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9th Oct '17 12:50:07 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Rorschach in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is depicted as having a total fear of anything sexual, which is implied to be the result of [[FreudianExcuse traumatic childhood experiences]]. Possibly extreme enough to be a {{Deconstruction}}.

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* Rorschach in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is depicted as having a total fear of anything sexual, which is implied to be the result of [[FreudianExcuse traumatic childhood experiences]]. Possibly extreme enough to be a {{Deconstruction}}.
9th Oct '17 12:49:43 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji Ikari shrinks from any and all potential relationships, romantic or not, because it's just too painful and frightening for him. This eventually makes him snap in ''End of Evangelion'', when he declares that since "Nobody loves [him], they should all just die." Subverted in the fact that he ''was'' [[HeroesWantRedheads in love with Asuka]], just too afraid of her and of attachment to pursue a relationship with her ([[DeconstructedTrope Ironically, if he had actually answered favorably to her flirtations, he could have spared himself and Asuka a lot of pain]]).

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji Ikari shrinks from any and all potential relationships, romantic or not, because it's just too painful and frightening for him. This eventually makes him snap in ''End of Evangelion'', when he declares that since "Nobody loves [him], they should all just die." Subverted It is subverted in the fact that he ''was'' [[HeroesWantRedheads in love with Asuka]], just too afraid of her and of attachment to pursue a relationship with her ([[DeconstructedTrope Ironically, if he had actually answered favorably to her flirtations, he could have spared himself and Asuka a lot of pain]]).her.]]
9th Oct '17 12:45:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Rao Raghunth in the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'' was not a virgin when he married Shakuntala. But he had abstained for ages waiting for her. Shakuntala, however, [[VirginPower was]] . She was also a BadassPrincess. And after marrying she [[InsatiableNewlyweds makes up for lost time]] quite well.

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* Rao Raghunth in the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'' was not a virgin when he married Shakuntala. But Shakuntala, but he had abstained for ages waiting for her. Shakuntala, however, [[VirginPower was]] . She was also indeed a BadassPrincess. And after marrying virgin]]. After marrying, she [[InsatiableNewlyweds makes up for lost time]] quite well.
25th Sep '17 11:56:57 AM Jeduthun
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Often a type of HeroicVow.

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Often a type of HeroicVow.
HeroicVow; many religious or military orders of the type favored by heroes may require a VowOfCelibacy.
13th Sep '17 3:26:08 PM Fireblood
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** Jon Snow gives this a good shot, refusing to bed whores and striving to refuse the advances of women. That is until Ygritte finally talks him into it "Kissed By Fire".

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** Jon Snow gives this a good shot, refusing to bed whores and striving to refuse the advances of women. That is until Ygritte finally talks him into it in "Kissed By Fire".
10th Sep '17 5:53:58 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Parson from ''{{Wecomic/Erfworld}}'' would rather not be, but nobody he's interested in can consent in a way he considers meaningful thanks to power discrepancy. This raises some eyebrows in-universe, since hooking up with attractive underlings whenever you want is generally considered one of the perks of command.
31st Aug '17 2:01:09 PM HalcyonDayz
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* VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}: Zer0, who, when asked if he had anyone special in his life, responded that he is only interested in fighting.
--> '''Zer0:''' [[{{Haiku}} Combat is my love. / Brutal violence, my partner. / I need no one else.]]

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* VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}: Zer0, [=Zer0=], who, when asked if he had anyone special in his life, responded that he is only interested in fighting.
--> '''Zer0:''' '''[=Zer0=]:''' [[{{Haiku}} Combat is my love. / Brutal violence, my partner. / I need no one else.]]
22nd Aug '17 8:16:26 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/BardicVoices Four and Twenty Blackbirds]]'', Bishop Ardis is celibate by virtue of her religious vows. She is strongly attracted to the book's other protagonist, investigator Tal Rufen, and briefly contemplates the idea of giving up her vows. Eventually she decides that she may be attracted but she is not in love, and that she is content with her life as it is.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/BardicVoices Four and Twenty Blackbirds]]'', ''Literature/FourAndTwentyBlackbirds'', Bishop Ardis is celibate by virtue of her religious vows. She is strongly attracted to the book's other protagonist, investigator Tal Rufen, and briefly contemplates the idea of giving up her vows. Eventually she decides that she may be attracted but she is not in love, and that she is content with her life as it is.
22nd Aug '17 10:59:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Keiichi Morisato]] has 7 goddesses after him, but hasn't even kissed his supposed love interest in over 2 decades and 270 chapters. [[spoiler:Subverted. In a stunning CerebusRetcon, he was under mind control to never feel anything more than platonic love.]]

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* [[Manga/AhMyGoddess ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Keiichi Morisato]] Morisato has 7 goddesses after him, but hasn't even kissed his supposed love interest in over 2 decades and 270 chapters. [[spoiler:Subverted. In a stunning CerebusRetcon, he was under mind control to never feel anything more than platonic love.]]



* Light Yagami, the VillainProtagonist of ''Manga/DeathNote'' doesn't seem to desire sex or romance (though he fits both "Love is a Distraction," given his obsession with the Death Note and "Love is Beneath Me," due to blatant narcissism), and treats his LoveInterest [[SmittenTeenageGirl Misa]] quite coldly. He is ''fully'' aware of such matters, and uses the very ''idea'' of sexuality for his own benefit -- [[spoiler:pretending to read porn, supposedly unaware, in front of many security cameras designed to determine his likelihood of being Kira to ward off suspicion.]] Basically, Light only has sex if it benefits him. To him, [[TheCharmer his]] [[ChickMagnet sex]] [[TheCasanova appeal]] is a tactic -- he's quite possibly incapable of feeling 'love' or 'desire' in a romantic sense.
** Even when [[spoiler:Light plays a truly spectacular MemoryGambit and temporarily turns good]], his feelings for Misa are still unclear. He is clearly concerned for her safety, and treats her much more warmly, but since this change applies to the way he treats everyone, it need not suggest real "love". Of course, even if he wanted to progress their relationship further, being [[spoiler:handcuffed to L 24/7 would make it somewhat difficult.]]

