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22nd Apr '17 6:43:37 PM Prfnoff
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* Taken way, way to the extreme in the Leo Tolstoy novella ''The Kreutzer Sonata''. Not only does the protagonist kill his wife in a jealous rage, but he makes the argument that one should renounce sex in any circumstance, including marriage, and that the subsequent death of the species would mark humanity's highest moral achievement. The fact that this story is more or less an AuthorTract brings it perilously close to {{Squick}}. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_Human_Extinction_Movement People are already working on this.]]

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* Taken way, way to the extreme in the Leo Tolstoy Creator/LeoTolstoy novella ''The Kreutzer Sonata''. Not only does the protagonist kill his wife in a jealous rage, but he makes the argument that one should renounce sex in any circumstance, including marriage, and that the subsequent death of the species would mark humanity's highest moral achievement. The fact that this story is more or less an AuthorTract brings it perilously close to {{Squick}}. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_Human_Extinction_Movement People are already working on this.]]
21st Apr '17 9:59:59 PM nombretomado
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* Flik from ''{{Suikoden}}'' has refused a lot of suitors who flirt with him, especially Nina, because he has made a vow to be loyal to his first lover Odessa... even though she's already dead.

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* Flik from ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' has refused a lot of suitors who flirt with him, especially Nina, because he has made a vow to be loyal to his first lover Odessa... even though she's already dead.
15th Apr '17 10:24:56 AM pretzelbetty
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* The Catholic Church tries to envoke this trope, requiring it's clergy to take a vow of celibacy.

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* The Catholic Church tries to envoke this trope, requiring it's its clergy to take a vow of celibacy.
15th Apr '17 8:09:05 AM creader
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* During ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'', the normally aloof Goemon, who falls in love with Murasaki, subverts the trope. [[spoiler:And played straight at the end of the movie when he tells her he cannot marry her because he isn't good enough.]]



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* ComicBook/LuckyLuke, being a lonesone cowboy who keeps moving and rarely stays anywhere more time than it's required to solve a case, has absolutely no interest for women or any relationships, though unlike Tintin, the subject is aborded; in "La Fiancé de Lucky Luke" especially, Luke mentions his opinion about both marriage and love, making it clear he is, not only uninterested, but almost revulsed (to the point he almost refuses a mission that consists in escorting a large group of women, fearing they might attempt advances on him... and they do). Notably, he has a female PlatonicLifePartners with [[{{Tomboy}} Calamity Jane]].

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* ComicBook/LuckyLuke, being a lonesone lonesome cowboy who keeps moving and rarely stays anywhere more time than it's required to solve a case, has absolutely no interest for women or any relationships, though unlike Tintin, the subject is aborded; aborted; in "La Fiancé de Lucky Luke" especially, Luke mentions his opinion about both marriage and love, making it clear he is, not only uninterested, but almost revulsed repulsed (to the point he almost refuses a mission that consists in escorting a large group of women, fearing they might attempt advances on him... and they do). Notably, he has a female PlatonicLifePartners with [[{{Tomboy}} Calamity Jane]].



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* During ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'', the normally aloof Goemon, who falls in love with Murasaki, subverts the trope. [[spoiler:And played straight at the end of the movie when he tells her he cannot marry her because he isn't good enough.]]



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* Creator/LeonardoDaVinci is speculated by some scholars (including Freud) to have been homosexual, but celibate. He himself wrote: "The act of procreation and anything that has any relation to it is so disgusting that human beings would soon die out if there were no pretty faces and sensuous dispositions." - which doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't engaging in it (He was arrested for [[ValuesDissonance sodomy,]] after all).

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* Creator/LeonardoDaVinci is speculated by some scholars (including Freud) to not have been homosexual, but celibate. He himself wrote: "The act of procreation and anything that has any relation to it is so disgusting that human beings would soon die out if there were no pretty faces and sensuous dispositions." - which doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't engaging in it (He was arrested for [[ValuesDissonance sodomy,]] after all).



