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3rd Feb '18 1:55:24 AM Fookasu4to8
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* Played with in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' in regards to [[CursedWithAwesome Zelgadis Graywords]]; in the anime, due to some {{Flanderization}}, he possibly falls under the "love is a distraction" excuse (as [[ShipTease ship teasing]] with [[GenkiGirl Princess Amelia]] demonstrates, he feels awkward around her at times). In the original novels, however, it's a completely different matter, as Zel mentions at one point that if he ever were to become intimate with a woman, he would hurt her severely because of his rock skin (which also implies that he may not be a virgin). He opposes raping Lina Inverse in the first novel because of this, as opposed to a more awkward reaction that his anime counterpart would probably have. WordOfGod mentions his intimacy issues in an interview.
* Train Hartnett of ''Manga/BlackCat'' has a severe tendency toward this: he gets grossed out by the idea of posing as the pretty Rinslet's husband, whacks Kyoko when she tries to kiss him, and in the anime he puts a cat in front of his face so Kyoko kisses the kitty instead of him. Even with Saya, it's made clear that he only thought of her as a very close friend. He's also totally uninterested in men, much to [[StalkerWithACrush Creed's]] dismay.
* ''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." 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.

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* Played [[BigGood Sir Integral Fairbrooks Wingates Hellsing]] in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. At 22 years old she explicitely says she's 100% virgin, which given that non-virgins that get bitten by vampires turn into mindless ghouls and [[NatureAdoresAVirgin virgin ones turn into vampires themselves]], with in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' in regards to [[CursedWithAwesome Zelgadis Graywords]]; in the anime, due to some {{Flanderization}}, he possibly falls under the "love is a distraction" excuse (as [[ShipTease ship teasing]] with [[GenkiGirl Princess Amelia]] demonstrates, he feels awkward around her at times). In the original novels, however, will of their own, it's a completely different matter, as Zel mentions at one point that if he ever were probably safe to become intimate with a woman, he would hurt say she deemed it practical in her severely line of work (vampire-and-other-dark-creatures hunting) while romance may be ruled out partly because of his rock skin (which also implies that he may MarriedToTheJob and/or ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies (or perhaps "it's not be a virgin). He opposes raping Lina Inverse in the first novel because of this, as opposed to a more awkward reaction that his anime counterpart would probably have. WordOfGod mentions his intimacy issues in an interview.
* Train Hartnett of ''Manga/BlackCat'' has a severe tendency toward this: he gets grossed out by the idea of posing as the pretty Rinslet's husband, whacks Kyoko when she tries to kiss him, and in the anime he puts a cat in front of his face so Kyoko kisses the kitty instead of him. Even with Saya,
you, [[BodyguardCrush it's made clear my]] [[SociopathicHero vampire servant"]]). It's worth noting that he only thought by the end of the manga [[spoiler: after 30 years of waiting for Alucard's return she has remained unmarried and a virgin (after all, Seras says she can turn her as into a very close friend. He's also totally uninterested in men, much to [[StalkerWithACrush Creed's]] dismay.
* ''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." 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.
vampire if she wants), which may further hint at their LadyAndKnight romance.]]



* Allen Walker from ''Manga/DGrayMan'': He is kissed (on the lips, even!) and hugged by [[LittleMissBadass Road Kamelot]], who makes it very clear she has a crush on him, but he seems to only regard it as a nuisance, choosing to ignore it (the fact that Road ''stabbed him in the eye'' the last time he saw her might have something to do with it). He also chooses to ignore Rohfa's feelings for him, and in numerous occasions, even shows skepticism and signs of being unnerved by it. And in a "character interview" omake, his status as being a Celibate Hero is confirmed by WordOfGod, as he vehemently denies having a girlfriend or liking anyone, and that he's too focused and busy with his work to do anything like that.
** Considering his past it's not hard to find out why he is chaste.
* Gai Shishioh/Cyborg Guy from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' arguably qualifies. On the one hand, he has a girlfriend, on the other, he's just a head attached to a walking weapon, so it's not like they could do much.
** Well, who knows what the cyborg body can do.
** Note that at the end of the TV series [[spoiler: Guy gets a body after purifying Zonuda/Mikoto, something which she seems very, very happy about.]] Take that as you will.



