[InsufferableGenius natural]], the eccentricity is implied to be a coping mechanism, and he forces the celibacy on himself because he's [[MayflyDecemberRomance functionally immortal]] and [[{{Shotacon}} trapped in the body of a fifteen-year-old]], so things would be too confusing otherwise.

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* The title character of the Literature/MediochreQSethSeries is one of these. The genius is [[InsufferableGenius natural]], the eccentricity is implied to be a coping mechanism, and he forces the celibacy on himself because he's [[MayflyDecemberRomance functionally immortal]] and [[{{Shotacon}} [[{{Ephebophile}} trapped in the body of a fifteen-year-old]], so things would be too confusing otherwise.
14th Aug '17 5:02:03 PM DoctorCooper
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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.

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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 [[Film/TempleGrandin the film about her, which has an entry on tvtropes, her]] 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.
11th Aug '17 2:14:48 PM xcountryguy
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* Lloyd from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' - an eccentric scientist known as the earl of pudding. He seems to show no interest in his fiancee [[spoiler: and doesn't seem to mind when his engagement is broken off. In fact, he outright admits that the only reason he agreed to marry her was solely so he could inherit the old ''Ganymede''-class Knightmare Frame her family owned.]]
* 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]].
** While his ArchEnemy Light has at least two relationships in the series, both are based entirely on manipulation and usefulness, so he may qualify as this as well. Its not clear how far either girl "gets" with him, but the second isn't with him very long [[spoiler: before he murders her]] and as for the first, Misa, he only shows interest in ''her'' when he wants her to kill or otherwise do something for him; he also thinks about killing her on several occasions, and the only reason Misa lives is due to XanatosSpeedChess necessitating Light keeping her alive. It's established early on that Light is quite popular with the ladies but rarely showed interest in them even before becoming a SerialKiller.

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* Lloyd from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' - an eccentric scientist known as the earl of pudding. He seems to show no interest in his fiancee [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and doesn't seem to mind when his engagement is broken off. In fact, he outright admits that the only reason he agreed to marry her was solely so he could inherit the old ''Ganymede''-class Knightmare Frame her family owned.]]
* 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 [[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]].
** While his ArchEnemy Light has at least two relationships in the series, both are based entirely on manipulation and usefulness, so he may qualify as this as well. Its not clear how far either girl "gets" with him, but the second isn't with him very long [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before he murders her]] and as for the first, Misa, he only shows interest in ''her'' when he wants her to kill or otherwise do something for him; he also thinks about killing her on several occasions, and the only reason Misa lives is due to XanatosSpeedChess necessitating Light keeping her alive. It's established early on that Light is quite popular with the ladies but rarely showed interest in them even before becoming a SerialKiller.



* Sasuke from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' seems to be this, since though he plans to eventually revive his dead clan, he shows zero interest in all of the InUniverse fangirls who have been throwing themselves at his feet since he was at least '''8'''. [[spoiler: This all changes by the end of the series, however, as he marries Sakura Haruno and has a daughter with her named Sarada.]]

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* Sasuke from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' seems to be this, since though he plans to eventually revive his dead clan, he shows zero interest in all of the InUniverse fangirls who have been throwing themselves at his feet since he was at least '''8'''. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This all changes by the end of the series, however, as he marries Sakura Haruno and has a daughter with her named Sarada.]]



* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Dr. Sheldon Cooper before Amy Farrah Fowler came along. Even his dynamic with Amy isn't particularly conventionally romantic.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''
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Dr. Sheldon Cooper before Amy Farrah Fowler came along. Even his dynamic with Amy isn't particularly conventionally romantic.



** 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.]]

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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 [[spoiler:Sheldon and Amy do finally engage in coitus a few episodes after they get back together.]]
24th May '17 1:05:01 PM avon
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* In the ''ComicBook/Grendel'' comics, Hunter Rose appears uninterested in sex or romance except for the memories he carries of his first and only love: Jocasta Rose (he was fourteen; she was thirty six).
24th May '17 12:59:02 PM avon
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** For Five through Seven, it was due to WordOfGod. Producer John Nathan Turner was famous for saying that "There is no hanky panky aboard the TARDIS". To stress this, he also went as far as to forbid Peter Davison and his female co-stars from any physical contact.

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** For Five through Seven, it Five, WordOfGod was due to WordOfGod.a strong influence. Producer John Nathan Turner was famous for saying that "There is no hanky panky aboard the TARDIS". To stress this, he also went as far as to forbid Peter Davison and his female co-stars from any physical contact. contact.
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