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
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Light Yagami, the VillainProtagonist of ''Manga/DeathNote'' doesn't seem to desire sex or romance (though he fits both "Love is a Distraction," given his obsession with the Death Note and "Love is Beneath Me," due to blatant narcissism), and treats his LoveInterest [[SmittenTeenageGirl Misa]] quite coldly. He is ''fully'' aware of such matters, and uses the very ''idea'' of sexuality for his own benefit -- [[spoiler:pretending to read porn, supposedly unaware, in front of many security cameras designed to determine his likelihood of being Kira to ward off suspicion.]] Basically, Light only has sex if it benefits him. To him, [[TheCharmer his]] [[ChickMagnet sex]] [[TheCasanova appeal]] is a tactic -- he's quite possibly incapable of feeling 'love' or 'desire' in a romantic sense.
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sense. Even when [[spoiler:Light plays a truly spectacular MemoryGambit and temporarily turns good]], his feelings for Misa are still unclear. He is clearly concerned for her safety, and treats her much more warmly, but since this change applies to the way he treats everyone, it need not suggest real "love". Of course, even if he wanted to progress their relationship further, being [[spoiler:handcuffed to L 24/7 would make it somewhat difficult.]]



* More or less everyone from ''Manga/OnePiece'' except characters like Sanji. WordOfGod is that 'They're in love with adventure' and notably Luffy can be seen ignoring Hancock's affections to the extent that he feels exactly 0 attraction for her, rendering her ability unable to affect him. Characters will occasionally act perverted, though.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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More or less everyone from ''Manga/OnePiece'' except characters like Sanji. WordOfGod is that 'They're in love with adventure' and notably Luffy can be seen ignoring Hancock's affections to the extent that he feels exactly 0 attraction for her, rendering her ability unable to affect him. Characters will occasionally act perverted, though.



* Dr. Kenzo Tenma of ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', after he saves the life of a boy over the city mayor - in defiance of the hospital director's orders. It's a mixture of ''Love Is A Distraction'' and [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies I'm A Danger Magnet]], as his life takes a ''very'' different turn after that fateful decision.

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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'':
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Dr. Kenzo Tenma of ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Tenma, after he saves the life of a boy over the city mayor - in defiance of the hospital director's orders. It's a mixture of ''Love Is A Distraction'' and [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies I'm A Danger Magnet]], as his life takes a ''very'' different turn after that fateful decision.



* Edward Elric of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', for "distraction" reasons, since he has to get his brother's body back first [[spoiler: until the very end, that is.]]
** He stays like that throughout the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]] though. Several potential love interests appear but, ShipTease aside, his main focus is always his brother.

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* Edward Elric of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', for "distraction" reasons, since he has to get his brother's body back first [[spoiler: until the very end, that is.]]
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]] He stays like that throughout the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]] though. Several potential love interests appear but, ShipTease aside, his main focus is always his brother.



* [[TheMedic Medicine Cats]] in ''[[Literature/WarriorCats Warriors]]'' have to take a vow to never have kittens. [[spoiler: Not that it stops them.]]
** Subverted with Mudfur. He's already a father while he was a medicine cat, but he already had kits with Brightsky when he was a warrior. But after her death and the deaths of three of their kits, THEN he became a medicine cat.

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* [[TheMedic Medicine Cats]] in ''[[Literature/WarriorCats Warriors]]'' have to take a vow to never have kittens. [[spoiler: Not that it stops them.]]
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]] Subverted with Mudfur. He's already a father while he was a medicine cat, but he already had kits with Brightsky when he was a warrior. But after her death and the deaths of three of their kits, THEN he became a medicine cat.


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* Maggie from ''Literature/{{Firstborn}}'' mates with another magpie but leaves him not soon after their children leave the nest. She falls [[InterspeciesRomance for a bluebird]] not soon afterwards but her affections are unrequited. Maggie spends the rest of the book single.
21st Aug '17 11:47:50 AM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'': during [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] thirty years of absence from Gongmen City, his former fiancée Lianne remains unmarried because she still loves him. Despite the fact that with her beauty and reputation she still has the attention of many lords even when she's nearing her fifties, she doesn't attempt to forget Shen and look for a husband until she remembers her duty to birth heirs while she still can. Ironically, the announcement of her engagement returns [[CrazyJealousGuy Shen]] to her life. [[spoiler:When she and Shen reawaken their love, they spend a night together (gaining a son from it) and soon become married.]]

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* ''FanFic/TheVow'': during During [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] thirty years of absence from Gongmen City, his former fiancée Lianne remains unmarried because she still loves him. Despite the fact that with her beauty and reputation she still has the attention of many lords even when she's nearing her fifties, she doesn't attempt to forget Shen and look for a husband until she remembers her duty to birth heirs while she still can. Ironically, the announcement of her engagement returns [[CrazyJealousGuy Shen]] to her life. [[spoiler:When she and Shen reawaken fully rekindle their love, they spend a night together (gaining a son from it) and soon become married.]]
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