* Gai Shishioh/Cyborg Guy from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' arguably qualifies. On the one hand, he has a girlfriend, on the other, he's just a head attached to a walking weapon, so it's not like they could do much.
** Well, who knows what the cyborg body can do.
** Note that at the end of the TV series [[spoiler: Guy gets a body after purifying Zonuda/Mikoto, something which she seems very, very happy about.]] Take that as you will.
* Allen Walker from ''Manga/DGrayMan'': He is kissed (on the lips, even!) and hugged by [[LittleMissBadass Road Kamelot]], who makes it very clear she has a crush on him, but he seems to only regard it as a nuisance, choosing to ignore it (the fact that Road ''stabbed him in the eye'' the last time he saw her might have something to do with it). He also chooses to ignore Rohfa's feelings for him, and in numerous occasions, even shows skepticism and signs of being unnerved by it. And in a "character interview" omake, his status as being a Celibate Hero is confirmed by WordOfGod, as he vehemently denies having a girlfriend or liking anyone, and that he's too focused and busy with his work to do anything like that.
** Considering his past it's not hard to find out why he is chaste.

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* Gai Shishioh/Cyborg Guy ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji Ikari shrinks from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' arguably qualifies. On the one hand, he has a girlfriend, on the other, he's just a head attached to a walking weapon, so any and all potential relationships, romantic or not, because it's not like they could do much.
** Well, who knows what the cyborg body can do.
** Note that at the end of the TV series [[spoiler: Guy gets a body after purifying Zonuda/Mikoto, something which she seems very, very happy about.]] Take that as you will.
* Allen Walker from ''Manga/DGrayMan'': He is kissed (on the lips, even!)
just too painful and hugged by [[LittleMissBadass Road Kamelot]], who frightening for him. This eventually makes it very clear she has a crush on him, but him snap in ''End of Evangelion'', when he seems to only regard it as a nuisance, choosing to ignore it (the declares that since "Nobody loves [him], they should all just die." It is subverted in the fact that Road ''stabbed him he ''was'' [[HeroesWantRedheads in love with Asuka]], just too afraid of her and of attachment to pursue a relationship with her.
* Played with in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' in regards to [[CursedWithAwesome Zelgadis Graywords]];
in the eye'' anime, due to some {{Flanderization}}, he possibly falls under the last time he saw her might have something to do "love is a distraction" excuse (as [[ShipTease ship teasing]] with it). He [[GenkiGirl Princess Amelia]] demonstrates, he feels awkward around her at times). In the original novels, however, it's a completely different matter, as Zel mentions at one point that if he ever were to become intimate with a woman, he would hurt her severely because of his rock skin (which also chooses implies that he may not be a virgin). He opposes raping Lina Inverse in the first novel because of this, as opposed to ignore Rohfa's feelings for a more awkward reaction that his anime counterpart would probably have. WordOfGod mentions his intimacy issues in an interview.
* Train Hartnett of ''Manga/BlackCat'' has a severe tendency toward this: he gets grossed out by the idea of posing as the pretty Rinslet's husband, whacks Kyoko when she tries to kiss
him, and in numerous occasions, even shows skepticism and signs the anime he puts a cat in front of being unnerved by it. And in a "character interview" omake, his status as being a Celibate Hero is confirmed by WordOfGod, as he vehemently denies having a girlfriend or liking anyone, and that he's too focused and busy face so Kyoko kisses the kitty instead of him. Even with his work to do anything like that.
** Considering his past
Saya, it's not hard made clear that he only thought of her as a very close friend. He's also totally uninterested in men, much to find out why he is chaste.[[StalkerWithACrush Creed's]] dismay.
2nd Feb '18 2:36:46 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] in Bob Salvatore's ForgottenRealms novel series followed this trope for some time. He wasn't interested in casual sex. His first contact with sex was witnessing a graduation ritual for female priests, that involves the summoning of a 5-meter-tall demon. His first and so far only girlfriend was once involved with his presumed-dead best friend; and things got complicated when he was rescued from hell. Eventually, Drizzt allowed himself to love, and started getting some regularly. [[spoiler:[[StuffedInTheFridge Then she died.]]]]