* The great Chinese admiral and explorer Zheng He was a eunuch, making him both this ''and'' a HandicappedBadass.

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* The great Chinese admiral and explorer Zheng Zheng. He was a eunuch, making him both this ''and'' a HandicappedBadass.






10th Apr '17 9:49:48 AM Willbyr
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* Vash from ''{{Trigun}}'' is. Especially in the manga. He fakes being passed out in order to avoid the "favors" of prostitutes, spends an inordinate amount of his free time thinking about his dead mother figure, doesn't want any woman to see his scars and avoids any kind of romantic or sexual relationship, be it with Luida, Meryl or Jessica.

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* Vash from ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' is. Especially in the manga. He fakes being passed out in order to avoid the "favors" of prostitutes, spends an inordinate amount of his free time thinking about his dead mother figure, doesn't want any woman to see his scars and avoids any kind of romantic or sexual relationship, be it with Luida, Meryl or Jessica.
6th Apr '17 5:14:52 PM DoctorCooper
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* Literature/TheBible: God asked Jeremiah not to marry nor have children.
30th Mar '17 10:59:46 AM skidoo23
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* The Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' often comes off as this, especially during the 1970s and 1980s when due to ExecutiveMeddling and the general attitude that ''Doctor Who'' was a children's show, the Doctor was never allowed to overtly romance or even express "that sort" of interest in his often young and female companions (it came to a head when 30-year-old Peter Davison became the Doctor and travelled with two sexy female companions played by actresses only a couple years younger than he). This, combined with interpretations of often-contradictory dialogue, led to the opinion by some (still held today) that the Doctor was asexual and uninterested in any sexual matters. The 2005 revival began to avert the trope by establishing that the Doctor is perfectly capable of falling in love with his companions, and even having sexual interests, though this is never addressed explicitly; finally averted fully with the arrival of River Song, who becomes the Doctor's wife and subtle references to their love life crop up.
16th Mar '17 1:45:00 PM entropyalarm
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Someone who doesn't do the romance thing. Unlike the clueless ChasteHero, who just doesn't get romance, the Celibate Hero consciously and actively shuns and avoids it. They turn away every potential GirlOfTheWeek and shut out the pleas of their [[OfficialCouple official love interest]].

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Someone who doesn't has better things to do the romance thing.than romance. Unlike the clueless ChasteHero, who just doesn't get romance, the Celibate Hero consciously and actively shuns and avoids it. They turn away every potential GirlOfTheWeek and shut out the pleas of their [[OfficialCouple official love interest]].



There are a variety of potential motives for this behavior: belief that it's a distraction, a weakness, something they would like but don't have time for, etc. Expect more than one reason to come into play, usually reinforcing one another; rarely do any of these show up alone. See the [[Analysis/CelibateHero Analysis]] page for details.

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There are a variety of potential motives for this behavior: belief that it's a distraction, a weakness, something they would like but don't have time for, etc. Sometimes the Celibate Hero is actually asexual and/or aromantic and would prefer to avoid all instances of sex and/or romance. Expect more than one reason to come into play, usually reinforcing one another; rarely do any of these show up alone. See the [[Analysis/CelibateHero Analysis]] page for details.
5th Mar '17 7:44:30 AM CaptainTedium
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* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, at least initially. Creator/WaltDisney himself said that Mickey and Minnie were happily married outside of their acting career, but did not have a sex life. More modern works tend to disregard this, even going so far as to [[SexyDiscretionShot imply]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexual congress]] between the two in the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E17ThirdWheel Third Wheel]]"
5th Mar '17 7:38:15 AM CaptainTedium
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* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, at least initially. Creator/WaltDisney himself said that Mickey and Minnie were happily married outside of their acting career, but did not have a sex life. More modern works tend to disregard this, even going so far as to [[SexyDiscretionShot imply]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexual congress]] between the two in the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS1E17ThirdWheel Third Wheel]]"
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