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* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] in Bob Salvatore's ForgottenRealms TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms novel series followed this trope for some time. He wasn't interested in casual sex. His first contact with sex was witnessing a graduation ritual for female priests, that involves the summoning of a 5-meter-tall demon. His first and so far only girlfriend was once involved with his presumed-dead best friend; and things got complicated when he was rescued from hell. Eventually, Drizzt allowed himself to love, and started getting some regularly. [[spoiler:[[StuffedInTheFridge Then she died.]]]]
18th Dec '17 12:27:24 AM JollyGlider87
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%%* Gru of ''Film/DespicableMe'' was one in the first movie.

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%%* Gru of ''Film/DespicableMe'' ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' was one in the first movie.
15th Dec '17 9:58:28 AM AlaAlba
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** Devavrata from ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' swore of celibacy and gave up his birthright as the crown prince of the Hastinapura so his father could marry the woman he loved, who had made that her sons would inherit the throne as the condition to marry her. Because he basically gave up his only boon for being a prince, Devavrata from hence is known with the name Bhishma (He who Swore a Terrible Oath).
10th Dec '17 9:42:35 AM nombretomado
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** Averted by Luke's Literature/NewJediOrder in the post-''Franchise/ReturnOfTheJedi'' ExpandedUniverse and by the Jedi of the Old Republic era, where marriage between Jedi is allowed, and manage to successfully return back to prominence despite violating the previous order's teachings.

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** Averted by Luke's Literature/NewJediOrder in the post-''Franchise/ReturnOfTheJedi'' post-''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' ExpandedUniverse and by the Jedi of the Old Republic era, where marriage between Jedi is allowed, and manage to successfully return back to prominence despite violating the previous order's teachings.
26th Nov '17 11:33:22 AM TheBigBopper
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Someone who has better things to do 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]].

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Someone who has better things to do 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]].
22nd Nov '17 3:53:55 PM WillKeaton
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* How about [[http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Wake_Nancy.html Nancy]] [[http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-heroes/white_mouse.htm "The White Mouse"]][[http://www.moreorless.au.com/heroes/wake.html Wake]]? A journalist hailing from New Zealand, she aided the French Resistance, and after her cover was blown, trained with the British SOE, returned to France, and went on to do such badass things as riding a bicycle for 71 km to get much needed supplies and commanding 7,000 Maquis troops against 22,000 Nazi soldiers. She's the most decorated servicewoman of WWII and would like to be remembered as "the woman who turned down 7,000 horny Frenchmen."

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* How about [[http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Wake_Nancy.html Nancy]] [[http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-heroes/white_mouse.htm "The White Mouse"]][[http://www.moreorless.au.com/heroes/wake.html Wake]]? Wake?]] A journalist hailing from New Zealand, she aided the French Resistance, and after her cover was blown, trained with the British SOE, returned to France, and went on to do such badass things as riding a bicycle for 71 km to get much needed supplies and commanding 7,000 Maquis troops against 22,000 Nazi soldiers. She's the most decorated servicewoman of WWII and would like to be remembered as "the woman who turned down 7,000 horny Frenchmen."



* Many canonized saints in the Roman Catholic Church died as virgins (some of them also martyrs), like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padre_pio Padre Pio]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Faustina_Kowalska Mary Faustina Kowalska]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Ursula Saint Ursula]], etc...

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* Many canonized saints in the Roman Catholic Church died as virgins (some of them also martyrs), like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padre_pio Padre Pio]], Pio,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Faustina_Kowalska Mary Faustina Kowalska]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Ursula Saint Ursula]], Ursula/]] etc...
22nd Nov '17 3:52:16 PM WillKeaton
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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.

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* VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}: ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'': [=Zer0=], who, when asked if he had anyone special in his life, responded that he is only interested in fighting.



* Howlett, TheHero in ;;Webcomic/DailyGrind;;, is madly in love with Jolene, the [[BigGuy Big Gal]] in the comic's FiveManBand, and she's madly in love with him. But they seem unlikely to ever consummate their relationship since: a) he's a snake and she's a squirrel and neither's quite sure how to make that work physically; b) he was her legal guardian till she turned 18, and even though he's only 5 years older than her, the suggestion of WifeHusbandry gives him the {{Squick}}; and c) Jo is violently [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]] due to her various blood chemistry imbalances and her AbusiveParents.

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* Howlett, TheHero in ;;Webcomic/DailyGrind;;, ''Webcomic/DailyGrind'', is madly in love with Jolene, the [[BigGuy Big Gal]] in the comic's FiveManBand, and she's madly in love with him. But they seem unlikely to ever consummate their relationship since: a) he's a snake and she's a squirrel and neither's quite sure how to make that work physically; b) he was her legal guardian till she turned 18, and even though he's only 5 years older than her, the suggestion of WifeHusbandry gives him the {{Squick}}; and c) Jo is violently [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]] due to her various blood chemistry imbalances and her AbusiveParents.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The main character, John Egbert, has decided to remain one as long as the SBURB session continues. (Perhaps not so surprising since the last time we saw him he was all of 14.) After he and Jade talk over their respective potential romantic interests (several of them each), [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006636 John basically throws his hands up in the air]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The main character, John Egbert, has decided to remain one as long as the SBURB session continues. (Perhaps not so surprising since the last time we saw him he was all of 14.) After he and Jade talk over their respective potential romantic interests (several of them each), [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006636 John basically throws his hands up in the air]].air.]]



* Marlene of ''Webcomic/JetDream'', apparently indifferent to sex of any sort, thinks of [[GenderBender her sex change]] as a minor inconvenience that occasionally gets in the way of [[ForScience Doing Science]]. The occasional urge can be dealt with easily enough by using [[ADateWithRosiePalms her Jet Dream Vibrostick]]. This attitude [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/mjdr01/mjdr1_01.jpg.php doesn't last forever]], though.

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* Marlene of ''Webcomic/JetDream'', apparently indifferent to sex of any sort, thinks of [[GenderBender her sex change]] as a minor inconvenience that occasionally gets in the way of [[ForScience Doing Science]]. The occasional urge can be dealt with easily enough by using [[ADateWithRosiePalms her Jet Dream Vibrostick]]. This attitude [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/mjdr01/mjdr1_01.jpg.php doesn't last forever]], forever, though.]]
22nd Nov '17 3:49:35 PM WillKeaton
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* Daryl from "Series/TheWalkingDead" is this. He HatesBeingTouched due to his abusive childhood.

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* Daryl from "Series/TheWalkingDead" ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is this. He HatesBeingTouched due to his abusive childhood.



* The {{MrsHawking}} play series: the deductive genius titular character Victoria Hawking is, according to WordOfGod, [[http://www.mrshawking.com/our-ace-heroine/ an aromantic asexual]].

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* The {{MrsHawking}} play series: the deductive genius titular character Victoria Hawking is, according to WordOfGod, [[http://www.mrshawking.com/our-ace-heroine/ an aromantic asexual]].asexual.]]
22nd Nov '17 3:45:40 PM WillKeaton
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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.]] 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.]] 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.



* Ranma Saotome of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. While most members of his UnwantedHarem practically throw themselves at him, he doesn't reciprocate, unless [[ManipulativeBastard he needs to manipulate them]] or [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond he feels unattractive]]. Not even Akane Tendo is shown affection most of the time. This could be due to [[http://www.anymanga.com/ranma/036/009/007/ his fear of commitment]], [[HatesBeingTouched his discomfort over physical displays of affection]], his "love is a distraction" attitude, or all of the above. Take your pick.

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* Ranma Saotome of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. While most members of his UnwantedHarem practically throw themselves at him, he doesn't reciprocate, unless [[ManipulativeBastard he needs to manipulate them]] or [[SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond he feels unattractive]]. Not even Akane Tendo is shown affection most of the time. This could be due to [[http://www.anymanga.com/ranma/036/009/007/ his fear of commitment]], commitment,]] [[HatesBeingTouched his discomfort over physical displays of affection]], his "love is a distraction" attitude, or all of the above. Take your pick.
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